Barbara Ellington, Lifestyle Editor
It's now official! Bertram Hill Jr. seals the deal with Mrs. Muna Hill. The two exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony, witnessed by several relatives and friends at the St. James Parish Church in Montego Bay, on Saturday, December 22.
Saturday December 22 was special for Muna Heaven, daughter of Mandeville businessman Trevor Heaven and his former wife Fay Heaven. They gave their daughter in marriage to Bertram Hill Jr., son of Bertram Hill and his wife Dr. Jennifer Hill. The ceremony took place at Montego Bay's St. James Parish Church and was presided over by Archdeacon Egbert Robertson and Rev'd. Canon Justin Nembhard.
Mellowing like fine wine is businesswoman Dorothy Clarke who looks perfect in her electric blue gown. - Photo by Mark Titus
But it was also special because, in stark contrast to the bustle of commercial activity just a street away, all was serene inside the historic edifice. Sunlight danced off the lilies, rosebuds and orchid arrangements cascading down their stands. And, best of all, the musical selections, performed by Montego Bay choir Adoracion, transported everyone to a world of rapture.
The bride wore an original hand-made, strapless, white gown by Italian designer, Enzo Rubino. This contrasted perfectly with her bouquet of scarlet rosebuds.
She chose the tourist capital so that her many friends and family from overseas could get some vacation time while attending the wedding.
Among the guests
Uncle of the groom, Carlos Hill, and friends of the family, Judy Farmer and Courtney Hamilton. - Photo by Janet Silvera
The three-tier wedding cake was by Cake-n-Cooke of Tryall Club and Tai Flora provided the arrangements. Tricia Robbins and Paula Grant led the team in co-ordinating the wedding.
Judith Lindsay (left) and Myrna Marshall, friends of the bride, look absolutely stunning. - Photo by Janet Silvera
The newlyweds honeymooned at SuperClubs Grand Lido Braco in Trelawny.
Among the 250 guests were: Finance Minister Audley Shaw and former Health Minister John Junor and wife Urla, Custos of Manchester Dr. Gilbert Allen and wife Georgia; Lola Williams, bride's grandmother; Carlos Hill; Dorothy Clarke and son Glenroy Clarke Jr.; Shauna Hart, Colleen Brown-Palmer, husband Evert and daughter Kristen; Sidi Heaven, the bride's grandfather; Teesha Heaven, Dexter Heaven, Tony Heaven; Dale Greaves-Smith and husband Lindel; Fay and Maxie Bell; Judy and Rocky Shields; Diana McIntyre-Pike, Dr. Verna Brooks-McKenzie; Sara and Rachel Allen and mother Sonia Allen; Major Rudolph Richards; Rupert Magee; Hugh and Desrene Mairs-Ingram; Hugh and Monica Gore; Jeanne Robinson-Foster; Grace Heath; Jean Heath, Beverley Brown; Rosanne Senior; Waizeru Johnson; Mazie Matthews; Winsome Dyer; John Keppel; Sonia Campbell; Ansel Gardner; Scott and Regina Kay; Yvonne Randolph; Sabrina Thompson; Nesta Dawkins; Mercedes Mattis; Mark and Kayon Williams; Jean Robinson; Verona and Kirk Prendergast; Margaret and Glenroy Fontaine; Noel and Alecia James; Kingsley and Margaret Jarrett; Dwight and Sharon Moore and many more.
Trevor Heaven has a special bond with his daughters and it shows as he gets ready to give Muna Heaven's hand in marriage to Bertram Hill Jr. at St. James Parish Church in Montego Bay last Saturday, December 22. - Photo by Janet Silvera
Parents of the bride and groom, from left: Fay Heaven, Bertram Hill Snr. and his wife Dr. Jennifer Hill. - Contributed
Young Mark and Kayon Williams, from Mandeville, arrive for the wedding. - Photo by Janet Silvera
Dr. Verna Brooks-McKenzie gets her photo opportunity with actress, and friend of the groom, Dawn Lewis. - Photo by Janet Silvera
Cousin of the bride, Neesa Jarrett, chose black and white. - Contributed