Wedding Weekend Information (from Ashley)
Hotel accommodations for guests: Hilton Garden Inn, Ponte Vedra Beach
Hotel accommodations for bride & bridesmaid: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club – absolutely stunning facility with amazing beaches.
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy
Ceremony Location: Outside the TPC Sawgrass Lawn
Reception Location: TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse – Ponte Vedra Room
Caterer: TPC Sawgrass – we’ve had so many compliments on the food, it was outstanding!
Wedding Coordinator: First Coast Weddings – Heather Canada – she was awesome!!!! Super helpful giving suggestions when we were unable to make decisions on things. She also kept me calm as the thunder was rumbling and the skies were black right before our outdoor wedding!
Photographer: Tonya Beaver Photography – After seeing your pictures 5 or 6 years ago for a co-workers wedding I knew I had to have you for my wedding! Then after seeing another friend’s wedding pictures you did, it was a no-brainer! You were awesome every step of the way and I couldn’t be more thankful for you!
Visual Powers Cinema: Angel and John were awesome to work with! I love all the videos on the website and can’t wait to see ours!
Cake: Classic Cakes – We did a 4-tier cake and each tier was to die for. There was no way we could have just picked one!
Florist: Roses of Sharon European Florist – Lynette was so easy to work with. I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to flowers but she had so many great ideas that I loved.
Officiate: Dr. Gary Spencer – Since we don’t have a church in town we decided to use Matt’s pastor growing up in Melbourne. We were so thankful he was able to make the drive up and be such an important part of our big day!
Hair: Niki & Leslie from Frangipani – they were at the hotel on time and did an amazing job on everyone. We were not rushed for time at all and got to relax and enjoy the day!
Make-up: Lia Croke and Lea – These two made our entire wedding party feel beautiful! They were amazing to work with and so much fun!!
Entertainment: DJ Shane from Melbourne. We’ve been to a few weddings he’s done and have always had the best time. This was a no brainer for us and he definitely got the party started!!!
Fireworks: Santore & Sons – awesome firework display that amazed us and all of our guests!
Transportation: Coach & Carriage Limousine
Wedding Dress: Demetrios – Tampa, FL
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groom and Groomsmen Wear: Michael’s Formalwear
Ashley had the most fun bridesmaids! They were super sweet for all the picture process, and they all had a blast at the reception!
I love the picture bottom right. My second shooter got that shot. She called me driving home after the wedding disappointed that she felt she didn’t get any WOW shots. As I was looking through her pics, I saw this and sent it to her. This is a sweet and tender picture that Ashely and her mom will cherish forever. Well done to my shooting team!Ashley is STUNNING.It was literally SO hot when we were doing these. Props to the girls for not complaining. Don’t they still look flawless?!!!hahaha I love the beer spill. The next photo in the collection is the groom chugging it. I chose to leave that one out of the blog though =)I love that they chose random personal pictures as aisle markers. Such a personal touch.It started to get BLACK right before the ceremony. The lightnening alerts even went off from the clubhouse! It never rained a drop though =)One of my favorite moments in a wedding day (and one I often miss b/c I’m still shooting the exits of the ceremony) is the hugging photos right after the ceremony. My second shooters ALWAYS follow the couple so they can get photos of everyone hugging the couple as they arrive to them. =)Ahhhhhh couple formals. LOVE this part of the day. The pic on the bottom right is just a catch of us all talking and laughing. But I love the little in between moments. =)I was using off camera flash to get some cool lighting of this shot bellow. The flash didn’t fire which obviously made a silhouette which was not intentional but ended up one of my favs from the day. I love the clouds and color of light bouncing off the water.
And here the flash fired!
They had gorgeous reception decor and uplighting. Very classy and elegant!I’m not adding many reception pics just b/c…well…it’s a lot of people having fun that I think should remain private hahaha BUT I can say this DJ was one of my favorites all year. It was fresh and new, he had the crowd going literally from the first moment the wedding party was introduced. It was FUUUUNNNNN. Her’s Matt doing a hand stand. Nice!Aaaaahhhhh and a surprise to all the guests…FIREWORKS!