St. John Tradewinds photos courtesy of Ceremonies on St. John.
When Stacy Mulcare arrived on St. John in 1994 there were no private wedding planners on the island.
Twenty years later, Mulcare has racked up plenty of “firsts,” accolades for her creative ceremonies and stunning cake and is consistently ranked among the world’s best wedding vendors.
“I had eight years of wedding and event planning in a private club before I arrived on St. John,” said Mulcare. “Because of my knowledge of wedding planning, I introduced the following to St. John — using fresh rose petals as an aisle in the sand, the bamboo canopy with white tulle material and fresh flowers, wedding cakes designed by Seamus Mulcare, fresh flowers to decorate a wedding cake, designing a wedding cake table with a sterling silver champagne bucket and crystal flute glasses. This all seems commonplace now, but none of this existed when I arrived.”
After weathering the devastation of Hurricane Marilyn in 1995, Mulcare opened Ceremonies of St. John in 1996. “When the business opened, we did not have the internet yet,” said Mulcare. “A photographer by the name of Constance Wallace was the first person to introduce the ‘world wide web’ to business owners on St. John. Once we had the internet on the island, business changed forever.”
Mulcare has been featured on the Travel Channel, selected by “Destination Weddings and Honeymoons” magazine’s “A-list” for planners, named among the 25 Most Influential Wedding Planners in the World by Event Planning University and is a Platinum member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style an international site showcasing the best vendors to the international community.
In total Mulcare said has planned more than 3,400 ceremonies and reception along with her business partner and husband Seamus Mulcare.
Congratulations on 20 years of business!