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Vows - An Everlasting Love

Monday, July 08, 2019

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May 11, 2019 was the day chosen for lovebugs accounting officer Shaneka Raymore and Christopher Euphfa, pastor and minister of religion at the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, to exchange vows at the Covenant Moravian Church, Molynes Road. Vows captured their magical moments.

 

The proposal, as told by Christopher

The proposal took place at the Blue Window restaurant of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. As she came down the stairs leading to the restaurant, her favourite song played, Would y ou s till l ove m e, by Brian Nhira, and I emerged from my hiding spot, went down on one knee and proposed. She said 'Yes!'

 

I Now Pronounce You...

In the quest for a unique and unforgettable wedding experience, the couple opted to dispense with tradition. First, the ceremony took place at the Covenant Moravian Church off Molynes Road in Kingston, and was kick-started with a praise dance performed by church members to Jonathan Nelson's I Believe. In lieu of a traditional processional song, members of the bridal party entered reciting a poem dedicated to the loving couple. The unity ceremony comprised Holy Communion. The pair felt that this was the best way to denote their deep love and affection for each other, as well as their commitment to themselves and to God.

 

A Reception to Remember

The reception was also incredible, and held on the lawns of Pollyanna Catering, Stanton Terrace. In keeping with creating a wedding experience like no other, the Euphfas added their own unique twist on the proceedings. After the bridal party made its entrance to Beres Hammond's I'm in Love, the newly-weds took to the stage to deliver their sharpest dance moves to Buju Banton's Bogle. Next, the couple displayed their Hollywood-ready theatrical skills by staging a skit, depicting the five stages of marriage, which had the gathering erupting with laughter.

Further doing away with custom, the couple eliminated the head table, and opted to sit with friends and family. Reflections from selected friends were offered instead of toasts. Throughout the reception, invited married couples gave insight on the success of their marriages, in the hopes of inspiring the newly-weds.

A sumptious Jamaican supper was followed by the unveiling and cutting of the three-tiered fruit-decorated red velvet cake.

 

The Honeymoon

The couple celebrated their honeymoon 'yard-style', with a weekend at Silver Palms in Old Fort Bay, Ocho Rios.


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