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In a fast paced world where personalized service and commitment is rapidly being lost, Island Style Weddings stands firm on providing quality, not quantity to our couples. Since 2002, we have been designing Caribbean celebrations with elegance and style. We want to be your guide, friend and professional to ensure your day is perfect.

Island Style Weddings has chosen value over volume, resisting the lure of expansion and keeping the personal touch. You can rest assured that your wedding will be our primary focus and the two of you are the guests of honor.

Because we have chosen to stay small and personalized, Tara Hildabrand guarantees that your wedding and events leading up to it will be coordinated with you and your vision in mind. Being located in the US Virgin islands, our location already provides the magical atmosphere that many other locations must manufacture.

Island Style Weddings on St John, USVI destination weddings are ideal for those brides and grooms who want to make their wedding day truly unique. Destination weddings are perfect for couples who don’t want the stress and additional expense of the large number of guests and formalities that are often expected in traditional weddings. A wedding in the United States Virgin Islands in the Caribbean offers many options. Your island wedding could a completely private and romantic ceremony for just the two of you and a honeymoon to boot! It could be a close and personal event to be attended by only your closest friends and family. Or if the two of you are dreaming of a multi day island party - what better place than a fabulous private villa( max 50 guests) or one of the great resorts. In the USVI, there are many exceptional locations and unspoiled beaches.

Island Style Weddings is well equipped to handle weddings for couples from anywhere around the world. The least populated of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St John (4,000 year round residents) is unspoiled by McDonalds, no red lights- not even Starbucks has penetrated this little island gem in the Caribbean. St Thomas offers duty free shopping and many possibilities for unique and stunningly beautiful wedding locales. In addition, entry to and from America’s Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands, by U.S. citizens does not require a passport, (proof of citizenship i.e.- birth certificate or voter registration is require) making it easy for all to travel to your Caribbean Wedding. At Island Style Weddings, we offer years of expertise in planning all types of Caribbean destination weddings.

Many couples are concerned about asking their guests to travel to another location for their wedding- However a destination wedding offers great value and many benefits in comparison to a traditional wedding. A traditional wedding is usually hosted for one afternoon or evening. Sometimes the bride and groom are so caught up in the whirlwind they don't have a moment to take it all in. A destination wedding offers the guests and the wedding couple some time to unwind from their day to day life and more time to spend with each other. They can celebrate their wedding in festive and relaxing setting. In addition, your guests are offered an opportunity for a much deserved vacation, a family reunion as well as a wedding they will never forget. Destination weddings create lasting memories not just for the couple but the guests as well.

The tropical paradise that is the USVI has a special way of unravelling tension. However, planning a wedding is always stressful, especially if you live hundreds, or even thousands of miles from the wedding locale. At Island Style Weddings, we are skilled at helping couples plan their special day, even from remote distances. No matter what degree of guidance you seek, we can help. Have you always envisioned being married at sunset, barefoot on the beach? If so, we can make that dream a reality. Caribbean destination weddings are a truly spectacular experience for everyone involved. If you are interested in looking into a wedding celebration on a beautiful island in the US Virgin Islands, contact Tara Hildabrand by email at islandstylewedding@gmail.com or call (817) 454-6785 begin planning the Island Style Wedding of your dreams.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$6,007

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Full Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Michelle G. Sent on 06/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Planner- Just What You Need

We got married on 6/17 and used Tara! She was amazing! Extremely smart, organized, kind, and responsive. She doesn’t miss a detail and is very inexpensive. Hire her if you need a planner in St John’s especially. She knows everyone there and how to pull off big events with any budget. Not only did we enjoy using her leading up to the wedding but she also followed up post wedding with a surprise video she made and to check to make sure we got our photos. She’s just incredible. Don’t make the mistake by hiring anyone else.
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Jen A. Sent on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brought our perfect day to life

Tara helped my husband and I to organize our dream wedding day on St. John. It was a smaller wedding with ~16 guests. We truly would not have wanted to plan it with anyone else. She is connected with great vendors and everything went off without a hitch. Not only did Tara help us with the wedding day itself, but she helped us to plan events before and after our big day. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning a USVI wedding!! Thank you for bringing our vision to life!
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Morgan P. Sent on 02/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing planner

Tara and her crew are absolutely amazing! I have no idea how I would have planned a wedding without her. Tara is awesome at communicating back and forth and staying very organized. I pretty much let her plan everything and I got to just show up and enjoy my wedding stress free :) You will not regret having Island Style Wedding planning help you!!
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St. John Catering and Mathayom Private Chefs St. John Catering and Mathayom Private Chefs Wedding Caterers

Mary and team help create some of the most beautiful events in the USVI! We love working with them to bring each client's individual vision to life.

STX Weddings STX Weddings Wedding Planners

Mary and her team based in St John, Virgin Islands plan stunning weddings. Planning and delivering is what they do best. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Island Style Weddings in the past. They are a pleasure to work with and are professional from start to finish.

Blue Glass Photography Blue Glass Photography Wedding Photographers

Mary Bartolucci and the team at Island Style Weddings is professional and knowledgeable. THey provide the ultimate experience in destination wedding planning.

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