Posts with tag: "The White Room"


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 

Thursday, July 20, 2017
By The Wedding Authority
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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

Monday, May 01, 2017
By The Wedding Authority
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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!

Coordinator: Dawn

Photo & Videography: Castaldo Studios

Transportation: Old Town Trolley

Venue: The White Room

DJ: Island Sound

Baker:  Publix - Vilano Beach

Florist: Jade Violet Wedding Floral

Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

Guitarist: Richard Kuncicky

Hair and Makeup: Once Upon a Stylist

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
By The Wedding Authority
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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 Photography
Venue: The White Room
Ceremony: The Wedding Authority
Dresses: Debra's Bridal Shop Watters
Flowers: Ace Hardware

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