A Perfect Spring Day Wedding

We all know there is no such thing as a “perfect wedding”, but as I sit here reflecting on some of the best we’ve been a part of, this one comes as close as you can get! The venue, the planner, the flowers, the menu and most of all, the wedding couple…all exemplar.  The entire experience was comfortable, exquisite and fun all at the same time! Isn’t that the goal?

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Let’s start with the venue; the beautiful historic Ribault Club located on Fort George Island, Florida. The recently restored 1928 club was the perfect picturesque location for this beautiful spring day wedding. (Did I mention the Club is right on the water?)  As the 200 guests arrived in timely trollies, they were directed through the house to the back yard where they got a big, beautiful eyeful of the old oak tree the couple were to marry under. The guests were seated and the ceremony began.

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Oh, and the details! The planner, Sarah Anna Events sure does her job right! Every last detail from the seamless time line and traditional saber arch exit, to the cutesy sayings on strategically placed chalkboards and the Eco friendly bug spray for those pesky Florida bugs – everything had it’s own special place and purpose.  She, along side the amazing florist, Shea Hopely, known herself for her impeccable decorative eye and attention to detail, worked together to create a stage of varying shades of blushes and golds, accented with spring flowers and beautiful green garland. Perfect for this amazing couple on the this amazing day.

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My goodness, the MENU!! It was definitely right up our alley. A southern bistro inspired compilation of trendy meets tradition and comfort meets fun. We worked closely with the bride and groom to create a menu reflecting the couple, their vision and the overall feel of their big day. Local shrimp and grits topped with chorizo and red pepper jelly and sweet and salty candied bacon were just a couple tasty creations the guest would enjoy while being passed during cocktail hour.  On to dinner with a surf-n-turf meal, if you will, and plenty of southern inspired sides to compliment.

See entire menu here!

And who did they get to capture this all on film? The very talented Christina Karst! Snapping and capturing the most precious moments from the very beginning. Moments of love, friendship and pure joy! Not a single detail was left unphotographed; the dancing, the desserts, the sendoff, all forever recorded perfectly in time.

I leave you with the review this wonderful bride wrote on our behalf.  Yes, we are patting ourselves on the back a bit (we just love this couple so much!) but it shows what a bride truly appreciates from not only the caterer, but the entire group of vendors she trusts with her most important day. She just wanted perfect. Perfect for them. That was the goal and that’s what they got!

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“Hope and her team guided us through the planning process with such ease. I, as other brides may have mentioned, that Hope did a great job getting to know both my husband and I at our tasting – it felt very genuine and personable; which made our decision a no-brainer when we decided to go with D’Vine. From our initial meeting, she wanted to help us out in any way; whether that was guidance in picking out the menu, giving recommendations on what dishes go well with one another that were in season, overall decor and feel of the night; and working within our budget; whatever it was – she was attentive to our requests and ideas 100% of the time. Her staff was also very responsive through email communication leading up to our date, and especially with coordination the week of our wedding. The food and presentation were wonderful!

If you are looking for a vendor that truly will go above and beyond in making your day special, and the experience a breeze, I would highly recommend Hope and her staff!”

*All photographs provided by Christina Karst Photography.