WHY A DESTINATION WEDDING? With a mutual love of the ocean and tropical islands it was an easy decision. The couple wanted to throw a big party and chose Jamaica because they had had such a good time there before. They knew the guests at their wedding would too. With more than 70 people coming to the wedding, Angela investigated various options before making the decision to go with Absolute Wedsite, one of the largest destination wedding and honeymoon organizations in North America. Among the possibilities were einvites and a personalized website. Their designated co-ordinator went above and beyond, even visiting the couple’s home, to help guide them through the process of making selections for their perfect destination wedding. THE CEREMONY On a beautiful April day, in a gazebo overlooking the ocean in late afternoon, the never-ever couple took forever vows. The officiant asked guests to “be their village, be their family and always support and encourage them, as Angela and Trevor discover the commitment and dedication needed to make their marriage work”. Angela and Trevor both vowed “to look with joy down the path of our tomorrows, knowing we will take it together, side-by-side, handin-hand, heart-to-heart and always walk toward the light of our future”. The ceremony and reception at the Victorian-style Grand Bahia Principe Runaway Bay in Jamaica featured both Jamaican and country music. The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was to Amazed by Lonestar. INTO THE NIGHT The Jamaica wedding was everything the bridal duo had envisaged. Angela’s gown flowed in the gentle island breezes. Trevor was “suitably island” in his choice of Tommy Bahama attire. Conch shells, tea lights and fans decorated the tables and the sunset was absolutely stunning. At the end of the reception, more than 100 sky lanterns were set aloft over the ocean, to everyone’s delight. The couple treasured celebrating this special life event with so many family and friends present, people that are so important to them. PHOTOS: Devon Shaw, Jamaica Wedding Photos | jamaicaweddingphotos.com | U.S.A.: 305.434.7092 | Jamaica: 876.881.7047 Wedding Essentials 2013 19