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JF & Jill’s Destination Wedding , Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

Destination Wedding : Secret’s Wild Orchid Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica.  

Jill & JF along with their friends, family and destination wedding photographer Pete Snell, left Victoria, BC and other parts of Canada on Saturday, November 9th, 2013. They flew to Toronto International Airport where we met other family and friends who were guests of  Jill & JF’S destination wedding. From Toronto we flew directly to Montego Bay’s Sangester International Airportfrom which we were transported to the beautifully stunning place to shoot their destination wedding at the  Secret’s Wild Orchid Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Destination Wedding: First Week

During the few days, the group relaxed at the resort and visited a few local attractions for some sightseeing, snorkelled and other activities within the resort. One afternoon was set aside as ” games day” and all of the guests competed in various fun games on the beach. We were lucky enough to be included in the fun and even won a medal – thanks to my talented team members!  By Thursday, everyone was thoroughly relaxed and ready for Jill & JF’S big day. The wedding ceremony was located on the beach next to the warm Caribbean Ocean. The couple got married, as you can see in the first picture in their bear feet; they both looked radiant, relaxed and happy! As a destination wedding photographer this was the most beautiful Caribbean weddings that I have ever shot!

After The Wedding

After the wedding ceremony, I took the family formal photo’s then more of Jill & JF with their bridal party on the beach.  The beach wedding reception followed which was wonderfully catered by the Secrets Wild Orchid staff. Speeches, fun pictures with sparklers, dancing and socializing followed during the evening. The next day was spent relaxing on the beach and around the resort before nearly everyone returned home to various parts of Canada. Over the week I have grown to really like Jill, JF and their friends and family from both sides. I will always remember this wedding and wish Jill & JF the very best in their lives together! It was such a privilege for me to have been part of this wonderful week in Montego Bay.

Note** The travel agent Tracy Innes of Global Holiday Escapes who looked after the travel arrangements was was amazing; she was efficient and super nice to deal with. I highly recommend Traci and will use her myself when future organizing trips.

 

wedding ceremony portrait shooting down portrait groom and groomsmen Beach portrait of bride and groom bride and groom having fun laying down in lobby gentle reception dinner on beach having fun with sparklers first dance