Vows: Adventures of XyZ
Mr and Mrs Xaundré Mohansingh delight in each other’s company. (Photos: Hugh Henry)

“A decade of growth, bickering, change, distance, friendship, and finally love. Everyone wants a storybook romance, but ours is like my fave Netflix series with endless episodes.” – Zhara-Marie Mohansingh

Though medical doctor Xaundré Mohansingh and attorney-at-law Zhara-Marie Henry met as pre-teens, the duo never connected until third form at Glenmuir High School. “He’s very extra, so you can’t not see him…he would always be the one who would be ‘nuff’,” Zhara-Marie shared with Tuesday Style Vows (TSV).

Recalling when he actually began to notice her, Xaundré said: “I was walking down the corridor and she came up to me and stopped me…” What she wanted was a book, to study for a test, but he saw that as an expression of interest in him.

And so commenced the Adventures of Xaundré and Zhara-Marie #AdventuresofXyZ as the then 15-year-olds found themselves conversing late at night on the phone (free text and free nights; if you know, you know!)

A 10-year on-and-off courtship culminated in an intimate proposal in the Blue Mountains on October 9, 2021. “I thought [my friends and I] were going to the mountains for a regular Sabbath excursion, my favourite thing to do… and then, after the welcome prayer, I turned around and [Xaundré], who was supposed to be in New Jersey, appeared,” Zhara-Marie said.

For the couple’s Craighton Estate wedding ceremony, this past April, they opted for a rustic-chic event and enlisted Jamaican luxury wedding specialist Rashel Edwards from Chasity Artistry to bring life to the vision through décor.

With family and friends in attendance, the couple presented ‘Nuptials at Last — the first episode of season 5 of Adventures of XyZ: A Christ-Centered Series’ — on April 17, 2022.

Zhara-Marie was breathtaking in an ivory over blush Alistaire fit-and-flare wedding gown from Maggie Sottero featuring a lace motif bodice and sheer details and a tulle skirt trimmed in horsehair. The groom selected a burgundy suit, while the wedding party was adorned in blush.

The ceremony, officiated by Pastor Horace Wilson, was conducted in a garden setting of hydrangeas, roses, eucalyptus, baby’s breath, and lush foliage. Much to the surprise of guests, one-minute photo-ops and the sacred act of washing each other’s feet were injected into the ceremony.

The newly-weds exited the ceremony to Natalie Cole’s This Will Be (An Everlasting Love), and guests were subsequently escorted to a tented area for what would be deemed an evening of food, fun, and frolic.

They rocked to Irie FM’s Digital Chris’ skilfully mixed music selections and enjoyed a three-course meal from Annette’s Catering.

Xaundré and Zhara-Marie had their first dance as man and wife to Brian Nhira’s ‘Til Death Do Us Part then concluded their dance segment to Speechless by American country music duo Dan + Shay.

They’d be soon joined by family and friends on the smoky dance floor featuring special effects from Magic Touch Events.

The first episode of season 5 of Adventures of XyZ ended at Royalton Blue Waters in Trelawny and Goblin Hill Villas at San San, Portland, the couple’s honeymoon destinations.

Xaundré and Zhara-Marie make their exit to Natalie Cole’s This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) as their friends and family cheer them on. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
The wedding vows are sealed with a passionate kiss. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
The bride and groom share the frame with their wedding party. From left: The groom’s cousin Jevonni Sutton, Jheanell Thomas, David Roper, the groom’s sister Xandria Mohansingh, best man Davian Pryce, maid of honour Allyson Mitchell, Golda-Mae Bullock, and Norville Mitchell. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
Xaundré and Zhara-Marie Mohansingh during their first dance as husband and wife. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
Xaundré pulls his bride in for a kiss as they leave the ceremony. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
The newly-weds share the frame with the bride’s mother, Dianne Roach-Henry. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
Xaundré waits at the altar for his bride. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
The bride’s godfather, Winston Thomas, embraces the groom before ‘giving the bride away’. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
Simeon Mohansingh extends congratulations to his son. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
The couple is flanked by family members. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
The Mohansinghs’ reception seating chart, executed by the bride and her friends. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
Xaundré and Zhara-Marie Mohansingh are all smiles as they are joined by the groom’s parents, Simeon Mohansingh (left) and LillyMay Henderson. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
The couple completes the tradition-inspired feet washing during their wedding ceremony. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
Xaundré dries Zhara-Marie’s feet. (Photos: Hugh Henry)
Sister, sister... The bride takes a quick snap with sister-in-law Xandria Mohansingh. (Photos: Hugh Henry)

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