About Rose of Sharon Bermuda

Claire-Anne Raynor is a woman of excellence and is always passionate about anything she does. She started Rose of Sharon (or ROS) after being deeply involved in the event planning industry since 1999. Her company is committed to using their skills and expertise in event planning to help make their clients’ dreams come true. The secret to their success lies in listening to their clients and taking note of their individual needs, desires, and specific cultural customs.

Rose of Sharon’s events are always carefully planned and executed with utmost care. The Rose of Sharon philosophy is to always plan and style celebrations or weddings that leave clients feeling awed and satisfied with their work. With their years of experience officially planning weddings and events, Claire-Anne and her team have successfully executed several multicultural—Christian, Nigerian, and South Asian (Hindu)—weddings and events.

Highlights of Claire-Anne’s Proud Moments

Check out some of the many notable accomplishments Claire-Anne has had in her professional career.

Weeks after the sudden death of her husband, Claire-Anne managed to successfully plan and execute the Island’s first full Hindu wedding.


This was the year when Claire-Anne had the honor of being the Conference Planner of the Coterie Retreat held on the Island.


Claire-Anne was the chosen event planner for two Bermuda Tourism Authority events: Bermuda Restaurant Week’s signature event with Chef Eric Adjepong, which focused on the construction of the first Methodist Church that slaves built. She was also responsible for planning a seated dinner on the Spirit of Bermuda.


Rose of Sharon Bermuda won two awards from the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation and was sponsored by the Bermuda Tourism Authority for Innovative Tourism Product. We were also one of the winners of the Women’s Entrepreneurs Conference People’s Choice Award.

What Customers Are Saying

Bermuda Wedding

My fiancé and I were planning to take a cruise to Bermuda at the end of June to get married on the beach. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our cruise and our wedding, but we can not express enough how GREAT the Rose by Sharon staff had been at helping up plan for our special day. They were quick to respond, friendly and willing to do whatever to help us plan our wedding, especially since we live in NY. Even though we never got to see the final product, I can guarantee that it would have been perfect!

Rebecca N.
Married on 01/07/2020

Top notch planner!

Rose of Sharon was amazing. Her attention to detail and was on point. She is very organized and a great listener. She is definitely someone who want to help bring your wedding to life!

Nicole M.
Married on 12/31/2019

My dream wedding came true!

I couldn’t believe the amount of effort Claire-Anne put into my wedding ceremony. She took all of the stress away and made sure I stayed calm during the process. She handled every little detail with professionalism. She is so sweet and will make your dream wedding come true because she simply loves what she does. Her team of vendors are equally amazing! They worked so hard and I couldn’t thank them enough. My family had so much fun at my wedding ceremony.


Katlyn N.
Married on 08/24/2019

Beyond Incredible

This was possibly the best experience we have ever had with a vendor and seeing as it was for our wedding day, that made it even better. They went above and beyond, were open to new ideas and perfectly managed the multiple personalities that featured in our wedding planning process. The quality of service was impeccable across the board. Do not hesitate to utilize their services. You won’t regret it.


Jasmine M.
Married on 09/02/2018

Excellent destination wedding planner

I had a wonderful experience with Rose of Sharon for my destination wedding in Bermuda. Claire-Anne, led an exceptional team to create my dream wedding. From the very beginning, Claire-Anne suggested different ideas and helped me envision what I wanted. I was nervous being in the US and not seeing anything beforehand, but she showed me the venue over Facetime and kept me updated with all the details. Claire-Anne was quick to answer emails and was always available for me and my mom. She helped worked with us with costs and when we told her our budget on each event, she adjusted the product and conformed it to what stayed in our limit. She addressed concerns I had and quickly offered solutions. She also booked vendors like DJ Donnie Durant, Velina Wheatley (henna), Traci (hair) and Serena (makeup) that were excellent and reliable.
Claire-Anne and her team handled an Indian destination wedding, which has tons of details and many parts, with ease. Her attention to detail, cooperativeness, knowledge and skill helped execute a perfect wedding. Her team and Ambiance Design Studios, led by Tamisha Greene, went above and beyond with my decorations and even surprised me by matching the Chinese lanterns for one of my events with my dress colors. I want to thank the entire Rose of Sharon team: Claire-Anne Raynor, Veronica Douglas, Vernette Douglas, Cindy Smith, Maureen Clemendor, Monique Heyliger, and Cristin Raynor for their hard work and help during our wedding. I wouldn’t think twice in my decision to hire Rose of Sharon again. It was worth the expense and was such a huge relief that everything was handled well long distance. Thanks again Rose of Sharon for memories that will last a lifetime!

Married on 07/28/2018

Rev. Maureen Clemendor performed our vow renewal ceremony to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. She delivered a personalized and beautiful ceremony, capturing important events in our lives and providing words of advice for the next 30 years! The ceremony included the taking of our wedding vows, delivery of our own personal vows, and the sharing of wedding rings. Maureen was authentic in her words and truly spiritual in her nature. We highly recommend her!

Married on 09/05/2016

We wanted a private ceremony on the beach and Rev. Maureen made it memorable.

2+ years ago

In November 2010, after returning from a 10-day cruise throughout the beautiful Caribbean and getting engaged on the cruise ship, we came home and began discussing what beach would be the beach we begin our dream on. After tossing around several ideas, we decided to get married in Bermuda. Although I had never been there, I heard such great things and thought it would be a great place to get married. So we began searching the internet and contacting multiple wedding planners. As we received responses, we continued to ask questions specific to our dream. Some of them would not respond unless we signed a contract, others continued to send us a generic form letter, and of course there we a few that did not respond at all. This does not apply to Claire-Anne of Rose of Sharon. From the very first email Claire -Anne has been personable, prompt, attentive, and professional. Her responses to our email were exactly what we were looking for; good, open communication. I will say having never been to Bermuda and being somewhat of a control freak, I was a bit nervous about how things were going to go but Claire-Anne continued to maintain an open line of communication with us which began to put me at ease. In September 2011, we sailed down to Bermuda on the exact cruise we were planning on taking for our wedding to meet with Claire-Anne. We were extremely impressed with the amount of time and attention Claire-Anne provided to us. From that point forward, Claire-Anne was just wonderful! She continued to communicate with us and did everything she could to make sure our dream wedding followed our dreams! Two and a half years ago when we began planning, we never thought Claire -Anne would be the friend and confidant she has become! Although we encountered a few minor glitches, our wedding was a most beautiful day to remember and we couldn’t have chosen a better person to plan our wedding!
Rose of Sharon truly has a gift for creating a beautiful event!

Married on 07/08/2013

I cannot even begin. I am the pickiest, most annoying person to work with. Maybe being a big law firm attorney on the east coast has something to do with that. I am extremly obsessive and vocal, but also did not know what I wanted. I contacted Rose and a few other planners in Bermuda as I am stateside. I found the other planners to be very pushy or unresponsive. Claire of Rose of Sharon was a godsend. She helped me search through every venue, providing me with pictures, and budget and tons of help, without even forcing me to pay up front for services. Her responsiveness, especially to a control freak like me, was amazing. Her professionalism and kindness really helped calm my frantic personality. She was wonderfully reliable and addressed every little email I shot off to her. I LOVE HER. I rarely recommend people, in fact, she is the first person I am writing a recommendation for in my entire life. That is how important my time is to me, but Claire is worth it. I cannot thank her enough. Thank you, Claire!

2+ years ago

Rose of Sharon was a great support to the up lead and the wedding day. She was very attentive and understood what we wanted to achieve and worked with us until we were 100% happy.

Married on 06/16/2012

Coming from Quebec, Canada, my husband and I did not even know where to begin in planning our dream wedding. We knew we wanted a cruise wedding and we knew it had to be in beautiful Bermuda, as we had received nothing but marvelous comments about this dream-like island in the middle of the Atlantic.

We stumbled across Rose of Sharon on the internet and were skeptical to begin with, however after the many hours of telephone conversations as well as back and forth e-mails, we were convinced that Claire-Anne would stop at nothing to make sure that our day would be extra special. Now that we are settled back at home and have had the occasion of watching our ceremony over and over, as well as flip through pictures of the day that now seems like a dream, we can only think of one person who made this day EXACTLY what we wanted: Claire-Anne. Our wedding will be the one referred to in the upcoming years as our friends and family members take turns getting married and pray for the same magic that you helped us experience on that special day. If we could re-do the entire thing, I would not have changed a thing… OK, maybe hurricane force winds, but even the sun came out as we said our vows on what was supposed to be a windy and rain-soaked day. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your professionalism as well as your whole-hearted passion for making our day perfect.

Married on 04/23/2012

Having never been to Bermuda prior to my sons wedding, I relied on Rose of Sharon & Claire Ann Raynor (event planner) to guide me in all aspects of decision making and planning. Not only was every email I sent (and they were numerous!) answered promptly, I was also given insight on ideas/situations I hadn’t thought of. When weather became a possible issue the night before the beachside (Stonehole Bay) wedding, I received a phone call from Claire Ann to assure me they had everything under control if a change of venue was needed. The next morning I received a “welcome to Bermuda” message from Claire Ann with a weather update and confirmation that the wedding would go as planned. As she promised, the weather cleared and the day was beautiful! Every detail….flowers, photography, venue, transportation, clergy were perfect. In choosing Rose of Sharon, we not only found an exceptional wedding planner, we found new friends!

Married on 08/08/2011

Claire met us as a wedding planner, but through the many months leading up to the day, became a friend to us both. We trusted her from the first moments we met her and she did not disappoint nor betray that trust. She assisted us the whole way and when we cut from the wedding, to meet financial goals, she did so without making us feel guilty. She skyped us frequently to update us on the arrangements and even did some “behind my spouse’s back” planning to add “special” moments to the ceremony. Yes, we recommend Rose of Sharon wholeheartedly.

Married on 05/18/2011

Rose of Sharon planned my beautiful Bermuda wedding. They were fantastic and really helped take care of everything. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a great team to make their day wonderful.

Married on 04/11/2011

We were blown away by everything! If we renew our vows we will go back and use Rose of Sharon. We can’t thank you enough

Married on 07/26/2010

Claire-Anne and the Staff at Rose of Sharon were outstanding!
My husband and I got married on July 12, 2010 in Bermuda. When we first got engaged, my fiancé suggested getting married in Bermuda. My first thought was “OK – we are scheduled on a cruise to Bermuda from Baltimore in July and most of our family is going, so that would be really beautiful”. Then reality set in and I thought “How on earth am I going to plan a wedding some place that I have never been!”. So I did a Google search on Bermuda Weddings and ended up at the website for Rose of Sharon. After talking with Claire-Anne on the phone, I knew she was the one for the job! Her enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and responsiveness made it the easiest wedding to plan! I didn’t have any stress and everything was perfect! The transportation, the music, the flowers and especially the location! We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding and we owe it all to Claire-Anne and her staff. Thanks again for making our day so special!

Married on 07/12/2010

Claire-Anne and the Rose of Sharon staff are first-class! My husband and I felt like we were the only bride and groom on Earth! Not only was everything from flowers to music handled professionally, but everything was beyond perfect. I really felt like Claire-Anne handled the wedding with the care of a sister.

Married on 06/14/2010

Claire Anne and her team made our dream a reality! Everything was absolutely beautiful!! Working with them is like working with your girlfriends. They’re kindness and warmth made me feel at ease and stress free ( considering we have to plan a wedding in a place we’ve never been before)

All my emails, phone calls and questions were promptly answered. Coco Reef had the most beautiful view and We had the most amazing time at Bone Fish for our reception. If we were to do it all over again, I would absolutely pick Rose of Sharon over and over again!

Married on 08/27/2012

Attentive to our need and made our wedding vision come true!

From the start we felt at ease. Very good communication and efficient. Shared great ideas in line to our vision for the ceremony and reception as well as helped us stay within our budget. On the day we felt everything went according to the plan and it was stress free for us. Extremely attentive from the beginning to the end. Made our vision come true and it was a beautiful day.

Jeshmi S.
Married on 10/27/2018

Absolutely Amazing

Claire-Ann was absolutely amazing!!! So professional and helpful. She really helped me as I was unable to move forward with with our original décor person. She jumped right in and made my vision come to light. She worked with in my budget, provided advice when needed and kept it real 100%. Through this we have developed a friendship and I have used her for other projects. If you want the best give her a call.


Davida O.
Married 2018

Fabulous Assistance and Attentiveness

I want to thank Claire-Anne and her team at Rose of Sharon, for her fabulous assistance and attentiveness during this time of tragedy and the loss of my best friend, my husband, my children’s daddy, Wayne Augustus. We shared memories and discussions all in a gentle manner and help to move forward. Wayne had an amazing send-off, and I am sure he was dancing, smiling and laughing through every moment of that day. He would not have had it any other way. Wayne babes, you lived, and you are loved!.

Holly. A
April 2022

Amazing Job

Rose of Sharon did the most amazing job with organizing and planning my Daddy’s funeral which was held on April 14th, 2022. From the locations, the programs, the transportation, the food and booze, to even just making sure my family felt safe and secure during those three weeks, Rose of Sharon delivered and succeed. My entire family is so grateful for what you have done for us to give my Dad an amazing send-off. A special thank you to Claire Anne Raynor and the amazing women working alongside her. You ladies are the best, we look forward to working with you again.

Pier. A
April 2022
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