Monica & Shail's Destination Wedding in Jamaica
It’s easy to see why New Yorkers Monica and Shail chose Jamaica as the backdrop for their gorgeous destination wedding celebration. Of all the Caribbean islands, its one of the most beautiful and inviting, a perfect way to describe this loving couple and their families. When Monica and Shail decided to leave their city lives behind, gather family and friends, and embark on a destination wedding adventure to Jamaica, we were honored to take part and commemorate the festivities in very unique and cinematic ways.
Held at Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Monica and Shail’s destination wedding was the perfect hybrid of a traditional Indian wedding with a lush, island paradise. From the bright, tropical color palette, to the groom’s baraat by motorboat, to the giving of the coconut picked straight from a local palm, to the wedding ceremony on the beach, even their priest, an Indian pandit, was a local of Jamaica. Perhaps none of these elements celebrated both the island destination and the traditions of a Hindu wedding more appropriately then the couple's traditional jai malas, or wedding garlands. Made from the beautiful, local tropical flowers that pepper the Jamaican landscape, these jai mala garlands gave Monica and Shail a poignant way to welcome each other and their newly joined families, one of the first and most integral traditions to begin a Hindu wedding. Documenting the creation of Monica and Shail’s jai malas with local flowers gave us the opportunity to showcase the blending of location with tradition that their wedding did so well.
Venue: Half Moon Resort
Planning: Trisha Cranor
Photography: Keith Cephus
Keith Cephus Photography
Makeup & Styling: Susmita Patel
Style by Susmita
DJ: Suhel Jagtiani
*Concept Highlight Film
DESTINATION INDIAN WEDDINGS
Pacific Pictures specializes in not only Indian wedding cinematography, but destination weddings as well. Pacific Pictures has captured Indian weddings in some of the most exotic destinations throughout North America, Europe, India and Asia, as well as many tropical destinations including Cancun, Riviera Maya, and the Caribbean. The cinematographers at Pacific Pictures are not only experts in the intricacies of an Indian wedding, but in the logistics of traveling to and capturing destination weddings in various locations throughout the world.
JAMAICA WEDDING VIDEOS
Tropical island weddings such as those in Jamaica present demands unlike any other destination wedding. Pacific Pictures is well experienced in the logistics of roundtrip air travel to many island destinations as well as conditions a tropical island has to offer, such as unpredictable weather conditions and local regulations. Our internationally acclaimed cinematography team has been fortunate enough to routinely capture weddings throughout the Caribbean and our expertise in tropical island wedding cinematography allows us to capture truly unparalleled cinematic imagery. Please contact us today for our expertise in destination wedding cinematography.