Friday, February 25, 2011

pre-honeymoon in jost van dyke

The Monday following our wedding, we said our good byes to our familes and went to stay with our friends who were still on the island. We were heading to our pre-honeymoon on one of the British Virgin Islands the following day...
On our way to my other friends house that they rented, Paul took out the hilarious blown up image of Bryan in a robe with a flower in his ear... needless to say, no one stopped..
So funny! I had extensions for the wedding and could not wait to take them out.
They hurt like a mother.
I enlisted my 2 wonderful friends to pick through my hair like moneys and take out each piece of thread -- what good, patient friends I have!
I don't think my extensions looked as good on him as they did on me.... freaking funny though! One last beach day in St. Thomas After everyone left the island, we said our goodbyes and things quieted down, Bryan and I head to Jost Van Dyke, a tiny British Virgin Island.
We needed to unwind, decompress and relax after the whirlwind week we had just had...
This here is Bryan filling out his customs form.
We checked into our little hut on the sand at the Sandcastle Hotel and then headed straight over to the beach So excited to be MARRIED!!! The next day we did more of the same... exploring the beach and relaxing
Check out all of the buoys!
Bryan wanted to go to "Paradise"
I was torn between "Paradise" and "Los Angeles"
Floating away...
that's St John in the background Bryan floating around our little cove We decided to venture out, and our cabby needed to fill up.
I took it upon myself to do the chore!
Check out the gas station closely -- it's nut! We hiked to the Bubbley Pools Bryan liked sitting in the area where the water rushed through... I stayed in the bubbley pool
This exact spot is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Ocean This place is an island favorite Our little cove... The famous Soggy Dollar Bar, which was located at the Sandcastle Hotel
The birthplace of the "Original" Painkiller (a very popular rum drink in the Caribbean).
The name of the bar derived from the fact that many people swim ashore from their boats, thus buying their drinks with soggy dollars. Still in 'awe' over the fact that we are husband and wife... and how much we LOVE our rings! As much as we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the Sandcastle Hotel, we were terribly bored there. So, we went to a little store that had a laptop to borrow.
I hopped online and booked us a room at the Marriott back on St Thomas for our last night.
We jumped back on the ferry and left Jost Van Dyke for St Thomas... Charlotte Amalie in the background Last night on "our" island of St Thomas
We had a relaxing pre-honeymoon and a memorable and emotional 2 weeks in the Caribbean.
I know how crazy this sounds, but after spending 16 days in the Caribbean we were very excited to go home and begin our life together.
Not to mention that we were going on our real honeymoon, 2 weeks in Europe, just 9 days later...
Read all about it here.

4 comments:

  1. beautiful pictures =) you guys are so freakin' cute and look so happy in every photo! =) thanks for sharing =)

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  2. wow that is gorgeous!!! i am totally jealous of your honeymoon spot...so much nicer than ours :)
    i think i will have to tell hubs about this place :)
    you two are so cute together...so in love.
    btw i love your rings too!!!

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  3. ahh how I long to be that tan right about now!

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  4. Honeymoon Part I... can't wait to see more from Honeymoon Part II!
    i'm loving the extensions .. on both of you.
    xoxo

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