White lace and promises…
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We had the most wonderful, fun wedding this weekend! The bride and groom and all their friends and family were lovely and the weather was beautiful for both the ceremony and party afterwards. A good time was had by all!
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Location! Location! Location! There are so many beautiful spots to say your “I Do’s” at the Williams House. Our Private Affair Elopement package cover everything you will need for your special day. Pick the date and time and we’ll do the rest. The package is complete with wedding music-traditional Here comes the Bride or the beautiful classical song Canon in D by Pachebel, bridal bouquet of white or red roses, an officiate to perform the ceremony. We’ll even take pictures for you or you can use a professional photographer. We have many serene spots to choose from to say your vows- our large courtyard with huge live oak and koi pond is one. The traditional wagon wheel garden under a rose covered pergola and arch is one of our favorites-there’s a fountain there and a 500 yr old live oak as well. You can choose the front verandah or inside by the stained glass windows and stairs or the parlor fireplace. With so many options, you will have to join as a couple to make your first decision! Let us make your elopement dreams come true at the Williams House!
Some numbers are important, others unusual and occasionally they come together to form unique combinations. Such was this special day for Natalie and Michael when they were wed at the Williams House on Amelia Island on the special date of 11/11/11. Joined by 30 family and friends they were married on the Williams House front porch with Byron officiating on a cool but beautiful Friday afternoon. A reception followed in the back courtyard with lot’s of nice goodies prepared by Deborah, the Williams House chef and wedding coordinator. Georgeous seasonal flowers added fall color to the proceedings and a champagne toast to bride and groom was followed by traditional cake cutting. As usual Cinnamon was all around the Williams House entertaining children and seeking out crab cakes or other tasty morsels. Our best wishes to the bride and groom as they begin their new life together!
We have had so many weddings this fall that I decided to split it into two groups. The one pictured at left was a first, performed on the carriage in front of the Williams House . Normally carriages bring brides into the wedding, but in this case the carriage was the wedding venue. Another trend we are seeing is the use of cupcakes and cupcake stands in place of the traditional wedding cake, or used with just a cake topper above cupcakes. It does make cutting the cake a bit of a challenge, but eases the guests eating and taking home of leftovers from the cake. We have a couple of bakeries in town that are perfecting this approach. Cinnamon our resident cat is usually present for our weddings unless barred from the event due to allergies or issues with cats. He particularly enjoyed a recent event with (you guessed it) his favorite “shrimp” on the menu. I’ve noticed over the time I’ve performed weddings that the groom is often the one who gets a bit emotional at time of vow reciting, so I have started preparing them ahead of time for this potential. Unlike the bride who has invested hours studying, preparing, debating, reviewing and detailing her wedding, most grooms come in just ready to share in the moment and participate. So..when finally on our porch, dressed in tux with family and friends staring at him, his beautiful bride advancing up the aisle it all begins to register and it may be more difficult than he imagined just to repeat a few vows. Hence we try to give him a heads up and a bit of support at this special moment. Small or large we enjoy making weddings a special time for bride and groom and their families. Hope you enjoy these pictures.