Overcome with emotion, the bride, Karen Bennett, could not hold back her tears when she and her husband, Egbert Moore, walked into a shower of bubbles and confetti from close friends and family.
“This is just…wow! This is just extraordinary!” she exclaimed.
The couple from Spanish Town, who had made no plans for a reception, were pleasantly surprised when they walked out of the RGD and onto a red carpet leading to a celebration in their honor.
The intimate affair, catered and decorated by Jacqui Tyson, featured a champagne toast, a wedding cake by Veneta Smith-Kerr and a surprise appearance by Digicel Rising Stars 2006 winners One Third, whose soulful serenade delighted the audience of family members and close friends.
Representatives from the Registrar General’s Department were delighted to be part of the initiative which was a first for the Registry. In 2012, the RGD had a total of 1607 weddings in its offices island wide.
“The surprise moment was executed to perfection and from all accounts, the experience was an extraordinary one for the couple and the perfect beginning for their ‘happily ever after.’ The RGD, like Digicel, sees corporate social responsibility as important and is happy to have been integral in giving back to well deserving customers,” said Kimberlyn Williams, marketing and planning manager at the RGD.
Senior Communications Manager at Digicel, Shelly-Ann Harris, shared the significance of the initiative. “Digicel believes in celebrating those extraordinary moments in our customers’ lives and as June is a wedding month, we thought it would be lovely to help make someone’s wedding into an unforgettable experience.”