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"Ellen and I cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding getaway in St. John the most amazing experience of our lives. It has been almost 12 years (November 28, 2002) since we were lucky, and privilaged, enough to have you as our wedding official. Your service, the island of St. John, The Castle, and the advice you and Jonathon offered were like a gift from above.
We were reminded of you tonight when WE SAW YOU ON THE TRAVEL CHANNEL! I just happened to flip to the Travel Channel when they were ranking the best Carribean resorts. Number 4 was Caneel Bay and there you were performing a wedding!
Anyway, thank you again for the wonderful service you blessed us with at Hawksnest Beach. Thank you.
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Bill and Ellen
Lewisberry, PA

"Nick and I wanted to extend our deepest thanks to you for our beautiful wedding ceremony. Wow. What an incredible moment we will always cherish in our lives. We felt like we were in the best dream and you were guiding us through it! Thank you so much, for your authenticity, love and blessing. The ceremony was absolutely perfect."
Nick and Jenna

On the small island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands, residents and visiting villa renters enjoy a loving moment on one of the world's best and most beautiful Caribbean beaches. Loving couples renew their commitment to each other on Valentine's Day at Trunk Bay beach in the Virgin Islands National Park.

Every year on Valentine's Day, the island of St. John (a.k.a. Love City) stays true to its name during the annual vow renewal ceremony performed by the island's ethereal "Barefoot Minister", Rev. Anne Marie Porter. The casual, moving service is held just before dusk on picture-perfect Trunk Bay beach. In the heart of the Virgin Islands National Park, it's hard to imagine a more suitable environment for renewing commitment.

As many love birds have flocked before, Trunk Bay beach, as well as the entire North Shore of St. John, is known for attracting partners-to-be as well as newlyweds, and proves the perfect spot for a fairy tale beach ceremony.

"It's a celebration of love, a great way for couples to honor their relationship, and each other," explains Rev. Porter. Couples in attendance came from all over the map, with some making the trip each year. When asked the key to a long healthy relationship, Rev. Porter doesn't hesitate. "Friendship. Whenever I ask a couple what the key to their longevity is, they always answer the same way."

Everyone is welcome to join in the free celebration on Valentine's Day. Private ceremonies can be arranged at any time of year. Whether you're an I-Do or an I-Do-Again, if you're looking to love your mate, St. John is the destination for you.

About St. John Weddings
"St. John's Barefoot Minister" Rev. Anne Marie Porter is a 33 year resident of the island who offers budget- friendly, meaningful destination weddings in the United States Virgin Islands.


Yes it can rain!

"Ann Marie married us on beautiful Francis Bay Beach March 24th 2012. It was a small gathering of 4, but Ann Marie made us feel like it was the wedding of the year (to us it was). The ceremony was perfect and we wouldn't have changed a thing. We all felt we have known Ann Marie for years, it was like seeing an old friend. I would recommend Ann Marie to anyone who wants that perfect wedding you've always wanted no matter the size."
Victoria

Anne Marie Porter wedding in the USVI

"We cannot thank you enough for the beauty and wonder you gave us with your magical ceremony. You are special and beautiful inside and out."
Minna and Mark

"Anne Marie actually answered her phone and talked to me the first time I called! We were immediate friends and she helped me through all aspects of our wedding plans. And I couldn't have asked for a more intimate, totally awesome wedding ceremony. She made us feel as one with the ocean, the beach and God who created it all and gave us to each other."
We love her as family! D. Bork

"It was one of the kindest, heartfelt things that anyone has ever done for us! I am so happy that you were the person that helped us realize a big dream of ours. Thank you, so much"
Henry & Sue St.Louis
Ossipee,N.H.

Weddings should be fun

"Wow, Anne Marie was fantastic on every level. She made planning our wedding so easy, and got me excited for what was to come. She was very knowledgeable of the island and shared this information freely. Upon meeting her we knew everything was going to be perfect. She is so sweet and genuine, and loving in nature. She was able to find words for the feelings in our souls, when even we couldn't. We would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married on St John. They say she's the best because she is."
Amanda and Daniel

"As Alan and I settle back into our normal routine, the memories of our wedding day are still vivid in our minds. Thank You for all the help and advice you have me along the way and for making our wedding day so special. I guess the best advice is when I phoned you that morning a "little stressed" that it had been raining since 6:00am and just the way you said "Oh, don't worry it will be bright and sunny when we get to the beach; and if it's not, we will just wait for it". And you know, Anne Marie, you were so right! The photography that Eliza created was so special, I look at the pictures frequently. Our week in St. John was fantastic and we plan to come back. Thanks again for everything."
Kelly and Alan Reeves
Bassett, Va.

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"Having our wedding on St.John was just the best decision we have ever made.It didn't take that much preparation for us ,and you took care of all the paperwork,wich gave us the chance to relax and enjoy the rest of our beautiful day!
We loved the way you were so sweet and helpful to us all the time, since Ray lives in N.Y. and I live in Holland, it made it a lot easier having everything done over the internet.
Really, the ceremony you gave us was simply magical and so overwhelmingly beautiful ,it was something we will never forget.
Lots of love from a happily married couple!!!!!!!!!!
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Raymond and Marloes Rodnite

National Park beach
Kelly O'Brien


"Thank you for making our most important day the best it could be! You are wonderful."
Annie and Mike Gendrolis
Costa Mesa, Ca

Trunk Bay wedding
Alain Brin

"You have a wonderful gift and we were fortunate to have found you to be a part of our wedding."
Chris and Carri Lee
Jericho, Vermont

Romantic Beach Wedding
Alain Brin

"Anne Marie Porter created the most beautiful, meaningful and personalized wedding service imaginable. She brought tears of joy to everyone's eyes. Her love radiated, she is an ethereal officiant who will marry you in a special ceremony you will always cherish."
Minna

Perfect Caribbean wedding ceremony

"Dear Dear Anne Marie,
How can we ever thank you enough? As sure as we are about each other is as sure as we are that we picked the right person to perform our amazingly perfect wedding ceremony! It was something we will never, ever forget! Such a very special time in our life! Thank you for being a part of it and making it so wonderful! We felt as though we had known you forever. God bless you, you are such an incredible soul and we are blessed to have had you be such an important part of our new life together.
With so much love and gratitude,
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Rich and Linda Guerrera


Hawksnest beach
Alain Brin

"Thank you for making our wedding perfect. It was all about who we are. It was heartfelt and fun."
Dan and Darlene Smith
Wheeling, WV
"Thank you for the touching wedding ceremony you performed for us on Hawksnest Beach. Your gentle nature and loving spirit enhanced our special day. I felt as though you had known us for years. Your words were heartfelt and personal, and you made my wedding day a lovely memory that I will cherish forever."
Mark & Holly Weaver

 

"We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us on June 27 at Hawksnest Beach. Your kind and loving spirit along with the incredible beauty of St. John created for us the perfect wedding. It was even more joyous, meaningful and special that I had dreamed. Peace and love,"
Kathy and Ray Clough
Lowell, MA

romantic wedding

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most wonderful, meaningful and inspirational ceremony ever. Your warmth, spiritual wisdom, charisma, thoughtfulness, and your sincere words, made it so special. Our wedding in Paradise was absolutely a dream come true, an experience that we will cherish and treasure forever."
Lourdes and Bob Henesy
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

 

Wedding Vows on Trunk Bay
Alain Brin

 

"Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. We were amazed at how natural and comfortable you made the ceremony. You made it so personalized and special, we will never forget our special moment."
Marcel and Moho Haraka
Great Britain 

"You made our wedding day so pure and spiritual. Thank you for being such a beautiful being!"
Chantel and Jason Hasman
White Bear Lake Minnesota

"Thank you for calming us before the ceremony. We couldn't have wished for a better person to marry us."
Samantha St. Laurent and Mark Vallée
Durham NC

 

Keep it Simple and Fun

Simple and fun

 

 

island wedding

 

"An island wedding is definitely the way to go, especially when you have a minister who makes it so personal and special.

Everyone who was there is still talking about it!"
Shannon & Steven Wertzberger

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"The Island Beach ceremony was beautiful.We could not have asked for a lovelier spot in which to get married or a more beautiful service..
We came to the island by ourselves to get married but never would we have believed that we would leave feeling as if we had had a dear friend performing the ceremony. You truly have a calling for the services you perform and the gift of yourself you gave to us was more than we could ever have expected. Saying thank you hardly touches on our gratitude. You made our wedding wonderful
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Dave and Diane King
Fort Worth, Tx
"Thank you AnneMarie for the most memorable day of our lives. Everyone back home was so excited and happy for us."
Anne & Henry Haas

wedding on a St John beach

"Thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us. You truly touched our hearts - we felt as if we have known you forever. We are grateful to have been able to meet you. We promise to see you soon when Vicky and Jay come back to renew their vows!!!!"
Pamela and Danny Perdomo

"Thank you for such a sincere, serene, and spiritual ceremony. Thank you for adding your own words and blessings. Thank you for finding that secluded spot among the palm trees. Our wedding was romantic, beautiful with your voice speaking our thoughts and feelings."
Michelle and Scott Hebert
Baton Rouge, LA

"Thank you for taking the time to marry us on a holiday. The ceremony was everything we hoped for and more, it was simply beautiful. We will be forever grateful for your help in creating some of outr most favorite memories."
Natalie and Tom
Dallas, TX

"Darren and I can't thank you enough for officiating our wedding. You did an amazing job and really made our family complete. We really enjoyed meeting you, and we hope too embark on our marriage living through your words that you gave us on our Wedding Day."
Jennifer and Darren Ross
Wilmington, MA

"Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding ceremony you performed for Keith and me. We feel blessed to have found you for this very special part of our lives."
Sylvia and Keith Halpin
Austin, TX

"Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding plans. You are helping us make our dreams come true! It was nice to see that connection - just another sign that you were the one to make those dreams reality for us."
Leigh and Scott Looder
North Carolina

Romantic St John Beach Wedding

Phone Anne Marie to plan your romantic St. John USVI wedding
toll free at 888-676-5701
or cell 340-626-4658
annemarieweddings@gmail.com

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