About us

St Thomas in the U S Virgin Islands.

I can not think of a better place to get married.

Planning destination weddings has always been my goal and

St Thomas made it easy.

  • No blood test needed to get married.
  • Legal just like getting married in the states
  • protected by Federal government.
  • We have a zip code.
  • Great weather, no snow worries here.
  • You can apply for marriage license via mail.
  • Beautiful back drop for wedding photography.
  • Award winning bars and restaurants.
  • Fantastic diving or snorkeling.
  • Duty fee shopping.

Since becoming ordained and performing weddings, from the Canadian border to here in the Virgin Islands, I’ve determined that, the ceremony and its content truly can set the tone for the day, the reception, the honeymoon and possibly the marriage. It’s always my goal to plan destination weddings that make everyone comfortable and have fun.

Now after more than 30 years of  doing business in the Virgin Islands we have decided to retire.

However old habits die hard and I loved working with new bridal couples. Could not see myself just fading out into the sunset.

So with encouragement from friends, vendors and previous couples, I have decide to create a new venture.

Do it yourself wedding planning guide for the U.S Virgin Islands.

 First let me explain we do not accept  payment from any of the vendors listed on this website.

Our selection is based on the history, the quality and timeliness of their work to provide the best destination weddings on St Thomas

We have created a eBook a guide for St. Thomas with the understanding that planning  destination weddings from afar can lead to tons of questions.

Within this eBook you will find your questions and answers too.

You will find a wealth of information here.  It will be your decision to pick and chose which of this information to use.

We love the Virgin Islands you will find ceremony locations that would be the perfect setting for your wedding.

This eBook represents the best of the best.  It became clear to us that wedding couple want varying degrees of help planning their special day.Blue tropical sky for a wedding

We  give you as much information or as little as you the wedding couple feel comfortable using.

Let us help you create a Virgin Island wedding that will last in your happy memories for ever.

We can make planning destination weddings a bit more fun, easy and beautiful.

Destination weddings guide

Vendor information from trusted source.

Deb McDonald owner of Beach Weddings by Deb

Deborah McDonald

(Wedding planner and Officiate)
Gary Felton at work during a photo shoot

Gary Felton

(Chief photographer and bottle washer)

Capt. Jack Sparrow

(Team moral builder and VP of chicken chasing)