Roshal and Zwade were married at Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica on December 8. “I was born and raised in Jamaica and always dreamed of getting married in my home country,” Roshal said. “When we visited [the resort], we knew it was the place. The scenery was quintessentially Caribbean with the palm trees in the foreground, and the clear blue ocean in the distance.” The ceremony took place under a pavilion, where the bride wore an a-line wedding gown with a lace illusion back and the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with Burberry socks! “I loved that we wrote our own vows,” she said. “We were both nervous about it, but were so glad we ultimately made the decision.” The reception tent was decorated with luscious blue and green arrangements, rhinestone napkin rings, candles, and decorative branches dangling with crystals. Their favorite moment? The first dance. “We had put in the practice, and were ready to show off our new moves,” Roshal said. “But somehow in the moment, we forgot everything. I still remember when we looked at each other and realized we were going to wing it. It was so funny, we had to try so hard not to laugh as we improvised our way through.”
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
We wanted an outdoor wedding near the water that captured the essence of Savannah – the city we got engaged. The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort provided us that backdrop for capturing the beauty of the river and historic Savannah, while providing us the flexibility of indoor and outdoor spaces that we wanted for our spring wedding weekend.
Which details from your wedding were your favorites?
The magical setting on Friday night, with the lights, colors, dhol player, surprise fireworks on the river against the backdrop of historic Savannah.
The oversized floral arrangements and neutral color palette of our reception day, with abundant candles and flowers. Our place settings that had a rose bloom and a personalized thank you note for each of our guests at the reception. It allowed us the opportunity to individually express our gratitude for their presence and make it a more intimate event.
The beautiful weather we lucked out with on the day of our wedding. The pink orchids and crystals, rose petals down the aisle and the vibrant outfits of our wedding party, against the clear blue skies made for a perfect afternoon setting for our wedding.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
The wedding is a celebration of your love! Minor details don’t matter, focus on absorbing the love and energy around you. During the ceremony, try to do a time-out moment where both of you capture a mental picture of your ceremony – that will remain with you forever!
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
The moment Vivek and I entered our Friday night Sangeet event (the first event of our wedding weekend), we were awestruck by the fact that everyone had traveled great distances (Savannah is not an easy city to get to) just to celebrate with us — and that is our most amazing memory the entire weekend!