After four and a half years together, Megan and Jarrett tied the knot on a Jamaican beach this past spring. Why Jamaica? With most of Megan’s family in New Brunswick and Jarrett’s family in Ontario, a Jamaica destination wedding seemed like the best solution to bring everyone together in one place.

Neither Megan nor Jarrett had been to Jamaica before, but it was on the top of their list of places to visit someday. So, it made sense to choose the Caribbean island for their wedding and have the chance to share the experience with their family and close friends.

And settling on the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica in Runaway Bay proved to be the right choice. “We loved every minute of it, from the rooms and food to the pools and beaches,” says Megan. “We had the best time celebrating our wedding with those closest to us.”

Although it did rain a bit each day before the wedding, the skies cleared for perfect (if rather hot) weather on the big day. Which was lucky, since Megan and Jarrett’s ceremony was held in a pretty gazebo right on the beach. “The scenery was absolutely stunning and we couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony,” says Megan.

The reception followed, in an open-air restaurant overlooking the ocean. According to Megan, it “was a blast. We had so many guests come up to us at the reception to tell us that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to.”

Although Megan and Jarrett had to bring their decorations with them — in six suitcases, “it was totally worth it,” she says, “and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

“Our photographer, Sofia, captured our day so perfectly. We are so happy we brought her with us.”

Photographer: Sofia Kuan Photography | Videographer: Noel Sylvester | Venue, Catering & Cake: Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica | Wedding Planner: Amesha Webb (Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica) | Bride’s Dress: Arabella by Maggie Sottero, from the Bridal Gallery | Bridesmaid Dresses: Simone, from Plum | Hair & Makeup: Chasity Artistry Rashel Edwards | Groom’s & Groomsmen Outfits: Studio Suits | Program Fans: Trieu Love Boutique (printed by bride) | Other Stationery: Paint the Day Designs (printed by bride) | Flowers: Tai Flora Services Ltd. | Jewellery: Bling, from the Bridal Gallery | Officiant: Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica