Joel and Michelle's Intimate Wedding at The Island of Sugar and Spice in Grenada
Aye, relive the destination wedding of Joel and Michelle Toppin in the island of sugar and spice, the amazing Caribbean island Grenada 🇬🇩. The AfroCaribbean couple ‘wowed’ us with their stunning and lovely Caribbean wedding photos with so much eye popping beautiful moments captured by Grenada based Wedding Photographer Andy Johnson Photos.
Joel and Michelle wanted an intimate wedding with close families and friends, hence location was such an important component of just about anything for their wedding. The right spot for an event can literally make all the difference, and their choice was absolutely on point.
On the most gorgeous of sunny tropical days with island vibes, Joel and Michelle became one in August 2018 with their closest family and friends surrounding them in an intimate and perfect day of celebration. Joel and Michelle chose to wed at Le Phare Bleu Villa Resort with the beachfront paradise of the venue as the backdrop to their ceremony.
And bwoy, how stunning did the wedding pictures come out with Andy Johnson Photos capturing all their beautiful moments perfectly. This wedding was unique, every piece of their day was a direct and perfect reflection of this stunning couple’s love and style. Talking about style, oh em gee!! How super duper HAWT was the bride in her non-traditional dress!! She didn’t come to play with anyone at all for real, look at that DRIP, she snatched and bodied her stunning silver fabulous dress to perfection.
Fam, she also rocked her awesome short hair for her bridal look, only a few can slay short hair cuts (go ask Mrs Ros Singleton who also rocked a short hair cut with a non-traditional black dress for her wedding). Michelle effortlessly defined the Hashtag FLAWLESS, Hashtag Werkkkkk it Bride! By the way, her stunning non-traditional dress was from Versailles Brooklyn, a fashion store in Brooklyn, New York.
Her Nubian King and hubby was also well dressed looking so fresh, so clean and dapper in his white and black bespoke wedding suit. While his groomsmen all rocked blue and white outfits, coupled with some bespoke African inspired bowties. Love them.
How Joel and Michelle Met
We met 11 years ago on a boat-ride party!! I was living in Georgia and he was living in Brooklyn New York, we had a long distance relationship for about 4 years till I decided to sell my business and move to NY to be with him. He proposed to me September 2015 at a surprise dinner party with close friends and family.
Tell Us About Your Wedding Day
I had a very intimate wedding with close family and friends on the island. I am a carnival junkie so I wanted my guest to also experience spice mass carnival that’s why my husband and I choose the month of August to get married so our guest would also get a treat.
So we planned to have a destination wedding in my country where I was born, my sweet island of Grenada 🇬🇩. We decided to have a carnival wedding theme since carnival was the same month we planned our wedding in August, also we decided to give our guest a little treat 2 for the price of 1 lol. I also decided I did not want a traditional wedding dress I wanted something sexy simple and elegant. I’m not a traditional type of girl. Lol .. I also found one of the best photographers on the island Andy Johnson, he captured our best moment.
Thanks for letting us share your beautiful love story Joel and Michelle. Much love and best wishes to you both as you continue to embark on your amazing journey to together forever. ‘Nuff’ blessings with much love from our team at My Afro Caribbean Wedding.
Discover Grenada – The Spice of the Caribbean
Grenada is an island country and sovereign state consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Grenada, with its unspoilt landscapes, has the perfect balance, appealing to the interest of adventure lovers, beach dwellers, or couples looking for a romantic destination. On our picturesque and petite island, you can go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Grand Anse Beach to trekking through the rainforest of Seven Sisters Waterfalls, all within a day. Our English-speaking nation has some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean, so, even if you happen to get lost, you will surely encounter other aspects of our vibrant culture and hospitality.
The names of our villages, architecture in our towns and dialect spoken throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique bear reference to Grenada’s intriguing history of South American and European settlements. If you’re a traveller who likes to engage in the history of your destination as much as basking in the sun, then come and discover our journey from colonialism to democracy, which reveals a captivating course of events. Discover more about Grenada on the Grenada Tourism Authority‘s website.