I had grown up about a mile from the venue and I went there for various events growing up. I knew if I was going to have a big wedding, I wanted my guest to see the beauty of the St. Johns River and Jacksonville. Timuquana Country Club is right on the water and it has the most incredible view of downtown Jacksonville. It also was large enough to comfortably host the number of guests we invited.
The best part of the big day was the first look. The morning of the wedding, I was so nervous and anxious. Once I saw Clint, all the worries just melted away. It reaffirmed for me that this day was about marrying this incredible man and Adair would take care of the rest. It was really fun to be able to share in the joy of the day before the guests arrived and things got crazy. I am a traditionalist so I was not a fan of the first look idea but I am so grateful for that time we shared together. And we both still teared up when I walked down the aisle.
One of my other favorite parts of the day was our exit. I knew I wanted to do something different for this. Adair and I spent a lot of the planning processing thinking of how we could put personal and unique twists on the entire day. We left on a boat! Clint and I love being on the water and it was another way to showcase the view from Timquana. Personal touches really make the day special for the bride and groom and the guest.