I mentioned last week that I was going to Tampa for my cousins wedding last weekend. The crazy part about it was that I would only be in Tampa for 27 hours! So you know I had to make the very best of every minute right?!
My flight from NY was so good! After the drama I went through getting back from Atlanta, I was expecting the worse. I must say, JetBlue was not only on time but they had the best service and the air quality in the plane was fantastic. I’m thinking it is worth the extra $ to fly JetBlue any time that I can!
I traveled with my mom, aunt and cousin. I didn’t bring the boys because there were no kids allowed at the reception.
When we arrived that Caribbean air was just fantastic, Palm trees everywhere and a sense of relaxation was present. It was so beautiful.
When we arrived at the westin, my family had pretty much taken over the lobby so we spent a while just catching up (my family is ginormous yall).
We were hungry so we decided to get some grub, Bahama Breeze was right down the way so we walked on over.
The best part about the restaurant is was the view! Right over the water, it reminded me of my favorite restaurants in Jamaica.
The food was fantastic. I had an amazing fruity drink with all kinds of fresh fruit mixed in. So good!
After lunch, we all headed back to go hang out and finally get ready for the wedding.
Finally it was time! The wedding started on time to the second! The bridal party and the bride, of course we’re beautiful! I’m not posting any pics of the couple because I didn’t get permission BUT My God son’s face however–priceless, so it more than makes up for it
The wedding, like the restaurant, was over looking the water. So beautiful!
After the ceremony we went in for cocktail hour and yes it was time for pictures (and I gave all disclaimers before shooting lol!)
The reception was so much fun as I got the spend time with my favorite cousin who is more like my sister the entire evening.
Surprisingly enough, I didn’t cry! I DID get teary eyed when the brides family (who is Samoan) did a cultural dance for her where we all showered her with money. It is a tradition similar to some African cultures. It was such a happy and love filled moment.
The couple also had an amazing photobooth that we couldn’t get enough of!
We sent them off with a bubble farewell and the evening ended perfectly.
The next morning, I got up, worked out in the hotel gym and it was okay. I’ve seen better hotel gyms, but this one worked for what it was. We had breakfast at the hotel buffet and I am convinced that breakfast buffets are my most favorite thing ever!
The trip back home was again, phenomenal. JetBlue is my new BFF.