A Jamaica Destination Wedding at the Rockhouse

It may have been April, but it still felt like February in Chicago. Luckily, I had a trip to Jamaica coming up to cure my leftover winter blues. Jessica and Christiaan had a wonderful destination wedding at the Rockhouse in Negril, and I was thrilled to be able to document their day. This was my first trip to Jamaica, and Jessica and Christiaan went out of their way to make sure that I was able to enjoy my stay as if I were a guest at the wedding!

The cliffs of Negril along the ocean provided a beautiful backdrop for both the wedding ceremony and reception. There was some heavy rain the night before the destination wedding, but it looked as if the weather was going to cooperate on the big day. Although the sun was shining for most of the day, our dinner was interrupted by a huge downpour. The rain forced us to move the reception indoors, but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits; we were all having too much fun! This was also my first time working with the fantastic Erin Hunt: makeup artist, hair stylist, and my dance partner at the end of the night! Thank you, Jess and Christiaan for letting me be a part of your wedding day. Coming up next on the blog – some shots from the post-destination wedding couples session!

Destination Wedding Venue and Catering – Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica
Coordinator – Inise Lawrence
Hair and Makeup – Erin Hunt
Flowers – Floral Fantasies

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  1. Whitney

    Great job with these pictures! Totally excited that we have booked you for our wedding although sadly we won’t be bringing you to Jamaica.

  2. Emily

    What a beautiful wedding! Gorgeous pictures, Steve – just gorgeous!

  3. Heather

    you really captured the atmosphere of the event perfectly.

  4. Maria

    Beautiful photos, Steve! Makes me wish I were getting married in Jamaica!

  5. these rock!!! red stripe is the BESTEST! :D

  6. Love these. Looks like everyone had so much fun! You totally captured the spirit.. plus, beautiful location!

  7. Steve- you are the man. That is all.

  8. LOVE these! You’ve captured some amazing moments – I especially love the getting ready shots. :)

  9. Michelle Rodriguez

    Oh wow Steve! I love all of these! The getting ready shots and the ceremony ones are fantastic. I love the ceremony shot of the bride through the fabric. Such pretty light!

  10. Amy

    I love the portrait where their heads are together through the rocks. This looks like such a beautiful wedding!

  11. Amazing photos, looks like an amazing wedding. Lots of fun. :)

  12. Oh goodness! What a GORGEOUS wedding! Your work is amazing, these are all so stunning! You can just see how in love they are!

  13. Sandy

    Such great ambience in some of these. Beautiful pictures.

  14. HOLY COW!!! You did such an amazing job!!!!

  15. Oh isn’t she just the prettiest bride EVER? Stunning images of a gorgeous wedding. Jamaica looks like a beautiful place, I can see why you’re missing it.

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  17. Amelie

    This makes me want to get married again! Beautiful pictures, Steve!

  18. These are great! Those shoes are killer, and the green wall….HELLO COLOR!

  19. Toni

    looks like a really good time!love that shot with the moon above.

  20. Wow! These are amazing. Fabulous work!!!

  21. Rae

    Oh My Gosh…. What can I sayyy?? What a beautiful wedding! Beautiful spunky couple! Amaaazzzing location!! Beautiful details… Great party!! FABULOUS job in capturing their amazingly special day.

  22. Wow, this is a killer post. Beautiful couple, beautiful location, and beautiful images. The tri-fecta!

  23. Wow! These are fantastic, you really did justice to an amazing location and wedding. Superb photos!

  24. Adam

    These are awesome, Steve. I really like the getting-ready shots and ceremony shots.

  25. Anny

    Amazing pictures, great job!!! Beautiful wedding…

  26. What a beautiful wedding… and a fun party afterwards!! You seriously ROCK the cool angles and perspectives!

  27. Auntie Sylvia

    Steve you have done a fabulous job .
    You have truly captured the love of
    Jessica and Christiaan,and our island
    celebration with them.

  28. Auntie Sylvia

    Steve you have done a fabulous job.You have truly captured the love of Jessica and Christiaan,and our island celebration with them.

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  30. I love this wedding, Steve!! How awesome! Really wonderful work. I especially love that first Red Stripe shot.

  31. Steven

    This is a magnificent wedding Steve. Good job capturing it!

  32. Razvan

    Beautiful set, Steve. The location is gorgeous!

  33. Steve! You tore this wedding up!! great job start to end. great couple and great details!

  34. These are fabulous photos, Steve! What an awesome time it looks like everyone had… you captured it beautifully.

  35. Becca

    I don’t know how I missed this one…but this is fantastic. My bride and groom from two weeks ago went to Rockhouse for their honeymoon. It is a gorgeous place and your pictures are just stunning. I’m sure you had a marvelous time!

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  37. These are some of the most gorgeous wedding piuctures I have ever seen, they are so lighthearted and natural. Jessicas dress is exactly what I have been looking for for myself, I am marrying next year for the second time. And those bridesmaid dresses are the most amazing colour.

  38. These are great. So much energy in them all! You couldn’t have captured the day any better.

  39. Samuel

    This is just the greatest location ever! I really like the twilight lantern shots, looks like such a fun wedding.

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