About Us

About Us

FOUNDER

Jacqui Henry, Ph.D.

Elegant Affairs was established in 1990 as an Event Planning company specializing in weddings and creating bridal showcases throughout South Florida, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. Based on the success of the events, in 1997 the company ventured into bridal attire, as a result Elegant Brides was birthed in Hallandale, Florida.

Elegant Brides popularity grew almost overnight, created waves in the industry as the first bridal boutique in the South Florida area to offer a complete line of African inspired and traditional wedding attire. In September 1998, Elegant Brides was recognized and honored as the New Business of the year by the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce.

Jacqui is an experienced professional who has enjoyed an incredible career for over thirty years working in Hospitality and Events industry in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She is driven by results and has established a solid track record of success in creating winning solutions for her clients. Satisfied clients are her number one priority thus Jacqui and her team ensure that win-win opportunities are realized by all stakeholders.

One of Jacqui’s career highlights was the opportunity to return to her home country of Jamaica in 2002 to drive the sales effort for Caribbean market at the Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. She had the pleasure to represent the property, now the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, for over 18 years. Throughout the years, she assisted clients in planning their meetings and events, negotiating their contracts by finding innovative and mutually beneficial solutions.

FOUNDER

Jacqui Henry, Ph.D.

Elegant Affairs was established in 1990 as an Event Planning company specializing in weddings and creating bridal showcases throughout South Florida, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. Based on the success of the events, in 1997 the company ventured into bridal attire, as a result Elegant Brides was birthed in Hallandale, Florida.

Elegant Brides popularity grew almost overnight, created waves in the industry as the first bridal boutique in the South Florida area to offer a complete line of African inspired and traditional wedding attire. In September 1998, Elegant Brides was recognized and honored as the New Business of the year by the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce.

Jacqui is an experienced professional who has enjoyed an incredible career for over thirty years working in Hospitality and Events industry in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She is driven by results and has established a solid track record of success in creating winning solutions for her clients. Satisfied clients are her number one priority thus Jacqui and her team ensure that win-win opportunities are realized by all stakeholders.

One of Jacqui’s career highlights was the opportunity to return to her home country of Jamaica in 2002 to drive the sales effort for Caribbean market at the Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. She had the pleasure to represent the property, now the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, for over 18 years. Throughout the years, she assisted clients in planning their meetings and events, negotiating their contracts by finding innovative and mutually beneficial solutions.

We are delighted to introduce

as a third-party Event Planning Company…

The team at Elegant Affairs managed by Jacqui has a combination of over 55 years of extensive experience within the hospitality industry. They assist corporate meeting planners, groups and brides by creating peace of mind and offering seamless event experiences. Elegant Affairs possesses expertise in site selection, preparing requests for proposals (RFPs), negotiating hotel contracts, and coordinating overall logistics such as décor, audiovisual, entertainment, menus, transportation, tours, and activities ensuring that clients receive the best value and experience. Jacqui and the team are often referred to as a “blessing”.

The key to their success comes from the ability to build life-long relationships. They are motivated by the fulfillment of knowing that they have made a difference for their valuable clients and also from the numerous positive reviews upon conclusion of each event that exceed expectations.

Now that you have been enlightened about Elegant Affairs, let us learn more about your event needs. We look forward to building a solid working relationship with you. Give us a call today!

We are delighted to introduce

as a third-party Event Planning Company…

The team at Elegant Affairs managed by Jacqui has a combination of over 55 years of extensive experience within the hospitality industry. They assist corporate meeting planners, groups and brides by creating peace of mind and offering seamless event experiences. Elegant Affairs possesses expertise in site selection, preparing requests for proposals (RFPs), negotiating hotel contracts, and coordinating overall logistics such as décor, audiovisual, entertainment, menus, transportation, tours, and activities ensuring that clients receive the best value and experience. Jacqui and the team are often referred to as a “blessing”.

The key to their success comes from the ability to build life-long relationships. They are motivated by the fulfillment of knowing that they have made a difference for their valuable clients and also from the numerous positive reviews upon conclusion of each event that exceed expectations.

Now that you have been enlightened about Elegant Affairs, let us learn more about your event needs. We look forward to building a solid working relationship with you. Give us a call today!

Meet the Team

Geraldine Rose Geddes

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

Geraldine Rose Geddes, Conference Director with over Twenty Five (25) years of experience working locally and internationally. Geraldine Geddes served in the Public Sector where she worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. At this Ministry, she worked in the Protocol and Consular Division, the Office of the Minister and the Jamaican Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. Geraldine has also worked with the United Nations Environment Programme as a Bilingual Administrator.

Over the years, Geraldine Geddes has coordinated all areas of Protocol as required for State and Official visits as well as for local and international events. She has also planned and coordinated local and international meetings and conferences including those hosted by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Petrocaribe, the CHASE Fund, Ministry of Water and Housing, Ministry  of  Environment and Housing, Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing; Ministry of Health, Ministry, of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the National Water Commission/Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association, MICO University College, and the World Bank. As a Conference Coordinator she has also successfully led sponsorship programs, attracting sponsors from the Caribbean, North America, Latin America and Europe.

Geraldine Geddes has provided Conference Coordination, Training and Bilingual services (English & Spanish) for over Twenty (20) years to the International Seabed Authority, Kingston, Jamaica.

Troy Scott

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Troy Scott holds a Masters of Business and Marketing. Troy’s main focus is marketing, sales and business strategy. His ability to work with groups and individuals to execute their vision is what has made him an exceptional event executive.

Shneail Burnett

EVENT SPECIALIST

Shneail Burnett career has revolved around servicing of clients and their needs. A graduate of Nova Southeastern University with Masters of Science in Leadership, Shneail pays meticulous attention to details and has the knowledge and skillset to manage the many intricacies of your events. She ensures an extraordinary experience for you and your guests and creates unforgettable memories.

Yvonne Blackman

EVENT SPECIALIST

Yvonne Blackman is a dedicated event specialist with an extensive background in event planning. She has a distinctive vision for events that celebrates the client’s style and flair. Her strength is recognizing the power of events to an organization and helping her clients see real results.

Some of our amazing clients we have partnered with include:

INTERPOL
Jamaica Bar Association
Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI)
Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO)
JAIFA-CARAIFA
Digicel
Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League Ltd.
PAHO/WHO (Pan American Health Organization/Who Health Organization)
Aeroviajes Coasta Rica
Aldosari Fibreglass General Trading, – United Arab Emirates
Bank of Jamaica
Bilal Texiles Trading United Arab Emirates
Bureau of Standards Jamaica
Caribbean & Latin American Anglican Leaders’ Conference 2017
Caribbean Cytometry & Analytical Society
CONCACAF
Credit Union National Association, Inc.
Financial Services Commission
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)
Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority
Jamaica Teachers Association
UNFPA–United Nations Population Funds
SouthCom
Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions

Contact us today and let’s get started!

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