Publishers Unveil the Fifth Issue of 'Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings'

New Issue Features Wedding of Three-Time Olympian, Examines Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Prepares Brides for the Region’s Fast-Approaching Wedding Season


Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/04/2016 -- The publishers of Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings, the premier wedding magazine for destination Caribbean weddings, announced today the launch of the publication's fifth issue. The issue features personal stories from brides recently wed in St. Croix, including three-time Olympian Laverne Jones- Ferrette. The issue also examines the impact of same-sex marriage legislation on the local wedding industry and offers numerous resources for brides and wedding professionals, from wedding vendor spotlights to marriage advice.

"Destination weddings are on the rise in the Caribbean and our publication is packed with everything a bride would need to plan the perfect wedding in St. Croix," said Denise Bennerson, Ph.D., publisher. "Wedding season begins in May, and the issue debuts just in time to help ensure that brides who are planning nuptials this summer have every resource at their fingertips."

The cover story of the fifth issue of Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings features a personally penned story from locally born and celebrated track and field legend Laverne Jones-Ferrette. The Olympian shares with readers her beautiful love story and her experiences planning a St. Croix wedding from the U.S. mainland and from Japan during the World Championships.

The issue also examines same-sex marriage and the wedding industry nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court found that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and Governor Kenneth Mapp signed an executive order extending those rights to couples in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Other articles featured in the fifth issue include "Tips to Make Your Marriage Work," "After the Honeymoon Comes the Moneymoon," "Signs of Possible Domestic Abuse Before and After Marriage," "Historical West End Masqueraders," and "Plan Your Wedding Perfectly," an article written by a veteran event strategist with tips on everything from fashion and food to entertainment.

The issue also spotlights some of the region's most popular wedding photographers, caterers, jewelers, dress designers, hotels and other resources.

For more information about Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings, visit Print and digital editions are available via the website, along with a comprehensive U.S. Virgin Islands wedding business directory.

About Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings
Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings is the premier wedding magazine for destination Caribbean Weddings. Showcasing the beauty, culture and historic significance of the region, the magazine offers advice and guidance to help brides and grooms locally and internationally plan a beautiful, stress-free wedding. The magazine also serves as a resource for wedding industry professionals, offering both helpful information and marketing opportunities. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:
Denise Bennerson, Publisher
(340) 772-2386 /