Dec 052018

Have your Gorgeous Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony and Reception at this Perfect Beachfront Hotel Located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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Newly renovated and located in Jacksonville Beach, Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront is by the ocean and convenient to Jacksonville Beach Pier and all that the Jacksonville Beaches have to offer. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Players by the Sea and Beaches Historic Chapel & History Park. Gorgeous beachfront wedding ceremonies and receptions is what sets them apart from other hotels. You and your weddings guests can make yourself at home in one of the 177 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. This is a perfect beachfront hotel that is sure to keep you happy throughout your stay! We spoke with Sierra Perambo, Catering Services Manager, about the property and here is what she had to say.

What do you love the very most about what you do? I love that I get to help create the happiest day of the couple’s life. This is the day people dream about forever and I get to see that all come together and I find that pretty incredible.

Will you be on-site during the entire reception until the very end? I will be on site from the beginning until after the cake cutting. We will have our Food and Beverage Director here until the very end of the wedding who will finish out the event.

Tell the brides-to- be your best wedding advice. Don’t stress about the little things because in the end it won’t even matter.

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now? Circle arbors. I love the non-traditional look.

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry? The passion I have to make a couples wedding day the best. I like to build a relationship with the couple; they aren’t just another client to me.

What is your favorite product or service that you offer brides? Please describe it. Our Oceanfront Lawn for ceremonies. It has a beautiful ocean/beach view. You can make it your own. It looks so beautiful especially near sunset.

Do you offer any other products or services? We offer beachfront ceremonies and receptions that make us super unique. We do offer on-site catering.

Will you have an assistant during the wedding? No, but I will be there to handle all your needs.

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? I have had brides book over a year in advance as well as 2 weeks. As long as we have the availability I would love to work with you.

How long have your been doing what you do? I started interning in the wedding planning industry 4 years ago, but started working weddings and events when I was a freshman in high school.

What are 5 adjectives that describe you and/or your business? Energetic, personable, creative, stress free, and passionate.

What is the most unique thing you have ever seen at a wedding? One of my favorites was the bride and groom were huge Clemson fans so they had the real Clemson tiger travel to their wedding. He came out and the crowd went nuts and everyone was chanting the fight song. It was pretty awesome.

 

Name of Business: Hampton Inn Oceanfront Jacksonville Beach

Category of Business: Hotel/Wedding Venue

Contact Information: Sierra Perambo

 

Oct 182017

Make Your Wedding Day Dream Become a Reality at St. Augustine’s World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

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Are you recently engaged and looking for the perfect venue to have your wedding? Look no more! We spoke with Elizabeth Hall McKenna, Manager of Sales & Events at St. Augustine’s World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum about their property and what makes them unique. Here is what she had to say.

 

What do you love the very most about what you do? I love how every event is different and you get to see your space transformed by each event.  I love meeting new people, hearing stories and making lifelong connections. It is so much fun to see our couples grow even more together after marriage.

Will you be on-site during the entire reception until the very end? We will have a venue coordinator on site until the end of the event.

Tell the brides-to- be your best wedding advice. Make decisions and don’t look back. You will drive yourself crazy with Pinterest and second guessing. Also, this is your one day and you need to try your best to not stress.  This can be helped by a day of wedding coordinator so you can just relax. Enjoy the moment as it goes so quickly.  Finally, make sure you hire a good photographer as those pictures are what you will have to look back on.

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now? I love timeless weddings.  Those you will look back on in 20 years and still love.  White and gold is classic and on trend.

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry? I relate to my brides as I went through this recently.  I know it is stressful and expensive.  I try to help my brides get the best experience at an affordable cost. Our venues’ beauty helps our brides save cost and allows them to splurge in other areas.

What is your favorite product or service that you offer brides? Please describe it. I love our Pool of Unity area.  It is the perfect ceremony and reception site.  It offers breathtaking views with sunsets, beautiful architecture, a map of the world water feature and a grand romantic feeling.

Do you offer any other products or services? We have over 13 locations that we rent on property from our Tower (tallest point in St. Johns County) to our 18 hole natural grass putting course and TPC Sawgrass 17th Replica hole.

Will you have an assistant during the wedding? We have a facilities manager and 2 volunteers on property with an entire custodial team.

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? At least a year out is when we start booking up.  Sometimes we have some openings left after but the popular dates go quick.

What are some of your specialties? Sunset ceremonies, Tallest point in St. Johns County and One-of-a-kind venue

How long have your been doing what you do? 5 years at the Hall of Fame but 12 years in the Industry.

What are 5 adjectives that describe you and/or your business? Bubbly/personable, Unique/one-of-a-kind, Timeless, Perfectionist, Kind

What is the most unique thing you have ever seen at a wedding? Helicopter Entrance

 

Name of Business: World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

Category of Business: Venue

Years in Business: 19

Contact Information:

  • Phone Number: 904-940-4021
  • Address: 1 World Golf Place St. Augustine, FL 32092
  • Website: www.golfhofevents.com
  • Facebook Link: @golfhofevents
  • Twitter Link : @golfhalloffame

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility offering unique venues, breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience. The Hall of Fame offers 35,000 square feet of Museum space, two putting greens, a challenge hole, 18-hole natural grass putting course and a golf simulator.

Mar 082017

Stylish Linen Rentals Shipped Nationwide

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Linens by the Sea was born out of passion, ingenuity and creative flair. Their goal is to turn important events into lifelong happy memories, and our professionalism creates strong and trusting relationships with their many clients. They provide exquisite linen lines for your very special event!

What is something you want people to know about you? We are giving away $5,000 worth of linen rentals this year to a nonprofit in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Gainesville, Mount Dora and surrounding areas. You can learn more at www.linensbythesea.com/communitycarecelebration

Tell the brides-to- be your best wedding advice. Just remember to have fun, and enjoy seeing all of your friends and family being together in the same place celebrating love at the same time.

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now? We love all of the greenery this year!

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry? We are happy to set tables up in our showroom with linens for people who live out of town. This helps brides see what they are ordering from us. We will also send swatches of the fabric in the mail upon request, too!

What is your favorite product or service that you offer brides? Please describe it. Our favorite linen is the Vintage Lace overlay. You can make it look glam, rustic, vintage, modern – it can go so many different ways.

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? We recommend placing the linen rental order at least a few weeks in advance in case we need to order anything in. That also gives us enough to ship them if needed.

What are 4 adjectives that describe you and/or your business? Service-focused, dependable, top quality, team player – we want to be a part of your event TEAM

What is the most unique thing you have ever seen at a wedding? I saw a huge, beautiful mirror with the names of each guest elaborately engraved with their table number. I remember thinking, “Wow, all of those guests had better show up!”

Name of Business:  Linens by the Sea

Category of Business: Linen Rentals

Years in Business: Acquired by U.S. Tent Rental in 2011

Contact Information: joy@linensbythesea.com

 

Apr 272015

Searching for the perfect, rustic, elegant barn wedding venue?

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We spoke with Tracey from The Oaks Ranch about the property and the uniqueness of this wedding venue. Located in Green Cove Springs, Florida Barn Weddings at The Oaks Ranch is sure to impress you. The Barn, The Courtyard and The Meadow are just a few of the highlights at this beautiful venue! Make sure to check them all out. Here is what Tracey had to say:

What made you decide to work in the wedding industry? Many people have been inquiring about having their wedding at our property, and we felt Clay County could use another wedding and special event venue. For those on a wedding budget, do a weekday sunset wedding.

What do you love the very most about what you do? With weddings and special events, there are so many things you can do to tailor the event for the customer. It is truly a customized and beautiful experience.

What is the most creative and unique thing you’ve done at a wedding? Created Seat Card Accessories – Each seat card had a silk flower with a clip on the back for the men to pin on their suit or women to pin in their hair.

Will you be on-site during the entire reception until the very end? Yes.

Tell the brides-to-be your best wedding advice. Having your rehearsal, ceremony & reception in one place. Many parties make the mistake of having their events at separate venues to save money, then guests arrive late, get lost or don’t show up at the next venue, costing you time, money and your party. At Florida Barn Weddings @ The Oaks Ranch – outside of Jacksonville, we can host all your events in one place.

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now? Burlap Barn Weddings

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry? Huge property with multiple venues, overnight accommodations, RV Hook-Ups, separate bride & groom changing areas.

What is your favorite product or service that you offer brides? Please describe it. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Do you offer any other products or services? Packages with accommodations. 

Will you have an assistant during the wedding? Yes.

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? 2 weeks

What are some of your specialties? Short Notice

How long have your been doing what you do? We’ve had special events at our Ranch since 1986.

What are 5 adjectives that describe you and/or your business? Picturesque, Spacious, Open, Variety, Togetherness.

If you would like to discuss or add additional information regarding your business, please do so here:

We are offering 35% off the venue rates for a limited time and 2015 dates are available.

 

Contact Information:

Name of Business: Florida Barn Weddings @ The Oaks Ranch – outside of Jacksonville

Category of Business: Rehearsal Dinner Venue, Ceremony Venue, Reception Venue, Special Events Venue

* Phone Number: 904-284-1793

* Address: 5779 Hogarth Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

* Website: http://theoaksranchbarnwed.com

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Jan 302014

The Wedding Loft is a full service bridal boutique and one-stop wedding planning studio located right here in Jacksonville!

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What do you love the very most about what you do? I love meeting people and helping them bring their dreams come true.

Will you be on-site during the entire reception until the very end? When we coordinate a wedding, we are there until all gifts are loaded in the designated guests’ vehicle.

How long have your been in business? 15 years

Tell the brides-to-be your best wedding advice.  Allow in your budget to hire a day of coordinator –no worries for you, your friends or your family.

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now?  Lace

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry? A bride can come in our boutique and order their gown and plan their honeymoon and have everything in between covered- with one stop at our boutique.

What is your favorite product or service that you offer brides?  Please describe it. Full Service Boutique – the fact that brides are so busy with work and/or school, for them to save time and money by coming to us.

Do you offer any other products or services?  Accessories, Invitations, veils, jewelry, honeymoon planning, floral, decorations, linens, photography and catering.

Will you have an assistant during the wedding? Yes, we work in 2’s

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? As soon as they know their date they should contact us- we only do one wedding a weekend.

What are some of your specialties? David Tutera Mon Cheri Designer Gowns

What are 5 adjectives that describe you and/or your business?  Fun, Friendly, Accommodating, Knowledgeable

What is the most unique thing you have ever seen at a wedding?  I love the sign in method one of my brides used at her wedding. She used her family’s bible as a guest book where guests used highlighters and pens to highlight their favorite bible verse and then signed their name.

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Jul 062012

Unique Wedding Ideas – A Catholic Blessing

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We are always trying to make your greater Jacksonville wedding special with unforgettable moments!  Did you know this?

Did you know that if you are Catholic you can have your wedding blessed by the Pope? You simply need to send your wedding invitation along with a donation and you will receive a papel blessing that can be framed and cherished in your home for generations!  Ask your Jacksonville, St. Augustine or Amelia Island priest for the mailing information!

Jun 182012

How to Write Personal Wedding Vows

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Thinking about writing your own wedding vows?  Many couples do and we think it is a great way to put a very personal touch on your wedding ceremony!  We also know that the task of writing your very own wedding vows is scary and daunting to most people, not to mention that this is coupled with public speaking as well!

Here are a couple tips that could help your writes block or, at least, give you some direction to composing your own wedding vows!

1.) First and foremost, say what first comes to you mind when you think about the person you are going to marry.  Your initial reaction is your true reaction – it is coming from your heart.  You want your wedding vows to be personal, not fabricated, so listen to the voice inside of you!

2.) Talk about your hopes and dreams that you have to together.  Paint a picture of where the two of  you will be in 10, 20, 50 or 75 years down the road!  Mention the goals and aspirations that you have discussed when planning your future.

3.) Mention a funny but appropriate moment the two of you have shared.  Laughter during a serious ceremony is a great way laugh and lighten the moment (or stop crying in some instances)!  The guests will love the personal touch!  Just make sure the the story can be told in front of your grandparents and the preacher!

4.) Cite a special moment that the two of you shared.  Think of a time that is sentimental to you two of you as a couple and use it in your wedding vows.  Maybe it was the first date,  your first vacation together, when you got engaged,  the first time you spent a holiday together, when you said “I Love You” for the first time.

5.) Make reference to their physical characteristics that you like about them (keep them rated G or PG) and why you love that about your almost wife/husband!

6.) Allude to the little things.  The more specific and detailed you can be about the everyday life that you share together – the more interesting your vows will be.

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May 302012

Getting Your Marriage License!

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Brides , the Duval Country Courthouses are CLOSED. This means that you can not get your marriage licenses at the new or old courthouse. They should open next week.  However, here are the addresses and phone numbers where you can go: 

Clerk of the Court
1543 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach
904-270-1508
Open 8 am to 4:30 pm

St. Johns Country
4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine
904-819-3600
Open 8 to 5 M/F

Clay Country
825 N. Orange Ave, Green Cove Springs
904-269-6300
8:30 – 4:30 M/F

1478 Park Ave, Orange Park
904-278-4769
8:30 – 4 M/F

Nassau County
416 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach
904-491-6430
8-4 M/F

Other factors to consider:

You must be 18.

There no citizenship or residency requirements required.  Valid passports are required.

No blood tests are required.

Both must apply in person.

Both must bring a Social Security Card or another form of ID.

If divorced or widowed, you need to prove how your last marriage ended – bring your papers!

If you are both Florida residents – a 3 day waiting period is required.

There is no waiting period for non-residents.

Fee is payable in CASH ONLY.

Florida marriage licenses are good for up to 60 days anywhere in the state of Florida!

State of Florida Marriage Laws

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