Love at first bet

Published: Monday | January 14, 2013 Comments 0
Richard and Antoinette sealing the deal with the traditional sand ceremony which signifies the two becoming one.
Richard and Antoinette sealing the deal with the traditional sand ceremony which signifies the two becoming one.
The newly-weds Richard and Antoinette Burt are flanked by best man Rohan Smikle (left) and matron of honour Monique Smith.
The newly-weds Richard and Antoinette Burt are flanked by best man Rohan Smikle (left) and matron of honour Monique Smith.
Antoinette plants a big one on her husband, Richard, who is now beaming from ear to ear after making it official.
Antoinette plants a big one on her husband, Richard, who is now beaming from ear to ear after making it official.
From left: Krystal Chong, director of marketing for Honey Bun Ltd; Michelle Chong, CEO of Honey Bun Ltd; Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, and Herbert Chong, chairman for Honey Bun Ltd.
From left: Krystal Chong, director of marketing for Honey Bun Ltd; Michelle Chong, CEO of Honey Bun Ltd; Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, and Herbert Chong, chairman for Honey Bun Ltd.
Mr and Mrs Burt dance down the aisle as they are cheered by friends and family members after tying the knot.
Mr and Mrs Burt dance down the aisle as they are cheered by friends and family members after tying the knot.
From left: Selvin Burt, father of the groom; Somia Miller, mother of the bride; Portia Simpson Miller; Mr and Mrs Richard Burt; Elfreda Johnson, mother of the groom and Sewell Whittaker, uncle of the bride.
From left: Selvin Burt, father of the groom; Somia Miller, mother of the bride; Portia Simpson Miller; Mr and Mrs Richard Burt; Elfreda Johnson, mother of the groom and Sewell Whittaker, uncle of the bride.

After dating for more than a decade, and then some, Richard Burt and Antoinette Morgan finally said 'I do'. The pair met in 1996 at Mirage Entertainment where Richard had made a bet to all his friends upon seeing Antoinette that she would be the lady of his life, even before he approached her. Judging by the fact that they tied the knot, it would appear that the romance took off after their initial meeting.

Richard and Antoinette tied the knot on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at The Knutsford Court Hotel during a beautiful garden wedding before noon with officiating minister Rev Dr Dylan Toussaint from the Edgewater Baptist Church and witnessed by close family, friends and co-workers. The reception, held at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, was MCed by the energiser bunny Jenny Jenny, who provided endless entertainment for the few in attendance.

The small wedding, with just over 50 guests, was planned by the bride herself, who is the promotions manager of Honey Bun Limited. A fervent believer in giving things that personal touch, she designed her wedding belt made of rhyne stones and satin ribbon to enhance her lovely Bonny wedding dress. The wedding invitations and programmes were also designed by Morgan herself with love poems and quotes that are loved by both herself and her long-time love.

Not many can boast of having among their wedding guests one of the most powerful women in the region, the honourable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica. The lovebirds opted to skip the honeymoon and instead attended church on the following Sunday morning and then went on a country rendezvous.

Flair would also like to send birthday wishes to the groom, Richard who is celebrating his birthday today. Congrats!

- GG

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