Natalie John - Dreamy Weddings CEO
Along with her tight-knit team of long-time employees, Natalie masterminded the new Dreamy Weekend featuring both a group vow renewal event designed for dozens of couples from around the world, and an educational breakfast at which travel-industry professionals will learn from renowned wedding experts.
Recognized by leading media outlets and recipient of the Caribbean Wedding Planner of the year and St. Kitts Business Excellent Awards, Natalie dabbled in several careers before bringing her talents to the business of romance. In addition to being a certified wedding specialist, she is a Chartered Governance Professional (FCIS) and a trained florist with experience in securities, tourism marketing and export credit. Raised in St. Lucia, she studied commerce, finance and marketing at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Based in St. Kitts, Natalie continues to innovate, finding new ways to pamper discerning couples, assist corporate groups planning Caribbean events, and help island tourism officials give visitors exceptional vacation experiences.
The Dreamy Group includes Dreamy Weddings & Tours Inc., Dreamy Floral & Décor Bar Ltd., Dreamy Rentals and Elite St. Kitts. Among its clients are Park Hyatt St. Kitts, St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Kayan Jet (formerly Yu Lounge), Kittitian Hill’s BelleMont Farm, Christophe Harbour Marina, and Christophe Harbour’s Luxury estate.
My Story by Natalie John, Dreamy Weddings CEO.
“I always like to tell my story of how I began Dreamy Weddings. It was divine intervention as my first wedding couple from the UK was celebrating their ten-year wedding anniversary and wanted to renew their vows in Saint Lucia. At the time I was working and living in St. Kitts but being an islander and whose birth place was Saint Lucia, I decided to assist them in reliving their dream. Planning the renewal for them from St. Kitts where I resided was rather easy as having worked previously in Saint Lucia in the Commerce industry where I had networked and maintained a number of good relationships. The renewal went off very well and the couple was excited and elated when they realized on the day that the marriage officer was the same who had conducted their ceremony ten years prior.
This was my base to launch off and I started planning weddings in St. Kitts, Nevis and Saint Lucia. After planning numerous island weddings, I decided on assisting couples who were visiting the island via cruise ships to plan their wedding within the day visit to the destination. It was then I consulted with various Governments around the region including St. Kitts, Belize, Dominica and Saint Lucia with a view to making their marriage legislation more conducive to same day marriage licence approvals. In 2005, I then decided it was time to plunge into Dreamy Weddings full time and guide my staff and develop my reginal office in St. Kitts. To date, Dreamy Weddings is in 13 Caribbean destinations and having planned hundreds of weddings for private celebrity clients, Government officials and destination brides and grooms we continue to deliver exceptional weddings and events throughout the Caribbean.”