Jessica & Brendan (11.05.11) – TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Jessica and Brendan’s gorgeous fall wedding took place at TPC Sawgrass on November 5th 2011. From my first meeting with Jessica and Brendan, l could tell how in love they are with each other. They are such a fun, easy going couple, and l really enjoyed working with them.

Jessica and Brendan really captured the essence of the season, choosing rich fall colors like orange, red and yellow. Rose of Sharon created a magnificent floral arbor, which was the focal point for the Ceremony, and amazing centerpieces for the Reception.  Plumb Fun Photobooth provided some fun entertainment and The Cloud 9 Band kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! One of my most memorable moments of the night was the sparkler exit, where Jessica and Brendan hopped onto a golf cart to ride off into the night! Agnes Lopez Photography caught that image and of course many more! Below are some wedding highlights from Jessica and Brendan’s big day!

Teddi & Chris (10.15.11) – Christ Episcopal Church and TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

On October 15th, 2011, l had the pleasure of coordinating Chris and Teddi’s Wedding.

The Ceremony took place at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Reception following at TPC Sawgrass.

Teddi and Chris had selected some amazing vendors, Brandy Burridge Photography, Liz Stewart Floral, and Face For Radio to name a few!

Teddi looked absolutely amazing in her wedding dress and long veil, not to be out done by Chris and his Groomsmen who sported some pretty cool bow ties!

The reception room at TPC Sawgrass was stunning, thanks to the décor set up by Liz Stewart Floral. Liz Stewart also made a striking centerpiece for the escort card table, this was one of my favorite décor accents of the day!

Teddi had so many great ideas on how she wanted things to look, and it was so great to see her ideas come to fruition! The best part of the day for me was watching Teddi and Chris dancing together with Teddi’s parents. They were all smiling and beaming with happiness, which put a huge smile on my face! This wedding was elegant, sophisticated and full of love.

Congratulations to the new couple!

Thank you to Brandy Burridge for sharing the below photographs with us!

TPC Sawgrass weddings - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

TPC Sawgrass weddings - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

TPC Sawgrass weddings - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Don’t Tell The Bride!

As l am from England,  of course l have BBC America! I absolutely love this channel and have come across a new television show (well new to BBC America anyway!) called Don’t Tell The Bride.

This show follows the groom-to-be who has been provided with $20,000 to create his bride’s wedding of her dreams. There is one catch however,  which is that the groom only has one  month to plan the wedding, from selecting the venue, invitations, wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses etc. and CANNOT speak or visit with his bride until the day of the wedding,  at the altar!

Throughout watching a couple of these episodes, l have felt excited, anxious, surprised and overwhelmed for these bride and grooms, and l do not even know these people! So this left me with a burning question for you bride-to-be’s out there.

Would you let your husband- to- be plan your wedding from start to finish, including selecting your wedding dress?

If you would like to start watching this nail biting television show, the next show airs on BBC America, July 17th at 9.00 P.M.

Happy TV watching!!

(image from BBCAmerica.com)

Erin & Eric (04.25.09)

On April 25th 2009, l had the pleasure of coordinating the Erin O’Connor and Eric Rehmeyer wedding at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The weather was perfect and l had a great team of people to work with, including Darrin from Deland Entertainment, Judy and Lynette from Rose of Sharon, Michael from Jax Notary, Elizabeth McKee from the Hyatt and Zach Thomas from Zach Thomas Photography.

Zach Thomas took some of these amazing pictures of the wedding day, which are shown below. He is a great people person who puts everyone instantly at ease. He has a unique creative vision, and really captures the energy of the moment. To find out more information about Zach please check out his web site ztphoto.com.

Working with such a talented group of people is always an amazing experience, especially when you see everyone’s individual ideas come to fruition, creating a seamless wedding day event.


Creating Your Dream Wedding Cake

The other day l was helping to coordinate a wedding. Everything was coming together so nicely, the weather was beautiful and everyone was on time and ready to go. I started to do my final check of the reception site, and then the wedding cake caught my eye. I could not help thinking about all the decisions that were made to create that amazing wedding cake.

Creating your dream wedding cake involves many different decisions, including the number of tiers, shape and style, elaborate, simple or elegant. Of course one of the main decisions about selecting the right wedding cake is choosing the right flavors, and also to make sure the look of the cake fits in with your wedding day theme.

To some people the wedding cake is such an important part of the wedding day planning, and to others it is not. I know that l did not spend much time thinking about my wedding cake, but l wish l did now. I believe the important thing about making sure you get your dream wedding cake, is to work with an excellent wedding cake baker. Make sure to share every bit of your wedding cake vision with your cake baker, and they can help your visions come to fruition.

Pastry Chef Paul Collins has been in the pastry food service industry for over 29 years. He creates amazing and delicious cakes. He provided me with some pictures of his wedding cakes below.  To find out more about Chef Paul, please go to his web site: http://www.signaturecakesbypaul.com/. Finding the right cake baker can make creating your dream wedding cake, a piece of cake!!