Meghan and Matt are married! Saint Augustine, River House Wedding


Meghan and Matt’s wedding day details and vendor feedback:
Rehearsal Dinner Location:  San Sebastian Winery
Ceremony Location:  River House-Would not recommend having ceremony here.
Reception Location:  River House-Beautiful location. Staff was not helpful on the day of the wedding and  we felt completely let down.
Caterer:  Moore Fine Foods Great price and everyone loved the food. Also provides bar service.
Wedding Coordinator: Tonya Beaver (haha I bet it felt like you were that day)
Photographer:  Tonya Beaver Photography  –The best decision we made was hiring Tonya. She really does go a step above in every part of the process. She  was so helpful on the wedding day. She’s fun and her pictures really do tell our story. We also really appreciated her taking the extra time after the reception to do more pictures in downtown St. Augustine.
Videographer: n/a
Cake:  Let them Eat Cake Avondale
Florist:  Southern Petals Jacksonville –Would not recommend as flowers were wrong and delivery was late.
Officiant:  Michele Donovan-Sensational Ceremonies
Hair: Kenzie Karim
Make-up:  Renee McCullers
Entertainment:  Star DJ
Transportation:  n/a
Wedding Dress: Davids Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses:  Davids Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Wear:  Michaels Formalwear-Would not recommend as almost all the suits had stains and holes on them. On day of pick up colors of vests and pocket squares were wrong. Staff was difficult to work with.

Before the Wedding …

How did you two meet? We met in Jacksonville in 2003 through mutual friends one being our Best Man Phil.

How did he propose? Matt proposed on 11-19-10 at our home. He made cute homemade signs guiding me to the bedroom where he got down on one knee and proposed with the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. It left me speechless which is hard to do.

How did you decide on your color scheme, flowers, and cake? I love the color guava and I wanted the flowers to be bright and springy . Let them Eat Cake in Avondale helped us decide on the perfect cake and cupcake flavors/design.

After the Wedding …

Where did you go for your honeymoon? St. Lucia La Toc-Sandals
Would highly recommend using Shawnee Doster to help with arranging the honeymoon.

If you could give yourself any advice prior to the wedding, what would it be?  Elope or do a destination wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a rain plan.
Hire wedding day helpers who aren’t family and part of the wedding party.
Make sure to tell guests that they cannot wear jeans or clothes with holes to your wedding.


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