Real Weddings

Love Note: Marta & Michael (03.01.14) – TPC Sawgrass Wedding


Such a sweet card from Marta and Michael, who were married on March 1, 2014 at TPC Sawgrass! They planned their Ponte Vedra Beach wedding long-distance, all the way from North Dakota.

Heather –

You were such an amazing planner! All we talked about was how organized, professional you were throughout this entire process. I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you again!

Marta & Michael

We loved helping them with the design of the wedding and the logistics. We can’t wait to see the photos from Deremer Studios!

Ashley and Matt (07.27.13) – TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Ashley and Matt had an amazing wedding at TPC Sawgrass, complete with a little lightning before the ceremony and some spectacular fireworks during the reception!

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

The bridesmaids’ dresses were an amazing shade of blue – paired with the green and white flowers, the girls looked stunning!

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

This was quite possibly the closest weather call I’ve made in my 14 years of doing weddings. I made the call to go ahead with the outdoor ceremony, despite a few rain cells on the radar. Minutes before we were supposed to start, TPC’s golf course sirens were going off, alerting golfers to nearby lightening! But, we made it without any rain – but you can see the impending storm approaching in this photo!

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

This was a first at a wedding reception – I don’t think I’ve ever had a groom do a handstand!

TPC Sawgrass Wedding - Tonya Beaver Photography

And of course, who doesn’t love fireworks at a wedding!

Be sure to check out Tonya Beaver’s blog for additional photos and details from this beautiful wedding!

Venue: TPC Sawgrass  //  Photographer: Tonya Beaver Photography  //  Videographer: Visual Power Cinema  //  Cake:  Classic Cakes  //  Florist: Rose of Sharon European Florist  //  DJ: DJ Shane  //  Fireworks: Santore & Sons  //  Ceremony Music: Wehner Weddings

Jenna and Andy (06.08.13) – Nocatee Wedding, Ponte Vedra


How adorable are these two? The smiles on their faces says it all – yep, we’re in love! We had a great time coordinating Jenna and Andy’s wedding in June.

Jenna and Andy also got to see a sneak preview two weeks before their own wedding, when one of Jenna’s bridesmaids got married at the same ceremony venue! The girls shared many of the same vendors, so Jenna and Andy knew she didn’t have a thing to worry about on the wedding day.

And speaking of vendors, we got to see one of the coolest things ever at a wedding reception. Visual Power Cinema actually edited footage from throughout the day, and showed the highlights AT THE RECEPTION. You heard me right! Not more than three hours after the ceremony, we were watching the video. Amazing!!















It happened to be the father of the bride’s birthday, so we brought out this adorable cake while everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to him!


From the stunning decor to the delicious food to the sparkler send-off, it was certainly a night to remember!

Ceremony Venue: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall  //  Reception Venue: Nocatee Crosswater Hall  //  Caterer: Catering By Liz  //  Photographer: Fox Fotography  //  Videographer: Visual Power Cinema  //  Florist: Rachael Kasie Designs  // Chairs: A Chair Affair  //  Cake: Classic Cakes  //  DJ: Skip Kelly Productions  //  Photobooth: Photobooth To Go   //  Beauty: Paulina Perez

Lindsay and Jordan (06.16.13) – TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Lindsay and Jordan’s wedding was simply stunning! We love getting to work with such sweet couples and their families. I had the pleasure of getting to know Lindsay’s mom as we wrapped up the final details for the wedding since Lindsay and Jordan live in Tampa. All the hours spent on each little touch were well spent. Check out even more images on our Facebook page, or on Ron B. Wilson Photography’s blog!


Venue: TPC Sawgrass  //  Photographer: Ron B. Wilson Photography, Inc.  //  Florist: Arlene’s Designs  //  Stationery: Celebrated Occasions  //  Cake: Classic Cakes  //  Calligraphy: Well-Written Hand Calligraphy  //  Favors: Flippin’ Good Cookies  //  Band: Atlanta Rhythm & Groove

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.