Yet Another Baby in Vieques on the Way — This Letter from a Recent Client Is Why We Work So Hard at Weddings in Vieques

Hi Everybody!

The brand-new Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Joanna Kallan on Playa Sun Bay, Vieques Island, August 2012.

It’s that time of year that we wedding planners both look forward to and dread at the same time — the crazy wave of engagements that takes place over the holidays annually results in a post-New Year’s slam of new potential client wedding inquiries that require immediate, focused attention.  Don’t get me wrong — I love NEW CLIENT INQUIRIES!  Email me at today to schedule your free initial consultation 🙂 — but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that it’s one of the busiest times of the year for us because we’re trying so hard to juggle new contacts and maintain the current clients at the same time.  At times, it can be discouraging.  But then I get an email from a former client like the one I got today and it makes absolutely everything (the late nights, the painful calls indecisive new brides, and the mounds of paperwork) worth it!

Joanna Cohen and Michael Kallan’s wedding had to be pushed forward by about eight hours so they could evacuate due to an incoming tropical storm — that never arrived!

Hi Sandy!

I know you have a lot of clients, but how many had to have their wedding moved up so they could evacuate the island before a tropical storm moved through?  Yes, it’s the Kallans 🙂  We just wanted to say hi and let you know that we’ll be back in Vieques this weekend at Hacienda Tamarindo…  And we’re looking forward to trying some restaraunts that weren’t open in August!  Our other big news… well, we had a very successful honeymoon in Rincon… I’m pregnant, and due in May!

Anyway, if you’re around this weekend and are near the Hacienda let us know, we’d love to say hi in person!


Joanna and Michael Kallan

Is it any wonder that we work 80-100 hours a week so that we get emails like this one not even six months later?  This is what it’s all about.  In their case, the storm that chased them off the island never actually arrived.  But they were traveling with some small children and decided to err on the side of caution and bail out just in case.  Who can blame them?  The idea of being stuck with little kids and no power on your honeymoon doesn’t appeal to many people.  So we bumped their wedding forward from sunset to late morning, down the aisle they went, and I guess we all know how the honeymoon turned out!

I just had to share this… it made me smile all day.  Have you started planning your Caribbean destination wedding yet?  Don’t be the third bride down the same aisle in some cookie-cutter ceremony at a big resort when you can have everything suit your personal taste and style on Vieques Island for the same budget and a lot more fun.

Until next time, happy wedding planning from Weddings in Vieques and Weddings in Culebra!



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