Portland is easily one Jamaica’s most beautiful and lush parishes with some of the most beautiful beaches, properties and scenery.
Therefore, it was a no brainer for Neveta and André to choose this Parish as the location for their engagement shoot. However, their session was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Neveta shares, “we had to wait on the phased reopening of the economy and the tourist attractions (which Jamaica relies heavily on). After much calling around, Great Huts welcomed us with open arms. We took the 2 1/2hr journey from Kingston. It was our first time at Great Huts and we weren’t disappointed!”
They took full advantage of the rustic, natural, amazingly beautiful resort to take a full day of photos capturing a formal, casual, and beachwear look. They even stopped by the famous and lush Frenchman’s Cove to complete their photos.
See all of the details below.
- Couple: Neveta Sutherland, André Vaccianna
- Occupations: Medical Doctors
- Wedding date: 21.08.2020
- Wedding location: Sunken Gardens, Hope Gardens, Jamaica
- Location of Engagement shoot: Location 1 (Great Huts Resorts), Location 2 (Frenchman’s Cove)
How did you meet?
While on duty at the May Pen Hospital.
What did you do on your first date?
Eat fish at Gloria’s in Port Royal.
Tell us your proposal story.
Andre wanted to propose during Taurus Riley’s performance on the Welcome to Jamrock Cruise 2019; however, he didn’t get the ring in time. He received the ring about a week later and decided to propose as soon as he got it…while I was sleeping at about 2 am in the morning.
Describe your engagement session.
It was a long, fun-filled day. The aim was to capture a formal, casual, and beachwear aspect of the shoot.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
The yearly Welcome to Jamrock Cruise.
How has wedding planning been so far?
Challenging primarily due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
A beautiful, elegant ceremony/reception with a lit after-party!
- Makeup: Samoy Pearce @sammii_slays
- Location: Great Huts Resort @greathuts
- Location: Frenchman’s Cove @frenchmans_cove
- Photographer: Merrick Cousley @merrickcousleyphotography