Love Note: Kyle & Brian (06.06.14) - Ponte Vedra Beach Wedding

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What a lovely note in the mail this week!

Dear Heather,

Thank you so very much for all the help, support and handling that you cared for throughout our wedding celebrations. You made all of our planning and our visions just come to life! You cared for all of the little details and helped to ensure it was such a special day. Thank you for bringing it all together in a meaningful way.

Most Sincerely, Kyle and Brian

(photo by Dawn McKinstry Photography)


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

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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!

Love, 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!


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Love Note: Christa & James (10.08.11) - The Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach

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We got a lovely note in the mail today from Christa and James, who were married on October 8th at The Lodge and Club in Ponte Vedra Beach. It's always great working with such sweet couples, and their equally lovable families!

Dear Heather, Thank you so much for helping me plan the wedding of our dreams! You were the perfect amount of help and advice! Everything ran so smoothly, especially on the Big Day itself, and I know that happened because of your expertise! I will absolutely be referring my Jacksonville/St. Augustine friends to you! Thank you again! It was an absolute fairy tale! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Love, Christa and James


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Love Note: Teddi & Chris (10.15.11) - Ponte Vedra Beach Wedding

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Today was a great mail day in our office!  Not one but two lovely thank-you notes, one of which was personally dropped off by the parents of the bride.

"Dear Emma - Thank you so much for helping make Teddi and Chris' wedding so picture-perfect last weekend. I don't know what we'd have done without your expertise, encouragement, and organization. I'm not sure there is any way to make a wedding totally stress-free... but you tried. Thank you!"

- Nancy & Dave, parents of the bride

"Emma, It was a real treat to work with you and Chris and Teddi's wedding. You did an EXCELLENT job! Everything was beautiful and ran very smooth. We look forward to working with you in the future!"

- Brandy and Beau, Brandy Burridge Photography

Brandy and Beau took this adorable engagement photo of the bride and groom, Teddi and Chris, a few month ago. We can't wait to share the images from their wedding!


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Love Note: Shanae and Marlon (07.16.11) - The Lodge and Club Wedding

I just received a sweet email from Shanae's parents! We can't wait to share more details about their wedding at The Lodge and Club.

Heather,

Thank you for all of your hard work during Shanae and Marlon's wedding. Your attention to every detail was impeccable. Your coordination and organization of the wedding was outstanding. You and your staff helped make this an unforgettable event.

It was a joy working with you... You took the stress out of wedding planning....Thank You !

This was one of the happiest days of our families lives

Thank you again for making everything extra special.

Engagement photo by Naturally Photography


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Love Note: Sandi and Jason (05.21.11) - St. Augustine Beach Wedding

Emma,

Thank you so much for everything with the rehearsal and the wedding. You and your team did an amazing job decorating, running everything so smoothly, and making it possible for us to relax and enjoy ourselves. Several of our guests said it was one of the most beautiful beach weddings they'd ever been to and everything ran perfectly. We could not have done it without you!

Sandi


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Love Note: Lauren & Kevin (05.07.11)

I got the sweetest card from Lauren's mom:

Dear Heather,

I could not have been so relaxed this week without you.  You have made this day even more special. I really appreciate your attention to detail and organizational skills. It has been so much fun getting to know you.  Lauren spoke so highly of you and you have impressed us greatly.

Thanks so much, Jim and Debbie

We love Lauren, and her parents too!  (And her photographers, Brandy and Beau of Brandy Burridge Photography... we swiped this image from their blog!)


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Love Note: Jessica and Brian (04.16.11) - TPC Sawgrass

Melanie,

Thank you so much for you and Emma’s help in making our daughter’s wedding everything that she wanted.  We appreciated your professionalism and your seamless way of making sure everyone was where they were supposed to be.  It was a pleasure working with you both.

Jeanne, Mother of the Bride


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Love Notes: K & L

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We got the sweetest comments from our 10.23.10 couple!  We'll be sharing some images from this beautiful wedding soon.

"From start to finish, our experience with FCWE was effortless. Vendor selection was made very easy as Heather minded our style, budget and personality. I only now realize how much effort goes into coordintating such a day - the team performed their activities in the background and yet somehow managed to get every detail just right. We are grateful for the talent, experience, professionalism, and heart of Heather and her team."


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Love Notes: Megan & Vivek

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I just got a super-sweet note from our September 25, 2010 bride Megan:

"I thought Heather did an amazing job! She found the best people for my wedding and made sure if ran very smoothly.  I could not have done it without her.  I'm so grateful I found her.  Thank you for making my days so amazing, beautiful and special.

I especially recommend her since I was planning a destination wedding.  Excellent job!"

This photo is from Megan and Vivek's engagement session - to see more, check the La Dolce Vita Studio's blog.  More wedding details will be posted soon!


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Love Notes: Christina and Brandon

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I just got the sweetest email from Christina, whose wedding we coordinated in February: "I never really got a chance to thank you for all the hard work you did. I am SO glad that we decided to have you coordinate everything and you did such a great job - I didn't have to worry about anything and the wedding was amazingly stress-free for my parents, Brandon, and me!"


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Love Notes...Lauren + Jeff (07.11.09)

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I just love getting notes from my happy couples (and their families!) after weddings.

Heather, just wanted to offer a big thank you for all your help with Lauren and Jeff’s wedding.  You truly helped us create a wonderful atmosphere and allowed us to enjoy it!  We have had nothing short of unbelievable feedback!

- Les, Father of the Bride

I just wanted to send a quick thank you to everyone for helping make my wedding day so special.   It was the best weekend and it wouldn't have been the same without everyone's help along the way!  I just got back to the office today and have emails, letters and voicemails from friends and family raving about the wedding from start to finish (flowers, hair, makeup, music, food, etc....literally everything!).  Everyone said it was the best wedding and that they had a blast.

I have lots of friends getting engaged so when they ask, I will be sure to send recommendations!

Lauren, bride

(this photo is one of Lauren and Jeff's engagement photos by the super-talented Agnes Lopez)


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Love Note: Kristen + Sam

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We just got a  comment card back from our wonderful April 18th wedding couple!  Here are Kristen's remarks: Would you recommend our services to others?

Yes

Please tell us about your experience with First Coast Weddings and Events:

Great experience - from start to finish! Heather & staff are professional and available - all appointments happened as planned.  Most importantly - Heather executed on everything we planned and more.  Our wedding looked even better than I imagined! On our big day we had no worries - any issue that came up was handled immediately.  We are so pleased and blessed to have found Heather/First Coast Weddings and Events.

Is there anything particular we can do to improve our services in the future?

Not at all - I felt that everything /every interaction was professional and executed flawlessly!

PS - Thanks to Melanie too for all of your help!


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Love Note: Michelle + Jamaal

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One of the best parts of my job is getting thank you notes from our lovely couples after the wedding.  This morning, I found this note from Michelle and Jamaal in my stack of mail:

Heather,

Thank you for making our day stress-free and perfect.  Your interpretation and execution of ideas is flawless.  You did a great job and made our day that much special.  Couldn't have done it without you.  God bless, thanks again.

Michelle & Jamaal


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Love Note: Abby & Ryan

Heather, the wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed possible!  Everything was perfect and better than I expected!  Thank you so much for all of your helpful recommendations and tips and for making sure everything was perfect on our big day!

-Abby

Read about Abby and Ryan's wedding!

(photo taken by one of Abby's awesome bridesmaids!)


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Love Note: Colleen & J.T.

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Dear Emma & Melanie,

We just wanted to thank you both SO MUCH for all your help before & during our wedding!  You two were so professional & organized, but also a lot of fun!! We really enjoyed working with you and really want to thank you for a job VERY WELL DONE!  Your energy, enthusiasm, and organization during our wedding was worth every penny! Thanks again!

Love, Colleen & J.T.


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A Lovely Note

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Hi Heather,

I just wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work!!! (and your assistant of course!!) Everything was perfect and I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding!! It really was great having you there and thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job! I really felt like you had everything under control and I didn't even think about any of the details, which was great...and neither did our Moms which is always a good thing!! ;)

Thank you again, and we could not have done it without you! I don't know if you like to have any pictures of the wedding, etc., but I will forward the photo link to you if you like (I think the pics should be up in a few days!).

Thanks and I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year!

-- Liz

Read all about Liz's wedding here!


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And Baby Makes Three

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One of our fall 2007 couples, Ashley and John, welcomed their first baby boy to their family just after their anniversary in October.  It is always so exciting to keep up with our clients after their weddings are over, and I couldn't be more happy for this adorable threesome.  Jack, you couldn't have chosen nicer parents!


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It's Our 6th Anniversary!

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Today marks the 6th anniversary for First Coast Weddings and Events!  I can't believe how quickly time has passed.  It seems like I was just filling out a mountain of paperwork in my home office to form the corporation.

Six years later, our team has grown, our voice in the wedding industry has grown, and our friendships have grown.  I feel truly honored to have such a great team in place, both with my staff and our vendors.

Our location has also changed over the years, from my home office to Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach to our current home at The Wedding Party.

We have worked at venues from Palm Coast to Tallahassee and everywhere in between.  We've seen several couples go on to have babies, and we're always thrilled when we get birth announcements and family photos.  One of our past clients even became a valued part of our team!

Thank you all for being a part of our success!  Cheers!


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