Eighty-five guests witnessed the recent marriage of Sophia Flowers of Midland, Michigan, and local boxer Peter Lewison of Prospect, George Town.
After three years together, they were married by Rev. Donovan Myers at Tiki Beach on June 25.
The couple met about four years ago in Grand Cayman when Sophia and her friends were visiting the island.
“[I] actually met him within a few hours of my arrival,” said Sophia. “He went completely out of his way to accommodate my friends and myself during our visit.”
After Sophia returned to the States, she and Peter kept in touch and the relationship took off. Peter would frequently visit Sophia in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lived with her daughter, Chloé. According to Peter, after the first year of dating, “I knew she was the one I wanted to be with for the rest of my life and have a family with. I waited a year to propose.”
And at her home in Atlanta, Sophia got a surprise proposal.
“The words he expressed were so beautiful and touching,” said Sophia.
“I also loved the fact that he discussed it with my Dad and daughter before proposing.”
Jim Flowers escorted his daughter down the aisle. She wore a wedding dress designed by Winnie Chlomin and carried a bouquet arranged by the Flower Dell.
Among the guests at the ceremony, 43 flew in from the U.S. to watch Sophia, a professional model, and Peter, a professional cruiserweight boxer, tie the knot at the beautiful beachside venue.
“My favorite part of the ceremony was when Peter presented Chloé with a ring to symbolize his full circle of love for her,” said Sophia. “I also loved performing the sand ceremony with Chloé and Peter to unite and blend our family as one.”
For Peter, watching his bride make her way down the aisle and placing the ring on her finger are his two most favorite memories.
The newlywed couple will live in Atlanta, and will honeymoon in Cuba and Jamaica later on this month. According to the couple, the only thing that was missing on their special day was not having a videographer.