Wedding / Photographed by Chelsea Gray /December 12th 2013 / Sandals Grande Riviera, Ocho Rios (Jamaica)
In December I jetted off to meet up with and photograph the intimate wedding of Shay and Adrian, who had invited a dozen of their closest family and friends to experience an exotic wedding in Jamaica. Our bride and groom were both originally from the Caribbean, so Jamaica was an easy choice of destination to meet up with family from the surrounding islands. Now it always humbles me when couples opt to bring us along on their destination weddings. I think they can automatically feel the sheer enthusiasm bursting out of me when those key words: “destination wedding” are uttered in our client meetings. This time, I brought along my boyfriend (as the wedding was too small for 2 photographers to document), and he and I were treated like family all day. By the end of the night, we were dancing to Trinidadian hits and knocking back dark rum and cokes with the wedding party. Nothing can prepare you for the kind of service that the staff at the brand new Sandals Grande Riviera brought to the table. It was beyond excellent, and we most definitely will be coming back for another week sometime in the future. Check out the reception pics, where the staff members broke into full dance with us by the end of the night. Those Trinidadian and Jamaican tunes were reverberating through the hills!!! Lastly, if you’re considering a destination wedding, their Montreal-based planner Lisa Mitchell of ‘One Love Honeymoons’ was super professional and accommodating. Contact her today!