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
Y'all. This wedding though. This was truly a jaw-dropper with the sweetest couple. They met at The University of Florida in Gainesville and have been a happy couple since!
Ansley was stunning in her fitted gown- and when she walked into the church for their "I Do" moment, Ansley couldn't keep it together. It was an incredible moment. The two were inseparable on their wedding day and really took the time to soak in the moments! We love that they did a complete rent-out of The White Room. They hosted the cocktail hour and dancing upstairs while hosting for formal dinner in the ballroom. The decor blew us away!
They're so very in-love and watching the two of them together on the wedding day was pure joy.
Video: Jon Noeth Videography
Photography: Sarah Annay Photography (Check out Sarah's blog too)
Church: Memorial Presbyterian Church
Venue: The White Room
Coordinator: Brittany with The Wedding Authority
Dress: The Collection Bridal, Designer: Carolina Herrera
Hair: Tracy Branz with Beauty Mark (Paul Mitchell) Salon, DeLand, FL
Makeup: Mandy Rupp Makeup owner of Pretty Simple Beauti
Flowers: The Floral Boutique & Stetson Flowers
Cake & dessert bar: Sweet Weddings Cake Designs
Band: Bay Kings Band
Ansley & Carter 5/13/17 from Jon Noeth on Vimeo.
Y'all. This wedding was GORGEOUS. And their vendor team was a collection of our St. Augustine favorites. It was a little bit boho, but with lots of timeless elements. Their decor was fantastic in every way- TONS of dreamy details with a subtle wine theme.
They held their ceremony and reception at The White Room's rooftop & loft area. The rooftop has an incredible view of the bayfront and when the breeze blows, it's a little slice of heaven! Jessica walked down the aisle to an acoustic guitar melody and met a joyful Kevin awaiting his bride beneath a garland and floral drenched arbor.
For the reception decor - the venue was overflowing with burgundy toned florals, garland and greenery, gold accents and copious candlelight. The gold lanterns were beautiful mixed among the florals. And the cake. Oh, my- all the heart eyes for that incredible fresh floral embellishment!
Photo & Videography: Castaldo Studios
Transportation: Old Town Trolley
DJ: Island Sound
Baker: Publix - Vilano Beach
Florist: Jade Violet Wedding FloralOfficiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Guitarist: Richard Kuncicky
Hair and Makeup: Once Upon a Stylist
November in St. Augustine is usually some of the prettiest weather of the year! Which made Diana + Freddy's rooftop wedding at The White Room a real treat for us! Although we didn't coordinate this wedding, we did officiate it, so we thought it was worth the share (because the ceremony was SO cute!) Diana is SUCH a happy person and she was smiling ear to ear for the entire ceremony. It was adorable.
Photos: Christina Janel PhotographyVenue: The White RoomCeremony: The Wedding AuthorityDresses: Debra's Bridal Shop WattersFlowers: Ace Hardware