December 1, 2006

Yah Mon!

I was recently asked what the biggest highlight was for me this year. Well, nothing beats being pregnant (I'm expecting a baby girl in February, 2007!) but I have to say, my Jamaica trip comes to a close second! In October this year, I was invited to give a training class on behalf of June Wedding Inc. to the Romance Team at the luxurious Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Knowing that this was one of the greatest locations for destination weddings, I was both honored and excited at the opportunity.

Being a first timer in Jamaica, I was amazed at the wonderful hospitality that I received the moment I arrived at the airport. Greeted by welcoming faces, fresh wet towels and sunny weather made a fantastic first impression. The Half Moon Resort is a 5 star luxurious resort featuring private villas and breathtaking oceanside suites. For the first two nights, my husband and I stayed in one of their magnificent villas with a butler, maid and chef all to ourselves! Talk about being pampered. It's a perfect place to stay with groups of friends or even a family reunion as each villa has up to six individual rooms, large spacious common areas, and a private pool with bbq. We felt a little TOO spoiled being in such a large villa by ourselves so we exchanged that for a more contemporary seaside suite for the next 4 nights. Waking up to crashing waves and ocean scent is just unbeatable!

The Romance Team at Half Moon consists of an amazing group of ladies and gentlemen who are all dedicated to providing the best experience possible for their brides and grooms. There were a total of 4 of us from June Wedding, Inc. that conducted the training to their group of 15. We went over topics of Marketing, Web Design, Wedding Consulting, Public Relations and Business Strategies. The group was extremely attentive and interactive, asking many wonderful questions and contributing greatly to all the various topics. They were so gracious and appreciative of the knowledge that we provided to them, and were very eager to be certified as Wedding Consultants.

Outside of the 2 day training courses, the Romance Team at Half Moon provided wonderful hospitality for our stay. We were treated to lavish dinners and cocktails, and there's nothing like fine dining with great company and interesting conversations. Each experience was thoroughly enjoyed and cherished. We also got to witness an amazing birth of sea turtles by the beachside during one of our cocktail parties!

If you're looking for a beautiful location for your destination wedding, elopement, honeymoon, or even your next vacation, you should definitely consider Half Moon. There are a ton of activities such as horseback riding (in the ocean!), swimming with the dolphins, scuba diving, and rafting on the Martha Brae river just to name a few. The hospitality is beyond five star, the culinary is excellent, and it's right by the oceanside! They offer several different locations on-site for weddings, including a gazebo on the water! Check out their website: www.halfmoon.com


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