my name is Shakera. I recently got engaged in February. My finace and I have been together for over 3 years now. He flew all the way to Washington, DC from Canada, where I was finishing school and proposed to me. It is a day I will never forget =) For years we knew that we wanted to get married and when it happened it would be in Jamaica. I am Jamaican and all my family lives there--kind of a no brainer. We had everything planned so it is a matter of executing it. With all my family in JA and his large Canadian family, we knew that the resorts were not going to be able to accomodate our needs and budget. Shopping around we were proven right.
After visiting Jamaica for a week and touring different villas we chose Laughing Waters Villa. The property is breath taking--has everything that we need: large garden areas, ocean view, large beach, waterfalls and most of all PRIVACY!! There was no need to go futher. The wedding will be on May 09, 2017. Being a weekday we get all the vendors esp. photographers for less. Just yesterday we booked our guests into the Grand Bahia Runaway Bay, 20 mins down the road from the venue through Ama Travel/ Air Canada Vacations.
The most excting parts so far are completed-- found my dress, got our engagement photos done, booked the venue and hotel. There is still lots to do: STDs, invitations, finding a wedding planner, photographer, videographer....oh gosh
Some days I feel so overwhelmed with all to come, but I know it will all work out.
I hope to keep blogging and walk you guys through my experience of planning a destination wedding off resort.
Congrats to everyone and happy planning!!!