On September 1, New Jersey-based attorney-at-law Kevin Sangster, wed Montego Bay-based valuation surveyor Kaydiann Sutherland. The ceremony took place at the historic St James Parish Church in Montego Bay, officiated by Canon Justin Nembhard.
The couple met in June 2009, during a visit by Kevin to conduct business at Kaydiann's office. Throughout the first half of 2010, Kevin was in constant contact with Kaydiann regarding the transaction.
"Over my 10 years of practice, I have never had a customer like Kevin. No matter how many times I thought I satisfied all possible queries, he always had more questions to ask," Kaydiann told Flair. "Little did I know that it was more out of fascination about who I was, than actual business" she said.
They developed a close friendship, which blossomed into romance. After a year and a half of dating, Kevin popped the question on New Year's Day 2012 at a family party in New Jersey. When Kevin got on his knee, pulled out the ring and asked Kaydiann to spend the rest of her life with him, she was so surprised that she burst into tears. "It took her a while to say yes that I got a bit worried she would have rejected my proposal in front of everyone," Kevin quipped.
The Big Day
The wedding theme was 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', incorporating the couple's love for travelling.
The bridal party walked down the aisle wearing pink dresses by Enzoani, clutching pink and green bouquets. They joined the best man and groomsmen dressed in grey Calvin Klein tuxedos with green vests and neckties.
The bride made her grand entrance in an ivory mermaid gown by Allure Couture, escorted down the aisle by her father Delbert Sutherland to her anxiouslyawaiting groom.
The reception followed at Seawind Beach Club in Montego Bay, where the 100 guests were well entertained. The newlyweds made their grand entrance as husband and wife dancing to Black Eyed Peas' I Got A Feeling, much to the delight of their guests.
The poolside was transformed into an enchanted garden, with towering floral centrepieces, butterflies, candle lights, and lanterns. "When I walked into the reception, I was taken aback. It was like stepping into a dream," recalls Kaydiann.
The party came to an end shortly after midnight, before which the guests extended wishes to the couple by releasing 50 wish lanterns, which lit up the coastline . "That appeared to have been the highlight of the night," said Kevin.
In lieu of gifts, guests were asked to make monetary donations to the Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston, Westmoreland - the groom's hometown.
The couple spent their first night as husband and wife at Secrets Resort in Montego Bay, before flying off to Paris, Rome and Cairo for a two-week honeymoon.