It was on May 12, 2012 that teacher Denise Colleen Francis and chemical engineer Damion Conrad Thomas became husband and wife.
Denise and Damion met while at youth camp for the local Prophecy Church. Despite knowing each other prior, it took that special encounter on the camp grounds for them to become fully acquainted. It was on their first date at Häagen-Dazs that they learned they had so many things in common, and that this relationship was the real deal.
The couple dated for five years, before Damion finally asked one of the most important questions of his life and proposed on September 14, 2011.
By the pool at the Wyndham Kingston hotel, the couple said their 'I dos', officiated by Pastor J. George Hutchinson. Witnessed by 120 of their closest family and friends, the bride wore a David's Bridal strapless, draped taffeta trumpet dress accentuated with a heavily beaded silver sash and a white vintage bridal hat with attached flower and tulle blusher, completed with custom-made jewellery. Her brown and gold hair was perfectly curled to enhance her beautiful features, and make-up from Face Forward cosmetics completed her timeless look.
The groom wore a white jacket, red vest, black shirt and red tie, completed with black pants. The bridesmaids wore black one-shoulder knee-length dresses with black and while ruffles, while the maid of honour wore a black and white floor-length dress with black and white ruffles, all completed with red roses, and the groomsmen wore black and white suits.
The reception followed on the 18th floor in the Les Ambassadeurs suite, decorated by Rose Palm Bridge in the couple's wedding colours of black and white with red accents. After dinner and cutting of the cake, the couple then took to the dance floor where they danced to John Legend's I'll stay With You, performed by the soloist from the band Exquisite Aire.
Straying from tradition, the bride presented her bouquet of roses to her mother rather than tossing it, and the groom presented his father with a portrait of the couple. Mr and Mrs Thomas then completed their special occasion on Sunday morning, when the bride trashed her dress and the groom trashed his suit in the hotel's pool.