It has taken me longer than expected to write to you and thank you for everything you did to make the wedding of a lifetime that tops the charts.
Please share this e mail with Corporate Management, management as well as Cameon, Andrea, Paulette the florist and all the music vendors, ceremony and steel band and oh the AMAZING DJ and Saab Photographer.
More than 4 months have passed since Amanda and Kris' amazing wedding at Half Moon Jamaica and we are still on a high from the experience!
Our guests and family are still raving that this was the best wedding ever, the food was delicious, service outstanding and vendors perfect.
Planning a destination wedding can be quite challenging, however you Shanoya and Cameon Robinson were always available to calm my concerns.
When you were unavailable, my calls were taken by Andrea Smith to assure me all was in order in every area, be it the florist, the chef, the hotel, the dolphin adventure, the golf outing, rehearsal dinner as well as the breakfast the morning after the wedding.
My daughter wanted a destination wedding and we began by searching many websites and making many phone calls.
We finally came across your website, but more importantly the personal video overview of your property by Shanoya. I saw a sincere sales approach that touched my heart and made me feel very confident that Half Moon was the only destination wedding option for us. After reviewing several package options, we flew out to see the property in person and truly were treated like royalty. We checked into our rooms and were whisked away in a golf cart by Cameon personally to tour the property for ceremony, reception and cocktail hour options as well as the rehearsal dinner. We then met several DJ's, Photographers and Videographers. The Executive Chef then treated us to an amazing Menu tasting. After an amazing day, the sun set and i settled into my Hibiscus Suite room 22, which overlooked the ocean. The oceans waves and beautifully lit restaurant and lobby area fresh in my mind. The next morning, we walked the grounds and made more decisions and went home with a plan in mind.
That was October 7, 2012. We signed the contract and began our plans and were very excited thinking we would have about 25 guests. When our Save the Date went out we were very honored to see our invited group book and book and we had about 45 guests from many areas of the US.
Many of our guests made a vacation out of their trip and we were thrilled. The rooms were absolutely incredible, cottages and private pools and the weather just perfect!
I was settled in the same Hibiscus Suite room 22 that i was given on my first trip. We loved the golf carts to drive around the property.
The Half Moon baseball caps and personalized notes awaited our guests.
Day one we met Shanoya in person and she was a delight. We discussed the details of the wedding day, including rehearsal dinner and breakfast in depth. She did not miss a thing so the day would be perfect.
Shanoya took me to meet Paulette the talented florist. That was my vision that needed to be perfect and perfect it was, with the conch shells and petals lining the aisle on the sand with the most magical florals highlighting our ceremony.
Paulette made sure the rings we had sewn on the bride's bouquet (her dad's, my mom and dad's) were safe and adorned the bouquet as if they were all escorting her down the aisle with me.
At that point, i felt so comfortable we truly made the best decision to host the wedding at Half Moon.
Beginning our venue with a Party Rehearsal Dinner at The Sugar Mill, we were extremely pleased with the outstanding meal and service that Jamaica is so well known for. Both families and friends meeting and breaking bread together. My daughter and son in law overwhelmed by the 45 guests that traveled so far for them. What a night!
On the wedding day, the Salon was busy doing hair and makeup and serving us lunch and driving us wherever we needed to be as we got ready.
The officiant could have been a family member as his words were so touching there wasn't a dry eye in the area, including other hotel guests that watched nearby. He was amazing. The ceremony music was as if angels in Heaven were singing and the sun shone through the clouds to cement that belief for me.
Coctail Hour started the party at Il Giardino Patio with a Steel Drum band, delicious pass arounds as well as a fantastic bar with Pina Coladas! (Amanda's grandmother's favorite drink) Jamaican music started this dancing group even at the Coctail Hour.
The reception was absolutely amazing! The room was just beautiful! We are from New York, food is very important to us and our family and friends that frequent many venues in New York could not stop raving about Half Moon's food and the amazing Wedding Cake.
The drinks kept coming and the party was amazing.
I am forever grateful for this experience.
Hats off to Half Moon's staff, especially Shanoya Watson and all of the vendors Half Moon highly recommended.
God Bless all of you and thank you again.
I preferred the rooms near the main hotel lobby and the Carribbean.
Hibiscus Suite was my favorite...
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Dear Valued Guests,
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Thank you for choosing Half Moon, A RockResort for your daughter’s very special occasion. We are delighted that Shanoya our Master Wedding Planner and the team created an experience of a lifetime; making Amanda and Kris wedding day `absolutely amazing’. Your beautiful comments will certainly be shared with Shanoya and the rest of the team.
We’re happy your stay and the special occasion were all you anticipated and we thank you for sharing your experience so expressively on TripAdvisor. We certainly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming the happy couple back ‘home’ on their first Anniversary and many more. We extend our best wishes for many years of togetherness.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.