Feb 07, 2009
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Wedding Date: Feb. 7, 2009
We are both from Ormond Beach but never really crossed paths in High School. Of course I knew who Rick was, my teacher's son! In college we became friends and attend many parties together. After graduation Rick moved to St. Augustine and I went to Jacksonville to continue school at UNF. One day a major hurricane was headed to St. Augustine and Rick was evacuated. Rick headed north to Jacksonville and bumped into to me at the beach. We haven't left each others side since. Check out our website www.judyandrick.com
THE ENGAGEMENT: Our first date was in St. Augustine. We ate at A1A Ale Works then had cocktails in the the Casa Monica,"95 Cordova." It was 1 day before Christmas Eve 2007 and Rick took me to dinner at "95 Cordova" at the Casa Monica. But he took me upstairs to the pool and I was suprised to see a special lounge area set up for us. Champagne, red roses, candle light...it was perfect. He forgot the camera so the vallet guy went across the street and bought a disposable one.
THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY
My FI parents (below left) hosted a party in our hometown of Ormond Beach, at Frappes. It was a great way for the families to meet. My FI family is Italian and love food. His father made up a special menu with the food, date of eevnt and or names. Everyone took them home for the scrapbook.
THE BRIDAL SHOWER(S) As you can see I wore the same dress twice. It was BCBG and SOOOOOOOOOOOOO expensive. I changed the slip dress underneath and made it two different looks. I will bring the dress with on the honeymoon. I will have wore it 3 times so that $450 bill doesn't seem to bad.
The pink bridal shower was hosted by my two sisters & my Mom. I loved all the details. They placed rice inside the hurricane to hold the candles...so cute! The food was yummy.
The second shower was hosted by my 3 bridemaids in Jacksonville. It sort of turned into a Bachelorette party...we went to a few bars after we opened the gifts. And the FI met up with his friends.
THE CEREMONY will be held outdoors int he garden of The Pena Peck House in Historic St. Augustine.
The RECEPTION will be at The White Room overlooking the intracoastal in St. Augustine.
THE DRESS: Once I bought it everything came together. The whole color scheme & feel of the wedding is based off my dress. My FI has no idea I will not be wearing white. The wedding colors are choc brown, champagne and light pink....NO white anywhere.
Disney's Fairy Tale. Jewels by Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings presents bridal jewelry inspired by Jasmine. Adorn yourself with beautiful baubles embellished in Crystals and Pearls
I have a size 11 foot so I HATE shoe shopping because most brand stop at size 10. I am also 5'9'' and didn't want to tower over everone. They are not the world cutest shoes...but they are so comfortable, low heel and came in my size (Brand: Naturalizer).
Bridesmaids dress from Jcrew. As a gift they will receive these earings from Karen Garner Designs, and a soft choc brown wrap...that can be used as a scarf later.
For the rehersal dinner I will wear the pink dress and this Jcrew coat....black pump.
Invitations: Carlson Craft -Pocket invites. They had 4 cards, RSVP, Accomodations, Map & invitation to Mett n Greet (get together after reheresal). The pocket are choc brown browns, champagnes accent and mocha.light pink ink. Here is a picture of them online but not in our colors. My sister did the map artwork.
Decor: Some DIY.....
We are placing 3 of these large candle arrangements on the bar. The tallest candle is 20 inches.
INSPIRATION seen on Left.....OUr Cake SEE on RIGHT...Publix made it.
Above is the menu I made that will be at everyones place seating inside the napkin. We are have "action stations" but I thought the menu would help guest know what to expect.
3 Passed Hors d Oeuvers (cocktail hour): Blue Crab Cakes, Spanakopita, BBQ Pork Bisquits
Paella Station: Saffron Rice, Chirizo, Scallops, Clams & Mussels, Assorted Breads
Carving Station: Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin, served with Horseradish Cream
Broccoli Gratin :Fresh Broccoli Baked with Vermont Sharp Cheddar & Bread Crumbs
Shrimp & Grits Martini Bar: Southern Grits served with a selection of Shrimp, Cheese, Salsa & Bacon
Wedding Cake :Yellow Cake with Butter Cream Icing, Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling
I design this bar menu. We have an open bar with beer, wine, Absolut Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Captain Morgan Rum, Johnny Walker Red, Crown Royal, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo 1800. I made this "Bar Menu" to display at the bar with our signature drinks. I got nice black frames with a rod iron easel at the dollar store. The reception hall did not charge me additional. I took what they had and made up my own fun drinks.
DYI - TABLE NUMBER
I designed this template for the table numbers and printed them on ecru (cream cardstock) then attached to a skewer stick that I painted choc brown. We bought moss at Micheals and wrapped them around foam squares.
Introduction Groove Me King Floyd
First Dance Lucky Jason Mraz/Colby Caillet
Father/Daughter Wonderful World Lois Armstrong
Son/Mother Just the Way You Are Billy Joel
Cake cutting World on a String Michael Buble
Last Fast Song Just Dance Lady Gaga
Last Slow Song The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
READING FOR CEREMONY read by MY SISTER
“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”
Here are the pics from my 2nd trail hair n makeup. I will not upload the first they are HORRIBLE. Panache Salon in Downtown St. Augustine.
The Rehersal Dinner:
My FI are hosting the dinner at the Columbian Restaraunt for 35 in this private room. We love the spanish decor & food. We walked thru the historic street to the Meet & Greet...hosted at the Historic Hilton on the Bayfront in St. Augustine. The meet & greet was a party after the rehersal dinner...open to all guest to come and meet eachother before the big day. We had a ton of deserts and beer/wine. It was a blast! I would recommend to any bride.
SNEEK PEEK AT THE PRO-PICS!!!!!!!!!!!! I GOT THESE 2 WEEKS AFTER THE WEDDING :)
www.naturallyphotography.com - click on weddings, page 2 (click yellow icon), The White Room. These are just a few...I will update more as soon as I get them.
MY PRO PICS ARE HERE!!!
It only took him 2.5 weeks :) Gary Denham with Naturally Photography is the best!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the morning after the wedding. My sister in laws gave me this tank top at the rehersal dinner....I loved it!
HONEYMOON - COSTA RICA