Cliffs of Negril Wedding : April + Brent - Elle Danielle Photography

February 5, 2014

Cliffs of Negril Wedding : April + Brent

Brent moved to St. Louis, Missouri from Jamaica when he was 10 years old.  Most of his family still lives on the island, so he has always maintained a connection with his home country and travels back to visit often.  On one of those visits, during Spring Break, he met a girl…

April is from Virginia. She certainly never expected to meet the man of her dreams on a Spring Break trip. She met Brent. The two maintained a friendship, which turned into a long-distance relationship, that eventually led to Brent asking April to spend the rest of her life with him.

The decision to get married in Jamaica was an obvious one. For April and Brent, the choice felt less like committing to a destination wedding and more like planning to exchange their vows at their home away from home. For that reason, April did not want to have the typical resort wedding. She wanted something more intimate, something that felt more like “their” Jamaica and not just the tourist experience.  And so, they rented a gorgeous villa on the cliffs of Negril, and became husband and wife, over looking the beautiful blue waters, surrounded by their closest family and friends.

If getting married on a cliff in Jamaica wasn’t beautiful enough, it rained during their ceremony. Raining is never the thing you wish for on your wedding day, but it seriously added something pure and beautiful to their day. Plus, the Pastor assured us that the rain was a blessing, as Jamaicans consider rain to be good luck.

I love this next shot!! As a surprise for the guests, April and Brent had a fire eater perform during the reception. Look at those faces of horror!!

The day after their wedding, we headed into the surrounding city to capture more portraits, and wrapped up their wedding weekend with a Trash-the-Dress session. Be sure to check back tomorrow for Part II of their beautiful wedding! Xo

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  1. Penni Lauren says:

    Beautiful Elle!!!! So jealous.

  2. Sara Cotten says:

    Tooo much excitement has ran through my head! From her bridal portrait with the embrace, the gorgeous, delicate blue her maid’s are wearing and those amaze baby’s breath bouquets, to the raindrops that blended all the colors of her ceremony site amazingly, to the “Take a Shot and Find Your Spot” , and how her wedding bands give here engagement ring a totally different look .. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! 😀 April, if you want to arrange a couple’s trip during one of y’all’s anniversary visits, please feel free to include Sara + Clifton Cotten, Jr. ;).

  3. Lynsey Richardson says:

    these are stunning !! I love the purity of the rain and such a beautiful couple and story!!!

  4. Tiki Merritt Curry says:

    The bride, the dress, the ring, the wedding, the location, the reception, the treats/thank you’s were EVERYTHING!!!! BEA-U-TI-FUL!!!! No worries with not being able to see a video of this because, your lenses capture it all perfectly!!!

  5. Sarah Katherine Eddington says:

    I’m currently trying to decide if I want to type out everything I love about this post or just spare you the paragraph and say: ALL OF IT.

  6. Nanette R. Allen says:

    Such a beautiful wedding !! The lighting and expression of the pics is just breath taking !!

  7. LaQuintes Jones says:

    Wow Negril, Jamaica The photography is truly amazing and captures the essence of April’s special day. April is so beautiful in front of the picturesque view of the ocean. I see No Problem Man. It was definitely a fun filled night. I wish April and Brent many years of happiness and lots of children. Lol

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