Real Weddings

Christina & Brandon (02.27.10)

I had the pleasure of meeting Christina and Brandon a few months ago.  They had their venue, San Marco Preservation Hall, booked – and knew they HAD to have MoJo BBQ for the reception!  Christina also had some ideas on decorations, but needed help pulling everything together.

Having both ceremony and reception at San Marco Preservation Hall meant that we needed to bring in everything we needed for the reception – tent, tables, chairs, linens, service staff, and everything in between.

We called Kirby Rental to handle most everything we needed, and booked service staff from Hospitality Staff.  Since February weather is so unpredictable (especially this year!), we rented outdoor heaters from Rollin’ Ritas, and we certainly were glad we did when the wedding day high was 52 degrees!

Christina wanted an upscale-barbecue feel for the reception, so we chose brown pin-tuck linens with celedon green napkins.  Her centerpieces were adorable – Mason jars filled with succulents created by the bride, and fresh, loosely arranged flowers by Anything With Plants.

Christina and Brandon didn’t want the traditional DJ and dancing that we see at most receptions, so they opted to have their favorite trivia host provide entertainment.

The cake fit their lemon theme perfectly – Classic Cakes created a lemon cake with fresh raspberry filling that was to die for!

Photographer Kristen Barger captured all the wonderful images – we can’t wait to share more.  Congrats to Christina and Brandon…

Jacksonville Magazine Real Wedding!

We are so thrilled that Lauren and Jeff’s wedding was featured in the latest issue of Jacksonville Magazine Bride.  Click the image below to see the digital version of the magazine.

Farewell, 2009

It’s been an amazing year here at First Coast Weddings and Events.  As we say farewell to 2009, here is a look back at a few of our amazing brides and grooms that were married this year.

Photography credits, clockwise from top left: Agnes Lopez Photography, Photography by Nikki, La Dolce Vita Studio, Photography By Nikki, Kris Graham Photography

Jennifer & Karl (09.26.09) – Part 2

We just saw the adorable video highlights from Jennifer and Karl’s wedding at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa!  Thanks so much to Together Studios! Click the photo below to view the video:

Sawgrass Marriott wedding

Love Notes: Lindsay and Erik

I love getting mail, especially when it is a comment card from a wedding!  I received this lovely feedback from the mother of the bride following Lindsay and Erik’s October 10th wedding:

Coordinating plans between Chicago and Jacksonville really required anticipatory guidance, etiquette guidelines, advice and recommendations to keep us on course. Heather did a FANTASTIC job! The best help was the wedding day – we could leave everything to her and her assistant Emma.  I didn’t relax until then.  I will highly recommend her.

Heather responded promptly and professionally to all our phone calls and emails.  She was pleasant, calm, and helpful, and very accommodating  My daughter and I are very detail oriented and Heather was knowledgeable about all the specifics during our discussions.  That was very reassuring!