St. John USVI Destination Wedding at Ancient Ruins

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Katie and Ryan selected St. John in the USVI for their intimate destination wedding with close friends and family. The pair wed at the beautiful hilltop sugar plantation called Annaberg Ruins, followed by a reception at St. John Ultimate Villas.

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Laura Hayes from Anticipation Events shared with us their story. “Katie + Ryan wanted a beach wedding, but Katie is a modern girl and didn’t want your typical sand and seashell look, so she chose St. John’s Ultimate Villas. Their villa was gorgeous and seaside, but also modern and perfect for them.”

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When Katie + Ryan asked us to hop on a plane in the middle of the Polar Vortex (i.e. Chicago winter) and head to St. John for their nuptials, there was no way we were saying no! Katie and Ryan got married at the Annaberg Ruins, a sugar plantation named by the Dutchman who acquired it in 1758.” 

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“For the reception, they rented a house called Villa Kalorama which means “Beautiful View” and it was the perfect setting for their modern beach shindig. As if that wasn’t enough, the truth is, we adore this gal.  Way back in the day when our founder, Elizabeth, planned events at Shedd Aquarium Katie was the first person she ever managed. Katie and Ryan were dating then, so it was only a matter of time before this day arrived. When Elizabeth left Shedd to travel and then started Anticipation Events, Katie was the first person she called when she realized she had enough clients to bring on a coordinator.  And, Katie is responsible for introducing at least three more of us to Anticipation Events. We love her for this and so many other reasons. As any good planner would, Katie realized her want to take over and direct all weekend long so she brought me on to do that for her.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Ryan Moore Photography

Wedding Vendors: Ceremony + Reception: St. John Ultimate Villas, Catering: St. John Catering, Day-of Coordination: Anticipation Events, Cake: VI Desserts, Hotel: The Westin St. John Resort, Makeup/Hair: Sugar and Spice Spa, Rehearsal Dinner: Joe’s Rum Hut

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  • Laura Hayes Jurewitch

    Thank you for posting this beautiful wedding! Such a beautiful location and an even more beautiful couple inside and out. Love it!