Congratulations to Jennifer Johnson and Otto Mucklo!
Where: Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica
When: August 8th, 2014
Hi, Jennifer! Our Sandals Whitehouse, Jamaica destination wedding was a tremendous success! We also want to thank you all at VIP Vacations for the thoughtful card and frame. We just put a wedding picture in it. The resort was beautiful and the staff were fantastic! They were super attentive and friendly, especially the bartenders at the French pool. We spent the vast majority of our time at the French pool, which was considered the “party pool” and most convenient to our guests, most of whom were in staying in the French and Dutch buildings. We were upgraded to the club level so we had a fantastic room and the view was killer too! Whitehouse was definitely the right choice!
Even when the rain and storms rolled in, there was plenty to keep us occupied. After bringing the fun to the French pool during the day, we certainly made the Martini Bar our own personal hangout and dance club for most of the weekend (and after the wedding reception too).
Numerous Sandals staff even commented with excited and wide grins that they had never seen or experienced a wedding like ours. From our beautiful wedding that included guests dressed as the cast of Gilligan’s Island and the homemade slip-and-slide we made from the Sandals pool rafts when we had to temporarily exit the pool during a storm, to the never-before-seen dance moves during the orchestrated “dance off” we called upon four of our friends to take part in, it was a spectacular and unforgettable experience. A few of my personal Sandals favorites were the fresh bakery, the Jerk Pit, the beef patties and my special order rum punches.
Sebrina was awesome! She was thorough, thoughtful, attentive, helpful, responsive and patient. When there was a delay in setting up our dinner tables and reception, they made sure that the DJ would remain for at least as long as the delay. They and the DJ made sure we had a great time and were also likely enjoying themselves and the spectacle of the event because I think they stuck around for a few more encores than even we expected. But because of the delay, we did have to move the three dinner tables closest to the water. I still chuckle, however, when I think about how my aunt was slowly sinking in her chair with each arriving wave as the tide came in. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many of our friends and family commented or told us that it was the best wedding they’ve ever attended. And in all honesty, we feel the same way and not just because it was our own. It really was an awesome good time!
Having VIP Vacations do most of the organizational work really made it low-stress experience. VIP was great and those little pink beach bags were a big hit too! Even the Sandals staff would ask if we were with the party with the pink bags. They made our group easily identifiable and were widely utilized by our guests.
I would definitely encourage you to recommend Club Mobay at the airport. For $30 they will expedite you through customs and security to a comfortable lounge with all the food and drink you care to take down. The staff there were as friendly and attentive, or maybe even more so than the staff at Sandals. Seriously, this is a good investment.
Wedding Time: 4PM
Welcome to our wedding website! We are excited to have our family and friends join us for this special event! We are planning a fun and relaxing tropical destination wedding at Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica. We want this to be as much a vacation for you as it is a destination wedding for us.
Please refer to this site for information as we get closer to our August 8, 2014 wedding.
(Note: Sandals Whitehouse is an 18 years and older resort.)
Jennifer and Otto live in Arlington, Virginia and enjoy traveling, entertaining, sipping craft beer, spending time with friends and family, playing golf as often as possible and following their favorite college and professional sports teams.
How We Met
Otto and Jennifer met in July of 2010 at a Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays baseball game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Otto was in Tampa visiting his family and decided to accompany his sister Rose and brother-in-law Jim to the game watch his beloved Indians battle the Rays. Purchasing his ticket at the ballpark, he picked a solo seat a few rows back from his sister and just behind home plate. Jennifer, living in Sarasota at the time, was in Tampa for the day and was convinced by friends to attend the game. She had the [mis]fortune of sitting behind this solo Tribe fan in his green jersey because her mischievous friends soon began chatting with him and then immediately began playing matchmaker. Partly annoyed with her friends’ meddling, she eventually exchanged phone numbers with him and they ended up spending the rest of Otto’s short vacation together. After a few visits to and from Washington, DC and Tampa, they decided a long distance relationship was unsustainable so Jennifer moved to live with Otto in the nation’s capital. After two adventurous years in DC, they moved to Arlington, VA where their relationship continues to flourish like Otto’s patio garden and Jennifer’s affinity for everything University of Florida Gators.
“Beach Chic” – sundresses, skirts, light pants, slacks, polos, long or short sleeved button downs. As for shoes, anything goes (flip flops, sandals, boat shoes, loafers, etc.). Feel free to bring your sunglasses.
A Few Things to Keep in Mind
• The rooms that we have reserved at a special rate are valid until April 15, 2014. Rooms will be released after that date. If you need to book after that date, VIP Vacations will still assist you with getting a room based on room availability of the resort at the special room rate (special room rate not guaranteed). We’ll be there August 6-12. The same rate applies both before and after those dates so you can tailor your trip to fit your schedule.
• Military and returning Sandals customers are eligible for discounted rates.
• Final payments need to be submitted by June 6, 2014. VIP also offers installment plan options.
• All payments can be submitted via the VIP payment link below and our booking number is 24564936811. https://affiliates.onlineagency.com/sites/16666/VIPSecure/payment_form.html
• Each traveler is required to have a US-issued passport. Be sure to check the expiration date if you already have one. If you need to renew or attain a new passport, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/passport