Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Wedding , Jamaica, Destination Wedding: Kaleena + Joe

My heart is so filled with excitement to be able to finally share these images! This wedding was absolutely marvelous! It was my very first destination wedding and also the wedding of two very close friends. The whole week leading up to Kaleena and Joe's celebration was a whirlwind of fun and emotions! The weather was warm, the drinks were cold, the entertainment top-notch and the atmosphere incredible.
The setting for their wedding was at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall in Rose Hall/Montego Bay, Jamaica. The ceremony was held high above the resort grounds on the Lobby Terrace overlooking the beautiful ocean. The day started as a calm and easy one for both Kaleena and Joe as they shared a quiet breakfast together. As the day moved on, I remember walking in to the Presidential suite.... yes that's right I said Presidential Suite! ... Now let me explain... They were given the Presidential suite! HA! Anyhow, I walked into the Suite and saw that Kaleena was calm and collected and seriously ready to be married to Joe. I went down to check on Joe as the day rolled along and he was just as ready to get to the ceremony space to see his beautiful bride walk down the aisle.
After our photography session we headed back to their masquerade cocktail hour and headed to dinner. The night that ensued after dinner was SO MUCH FUN! WE danced, we ate, we danced some more, we watched the Iberostar Grand Star Friends perform an awesome Halloween dance performance at the disco and even walked through a haunted house! 
I'd say Kaleena and Joe killed it with providing their guests a wonderful experience on their wedding day. So, thank you Kaleena and Joe for the invitation and the opportunity to document your wedding day. I couldn't have been more happy to be the one to capture it. I wish you many happy years together and may you be blessed with amazing abs for eternity! 

Kaleena and Joe ordered these beautiful custom designed masks for themselves and the entire wedding guest list! 

Can we just take a moment of silence for these amazingly stunning SHOES!?

Kaleena gave Joe this very handsome Citizen watch.

Scariest moment of photographing a wedding dress... beach + wind + gusts of wind + terrace + open doors = scary..... but awesome shot!

Check out this killer view of the resort from the Presidential Suite at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall!

Kaleena's friend Kait gave her a locket with Kaleena's mother's photograph within. 


As the ceremony approached you could feel the excitement in the air as Kaleena and Joe's friends and family came together to witness their union. Kaleena's bridesmaids walked down the aisle to Katy Perry's "ROAR!" ... WHAT!? I know! I loved it. 

As Kaleena made her way out onto the terrace I honestly lost it. I started to cry because as she turned the corner she just stopped dead in her tracks as she saw her future husband standing there waiting to see her. You could literally see the flood of emotion that came over her and Joe was holding it together perfectly as he smiled and smiled and smiled.

She's SO excited to put a ring on it!

Their ceremony went off without a hitch and they exited to Joe's favorite band AC/DC! He was really excited as you can see! 

We made our way down to the grand stair case at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall and captured some truly stunning images of them and their bridal party. 

We then headed down to the beach for some sunset photographs and the lighting was perfect!


 These two were obviously more than easy to photograph with their impossible good looks but the sun glowing down on them really set the mood. 

Kaleena wearing her mask just before we entered the cocktail party on the Terrace

Being silly wearing their masks <3