In a setting glittering with elegance, Dwayne took the hand of his bride Tiffany and looked into her eyes, as more than 300 guests gathered round and fireworks exploded overhead.
Hundreds turned up at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church on Pedro Castle Road on June 18 to witness the happy occasion as former Bodden Town MLA Dwayne “John John” Seymour married Tiffany Rankin on her birthday.
From the time he met his Cumber Avenue bride, Mr. Seymour – a Gun Square boy – said he knew he wanted to marry her.
“When we met, I could not believe a girl could make me laugh so much. It’s because of our Bodden Town connections, we have so much in common, we knew all the town jokes and town characters. That means a lot to me and makes me happier, so thank you, Tif,” said Mr. Seymour. He also thanked his wife’s son Terrell for allowing him to date his mother and called his two daughters, Dior and Tahiti, to sing a song accepting Tiffany as their stepmother.
As guests arrived at the wedding, they were treated to soothing music played by violinist Kate Allenger.
Soon, the bridal party began to make their way down the aisle. Seven groomsmen and seven bridesmaids, one best man and maid of honor were followed by two flower girls scattering flower petals, a ring bearer and a sign bearer holding up the words: “Uncle Dwayne, here comes the love of your life.”
Then looking oh-so-cute in a puffy purple tutu was the couple’s daughter Tanieyah Seymour, being pulled down the aisle in a Cinderella carriage by her sister Dior. At last, the bride made her appearance in a white mermaid-style gown sparkling with beaded embroidery, carrying a bright bouquet complementing the colors of her peacock-themed wedding. They then said the vows that made them man and wife.
At the wedding reception, a big gate decorated with colorful flowers opened into the dining and dancing area. Continuing the color scheme of the ceremony, round tables placed under the tented reception area were bedecked in a variety of luxurious linens, fine glasses and plates. Each table held a peacock floral arrangement in sparkling vases.
The head table was lavishly draped with flowers and a ruffled, shiny blue table cloth. The wedding cake was five layers with a golden peacock on top. Even the tent ceiling was beautifully decorated with flowers and sparkling chandeliers.
As the guests arrived at the reception, they were greeted by hundreds of twinkling lights, champagne, live music and cheese platters.
Making their entrance into the reception, groomsmen wearing fedoras made their way down the red carpet with the bridesmaids on their arms. The bride and groom followed.
Soon after the reception started, the couple shared their first dance as husband and wife on a dance floor engraved with both names, as the guests looked on. The couple danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” in one of the most memorable moments, as Mr. Seymour held his new wife’s hand and twirled her around the dance floor.
After a dinner from serving stations filled with shrimp, turtle, conch, chicken, beef and other accompaniments, the couple had a few surprises in store for their many friends and family.
Not only were the skies lit up with fireworks, but the bride, dressed in a jazzy funky silver dance costume, along with her bridesmaids, danced for her husband. Meeting the challenge, Mr. Seymour and his groomsmen had a blast dancing to “Uptown Funk.”
The bride was also treated to a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” led by her new husband.
And there was still more, as the groom surprised his wife with a performance by popular New York R&B singer Case, and the couple danced the night away.
The decorations were by Clint Hunter of Imagination Events and the bridal floral arrangements were by the bride’s own company, Partyville.
The couple is honeymooning in Bora Bora in the South Pacific.