Natural Outdoors Wedding Ceremony in Spring

Spring wedding ceremonies outdoors in Treaty Oaks Park in downtown Jacksonville, FL are so pretty. Home to the oldest tree in Jacksonville (more than 200 years) its branches spread out far and wide, and are so long and heavy that many rest directly on the ground. To give you perspective, this tree is larger than an office building.

Wedding officiant in Treaty Oaks

Hey! Miley stole my signature look.

Spring wedding ceremony

Treaty Oaks Park Wedding Ceremony

Spring into marriage

Spring colors exploding with pastels.

A Sweet Evening with Two Brides

On a beautiful evening I married two lady loves on the pool deck at the Crowne Royal on Jacksonville, FL’s southbank in downtown on the shores of the St. John river. Congratulations dear friends!!

Sand pouring ceremony

Sand pouring ceremony

Gay wedding-Two brides

Beach Wedding Happiness

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 and orchids

Conch shells, orchids and starfish adorned this beach theme wedding at the seaside. These were the table centerpieces.

Wedding arch for beach

Wedding arch on the beach decorated with seashells is oh-so-adorable for your romantic seashore wedding.

That Wedding Lady Beach Wedding

That Wedding Lady getting ready to perform a beach wedding ceremony in St. Augustine, FL.

Benches and wedding arch set up on the beach.

Beach wedding arch with pews

Beach wedding arch with pews all set up on the beach waiting for its bride and groom.

Seaside wedding arch

Beach wedding arch also called a pergola.

A beach wedding arch which has no arch is actually called a “pergola.”

Beach Wedding Arch

Pergola Wedding Arch with Seashells

Beach wedding arch or a pergola wedding arch all decorated with seashells for a creative and unique look.

Wedding arch on the beach - close up of shell decorations.

Wedding arch on the beach – close up of shell decorations.

The beach wedding arch closeup detail with seashell decorations.

Sand Pouring Unity for Beach Weddings

Sand Pouring Unity at Your Beach Wedding

This is a photo of the beach wedding sand pouring unity after the ceremony.

Cute decoration for beach weddings

Beach wedding decoration tip

Cute beach wedding decorations

Chautauqua Beach House

Chautauqua Beach House, St. Augustine Beach, FL was host to the bride and groom over the weekend and where the reception was held.

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.)

Seashells and orchids were the table decorations at this beach wedding.

Cute beach wedding reception table decorations

A closer look at the tables. Client rented tables, chairs and benches which were  delivered and set up.

The Haskell Building – Wedding Venue Spotlight

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.)

Haskell Building Arch

Haskell Building Arch – Myra and Jason

Haskell Building Fountain

Haskell Building Fountain in Downtown Jacksonville, FL on Riverside Drive.

Haskell Building

Jacksonville’s The Haskell Building

The Haskell Building
RiverFront Cafe & Catering
111 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Karen Fritts, Catering Manager
904-249-9440
karen@jaxcatering.com
www.jaxcatering.com

 

That Wedding Lady
www.weddingofficiantjacksonvillefl.com
904-583-6688
Jacksonville, FL – St. Augustine, FL – Amelia Island, FL

Wedding Locations & Venues Spotlight – the Keeler Property

The Keeler Property is a wedding venue location idea in west Jacksonville (and I do mean west.) It’s so worth the drive though. A fantastically gorgeous property situated on a plat of land with a rustic barn, reception hall, large pond, small pond, photography platform and tons of space.

The Keeler Property
17225 Normandy Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL, 32234
(904) 342-0012

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Rustic Barn for Wedding Ceremonies

Rustic Barn for Wedding Ceremonies in west Jacksonville, FL. The Keeler Property

Reception Hall for Wedding Ceremonies on The Keeler Property

Reception Hall for Wedding Ceremonies on The Keeler Property

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Keeler Property Reception Hall Interior

Keeler Property Reception Hall Interior

Keeler Property Reception Hall Interior

Table Set Up Option in the Reception Hall on The Keeler Property

  • Wedding ceremonies take place in a rustic barn open at both ends and sitting over a small pond. It has a photography platform on one end perfect for post wedding photography and lending itself to creative photos.
  • Tons of parking (on grass and also a concrete section for handicapped needs)
  • Faux barn reception hall. Painted red and white the structure mimics a larger barn and can house a huge party. Open also a both ends and big enough to drive vehicles through.
  • Complete kitchen for catering with doors closing it from the main area.
  • Beautifully appointed women’s and men’s restrooms.
  • 2 room bridal preparation suite

Note – There is also another structure on the property in the same general region as the ceremony barn which matches the decor of the reception hall. It is actually the property owner’s home but well out of the way of the action and naturally groomed to fit in with the surroundings. I have met the owner before and he’s a delightful person who capitalized on an opportunity to offer something out of the ordinary in wedding ceremony locations.

That Wedding Lady – www.weddingofficiantjacksonvillefl.com – 32256 – 904-583-6688

And The Groom Wore

Photo and pictures of the groom, his best man and father of the groom in their finest tuxedo shirts at the wedding rehearsal the day before the wedding ceremony which we did at the Jacksonville Zoo in Jacksonville, FL.

Groom Tuxedo Tee Shirt

Groom Rehearsal Day Apparel

Best Man Tuxedo Shirt Clothes

The Best Man shows off his Tuxedo Shirt at the wedding rehearsal at the Jacksonville Zoo in FL.

Wedding clothes for grooms in a tuxedo shirt fashion.

Looking good in his tuxedo shirt, the groom models his wedding rehearsal tuxedo shirt the day before the wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Zoo in Jacksonville, Florida.