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The bride-to-be wore a pair of earrings gifted by her parents together with her future in-laws in the spirit of the Arab tradition to be “dressed” in jewellery from both families; she received many heirlooms that night. The engagement ring was also put on for the first time since the “asking”.
The couple went with a Christmas theme, as the party was held one week before the celebration of the birth of Christ.
There were an assortment of booths with Benihana stir-fry, and Arabic cuisine catered by Boomerang Catering. The couple also served Arabic sweets, cupcakes and fruits. Jenna Khal made a delicious two-tiered, vanilla cake with red poinsettias, and also crafted mini vanilla fondant cake boxes with inside rings and the couple’s initials on the outside.
Robyn and Jean-Marc met through a mutual friend at an Old Year’s Night party in 2003.
The couple was on vacation in St. Maarten, sharing a glass of wine on the balcony of their hotel at sunset, when Jean-Marc asked Robyn to close her eyes, then went down on one knee and proposed.
Robyn and Jean-Marc were blessed to be involved with jobs they loved since childhood, and their engagement photo-shoot was designed to reflect both Robyn’s passion for art, and Jean-Marc’s love for aviation.
Jean-Marc was always very interested in the BWIA L1011 airplane housed at the Chaguaramas Military History & Aviation Museum. Robyn’s Caribbean Airlines painting juxtaposed against the BWIA L1011 celebrates the sixtyfive year history of BWIA with its most recent iteration in the form of Caribbean Airlines, and serves as a link between the past and present.
The engagement allowed them to merge separate interests into something amazing. In the same way, they would merge their lives, to create something even more beautiful than their separate selves.