“Although being in a long distance relationship presented some obstacles for us, we made it through,” says lovely bride Rashan.
Rashan’s custom-made gown was fit for a queen.
Did Jamal do well, or what, ladies? We adore this ring!
“I’m actually natural and I wanted a hairstyle that would last in the weather and would be elegant and tie in with our theme,” says Rashan. “So an intertwined low bun was fun but elegant.”
Rashan was a vision of beauty on her big day.
“My shoes were glittery rose gold with rhinestones, no particular brand, from a local store here on the island (that was a last resort that turned out well thank God, I had shipping issues with my original shoes0,” says Rashan. “The veil was a simple, tulle with a comb attachment. My earrings were inexpensive actually from Forever 21 and that was all the jewelry I wore.”
Rashan and Jamal have one spectacular wedding photo after another. Kudos to their photographer.
Rashan’s gown was stunning from absolutely every angle.
The couple’s wedding photographer really captured the bride’s beauty on the big day.
Depending on how things go, you may need to send up a word or two–or three or four or five or six–of prayer.
Could that drawing of the lovely couple be any sweeter? We think not.
The bride’s girlfriends suprised her with a trip to South Beach, Miami, Florida for her bachelorette weekend.
The groom left his cuff links in the hotel room before the ceremony, so he and his groomsmen had to turn around and go back to get them. Thankfully that was on a short list of wedding bloopers the couple were faced with on the big day.
Jamal did most of the running around and planning the wedding to ensure that he and his bride had the day they both dreamed of.
We just want to steal Rashan’s wedding gown. It is absolutely flawless.
The groom describes his bride as “unique, beautiful inside and out, strong minded.”
“He has pure and genuine qualities. He makes me feel like the one and only. I can totally be myself around him,” the bride said.
Mental strength is what the groom loves most about his bride. “She is able to motivate others, drive and push herself and overcome any obstacle that she may be faced with.”
“I knew he was the one when he expressed not only in words but actions how committed and loyal he was to us,” said the bride.
“My best friend Phylicia Ellis designed my wedding dress,” says Rashan. “it wasn’t difficult at all. I told her my vision and she sketched it and I loved it. The difficult part was finding the right fabric, because every time she visited the fabric store she would see something nicer. But I put my complete trust in what she decided and when I first fit it I knew it was The One for me!”
The groom said he knew his bride was the one when “she was off in Jamaica at school and would do everything in her power to make the long-distance relationship work.”
Rashan chose black dresses for her bridal party because “it’s timeless and it was perfect for the winter season, vintage theme and it complemented our other colors.”
The groomsmen wore custom made suits. Jamal’s suit was tailored with his unique, vintage and swag style in mind. Well played!
“Being the bride was ultimate bliss, yes I was smiling from ear to ear until my face felt frozen in a smile,” says Rashan. “Surrounded by friends and loved ones and my new husband, I had a blast.”
Rashan’s bouquet featured red roses and white cala lilies for a classic rich look.
There was no shortage of elegance on Rashan and Jamal’s big day.
“For the aisle décor, the floral red carnation cluster balls were placed on tall glass cylinders,” says Rashan. “There was an icicle altar constructed, which is where the ceremony took place. Besides the budget, we wanted to be simple with our décor so we decided not to do too much.”
Rashan walked down the aisle in style and she tells us her father accompanied her “because I’m a daddy’s girl and wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“Looking into her eyes at the altar, I was in disbelief,” says Jamal. “It was what I’ve always wanted, but at the same time I was nervous and excited.”
“I felt as though I was falling in love all over again with my best friend,” says Rashan. “I felt nervous, but his reassuring smile confirmed that we were making the right decision.”
The couple poured unity sand at the altar to signify the joining of their two families as one.
A perfect kiss for a dreamy couple.
Jamal’s childhood priest married them.
“The format of the wedding was a traditional Anglican wedding in the oldest Anglican church on the island,” the bride said.
Say hello to the new Mr. and Mrs!
For a sweet treat at their reception party, the couple selected a two-tier red velvet cake with chocolate dipped strawberries. Yum!
“I’m a daddy’s girl, but mum’s approval is what counts, she expressed how genuine, humble and mannerly he was, at that point I told him he had better get comfortable because I wasn’t letting go,” says Rashan.
The bride said her man has a “stern exterior [and a] mushy interior,” and she loves it!
The two shared an intimate moment during their big day. The bride said the day was everything she dreamt of.
The couple went with a classic vintage theme for their big day. With colors and style that would stand the test of time, they chose black, red, and white with gold accents.