As medical students completing their residency in general surgery in Barbados, Adrienne and Charles were used to long hours practicing and studying their craft. However, the stress of working their hospital rounds melted away when Adrienne and Charles locked eyes during a tutorial group. They were introduced by a mutual friend, and it was as if they instantaneously fell in love. Adrienne shares, “Charles treated me like a princess from day one. He is by far the most romantic man I know.”
The couple would eventually part to continue their medical school education: Adrienne moved back to the Bahamas, and Charles stayed in Barbados. However, distance only made their hearts grow fonder and reaffirmed for Charles that he need Adrienne in his life forever. Charles proposed to Adrienne by showing up in the Bahamas unexpected. Adrienne recalls, “My Maids of Honor, Krystal and Deandra, picked Charles up from the airport and lured me to the gardens of the Hilton hotel. I saw him and began to cry instantly. He had roses and a saxophonist playing, ‘You Are So Beautiful to Me’ (a song my mum who passed away the previous year from cancer would always sing to me.) I cried and said, ‘Yes.’ I was so happy. He really is my prince charming.”
The couple celebrated the New Year with a beautiful January wedding in the Bahamas. Adrienne’s mother’s spirit was present during every moment of their nuptials. Adrienne shares, “The vision [for my wedding] was created by [my mom] down to the music that was played as I walked down the aisle.” White flowers and décor gave both their ceremony and reception spaces an ethereal, angelic feel. Adrienne and her bridesmaids wore white, and Adrienne stunned in two wedding gowns. For her church ceremony, she evoked the essence of a princess wearing a ballgown with a 6ft long cathedral veil. Her reception dress was form fitting, fun, sexy and daring.
Every moment of their nuptials were beautiful, but Adrienne’s most memorable moment was her husband’s speech to her. She shares, “He spoke directly from the heart and I was so surprised that he was able to open up that way in the front of so many people. He is just amazing.” Through medical school, and the struggles of long distance relationship, Adrienne and Charles put “Their Love on Top,” and there’s nothing more beautiful than sharing that love with the people who mean the most to you.
This wedding was featured in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Make sure to visit the gallery for more gorgeous photos!
Bride/Groom: Adrienne and Charles Lucas
Wedding date: January 3, 2015
Venue: Atlanta Resorts Bahamas
Quick Facts from the Bride
Favorite item on the menu: Butternut squash soup
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen Gifts: As a gift to my girls I purchased the dresses that they wore on the day of the wedding. They also got very cute bags with their first initial embroidered on the outside. There were little trinkets in the bags. As for the guys they got cigars and a customized case
First dance song: Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey- “Endless Love”
From the bride:
"My daddy is always so good to me and he didn't cut any corners and made sure that his 'boo boo' was happy. He is truly the definition of an amazing father and role model. He listened to every detail even me rambling about a dress that I'm sure he had no clue about. My aunts Nicki, Julie, and Ava tolerated my mood swings and my type A personality for the entire journey and Im so grateful. My bridal party was amazing!!!!! My girls took me to Vegas for my bachelorette party and we had the time of our lives!!! My MOH's and my bridesmaid Daaly planned a weekend of events. We had a BLAST!!!!
I have to say Jessica Sanchez from Paper Couture in Coral Gables was heaven sent!!! she created the most amazing wedding invitation ever. She was so hands on she honestly feels like family. She brought my vision to life and made it even bette." - Adrienne
"My best memory would have to be my husband's speech. He spoke directly from the heart and I was so surprised that he was able to open up that way in the front of so many people. He is just amazing." - Adrienne
Bride's dress: Ines di Santo (first gown) // Pnina Tornai (2nd gown)
Bridal Salon: 1st dress - Bridal Reflections // 2nd dress - Kleinfelds
Bride's shoes: Louboutin
Bridesmaids dresses: Jossie's Couture - Miami // Phylicia Ellis - Nassau, Bahamas
Cakes/Desserts: Atlantis Resorts
Ceremony: Christ Church Cathedral
Event Designer: Gregory Wilkinson
Event Planner: Bahama Fantasies
Flowers: Bahama Fantasies
Groom's attire: Giorgio Armani
Groomsmen attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Sherlin Major
Makeup: Nestea Sealy, The Pink Makeup Brush + Khandise Smith, Fab Faces Makeup Artistry
Photography: Lyndah Wells Photography
Reception venue: Atlantis Resort Bahamas
Stationery: Jessica Sanchez of Paper Couture - Coral Gables, FL
Videography: Daniel Bayssassew, King of Hearts Media