The Spice Cam wedding

On the dinghy dock, you see groom Nicholas Mackey and bride Jennifer Sprague, from Cincinnati, exchanging vows with pastor Robert Nelson as 30 of their closest friends look on.

It was a wedding and a race.

“Nicholas and I have never been to St. John before”, says Jennifer, “but a good friend, who has been running the 8 Tuff Miles race for the last seven years, invited us to run with him, and when we got engaged, he suggested we get married while visiting too.”We wanted to get married in front of the Spice Cam so friends and family back home could also enjoy our wonderful moment.”

The job of putting the wedding together belonged to Stacy Mulcare from Ceremonies St. John, and it wasn’t an easy job to pull off.

“The biggest challenge was getting all 30 people to the beach in time, since they were all running in the race, and I knew we only had from 3:05 to 3:20 before the ferry arrived and tons of people would be in the Webcam shot”, says Stacy. “It was one of the most unique weddings I’ve ever planned and the reward came when Pastor Nelson presented them as husband and wife and the entire beach erupted into applause.”

Now that’s a Love City.

18 Responses to “The Spice Cam wedding”

  1. CaribbeanSoul
    March 6th, 2012 06:12
    1

    Cute couple! Did they go to Honeymoon Beach afterwards? 🙂

  2. CJ
    March 6th, 2012 07:22
    2

    How great is that!

  3. Colleen
    March 6th, 2012 07:47
    3

    That is so awesome! Did they run the race that morning too? That would have been one exhausting day but what a day to remember! Congratulations!

  4. 2Feathers
    March 6th, 2012 08:12
    4

    That was extremely cool! I was a witness (via Spice Cam), in case you need an additional signature on the license! Congrats!!

  5. SteveV
    March 6th, 2012 08:23
    5

    Now I have rice stuck in those little ventilation holes in my monitor :o) congratulations!!! Was the reception held down at the rum cart???

  6. J. Lowe
    March 6th, 2012 09:11
    6

    Only on St. John, Congrats!!!

  7. Caribert
    March 6th, 2012 09:22
    7

    Well, that is unique. I never heard of anybody hurrying to get married before their ship came in…..

    🙂

    -Bert

  8. Nancy_B
    March 6th, 2012 09:49
    8

    That’s an awesome story – congratulations!
    Way to pull it off Stacy – you are the best!

  9. Shannon
    March 6th, 2012 10:40
    9

    Ruth has 35 screenshots of the ceremony posted on St. John Spice Facebook page. Very cool idea! This may have been the first St. John Spice webcam wedding, but I bet it won’t be the last! Congratulations Nicholas and Jennifer!

  10. Linda
    March 6th, 2012 10:56
    10

    Congratulations! What a great idea! And KUDOS to you all for thinking of the idea & pulling it off. Hope you live happily ever after!!! Great story!!

  11. Teri
    March 6th, 2012 14:31
    11

    I watched it live too! Melts your heart, doesn’t it?

  12. CraigB
    March 6th, 2012 15:40
    12

    Interesting that first timers took advantage of the Spice Cam like this. I woulda thunk that you had to be a grizzled vet to pull something like this off.

    Kudos and Congrats!

  13. tiff
    March 6th, 2012 20:11
    13

    Way to go Stacy! Nice job all around!

  14. SteveV
    March 6th, 2012 21:02
    14

    Saved two months, bought a little diamond
    Tonight’s the night, feels like perfect timin’
    Down on one knee on momma’s front steps,
    Man I’m gonna die if she really says yes…

    Nicholas, just remember if Jennifer wants “to paint the bedroom yellow and trim it blues and greens…wouldn’t hurt nuthin'”

  15. SOonthebeach
    March 6th, 2012 22:35
    15

    Very nice SteveV! Congrats guys!!

  16. sage
    March 7th, 2012 07:19
    16

    Wow and Congratulations!!!!!
    What a fun way to get married and great motivation to finish the race. Nice work Stacy!!!!

  17. quenton
    March 7th, 2012 15:37
    17

    good afternoon,
    they even had the wedding planned at low tide.
    have wonderful years together.

  18. ShannonM
    November 5th, 2013 11:25
    18

    Fantastic idea and story for the grandkids! Thank goodness they moved that NO sign! Congratulations!

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