How lucky are we to have been invited to Caroline and Scott’s wedding at Half Moon Jamaica? Lisa and I landed Thursday night and got right to work. We began exploring the resort and the beaches to find our favorite locations for couple portraits and even kept notes on the exact time the sun set – we could not miss a beach sunset photo. Meeting everyone on Friday night for the rehearsal dinner was such a nice way to head into Caroline and Scott’s wedding weekend.
Before meeting Caroline and Scott, I photographed her sister’s surprise proposal at Wheatleigh this past summer. When I met Caroline and Scott for their engagement session in Stockbridge I was so excited to work with this family again.
Caroline thought after she adopted Sadie (their adorable puppy) it would be easy to run into the perfect guy while on walks in the city. However life had other plans, as it turned out Sadie wasn’t good at being walked and Caroline’s person was about to be found online. On their first date Scott jokingly called her his wife and it didn’t take long before falling completely in love with Caroline….and Sadie too. They spent 2020 quarantining together in Manhattan while the world closed for a while.
Half Moon Jamaica was the perfect spot for them to invite 60 of their closest friends and family to celebrate their marriage. The speeches were my favorite part. In fact, I’m planning on saving a line that Caroline’s mom Nancy said during her welcome speech, but will change for when my sons are married. She said, “They say you marry off your daughters, but my girls weren’t raised like that.” – I really loved this!! When Scott’s brother spoke he referred to him as “the mayor”. This couldn’t be more true. We noticed this groom was constantly checking on everyone else to be sure they were taken care of. Including us!
I found the history of the resort to be pretty incredible. JFK and Jackie O stayed there for a month before his inaguration as president and the Queen and royal family have frequently vacationed here too. The Half Moon had personal history for Caroline, she and her family vacationed there when she was growing up. What a beautiful and sentimental location for a wedding!
So did Lisa and I have some down time on the island? Yes! We found time to schedule facials and massages, lay out on the beach, float in the pools and grab margaritas at the bar with swings instead of stools. What a gift to have our work take us to such a gorgeous place with so many beautiful people.