A southern bride has a southern style wedding no matter where she gets married. Georgina and Tarvas’ wedding proves this statement oh so true. This SC bred bride had her wedding in the Grand Cayman Islands to celebrate her and husband’s southern romance. From the beautiful lace in her dress to the warm hospitality in the pictures, we can see all sorts of southern elements of this island wedding. Take out some time from your day to celebrate the love of this couple and pretend like you are on an island getaway. We wish the best for Georgina and Tarva and are so excited for what their future holds!
Georgina Watts Shannon
Grand Cayman Islands
May 4, 2015
Alma Mater of Bride
North Carolina A&T State University
Alma Mater of Groom
University of Phoenix & Navy Veteran
Current City where you live:
Lancaster, South Carolina
How did you meet?
We meet as childhood neighbors.
How long did you date?
How did he propose?
He proposed on a Friday evening while we were in the privacy of our home with our daughter present.
When did you know he was the one?
I knew he was the one for me, when he put my well-being before his own!
What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?
I came home from work and he was doing our daughters hair! He did an awesome job with matching burets!
What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?
I love his dedication and loyalty to his family. He is a family oriented man with great values and beliefs
What part of wedding planning made you crazy?
Nothing made me crazy! I had awesome Besties whom was there for me every step of the way! If I was to even think about going crazy, they intervened!!!!
What part of wedding planning could you not live without?
The entire process was an overall great experience. I have no regrets at all. There is no part that I would exclude or add if we had to do it all over again!!
What was your first thought the day after your engagement?
WOW!!! I’m getting married!!!
What was your favorite part about the ceremony?
Favorite part was my husband wiping tears of joy from my face during the ceremony without smudging my make-up!
What was your favorite part about the wedding?
The wedding consisted of a five day cruise. All five days where Epic! From the days at sea, to the Wedding in the Caymans and traveling to Cozumel the day after!
Did you do any DIY?
Yes I made:
“Survival Bags “for each member attending the wedding. The contained items for survival on a 5 day cruise.
“Bridal Party Shoes” – I decorated flip flops for each member of the bridal party to wear from the boat to wedding destination. Bridesmaids remained barefoot during the ceremony.
Decorated Water Bottles– My Matrons and I decorated water bottles to have at the ceremony for guest.
Wedding Invites– My husband and I printed our invitations
What were your wedding colors?
Tiffany Blue & Grey
What was your wedding theme?
What is your favorite part about being married to each other?
Being married to my Best Friend
What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process?
That we are extremely cool and patient!
Invites- DIY project- Husband and I
Flowers- No flowers for bridal party , we used Parasols as props for wedding party
Bouquet/Boutonniere- Carnival Cruise Flower Department
Catering- Carnival Cruise Catering Department
DJ/Entertainment- Carnival Cruise Entertainment
Dress- David’s Bridal
Wardrobe Consultant- Nina Brown @ David’s Bridal
Wedding Planner- Carnival Cruise Wedding Department
Transportation: Wedding Experience
Ceremony Decorations – Dreca Charlegmane & Tarena Evans