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Buchanan ties the knot at Sandals Whitehouse

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, January 02, 2014    

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WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — EVERYONE at the recent ceremony to solemnise the marriage vows between Parliamentarian Luther Buchanan and businesswoman Ingrid McLeish at the elegant Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa in Westmoreland, agreed that it was simply exquisite.

It wasn't just about the impeccable style - the brilliant contrast of the bridal party's gowns against the bride's flawlessly fitted white strapless gown - the mellow music from the saxophonist, and the other accessories that helped to distinguish the wedding.

The magic of the afternoon resided in the spirit of happiness that permeated the event, which started at a section of the resort's beach, against blue skies, splashing waves with the azure waters and distant mountains forming the perfect backdrop.

There the couple's guests watched as Pastor of the Wesleyan Holiness Church in Frome, Lorrel Garwood, took the couple through the brief ceremony with a timely homily.

His words of encouragement were endorsed by Custos of Westmoreland Cannon Hartley Perrin, who urged the couple to remember God in all their endeavours.

"You should remember God in all that you do because he is the one who will give you the support that you will need, even through difficult and challenging times," said Rev Perrin.

Later, the newly-weds relaxed the earlier formalities to host their guests- who included Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Roger Clarke, Julian Robinson, Peter Bunting, Ian Hayles, Michael Peart, Lisa Hannah, Richard Azan, Colin Fagan, Mikael Phillips, Robert Pickersgill, as well as Deputy Mayor of Savanna-la - Mar Danree DeLancey and many of their close friends and relatives- at cocktails, and then at a reception in the resort's spacious ballroom.

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