Former wedding concierge at The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas, Cheryl Luedke, is founder of Caribbean Wedding Events. Her knowledge and expertise of weddings in St. Thomas and St. John are valuable as couples decide on the ideal location for their wedding. She heads up a dedicated team of wedding professionals that focus on the vision of their clients. Caribbean Wedding Events specializes in unique, trouble-free destination weddings. Our mission is for couples to enjoy their special day while we take care of all the details.
We are a full service wedding planning team equipped with current resources and trends in destination weddings. We love turning your dreams into reality. Please allow us to introduce ourselves:
Alain and Soolan Brinn – Blue Glass Photography
Destination photographers based in the US Virgin Islands. Available for commissioned assignments in the territory and tropical destinations worldwide. A native to both the Virgin Islands and St. Barths, Alain is the founder and president of Blue Glass Photography. Alain has been documenting weddings and tropical destination lifestyle since the age of sixteen. His easy going approach and contemporary photojournalistic style has earned him assignments in numerous exotic locations spanning from French Polynesia to the Seychelles.
Soolan is the creative director of Blue Glass Photography. An artisan at heart, Soolan left her medical profession ten years ago in New York City to pursue her ambitions and roots in the world of photography, design and culinary arts in the Caribbean. Her keen sense of aesthetics has earned her a strong following from discerning brides.
Mike Williams – High Definition Video
Mike is a resident of The Virgin Islands and this makes destination weddings a specialty for he and his team. Their heartfelt connection to the beauty and magic of weddings help create each wedding video produced. Whether it’s a large formal affair or an intimate event with close friends, a well-produced movie of your Virgin Islands wedding will be viewed for generations. Mike and his professional staff have worked with brides and grooms from the Caribbean, United States, Mexico, Canada, Isreal and all over the world. Experts at filming Virgin Island weddings for years that enhance the beauty and reverence of your wedding.
Ali Slimming – East End Flowers
Established in 1998, East End Flower Shop has grown from the dream of two people working for themselves to a well-known, local favorite and one of The Virgin Islands leading destination wedding florists. Their flowers are carefully gathered from around the world. Their reliability, high quality flowers and attention to the smallest details is shown in every wedding. They listen to their clients and create beautiful weddings.
JeT’aime Chere’e Cerge – Sugar and Spice Artistry
Sugar and Spice Artistry started in 2005 as an on-location bridal styling service for weddings. Today, their luxury beauty studio still provides on-site wedding services in addition to all hairstyling and hair care services, makeup sessions, airbrush tanning, eyelash extensions, spa treatments and much more. Their work has been featured in television projects for HGTV, BET, Bridal Guide, Shape and Essence magazines. They provide amazing service and create unique and flawless styles.
St.John Catering – Caterers
Over 20 years of experience and a sterling reputation in The Virgin Islands, Mathayom Private Chefs takes pride in offering generous hospitality, world-class cuisine and highly personalized service to every client, every wedding. Decadent menus, brilliant chefs, hospitable staff, full bar options, equipment rentals, St. John Catering has everything a destination wedding dreams about.
Greg Kinslow – Professional Musician www.gregkinslow.com
Greg Kinslow’s music career did not start in The Virgin Islands. His studies, training and experience have come from productive years in the New York City and Philadelphia music scene, working with some of today’s top seasoned pros. His love for music and his broad range of training (both formal and self taught) has made him a versatile professional musician able to adapt to most music situations. Greg looks at his career in music as a lifetime commitment utilizing all the skills and experience he has obtained along the way.