(Closed) West-Indian brides-are you out there?

posted 10 years ago in Traditions
Post # 32
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Newbee

I am Jamaican and my fiance is American. I do plan on having rum cake for guests, and there will be plenty of reggae at the reception. 

Post # 33
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am from St. Thomas, mom is from St. Kitts, dad is from St. Croix, and Fiance is from South Carolina. We are also doing black cake and various tarts as take home favors. I have been contemplating if we should have steel pan players for the cocktail hour.

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Fi was born in St Thomas but raised in Tortola.  I am tolian his parents is tolian, my mother is Nevisian and my father is tolian…

Plenty black cake, plenty reggae soca at reception, caribbean rehearsal bbq  bbq ribs chickent stew chicken, rice, oxtail, steam fish and some peas soup, with steel pan.. lots of tarts, pinapple, guava coconut….

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

GREAT POST.

My family is from Trinidad and Toabgo (T&T) but my Fiance is American. We both want to mix some West Indian touches into our big day. We are having a pre dinner party the night before for the out of town guest. We are having T&T food for this event. His family is dying to try some good T&T food. We also want to find a steel pan player to play during our reception but we are having the hardest time finding one. We just moved to New Mexico so not much of that culture out here. But I am not done looking so wish me luck on finding one for our big day. Also, of course we will be playing some soca and calypso during the reception. My brother is the DJ so it will be fun.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

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@actime: yay! im from trini too!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@MrsNeutrino: Great, when is your wedding?

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My father is from Barbados. So him and my stepmother are making black cake and we are putting it in favor boxes, which me and Fiance will pass out at the reception. We will also will have Rum punch. We will also have Soca and Calypso music.. Me and Dad love Bob Marley music so we will have our Father, Daughter dance to one. The buffet we choose is the carribean. Which has jerk chicken, rice and peas and more.

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi Bees!! I have a friend who is selling her beauty shop and this includes her Peruvian and Malaysian Remy hair! Please let me know if you would like pics and/or prices! Congrats to all my bees….

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hi everyone! My family is Guyanese and my fiance’s family is Trinidadian. We are getting married in the Toronto area in April 2013 🙂 Hope there are a few Toronto brides that can share some insights on vendors 😉

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Also a West Indian bride and am looking for vendors that can make traditional black cake. Unfortunately I am running out of time!

Similar to everyone else, we are planning on having plenty of West Indian music

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am half trini and I have been trying to find something that I can do in the wedding that would really speak to my trini side.  My FH is Antiguan so there will definitely be soca music blasting but what else?

I was thinking of interrupting the father/daughter dance with a soca song.  That will really put my daddy in his element.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That will definitely open up the dance floor!

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Definitely adding lots of soca music and a food station to show our heritage..

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Bajan here with a Nigerian fiance 🙂 I have given my mother the task of making black cake and hunting down someone who can make some sugar cakes. We’re gonna have a Bajan station with pudding and souse and a Nigerian station as well.

 

Fiance and I both love reggae and soca so that is a MUST at the reception!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This thread is so cool.  I am Jamaican butnot having any JA elements tothe wedding besides lots of reggae music (mainly dancehall, but will have to add some roots, soca and calypso as well).  My mom is making the Rehearsal Dinner dinner.  It’s a Jamaican menu with:

Rice and peas

Seasoned rice

French Fry chicken

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