Mira & Matt (05.12.12) – Jacksonville, Florida Wedding

Matt and Mira are such a sweet couple, and both have such amazing families!  They met in college and have survived the years through medical school and now residency as they begin a new journey as husband and wife.  Because of their hectic schedules, Matt’s mom was responsible for most of the wedding plans – we think she did an incredible job! In addition, she and her husband hosted the wedding and reception at their beautiful riverfront home.

This photo by Agnes Lopez truly captures the love that the bride and groom have for each other! Be sure to stop by her blog to see additional images from this wedding.

These adorable programs were printed by Whimsical Prints, with layout and assembly by the First Coast Weddings team. The gorgeous flowers were done by Rose of Sharon European Florist.

Tables, chairs, and linens were supplied by Beachview Tent Rentals, with the First Coast Weddings team doing all of the setup and breakdown.

The wooden bowl pictured above was handmade by friends of the family, and held the rings during the ceremony. It was passed around during the ceremony for the guests to offer a blessing for the couple.

The menu, created by Karen Glenn, was a buffet of French-inspired Southern favorites. Some highlights included Chinois Grilled Lamb Tenderloin with Cilantro Mint Vinaigrette, Shrimp and Grits, and Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread.  Oliv’r Twist provided bar service, where local favorite Bold City Kiler Whale Ale was served alongside Labatt’s Blue in honor of the bride’s Canadian heritage. The signature drink was a Lemon Drop, the bride’s favorite!

The lemon-flavored cake, to compliment the Lemon Drop Martinis, was created by The Cake Shop of San Jose. The super-sweet forks, engraved with the wedding date, were a gift to the bride and groom.

The bride and groom departed their afternoon reception with our favorite photo opp – the ribbon wand send-off. We just love this colorful and fun exit.

The best way to leave a riverfront reception – by boat! We love the special flag that the mother of the groom ordered, as well as the pretty streaming ribbons and floral wreaths by Rose of Sharon European Florist.