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August 27, 2019

Real Wedding Feature: Austin + Chase’s Surprise Ceremony at the Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club


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The EventWorks team is well-versed in weddings - from simple ceremonies to elaborate extravaganzas, we’ve been there for our clients through all kinds of nuptials. But, it’s not every day that we get to help a couple celebrate a surprise wedding. When Austin and Chase invited their friends and family to the Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club to celebrate their engagement, the couple left one very important detail off of the invite… the two would be tying the knot that same day! The surprise ceremony was beachfront bliss, complete with copper tones and coastal details.

Before guests arrived, the couple snuck away to soak up their last few moments together before becoming husband and wife. The photos would not have been complete without their adorable black lab, Colt!

As friends and family arrived at the venue, they were greeted by a sign that revealed the big surprise. The guests were completely caught off guard , and these candid moments of everyone’s shock and celebration turned into the sweetest photos.

Once everyone found their seats and had a chance to catch their breath, the wedding began. Austin and Chase said their “I do’s” beneath a sun-soaked trellis and stunning floral installation from Shea Hopely Flowers. The endless ocean views were mesmerizing and made a breathtaking backdrop for the ceremony.

The ceremony space doubled as the reception area, so the tables were kept clear of decor until dinnertime. Our Light Blue Linens resembled the clear ocean skies and our Antique Infinity Chairs were a near-perfect color match with the trellis and sandy beaches. The rattan lanterns mimicked the sunlight leaking through the trellis slats and the soft colors in the florals tied everything together.

To complete the reception space, the couple chose our Slate Velvet Sofa, our Soho Lounge Chairs and Sophie Coffee Table. The lush fabric of the velvet sofa offered a comfy place for guests to watch the bride and groom share their first dance on the White and Driftwood Dancefloor. The combination of clean lines, soft fabrics and metal details brought a modern romantic vibe to the open-air space.

As the sun began to set, The Band Be Easy led everyone into a full evening of dancing on top of our Stage and White Stage Façade.

Austin and Chase’s surprise ceremony is one of our favorite events to date and one we will never forget. Thank you for letting EventWorks be part of your one-of-a-kind wedding. Congrats to the happy couple!

Vendors who made it happen:

Planning + Design: Simply Grace Events

Venue: The Lodge + Club

Florist: Shea Hopely Flowers

Rentals: EventWorks Rentals

Band: The Band Be Easy

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