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I choose Island Bliss Weddings to plan my destination wedding in St. Thomas, and I am very happy I made this decision. Janelle was very helpful and gave me great advise when I had trouble making decisions. Everything went very smooth the day of, and it really turned out perfect! Lindquist beach was beautiful and Stuart did a great job on the ceremony as our officiant. My bouquet was beautiful and the cake was delicious. Overall, I was very pleased with Island Bliss!
I don't know where to begin or what words I can use to describe our day except perfect. Everything was just perfect. Our day was so magical and special thanks to Janelle Scott. She made planning a destination wedding so easy and stress free and when our day finally arrived after months of planning and waiting everything went so smoothly and perfectly. We look at our wedding pictures and everything looks like fairy tale its hard to believe that that was all for us! We could not have been more happy with Island Bliss Weddings!
Everything about Island Bliss Weddings was wonderful from start to finish! Janelle was my planner, and she always responded to e-mails very quickly (usually less than a day) and helped me through every step of the paperwork. Her wedding blog (as well as the Island Bliss website) provided all the information I needed about ceremony locations, flowers, decorations, and more, and were very clear and informative, and had lots of beautiful pictures!
We had a small wedding with 7 people, and got the Eat, Drink, and Be Married package. The groom and I were picked up from the cruise ship separately from our guests and driven to the courthouse to pick up our marriage license and got a great little island tour with commentary as we made our way to our ceremony site . When we got to the beach, our guest were already waiting for us along with the photographer and our arch was set up on the beach. My bouquet and the groom's boutonniere was also waiting for us, and they were exactly what I wanted! The ceremony was beautiful and Stuart did such a great job. The lunch afterwards was delicious... and my vegan guest absolutely loved her sandwich! We had a great time at the beach, and we were all sorry that we had to go back to the cruise ship! The ride back was quick and comfortable, and the driver didn't mind my dad talking his ear off :)
I highly recommend Island Bliss Weddings to anyone looking to get married on St. Thomas. Everything went so smoothly and it was so easy! Plus, you will have a beautiful wedding that will be the envy of everyone you know.
Linda chose our very new Eat Drink and Be Married package - the perfect package for enjoying the day at the beach after saying I Do! So glad you enjoyed yourselves!
We just renewed our wedding vows and I was unsure about doing all this planning online without having to deal with someone in person but all I got to say is Janelle was amazing!!! She made it so easy and stress free that sometimes I thought to myself this was to good to be true but she really came throught for me. She returned my emails right away and is very accommodating and really works with you. Her husband Stuart picked us up at the Cruise port and was very pleasant aswell. She gave us the PERFECT wedding second time around. Island Bliss Weddings is truly the way to go.
Keep up the great work! Luisa and Dean
YAY!! I know how much this 2nd ceremony meant to the two of you and I'm so glad we could be a part of it!
Janelle did an absolutely phenomenal job making our wedding day nothing but extraordinary! My husband and I were married on Trunk Bay in St. John (our favorite beach in the word!) Janelle was so thoughtful to find the glass vases I wanted in plastic to comply with the National Park no glass rules. She really took the extra step to ease my concern of which I had many. Biggest piece of advice I can give any bride, you may think all of the little details make a huge impact but in reality the biggest impact of the day will be when you are walking down the aisle locking eyes with your soon to be husband. I didn't notice any decorations until after we were married and I felt very silly stressing over all the little details that in the end really didn't matter. Our day was perfect and our guests were beyond impressed. Stuart did an amazing job as well from picking us up at the airport and escorting us to the courthouse to joking around with my husband and his best man right before the ceremony. It's stressful going into a wedding without a rehearsal but Stuart knows what he is doing and he did a great job officiating our ceremony. Thanks Janelle and Stuart for all of your hard work! It meant the world to Jon and I! I wish we could do it all over again lol! We had a blast!
Our wedding took place on April 21, 2014. Janelle was our planner. St. Thomas was a destination on our cruise where we knew we wanted to get married. I found Janelle's name on CruiseCritic.com. She was so lovely to deal with! Most of the time, when I emailed her, I got responses in minutes or hours, not days. We thought her packages were very well priced, and also very customizable so we were able to get exactly what we wanted. On the day of our wedding, everything went so smoothly - I couldn't believe that something we planned from a huge distance could go so well. And it did, all thanks to her. She even managed to get a videographer for us, only a week before the wedding. She was awesome! Her husband, Stu, was our officiant. Talk about a great person to marry you! He was wonderful. He made it sound like he had known us for years, instead of only hours before. He picked up my husband and our best man, and we all met with our photographer in downtown St. Thomas for photos before he took us to the courthouse to sign our paperwork. Simply outstanding, both of them!
We had a cruise in April 2014 with St Thomas (USVI) as a destination point and Ms Janelle Scott was our wedding coordinator. All was arranged perfectly (via e-mail) - we were picked up on time, everything was ready on site (an arch, a man playing the shiny casseroles (steel pan), a pleasant officiant 95% looking like Alec Baldwin - and a surprisingly tasty cake!
'Caribbean Wedding Dream' is the name of the package, just for the 2 (of us).
Our wishes were carefully considered even in small details.
We had a wonderful wedding and beautiful pictures taken by Simple Island.
Also an interesting helicopter ride. But if you are afraid of thick clouds and rain this is not for you. Brides should be careful with long dresses/gowns - they can be sucked into the vent hole on the helicopter door. If this happens, do not pull - you'll definitely tear it: wait till you land.
The island weather is too volatile - but don't panic when it suddenly starts pouring - it may happen that the sun will come back sooner than you think!
Island Bliss weddings made my ceremony absolutely beautiful! Could not have asked for anything more! She made it completely stress free with detailed emails and instructions on how to start putting a wedding together! Thank you so much Janelle!
I will start off by saying I am an extremely organized and detailed individual. This said, I was looking for a company that could offer their expertise on everything from transportation, location, food, cake, flowers etc on an island I had never once visited before. I had to trust that Janelle and her team could take care of everything and take a leap of faith that my special day would be in the hands of people I have never worked with before. Well I couldn't have imagined it turning out any better. From day 1 I felt that her service was unmatched. Her quick response time on everything helped a lot specially with a planner as myself. And I will tell you that this is not common. I have personally work with companies from the islands and they work at a different pace. Janelle will always get back to you ASAP. I was coming for only 1 day via a cruise with my whole family and friends. We were a group of about 50 people. Janelle setup transportation with a Safari. Turned out to be a hit with the group! The service was on time and took us to the event and back to the ship. We chose to have the venue at Oceana Restaurant and it was the best decision ever. The views, staff and food were amazing. Janelle and her husband has to organize a very large group of people who did not necessarily cooperate at times, and they did a fantastic job at keeping everything on time since we only had the venue for 3 hrs. Everything was classy, from the arch, to the chairs, to the isle. Everything is very planned out from the beginning to each individuals taste and she has no problem looking for what fits your needs. We actually were able to save money by using the same flowers used on the isle on the tables at the restaurant. Her idea :)
I never thought I would ever do a destination wedding and now it is everything I recommend. Janelle is beyond amazing- so much that I never do reviews and decided to do it. Least I could for someone who made my day beautiful!
Janelle coordinated my son's wedding yesterday. We had been planning this destination wedding for six months. People were flying in from all over the world, on Valentine's weekend, often from snowed in cities. We cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She was professional, calm, flexible, creative, lovely and able to think quickly on her feet whenever any issue arose. Despite it being extremely hot during the beach wedding, she remained calm and unflappable. She anticipated everyone's needs, even before we knew we needed something. She was with us for the whole planning process, found us just the right vendors, and just made the entire experience seamless.
I live in Washington state and my husband and I knew we wanted a destination wedding. After much debating and research we finally decided on St. Thomas USVI for our wedding, After deciding that came the hardest part.... The idea of actually planning it all! Luckily it didn't take long before I stumbled upon Janelle from Island Bliss wedding somewhere online and no matter how much research I did or how many other websites I visited I kept coming back to her website. After a few emails back and forth we decided to go with her and I am so glad we did. She is very quick in her responses, She has so many helpful resources to answer all your questions, and offers invaluable inside knowledge of the island and vendors who can help make your day perfect. She helped streamline the whole planning process and had the whole thing set up perfectly on the wedding day. The vendors she suggested were wonderful, and the advice on locations for pictures and the ceremony were perfect. When it was time for the ceremony everything was in place. I was blown away by how unbelievable the wedding turned out to be. Everything was exactly what I had asked for and the result was better than I dared hoped. The wedding was perfect, Stuart as our officiant was awesome, and Janelle was on the scene to make sure there were no problems. I would easily recommend her to anyone getting married on the island and if we renew our vows in 10 years we will look her up for sure. Thank you Island Bliss weddings!!
I would highly recommend Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings. I contacted her 3 weeds before we wanted to get married in St. Thomas and she helped us get threw the paperwork and responded to my emails quickly. Between her, Stuart and /Kate we couldn't have asked for a better day. Thanks again Janelle, Stuart and Kate for making our day very memorable!
We couldn't imagine a more perfect wedding on Lindquist Beach--thanks to Janelle and her team. We initially contacted Janelle 2 years ago, shortly after getting engaged. In that long time span, she was always very responsive with various questions, concerns, and wedding day requests we had. I had a very special bridal bouquet request and she was able to fulfill it and make it look even better than what I had requested!
We decided to have our wedding ceremony while our cruise ship stopped in Charlotte Amalie at a beach about 20-30 minutes away with over 60 guests. Having to transport such a large party, make a short stop at the courthouse to sign papers, have the wedding ceremony, and having to get everyone back to the cruise port on time--we expected a hiccup or two. We didn't get that--everything went smoothly. Shortly before our wedding day, I asked if transportation could be modified so that we (bride and groom) didn't see each other until the actual ceremony. She was able to fulfill this request for us too!
With her planning, transportation of all 60+ guests to and from the ceremony site went smoothly and execution of the ceremony was MUCH MORE than we could have ever expected. The setup of the ceremony was EXACTLY how we had imagined. Stuart's words during the ceremony was touching to us and all the people in our group! Everyone loved the ceremony.
Thank you Janelle, Stuart, and team for everything you did for us on our special day. It truly was perfect. We almost never say anything is "perfect"--but we honestly think this day was. Highly recommended!!
Janelle was fantastic to work with! She was extremely prompt to reply to all my emails and questions. She's very detail oriented and made me feel confident even while planning from afar! Her husband, Stuart, was our officiant and he was also great - personable and professional! I highly recommend working with this perfect duo! Thank you again!
Janelle, Stuart, and the team were SO EASY to work with. We had a quiet wedding moment at Lime Tree Beach when in St Thomas on Oasis of the Seas. They made everything simple and easy to where we could simply enjoy the moment and be completely present. Thank you so much for everything!
Janelle was very quick to respond to any and all the questions I asked. My wedding was absolutely beautiful! It was the PERFECT day! We came into St. Thomas on a cruise ship with 28 guests. (I set up the transportation.) We were able to go to the courthouse separately and my husband didn't see me until I was walking down the aisle. I didn't tell her specific flowers for my bouquet...I just said blues and whites - they turned out so beautiful! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Stu the officiant and her husband, added some personal touches to the words he said to us. My family and friends were so impressed by how everything turned out. There was not a dry eye on the beach that day! It was the most beautiful day and wedding that anyone had ever been to!