Keshema and Benjamin met on the dating app, Bumble in 2015. The two felt a connection and have been together ever since! Four years later, they tied the knot in a destination wedding on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Read more of their love story and share in their joyous affair captured by SGW Photography.
Bride: Keshema Davidson, 29, Manager of Community Affairs
Groom: Benjamin Nathan, 32, Regional Head of Procurement Operations
Photography by: Sabrina Guyton-Wright, SGW Photography
Place of residence: Philadelphia, PA
Wedding date: October 31, 2020
Wedding location: Negril, Jamaica
Wedding theme/motif/inspiration: Classic and timeless wedding in Jamaica, which is where the bride was born and raised.
Honeymoon Destination: We had a beautiful trip fully planned for New Zealand then Fiji but had to cancel due to COVID. Instead, we spent additional time at the Goldeneye Resort in Oracabessa, Jamaica.
Ben planned a nice brunch at White Dog Café and as we walked up to the restaurant he got down on one knee outside and had a photographer on site to capture the moment. I had no idea this was going to happen but looking back I should have known because Ben carefully ironed his shirt that morning, which is not normal behavior for him.
From the Bride:
The morning of my wedding was one of the most beautiful moments of my life. My room at the Rockhouse Hotel (where we got married) overlooked the ocean so I went to sleep to the sound of the waves and woke up the same way. I was very intentional with my bridal party about their roles in helping me to protect that space before the wedding. I woke up early that morning and my best friend and maid of honor guided me through a morning meditation by the ocean, it was very emotional for both of us. I couldn’t help but think about how special that day and moment will be and I was overwhelmed with joy but also sadness. Joy because I was so happy and confident in the path I was choosing but also sad that I was taking this step in my homeland without my father, who passed away several years ago, by my side. That was a very special moment for me and I needed to allow myself to have those feelings.
From the Groom:
I woke up the morning of the wedding overlooking the Caribbean Sea from my room. I was anxious and since I had a little time to pass, I went snorkeling with my family and friends and enjoyed the beautiful scenery on this beautiful day that I knew was going to be amazing. I was excited to start the rest of my life with my wife, Keshema and couldn’t imagine a more perfect day or environment to be in.
Your best/most memorable moment:
There were two moments: when we saw each other at the aisle and after the wedding reception when everyone all ended up in the pool for an after party until about 2 in the morning.
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
“Why I Love You” by Major.
Favorite wedding detail:
We really wanted to get married in Jamaica but did not want a beach wedding, the fact that we were able to have that was our favorite detail. We also rented a Catamaran for a day party the day before the wedding, all of our guests joined us for the cruise around Negril’s coastline, it was a special moment for us to have that experience with everyone. Although in full disclosure, a booze cruise the day of your rehearsal dinner probably was not the best idea, but we wouldn’t have had it any different!
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
We are most looking forward to starting a family and also just enjoying everyday life together.
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
Our advice is to leave some flexibility in your plans for last minute changes and to fully enjoy the experience!
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them a fruitful marriage and many years of wedded bliss!
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