"Our story continues to grow as does our love." — Mr & Mrs Shaun Myers
One never knows when, where, and how Cupid's quivering arrow will strike! For Angiel Shaw and Shaun Myers, theirs was through mutual friend Toni Ann Latty.
"Shaun saw a photo with me and Toni Ann and immediately asked who I was," Angiel informed Tuesday Style Vows (TSV). Toni Ann gave her the heads up and Shaun her telephone number. He wasted no time in securing a first date. There was no denying the mutual attraction as the two dined at Fromage Bistro on Hillcrest Avenue that December evening. "Our first date was followed by a series of romantic dates that deepened our attraction. In no time we became inseparable," explained Angiel. Their romance was accelerated by the pandemic as they ended up in quarantine together. No better way to really get to know each other, TSV reckons.
From quarantine to travels around the world, their adventures produced their pride and joy Zayn, who was on-board for their journey to Kenya and Zanzibar, Africa. Their next adventure would be a trip to the altar for their fairy-tale wedding at Tranquility Garden, Dunn's River Falls.
Here comes the bride...
Angiel and Shaun declared their enduring love and commitment to each other in the Tranquility Garden at Dunn's River Falls. The decor featured monstera leaves, fan palms and white florals with woven baskets and up-lighting created by Shevanise Lee Events.
For her walk up the aisle, cued by Mortimer's Lightning, Angiel was escorted by parents Antonio Shaw and Andrea Davis. She opted for a Maggie Sottero Shasta ball gown adorned with crystals and sequins from Bliss Bridal Boutique. Her tight posy of anthuriums, hydrangeas, eucalyptus, white roses, dendrobium, gardenias, ruskus, and palm leaves completed her styling.
Reverend Andre John, who officiated the proceedings which included a sand ceremony, would later have the honour of declaring the couple husband and wife. Rings exchanged, Angiel and Shaun made their exit to Romain Virgo's Good Woman.
...continued at the same venue, where master of ceremonies and the bride's aunt, Renee Davis, coordinated the formalities seamlessly. The bridal party made their entrance to Jagged Edge's 1999 remix Let's Get Married, followed by the arrival of the newly-weds to the same song. The couple segued immediately into their first dance as husband and wife to Daniel Caesar's Best Part featuring H.E.R. Subtle lighting and fog made the moment that much more magical.
Both mothers unveiled the three-tiered vanilla rum cake with lychee filling by Camille Film of Cake Couture Ja.
Dinner, catered by Alex D'Great, preceded heartfelt toasts from the bride's sister and maid of honour Renee Shaw, best man and the groom's friend Joseph Thompson, the groom's aunt Althea Solomon, and the bride's cousin Norman Heholt.
Satiated by the tasty meal, guests would later join the couple on the dance floor for an after-party, where pulsating music courtesy of DJ Narity kept spirits high.
The newly-weds honeymooned in Italy and Spain.