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The St Augustine Wedding Expo

wedding expo1Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

The 2014 Saint Augustine Wedding Expo is a first year event.  Salon Zellanova, Endless Possibilities Event Design LLC and the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez have partnered up to plan, and produce this bridal show.

Tickets are $10.00

Doors open at 3:00pm

The Expo will take place at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez

259 San Marco Avenue

St Augustine, FL 32084



The founders of this event  said they felt that our event companies here in St. Augustine tend to get washed out in the big bridal expo’s like Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami. Why not have an event here in our own city. This expo is a great way to help highlight all that St. Augustine has to offer in an intimate setting.  A setting that will allow Brides to really connect with local wedding vendors.  Many times  a Bride leaves these mega bridal shows and  has talked with 10 photographers, 7 cake decorators, 9 caterers and can’t remember who is who.  It can be a very overwhelming experience for a bride.  This show will allow a bride to sit and relax with each vendor and not feel rushed or overwhelmed.


The expo will also have a cutting edge theatrical & inspiring fashion show!  the fashion shows will be a delightful addition to the bridal expo. The  fashion show director has created a fashion show that will entertain the audience as well as inspire them to think outside the box when it comes to dressing for their “big day.”  This isn’t just “say yes to the dress,” this is say yes to the entire look!  One big element to the fashion show that will make it unique will be an introduction to each fashion line.  Dancing with Victoria, a local dance company has choreographed three different dances to be preformed before each line comes out on stage.

Vintage is in with many wedding themes, the first fashion line out is a Vintage Line sponsored by Daniel Thompson Bridals -“All About the Bride.”  Let’s not forget about the wedding night, the second line out will be Lengerie Line sponsored by Melissa’s Intimates.  Last but not least, they will have the Bridal Line, sponsored by Daniel Thompson Bridals.


The fashion is a big part of the entertainment for the day, but the expo  will also have live music preformed by Sam Pacetti, Amy Hendrickson & Carol Emerson.  Let ‘s not forget about the signature drink bar that will be open from 3pm – 7:15pm and fun giveaways from each vendor.

wedding expoVendors include:

Refinery Athletic Club, Coastal Creation, Westcott B&B, Perfect Pear, Bumpy Photography, Taylor Rental, Oh My Gosh Flowers, Goddess  Wedding Ceremonies, Banana Bread Clothing Comp. Lenders Photo Booth, A Step Above Catering, T Lovely Loos, T L Entertainment, Origami Owl, D’vine Cuisine, The Conch House, Kreation by Karen, The wedding Rental Company, Pin Puppy, St. Johns Illumination, LuLi’s Cupcakes, Pioneer Barn, Endless Possibilities, Salon Zellanova, Melissa’s Intimates, Daniel Thompson Bridals, VIP Entertainment, Film & Photo, St. Augustine Trolleys, Ripley’s Trains, Independent Tour Company, It Works, Avon, Vows & Views, Quality Inn Historic, Passion Party w/ Lindsey, The Perfect Pour.

For tickets call (904) 824-8874

Flower Works-Flowers for Every Occasion

I have worked with a lot of florist in my years while doing the hair of brides.

My favorite is Becca Cady from Flower works. She has always been so innovative in her design and how she captures the brides every wish for her bouquet. Whenever I’m in the mood for an arrangement for the house or special engagement her creativity is always right on the mark. I’m always amazed at how she knows what colors I’m in the mood for, also her arrangements last a very long time. She has been in business since 1982. When I first moved into town in 1989 the big thing to do was go to one of her classes on how to make a wreath for your door or a swag for over your fire place. I was never good at arts and crafts but with her easy going, yet professional personality and the ability to teach people,  I created quite a few center pieces for the Holidays. I find her very easy to communicate with, even with the most intricate designs she help me pull off what I was thinking. She has really blossomed in this community as to being a leader in the wedding industry.

Prom season is here and we are always busy at the salon, some times the girls forget the Prom etiquette. All we have to do is put in a call to Flower Works ask her for a boutonniere, tell her the colors. More than likely they already have them made up. Last year I needed a camouflage boutonniere and wrist corsage believe it or not they had four made up. David the designer said there is always that one in the crowd. My mother moved to Jupiter last year  Flower Works is my go to when I need to send that last minute Mothers day or Anniversary gift. She also carries unique gifts such as candles, sconces, vases, bowls and other unique gifts. It’s always a pleasure visiting the shop to see what new inventory she has.

Contributed by, Joan Salisbury 

Flower Works 510 N  Ponce De Leon Blvd St. Augustine Florida 904-824-7806

Jewelry Store in the Historic District

Thirteen years ago I had a jewelry artist remake a ring for me. I had met him getting a cup of coffee downtown his name is Rex, he has a store off of Cuna street. I had some gold jewelry from my travels through the years and decided I wanted to have Rex melt it down and  design me a cigar band type ring. I wanted it to be contemporary and yet nautical. He showed me the design and how he was going to place the stones in the setting. When he showed me the finished product I was thrilled. I was so pleased with the results I had him make several other rings.  Mine are one of a kinds but he can recreate anything. He reminds me of a cross between Einstein and Geppetto with a Jersey accent.  He is a character for sure, his shop is easy to get to and well worth the trip downtown. He carries a wide range of jewelry anything from Platinum, gold, white gold, sterling silver. You can find pearls of every kind and precious and semi-precious stones. I  love visiting him to see what he is working on and looking at all of his new inventory.

Contributed by, Joan Salisbury


Rex Jewelry 27 Cuna Street

Saint Augustine, Fl 32084