Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:39 PM
Well our trip to St. Thomas was awesome! It was way too short, and we didn't want to leave. We stayed at the Marriott, which was excellant... We had booked a cheap room through expedia but when we checked in they upgraded us to a Morningstar room right on the beach! It was gorgeous.
The first day we rented a Jeep and checked out some of the hotels and wedding venues we had researched.... Wyndham, Bolongo, Secret Harbour....
Then we had a tour with a coordinator through the Marriott who showed us their facilities and wedding spots...April was super friendly and we loved her. After that we met LEslie from Perfect Weddings who showed us Villa Botanica, Magen's Beach, St. Peter Greathouse, and a couple other places.
We really loved Villa Botanica, and if our wedding was a little larger we probably would have chosen that but the Marriott had more of what we needed in one spot, and we could cut costs of transportation, etc.
The Marriott has a pretty gazebo overlooking the ocean and plenty of good photo places: rocky point, beach, green oval area.... We plan on a cocktail hour after the ceremony while we take pictures, and then we will have our dinner reception at Havana Blue...which is walking distance from the ceremony. It'll be nice if guests need to go to their rooms for anything or want to change.
Elizabeth from Havana Blue was awesome as well and gave us plenty of options as far as how to do our reception there.... We might even have a little beach party after dinner with tiki torches and a mini-bar.
Other restaraunts we tried were Mafolie, and East End Cafe...both were good, but couldn't compare to Havana Blue.
So I'm so relieved we have everything booked and now I'm working on Save the Dates. I'm doing them through Allurements by Rebecca- She is unbelievable! I love her!
Well that's about it for now.... feel free to message me if anyone has any questions about places I saw, etc... HAPPY PLANNING!