Can you believe that I’ve now been married over a week? Time keeps flying by. I’m so sad that we have to go back to work tomorrow after a week and a half hiatus for the wedding and our honeymoon, but I am excited to share wedding stories with all my coworkers. I’ll be doing sporadic wedding recaps on different elements. I’m waiting on professional photos for most of those, so I figured I’d start with the last part of the wedding details…the honeymoon!
Kevin and I got married last Saturday and on Monday we left for our honeymoon to the Reynolds Plantation Ritz-Carlton in Greensboro, Georgia. It was so nice to have Sunday to see our families and out of town guests and decompress. We wanted somewhere that we could drive to but that was still a change of scenery from Florida. We also wanted something low key and relaxing. This was perfect. It was the most luxurious and romantic trip I’ve ever been on. There really is no service level like that found at a Ritz-Carlton.
Our trip started with a room upgrade to a corner suite overlooking Lake Oconee.
Our suite had a living room area, double doors that opened to the bedroom, two balconies and one and a half bathrooms. They also sent us up some chocolate covered strawberries and champagne to congratulate us.
The whole property was already decorated for Christmas, and it got a little chilly at night, putting us in the holiday mindset.
On one day of our honeymoon, we walked their 7-mile round trip running/walking/biking trail to a nearby marina. It was so nice to see the leaves change colors and to be somewhat active during our trip.
Being from Florida, we weren’t used to all the pretty colored leaves or the hills! Luckily, the day after our hike was dedicated to the spa. The Ritz spa was in a league of its own. It’s huge. I got an 85-minute full body massage and then took advantage of all the spa amenities. They had a eucalyptus-infused steam room, sauna, whirlpool, Vichy showers and everything you need to pamper yourself after your treatment. They have individual showers with really nice products, hair dryers, brushes, curling irons and hair products, so I could get ready for our dinner reservations. The spa was an extraordinary experience.
I’m going to dedicate a separate post to just the food, since it was such a highlight of our trip. When we first started planning our wedding, I didn’t see a need for an immediate honeymoon. I didn’t mind saving some money and going on a trip later, but if you can, it really is nice to get away after the wedding to just spend some time together alone. Our trip was quick and not as extravagant as some honeymoons, but it was just what was needed to bask in our post-wedding glow a little longer.
I can’t wait to return. Maybe for an anniversary trip?