Personal-Wedding Shopper

By Thamara Sleven-Cooper For a perfect wedding party to succeed, preparation is the “key.” Some people say, “Really?”  There is a lot of patience, planning, communications and energy needed for a wedding. St Croix in the US Virgin Islands is the perfect wedding place. We have the bright sun, beautiful beaches, great food, luxury hotels […]

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50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration – Helen & Carlos Peña Sr. – St. Croix

By Mrs. Helen Peña I came to St. Croix as a teenager from Nevis. My first place of employment was in Ann Abramson’s Laundry. During that time, I developed a custom of going to Carlos family’s house; this is where I met him. Over a period of time he was the aggressive one. He asked […]

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Your Destination Wedding Gown

By Angeline Hayling Picture this – a beach wedding with the Caribbean breeze ruffling the delicate fabrics on your gown or a picturesque garden wedding with nature in full bloom. Your gown should complement your wedding location, so an ideal destination wedding gown should be less formal than a ballroom wedding gown. Your destination wedding […]

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Island Weddings and Culture

By Annamaria Heyliger-Hector, MEd, CWS Getting married on St. Croix can be a magical experience for any couple. For the most part, the traditions are similar to those on the mainland. Each island has varying traditions based on their history and a blend that comes from African and European cultures. We are unique that seven […]

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Experience the Culture of the Islands in Your Wedding Cake

By Victorine Farrelly St. Croix with its many wonders has yet another fascination to share with our visitors who are planning to begin their romantic life together here on this majestic island. The black cake originated in England but was made slightly different and was called a Christmas cake, a Fruit cake and sometimes even […]

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Our Romantic Beach Wedding

By Joannalee Maldonado Planning a wedding in 4 months was no easy task. We both knew that we didn’t want to get married indoors, so it was decided to use one of the best features of St. Croix, the beach. We were blessed to have what we wanted. A beautiful sunny day with a soft […]

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We Goin’ Go Bun

By Rosie Mackay “All unfree in the Danish West Indies islands are from today free” declared by Governor Peter Von Scholten in Frederiksted, St. Croix, on July 3, 1848 was a declaration which came with conditions, known as the Labor Act. 30 years later, on St. Croix, tired of the conditions and the fact that […]

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The Lost Pirate Treasures of St. Croix

By John Boyd Could you really find lost pirate treasure on St. Croix worth millions or even billions while on vacation? Most experts on pirate lore rank St. Croix as the forth most important pirate island because of all the pirates who came here to work and play. Unfortunately, most experts also agree that pirates […]

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Techniques for a Successful Wedding

By Randy Germain The hope for a happy, successful and fulfilling wedding is one of everyone’s deepest desires. Planning your wedding can be one of the most stressful and yet, most fun. In planning and preparing for your wedding, there are many factors that can affect your wedding namely, the cast of players who you […]

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Good Marnin Ma’am – A Frederiksted Story

By Al Franklin Every day, an early morning rise in the town of Frederiksted meant going outside in the pitch blackness, with only a kerosene lantern, to the brick ovens laden from overnight with dry wood, that would now make the fires that heat the ovens, and raise the temperature for the baking of all […]

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