Kathly and Chris’ Destination Wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
January 19, 2016
About Kathly and Chris
Occupations: Kathly is a Dental Assistant and Chris is a Territory Support Manager
How they met: Partying with mutual friends
What attracted Chris to Kathly: Her demeanor
What attracted Kathly to Chris: His smile
Engagement story: After spending a relaxing spa day together at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort Hotel & Spa (heated via Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano), we returned to the Hilton DoubleTree’s Puntarenas resort to enjoy an exquisite dinner. After dessert, we made our way to the pier which overlooked the Pacific Ocean to “take pictures,” or so I thought. He wrapped his arms around me and I noticed his heart was racing. He spoke from the heart and bent down on one knee and proposed to me. I had immediately burst into tears and said yes. It was an unforgettable moment.
The Wedding Day
Wedding date: June 22 2015
Number of Guests: 45
Kathly’s most memorable moment: Having my Brother walk me down the aisle.
Chris’ most memorable moment: Making eye contact with Kathly as she approached and seeing her unforgettable smile.
Their advice to others: Be open to stepping outside of the box. Deciding to have a “Destination Wedding” was the best idea we’ve ever had. Our expectations were exceeded and our guests continue to fondly speak of our Wedding.
Wedding song: Latch – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith (Natalie Taylor Cover)
Fave wedding detail: The table arrangement placed in memory of Kathly’s Father.
Signature Drink: Rum Punch (Local Favourite)
Most unexpected moment: When the staff treated us with a cold towel cool down during the reception.
Honeymoon: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The day in three words: Best Day EVER.
Ceremony location: Beach Gazebo, RIU Ocho Rios
Reception location: The “Plantation” Dining Area, RIU Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Kathly’s gown: Oleg Cassini
Bridal party attire: David’s Bridal
Chris’ outfit: “Beach Friendly” Formal Attire (Khakis, Boat Shoes, Breathable Button Up, Suspenders & Bow Tie)
Music: We brought our own list of music via USB flash drive and the DJ was happy to accommodate, mixing in local favourites as well.
Flowers: Magenta and white Orchids
Astrological Signs (Kathly) and (Chris): Cancer / Taurus
Type of Ring: Custom Made by ARAX Jewellers (Toronto, Canada)
Wedding Colors: White/Beige/Petal Pink
Kathly’s Shoes: Flip Flops
What was borrowed? Pearl Earrings
What was new? Jeweled Headpiece
What was blue? Garter
What did you put in gift bags? Custom Made Beach Fans
Most romantic moment: Our First Dance as Husband and Wife.