Real Couples

Hsinyi and Kevin’s Engagement Shoot

Guess what popped up on my Google Reader today?  An entry from Nikki McEneaney’s blog with some shots from Hsinyi and Kevin’s engagement session!

I am so excited to be working with this great couple as we finalize the plans for their March wedding in St. Augustine.

Chronicals of a Bride

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

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!


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!

Kristen and Matt’s Engagement Shoot


I just love this picture captured by Agnes Lopez of one of our cutie couples, Kristen and Matt!  Check out more images on the Agnes Lopez Photography Blog!