When we planned our wedding at Breezes Trelawny in Jamaica for January 4th, 2011, we didn’t have high expectations for the resort, rather for our family and our ability to have a great time in any situation. My husband and I had traveled around the world and our only hope was to experience somewhere new while marrying each other. What we didn’t expect was that it was a tropical paradise situated in some of the most stunningly beautiful surroundings on earth. After all, it was here where our lifetime together began.
Breezes Trelawny is not the top resort in Jamaica and it lacks in several all-inclusive areas, such as food, available activities, and cleanliness, but the great photo opportunities were in abundance. I can’t imagine anywhere else in the world where we could get photos on the beach, around a flower-filled walkway, near rustic shacks, in a gazebo, around a pool, on a rock climbing wall, and on a trapeze (Okay, I can guarantee you didn’t expect the trapeze, but it worked).
Most people spend thousands of dollars on having the most beautiful wedding setting and spend thousands more on alcohol and food to follow the ceremony. Our simple, classic wedding was preceded by a dancing bride down the isle that just so happened to be a spectacular beach and succeeded with an open bar and unlimited food in an à la carte restaurant with a singing, dancing waiter. Everything was easy and surreal.
You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without
~ Author Unknown ~
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.
~ Dr. Seuss~As I danced down the beach toward the man of my dreams, my only thought was that he was too far away. We focused on each other and made it a fun, unique adventure. The luscious, green trees provided the perfect contrast to our white attire. Even our bridal party kicked up their heals and experienced something playful.
Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.