Aisha knew JB was "the one" when he helped her shave her head while she was taking chemotherapy to battle lymphoma. After seven happy years together, the plastic surgeon and retired football player made it official in Jamaica. Share their love.
A Change of Plans
Plastic surgeon Aisha, 31, and retired football player JB, 39, first noticed each other at the bar in a jazz club. He was filling in for someone, and she had reluctantly decided to go out with a friend at the last minute, They were supposed to meet that night, and when they did, love instantly took hold. On October 6, 2012, after seven years together, they were married in a beautiful destination wedding at the Roockhouse Hotel & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. Share their love!
The bride wore her mother’s engagement ring as her “something old,” her brand new Jimmy Choos as her “something new, “ a “borrowed” bracelet from her Matron of Honor and a blue feather on her garter belt to count as “something blue.”
Aisha’s wedding gown was designed by Marisa. “I knew that I wanted a mermaid style so I had an idea in my head,” she says. “I found it at the third store that I went to. The search wasn’t that hard.” This has to be the loveliest dress portrait we’ve ever featured in Bridal Bliss, hands down.
“After researching several cliff top resorts, I found Rockhouse Hotel & Spa and visited them in February,” explains Aisha. “It’s a small boutique hotel on the cliffs of Negril with only 34 rooms. The natural beauty of the resort sealed the deal.”
“The humidity in Jamaica wouldn’t allow for me to wear my hair straight,” says Aisha. “My stylist and I tried several styles and had some backups in case of emergency. I wanted a sleek elegant style that was easy to manage.”
The groom donned a beach formal look from Men’s Warehouse, while the groomsmen stepped into smooth styles from designer Jos A. Bank. “We wanted the groomsmen to have a relaxed look so we chose short sleeved linen shirts and linen khaki pants,” explains Aisha.
“I knew JB was the one when he helped me shave the rest of my hair off while I was going through chemotherapy therapy for lymphoma and still told me that I was beautiful,” says Aisha “Loving him is easy, and everything just seems right when we’re together.”
Aisha and JB decided on a destination wedding because they wanted a small, intimate wedding, and her family is from Jamaica. Choosing to wed there just made sense. “I decided to have the ceremony on the cliffs of Negril and not the beach because I still wanted the wedding to feel somewhat semi-formal and not too casual,” say the bride who chose a sunset ceremony.
“I got choked up and cried a little as I started walking down the aisle,” says Aisha. “But I managed to get it together. Then I cried again during our vows. He got a little choked up too. He tried to deny it, but I was looking into his eyes. He was definitely about to cry.”
“Instead of lighting a unity candle, we planted a unity plant with a planting ceremony,” explains Aisha. “A candle burns out, and I have yet to see anyone display a unity candle in their home. We planted seeds that we could bring back and plant in our house/garden. Our intent is to symbolically nourish our plant with the same love and attention that we plan to nourish our marriage with.”
Two days after their oceanfront “I dos,” the new Mr. and Mrs. Baron headed off for a little honeymoon fun in Montego Bay. Did you enjoy their romantic cliff-side wedding style? Tell us about it below and leave your well wishes for the happy couple. See more fabulous photos from their big day over at The Bride’s Café.