MAKE YOUR VACATION A HONEYMOON
RE-MARRY YOUR MATE
Looking to Surprise your wife or husband with a Marriage Vow Renewal Service?
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.
Valentine’s Day has always been a favorite time for couples to visit St. John. For that reason, 16 years ago Anne Marie decided to enhance the enchanting experience by providing a group ‘vow renewal ceremony’ at Trunk Bay. The sunset tradition continued — until this year.
Due to the pandemic, the 2021 event will not take place. However, keep in mind Anne Marie remains available for individualized services and celebrations. During this month of love, why not renew your vows in Love City, St. John? What a romantic experience! Although the popular Valentine’s Day group vow renewal is canceled due to COVID-19, an intimate service can be arranged with Anne Marie Porter.
The Barefoot Minister specializes in beach weddings and vow renewals, custom designed to please couples – and family members.
For additional information call her at 555-428-0940.
“Anne Marie officiated our beautiful family commitment ceremony in December 2020. She was friendly, responsive, and the perfect person for our event. We highly recommend her for your special moments.”
There is no greater gift to give yourself or your mate than a Marriage Vow Renewal on romantic St. John, USVI! Anne Marie has assisted hundreds of couples in marriage vow renewals.
To re-marry your mate, with what you know so far, is truly a blessed experience. Consider your original wedding service – the Menu, and your marriage vow renewal service – the Meal. It’s an opportunity to bless and release your past, renew your love for each other in the present, and make a commitment to creating a joyful future together.
“Jeff and I cannot thank you enough for our wonderful 25th-anniversary marriage vow renewal ceremony on April 18th at Trunk Bay. It was absolutely perfect! The beach, our family, your words, our words; the service was so much more than we expected. I can tell you we have come back to New Jersey more in love than when we left and are ready to spend the next 25 years together even happier.”
Debbie and Jeff
The fee is $500 and includes your marriage vow renewal ceremony, at the time and place of your choice, and a lovely marriage vow renewal certificate. Anne Marie will meet you at your villa or favorite beach for an early morning wedding vow renewal before you go snorkeling or a late afternoon sunset ceremony before you go out to your honeymoon dinner.
“We renewed our wedding vows after 30 years of being together on the beautiful Cinnamon Bay Beach. Anne Marie was incredible. She got to know us, she included our sons in the ceremony, and this made our experience so special. We highly recommend Anne Marie if you’re planning a wedding or wedding vow renewal on St. John. You will not be disappointed.”
-Betty and Shawn Sawyer
Renewing marriage vows, while vacationing on St. John, in the US Virgin Islands, will enhance your island experience and truly Make Your Vacation a Honeymoon.
“We wanted to thank you so much. We renewed our vows on 12/21 on Trunk Bay. You made our marriage vow renewal so special and your warmth and kindness radiated through in our ceremony. The ceremony was the highlight of our trip.”
Photo by Yelena Rogers
TripAdvisor lists St. John as a top honeymoon destination
By the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
The highly influential TripAdvisor travel review site listed has listed St. John as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States”, according to the territory’s Department of Tourism.
Two-thirds of the island is part of the Virgin Islands National Park, which in addition to the hiking trails, hills, valleys, and beaches on land, also encompasses thousands of acres underwater. St. John’s pristine waters offer honeymooners the option to snorkel, scuba dive, or participate in water sports activities.
A 2019 US News and World Report – “Why Go To U.S. Virgin Islands “
The U.S. Virgin Islands is “America’s Caribbean Paradise” — the place to see moko jumbies dance at a Carnival parade, hear the lilting patois of a Creole dialect or smell the spices in a saltfish pate (all without losing cell phone reception). You can visit either St. Thomas, St. John, or St. Croix, or better yet, spend a little time on all three islands. That way you’ll get plenty of pampering, undisturbed nature, and colonial history jammed into one vacation. And bonus: you can pay for everything with U.S. dollars.
Each island offers something different. Called “Rock City” for its hilly, craggy horizon, St. Thomas is known for luxury — from the mega-yachts moored in the harbor to the high-end storefronts along Main Street. Located a short ferry-ride east, St. John appeals to honeymooners and nature lovers, with more than 7,000 acres of dedicated parkland plus surrounding pristine beaches. Way down south in the Caribbean Sea, less-visited St. Croix has sugar cane plantations and rum distilleries that offer a glimpse into both the past and the present of the Virgin Islands.
St John rated
#1 in Best Family Vacations in the Caribbean
#1 in Best Caribbean Beaches