Jamaican Elopement

Karla + Gilbert’s Jamaican elopement was absolutely GORGEOUS! Their wedding took place at the Secrets Wild Orchid resort, a luxurious property located in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  The sprawling outdoor space at this sophisticated, oceanfront resort had numerous spectacular photo backdrops.  

As Karla prepared for the first look, she read her vows over and over in the quiet suite before taking a peak at Gilbert from the balcony. She looked beautiful in her wedding gown and those shoes — WOW. Upon seeing her, the groom was completely smitten with his bride.  As the two walked arm in arm along the boardwalk, the seaside breeze gently lifted her veil. She looked majestic as they reached the gazebo where they would be married.  

They exchanged wedding vows during an intimate ceremony that took place overlooking  waves that glistened as the sunshine danced about the ocean.  They decided to share hand-written personalized vows, which made this elopement even more special.

 Instead of  sacrificing their favorite wedding traditions, Karla + Gilbert had a cake cutting along with champagne to celebrate their marriage! Only in Jamaica, they cut the cake a little differently. It was a fun and amusing twist to watch Karla and Gilbert try to feed each other the cake from their mouths! After popping the champagne, we wandered around the sprawling resort property — finding flowers, greenery, and eventually the ocean water.  While the sun set, the two of them enjoyed playful moments in the water and sand! The joy and love were clearly shown in their photos!

Karla + Gilbert’s Love Story

Capturing Karla + Gilbert’s love story was a beautiful privilege.  They initially dated each other back in high school; however, Gilbert decided to serve in the army after graduating from high school.  When he returned, they reconnected and became engaged.  A few years had passed since the engagement, and they decided to run away — just the two of them — to elope in Jamaica!