Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Honeymoon in St. Lucia: Day 7

I've finally made it to the end of our honeymoon recaps! I know they probably aren't the most thrilling to read, but I know that I will love having them to look back on. So thanks for sticking with me. :)

We woke up for our last day in St. Lucia to the most incredible storm. Rain in the rainforest is no joke! We did our best to stay dry and headed down for our next to last breakfast at the Bayside Restaurant. It was actually kind of relaxing to watch the rain and listen to the ocean while we stayed dry under the pavilion.


By the time we finished breakfast, the rain had stopped. After our couple days of adventure, we wanted to spend the last full day of our honeymoon just relaxing and enjoying each other's company. Jalousie Beach has these super comfortable lounge chairs under straw umbrellas, and we decided to camp out there for the day. We laughed, read, napped, ordered lunch to our chairs, and indulged in some (very strong) sangria. The sun eventually decided to come out, and it was a perfect last day on the beach!


I (obviously) have such fond memories of our honeymoon, but something that I really remember from those lazy days on the beach is our "life" conversations. What our life together will be like, where we'll go, what we'll do, what our family will be like...all of those conversations that we know can come to fruition now that we are married (if they haven't already!) We also read a couple of great books that put the focus on what is really important after the wedding; our marriage. So, between all of the adventure and relaxing on our honeymoon, we also started building dreams, plans, and wishes for our life together.

When the sky started looking threatening again, we decided to head back up to our villa and sit on the patio. After spending some time in the pool, we acted a little bit ridiculous and played with the self-timer on my camera. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard.


From our villa, we watched our last beautiful sunset in St. Lucia...


...and then it was time to get dressed up for our last fancy four-course dinner at The Great Room. I miss that coffee and the incredible desserts. I would give anything for another Bailey's Chocolate Souffle.


The next morning, it was up bright and early for our last breakfast (amazing chocolate croissants...I don't know why we waited until the last day to try them!) and then to catch our ride to the airport. Before we left, Brian and I both had to say goodbye to our beautiful villa and the infinity pool. We were not happy to leave. :(


At the airport, we walked out onto the tarmac to catch our flight and said goodbye to the beautiful island of St. Lucia.


Our honeymoon was perfect in so many ways. It was just beyond blissful to enjoy being husband and wife; to take a week to recoup from the wedding, renew our love for one another, and to begin the next chapter in our life together. :)


14 comments:

Lauren said...

What a beautiful and great time you had. I've enjoyed ALL of your recaps!!! :) Y'all are adorable!!!

Candace said...

I wouldn't want to leave St.Lucia either. Looks like you guys had an amazing honeymoon.

I think it is great you took the time to start building your plans for your future.

Also you might quite possibly be the prettiest couple I have ever seen. I love the self timer pic.

Nini said...

Aren't the mountains just a beautiful back drop, you can't beat the Pitons.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

So pretty I want to go!

Kinsey Michaels said...

i truly loved reading your honeymoon recaps, they weren't boring at all, and they make me want to go to st. lucia so bad! that's really sweet that you guys took some time to discuss life plans and dreams. you're going to have such a great life together!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Are you kidding me? I have LOVED reading your recaps! Since I've been introduced to the beautiful St. Lucia by all of your recaps & amazing pictures, I've decided that's where I want to go for my honeymoon! Now I just need to get married :)

Lindsay said...

love love love that photo of you two jumping...so freakin cute!!! :)

alongdistancelovestory.com said...

I have LOVED reading about your guys' honeymoon Lauren!
I got a little teary reading this post (What's wrong with me??) because I just get so so so excited about mine and S's finally getting married that I can just picture us on our honeymoon and I get emotional!!
I'm just so happy you guys had an amazing time.
And I feel even more lucky that I "met" you and was able to follow you on the insane journey of long distance love - all the good, some of the bad and then you guys finally getting to be together forever.
It just gives me a lot of hope!!
(Sorry for babbling on and on) it's just nice to see that there CAN be a happily ever after!!

Michal Renee' said...

St. Lucia looks like such a beautiful place! I enjoyed reading about your honeymoon so much because it made me rethink about how wonderful ours was 3 and a half months ago. I'm already ready to go again! I'm hoping to either plan a surprise trip if I get this job that I interviewed for yesterday or just plan another trip together with the hubby. :)

Sweet (and Sour) Lou Lou said...

Ahhhhh! I just discovered you and I swear we are twinsies! I absolutely LOVE Savannah and my boyfriend and I hope to live there someday. He is also a teacher so I may be harassing you sometime about the school systems, etc. Like you, I am also obsessed with flying and I just started lessons. Anyway, I just hopped on this whole blogging train, so add me! I will certainly add you to my links on my blog.
http://sweetandsourloulou.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

I am in love with that pink shirt you are wearing! It's adorable! (and looks great with the white shorts!)

http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

Looks like yall had a blast! Love the jumping picture!

Tamara Nicole said...

You are so adorable! Congrats on an amazing honeymoon, man I have missed your blog and am so far behind! Hope all is well, and obviously it is:-)

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, & the Bay said...

Your honeymoon looks like it was utterly amazing :)

Just found your blog, and I like it.. so I'm your newest follower ;)

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