Over the weekend, I made a trip down south to see two amazing people tie the knot in St. Augustine, Florida.
I feel like I could write an entire series on these two, as they are so incredibly perfect for each other. But for times sake, I am going to try to condense it all down to a single blog post!
Katie is one of my dearest friends I met back in high school. We ended up going to the same college, and living together for two years at the University of South Florida. She was a bridesmaid in our wedding, and we have remained very close, despite the thousands of miles currently between us.
When Katie met John a few years ago, I could tell that she was instantly smitten. She was always a very smiley and happy person, but somehow her smile grew even bigger after they started dating. It only took a few times of meeting him before I thought they would end up being husband and wife, and I couldn’t wait to be there in person to celebrate their nuptials!
The wedding festivities began after their rehearsal dinner at an Irish pub called Meehan’s. The bride comes from an extremely (proud) Irish heritage, and we all had a blast kicking the weekend off with lots of spirits and laughs.
It was also fun for me to reunite with some old high school and college friends, as well as the girls I met at Katie’s Bachelorette Party!
The bride said her goodbyes around 11 p.m. and I knew the next time I saw her she would be walking down the aisle.
The O’Sheaton Wedding
Around 4 p.m. on a cool and sunny Sunday afternoon, a group of loved ones gathered at The White Room in Downtown St. Augustine.
If you have never been to this area before, it is absolutely gorgeous and is famous for being the country’s oldest city! Scott actually took me here for my 25th birthday, but I never got around to blogging about it. Anyways, I love this area and definitely want to return again with my groom!
Everything about Katie + John’s wedding was adorable.
I could tell they spent a lot of time on the little details and it was neat to see everything come together before the ceremony began.
As expected, Katie looked incredible walking down the aisle. As the two exchanged their vows, I was surrounded by sniffles and would be lying if I said some of them weren’t coming from me.
They walked back down the aisle to Bruno Mar’s “Treasure” and that’s when we knew the party had begun.
I loved this venue and the fact that it was somewhat of a destination wedding. If I had to plan my wedding all over again, I might just consider this place and area.
(Can you believe Katie and I used to be nannies for this one?!)
Everything about the space was charming, and I loved how they kept the decorations simple, yet stunning.
Knowing how a wedding day can go by in the blink of any eye, I tried to leave the couple to eat in peace, but couldn’t help but to grab the bride for a quick hug and photo.
There was a buffet of a delicious variety of meats, vegetables, and rice, but my favorite part was definitely the mashed potato bar!
As we finished up dinner, we listened to the speeches and watched a very special video John made as a surprise wedding gift.
It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen and I just might share it with you tomorrow, if I get permission. Their wedding was so much fun!
The DJ played a great mix of party music for the young and old, and everyone had a great time busting moves and creating havoc in and out of the photo booth.
As the night came to a close, it hit me that Katie is one of the last of my bridesmaids to get married. All of my girls are officially grown up!
Being an afternoon wedding, we had plenty of time to continue the celebrations outside the venue for a few more hours.
Even though Scott wasn’t able to join me, I am so glad I got to fly down and spend the weekend with such special people. A big congratulations going out to the bride and groom!
We are so happy for you!