Love Note: Teddi & Chris (10.15.11) - Ponte Vedra Beach Wedding

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Today was a great mail day in our office!  Not one but two lovely thank-you notes, one of which was personally dropped off by the parents of the bride.

"Dear Emma - Thank you so much for helping make Teddi and Chris' wedding so picture-perfect last weekend. I don't know what we'd have done without your expertise, encouragement, and organization. I'm not sure there is any way to make a wedding totally stress-free... but you tried. Thank you!"

- Nancy & Dave, parents of the bride

"Emma, It was a real treat to work with you and Chris and Teddi's wedding. You did an EXCELLENT job! Everything was beautiful and ran very smooth. We look forward to working with you in the future!"

- Brandy and Beau, Brandy Burridge Photography

Brandy and Beau took this adorable engagement photo of the bride and groom, Teddi and Chris, a few month ago. We can't wait to share the images from their wedding!

Love Notes: Megan & Vivek

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I just got a super-sweet note from our September 25, 2010 bride Megan:

"I thought Heather did an amazing job! She found the best people for my wedding and made sure if ran very smoothly.  I could not have done it without her.  I'm so grateful I found her.  Thank you for making my days so amazing, beautiful and special.

I especially recommend her since I was planning a destination wedding.  Excellent job!"

This photo is from Megan and Vivek's engagement session - to see more, check the La Dolce Vita Studio's blog.  More wedding details will be posted soon!

Longest Married Couple Offers Advice

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Coming up on Sunday, the world's longest-married couple will answer relationship questions via Twitter!  You have until Friday, February 12th to submit questions to @LongestMarried, and 14 questions will be chosen and answered on Valentine's Day. Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher were married in 1924.  According to Mashable.com, "The couple, who enjoy hanging on their front porch, watching trains pass by, counting cars and talking to their neighbors, are apparently the model of wedded bliss. They each have their own bedroom — so Herbert can stay up late watching baseball. Well, I guess distance does makes the heart grow fonder."

To read more about Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, check out this article on the AARP website recognizing their Guinness World Record.

Sneak Peek: Michelle and Jamaal's Engagement Session

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Our friends Melanie and Brad Watson of La Dolce Vita Studio posted a few shots of Michelle and Jamaal's engagement session in their blog today.  I can't wait to see more!  Their wedding will be here before we know it!  I met with Michelle and her lovely mom on Friday to finalize the cake details and discuss floral arrangements and linens - it's going to be amazing!  Lucky groom Jamaal got to head to Tampa for the Super Bowl while we discussed the pretty details.  I'm so happy we will have incredible photographers like Melanie and Brad to capture the wedding day.

(Do they both look like models or what?!)

Chronicals of a Bride

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I've spent five wonderful years within the events industry going to fittings and tastings.... picking out colors and linens.... and making sure that everyone gets down the aisle sans a crisis.  I've hand-crafted bouquets and hand-sewn faulty zippers.  I have helped dozens of brides find a voice and determine how to translate it into the wedding of their dreams... And now- it is my turn.  That's right... I am getting married Spring 2009. So what is it like to be a coordinator and a bride?  Well, the truth is that it really is not unlike any other girl that gets married.  I am still have a real budget that I must work within.  I still have cultural and traditional elements that I must respect- and others that I must respectfully decline.  I have a guest list that needs a bit of trimming and a wee little issue with control that I must learn to overcome.  Thus, for the next few months, I invite you to join me on my journey to the alter.  I'll take you along throughout the process in hopes that it will make your own planning a little easier- knowing that we are in this together...

Angelique and Matt's Engagement Shoot

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Here is a preview of good things to come!  Angelique and Matt are busy planning their November wedding at St. John The Divine Greek Orthodox Church and reception at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, but they took an afternoon off for super incredible photographer Scarlett Lillian to capture these engagement images.

Visit Scarlett's blog for more! I am so excited about the wedding day!

Priceless

Yesterday I set up a new online survey to replace the post-wedding comment card system we have been using for the past six years.  I know, it's about time!  Happily, the first respondent was my favorite glamour girl, Kimberly.

"I had the most wonderful experience working with First Coast Weddings & Events! The professionalism and wealth of knowledge about wedding trends and vendors was priceless. I feel as though I lost a friend after our wedding planning ended!"

Silly Glamour Girl!  Now that the wedding is over, we can enjoy those pink cocktails together!  I've heard from Kimberly oh-so-fab photographers at Kris Graham Photography that we should have all of the wedding pics any day now!

Kirsten and David on The Nest!

Congrats to our former clients, Kirsten and David, for being featured as The Nest's Real Couple Of The Week!  This super cute couple was married last May in St. Augustine, with a reception in Ponte Vedra Beach.  Here is a link to their article: http://ideas.thenest.com/LoveandSex/Articles/real-couple-kirsten-and-david/

For those of you unfamiliar with The Nest, it's the married-couple version of The Knot!  Be sure to check it out once you say your "I do's!"