|Ann Marie Porter, the original ‘Barefoot Minister’
photo credit also to A. M. Porter
Besides the absolute beauty of St John, these days our island is rich in resources to help ensure that a destination wedding can be pulled off from 1,000 miles away! You will find lots of good people ready, willing, and able to help you with all the details from securing your wedding license, wedding and reception locations, photographers, flowers (and, as you can imagine we have wonderful flowers), meal planning, activities for your group during the week, and, of course, finding the perfect St John villa(s) for your stay and honeymoon.
Some of our favorite St John wedding planners are also officiants themselves. The best of them have lived on the island for years and know the very best spots and time of day to capture the perfect lighting. Because picking someone to help you plan your wedding is such an important decision we urge you to speak with at least a couple of wedding planners and most importantly, speak with some of their clients. When doing so, find out from previous brides & grooms how much personalized service they received? Did the person planning the wedding really listen and respond to their needs? Was the planner reliable? Were their expectations met, or better yet, exceeded? We have seen all types of weddings on St John from very formal to very, very casual. What is important is that the day is perfect for you.
Were you married on St John? Did it meet (or exceed) your expectations? High-lights? Low-lights? Recommendations?