Friday, June 14, 2013

Jamaican Wedding

I saved these photos so I could link up with longdistanceloving for a summer wedding post. Although I love picking out a dress to wear to a wedding, it can be stressful, so I was stoked to not have to decide on this one - being a bridesmaid takes all the what-to-wear decisions away!

I was incredibly honored when Janet asked me to stand with her. We've known each other for thirteen years, and the first time we met was a few days before we started physiotherapy school together. Janet was dropping some of her belongings off at residence, and I had a summer job there working at the front desk. We were excited to learn we were in the same small program, and I remember Janet's parents commenting on how we "could take care of each other." Over the years Janet and I have taken care of each other in so many ways. She's the one who persuaded me to take a year off work and travel Australia, which was probably the best decision I've ever made. During that year, when we lived and worked together, Janet became like a sister to me, and the experiences we had that year will stay with me forever. Just a few weeks ago, in addition to becoming a wife, she also became a doctor! I'm so proud of her in so many ways, and couldn't have been happier to be with her on her wedding day.

Janet and I - 2005

Jamaica was a dream location for a wedding. The weather was perfect - warm but not sticky, thanks to a gorgeous breeze.

Shane (the groom) looked so stylish the night of the rehearsal party! Janet did too, but I didn't get a decent photo. Shane's attire was from Le Chateau. I love that white vest!

I had my hair done at the salon on the resort, and I was really happy with how it turned out. When I took it down at the end of the night I counted 75 bobby pins.

Janet's dress was by Palomo Blanca, and she looked stunning! She wore a birdcage in her hair instead of a traditional veil, and the pearls she was wearing were her grandmother's - she had them restrung.

 We got our bridemaids' dresses from Australia (on eBay!)

The coral dresses contrasted nicely with the ocean for the photos.

 It was a fabulous and stress-free day! Congrats to the newlyweds, and thanks for having me as a part of your special day.

Glitterary Girl


ashlyn williams said...

beautiful wedding darling .. you look gorgeous! thanks for sharing these photos. & adore you blog!



lovely beach wedding

Drew Watts said...

Nice pictures!! Happy to go through them. It reminded me of my sister’s wedding at one of wedding venues Los Angeles where professional wedding photographer was hired. He did excellent job by taking lovely photos. Really liked his work.