This St. Augustine wedding’s color palette might not be specifically patriotic themed, but the colors are close enough, and we are loving it! A palette of navy and burgundy with hints of blush give this romantic day a bit of bold elegance. Lindsay and Ezekiel turned to ELD favorite The Eventful Gals to help them create a beautiful day, and we think it’s safe to say that they were ecstatic with the result! The emotions felt through the images captured by Stout Studios will have you feeling like you were a a guest at this St. Augustine wedding day at The White Room, and we can’t wait for you to see all the beauty! Oh, and Lindsay is joining us to share her insight about her wedding planning- she has some excellent tips, so be sure to look for her responses!
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding.
I saw the Villa Blanca on Pinterest and that became my vision for what I wanted my wedding to be. Little did I know at the time how close it was to us, let alone in the city I frequently visited as a child. Once, I found out how close it was, it was a done deal.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We wanted people to have a good time. We have all been to weddings where you are waiting a long time for things to happen, you are starving and/or it takes hours for the bride and groom to reappear. We wanted to be part of all of it and we were able to be due to our Beyoncé (Francesca of the Eventful Gals) and our incredible vendor team. Also, we wanted our guests to be well fed and their drinks heavily poured.
GET THE VIDEO! It seems like a lot at the time, but my goodness it’s the best thing to have those memories.
What were your favorite parts of the day?
I’m so glad we had a great photographer and planner who encouraged us to do the first look. While the whole wedding was immensely emotional, I’m glad certain moment were kept between the two of us. Also, the final last dance, also highly recommended by our DJ and Francesca , tied everything up nicely and gave us a moment to appreciate all that had happened that day and look forward to all the adventures to come.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Hire the planner. It’s YOUR day. Enjoy it. And get the video. I watch it ALL THE TIME.
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Listen, I’m not the girl that planned her wedding since she was five. I genuinely thought millions of people get married every year how hard can it be to plan one. It’s stressful AF. I would have drowned had it not been for Francesca Cooper of The Eventful Gals. I had zero idea what I was doing. She’s fantastic, she listens to what you want and makes it happen. She thinks of things I didn’t know I needed or wanted. She also made sure what was important to me was included.
From Francesca of The Eventful Gals:
There are no words to explain my relationship with Lindsay. She waltzed into my office after booking one of the regions best photographers and basically gave me the reigns to the rest of her event. She wanted to incorporate her love for deep burgundy, navy and blush but also have a romantic non harsh feel. I think we accomplished just that. With the loss of Lindsays brother and Ezekiel’s guests traveling from the Philippines, there was no lack of emotions anywhere.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photography: Stout Studios // Venue: The White Room // Event Planning: The Eventful Gals // Floral: Tula Rose Floral & Events // Stationery: Heather O’Brien Design // Videography: Pine + Perfume // Wedding Cake: Sweet Weddings Cake Design // Hair + Makeup: Sarina Durden Beauty // Wedding Dress + Veil: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie