Villa Blanca Wedding
January 27, 2017 | Ann and Shannon
This gorgeous Villa Blanca wedding, at the White Room in St. Augustine, joined Ann, Shannon and his 2 teenage daughters in to one big family! Shannon, a veterinarian, met Ann while they were working at the same vet clinic. Ann was attending school to become a veterinarian herself, so they already found so many things in common!
From dating to Shannon’s romantic proposal, Ann knew she had found her perfect match! Christmas Eve, 2015, Shannon had planned a full day of “Florida” activities – including a day out on their boat in the Gulf. While they getting ready to return from sea, Shannon asked Ann if he could give her his Christmas gift early.
“He gave me a small box with various items. He explained, the box contained: a locket with a picture of my parents when they were dating (something old), my father’s ring (something borrowed), a bouquet wrap with my dog’s blue painted paw print and an M for her name (something blue), and a six pence for my shoe. I began crying immediately. By this time he was kneeling next to me. He removed a box from his pocket, a stunning emerald cut diamond – the something new.”
Even cuter, after the proposal, he logged the GPS coordinates so they could return to the exact spot of their engagement.
The Wedding Day
So here we were, planning the perfect day for their union, and Villa Blanca was the perfect place! Shannon’s two teenage daughters selected their bridesmaids gowns and stood along side Ann and Shannon to make their day truly a family union. During the ceremony, the even did a joint unity candle for all four of them!
The couple enjoyed dinner and a photo booth before dancing in to the evening! They departed Villa Blanca in a horse and carriage, with a surprise exit of checkered flags (a surprise for Shannon, since he is a racing fanatic!).
Venue: The White Room, Villa Blanca
Hair Stylist: Angela Byrd from Spoiled Beauties
Makeup Artist: Gemma B
Floral Design: Jade Violet
Second Photographer: Stephanie, KWP Masters
DJ: DJ Joey
Cake Artist: Sweet Weddings Cakes
Bridal Salon: Something New Bridal Boutique
Wedding Gown: Ella Rose
Videography: Elite Videography
Photo Booth: Flash by KWP