Posts with tag: "Rob Futrell"


Thursday, July 27, 2017
By The Wedding Authority
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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."

Oh, and we still adore them! Brittany uses the whatsapp with the groom's fabulous mother, Margarita, to keep in touch (and hopes to see their family grow here in the near future). 

Photographer: Rob Futrell Photography

Wedding Coordination/Planning: The Wedding Authority, Brittany 

Ceremony: Lightner Courtyard

Reception: The White Room 

Florist: Marble + Pine

Video: HH Films

Cake: Sweet City Cupcakes 

Hair + makeup: Amanda Hopcraft 

Officiant: Couple brought their own 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
By The Wedding Authority
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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 

Thursday, November 17, 2016
By The Wedding Authority
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It's Throw Back Thursday (#tbt)- so we're going back to 2015! ;) Lauren + Jason's wedding day was an explosion of color and plentiful love.  Lauren is a princess and Jason is her knight in shining armor.  The entire day was full of gorgeous details and decor! 
Our very own Bill officiated the ceremony in the Lightner Museum lobby area (isnt' the lighting heavenly? And the tile work + architecture is a gorgeous backdrop).  Following the ceremony, the couple hosted a reception at The White Room in the Loft + Rooftop space. The sweeping waterfront view is a little slice of paradise! 
Photographer: Rob Futrell 
Hair and Makeup- Jill Stonier
Ceremony- Lobby of the Lightner Museum
Venue- White Room
Videographer- Bruce Alley