From October 13- 14, 2012 Montego Bay was the capital of the wonderful world of weddings. The Jamaica Bridal Expo staged its first ever event at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, showcasing some of Jamaica’s best wedding vendors and resources in The Complete Resort.
Located on Jamaica’s shores are some of the leading and most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, offering some of the best amenities and experiences found anywhere in the world.It’s no wonder that Jamaica is a destination of choice for celebrities, not only to vacation, but to tie the knot. These high end- locales come with spectacular views and choice accommodations and the staff are adept in catering to the lifestyle of the privileged.
Wedding enthusiasts, service providers, photographers, videographers and lucky brides and grooms to be showed up in massive numbers to The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in the island’s capital, Kingston for its highly anticipated annual Wedding Expo. Held from March 10-11, 2012 in the hotel’s Grand Jamaican Suite the event gave patrons the opportunity to peruse a number of booths while collecting all the information necessary for planning a dream wedding in Jamaica.
From fabric to jewellery, dresses, decor, bridal registries, venues and honeymoon packages, those in attendance had the chance to see stunning displays that only hinted at the vast possibilities of a Jamaican wedding. The Grand Exhibition also featured cakes, floral arrangements, beauty and grooming, video and photography services, hair and make-up shows and more from over 50 exciting exhibitors. Among the crowd favourites were Tai Flora, New Levels Decor, Petals & Promises, Future Events Ja, Island Gems and Quoture by Isabella.
Whether you dream of romance by the sea or on the steps of a historic great house, Jamaica has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your love with a destination wedding. From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls the island is packed with settings simply ideal for a wedding even the angels would envy.
Infuse your adventurous nature into your nuptials with a wedding on the falls at Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. One of Jamaica’s most celebrated national treasures Dunn’s River Falls is as well known as reggae and equally stimulating. There are few places where the Arawak name “Xayamaca” – land of rivers and springs – is more apt. The Spaniards called the area “Las Chorreras”, meaning “the waterfalls” or “springs” and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island.
Jamaica is one of the most sought after romantic destinations in the world, let alone The Caribbean. Whether old or young, eccentric or laid back, couples from across the globe travel to the island’s shores to experience its seductive charm. When you’re looking for a cozy, private place to stay try this list of 5 Intimate Hideaways:
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Scattered on the cliffs overlooking Boston Bay, Portland (on the North east point of Jamaica), Great Huts is an oceanfront ecotourism resort described by many as “the perfect place to see the real Jamaica”. The uniquely built huts on the property create an African styled beach-jungle-cliff habitat village that presents a pleasant hideaway for the back-packing ecotourist as well as the easy-going romantic.
Known to be one of the most romantic getaways in the world Jamaica’s landscape is filled with stunning waterfalls, streams, rivers, forests, mountains and plains promising endless activities for couples to engage in. It is for this very reason that the island
For couples looking for more than tropical beaches and luxury resorts, Jamaica’s sleepy South Coast is an ideal location for a laid back, semi-secluded romantic honeymoon getaway. Travelling on the magnetic South Coast, you’ll discover a treasure chest of coves and bays, where the Caribbean meets the island’s sandy and sometimes rocky shores. A mixture of dark and white-sand stretches, rocky coves, fishermen’s enclaves and secluded swimming spots, the South Coast’s shores promise a range of possibilities off the beaten path of Jamaica’s more popular North Coast.
Jamaica is one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the Caribbean, the island is filled with so much inspiring natural beauty one can’t help but fall in love all over again while here. Nestled between the scenic Jamaican mountains and turquoise Caribbean waters, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa truly inhabits a more exclusive ocean-front location than other Montego Bay Jamaica resorts.
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Discover the pleasures of an island retreat immersed in the warm hospitality and incomparable charm of Jamaica. Situated along the pristine shores that once served as the site of an 18th century sugar plantation, this Caribbean haven exudes an unforgettable ambiance in a stunning tropical setting. This inviting Jamaica luxury hotel maintains the traditions and grandeur established in its historic past. From the moment you arrive at this tropical oasis, your special wedding is an affair to remember.
From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls Jamaica has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your nuptials with a destination wedding, whatever your style. Located approximately 40 minutes east of Montego Bay, Silver Sands on the North Coast is considered (by those who know of its existence) to be the home of one of Jamaica’s best beaches.
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With spotlessly beautiful white sand and clear blue tranquil waters just sitting on the beach can be enchanting. Step into the warm waters and you’ll never want to leave. Small intimate weddings are encouraged at Silver Sands, where you can be sure the location is spectacular and the event unforgettable. Many guests keep the costs down by having the reception in the villa with the villa staff preparing all the food and even the wedding cake. And in addition to having the ceremony in the villa, there are many other locations on the Silver Sands Estate that would be very suitable for weddings.
Jamaica’s rich history and culture are equally appealing as its white sand beaches and vibrant nightlife. Across the island visitors will find various monuments and relics that speak to a plantation era of both hardship and triumph. Sitting high on a hill 11km east of Ironshore in Jamaica’s western parish of St. James the fascinating Greenwood Great House is over 200 years old.
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Erected between 1780 and 1800, the Georgian-style building is one of many old (and original) plantation homes still accessible from the 1800s. Formerly owned by the family of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, the famous English poet, Greenwood is one of the best preserved great houses on the island. Boasting one of the finest antique museums in the Caribbean, some history buffs find the 15-room Greenwood even more interesting than the more popular Rose Hall Great House.
With it’s sparkling white sand beaches, assortment of water sports activities and tours, pulsating nightlife and alluring cuisine Montego Bay is undoubtedly one of Jamaica’s most popular destinations. Located on a beautiful 1/2 mile stretch of sand in Montego Bay, the luxury adult only Secrets St James offers the true Jamaican flare.
This adults-only, Unlimited- Luxury resort completely surrounded by the crystal clear Caribbean features 350 opulent suites, impeccable service and superior amenities. Secrets St. James takes its traditional inspiration from Jamaica’s rich island history. From suites to the 15,000 square foot Spa, the resort’s classic furniture and modern fabrics echo this modern take on the sophistication of the Victorian era.