Aaron and I had so much fun making this video together. Me on the camera, him on the drone-and his editing skills with my opinion of song and light leaks here and there. 🙂 We may make this a thing!
Floral : Petals Couture | Invitation Suite : Cleggraphy Designs | Rentals : Gold Dust Vintage Rentals | Desserts : Haute Sweet Pastisserie | Gowns : Bella Bridesmaids | Venue : The Oaks Event Center
Restful days spent lounging lead to fancy evening dinners at sunset while in paradise. 🌴 This lavender tied-up top c/o Landry Kate, paired perfectly with a pair of mint pleated high-wasted shorts! Lightweight & chic-just what I needed after getting a little too much Caribbean sun! ☀️
I’m not ready for that little sunburn sting to leave, though! That means that our tropical getaway is further behind us. Mornings start early in Jamaica. The sun is shining bright by 6am, waking me from my sleep around 5:45am each morning. I loved rising with the sun. It helped me feel confident that I wasn’t wasting precious time. Time with my love, in truly the loveliest place we have ever been. Each morning I would run down and get our spots ready on the beach, then return to sit on the patio of our hotel and just relax while Aaron got in an extra hour of sleep. I loved the feeling of walking from our freezing cold room, to the dewy air just outside. It clothed me like a robe, and left me giddy for the day ahead. At 7am on the dot, I’d jump in bed and wake Aaron with warm snuggles and kisses on the cheek. It was time for breakfast and we couldn’t be late! A buffet of every kind of breakfast food you can imagine awaited us, and every morning we would just sit in awe of the beauty that surrounded us.
Our plans for each day were few, and that is just the way we liked it! Although, we couldn’t help but fit some adventure time in, in-between sunning sessions. We went paddle boarding, sailing, searching for Starfish, and swimming away from Stingrays. We had a “private concert” given to us daily, by our new Jamaican friend, Joshua, who dedicated a song just to us. Throughout the day we loved using the crystal clear blue ocean to cool off and get refreshed. We sipped on frozen drinks, accepted aroma therapy cold towels for our faces and necks, had sweet conversations with other couples, ate yummy meal after yummy meal, and did a whole LOT of relaxing. Oh yeah, a spa day too! 80 minute deep tissue massages, side by side followed by fresh coconut cookies and warm citrus herbal tea. It was truly perfection.
Evenings together were just as perfect as our days. Two out of the five days that we were there, a late afternoon shower swept over our resort, leaving everyone gathering their things, and rushing to our rooms. This was so fun! The rain always came at the perfect time-after a long day in the sun. The cold downpour left us chilled, so a warm shower was welcomed. We would take the next hour to get fancied up, then leave our phones behind for an evening of uninterupted time together. We had dinner reservations each night, and ate incredibly fresh, light Caribbean, Italian & Hawaiian cuisine. We finished our meals with dessert, and both agreed that the pineapple upside-down cake was the treat of our stay! We stayed up late each night listening to live music, people watching, and laughing by the prettiest bonfire. We couldn’t have asked for a sweeter vacation, alone together, on an island. I’ll treasure these memories forever!My dainty, never take off necklaces! 14K Gold Custom Silouette Necklace-Le Papier Studio | Lace Choker Necklace in 14″-15″-Made by MaryConcealer-Urban Decay Bare Skin Concealer | Foundation-Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 hour Primer SPF 30 applied with a damp Beauty Blender | Bronzer-Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer | Blush-MAC Limited Edition Alpine Bronze | Highlight-Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone | Lip Liner-Mac Half Red | Lip Stick-Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Coral Fire | Eyebrow Gel-Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel by Benefit in shade 5 | Eyeshadow-Limited Edition A Few of My Favorite Things palette by Too Faced | Mascara-They’re Real by Benefit | Eyeliner (on top and bottom water lines only)-Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Show Me Your Mumu “Ranchco Mirage Lace Up Tunic Dress” C/O Landry Kate | Ribbed Satin Slides-Forver 21 | “Vacation” Hinge Bracelet-Madewell | Beachline Beaded Bracelet-MadewellFrayed Ribbed Satin Slides-Forver 21 | “Vacation” Hinge Bracelet-Madewell | Beachline Beaded Bracelet-Madewell