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Unity in Love: Jamaicans in the diaspora join forces with locals for a dream wedding in homeland


On May 11th, 2024, the picturesque island of Jamaica served as the perfect backdrop for the wedding of Ms. Suen Shaw, a healthcare executive and host of Super Sessions with Suen, and Mr. Raymour Clarke, a businessman.

Their wedding beautifully exemplified the unity and collaboration between Jamaicans worldwide and locals. The ceremony, officiated by the esteemed Rev. Dr. Maxine Foster, showcased Jamaica’s resilience and charm as a premier wedding destination, triumphing over travel restrictions.


The ceremony was graced by an array of star-studded guests, including internationally renowned sculptor Mr. Basil Watson O.D. and his wife Mrs. Donna Watson, as well as the esteemed Custos of St. Ann, Mrs. Norma Walters, and her husband former Custos Mr. Radcliffe Walters.

Among the distinguished guests were Honorable Judge Jewel Scott, GA’s past Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Dr. Malou Harrison, the Provost of Miami Dade College, Business Man Mr. Garold Hamilton and his wife Dr. Candice Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs Tadmar and Andrea Dixon owner of Ahava Home Nursing Registry and the charming and beautiful Ms. Marsha Lumley. Their presence added an extra touch of elegance and significance to the festivities, emphasizing the couple’s deep connection to their homeland and their commitment to fostering unity and collaboration among Jamaicans worldwide.

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Jamaican wedding

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Mr. and Mrs. Clarke have long been passionate advocates for Jamaica, dedicating several years to diaspora efforts through The Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta (JAMCHAM), where Mr. Clarke serves as the treasurer. Their wedding not only celebrated their love but also highlighted the importance of coming together as a community to support and uplift Jamaica, bridging the gap between diaspora Jamaicans and locals to create a truly memorable and impactful event.

Guiding the event with charisma and warmth, Mr. Wayne Hall from the Wayne Hall Show served as the Master of Ceremonies, infusing the proceedings with his signature charm and professionalism. The atmosphere was further enhanced by the exquisite makeup artistry of Dolce Beauty and the skillful hairstyling of Diana Kerry, Cuteylookz, and Rose from the Perfect Touch Hair Salon, ensuring that the bride looked radiant on her special day.

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The bride’s stunning gown, a masterpiece crafted by Gelanis Creations, embodied elegance and sophistication, while the expert touch of Bridal Stylist Rebirth by Renea Brown added the perfect finishing touches to her ensemble. As guests indulged in the delectable creations of Celebration Time Cakes and savored the culinary delights prepared by caterer Mr. Junior Francis and The Roxborough Restaurant in St Anns Bay, the celebration was a true feast for the senses.

Setting the mood and keeping the dance floor alive, DJ Ivor Smith and the talented musicians of the New Love Band provided the perfect soundtrack for the evening, ensuring that guests danced the night away in celebration of love and unity. Capturing every precious moment with artistry and precision, Dash Productions immortalized the occasion through stunning photos and videos that will be cherished for years to come.

Behind the scenes, the meticulous planning and coordination of Petals & Promises ensured that every detail of the event was flawlessly executed, allowing the couple to relax and enjoy their special day to the fullest. Through the combined efforts of these talented individuals and the support of Jamaicans both near and far, this wedding served as a shining example of the beauty and power of collaboration in creating unforgettable experiences that transcend borders and bring people together in celebration of love and community.

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