(Closed) Any St. Augustine/Jacksonville, FL brides?

posted 12 years ago in Beehive
Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Hey!!! Welcome to the board— I am a St Augustine bride! Married one month!

Here’s one review here for rentals and DJ: just stay away. They are RUDE and oh, just read 🙂 http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/vendor-review-buyer-beware-of-one-voice-productions-st-augustine-038-jax-fl

We used Kirby rentals in jax for glassware and china and they had great service and discounted our rates- without complaining (like the above company).

I have a few recommendations from other friends that have been married here- flowers by shirley (in the ponce mall) or 51 treasury are really good. I personally bought flowers to DIY from Shirley and some online to do our centerpieces.  The prices at Shirley were great- 20 hydrangea stems, 20 roses, 10 pink antiques (pink/green) and 6 peony stems for less than $240 (of course I arranged myself).

For photography- We used Christy Whitehead from Freelance4hire.com & her prices are AMAZING– and her finished product- well no complaints at all- we didn’t even realize she was around 98% of the time. She just hung in the background and was so unobtrusive… it was great. See here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wedding-pics-458-yay  and our engagement/trash the dress pics http://staugustinewedding.blogspot.com/

Here’s the entire album (good bad and ugly- which I preferred to see personally when I was shopping for photogs) http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/thumbpage.aspx?e=3701092
and http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/thumbpage.aspx?e=3632412


Our location was Holiday Inn in St Augustine Beach— food came out AMAZING- Becca is a rock star chef & even tailored a few recipes just for us. They definately are a smaller place, are in the mid-low price range (only 250 for room rental and they set everything up you just have to tell them what you want).

As far as another beach location: Do not go with Beach Resort @ St Augustine Beach- they are sleezy, don’t like it when you ask many questions, and charge a 4% processing fee for using a credit card (against the cardmember merchant agreements)… ummmm yeah not necessarily Kosher.

PM me if you have any questions!


There’s also one more St Aug bride on here— beesknees

Post # 5
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

Hi ladies!  I’m from Jacksonville.  I’m still deciding on a date and venue.

Post # 6
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m not a St. Augustine bride, but I’m a kappa! =) Congrats!!

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

congrats!  i am getting married in ponte vedra beach.  i am not using any St Augustine vendors, but if you have any questions, please PM me.

Post # 8
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

OH I AM!!!!!

I just got married on the 19th, and used a lot of St. Augustine vendors.

I’ll post pictures and vendor reviews in more detail later this week. But to give you a brief rundown here’s a few vendor highlights.

Kirby Rentals- Awesome- good price, pleasure to deal with

A1A ale works – Fantastic food, super friendly servers, great bar service as well. 

Publix Aprons Events in jax- Did our flowers.  SO CHEAP! So gorgeous!  we met with 57 treasury but I found her to be really pricey for just filler flowers. publix we got all roses and calla lillys- 2 bouquets, 4 bouts, 1 flowergirl head piece, 2 presentation roses, flower petals and deliver for $250!!

Sweet Weddings –  Oh MY YUM!  the cake was double the size I was expecting- delicious, moist, Arlene is very friendly and creative- a little hard to get ahold of but worth it! 

was a family acquintance home on Avenida Menendez overlooking the Matanzas river .  200 yr old home- spanish style.  Very romantic.  he wants to start renting it out for weddings.  It was magical and we could see the fireworks go off over the fort.  So dreamy.  PM i will send you photos.

Hilton historic st. aug (expensive but very comfy and nice)
Bayfront Inn – right next door to location, very Party like.

Heather Funk.  We brought her up from Miami (where I live right now)
http://www.heatherfunk.com   she is spectacular.  I’ll post pics later.

Ok I wasn’t going to write very much but now I’ve gone on and on.

good luck- have fun. St. Augustine was perfect for a wedding, our guests had a phenomenal time exploring the city.

Contact me for anything as I have the post wedding planning blues and am desperate to do more wedding related goodies! 

Post # 10
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

Beesknees…..Publix Aprons does flowers??!!  I definitely need more info on that please!  I’d also like more info on the family friend with the house he might rent out.  I wanted to rent a house for our wedding but I couldn’t get anyone to call me back.

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