~*petals*~ LONG GP Jamaica Wedding Review *PIC HEAVY*
Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:56 PM
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.-Judy GarlandBride and...
Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:39 AM
| Originally Posted by Mellyrox |
I just have to say how helpful Petals review was for me. I actually ended up going with the same resort, and Petals input/review was definitely a factor for me!
Thank you Petals!!
| Originally Posted by donutdjn |
beautiful pictures - thank you for sharing x
| Originally Posted by ames |
wow...your pictures are absolutely stunning. congrats!
| Originally Posted by kate&devon |
Everything looked gorgeous!
Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:41 AM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:29 AM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:39 AM
| Originally Posted by ~*petals*~ |
We held a private reception at the Blue Lagoon restaurant and chose a U-shaped setup.
Photo by Monica Z Photography
We forgot our placecards at home and had to improvise the day of the wedding, by creating a seating chart and giving it to our ushers. There was some drama with this, but it all worked out in the end.
We had the seafood appetizer, the asparagus soup, rum, lime and mint sorbet, and then shrimp (substituted for the lobster tail) and the beef tenderloin for the entrees. The food was very tasty.
It took FOREVER to be served these courses. If there are kids at your wedding, you should stop at the buffet on your way to the reception to get them something to eat. We had to do that for my little nephew, and my nieceâ€¦ and she was knocked out by the time her chicken nuggets and fries arrived with everybody elseâ€™s dinner.
Photo by Monica Z Photography
The length of time it took for dinner service is one of the main reasons we decided to nix the DJ ($900) and make a nice long reggae playlist on my iPod and rent the wireless microphone and speaker setup instead ($250). They have an iPod adapter, so you can plug right into the big speakers. This worked out well for us.
We skipped most of the wedding traditions (bouquet toss, garter, etc.) and instead did the cutting of the cake (which was decent- whipped frosting), toasts by the Best Man and Maid of Honor and a thank-you to our guests, and everybody went upstairs to Infinity Lounge and across to the Disco for dancing after dinner was over.
Photos by Monica Z Photography
Before we left for Negril on Monday, we did some awesome day-after shots around the property. I highly recommend doing this if youâ€™re bringing a photographer with you. It was particularly special since our wedding day was kind of rainy and the wedding started late in the evening. I LOVE these shots. We got some beautiful pictures in the lobby, in the buildings, Infinity Lounge, one of the tiny beaches where the hermit crabs live, and of course in the giant pool.
All in all, our guests had a beautiful vacation and lovely time (some are planning a return trip!), and our wedding was special, unique, touching and better than we couldâ€™ve imagined. Iâ€™m happy to answer any Qâ€™s you have!
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:45 AM
Great review! This puts me back at square one! We thought we decided on Riu Triopical Bay.. but now looking at your pics and review.. hmmmmm..
Would you be able to tell me one thing; with regards to the beach/water. Is it really men made?
Posted 15 December 2010 - 07:59 PM
Enjoyed your review & your wedding pics. You were such a STUNNING bride. Thanks for sharing.