Roshal and Zwade Marshall’s Jamaican wedding was a touch of paradise. Roshal, who is originally from Jamaica, shares, “We wanted our wedding to be timeless, and elegant but with a distinctively Caribbean flare.” Roshal was the epitome of effortless elegance in her light and airy Jenny Packham gown. Guests were enraptured by the gorgeous bride, their serene surroundings, and the sincerity of the couples’ written vows. After the ceremony, everyone headed to several tents and outdoor lounges, and were wowed once again by the bright blue and green décor and the delicious Jamaican food. Nadia D. Photography beautifully captured all of the chic details of this breathtaking wedding.
- Wedding Date: 12/08/2012
- Wedding Location: Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Wedding Theme: Caribbean Chic
- Color Scheme: Blue, Green and White
- Wedding Flowers: For my bouquet, we chose a selection of white roses and orchids. For the venue, we chose a selection of blue, green and white roses, orchids and lilies.
- First Dance Song: Adele – “Make you feel my love”
- Wedding Cake Flavors: We had two differnt layers. One was passion fruit and the other traditional Jamaican Rum cake.
- Wedding Menu Favorite: A buffet of Caribbean cuisine from around the region.
- Bridesmaids Gifts: Gold monogram necklaces
- Groomsmen Gifts: Wedding accessories (ties, shirts etc)
“Caribbean Chic”. We wanted our wedding to be timeless, and elegant but with a distinctively Caribbean flare. When we visited the Half Moon, we knew it was the place to help us achieve our vision. The scenery was quintessentially Caribbean with the palm trees and the clear blue ocean all around us. It was also a blank canvas, with nothing to constrain our creativity.
My wedding dress was “Willow,” a sheath dress from Jenny Packham. The dress was both sexy and demure, with its plunging neckline, shear back, and cap sleeves. It was also incredibly light. I had no problem partying the night away in the Jamaican heat. My favorite accessories were my shoes. They were sky high sparkly Jimmy Choos, and I loved them!
Incorporation of Culture
I (Bride) am originally from Jamaica and Zwade (groom) is originally from Guyana, South America. The whole wedding was a cultural affair. From the bright blue and green colors of the wedding, to the food and the music, every aspect of the wedding exuded our personality and culture.
Most Memorable Moment
When we exchanged our vows. We wrote our own vows, and had taken the time to make sure they conveyed the depth of our emotions. After we said them, we looked at each other with watery eyes and huge grins. We were so happy in that moment. It is a beautiful memory.
If you can stomach breaking from tradition, consider taking all your pictures before hand. It alleviates the stress of trying to take all those photos after the ceremony or during the cocktail hour, and frees you to do other important things , like eat! During our cocktail hour, we snuck off and had our first dinner together as husband and wife. It was a special moment and one of our best decisions. We were able to mingle with our guests throughout the entire reception without once hearing our stomachs rumble.
- Caterer: Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Wedding Coordinator: Marcia Erskine – Mother of the Bride
- Wedding Gown: Jenny Packham
- Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo
- Grooms Tuxedo: HUGO BOSS
- Groom’s Shoes: Gucci
- Wedding Bands: Bulgari
- Cake Designer: Selena Cakes by Selena Wong located in Kingston, Jamaica.
- Event and Floral Design, Lighting: Ann Marie Whyss, Every Blooming Thing, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Invitations: Susan Hammer, Fontastic, Atlanta GA
- Entertainment: DJ IWAD. Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
- Photographer: Nadia D. Photography