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Journey of love

Published:Monday | February 25, 2013 | 12:00 AM
The couple cutting their three-tier cake.
Katrina Grant and Damion D'Aguilar
Katrina Grant and Damion D'Aguilar
The beautiful bride, Katrina Grant, before she became Mrs D'Aguilar. - Contributed
The bridal party in all its glory (from left) Marvin Grant, Tajleon Hewling, Gary Robinson, Nicholas Daley, bestman - Donair Wilmouth, mini-bride - Morgen D'Aguilar, the groom and bride, flower girl - Kayla Dawes, Roxann Anderson, maid of honour - Kenyah Adamson, Zania Richardson, Shanieka Marshall and Judine McGrowder.
The wedding cake made by Cleopatra D'Aguilar and decorated by Simone Miller of Negril Hills.
Katrina and her husband with her parents Winston and Deloris Grant.
The beaming couple with the groom's parents Beulah and Harvey D'Aguilar.
The beautiful bride being escorted down the aisle by her father, Winston. - Contributed photos

The love story of Katrina Grant and Damion D'Aguilar began when they least expected it. Both had reached a point in their lives where the quest to find a good partner had become too much of a task.

How they met

Grant is currently employed to the Westmoreland Co-operative Credit Union as a publicity and promotions manager, while her husband is employed to KPMG auditing firm as a business adviser.

In June 2011, D'Aguilar was sent on assignment at the credit union.

They officially met on the job one afternoon when Grant busied herself mopping some water that had spilled in her office. Unknown to her, D'Aguilar was watching her through an office window and later asked her in jest, "Are you the janitor?" That sparked the introductions and the two developed a working relationship, keeping their interactions professional.

But then things started to change. "One morning, I tried to play the hero by carrying my laptop bag, handbag and some other stuff while moving quickly but they all fell and like in the movies, he came to my assistance," Grant recalls to Flair.

Soon after it was time for her to leave on vacation and one day at lunch she told him. "I could see it in his eyes, but he never made a move. He is very professional and takes his job very seriously." She saw him the night before she left, and again, he said nothing. "When I arrived in the states I checked my Facebook page and there was the friend request I was hoping would come. We talked every day for the entire month I was away, and we got together on my return. I still can't explain the feeling."

A new song

My life took on new meaning - a new title, a new song called Journey of Love. We got engaged on the night of December 30, 2011, after he asked my father for my hand in marriage. I couldn't have asked for a better partner, counsellor and friend."

On the night he proposed at his apartment, he had his cousin and his cousin's wife transform the living room into a five-star hotel dining area with champagne and Pizza Hut's chicken and pineapple pizza as the main dish. The ring was the sweet dessert. "He asked me the question the way I dreamt. However, I couldn't scream the way I had in my dreams because reality hit me in a way that I couldn't have practised a response. I had tears in my eyes. It was my first engagement and my last as we seek to travel this journey with Christ as our tour guide."

The two were married on Thursday, December 27, at the Torrington Weslyan Holiness Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Donald McFarlane of the Kingston Assemblies of Holiness Church and George Haughton of the Torrington Weslyann Holiness Church.

The bride wore a mermaid style dress designed by Morilee from Beautiful Bride and Mr Tux while the groom and groomsmen wore suits from Mr. Tux.

The reception followed at Negril Hills Golf Club, with decorations by Coretta Spence and flowers by Tai Flora Negril. The cake was done by Cleopatra D'Aguilar.

The couple had their honeymoon at Secrets, Montego Bay.