Clever wedding decoration idea to match your wedding colors and coordinate your table center pieces for a Florida tropical theme include painting actual fruit.
Every bride I serve has a different vision for her wedding day. This article evolved after many requests for assistance in locating key bridal accessories such as costume (also called reproduction) jewelry, accessories or gifts completing the bride’s carefully constructed vision.
Wedding Jewelry Ideas for Everyone – Who Should Read This Article?
- If you’re seeking a piece of statement jewelry outrageously gorgeous to complete your wedding ensemble…..
- If you want to look like you paid huge money for your gorgeous wedding accessories but really didn’t…….
- If you’re a fan of movies, Golden Era or modern/contemporary celebrities or otherwise…
- If you want to buy your soon to be mother-in-law a gift that will knock her socks off and finally get that scowl off her face….
- If you want to give your almost husband a wedding gift singular in design and taste…..
Filthy Rich serves up delightful jewels and accessories so splendid that to call them costume jewelry is like calling Wolfgang Puck a kitchen jockey. These are fabulous and AFFORDABLE reproductions of jewelry owned by film stars and popular celebrities both from yesterday and today. Whether your personal style drifts towards the Golden era of Hollywood (Must-See: Marilyn Monroe Eternity Band) or are inspired by a new generation of celebrity (Must-See: Sienna Miller Ribbon Ring), you’ll enjoy a wide range of options with surely some of them speaking directly to you.
Okay let’s face it? Most of us mortals can’t afford the real deal, and honestly, even if we could, when realistically would we be able to wear it again except for very special occasions. Even Jackie Kennedy didn’t do that. Did you know that she had all her uber expensive jewelry recreated as reproductions so she could wear them whenever she wanted without having to worry about losing or damaging them? Moreover when Tiffany’s was creating the reproductions they used exactly the same raw materials as what you’ll find in Filthy Rich. Yup! These are no ordinary baubles you buy at a department store, wear twice and then suffer the green finger consequences of cheap plating. Filthy Rich uses top end processes and raw materials like Rhodium to create their jewels giving you a long lasting finish so you can cherish your beautiful piece ad infinitum.
What I truly loved about the Filthy Rich shop though was the people behind the counter. Not only were they knowledgeable about their products (the history behind the piece, their fantastic warranty, ability to suggest matching pieces,) they were invested in your vision and making it come true, hearing your ideas then catalyzing them into tangible solutions that really capture exactly what you’re trying to achieve.
- Bachelorette parties – work with them to plan your event. Start your night at Filthy Rich with all your girls in one place so you can finalize your ensemble then head out for the next adventure.
- They help you style your wedding look after your favorite celebrity pulling from their “Inspired By” series.
- Huge variety of Golden Era (Old Hollywood) stars including reproductions from movies like Roman Holiday, Gone with the Wind,etc.
- Contemporary celebrity reproductions
- Bridal series collections that includes engagement rings, wedding rings, necklaces, cuff links, tie tacks – many items with matching or complimentary pieces.
- Elvis collection – they work directly with Elvis’ long time jeweler to create direct reproductions from his jewelry collection.
- Style your wedding ensemble to match a color scheme or theme (Gatsby theme aficionados will drool over the pieces to match this leitmotif.
- Jackie Kennedy collection – licensed by the Kennedy Foundation, Filthy Rich joins only a handful of organizations in the US allowed to reproduce her signature jewelry and these two stores in St. Augustine are the only providers in St. Johns county authorized to sell her collection.
- A short list of other film star collections you’ll find are: Marilyn Monroe collection, Veronica Lake Collection, Vivien Leigh Collection, and still a wider range includes licensed collections from films such as Twilight, True Blood and Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Shopping options: Stop by either store for personalized assistance or shop directly within their Facebook page (Filthy Rich of St. Augustine.)
- Setting up special surprise events – they recently set up a proposal scenario for a fellow to pop the question in the store. The bride stumbled across her own photo next an engagement ring displayed in the case.
- Great Hollywood collectibles like actual framed celluloid cells from movies, action figures and the like.
- Tiaras to fit every style (okay maybe not Lady Gaga but just about everybody else.)
Filthy Rich – Quality Reproduction Jewelry, Accessories and Memorabilia
KING STREET STORE LOCATION
41-B King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
CHARLOTTE STREET STORE LOCATION
84 Charlotte Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
**Special thanks extended to Dan McBride, owner and the incomparable, Ana Rosa for educating me about their products and services so I could write this article.
That Wedding Lady
Serving Jacksonville, FL – St. Augustine, FL – Amelia Island, FL – Orange Park, FL
Duval – St. Johns – Nassau – Clay
There are so many cute ideas I see at ceremonies I perform. A growing trend is individual treats rather than one large or multi tiered traditional cakes. Here are three example ideas of alternative desserts to serve at your event.
Check out this three tier cake pop display I found on Amazon in white. It’s perfect!
Getting a facial or a massage is one of the nicest things you can do for yourself, especially if you’re looking to pamper yourself right before your wedding. The feeling of sure, strong fingers rubbing delicious emollients into your thirsty skin literally melts away worries and anxieties. Usually a luxury too expensive to enjoy on a regular basis, there is one resource local to Jacksonville, Florida that is a game changer.
This post profiles Heritage Education’s spa services where advanced students ply their craft to obtain required hours to complete their curricula. The spa offers facials and massages; you choose from a variety of options they offer.
While most spas charge from $60-120 for these services, you’ll find a range of choices from $32-45 for full services usually 55 minutes long. What a deal! Moreover, the quality of service is as professional as this blogger has received at a regular day spa for about 1/3 the price.
Let me say that again.
You can get an hour long facial of the same quality and same professionalism as a mainstream spa for only $32!!!
If you’re not into facials, opt for a massage. They offer several flavors to choose from,eg, Shiatsu, sports, deep tissue, etc. Again, the price is ridiculously lower than a regular day spa. The service received is absolutely comparable to that at any area spa I’ve encountered. I’m loathe to ever pay inflated spa prices again as a result of patronizing Heritage.
Additionally, it is this blogger’s opinion that the service was of a higher quality as these providers are at the start of their careers…ergo, they are trying harder. Your complete satisfaction means something to them.
Brides should visit the spa about one week before the wedding. Get a massage. Have a facial. Let all those wonderful ingredients they apply do their magic, and on your wedding day, you’ll be glowing and gorgeous.
Tucked away on the Southpoint-Salisbury office park campus where JTB meets Belfort Rd, it’s fairly convenient to get to. Call to make an appointment and get directions.
Everyone wants to be beautiful and feel relaxed when the big day rolls around. Heritage Education’s Spa is an affordable, deliciously wonderful way to make you sparkle and smile.
The Spa at Heritage
4130 Salisbury Rd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32216
This morning I performed a commitment ceremony for the two most adorable senior citizens. Pension payouts and other financial concerns means they can’t get married. That didn’t stop these two lovebirds. From the 22nd floor in her senior center apartment, with two friends attending and another snapping pictures, Liz and Elijah made beautiful promises of love and loyalty to each other overlooking the downtown skyline.
Folks, making dreams come true is the reason I do this job.
Beach wedding ceremonies are such a joy to perform. What could be better than a cute beach wedding arch resplendent with seashell adornments and sounds of waves crashing in the background?
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Conch shells, orchids and starfish adorned this beach theme wedding at the seaside. These were the table centerpieces.
Wedding arch on the beach decorated with seashells is oh-so-adorable for your romantic seashore wedding.
That Wedding Lady getting ready to perform a beach wedding ceremony in St. Augustine, FL.
Beach wedding arch with pews all set up on the beach waiting for its bride and groom.
A beach wedding arch which has no arch is actually called a “pergola.”
Beach wedding arch or a pergola wedding arch all decorated with seashells for a creative and unique look.
The beach wedding arch closeup detail with seashell decorations.
This is a photo of the beach wedding sand pouring unity after the ceremony.
Cute beach wedding decorations
Chautauqau Beach House, St. Augustine, FL is a beach home rental so once I’ve obtained the contact info for them from the bride I will put them here.
The Chautauqua Beach House was a fantastic location in St. Augustine. You could view the beach wedding ceremony location 150 yards away down on the beach from the porch. This was very convenient for timing since caterers and DJs can keep visual tabs on client progress and execute tasks based on what they see. The parking was a tough situation though. You’re best bet will be to tell guests to park one block west of A1A and walk over. (Seriously…you will be thankful I gave you this tip. Parking was a problem.)
A closer look at the tables. Client rented tables, chairs and benches which were delivered and set up.
Wedding arch for a romantic beach wedding where I was the wedding officiant in Jacksonville Beach, FL located in Duval County.
Wedding ceremonies at the Haskell Building in downtown Jacksonville, FL (Duval County) located directly on the St. John’s river are always fun to do. The location is spectacular and it’s the only venue directly on the riverbank; it has the best view of Jacksonville from this perspective. With a gorgeous arch outside and a fabulous deco inspired setting inside, you couldn’t ask for a more lovely location to take your vows.
The extremely capable Karen Fritts runs the RiverFront Cafe which is the event arm for the facility and is just delightful to work with. A true pro, she oversees the management of your event leaving you to focus on more important things (like getting beautified.) For contact details, scroll down below the pictures (and make sure you let them know you found them here at That Wedding Lady.)
The Haskell Building
RiverFront Cafe & Catering
111 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Karen Fritts, Catering Manager
That Wedding Lady
Jacksonville, FL – St. Augustine, FL – Amelia Island, FL
Beach weddings offer a plethora of photography ideas but one of the best is getting each of you with your special date written in the sand. The only problem with this is it isn’t easy to do. Sticks gouge the sand piling the extra up on each side of the character you are writing. Grrr…
Here is the easiest way to get your wedding date, special message, bride and groom label “written” in the sand so you can get that perfect photo. Buy some children’s plastic numbers and simply (and neatly) press them into the sand. I found these at Amazon but I’m pretty certain you can find them in the dollar store too.