Whitney and Joel wanted a wedding that was elegant with a touch of whimsy and with the help of a stellar team – Lisa Samuel of Capella Marigot Bay as wedding coordinator, Daniel Marcion and Alberta Henry as photographer and videographer, and Mike Celestin as creative director, the couple had the perfect wedding they always dreamed of. On June 11th, 2016 at Capella Marigot Bay, Whitney walked down the aisle to John Legend’s “You and I”, played by saxophonist Augustin “Jab” Duplessis, and, in the presence of forty-five of their closest family and friends, vowed to love and honor each other for the rest of their lives.
The reception was an intimate affair; the guests enjoyed cocktails while the newlyweds took pictures to capture their special day. A buffet dinner of Caribbean cuisine was prepared by the staff at Capella, which Whitney, Joel and their guests only had rave reviews for. The food was accompanied with speeches by loved ones that brought tears and laughter to everyone. There was the traditional tossing of the garter and bouquet, then the wedding party began “Hora Loca” or Crazy Hour, a Dominican custom where guests were given a bag with party props and masks, which felt like a fusion of mardi gras and carnival . . . a winning combination for sure, as everyone had a fantastic time.
Mr. and Mrs. Durand had a mini-honeymoon at Sugar Beach Resort and they said it couldn’t have been better. It is clear to us the love and joy the couple brings to each other and Tropical Traveller wishes them many years of the same.