St. John Couple Featured on Good Morning America

marty and lauren
Image credit: STJ Creative

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! We first introduced you to Marty Bruckner and Lauren Saia back in November. The couple lives here on island, was engaged to be married and chose to take their engagement photos amid the destruction following hurricanes Irma and Maria. Those images went viral and brought much-needed attention to our plight here on St. John.

Originally scheduled to be married this past February, Marty and Lauren postponed their wedding, instead focusing their efforts on the island’s relief efforts. Well Marty and Lauren’s dream wedding finally happened this past weekend all thanks to some very generous businesses. Their story was so special that it was featured on Good Morning America yesterday. Please check out their story below:

“A tragic event doesn’t have to be so tragic.” So true.

Congrats Marty and Lauren! We are all so darn happy for you both!!

6 thoughts on “St. John Couple Featured on Good Morning America”

  1. Great story.. Does anyone else notice that they always mention Puerto Rico and not the U.S. Virgin Islands even when the story is about a U.S. Virgin Island?????

  2. What a strong commitment to both St. John AND to each other!!
    Thank you GMA, and again thank you Kenny Chesney!!
    Love in, and Love for ‘Love City’ !!

  3. Special thanks to all of the vendors who donated their time and services to make this special day possible!

    Event planning, coordination and design: LLG Events
    Photography: Anne Bequette, STJ Creative Photography
    Floral design: David Kimmel Design
    Rehearsal dinner: Engaged Asheville
    Ceremony venue: The Ridge
    Reception venue & catering: The Venue
    Rehearsal dinner catering: The Venue
    Wedding dress: Martina Liana Bridal
    Videography: Cassandra Isbell
    Second photographer: Joel Conner from Shadow & Light Photography
    Rehearsal dinner DJ: Phantom Pantone
    Rehearsal dinner DJ equipment and lighting: Guitar Center
    Ceremony guitarist: Collective Music Solutions
    Reception DJ: Erica Berg, Collective Music Solutions
    Hair: Je’Taime, Sugar & Spice Salon
    Makeup: La Belle Visage
    Accommodations: AC Hotel
    Engaged Asheville community
    Cake: Dogwood Designs Bakery
    Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn
    Blossoms at Biltmore Park
    Calligraphy: Joy Unscripted
    Rehearsal dinner drinks: Wicked Weed
    Farewell brunch venue: Highland Brewing Company
    Transporation: Young Transporation
    Wedding officiant: Mike DeSerio

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