André and Neveta’s classy outdoor wedding in Jamaica went off without a hitch despite restrictions due to the pandemic and days of rainy weather.
God smiled down on the Vaccianna’s union. After having to switch venues multiple times and reduce their guest list due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple had the most beautiful wedding. Even though it rained four days straight before their wedding day, not a drop of rain was in sight for their gorgeous outdoor ceremony. Neveta was a showstopper arriving at the ceremony in a 1931 Ford Model A convertible car. After the touching ceremony, guests headed to a beautifully decorated tent, where they were treated to live entertainment and an amazing choreographed first dance by the couple.
Keep scrolling to see all of the fab details below.
- Full names of couple: André Vaccianna & Neveta Sutherland
- Occupations: General Surgeon & Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
- Wedding date: 21.08.20
- Wedding location: Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, Jamaica
- What gifts did you give to your bridesmaids and groomsmen: Bridesmaids: each received a personalized spa proposal box containing: wine tumbler, scented candle, chocolate-coated candies, bridal party ribbons, and a note from the bride. The grooms received personalized shot glasses.
- Ceremony entrance song: “Endless Love” by Luther Vandross
- First dance song: “Time of My Life” & “Despacito”
How did you meet?
While on duty at the May Pen Hospital, Clarendon, Jamaica.
Tell us about the proposal.
This was planned for Taurus Riley’s performance during the Welcome to Jamrock Cruise in December 2019 however the ring did not arrive in time. As soon as the ring was received and he arrived home, (albeit at almost 2 am in the morning) the proposal was made.
Classy, Elegant, Stylish
Describe your wedding attire.
Neveta: (The stunning Maggie Sottero Allen ball gown wedding dress featuring a sweetheart neckline, crystals atop a voluminous tulle skirt, and sheer bodice of Swarovski crystals and beading. André wore a white dinner jacket with black lapels courtesy of theblacktux.com
What was the wedding shopping experience like for you?
Scouting for vendors was eye-opening and fun for the most part. Closer to the wedding date, it became more difficult, stressing and expensive as most of our friends who were scheduled to arrive from the US could no longer attend due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Therefore, we were left scrambling to get already purchased items in the US to Jamaica. In the end, most items arrived.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
This was mainly in the first dance which was Latin/salsa based. The songs were Time of My Life and Despacito but we incorporated Dancehall moves in the routine.
What is your best memory from your wedding?
Dean Frazer & Taurus Riley’s performance.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Your wedding is a celebration of your love and should be planned to bear that in mind. Wedding planning oftentimes is overwhelming but take everything in stride, address each issue as it arises, there is always a solution & not every desire is a necessity. Above all, enjoy the day and your marriage!
- Photography: Merrick Cousley Photography
- Getting Ready: R Hotel
- Bride Hair: Natalia Golding
- Bride Make up: Nicole Blake
- Bridal Party Make-Up: Sean-Kaye Stone
- Vintage Cars: VicTours Jamaica
- Wedding Venue: Sunken Gardens, Hope Gardens
- Live Band: REALUNIT876 #realunit876
- Cabaret Singers: Alex Welcome, Ophelia Samuels
- Decor: New Levels Decor
- Lighting & Production: #blaktiejamaica
- Dance Choreography: Rashida Bignall
- Caterer: Jerron Green
- Wedding Cake: Selena Wong
- Desert Bar: Jodi-Anne Paul
- Videographer: DARRENDDMP Studios