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!

How to Get The Most out Of Your Engagement Session

Here are a I have read that some brides feel the engagement session is unnecessary and cheesy. Oh Contraire!! Usually, your photographer offers a free engagement session with your photography package. This gives you and the photographer a “feel” for one another. This is the time to see how your photographer works, attitude, how they will direct you ,pose you and  your comfort level.Engagement shoot by Cloud 9 Studios in Downtown,  Jacksonville, FL

Get the most out of your engagement session, schedule your hair and make up trials for the same day. Have them change up the look just a bit so your wedding hair and make up will be different than your pictures. Afterwards continue your night. Go enjoy a date night with your future husband. a tradition that we recommend you keep up once you become Mr. and Mrs. 1395336_10200994006197161_1036332019_nMeet Shanelle and Tony. We are having a blast planning their spring wedding. Sarah Dial of Cloud Nine Studios shot some great shots in downtown Jacksonville. We scheduled Shanelle’s hair and make up trial for the same day and discussed some awesome ideas for their engagement shoot that will be utilized on their wedding day. We can’t wait to see the rest of these sexy shots.

Photographer: Cloud 9 Studios, LLC

Location: Downtown, Jacksonville, FL

Make Up Artist: Artistry by Erin

Hair: The Key To Glam (Danelle Wood)