Makeup and hair vendors for St. Thomas
Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:19 PM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:47 PM
Sugar and Spice did my makeup and hair (plus my sister's hair) last Sunday for our wedding - they were fabulous! Both JeT'aime (hair) and Angelica (makeup) came. They both were so sweet and did a fabulous job. I brought pictures of what I wanted done for my hair and JeT'aime did exactly what I asked for! It was perfect. She even brought leftover orchids from a wedding she had styled earlier that day and added them to the back.
The makeup lasted all night and looked great in the pictures! I had stress breakouts on my cheek and Angelica covered them completely. You couldn't even tell! She even added fake eyelashes to really make my eyes pop.
I thought their prices were reasonable - it was $270 for my hair and makeup plus my sister's hair. They ran our credit card on the spot, super easy.
They were recommended by our photographer (Ashley Photography).
If you have any other questions, let me know!
Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:22 AM
FutureEilen, first of all congrats! And good to know the makeup lasted all night. That's something I was worried about with the heat and all
Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:54 PM
Brooke~ We have decided Lindquest Beach. We are having our reception at Ritz Carlton so that was the closest beach:) Who are you using for a photographer? Do you have a Wedding Cord. yet or are you getting one?
Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:42 AM
Crystal - I don't have the professional pics yet, but should by the end of this week or next. I'll try to post some of our guests' pictures later today...
I didn't use a wedding coordinator, as we had the ceremony/reception at my in-law's house on Skyline Drive (overlooks all of Charlotte Amalie). I was able to mail 2 big boxes of decorations and other stuff to them in April, plus we brought down other decorations in our suitcases.
I'll write a more formal review of everything soon, but here's the short version! Let me know if you want more detail about any of these vendors. Overall, they were EXCELLENT. Many of them had worked together on weddings before, so there was absolutely no tension and they coordinated well. Warning: This will be long...!
Photography: Ashley Photography Ashley Photo VI
Ashley was awesome - she was efficient and just pushy enough to keep everyone in line, but super friendly. She wasn't intrusive at all and really blended in with the event. I love her photojournalism style of pictures, but she also includes some posed pictures.
Catering: Modern Saute' Modern Saute
AMAZING food. We did a buffet of lots of smaller dishes, instead of served entrees. Guests are still commenting on how great the food was...which is what we wanted! Ched and Jon were really helpful and their staff (servers + bartender) were great. They even set up my decorations for me!
Cake/Cupcakes/Desserts: VI Desserts VI Desserts in Saint Thomas USVI
We had an 8" cake to cut and cupcakes for the guests. It worked really well and then we didn't have to worry about having the cake cut and served. The cake and cupcakes were both lemon cake with passionfruit filling and vanilla buttercream. REALLY good. We bought way too much, but everyone loved it. Super moist cake and cupcakes. We also had lemon bars, bittersweet turtle bars, macadamia nut chewy bars, snickerdoodle cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Everything was amazing
Florist: Forever Flowers Forever Flowers
Flowers were beautiful and reasonably priced. I brought flower tape, wire, and ribbon from home and made the bouquets myself (I worked at a florist for 3.5 years in hs!). I just did a bouquet for myself and for my MOH (she was my only bridesmaid). I got roses, but they also offer tropical flowers. Order 3-4 weeks in advance for bulk, not sure on arranged.
Makeup/Hair: Sugar and Spice Artistry Sugar and Spice Artistry
As I said before, they were awesome! Eye/face makeup lasted all night, but it also wasn't very hot when we had our event. The location at the top of the hill/mountain also helped with a great breeze. We had pictures at the Marriott around 430pm, which could have been really hot, but it got cloudy right as we started (which was a life-saver!).
Guest Transportation (Hotel to Ceremony/Reception): Air Force 1 Tours Air Force 1
Reasonably priced and on-time. We had 2 safaris (max 50 ppl) on the way up and they did two single-safari trips for the way back, one at 11:00pm and one at 11:45pm. Super flexible and really friendly!
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: Guitarist Chris Robbert Chris Robbert Music
Chris was great - he blended in well and brought his own amplifier. We told him which songs we wanted for processional and recessional and let him choose the rest. He has a wide range of songs to choose from.
Dinner/Dance Music: we used speakers + iPod
I highly recommend putting in lots of sing-along songs! We had everyone out on the dance floor. A wireless microphone also provided lots of entertainment! Half the night was impromptu karaoke - super funny and entertaining.
Guest Accommodations: Marriott Frenchman's Reef, Laura J was our room coordinator
Laura was incredible. She fixed any issues we had and was available for anything we needed during our stay. She even upgraded us to a suite! Love her. Marriott was the perfect spot for our guests, it's in a great location, provides a ferry to town ($6) and has 2 great pools + beach.
Bar: We had a connection through Matt's dad for the alcohol/mixers. We bought other supplies at Cost-U-Less (Costco-type store down there) and brought compostable cups from here Eco Products: Welcome for the drinks. We "rented" a bartender from Modern Saute for the night, but provided all the other supplies. A friend of ours took over the bar at 10pm, after the bartender was done.
I know I probably forgot some vendors...hope this helps!
Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:58 PM
Anaiah - Great, helpful reviews! I may just be PMing you soon!!
Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:10 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 06:45 PM
Our guests are also staying at the Marriott- Our wedding will be at their gazebo, and then reception at Havana Blue, followed by a tiki beach party outside Havana after dinner so that we can have music and dancing. (With 40 people we are too small to buy-out the restaurant so it won't be all ours for dinner) Elizabeth is great to work with from HB by the way.
Has anyone used Blue Glass Photography? Our flowers will be from Bloomin Things, and cake from VIDesserts.
Anyone have any good advice on a booze cruise type sail for our guests?
Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:59 PM
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