In Love at Lovers' Leap - My Honeymoon(1987)

by Tania Hernandez
(Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Honeymooners

Honeymooners

Photo Contest Entry #09 -In Love at Lovers' Leap - My Honeymoon(1987)

This photo was taken in December 1987 of my husband Andrew and me, honeymooning in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, at the iconic Lovers' Leap.

As "yardies", there was no where else that we would rather be at this time in our life, as we leapt to the calling of being lovers, and making the solemn oath in matrimony -" till death do us part."

Almost twenty-nine years later, I look back at this photo with exhilaration and recapture how in love we were, and still are - at a place where legend has it that two slaves who were in love jumped to their death, rather than be held in captivity for the rest of their lives.

Although we didn't plunge to our death, we fell in love, and stood at the edge of a steep cliff, overlooking Cutlass Bay, symbolizing the risk we would take to make two lives one, even till death.

You can see from the photo how coy I appeared, but hanging on to my man for dear life! We are truly friends and soul mates even till this day, although we have had challenges, which made us even more committed to each other.

The scenery is captivating! Looking south-west from Lovers' Leap, you can see the waves crashing on Cutlass Bay, as reliving the legend and true story of lovers, who have given their lives to Love sweet Love! Cupid's arrow hit me in the heart in the name of love!

I thank God that I can recapture this special moment in my life, at a very special place, where love endures.



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Dec 03, 2016
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Lover's Leap Forever NEW
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What great memories and what a beautiful time to plan a return trip to where it happened. Awesome scenery and the beauty of the St. Elizabeth area of Jamaica. Thanks for sharing😊

Nov 22, 2016
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Their love still lasts. They took a leap of faith. It has led to a full life.
Congrats young lovers!

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How romantic. Gawd bless!

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Glad to hear the story of where your love for each other began - thank you for being a role model for what a successful marriage looks like.

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Blessings Flowing NEW
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Rated 5 thumbs up, Yardies

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Great story that captures the times!

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You guys are beautiful - both inside and out!
Every blessing from above be yours!

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Lovely!

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Looking at the picture and reading these fine words just take me back to Jamaica right now.

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Tania and your hubby ...nuff love Lovers Leap

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Amazing picture and a story of amazing Love.

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Very nice indeed.

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There is something special about falling in love in and with Jamaica.

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What a great story of young love.

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Wonderful memories captured forever.

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I love the Love in this pic!

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Such a beautiful backdrop for a couple in love, the beauty of the story and the setting are very nice and reminicient of the quote "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides" -- David Viscott. Thank you for sharing!

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Such an amazing emotion love is. You both are glowing in that beautiful backdrop.

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So great to see such everlasting ❤️

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What a beautiful picture that captures such a special moment in your lives.

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Knowing how long you two have been together, sharing some special moments from the beginning of your love story in this paradise feels like a privilege to peek in on.

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Never leave that cliff...

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When Cupid Gets It All Right! NEW
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That iconic spot my sister and bro-in-law are standing in front of 29 years ago is symbolic of their shared love: strong, enduring and unending X

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Beautiful, young love BLESSED by God!🙏🏻

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Beautiful young love blessed by God!

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God blessed couple NEW
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A beautiful story of a beautiful couple. May God continue to bless you both. All my love.
See you soon in Ja!
Margaret

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Haha great picture~~

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Tania💖

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Lovely story ........ Beautiful

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Very much in love
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I do remember you as the excited and beautiful bride Tania. You were definitely in love and this essay says it all! You guys have weathered the storm - congrats!

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Refreshing

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Love conquers all
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What a beautiful couple, then and now!

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Such a beautiful view and an even more beautiful couple .

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Beautiful
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Blessings to an amazing couple!!

Love your cousin Lisa!


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Perfect
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Love it!
The picture, the story, the view. I hope will all my heart that Tania and Andrew win this contest and return to this same spot almost thirty years later.

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Beautiful couple
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Beautiful couple, beautiful scenery, interesting story.

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Just the two of us.
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"Love on the horizon."

May the hood LORD continue to bless and keep you both.

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In love at Lovers' Leap- my Honeymoon (1987)
by: kelley Culley

So glad the two of you took the plunge (marriage)

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Beautiful
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You guys look so cute!!The background is stunning

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Simply beautiful <3

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What a wonderful memory for 2 beautiful people.

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Love is in the air.
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Beatiful couple

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What a view of an amazing land and an amazing couple. Both are still just as amazing today!!

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amazing story :)

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True Love
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This is so precious!

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Such a great story!!!

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In Love at Lovers Leap- My Honeymoon(1987)
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So Great .Lovey Marriage and wonderful couple. I have pics when we did the Mobay Regatta..

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Love!
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Wonderful beginning to a beautiful journey together ❤️😘 A, P n' M

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Forever
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I know you will be together forever!

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In love at lovers leap My honeymoon
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Perfect pose for a perfect couple-these Love birds are true blue!

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gorgeous!

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JA bound
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Bring me with you! Great article Sis!

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Lovly

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Lovly

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Great picture of two great people!

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Tanya's Honeymoon
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Nice TB photo Tanya!! Beautiful memories!! Hope you both get an oppertunity to go back at some point.

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True Commitment
by: Dona Morales

Tania and Andrew are truly deserving of this trip. It is obvious they continue to honor and respect the vows they took almost twenty nine years ago. The love and support they have afforded their children and extended family members is commendable. Their commitment to making a difference to all they meet, wherever they may be, is exemplary! Their devotion to God makes their family unit very strong. I can't think of a more deserving couple to win a trip back home to the land they love, respect
and represent publicly . Tania is the young Miss Lou overseas!

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Lovely!
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Beautiful story, love you guys!

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Very special

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Young Love <3
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Beautiful & Blessed !

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Beautiful story.

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Such a beautiful story

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They deserve to win!
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Two of the most amazing parents I know! So hard working and devoted to their family, they deserve to win!

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In love at Lover's Leap my honeymoon(1987)
by: Michele P.

Beautiful story...i sincerely hope you two win the trip to Jamaica...
Good luck and all the best..hugs😊

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Beautifully written!
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My parents deserve so much to go back to Jamaica!

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Nice, and with such a rich and colourful history. I hope you win.

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I can't think of a more deserving couple to win!!

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The deserved winners
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Wonderful couple who deserves to win!

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Beautiful!!
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Wonderful couple, deserve to win :)



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Lovely couple
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This is a God bless couple,definitely a role model for marriage,they are so in lovr,and love their country,Jamaica

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Celebrating 20 years
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What a way to celebrate 20 years then to go back to your honeymoon destination. Good luck to the happy couple and happy anniversary.

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Romance!
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Can I go with you guys?

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No problem Man!
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Your time to shine!

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The years go by soo fast!
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Wonderful couple! Happy to know you both!

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Coolio

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Beautiful
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Such a wonderful couple.

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LOVE BIRDS
by: Lisa

The honeymoon never ended between you two and never will! 💖
Enjoy your trip to Jamaica :)

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So cute x
by: Geraldine

What a beautiful picture of you two, such a blessing to have met you!! X

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Love birds
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Your love is so refreshing!

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The beauty of love
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Beautiful photo and lovely couple!!!

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Two lovebirds
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You two are such a sweet couple. Love your honeymoon picture and love you too!

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In love at Lovers' Leap
by: Daliah Mattis

Beautiful love story.You guys are a fine example of God's love. Wish you many more years of love and prosperity!!!

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Perfect Love
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I think I will have to continue this tradition mom... that is so sweet!!! You and dad look BAWD

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Excellent read

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You should win
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5 for the win

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Love the picture
by: MavisAnonymous

What a wonderful place to have spent your honeymoon. Beautiful picture of two beautiful people.

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Precious Memories
by: Joan Folkes

There is nothing like precious memories, so irreplaceable. Best wishes to you and Andrew Tanya my friend. God Bless.

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Lovely photo of my island home
by: Elizabeth

Lovers Leap - a beautiful romantic getaway. Here's to Tanya and Andrew. I hope they will win the prize.

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In love at Lover's Leap
by: Anne

Please let the Hernandez relive the legend and true story of lovers, who have given their lives to Love sweet Love!

After all, home is where the heart is.

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Beautiful couple
by: Alison Douglas

You certainly do look coy and I have seen that in recent pictures. Enjoy Your Vacation in Jamaica

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Stunning!!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful couple and stunning photo!

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One Love
by: Juliet

True love, standing the test of time!

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Beautiful!
by: Margaret Pinnock

Ahhh! the memories!

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<3
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Beautiful photo!

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Perfect
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Amazing, hope you guys win!

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Essay
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I hope this essay wins

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In Love at Lover's Leap - My Honeymoon (1987)
by: Charisse Kong

Awesome couple...

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Beautiful
by: Caroline Parker

Beautifully written. Thanks for sharing such a lovely memory

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Leap of Faith
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You are truly an inspiring couple and deserve every happiness. One love!

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Lovely, lovers!
by: Dianne Rooker

Ron and I love you Andrew and Tania. You look wonderful and we are glad you made your marriage leap on that special day.

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Great leap of love
by: FB Peep

Beautiful memory! Outstanding view.

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Incredible
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You guys have always been my inspiration! Love you !

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Encouraging title
by: MC

this was a really encouraging story explaining the picture especially on their honeymoon. It looks really calming in the back ground to make you want to be there with this water and scenery.

I think Tania's entry is awesome and she should win the trip.

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Perfect couple
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Exceptional couple

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A celebration of true love
by: Anonymous

It's heart warming story of true love and the blessings of a marriage covenant.

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Vote
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I vote for this essay to win all the best .

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My Honeymoon
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Love the beautiful scenery

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