Allie + Ywanarai's Lightner Museum wedding ceremony was intimate and romantic! Nestled in the courtyard, atop the bridge, the two said I Do.
The reception at A1A Ale Works was ALL party! Everyone was on their feet, dancing, laughing and celebrating in the biggest way possible. It was quite the event!
We love how personal Allie + Ywanarai made the big day. They didn't compromise anything for the sake of tradition- they had the wedding day THEY wanted surrounded by people that supported and loved them for who they are and what their love means to them. It was so touching!
This wedding was also featured on Catalyst Wedding Co. Blog! See the full wedding feature here!
Photography: Shannon Griffin Photography
Ceremony venue: Lightner Museum
Reception venue: A1A Ale Works
Wedding planner: The Wedding Authority
Florals: Leslie Rios Designs
Invitations: Things Very Special
Cake: Calli Marie Bakes
Bride's Dress: BHLDN
Hair: Sami Skinner
Nellie + Joe's Fall wedding reception was held in Early November in downtown St. Augustine. It was nothing short of AMAZING! We had all hands on deck and we're thrilled with the result. It was a jaw dropper (and one for the books)! There were so many fantastic design details. Nellie & Joe are an extremely stylish pair and their wedding was exquisite. The food was top notch, the decor was modern, elegant and luxurious and the entertainment was fantastic! It was a beautiful celebration that we're honored to have not just witness, but to plan.
Vendors:Ceremony: St Paul’s Catholic ChurchReception: Lightner MuseumPhotographer: Brooke ImagesVideographer: Matus Foris – Family FriendCater: Casa MonicaDJ: Jacob ToweFlorist: Swag DecorCake: Classic CakesRentals: PRI Productions– Nellie's Mother owns a home design store (Mrs Howard) too, so she brought in a lot of her own furniture.Hair and Makeup: Hair – Ten Salon /Makeup- Jill Stonier
These two were an absolute pleasure to work with! Hosted during Nights of Lights in downtown St. Augustine (the day after Christmas, to be exact), the setting was magical for the couple, who traveled all the way from Qatar. Considering the distance, there was A LOT of back and forth messaging during the planning process. It was, 100%, a destination wedding! However, they truly allowed us to guide them to the appropriate vendors for their dream day – from the venues to the vendor team and even to their print materials and custom guest book & favors. They shared their vision and allowed us the opportunity to bring it to life. THIS is what we live for as planners. TRUST. Because we know it's going to be amazing. And it WAS!
Their Arabic wedding was a unique, memorable experience for us! Alia was a GORGEOUS bride- so radiant and poised. She took our breath away as she made her way to Salman in the Lightner courtyard, beneath thousands of twinkling lights. Following their vows, they headed to The White Room for their natural winter wonderland wedding reception!
The White Room staff worked with us to accommodate some of their traditions (ie Arabic coffee), and it was so special to be able to bring some of their culture to their big day here in America.
The couple wanted unique wedding favors for their guests, so we had custom wooden chargers made for each guest! Dodd at Oak & Adze , a local shop on St. George Street, made it happen for us over the Holiday, and they looked awesome!
Alia's bouquet was amazing! It had so much fabulous texture and such a unique combination of florals and foliage. We especially loved the addition of the mini pinecones and large Calla Lilies. The reception florals were a perfect match- winter inspired without being over-the-top holiday centric (which is surprisingly hard to accomplish).
Alia's last words to Brittany as they hugged goodbye were "thank you for making my wedding dreams come true". Brittany said, "That means the world every time it's said by a Bride, but when you've only been able to communicate via Skype and email from another country and somehow manage to exceed expectations (the day after our Christmas Holiday), it truly reminds you why you're in this business."
Photographer: Rob Futrell Photography
Wedding Coordination/Planning: The Wedding Authority, Brittany
Ceremony: Lightner CourtyardReception: The White Room Florist: Marble + PineVideo: HH FilmsCake: Sweet City Cupcakes Hair + makeup: Amanda Hopcraft Officiant: Couple brought their own
We have the honor of working with all kinds of couples on all kinds of weddings. No two are exactly alike! We especially love the intimate wedding with 100% focus on the couple. Jacqueline + Erik's Lightner Museum courtyard was one of those!
Photographer: Rob Futrell Photography
Billi & Gordy's intimate wedding was hosted at The Lightner Museum courtyard. A small bridal party stood beside the couple as they said their vows on the bridge, sealing the moment with a kiss. Following the touching ceremony, they hosted a reception at The Bayview Room (part of A1A Ale Works).
These two souls are so kind. They really embraced the moments of the day and you could feel their powerful love for one another. The wedding for them was about family, friends and this blessed union.
One of our favorite moment's of the day was the tender dance between mother and son. Tears tickled our eyes are we watched this once-in-a-lifetime moment. We tend to get that way when children (of all ages) are involved in the big day!
Guest favors were created on-site by a caricature artist! This activity is always a hit and guarantees some laughs along the way.
Photography: Swell Studio (Be sure to check our Brian's blog too!)
Ceremony Venue: Lightner Museum
Reception Venue: The Bayview Room
Florals: Jade Violet Wedding & Event Floral Boutique
Cake: Crème de la Cocoa
Beauty: Sarina Durden Makeup & Hair
Entertainment: As You Wish DJ Services