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Island Bliss Weddings

St Thomas , VI

LOCATION

4605 Tutu Park Mall, Ste 133, PMB 150
St Thomas, VI US 00802 (map)
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ABOUT US

Welcome to Island Bliss Weddings! I hope that by finding us, all the worries and stress of
planning a wedding will soon melt away. For brides that are planning a huge affair for a... Read more
Welcome to Island Bliss Weddings! I hope that by finding us, all the worries and stress of
planning a wedding will soon melt away. For brides that are planning a huge affair for a
hundred of their closest friends and family or for the couple that steps off the cruise ship for
a private beach side ceremony, we understand that you want your day to uniquely reflect
your own sense of style and love for one another. Check out our website to review some of
our packages but contact us directly to see what kind of customized wedding we can create
for you.

Island Bliss Weddings is fully license & insured to coordinate gorgeous destination weddings
on the islands of St. Thomas and St. John. Learn more about us on our website!

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary
What do your packages include?
High Resolution Images, Negatives
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
As the owner of Island Bliss Weddings, I am the main point of contact with all of my brides. We occasionally hire assistants for the wedding day, but every bride will work directly with me.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We specialize in planning destination weddings on St. Thomas and St. John, US Virgin Islands. We have helped plan very basic packages for the couples that want to elope to grand affairs for hundreds of guests.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We do not cater to any specific religions. Most of our wedding officiants are non-denominational but we can connect a couple with officiants from their faith.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
From the very small (just the bride & groom) to large wedding events with up to 200 guests. We can help each aspect of the wedding day from the welcome dinner, a snorkel trip for your guests to a good-bye brunch.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Most of our ceremonies take place at local beaches such as Magen's or Trunk Bay. Our receptions are often held at beautiful private villas or local restaurants. We even do a wonderful beach party and sunset reception sail!

REVIEWS

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Torey
Wedding:
6/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Oh my gosh! My wedding could not have went any more like a fairy tale! I sat back and let Janelle do ALL of the planning, and she was AMAZING. She told me how it was going to be, and it was even better! I felt like we became friends because of her quick responses, helpfulness, and kindness. Not to mention her husband, Stuart Scott, married us. My family and I were so surprised with how PERFECT the ceremony was. You literally would not know he wasn't a family friend that had known us our entire lives. That's how well he conducted the ceremony. It was literally my dream wedding. PLEASE, if you want to get married in St. Thomas or St. John (I highly recommend Trunk Bay at sunset :)) go with Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings.
Oh my gosh! My wedding could not have went any more like a fairy tale! I sat back and let Janelle do ALL of the planning, Read more...
Oh my gosh! My wedding could not have went any more like a fairy tale! I sat back and let Janelle do ALL of the planning, and she was AMAZING. She told me how it was going to be, and it was even better! I felt like we became friends because of her quick responses, helpfulness, and kindness. Not to mention her husband, Stuart Scott, married us. My family and I were so surprised with how PERFECT the ceremony was. You literally would not know he wasn't a family friend that had known us our entire lives. That's how well he conducted the ceremony. It was literally my dream wedding. PLEASE, if you want to get married in St. Thomas or St. John (I highly recommend Trunk Bay at sunset :)) go with Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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devra
Wedding:
5/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding at Lime Tree Beach on 5/28/14. It was more than what we expected. Janelle was excellent to work with from the beginning to the end of our wedding. Anytime I had a question, her responses were in quick and in a timely manner. My bouquet was gorgeous and our photographer were excellent. I can't wait to see the photos. Her husband Stuart was friendly and made us feel so welcome and relax. I would highly recommend Janelle, as planning from a far can be stressful, but she will make sure everything is just as the bride and groom wish for.

Mack and Devra Blango
My husband and I had our wedding at Lime Tree Beach on 5/28/14. It was more than what we expected. Janelle was excellent Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding at Lime Tree Beach on 5/28/14. It was more than what we expected. Janelle was excellent to work with from the beginning to the end of our wedding. Anytime I had a question, her responses were in quick and in a timely manner. My bouquet was gorgeous and our photographer were excellent. I can't wait to see the photos. Her husband Stuart was friendly and made us feel so welcome and relax. I would highly recommend Janelle, as planning from a far can be stressful, but she will make sure everything is just as the bride and groom wish for.

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Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

Congrats Mack & Devra! You looked beautiful and I'm so happy we could be a part of your day!
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jovian
Wedding:
5/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Janelle Scott and her team was amazing! She provided us with a lot of suggestions and options. Responded to our emails quickly and also was very accommodating to our needs. Especially with a large wedding group that we had. Everything went smoothly on our wedding day. Linquist beach was surreal! Our reception at spirits of water was beautiful. We had a pool party after the reception in their infinity pool :) I was also surprised by how nice the decors and flowers were when you see them in real life! It was a perfect day! Couldn't have ask for anything more :) Thank you so much Janelle and your team!
Janelle Scott and her team was amazing! She provided us with a lot of suggestions and options. Responded to our emails Read more...
Janelle Scott and her team was amazing! She provided us with a lot of suggestions and options. Responded to our emails quickly and also was very accommodating to our needs. Especially with a large wedding group that we had. Everything went smoothly on our wedding day. Linquist beach was surreal! Our reception at spirits of water was beautiful. We had a pool party after the reception in their infinity pool :) I was also surprised by how nice the decors and flowers were when you see them in real life! It was a perfect day! Couldn't have ask for anything more :) Thank you so much Janelle and your team! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
5/19/2014
5.0/5.0
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 choose Island Bliss Weddings to plan my destination wedding in St. Thomas, and I am very happy I made this decision. Read more...
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! Read less
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Hilirie
Wedding:
5/19/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
I don't know where to begin or what words I can use to describe our day except perfect. Everything was just perfect. Our Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our ceremony at Lime Tree Beach on 5/19/14. I am so glad we booked with Island Bliss Weddings! Everything turned out wonderful! I chose what I wanted and Janelle set everything up. Our officiant Stuart was great too. He doubled as our coordinator for the day since it was just the two of us (we didn't have any family or friends with us). He knew exactly what he was doing. Thank You Janelle and Stuart, it is a day we will forever remember! (I'm happy to be your 100th review!!!)
My husband and I had our ceremony at Lime Tree Beach on 5/19/14. I am so glad we booked with Island Bliss Weddings! Read more...
My husband and I had our ceremony at Lime Tree Beach on 5/19/14. I am so glad we booked with Island Bliss Weddings! Everything turned out wonderful! I chose what I wanted and Janelle set everything up. Our officiant Stuart was great too. He doubled as our coordinator for the day since it was just the two of us (we didn't have any family or friends with us). He knew exactly what he was doing. Thank You Janelle and Stuart, it is a day we will forever remember! (I'm happy to be your 100th review!!!) Read less
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Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

My 100th review!! That's awesome! Thanks so much Tenishia! So glad you enjoyed your day and that Stuart took great care of you!
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Linda
Wedding:
5/14/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
Everything about Island Bliss Weddings was wonderful from start to finish! Janelle was my planner, and she always Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning
Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

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!
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luisa
Wedding:
5/12/2014
5.0/5.0
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
We just renewed our wedding vows and I was unsure about doing all this planning online without having to deal with someone Read more...
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.
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Services Used: Wedding Planning, Transportation
Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

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!
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Monica
Wedding:
4/24/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Janelle did an absolutely phenomenal job making our wedding day nothing but extraordinary! My husband and I were married Read more...
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! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/21/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Our wedding took place on April 21, 2014. Janelle was our planner. St. Thomas was a destination on our cruise where we Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/15/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Island Bliss weddings made my ceremony absolutely beautiful! Could not have asked for anything more! She made it Read more...
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! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Arrival: Cruise
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!
Arrival: Cruise
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Arrival: Cruise
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! Read less
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Ruth
Wedding:
2/16/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
Janelle coordinated my son's wedding yesterday. We had been planning this destination wedding for six months. People were Read more...
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. Read less
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valerie
Wedding:
12/15/2013
5.0/5.0
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!!
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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!! Read less
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cynthia
Wedding:
12/9/2013
5.0/5.0
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!
I would highly recommend Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings. I contacted her 3 weeds before we wanted to get married in St. Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Mr. & Mrs
Wedding:
12/9/2013
5.0/5.0
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!!
We couldn't imagine a more perfect wedding on Lindquist Beach--thanks to Janelle and her team. We initially contacted Read more...
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!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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 was fantastic to work with! She was extremely prompt to reply to all my emails and questions. She's very detail Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Band, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation
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Kevin
Wedding:
11/19/2013
5.0/5.0
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, Stuart, and the team were SO EASY to work with. We had a quiet wedding moment at Lime Tree Beach when in St Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Transportation
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Dawn
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
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!
Janelle was very quick to respond to any and all the questions I asked. My wedding was absolutely beautiful! It was the Read more...
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! Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
After getting engaged in January 2013, and deciding to have a wedding in November , we thought it would be extremely stressful to plan a destination wedding in St. John. We chose Janelle with Island Bliss Weddings to be our coordinator after seeing all the positive reviews, and we are more than happy to say that she certainly lived up to all the high expectations. She simplified the entire process, but she made sure all the important details were covered. She was very responsive to all the email inquiries, and she even provided some valuable tips along the way as well. Her best tip came when we were trying to decide the time and location of the ceremony. We had originally thought about having a sunset beach wedding, but Janelle mentioned that the water colors are beautiful in the morning and it wouldn't be quite as hot outside. We decided to have our ceremony on Hawksnest Beach in the morning, which then provided ample photography locations on the island throughout the rest of the day. The ceremony itself went very smoothly, and the officiant (Stuart Scott), photographer (Alex from BlueGlass Photography) and the flowers (East End Flowers) were all perfect. We would highly recommend Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings if you are planning to have a destination wedding in St. John/St. Thomas USVI.

Jeff & Michele
After getting engaged in January 2013, and deciding to have a wedding in November , we thought it would be extremely Read more...
After getting engaged in January 2013, and deciding to have a wedding in November , we thought it would be extremely stressful to plan a destination wedding in St. John. We chose Janelle with Island Bliss Weddings to be our coordinator after seeing all the positive reviews, and we are more than happy to say that she certainly lived up to all the high expectations. She simplified the entire process, but she made sure all the important details were covered. She was very responsive to all the email inquiries, and she even provided some valuable tips along the way as well. Her best tip came when we were trying to decide the time and location of the ceremony. We had originally thought about having a sunset beach wedding, but Janelle mentioned that the water colors are beautiful in the morning and it wouldn't be quite as hot outside. We decided to have our ceremony on Hawksnest Beach in the morning, which then provided ample photography locations on the island throughout the rest of the day. The ceremony itself went very smoothly, and the officiant (Stuart Scott), photographer (Alex from BlueGlass Photography) and the flowers (East End Flowers) were all perfect. We would highly recommend Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings if you are planning to have a destination wedding in St. John/St. Thomas USVI.

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Chris
Wedding:
10/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We can only say that with Janelle and Stew from Island Bliss weddings we had the best Dream Wedding of our Life. Arriving in St. Thomas a bit early with a Cruise Ship we directly saw the Buses and SUV to pick us separately up. Everything was planned perfectly from them with going separate to the Court House and then to the Beach. There we ran into a wonderful decorated Scenery at the Beach and everything was there. They also organized us "Brooke" the Photographer and she did an awesome Job. After a short Briefing with Stew, he got us married at Lindquist Beach !! It was perfect from Minute 1 to the End...There was no rush and these people let us feel that everything was about us that day !! Stew and Janelle, You guys "rock" !!!!! Thanks for making our day soooooooo special. We would always recommend to use Island Bliss !!!
Thanks again to you....

Chris, Sandy and little Vivien !!
We can only say that with Janelle and Stew from Island Bliss weddings we had the best Dream Wedding of our Life. Arriving Read more...
We can only say that with Janelle and Stew from Island Bliss weddings we had the best Dream Wedding of our Life. Arriving in St. Thomas a bit early with a Cruise Ship we directly saw the Buses and SUV to pick us separately up. Everything was planned perfectly from them with going separate to the Court House and then to the Beach. There we ran into a wonderful decorated Scenery at the Beach and everything was there. They also organized us "Brooke" the Photographer and she did an awesome Job. After a short Briefing with Stew, he got us married at Lindquist Beach !! It was perfect from Minute 1 to the End...There was no rush and these people let us feel that everything was about us that day !! Stew and Janelle, You guys "rock" !!!!! Thanks for making our day soooooooo special. We would always recommend to use Island Bliss !!!
Thanks again to you....

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Elaine
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
If I could do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. Everything was perfect from the location, the vows, to the floral arrangements. I am not photogenic at all, but we even got some truly beautiful photos. Highly recommend. We would have paid triple the amount, and wouldn't have had the same level of service if we had gone through the hotel's wedding planner.
If I could do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. Everything was perfect from the location, the vows, to the floral Read more...
If I could do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. Everything was perfect from the location, the vows, to the floral arrangements. I am not photogenic at all, but we even got some truly beautiful photos. Highly recommend. We would have paid triple the amount, and wouldn't have had the same level of service if we had gone through the hotel's wedding planner. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Mark & Rosie
Wedding:
9/18/2013
5.0/5.0
If your search to have an event or wedding planned by Island Bliss Weddings...has brought you here...you can stop searching now...our photographs have not been sent to us yet...they will no doubt be here soon....but we/I had to find a way to convey our appreciation for the outstanding services provided to us...by the staff of the above...I without a doubt know that our pics will be fabulous.....every facet and detail was seen to the needs of...our being in St Thomas....thanks to the efforts of the team that made such a wonderful memory for my Wife and I...it brought tears to my eyes....a private photo shoot, on a private beach, Eric the officiator, ....he and our photographer...Rudy... were outstanding...professional, courteous, kind, safe... I own several businesses in the service industry....and not too often..do I have the chance to be on the receiving end of such services...this team "bends"...and see's to the needs of in such a way...you will not be left wanting...they have my highest and warmest praise....a delight....from start to finish....again your search can stop now"....these are the peeps you want...Thanks again guys....
If your search to have an event or wedding planned by Island Bliss Weddings...has brought you here...you can stop Read more...
If your search to have an event or wedding planned by Island Bliss Weddings...has brought you here...you can stop searching now...our photographs have not been sent to us yet...they will no doubt be here soon....but we/I had to find a way to convey our appreciation for the outstanding services provided to us...by the staff of the above...I without a doubt know that our pics will be fabulous.....every facet and detail was seen to the needs of...our being in St Thomas....thanks to the efforts of the team that made such a wonderful memory for my Wife and I...it brought tears to my eyes....a private photo shoot, on a private beach, Eric the officiator, ....he and our photographer...Rudy... were outstanding...professional, courteous, kind, safe... I own several businesses in the service industry....and not too often..do I have the chance to be on the receiving end of such services...this team "bends"...and see's to the needs of in such a way...you will not be left wanting...they have my highest and warmest praise....a delight....from start to finish....again your search can stop now"....these are the peeps you want...Thanks again guys.... Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about the services provided to us by Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings!!

I was organizing this from Ohio, which can be stressful, but I couldn't have wished for a more beautiful wedding ceremony than what was provided.

Janelle was so on the ball when it came to my requests and inquiries. The ceremony was amazing, the officiant even included our pets names and special details about our history together!! The violinist we requested played the most beautiful music (and on short notice because I didn't mention we wanted him til late in the game!).

Janelle took the groom and I to some amazing places on Hawksnest Beach (our wedding location) to take photos, and took extra time with us even though we were running over our time!

We couldn't have wished for a more perfect day, everything was just beautiful, and I'm a picky lady, so that says a lot! And to boot, this was a very affordable venture, we were definitely working on a budget, but Island Bliss Weddings made everything come together just the way we wanted. There were no hidden costs or fees.

Thank you again to Janelle and crew for an amazing, personal service, I hope everyone looking for a beach ceremony on St. John or St. Thomas will contact Janelle @ Island Bliss Weddings!!!
I can't say enough good things about the services provided to us by Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings!!

I was Read more...
I can't say enough good things about the services provided to us by Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings!!

I was organizing this from Ohio, which can be stressful, but I couldn't have wished for a more beautiful wedding ceremony than what was provided.

Janelle was so on the ball when it came to my requests and inquiries. The ceremony was amazing, the officiant even included our pets names and special details about our history together!! The violinist we requested played the most beautiful music (and on short notice because I didn't mention we wanted him til late in the game!).

Janelle took the groom and I to some amazing places on Hawksnest Beach (our wedding location) to take photos, and took extra time with us even though we were running over our time!

We couldn't have wished for a more perfect day, everything was just beautiful, and I'm a picky lady, so that says a lot! And to boot, this was a very affordable venture, we were definitely working on a budget, but Island Bliss Weddings made everything come together just the way we wanted. There were no hidden costs or fees.

Thank you again to Janelle and crew for an amazing, personal service, I hope everyone looking for a beach ceremony on St. John or St. Thomas will contact Janelle @ Island Bliss Weddings!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Karissa
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot thank Janelle, Stuart, and Island Bliss Weddings enough for the amazing event created for our wedding. My husband and I were married last weekend on our 9th anniversary on Trunk Bay in St. John! :) Not being familiar with the area, a coordinator was a must and Janelle could not have been a more perfect choice. I will say that a majority of the final wedding details were done in about the last week to week and a half before the wedding, but please do not let that deter you away! Our wedding & reception were exactly how we imagined it would be and it was perfect! Thank you so much to Janelle & her wonderful team at Island Bliss Weddings!
I cannot thank Janelle, Stuart, and Island Bliss Weddings enough for the amazing event created for our wedding. My husband Read more...
I cannot thank Janelle, Stuart, and Island Bliss Weddings enough for the amazing event created for our wedding. My husband and I were married last weekend on our 9th anniversary on Trunk Bay in St. John! :) Not being familiar with the area, a coordinator was a must and Janelle could not have been a more perfect choice. I will say that a majority of the final wedding details were done in about the last week to week and a half before the wedding, but please do not let that deter you away! Our wedding & reception were exactly how we imagined it would be and it was perfect! Thank you so much to Janelle & her wonderful team at Island Bliss Weddings! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We had planned our wedding cruise for the longest time. But we also wanted to be marry on a tropical island. So why not take a cruise to an island, St. Thomas to be exact. We found Janelle from a cruise forum and she was highly recommended. Janelle is amazing and she did a great job for our wedding at Secret Harbour resort. At first I was a little nervous about planning a wedding in St. Thomas so far away, but Janelle made the planning process super easy & simple and everything came out exactly how we wanted. I told Janelle the colors I wanted my bouquet to be and left the design to her and the flower came out prefect and beautiful. Janelle is very punctual so don't worry about island time. Their price was very reasonable.
I highly recommend Island Bliss (Janelle) if you are planning a wedding at St. Thomas.
We had planned our wedding cruise for the longest time. But we also wanted to be marry on a tropical island. So why not Read more...
We had planned our wedding cruise for the longest time. But we also wanted to be marry on a tropical island. So why not take a cruise to an island, St. Thomas to be exact. We found Janelle from a cruise forum and she was highly recommended. Janelle is amazing and she did a great job for our wedding at Secret Harbour resort. At first I was a little nervous about planning a wedding in St. Thomas so far away, but Janelle made the planning process super easy & simple and everything came out exactly how we wanted. I told Janelle the colors I wanted my bouquet to be and left the design to her and the flower came out prefect and beautiful. Janelle is very punctual so don't worry about island time. Their price was very reasonable.
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Ericka
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Janelle planned our wedding for us and she was terrific. Always very responsive and somehow managed to keep up with my ever changing mind on what I wanted. It's tough being in Minnesota and planning a wedding in St. Thomas while in vet school with limited time. I found Island Bliss to be a great decision for us because they made it seem so easy. My husband was very nervous but our officiant Stu (Janelle's husband) put his mind right at ease. Our ceremony was beautiful and I never had to worry about a thing.
Janelle planned our wedding for us and she was terrific. Always very responsive and somehow managed to keep up with my Read more...
Janelle planned our wedding for us and she was terrific. Always very responsive and somehow managed to keep up with my ever changing mind on what I wanted. It's tough being in Minnesota and planning a wedding in St. Thomas while in vet school with limited time. I found Island Bliss to be a great decision for us because they made it seem so easy. My husband was very nervous but our officiant Stu (Janelle's husband) put his mind right at ease. Our ceremony was beautiful and I never had to worry about a thing. Read less
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sonya
Wedding:
5/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a very small wedding (just the two of us) but all the details were taken care of and everything was smooth and easy. Janelle was very quick in responding to any questions I had, she made the marriage application and license process simple and I never had a care in world. Reverend Stuart Scott was great! You can tell he loves doing what he does.
We had a very small wedding (just the two of us) but all the details were taken care of and everything was smooth and Read more...
We had a very small wedding (just the two of us) but all the details were taken care of and everything was smooth and easy. Janelle was very quick in responding to any questions I had, she made the marriage application and license process simple and I never had a care in world. Reverend Stuart Scott was great! You can tell he loves doing what he does. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Tasha
Wedding:
5/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Janelle was very quick to respond to all of my e-mails. I really felt like details were taken care of. You can tell they are professionals. I was able to relax and have the stress-free wedding I wanted! Stuart was the officiant at the ceremony and he was great with coordinating everything on the actual wedding day. The weather was perfect! I couldn't have been happier!
Janelle was very quick to respond to all of my e-mails. I really felt like details were taken care of. You can tell they Read more...
Janelle was very quick to respond to all of my e-mails. I really felt like details were taken care of. You can tell they are professionals. I was able to relax and have the stress-free wedding I wanted! Stuart was the officiant at the ceremony and he was great with coordinating everything on the actual wedding day. The weather was perfect! I couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
5/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Island Bliss was fantastic. They really made our wedding day memorable. Everything was perfect and beyond our expectations. We had no worries. They took care of it all. Thanks so much for all the work and memories we will share for a lifetime together. <3
Island Bliss was fantastic. They really made our wedding day memorable. Everything was perfect and beyond our Read more...
Island Bliss was fantastic. They really made our wedding day memorable. Everything was perfect and beyond our expectations. We had no worries. They took care of it all. Thanks so much for all the work and memories we will share for a lifetime together. <3 Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding was beautiful. Island wedding bliss staff was easy to work with and was able to get everything I wanted for my wedding. They had a great photographer, she was friendly, professional and our pictures are wonderful!
The wedding was beautiful. Island wedding bliss staff was easy to work with and was able to get everything I wanted for my Read more...
The wedding was beautiful. Island wedding bliss staff was easy to work with and was able to get everything I wanted for my wedding. They had a great photographer, she was friendly, professional and our pictures are wonderful! Read less
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jackie
Wedding:
5/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently had the pleasure of having Janelle help plan our wedding on St Thomas USVI May 8 2013 arriving by cruise ship. Throughout the entire planning process Janelle was more than friendly , helpful and knowledgable with my endless stream of questions!! Her recomendations of Officiant (Stuart who is fantastic and so personable) and photographer, Elisha Orin is just amazing with her talent of photography were all perfectly suited to what we envisioned our day to be!
A few weeks before the wedding we were informed there was a "water" issue at another port and the cruise may swap ports or reverse some meaning our wedding could have been moved by a day or 2 or skipped! I emailed Janelle and she was more than calming telling me to not worry, we'de make things work as they happened. When we talked about decor for Villa Botanica I left it up to her and said I trust her judgement...and it was gorgeous!

Thanks so much Janelle and Stuart for making our day so memorable!! I'm hoping your still helping with wedding planning in 10 years so we can renew our vows in the same spot :)
Jackie and Dan
We recently had the pleasure of having Janelle help plan our wedding on St Thomas USVI May 8 2013 arriving by cruise ship. Read more...
We recently had the pleasure of having Janelle help plan our wedding on St Thomas USVI May 8 2013 arriving by cruise ship. Throughout the entire planning process Janelle was more than friendly , helpful and knowledgable with my endless stream of questions!! Her recomendations of Officiant (Stuart who is fantastic and so personable) and photographer, Elisha Orin is just amazing with her talent of photography were all perfectly suited to what we envisioned our day to be!
A few weeks before the wedding we were informed there was a "water" issue at another port and the cruise may swap ports or reverse some meaning our wedding could have been moved by a day or 2 or skipped! I emailed Janelle and she was more than calming telling me to not worry, we'de make things work as they happened. When we talked about decor for Villa Botanica I left it up to her and said I trust her judgement...and it was gorgeous!

Thanks so much Janelle and Stuart for making our day so memorable!! I'm hoping your still helping with wedding planning in 10 years so we can renew our vows in the same spot :)
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Susan
Wedding:
4/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Janelle Scott is one of the most organized, professional and creative people I have every had the pleasure to work with.
She made our wedding so easy and stress free.
She is quick to respond to any questions you may have.
Wedding planning (especially with a venue that is far away) can be stressful. Not with Janelle. She is on top of everything.
She is to be totally trusted to take care of everything you request--even the smallest detail.She made every detail of our wedding exactly as we wanted, and she even surpassed our expectations.
She is a joy to work with and very reasonable. She allows you to customize your wedding according to your budget.
She is so easy to work with and is so pleasant everytime we corresponded.
She took care of our cake, gave us the most wonderful photographer anyone could ever want (Elisha Orin), the flowers and officiate (Stuart). He is a pleasure to work with and so very good at making the guests and couple feel comfortable and relazed throughout the entire event.
He personalized the wedding and it was so perfect---We could not have imagined how perfect he made everything for us.
I would do it all over again tomorrow with Janelle Scott and Island Bliss Weddings. They made our day a beautiful day to remember--forever.
It was our pleasure to work with her and her entire staff.
They are AWESOME--AWESOME--AWESOME.
Janelle Scott is one of the most organized, professional and creative people I have every had the pleasure to work Read more...
Janelle Scott is one of the most organized, professional and creative people I have every had the pleasure to work with.
She made our wedding so easy and stress free.
She is quick to respond to any questions you may have.
Wedding planning (especially with a venue that is far away) can be stressful. Not with Janelle. She is on top of everything.
She is to be totally trusted to take care of everything you request--even the smallest detail.She made every detail of our wedding exactly as we wanted, and she even surpassed our expectations.
She is a joy to work with and very reasonable. She allows you to customize your wedding according to your budget.
She is so easy to work with and is so pleasant everytime we corresponded.
She took care of our cake, gave us the most wonderful photographer anyone could ever want (Elisha Orin), the flowers and officiate (Stuart). He is a pleasure to work with and so very good at making the guests and couple feel comfortable and relazed throughout the entire event.
He personalized the wedding and it was so perfect---We could not have imagined how perfect he made everything for us.
I would do it all over again tomorrow with Janelle Scott and Island Bliss Weddings. They made our day a beautiful day to remember--forever.
It was our pleasure to work with her and her entire staff.
They are AWESOME--AWESOME--AWESOME. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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KRYSTA
Wedding:
4/22/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want a stress free day, book with Island Bliss...Janelle is great! All we had to do is show up...no worries, just an awesome day in the sunshine! Our minister was great, he went above and beyond to accommodate us, and made our day that much more special.

You will have no regrets, I assure you! :)
If you want a stress free day, book with Island Bliss...Janelle is great! All we had to do is show up...no worries, just Read more...
If you want a stress free day, book with Island Bliss...Janelle is great! All we had to do is show up...no worries, just an awesome day in the sunshine! Our minister was great, he went above and beyond to accommodate us, and made our day that much more special.

You will have no regrets, I assure you! :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Laura
Wedding:
4/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We just came back from our April 10th Cruise Ship Package wedding with Island Bliss Weddings with 50 of our closest friends and family.

The entire event completely surpassed all of our expectations thanks to Janelle and Stuart of Island Bliss Weddings!!!

Stuart picked us up from our ship in his air conditioned SUV and drove us and our photographer (I brought my own) to an adorable old fishing community where we took pictures of just the bride and groom before the ceremony.

Our guests were picked up from the port shortly after in 2 safaris and taken to the beautiful Villa Botanica where we had a cliff side ceremony with a steel pan band which was a perfect touch.
Stuart was also our officiant and he gave the best speech I have ever heard at a wedding. He even personalized it with the help of my husband, which was a nice surprise for me. He spoke from the heart and had the entire group laughing and even crying at times. It was beautiful!

After the ceremony we took some group photos during cocktail hour then headed down to the lunch reception spot at the Villa which had a beautiful backdrop of lush gardens. It was breathtaking.
The food, drink and service at the Villa Botanica far exceeded anything we could have hoped for.
We also hired DJ Eric through Janelle as well and he had us all dancing after lunch. My husband in a DJ therefore has high expectations of wedding DJs and was very pleased with Eric.

After an amazing time dancing we all headed back to the ship on the safaris.
It was a perfect day!

We ended up spending slightly more than what we had hoped when we first started planning a destination wedding (I think everyone does) but I have to admit that it was worth every penny and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Janelle and Stuart made this entire experience for us completely stress-free and I can’t thank them enough for this amazing experience and unforgettable memories.

Thank you!
We just came back from our April 10th Cruise Ship Package wedding with Island Bliss Weddings with 50 of our closest Read more...
We just came back from our April 10th Cruise Ship Package wedding with Island Bliss Weddings with 50 of our closest friends and family.

The entire event completely surpassed all of our expectations thanks to Janelle and Stuart of Island Bliss Weddings!!!

Stuart picked us up from our ship in his air conditioned SUV and drove us and our photographer (I brought my own) to an adorable old fishing community where we took pictures of just the bride and groom before the ceremony.

Our guests were picked up from the port shortly after in 2 safaris and taken to the beautiful Villa Botanica where we had a cliff side ceremony with a steel pan band which was a perfect touch.
Stuart was also our officiant and he gave the best speech I have ever heard at a wedding. He even personalized it with the help of my husband, which was a nice surprise for me. He spoke from the heart and had the entire group laughing and even crying at times. It was beautiful!

After the ceremony we took some group photos during cocktail hour then headed down to the lunch reception spot at the Villa which had a beautiful backdrop of lush gardens. It was breathtaking.
The food, drink and service at the Villa Botanica far exceeded anything we could have hoped for.
We also hired DJ Eric through Janelle as well and he had us all dancing after lunch. My husband in a DJ therefore has high expectations of wedding DJs and was very pleased with Eric.

After an amazing time dancing we all headed back to the ship on the safaris.
It was a perfect day!

We ended up spending slightly more than what we had hoped when we first started planning a destination wedding (I think everyone does) but I have to admit that it was worth every penny and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Janelle and Stuart made this entire experience for us completely stress-free and I can’t thank them enough for this amazing experience and unforgettable memories.

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Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Travel, Wedding Venue
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Carol
Wedding:
3/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Island Bliss Weddings - Janelle and Stu will take care of your every need and go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable and informed. They are professional, prompt, courteous without being intrusive on your special day. I didn't have a thing to worry about. Without a lot of our background, Stu performed a very personal and heart-felt ceremony.

Lindquist Beach was the perfect venue -- short walk to the beach, some shade for the guests who wanted to stay out of the sun. You may want to consider arriving early and going for a swim, although there are no facilities to change. I'll definitely be back as the beach was gorgeous.

We had a mini-reception (rum punch, champagne, fruit, sandwiches) - it was just enough to carry us through until the main reception onboard ship that evening.
Island Bliss Weddings - Janelle and Stu will take care of your every need and go out of their way to make sure you feel Read more...
Island Bliss Weddings - Janelle and Stu will take care of your every need and go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable and informed. They are professional, prompt, courteous without being intrusive on your special day. I didn't have a thing to worry about. Without a lot of our background, Stu performed a very personal and heart-felt ceremony.

Lindquist Beach was the perfect venue -- short walk to the beach, some shade for the guests who wanted to stay out of the sun. You may want to consider arriving early and going for a swim, although there are no facilities to change. I'll definitely be back as the beach was gorgeous.

We had a mini-reception (rum punch, champagne, fruit, sandwiches) - it was just enough to carry us through until the main reception onboard ship that evening. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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K
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Janelle of Island Bliss. She patiently answered all of my questions, was so helpful in making decisions, and so nice. She knows the ins-and-outs of getting married in the USVI (including how to handle all of the legal paperwork) and seems to be a rockstar on the island! I really appreciated how flexible she was - she really helped us make our wedding day perfect! If you're getting married in St Thomas (or St John or St Croix!), I can't imagine a better wedding planner than Janelle.
I cannot say enough good things about Janelle of Island Bliss. She patiently answered all of my questions, was so helpful Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Janelle of Island Bliss. She patiently answered all of my questions, was so helpful in making decisions, and so nice. She knows the ins-and-outs of getting married in the USVI (including how to handle all of the legal paperwork) and seems to be a rockstar on the island! I really appreciated how flexible she was - she really helped us make our wedding day perfect! If you're getting married in St Thomas (or St John or St Croix!), I can't imagine a better wedding planner than Janelle. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We took a cruise and arranged our wedding with Island Bliss Weddings on St. Thomas. Everything we asked for was what we received plus more. We loved the experience and kindness Janelle and her staff provided for the two of us and our guest. Our wedding was absolutely perfect.
We took a cruise and arranged our wedding with Island Bliss Weddings on St. Thomas. Everything we asked for was what we Read more...
We took a cruise and arranged our wedding with Island Bliss Weddings on St. Thomas. Everything we asked for was what we received plus more. We loved the experience and kindness Janelle and her staff provided for the two of us and our guest. Our wedding was absolutely perfect. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Janelle and her team! She was so fast to respond to our questions and put us at ease with each of her answers. This was a first marriage (and last!) for both of us and we had no idea what to expect, especially as not many of our friends have gotten married yet so we haven't been to a lot of weddings yet. Everything went so perfectly smooth and the wedding day was gorgeous, many thanks to her suggestions and advice. My cousin, who is a wedding planner in Chicago and rarely has anything nice to say, told me it was the best weddiing she had ever been to - if you knew my cousin, you would know that a HUGE compliment! Thank you Janelle for making this day so wonderful, we have so many amazing memories thanks to you!
I can't say enough great things about Janelle and her team! She was so fast to respond to our questions and put us at ease Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Janelle and her team! She was so fast to respond to our questions and put us at ease with each of her answers. This was a first marriage (and last!) for both of us and we had no idea what to expect, especially as not many of our friends have gotten married yet so we haven't been to a lot of weddings yet. Everything went so perfectly smooth and the wedding day was gorgeous, many thanks to her suggestions and advice. My cousin, who is a wedding planner in Chicago and rarely has anything nice to say, told me it was the best weddiing she had ever been to - if you knew my cousin, you would know that a HUGE compliment! Thank you Janelle for making this day so wonderful, we have so many amazing memories thanks to you! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything from the first steps of planning a destination wedding via email to the actual blissful day were impeccable. Janelle is very professional and responds in a very timely manner. She made it very easy to plan my perfect wedding thousands of miles away. The actual wedding day was beyond words. It was the most beautiful beach with the most amazing officiant ( Stuart) and great photographer. Despite the fact that there were probably many wedding to come for this group of people this day I felt like I was all that mattered to them for the entire day. I highly recommend this company! I would do it all over again if I could....maybe a 10 year vow renewal :)
Everything from the first steps of planning a destination wedding via email to the actual blissful day were impeccable. Read more...
Everything from the first steps of planning a destination wedding via email to the actual blissful day were impeccable. Janelle is very professional and responds in a very timely manner. She made it very easy to plan my perfect wedding thousands of miles away. The actual wedding day was beyond words. It was the most beautiful beach with the most amazing officiant ( Stuart) and great photographer. Despite the fact that there were probably many wedding to come for this group of people this day I felt like I was all that mattered to them for the entire day. I highly recommend this company! I would do it all over again if I could....maybe a 10 year vow renewal :) Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a 'just the two of us' wedding package. Great Price. Great Service. Janelle was very responsive to my emails-very organized and on top of things. Scott did an amazing job for the ceremony. He made it so personal. He is a very likeable person and puts you at ease as soon as you meet him. Our 'Simple Island Photography' package turned out great! We just got the pictures back a few days ago. I actually cried looking back at them! Highly recommend Island Bliss Weddings!!
We had a 'just the two of us' wedding package. Great Price. Great Service. Janelle was very responsive to my emails-very Read more...
We had a 'just the two of us' wedding package. Great Price. Great Service. Janelle was very responsive to my emails-very organized and on top of things. Scott did an amazing job for the ceremony. He made it so personal. He is a very likeable person and puts you at ease as soon as you meet him. Our 'Simple Island Photography' package turned out great! We just got the pictures back a few days ago. I actually cried looking back at them! Highly recommend Island Bliss Weddings!! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
12/7/2012
5.0/5.0
They responded to my emails so quickly and answered every little question I had for my big day! They were really personable and the ceremony was so beautiful everyone was tearing up! Great Job!
They responded to my emails so quickly and answered every little question I had for my big day! They were really Read more...
They responded to my emails so quickly and answered every little question I had for my big day! They were really personable and the ceremony was so beautiful everyone was tearing up! Great Job! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Janelle was my SAVIOR!! I tried to plan my St. John wedding on my own and I finally seeked out help about 5 months before my wedding. As soon as I heard back from Janelle (which was almost immediately after sending the email) all of my worries instantly slipped away - and that in itself is priceless! She was so attentive and helpful during the wedding planning process and the day of was more than I could dream of! I was lucky enough to get her husband, Stuart, to officiate our wedding and he was AMAZING!! He guided us on everything throughout the ceremony and he personalized the ceremony - and made us all laugh on multiple occasions! The service that Janelle and her team provide is top notch and I can't thank her enough for making my wedding day absolutely perfect!
Janelle was my SAVIOR!! I tried to plan my St. John wedding on my own and I finally seeked out help about 5 months before Read more...
Janelle was my SAVIOR!! I tried to plan my St. John wedding on my own and I finally seeked out help about 5 months before my wedding. As soon as I heard back from Janelle (which was almost immediately after sending the email) all of my worries instantly slipped away - and that in itself is priceless! She was so attentive and helpful during the wedding planning process and the day of was more than I could dream of! I was lucky enough to get her husband, Stuart, to officiate our wedding and he was AMAZING!! He guided us on everything throughout the ceremony and he personalized the ceremony - and made us all laugh on multiple occasions! The service that Janelle and her team provide is top notch and I can't thank her enough for making my wedding day absolutely perfect! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
11/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Janelle was wonderful, she was always an e-mail away. She calmed all my fears, she knows her stuff. Everything was perfect thanks to her!!!
Janelle was wonderful, she was always an e-mail away. She calmed all my fears, she knows her stuff. Everything was perfect Read more...
Janelle was wonderful, she was always an e-mail away. She calmed all my fears, she knows her stuff. Everything was perfect thanks to her!!! Read less
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Carroll
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say that all of our expectations were far exceeded by Janelle. She did an absolutely fabulous job and all of our friends and family are still saying that it is the best wedding and most fun that they have ever attended. My son asked me, "Mom, how are you ever going to be able to top this when I get married!" The decorations were gorgeous, the venue St. Peter's Great House was breathtaking and the food fabulous along with superior service. Janelle is a joy to work with and Stuart's service was heartfelt and beautiful. I cannot thank you enough for making my daughter's day so memorable and special. It was stressfree for me because of Janelle's organization and planning.
Carroll Ashford
I can honestly say that all of our expectations were far exceeded by Janelle. She did an absolutely fabulous job and all Read more...
I can honestly say that all of our expectations were far exceeded by Janelle. She did an absolutely fabulous job and all of our friends and family are still saying that it is the best wedding and most fun that they have ever attended. My son asked me, "Mom, how are you ever going to be able to top this when I get married!" The decorations were gorgeous, the venue St. Peter's Great House was breathtaking and the food fabulous along with superior service. Janelle is a joy to work with and Stuart's service was heartfelt and beautiful. I cannot thank you enough for making my daughter's day so memorable and special. It was stressfree for me because of Janelle's organization and planning.
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Sara
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We were married on Hawksnest Beach on St. John just last week. We wanted a very simple morning ceremony, and I really didn't want to put a lot of work into planning it. Janelle was great. All we did was exchange a few emails, so I wasn't so sure how the ceremony would go down, but it was perfect. Every time I had a question or concern, I would email her and she would get back to me right away, often even the same day. She gave me great advice about places to eat, activities for the guests, and even helped with the marriage paperwork.

We thought the ceremony might feel a little impersonal since we hadn't met the officiant before, but he put together a beautiful service. Our officiant was actually Janelle's husband. He was super personable and professional. The whole experience felt incredibly spiritual.

I cannot stress how easy it was to plan our wedding through Island Bliss, yet we both look back on the day and agree that it was perfect. I highly, highly recommend Island Bliss.
We were married on Hawksnest Beach on St. John just last week. We wanted a very simple morning ceremony, and I really Read more...
We were married on Hawksnest Beach on St. John just last week. We wanted a very simple morning ceremony, and I really didn't want to put a lot of work into planning it. Janelle was great. All we did was exchange a few emails, so I wasn't so sure how the ceremony would go down, but it was perfect. Every time I had a question or concern, I would email her and she would get back to me right away, often even the same day. She gave me great advice about places to eat, activities for the guests, and even helped with the marriage paperwork.

We thought the ceremony might feel a little impersonal since we hadn't met the officiant before, but he put together a beautiful service. Our officiant was actually Janelle's husband. He was super personable and professional. The whole experience felt incredibly spiritual.

I cannot stress how easy it was to plan our wedding through Island Bliss, yet we both look back on the day and agree that it was perfect. I highly, highly recommend Island Bliss. Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
10/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I decided a week before I was going on a cruise to get married in St Thomas. I looked at doing it on the ship but it was expensive especially if I wanted to do it on the island. I was not sure I would be able to find a wedding planner in St Thomas to do it since it was such short notice but then I found Janelle and island bliss weddings. She was so responsive and helpful with every detail especially since we communicated everything through email. She helped me pick the perfect time and location. I know a bride wants everything perfect on her wedding day and you will not be disappointed using island bliss wedding. I could not have been more pleased with the ceremony or the details that Janelle and her staff provided. Everyone was so nice and helpful I could not have asked for anything better!
I decided a week before I was going on a cruise to get married in St Thomas. I looked at doing it on the ship but it was Read more...
I decided a week before I was going on a cruise to get married in St Thomas. I looked at doing it on the ship but it was expensive especially if I wanted to do it on the island. I was not sure I would be able to find a wedding planner in St Thomas to do it since it was such short notice but then I found Janelle and island bliss weddings. She was so responsive and helpful with every detail especially since we communicated everything through email. She helped me pick the perfect time and location. I know a bride wants everything perfect on her wedding day and you will not be disappointed using island bliss wedding. I could not have been more pleased with the ceremony or the details that Janelle and her staff provided. Everyone was so nice and helpful I could not have asked for anything better! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Janelle Scott was the wedding planner that I had the pleasure of working with. She is very organized and kept me on track. She made some wonderful recommendations for hair and makeup, photographer, as well as helped us pick the perfect caterer. Our day couldn't have been more special. We owe a big thanks to janelle and her husband Stewart who officiated our wedding. Great choice!
Janelle Scott was the wedding planner that I had the pleasure of working with. She is very organized and kept me on track. Read more...
Janelle Scott was the wedding planner that I had the pleasure of working with. She is very organized and kept me on track. She made some wonderful recommendations for hair and makeup, photographer, as well as helped us pick the perfect caterer. Our day couldn't have been more special. We owe a big thanks to janelle and her husband Stewart who officiated our wedding. Great choice! Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
7/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I would have went crazy if Janelle hadn't had been there at my wedding! She saved the day when so many little things were happening at the last minute. She is for sure a pro! I highly recommend Janelle for your wedding in the Virgin Islands!
I would have went crazy if Janelle hadn't had been there at my wedding! She saved the day when so many little things were Read more...
I would have went crazy if Janelle hadn't had been there at my wedding! She saved the day when so many little things were happening at the last minute. She is for sure a pro! I highly recommend Janelle for your wedding in the Virgin Islands! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Janelle was incredibly helpful and made planning my wedding a breeze. She was very accommodating, responsive, and helped bring my ideas to life. No details were forgotten or overlooked, and she was very responsive which put my mind at ease. My guests were raving about the wedding and all the details that fell perfectly into place with Janelle's help. From the location and setup at Lime Tree Beach to the amazing reception at Sunset Grill, everything was perfect and the vendors she recommended were top notch. My wedding day was more amazing than I thought possible, and I highly recommend Janelle for anyone wanting to get married in St. Thomas.
Janelle was incredibly helpful and made planning my wedding a breeze. She was very accommodating, responsive, and helped Read more...
Janelle was incredibly helpful and made planning my wedding a breeze. She was very accommodating, responsive, and helped bring my ideas to life. No details were forgotten or overlooked, and she was very responsive which put my mind at ease. My guests were raving about the wedding and all the details that fell perfectly into place with Janelle's help. From the location and setup at Lime Tree Beach to the amazing reception at Sunset Grill, everything was perfect and the vendors she recommended were top notch. My wedding day was more amazing than I thought possible, and I highly recommend Janelle for anyone wanting to get married in St. Thomas. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Janelle was awesome. She was always so quick to respond and really made my life a lot easier when it came to the ceremony. The flowers were beautiful! I paid a little extra to have Orange Lilies in my bouquet and the florist incorporated them in all my maids bouquets also - It just really added a special touch for me and made me so happy. Stuart was our officiant and let me say, he was amazing! I read really good reviews about him but he went above and beyond. He makes the ceremony so personal and special and makes you laugh. Joey and I could not be more pleased with our wedding ceremony and it's all thanks to Janelle & Stuart.
Janelle was awesome. She was always so quick to respond and really made my life a lot easier when it came to the ceremony. Read more...
Janelle was awesome. She was always so quick to respond and really made my life a lot easier when it came to the ceremony. The flowers were beautiful! I paid a little extra to have Orange Lilies in my bouquet and the florist incorporated them in all my maids bouquets also - It just really added a special touch for me and made me so happy. Stuart was our officiant and let me say, he was amazing! I read really good reviews about him but he went above and beyond. He makes the ceremony so personal and special and makes you laugh. Joey and I could not be more pleased with our wedding ceremony and it's all thanks to Janelle & Stuart. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to put into words how AMAZING Island Bliss Weddings is. It was truely a dream come true and I wouldn't of changed a thing. Janelle made everything so simple.....she was always there to answer any questions. We would highly recommend this wedding planner!!! They helped make the biggest day in our lives perfect!!!
I can't even begin to put into words how AMAZING Island Bliss Weddings is. It was truely a dream come true and I wouldn't Read more...
I can't even begin to put into words how AMAZING Island Bliss Weddings is. It was truely a dream come true and I wouldn't of changed a thing. Janelle made everything so simple.....she was always there to answer any questions. We would highly recommend this wedding planner!!! They helped make the biggest day in our lives perfect!!! Read less
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wedding mom
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Janelle helped to plan the most perfect and beautiful wedding for my daughter and son-in-law at Lindquist Beach followed by a great reception at Havana Blue last weekend. All of her suggestions made it a special and unique Caribbean wedding that all of our 55 guests will long remember. We initially tried to plan the wedding on our own, but contacted Janelle when we were having problems nailing down the details of the wedding. Janelle was easy to contact and responded promptly to all e-mails. She made great suggestions for entertainment, site location and vendors and handled all of the communication and invoicing. Her fee was definitely affordable and well worth the peace of mind in knowing that the details were taken care of. For instance, we wanted champagne and water following the beach ceremony while we listened to music. Janelle arranged for a great violinist and harpist for the beach ceremony (Chris Robbert and Jesus) and set up a table with various cold champagnes and bottles of water- imagine the hassle of doing that yourself! All of the vendors she recommended were amazing and professional. Janelle truly allowed all of us to just enjoy the happiness and beauty of this special day while knowing that all details were taken care of.
Janelle helped to plan the most perfect and beautiful wedding for my daughter and son-in-law at Lindquist Beach followed Read more...
Janelle helped to plan the most perfect and beautiful wedding for my daughter and son-in-law at Lindquist Beach followed by a great reception at Havana Blue last weekend. All of her suggestions made it a special and unique Caribbean wedding that all of our 55 guests will long remember. We initially tried to plan the wedding on our own, but contacted Janelle when we were having problems nailing down the details of the wedding. Janelle was easy to contact and responded promptly to all e-mails. She made great suggestions for entertainment, site location and vendors and handled all of the communication and invoicing. Her fee was definitely affordable and well worth the peace of mind in knowing that the details were taken care of. For instance, we wanted champagne and water following the beach ceremony while we listened to music. Janelle arranged for a great violinist and harpist for the beach ceremony (Chris Robbert and Jesus) and set up a table with various cold champagnes and bottles of water- imagine the hassle of doing that yourself! All of the vendors she recommended were amazing and professional. Janelle truly allowed all of us to just enjoy the happiness and beauty of this special day while knowing that all details were taken care of. Read less
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April 2012 Newlyweds
Wedding:
4/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Island Bliss Weddings by doing a search on the Internet. They were very quick in responding to my questions via email. They were also very knowledgable about the wedding sites, photographers, and they recommended a wonderful restuarant for lunch on the island. They also made it very easy to apply for and obtain the marriage license. They picked us up from our cruise ship and drove us to the court house and to the wedding site (Brewer's Beach - beautiful) and then back to our ship. They even customized our wedding vows and told the story of how we met. Our overall experience was excellent! We highly recommend their services!
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I found Island Bliss Weddings by doing a search on the Internet. They were very quick in responding to my questions via email. They were also very knowledgable about the wedding sites, photographers, and they recommended a wonderful restuarant for lunch on the island. They also made it very easy to apply for and obtain the marriage license. They picked us up from our cruise ship and drove us to the court house and to the wedding site (Brewer's Beach - beautiful) and then back to our ship. They even customized our wedding vows and told the story of how we met. Our overall experience was excellent! We highly recommend their services! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation
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Desiree'
Wedding:
4/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married on April 4, 2012 in St Thomas , USVI on Lindquist beach. First off Janelle and Stu are AWESOME. Janelle provided great communication throughout the months leading to our special day. She had everything in order and in place once we arrived. Stu was there waiting as soon as we got of the ship. He is a great guy. Gave us a little of the island history as we drove to the courthouse. Janelle did an outstanding job setting up the ceremony location on the beach. She is a very sweet and genuine person. It was absolutely breathtaking. Stu did an exceptional job officiating our wedding ceremony. Everything was perfect!!!! From the ride to the courthouse, to my bouquet, the set up , ceremony, location, Janelle, Stu...I wouldn't change a thing about this day. Thanks Janelle and Stu. This was truly the best day of our lives. Island Bliss if definitely they ONLY way to go if you are looking for the perfect wedding.
We got married on April 4, 2012 in St Thomas , USVI on Lindquist beach. First off Janelle and Stu are AWESOME. Janelle Read more...
We got married on April 4, 2012 in St Thomas , USVI on Lindquist beach. First off Janelle and Stu are AWESOME. Janelle provided great communication throughout the months leading to our special day. She had everything in order and in place once we arrived. Stu was there waiting as soon as we got of the ship. He is a great guy. Gave us a little of the island history as we drove to the courthouse. Janelle did an outstanding job setting up the ceremony location on the beach. She is a very sweet and genuine person. It was absolutely breathtaking. Stu did an exceptional job officiating our wedding ceremony. Everything was perfect!!!! From the ride to the courthouse, to my bouquet, the set up , ceremony, location, Janelle, Stu...I wouldn't change a thing about this day. Thanks Janelle and Stu. This was truly the best day of our lives. Island Bliss if definitely they ONLY way to go if you are looking for the perfect wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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RWB
Wedding:
2/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Hello Janelle!

I would like to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” So Very much!!! We are extremely happy about the way our wedding day went and are still floating on clouds about it!!

Stu did a spectacular job with the ceremony and sermon!!! Everyone was in tears about it and asked if we wrote it ourselves, as it was so heartfelt and personal! He was just wonderful about everything – we fell in love with him immediately!

Kim was wonderful also and was very helpful! She was so nice and very patient with everyone.

Don, the Steel Pan Man, was GREAT!! (Actually, I kept calling him “Dan, the steel pan man”, but I think his name is actually Don?? Right?) Funny story: We met him the night before the wedding, at Iggies. I couldn’t get enough of him!! I said to Ryan, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if we show up at the wedding tomorrow, and Don is our steel pan guy?” Well, apparently, my father-inlaw talked with Don a lot that night and discovered that Don WOULD Indeed be our guy at the wedding – but they decided to keep it a secret and let us be surprised. They devised a plan that they would become best friends and then at the wedding, my father-inlaw, Doug, would introduce us to Don and then proceed to educate us all about Don and his custom made drums.... So that is exactly what happened!! It was SO cool!! My only disappointment was being too busy to really spend enough time with those steel pans! Funny how one’s head can become so frozen with everything going on, that you can barely remember your own name, let alone “Focus” on any one thing! HA!! By the time we finished with photography, Don was long gone (We should had paid to keep him there another hour!!) Do you know if he has his own CD available?? We would LOVE to purchase a copy of Don and his steel pans! We highly recommend having steel pans at a beach wedding!

Brooke, from Simple Island Photograpy, took our photo’s that day and was excellent! She was very down to earth and comfortable to work with! I pray she can make ‘me’ look ‘good’ in the photo’s!! Ha! I’m not a photogenic person, unfortunately, so the poor girl had her work cut out for her that day.

You truly have a GREAT team at Island Bliss Weddings and you absolutely deserve all those awards of recognition! Planning a wedding 2,000 miles away, without ever having been there, is a bit scary! You made it seem easy and we would recommend your group to anyone thinking about a beach/island wedding!! We are convinced it’s the ONLY way to go!!

Again, Thank you Janelle! Wish we could have met in person, however, your group represents you impeccable!! Everything was Perfect!!

With Warmest Sincerity,

Wendy & Ryan
Hello Janelle!

I would like to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” So Very much!!! We are extremely happy about the Read more...
Hello Janelle!

I would like to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” So Very much!!! We are extremely happy about the way our wedding day went and are still floating on clouds about it!!

Stu did a spectacular job with the ceremony and sermon!!! Everyone was in tears about it and asked if we wrote it ourselves, as it was so heartfelt and personal! He was just wonderful about everything – we fell in love with him immediately!

Kim was wonderful also and was very helpful! She was so nice and very patient with everyone.

Don, the Steel Pan Man, was GREAT!! (Actually, I kept calling him “Dan, the steel pan man”, but I think his name is actually Don?? Right?) Funny story: We met him the night before the wedding, at Iggies. I couldn’t get enough of him!! I said to Ryan, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if we show up at the wedding tomorrow, and Don is our steel pan guy?” Well, apparently, my father-inlaw talked with Don a lot that night and discovered that Don WOULD Indeed be our guy at the wedding – but they decided to keep it a secret and let us be surprised. They devised a plan that they would become best friends and then at the wedding, my father-inlaw, Doug, would introduce us to Don and then proceed to educate us all about Don and his custom made drums.... So that is exactly what happened!! It was SO cool!! My only disappointment was being too busy to really spend enough time with those steel pans! Funny how one’s head can become so frozen with everything going on, that you can barely remember your own name, let alone “Focus” on any one thing! HA!! By the time we finished with photography, Don was long gone (We should had paid to keep him there another hour!!) Do you know if he has his own CD available?? We would LOVE to purchase a copy of Don and his steel pans! We highly recommend having steel pans at a beach wedding!

Brooke, from Simple Island Photograpy, took our photo’s that day and was excellent! She was very down to earth and comfortable to work with! I pray she can make ‘me’ look ‘good’ in the photo’s!! Ha! I’m not a photogenic person, unfortunately, so the poor girl had her work cut out for her that day.

You truly have a GREAT team at Island Bliss Weddings and you absolutely deserve all those awards of recognition! Planning a wedding 2,000 miles away, without ever having been there, is a bit scary! You made it seem easy and we would recommend your group to anyone thinking about a beach/island wedding!! We are convinced it’s the ONLY way to go!!

Again, Thank you Janelle! Wish we could have met in person, however, your group represents you impeccable!! Everything was Perfect!!

With Warmest Sincerity,

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Ginny
Wedding:
2/14/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want the perfect wedding, find Island Bliss Weddings on Facebook or the Internet. Words are not enough to describe how perfect they make your perfect day...here is the email we sent Janelle when we returned home from our perfect wedding on Valentines Day 2012 in St. Thomas...

Hi Janelle,

Mike and I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful wedding you put on for us on Valentine’s Day. Everything was more than perfect! You are an expert at what you do and I cannot begin to tell you how much you are appreciated in our world. The attention to detail was more than anyone could ask for. The limo driver was there waiting for us as we got off the ship, and my what a limo it was…we felt like royalty. The gentleman who met us at the courthouse was so wonderful, we never could have made it without him. The preacher was perfect, the setting was incredible! So so very beautiful…we were at awe with all of it and so were our friends. It was agreed that this was by far the most romantic wedding any of us had ever attended in our lifetime, and I feel so lucky that it was Mike and my wedding…we are blessed. The bouquet was over the top Janelle. I know the roses were very expensive and you made sure that the bouquet matched my dress so perfect, and it did! Here is a picture of our wedding and bouquet and along with our friends who attended this special event. We will be forever grateful and we mean that! Loved it, loved EVERYTHING!!! YOU’RE THE BEST!!!

Ginny & Mike
St. Charles, IA 50240
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If you want the perfect wedding, find Island Bliss Weddings on Facebook or the Internet. Words are not enough to describe how perfect they make your perfect day...here is the email we sent Janelle when we returned home from our perfect wedding on Valentines Day 2012 in St. Thomas...

Hi Janelle,

Mike and I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful wedding you put on for us on Valentine’s Day. Everything was more than perfect! You are an expert at what you do and I cannot begin to tell you how much you are appreciated in our world. The attention to detail was more than anyone could ask for. The limo driver was there waiting for us as we got off the ship, and my what a limo it was…we felt like royalty. The gentleman who met us at the courthouse was so wonderful, we never could have made it without him. The preacher was perfect, the setting was incredible! So so very beautiful…we were at awe with all of it and so were our friends. It was agreed that this was by far the most romantic wedding any of us had ever attended in our lifetime, and I feel so lucky that it was Mike and my wedding…we are blessed. The bouquet was over the top Janelle. I know the roses were very expensive and you made sure that the bouquet matched my dress so perfect, and it did! Here is a picture of our wedding and bouquet and along with our friends who attended this special event. We will be forever grateful and we mean that! Loved it, loved EVERYTHING!!! YOU’RE THE BEST!!!

Ginny & Mike
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fetzablu
Wedding:
1/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Janelle & Stuart-



Denene & I arrived back in New York yesterday from our cruise and wanted to take the opportunity to thank the both of you for making our wedding such a success. Janelle, I want to apologize that I never got a chance to thank you and say goodbye last Thursday (however I needed to go to the bathroom...LOL).

Stuart was an absolute pleasure to deal with and he made Denene's comfort level a very strong one. From the moment he picked us up at the ship the day could not have gone any smoother. Being that Stuart heard that Denene was never in St Thomas before, he also gave us a tour of the island on the way back to the ship which was great. In fact, he even offered to wait for us at the ship if we wanted to get changed and then go shopping on the island. We did our "homework" while searching for a company to handle our wedding and to be honest you guys performed over & beyond our expectations. This will be a day Denene & I will never forget and please know that the 2 of you will always be a part of it.

Thanks Again,
Glenn & Denene
Janelle & Stuart-



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Janelle & Stuart-



Denene & I arrived back in New York yesterday from our cruise and wanted to take the opportunity to thank the both of you for making our wedding such a success. Janelle, I want to apologize that I never got a chance to thank you and say goodbye last Thursday (however I needed to go to the bathroom...LOL).

Stuart was an absolute pleasure to deal with and he made Denene's comfort level a very strong one. From the moment he picked us up at the ship the day could not have gone any smoother. Being that Stuart heard that Denene was never in St Thomas before, he also gave us a tour of the island on the way back to the ship which was great. In fact, he even offered to wait for us at the ship if we wanted to get changed and then go shopping on the island. We did our "homework" while searching for a company to handle our wedding and to be honest you guys performed over & beyond our expectations. This will be a day Denene & I will never forget and please know that the 2 of you will always be a part of it.

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Melissa
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Janelle is AMAZING. She is the most responsive person you will ever work with. When you are having a wedding in the islands, people tend to take longer to respond...it's the way of life. But not Janelle. I kept asking Janelle, have I sent you emails more than any other bride you have worked with. She said I was up there, and she would always respond in a very timely manner...sometimes within minutes. It can be difficult planning a wedding at a place you have never been to, but she made sure everything went smoothly. She gives you a list of vendors she recommends, but you do not have to choose them. However, I recommend that you do. Everyone we worked with did an amazing job. Everything was perfect. Janelle's husband, Stu, married us, and we loved him as well. He did a fabulous job, and you would have thought we had known them for years. He made to sure to include special touches to the ceremony such as talking about our dog, Gus! It felt like we had known Janelle and Stu for years. I am going to miss working with Janelle, and when I come back to St. Thomas I want to make sure we can meet up with them again. Also, the wedding cake we got through Janelle was the best cake I ever had--lemon cake and coconut. Amazing. I really cannot say enough nice things about Island Bliss Weddings. Janelle stayed at the wedding for almost the entire evening. It was so great to have someone there to help out so that I didn't have to.
Janelle is AMAZING. She is the most responsive person you will ever work with. When you are having a wedding in the Read more...
Janelle is AMAZING. She is the most responsive person you will ever work with. When you are having a wedding in the islands, people tend to take longer to respond...it's the way of life. But not Janelle. I kept asking Janelle, have I sent you emails more than any other bride you have worked with. She said I was up there, and she would always respond in a very timely manner...sometimes within minutes. It can be difficult planning a wedding at a place you have never been to, but she made sure everything went smoothly. She gives you a list of vendors she recommends, but you do not have to choose them. However, I recommend that you do. Everyone we worked with did an amazing job. Everything was perfect. Janelle's husband, Stu, married us, and we loved him as well. He did a fabulous job, and you would have thought we had known them for years. He made to sure to include special touches to the ceremony such as talking about our dog, Gus! It felt like we had known Janelle and Stu for years. I am going to miss working with Janelle, and when I come back to St. Thomas I want to make sure we can meet up with them again. Also, the wedding cake we got through Janelle was the best cake I ever had--lemon cake and coconut. Amazing. I really cannot say enough nice things about Island Bliss Weddings. Janelle stayed at the wedding for almost the entire evening. It was so great to have someone there to help out so that I didn't have to. Read less
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Brooke Gensch
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
A huge thank you to Janelle Scott for making our wedding an amazing day! Organizing our wedding from a distance wouldn't have been possible without Janelle and her organizational skills and abilities. She was always willing to answer questions via email, phone, and at all hours. Janelle took care of our venue setup (tables, center pieces, favors, and much more). Janelle delivered all flowers to the hotels for us and her and her husband set up an incredible display of rum punch and waters at Megan's Bay following our Ceremony at St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. It was so terrific that they day went off without a hitch and I was able to just focus on being a bride and having fun. Thank you Janelle for keeping everyone on schedule and organized for us! Many thanks~ Keith and Brooke Gensch
A huge thank you to Janelle Scott for making our wedding an amazing day! Organizing our wedding from a distance wouldn't Read more...
A huge thank you to Janelle Scott for making our wedding an amazing day! Organizing our wedding from a distance wouldn't have been possible without Janelle and her organizational skills and abilities. She was always willing to answer questions via email, phone, and at all hours. Janelle took care of our venue setup (tables, center pieces, favors, and much more). Janelle delivered all flowers to the hotels for us and her and her husband set up an incredible display of rum punch and waters at Megan's Bay following our Ceremony at St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. It was so terrific that they day went off without a hitch and I was able to just focus on being a bride and having fun. Thank you Janelle for keeping everyone on schedule and organized for us! Many thanks~ Keith and Brooke Gensch Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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TROWE39850@aol.com
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Janelle helped with my daughter's wedding on Dec. 3, 2011. She is most professional. Gave us the perfect contacts needed to make the day special. She always answered all my e-mails quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Janelle for all your wedding needs! Thank you so much!
Janelle helped with my daughter's wedding on Dec. 3, 2011. She is most professional. Gave us the perfect contacts needed Read more...
Janelle helped with my daughter's wedding on Dec. 3, 2011. She is most professional. Gave us the perfect contacts needed to make the day special. She always answered all my e-mails quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Janelle for all your wedding needs! Thank you so much! Read less
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Anna Z.
Wedding:
11/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding on Nov. 14, 2011. Everything went perfect. Janelle is a professional, she was very responsive to all requests and questions, she is amazing. She helped with finding hair salon ( lady came to make my hair in the hotel), helped with restaurant. She is an expert. She also ordered photographer and vidiographer for us, proposed to help with transportation arrangements.
If you have any question, Janelle has an immediate answer.
We just had our wedding on Nov. 14, 2011. Everything went perfect. Janelle is a professional, she was very responsive to Read more...
We just had our wedding on Nov. 14, 2011. Everything went perfect. Janelle is a professional, she was very responsive to all requests and questions, she is amazing. She helped with finding hair salon ( lady came to make my hair in the hotel), helped with restaurant. She is an expert. She also ordered photographer and vidiographer for us, proposed to help with transportation arrangements.
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Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Thank you Island Bliss Weddings for amazing wedding weekend (Nov 10th and 11th).

I was so happy to have found Janelle and Stu. I thought planning a wedding from such a distance (New Hampshire) would be somewhat difficult but this was not that case. Janelle and I were in touch via email for an entire year planning the big day! Every detail, from the Welcome Party at Iggies, transportation, flowers, ceremony, DJ, and reception set up at Oceana, was taken care of. Kimberly was our onsite wedding coordinator for the day She was wonderful. Stu officiated our cermony and it was just perfect.

Not only were Jay and I super please with EVERYTHING, our 50 guests had an absolute blast!

Thank you Island Bliss. We highly recommend you to all future brides and grooms!
Thank you Island Bliss Weddings for amazing wedding weekend (Nov 10th and 11th).

I was so happy to have found Read more...
Thank you Island Bliss Weddings for amazing wedding weekend (Nov 10th and 11th).

I was so happy to have found Janelle and Stu. I thought planning a wedding from such a distance (New Hampshire) would be somewhat difficult but this was not that case. Janelle and I were in touch via email for an entire year planning the big day! Every detail, from the Welcome Party at Iggies, transportation, flowers, ceremony, DJ, and reception set up at Oceana, was taken care of. Kimberly was our onsite wedding coordinator for the day She was wonderful. Stu officiated our cermony and it was just perfect.

Not only were Jay and I super please with EVERYTHING, our 50 guests had an absolute blast!

Thank you Island Bliss. We highly recommend you to all future brides and grooms! Read less
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HJM
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We wanted a no-frills private ceremony at the beach with just the two of us and searched the web for a reasonably-priced wedding planner. After a couple of email inquiries we decided to book Island Bliss Weddings' Sweet Memories package, which is the cheapest they have, and was pretty competitive with all the other wedding planners out there. Janelle was very responsive and efficient, and although all our correspondence was through email only, everything went exactly as planned. They took care of filing the paperwork at the courthouse, and getting certified copies to you after, so it's pretty stress-free. Note that the fee for the marriage license is extra (you need to provide a cashier's check), and so is the site fee for the beach payable in cash when you get there (we went to Lindquist Beach for $100). The budget photography was also extra, so make sure to factor those costs in when comparing prices. Since we got the cheapest package we weren't expecting much, to be honest, but we were pleasantly surprised by the VIP treatment we got from Stuart (our officiant who also drove us). Transportation was included in the package, and it was a white BMW X5, which was excellent (my husband is a BMW fan so the ride put him in a good mood!). I almost didn't book a photographer, because we really didn't want a lot of fuss, but I'm so glad I did! Our photographer was Brooke and she was very warm and made us feel at ease right away. We got our pictures in a CD in the mail after about 5 weeks and our pictures were so lovely, all our friends and family have been raving about them. It's definitely worth the investment, it brought us back to that day. Honestly the ceremony goes by so fast that I can barely remember it all now, so it's nice to have the pictures to look back on. Stuart also did a great job of personalizing our ceremony. When we arrived on the beach, he took my then fiancé aside to talk about how we met, how he proposed, etc (I was being photographed while this was going on). And then he weaved our story into the ceremony, which made it feel even more special. Overall we had a great experience with Island Bliss Weddings. Even though I have only "talked" to Janelle over email and never in fact met her (our package did not include on-the-day coordination), our wedding was exactly as we envisioned it. We highly recommend Janelle, Stuart and Brooke for couples who are considering a destination wedding at US VI!
We wanted a no-frills private ceremony at the beach with just the two of us and searched the web for a reasonably-priced Read more...
We wanted a no-frills private ceremony at the beach with just the two of us and searched the web for a reasonably-priced wedding planner. After a couple of email inquiries we decided to book Island Bliss Weddings' Sweet Memories package, which is the cheapest they have, and was pretty competitive with all the other wedding planners out there. Janelle was very responsive and efficient, and although all our correspondence was through email only, everything went exactly as planned. They took care of filing the paperwork at the courthouse, and getting certified copies to you after, so it's pretty stress-free. Note that the fee for the marriage license is extra (you need to provide a cashier's check), and so is the site fee for the beach payable in cash when you get there (we went to Lindquist Beach for $100). The budget photography was also extra, so make sure to factor those costs in when comparing prices. Since we got the cheapest package we weren't expecting much, to be honest, but we were pleasantly surprised by the VIP treatment we got from Stuart (our officiant who also drove us). Transportation was included in the package, and it was a white BMW X5, which was excellent (my husband is a BMW fan so the ride put him in a good mood!). I almost didn't book a photographer, because we really didn't want a lot of fuss, but I'm so glad I did! Our photographer was Brooke and she was very warm and made us feel at ease right away. We got our pictures in a CD in the mail after about 5 weeks and our pictures were so lovely, all our friends and family have been raving about them. It's definitely worth the investment, it brought us back to that day. Honestly the ceremony goes by so fast that I can barely remember it all now, so it's nice to have the pictures to look back on. Stuart also did a great job of personalizing our ceremony. When we arrived on the beach, he took my then fiancé aside to talk about how we met, how he proposed, etc (I was being photographed while this was going on). And then he weaved our story into the ceremony, which made it feel even more special. Overall we had a great experience with Island Bliss Weddings. Even though I have only "talked" to Janelle over email and never in fact met her (our package did not include on-the-day coordination), our wedding was exactly as we envisioned it. We highly recommend Janelle, Stuart and Brooke for couples who are considering a destination wedding at US VI! Read less
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Tammy and Leon
Wedding:
10/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Janelle and Stuart were great. The event ran as smoothly as we could have hoped and all the arrangements were perfect. We took a cruise and used Island Bliss Weddings to plan our perfect day. All the vendors Janelle recommend were great and we now have a lifetime of wonderful memories. Thanks Janelle and Stuart. We highly recommend Island Bliss Weddings.
Janelle and Stuart were great. The event ran as smoothly as we could have hoped and all the arrangements were perfect. We Read more...
Janelle and Stuart were great. The event ran as smoothly as we could have hoped and all the arrangements were perfect. We took a cruise and used Island Bliss Weddings to plan our perfect day. All the vendors Janelle recommend were great and we now have a lifetime of wonderful memories. Thanks Janelle and Stuart. We highly recommend Island Bliss Weddings. Read less
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S.
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Janelle and Stu were great to work with for our vow renewal services. The package is basic and no frills. Janelle will make suggestions for things but she doesn't push you toward anything so you have to know what you want, or know the right questions to ask. I was happy with the beauty and floral suggestions that she made. J'taime at Sugar and Spice is awesome! My husband really admired the fact that they are a husband and wife team and that they are very friendly and professional. We would recommend them to anyone getting married on St. Thomas or St. John!
Janelle and Stu were great to work with for our vow renewal services. The package is basic and no frills. Janelle will Read more...
Janelle and Stu were great to work with for our vow renewal services. The package is basic and no frills. Janelle will make suggestions for things but she doesn't push you toward anything so you have to know what you want, or know the right questions to ask. I was happy with the beauty and floral suggestions that she made. J'taime at Sugar and Spice is awesome! My husband really admired the fact that they are a husband and wife team and that they are very friendly and professional. We would recommend them to anyone getting married on St. Thomas or St. John! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Photography
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings! Five stars, across the board. Janelle was always extremely responsive to all of my questions and emails (and boy did I have a lot of questions and emails for her). She was always extremely patient and we felt extremely comfortable working with her right away.

Janelle worked with us to set up all of our vendors, and all of the recommendations she made were fantastic. She made getting our marriage license extremely easy, and when we returned from the honeymoon we already had two copies of the license waiting for us in the mailbox. When we had to change reception sites three months out from our wedding date (due to an issue completely unrelated to anything on Janelle's end), Janelle was extremely attentive and able to answer all of our questions, and ultimately helped book an even better reception venue.

Janelle is extremely efficient, reliable, and worth every penny, and if we had to do it over again we would definitely work with her again. Thanks, Janelle!
I can't say enough good things about Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings! Five stars, across the board. Janelle was always Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings! Five stars, across the board. Janelle was always extremely responsive to all of my questions and emails (and boy did I have a lot of questions and emails for her). She was always extremely patient and we felt extremely comfortable working with her right away.

Janelle worked with us to set up all of our vendors, and all of the recommendations she made were fantastic. She made getting our marriage license extremely easy, and when we returned from the honeymoon we already had two copies of the license waiting for us in the mailbox. When we had to change reception sites three months out from our wedding date (due to an issue completely unrelated to anything on Janelle's end), Janelle was extremely attentive and able to answer all of our questions, and ultimately helped book an even better reception venue.

Janelle is extremely efficient, reliable, and worth every penny, and if we had to do it over again we would definitely work with her again. Thanks, Janelle! Read less
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kseelig
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Janelle from Island Bliss was absolutely fantastic, my husband and I can’t say enough good things about her. She was always quick to respond, she was incredibly helpful with every aspect of the planning, and she really did everything possible to ensure that we had the wedding of our dreams – which we did. The value of her dedicated work is worth way more than her fee, and I’m so glad that we had her there with us to guide us through what would’ve been an otherwise very stressful planning process. I’d give her more stars if I could.
Janelle from Island Bliss was absolutely fantastic, my husband and I can’t say enough good things about her. She was Read more...
Janelle from Island Bliss was absolutely fantastic, my husband and I can’t say enough good things about her. She was always quick to respond, she was incredibly helpful with every aspect of the planning, and she really did everything possible to ensure that we had the wedding of our dreams – which we did. The value of her dedicated work is worth way more than her fee, and I’m so glad that we had her there with us to guide us through what would’ve been an otherwise very stressful planning process. I’d give her more stars if I could. Read less
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Shena
Wedding:
3/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day couldn't have gone any smoother! Janelle was very responsive throughout the planning process and was extremely helpful and quick at answering my questions. She has a calm demeanor that was great on the day of our wedding. Her husband does a fantastic job officiating, and we were pleased with all aspects of our day. We can't say enough good things about Island Bliss Weddings! Book your wedding with her with CONFIDENCE that you will have an amazing day!
Our wedding day couldn't have gone any smoother! Janelle was very responsive throughout the planning process and was Read more...
Our wedding day couldn't have gone any smoother! Janelle was very responsive throughout the planning process and was extremely helpful and quick at answering my questions. She has a calm demeanor that was great on the day of our wedding. Her husband does a fantastic job officiating, and we were pleased with all aspects of our day. We can't say enough good things about Island Bliss Weddings! Book your wedding with her with CONFIDENCE that you will have an amazing day! Read less
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Amy C
Wedding:
2/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings was fantastic! I can't recommend her strongly enough! She was helpful, responsive, professional and if you know anything about weddings, the cost is totally worth it!!!
Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings was fantastic! I can't recommend her strongly enough! She was helpful, responsive, Read more...
Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings was fantastic! I can't recommend her strongly enough! She was helpful, responsive, professional and if you know anything about weddings, the cost is totally worth it!!! Read less
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Shannon & Ryan Finegan
Wedding:
2/16/2011
5.0/5.0
As we are approaching the 1 year anniversary of our fabulous St. Thomas wedding, I thought it was appropriate that I finally write my review of my experiences with Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings. I have been meaning to write this for some time now. The memories of the event were all made possible by the wonderful and detailed services Janelle provided. To this day I am overwhelmed with emotion when I think about how perfect she made our day.

Coordination- I thought planning a St Thomas wedding from New York would be stressful and a huge tasking but from my first conversation with Janelle…I knew we had made the right choice by selecting Island Bliss Weddings to plan our wedding. She was extremely helpful and answered every frantic question I had with a sense of calmness. I soon learned that I had nothing to worry about.

Ceremony- My husband and I were picked up at the cruise ship terminal and whisked off to get our marriage license. When we pulled up to the ceremony site….it took my breath away. We had specifically requested the area between the 2 palm trees on Megan’s Bay Beach for our ceremony (based on ceremony photos on her website). To our surprise we learned that Janelle was ‘between the palms’ first thing in the morning to guarantee that we had our special spot. The chairs were covered in white fabric and wrapped with the perfect shade of pink ribbon. The steel pan player was drumming away, weaved fans were placed on every chair and an endless supply of beer and rum punch were awaiting our 50 guests.

Stewart (Janelle’s husband) performed the ceremony and personalized the service just as we requested. We asked for humor in our ceremony and he left us all laughing throughout. We booked our photo and video services through Janelle. Paradise Pictures and HighDef Video. Just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better……I received the final photos and video. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!

After the ceremony we boarded open air trolleys and headed to the Fat Turtle for finger foods and drink. Another wonderful recommendation!!!! A great time was had by all. We then all boarded the cruise ship for our reception. We booked the special steakhouse on the ship and continued our celebration as we were en route to our next port of call.

A BIG thank you to Janelle and Stewart for making our special day so memorable. We would not have done anything differently and you will be a big part of our wonderful memory every year.

Island Bliss Weddings comes HIGHLY recommended from us and all those that traveled with us!
As we are approaching the 1 year anniversary of our fabulous St. Thomas wedding, I thought it was appropriate that I Read more...
As we are approaching the 1 year anniversary of our fabulous St. Thomas wedding, I thought it was appropriate that I finally write my review of my experiences with Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings. I have been meaning to write this for some time now. The memories of the event were all made possible by the wonderful and detailed services Janelle provided. To this day I am overwhelmed with emotion when I think about how perfect she made our day.

Coordination- I thought planning a St Thomas wedding from New York would be stressful and a huge tasking but from my first conversation with Janelle…I knew we had made the right choice by selecting Island Bliss Weddings to plan our wedding. She was extremely helpful and answered every frantic question I had with a sense of calmness. I soon learned that I had nothing to worry about.

Ceremony- My husband and I were picked up at the cruise ship terminal and whisked off to get our marriage license. When we pulled up to the ceremony site….it took my breath away. We had specifically requested the area between the 2 palm trees on Megan’s Bay Beach for our ceremony (based on ceremony photos on her website). To our surprise we learned that Janelle was ‘between the palms’ first thing in the morning to guarantee that we had our special spot. The chairs were covered in white fabric and wrapped with the perfect shade of pink ribbon. The steel pan player was drumming away, weaved fans were placed on every chair and an endless supply of beer and rum punch were awaiting our 50 guests.

Stewart (Janelle’s husband) performed the ceremony and personalized the service just as we requested. We asked for humor in our ceremony and he left us all laughing throughout. We booked our photo and video services through Janelle. Paradise Pictures and HighDef Video. Just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better……I received the final photos and video. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!

After the ceremony we boarded open air trolleys and headed to the Fat Turtle for finger foods and drink. Another wonderful recommendation!!!! A great time was had by all. We then all boarded the cruise ship for our reception. We booked the special steakhouse on the ship and continued our celebration as we were en route to our next port of call.

A BIG thank you to Janelle and Stewart for making our special day so memorable. We would not have done anything differently and you will be a big part of our wonderful memory every year.

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MoniM
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Have you ever tried to plan a wedding from about 1500 miles away, with the venue and locale sight unseen? Island Bliss specializes in helping you do that!

My husband and I decided to do a New Year's Day wedding, and after reading lots of reviews on sites like Wedding Wire and The Knot, I chose Island Bliss Weddings to handle our event. From first contact, Janelle was very informative and helpful, answered all of my random questions promptly (and with care!), and really did an outstanding job putting my mind at ease!

Once we got to the island, her husband Stu met with us and helped us get our marraige license squared away, and helped us with all of the details for the big day! All of the help and info he gave us was very much appreciated, and he definitely put us at ease while making sure we were doing all of the paperwork, and scheduling ourselves correctly.

We really had a blast, and really enjoyed the service and all the help that Janelle and Stu put forth to us. It was truly a memorable day, and a fantastic wedding! I'm still absolutely reeling from telling all of the stories, even 11 some odd days later! :) I keep saying over and over that the day was absolutely perfect, and we had a ton of fun. I wouldn't change a thing!
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Have you ever tried to plan a wedding from about 1500 miles away, with the venue and locale sight unseen? Island Bliss specializes in helping you do that!

My husband and I decided to do a New Year's Day wedding, and after reading lots of reviews on sites like Wedding Wire and The Knot, I chose Island Bliss Weddings to handle our event. From first contact, Janelle was very informative and helpful, answered all of my random questions promptly (and with care!), and really did an outstanding job putting my mind at ease!

Once we got to the island, her husband Stu met with us and helped us get our marraige license squared away, and helped us with all of the details for the big day! All of the help and info he gave us was very much appreciated, and he definitely put us at ease while making sure we were doing all of the paperwork, and scheduling ourselves correctly.

We really had a blast, and really enjoyed the service and all the help that Janelle and Stu put forth to us. It was truly a memorable day, and a fantastic wedding! I'm still absolutely reeling from telling all of the stories, even 11 some odd days later! :) I keep saying over and over that the day was absolutely perfect, and we had a ton of fun. I wouldn't change a thing! Read less
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StephandJason
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I contacted Janelle over the summer of 2010 and over the next 6ish months worked with her to plan our wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect. Janelle was very prompt in her response (to my many, many emails!), very professional. She gave us many ideas of things to do on the islands (and everything she suggested was wonderful!). I would highly recommend Janelle, and her husband Stu. It was wonderful working with this pair and made our day perfect!!
I contacted Janelle over the summer of 2010 and over the next 6ish months worked with her to plan our wedding. Everything Read more...
I contacted Janelle over the summer of 2010 and over the next 6ish months worked with her to plan our wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect. Janelle was very prompt in her response (to my many, many emails!), very professional. She gave us many ideas of things to do on the islands (and everything she suggested was wonderful!). I would highly recommend Janelle, and her husband Stu. It was wonderful working with this pair and made our day perfect!! Read less
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kimkaylor
Wedding:
7/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I was lucky enough to hire Janelle as our wedding planner for our July ceremony on Magens Bay. She was awesome! My emails were promptly returned and she was always kind and helpful:) Her husband Stu was our officiant and we both loved him! He helped calm our nerves and made us laugh... We feel very blessed to get the opportunity to see a loving marriage hard at work on our special day! I can't say enough about how pleased I am with island bliss!!! The flowers, photographer, and videographer she recommended were AMAZING! She even made the rain stop long enough for our day haha... I feel Stu was perfect for a happy couple who wants their vows to be special and fun! A must use if getting married in the V.I.'s!!!!
I was lucky enough to hire Janelle as our wedding planner for our July ceremony on Magens Bay. She was awesome! My emails Read more...
I was lucky enough to hire Janelle as our wedding planner for our July ceremony on Magens Bay. She was awesome! My emails were promptly returned and she was always kind and helpful:) Her husband Stu was our officiant and we both loved him! He helped calm our nerves and made us laugh... We feel very blessed to get the opportunity to see a loving marriage hard at work on our special day! I can't say enough about how pleased I am with island bliss!!! The flowers, photographer, and videographer she recommended were AMAZING! She even made the rain stop long enough for our day haha... I feel Stu was perfect for a happy couple who wants their vows to be special and fun! A must use if getting married in the V.I.'s!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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S.A.M.
Wedding:
4/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Unfortunately, I did not get to meet Janelle. She handled all the wedding "prep" via email and Stuart conducted the ceremony. Stuart was absolutely fantastic. My family continued to rave about him days after the ceremony. He was friendly, personable, and his sense of humor was a perfect match for our "lively" guests. The ceremony, music, beverage, & location (Lindquist Beach) were simply perfect. Thanks again Stuart!
Unfortunately, I did not get to meet Janelle. She handled all the wedding "prep" via email and Stuart conducted the Read more...
Unfortunately, I did not get to meet Janelle. She handled all the wedding "prep" via email and Stuart conducted the ceremony. Stuart was absolutely fantastic. My family continued to rave about him days after the ceremony. He was friendly, personable, and his sense of humor was a perfect match for our "lively" guests. The ceremony, music, beverage, & location (Lindquist Beach) were simply perfect. Thanks again Stuart! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Transportation
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abrownle
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Island Bliss Weddings made our wedding better than what we had imagined it to be. Planning a wedding from afar can be intimidating and anxiety provoking...but we felt so confident in our wedding planner. She was very responsive, answered questions quickly and concisely, and was over all just a great help! We couldn't have done it with out her! They are great at handling all of the small details and putting everyone at ease. If you're looking for a high quality wedding planner that doesn't cost you a ton they are perfect!
Island Bliss Weddings made our wedding better than what we had imagined it to be. Planning a wedding from afar can be Read more...
Island Bliss Weddings made our wedding better than what we had imagined it to be. Planning a wedding from afar can be intimidating and anxiety provoking...but we felt so confident in our wedding planner. She was very responsive, answered questions quickly and concisely, and was over all just a great help! We couldn't have done it with out her! They are great at handling all of the small details and putting everyone at ease. If you're looking for a high quality wedding planner that doesn't cost you a ton they are perfect! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Janelle planned our St. Thomas wedding and the result far exceeded our expectations. Something I really appreciated was her overall knowledge of what would work best for the whole event. She told me which flowers weren't a good choice due to climate and availability, she explained the pros and cons of the beaches when we were indecisive (Limetree!), she recommended our reception site which was gorgeous, and she made sure the slight mishaps were completely smoothed out. Planning a destination wedding was so easy with her help. Our guests showed up in the hotel lobby and didn't have to worry about anything. Her fee is a third of some of the others and her service is above and beyond what I imagined. Thanks to Janelle, our wedding was absolutely amazing.
Janelle planned our St. Thomas wedding and the result far exceeded our expectations. Something I really appreciated was Read more...
Janelle planned our St. Thomas wedding and the result far exceeded our expectations. Something I really appreciated was her overall knowledge of what would work best for the whole event. She told me which flowers weren't a good choice due to climate and availability, she explained the pros and cons of the beaches when we were indecisive (Limetree!), she recommended our reception site which was gorgeous, and she made sure the slight mishaps were completely smoothed out. Planning a destination wedding was so easy with her help. Our guests showed up in the hotel lobby and didn't have to worry about anything. Her fee is a third of some of the others and her service is above and beyond what I imagined. Thanks to Janelle, our wedding was absolutely amazing. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
10/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Janelle was amazing to work with. We got married on October 6, 2009, and our wedding was very simple. It was just the two of us on the beach, and the minister. We hired Janelle to help us with the paperwork, find the minister, get to the courthouse, etc. She made this entire process so simple, and there is not one single thing I would have changed about our wedding day. She was always available for my questions, she talked us through the paperwork process, and she is a true professional. But what I felt was most important is that she delivered exactly what she promised. I would highly recommend hiring Janelle to plan your wedding - regardless of if you have 2 people, or 200!
Janelle was amazing to work with. We got married on October 6, 2009, and our wedding was very simple. It was just the two Read more...
Janelle was amazing to work with. We got married on October 6, 2009, and our wedding was very simple. It was just the two of us on the beach, and the minister. We hired Janelle to help us with the paperwork, find the minister, get to the courthouse, etc. She made this entire process so simple, and there is not one single thing I would have changed about our wedding day. She was always available for my questions, she talked us through the paperwork process, and she is a true professional. But what I felt was most important is that she delivered exactly what she promised. I would highly recommend hiring Janelle to plan your wedding - regardless of if you have 2 people, or 200! Read less
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Elissa
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
They were great. I was so worried athat things would not get done and they were right on it. I am a New Yorker and do not know how to relax they helped me with that.
They were great. I was so worried athat things would not get done and they were right on it. I am a New Yorker and do not Read more...
They were great. I was so worried athat things would not get done and they were right on it. I am a New Yorker and do not know how to relax they helped me with that. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Katie
Wedding:
7/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect thanks to Janelle! It was everything I hoped for and she was extremely patient and responsive through the entire process. I highly recommend Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings.
Our wedding was perfect thanks to Janelle! It was everything I hoped for and she was extremely patient and responsive Read more...
Our wedding was perfect thanks to Janelle! It was everything I hoped for and she was extremely patient and responsive through the entire process. I highly recommend Janelle and Island Bliss Weddings. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Harlos40
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Janelle is fantastic! She made it easy for me to plan my wedding in the Virgin Islands from my home in Bend, Oregon. I sent her what seems like hundreds of emails and she always responded quickly. She was great at giving advice during the planning process, even though we'd never met! Thanks to her help our wedding day went off beautifully, without a hitch and our guests had a great time.
Janelle is fantastic! She made it easy for me to plan my wedding in the Virgin Islands from my home in Bend, Oregon. I Read more...
Janelle is fantastic! She made it easy for me to plan my wedding in the Virgin Islands from my home in Bend, Oregon. I sent her what seems like hundreds of emails and she always responded quickly. She was great at giving advice during the planning process, even though we'd never met! Thanks to her help our wedding day went off beautifully, without a hitch and our guests had a great time. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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maddogs
Wedding:
3/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Janelle, my wedding day was just an absolute dream! You can tell that she really loves her job - I really felt like she cared just as much about my wedding day as I did. She is so calming and easy to work with, I would recommend her to anyone! Her prices are fantastic as well, while I was shopping around, I was amazed to see that her prices were far lower than others and yet the quality was so much more outstanding.
Thanks to Janelle, my wedding day was just an absolute dream! You can tell that she really loves her job - I really felt Read more...
Thanks to Janelle, my wedding day was just an absolute dream! You can tell that she really loves her job - I really felt like she cared just as much about my wedding day as I did. She is so calming and easy to work with, I would recommend her to anyone! Her prices are fantastic as well, while I was shopping around, I was amazed to see that her prices were far lower than others and yet the quality was so much more outstanding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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chrissy
Wedding:
7/9/2005
5.0/5.0
Janelle and her husband Stuart are wonderful, and our day would not have been the same without them. They thought of all the little details for us from making a great rum punch for our waiting guests to taking pictures that our photographer missed. They even saved our car - which is a long story. They truly went above and beyond, and we'll never forget them!
Janelle and her husband Stuart are wonderful, and our day would not have been the same without them. They thought of all Read more...
Janelle and her husband Stuart are wonderful, and our day would not have been the same without them. They thought of all the little details for us from making a great rum punch for our waiting guests to taking pictures that our photographer missed. They even saved our car - which is a long story. They truly went above and beyond, and we'll never forget them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Christy
Wedding:
1/14/2014
4.9/5.0
Wonderful! From Janelle to Kimberly to Kate, Island Bliss rocks. They planned a beautiful ceremony on Lindquist Beach. Janelle had our cake moved to our food/drinks location when the ceremony ran long. This allowed us to hang out and enjoy ourselves on the beach for a little longer and know the cake would be safe from the 80 degree heat.

The photographer was great. She had a nice shot list and gave us direction that made the photos look natural.

Well done!
Wonderful! From Janelle to Kimberly to Kate, Island Bliss rocks. They planned a beautiful ceremony on Lindquist Beach. Read more...
Wonderful! From Janelle to Kimberly to Kate, Island Bliss rocks. They planned a beautiful ceremony on Lindquist Beach. Janelle had our cake moved to our food/drinks location when the ceremony ran long. This allowed us to hang out and enjoy ourselves on the beach for a little longer and know the cake would be safe from the 80 degree heat.

The photographer was great. She had a nice shot list and gave us direction that made the photos look natural.

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Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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martha
Wedding:
5/10/2013
4.9/5.0
I was very happy with how our wedding ceremony turned out. Although we did a very simple service, the sermon by Scott, our officiate, was absolutely beyond our expectations! I couldnt have asked for better and it was a simple painless process.
I was very happy with how our wedding ceremony turned out. Although we did a very simple service, the sermon by Scott, our Read more...
I was very happy with how our wedding ceremony turned out. Although we did a very simple service, the sermon by Scott, our officiate, was absolutely beyond our expectations! I couldnt have asked for better and it was a simple painless process. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Thanks so much Martha! Your group was a lot of fun!
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Erica
Wedding:
4/3/2012
4.9/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about my coordinator, Janelle, and her officiant husband, Stuart. Our day and the whole planning process was smooth, perfect, exactly what we wanted. Janelle made everything happen exactly how we wanted it (decorations, steel drum player, cake, flowers, ceremony refreshments). Her website and options are clear; her blog is great to read; and she is always expanding the options she offers her couples. Stuart made our ceremony so personal. It probably seemed to the guests like he had been talking to us for months, just from the info he gathered from us while driving to the courthouse and ceremony.
I cannot say enough good things about my coordinator, Janelle, and her officiant husband, Stuart. Our day and the whole Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about my coordinator, Janelle, and her officiant husband, Stuart. Our day and the whole planning process was smooth, perfect, exactly what we wanted. Janelle made everything happen exactly how we wanted it (decorations, steel drum player, cake, flowers, ceremony refreshments). Her website and options are clear; her blog is great to read; and she is always expanding the options she offers her couples. Stuart made our ceremony so personal. It probably seemed to the guests like he had been talking to us for months, just from the info he gathered from us while driving to the courthouse and ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
During my planning, Janelle was always friendly, professional, responded quickly to emails, and very patient with a bride's typical anxiety and five thousand questions about random details. She took care of the booking and coordination of several aspects of our wedding (transportation, booking the area where we held the ceremony, ordering and delivery of flowers, providing officiant, etc). I am overall very pleased with how everything went and for the prices she charges her services are wonderful. I compared her options and pricing with several other wedding planners on the island and she appeared to offer the greatest value. I then read quite a few glowing reviews of her on various websites and so I knew she was a safe choice.
During my planning, Janelle was always friendly, professional, responded quickly to emails, and very patient with a Read more...
During my planning, Janelle was always friendly, professional, responded quickly to emails, and very patient with a bride's typical anxiety and five thousand questions about random details. She took care of the booking and coordination of several aspects of our wedding (transportation, booking the area where we held the ceremony, ordering and delivery of flowers, providing officiant, etc). I am overall very pleased with how everything went and for the prices she charges her services are wonderful. I compared her options and pricing with several other wedding planners on the island and she appeared to offer the greatest value. I then read quite a few glowing reviews of her on various websites and so I knew she was a safe choice. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cheryl
Wedding:
2/15/2008
4.9/5.0
Janelle was wonderful to work with as we planned our destination wedding. She helped us get everything in order, gave us honest and helpful advice, and was very responsive to our needs and wants.
Janelle was wonderful to work with as we planned our destination wedding. She helped us get everything in order, gave us Read more...
Janelle was wonderful to work with as we planned our destination wedding. She helped us get everything in order, gave us honest and helpful advice, and was very responsive to our needs and wants. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Janelle with Islandbliss weddings was first class. This was our first destination wedding and it was amazing. We had 28 guests. Between the ride to the beach in the safari style bus, limo service for bride and groom, rum punch(amazing) steel band (awesome) location,(perfect), could not have gone more smooth. I was so nervous, and Janelle was amazing. I would highly recomend Islandbliss wedding services to anyone wanting to do a destination wedding.....
Janelle with Islandbliss weddings was first class. This was our first destination wedding and it was amazing. We had 28 Read more...
Janelle with Islandbliss weddings was first class. This was our first destination wedding and it was amazing. We had 28 guests. Between the ride to the beach in the safari style bus, limo service for bride and groom, rum punch(amazing) steel band (awesome) location,(perfect), could not have gone more smooth. I was so nervous, and Janelle was amazing. I would highly recomend Islandbliss wedding services to anyone wanting to do a destination wedding..... Read less
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Rosalyn
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.8/5.0
Janelle was an amazing planner for our wedding day! Working with her was a breeze! She is responsive, extremely organized, and flexible. She made planning a wedding 2,000 miles away simple. Even though she was unable to be at our wedding, she provided a staff member to oversee the ceremony and it went well. So brides, please do NOT freak out if Janelle cannot physically attend your wedding. She has staff to make sure everything goes well- JUST TRUST HER and remember she is only one person. We highly recommend using Island Bliss Weddings and please read her blog for ideas and updates!!!!

-Rosalyn & Bret
Janelle was an amazing planner for our wedding day! Working with her was a breeze! She is responsive, extremely organized, Read more...
Janelle was an amazing planner for our wedding day! Working with her was a breeze! She is responsive, extremely organized, and flexible. She made planning a wedding 2,000 miles away simple. Even though she was unable to be at our wedding, she provided a staff member to oversee the ceremony and it went well. So brides, please do NOT freak out if Janelle cannot physically attend your wedding. She has staff to make sure everything goes well- JUST TRUST HER and remember she is only one person. We highly recommend using Island Bliss Weddings and please read her blog for ideas and updates!!!!

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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Janelle was fantastic to work with. I appreciated her style and flexibility. She loves DIY projects, which was a huge plus for our wedding. She even took the time to repair some paper flowers I mailed down for centerpieces. Janelle helped me realize my dream of a Caribbean wedding without forcing me into specific packages, etc.
Janelle was fantastic to work with. I appreciated her style and flexibility. She loves DIY projects, which was a huge plus Read more...
Janelle was fantastic to work with. I appreciated her style and flexibility. She loves DIY projects, which was a huge plus for our wedding. She even took the time to repair some paper flowers I mailed down for centerpieces. Janelle helped me realize my dream of a Caribbean wedding without forcing me into specific packages, etc. Read less
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Sonjia
Wedding:
4/2/2012
4.8/5.0
I worked with Janelle from Island Bliss Wedding and she was very nice to work with, she answered emails on a timely basis always getting back to you.
On my wedding day I had one of Janelle's associates as my lady in waiting her name was Kimberly and what can I say about her she was wonderful, nice, professional, kind and very helpful, thanks Kim you made it easy for me!
My minister name was Catherine what a nice lady, made me and my husband feel comfortable the words she spoke were wonderful.
I would recommend Island Bliss Weddings to anyone who is considering getting married in St.Thomas, if you have any doubts have no more Island Bliss is the way to go!
I worked with Janelle from Island Bliss Wedding and she was very nice to work with, she answered emails on a timely basis Read more...
I worked with Janelle from Island Bliss Wedding and she was very nice to work with, she answered emails on a timely basis always getting back to you.
On my wedding day I had one of Janelle's associates as my lady in waiting her name was Kimberly and what can I say about her she was wonderful, nice, professional, kind and very helpful, thanks Kim you made it easy for me!
My minister name was Catherine what a nice lady, made me and my husband feel comfortable the words she spoke were wonderful.
I would recommend Island Bliss Weddings to anyone who is considering getting married in St.Thomas, if you have any doubts have no more Island Bliss is the way to go! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
10/18/2011
4.8/5.0
We used Janelle (Island Bliss) for our villa wedding and she definitely made the process easier. She was able to tie-up all of the loose-ends and make recommendations, etc. It was a relief to not have to worry about anything on the actual day since Janelle was there to guide us along. She was always quick to respond to emails and helped a lot by answering questions I had about the island, not just wedding details.
We used Janelle (Island Bliss) for our villa wedding and she definitely made the process easier. She was able to tie-up Read more...
We used Janelle (Island Bliss) for our villa wedding and she definitely made the process easier. She was able to tie-up all of the loose-ends and make recommendations, etc. It was a relief to not have to worry about anything on the actual day since Janelle was there to guide us along. She was always quick to respond to emails and helped a lot by answering questions I had about the island, not just wedding details. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/23/2007
4.8/5.0
Janelle of Island Bliss Weddings has been a joy to work with. She put together an amazing wedding for me on Magen's Bay Beach. She can help plan your wedding on St. Thomas or St. John. Has lots of helpful suggestions and will gladly answer all of your questions in a prompt manner. Just overall super sweet. Her fee is extremely reasonable.
Janelle of Island Bliss Weddings has been a joy to work with. She put together an amazing wedding for me on Magen's Bay Read more...
Janelle of Island Bliss Weddings has been a joy to work with. She put together an amazing wedding for me on Magen's Bay Beach. She can help plan your wedding on St. Thomas or St. John. Has lots of helpful suggestions and will gladly answer all of your questions in a prompt manner. Just overall super sweet. Her fee is extremely reasonable. Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.7/5.0
Responsiveness was very impressive and gave solid concrete answers to us as we were far away in the states. She made us feel very comfortable and if we had to do it all over again, there is no doubt that we would go through Island Bliss Weddings/Janelle. Overall Fantastic! : )
Responsiveness was very impressive and gave solid concrete answers to us as we were far away in the states. She made us Read more...
Responsiveness was very impressive and gave solid concrete answers to us as we were far away in the states. She made us feel very comfortable and if we had to do it all over again, there is no doubt that we would go through Island Bliss Weddings/Janelle. Overall Fantastic! : ) Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.6/5.0
Planning a destination wedding can be nerve racking when your only communication is by phone or email, but Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings did a magnificent job putting me at ease. She was helpful in answering my numerous questions and was very flexible when building my package and wanting to pick a few things a la cart. She was also helpful in getting the marriage license information in order and getting the right paperwork approved so my aunt could conduct the ceremony. The whole thing turned out beautiful, like a fairy tale! We will certainly always have a special place in our hearts for Trunk Bay, St John, and Island Bliss Weddings made that happen. They live up to their name! Thank you Island Bliss!
Planning a destination wedding can be nerve racking when your only communication is by phone or email, but Janelle at Read more...
Planning a destination wedding can be nerve racking when your only communication is by phone or email, but Janelle at Island Bliss Weddings did a magnificent job putting me at ease. She was helpful in answering my numerous questions and was very flexible when building my package and wanting to pick a few things a la cart. She was also helpful in getting the marriage license information in order and getting the right paperwork approved so my aunt could conduct the ceremony. The whole thing turned out beautiful, like a fairy tale! We will certainly always have a special place in our hearts for Trunk Bay, St John, and Island Bliss Weddings made that happen. They live up to their name! Thank you Island Bliss! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
From the start Janelle seemed to be connected to the best and budget-friendly places/ideas on the Island. She prefers to communicate via email, and was readily available, even responding to some emails on the weekend. We took about 9 months to plan our wedding, and at the beginning of the process, I wanted to send all of these ideas to Janelle to flesh out - I was definitely on the early side. Things seemed to pull together close to our wedding date (within the month before to be exact). In the moment it was a bit frustrating to have all these decisions riding on such a tight timeline. Sometimes I did find email to be limiting and there were a few times we definitely miscommunicated. Ultimately, Janelle did a great job on the day of our wedding, and in particular we were impressed by her recommendations for venue, photographer and florist. If I could go back, I would have pressed for a phone call/skype communication once or twice in the process to make sure everyone was on the same page and calm our nerves.
From the start Janelle seemed to be connected to the best and budget-friendly places/ideas on the Island. She prefers to Read more...
From the start Janelle seemed to be connected to the best and budget-friendly places/ideas on the Island. She prefers to communicate via email, and was readily available, even responding to some emails on the weekend. We took about 9 months to plan our wedding, and at the beginning of the process, I wanted to send all of these ideas to Janelle to flesh out - I was definitely on the early side. Things seemed to pull together close to our wedding date (within the month before to be exact). In the moment it was a bit frustrating to have all these decisions riding on such a tight timeline. Sometimes I did find email to be limiting and there were a few times we definitely miscommunicated. Ultimately, Janelle did a great job on the day of our wedding, and in particular we were impressed by her recommendations for venue, photographer and florist. If I could go back, I would have pressed for a phone call/skype communication once or twice in the process to make sure everyone was on the same page and calm our nerves. Read less
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Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your review! We are always available for a phone conference at any time and are happy to do so but it is true that it's easier for us to communicate everything via email so that there is a written record of what is discussed and planned for us to refer back to. It's much easier to lose details when they are spoken and not written. We're so happy you enjoyed everything!
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Married in Omaha
Wedding:
3/13/2010
4.6/5.0
Island Wedding Bliss was wonderful to work with!! We had a very small wedding (just the 2 of us) but IWB made us feel this was the wedding of the decade. Janelle had great suggestrions on which beach to be married on. Our flowers were beautiful. The cerimony very personal. The phtographer was wonderful to work with. Our tiny wedding exceeded all our expectations!
Island Wedding Bliss was wonderful to work with!! We had a very small wedding (just the 2 of us) but IWB made us feel this Read more...
Island Wedding Bliss was wonderful to work with!! We had a very small wedding (just the 2 of us) but IWB made us feel this was the wedding of the decade. Janelle had great suggestrions on which beach to be married on. Our flowers were beautiful. The cerimony very personal. The phtographer was wonderful to work with. Our tiny wedding exceeded all our expectations! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
An absolute MUST if you are planning a destination wedding. Janelle was great to work with; great advice, great recommendations, and very friendly. The price was right and she even helped us sort out some non-communication issues with our videographer almost a year after our wedding!
An absolute MUST if you are planning a destination wedding. Janelle was great to work with; great advice, great Read more...
An absolute MUST if you are planning a destination wedding. Janelle was great to work with; great advice, great recommendations, and very friendly. The price was right and she even helped us sort out some non-communication issues with our videographer almost a year after our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Bobbi
Wedding:
6/15/2010
4.4/5.0
Janelle is great! It can be very stressful planning a destination wedding - at least it was for me! While you don't have to handle every detail, there seems to be alot more that can go wrong when you plan a wedding "sight-unseen." If you are tempted to worry, take my advice and DON'T! Janelle will handle it. Be sure to carefully explain your vision and wants to her and she will help you fulfill them. Sure plenty can go wrong with a destination wedding - I sent decor materials that never arrived (the postal service's fault), but Janelle managed to make it all good and I didn't even miss them! She comes through in the end.
Janelle is great! It can be very stressful planning a destination wedding - at least it was for me! While you don't have Read more...
Janelle is great! It can be very stressful planning a destination wedding - at least it was for me! While you don't have to handle every detail, there seems to be alot more that can go wrong when you plan a wedding "sight-unseen." If you are tempted to worry, take my advice and DON'T! Janelle will handle it. Be sure to carefully explain your vision and wants to her and she will help you fulfill them. Sure plenty can go wrong with a destination wedding - I sent decor materials that never arrived (the postal service's fault), but Janelle managed to make it all good and I didn't even miss them! She comes through in the end. Read less
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Carin
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.4/5.0
Janelle was friendly and pleasant to work with. She was very helpful, especially in recommending which beach might be the best location for our wedding ceremony, as well as vendors for photography and the cake. I would highly recommend her as a wedding planner.
Janelle was friendly and pleasant to work with. She was very helpful, especially in recommending which beach might be the Read more...
Janelle was friendly and pleasant to work with. She was very helpful, especially in recommending which beach might be the best location for our wedding ceremony, as well as vendors for photography and the cake. I would highly recommend her as a wedding planner. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Initial communications with Island Bliss Weddings seemed like a dream come true. Janelle was very fast to respond to emails and her prices were very reasonable compared to other planners we considered. She was very sweet in her emails and came with glowing reviews. There was a little hiccup with our initial payment to her and we got a little worried but things quickly got better again when she made an awesome recommendation for a reception location. We chose to go with a slightly customized package and there were times here and there where we felt like details we provided got overlooked. Most of the miscommunications were quick to be cleared up through emails between Janelle and I. There were some last minute issues with our license pick up and with our ceremony music that left some permanent scars along with a problem regarding the coordination of our DIY ceremony items. The wedding day itself went off without a hitch, minus a last minute change to our ceremony music. We just wish the process of getting there had gone a little bit smoother.
Initial communications with Island Bliss Weddings seemed like a dream come true. Janelle was very fast to respond to Read more...
Initial communications with Island Bliss Weddings seemed like a dream come true. Janelle was very fast to respond to emails and her prices were very reasonable compared to other planners we considered. She was very sweet in her emails and came with glowing reviews. There was a little hiccup with our initial payment to her and we got a little worried but things quickly got better again when she made an awesome recommendation for a reception location. We chose to go with a slightly customized package and there were times here and there where we felt like details we provided got overlooked. Most of the miscommunications were quick to be cleared up through emails between Janelle and I. There were some last minute issues with our license pick up and with our ceremony music that left some permanent scars along with a problem regarding the coordination of our DIY ceremony items. The wedding day itself went off without a hitch, minus a last minute change to our ceremony music. We just wish the process of getting there had gone a little bit smoother. Read less
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Jesse
Wedding:
5/4/2013
3.9/5.0
The location my wife and I got married in was beautiful and the photographs taken turned out great. Janelle worked several issues out with us and the only remaining complaint we had about the wedding was that they did not bring the champagne to the ceremony for the toast we were supposed to have. Other than that, we had a great time in St. Thomas!
The location my wife and I got married in was beautiful and the photographs taken turned out great. Janelle worked several Read more...
The location my wife and I got married in was beautiful and the photographs taken turned out great. Janelle worked several issues out with us and the only remaining complaint we had about the wedding was that they did not bring the champagne to the ceremony for the toast we were supposed to have. Other than that, we had a great time in St. Thomas! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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abowling
Wedding:
7/5/2011
3.0/5.0
Where to begin...a year is a long time to plan something but then again you are planning a wedding, which most of us have NEVER had to plan for before and it is a little overwhelming. Hiring a wedding planner is supposed to alleviate some of this stress! When I first contacted Janelle she was really responsive to all emails and getting everything set up. This continued for a couple of months while I was still anxious and wanting to get some details confirmed. She was helpful in recommending wedding sites and so were the photos she has posted. She also allowed me to mail items down to her before our wedding and she kept them ready to go for us - this was very helpful. I was excited that she was so responsive to my emails and felt that she has noted the "important" items that we discussed in regards to our wedding.

One of the most important items that I discussed with Janelle was that she would be present on our wedding day. She reassured me that she would be there on our wedding day even though another bride was getting married earlier in the day. I did not want to spend a year planning a wedding with her all for it to be handed off to someone else to run our ceremony the day of - this was my biggest fear.

Well like they always say - if you have a gut instinct about something - it is probably true! We were winding down to the last couple of weeks before our wedding and we were starting to drill down to the final details. When I received our time line of events many of the details that we had discussed previously were either incorrect or omitted - this made me very nervous but I tried to move on and ignore it. The color of my flowers/cake were incorrect (which the cake still had purple flowers on even after correcting the colors to pink and orange), wrong time of ceremony, incorrect ship (no biggie), woman instead male booked for officiate (husband's request), transportation not listed as we had planned, etc. I noticed many of the emails coming from her kept referencing "we" so I finally asked - "When will you meet us at the resort so we can finally meet each other after all this time?" Her response was that she would not be able to make it since she was travelling for her father-in-laws birthday. I was extremely upset as this one the most important thing to me! I understand things come up but why wasn't I informed months ago or at least now. I was not told until I finally asked. I thought this was very unprofessional and was not happy.

As they also say, life goes on. And as a bride you learn that not everything is going to work out the way it was planned - hopefully this doesn't happen to you but something else may not work out the way you intended. As we arrived on St. Thomas and putting everything aside, I was really excited about the day and meeting our new wedding planner! Unfortunately, he was not aware of all the things we had requested (where to put the fans, song I wanted to walk down the aisle to, sand ceremony) but all in all he made do with the situation he was put in to and did a good job. It was a little overwhelming to have to remember all the little details you planned out for the day and re-explain them but that's what you have friends and family with you for - and again they were not show stoppers - well except I would have been upset if the steel drums player had the wrong aisle song playing.

The vendors she provided were: cake - which was so delicious! videographer - amazing and highly recommend. Steel drums player - great! officiate - please make a recommendation to him not to wear bright blue sunglasses during a ceremony - pics look funny with this - I know we are in the Caribbean but still this is a wedding and we should have noted for him to wear something neutral not a brightly colored Hawaiian shirt. His services were good for getting everything very last minute.
Where to begin...a year is a long time to plan something but then again you are planning a wedding, which most of us have Read more...
Where to begin...a year is a long time to plan something but then again you are planning a wedding, which most of us have NEVER had to plan for before and it is a little overwhelming. Hiring a wedding planner is supposed to alleviate some of this stress! When I first contacted Janelle she was really responsive to all emails and getting everything set up. This continued for a couple of months while I was still anxious and wanting to get some details confirmed. She was helpful in recommending wedding sites and so were the photos she has posted. She also allowed me to mail items down to her before our wedding and she kept them ready to go for us - this was very helpful. I was excited that she was so responsive to my emails and felt that she has noted the "important" items that we discussed in regards to our wedding.

One of the most important items that I discussed with Janelle was that she would be present on our wedding day. She reassured me that she would be there on our wedding day even though another bride was getting married earlier in the day. I did not want to spend a year planning a wedding with her all for it to be handed off to someone else to run our ceremony the day of - this was my biggest fear.

Well like they always say - if you have a gut instinct about something - it is probably true! We were winding down to the last couple of weeks before our wedding and we were starting to drill down to the final details. When I received our time line of events many of the details that we had discussed previously were either incorrect or omitted - this made me very nervous but I tried to move on and ignore it. The color of my flowers/cake were incorrect (which the cake still had purple flowers on even after correcting the colors to pink and orange), wrong time of ceremony, incorrect ship (no biggie), woman instead male booked for officiate (husband's request), transportation not listed as we had planned, etc. I noticed many of the emails coming from her kept referencing "we" so I finally asked - "When will you meet us at the resort so we can finally meet each other after all this time?" Her response was that she would not be able to make it since she was travelling for her father-in-laws birthday. I was extremely upset as this one the most important thing to me! I understand things come up but why wasn't I informed months ago or at least now. I was not told until I finally asked. I thought this was very unprofessional and was not happy.

As they also say, life goes on. And as a bride you learn that not everything is going to work out the way it was planned - hopefully this doesn't happen to you but something else may not work out the way you intended. As we arrived on St. Thomas and putting everything aside, I was really excited about the day and meeting our new wedding planner! Unfortunately, he was not aware of all the things we had requested (where to put the fans, song I wanted to walk down the aisle to, sand ceremony) but all in all he made do with the situation he was put in to and did a good job. It was a little overwhelming to have to remember all the little details you planned out for the day and re-explain them but that's what you have friends and family with you for - and again they were not show stoppers - well except I would have been upset if the steel drums player had the wrong aisle song playing.

The vendors she provided were: cake - which was so delicious! videographer - amazing and highly recommend. Steel drums player - great! officiate - please make a recommendation to him not to wear bright blue sunglasses during a ceremony - pics look funny with this - I know we are in the Caribbean but still this is a wedding and we should have noted for him to wear something neutral not a brightly colored Hawaiian shirt. His services were good for getting everything very last minute. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning
Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

Alysia did ask me at the very beginning of her wedding planning if I would be the coordinator on site the day of the wedding - this was 13 months before her big day and at the time, I had absolutely no reason to believe that I would not be the coordinator on site, as I am the coordinator on site for about 90% of our weddings. We had a 2nd wedding booked that afternoon that I scheduled another coordinator to be on site for so I knew I would be the coordinator at Alysia's wedding. It was a brief conversation and not one that really stuck out in my head. A few months before her big day, my family was invited to Mexico to celebrate my father-in-laws 70th birthday party. I arranged for coordinators to be present at the weddings I had while we would be gone that I knew would have the same Island Bliss Wedding standards and professionalism. As I explained to Alysia, I am the only coordinator that does any of the pre-planning; the coordinator that will be on site is never guaranteed as there are days when I am sick, off island or have more than 1 wedding.

I take a lot of pride in building a personal relationship with my brides and Alysia was VERY angry with me, as was very apparent in her emails. Up until learning that I would not be her day-of planner, she had been very sweet and we had a lot of fun working on the details of the day. I did everything I could to apologize and went over the order of events strictly with the day-of planner, the officiate (the officiate that ended up performing the ceremony was NOT my first choice but Alysia insisted on a male officiate, even with my warning that the female choice was going to perform a better job), the photographer and all vendors involved. When I read this review and asked Alysia about the mistakes she had listed, she could not verify the problems. I had spoken with all vendors immediately after her wedding day to check in and make sure everything was perfect with her, as I didn't want to create any more anger from her. Everyone was on task that day and as apparent by her video, it was a gorgeous wedding day and our bride was very happy.

Unfortunately, I feel her review is a reflection of her anger towards me for not personally being at her wedding, but not a reflection of the wonderful job Island Bliss Weddings and our staff performed.
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Tory and Rob
Wedding:
6/18/2010
3.0/5.0
Our wedding day was exactly what we wanted it to be: simple, elegant, enjoyable, and stress-free. We cannot be more appreciative of Island Bliss Weddings for connecting us with our catering vendor and and assisting with the details like my floral bouquet etc. However, I was disappointed at the lack of communication along the way. It is difficult and a little stressful planning a destination wedding in an unseen location, and communication becomes that more important to keep the bride calm and assured that all the details are getting done. For the first month, communication was good, and I felt that IBW was being responsive to me. As the wedding day got closer, the communication lessened. I would ask questions and would not get timely responses. IBW would ask me the same questions over and over again (it appeared like IBW was confusing me with another bride). There was a mistake with filing our marriage-license paperwork. They were quick to fix it, but it still was a stressor so close to the wedding date. Our photographer happened to catch some details with the reception. Thank goodness he did or my groom, our guests, and myself would have been eating off the table with no plates or silverware. We were charged (a large sum) for transportation to and from the wedding venue by private, which ended up being the owner of IBW in their personal vehicle. I happened to meet another IBW bride traveling to St Thomas. She voiced the same experiences and disappointments that I had. We were both surprised by our experiences after reading the reviews online before choosing IBW. I want other brides to know what to expect and be prepared. My wedding was customized, not following their normal package deals. Perhaps IBW is most effective and efficient for brides not wanting to deviate from those packages.
Our wedding day was exactly what we wanted it to be: simple, elegant, enjoyable, and stress-free. We cannot be more Read more...
Our wedding day was exactly what we wanted it to be: simple, elegant, enjoyable, and stress-free. We cannot be more appreciative of Island Bliss Weddings for connecting us with our catering vendor and and assisting with the details like my floral bouquet etc. However, I was disappointed at the lack of communication along the way. It is difficult and a little stressful planning a destination wedding in an unseen location, and communication becomes that more important to keep the bride calm and assured that all the details are getting done. For the first month, communication was good, and I felt that IBW was being responsive to me. As the wedding day got closer, the communication lessened. I would ask questions and would not get timely responses. IBW would ask me the same questions over and over again (it appeared like IBW was confusing me with another bride). There was a mistake with filing our marriage-license paperwork. They were quick to fix it, but it still was a stressor so close to the wedding date. Our photographer happened to catch some details with the reception. Thank goodness he did or my groom, our guests, and myself would have been eating off the table with no plates or silverware. We were charged (a large sum) for transportation to and from the wedding venue by private, which ended up being the owner of IBW in their personal vehicle. I happened to meet another IBW bride traveling to St Thomas. She voiced the same experiences and disappointments that I had. We were both surprised by our experiences after reading the reviews online before choosing IBW. I want other brides to know what to expect and be prepared. My wedding was customized, not following their normal package deals. Perhaps IBW is most effective and efficient for brides not wanting to deviate from those packages. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

Hi Tory! I was so saddened to read your review - I had no idea you had any disappointment in your wedding day. I have sent you a private email to address your concerns but also wanted to dispute some of the complaints in your review. The marriage license mistake was not an IBW issue - it had to do with the wrong divorce decree being sent which was needed for filing the marriage license. The caterer is in charge of setting the tables - plates, flatware, etc is provide by & set up by them. These were all provided and set up as planned - I'm not sure what you were referring to about those items not being there. Please do email me with any questions or concerns - our main goal is to make sure our clients are 100% thrilled with their wedding days!
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/15/2014
2.8/5.0
I booked my wedding 8 months in advance & was pretty happy with everything up until the day of the wedding day. Janelle was very responsive when needed in coordinating the wedding. In my package, it included transportation to the courthouse, ceremony, & destination of our choice afterwards. The week before, Janelle had confirmed if we needed a ride to the courthouse before the ceremony. I told her that I had planned to do it the day before the wedding, but she ensured me that doing it before going to ceremony was no problem. Well, the day of the wedding the car comes to pick us up & I said "to the courthouse." The driver had no clue what I was talking about & had gotten on the phone with his boss to confirm what exactly the itinerary was. As he was doing that, he started driving towards the courthouse since that it was I understood was supposed to happen. He gets confirmation from his boss that that was NOT the case & we are only to be driven to the ceremony. I texted Janelle asking her that we're not going to the courthouse and I have to go there tomorrow? I started to text her back, but I was infuriated and shaking. Furthermore, instead of turning around, the cab driver precedes to drive...taking us around the ENTIRE island. What should've been a maybe 10 minute drive turned into a 40 minute ride. We were 10 minutes late to our own wedding. We get there & were greeted by a very lovely photographer, Katie, (who by the way is the only saving grace of the ceremony). By time we arrived, I couldn't collect myself enough to mess with the amp to set up my music. So I had no music & then found out the officiate was not who Janelle said would be. To sum it up, I feel my pictures could've been better had I not been so mad AND now my official wedding day is the DAY AFTER my planned day. However, I did get my wedding photos the next day when Katie picked us up to go to the courthouse in Janelle's car, which I found to be a slap in the face. Certainly a day I'll never forget.
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I booked my wedding 8 months in advance & was pretty happy with everything up until the day of the wedding day. Janelle was very responsive when needed in coordinating the wedding. In my package, it included transportation to the courthouse, ceremony, & destination of our choice afterwards. The week before, Janelle had confirmed if we needed a ride to the courthouse before the ceremony. I told her that I had planned to do it the day before the wedding, but she ensured me that doing it before going to ceremony was no problem. Well, the day of the wedding the car comes to pick us up & I said "to the courthouse." The driver had no clue what I was talking about & had gotten on the phone with his boss to confirm what exactly the itinerary was. As he was doing that, he started driving towards the courthouse since that it was I understood was supposed to happen. He gets confirmation from his boss that that was NOT the case & we are only to be driven to the ceremony. I texted Janelle asking her that we're not going to the courthouse and I have to go there tomorrow? I started to text her back, but I was infuriated and shaking. Furthermore, instead of turning around, the cab driver precedes to drive...taking us around the ENTIRE island. What should've been a maybe 10 minute drive turned into a 40 minute ride. We were 10 minutes late to our own wedding. We get there & were greeted by a very lovely photographer, Katie, (who by the way is the only saving grace of the ceremony). By time we arrived, I couldn't collect myself enough to mess with the amp to set up my music. So I had no music & then found out the officiate was not who Janelle said would be. To sum it up, I feel my pictures could've been better had I not been so mad AND now my official wedding day is the DAY AFTER my planned day. However, I did get my wedding photos the next day when Katie picked us up to go to the courthouse in Janelle's car, which I found to be a slap in the face. Certainly a day I'll never forget. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thankfully we were able to get the courthouse paperwork fixed so the date on Michelle's marriage license reflects the day she was actually married. There was a miscommunication about when Michelle and her groom were to go to the courthouse as she had originally planned to go to the courthouse on her own the day before. I've explained the miscommunication to Michelle and she understands how it happened. We sent Kate to take her and the groom to the courthouse the next day so they would not have to pay for a taxi - we did this as a courtesy, definitely NOT as a slap in the face (it's funny how what we thought was a nice gesture was so terribly misinterpreted). Not only did we send a car for them, but Kate was able to get their photos done before they left (normally a 4 to 6 week wait) which we also thought was a nice gesture but was interpreted as "admitting to doing something wrong and trying to make up for it". As our confirmation email states, sometimes last minute replacements are used for vendors - Michelle had not special requested any certain officiate for her ceremony and the officiate that was originally stated in her confirmation email was not available and we had to replace him with another. This had absolutely no affect on her wedding ceremony or paperwork. In fact the only time the officiates name was discussed was in the final confirmation email - had I just said 'we have an officiate booked for the ceremony", it would not have been an issue and we have since started putting this in confirmation emails. The ride from her hotel to the ceremony site is about 25 minutes. There was a delay while the driver tried to figure out if he was to go to the courthouse or not (he was told not to prior to picking her up as that was not what we had scheduled - there is no way to be picked up at 4pm for a 4:30 ceremony and stop at the courthouse in between). Due to this delay, the ceremony got started about 10 minutes late but none of the vendors made her feel rushed.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/25/2012
2.5/5.0
Up to the week of my wedding Janelle was extremely responsive and patient with me as I was very indecisive. On my wedding day, I saw another side of Island Bliss Weddings. I specifically asked for a flower for my hair to complete my wedding day look. The very large flower, which I later found out was free because it was the boutonniere flower without a wire, was excessively big to wear. That was a kind gesture, but I could not use it. When I made my last payment, I asked Janelle to provide flower petals for my flower girls and I later found out that she missed that. Other things I was not pleased with were said to be due to miscommunication. The one thing I was pleased with was my beautiful bouquet from IBW. These details of my wedding were very important to me. I trusted Janelle and IBW because I did my research before selecting them and thought they were the best pick. However, I was very disappointed in IBW and their services. I hate to say I would not recommend them. Thank God for my amazing family who picked up the pieces and brought flower petals for the flower girls etc. to create a beautiful wedding day for us.
Up to the week of my wedding Janelle was extremely responsive and patient with me as I was very indecisive. On my wedding Read more...
Up to the week of my wedding Janelle was extremely responsive and patient with me as I was very indecisive. On my wedding day, I saw another side of Island Bliss Weddings. I specifically asked for a flower for my hair to complete my wedding day look. The very large flower, which I later found out was free because it was the boutonniere flower without a wire, was excessively big to wear. That was a kind gesture, but I could not use it. When I made my last payment, I asked Janelle to provide flower petals for my flower girls and I later found out that she missed that. Other things I was not pleased with were said to be due to miscommunication. The one thing I was pleased with was my beautiful bouquet from IBW. These details of my wedding were very important to me. I trusted Janelle and IBW because I did my research before selecting them and thought they were the best pick. However, I was very disappointed in IBW and their services. I hate to say I would not recommend them. Thank God for my amazing family who picked up the pieces and brought flower petals for the flower girls etc. to create a beautiful wedding day for us. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Island Bliss Weddings responded with the following comments:

Jacinda and I have been in communication in regards to her disappointment. Unfortunately, we're not really sure what she is disappointed in! Jacinda's package included a bouquet & boutonniere and she had told me that she did not need a boutonniere. I told her that it was complimentary (the florist always includes one at no additional cost with our bridal bouquets) so she didn't have to use it or she could give it to someone special (a father, brother, special uncle, etc). She responded that she did want a purple flower for her hair and asked if she could have that instead of a boutonniere. Hair flowers are expensive ($30) so I suggested that we ask the florist not to wire the boutonniere flower so that she could use it for a hair piece. Jacinda loved the idea and was appreciative for the savings. The florist was aware of the plan and I believe gave Jacinda a larger than normal flower as most brides like a "statement piece" for their hair. We're very sorry that Jacinda was not happy with the larger flower but I don't think it warrants such a harsh review for complimentary flower.

Jacinda also asked me the day before her wedding if she could get some rose petals for her flower girl - I told her that would be no problem and we DID NOT CHARGE her for this item (I wanted to be clear on that point). Unfortunately, this order did not get placed in time due to her late request - her wedding was on a Sunday and the florist could not accommodate. It was unfortunate that we couldn't provide the rose petals but she was never charged for them - they were something I was hoping to add as a gift. Her family instead used fake rose petals which we kindly cleaned up for them after the ceremony - fake rose petals are not allowed on the beach and are a danger to local wildlife (especially sea creatures). We cleaned this up for her and her family so they would not have to do it during the cocktail hour and reception.

I've tried to explain to Jacinda that her disappointment is centered around two items that she did not pay for. These were complimentary services provided by IBW. We have bent over backwards trying to make Jacinda happy, we met with her three times prior to her wedding day (she is local to St. Thomas), worked with her on her budget (she went from an expensive customized event down to one of our smallest packages) and have tried to understand her disappointment and correct it. Jacinda seems more interested in trying to receive a refund for items she did not pay for. We'll continue to work with her on trying to figure out exactly what it was we did wrong and how we can make it up to her but at this point, I'm not sure what to do to make her happy. It saddens me to receive such a review when we tried so very hard to make her day wonderful.

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