Category Archives: cruise ship weddings


You may remember I attended my brothers wedding back in April. April is a very busy wedding season for us and it just wasn’t possible for my husband to join me for the wedding, as he needed to stay behind for weddings here in the islands. I was pretty bummed that he couldn’t come…the way our business works, it’s really hard for both of us to be off island at the same time and he often misses out on events. I knew I would be bummed that he wouldn’t be in any family photos and then an idea came to me….Face-ka-bobs!

Face Ka Bobs allows you to upload a headshot and then they will turn it into a “head on a stick” (I Google’s “head on a stick” in order to find a company that could make this for me…I don’t recommend Googling “head on a stick” – stay away from the images section).

I had to trick my husband into looking into the camera for me and smiling. I told him I was testing something on my camera and he obliged. I then sent them the image and they sent me this awesomeness in the mail:

I didn’t tell him I had done this so I texted him the above photos from the wedding…his response was “that’s really creepy and awesome”.

I hope my sister-in-law didn’t mind him photo bombing a couple family portraits…

How creepy and awesome are Face-ka-bobs?! I know how many of my couples have friends and family back home that aren’t able to join them for their destination weddings…wouldn’t this be a fun surprise for them?! Show them a picture of “them” on the beach with you on your wedding day?!

Oriental Trading Co…who knew?!

I’m not new to Oriental Trading Co by any means. I’ve always used them for fun kids craft projects, inexpensive holiday decor and of course, birthday parties. The selection is vast and the prices are wonderful. My oldest daughter is turning 7 at the end of this month and we’re giving her a nautical themeContinue Reading

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 aContinue Reading

Congrats to John & Stacia!

I meant to get this blogged before my trip last month! Stacia was so nice to send me these images from her wedding on Lime Tree Beach, shot by Elisha Orin Photography! Congrats again Stacia & John, it was such an honor to be a part of your day!

Congrats to Jackie & Dan!

We did a lot of Villa Botanica weddings this spring. It’s really an awesome location – some brides shy away from it because there isn’t a view of the water from the reception area and I completely understand that when you’re having an destination wedding in the islands, a view is usually at the topContinue Reading

Thank YOU!

Without the support of my beautiful brides, I wouldn’t have this: Thank you so much for the love. =) And whats a blog post without photos?! Thank you Megan Biggs Photography for the following photos of Brittany and Darryl’s wedding at Lime Tree Beach: My favorite photo!

Congrats to Jeff & Kiley!

Jeff and Kiley were married on Brewer’s Bay in St. Thomas after exciting the Carnival Dream. They brought their own photographers from my home state of Indiana: Laudig Creations Photography. Thanks Kiley for sending me these photos! Kiley had emailed us the morning of the wedding and asked if we could get some pirate swordsContinue Reading

The Ultimate Cruise Ship Wedding!

There are a million and one different ways to have a cruise ship wedding. Often times it is just the bride & groom coming off the ship, leaving friends & family at home. Sometimes it is 100 of the bride & grooms closest friends & family joining them in the week long celebration. For thoseContinue Reading