Celebrity chef Huda and Lamar’s dream wedding has come true in Barbados

Photography Andrew Browne

As the saying goes, “if it’s meant to be, it will be”. This turned out to be true for the Michelin-starred chef, Fierce cooking champion and founder of Just Savor, Chef Huda, and her beau, IT director and former owner of Lamar vineyard. They first met in 2010, briefly introduced by a friend who thought they could help each other in business.

“She thought we had to meet because Huda was an amazing chef and I owned a winery at the time and she thought we could work together and we would be the perfect match,” Lamar told ESSENCE. But things stalled. Better yet, they never started.

“We exchanged business cards and never followed each other,” he adds.

But because Huda and Lamar were actually meant to be, two years later life would bring them together again.

“In 2012, we were both at the same party in Arlington, Virginia, and when I saw her I walked over and said ‘Hey I know you’ and of course she said ‘ No, you don’t know him ‘. ”He recalls.“ I reminded him in detail of how we met two years ago and my memories must have impressed him because we spent the rest of the night. and that we have been inseparable ever since. ”

The love of the two would culminate in a proposal in the beautiful Hillwood Estate in DC (and the museum and garden) and finally, a wedding in Barbados on November 20, 2021. Getting to this point wouldn’t be easy, as the couple had done. to postpone their big day Three times, making their plans for two years due not only to COVID, but personal family barriers as well. Nonetheless, when their wedding weekend finally took place, it was an unforgettable moment. It involved a private island tour, a catamaran cruise, a visit to Rihanna’s childhood home and more. But nothing beats their dreamy nuptials at The Crane resort, with four incredible chefs cooking up Barbadian fare (including one of our favorites, Javon Cummins), a fiddler and cellist at the ceremony, and the happiest moment of all. , Huda and Lamar arrive together to cement their lifelong love.

“Seeing loved ones and close friends in Barbados help us celebrate our love is a moment I will never forget,” Huda said.

Take a look at some snaps from their special day, plus more details about the planning process and their unique love story.


Location: The Crane Resort Barbados

Groom’s tuxedo: Miguel Wilson Collection

Wedding dress: Randy Fenoli, Kleinfeld Bridal

Wedding Event Coordinator: April Rock of The Crane Resort

Decor: Petals Paradise Inc. by Robert Carter

Bridal Hairstylist: Janelle Griffith of Renaissance Beauty Barbados

Bridal Makeup: Alicia Griffith of Radiance By Alicia

Wedding Cake: Chef Javon Cummins from Aromatics Barbados

DJ Services: Roger Williams of Gerald Sounds

Videographer: Damion Hallet of Cielo International

Photographer: Andrew Browne Photography

Live Stream: Shane Holton

The Culinary Wedding Experience of Barbados’ Best Chefs:

Chef Damian Leach

Chef Trevon Stoute

Chief Creig Greenidge

Chef Javon Cummins

Minister: Rev. Anderson kellman


Omar Haynes – Steel Pot Player

Angel Stringz – Violinist and Cello

Surprise virtual performance by Doug E. Fresh

SUBJECTS: Black Love Black Weddings Bridal Bliss

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