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Engage Luxury Wedding Summit: Favorite Grand Cayman Moments

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Three times a year Engage Summits brings together the top leaders in the events industry for three days of powerful speakers, inspiration and networking. As we are coming down from our brilliant experience at Engage Grand Cayman, we take a look back at the fabulous events and our favorite moments from that week. From unicorn floats to bonding with stingrays, take a peek at all of the amazing details that guests experienced at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.

Registration & Pop-Up

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ALL THE SWAG: No detail was overlooked as the Engage team set up the ultimate gifting boutique {styled and stocked by the impeccable Gifts For the Good Life}, giving attendees the opportunity to fill their “swag bags” while learning about the products and goodies in the boutique. Favorite event moment: This clever gifting experience really helps the guest learn about the products in a chic and interactive fashion!

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First Timer Session

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First-time Engage attendees gathered before the conference officially kicked off to gain insights from seasoned Engage pros to learn tips for making the most of the summit experience. Favorite event moment: Engage does a great job of melting away “lunch table fear” by instantly introducing new attendees to some of the industry’s most influential pros, giving them high-profile friendly faces from the get-go.

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Day 1 Opening Session

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Walking in to this colorful room, filled with joyous booming tunes, it’s impossible not to feel happy. From the high-impact stage backdrop to the show-stopping orchids, the stage was set for energizing influence. Favorite event moment: The custom linens and chair covers {from Nuage Linens} in the most dreamy fabric were an incredible custom touch that transformed the room into a posh Cayman retreat.

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Rainbow Break

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Nestled amongst a rainbow of bold tents, this kick-off break featured market-style treats and refreshing drinks. Favorite event moment: The coconut man! Bringing the experience of coconut water to life was such a treat.

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Welcome Beach Party

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Guests checked their shoes on to surfboards and stepped in to the Cayman sand for the ultimate welcome party. HMR Designs created a statement bar in the center of the beach that stretched up in to the stars, while fire dancers and interactive performers from Elan Artists elevated the experience. Food stations, boldly light-up in front of the ocean offered guests an exclusive Cayman introduction. Favorite event moment: White furniture with bold accents on the beach made for a chic and sexy environment.

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Bright Lights After Party

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Apres-beach, guests moved in to the after party, featuring glow stick models, edible art and non-stop dance music from Elan Artists. Favorite event moment: Neon everything.

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Media Breakfast

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The Kimpton Hotel Group invited top editors to a Media Breakfast in the Penthouse to share more about the Kimpton-way and exciting details on their Cayman Islands property and beyond. Guests were treated to an omelet station that featured caviar and truffles, in addition to a bacon bar, a juice station and cronuts that dreams are made of. Favorite event moment: The deluxe eggs. Taking breakfast and making it 5-star was memorable and a buzz-worthy way to start the day.

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Day 2 General Session

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The second day of speakers included beautiful inspiration and motivation from the industry’s elite leaders.

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Chocolate & Citrus Break

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Taking a quick break between high-profile speakers has never been more sweet. The catering team at the Kimpton Seafire appealed to every taste with a chocolate and citrus-break. Favorite event moment: The melon gazpacho. This unexpected chilled soup was the perfect fuel for the day.

Island Excursions: Stingrays and Crystal Caves

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Attendees had the opportunity to venture off-property to explore the charms of The Cayman Islands. After a grab-and-go lunch {and goodies like Turkish-T towels, hats and sunnies}, guests sailed to Stingray City or to explore the Crystal Caves. Favorite event moment: Swimming with the stingrays after a beautiful Catamaran sail.

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Dine Around

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Engage attendees were whisked to dinner at different locations around the island for an opportunity to connect on a personal level with a smaller group of attendees and to share small-table dinner discussions on the events industry. Favorite event takeaway: The opportunity to explore local restaurants and meet more of the charming island community.

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Mermaid Dreams Party

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Guests were encouraged to dress in “Mermaid and Merman Glam” for the poolside dessert party, which featured REAL mermaids and mermen greeting guests while perched on rocks. Poolside cabanas served as dessert and bar stations and the chic lighting accented the mer-crew as they took to the pool to perform. Favorite event moment: Mermaids who synchronized swim.

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Media Lounge

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Engage attendees had the opportunity to connect with top editors during the vibrant media lounge. Favorite event moment: The festive linens and chairs that flanked the walkway.

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Interactive Breakout Sessions

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Part of what makes Engage so spectacular is its access to top industry leaders who share candid and honest feedback on their careers, successes and challenges in an informative and collaborative fashion. The breakout sessions allowed for attendees to dive deeper into topics that were important to them, while meeting more new friends and pros along the way. Favorite event takeaway: The rooms used for these interactive sessions all kept with the style and vibe of the Caymans, offering views of the sunshine as attendees engaged.

The Ultimate Pool Party

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The ultimate pool party kicked off as Engage took over the Kimpton Seafire pool deck. Dozens of colorful rafts danced around the pool and a trampoline troupe performed poolside tricks as a DJ spun hip hop tunes. Favorite event moment: Custom beach towels subtly branded the space for the party while adding to the decor.

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Closing Night Gala

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The inspiring week wrapped up in the most vibrant fashion. HMR Designs transformed the ballroom in to a bold and striking sea of colors, from the custom floor covering to the impactful walls, no detail was overlooked. Non-stop entertainment kept the dance floor packed (including a surprise performance by En Vogue!) while the Seafire catering team presented tables of savory bites for noshing. Favorite event moment: HMR’s brilliant use of color. The room was breathtaking and it made for a sensational backdrop for the celebration.

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