Category Archives: US Virgin Islands weddings

Boat Trip! Actually….boat wedding!

I don’t want to say “often overlooked” twice in one week on the blog, but I do have to say, when it is just the two of you escaping to the islands to be married, a boat trip wedding is really pretty awesome and not considered nearly enough. It combines your wedding day with one of the best things you can do on vacation in the Virgin Islands – boating! The cost is really not too bad – you can combine the boat trip with a wedding package (or a customized package) and just pay for the cost of the boat, captain (who is also your officiate!) and gas – which is probably between $450 and $500 total. You have the boat as early as 7am and we can come back anytime before 6:30pm. You will not find a better boat rental value on the island!

This lovely couple wanted to sleep in a bit, so they were not actually pick up from their hotel until 9:00. We motored over to a private little beach on St. John (although there are other private beach options on neighboring islands, they preferred St. John).

Preparing to hit the beach…

The beach could not be more deserted – not a soul in site…

Check out the view with the British Virgin Islands in the background…

After enjoying their private little beach for awhile, we headed over to Tortola for some drinks at Pusser’s Rum…

We also stopped off at Sandy Spit, which is really nothing more than a large sand bar that boats can pull up to and you can swim in…how is this for the most perfect spot in the world to do yoga??

Boat weddings like the one above can accommodate up to 7 guests, including the captain. If you hire a photographer for the day, they take up space too, so 6 guests can be included. And if you’d like to have your wedding planner join you (yes please!) then that’s 5 guests – but it’s not really necessary for me to come (sigh). Of course, bigger boats can be arranged as well. It’s such a fun and memorable way to spend your wedding not, just a bit out of the ordinary!

Pyros of the Caribbean!

We’ve used this group before and they always amaze me! I think its one of the best fire shows in the Caribbean. Pyros performed for us last week at our Rhumblines reception in St. John – if you’re friends with Island Bliss Weddings on Facebook, you may have seen my iPhone pictures of the performance.Continue Reading

This is a nice way to wake up!

Woke up this morning with two thank you notes in my email inbox: From Erika: I just wanted to send a huge thank you to you at Stuart for making our wedding so amazing! Everything turned out absolutely perfect and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. It hands down, was one of those fairyContinue Reading

A local find…

A lot of brides will ask me for ideas on locally made products to give to their guests as gifts. Well, I think I just found my new favorite. Check out Isola Bella. Gina Feddersen is a local artist, producing locally made items for the home as well as beautiful stationary. My favorite item forContinue Reading

Something Blue, something so cool!

It’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of etsy.com – I browse through there a few times each week. Just hopped on to the homepage today and saw this featured item and fell.in.love! My husband would kill me if I bought another purse (yes ladies, rethink marriage because you will now have to justifyContinue Reading

Something different for mom…

Brides often ask if they should get a corsage for the mothers – a pin on or wrist corsage. Both are nice ideas of course, to help honor the women that brought you into the world – without that effort, no wedding would be taking place afterall. =) Another nice idea is to ahve aContinue Reading

In case you were curious…

In my last post I spoke of how absolutely beautiful my bridesmaids looked in last weeks wedding – the bride just sent me a link of photos that her family had taken and I just had to share one with you. Each black dress was different, but the ribbon tied them all together. I justContinue Reading