Tears filled Tavares’s eyes as Melissa made her way down the aisle for their oceanside summer rose wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica. After meeting through a mutual friend and courting for some time, the two were engaged with family surrounding them and soon wed at a place dear to Melissa’s heart.
Wedding Date: July 4, 2015
Wedding Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
First Dance Song: “So Beautiful” by Musiq Soulchild
Favorite Item on the Menu: Our custom baked Vanilla Rum Wedding Cake
Tell us about how you met and all about the proposal!
We met in Tallahassee, Florida through a mutual friend and the proposal took place at a family engagement party in Atlanta, Georgia.
One word: Perfect. I wore a couture strapless beaded top with a tulle bottom. It was an all white piece from Anya Bridal Warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia.
Yes, my family is Jamaican and his family is American so we incorporated both into the theme, colors, and food. We mainly wanted a nice summery, island tropical theme throughout.
My favorite memory was waiting to walk out to the pavilion where my fiance was waiting with my father.
Help a bride-to-be out!
Live in the moment and don’t dwell on the minor stuff. Enjoy the planning and enjoy the entire day no matter what. Appreciate all family and friends who have come to celebrate such an amazing day with you.
Photography: Raevaugh Lucas, Cashmere Bliss
Wedding Planner: Mrs. Charlene Myers, Hilton Rose Hall
Wedding Dress: Anya Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Henkaa
Hair + Makeup: Styles by Roseline Louis, Co-stylist/makeup artist, Sheri Hart
Venue: Hilton Rose Hall – Gazebo on the West Lawn + Hilton BallRoom
Florist + Decor: Grande Garden courtesy of Lady Charmaine Phang
Cake, Stationery, Event Designer: Hilton Rose Hall