Why St. Croix?
St. Croix is a wonderful blend of our sister islands, offering a laid-back charm that still boasts many options for your wedding. Historic ruins and churches, sugar mills, beautiful beaches and elegant private estates on which we have specialized in planning events for years, just to name a few. Opportunities abound for intimate group outings and activities.
Do I really need a planner?
If your vision for your wedding day is something special and memorable to you as a unique couple, then yes you need a wedding planner. While the resorts and hotels can provide some wonderful space usage assistance and food and beverage services, their banquet and sales staffs are not equipped for the personalized details that a wedding requires. They also will not have the time for continued one on one communication with you or your various vendors. That is why a dedicated planner is imperative. Timelines, special inventory, vendor communication, it should all be handled by your wedding planner. A special day requires special planning!
Am I the right type of person for a destination wedding?
Planning a destination wedding can seem like a daunting task. Let us help you remove the stress from your day by providing a seamless transition throughout the process. Our experience as independent planners is unmatched on the island and the resources we have gained through our years are unparalleled.
What can I expect throughout the planning process?
You can expect to have many questions at first. We are here to assist you in answering those questions with years of island experience planning private estate and resort weddings. We provide you with limitless resources any time of the night or day.
How many destination private estate weddings have you planned in the Caribbean?
We have planned hundreds of custom estate and resort weddings in the Virgin Islands and beyond.
What other types of events have you planned?
We have designed the after-party lounge for one of the top 10 food and wine events ranked by Forbes magazine every year since 2010. We also contribute our services to many charitable organizations in our community, helping them raise money by providing an intimate, elegant atmosphere fitting their needs.
Do you have full storyline photos of these events?
How long have you been in business?
Over 20 years of event planning, restaurant and interior decorating experience.
Can I find client reviews of your work on outside, independent wedding and event sites?
Yes, please view Weddings by Michelle Marquis’ many reviews on Wedding Wire, the leading wedding marketing website in the world. Click here.
What inventory do you have to offer?
Individuality and personalized service are a very important part of what we do. We offer inventory to fit any occasion. Vintage/Rustic, Modern, Offbeat, Cultural. Much of our inventory is one of a kind or made to order by us. I have been known to sit home at night and hand paint event matched signs and other design details which are what makes us so unique. Your wedding will have a personalized feel that your guests will remember forever. Our creativity knows no bounds and your vision becomes a reality.
What awards has your business been bestowed with?
Over the years we have been bestowed with Brides Choice Awards, Couples Choice Awards, Best of the Virgin Islands Awards and we are the only Caribbean wedding company nominated for the Art of Being Exceptional award.
Have you been featured in or contributed to any bridal publications?
Through our dedication to providing our clients with exceptional, personalized service and design, we represented the Virgin Islands in the World Wide Wedding Guide, have been featured in Wedding Planner Magazine, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, and Virgin Islands Destination Weddings and Honeymoons.