Carolyn & Codie

a private beach wedding ceremony and reception at Sand Dollar Estate, St. Thomas, USVI


Seriously! Carolyn has the most amazing soprano voice and is an opera singer in real life.

I tried to convince her to sing at her wedding, but I get it. Who wants to work when on vacation. I was happy to settle for a private serenade.

But back to the wedding…

Check out these amazing wedding photos captured by Savanah Loftus Photography.

Bride and bridesmaids in matching robes getting ready for Sand Dollar Estate Beach Wedding
Bride gets reacy for wedding ceremony at Sand Dollar Estate Villa in St. Thomas
Private beach wedding ceremony set up at Villa Sand Dollar Estate in St. Thomas, USVI
Getting ready photo of groom's details for destination wedding with starfish boutonniere

Sand Dollar Estate

For the perfect destination wedding, Carolyn, Codie brought their closest family and friends to the amazing Sand Dollar Estate located in the exclusive Peterborg neighborhood on the north side of St. Thomas.

This house is amazing and also features a private beach which is a perfect spot for a beach ceremony.

In addition to the private beach, the house has plenty of space to host dinner and dancing on the generous balcony space.

Rose gold chandelier earring for wedding
Rhinestone ribbon sash for beach wedding
Pink gemstone engagement ring
Bride and bridesmaids in turquoise aqua bridesmaids dressed with bright pink peonie bouquets and flowers for beach wedding at Sand Dollar Estate, St. Thomas, USVI
Beach Wedding Sign - Shoes Here, Vows There, Love Everywhere, Sand Dollar Estate Private Beach Wedding in St. Thomas, USVI
Aqua shoes for destination wedding
Aqua Nike sneaker tennis shoes for destination wedding bride
Rhinestone sash for wedding dress.
Wedding tie patch for aqua colored destination wedding - Always your little girl
Bride affixes wedding tie patch for her father's tie - Always your little girl

The Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony was held on the private beach on which Villa Sand Dollar is located, which overlooks Magens Bay.

After a gorgeous beach ceremony, performed by wedding officiant – Island Mike, dinner and dancing was held on the upstairs balcony.

Chiavari chairs with floral adornment for beach wedding ceremony set up at Sand Dollar Estate private beach in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Starfish boutonniere and gray suit pants with suspenders for beach wedding in St. Thomas
Groom and groomsmen wearing gray suit pants with suspenders, vest and aqua/turquoise blue bow ties for beach wedding attire.
Groomsmen wearing gray suspenders and gray slacks at beach wedding in St. Thomas
Bride and groom walking down the aisle after beach wedding ceremony at Sand Dollar Estate in St. Thomas
Bride and groom portrait after wedding by Savanah Loftus Photograph, St. Thomas, USVI
Bride and groom walking down the beach at wedding in St. Thomas by Savanah Loftus Photography.
Rose gold and turquoise/aqau wedding reception table set up by wedding planner: Blue Sky Ceremony, St. Thomas, USVI
Sequin rose gold and turquoise napkins on wood table for destination wedding at Sand Dollar Estate Villa, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Wedding reception dinner set up at Villa Sand Dollar Estate, St. Thomas, VI
Wedding party toasts the happy couple at destination wedding.

While this was a beach wedding, it wasn’t a beach themed wedding. I especially love the mix of styles – wood tables, combined with sequin linens, bright flowers and lots of gold accents. As a nod to both the setting and villa, we incorporated sand dollars by using them as place cards in the table setting.

Champange toast at destination wedding
Bride and groom kiss after cutting wedding cake at Sand Dollar Estate.
Blue ombre wedding cake on rose gold sequined tablecloth table for beach themed destination wedding
Bride and groom enjoy their first dance at Villa Rental Venue: Sand Dollar Estate