Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Lauren & Chris

Pink Depression Glass

It all started with a pink depression glass bowl I found at my parent’s house last year. Only one.

I cleaned it and lovingly put away. Not ready to deal with the fact that both Daddy and Janie were gone.

This past week I came across it again and the sorrow was replaced with happy memories.

Memories of excitement cause it was ‘Janie Slop’ dinner night. It was our favorite soup. Memories of four dirty, sweaty kids running with happiness to meet daddy’s car as he pulled in the dusty driveway after a long day at work.

That’s how my pink depression glass obsession started…

Ali & Ross | Oldest House and White Room, St. Augustine Wedding

In Ali’s words…

“Just like a modern-day fairy tale, it all began when Ali missed her flight at the Palm Beach airport. Her distress quickly vanished though when she spotted a tall, handsome pilot looking dapper in his uniform…

JUST KIDDING! We met online. After moving back to Florida following graduate school and a job on the west coast, I was browsing profiles on when I stumbled upon Ross. Thinking he was too good to be true, I forwent making a Match profile and instead used my skills to find him on Facebook. After a few weeks of messages, emails and phone conversations, we decided to meet and the rest is, well, history.”

I love how she tells the story.  Needless to say, their first date was a hit.

Ali and Ross were taking their usual evening walk along the boardwalk  in Stuart, FL.  Holding hands and enjoying the sunset, Ross saw some crabs in the water and wanted to stop to see what they were doing.  Ali was intently watching and did not realize Ross was already on one knee holding her dream ring.

Wedding:  Oldest House in St. Augustine

Reception:  The White Room

Florist:  The Conservatorie

Cake:  Contemporary Catering of Jacksonville

Caterer:  White Room

Makeup:  Amanda Hopcraft

Entertainment:  McGee Entertainment

Videographer:  Belvedere Stories

First Dance:  Home by Michael Buble


Katie & Reed | Dorothy B. Oven Park Wedding

Katie and her family moved to Arizona during her 8th grade year.

There she met Reed.  At a school dance, a slow song came on.  Katie looked over at Reed in his Detroit basketball jersey and asked, ” Would you like to dance?”

The answer was yes.  The one thing Katie remembers from that dance was that Reed was hilarious.

They stayed in touch but when on their separate ways.

Years later, after they survived their Freshman year of college, they reconnected and where now officially boyfriend and girlfriend.

Two years later, on a trip to beautiful Sedona, Reed handed Katie a card.  It read…

And this time, it was Katie’s turn to answer, “Yes.”

Wedding:  Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Reception:  Dorothy B. Oven Park

Event Planner:  Sarah Ennis

Caterer:  Klassic Katering

Cake:  Linda Rodine

Rentals:  Terri Smith Details

Florist:  Flowers by Vince

’62 Silver Cloud II Rolls Royce:  Classic Limos

First Dance:  It Had To Be You by Harry Connick Jr.