- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I’ll tell you that we took almost 500 pics, this is just a mere few. And I didn’t want to post too many, so I made a few collages out of some of the pics so you can see 4 or 5 at a time. This post is gonna be loooonggg, so read at your leisure. Haha.
Well, I know you’ve heard it before, but Hubs paid for the entire wedding, on his own, no help, in cash, no DEBT. He also took care of our honeymoon!! My HERO!!! I am OVER the MOON appreciative for all of it and I mention it every chance I get. (((Swoon)).
As if that were not enough though, he also had several SURPRISES in store for me that he had planned remotely with the resort by email and by phone without me knowing!!! I tell you more about that in a few…
Where we stayed: Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica for 7 days and 6 nights. I kept the wedding budget to a “T” because I wanted an amazing honeymoon and a house (which I’ll post about later) and Terrance NAILED the amazing honeymoon part!!! He booked VIP concierge level service and I felt like a celebrity. Although sometimes it was a bit embarrassing to get such preferenical treatment and be singled out in front of all the other guests. LOL. But everytime I felt like that, Hubs would say “Only the best for my babygirl”. So I had to do nothing but appreciate it…and HIM!!
***TIP***If you are traveling in a region that needs a passport, DO NOT book your ticket with your married name unless you will already have a passport in your married name. Sounds cute to do that, but when I thought about it, my driver’s license and passport would not have my new last name on them at the time of travel so I booked with my maiden name and BOY am I glad I did. I saw ppl really having an ordeal with that both going there and coming home.
***TIP***If you are thinking of going to Ocho Rios in Jamaica, know that it is about 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours away from the airport, which is in Montego Bay. You’ll have to take a 2 hour ride after the plane ride. Sandals provides the shuttle included in the package. Believe it or not, it wasn’t a bad ride. Hubs and I had loaded our Xoom tablets with music and movies anticipating this long ride but the driver pointed out historic landmarks and talked about the island of Jamaica and culture, etc. He piped reggae music thru the radio and all of us sang along. Yeah, we really all did. WE WERE ON VACATION!!! LOL.
What we did: We didn’t want to plan a full itinerary. After all, it IS our honeymoon and there needed to be LOTS of what we refer to as “newlywed time”. And there was PLENTY of that. Tee hee. We almost missed our luggage bc when the bell man came knocking we tried to completely ignore him!! After a few tries, Hubs finally said “could you come back later??”. ((I’m Blushing)). And the bell man said, “but I have your bags, sir!!”. LOL. That’s 1 of my fondest memories. Hahaha.
We did the zip line canopy tour which was AWESOME. Something he had scheduled and I was NOT a fan of it at first. It was alot of walking to the top of the mountains and I nagged alot!! Ha!! I was scared SHITLESS to do the first zipline, but after that, I was PUMPED!! If you get enough BALLS to do it, you will absolutely LOVE it.
We also climbed Dunns River Falls!!! Instead of a shuttle or a taxi, we went by PARTY BOAT!!! It was sooo much fun just commuting to the falls!!! LOL. There was a DJ and awesome music on the boat. On the way back, the water was verrry choppy. So it was like a water roller coaster on the boat!!! They serve drinks and a light lunch and there was soooo much singing and dancing. it was a BLAST!!!
On Wednesday night at this resort, there was a WHITE LINEN BEACH PARTY. When we booked, months in advance, and were assigned our concierge, she told us about the white party. So we had brought appropriate outfits. There was live music and entertainment. Of course great food. BUT…GET…THIS; the AFTERPARTY was called CHOCOLATE DECADENCE in which they served nothing but chocolate and champagne. 1 of the most amazing things EVER. Very romantic and very posh. I loved it.
Every time I travel, I try to go outside of the resort and shop in the marketplace. The souveniers in the gift shop were surprisingly reasonable and very nice. But the real deal Jamaica, I had to see. Our concierge scheduled a taxi/van to come pick us up, just Hubs and I. It was cool. They are a very poor country but they have an AMAZING attitude about things. They don’t need much. EVERYTHING IS IRIE!! NO WORRIES, MON!!!
Thursday night, my Hubs surprised me with a beautiful gown he bought, packed, and brought on the trip for me to wear without me even knowing!!! It was a gorgeous gown and everyone complimented me on it. I felt like a Princess. It was a
I have so much more to say but I know this is long enough. Basically, in short, my honey gave me the most romantic and ENCHANTING honeymoon a girl could ever want. And I thank him for it from the bottom of my heart!!!