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Saint Lucia provides such a wonderful location for couples planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean. From romantic couples resorts to places where your guests with families will be welcomed and wonderfully provided for.

Getting Married In Saint Lucia: What You Need to Know

Saint Lucia provides such a wonderful location for couples planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean. From romantic couples resorts to places where your guests with families will be welcomed and wonderfully provided for.

Jan 25 2018


Last month I had the pleasure of attending a familiarisation trip to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The perfect destination wedding planning fact finding experience.

Destination St. Lucia - Beautiful Beaches, Breathtaking Mountains and So Much More

Last month I had the pleasure of attending a familiarisation trip to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The perfect destination wedding planning fact finding experience.

Dec 18 2017


Absolutely thrilled and excited to let you know we're through to the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards for the 4th year running.

The Wedding Industry Awards 2018

Absolutely thrilled and excited to let you know we're through to the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards for the 4th year running.

Nov 02 2017


My interview with Meghan Ely for the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning

In Their Shoes - Featured in The Wedding Business Magazine

My interview with Meghan Ely for the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning

Aug 18 2017


A rustic wedding with lots of beautiful details and a gorgeous Charlie Brear dress.

Jenny and Paddy's Grove Barn Wedding - Featured on Rock My Wedding

A rustic wedding with lots of beautiful details and a gorgeous Charlie Brear dress.

Aug 17 2017


A few factoids about me as we celebrate our 6th Birthday.

Meet the Planner

A few factoids about me as we celebrate our 6th Birthday.

Aug 03 2017


This week Benessamy turns 6 and we're celebrating with a few treats for you!

This Week It's Our 6th Birthday

This week Benessamy turns 6 and we're celebrating with a few treats for you!

Jul 31 2017


Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of our team.

Meet Gracie Bond - Our New Intern

Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of our team.

Mar 17 2017


Introducing our new branding and website PLUS a very special offer!

A Fresh New Look for Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning

Introducing our new branding and website PLUS a very special offer!

Mar 13 2017