The Celebration of Love vow renewal ceremony at Trunk Bay drew 56 couples representing 1,189 years of marriage.
One couple had been married 57 years, while another was just five hours into their life together. John and Barbara Achzet of St. John, the long-timers, offered simple advice for the newly-weds. ":I would tell them that you always have to listen," said John Achzet, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News. "You just don’t make rapid decisions."
The ceremony was conducted, as it has been for four years, by Ann Marie Porter and Cathy Dove. Romantic music was played as couples, hand in hand, walked to the beach. Most were dressed informally, and finally barefoot as they let the waves wash over their feet while repeating their vows.