Planning a wedding can be stressful. Use our guide to simplify the process, so you can focus on making the day memorable — and fun!
BLACK TIE FORMALS
420 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-9420
Black Tie Formals has wedding, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses in rich fabrics and flattering styles, as well as shoes, jewelry and gifts. Tuxedo rentals are available, along with same-day service, free groom’s tux package and delivery.
BRIDALS & MORE
12226 Beach Blvd., Southside, 434-6627, bridalsandmore.net
Family-owned-and-operated with more than 20 years of alteration experience, this shop offers a full line of gowns for the wedding party. Veils, accessories and tuxedo rental are also featured.
THE BRIDAL SHOP AT THE AVENUES
9365 Philips Hwy., Southside, 519-9900
Established in 1968, The Bridal Shop offers quality gowns for the bride, the mother and bridesmaids. Designers include Maggie Sotero, Paloma Blanco, Allure Walters, Casablanca and Impressions.
2037 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 744-9707
Located a half-mile south of Jacksonville University, Consignment Cottage carries new and gently worn bridal gowns, flower girls’ dresses, mothers’ dresses and other formals. Plus sizes are available, along with an extensive selection of veils, shoes, lingerie, handbags and jewelry.
9400 Atlantic Blvd., Regency, 724-0909
9990 Southside Blvd., Shoppes at The Avenues, Jacksonville, 519-8933
With a large selection of gowns in a range of sizes, David’s Bridal offers formal wear for the entire wedding party.
DREAM WEDDINGS & HONEYMOON AT THE WEDDING LOFT
3921 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 858-7006, jacksonvilleweddingloft.com
This one-stop wedding resource and bridal boutique handles it all – full-service wedding planning, bridal gowns, decorations, photography, accessories, invitations and custom sashes.
LINDA CUNNINGHAM DESIGNS
1049 Kings Ave., Southbank, 399-4864
Offering custom-designed wedding gowns, bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride dresses and cocktail suits, Linda Cunningham also has a large selection of custom samples.
LOVE A BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
434 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 242-9800
Upscale bridal fashions are featured, including designers like Augusta Jones, Essence of Australia, 2 Be Bride and Romona Keveza. Gowns, accessories and jewelry for the bride, attendants and flower girls are available.
MICHAEL’S FORMAL WEAR & BRIDAL
1948 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 824-3673, michaelsformalwearandbridal.com
4413 Town Center Pkwy., Ste. 216, St. Johns Town Center, 645-3999
1910 Wells Rd., Orange Park Mall, 269-2213
1112 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 262-2226
13141 City Station Dr., Ste. 143, River City Marketplace, 751-3333
A full-service bridal shop, Michael’s has been in business for more than 40 years. Designer wedding gowns, bridesmaid, flower girl and mothers’ dresses, and a variety of wedding accessories are available. Tuxedos and suits, with all the embellishments, are in stock for rent or purchase.
4624 Town Crossing Dr., Ste. 101, St. Johns Town Center, 646-0966
4668 Town Crossing Dr., Ste. 119, St. Johns Town Center, 565-9252
10300 Southside Blvd., Ste. 230, Jacksonville, 363-8371
9501 Arlington Expwy., Ste. 310, Jacksonville, 725-5970
1939 Wells Rd., Orange Park, 264-9199
13141 City Station Dr., Ste. 101, Northside, 696-6162
Men’s Wearhouse tuxedo specialty department, MW Tux, offers an extensive selection of traditional and fashion tuxedos to rent or buy, like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole and Wilke-Rodriguez. An in-store consultant helps with the things the groom doesn’t even know he’s supposed to know: vests, shirts, shoes, cufflinks, suspenders, ties and cummerbunds.
PARK AVENUE BRIDAL
9965 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, Mandarin, 370-1021
Designer wedding gowns, bridesmaid gowns, flower girl, mother-of-bride or groom and destination dresses are offered at Park Avenue Bridal. Additional items include tuxedos, shoes and purses, gloves, jewelry, slips, garters, guest books, cake knives and servers, candles and pillows.
1990 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 396-2249, thesnob.biz
The Snob is a designer clothing, shoes and accessories consignment boutique offering a low-cost alternative for women who want upscale fashion. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
TAG CUSTOM BRIDAL
Owner Patricia Davis is committed to making custom gowns and bridesmaid dresses using only organic and natural fibers and offers free consultations.
THE TAILOR SHOP
3083 Southside Blvd., Ste. 104, Jacksonville, 642-7780
Gowns are custom-made from silks, laces and charmeuse and other luxurious fabrics at The Tailor Shop. Custom tuxedos and alterations are also available, along with bowties, cummerbunds and tuxedo shirts.
THE WHITE MAGNOLIA BRIDAL COLLECTION
1716 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 352-3309, whitemagnoliabridal.com
This boutique specializes in elegant, couture bridal gowns. Designers include Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, Blush, Modern Trousseau, Judd Waddell and Anne Barge. Call to make an appointment.
13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 31, Harbor Village, 221-9998
A full-service jeweler, Allen’s can custom-design rings. In addition to engagement and wedding rings, Allen’s has fine jewelry for the bride and bridal party, groomsmen’s gifts, watches and accessories to gift-wrap in the bride’s colors.
8221 Southside Blvd., Ste. 6, Jacksonville, 641-8999
Engagement rings, wedding bands and custom designs in platinum, 18K and 14K gold and designer jewelry from D’Oro are available and custom bands can be fitted to existing rings. Engraving and gifts are also available.
CREATIVE JEWELRY DESIGNS
Consultant Laura Staley offers custom jewelry for brides and attendants for the wedding or special event.
355 Marsh Landing Pkwy., Jax Beach, 280-7700
9825 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 40, Mandarin, 268-7975
450 S.R. 13 N., Ste. 105, Fruit Cove, 287-0035
Family-owned-and-operated for 39 years, this full-service jewelry store carries a wide selection of gold and platinum wedding rings. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, they’ll create a custom design or special order one.
10300 Southside Blvd., Ste. 1205, Avenues Mall, 363-8897
1910 Wells Rd., Orange Park Mall, 264-4322
9501 Arlington Expressway, Ste. 160, Regency Square Mall, 722-1425
With three Northeast Florida locations, Helzberg Diamonds offers wedding bands, cufflinks, watches, pearls, and bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s gifts.
HEMMING PLAZA JEWELERS
231 N. Hogan St., Downtown, 354-5959
This popular shop makes custom jewelry onsite and also features a wide array of designer styles, including distinct wedding sets. Jewelry is repaired and cleaned as well.
3582 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 387-6339
The full-service guild jewelry store specializes in platinum, 18-carat and 14-carat designer jewelry. Colored stones, pearls, antique and estate pieces are available, along with bridal jewelry. Hope Jewelers offers special ordering and custom design, and a graduate gemologist and a bench jeweler are onsite.
204 Laura St., Downtown, 356-1655
Established in 1890, Jacobs’ bridal department offers fine china, silver, crystal, silverware, serving pieces and gifts for the newlyweds. Free gift wrapping and delivery are available.
LIA SOPHIA JEWELRY
Jacksonville, 614-4152, liasophia.com/breannewright
How easy is this? A local representative comes to you, offering a variety of pieces for your wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party, and even your honeymoon. Host a party and get more bling.
MIRIAM’S FINE JEWELRY
1966 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 398-7393
2400 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 339-0309
Miriam’s offers an eclectic array of estate pieces and fine jewelry, custom-made bridal jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands.
7 Rohde Ave., St. Augustine, 829-5003
Specializing in custom designs in 14K, 18K and platinum, Neff Jewelers is the exclusive authorized Tacori retailer in St. Johns County. The jewelers also offer vintage estate rings.
PICKETT BROTHERS JEWELERS
11481 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 403, Mandarin, 880-3292
Pickett Brothers carries a wide selection of fine jewelry including gold, gemstones, watches, pearls and diamonds. G.I.A. diamond-certified service is available to educate and assist you in making knowledgeable and informed purchases.
SCOTT & SONS FINE JEWELRY
9900 Amelia Island Pkwy., Ste. 2, Fernandina Beach, 491-1550, scottandsons.com
This jewelry shop, located at the first traffic light on Amelia Island, has an extensive collection of bridal sets, engagement rinds and wedding bands, including designer brands like Neil Saunders, EDB, Lloyd & Co., Kwiat and more.
2044 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 398-9741
3617 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 388-5406
330 A1A N., Ste. 204, Shoppes of Ponte Vedra, 280-1202
10300 Southside Blvd., Ste. 1520A, Avenues Mall, 394-1390, underwoodjewelers.com
In business more than 80 years, Underwood’s features a complete bridal registry and consistently wins Best Jewelry Store in our Best of Jax poll. In addition to brands like Hearts On Fire, Forevermark Diamonds, Ritan and Henri Daussi, Underwood’s carries many name-brand gift items like Lalique, Bacarrat and Waterford. Gift wrapping and free delivery are available.
AMIRO ART & FOUND
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com
Original, unique pieces of art by local artists are featured at this shop that offers easy gift registry. A variety of jewelry, mosaics, paintings, pottery, sculpture and collages are available, or order a personalized item.
62 A Spanish St., St. Augustine, 810-2284
Having a hard time picking out the bridesmaids’ gifts? Treat them to a party at Bath Junkie, where the bride and attendants can choose a product, create a scent and pick the colors.
BLUE SKY COLLECTION
Blue Sky Collection is an online marketplace with unique, personalized options for wedding favors, wedding shower gifts, bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s gifts and wedding reception decor.
COTTAGE BY THE SEA
401 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 246-8411, cottagebytheseaonline.com
This award-winning gift shop offers appropriate gifts and accessories for the couple.
COTTAGE BY THE SEASIDE
208 Fourth Ave. S., Jax Beach, 635-8053
Sister shop to Cottage by the Sea, this store features jewelry crafted by local artisans, as well as gifts and bridal accessories.
3414 Hickory Hammock Rd., Northside, 477-0252
Providing engraved gifts for the bridal party and guests, including glassware, pewter and specialty products, Creative Engravings offers affordable gifts with a personalized flair.
LEGACIES & MEMORIES
5 Willard Dr., Ste. 644, St. Augustine, 460-0227, brideandgroomlovestory.com
The Bride & Groom Love Story, written by professional biographers and printed in color booklets, can be a unique and cherished keepsake for the couple.
SIDNEY CARDEL’S SHORE DECOR & FABULOUS FINDS
412 S. Second St., Jax Beach, 372-4000, sidneycardels.com
This shop offers dinnerware, furniture, home decor, accessories, bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts. Invitations and one-of-a-kind knickknacks, too. Register here and receive a discounted session with Cara English Photography.
8640 Philips Hwy., Ste. 8, Southside, 504-7608
Celebrated Occasions creates custom invitations and stationery for the couple as well as other stationery items for the ceremony and reception, using exquisite papers with style.
THE DEANE AGENCY
1351 13th Ave. S., Ste. 128, Jax Beach, 224-4890
Deane offers a wide selection of customized engagement announcements, bridal shower invitations, wedding and reception invitations and thank-you cards.
E STREET PAPERIE
This shop offers custom invitations, stationery and favors for weddings, receptions and other events.
4810 Highway Ave., Riverside, 343-7006, highwaypress.com
Personalized letterpress wedding invitations and suites are custom-designed and printed on high-quality paper by the area’s only letterpress print shop.
2403 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 249-7477, (800) 680-8018
For more than 37 years, Pineapple Post has offered a full range of engraved, thermographed and printed wedding invitations. Crane, William Arthur and many others are available, as well as an online bridal registry.
STUDIO MULBERRY CREATIVE
1360 Prince Rd., St. Augustine, 451-9400, studiomulberry.com
Specializing in hand-crafted stationery, this studio has a collaborative approach to keep your style the center of attention, from hand-painted details to custom embossing.
THINGS VERY SPECIAL
5816 St. Augustine Rd., Mandarin, 733-4820
In business since 1972, this shop carries invitations and personal stationery, using eco-friendly Crane 100 percent cotton papers, as well as Carlson Craft and Birchcraft Studios. Guest books and notes are also available.
A FANTASY IN FLOWERS
110 Cumberland Park Dr., St. Augustine, 268-7022, fantasyflowersjax.com
This full-service florist offers personal consultations for wedding clients, as well as a range of products for delivery or purchase.
BLOSSOMS & ACCENTS
2342 Park St., Riverside, 993-7677, blossomsandaccents.com
This shop has lovely arrangements for the ceremony, reception and showers. Free consultation by appointment only.
CELEBRATIONS FLOWERS, BALLOONS & GIFTS
13546 Beach Blvd., Ste. 6, Intracoastal West, 821-8646
Serving Jacksonville for 30 years, Celebrations offers wedding floral and elegant balloon décor for the wedding party, ceremony site and reception. Celebrations also offers baskets, confetti cannons, candies, candles, balloon decorations and balloon releases.
FIRST COAST EVENTS
2220 C.R. 210 W., Ste. 108-510, St. Johns, 571-9064, 735-5275, youreventanswer.com
This company, which also includes Y? Entertainment, Light Up My Party and Smiley Face Photo Booth, covers the full spectrum of event needs: venue décor, open air photo booth, mobile DJs, entertainers and lighting. Call for an appointment.
510 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, 824-7806
This full-service shop offers artistic floral designs with a natural flair. With the experience of providing flowers for more than 1,000 weddings, Flower Works uses specialty flowers from around the world to ensure each bride has her own unique floral arrangements and bouquets.
GLENN CERTAIN FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN
2659 Park St., Riverside, 388-2001
Glenn Certain is a cutting-edge, custom floral design artists’ studio providing complete wedding-planning services and floral designs.
3802 Beach Blvd., San Marco, 398-8601, (800) 458-5846
Serving Northeast Florida for more than 60 years, Kuhn Flowers provides flowers and arrangements, as well as gift items, for weddings large and small. Family-owned and operated, and with locations in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Amelia Island, Kuhn Flowers’ staff can accommodate any preference. Kuhn Flowers is consistently voted Best Local Florist in Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax poll.
LIZ STEWART FLORAL DESIGN
1404 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 246-0016, lizflowers.com
LSFD offers a fresh approach to floral design and event décor for every occasion, inspired by their creativity and passion.
725 N. Third St., Jax Beach, 246-7533, seahorseflorist.com
In business for more than 30 years and named a top 100 florist in the U.S., Harry Schnabel’s shop carries fresh and silk flowers, plants and planters, and offers table sprays and unique bridal bouquets. Delivery is offered in Jacksonville and the Beaches area. Call for a free consultation.
ALEX MICHELE PHOTOGRAPHY
This innovative photographer is able to shoot your wedding any way you want: traditional, edgy, rustic, artsy or even photojournalism style. Licensed and insured, Alex Michéle can ensure professional results.
AMANDA ORBICH PHOTOGRAPHY
A University of North Florida graduate, with a degree in photography, Orbich has an in-depth knowledge of traditional, digital and alternative photography. Attention to fine detail is combined with an instinctive ability to catch people in the moment.
ATLANTIC VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
1171 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-0600, atlanticvideo.biz
Mitch Kaufmann has been shooting weddings in Jacksonville for more than 20 years. Packages include single-camera and multi-camera coverage of the wedding, rehearsal dinner and honeymoon. Cutting-edge editing and production techniques create a quality product.
BAD GIRL BOUDOIR
St. Augustine, 814-9766, badgirlboudoir.com
Bad Girl Boudoir’s photographer Lindsay Pullen specializes in boudoir, pin-up and glam photography. For boudoir photos, the all-female staff (a photographer and a team of makeup artists and hair stylists) holds a completely private session.
3105 Sandhurst Rd. E., Arlington, 614-1090
BRP Photo is husband-and-wife team Bobby and Shannon Pickle, who specialize in weddings, engagement and family photos. BRP will capture your Trash the Dress event, too.
Amelia Island, 277-3156, christianomnimedia.com
This company understands that a wedding video is one of the most cherished of keepsakes. Videographers Merrill and Mary Moore use advanced digital equipment to capture all the emotion of a wedding celebration. Call for an appointment.
CHRISTY WHITEHEAD PHOTOGRAPHY
Whitehead has a creative, journalistic photography style. Packages for any budget are available.
DANA GOODSON PHOTOGRAPHY
St. Augustine, 635-2276, danagoodson.com
Goodson works closely with the bride and groom to get timeless images with a modern spin, being sure to also capture the style of the festivities.
DEANNE DUNLOP PHOTOGRAPHY
200 First St., Neptune Beach, 610-5669, deannedunlop.com
Document the day with fresh, candid shots of the ceremony and the festivities after. Custom packages, engagement sessions and contemporary albums are available.
DIGITAL CONCEPTS PHOTOGRAPHY
4523 Hanover Park Dr., Intracoastal West, 992-2062
Offering full-service wedding photography, Digital Concepts specializes in documentary photojournalism, a creative approach to capturing the special day. A free wedding portrait is available with each booking.
DAN HARRIS PHOTOART
1124 Riviera St., San Marco, 398-7668
Photojournalist Harris specializes in wedding photography. Skilled in black-and-white and color photography, Harris allows clients to design their own photo packages.
9932 Old Baymeadows Rd., Deerwood, 642-3234
Deerwood Frameworks creates digital photo printing on canvas or photo paper and offers custom framing for your photos, invitations and other wedding memorabilia.
294-6604, robfutrell.com, twitter.com/robthelucky
This creative local photographer has his own style, resulting in memories capturing emotions of people and relationships. Part traditional, part unconventional, consistently striking imagery is Futrell’s talent. Competitive rates are available.
HUSTON’S STUDIO ONE
3452 Secret Cove Place, Southside, 739-3452
Experienced wedding photographer Sam Huston works to ensure the special day is a treasured memory. Attention to detail is used for custom albums.
J. MOSLEY PHOTO
J. Mosley specializes in wedding portraitures and events, serving all of Northeast Florida.
JM VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
5353 Arlington Expressway, Ste. 10, Arlington, 642-6111 or 859-1398, jmvideoproductions.com
In business since 1982, JM offers several wedding packages, including still photos of the couple from childhood to the wedding day. The wedding may be shot digitally and preserved on DVD. JM Video can also convert videos to DVD and a layaway plan is offered. Call John Malinka for an appointment.
LINDA OLSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Neptune Beach, 241-8233, lindaolsenphoto.com
Award-winning professional photographer Olsen captures the romance of weddings, specializing in custom-designed wedding books. Call her for a free consultation.
NORTH LIGHT STUDIO
3853 Hendricks Ave., Riverside, 398-2501
The basic wedding package includes a studio bridal sitting, a minimum of three hours photography on the wedding day and the portraits of your choice.
ONE VOICE PRODUCTION
1589B Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, 823-8865
One Voice is a one-stop wedding and event shop, providing photography and videography, as well as DJs and a full-service party rental division with tents (and everything under them). Tuxedo rentals are available.
PEGGY McATEER PHOTOGRAPHY
1731 Penman Rd., Neptune Beach, 626-2700
With 28 years experience, master photographer McAteer provides a combination of journalistic and traditional style, in the studio or on location. A variety of wedding packages are available along with a variety of leather albums.
PLUMB FUN PHOTOBOOTHS
2317 Herschel St., Riverside, 303-1570
A new twist on wedding photos: a photo booth. Plumb Fun rents booths where guests – and the bridal party – pose for six-picture strips. An on-site attendant and delivery are included in the fee and half the results are put into a photo booth wedding scrapbook. The other half guests keep.
PUT IT ON CANVAS
301-B 10th Ave. N., Jax Beach, 252-3225
This shop offers a unique concept: Your wedding photos on quality art canvas, creating a lasting display of the special day. They can also print photos on high-quality photo paper, make posters, banners, custom wallpaper, murals and giclees. Call for a consultation.
154 South End St., St Augustine, 280-5623, shutterbooth.com
This company adds a fun, personal touch to the reception for photographic memories to last a lifetime.
TAKE ONE PRODUCTIONS
994-0652, firstname.lastname@example.org, takeonejax.com
Take One produces emotional, unique, award-winning personal wedding films that will make you laugh, cry and show your children and grandchildren what your wedding day was really like.
TONYA BEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY
382-6354, Jacksonville, tonyabeaverphotography.com
Award-winning wedding and family photographer Beaver specializes in custom storybook albums, save-the-date magnets and postcards, thank you cards, and photo guestbooks. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; by appointment Sat.
Vollmer makes documentary-style films, suited to the taste of the bride and groom, concentrating on the moment.
AVALON LIVE MUSIC
Barry Kelsey and Dale Blackwell perform jazz, big-band swing and Dixieland for wedding receptions and corporate parties. Additional musicians may be added, and a woodwind trio is available for wedding ceremonies.
BAGPIPES BY MICHAEL THOMAS
Michael Thomas is Pipe Sergeant of Jacksonville Pipes and Drums, Northeast Florida’s only pipe band. He’s played weddings, parties, military functions, funerals and corporate events and can assist in the selection of appropriate traditional Scottish and Irish tunes.
BELLE FLEUR STRING QUARTET
This family-run company features professional and experienced musicians – Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra members – who help ensure the music is a worry-free, integral and beautiful part of any bride’s dream wedding.
BREAD & BUTTER
With more than 15 years of performing experience, Bread and Butter prides itself on versatility. Whether it’s soulful funk from the ’60s and ’70s, modern pop rock, jazz standards or light funk grooves, this band can keep the party going.
Offering anything from a seven-piece band to a solo act featuring John Waters, performing a range of styles from island reggae to mellow jazz, Bush Doctors provide the music for the rehearsal dinner, shower or reception.
CHRISTOPHER RAY MUSIC
5400 Collins Rd., Ste. 161, Ortega, 485-2487
Ray is a DJ, MC and classical guitarist who performs for ceremonies, receptions and cocktail gatherings.
731-3535 or 349-3535, jaxmobiledjs.com
DJ Connection offers DJ, MC and coordination services for weddings and receptions.
DJ HARMONY MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT
DJ Harmony provides quality entertainment for the reception, as well as accommodations for the rehearsal dinner and the ceremony, including a Notary Public on staff and customized background music.
DJ Roc has been providing music for any occasion for more than 10 years, with the professionalism to lend your rehearsal dinner or reception just the right touch.
DOWNTOWN SOUND BAND
2841 Selma St., Riverside, 384-5558
Downtown Sound has been providing musical entertainment since 1999. Live duo, trio or full band, professional DJ service, soloists, combos and a band/DJ combo are available for the ceremony or reception.
THE DYNAMIC LES DeMERLE BAND
This group of musicians can be any size, from a trio to a 17-piece band. The Les DeMerle Band plays a variety of styles: jazz, beach music, Motown and more.
9745 Touchton Rd., Ste. 926, Southside, 524-5825, eventsoundentertainment.com
This DJ company covers weddings, parties and corporate events.
FEEDBACK ENTERTAINMENT DJS & EVENT CO.
904 Weybridge Lane, Ponte Vedra, 888-804-9566, feedbackentertainment.com
This local event company, with more than 10 years experience, strives to make the big day as perfect as possible, offering DJ services, décor, lighting and professional photobooth rental.
FLORIDA JAZZ PLUS
Florida Jazz Plus offers the 20-piece Florida Swing Orchestra and 10-piece mini-big band Sophisticated Swing, featuring vocalist Lisa Kelly, trumpeter J.B. Scott and director/saxophonist Don Zentz. Available for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.
Jacksonville Strings provides quality live music, offering string quartet, string trio, violin duo and solo violin services. The musicians assist in selecting, planning and coordinating the musical aspects of your event.
4263 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 398-4429
Pianist Turner provides music – classical, waltzes, Broadway, gospel and sacred music – for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. And he’ll bring his electric piano, for an additional charge.
A professional local DJ service, Luckytunes specializes in club-level, customized entertainment for the reception or party. Several packages are available.
P.O. Box 23634 Jacksonville FL 32241, 607-7111, magnetixentertainment.com
Mike Gilbert has more than 15 years of MCing, making the reception fun and memorable for the newlyweds and their guests.
GARY STARLING JAZZ BANDS
The area’s choice for weddings, corporate events and parties, it’s music with melodic beauty, sophistication and taste.
ROAD LESS TRAVELED
This band’s style is a mix of folk-inspired songs with influences from bluegrass, Celtic, classical and original songs. Several instrumental options in duos and solos, as well as Celtic airs and waltzes and Renaissance melodies.
SAM RODRIGUEZ MUSIC
120 Windsorville Ct., Intracoastal, 535-0667, samrodriguezmusic.com
Percussionist/drummer Rodriguez offers experience and talent, performing solo, in a duo, trio, quartet or with a full band. Styles to choose for your wedding event include blues, jazz, disco, Motown and rock, to name a few.
SOUNDS GOOD ENTERTAINMENT
7205 Tahiti Rd., Southside, 722-8651
Tony Hofmann is a professional DJ with 27 years of experience. He does it all: set up, breakdown, lighting, confetti, props and YMCA hats included. Wait … YMCA hats?
SPADE McQUADE & THE ALLSTARS
McQuade and his band perform authentic Irish music – traditional, rock, folk – ideal for the Irish-themed reception.
Beverly Chapman plays soft violin music for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Call for an appointment.
TROPICO SOLO STEEL PAN, TROPICO STEEL BAND
Barry Olsavsky performs on steel drums as a one-man band, with background tracks of calypso, soca, reggae, Jimmy Buffett and strolling steel pan. Tropico Steel Band, a four-piece, rounds out the sound with two steel drummers, electric bass and drumset.
WHO RESCUED WHO
626-5091, wrwmusic.com, facebook.com/wrwmusic
This popular rock band (formerly The John Earle Band) blends rock and pop, performing original songs, covers – even TV theme songs. Available for private parties and receptions, WRW will accommodate the happy couples’ every musical taste.
AJ’S HOUSE OF BEAUTY & STYLE
2429 University Blvd. W., Ste. 2, Lakewood, 737-4446
A full-service salon offers wedding and special-occasion packages for the bride and her bridal party. Owner Jodi Mattern specializes in Great Lengths – the application of 100 percent human hair extensions – and customized one-on-one service.
ALPHA BEAUTY CLINIC
4131 Southside Blvd., Ste. 205, Jacksonville, 998-9977
An afternoon at the day spa experiencing a massage and facial can help ease pre-wedding jitters. The Alpha Beauty Clinic offers a number of bridal specialties, including a beauty package for bridal parties. Reservations two weeks in advance are recommended.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY
1330 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 125, Orange Park, 213-1416, aacschool.com
This cosmetology school offers a wedding special for hair and makeup for the bride and her attendants. Book five or more appointments and the bride’s is free.
ANGEL AND ME INC.
3683 Crown Point Rd., Mandarin, 288-0100
This full-service hair salon offers up-do and formal hair styling, and has hair color specialists on staff. Natural or acrylic manicures, pedicures, facials, makeup application and waxing services are available.
ANTHONY’S ET AL EUROPEAN DAY SPA & SALON
10092 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 6, Mandarin, 398-9777
Anthony’s Et Al European Day Spa offers hair care and styling (including up-do’s), massage therapy including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone waxing, salt scrub and cellulite treatments. Skin care treatments include facials for men and eye-lifting treatments.
AUDACITY SALON & SPA
12226 Beach Blvd., Ste. 5, Intracoastal West, 807-9808
This full-service hair salon and spa can calm the frantic bride with less-than-48-hours-to-go appointment reservations.
AVANTE SALON AVONDALE
3574 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 387-4959, avantesalons.com
The Aveda Concept Salon specializes in award-winning color services and offers nail treatments, facials, massage, waxing and tanning.
AVEDA INSTITUTE JACKSONVILLE
10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 7, Mandarin, (877) 283-3235, avedaflorida.com
This cosmetology school offers haircuts, hair color and nail services, using quality Aveda products and services, at discounted prices. Aveda Institutes are eco-friendly in their products, locations and services, using all-natural ingredients, often organically grown from sustainable resources.
BAYMEADOWS JUNCTION DENTAL CARE
8206 Philips Hwy., Ste. 21, Southside, 448-6122
The dental offices of Tom Miller, DDS, and Renata Folstein, DDS, offers comprehensive general and cosmetic anxiety-free dentistry, including smile makeovers and Zoom! teeth whitening services.
BELLA HAIR SPA
9965 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 11, Mandarin, 288-7703
Bella Hair Spa offers extension services, bride and bridesmaids styling, Brazilian blowout, and color and cutting services, onsite at the salon or at your location.
BLOW OUT HAIR STUDIO
2222 Park St., Riverside, 384-5605
Blow Out Hair Studio creates styles for everyone. Located in historic Riverside, in a renovated 1905 home that reflects the salon’s styling philosophy: classic with a modern edge, blending urban sensibility with sophisticated attitude.
6000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ste. B-1, Ponte Vedra, 273-8280
Dr. Daniel Calloway’s Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is also the home of Abanitio Salon & Day Spa. Calloway offers the latest proven technology in liposculpture, face and neck lifts, breast augmentation and lifts, tummy tucks and facial procedures. Scheduling can be immediate and most insurances are accepted.
CASABLANCA BEAUTY, WELLNESS & DAY SPA
4209 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 389-5533
Casablanca is a total beauty, wellness and day spa in a new, state-of-the-art facility. The menu includes hair services, skin and nail care, body treatments and detox. The Day of Beauty package includes breakfast or lunch, massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair and makeup.
DR. CLAYMAN’S MIRACLE SPA
2 Shircliff Way, Ste. 200, Riverside, 208-2727
A Folio Weekly Best of Jax winner, Drs. Loren and Mark Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa offers trained estheticians, massage therapists and laser hair professionals. Spa services include facials, massages, inch-loss body wraps, teeth-whitening, hyperbaric oxygen chamber and medical-grade skin care. The Miracle Spa offers Botox, Juvederm, breast enlargement or reduction, face lifts, liposculpture, tummy tucks and laser hair removal.
COASTAL COSMETIC CENTER
4147 Southpoint Dr. E., Southside, 332-6774
Costal Cosmetic Center, an on-site, state-licensed ambulatory surgery center managed by a team of professional plastic surgeons, offers cosmetic enhancements for the face and body, including makeup and laser treatments for removal of unwanted hair and blemishes.
COMPLIMENTS BY SHERRY & CO.
13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 50, Intracoastal West, 221-7380
The professional stylists, estheticians, nail technicians and massage therapists attend training seminars and incorporate the latest techniques and products for hair, skin and nails.
CORMIER HAIR STUDIO
229 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 277-2767, cormierhairstudio.com
This customer-oriented salon offers hair cutting, styling, flat ironing, up-dos, color, perms and glazes; bride’s gifts and certificates, too. The staff works in the salon or at your site for hair and makeup. Manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials are also available. Products include Unite, Alterna and Joico.
COSMETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY CENTER
6867 Belfort Oaks Place, Southside, 296-2008
Dr. Michael Duffy, certified plastic surgeon, specializes in helping the bride achieve the perfect look for the perfect day, with an array of procedures including face, forehead and neck lifts, body contouring, tummy tucks, Botox and Restylane.
DEBBIE’S DAY SPA AND SALON
403 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 825-0569
The Spa and Salon offer a wide range of massage therapies, custom skin-care treatments, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair-care services for relaxation, improved health and rejuvenation.
DIRTY BLONDE SALON
2409 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-4247
Bridal party and special-occasion hair specialists, Dirty Blonde offers the latest styles for the bride and her attendants. Advanced booking is required.
ELECTROLYSIS & LASER CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE
9191 Skinner Pkwy., Ste. 801, Tinseltown, 363-9001
This laser hair removal and skin-care center has more than 15 years experience and a licensed, board-certified staff. Services include a wedding day of beauty, including microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, Botox, dermal fills, chemical peel, facials, waxing and photofacials.
ELITE SALON & DAY SPA
4290 Herschel St., Riverside, 389-2554
Elite combines American and European spa philosophies, including pampering services for brides and grooms in an environment small enough for personalized attention. Disciplines include massotherapy, heliotherapy, aromatherapy and aesthetic refinement. Beauty services include hair care, body waxing, makeup, facials and nail care.
ELLISON VEIN INSTITUTE
836 Prudential Dr., Ste. 1405, Southbank, 394-5347
Dr. Robert G. Ellison Jr. and the Ellison Vein Institute offer treatments for painful varicose and spider veins. Ellison, a vascular surgeon, specializes in treatment of venous diseases to help the patient achieve great legs with less pain.
ENVY HAIR SALON
145 Hilden Rd., Ste. 107, Ponte Vedra, 808-8684
Envy Hair Salon can put together a special package for the bride and bridal party. Services offered include up-dos, hair styling and coloring. The salon can open early or stay open late to accommodate the wedding party.
THE ESSENTIAL WELLNESS CENTER
13400 Sutton Park Dr. S., Ste. 1502, Intracoastal West, 223-6882
The Center offers relaxation and stress-relief massages including sound therapy and aromatherapy. Gift certificates are available.
9810 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 2, Baymeadows, 619-8629, 683-3769
The staff has more than 30 years’ combined experience, offering precision cutting, Davines Mask coloring systems and FNLongLocks hair extensions.
FRANGIPANI HAIR STUDIO
1257 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-1411
A full-service salon with expert Aveda colorists, Frangipani specializes in hair and skin care for the entire bridal party. Make reservations early for haircuts, styles, color, nail care and makeup application.
HADLEY’S HAIR DESIGN & SKINCARE
2221 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 874-0118
This cozy salon has four experienced stylists, a skincare specialist and a massage therapist offering services in a relaxed atmosphere.
HAIR AT THE PLAZA
2683 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Southside, 997-1215
Services include hair, nail, waxing, facials and massage. Customized day-of-beauty packages are available. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.
815 Lomax St., Riverside, 356-6856
Located in 5 Points, Hair Peace has been providing hair care for men, women and children since 1996, including the special-occasion hairstyle and makeup for the bridal party. The staff is up to date on styles, products and techniques.
HAMILTON & CO. TOTAL IMAGE SALON
363 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 4, Atlantic Beach, 241-1020
Hamilton & Co. offers up-to-the-minute hairstyling and coloring.
HANDS, FEET & BEYOND
9700 Philips Hwy., Ste. 107, Southside, 469-2432, handsfeetandbeyond.com
Hand, foot and nail services by nail technicians and podiatrists. Skin care, massage and acupuncture,m too.
HAUTE HOUSE SALON
1650 San Pablo Rd. S., Ste. 11, Intracoastal, 221-2020
Haute House offers up-do hairstyles for special occasions, as well as pre-occasion preparation hair color and cuts.
4465 Woodmere St., Avondale, 619-1566
This boutique offers stylish cuts and fresh color. A wide range of products is offered, including Aquage, Biolage, Mop, Goldwell, Pacifica candles and handmade jewelry.
JACKSONVILLE COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER
820 Prudential Dr., Ste. 702, Southbank, 399-5061, ahnezami.com
Board-certified Dr. A.H. Nezami offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation and reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, face lift, eyelid work, Botox and Juvederm, and permanent makeup.
JASON D. LEWIS DDS
130 Gateway Circle, St. Johns, 201-6000, bartramdentalcenter.com
Dr. Lewis offers teeth bleaching with take-home trays, as well as veneers.
KATE ELIZABETH STYLE
This fashion and beauty company offers personal wardrobe styling services and a mobile beauty bar for onsite spa services, ideal for the busy bride and bridal party.
KIMTASHA MAKEUP ARTIST
1450 Flagler Ave., San Marco, 535-1755, kimtasha.com
Kimtasha offers professional makeup artistry and airbrush services for the wedding day, rehearsal dinners, events, engagement and bridal portraits, at your location.
LONDON MEDICAL SPA
229 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 556-9593, londonmedicalspa.com
Chemical peels, Botox, filler and leg vein treatments can be done before the big day. Gift certificates are available.
MAKEUP & HAIR BY PAULINA PEREZ
786 Providence Island Ct., Intracoastal, 735-7499, paulinaperez.com
This award-winning team of professionals pampers the bride and her party, with makeup application, hair styling, weaving and extensions. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
MAKEUP WORKS PERMANENT MAKEUP
5101 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 2, Southside, 396-1186
A certified dermatician with more than 15 years experience performs micro-pigmentation (permanent makeup) which includes lash-liner, eyeliner, eyebrow or lip enhancement.
8206 Philips Hwy., Ste. 8, Southside, 683-6530
Massage Bliss offers treatments, with rooms for large parties, including heated massage tables and a candlelit couples’ suite. Programs include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal massage. Waxing, body wraps, facials and bridal makeup applications are available.
MEDISOLARE WELLNESS & COSMETIC CENTER
9770 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 117, 224-5000
Ths anti-aging and non-surgical cosmetic medical center offers a holistic approach to age management and beauty. Dr. Hardesh Garg specializes in bio-identical hormones, HGH, nutraceuticals, treatment of age spots, rosacea, spider veins, cellulite and wrinkles.
317 St. Augustine Blvd., Jax Beach, 853-6229
This service-oriented salon, in South Jax Beach, pampers customers with the latest trends and a variety of services. Miko features up-dos, specialty styles, spa manicures and pedicures for brides and bridal parties, in a private courtyard. For a limited time, brides get a free up-do before the big day; call for details.
MIND BODY SPIRIT WELLNESS CENTER
13121 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 4, Intracoastal West, 220-6461
The full-service day spa specializing in hair, skin and nail care offers acupuncture, chiropractic and massage.
MONA LISA SPA
9315 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 1, Mandarin, 322-7618, monalisadayspa.wix.com
This spa offers hydrotherapy and aromatherapy sessions, as well as signature massages and facials. Group packages are available.
MONICA MIA ON SITE
2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500
Monica Mia has more than 10 years experience as a makeup artist and aesthetician, and is a professional Pilates instructor. Monica offers professional, on-site makeup applications so the bride and her attendants look their best on the big day.
NATURAL LOOK MEDICAL SPA
11512 Lake Mead Ave., Ste. 702, Baymeadows, 928-9400
Dr. David Mobley, board-certified plastic surgeon, treats acne, rosacea and sun damage in a state-of-the-art medical spa. Aesthetic services include photofacial, laser hair removal, electrolysis, clinical peels and massage.
ONE OCEAN RESORT HOTEL & SPA
1 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-7402, oneoceanresort.com
Indulge in a fresh new look and let The Spa here pamper the bride and her attendants with a selection of marine-inspired aromatherapy manicures, pedicures and nurturing hair treatments, massages, facials, scrubs and hair salon services. The Thai Massage and Seashell Massage are featured treatments for the weary bridal party. Cellulite treatment guarantees a reduction of 3-plus inches after one treatment, combining a soft brush massage with an ampoule of algae, ivy and vitamins and a warm clay body masque.
ORTEGA MED SPA
4570 San Juan Ave., Ste. 2, Avondale, 388-8844
Onsite physician Wayne Houston, MD, and his staff offer SA Bodysculpture, an in-office mini-liposuction procedure, as well as VI Peel, DNA facials, Carbossi & Synergy, Botox, Dermal fillers, laser hair reduction, photofacials, massage, spider-vein treatments and consultations.
PANACHE ON PARK AVENUE
1472 Park Ave., Park Central Plaza, Orange Park, 269-0666
Serving Northeast Florida since 1986, Panache offers pampering packages for the bride, mothers and the entire party (men, too). Single services available.
PARADISE GROOMING FOR MEN SALON & SPA
1242 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 372-0642, paradisegroomingformen.com
It’s the men’s turn for pampering. Paradise offers haircuts, color and styling with tea tree shampoo and spiker hair gel, as well as manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, body scrubs and massage.
PARKWAY PLASTIC SURGERY
5101 Gate Pkwy. S., Ste. 2, Southside, 396-1186
Parkway specializes in popular surgical and cosmetic procedures, including Botox, fillers and facials. Dr. David Mobley and Dr. Rebecca Glasser, board-certified plastic surgeons, combine the latest technology and traditional methods to enhance and reshape the body. They also offer a full line of medical grade skin-care products.
PEARSON FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
1835 East West Pkwy., Ste. 19, Fleming Island, 215-7377, pearsonfaces.com
Specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, Dr. David C. Pearson is a fellowship-trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Prior to opening Pearson Facial Plastic Surgery in the fall of 2004, Dr. Pearson practiced at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville where he was a member of its teaching faculty.
PICASSO DAY SPA & SALON
202 Second St. N., Jax Beach, 247-6670, picassospa.com
This full service salon and spa can accommodate any special event, offering hair care and styling, skin care, massage, manicures, pedicures, airbrush tanning and body wraps at the spa. Several packages are available.
PLANET BEACH CONTEMPO SPA
13457 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Intracoastal, 221-0162
13740 Beach Blvd., Ste. 403, Intracoastal West, 821-8752
10915 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 108, 519-1826
13820 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 209, Julington, 880-4826
11700 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, Mandarin, 288-0826
Planet Beach offers a private spa experience in less time and for less money than traditional spas. Services include UV therapy with skin rejuvenation, stress reduction and relaxation, hydration, facials, spray sunless tanning and teeth whitening.
LESLIE G. PLATOCK, DDS
700 Third St., Ste. 203, Neptune Beach, 247-3077
Dr. Platock offers Liquid Smile’s hydrogen peroxide professional whitening pen – easy to use, takes less than a minute and results in a beautiful smile.
PONTE VEDRA COSMETIC SURGERY
150 Professional Dr., Ste. 100, Ponte Vedra, 285-5571
Dr. R. Gregory Smith offers a range of cosmetic surgical procedures and treatments with minimal downtime, including mini-facelifts, lip fillers, liposuction, body contouring, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, face and neck lifts, laser skin resurfacing and Botox. Procedures are performed in the state-of-the-art facility on an outpatient basis. Financing is available.
PONTE VEDRA MEDSPA PLASTIC SURGERY & LASER CENTER
1030 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-7202
Dr. John Harris offers everything a bride needs to look and feel her best. Laser cellulite therapy, Botox injections, Restylane, facelifts, liposuction, eyelifts, facials, hair removal and breast enhancement are available.
L.A. QUINN M.D. THE FUSION OF SCIENCE & BEAUTY
484 Jacksonville Dr., Jax Beach, 595-5980, laquinnmd.com
This medical practice specializes in laser and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Linda Quinn offers Smartlipo MPX, Fraxel, Fotofacial, Refirme, laser tattoo and hair removal, vein removal, sclerotherapy, fillers, Botox and hormone replacement.
4413 Town Center Pkwy., Ste. 209, Jacksonville, 996-7595
Plastic surgeons John Harris and Dr. Ankit Desai offer facials, massages, laser hair removal and a laser alternative to a facelift, as well as Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and microdermabrasion. Bridal packages and free consultations are available.
REVIVA MEDICAL SPA
700 Third St., Ste. 101, Neptune Beach, 694-0091, garciareviva.com
Reviva offers a range of spa treatments, including laser hair removal, skin care, massage, spray tanning and makeup in an inviting atmosphere.
RIO HAIR STUDIO
9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 8, Southside, 733-8495
Rio specializes in current looks for the bride and her party. Discount packages are available, and Rio can accommodate parties of 10 or more, either in the salon or on location.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Amelia Island, 277-1100
The spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers a complete menu of massages, exfoliations, hair care, nail care, body wraps, facials, and hand, feet and scalp treatments for men, women and groups.
ROSENTHAL PLASTIC SURGERY
3599 University Blvd. S., Ste. 403, Spring Park, 399-8255
In practice since 1971, Dr. Rosenthal specializes in cosmetic surgery and offers breast augmentation and lift, rhinoplasty, face lift, eyelid surgery, otoplasty and liposuction, as well as Botox injections.
1433 Beach Blvd., Ste. 28, Intracoastal, 223-5445, salon5jax.com
The Redken-trained staff specializes in consultation, creative color, cuts and keratin treatments. The nail specialist is certified in reflexology pedicures, shellac manicures and nail art. Products include Redken, Pureology, Trend and Creative Nail.
SALON BALANCE, A HAIR DESIGN STUDIO
85 Ava Way, St. Augustine, 429-7080, salonbalance.com
The trained creative staff works with the bride for a perfect look, in a clean, upscale environment, or they bring salon services to your site. Services include cut, style, up-do formal styling, color, color correction, perms and men’s treatments. Schedule a free consultation; packages available.
SALON ON THE SQUARE
1936 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 396-9003
This Aveda salon features trained stylists performing a wide range of services including color, highlights, perms, straightening, massage therapy, facials and hair extensions.
BARRY SCHWEIM, DDS, PA
7000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ponte Vedra, 273-5111
Dr. Schweim offers Zoom!, an in-office bleaching and cosmetic dentistry procedure, to ensure a bright wedding day smile.
SEVENTH WONDER DAY SPA
5393 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 4, Ortega, 381-8686
Specializing in Jane Iredale mineral makeup and facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and spray-on tanning, Seventh Wonder offers makeup applications for the bride and her party with a 10 percent discount on makeup products. Massages, skin care, nail care and waxing are also available.
SMALL INDULGENCES EUROPEAN DAY SPA
9 Sanchez Ave., St. Augustine, 824-6220
This day spa offers an array of creative indulgences. The Full Day of Indulgence includes a European facial, eyebrow arch, full-body sea salt glow, one-hour Swedish massage, spa manicure/pedicure, shampoo and style, makeup application. Gift certificates and bridal packages are also available.
THE SPA AT AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
6800 First Coast Hwy., Amelia Island, 432-2220, (877) 843-7722
Services for the bridal party include organic manicure, Polynesian pampered soles pedicure, up-do and makeup application and appetizers. Call for information regarding the many other pamperings offered and for appointments.
THE SPA AT PONTE VEDRA INN & CLUB
302 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-7700
Operating since 1987, The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers more than 100 spa services in 22 treatment rooms and more than 30,000 square feet of space, including complete hair care, full body treatments, facials, La Stone therapy, manicures and pedicures.
320 Ninth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-9292, sutrasalon320.com
Sutra Salon employs a talented and diverse group of stylists who combine creativity and devotion to beauty to make anyone look and feel their best. The Bumble and Bumble exclusive salon offers Jane Iredale cosmetics, an all-natural mineral makeup.
2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500
Aquilla Guest, LMT, and Jill Thunberg, BS, LMT, have more than 12 years experience in massage including prenatal, hot stone, medical neuromuscular therapies (NMT) and Swedish. Other services are microdermabrasion, facials, eyebrow design, chemical peels, body wraps and cellulite treatments.
TROMPE L’OEIL SALON
1540 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, 543-1520
Trompe L’Oeil offers salon specialties for the bridal party: manicures, pedicures, up-dos, hair extensions, makeup and full spa treatments, as well as spirit-lifting aromatherapy. All types of massage, including reflexology, are available. As an Aveda concept salon, Trompe L’Oeil provides a complete line of natural, aromatherapy-based products.
721 A1A & B St., Ste. 8, St. Augustine Beach, 471-4520
Tropical Trim offers hairstyling designs including hair extensions and braids. Eyebrow waxing is also available. The salon provides hairstyling at the wedding site as well.
TWO BLONDES AND A GUY SALON
3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 104, Intracoastal West, 646-0970, twoblondesandaguy.com
The Redken signature salon offers a full menu of hair and nail services from a staff of professionals nominated for Salon of the Year in Modern Salon magazine. Gift certificates available.
U ORGANIC TANNING
9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 13, St. Johns Town Center, 374-2846, uorganictan.com
U Organic provides a seamless, full-body tan without harmful UV rays, offering FDA-approved, 100 percent natural tanning solutions.
THE WIRED LOOK SALON
1980 Wells Rd., Ste. 7, Orange Park, 272-2526
This full-service salon and spa features Redken exclusively and offers monthly specials and customized spa packages.
YOUTHFUL MEDICAL SPA
100 Professional Dr., Ste. 101, Ponte Vedra, 220-6565
Youthful Med Spa offers Thermage, a skin-tightening procedure for eyelids, faces, arms, tummies, thighs and buttocks. They also offer fractional skin resurfacing to reduce wrinkles, as well as Botox, Juvaderm, laser hair removal, photofacials, microdermabrasion, spray tanning and Jane Iredale makeup.
A LA CARTE CATERING AND EVENT PLANNER
331 First Ave. N., Jax Beach, 241-2005
Established in 1993, A La Carte offers full service catering and event planning in the Beaches area, featuring its own pastry chef, service attendants, bartenders, rental equipment and florists. A new economical menu is available.
ANGIE’S WEDDING CAKES
1906 Parental Home Rd., Ste. 1, Spring Park, 724-2212, angiesweddingcakes.com
This wedding cake specialist creates made-to-order cakes for the rehearsal dinner or reception. Cake-tasting is offered daily. Angie’s specialty is her strawberry cake, and there are more than 20 fillings from which to choose.
ANTHONY’S GOURMET CATERING
670 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 264-1338, anthonysgourmetcatering.com
This full-service caterer can stage a brunch, buffet reception, seated dinner or stand-up reception with a professional staff. Free semi-annual tasting events are held so the bride can sample Anthony’s fare. Anthony’s holds a current liquor license.
BROUDY’S LIQUORS AND FINE WINES
353 Marsh Landing Pkwy., Jax Beach, 273-6119
35 N. Ponce de Leon, St. Augustine, 829-6909
516 W. Geoffrey St., St. Augustine, 417-2090
138 S.R. 13, Ste. 140, Julington Creek, 482-0955
5000 U.S. 17, Stes. 1 & 2, Fleming Island, 269-7029
Broudy’s is the place to find all the celebration libations on the wedding list. From small family functions to grand receptions, Broudy’s staff can help with selection and special orders.
THE CAKE SHOP OF SAN JOSE
3911 Hendricks Ave., San Jose, 306-0303, jaxcakeshop.com
Featuring custom wedding and other special-occasion cakes, this artisan bakery also has a variety of miniature desserts and pastries to sweeten afternoon teas, engagement parties, showers and rehearsal dinners.
3305 Parental Home Rd., Spring Park, 730-8081, chardonnayscatering.com
Whether it’s a brunch, a casual afternoon event or an elegant black-tie formal reception, Chardonnay’s on-site wedding consultant works to suit any style. Chardonnay’s has several wedding packages and can create a customized menu.
CHEZ LEZAN BAKERY COMPANY
1014 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 491-4663, chezlezanbakery.com
Working with your colors and themes, Chez Lezan can create innovative wedding cakes and groom’s cakes, as well as goodies for the reception and shower. Consultations and tastings by appointment.
CHOUX DESIGNER CAKES & PASTRIES
2540 Oak St., Riverside, 955-3398, chouxbakery.com
This historic bakery offers world-class pastry and custom design, affordable pricing and personalized service, exclusively booking one wedding cake per weekend. Tasting parties are held twice a month.
1523 Penman Rd., Jax Beach, 246-1728, cinottisbakery.com
Four generations of the Cinotti family have been creating wedding cakes and groom’s cakes made of the freshest ingredients, for more than 65 years. Of traditional or up-to-date styles, in vibrant colors and innovative designs, your wedding cake will be the centerpiece of the celebration. Cinotti’s also offers catering services, party trays and delivery and set-up.
COOKIES BY DESIGN
4372 Southside Blvd., Ste. 203, Jacksonville, 296-3399, facebook.com/CookiesByDesignJacksonville
Make your celebration unforgettable with unique cookie centerpieces for bridal showers and wedding tables, wedding cookie favors and more. The wedding gifts and treats are available in a variety of sizes in a range of prices.
CULINARY OUTFITTERS CATERING
9 S. Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine, 829-2727
This catering company offers services for any size wedding or party. An onsite facility accommodates up to 30 guests. The presentation, menu and attention to detail ensure a successful rehearsal dinner, reception or brunch.
CUPCAKE GIRLS DESSERT COMPANY
13546 Beach Blvd., Ste. 2, Intracoastal West, 992-4979
Cupcake Girls offers wedding cakes, cupcakes, cupcake towers, favors, cookies and desserts.
Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a large-scale production, Davoli’s can create the perfect celebration. The friendly staff offers gourmet cuisine and impeccable service, ensuring the freshest ingredients and nutritive value for every menu item.
DESIGNED EVENTS INC.
3823 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 396-3299, designedeventsinc.com
This premier full-service catering and event planning company is celebrating 18 years of excellent service to Northeast Florida brides.
d’VINE CUISINE INC.
2762 Park St., Riverside, 742-7353, d-vinecuisine.com
With creative presentations using fresh ingredients, d’Vine provides customized catering for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions, from a modest reception to a lavish sit-down dinner. Tea parties for bridal showers are also available.
1012 S. Edgewood Ave., Murray Hill, 389-8054, edgewoodbakery.com
Since 1947, this bakery has designed wedding, groom’s and bridal shower cakes. Individual continental pastries and custom-designed cookies for wedding favors, too. Edgewood also has a 1,500-square-foot banquet hall with full catering services for receptions, showers or rehearsal dinners.
E STREET EVENTS
This company offers modern wedding and event styling and management to reflect the happy couple’s personal style.
FLIPPIN’ GOOD COOKIES
3611 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Southside, 333-9753, flippingoodcookies.com
This locally owned company offers made-from-scratch, hand-decorated wedding cookie favors, including photo-images on specialty cookies.
KAKES BY KATIE
3491 Maiden Voyage Circle S., San Jose, 716-9915, kakesbykatie.com
Katie Gibbs-Dixon creates custom wedding cakes, baked to order, at reasonable rates to fit any budget. Call to schedule a consultation/tasting.
THE PERFECT PEAR CATERING CO.
3724 Southside Blvd., Southside, 270-2010, theperfectpearcateringco.com
The full-service caterer specializes in fresh, innovative menus and lovely presentations by the friendly staff.
THE PHANTOM CHEF
2463 Tyson Lake Dr., Westside, 378-5335, thephantomchef.com
This full-service boutique-style catering company specializes in quality, not quantity; it’s the ideal source for intimate gatherings.
4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 27, Avondale, 647-7586
All the cupcakes from Sivada’s Cupcakery are baked fresh daily, with the finest ingredients. There are more than 20 varieties, including specialty items like tiramisu, crème brûlée, and strawberry cheesecake, as well as Black Tie and coconut.
STOVER’S CUSTOM CAKES
Stover’s makes wedding cakes from scratch, customized to fit any taste and budge