Why You Should Buy Your Wedding Dress In-Store and Not Online

By Olga Pomeransky, Best for Bride The internet is a popular shopping destination for almost anything you may need. Nevertheless, there are certain things that shouldn’t be purchased online. Your wedding gown is one of them! For most brides, their wedding gown is the most expensive dress they will ever buy. It is also the […]

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Tips for Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

By Annamaria Heyliger-Hector Wedding vows used to be based only on tradition, a solemn promise, an expression of love and commitment but times have changed. The length of a ceremony is based on the culture and the order of events, which is up to the couple. A few examples of ceremonies are religious, traditional, civil, […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – Ami & Luis

By Ami Mohr Caban Louis and I were married  in St. Croix, since this is where I grew up and is the island I love. Louis and I met in Charlotte, NC, and we got engaged on the beach at Magens Bay, St. Thomas. Since my sisters and I had been Junior Members at the […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – Jeanin & John

By John Counts Getting married on St Croix was by far the best venue we could have ever decided on. We met in California before moving to the islands, and we were considering getting married back home, but once we saw the gorgeous beaches we knew we needed to have our ceremony here. We chose […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – May Belle & Doug

By May Belle Fellenz When my then fiance and I decided to move to St. Croix from Arkansas about a year ago, we decided that we wanted to have a beach wedding. After all, we were moving to an island paradise where beautiful beaches are almost always less than five minutes away in any direction. […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – Takisha & Orman

By Takisha Garcia-Clouden My name is Takisha and I was born on the beautiful island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. I met my husband, Orman, through a mutual friend. I had just purchased a new home in Maryland, and he came to assist me with some electrical work. Throughout the weeks of helping me, […]

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Historical West End Masqueraders

An Interview with Asta Williams, By Denise Bennerson During an interview with  Ms. Asta Williams, a cultural icon, historian, story teller, arts and craft extraordinaire, and owner and director of West End Masqueraders, she stated… Culture is the thing you live. The down-to-earth way you live, your food, your customs, the things you learn from […]

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Tips to Make Your Marriage Work

By  Annamaria Heyliger-Hector, MEd, CWS As an officiant and life coach, I counsel and share information with couples that are about to embark on a most important decision; marriage. I usually have a testimony and suggest tips about what can prevent a lifetime of angst and heart break because souls were not searched. Making a […]

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Wishes

By Randy S. Germain You may fall from a tree-top; You may fall from above; But the best fall, is to fall in love. Love, it comes in so many ways…. Amazing Love: “Do not do it if you don’t mean it.” Love, a time for feeling glad, sometimes happy and sometimes sad; Love, a […]

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Signs of Possible Domestic Abuse Before and After Marriage

By  Chatiela Underwood, Author, Eyes Wide Shut Often time’s domestic abuse doesn’t start off physical. It can initiate from small words of disrespect, and escalate and manifest from verbal to its physical form without warning. Domestic abuse can be patterns of behaviors in any relationship whether the marriage is heterosexual or homosexual. The behaviors can […]

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