Shanelle & Tony|Real Weddings in Florida

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Congratulations to Tony and Shanelle who got married on April 12, 2014. It was a perfect Saturday evening. The weather was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was held outside of The FountainView Room at 5:30 in the evening. Guest were greeted with a drink station. The programs (a d.i.y project from the bride) were a two sided fan. One side with the program and the other side held their custom made monogram created by Ten23 Designs. The wedding party ascended from the staircase to the grassy area facing the pond and fountain. The bride was escorted by her two sons down the stairs where she met her father holding her bouquet.

Enjoy these non professional cell phone pictures. LOLPersonal monogram window decal overlooking fountain at the FountainView Room in Jacksonville, FL

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Cocktail hour was held on the terrace. Guest enjoyed a fruit montage and were able to get their escort cards/movie tickets.8e817cfebbfullweb
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The bride and her bridal party made the small square vases for the short centerpieces.

Their reception was an eclectic movie premiere in which Shanelle and Tony were the stars. As the wedding party was introduced, they got a chance to strike a pose on the red carpet. Guest later enjoyed having their picture taken on the red carpet.

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Check out that gorgeous crystal curtain created by the bride.

Check out that gorgeous crystal curtain created by the bride.


The dessert table had tons of goodies including varies cupcakes and macaroons, Yum! The light wall from Handmade Rentals was the perfect backdrop for the dessert table…making the cake seemingly glow. IMG_20140415_192917[1]movie poster designed for a movie theme wedding

Behind The Scenes (Vendors)

Made of Honor Weddings– Wedding Planner and Coordinator

The FountainView Room– Venue

Cloud 9 Studios– Photographer

Davoli Catering– Caterer

Divine Indulgences Designer Cakes– Cake and Dessert Table

Handmade Rentals– Light Wall (Behind dessert table)

Ten23 Designs– Monogram, menu cards and window decals

Dan Harris Photo Art, LLC– Red Carpet and Velvet Rope

Parker Events– Florist

Crystal curtain, invitations, ceremony programs, small square vases,Linens-  D.I.Y Projects (Bride)

A Key to Glam– Hair

Artisty by Erin– Make up

AA Twins Luxury Limo– Transportation

 DJ Jacob Towe– DJ & Lighting

Visual Powers Cinema– Videographer

Bridals & More– Gown

Black Tux Formal- Tuxedo

 Happy Planning!

Jacksonville Weddings~Michelle and Jennifer


Jennifer and Michelle renewed their vows of their legal wedding at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, FL on October 21, 2012. It was a short sweet ceremony followed by a great reception. I especially loved the flower “ladies” (shown in the short platinum dresses above),


Divine Design Indulgence Cakes made the cupcakes you see about. In several assorted flavors, sure to please everyone. image


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Jennifer and Michelle’s main concern for their reception was the food and beverage. They did not want their guest waiting or hungry. Upon arrival the guest were greeted with passed appetizers and open bar. Guest were then ushered into the courtyard for the ceremony.
Once the ceremony was over, more food and drinks were served. Once the Brides and the wedding party arrived and the first dances were over… several food stations were open so guest would not have to wait, and had different types of food to choose from. They even had a coffee bar to party throughout the night.

The vendors

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Lane

Pardon all the pictures… cell phone pictures LOL.
LaShan and Kelvin were married today at the Marriott Jacksonville on January 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm. The ceremony was very touching and included a prerecorded messaged played right before the bride walked into the room. Her father met her at the end of the aisle and they both walked down the aisle to meet her son. Together father and her son gave LaShan away. The customized monogram aisle runner along with their monogramed toasting flutes ( a gift from us) was designed by Ten23 Designs.
The ceremony and reception were draped in shades of dark purple and lavender by Royalty Events. Angie’s Cakes provided the delicious cake.

The night was entertained with music from Footloose Entertainment

It was such a pleasure to work with LaShan, we wish her and Kelvin a long a happy marriage.

We now Present Mr. and Mrs. Ahmad Butler

It was the perfect day for Jessyca and Ahmad’s wedding at the Main Library on October 9th. Their ceremony took place on the third floor. The wedding party carefully decended down the staircase and took their places. Both of Jessyca’s parents escorted her to the alter. The ceremony was heartfelt and emotional as they exchanged their vows.

Their first dance as a married couple.

Their decor consisted of purple, crystals, hydrangeas.

I love grand exits with bubbles. They escaped in a limo and stayed at the Hyatt. A short time later the new Mr. and Mrs. Butlet were on their way to their new life in Japan.
The Recipe:
Wedding Planner: Made of Honor Weddings
Venue: Jacksonville Main Public Library
DJ: Y? Entertaiment
Linens: Royalty Events
Monogram: Ten23 Designs
Bartender: Catered Cocktails
Wedding Cake: Publix (Riverside)
Florist: Parker’s Events
Limo: Michael Glover
Make up: Lindsey Wirth
Happy Planning!

Real Weddings:Bobby and Leilani our "Wedding Wishes" Contest winners

Congratulations to Bobby and Leilani JONES!!!!!!! As you know we ran our “Wedding Wishes” Contest earlier this year. Leilani entered with their story written in fairy tale form you can see it here. Once we chose our lucky winner a date was set for September 27, 2009. We (the vendors) were off to give Leilani and Bobby a spectacular wedding.

What was the catch… the couple had no idea of what to expect. Everything was to be unveiled the day of the wedding.
The couple was asked to fill out a sheet listing, their favorite colors, their hobbies, and how they envision their wedding day. They weren’t allowed to discuss it with one another or show the other what they wrote. From this simple assignment, I took their love for diving and created an Underwater Fantasy theme. The day was beautiful. We arrived at the Queens Harbour around 1:30 pm to set up the decor. The bride and her bridal party arrived for the brides appointment with Casey Does Hair. Leesa Askew was providing her make up.Kelley from Kelley’s Bloom Room did an amazing job on the bouquets and floral decor. While the bridal party was getting ready we began transforming the dining room into the underwater fantasy with linens,lighting, starfish, seashells, and more. Before we knew it was showtime. I left my staff to make sure the little details were in place and made sure the guest were seated.
The beautiful aisle runner with the couples custom monogram was created by Customized Wedding Creations and shipped from New Jersey.
The bride chose her two sons to walk her down the long path to the aisle where her father awaited and blew a conch shell to announce the brides arrival. An old hawaiian custom.The ceremony was very touching as the couple chose to write their own vows and had a family friend officiate the wedding.The brides eleven year old cousin read a beautiful poem. They also decided to combine their union with the sand ceremony.
Once the ceremony was over, the guest enjoyed hors d’oeuvres while the wedding party and family took formal pictures with Corinna Hoffman.

When the guest entered they were in awe, the tables were draped in robin egg blue and white, each table setting had a menu with seashells adorned with various seashells, no two were the same. They each also had a small wooden blue and white box, inside they found chocolate seashells lying on a bed of sand (brown sugar).
It was finally time to announce for the first time Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jones!!!! The couple went into their first dance. The wedding party outlined the dance floor as we all watched the love that flowed between the two. The bride then danced with her father (who recently retired from 28 years of service) was dressed in his army dress blues. Suddenly the music came to a screeching halt and the Twist by Chubby Checker blarred from the speakers. Leilani and her sisters (her Matron of Honor and bridesmaid) all surrounded their father and begin doing the twist, what was the shock was her father took it down to the floor. LOL!  Milton from McGee Entertainment provided the musical entertainment throughout the evening.
It was time to cut the cake provided by Metro Custom Cakes. Trish and her husband Steve Mullican did a fantastic job. The cake table was decorated with seashells and blue orchids and lights. The evening came to an ended when the couple drove away in the stretched limo courtesy of Actionville Limo and was retired at the one bedroom suite at the Homewood Suites by Hilton.

To see more pictures click here
Special thanks to the rest of the Wedding Wishes Team

Real Weddings Sneak Peak: Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jones

Our Wedding Wishes Contest Winners Bobby and Leilani were married on September 27th at the Queens Harbour. Everything turned out spectacular. I am sure it was hard for Bobby and Leilani, once they were notified that they had won the contest they were informed of the rules and stipulations. They were allowed to choose their colors, food choices, flavors of their cake, and tuxedo’s but everything else was a surprise. They did not get to see anything until the day of their wedding. Can you imagine…lesson here… trust your planner and your vendors. I chose an “Underwater Theme” based on the couples love of diving.

I would personally like to thank my vendor sponsors for helping make Leilani and Bobby’s dreams come true.
Queens Harbour
Corinna Hoffman
Collab Creation Films
Metro Custom Cakes
Kelley’s Bloom Room
Its Everything but the dress
Royalty Events (Linens)
Customized Wedding Creations
McGee Entertainment
Actionville Limo
Leesa Askew
Casey Does Hair
Homewood Suites by Hilton (St. Johns)
You all did an outstanding job. I can not begin to brag enough. It was my greatest pleasure working with an amazing team. Stay tuned, this is just a teaser…I will post full details soon.

Real Weddings: I give you Deon and Kimberly Aiken!

I would like to officially wish Kimberly and Deon a happy marriage. They were married on August 8th at the Friday Musicale.Just as promised here are the pictures, provided by Elizabeth Howard of Indigo Photos . As you can see Kimberly chose poole blue, silver and white. It was a fantastic wedding and ran rather smoothly.

The Recipe:
The greatest wedding planner of all time: Made of Honor Weddings
Linens: Royalty Events
DJ: M.Y.T.E. Enterprises
Flowers by Aunt Stephanie, no really its her Aunt