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Ahhh...'s first wedding proposal

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Ryan St Martin and his fiancee Tara Martin at Ahhh

Ahhh... Ras Natango's popularity on Trip Advisor has not waned, and the more renowned the St James attraction becomes, the more allure it offers visitors to the island.

Last Tuesday will forever remain with the owners of the attraction, Tamika and Ian Williams, when Ryan St Martin proposed to his soul mate, Tara Martin in lush Ahhh... gardens.

"Before arriving in Jamaica, Ryan requested a

special place that he could use to make his proposal, so we recommended the gardens," said Tamika, who noted that St Martin mentioned the number of reviews he saw on the popular Trip Advisor site.

"Tara thought she was on a regular tour, so with our other guests in tow, we led them through the garden. The proposal area was decorated and in order not to give it away, I explained that we sometimes left decorations up after a wedding," said Williams.

She said as the couple walked through the pergola, the other guests stayed behind as they realised what was about to happen.

"At that moment, I got a bit scared. What if she said no. It would spoil the day for everyone. She sat in the waiting chair and when he knelt before her, she realised it was happening and just started crying. Finally, through sobs, she shook her head then mouthed 'yes!' The other couples had tears running down their eyes."

Williams described the moment as magical.

The couple was toasted with champagne and served an authentic Jamaican meal of fish, chicken, green bananas and dumplings.

Before leaving Ahhh..., Martin painted an orchid from the garden on a canvas, which she took away as a creative token of a most memorable day.

Ahhh..., located in Camrose, St James, has had a destination wedding, anniversary celebrations, vow renewals, and now, its first wedding proposal. Hospitality Jamaica brings you highlights of the proposal.