Monthly Archives: November 2017

A St. John Story of Love and Survival

A truly lovely story featured on Boston.com of love & survival. Check it out here. Images beautifully captured by Anne BEQUETTE of STJ Creative Photography.

Their story was painfully familiar. My husband was in St. Thomas for Irma and I watched in dread (safely from Florida as I was evacuating Naples) as she approached the islands. Having seen what she had already done to St. Maarten and Barbuda, it was by far the scariest experience of my life. My heart broke as the hurricanes ravished the island and just like the article, my husband also rode out the worst of the storm huddled in a laundry room. No matter where you are born, if you’ve lived and loved in these islands, they are always a part of you. I married the love of my life there, had my two babies there, and started my business (my 3rd baby really) there. These islands are so special and I love that these two honored their love for the islands by having their engagement photos done here…because amongst the ruins, there is still so much beauty.

Virgin Islands Volunteer Advocates for Children Holiday Cards

I just added this great organization to our “Give & Get” blog post but I wanted to highlight them in their own posting as well. VIVA has a mission is to operate programs which primarily benefit children in foster care as a result of having been abused or neglected. Based on St. Croix, they were hitContinue Reading

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Promo!

Book your wedding by November 30th to receive this adorable ceramic seahorse wine stopper as a thank you! We can’t wait to plan & celebrate with you!

“Give & Get Back” Hurricane Relief Efforts, how to help

  Lots of people continue to ask me how they can help the Virgin Islands. To be completely honest, cash is the best way to help at this point. Restaurants, stores, businesses are open. Sending someone a box of bug spray and dry goods is nice, but if they have the cash to go andContinue Reading

Cruise ships return to St. Croix!

Just received a press release from the USVI Department of Tourism that cruise ships will be returning to St. Croix next week! I’m very happy for our sister island! See information below: FIRST CRUISE SHIP RETURNS TO ST. CROIX ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11   U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (November 6, 2017) – The Norwegian Dawn, withContinue Reading

St. Thomas and St. John Hotels, Airbnb’s, Villas, Condos and more

Wondering where to stay while on island? We have a complete list for you! Contact us for more up to date information at info@islandblissweddings.com Hotel & Villa Recommendations   Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Maria had devastating effects on our islands. Two Category 5 hurricanes within the span of two weeks was truly unprecedented and heartbreaking.Continue Reading