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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Chris and Venessa's Treasury on the Plaza wedding day was one for the books (as they say)! This wedding was really unique because the couple had an incredibly intimate, private ceremony at the window on the second-floor balcony of the Treasury. We see this space used for first looks often, but having a private ceremony there is rare! It was so beautiful. It was an amazing choice for them that we really respected.


The same day reception was when family and friends saw the couple as husband and wife for the first time! Of course, the party was awesome. They had a fantastic group of vendors. The food by Mai Oui was delicious, as was the cake from Creme De La Cocoa. They had a live painter capturing the beautiful ambiance of Treasury on the Plaza and the Bay Kings Band kept everyone dancing late into the night.   

It was a beautiful wedding and we're so happy we could be there with the couple to celebrate!   

Venue: Treasury on the Plaza

Photographer: The Copper Lens Photography Co.

Florals: Anything with Plants

Beauty: Lilia B

Live Event Painting: KW Event Painting

Cake + Favors: Creme De La Cocoa

Catering: Mai Oui Gourmet 

Entertainment: Bay Kings Band

Rentals: St. Johns Illuminations 

Officiant: Ed Drake 

Cigar Roller: JC


Check out their Insta posts using the hashtag #heldoutforhayes! And see more of our Treasury on the Plaza weddings herehere and here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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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

Shoes: Dollskill


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Ceremony: FT Mose
Reception: Fountain of Youth
Photographer: Day Break Photo Co
Videographer: Coastal Creation
Cater: Gypsy Cab
DJ: Bill Jones
Florist: Jade Violet
Cake: Crème Dela Coco
Rentals: St Johns Illumination
Hair and Makeup: Bardot
Officiant: Bill Young

Monday, March 19, 2018
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Oh happy day, we get to share a wedding video of one of our sweet couples! Enjoy!


Coordination: The Wedding Authority

Getting Ready: Casa Monica

Wedding Venue: Riverhouse

Florist:  Jade Violet

Officiant: Bill Young at The Wedding Authority 

Lighting:  St. John's Illumination

Makeup:Camila Santos

Photographer + Videographer: Monarch Studio

Hair: Angela Bird

Signage: Lace and Lettering

Bar Service + Catering: LA Cocina

Beer: DCreature Comforts Athens Georgia

Dress:  I do bridal

Tux: Jim's Formal Wear at the Wedding Authority

Ceremony Music: Kyle Whener

Band:  Bay Kings Band

Cake: Brooke de Jong

Transportation: Golden Hinde Limo &  Old Town Trolleys


Be sure to check out The Monarch Studio's blog post too!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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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. 

Ceremony: St Paul’s Catholic Church
Reception: Lightner Museum
Photographer: Brooke Images
Videographer: Matus Foris – Family Friend
Cater: Casa Monica
DJ: Jacob Towe
Florist: Swag Decor
Cake: Classic Cakes
Rentals: 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