Amber & Joey’s Simple and Stress-Free
St John Island Elopement
We are in love with beautiful Gilded Gown bride Amber’s absolutely breathtaking elopement. She and her gorgeous groom Joey traveled to the enchanting St. John Island in the Virgin Islands for their intimate and stress-free wedding.
Amber and Joey pared their wedding down to the essentials: true love, each other, a beautiful setting, two dear friends and someone to marry them.
Linsay Vann Photography was on hand to capture the love and bespoke florist East End Flower Shop provided the stunning floral elements.
Amber shared their sweet love story:
Joey and I met when we were teenagers (I was friends with his younger sister growing up). We all remained friends through high school and into our 20’s. Around that time Joey and I had started spending more time together and realized it was more than just a friendship. After just a few short weeks of dating, Joey got an opportunity to live and work at the beach in Florida. In a complete leap of faith (and possibly insanity), I packed up my things, moved out of my house and went to Florida with him! That was nearly ten years ago and I’m glad every day that I made that crazy decision. Since then we’ve moved back home to Tennessee, bought our first home together and Joey recently earned an engineering degree from UTK.
I always joked that I wouldn’t marry him until he graduated. He graduated in December 2019 and we eloped to the Virgin Islands in January 2020. We had a small ceremony on Peace Hill on the island of St. John. His sister and one other dear friend were in attendance. After the ceremony, we all hiked down to a secluded beach just in time to catch that gorgeous rainbow.
We knew from the beginning we wanted everything about our wedding to be simple and stress-free. I made an appointment with The Gilded Gown and it turned out to be my first and only appointment. I bought the first dress I tried on. I explained where I was going, what style I envisioned, what my budget was…and that’s exactly what I got. I could not have asked for a better dress shopping experience.
Please join us in wishing this adorable couple a lifetime of love, joy, and prosperity as they face the future together.
Dress| The Gilded Gown
Photo | Linsay Vann Photography
Floral | East End Flower Shop
Venue | Peace Hill, St John, Virgin Islands