Real Bride: Ashley S.











Kevin proposed to me on Friday, February 13th, 2015- which was my parent’s 27th wedding anniversary. He led me on a candle-lit scavenger hunt that featured pictures of our life together and at the end he was there waiting for me on one knee.

My dream had always been a beach wedding and we both wanted something small and laid-back. We picked Secret Harbour in St. Thomas because we had stayed there before and loved it. We had a morning wedding followed by brunch. A couple hours before the ceremony was supposed to start it was storming and raining so hard I couldn’t see the ocean from my room. An hour later the clouds vanished and the sun came out like nothing had happened. The ceremony was sweet and simple and the afternoon after the wedding was spent on the beach with our family and friends: snorkeling and relaxing- it was perfect! For our honeymoon we took a short boat ride to a nearby island- St. John and stayed there for a couple days after the wedding.

We wanted a way to include our family and friends that weren’t able to join us in St. Thomas so we had our reception in Kansas City at The Gallery. We wanted to bring the beach and ocean to the venue so we tried to incorporate blues, yellow, and white. The reception featured a cigar bar and candy bar that also served as party favors. It was a great evening with lots of good music and good company in another awesome location.

We are so fortunate that we were able to have both experiences and I loved being able to wear my dress twice.

Kevin and Ashley

Wedding Date: 5/21/2016

Ceremony: Secret Harbour Beach, St. Thomas, USVI

Reception: The Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Gown: Style #4456 by Paloma Blanca

Hair and Makeup: Sugar and Spice Salon- St. Thomas, USVI


St. Thomas- Sage Hammond of Crown Images

KC- Allyson with EpagaFoto

Band: The Magnetics

KC Cake: Dolce Bakery

Planner: Irie Matrimony- St. Thomas, USVI

Planner KC: Simple Elegance

Calligraphy: Six Cent Stamp