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This two story, rustic beauty sits right on King Street, which is super close to St. George Street and other venues such as Casa Monica, the White Room, etc. The inside is gorgeous, but the courtyard really completes it with beautiful lights and rustic wood doors.

I photographed a beautiful wedding for James and Kim, who live in Chicago but were getting married down here in St. Augustine. They were both just so happy to be marrying each other and starting the rest of their beautiful lives together. Being as thought it was a destination wedding, they had quite a few people who came in to celebrate. They had used some of their own decorative touches to make the space their own.

 

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Kim was able to have her and her bridesmaids getting ready right there at the Government House. They had a gorgeous suite that everyone got to use to get ready. James got ready elsewhere but showed up with his groomsmen for pictures before their wedding ceremony.

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James and Kim decided to do a first look right there in the courtyard. We decided to do the first look right in front of the beautiful oak tree towards the back of the courtyard.

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Then it was time for the ceremony. The guys came out of the side of the building into the courtyard while the bridesmaids lined up outside the gate to walk down the aisle. Kim chose to walk herself down the aisle. She was beautifully radiant!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this article about the beautiful Government House. If you’re interested in getting married or hosting any part of your wedding day here, be sure to contact them for more information.

Also, be sure to check out the articles in this series. I will continue to update this post, as well as the others, with updated links as we go throughout the next few weeks highlighting some of my favorite venues in beautiful St. Augustine, FL.

Back in June, I had the pleasure of being the photographer at the Casa Monica wedding tasting. It was SO nice to work with Erin and Caroline again! The Casa Monica Ball Room was decorated with some of the most beautiful wedding decor for their winter brides to view and, of course, the DELISH food was there for them to eat. Here are my favorite photos from the day.

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One of my favorite vendors of the night was Green Diva. Kathy, who founded and owns the first eco friendly bridal jewelry company, was so sweet. She brought a gift of mints around to all of the vendors at the show and introduced herself to every one. Green Diva is an eco friendly jewelry company that just launched their bridal line which is absolutely beautiful. I posted a few pictures from her booth below. I’ve also included a video below of her talking about her company, being eco friendly, and her jewelry. Enjoy!

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Ok, so there are going to be 4 parts. This is the last of the photos I’m going to post but I wanted to finish posting some of the detail photos. The vendors at the wedding show were just fabulous. You can check out a list of vendors below.

Venues

The Metropolitan Club (see Jillian Dodge) 312.876.3200

Jewelers

Green Diva Jewelry (see Kathy! She’s super sweet and is completely eco friendly!) 586.350.0311

Linens

BBj Linen (see Alicia Blumer) 847.933.5212

Florists

Scarlet Petal-773.486.0904

Designers

Botanicals (see Jesse) 773.269.3142 x117

Invitations and Paper

All Things Paper (see Jackie) 847.882.8142

Spilled Ink Press-773.754.7331

Event Planners

Just Say Yes Events (see Barbara Medina) 312.208.7833

Simply Perfect by Melissa (see Melissa Phillips) 312.576.7910

Kehoe Designs (See Chelsea Polk) 312.421.4622

Rentals

M&M (See Derrick Taylor) 60.871.9999

Revs

Rent-a-Rev (See Jim Rehnberg) 847.854.1230

Cakes, Pastries, and Candies

Sarah’s Pastries & Candies (see Sarah Levy)

Ice Sculpters

Nadeau’s Ice Scupltures-708.366.3333

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