Post # 17
Michelle is great! I think she knows good food, and she’s also really easy to get along with. I like her "take-charge" attitude because I simply get lost in planning menus!
Oh right! I totally forgot the Shrimp Festival is May 2 – that probably does make things a little harder for downtown. I love the idea of meeting up with people at the Shrimp Festival and setting somewhere as the meeting spot. It’s great because you know they’ll all be entertained and have something to do. Ok, so if downtown will not work for the rehearsal dinner….what about Ribault Club, something on the Plantation, Summer Beach – or doing a BBQ or fiesta somewhere if you wanted more casual?
Where are your ceremony and reception taking place?
I am actually from Greenville, SC. My Grandparents lived on the plantation for about 35 years before they passed away (my Aunt & uncle live there now), and we’re getting married in the same church where my parents got married. It holds so many special memories for our family, and it’s one of my favorite places! Our wedding is June 6th and the reception is at Walker’s Landing. Sorry my messages are SOOO long!! Congrats on your engagement too!!
Post # 18
Hey McRae –
Wow, how special! And I love Walker’s Landing, such a great location. We looked there and it was all booked up. You are going to have such a great view with the sun setting. I love Amelia Island, we moved here from California and immediately fell in love with the area.
I looked at Ribault Club…the rental fee was a bit more. It’s another great location! We started with a Low Country Boil menu, but have thought about a BBQ theme. This has been the most stressful thin so far..ha!
We are getting married at the Ritz-Carlton.
Do you have all your vendors? How is it planning from a distance?
Post # 19
i am from Jacksonville.. getting married in St Aug next spring… cant wait to get to know you ladies!!!
Post # 20
I’m being nosey but where did you North Florida brides go to high school?
I went to Bishop Kenny!
Post # 21
Hey CalJax –
I’m going to send you a personal message!!
Post # 22
I am a March 21st, 2009 bride getting married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in downtown Jax; and then the reception will be at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island.
I am actually having my rehearsal dinner at the Range of the Jaguar plaza at the Jacksonville Zoo & Botanical gardens. It’s a unique and beautiful location, and they will even allow you to have the exhibits open for your guests after hours.
Also, I pretty much have all my vendors set now, so if you girls have questions on bridal gowns, photogs, anything, let me know!
CalJax – where are you doing your reception at the Ritz? I am having an outdoor cocktail hour on the Oceanfront Lawn, and the reception at the Plaza Ballroom.
Post # 23
kitty – my sister had her ceremony at immaculate conception. it’s such a gorgeous church!
Post # 24
Hi bees, I’m from Baker County, Fl living in Tampa, Fl getting married in Jacksonville, FL! lol. I went to high school at Baker County High in 2000. My wedding/reception is on a budget friendly scale so I am having it at the Ramona Pavilion. I would have loved for it to be at the Omni, but that’s double our price just for food alone! If anyone has any good vendors let me know.
Post # 25
Hi Bees!! I live in Jax! my fiance and I are getting married in St. Augustine April 2010! We should all try to get together…it would be fun!!