Melissa & Thomas

a cruise ship wedding at Limetree Beach, St. Thomas, USVI

Now I can say with all seriousness that all of my weddings are the same. With each of my weddings, I am pretty much guaranteed to see an awesome couple, beautiful location, and an all around good time.

And that’s what I expected for Melissa and Thomas’s wedding at Limetree beach. More of ‘the usual’.

THIS WEDDING, HOWEVER, WAS THE FIRST TIME I’VE EVER HAD A WEDDING CRASHER.

Usually they lurk around the edges, and only come to check things out, after the festivities are over.

But not this time!

Can you see him in the image below?

Bride and groom get married with an iguana at their feet.
An iguana eats rose petals at a destination wedding.
And just one more time, because, how cool is Melissa. When it comes to last minute guests, she was a ‘more-the-merrier’ kind of bride.
An iguana crashes a wedding ceremony by Blue Sky Ceremony at Limetree beach, St. Thomas
Iguana at a wedding ceremony in St. Thomas.
Chunky necklace worn by bride.
Bridal portrait with gorgous destination wedding updo and makeup.
Bridal portrait by Savanah Loftus photography
 

Melissa and Thomas came to St. Thomas on a Royal Caribbean cruise and had an intimate, late afternoon wedding with just a few guests at Limetree beach.

This wedding was the stuff of dreams for many of my cruise ship brides. It started with a lazy day aboard the ship and some bridal beauty at the salon.

Then, Melissa, Thomas and their guests hopped aboard a safari and headed over to Limetree Beach for their wedding. They booked extra time with their photographer, Savanah Loftus, so there was no need to rush the cake, portraits, or the wildlife.

Check out their great photos and a special thank you Savanah Loftus for conquering your fears with this one!

Bride and groom portrait under coconut palm tree at beach wedding in St. Thomas.
Bride and groom walk along Limetree beach after wedding ceremony.
Classic bride and groom beach portrait.
Coral rose bouquet with blue and white striped ribbon for tropical destination beach wedding.
Coral boutonniere with blue and white striped ribbon and navy blue suit for groom for destination beach wedding.
Wedding portrait of bride and groom by photographer Savanah Loftus.
Couple toasts with champagne wearing sunglasses at beach wedding.
Small wedding cake with piped swirl buttercream frosting and blue ribbon for cruise ship wedding.

Thanks Amber! It was TONS of FUN!

– Melissa & THomas

Groom kisses bride at Limetree beach, St. Thomas, USVI.
Couple kisses on the beach in St. Thomas.