Friday, June 6th, 2014
The Bone O’Shaughnessy Fairy Tale
Liz Bone, mother of the bride, first contacted Weddings by KatiLady October 14, 2013 asking for help for her daughter Heathers wedding. 1283 emails and countless phone calls later, this is what mother of the bride and seasoned wedding planner, Kati Steinborn created.
Heather and Cole actually met here in the Virgin Islands. They left island together to live in Duxbury MA but when the big day came, they knew exactly where their destination wedding would take place. I am so honored to be a part of this union. The gathering of the Bone O’Shaughnessy clan couldn’t be more perfect and the friendship that blossomed between Liz and myself is one that I cherish. Months after the wedding, we are still texting and planning for our next big escapade!
Heather and Cole started their enchanting destination fantasy with a Welcome Party at Sirenusas’ sky top courtyard in St. john catered by St. John Catering which included New England oysters and a slider station. The evening included steelpan music (Albion Sewer) , fire dancers and limbo contests. Later that evening they had an after party dance party at Motu which went well into the wee hours of the morning.
After a rehearsal on the beach and a day of beauty around the pool at beautiful Villa Carlota, the rehearsal dinner was at Waterfront Bistro on the waterfront of Cruz Bay. It was so obvious that these to families truly enjoyed each other that even the most seasoned servers commented on the energy of these two families. A menu of crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, grilled black angus filet mignon, grilled mahi mahi and pan seared sea scallops were enjoyed by all.
The wedding day approached with great anticipation as the girls busied themselves at Villa Carlota and the guys tried to stay out of trouble at Sirenusa! Following the ceremony at Cinnamon Beach where Cole and Heather use to play volleyball on Sundays when they lived here, the reception was held at Villa Carlota in Peterbay. Catering by St. John Catering included a mashed potato station, a grill station and many more mouthwatering delectables. The Greg Kinslow band provide music for the date and Roses Too supplied the flowers. The couple spent their wedding night at Caneel Bay Resorts.
Ah but this celebration is not over. The band of seasoned wedding goers gathered the next morning pool side at Sirenusa for a fabulous brunch and bloody Mary bar. What an amazing way to say good bye and which the happy couple all the luck in the world.
A few of us lucky stragglers stayed around long enough to enjoy a boat trip the next day to Jost Van Dyke.
As you can see by the video it truly was a memorable week and Steve Simonsens steady hand allow us to relive that week over and over again.
I can’t wait to see the crew again when we gather in Duxbury August 16, for the local reception. Can’t wait to celebrate with you again.