Category Archives: Virgin Islands

Xtreme Wedding!

I’ve been wanting to blog about this wedding for a couple of weeks now but needed to wait until the photographer had some photos for me to share. I had my camera with me but I knew there was no way I was going to be able to capture the magic of this wedding the way their photographer could! Bob & Mollie brought their own photographer with them from home – Greg Wyatt of Greg Wyatt Photography

Check out Mollie & her maids. Don’t they look great? I love the colors.

Bob & Mollie were married at Casa Del Mar on the northside of St. Thomas. This villa is situated right on the face of a cliff…it makes for very dramatic views…

Now…you may be wondering why I am referring to this as an “Xtreme Wedding”…well, a few days before the wedding, I met with Mollie at the villa to determine the best spot for the ceremony. Bob had picked out a small grassy area with a tall palm tree….right on the cliff! There were very limited ways to get to this area but we were able to have the bridal party climb down a fairly rocky path with the help of the groomsmen…(I took the next three photos with my camera)…

The groomsmen helping their next maid…

And see how close they are to the edge of the cliff?? The officiant told me after the ceremony that she has a fear of heights! She told me the entire time, there was a voice in the back of her head saying, “if you take three steps back, you’ll fall off the cliff” – even though she knew she wasn’t going to take three steps back, she couldn’t get the voice to shut up!

Here are all the guests gathered around the deck to watch the ceremony down below…

It was hard for me to get a shot of the bride & groom during the ceremony so I give MAJOR applause to Greg Wyatt for his very hard work! I have to imagine that this type of set up is probably a photographers worse nightmare! He has some really wonderful photos of the ceremony and I hope to share some soon – here is one that I took…

And one more from Greg…

Congratulations Bob & Mollie!!

Sunset Ceremony at Secret Gardens.

I helped plan a beautiful sunset ceremony at Secret Gardens on Peterborg, St. Thomas. Secret Gardens & Coral Gardens are two villas right next to each other, sharing the same driveway. They are perfect for renting for large groups – there are NINE bedrooms between the two villas! Our bride had a total of 24Continue Reading

The next big wedding song…

My husband came home the other day and immediately went to his computer to download this song. He had heard it on the radio and said, “this is the next big first dance song, just wait and see…” It is a gorgeous song, and I agree, it would make a great first dance song! IContinue Reading

Let’s do a Give Away!

Yippee! I read tons of blogs and a lot of them are doing give-aways. Who doesn’t like to win something?? Now, I know how many hits this blog gets a day and I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed in my lack of comments. So, in order to win, you have to leave aContinue Reading

Home Sweet Home

One of the first questions I hear when picking up a bride & groom is always a variation of “How long have you lived here?” – “Did you grow up here?” – “Where are you from, originally?” – and the answer always starts with Indiana. It’s where my family is, where I grew up, wentContinue Reading

Diggin’ on these accessories….

I just love the hair flower this bride had for her hair, isn’t it gorgeous? You should have seen it on the beach. It was so delicate, it looked like feathers when it would dance around in the breeze. And I loved her necklace, how it tied in the back…it looked so great with herContinue Reading

The importance of photography…

can be explained just by looking at the photo. Greer Rivera took these amazing shots of my wedding in St. John last month. The couple were married on Trunk Bay with their ceremony at Villa Rhapsody (I shared a few photos of the reception awhile back). I am so pleased with the results from GreerContinue Reading

In honor of Good Friday…

I had these images put aside to blog about at a later date – just a little entry to talk about personalizing your bouquet. But I realize it has been since Tuesday since my last entry and thought, hmm…anything special I could do for Good Friday? And of course, these images popped into my head!Continue Reading

Best man or maid of honor?

Considering the flowers in its head, I’m going with maid of honor! This lovely couple came in off the NCL Norwegian Dawn on Tuesday – just a nice simple, easy ceremony. We took them up to the overlooks to snap a few photos for them. “Monica” the donkey was up there to pose for photosContinue Reading

I want a redo!

And I want to redo it in this dress! I just love the style of this dress my bride wore last week at her wedding on Trunk Bay, St. John. The mermaid style, the detail around the chest…just gorgeous and totally my style. She looked amazing! Her make-up and hair was done by Sugar &Continue Reading