This is My Fairy Tale!

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.

This is my fairy tale!

117 thoughts on “This is My Fairy Tale!

  1. ahhhh this made my day! I loved the matching blue flip flops. It’s nice to see a couple enjoying their wedding rather than stressing out over every detail.


  2. Beautiful pictures! I married a man from the Caribbean but in a backyard in Idaho (we were really poor) so for our 30th we’re going to do something amazing, I have four years to figure out what. (we did a month long Bangladesh & India trip for our 25th and have been to pretty much all the Caribbean islands). Thanks for sharing your special day!


  3. I remember seeing some of these pictures. They’re so wonderful, and the one of you dragging your husband is so funny.
    I love that Dr. Seuss quote.
    You’re both very lucky.


  4. A charming post! I like the quotes you included too. Your wedding sounded lovely and as a destination wedding planner, I can attest to the emotions you felt. — Margie at ‘IMINA Travel and Events.


  5. Love these pics and sentiments. I hope your love keeps getting stronger. I can honestly say I love my husband more after 10 years than on our wedding day. How happy is that? Thank u for reminding me & sharing your wedding story. Beautiful!


  6. I hope in 50 years from now, you’ll love back with the same love and admiration that you had for each other on your wedding day, as you reminisce about the wonderful life you’ve shared together! 🙂


  7. The picture of you skipping, the last one, is my favorite. And the one of you dragging husband ! 🙂 What happiness I see in this!


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