In college, Lloydiann was too focused on her studies to date. But, her roommate thought she was spending too much time in her dorm, so she introduced Lloydiann to Trenton.
Trenton’s honest and funny personality helped them connect immediately. Years later, Trenton proposed in Washington, D.C. in front of the Thomas Jefferson memorial!
Lloydiann is Jamaican, so they decided to get married in Jamaica to ensure her family could attend. Their beautiful, chic garden-themed wedding ceremony and reception were set against a backdrop of lush tropical gardens with a breath-taking view of the Caribbean Sea.
See all of the gorgeous details below.
- Couple: Lloydiann (Bride) & Trenton (Groom)
- Occupations: Accreditation Manager (Bride) & Program Analyst (Groom)
- Wedding date: January 18, 2020
- Wedding location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Wedding theme: Tropical Chic Garden
- Favorite item on the menu: Manish Water
- Wedding cake flavors: Red velvet and vanilla
- Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Travel bags with their names on it
- First dance song: “Guardian Angel” by Ryan Leslie
- Mother/son dance song: “By Your Side” (Neptune’s remix )by Sade
- Father/daughter dance song: “Baby Father” (edited) by Sade
Tell us about how you met.
We met in College, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. My roommate thought I was spending too much time in our dorm room and introduced us. On our first meeting, he was very upfront, honest, and funny, we spent the entire evening talking for hours. We’ve been inseparable ever since.
It was a surprise, which is rare because Trenton can never keep a secret. For weeks he told me about an amazing brunch event in Washington DC, he wanted to take me to. In preparation for the event he took me to get my nails done, however, I only got a pedicure, not a manicure because he did not want me to get suspicious (I usually do not get my nails done so I did not view it as odd).
On the day of the proposal, he drove us to a random parking garage and said we’ll be taking an Uber to the location, However, every uber we requested canceled on us. It was a hot summer day and I was getting agitated by the heat and he was getting nervous. In an attempt to calm me down he decided to take pictures of me, which worked lol.
30 minutes later, we finally got an Uber and we stopped at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial ( His excuse for stopping there was to show me something). As we were walking the monument the sun was beaming down on us, I became more agitated and on top of that hungry (Where’s the brunch?). He persuaded me to take one picture in front of the monument and then we’ll leave. As he was taking the picture he told me to turn around. As I turned around I saw a glimpse of a banner and said ” oh someone’s getting married” and started to walk away. He then shouted ” No look!”. As I looked again I noticed it was all of our friends holding the banner that said “Say Yes” lol. He then got on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
I’m Jamaican and Trenton is American, so we decided to have our wedding in Jamaica so that my family would be able to be apart of it. We also incorporated the Jamaican/Caribbean culture in the food and in the music at the reception.
Wedding Party Arrangement: I decided to do something nontraditional and have my cousins (three bridesmen and one bridesmaid) and my older brother (man of honor) as my bridal party. While the groom’s party included his brother (best man), high school best friend (groomsmaid), and college friends (groomsmen).
Growing up my cousins and I were always close, no matter the distance the love is always there. In the prior year, I lost one of my cousins which led me to make the decision to have the people who have been there since day one apart of my wedding party. Family is everything.
Describe your wedding dress and your favorite wedding accessory.
My wedding dress was a white/cashmere mermaid dress by Hayley Paige with white embroideries. My favorite accessories were my veil and the flower crown.
What is your best memory from your wedding?
My best memory of the wedding was the ceremony, being surrounded by a beautiful garden, our friends and family was an amazing moment. Everything was beautiful.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Do what makes you happy, whether it’s a traditional or non-traditional wedding. Everyone will have an opinion about your wedding, but do what makes you and the groom happy.
It’s good to have a wedding planner/coordinator to help take the stress away and keep you on track.
Let your wedding party know what their roles are, let them know the financial aspect of the role, and give them the opportunity to decide whether they would like to still be apart of the wedding party or attend the wedding as a guest. Being upfront with your wedding party, in the beginning, can help you avoid conflicts later on.
Enjoy the moment, don’t stress about the little things.
- Wedding Planner: Sadeki Watson- Lead Planner at Chic Events Jamaica @sadeki_theweddingplanner
- Decor: Chic Events Jamaica Ltd @chicweddingsja
- Photographer: Merrick Cousley @merrickcousleyphotography
- Wedding Cake: Forever Sweet @foreversweetja
- Wedding Makeup: Chasity Artistry @chasityartistryja
- Wedding Hairstyle: Sherna Campbell