Tara and Stephen’s wedding week was one that was extra special to me, I flew into Barbados to begin their celebrations on my 27th birthday. Straight off the plane, we celebrated on a catamaran for their last party as “singles”. I’m not one to make a big deal out of my birthday and as I get older certainly not, but Tara, in true Tara fashion- made the cruise about me. Told everyone it was my bday, made a highly embarrassing but much appreciated birthday speech over the speakers.
On Friday we headed up to Ebworth Plantation, their beautiful island home for the rehearsal of the ceremony. Sun-shining skies and drinks flowing, the day couldn’t get any better- except it did. Topped it off with my favourite food for dinner- PIZZA at the cutest little restaurant, Orange Street Grocer.
Tara and Stephen’s story actually began many years ago when dated in their teens into their twenties. They parted ways, but always kept their eyes and thoughts on each other. Flash forward a few years later, they were both single and popped into each other’s minds yet again. I think they both knew this time it would be different. Tara challenged Stephen to prove his intentions, and he did- jumped on a plane to Trinidad and the rest is history!
The two had a daughter, Sophie soon after and decided that their little family would only be complete if they sealed the deal. I had anticipated that the wedding would be super emotional, being that they’re both friends of mine and we’ve shared some amazing times together. Boy, oh boy, I was right! Everything about the day was perfect, even when the clouds opened up and poured down on them as the ceremony began. The continued on and off all night, but this never stopped guests danced the night away with their umbrellas. Everyone had the most amazing time feting in the rain. I couldn’t have imagined a more spectacular way to start a marriage.