Every couple tries to incorporate elements into their wedding that have special meaning and moments that tie their families together. For Lisa and Omar, it all started with having a destination wedding in Jamaica, which is where Omar’s family is from. They chose to host their wedding at Moon Dance Cliffs in Negril – a charming, intimate resort with rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean. Lisa and Omar’s family and friends got to know each other better during a welcome reception, catamaran cruise, and a rehearsal dinner before the big day. The rehearsal dinner was especially touching, as each guest was given an opportunity to share their stories and words of support for the happy couple!
Lisa and Omar got ready in private villas overlooking the ocean. The girls spent hours getting hair and makeup done, taking a break to have lunch and mimosas. At one point, Lisa was sitting in the living room on the couch with her grandmother, listening to her sing. It was such a sweet moment!
Meanwhile, the guys were at their villa getting ready and playing pooll! Omar had a smooth Cubavera linen suit and white fedora. Lisa and Omar have a great sense of style, and on their wedding day they both made jaws drop when they walked down the aisle!
The ceremony began with a steel drum band playing as the family and wedding party made their approach to a beautiful gazebo overlooking the water. They personalized their ceremony with a sand ceremony as Lisa’s sister, Patricia, sang “From This Moment On.” They ended the ceremony with butterfly release, which was sentimental and humorous at the same time. Some of the butterflies didn’t quite want to leave the newlyweds!
We have so many photos to share from the wedding day, so today we’re going to share everything through the ceremony. Be sure to come back on Thursday to see Part II with the group photos, Trash The Dress photos, and reception (including a fire dancer)! For now, we hope you enjoy Part I of their Moon Dance Cliffs wedding!