West-end Whimsy Westmoreland
Project DateFebruary 18, 2017
Westmoreland is located at the west end of the island. This parish is awash with history, a growing number of exotic resorts and beautiful beaches, including the famed 7-mile beach in Negril. Still
unspoilt, it is the parish to host that whimsical wedding which require a convergence of fantasy and reality.
Christina met Tony during her last year in college and
they quickly fell in love. After a decade of dating long-distance Christina finally moved to New York City to be closer to Tony. A year later, he proposed… She said YES!
Christina fell in love with Jamaica ever since her first trip at the age of 8. Something about the vibe, the food, the people felt like home to her. On Tony’s first trip to Jamaica, he shared similar sentiments so they decided to create their fairytale wedding on the island. The ceremony took place at the Rockhouse Hotel in Negril. The couple kept the decor simple and elegant, with white flowers, a touch of greenery and lots of candles.
The Wedding day
Tony and Christina had personal cards delivered to each other before the ceremony. The bride kept her dress simple, opting for a Bacall dress from Houghten NYC. Her ‘something old and blue’ were her grandmother’s sapphire and diamond ring. She wore ‘new’ shoes by Alexander Wang and ‘borrowed’ her sister’s diamond bracelets.
They had an awesome steel band welcoming family and friends- 70 in total who flew in from Taiwan, Italy and the United States.
The setting for the cer- emony was perfect- overlooking the ocean during the sunset. After they became Mr. and Mrs. Sorji the real party began. Their first dance as husband and wife was to “I Want to Wake up with You” by Boris Gardiner. The Sorji’s and their wedding guests spent the night on the dancefloor as DJ Paul from Sound Illusions kept the party in full swing.
The couple’s most memorable take away from their island wedding was “being able to have so many of our closest family and friends with us at one of our favorite places on the planet. Add the amazing Jamaican culture, hospitality, and love that we felt being in Negril – and it becomes magical. Thankfully, the amazing photos by Merrick allow us to relive this moment each and every day.”