Category Archives: Hawksnest Beach Weddings

July Re-Cap!

I have to say, I’m kind of impressed that my July Re-Cap is getting done by August 8th! Last month was busier than expected and then my trip away got extended a few extra days (I thought I would be back on the 29th but didn’t fly in until the 31st). I had such a great time in Vegas with my friends and it was the first time in a long time that I got to participate in the bachelorette party instead of plan one!

I only saw one wedding while I was in Vegas – the photographer and the couple were taking pictures in front of the fountains at the Mirage. A few years ago it seemed I saw at least a couple of weddings  day in Vegas…maybe everyone is realizing the Caribbean is best?! 🙂

So here we go! July re-cap! Again, if your July wedding is not featured its probably because I don’t have any photos of your day – please send them to me and I’ll be happy to do a blog post on your wedding! I love sharing photos with our clients but I don’t always have them available.

This is one of my favorite types of weddings – more for the adventurous couple that just wants to have fun! It’s perfect for just the two of you or up to 2 other couples. You just rent a boat for the day, get married on a secluded little beach and spend the rest of the day island hopping, snorkeling and having fun!

I need to do a full blog post on this wedding – this reception was so lovely. This was at Bolongo Bay under the tent. Dancing in the sand, waves lapping up near your reception, what could be better right? This is just a teaser, I promise to do a post on just this wedding soon.

And my monthly bouquet dump…I like to post them here before putting them up on our photo album site. 

And I still want to do a blog post just dedicated to boutonnieres.

How cool are these guys? The bride & groom were actually crew members of the Disney Ship. You’d be surprised at how many crew member weddings we coordinate each month!

The following photos and the one above are from Brewer’s Bay. Brewer’s Bay gets mixed reviews but at the same time, I think its a great spot for photos.

I especially love the ruins there for photography.

I love this couple below…and no, they didn’t get married with these shirts on, but they wanted a photo with them so they could submit it to The Chive. I hope they get selected!

And adorable little cake with a good lesson – make sure the cake topper isn’t too heavy for the cake. This cute little couple took a header right into the icing. Thankfully it didn’t break and the only damage was a bit of frosting in the “grooms” hair.

I love creative toasts shots! The photographers usually end up sandy but it’s worth it.

This couple was sooooo sweet! They met in South Florida at a tango class. After the ceremony, they tango’d to three different songs the groom had chosen for them.

Lovely photos from a sunset wedding on Hawksnest Beach – she had on a short dress but you can’t tell in the first photo!

And a morning wedding on Hawksnest. This group arrived via Calypso Charters to Hawksnest for their ceremony – that’s a fun entrance!

Possibly one of my favorite images from July – American Beach Gothic

This couple had all the guests wearing the Hawaiian print shirts and all the ladies had on matching ankle leis – this was on Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas:

And some gorgeous centerpieces from a Sand Dollar wedding. This color scheme is becoming very popular with the mercury glass and silver tones.

The couple had little silver picture frames with photos of themselves dispersed throughout the tables, I thought this was a great little touch.

Another bride opted instead of rose petals or rice, they had a gold pirate coin toss exit! How cute is that! The coins were actually very light plastic so no danger of anyone getting hurt!

A birds eye view of Sand Dollar Beach.

July was definitely “Donkey Season” in St. John. They came out in droves to cheer our couples on (and eat any bouquets they could get their mouths on)!

This couple below sent me some great images captured by Blue Glass Photography – I plan to do a blog post on them soon.

Our white lanterns have become very popular for centerpieces as well as aisle decor. 

I attended the first US Virgin Islands Bridal Symposium – they pushed me into opening a Twitter account. Follow me! (click the Twitter link – but I don’t post often – it still confuses me)

How beautiful is this boat?! Hoping to do a blog post on it very soon.

And that’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed our July Re-Cap post!

Hawksnest…with no deer! =)

Thank you to Awolfey Productions for sharing this video clip with us. I absolutely loved this brides dress, isn’t she gorgeous?! It had just the right amount of sparkle.

Congrats Joanna & Gene!

Joanna and Gene had some touch and go moments with their wedding. First thing to go wrong was the airline sending their luggage to Bogota! The bag had tons of essential wedding day items like the grooms clothing, brides shoes, etc. They started the day with a traditional tea ceremony at the villa. The weatherContinue Reading

St. John Beach Weddings

I just came back from a very important meeting from the Virgin Islands National Parks. They had called a special meeting to meet with the wedding planners who hold permits that allow us to have weddings on their beaches. It is very important to know that only 8 wedding planners have this permit (this isContinue Reading

Congrats to Diana & James!

Yet another 10/11/12 wedding! Diana & James were married early on Hawksnest Beach, St. John. We chose an early time to capture the best lighting and to avoid the crowds. Hawksnest was crazy busy with weddings last year on 11/11/11 and I feared that could be true again on 10/11/12. Surprisingly, we were the onlyContinue Reading

Have a drink with me!

Don’t you just love our new drink dispenser? I’ve been meaning to buy one for awhile. When we’ve had punch at beach side weddings in the past, I’m trying to coordinate but also run around and fill up guests’ drink glasses. Now I can just set out the punch and let guests help themselves. IContinue Reading

I (usually) know what I’m talking about….

I never try to hide the fact that I’ve only lived on island since Fall of 2004 and have really only been a “real wedding planner” since Spring of 2005. Seeing as I have only lived on island for less than 6 years, I know a lot about the islands but I definitely never pretendContinue Reading

Simply Photography

Not simple photography…don’t get me wrong there. But my first wedding of October was on the 5th for Stacey & George and there are two words that describe their wedding: Simple & Photography. As part of my promise to blog something about every wedding I have this month, it didn’t take long to review thisContinue Reading

Real Life Experience…

So I brought my Flip Video Camera with me to my beach wedding Saturday morning. This wedding took place at Hawksnest Beach, St. John. It was a 10:30 ceremony with reception following at the Waterfront Bistro in Cruz Bay afterwards. Everything was set up and ready to go, I was just waiting around for everyoneContinue Reading