(click to enlarge storyboard)
Katie and Grant's ceremony and reception were held at the Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra. Platinum Digital Video loves Ponte Vedra. That is where Jeff and I got married 9 years ago and I just really like being near the beach.
One of the first things that we noticed as we drove past the gate and along the road to the club, were all the trees. They were left to canopy over the road and it seemed quiet and serene. We got there early (we always get there early when the wedding is a couple of hours from home). So I was able to look around and scope out where we would set up. The reception area was set up with a pretty yellow theme. Then as the bridesmaids arrived they were dressed in flowing, light yellow dresses that seemed to match the theme just perfectly, yellow like the sun and breezy like the sea air. When Katie arrived everyone was excited and all worked together to get her dress steamed and perfect. Katie was helped into her dress by her bridal party and Mom. She was filled with smiles and laughter and was naturally happy with how gorgeous her long blond hair looked in waves and curls, and a veil.
The little flower girls were very sweet and funny. They were bursting with excitement and very happy to talk to the camera whenever possible (see the short wedding teaser video above). Then as the time came for me to go and set up with Jeff for the ceremony, Katie said a message to Grant. Then I hurried off to find Grant and he also gave the sweetest message to Katie, (these are in the full length video).
The wedding ceremony was held outside overlooking an incredible marsh (see the large picture in the storyboard). Katie and Grant said their own vows which pretty much melted the heart of anyone listening. These are included in the short film above. The ceremony was to the point and quickly it was time for the kiss, the announcement and the joyous exit. Pictures were taken over looking the marsh. The photographers were great to work with...super easy-going and professional, and kept the photo session relaxed and fun.
Introductions were flawless and then went right into the first dance, "Stay with You," by John Legend. The rest of the night was a fun party with great food and a DJ (Carlton) who understood the mood and kept the party going right to the end of the night. The toasts left not a dry eye in the house, the cake was a tower of adorable cupcakes and the last dance of the evenig was the Black Eyed Peas' cover of Dirty Dancing's "Time of My Life."
Here is a list of the vendors, provided to me by Katie (she added a couple of her own notes too):
Ceremony & Reception Venue (food, bar, setup of ceremony and reception decor/tables/chairs, coordination of ceremony and reception, etc)
Marsh Landing Country Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Chiavari Chair Rental
Kirby Rentals http://www.kirbytent.com/
Julie Cate Photography
Videographer (That's us!!)
Platinum Digital Video
A Fantasy in Flowers
Carlton @ McGee Entertainment
Klara @ Ten Salon (LOVE her - she did hair for me, 4 of the 5 bridesmaids, my mom and the officiant!)
The Bridal Shop at The Avenues
Nicole C. Vinson, Esq. (personal friend - I was the officiant to marry her and her husband a few years ago)