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Washington Power couple wed in Jamaica

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The couple Edmund F. "Ned" Brown IV and his bride Christina Baxter-Brown are in good spirits as Bishop Terrence Neil Gordon conducts the ceremony.
A panoramic view of the beautiful Bellefield Great House lawns where wedding ceremony and reception took place.
Among those celebrating the happy occasion were from left: Delano Seiveright, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Ned Brown, Christina Baxter-Brown and Paula Kerr-Jarrett.
Edmund F. "Ned" Brown IV (left) and his son are captured as they have fun with the resident donkey.
Manuela Goren and Round Hill Hotel and Villas boss Josef Forstmayr.

Washington DC power couple Edmund F. 'Ned' Brown IV and Christina Baxter (now Baxter-Brown) tied the knot at the Bellefield Great House in the hills overlooking Montego Bay, St James recently.

Brown is a Washington D.C. lawyer, writer, political strategist and adviser to members of Congress, prominent international business leader and worked on both of President Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.

His bride is the president of Cibi Events based in Washington D.C. and Charleston, South Carolina, and is well regarded for her personalised service and custom design, incorporated in the planning and designing of high-end destination weddings for couples around the globe.

Guests at the intimate gathering of family and friends from North America, Europe and as far away as Afghanistan, flew to Jamaica for the wedding in paradise. Prominent United States Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was among those spotted.

The Bellefield Great House with its wrap-around veranda overlooking the magnificent gardens, the sprawling lawns and the sugar mill, created the perfect ambiance for both the ceremony and the reception. The historic Great House was built in the 1600s as a militia outpost before becoming the official home to the Kerr-Jarrett family for seven generations.

The Crystal Harmony Steel band provided some memorable selections for the occasion. Here are the highlights.