Julie + Brian | St Thomas Virgin Islands Destination Wedding

by Emily Pogozelski

Julie + Brian planned one of the most laid back, relaxing weddings we’ve been to… but how could it be anything but relaxing at a beautiful resort in the US Virgin Islands? We joined the happy couple and a small group of close family and friends for a weekend celebration of Julie + Brian’s love and marriage at the Sugar Bay Resort + Spa on St. Thomas. The weather looked threatening leading up to the wedding day (and did, in fact, pour on all of us during the outdoor rehearsal dinner!) but somehow the afternoon of the wedding was hot and sunny, despite the rain clouds earlier in the morning.

Thank you to the entire family for making us feel so welcome during the wedding festivities! From the welcome dinner when everyone arrived on Thursday to exploring St. John with the family on Friday, from hilarious drinks and delicious food at the rainy rehearsal dinner to the evening breezes and happy faces on the reception patio… the whole weekend was one to remember. (We’ll especially remember the pool volleyball game after the reception, with bride’s side vs. groom’s side! Em’s sorry that she was such a detriment to the team effort, but it was definitely fun.)

Click below to see a taste of our favorites from the weekend (including some of the Day After Session we did with Julie + Brian following the farewell brunch)… we can’t wait to show you the rest. (Click here to sign up to be notified when the rest of the images are available.)

The next morning, after brunch…




Adam St. Cyr August 2, 2012 - 10:20 pm

Two great families merging into one. Julie Woods and Brian Woods, I wish you the best. You have both been a significant part of my life and I can’t wait to see where the future will take you.

Brian Woods August 2, 2012 - 10:43 pm

These pictures are awesome so far! Julie looks beautiful!

Michelle Giansiracusa August 3, 2012 - 1:51 am

The pictures are great… Brian..you look so handsome.. Julie looks beautiful like you said….looking at these photos brings tears of joy..because it seems like yesterday you were a baby.. But you grew up to be a fine young man…Julie’s got a winner..I got a winner too….love you.

Michelle Giansiracusa August 3, 2012 - 1:51 am

I also want to wish you many yrs of happiness.

Julie Woods August 3, 2012 - 11:42 am

These are amazing. I cannot wait to see the rest. Looking at them brings back all kinds of great memories. Thank you so much for being there to help us celebrate and capture the moments to remember!

Shane Conway August 3, 2012 - 12:29 pm

What a wonderful couple in such a beautiful place! Its about time you guys tied the knot.

Jen Holdman August 3, 2012 - 2:52 pm

These photos are amazing and Julie is gorgeous! I love the composition & perspective of the photographers…love love love! Congratulations Julie & Brian! So very happy for you two!

Anne Dickson August 5, 2012 - 3:46 pm

This was the loveliest wedding, we’re glad we could be there to enjoy your special day. You both look so happy. The pictures are awesome, can’t wait to see the rest.

Grandma, Aunt Lisa & Ginger

Jill Sterling August 5, 2012 - 8:05 pm

You look amazing! The wedding was beautiful and looks like it was perfect! And I love the bridesmaids dress color!! So happy for you :)

Frani Fisher Rothkin August 7, 2012 - 1:53 am

The pictures are amazing. Love and happiness always.

Marge and Ben August 7, 2012 - 10:49 am

Julie you were the most magnificent bride. Your love of Brian showed bnrightly. The wedding loked beautiful and from the comments of all who were there it was a spcial and great we3dding weekend. Love MARGE

Kathy Matthews Pallotolo August 14, 2012 - 12:48 am

Best wishes and congratulations to you both. The wedding photos are beautiful; such a handsome groome and beautiful bride.

Amber Ambrose Motylinski October 9, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Incredible wedding photos. Sugar Bay really is a great location to do weddings. Looks like you captured the essence of St. Thomas’ beauty while still highlighting the Bride & Groom.

Krissy Sharp August 3, 2012 - 12:27 pm

Congratulations!! You look beautiful!!

Frani Fisher Rothkin August 7, 2012 - 1:54 am

fabulous pics, everyone looks great

Kathy Matthews Pallotolo August 14, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Jim’s friend Jack Gayes (high school friends) daughter’s wedding.

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