Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church on St. John, VI weds Emily and Tim

Emily and Tim
What is your definition of a family? To quote Desmond Tutu, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
A family begins with two, and if they are blessed, that family intertwines itself to the roots much like those of Emily and Tim’s tree of matrimony.
After celebrating your wedding, one thing stood out. You came here to this beautiful island of St. John USVI to create a special memory of your union. However, I don’t know how or when it started, but your vows to love, and cherish one another extended itself to more than what you two came here to perform.
From your ceremony site of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, through the streets of Cruz bay, off to the beautiful white sandy beach of Trunk bay, and ending at the Westin Resort –  your love for one another and your family, was only surpassed by how very much all of your family and friends care and love the both of you.
Emily and Tim, you brought a bonus of love – a gathering of hands, a family of parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews – friends. To have family is to be loved.  Your dedication to one another, and your family was truly evident at your pre-ceremony diner at the beautiful Asolare restaurant overlooking Cruz bay, St. John.
Your selflessness and dedication to ensure that everyone was having a wonderful time, is a testament to a trait that is very uncommon. How refreshing it was to have witnessed these beautiful acts of LOVE. You were more than elated to host your family by making sure they felt the same warmth in their hearts as you two had in yours.
Family roots run deep. Generations instill a sense of forever. It was clear that this marriage was a family affair from the beginning. Together forever and never to part.
May you continue to find that a home is a home where family keeps and shares love. It began with two, but because of you – It grew.
Blessings.

  • Cynthia Lisa - May 8, 2013 - 12:21 am

    Thank you Louis for capturing Emily and Tim’s wedding!! The pictures are gorgeous and you hit the nail on the head with their love of family. Emily and Tim made the week in St. John and the wedding such an amazing experience.

    Thanks to your pictures we will be able to relive the special memories made over and over!

  • Emily Proctor - May 8, 2013 - 5:36 am

    THANK YOU LOUIS!!! You made our wedding so special! I love the photos! And you have it right..,Family is #1 for us! Thank you for everything!

  • Valerie Persinger - May 8, 2013 - 11:35 am

    Louis- Thank you so much for all your hard work in perfectly documenting Emily and Tim’s special day! Your photos are absolutely beautiful. It was such a special week in St. John celebrating Emily and Tim and like Cynthia said, your photos truly let us re-live the occasion over and over and over. You were extremely professional but also made us all feel very comfortable. You always knew just the right shot to get and it shows in the pictures. Thank you so much!

  • Dodie Clasen - May 8, 2013 - 8:54 pm

    Hi Louis–I now have tears in my eyes all over again, which proves you did a splendid job. Emily made a beautiful bride and you captured how proud Tim was. Great job! Congratulations again to two of my favorites.

  • Andra Donovan - May 9, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    Louis- your words and pictures are stunning. It was a truly beautiful day, and you captured it perfectly.

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