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St. John Destination Wedding from Carina Skrobecki Photography

Is there anything better than celebrating your “I do’s” in paradise?  I think not.  Especially when that paradise happens to be the ever-wonderful St. John and those “I do’s” happen to be sprinkled with pretty pink hues, fab paper goods from Carina Skrobecki Design and drop-dead gorgeous blooms from Roses Too, Inc..  That’s what we call a love-filled wonderland with crystal blue waters and acres upon acres of glistening sand.  See it all captured by Carina Skrobecki right here.

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From Carina Skrobecki PhotographyAmy and Kenn were married on the beautiful island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands at the Caneel Bay Resort. The venue was beyond picturesque and left us no shortage of amazing places for photos. All guests were invited to come a couple of days early to enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktails as well as a rehearsal dinner at breathtaking restaurant nestled into the side of a cliff overlooking Cruz Bay. Guests came from all over the country and made the entire week an enjoyable celebration.

Being from the Pacific Northwest myself, it was amazing to see how lush the island was, and how it’s wet atmosphere reminded me of home. The two of them decided to keep decor pretty simple, letting the natural landscape do most of the work with “decorating”. The wedding itself incorporated some tropical details, but also felt fresh and unique to Amy & Kenn. A palette of corals, oranges, and blues were present in paper materials as well as floral arrangements, and small anchors and nautical details were dotted throughout the scenery. The bride wore a simple lace dress accented with pearl and diamond jewelry, and bridesmaids wore an assortment of dresses varying from purples & pinks to corals and fuchsias. The groomsmen were sharp in navy sport coats with a touch of tropical, Tommy Bahama dress shirts.

The best part was getting to document Amy slipping into her reception dress at the end of the evening to make dancing a bit more fun. Even the groom was surprised and the little feathered number was totally a hit!

From the Bride… We loved that we did a destination wedding! Kenn had previously taken me on a trip to St. John and we instantly fell in love with the small, quaint, beautiful island. When we were inviting guests, we knew they were coming from all over the country, so we wanted to make sure that they felt taken care of and could relax. I have to say, my favorite memory from the wedding was seeing all of our guests during the cocktail hour of reception they had all made friends with one another during the days leading up to the wedding and it was great seeing everyone happy for us and mingling.

We also planned a few activities for guests through the week to opt into or opt out of…. like a welcome dinner, island tours, and cocktails on the beach. It was also nice to have our parents arrive a day earlier then friends, so we could have a nice dinner with them prior to the festivities. We loved having our wedding on St. John.

Photography: Carina Skrobecki Photography | Floral Design: Roses Too, Inc. | Wedding Dresses: Tulle New York | Jewelry: Paris Bridal Jewelry by Debra Moreland | Make-up: Colleen of Grapevine Salon + Spa St. John | Hair: Bumble and Bumble NY, Stephanie Andary | Grooms Attire: Robert Graham | Grooms Attire: Tommy Bahama | Groomsmen Attire: Tommy Bahama | Reception Dress Style: Lulu | Stationery + Design: Carina Skrobecki Design | Venue: Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort | Wedding Dress Style: Inka

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St. John Wedding from Pat Furey Photography

A weeklong celebration of love in St. John? That sounds pretty darn dreamy to me. And thanks to Pat Furey Photography, it looks pretty darn dreamy too. Gorgeous actually. With its subtle yet stylish vibe and stunning vistas, it will be hard to deny the prettiness in this post. And really, why would you ever want to? See all the pretty here.

From Pat Furey PhotographyJess and Dave’s wedding was a weeklong celebration on the small island of St John located in the US Virgin Islands. They got married and celebrated at Villa Kalorama; they rented the private mid-century modern villa for week to spend amongst family and friends. For portraits we headed to what Conde Nast Traveler named as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, Trunk Bay. I think it more than lived up to it’s reputation. We found a cool private beach with a cove and tons of rocks for portraits.

From the Bride…Our destination wedding began as the perfect compromise between eloping and having a traditional soiree, but ended up being more than we could have ever imagined.

Photography: Pat Furey Photography | Floral + Event Design: DIY by bride and mother-of-bride | Event Planning: Laurie Crandall | Ceremony + Reception Location: Villa Kalorama | Invitations: Powerhouse Paper  | Catering: Local & Tasty | Program Fans: DIY by Bride | Cupcakes: Island Sweet Stuff | Table Runners: DIY Bride & Mother-of-Groom| Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Grooms Suit: J.Crew

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St. John USVI Engagement Session from Rebekah Westover Photography

I kind of have an obsession with this bride and groom.  I’m just going to put that out there from the get-go.  Because, not only did they completely rock my world with their fabulous St. John USVI wedding, they’ve captured my heart in a BIG way with their equally as amazing e-session snapped up by Rebekah Westover Photography.  One uber-lovely moment after another, it’s sandy beaches meets crystal blue waters meets some seriously stylish ensembles – and I’m loving every minute.  Join me in the gallery for sooo much more.

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From the Bride… There is a saying, “If you are lucky enough to be at the beach, you’re lucky enough!” And I couldn’t agree more! St. John USVI was not only the setting for our wedding day but was also the backdrop for our engagement photos. The ever so talented Rebekah Westover captured yet again another special day for us in a location that is dear in our hearts. You know you have an AWESOME photographer when she voluntarily jumps in a small old dingy just to capture the perfect shot! We will always look at these photos and not only remember this day but the friendships created by chance. For me being a personal style blogger, the outfits were harder to decide on than the great guy I was lucky enough to marry! In the end I think It was a win-win. 

Photography: Rebekah Westover Photography / Locations: Cruz Bay Town Center + Leinster Bay, Both in St. John, US Virgin Islands / Boat Rental: Charter Yacht Cimarron