Love can be so much better the 2nd time around!
[slideshow] I was referred to Rachel and Joe by Dan and Jen who were married on St John a few years back. Joe and Dan are best friends and supported for other during some difficult times in their lives. It is such an honor to be able to reconnect with previous clients and see their continued happiness and growing families!
Rachel and Joe wanted their wedding to be celebration of their love for each other and the joining of their family. They had dated previously and reunited this time for life! Rachel sent me the following feedback on the her wedding. Accommodations: we stayed at the Westin St john - the new three BR villas were pristine and other than chronic towel shortage ( 4 teenagers) I had nothing but great things to say. Have stayed at a lot of very nice resorts all over the world and they did a great job at this hotel. Most of our guests stayed here and the rate they gave us was very very fair - Once we got hooked up with the right people all the planning was very smooth. Everyone really enjoyed the hotel and the shuttles around the island were very convenient - we even left a suit jacket on one of the shuttles and it was returned to the hotel! Ceremony Site :Turtle Point at Caneel Bay could not have been more beautiful - it was nice to have water but not sand! The view was amazing - the perfect back drop - well worth it! The photos taken here are pretty priceless just with the view. We were able to get ready at Caneel Bay and that was super stress free and nice - the estate house is also a beautiful back drop for photos. Ceremony: Ceremony was perfect - Mary looked great and did a great job - her expressions in some of the photos show how much she loves and cares about the people she is marrying!! It was a great pleasure to have her do the ceremony ! Flowers: Everything with flowers was great but honestly less is more - was very glad did not do pedestals at wedding because nothing could improve on the natural beauty of the island!! Musicians - We had a violinist for the ceremony and steel band and dance band for reception - everything turned out great - Mary's recommendations were right on - was able to talk to bands prior and arrange any specifics - everyone was nice to work with. Reception site - Waterfront Bistro was absolutely first class and Joe was so great to work with - he was very helpful in menu selections and food quantities. MJ at the bar was amazing and everyone pretty much had a crush on her by the end of the evening. She handled everything for us with the wine , putting out the food - everything went smoothly and she was so calm and professional - The reception site was a perfect recommendation made by Mary. Food: Food was the best food anyone of myself or my guests had ever had at a wedding. People went crazy for the seafood and all other menu items were amazing. We also had a dinner at Joe's rum Hut where I was surprised by how much everyone enjoyed that and just loved the pizza - We had a lot of kids and they were very well taken care of at both of the dinners. Our guests also found after much searching all over the island that the waterfront bistro also had the very best drinks - most specifically the Pina Coladas and painkillers!!
Service: Excellent - all vendors recommended by Mary were very helpful and professional
Wedding planning services</strong>: Island Style weddings provided me - a reluctant planner- with the perfect wedding! I did not want to make a lot of decisions and Mary was extremely helpful in guiding and planning a beautiful and memorable wedding experience that was enjoyed by all of our guest of all ages!! Many people, including myself, felt the experience could not be improved upon in any way. Once the planning was out of the way Mary coordinated everyone and everything so I was completely stress free on my wedding day - she even made the raindrops move away during the ceremony! What a great experience it was for everyone.
Photography: Alain from Blue Glass photography the best photographer I have ever worked with - he really helped guide us so that the pictures came out beautiful. We really enjoyed working with him and the photos are just stunning! After seeing the pictures you really appreciate the destination wedding!!
I really can't say enough about how much everyone enjoyed every aspect of the wedding! It was truly amazing how much everyone appreciated and loved the time together. Joe and I both felt extremely content and happy with all the planning and how everything turned out - we really enjoyed our week and the wedding was just perfect for us and our families - everyone walked away with a big smile on their face and lots of good feelings about the marriage and our new lives together. So thank you Mary for the services that you provide and the love that you bring to the experience!