The weekend of September 7 to 9, 2018 saw the beginning of an era for the wedding industry in the Caribbean - the launch of the first ever Caribbean Wedding Industry and Awards Show. The brain child of Caribbean entrepreneurs Joanne Paxton and Peter Shoucair, was brought to life after two years of meticulous planning. Together, their passion for Wedding planning, event design, event management and production established The Caribbean Wedding Industry Awards (CWIA) to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence in the wedding industry across the Caribbean.

This event enabled all participants to experience the Caribbean, as one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the world. This unique educational and networking three-day event showcases the Caribbean as the premier destination for weddings, honeymoons and romance and included destination wedding planners, travel agents, suppliers, and wedding related vendors. Take the hassle out of searching for superior suppliers to make your wedding or honeymoon picture-perfect. Choose from this year’s Jamaican winners in the inaugural Caribbean Wedding Industry Awards to help you celebrate your union of love in Paradise:


Caribbean Honeymoon Package of the Year- Round Hill Hotel, Jamaica

Caribbean Ceremony Venue of the Year- The Aqueduct at Rose Hall, Jamaica

Caribbean Photographer of the Year- Merrick Cousley Photography, Jamaica

Caribbean Destination Wedding Package- Jewel Resorts, Jamaica

Caribbean DJ of the Year- JA Wedding DJ, Jamaica

Caribbean Videographer of the Year- WEDDTV, Jamaica

Caribbean Event Planner of the Year- Tai Flora Services Ltd., Jamaica

Caribbean Floral Designer of the Year- Tai Flora Services Ltd., Jamaica

Caribbean Travel Agent of the Year- Care Travel, USA

Caribbean Vow Renewal Package of the Year- Hilton Rose Hall Resort, Jamaica

Caribbean Caterer of the Year- Robbie Joseph Catering, Jamaica

Caribbean Wedding Destination of the Year- Jamaica

Caribbean Wedding Venue of the Year- Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

Caribbean Wedding Industry Leader- Jamaica 

Caribbean All-Inclusive Couples Only Resort of the Year- Sandals South Coast, Jamaica

At the end of 28 categories, Jamaica secured half of all the awards emerging as recipient of 14 trophies and titles, undoubtedly making Jamaica the Caribbean Wedding Industry Leader and Caribbean Wedding Destination of the Year.

Take advantage of these outstanding awardees to plan your ultimate destination Wedding or Wedding-moon. Your union is a match made in heaven that deserves a Fairy-tale beginning in Paradise.

Find out more about the Caribbean Industry Awards Ceremony here, and plan your wedding in Jamaica at