Glamorous, sophisticated, luscious and vibrant are just a few words that come to mind when experiencing this gorgeous destination wedding styled shoot in Jamaica. Included in the Summer 2018 issue of MunaLuchi Bride magazine, and featuring the event planning of MunaLuchi Coterie member Ophellia McKnight of The Destination Collective, this inspiring styled shoot is sure to set your destination wedding dreams in motion.
Read all about the inspiration and styled details, see the complete vendor list below, and view the entire image gallery here.
I’m a Jamaican wedding planner, specializing in destination weddings in Jamaica while living in Canada for almost two decades. My colleague is wedding planner Jennifer Borgh, who is Canadian and moved to Jamaica two years ago to create and run a wedding venue. We are drawn to and love all things Jamaica!
This shoot came out of our need to showcase the vibrant, colourful, rugged beauty of the island that some never really see. The landscape of the island is vastly different from one place to the next and we wanted to give brides a different perspective of the island. We also wanted to show the glamorous side of getting married in destination with all the elements of island life that you could imagine.
Jamaica was the inspiration behind every element of this styled shoot. The location which shows off the rich landscape with the rugged coastline and sprays of water from waves crashing against the rocks and the amazing evening sunsets. Borghinvilla was the perfect spot to stage this shoot, boasting 2 acres of lush local flowers, indigenous plants, and a stunning cliff view of the Caribbean Sea.
Local vendors were used for every detail of the shoot. The decor incorporated a mix of Jamaican flowers such as hydrangeas from the Blue Mountains, locally grown orchids, as well as palm and philodendrons. White roses were dispersed throughout the florals to add texture. Polished gold chairs, gold cutlery and glass tables with gold framed legs were the base for this island luxury set up. Stationery was customized for the event and the smallest details were attended to. A gemstone was even added to the menus that marked the shoot location. The rich golden hue of the tables and chairs offset the design palette of purple, green and white while twilight added touches of romance. Our adorable kittens; “One Love” (with a heart on her tummy!), and “Bobbie,” cuddled with the bride. The dessert table showcased molten lava cakes, Jamaican sweets and candies, all centered around a gorgeous wedding cake bearing a golden map of Jamaica.
~ Ophellia McKnight of The Destination Collective
Photographer: Merrick Cousley Photography
Wedding Planner: Jennifer Borgh
Wedding Planner: Ophellia McKnight of the Destination Collective
Furniture Rental: Luxury Event Rentals Jamaica
Flowers and Décor: Borghinvilla Designs
Stationery and décor rentals: Krafted by Design
Bridal Gown and Tux: Petals and Promises
Jamaican Sweets: Reggae Carmela
Candy Bar: HeatherMay’s Candy Shoppe
Cake: Joy of Foods
Make Up: Brushed by Nicole
Accessories: The Artsy Trail