Breathtaking cliffside beach views of the Caribbean Sea, two acres of lush flowers, and sensational sunsets, the natural beauty of Jamaica was the perfect setting for Tamara and Christopher’s wedding.
The couple, who met in Texas, decided to honor Christopher’s Jamaican heritage by having an intimate destination wedding on the beautiful island. The sea severed as a captivating backdrop for their beautiful ceremony. Guests then headed inside for a tented reception where they dined on traditional Jamaican cuisine, including rum cake. After dancing all night long with close family and friends, the night ended with fire breathing performers and a sky lantern release.
It was a beautiful wedding full of culture, love and family. See all of the details below.
- Names of couple: Tamara & Christopher
- Occupations: Registered Nurse & Air Traffic Controller
- Wedding date: November 10, 2018
- Wedding location: Borghinvilla (Jamaica)
- Gifts for one another: Matching watches
- Ceremony entrance song: “Happy” – Pharrell
- First dance song: “This is Why I Love You” – MAJOR.
How did you meet?
Tamara met Christopher while he was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2014. She was working as a Pediatric Emergency Department Nurse at the local children’s hospital. After dating for 7 months, she made the decision to follow love and move to San Diego, California, and begin her new life with Christopher. At the beginning of 2015, Christopher was deployed overseas with the United States Navy for several months.
Tell us about the proposal.
Upon his return from a 9 month deployment, Christopher proposed to Tamara during a full moon on La Jolla Beach in San Diego, California on her 29th birthday.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
Chris has an extensive Jamaican history with both parents having a Jamaican ancestry. We had authentic Jamaican cuisine for dinner to include callaloo & cheese stuffed chicken breast. Our guests had the option of having grilled snapper with traditional rice and peas. We even had a traditional rum wedding cake.
What is your best memory from your wedding?
Dancing with our closest friends and family.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Have fun with the entire experience and do not allow anyone to take away your happiness.