We are closing the week on a wonderful note with another gorgeous wedding in Jamaica, this one set on the grounds of the historic Bellefield Great House, which was built as a militia outpost in the 1600’s. The ivy-covered trellis where the ceremony was held, featured an aisle lined with soft clouds of baby’s breath and can only be described as absolutely magical!
Sprawling lawns and lush tropical gardens provided the backdrop for the rest of the festivities, as the beautiful couple gathered with their loved ones. All of the details, captured through the lens of Twig & Olive Photography, are endowed with a romantic, atmospheric quality, delivering a wealth of compellingly beautiful imagery!
From Twig & Olive Photography: Marcy and Mike’s gorgeous wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica was nothing short of stunning. Instead of a traditional, destination wedding on the beach at a resort, Marcy and Mike opted to go for history and culture when they selected the Great House. Friends, family and fun were the front runners at this beautiful, intimate, tropical ceremony in this non-traditional, destination location.
We have such a treat in store for you, in the form of today’s chic, sophisticated wedding in Oracabessa, Jamaica, followed by the bride’s dreamy trash the dress session in a tropical lagoon! Photographer Michael Segal documented the event as the stylish bride and groom celebrated their nuptials at the GoldenEye Resort, once the home of the illustrious Ian Fleming. Among the many famous faces spotted, it was lovely to see a fellow Bajan, singer Alison Hinds, the ‘Queen of Soca’, who showed the couple a few of her celebrated dance moves!
From Michael Segal Photography: Christine and Mark had their destination wedding in Jamaica. The wedding weekend started with a BBQ party at the beach, followed by the wedding at the GoldenEye. They had their first look at the Ian Fleming’s Staircase, and the ceremony at Ian Fleming’s Villa. The wedding was full of great entertainers, such as Yellow Man and Freddie McGregor. To top it off, the bride, who was wearing a Mira Zwillinger wedding dress, did a trash the dress shoot the day after, by jumping into a lagoon.
Today’s exquisite, destination wedding in Puerto Rico was truly a family affair with the bride’s grandmother planning the event and helping to craft, the gorgeous invitations, party favors, linens and the bride’s head piece! On top of that, the flower girl’s tutu was made by the bride’s mother and her aunt made the wedding cake. By the end of it all, an elegant celebration emerged, sprinkled with lovely cultural touches and documented to perfection by Amanda K Photography!
From the bride: We always wanted to have a destination wedding, and since my family is from Puerto Rico, it was our first pick (notwithstanding the beautiful cities and beaches and the fact that a passport wasn’t necessary!). Seeing the Hacienda was love at first sight. The scenery was perfect; the cozy bed and breakfast had an old Spanish feel, and it was located in the mountains in the rain-forest. It was everything I wanted to evoke on our day. Also, having a venue that could host both the ceremony and reception was important to us, since many of our family members were traveling from abroad.
Our vision was soft, romantic and relaxed, with a touch of simplicity and elegance. We kept it simple and did not have a bridal party other than the flower girls. We had a first look, didn’t smash cake in each other’s faces, kept our first dance at 30 seconds (we’re not good dancers, haha), and did away with the garter dance, along with all the other traditions which were just that, traditions. Our reception wasn’t based on a schedule, but rather a night where we could enjoy the moment.
We had a live band- a Batucada- during the reception, unlike anything I have ever experienced. They played traditional music with drums and trumpets and they got the guests involved by teaching them typical dances. It was the highlight to our evening. We also incorporated traditional food and piraguas- a shaved ice desert.