About the Publisher
Publisher, Leslie Hurd has enjoyed a successful career as a publisher of international entertainment, hospitality, dining, and wedding magazines for over two decades. She launched her career in the early 1990s with Dining Out on Martha?s Vineyard magazine and following its unrivaled success, Leslie branched out destination wedding magazines on Martha?s Vineyard, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands, and the Virgin Islands. In 2014, Hurd launched EQL Destinations Weddings Life Style, the first national print publication committed to LGBT celebrations, which is now on stands across the nation. Among Leslie?s many accomplishments is working with acclaimed producer earl Lestz, formerly President of the Studio Group at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles. Leslie was hand-selected to publish Plymouth Rock Studios Magazine, which told the story of the idea for an upcoming movie studio and detailed the plans for its future.
Even with little time to spare, Leslie carves out time for causes near and dear to her heart. A staunch advocate against bullying, Leslie is an active volunteer and fundraiser for the non-profit, The Dream Believe Know It Foundation, a nationally recognized anti-bullying program. Also a passionate animal lover, Leslie works tirelessly with Pets with Wings, and Angels Helping Animals charities that find families for cats and dogs.
Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to Virgin Islands Wedding and Honeymoon magazine! Whether you?re planning a destination wedding in these alluring islands or simply enjoying the Caribbean?s natural beauty on vacation, you?ll surely enjoy losing yourself in our romantic wedding day stories and our vibrant spreads on the latest in destination wedding trends.
The Virgin Islands is a spectacular location for a destination wedding and/or honeymoon. With endless venues and islands to choose from the options are plenty. Offering incredible panoramic views from mountaintops to white sand beaches to majestic hotel terraces, it is hard to imagine an area with more venues to choose from. Enjoy a full week of wedding activities for you and your guests. Enjoy a sunset sail , a brunch on the beach, cocktails on the terrace, or even a wedding on board a magnificent yacht. The islands are easily accessible by many airlines, and ferry service is readily available to those islands not offering air service.
Our hardworking team has once again put together captivating and informative stories. Thank you to our contributing writers and photographers, the talented wedding business professionals who share their insight, and of course, the couples who share their stories of their Virgin Islands weddings with us. We welcome story ideas and suggestions for future issues and would be happy to hear from you!
Best wishes to all. We hope your wedding dreams come true and that you have an enchanting day.