Michelle (Fage) Cawthron is a wedding planner specializing in destination weddings in St John, USVI. Before coming to the island, she spent eight years in Los Angeles as an event coordinator for ASA Events and ESPN’s X Games and ESPY Awards. She is currently the owner of Paradise Planning in the Virgin Islands, with over one hundred weddings in her body of work.
Michelle received her Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, and then moved to the west coast where she became involved in the world of entertainment event planning.
In early 2011, after eight years in Los Angeles, a change was in order. Michelle chose the island life and moved to St John, USVI, where she began working for local wedding planners. It quickly became clear to Michelle that her background in celebrity events gave her a unique perspective on event planning, and in 2012 she started Paradise Planning based on this simple tenet:
“You have a vision for your wedding or special event, and the responsibility of Paradise Planning is to do everything in our power to realize that vision”.
Michelle’s experience with large-scale luxury events, stateside weddings, and destination weddings leaves her uniquely qualified to design and create an event that meets and exceeds your expectations.
Contact Michelle today at Michelle@ParadisePlanningUSVI.com or (310) 968-3789.
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Anna B. · Getting married on 11/22/2021
I loved working with Michelle so much! There are not enough good things to say! Michelle and the rest of Paradise Planning made planning our wedding as easy and stress free as possible. She was so responsive, helpful, and prepared. The wedding was even better than I dreamed of- thank you so much!Sent on 12/10/2020
Denise E. · Married on 07/08/2021
St John's Earley Wedding
My daughters wedding went off without one issue - it was perfect. Michelle was incredibly flexible and was in command of all logistics....it was a three day event! She communicated often and replicated my daughters vision perfectly. Without a doubt she made our experience planning a virtual 3 day event including welcome receptions, beach day, Welcome dinner , The Wedding and post brunch one of pure joy and amazing memories! AND this was planned through a year of COVID. We had nearly 140 guests attend this destination wedding and our guests are still chatting about what an awesome time they had and how great all the people were that ran the event. I highly recommend Paradise Planning to anyone who plans a wedding in St John.Sent on 07/08/2021
Elizabeth A. · Married on 06/11/2021
The Wedding of our Dreams
Michelle from Paradise Planning was an amazing wedding planner who helped make the wedding of our dreams come to life! She was extremely organized and responsive and knew every available vendor on the island of St. John. I could not have imagined putting together our special day without the help of Michelle and her counterpart Kwana!Sent on 07/03/2021
Michelle is super friendly and organized. She has a great knowledge of the islands and is easy to work with.
has a special way of allowing her clients to have an amazing experience on the tropical wedding paradie start to end
‘Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Michelle. Our peer/co-worker relationship started last year, and I cannot wait to see what this year has ins tore for our collaboration efforts. We even have a secret meeting spot for coffee that has THE best view of the island anyone could imagine. But we won't tell, so don't ask! :) Michelle is just the sweetest thing, always aiming to please while being efficient at the same time. Any bride, and photographer for that matter, would be so lucky to have Michelle as his/her planner. You rock dear! Best, Anne, STJ Creative Photography