Wedding Day: The Venue

It’s time to start the wedding recap! I thought I’d start it out with pictures of Tensing Pen because the property is absolutely gorgeous and when I was doing my search of Tensing Pen, I did not find many pictures, so I hope this helps other brides who are getting married there. Tensing Pen is located in Negril, Jamaica. If you land in Montego Bay it takes about an hour and a half drive to get there so prepare for the long ride there but it is so very much worth it!

We chose Tensing Pen mainly because of the gorgeous property and that we could get married on the cliffs rather than on a beach. We also loved that everyone got their own “cottage” so you didn’t have to share walls with anybody. It was like everyone had their own place and since the resort is so small it kind of feels like your own little village!

The gates before you enter the property

They had the most beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs there that were so calm and friendly.
One was named Tensing and the other Sugar. Not sure which one this is but we all loved them!

We stayed in Rock Cottage 2 which I highly recommend. In my opinion it was the best of the entire property just because it was right on the water (but most of them were) and the room had AC and was just built really well. My sister stayed in Rock Cottage I which didn’t have AC so theirs was a bit different. Rock Cottage II is the way to go if you can!

Rock Cottage II

The path way in front of Rock Cottage II

Our guests stayed in cottages all over the property and everyone seemed to love their rooms (before they got evacuated from the hurricane, of course!)

J’s mom relaxing in front of their cottage

A view of the front of their cottage as well as the bridge.

My parents and brother stayed at the South House. It had two floors so that my brother could stay downstairs while my parents were in the upstairs bedroom.

(you see how far back the house is but the hurricane was so strong that
even they had water in their rooms!)

The pool

These pictures were taken the day we got there so you can see it is a bit overcast. We weren’t sure if the sun was going to come out but we also were not expecting a hurricane. None of these pictures were post processed so it just goes to show how beautiful the property is.

Next up: the drama before the big day…

all pictures by style-ish

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  • AmyJean
    January 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm


  • vsmphotography
    January 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Stumbled upon your little sunshine spot… love the blog.
    Your photography is intriguing and writing witty.

    Looking forward to more!

  • JGeb
    January 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    So incredibly beautiful!

  • K.Rae
    January 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    WoW. Definitely wishing I was in the sun there instead of the snow here!

  • Leah
    January 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    WOW – that loods beautiful. I agree with you that it isn’t your typical Caribbean escape, and that makes it so unique and so YOU!

  • Rachel
    January 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    absolutely beautiful is the only words to describe it…love the set up and the lil cottages!

  • MizzJ
    January 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Looks gorgeous, even when it’s cloudy! Where in the Caribbean is this?

  • Jennifer Lee
    January 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    just gorgeous!
    and i love it even more now because you have my favorite dog, the ridgeback. my husband and i have been eyeing the ridgeback for a year now…. planning on getting 2 when we move!


  • Emily
    January 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    these are SUCH beautiful pictures. i can’t imagine a more romantic location. i can’t wait to see all the drama before the big day!

  • tam pham
    January 5, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    can’t wait for more recaps! yay!

  • The Pissed Off Bride
    January 5, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Yes, can’t wait to see more.

  • Savvy Mode SG
    January 5, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    oh my, how pretty. this view will be what i want for my wedding…. : ) my friend got married in bali @ the ritz and it was gorgeous.

  • newyorkecherie
    January 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    this is jamaica right? the last picture is breathtaking!

  • tiffany2stylish
    January 5, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    ah! sorry everyone, I forgot to my newer readers they don’t know I got married in Jamaica. updating the post right now.

  • lacouturiernyc
    January 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    aww thank you darling for leaving the sweetest comment ever! it truly brought a smile to my face :). the photos are AMAZING. congrats, congrats, congrats!

    La C.

  • kay*
    January 5, 2009 at 11:54 pm


    and your photography is really lovely 🙂

  • Maegan
    January 6, 2009 at 3:30 am


  • Number9
    January 6, 2009 at 3:43 am


  • Jayde
    January 6, 2009 at 6:23 am

    turning black with envy haha! nice sceneries and so happy for you really, your blog is not standoffish and makes us feel oh so warm and welcomed!:)

  • issa
    January 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    the photos are absolutely gorgeous! the location is perfect! i can see why you wanted to get married there!

  • Mrs. Cly
    January 7, 2009 at 12:57 am

    wow! i would love to one day visit that site!

  • markessaxo
    January 7, 2009 at 3:47 am


  • .reese.
    January 7, 2009 at 4:01 am

    yay! i’ve been waiting for the follow-up on your wedding. beautiful wedding venue!

  • Kasia
    January 7, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Ah! Can’t wait to read about your DW!

  • Jenna
    January 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Your photos are stunning. Are you going to go into wedding photography eventually?