Relaxed Destination Beach Wedding at Tensing Pen in Jamaica – Kristin and Sean

April 15, 2011 | editorial team

destination wedding at Tensing Pen in Negril Jamaica, photos by Sean Flanigan Photography

Today’s destination real wedding of Kristin and Sean takes us across the waters of the Caribbean to Jamaica! With a laid-back atmosphere all around and a lovely hint of formality in the event’s design, this sun-drenched wedding weekend was the perfect get-away. Enjoy these beautiful images from photographer Sean Flanigan!

destination wedding at Tensing Pen in Negril Jamaica, photos by Sean Flanigan Photography

The Goals: Kristin and Sean wanted a wedding that was intimate and personal, and they were thrilled with their decision to have a small destination wedding. “It was our best decision. We were able to share one of our favorite places in the world with our family and friends and were able to spend lots of time with everyone over the 3 days of festivities.”

destination wedding at Tensing Pen in Negril Jamaica, photos by Sean Flanigan Photography

The Design: Because their Negril, Jamaica resort Tensing Pen was so naturally beautiful Kristin and Sean didn’t feel like they needed to introduce a lot of other colors or decor into the mix. They stayed with an all-white color palette for their flowers and reception design, using lots of white candles in their table settings. Their invitations and table numbers were simple and clean – a white square with black print and a small pink heart for a pop of color.  “Our wedding was casual and relaxed and we wanted our invitations to convey that feeling.” At each place setting they gave guests wedding favors of scratch-off lottery tickets inside a custom envelope with a lucky penny. The wedding cake was also a simple but lovely white-on-white design, topped with cute cake toppers from The Pretty Pixie on Etsy.com.

The Look: Kristin originally planned to find a very simple dress without any embellishments that would fit the tropical vibe of their celebration, but once she tried her Reem Acra dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, she knew immediately it was the one! It had a lightly vintage feel to it with a grosgrain ribbon and rhinestone belt, and she accessorized it with rhinestone earrings, a vintage bracelet and hair flowers from Untamed Petals. The women in the wedding party (all of Kristin and Sean’s sisters) wore navy blue dresses from JCrew, and the groom and darling little best man both wore ties from Vineyard Vines.

destination wedding at Tensing Pen in Negril Jamaica, photos by Sean Flanigan Photography

The Moments: Kristin and Sean’s boutique resort Tensing Pen only sleeps 43 people so the whole resort was filled with their loved ones. “It was a really unique experience to have all of our closest friends and family in such a beautiful vacation setting, and to be able to top it all off with our wedding celebration was amazing!” Because it was such a once-in-a-lifetime event, they knew that capturing the trip in images would be all-important. “We really wanted to document it for ourselves and for those that couldn’t be there to celebrate with us. We are really happy that we chose to have such great photographers shoot the wedding as well as a fantastic videographer.  It is really fun to relive the weekend through the photos and video!”

destination wedding at Tensing Pen in Negril Jamaica, photos by Sean Flanigan Photography

The Wedding Film: from cabfare productions

The Pros: To learn about all of the wedding professionals who helped create this wedding day please visit Kristin and Sean’s page in our Real Wedding Library.

Thank you for sharing your amazing wedding with us Kristin and Sean!

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  1. Oh this is a lovely wedding. I love all the dramatic photos, so well captured. I also admire the decors, such a gorgeous wedding.

  2. I just got back from my honeymoon in Negril- we must have been right next door, because The Rock House resort looks exactly the same! How beautiful– and the prices are incredible. Everyone should visit. Such a wonderful country.

  3. Gorgeous photography and wedding!! Love!

  4. Whoa! Since summer is coming, this is the perfect time to get married. I love the hut in the background. Is it already there when they took the photos? And I like the belt in the bride’s gown. The couple is truly wonderful!Congratulations and best wishes!

  5. This is such a beautiful location to host a wedding. Endless sun, exotic picture opportunities; just perfect. That photographer as well!

  6. stunning, this wedding and the photographs are simply stunning! my colors were blue as well and i finished the girls attire off with these stunning custom blue earrings by samantha louise jewelry from one of her handcrafted wedding collections, it was perfect. we also got custom cufflinks for the groomsman, but i cant remember where from!! you can see the custom wedding collections though at http://www.samanthalouisedesign.com

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