It will never ceases to bring utter joy to our hearts, when we open up our Inbox to see an email bursting with Destination Wedding inspiration for our brides-to-be, and a sincere request to feature it on Adriana Weddings. From the first email from this Jamaican Bridal inspirational shoot, we knew that our readers would be captivated by it’s tropical elements and unique “irie” flavour, and we are honoured to share it with you all today.
Enjoy darlings, and have fun destination wed dreaming of Jamaica…
From Tamara the Stylist & Makeup Artist:
As a makeup artist, I am especially intrigued by the rich colours of the Jamaican landscape.
This romantic tropical island wedding shoot was inspired by the ‘Magic’ of my homeland Jamaica. When I saw Cary Island I knew it was the perfect venue for bringing my vision to life. It is a breathtakingly gorgeous beach front villa on Jamaica’s north coast, nestled in fresh island splendour. It is a 1930 Tudor style home with its own charming private island and colonial elegance.
The color palette for the shoot was derived from the perfectly coordinated tango of water colours dancing around the property, the mystic blue of the Caribbean Sea, pastel skies, golden orange sunsets and vivid foliage.
I knew it was essential to collaborate with a photographer who had a clean, crisp and creative aesthetic, similar to the style envisioned for the shoot. With his instinctive talents, Darien Robertson brought his artistic approach using nature and light to his advantage. I should call him the ‘Nature Whisperer’ as the elements appeared to bend to his will allowing him to capture a masterpiece that dreams are made of.
Our florists Rochelle Williams and Paulette Welsh brought their floral prowess to the shoot creating a bridal bouquet and tablescape that exuded a relaxed tropical elegance, embellished with elements from the coconut plant which symbolises relaxation. Sprigs of dried coconut flowers featured in the lush tropical floral centrepiece housed in a coconut seated on a palm frond.
With such a colorful palette I aimed to keep the bride’s makeup fresh and subtle, allowing her natural glowing beauty to shine through. Golds and browns were used to accentuate her eyes with a pop of coral lip gloss to keep her youthful look. Her hair was done in an elegant upsweep.
The romantic Casablancha bridal wedding gown provided by Kamala P. McWhinney of White Lotus Bridal was fresh yet bold – the perfect attire for an irie island wedding.
Simone Gordon of Tasha and Tianne Fashions certainly created an exquisite but playful bridal second dress for us. The blues and browns of the dress mimicked the Caribbean Sea with its majestic bejewelled rocks. The dress, accentuated with her earrings and bracelet custom made from rare stones and shells, cascaded like sensual waves around our bride.
We finished off the evening with gorgeous sunset portraits with our bride. I hope you will be inspired to jet to Jamaica for your own Irie Jamaica Wedding.
Photography: Darien Robertson | Makeup and Hair: Tamara Melville | Flowers and Planning: Tamara Melville | Bridal Dress: White Lotus Bridal | Second Dress and accessories: Simone Gordon of Tasha and Tianne Fashion | Model: Kadejah Anderson | Stationary: Krafted by Design | Venue: Carey Island Jamaica |