Shanna and Jason’s beautiful destination beach wedding in the Cayman Islands was not only a celebration of their love but also of their parents’ Caribbean heritage. Shanna walked down the aisle in a gorgeous Alfred Angelo, diamond-studded mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline, organza chiffon train, and Swarovski crystal headpiece.
Wedding guests were treated to the true Cayman Islands experience with a three-day affair which included an all-white welcome dinner/bonfire on the white sandy seven-mile beach, a private after wedding boat cruise brunch to the world famous stingray city (a one of a kind natural sand bar located in the middle of the ocean), and a private tour of the Island with the bridal party.
Read all about Shanna and Jason’s love story, proposal, and experiences in their luxury beach wedding in the Cayman Islands. View the complete selected gallery by Jenna Leigh Photography here (Assistant Photographer – Danielle Malyk).
Bride & Groom: Shanna and Jason
Wedding Location: Cayman Islands
Wedding Date: July 7th 2017
Shanna and Jason’s love story begins at the party of a mutual friend in New York, though upon their initial meeting the “love” part didn’t look to be on the horizon. Those initial apprehensions were quickly remedied as they warmed up to each other throughout the course of the evening. The more they got to know each other the larger the embers of love burned until by nights end they shared a first kiss that would set them on the path to inseparable ever after. In Shanna’s words, “We couldn’t stop thinking about each other after we first met, and we ended up calling each other at the same time…”
Fast forward to December 27th of 2014. It’s seven years into the relationship and their love is still as strong as ever. By now Shanna and Jason are so in-tune with the other their practically one. Understanding and appreciating the nuances of each other’s personalities.
Shanna is in the shower preparing for work, having no idea that this day would become one of the most memorable of her life. Opening the bathroom door she finds Jason, on one knee – ring in hand. Immediately she begins to cry, and in an intimate gesture of absolute romance, Jason asks her to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
Quick Facts from the Bride:
Wedding Flowers: The Bridal Bouquet was a custom designed round hand tied arrangement by Versona Events made up of cream David Austin garden roses, white Israeli peonies with a cascade of white phalaenopsis orchids. The bouquets bezel was accented with a surprise matching wedding dress Swarovski Crystal applique.
Favorite item on Menu: Stuffed chicken and local collard greens
Bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts: bridesmaid gift – Swarovski crystal bracelets. Groomsmen gift – Movado watches
First Dance Song: From this moment by: Shania Twain
Best Memories: “My favorite memory is simply being in the moment of exchanging our vows surrounded by our closest family and friends while overlooking the picturesque Caribbean Sea. It was a truly magical experience for both of us.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: “Communication is key and don’t rush the process.”
Accommodations: Marriott Beach House Resort (Cayman Islands)
Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo
Bridal Salon: Renaissance Salon and Spa Cayman
Headpiece: Swarovski Crystal Veil: Alfred Angelo
Bride’s Shoes: DSW
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
The Wedding Cake: The Cake Studio Cayman Ltd.
Desserts Station: The Cake Studio / Versona Events
Catering: Treats Restaurant Ltd.
Ceremony venue: Pedro St. James “Castle”
Entertainment: Violinist Mr. Antonio Sanchez. Steel pan music by: Mr. Vaughn Monroe and Mr. Michael Lamay.
DJ: Mr. Dwayne Euter
Event Planner/Designer: Mr. Clint Hunter of Versona Events
Florals: Versona Events
MensWear: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Renaissance Salon and Spa Cayman
Lighting + Linens + Rentals: Versona Events
Makeup: Renaissance Salon and Spa Cayman
Photography: Jenna Leigh Photography; Assistant Photographer – Danielle Malyk
Videographer: Mr. Stephan Cottrell of Keep Creative
Reception venue: Pedro St. James Castle
Limousine: Majestic Tours Cayman Islands Ltd.