PR manager turns party promoter
Public relations manager Cara Vickers is looking to officially add the title of event promoter to her resume with her inaugural event this weekend.
Having successfully planned and executed parties for her numerous clients, Vickers said she believed she has garnered enough experience to finally host her own.
"Normally, I'm behind the scenes working on other people's events and I am always being encouraged by peers to do my own event," she said.
Set for this Sunday, Beyond Premium Champagne and Toast: The Elegant Brunch is expected to take over the lawns of the Caymanas Polo Club in St Catherine.
Vickers said it will not be your typical brunch.
"It's all inclusive but we aim to encourage people to enjoy the party from a different experience. So every hour on the hour, the deejay or host will stop the music and raise a toast. So we will raise our champagne glasses to anything, whether it be life, love, memories with friends. We're gonna give thanks and then we get back to the music," she said.
Vickers admitted that she was "very nervous".
"I'm used to working closely with people in the dancehall but it's not a dancehall targeted brunch," she said. "It's geared at my other side of the profession, which is law, and it's geared at people who just like luxury."
Food will be provided by Jungle Fyah and 876 Terrace Bar and Grill, one will be a breakfast station, and the other for the brunch.
A hydration station will also be a feature, while music will be provided by Dei Musicale who is flying in from Trinidad, DJ Nicco, Coppershot and DJ Lantern.
Part proceeds from the event will go towards the Jamaica Gymnastics team. Vickers said she chose that charity because they do so much for Jamaica but are oftentimes overlooked.
"My daughter loves gymnastics and watching the development of the sport especially among the women. Our local gymnasts have been representing Jamaica so well but they're overlooked a lot of times and it's an expensive thing to maintain. I thought it was natural to help out where I could," she said.