Tasscia and Jean Guy-Yoma weren’t looking for love when they first met, but love certainly found them. Their first date was “perfect” complete with good music, food and vibes. Tasscia recalls how “seeing Guy among his friends, I could see how special he was and I wanted to know more about him.” Jean remembers how he “was really impressed with how well she got along with my mother and the rest of my family. She is beautiful, she is intelligent and intellectually challenging, we share the same values, she is my biggest supporter…”
Read all about Tasscia & Jean’s love story and experiences in their intimate and vibrant destination wedding in Montego Bay.
Bride & Groom: Tasscia & Jean Guy-Yoma
Occupations: Minimally Invasive GYN Surgeon & Interventional Spine Specialist and Physiatrist
Wedding date: 3/17/18
Wedding location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. Tasscia: “Who would have thought that a first date at an anniversary party could lead to love. I remember thinking at our first date, this is hilarious. It was perfect. Good music, good food and good vibes. Seeing Guy among his friends, I could see how special he was and I wanted to know more about him. Three days later he sent me a beautiful floral bouquet with a sweet note delivered to my home. It was thoughtful. Guy is thoughtful. I wasn’t looking for love when I met Guy. I had come out of a long relationship six months earlier and was busy focusing on my career. I met Guy on June 15th, 2013 and he changed my life. Guy has showed me what true love really is. There are a million reasons why I know Guy is my soulmate. He is confident, extremely intelligent, a devoted father, son, brother and friend. He is supportive, patient and kind. He makes me want to be a better person. We compliment each other. I’m a movement by myself but we are a force when we are together.Guy proposed to me last July while we were in Haiti on vacation.”
Jean: “In my honest opinion, the healthiest relationship is the one in which both parties contribute to make each other’s life better. When I met Tasscia in the summer of 2013, a relationship was the last thing on my mind. Overtime, the more I got to know her and spent time with her, the more I realized she was “The One.” I’m often asked “How do you know she is the one?” The answer is simple, “I just knew it.” I knew she was the one for the following reasons. My family is the most important thing in my life. They call me “Mama’s boy.” I was really impressed with how well she got along with my mother and the rest of my family. She is beautiful, she is intelligent and intellectually challenging, we share the same values, she is my biggest supporter, she is empathetic, consistent and compassionate, she is honest ambitious and inspiring, she fights fairly and doesn’t try to change me, and most importantly she has her own life outside of our relationship. I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with this amazing woman.
“It did not take us long to realize that we had plenty in common and we have been inseparable since then. Our love and commitment to each other have been tested with distance and hardships. We know now more than ever that we want to spend the rest of our lives together.”
Describe your wedding attire. My wedding dress was custom made by designer Mika Inatome in NYC. Mika is an amazing designer. She listened to my thoughts and helped me to design me dream dress.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? The location and music. We are both from the Caribbean. I was born in Jamaica and Guy was born in Haiti. Our cultures and heritage is important to us. We wanted to share that with our family and friends. Guy proposed to me last July while we were in Haiti on vacation. We thought that not only would Jamaica be an amazing location to get married, but it would also add to the symbolism of our union. Of course you can’t get married in Jamaica without reggae music. We actually had many different genres of music at our wedding; Reggae, Soca, limps, Zouk, Salsa and Afro beats.
Wedding Party gifts: We had a photo booth where our guests could take funny photos and get 4×6 color prints with our names and wedding date.
First dance song: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, “All of you” ( kizomba version), “La rebellion” by Jo Arroyo (salsa song)
What is your best memory from your wedding? Seeing the look of love and pride on Guy’s face as he watched me coming down the isle…priceless!
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Get a wedding planner! My wedding planner was amazing and we were totally able to enjoy every aspect of our wedding weekend.
Cake: Leanne Popkins of Cakes By Noida
DJ: Jamaican- Mark Watson; Haitian- DJ Imaxx
Videographer: Island Pictures
Photographer: Christopher Lee of Emani Photography
Makeup: Sue Gregg of Sue The Makeup Girl
Hair: Rochelle Gordon
Weding Plannig & Decor: Chic Events Jamaica