The Garden Club – Before + After

Everyone who has been to The Garden Club of Jacksonville knows that it is a blank slate! So I thought I would share yesterday’s transformation for Kristin and Sam’s wedding. (note: these are my snap shots with my camera, so not great images!)

Garden Club of Jacksonville - before

THE GARDEN CLUB – BEFORE
This is what the Garden Club provides, and how the room looked when we arrived.

The Garden Club of Jacksonville - after

THE GARDEN CLUB – AFTER
Once we set the ivory pintuck table cloths, black chiavari chairs, and coral sashes and napkins, the room started coming together! Add in the ivory and gold china, gold flatware, and menu cards tucked into each napkin, and it starts looking great. Once the centerpieces from Wilson’s Ltd. arrived, it was amazing!

Incidentally, so many couples think it is cheaper to rent a space like this than to have a reception at a hotel or country club.  If you are one of them, be sure you are comparing apples to apples – look at all the extra costs involved, like renting china, glassware, flatware, bringing in serving staff, linens, bartenders, and catering supplies.  You can easily spend an extra $3,000-$5,000 on these items for a wedding of 150 guests!