Rachelle and Iranola met at a 4th of the July picnic that the Nigerian Soccer League was hosting, and Iranola first asked her how the food was. Since then food has become a common inside joke and theme between the couple. He proposed one dinner at home, giving her the ring before he asked. Rachelle laughingly said, “You still have to ask the question!”
Together with their Destify agent Natalie, the couple chose the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. They wanted a resort where the food would be really good, and Iberostar met those requirements. With their unconventional work schedules, they wanted their wedding to be a break, and it was the perfect way to make all of their loved one’s getaway for an intimate vacation. Rachelle said, “We just wanted a little bit of paradise”. Both Natalie and the wedding team worked hard to provide proper communication and to coordinate the travel for their guests, many of whom were traveling internationally.
Around 20 guests attended the destination wedding in Jamaica, and the couple stayed for 6 days. Before the wedding, the couple held a dinner rehearsal. Rachelle had a relaxing day getting ready for the ceremony and actually took a swim in the ocean before getting ready. The ceremony was at 5pm at the wedding gazebo. Rachelle walked down the aisle with her father while Stevie Wonder’s ‘Ribbon in the Sky’ played.
After, the couple held a private reception on the beach, with music, and delicious food. Rachelle said, “We danced, and danced and danced!” There was also a mother and daughter dance which was one of Rachelle’s favorite moments. To continue celebrating the festivities, the day after the wedding many of the guests went on a snorkeling and catamaran cruise.
Rachelle says if you’re thinking about anything other then a destination wedding, it’s not worth it. She loved that it was a one-stop-shop for planning and that it turned out to be such an amazing vacation. It was something you don’t get to do for a regular wedding, and you got to make the most out of your experience.