A Tropical Wedding Inspiration Shoot in the Virgin Islands

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Today we’re heading to the tropics with this beautiful inspiration shoot created by a team of professionals on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.  Mary from Island Style Weddings shared with us the concept and details of their day out and about on location at Villa Rapture of St John Ultimate Villas.  “Our creative juices were flowing with visions of romance, whimsical Caribbean colors and glamorous gold accents. We hit the ground at the crack of dawn to capture the morning light at Carolina Corral, on the east side of the island.” 

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“Jessica from Roses Too, transformed our color inspirations and vision into stunning arrangements! The bouquets were a festive mix of textures, colors, and whimsy – absolutely breathtaking.”

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Lesley Castle Photography did an incredible job capturing all of the details throughout the weekend! Based in Los Angeles, Lesley is no stranger to the islands. Having been raised on St John helped Lesley explore the essence of the island through her camera lens.”

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“Colleen Kramper and Michelle Collins of Grapevine Salon, used all the tricks of their trade to keep our models looking fresh and camera ready in the tropical heat.” 

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“The cocktail hour shoot burst with colors and island flavors. MJ of Motu Bar, our mixologist nailed our vision right on the dot with the tropical garnishes and lush flavors. The cocktails, were not only lovely but quite tasty! A Caribbean inspired shoot wouldn’t be complete without coconuts…and rum of course! Loved these playful shots drinking from the coconuts.”

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“The table scape set continued with our vibrant color and gold accent theme. The gorgeous sun setting in the distance made the ‘golden hour’ beautifully romantic! A champagne toast was the perfect end to our busy day.”

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“Although this team works together regularly on real weddings, this was our first inspired shoot. We hope that this shoot warms your heart as much as it did ours, enjoy!”

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Inspiration Shoot Team: Location: Villa Rapture of St John Ultimate Villas, Photographer: Lesley Castle Photography, Event Designer: Island Style Weddings, Florist: Roses Too, Inc., Mixology: Motu Bar, Hair and Makeup: Grapevine Salon