Company News

We’re 10!

Today is a very special day – it’s our 10th birthday! Sometimes it feels longer, sometimes it feels like just yesterday. It was November 8, 2002, when our corporate paperwork was officially filed and legal.

We’ve seen hundreds of weddings, lots of our couples have children now, and some of our brides and grooms are doing amazing things! We love to keep up with everyone, and it’s so much easier with Facebook and Twitter.

We’ve worked with so many talented wedding professionals over the years that it would be impossible to name them all. Having a great team really makes our job a lot easier!

And we’ve added to our own team over the years – including a some babies of our own. We’re celebrating with a small dinner party this evening, but we’ll be sure to share photos soon. It’s been an amazing 10 years, and we look forward to many more! Cheers!

10th Anniversary Sale!

First Coast Weddings 10TH ANNIVERSARY celebration

This month, we’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary! As a special gift, any bride or groom that books a wedding with us between now and November 8, 2012, will receive 10% off their service price. Contact us to schedule your consultation!

The Fine Print: Contract must be signed and deposit received by Thursday, November 8th. Wedding must take place in 2013, based on availability. Valid only for new bookings.

Bridal Show This Sunday!

Premier Wedding Expo Sunday September 9thLooking for a great way to meet lots of wedding professionals in one place? Stop by the Premier Wedding Expo this Sunday! We have been proud to help produce these great events for many years, and they keep getting better.

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Great discounts and prizes will be available for brides planning their weddings
  • Each bride gets a bridal bag when entering the show

The event runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the UNF University Center (12000 Alumni Drive). Tickets are $10 at the door, but if  you purchase the online in advance they are only $7! Be sure to visit the show’s website, www.TicTocEvents.com, to learn more.

Our New Planning Studio

It was recently brought to my attention that there was not much fanfare when we moved to a new office earlier this year. Since the move took place in May, when we were in the midst of our busiest wedding month of the year, we had other things on our mind. Forgive us?

Even though it’s been 3 months already, we are still in the process of unpacking, decorating, and making the new space “home.” But, I thought I’d give you a peek in case you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet!

the office of First Coast Weddings and Events

What will you find in our office, you may ask? Here’s a little taste:

  • Dozens of wedding-related books, including six Emily Post’s Etiquette books dating from 1940 to 1965
  • Lots of photos from 10 years worth of weddings
  • Linen samples from all the major rental companies
  • My Master Bridal Consultant plaque, the biggest honor of my career
  • A collection of glass vases and candle holders
  • A freeze-dried flower petal display
  • Random left-overs from weddings we’ve coordinated (extra bubbles, favors, paper stock, etc.)
  • My wedding-movie DVD collection, including the original 1950 version of Father of the Bride starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor
  • An autographed photo of Randy Fenoli of Say Yes To The Dress (just because he’s so darn cute!)

And of course, you’ll find us hard at work helping our clients find everything they need for their weddings! We hope you’ll stop by and say hi.

Fall Internships

As experienced planners, we feel an obligation to help out those that have a passion for wedding planning. We offer two internships a year, one for the spring semester and one for the fall. We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2012 internship; interviews will begin in July.

Interns must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s/Master’s program at an accredited college or university and provide documentation from their school stating they are able to receive academic credit for this internship. The internship requires a minimum of 12 hours in the office each week, and you must be

In addition to these internships, we also offer apprenticeship opportunities to our fellow members of the Association of Bridal Consultants. available on weekends.

You may be asking, what’s the difference? An internship is designed for a student to shadow in the office and during events for 4-5 months. An apprenticeship is an intense, hands-on two-day experience designed for those that have already completed coursework or have worked in the wedding industry.

For more information on these opportunities, please visit this page: http://www.firstcoastweddings.com/internships-and-employment/