Married in Montego Bay

Since we are dreaming about and mourning over the lost trips we may have taken this summer; or the weddings that got cancelled or postponed, we are going to take you to a dreamy day we did at Round Hill Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They chose Round Hill because it was near and dear to the bride and her family having grown up vacationing there.

Thank you to Anne Rhett for the fabulous photography.

There is no denying how lovely this spot is. There is also a definite “vibe” characteristic to Jamaica that makes it special. I mean, even Paul McCartney owns a house here!

Lettered Olive played off of the locale by mixing vibrant palm patterns and incorporating it’s signature architecture. The green and white awning stripe can be seen throughout the property. Many of the cottages or homes have sweeping porches featuring the die cut pattern used in the invitation packages. Being that it was a destination wedding, many events were being hosted so each paper pieces had to work together, but offer a look indicative to it’s event.

Guest bags featured local treats like Jamaican rum and plantain chips, beach goods and sundries. The weekend event guides, featured attire cards that guests could use for unpacking. The party details and dress code are printed so that guests can hang the corresponding outfits up and be ready to go!

I loved the look our bride chose so much here. A Cucculelli Shaheen sheath dress is accented with a custom cape. Often times at destination weddings like this you see your typical “tropical” floral design. But, we wanted to make sure our bride’s chic and sophisticated taste was represented, so tropical was mixed with with delicate blooms for a lovely look.

Our bride is from London and currently lives in Manhattan, and her girls were gathered from all over the world. Of course, she wanted their style to shine bright, so girls found their own dresses and I love how it came together.

The groom’s wedding party also included one of his best lady friends, which was so perfect and helped keep the guys in line.

The couple opted for a first look (which we are a big proponent of), so Anne was able to work with them on the many different backdrops of the property for some stunning images.

The ceremony over looked the Bay, and featured a lush floral chuppa.

After the ceremony, guests meandered over to the lawn for cocktails. We loved seeing one of our past couples, Carleton and Gael as guests! One of the signatures of the property is the coconut water display. Fresh coconuts are opened and presented either non alcoholic, or with a dash of local rum. Our bar overlooked the water and was adorned with foraged greens from the subtropical rainforest on site.

What’s a visit to Jamaica without a nod to Bob Marley??? They have an old tree trunk sculpted with his likeness, which we utilized as our escort card display.

An al fresco dinner was arranged on the lawn adjacent to cocktail hour and the dance tent. Letterpressed and die cut “leaves” were designed by Lettered Olive that opened into dinner menus. While closed, they were caligraphied with guests’ names as place cards. Actual leaves were hand painted as table numbers.

The dance tent was designed to feel like the resort’s living space, and featured much of the tropical foliage native to the area. Of course we had to do a greenery installation over the dance floor so that the tent didn’t look so much like a tent.

Dress number 2 was a statement mini. After dancing the night away with guests, our couple kept the party going with an after party.