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The Wedding Authority

Saint Augustine , FL
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75 King Street, Suite 114
Saint Augustine, FL 32084 US (map)

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904-826-0166

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ABOUT US

We are a comprehensive special events consulting company located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, specializing in weddings design. Our founder has more than 30 years of wedding... Read more
We are a comprehensive special events consulting company located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, specializing in weddings design. Our founder has more than 30 years of wedding planning and coordinating services experience. Click here for our latest reviews at Florida Wedding and Event Guide!

Our on-site services include:
Wedding Coordinating Wedding and Event Planning Chapel Officiates, Minister Civil Ceremonies Courtyard or Garden Wedding Venues Sala Menendez Banquet Room Wedding Receptions, Parties and more!
Combine this with the team's banquet rooms, catering, floral, hairstyling, officiating and photography experience and you'll see why we are The Wedding Authority!

Our team of wedding professionals combine creativity and style with precise planning, a cool head, and the experience necessary for the creation of wonderful memories for you and all to enjoy. We have experience in arranging both traditional and contemporary weddings - sometimes even wild and wacky. Don’t be afraid to ask.

A successful wedding or wedding and reception is just like a successful business - it starts with a plan. You are the CEO with the vision and it's up to all of your team to complete the job while keeping you within your budget. This is where we come in!

Your friends, family, and bridal party are an integral part of any wedding with the endless pre-wedding tasks. Being on hand to comfort, console, and multi-task AND being party-hearty at all bridal events along with stuffing envelopes is about all most can manage gracefully. In addition to all of these tasks - the details, endless phone calls and appointments are more than most can work into an already busy schedule. You don’t want to let the most important day of your life be sandwiched in between someone else's agenda. That is why you hire a professional Wedding Planner and Coordinator.

We offer wedding services that range from a simple phone call to arrange an officiate to perform your ceremony to assisting you with every detail needed on your day. We have spent years pulling together information that you need in order to have the best our beautiful city of St. Augustine has to offer. Don’t be fooled by the fact you are only going to have a “small party” or just something simple. It takes as much planning for a small wedding as a large affair - you just have to order more and think bigger.

Please take a few minutes to review our packages and pricing. Let us answer any questions about us or how we can work for you. We are sure you will find that having our professional team on your side will mean that your day is full of nothing but beautiful memories. There are hundreds of details that must be taken care of before you walk down that aisle. The Wedding Authority offers a variety of services to fit your every wedding need.

Call us at 904-826-0166 for more information to ensure that your dreams come true.

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
10

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Lois
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Dawn was the wedding planner for our daughters wedding on 5/21/16. We did not have to lift a finger on the day of the wedding!! Dawn made sure everything was in place and just the way we wanted it. I highly recommend Dawn, she is warm and friendly and bent over backwards to make our day just perfect!!
Dawn was the wedding planner for our daughters wedding on 5/21/16. We did not have to lift a finger on the day of the Read more...
Dawn was the wedding planner for our daughters wedding on 5/21/16. We did not have to lift a finger on the day of the wedding!! Dawn made sure everything was in place and just the way we wanted it. I highly recommend Dawn, she is warm and friendly and bent over backwards to make our day just perfect!! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
2/13/2016
5.0/5.0
If you are planning to make St. Augustine your wedding destination, then look no further for your wedding planner! My mother and I had the opportunity to work with Dawn Walker, who is absolutely AMAZING! Our wedding would not have ran as smoothly as
it did if it wasn't for her expertise. My husband and I were able to actually stop a few times and cherish all the special moments throughout the night because it flowed so well. All night long our guests were telling us how beautiful the ceremony was and how much fun they were having during the reception. Dawn was such a pleasure to work with and collaborates so well with the other vendors in St. Augustine. Also, she did a fantastic job putting up with our crazy bridal party! That was a job in itself! I feel so thankful and blessed to have had Dawn be a part of our special day. :)
If you are planning to make St. Augustine your wedding destination, then look no further for your wedding planner! My Read more...
If you are planning to make St. Augustine your wedding destination, then look no further for your wedding planner! My mother and I had the opportunity to work with Dawn Walker, who is absolutely AMAZING! Our wedding would not have ran as smoothly as
it did if it wasn't for her expertise. My husband and I were able to actually stop a few times and cherish all the special moments throughout the night because it flowed so well. All night long our guests were telling us how beautiful the ceremony was and how much fun they were having during the reception. Dawn was such a pleasure to work with and collaborates so well with the other vendors in St. Augustine. Also, she did a fantastic job putting up with our crazy bridal party! That was a job in itself! I feel so thankful and blessed to have had Dawn be a part of our special day. :) Read less
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Cary & Eric
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
OK, I do not know where to even start but I have to say ...AMAZING!!!! Dawn is the best. She has not only become my coordinator but my BESTIE of all BESTIES...We were looking at venues when I met her and even though we did not book our venue at the lightener Museum we gained the Best coordinator anyone could possibly find. Our wedding is in September 2015.. I have no worries as she is handling it all for me. I need anything, SHE has been THERE!!! She knows what I want and understands my quirks ... She works really hard to make sure your day will be exactly the way you want it. I can not wait to brag further after the date.... Feeling sooo relaxed and at peace... Thanks Wedding Authority...
OK, I do not know where to even start but I have to say ...AMAZING!!!! Dawn is the best. She has not only become my Read more...
OK, I do not know where to even start but I have to say ...AMAZING!!!! Dawn is the best. She has not only become my coordinator but my BESTIE of all BESTIES...We were looking at venues when I met her and even though we did not book our venue at the lightener Museum we gained the Best coordinator anyone could possibly find. Our wedding is in September 2015.. I have no worries as she is handling it all for me. I need anything, SHE has been THERE!!! She knows what I want and understands my quirks ... She works really hard to make sure your day will be exactly the way you want it. I can not wait to brag further after the date.... Feeling sooo relaxed and at peace... Thanks Wedding Authority... Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Dawn Walker from The Wedding Authority was our Day of Coordinator and I, as well as my mother, sisters, and husband, could not be more pleased!! The entire process with Dawn from the planning, to the rehearsal, to the day of was just more than I could have ever hoped for. Dawn was sure to capture every detail leading up to the big day and made every, minor detail perfect on the day of. I am positive Dawn did way more behind the scenes than I could have ever imagined. For instance, the lighting I had bought for the table settings as the reception did not end up working and she had a back up plan and was able to get it all together without me even knowing until after the wedding (and it looked absolutely phenomenal). She was a very valuable asset to our wedding day as she helped decorate, get everyone where they needed to be (on time), and made sure that my family and I were completely stress free on wedding day. If she can coordinate a wedding in St. Augustine while the 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine was going on in the background, I am positive she could coordinate anyone's wedding. Dawn is worth any value! She even had an emergency tide-to-go pen when I spilled on my dress AND an emergency sewing kit when my bustle broke. She is incredible and we highly recommend her to any bride and groom!!
Dawn Walker from The Wedding Authority was our Day of Coordinator and I, as well as my mother, sisters, and husband, could Read more...
Dawn Walker from The Wedding Authority was our Day of Coordinator and I, as well as my mother, sisters, and husband, could not be more pleased!! The entire process with Dawn from the planning, to the rehearsal, to the day of was just more than I could have ever hoped for. Dawn was sure to capture every detail leading up to the big day and made every, minor detail perfect on the day of. I am positive Dawn did way more behind the scenes than I could have ever imagined. For instance, the lighting I had bought for the table settings as the reception did not end up working and she had a back up plan and was able to get it all together without me even knowing until after the wedding (and it looked absolutely phenomenal). She was a very valuable asset to our wedding day as she helped decorate, get everyone where they needed to be (on time), and made sure that my family and I were completely stress free on wedding day. If she can coordinate a wedding in St. Augustine while the 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine was going on in the background, I am positive she could coordinate anyone's wedding. Dawn is worth any value! She even had an emergency tide-to-go pen when I spilled on my dress AND an emergency sewing kit when my bustle broke. She is incredible and we highly recommend her to any bride and groom!! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I live in Atlanta, but had my wedding in St. Augustine. As a bride, this a HUGE recipe for stress. But with Dawn Walker I could not have been in better hands. She was kind, organized and always responsive. Her vendor recommendations were 100% spot on. During my wedding weekend, no one could believe how calm I was--but that was all thanks to Dawn! She had a back up plan for rain, kept my groomsmen in line, and even made sure my flowers showed up at the right place (after I told them to go somewhere else). At my reception, my eyelash came unglued and EVEN then she quickly remedied the situation. Dawn is nothing short of amazing! You will not be disappointed having her as your wedding planner!!
I live in Atlanta, but had my wedding in St. Augustine. As a bride, this a HUGE recipe for stress. But with Dawn Walker I Read more...
I live in Atlanta, but had my wedding in St. Augustine. As a bride, this a HUGE recipe for stress. But with Dawn Walker I could not have been in better hands. She was kind, organized and always responsive. Her vendor recommendations were 100% spot on. During my wedding weekend, no one could believe how calm I was--but that was all thanks to Dawn! She had a back up plan for rain, kept my groomsmen in line, and even made sure my flowers showed up at the right place (after I told them to go somewhere else). At my reception, my eyelash came unglued and EVEN then she quickly remedied the situation. Dawn is nothing short of amazing! You will not be disappointed having her as your wedding planner!! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
3/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Bill and Carla are fantastic. They put us from first meeting to walking down the aisle, great photographer, wonderful DJ, good food, gorgeous flowers, awesome cake, perfect reception in 35 days. That has a WOW factor ladies and gentlemen. She even took care of the tuxedos. Love them
Bill and Carla are fantastic. They put us from first meeting to walking down the aisle, great photographer, wonderful DJ, Read more...
Bill and Carla are fantastic. They put us from first meeting to walking down the aisle, great photographer, wonderful DJ, good food, gorgeous flowers, awesome cake, perfect reception in 35 days. That has a WOW factor ladies and gentlemen. She even took care of the tuxedos. Love them Read less
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Elena
Wedding:
3/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Carla and Rev. Young helped us make our daughter's wedding day a small, intimate, and elegant event. They were patient, friendly, and genuine. By the end of the wedding they seemed more like old friends. We are so grateful to them for helping us to make her dreams come true and creating a lasting memory!
Carla and Rev. Young helped us make our daughter's wedding day a small, intimate, and elegant event. They were patient, Read more...
Carla and Rev. Young helped us make our daughter's wedding day a small, intimate, and elegant event. They were patient, friendly, and genuine. By the end of the wedding they seemed more like old friends. We are so grateful to them for helping us to make her dreams come true and creating a lasting memory! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I would not have made it through all the planning and day of the wedding without Dawn. She was so professional and helpful and fun. I cannot say enough good things about her. She suffered through many emails and questions and always seemed happy to hear from me. She kept the wedding day running so smoothly without even seeming to be moving things along. Hiring The Wedding Authority was the smartest move I made when I originally thought I could do it all myself. My only problem is now I miss Dawn and wish she could organize the rest of my life for me. Thank you Dawn.....
I would not have made it through all the planning and day of the wedding without Dawn. She was so professional and helpful Read more...
I would not have made it through all the planning and day of the wedding without Dawn. She was so professional and helpful and fun. I cannot say enough good things about her. She suffered through many emails and questions and always seemed happy to hear from me. She kept the wedding day running so smoothly without even seeming to be moving things along. Hiring The Wedding Authority was the smartest move I made when I originally thought I could do it all myself. My only problem is now I miss Dawn and wish she could organize the rest of my life for me. Thank you Dawn..... Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Bill and Carla were wonderful! Bill officiated a wonderful ceremony and Carla organized everything to perfection!!
Bill and Carla were wonderful! Bill officiated a wonderful ceremony and Carla organized everything to perfection!!
Bill and Carla were wonderful! Bill officiated a wonderful ceremony and Carla organized everything to perfection!! Read less
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Ann Marie
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I would not have survived this wedding planning process without Dawn Walker! She made me feel so comfortable and secure that everything would be taken care of- she took so much stress off of me so that I could actually enjoy being with friends and family! I did most of the planning myself, along with my mom, but when it came down to the month of the wedding- Dawn took over and took charge making sure all of the details fell into place. On our wedding day, she and Carla Young were so lovely to work with and made all of our guests feel so welcome! If I could do it all over again, I would definitely hire The Wedding Authority again! Best money we ever spent! It is crucial to hire a wedding planner so that the burden doesn't fall on your friends and family- they should be able to enjoy the day without worrying about the details. Thanks again ladies- y'all rock!!
I would not have survived this wedding planning process without Dawn Walker! She made me feel so comfortable and secure Read more...
I would not have survived this wedding planning process without Dawn Walker! She made me feel so comfortable and secure that everything would be taken care of- she took so much stress off of me so that I could actually enjoy being with friends and family! I did most of the planning myself, along with my mom, but when it came down to the month of the wedding- Dawn took over and took charge making sure all of the details fell into place. On our wedding day, she and Carla Young were so lovely to work with and made all of our guests feel so welcome! If I could do it all over again, I would definitely hire The Wedding Authority again! Best money we ever spent! It is crucial to hire a wedding planner so that the burden doesn't fall on your friends and family- they should be able to enjoy the day without worrying about the details. Thanks again ladies- y'all rock!! Read less
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