Thursday, May 27, 2010

Software Group Incentive Program - Day 4- After Party

At the end of an echanting dinner, all of the guests were enticed to party at the Ritz Carlton Great Lawn, where we've set up a fully air-conditioned 40x100 tent with clear walls and ceilings!

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Inside were pockets of areas for easy mingling with cocktail tables and chairs, a huge dancefloor, staging and some intricate lighting!

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On top of each cocktail table were this simple arrangements of Callas and Cymbidium orchids, wire globes in funky metal containers!

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This tent when all lit-up at night is a must see! Photos coming soon!

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The Celebrations team took a few seconds to pose for the cam before they tackled this huge and very detailed event set-up!

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Ritz Carlton's art deco chandeliers were subtly camouflaged by purple and teal fabric, creating this uniquely magnificent lighting fixtures. Adding the custom draping around the chandeliers gave the Ritz Carlton Ballroom a grandeur that is unique to Gala Event.

It's so exciting when you design something like this and when you actually see it in all it's glorious beauty...breathtaking!

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The centerpieces were made of Hydrangeas, Roses, Calla Lilies, Irises and globes mad of spun silver wire. FYI, these silver globes were used as inspiration for dessert! As soon as I get a hold of the photos from all the photographers in this event, you'll see what exactly I'm talking about.

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And here's what we call pièce de résistance!!!

The Chairman's table for 41 seated guests was a 55-foot long showcase of teal tablecloth accentuated by purple runners, huge clusters of luscious purple flowers and glittering candelabras in all shapes and sizes.

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Nothing was spared to make this Gala Event what it was planned to be .... an evening of enchantment!

Up next? Part 2 of Day 4!!!

Software Group Incentive Program - Day 3

Day 3. Music and Food Festival. Ritz Carlton Beach

For this low-key event, 700+ guests were once again invited to cool off at Ignite Island, which has been transformed by bringing in orange and red hues from the pillows and the floral accents.

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For dinner, guests were dining alfresco right on the world famous Seven Mile Beach!

The centerpieces for all the tables were made of flowers in shades of bright yellows ...Sunflowers and Gerberas all nicely arranged in a knitted ivory container. Another set of these knitted containers were also used for favours for all the guests.

Bamboo chairs were used for this event to compliment the brown fabric and the rustic, family-style dinner. A custom-made table collar of bright orange paper stock was used around the edges of each tables just to add more pizzazz to the setting.

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By the way, did I mention that it was H-O-T out there when we were setting up the event? Sweltering hot.Yet seeing this event come together ... a fully transformed Ignite Island, simple yet beautiful table settings, scrumptious food prepared by Ritz Carlton, the Caribbean Ocean just a few steps away, 700+ guests spending a star-filled night dancing to some great Caribbean rhythms....made it all worth it!

Check us again for Day 4, the Gala Night! It's definitely one for the books! ;-)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Software Group Incentive Program - Day 2

Day 2. Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman. Welcome Event

To formally welcome the 700+ guests for this software's group incentive program, everyone was invited to the the beach front of the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman.

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Guests were asked to step onto a Celebrations custom-built wooden bridge connecting the Ritz Carlton pool deck and the world-famous Seven Mile Beach. Upon stepping off the bridge, they were automatically transported to Ignite! Island.
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Ignite! Island is an oasis where guests can lounge in the shade and enjoy the cool breeze from the ocean and take in the gorgeous blues of the world famous Seven Mile Beach.

Bamboo panels with white linens were used to create an element of reveal when guests come closer to Ignite! Island. A custom bamboo bar was also created for this highly detailed event.

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Crisp white lounge chairs dotted with bright coloured teal, fuchsia and orange pillows were strategically placed within Ignite! Island...affording everyone inside a panoramic view of Seven Mile Beach. White giant globe chandeliers were strung from the tent ceiling and orange lamps provided a modern twist to ambient lighting.

Christmas palms and lush foliage were also brought in to add more vibrancy inside Ignite! Island.

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Here's the partial set-up for the  Welcome Event on the beach and a close up of the gorgeous fabric we used for overlays!  Love, love the gorgeous fabric from BBJ Linens!  No fish and shell design on this fun and quirky fabric, but it still is reminiscent of the wonders of the sea!

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Here's a dusk view of Ignite! Island!  

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Ken Haller, Vice-president of One Smooth Stone can't help but enthuse how Ignite! Island could not have looked any better!

We're happy that you're happy Ken!

Off to Day Three!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Software Group Incentive Program in the Cayman Islands

Hi everyone!!!!

It feels like ages since I've blogged. :-(   I've been really busy working with a huge group who've chosen the Cayman Islands for their 700-guest group incentive program. 700 guests!!!  I kid you not!
We're working alongside One Smooth Stone and the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman in making this huge software company's group incentive one to remember. Each year they travel to exotic locations and each year their main objective is to surpass what's done before. Trust me, this feat is not an easy task as this group has gone to some pretty amazing places and done some pretty amazing things ...Greece, Italy, Hawaii just to name a few!

The attention to detail for this group is in one word....SUPERB! And you will see why. I will be blogging about this in parts as there is just way to much to talk about. So keep checking us for details.

Day 1. Luncheon. Ritz Carlton's Residences Presidential Suites. Chairman's Luncheon

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Day 1. Ritz Carlton's Residences. Chairman's Dinner
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That's just Day One!!! Check us back again for more updates!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Press Release : Celebrations Mother’s Day Promotion Offers a Fabulous Get-away Courtesy of Partners Strawberry Hill and Cayman Airways

Celebrations, the most established and complete event design, planning and production company in the Caribbean, today launched its annual Mother’s Day promotion along with co-sponsors Cayman Airways and Island Outpost’s Strawberry Hill Hotel and Spa.

Every Mother’s Day order of CI$75.00 or more placed with Celebrations, either locally or internationally, automatically makes the customer eligible for an entry in this year’s contest. The lucky winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two on Cayman Airways where they will fly from Grand Cayman to Kingston, Jamaica to spend two luxurious nights enjoying Strawberry Hill’s “Sweet Jamaica Escape” package.

 Melissa Eldemire, Sales and Marketing Manager for Island Outpost, who recently met with Celebrations to discuss exciting future event possibilities, further elaborated that, “Celebrations is an organization dedicated to luxurious unique Caribbean style, so it is only fitting that Strawberry Hill, a hotel known for its beauty and personalized vacation and event experiences, would partner with Joanne Brown to provide mothers the opportunity to receive the relaxation and pampering they so deserve. Strawberry Hill is an oasis in the Blue Mountains and we look forward to treating the very special winner and their guest to a romantic package that includes; a bottle of wine upon arrival, accommodation in a Georgian-Style Cottage, a romantic candle light dinner, and a one hour couples massage in the Aveda-concept spa.”

A distinctive array of gifts and flowers are available from Celebrations for Mother’s Day. Orders can be placed via phone, in person at the Mirco Centre location or on-line at where contest details are further outlined.

Olivia Scott-Ramirez of Cayman Airways, Jo Anne Brown of Celebrations and Melissa Eldemire of Strawberry Hills.

Launched in 1993, by the renowned Ms. Joanne Brown, the designer, founder & CEO of Celebrations, the company today boasts 50 employees and a talented team of floral designers, wedding planners, event planners and specialists. “As our national airline, Cayman Airways is always the first choice for travel in any Celebrations promotion”, Ms. Brown stated, “and the ability to partner with the stunning Strawberry Hill resort in Jamaica, one of the jewels of the Caribbean, is a tremendous opportunity. Not just for the lucky couple who will be the winners of the “Sweet Jamaica Escape” package but also for Celebrations as we have the highest regard for the quality of all the Island Outpost resorts and we look forward to planning and designing weddings in their unique and idyllic venues in the future.”

Olivia Scott Ramirez, Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager for Cayman Airways, echoed those sentiments, adding: “Being a mother is as challenging as it is rewarding, so Cayman Airways takes great pride in joining Celebrations and Strawberry Hill Resort & Spa in not only encouraging everyone to shower moms with flowers and gifts this Mother’s Day, but also rewarding two lucky winners with a luxurious, pampering getaway to Jamaica!”

The unique talent and flair of the Celebrations team has left an indelible mark on the Cayman Islands while designing and producing thousands of weddings and events over the years. In May, “ENGAGE 10”, the wedding industry’s top conference world-wide, will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman sponsored in part by the DOT. The major design aspects of the show will be created and sponsored by Celebrations and Joanne Brown will be one of the keynote speakers. Wedding TV, a UK based television show, will be coming to Grand Cayman in June to film Joanne Brown as she hosts a number of segments for the series. These international relationships showcase the increasing scope of services that Celebrations is rolling out through 2010 including wedding and event planning throughout the Caribbean.


Here's just a few samples of the  floral arrangements and gift items Celebrations has designed for Mother's Day! Click here to view our entire 2010 Mother's Day Collection.

Press Release : Angella Berry of Health Services Authority Wins Administrative Professionals Award

The well attended second annual “Administrative Professional of the Year 2010” Awards ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 21, kept nominees guessing right up to the moment of announcing this year’s winner. The evening’s host, Ms. Joanne Brown, Founder and CEO of Celebrations, the major sponsor and creator of the award, expressed her, “delight that so many took the time to nominate a friend, colleague or employee.  It was truly inspiring to read the fantastic comments & feedback that were submitted.”

She went on to note that, “In recent years we have seen Administrative Professionals Week grow in significance in Grand Cayman. Employers are aware of the importance of rewarding and encouraging their staff. Last year we decided that we would like to go a step further creating a nomination process and a recognition programme that would ultimately present one deserving individual with the award for “Administrative Professional of The Year”.
All the nominees where recognized and four runner-ups were announced with the 2010 top award ultimately going to Ms Angella Berry, Personal Assistant to the CEO of the Health Services Authority. Angella was nominated by Lizette Yearwood. Ms Berry was awarded a beautiful plaque created by Celebrations along with a Celebrations gift certificate as well as a Blackberry courtesy of Digicel, a spa package courtesy of the Westin Casuarina Hibiscus Spa and the champagne reception was sponsored by Veuve Clicquot courtesy of Blackbeards.

Mr. Phil Jackson, President of the Cayman Island Society of Human Resources Professionals commented that he, “felt the Awards programme was a wonderful initiative created by Celebrations and that as one of this year’s judges he was impressed with the accolades from those nominating the candidates; making the final decision a very difficult choice.”
Ms. Brown also announced plans for making the event “even better and bigger for 2011 with a longer lead time for the nomination process and a more formal event to be held next year along with the generous support of our sponsors.”

 Angella Berry of Cayman Islands Health Services Authority with Jo Anne Brown