Brihgid & Mike knew they wanted to have an intimate destination wedding surrounded by close family members and they did just that in November at the Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The couple exchanged vows on a beautifully simple dock overlooking the magical Caribbean Sea. / Images by Katie Kaizer Photography.
Says Brihgid, “We knew immediately that we wanted to elope and get away! We are such a super simple laid back couple and didn’t want to panic and stress over wedding planning after we got engaged. We did some research on destination weddings and saw amazing reviews of Royal Plantation from Conde Nast, Travel Channel, Fodors, Travel & Leisure, and most importantly- TripAdvisor […] we were sold! We booked everything in January and didn’t have to think about a thing until we arrived. Our ceremony was on a beautiful pier extending into the water. We are beyond thankful for our decision and cannot wait to return.
Seeing each other for the first time during our ‘first look’ was the most memorable part of our day. It was such a beautiful feeling to talk, hug, kiss, and tell each other how much we love one another before our big moment. It really gave us a nice calm and loving feeling before saying our vows.
Mike & Brihgid’s Love Story
Mike and I met at a resort that we worked at on Cape Cod, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster. I was the front office manager and Mike was the new cute Information Technology manager. It’s actually really funny because the first day that we met Mike was with his sister, Kaylene, picking up his new golf course condo keys at my front office. Kaylene still teases us for making eyes at each other that day as we introduced ourselves. I remember texting my friend immediately after: ‘future husband alert!’ It sounds so silly when you hear people say ‘love at first sight,’ but I knew from the moment I met him that he was going to be someone special.
It only took a few weeks for Mike to finally crack and send me an e-mail asking if I’d be interested in showing him around his new home on the Cape and possibly grabbing drinks and a bite to eat. I jumped up and down when I got the e-mail at home that night, but of course had to maintain my cool and keep him waiting for a response a few days! We eventually met up and started hanging out as friends. It shortly blossomed into a romance and we’ve been inseparable ever since.
Credits: Dress: Essense of Australia from Alexandra’s Boutique / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Mike’s Suit: Michael Kors / Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography / Wedding Planner: Naomi Powell of Sandals Royal Planation / Lodging, Ceremony, Venue, Catering & Flowers: Sandals Royal Plantation