11.25

Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday!

Hello Dear Friends! I hope this past holiday week was a sweet time for you and your families! For those of you who may be celebrating a new engagement, I wanted to share with you some deals that are going on this weekend! Typically, in the Wedding & Event Planning industry, sales and discounts RARELY happen, so use this weekend to see what your local creatives are offering and secure their services before missing out! To help you out, I have included a few of my dear friends in the industry and their offerings! AND even better, by supporting one of these businesses, you are supporting a small business, which means you are supporting a dream!  Happy Shopping!!

Heather O’ Brien Design

View More: http://amalieorrangephotography.pass.us/heatherobriendesignsets

CODE: BLACKFRIDAYFUN

Now thru Monday at midnight, when you purchase a wedding collection suite (50% deposit required), you can choose ONE of the following items for FREE!:
– Wax Seal for your Invitation OR
– Matching Menus OR
– Matching Escort Cards

AND I am offering free shipping on all orders! Hooray!

AND as if that wasn’t enough, I will also include a free wooden address stamp!

Y’ALL! This is approximately $275 for FREE!

Marble + Pine

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10% OFF all floral packages for any brides who book from 11/24 -11/30! Inquire directly to Marble + Pine to receive offer!

Treasury Rentals

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CYBER GIVEAWAY!!!

Enter to win 50% off any new 2018 rental order, up to $500 off. Please see their official rules on their website! GOOD LUCK!!

Casa de Perrin

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20% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS.

USE CODE “SMALLBIZ20” AT CHECKOUT.

Barre South

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Hey Charleston Brides! Looking to get into shape for the big day?!  This is the perfect opportunity for you! Our friends at Barre South are offering a 12 month contract for $100 a month! Ends today, no code necessary,follow the link to sign up!

Calligraphy by Cami

15% off your entire order! Contact directly!
(Ends Monday 11/27)

Wax Seals

Code: THANKYOU
20% off your order of $55 or more with the purchase of any Creative Community or Featured Collection Design!

Gracefully Made Art

Calligraphy & Design
20% off through Monday!
Code: BlackFriday
(no code necessary on etsy shop. Above code for website purchases!)

Esselle

Online Shop for the modern bride & hostess!
(some seriously gorgeous goodies!!)
Code: GratefulXO
25% off entire order

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11.10

Marisa & Josh, The White Room, St. Augustine, Florida

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This time last year, we were packing up and heading to St. Augustine to kick off a weekend of celebrations for Marisa & Josh. Marisa and Josh grew to know one another and fell in love through daily e-mails when Josh was away on a 7 month deployment. Josh reached out to Marisa just days before he deployed in hopes she would return his e-mail and much to surprise, she did and they have not looked back since! Not only is this weekend their one year anniversary, but it is also Veterans Day, a day where our country honors our military veterans. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of this special couple, we also would like to say THANK YOU.  Josh, thank you for the sacrifices you have made to serve and protect our country and Marisa, thank you for the unconditional support you have given Josh during his service.

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Marisa had Josh’s name tag from his Navy uniform sewn into her wedding dress, giving her dress even more meaning.  Marisa & Josh were married under the most beautiful birch Chuppah, designed by, Bonnie of Ruby Reds Floral.Following the ceremony, which was held in Villa Blanca of The White Room, guests were invited into the main ballroom for an evening of celebration!

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Marisa who has a deep passion and love for dance was an NFL Cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over half of her bridesmaids cheered along side her at some point in her life; From High School Cheer to Competitive Cheer  Teams to the NFL. With so many talented dancers in the wedding party, the dance floor was a buzz all night long!

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Marisa and Josh, thank you for allowing Simply Grace Events to walk along side you during such a special season in your lives. We will always consider y’all friends and can’t wait to see what is in store for the Power Family. (Maybe we should mention that Marisa & Josh are expecting a BABY BOY this spring!!)

Happy Anniversary Marisa & Josh! Cheers to many many more!

Venue: The White Room

Florals: Ruby Reds Floral

Wedding Dress: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection

Photographer: Devon Donahoo Photography

Videography: Nick Leonard Creative

Paper: Heather O’Brien Design

Entertainment: Mcgee Entertainment

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11.01

Holiday Mini Sessions, Jacksonville Florida

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It’s that time of year again! How it is even possible, I do not know! I love Christmas cards; love sending and receiving them AND I always leave them displayed in my home LONG after the holidays are over!! In the spirit of the impending holidays, I thought I would share with you some talented photographers in the Jacksonville area who are offering mini sessions! And it is the perfect excuse for me to share some of my favorite photos from my own families mini session last year, with Chandler Smith!

Ariel Rose Photography

$225| 20 minutes | 30 images

Dana Goodson Photography

$150 | 10 minutes | 5 Full Resolution Digital Images |St. John’s County

Jess Henderson Photography

$150 | 20 minutes | 15 edited images | 11/25  Amelia Island

Devon Donnahoo Photography

$300 | 30 minutes | 20 edited images | 12/15

Sarahdipity Photos

Non Styled Minis | $175 | 20 minutes |10+ edited images| one outfit| 11/4 Riverside Area

Holiday Styled Minis | $175 | 15 minutes | 10+ edited images | one outfit | 11/18 Riverside Area

Non-Styled Styled Mins | $175 | 20 minutes | 20+ edited images | one outfit| 11/8 Riverside Area

 

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10.25

Wedding Wednesday: Becky & Jonathan, Amelia Island, Florida

Becky & Jonathan were two of the most intentional people I have ever had the pleasure of working along side. They carefully selected each detail so that their love story would be on display.

Becky and her beautiful maids spent the morning at the Omni, Amelia Island as they had their hair and make up perfected by the talented ladies of Studio Bride.

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Becky & Jonathan shared in a “First Look” prior to the ceremony on property of the Omni, Amelia Island. The following breath taking photographs were captured prior to the ceremony before heading to Walker’s Landing.

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Many meaningful traditions were woven through the day of celebration. Prior to the ceremony, Becky and Jonathan, surrounded by their closest family as their witnesses, participated in the Ketubah signing, a Jewish marriage contract. The couple chose words that represented their commitment to each other and were displayed on their custom-made Ketubah.

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Becky and Jonathan also followed the Jewish wedding tradition of being married under the Chuppah. The Chuppah represented their first home as a married couple, open on all sides to welcome their community. They were joined under the Chuppah by their siblings and cousin. They stood under the same Chuppah that the grooms parents and grandparents were married under. The ceremony concluded  in the tradition of the  “Breaking of the glass,” symbolizing the finality of the marital covenant. This tradition serves as a reminder that even in the moment of unity, many parts of the world remain broken and that as they commit to one another, they also commit to building a more equitable and just world for all.

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After the ceremony, the couple welcomed their guests on to the deck of Walker’s Landing, over looking the marsh for signature cocktails;  “The Handsome Hasak” & “The Beautiful Becky” and Hors D’oeuvre’s that included a custom designed Oyster and Prosecco bar.

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Following Cocktail hour the guests were invited inside for dinner and an evening of dancing. The guests tables displayed organic, free form blooms designed by Chandler, of Marble + Pine and were accented with gold mercury votives and custom gold frames that displayed ombre water color table numbers designed by Heather O’Brien Design. A mix of etched glass and pink toned glasses accented the rustic head farm table.

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Following dinner guests joined the couple on the dance floor for an evening of dancing! Excitement, laughter, and celebration permeated Walker’s Landing. It was a a memorable evening that Simply Grace Events will soon not forget. Thank you Becky & Jonathan for inviting us into your beautiful love story.

Venue: Walker’s Landing, Amelia Island

Photography & Videography: Irrok Photography

Florals: Marble + Pine

Rentals: Luxe Party RentalsThe Treasury Rentals

Linens: BBJ Linens

Paper Goods: Heather O’Brien Design

Catering: Catering By Liz

Entertainment: The KTG Band

Ceremony Music: Wehner Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Studio Bride

Transportation: East Coast Transportation

Audio: First Coast Audio Visual

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