Post # 1
What do you think Bees?
You may have seen me on the Destination Wedding board. Well, by the time we figured out the aproximate costs of our AHR, it was just as much as doing the whole shebang here.
Once costs were about equal, FH’s resolve started to go away.
We were stuck with balancing sad family/guilt trips because the wouldn’t be able to come to a Destination Wedding against really really really wanting to do it.
Suffice it to say, we booked a local venue today for next April. (Heavy sigh-since when are weddings about what everyone else wants, when you, ie me only, are paying for everything? sorry…mini-vent)
Well, we picked a lovely place where we can bring in our own catering and bar, so that helps *but so many rules…no sparklers/flying lanters/hanging things from the ceilings with tacks…
It has a lagoon beach and waterfall, and an indoor reception area. We are going to try to bring our Destination Wedding home, so to speak, and were getting quotes on island style/carribean food:
tropical fruit and kokoda as appetizer
buffet with jerk chicken, coconut milk fish and/or polynesian pork, rice and pidgeon peas, veggies or greens, plantains
Would you eat this? Or would you miss the chicken/beef or fish menue with mashed potato and veg?
Post # 3
sounds like a great idea and very fitting!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2012 - the Columns Hotel
Sounds delish- I would be really excited if I was a guest!
Post # 6
Well visitors to Jamaica tend to love our food for the most part so unless you have a veeerrryyy demanding guest, you should be fine.
Just make sure the jerk chicken isnt too spicy and you should be fine as I find that many persons do not tolerate fiery food too well. Jerk chicken is pretty similar to BBQ chicken just not saucy and with a little more vibes…lol I think you should have a rocking Caribbean/Island lunch. Just thinking about pineapple rice and rice peas is making me hungry mmmm
Post # 7
I think it would be delicious!
Post # 9
OMG, that sounds heavenly. Go for it!
Post # 10
@thelawwon: I’m in the same boat as you trying to bring our planned and cancelled (due to his parents guilt trips and manipulations) Destination Wedding in St. Thomas local. I would totally serve island food!!!!!
Post # 11
1. I live in Miami, so this is a no-brainer. In adition to eating traditional African-American foods, I’ve enjoyed Bahamian, Jamaican, and Cuban cuisine over the years.
2. We want to take our honeymoon in Bahamas. Our theme is Bahamian tropical and we’re even having our dinner reception @ Bahama Breeze.
If you like explosions of flavor, go for it!