This past January I had the opportunity to head down south with Marissa and Byron to shoot their wedding in Jamaica. As far as destination weddings go, this had to be one of the best! Who can ask for more… sun, sand, tropical drinks and Bob Marley playing in the background … all day long. On top of all that, their family and friends had to be one of the most welcoming and easy going bunch of people I have had the pleasure of spending time with.
Without further ado… here is their story…
After grabbing an amazing breakfast at the buffet, we (Jess was my second for the day) headed down to the resort’s massage and beauty parlour to meet Marissa and Amy, her maid of honour for a few hair and makeup shots.
Ahh tropical drinks… especially refreshing on your wedding day!
After finishing off, the ladies decided to head back to their room for something to eat. What’s for lunch? The infamous jerk chicken from the jerk chicken hut on the beach (see Jamaica post) and a Red Stripe, the iconic beer of Jamaica.
Meanwhile, Jess was off taking a couple shots of the boys while they were getting ready…
Unlike ladies who typically take a couple of hours to get ready, men usually are capable of pulling it together in less than half an hour. In typical fashion, after 5 min to toss on the clothes and 15 min to enjoy a drink, they were off!
Almost time for the wedding gown! I find this is the time when most brides get either really excited, really nervous, or a combination of both.
What’s a wedding without some champagne?
The officiant, relaxing before his duties
Congrats to you both!
There’s a funny law in Jamaica. You need to be in the country at least two days (I believe) after getting married before you can leave. Can anyone explain this?
One of my favourites!
Father and daughter, Mother and son
The iconic beach shot. I just couldn’t resist…
These two were so fun! Its couples like this that make me feel like I have the best job in the world
One of my favourite ring shots of all time!
We took a little break, then back out for some beautiful sunset shots
Next up was dinner at the resort Steakhouse.
And finally, my favourite photo of the day! You two will be so happy!
Simply amazing wedding. Perfect weather, sun, sand and tropical drinks. Who can ask for more? Thanks to you both for including me in your special day!
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