Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jen and Corey's Winter Wedding in St. Augustine

Jen and Corey were married on Friday, Janaury 8th at the White Room Loft in St. Augustine. I first met Jen and Corey last spring when their plans were to have a long engagement and have a wedding in the local area. In October, they contacted me again to let me know they were ready to move forward with planning. Things had changed since our initial consultation and they were now planning an intimate January 2010 wedding in St. Augustine! I was so excited that they still wanted to have Flawless Occasions help with the planning.

In just three months (not to mention the holidays mixed in) we were able to get everything planned and their day turned out amazing. The only small issue was the weather which we obviously couldn't control. We all made the best of the record low temperatures though and Jen & Corey still had the wedding of their dreams.

The day was not only cold, but it was also rainy. Miraculously, the rain stopped just in time for their roof top ceremony. The White Room staff (Thanks Shannon and Courtney!) pulled out their heaters to help keep guests warm (plus Jen had purchased hand warmers for her guests). David Tagliaferri from River City Weddings did a personalized ceremony that had guests laughing and crying. The roof top overlooks the water so it is a naturally beautiful location but the floral arrangements from Dana Dineen , the chivari chairs provided by the White Room, and the damask aisle runner that Jen made really created a stunning ceremony site. It all turned out simply gorgeous!

Darla Stafford made the trip from Tampa too and did an amazing job on hair and make-up for the girls! You can always count on Darla!!

After the ceremony, the guests were able to enjoy the delicious food served by the White Room and the great tunes played by DJ Carlton McGee of McGee Entertainment. Guests were seriously on the dance floor from the very first song to the very last song!

Each guest table had a centerpiece with about 8 vases filled with water and floating candles plus about 10 votives and 10 tea lights which really made the room feel romantic. The pintuck linens and napkins (provided by Linens By The Sea) added to the elegant nature of the White Room and were complimented with pretty gold chargers.

Instead of traditional cake, Corey and Jen decided to have cupcakes which were from Defore's Cake Design. The guests were all raving about the delicious treat! Later, Jen and Corey surprised their guests with a late night snack of barbecue chicken bites and an ice cream bar. With all the great food, the little surprises and the awesome music - the guests had a fantastic time. I heard they even continued the party after everything at the White Room was over!!!

Below are some pictures I took at Jen & Corey's wedding. In the near future, I also hope to have some professional photos from Kris and Kate of Kris Graham Photography to share too.

The relaxed bride!

They used a Where's Waldo book as their guest book!

The delicious cupcakes!!

The steps that lead to the ceremony site and the patio.

Hand warmers so the guests could still enjoy the patio. The temperatures were down in the 30's!

That's the ice cream buffet behind the ring bearer! It was SO yummy!

I even had my own place card and was able to enjoy dinner with the guests and other vendors!

I truly enjoyed working with the White Room Staff and all the other vendors that were part of Jen & Corey's wedding day. It seemed like all the guests and the vendors really enjoyed the night.

Jen and Corey are a really fun, loving couple and I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with them. Jen and Corey - Congratulations and best of luck to you!


Chelsea King said...

Jen looked so beautiful! So happy to hear that the rain held off. Those flower arrangements were absolutely gorgeous!

Shawna said...

I loved the modern and elegant style of this wedding. The venue was so gorgeous as it is, and the decor really accented it instead of taking away from it. Great job on pulling together a destination wedding in 3 months!!

Jennifer and Corey said...

We had a fabulous time! Thanks again for all your help throughout the planning process!