We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the 2017 workshops than being in St. Augustine with so many of our industry friends. The energy throughout the day made it an unforgettable ending to amazing year of workshops. Casa Monica Resort & Spa and The Treasury on the Plaza hosted us for a full day of education and we are so thankful to have spent time in one of the oldest cities. Lindsay and Michelle of Coastal Celebrations played with the venue’s historic architecture and lush tropical gardens to create the ultimate glam vibe. Coastal Celebrations also teamed up with Kaleigh of Méldeen, who created all event signage. Both Coastal Celebrations and Méldeen pulled in hues of dark green, gold, and burgundy into their designs. We especially loved the use of gilded boxes for signage.
Rentals from St Johns Illuminations and A Chair Affair created a super glam look and feel for the stage setup. The velvet chair (A Chair Affair) was the perfect piece to pair with the pink roses (Tula Rose Events) and drape (St Johns Illuminations). Check out more of the glam details captured by Monarch Studio below!
Beyond all of the stunning details, a few of our closest friends spoke. Our pro panel made up of local Florida pros — Sheri Meyers (The Pastry Studio), Jakayla and Jay Rivers (The Rivers Photography), Ann Taylor (A Chair Affair) and Cassidy Thompson (Thompson Photography Group)— provided their insights and advice. We also go to learn Amy Shey Jacobs of Chandelier Events (How To Be Your Own PR Machine), Kristi Drago-Price of Editor’s Edge (Curating your Brand Presence + Social Media Photos & Hashtags 101), and Brian Worley of Bold Events and Design (Next Level Event Design And Valuable Lessons Learned Along the Way). They gave us the tools to help take our businesses to the next level.
One of the attendees shared how much the day meant to her and our hearts were as full as her heart. Her passion to take her business to the next level inn 2018 is what our workshops are all about —continuing to better the wedding industry together.
We took a break and enjoyed lunch in the beautiful outdoor space at Casa Monica Resort & Spa. What’s better than hanging poolside and networking with other industry pros?!
Just as we were wrapping up the inspiring education portion of the day a group of pirates (Krewe of the 13) took us to The Treasury on the Plaza for cocktails and good eats (Purple Olive). We loved it all at the cocktail party including the white floral linens (Nuage Designs), photo booth fun (Smile Fish Photo Booth), and the music thanks to our talented friend (DJ Jacob Co).
We ended the night with a festive ride on the Old Town Trolley getting an up close view of the Nights of Lights tour in St. Augustine! Seeing millions of tiny white lights was the most magical way to end the St. Augustine Workshop. We most definitely felt the love all day long.
A VERY special thank you to all our amazingly talented friends who made this day happen!
Event Sponsor: St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach on Florida’s Historic Coast | Planner: Coastal Celebrations | Venue & Catering: Program (+Breakfast & Snack + Lunch): Casa Monica Resort & Spa | Venue + Bar : Cocktail Reception: The Treasury on the Plaza | Catering: Cocktail Reception- Food: Purple Olive | Event + Headshot Photography: Monarch Studio | Videographer: Brady Bigalke Films | Couch + Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair | Linen Rentals : Nuage Designs | Stage and Pipe & Drape Rentals: St Johns Illuminations | Floral- Breakfast + Lunch: Jade Violet Wedding & Event Floral Boutique | Floral- Program (Casa Monica) + Cocktails (Treasury): Tula Rose Events | AV/Lighting/DJ: DJ Jacob Towe | Logo Cutout: Dogwood Blossom Stationery | AV: Sight & Sound Productions | Beauty: Onsite Muse | Photo Booth (Treasury): Smile Fish Photo Booth | Trolley: Old Town Trolley Tours | Pirates: Krewe of the 13 | Transportation: Jax Black Car | Stationery + Design: Méldeen | Snapchat Filter: Méldeen