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Radeon and Winston ties the knot

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Wint kisses his wife, Radeon Archer.
Bridesmaids (from left) Shelly-Ann Haughton, Avagene Skervin-Montgomery, Gabrielle Annon (daughter of the bride), Racquel Archer and Shelly-Ann Beckford-Louden.
Groomsmen (from left) Neil Richardson, Raymond Price, Matthew Wint, Paul Morgan and Maurice Cogle.
Flower girl Bethany Davis.
Wedding crier Jonathan Chue.
The sand ceremony.
Winston Wint and his bride Radeon Archer at their wedding at the Bellefield Great House.
Valrie Graham-Gibbon, Noel Archer and cousin Nicole Archer at Radeon Archer and Winston Wint’s wedding at the Bellefield Great House.
Annmarie Cadogan of Elegance Boutique looking elegant in this grey and black ensemble at Radeon Archer and Winston Wint’s wedding.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Tucked away in the lush green hills of Montego Bay, the enchanting Bellefield Great House was the venue for Radeon Archer and Winston Wint's fairy tale wedding.

Archer, an attorney-at-law in the Second City, and Wint, a college professor who resides in California in the United States, would be the first to admit that everyone's love story is beautiful, but theirs is their favourite.

In fact, the location they selected for their wedding was reminiscent of their childhood growing up in the Jamaican countryside - memories they both hold dear.

Archer virtually spent her entire life planning her wedding day, and months before exchanging vows with her soulmate wrote that as a little girl, she spent much time alone, playing with dolls and reading fairy tales.

"Oftentimes, I would immerse myself in the stories, drifting off into fantasy land, dreaming of myself as a princess who would one day find my prince and take that magical walk down the aisle," she reminisced.

On the day of her wedding, that walk down the aisle was perfect, and Wint could hardly wait for Archer's uncle, Millard Wright, to take her to him, so he met them halfway down the aisle.

He, too, lived in the very same countryside, where he oftentimes saw Archer. The two would exchange casual pleasantries, neither having a clue of what the future had in store for them.

As the years went by, they became adults, and never saw each other again, as Wint migrated.

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Four years ago, the two reconnected via Facebook, and what started out as a renewed friendship blossomed into a romance.

"Over time, I realised that he was always the first to like my posts, and he liked every single one! It really caught my attention. As the years passed, we found ourselves talking endlessly, and soon the days and nights seemed too short as there was always so much to say. In time, we fell in love ... I guess it was love at first 'like'," said Archer.

It didn't take her too long to realise Wint was the one she was looking for, "since I read my very first fairy tale".

Long before the couple exchanged vows, they had become inseparable, bridging their long-distance relationship through phone calls and visits. "To be together forever is the only true happiness that we wished for, and so it is like a dream come true," they shared with Flair.

An intimate group of relatives and close friends witnessed this beautiful ceremony.

Janet.silvera@gleaner.com