St. John resident for over 40 years, St John Weddings Coordinator, Anne Marie, has married thousands of couples from all over the world and is your best resource for your St John wedding. Anne Marie keeps it simple, reasonably priced, and personalized. Her intention is for you to have a meaningful, stress-free, inexpensive Caribbean destination wedding experience.
Meet St. John’s “Barefoot Minister” – Anne Marie Porter
“Weddings on the beach have become a dream-come-true for more and more couples. Additionally, husbands and wives frequently take advantage of tropical vacations to renew their vows in paradise. On the island of St. John – a.k.a “Love City” – one of the most celebrated connections to those dreams is Anne Marie Porter. A resident for more than three decades, she garnered the title “Barefoot Minister” for officiating at hundreds of seaside ceremonies – from intimate nuptials to gala gatherings.”
“Today, Anne Marie is available to assist the bride and groom with everything from applying for a U.S. Virgin Islands marriage license to choosing the perfect beach venue. A multi-denominational, interfaith wedding officiant, the “Barefoot Minister” is renowned for customizing each ceremony. Additionally, she is uniquely positioned to connect couples with local resources ranging from photographer to florist, musicians, catering services, transportation, accommodations, and more.
The Barefoot Minister specializes in beach weddings and vow renewals, custom-designed to please couples – and family members. For additional information call her at 340-626-4658.”
— Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas
SAINT JOHN, US VIRGIN ISLANDS, A QUIET, NATURAL BEAUTY
Global Debauchery Blog
“The tiny island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the most unique places to visit in the Caribbean. Two-thirds of the island consists of Virgin Islands National Park. Which means much of the island stays lush and untouched, including the top beaches.
St. John is not nearly as commercialized as other Caribbean islands and allows for an unforgettable getaway in pristine surroundings. This is helped by the fact that St. John does not have an airport or allow cruise ships to dock. The island does get busy during peak times, but it’s never completely mobbed by tourists.
The biggest highlight on St. John is its pristine white sand beaches lining the north shore. Every beach offers something different when it comes to size, popularity, and convenience, and there is something for everyone. One of the most popular is Honeymoon Beach for its length, ultra-clear calm waters, and full-service amenities.
Two more truly unique characteristics of St. John are its Danish plantation ruins and amazing snorkeling. St. John also has upwards of twenty hiking trails. And many of them, like Peace Hill and Reef Bay, will take you past these historic stone structures.
Finally, snorkeling is huge on St. John thanks to the Coral Reef National Monument that surrounds the island. You’ll see snorkelers at every beach, but particularly at Trunk Bay, Waterlemon Cay, and in Hurricane Hole.
St. John may be tiny, but there is no shortage of ways to stay busy. Which makes it one of the most epic and best Caribbean islands to visit.”
– global debauchery blog
“Anne Marie is an amazing woman who truly makes you feel at peace in what could be a nervous moment in life. She did a great job of promoting mindfulness during the ceremony so that we were present and calm during our ceremony. She was also extremely accommodating to our ever changing plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. We had to move our wedding from Colorado to St. John and with all of the stress that came with the change of plans, Anne Marie maintained a calm and loving personality that we truly appreciated throughout planning and the ceremony. She is AMAZING and it was such a blessing that we had her as our officiant. We cannot recommend her enough.”
– The Caldwells
Highlands Ranch CO
Islands.com says St John Perfect For Destination Weddings.
“Tropical islands are among the most romantic spots for a Caribbean wedding or honeymoon. St. John is accessible only by ferry from St. Thomas and is two-thirds national park, with winding trails leading through marine forests populated with wild burros and dazzling lookouts (some topped by stone ruins) over quiet beaches. Hold your reception in funky Cruz Bay, the isle’s walkable main town lined with eclectic waterfront eateries and bars.”
The 21 Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2021
“St John With almost two thirds of the island covered in national park, St John is one of the Caribbean’s ultimate nature retreats. But it’s the people, the community here that really draw you in — from floating taco bars to the funky, playful soul of Coral Bay. And while there are some lovely small hotels, the island’s villas have never been more popular.“
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“WOW. Anne Marie is so BEAUTIFUL and POWERFUL. This woman is certainly in tune with the energy you present as a couple and a group, not to mention the ocean itself. I could not have asked for a better officiant for our intimate wedding. Terrified of being the center of attention and Anne Marie worked with me and my desires to create a PERFECT, serene movement of us and our guests down to the beach to be wed. Surprised by my lack of nerves and I do attribute that much to Anne Marie. She truly speaks with the ocean and beckons it to be an integral part of the ceremony. Thank you so much.” – Hannah
St John Weddings in the Us Virgin Islands
She suggests you meet her on one of St. John’s fabulous National Park beaches – get married and enjoy your honeymoon! You can elope, it can be just the two of you or bring your family and friends.
The cost of your wedding is $500.
- Your personalized marriage ceremony by Anne Marie.
- A gorgeous St John VI wedding location.
- Two certified copies of your certificate of marriage from The Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Recommendations for everything you may want ( photographer, videographer, musician, florist, beauty salon, caterer, restaurant, jeep rental, a place to stay, etc.)
- Unlimited consultations with a wedding coordinator that has 10,000 satisfied customers.
See why everyone says “Anne Marie’s The Best!”.
“Absolutely amazing! We can’t thank you enough. The service was perfect for us, our families and our friends. You are such a wonderful person, I couldn’t have selected anyone better than you to officiate our ceremony. All your recommendations were perfect. We will never forget this day. ”
Love The Miller family
“Anne Marie was wonderful! Such a genuine, sunny personality and spiritual. The ceremony was beautiful and inspiring. We loved the scripture Anne Marie selected. Dan and I felt brought closer together as a couple. Anne Marie chose a perfect spot on the beach for the pictures and ceremony. She also took so many pics! This amazing lady really made our little wedding very special, an event Dan and I will always treasure! We feel like we made a friend for life. Highly recommended!”
Natalia & Daniel Berardi – East Sandwich, MA.
Islands Magazine Names St. John Best Place to Travel in 2017
TripAdvisor lists St. John as a top honeymoon destination
By US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism July 28, 2017
“St. John was praised for its “world-class beaches, unspoiled forest, and blissful solitude”.
“Known as “Love City”, St. John’s isolation is an attraction for honeymooners.”
A 2019 US News and World Report – “Why Go To U.S. Virgin Islands “
“St. John appeals to honeymooners and nature lovers,
with more than 7,000 acres of dedicated parkland plus surrounding pristine beaches.“