Barbara Ellington, Lifestyle Editor
St Mary Parish Church is bordered on one side by the beautiful Caribbean Sea and on the other by the main road leading to historic Oracabessa and Galena in the parish. It was in this idyllic spot that Angela Dawn Chuck and Richard Lee Kane said their 'I dos' on Saturday, May 7. Dawn is the daughter of House Speaker Delroy Chuck and his wife Patricia and Richard is the son of Richard and Hanna Kane of North Carolina in the United States.
Just over 245 family members and close friends filled the intimate interior of the historic church superbly decorated by ace wedding stylist Ann-Marie Wyss who stuck to the theme colours of peach and turquoise.
The radiant bride was escorted to the church by her parents who both led her to her anxious groom at the altar. Dawn wore a strapless Rosa Clara gown and her mother was resplendent in fuchsia spaghetti strapped gown from Signatures. The entire bridal party wore earrings that the bride had designed. Officiants were Reverend Charles Manderson and Reverend Rossiter Chellis. Music for the nuptials was provided by organist Dwight McBean and soloist Elizabeth Beam.
With some 160 of the guests flying into Jamaica from the United States of America, England and Canada for the wedding, Delroy Chuck welcomed them all warmly to Jamaica and urged them to return. "We recently watched the royal wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine in England but tonight Pat and I are proud parents of our own prince and princess. This wedding brings two wonderful families together but as you leave Jamaica to return to your respectives countries, please make plans to come back soon," Chuck said.
He also used the opportunity to welcome his three political colleagues who also represented constituencies in the three neighbouring parishes where the wedding ceremony and reception were held. They were Members of Parliament Robert Montague, Shahine Robinson and Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, the latter being his deputy in the House of Representatives.
The reception was held at the majestic Prospect Great House in St Mary beneath a giant-size tent from whose ceiling hung crystal lanterns and strands of beads that chimed as they were touched by the wind. Drinks were served by Top Shelf Bar and Sparkles Disco kept toes tapping. Desserts were by Anna Kay Lazarus while the island's best Selena Wong made the magnificient wedding cake. The lavish wedding feast was catered by Susan Couch and included oriental cucumber salad, sweet potato salad, teriyaki salad, grilled bass with pineapple salsa, rosemary lamb with guava glaze, coconut rice and more.
Among the guests were family members Helen Dumont and daughters Michelle Brooker and Charmaine Dumont; Isaac Brooker, Zoe Brooker, Maria Hunte, Peral Chuck (grandmother of bride) Yvonne Chuckshing and son Brian Lyn Fatt, Cherry Shorter, George and Lola Lye and their daughter Michelle and her husband Dennis Watson, Arthur Chuck and son Danny; Eldon Chuck and wife Maryann and their children Matthew, Jillian and Grace (junior bridesmaid; Neill Miller and wife Ailsha.
Also present were: Tyrone Robinson and wife Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson; Douglas and Hyacinth McDonald, Justin Zumsteg, Peter and Beverly Rousseau, Sheryl Mills, Ian and Brenda Wong, Winston Kong, Ian and Cecelia Levy, Errol and Yvonne Wong, Beverly Broderick, Dorothy Catert-Bradford, Hope Samster, Norman Wright and wife Jean Anderson-Wright, Brandon Boyd, Dan Colella and wife Victoria Krebs, children Henry, George Ellinor and Caroline Colella, Andrea and Vicki Chanon, Linda and Ben Hawfield, Genna and Jim Powers, Todd Powers and Kirsten Belliveau, Alexis Powers, Clark and Genna Harris, Ivan and Joyce Clarke, Renee Pollard, John White and several scores more.
How They Met
Dawn and Lee were introduced by mutual friends in June 2007 at a restaurant called Tyler's in Durham, North Carolina. He is a preservation contractor with Trinity Design Build and she is the assistant swim coach at Duke University. The newly-weds honeymooned on a Caribbean cruise following which they will reside in North Carolina.