I never thought I’d be so happy for Monday morning to arrive! Last Friday, we shared photos from Stephanie & Dave’s rehearsal dinner at the Lightner Museum and all weekend we’ve been so anxious to post photos from their gorgeous St. Augustine wedding!
This wedding included so many incredible details that there was no way we could cover it in one blog post, so today we are going to share some of the pre-ceremony photos. The first part of the wedding was at the Bayfront Mansion House, a beautifully appointed 3-story mansion just two blocks away from the Castillo de San Marcos. The girls stayed at the mansion and had hair and makeup down by the fabulous Faythe Mesic, who was assisted by Sonia Garza. Faythe created this amazing hairstyle for Stephanie that was chic and elegant and perfectly added to the vintage look that Stephanie wanted for the wedding day! Stephanie added the sweetest little hair clip to complete the look! The bouquets and boutonnieres were done by Celebrations and added a pop of color to the wedding. I really adored the green orchids! They were so unique and vibrant!
If you can’t tell by the images below, we really LOVED all of Stephanie’s wedding attire and accessories. She wore a very delicate, vintage-looking dress from Love, A Bridal Boutique. She said that when she selected her veil, she looked for the oldest looking one she could find. I love it! I was so in awe of her necklace from Erica Koesler’s collection (also available at Love) and her precious handbag from an Etsy store in Australia. Stephanie & Dave’s beautiful rings were custom-designed by dimend Scaasi in Chicago and included a beautiful inscription. But the showstopper was her totally rockin’ Badgley Mischka shoes! HOTNESS!!
The guys stayed just a short walk away at the St. George Inn in historic downtown St. Augustine. Matt met up with the guys for some photos, including a “Reservoir Dogs” inspired shot of the guys walking down the street. One of my favorites is of the guys jumping. It’s funny because I know that Matt couldn’t have convinced them to do it, so they must have come up with the idea themselves! They were a hilarious group of guys! So silly, but a bunch of sweethearts! And though the girls had a great time hanging out at the stunning mansion, I’m a little jealous of Matt because the guys were hanging out at Stogies, one of my favorite places in St. Augustine, enjoying cigars before the wedding. Guys get to do all the cool stuff! : )
Horse-drawn carriages from Country Carriages picked up the girls and guys at their respective locations to bring them to the ceremony at the Llambias House. Tomorrow we’ll share some photos from their gorgeous Llambias House garden wedding and the Bayfront Mansion reception photos will be posted on Wednesday along with information about the live band Think Big, an amazing cake creation by Sweet Weddings, and reception setup by St. Johns Illuminations.
Be sure to check out Parts II and III here:
Ceremony at the historic Llambias House
Reception at the Bayfront Mansion House
For now, we hope that you enjoy Part I of Stephanie & Dave’s wedding day!