Fri | Nov 24, 2017

Roots, rock and reggae & Glitz & Glam for a 'Couple' of celebrations

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Bethany McCollum flanked by Shakur Brown (left) and Orice Dezonie at Couples Negril's roots, rock, reggae-themed anniversary.
Javid Brown, operations manager, Negril flanked by Pamela Brown (left) and Nelka Jean Clarke.
Tracy Stitzel poses with Adrian Maragh and Greg Lowe at Couples Negril.
Margaret Holland and her husband Braden at Couples Swept Away.
Jennifer Liening shares lens with Jay Haberer at Couples Swept Away.
Guests dancing the night away at Couples Swept Away's 19th anniversary party.
From left: Opal Bernard and Winston Watson share lens with Jennifer and Nigel Davy.
David Waboso with his wife Angella out to celebrate at Couples Negril.
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Showers of blessings fell last weekend on the celebrations of Couples Swept Away, and Couples Negril, as they both celebrated their 19th anniversary.

Couples Swept Away was the first to celebrate on Friday night.

Their glitz-and-glam theme lit up the night as guests and locals came out to party. Elegant black, white and silver decor, including a giant crystal chandelier hanging above the main pool created a spectacular scene.

Saturday night was an authentic cultural experience with its roots, rock, reggae theme. The decorations of graffiti-covered zinc fences, an ice carving of reggae great, Bob Marley, and authentic Jamaican treats such as tie-a-leaf and potato pudding, set the theme for the night.

But, the icing on the cake was the performance by legendary Big Ship captain himself, Freddie McGregor. With his catalogue of hits, he had guests on their feet, dancing, singing, and swaying to his songs. Things were then taken up a notch with the incomparable saxophonist Dean Frazer. It was a night to remember that guests will not soon forget, as nothing was overlooked at the grand double-celebration that captivated the capital of casual.