This is has been a fairly hard week, dealing with the shooting in Newtown, grieving for those lives lost, preparing for the holidays here locally, planning weddings and keeping up with emails. I’ve received a few emails in the past few days that have lifted my spirits:

From Jennifer, married on 12/3:

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for everything you did to help our wedding come together. It was absolutely beautiful and we could not have been happier. I actually could not imagine having a wedding any other way now that we have eloped! And Stuart was absolutely wonderful. He made our ceremony so very personal and it meant the world to us both. 

Thank you again for everything. We look forward to the next time we can come and visit St. Thomas! Our memories are ones we will cherish forever, and we are forever grateful that you both helped our dream come true. 
From Sherri, married on 12/11:

On December 11, 2012 I married the love of my life on Brewer’s Bay beach.  My husband and I are spontaneous folks who planned to tie the knot on St. Thomas in only a week or so.  I contacted Janelle and she was able to pull off the ceremony, which included a photography package, at the last minute.  It was by far the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to.  The officiant, Stuart, did a fantastic job.  We told him what we wanted as far as the “sermon” was concerned and it was perfect.  I was so happy with the way everything was handled.  It was a simple, low cost ceremony with just the two of us but you would have never known it by the way we were treated.  Island Bliss Weddings is by far a fantastic operation that I would recommend to anyone wanting to get married on St. Thomas.  They are professional and truly care about their customers.  Thank you Janelle and Stuart for making our special day very, very special!