Archive for November, 2009

Our Wedding

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On November 1, 2009, in Little Bay, Jamaica, Ken and I “legalized it,” as the Jamaicans love to say. I couldn’t be happier that we chose to have a destination wedding with close family and friends. It was everything we had hoped it would be, and quite possibly the best family vacation the Pattersons or the Nichols have ever had.

We left with a thousand favorite memories, but here are just a few of the highlights (in no particular order):

  • While I was in my room preparing for the ceremony, just about to step into my dress, it suddenly started to downpour. I was losing it – this was the first time it had rained since we arrived, and it just happened to occur when I was supposed to be walking down the aisle!? Luckily, the rain stopped in time for us to get a handful of pre-ceremony pictures. And you know what? We ended up having two huge rainbows for our ceremony.
  • The night before the wedding was a blast! After the rehearsal dinner, our friend started playing Michael Jackson on his ipod at the resort’s bar, and everyone was doing the “Billie Jean” dance. Our parents even got up on the bar and started dancing. Now I’ve heard of them having that much fun before, but never have I actually seen it…
  • Our second day in Jamaica, our group went to the Blue Hole, which is a natural mineral springs where the only way to swim is to jump – 35 feet! We all did it, or course. The coolest part about it was that it was just us and the locals, who showed off their impressive cliff diving skills. It’s currently being developed into a major tourist attraction, so we are truly lucky we got to experience it beforehand.
  • On our last night of the honeymoon, Coral Cove prepared a private dinner for the two of us out on the cliff where we got married. They illuminuated the way with torches, and decorated our table with romantic candles and flower petals. I just can’t say enough about how great those people were!

I will stop gushing, but first I must insert a plug for both Coral Cove (where we all stayed) and Ray and Erica of 35 Atlanta, our photographers. Both helped to make our wedding unforgettable.

Here are some more of the first wedding pictures! The professional photos should be ready soon 🙂 

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