Do My Wedding Vendors Need A Meal?

Do My Wedding Vendors Need A Meal?

When hiring wedding professionals for your big day, you may see a section in your contract about providing vendor meals. Do you really need to spend extra money feeding them after you’ve already paid so much for their services?


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Healthy Wedding Prep 101

Healthy Wedding Prep 101

Starting, or revamping, your beauty regimen as a bride-to-be is a great way to practice self-care, giving you the opportunity to de-stress before for your wedding. If you’re not sure where to start, follow these wedding prep tips to ensure you’re as ready (and healthy) as possible for your wedding day!


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10 Stunning Bridal Bouquets

10 Stunning Bridal Bouquets

Staring at photos of wedding flowers on Pinterest can be equally exhilarating and terrifying! Most brides have no idea what flowers they actually like, let alone what they are called or if they go with the other flowers they like. We've put together this collection of stunning bouquets carried by real brides here in North Florida!


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Mary and Kevin's Wedding on Every Last Detail

Mary and Kevin’s beautiful TPC Sawgrass wedding was featured on Every Last Detail recently! It’s always fun to see our sweet couples getting to share the details of their wedding day. Click the image below to read the full post.


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Ask The Experts - Wedding Planner Magazine Summer 2019

Wedding Planner Magazine is published by and for the Association of Bridal Consultants, and members of the association are invited to contribute to the magazine. The summer 2019 issue featured Heather Canada, MWP, answering questions in the Ask The Experts section.

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Laura and Michael - TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Laura and Michael had rain on their wedding day, but they didn’t let that ruin their celebration. They had a beautiful ceremony inside the TPC Clubhouse. That night they danced the night away surrounded by their close family and friends!

Venue: TPC Sawgrass | Photographer: Corinna Hoffman Photography | Ceremony MusIc: Wehner Weddings | DJ: Y? Entertainment | Florist: A Fantasy in Flowers | Cake: Classic Cakes


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Erin and Brooks - TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

This true Florida State couple got married at TPC Sawgrass surrounded by their family and friends. Their wedding was elegant and one to stand the test of time.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: TPC Sawgrass | Photographer: Sarahdipity Photos | DJ: Footloose Entertainment | Florist: Aime Peterson Flowers and Event Design


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Christine and Robert - TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Christine and Robert had a beautiful spring wedding at TPC Sawgrass. Their reception followed in the clubhouse where they danced the night away surrounded by all of their family and friends!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: TPC Sawgrass | Officiant: Bob Hovey – First Coast Ceremonies | Photographer: Jenn Hopkins Photography | DJ: Generation Y Entertainment | Florist: Liz Stewart Floral Design | Hair/Makeup: NIC Studios | Cake: Classic Cakes


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Mary Adele and Casey - Our Lady Star of the Sea and TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Mary Adele and Casey were married in a traditional ceremony at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, followed by a reception at TPC Sawgrass. Mary and Casey included numerous personal touches into their wedding, and their attention to detail made for a stunning event! Their friends and family packed the dance floor as The Chris Thomas Band performed, and you could feel the love surrounding the newlyweds. (Side note, this was the first wedding inside the newly renovated ballroom at TPC Sawgrass, and it looks amazing!)

Reception Venue: TPC Sawgrass | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church | Florals: The Floral Emporium | Photographer: Lisa Silva Photography | Videographer: Nick Leonard Creative | Band: The Chris Thomas Band | Makeup: Carrie Wilson Makeup | Hair: Studio Bride | Cake: Classic Cakes | Farm Tables: Luxe Party Rentals


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Caroline and Bradley - Our Lady Star of the Sea and TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Caroline and Brad matched online on a dating site and the rest is history. Brad is from Australia and Caroline is from Virginia. They met and had an instant connection. They were married at Our Lady of the Sea followed by their reception at TPC Sawgrass. The love they share is one that is known around the world!


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Wedding Hair and Makeup Questions Answered By A Pro

Wedding Hair and Makeup Questions Answered By A Pro

Choosing a hair stylist and makeup artist for your wedding can be intimidating! We asked Nicole Boutros, owner of NIC Studios in Jacksonville, a few questions to help you in making your selection.


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Morgan and Nick - Hammock Dunes Club, Palm Coast

Morgan and Nick planned their Hammock Dunes Club wedding long-distance, and we were happy to be their local point of contact for the wedding. Their photographers took these amazing photos around the club grounds, and WOW what a sunset! It was such a beautiful day for a loving and caring couple. Here’s what Morgan had to say:

Thank you so much for the thoughtful ring dish, and for making our day absolute perfection! We could not have dreamed of how flawlessly everything was orchestrated, and are beyond grateful to you.

Venue: Hammock Dunes Club | Photographers: Stout Studios | DJ: White Tie Events | Wedding Party Flowers: Something Borrowed Blooms | Cake: Publix | Makeup: Christina Burns | Officiant: Peggy LaRoche


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Nikki and Tyler - Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra Beach

Nikki contacted us because the wedding planner her sister used, who no longer lives or works in the area, recommended us. What an honor! Their destination wedding was so beautiful, with the Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop for both their ceremony and reception. Nikki says:

Heather did a WONDERFUL job coordinating everything for the day of our wedding! I was not stressed leading up to our big day due to her flawless attention to detail and ability to manage anything that came up. She was efficient, timely and organized which is just what I needed to make me feel confident in allowing her to take the reins. If any mishaps came up on the day of our wedding I didn't know about it because she was there to take care of it :) Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the wedding was down to the last detail and we are on cloud nine remembering the perfection of that day. I highly recommend First Coast Weddings and Events for any bride and/or groom looking to make their day flow easily.


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