Georgina & Tarvas, Southern Love with an Island Twist

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!

XOXO

Michiel

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Bride Name

Georgina Watts Shannon

Groom Name

Tarvas Shannon

Wedding Location

Grand Cayman Islands

Wedding Date

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:

Atlanta, Georgia

Hometown:

Lancaster, South Carolina

How did you meet?

We meet as childhood neighbors.

How long did you date?

4 years.

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!

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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!!

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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

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What was your wedding theme?

“Caribbean Elegance”

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!

VENDORS

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

Photographer- Carnival Cruise Photography and Bridal Shots by Denise Benson Photography

Transportation: Wedding Experience

Ceremony Decorations – Dreca Charlegmane & Tarena Evans

FULL GALLERY

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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  1. Shirnetha Belk Wilform
    July 15, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    Congratulations to both of you! You make a charming couple! May God continue to bless you and your family.

  2. July 15, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    So happy to see my bride in this feature! She was stunning and I wish her and Tarvas a long and happy life together!! Congrats again Gina!

  3. Sheashe Shuler
    July 16, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Such a Beautiful Love Story!!! love you Gee and Bub!!!

  4. Patience Jackson
    July 27, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Such a beautiful bride & groom. w

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