A love of sunny skies, golden shores and Caribbean culture led Narda Chan and Albert Gilkey to the Jamaica Inn, a low-key luxury resort in Ocho Rios. The New York couple hosted a three-day party, highlighted by a beachside ceremony, for an international gang of 67 friends and family.

Cool Cocktails: Tall glasses of lemonade (and bamboo fans) helped guests beat the tropical heat while they waited for the wedding to start.

Going Strapless: Balmy climes call for lightweight fashions that showcase a little skin. So it's no surprise that Narda chose shoulder-baring styles in chiffon and organza for herself and her maids.

Candlelight Reception: An alfresco affair lit entirely by flickering flames—there isn't an easier way to create a hip, sultry ambience. Votives and pillar candles decorated every bit of the reception site, including the long feasting tables, the pool patio and the ocean-view terrace.

Tropical Blooms: The savvy couple took full advantage of Jamaica's bountiful blossoms, incorporating island-grown bougainvillea into their arrangements, along with imported flowers like Casablanca lilies and dendrobium orchids.

Clean Accents: Understated elegance is the name of the game when your setting is easy and breezy. The menu card's simple white background with brown trim and bow is a classic example.

Partying Under the Stars: There's nothing like grooving in an open-air setting. While the crash of ocean waves provided a seaside serenade, this twosome added DJ tunes to the mix.

Narda and Albert in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

It was island stylin' by the sea for this couple's Jamaica celebration

A love of sunny skies, golden shores and Caribbean culture led Narda Chan and Albert Gilkey to the Jamaica Inn, a low-key luxury resort in Ocho Rios. The New York couple hosted a three-day party, highlighted by a beachside ceremony, for an international gang of 67 friends and family.

Cool Cocktails: Tall glasses of lemonade (and bamboo fans) helped guests beat the tropical heat while they waited for the wedding to start.

Going Strapless: Balmy climes call for lightweight fashions that showcase a little skin. So it's no surprise that Narda chose shoulder-baring styles in chiffon and organza for herself and her maids.

Candlelight Reception: An alfresco affair lit entirely by flickering flames—there isn't an easier way to create a hip, sultry ambience. Votives and pillar candles decorated every bit of the reception site, including the long feasting tables, the pool patio and the ocean-view terrace.

Tropical Blooms: The savvy couple took full advantage of Jamaica's bountiful blossoms, incorporating island-grown bougainvillea into their arrangements, along with imported flowers like Casablanca lilies and dendrobium orchids.

Clean Accents: Understated elegance is the name of the game when your setting is easy and breezy. The menu card's simple white background with brown trim and bow is a classic example.

Partying Under the Stars: There's nothing like grooving in an open-air setting. While the crash of ocean waves provided a seaside serenade, this twosome added DJ tunes to the mix.

When her regular stylist couldn’t make the trip to Jamaica, Narda decided to do her own hair, and created this classic side coil, accented with a cymbidium orchid.

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica