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as I navigate the challenges and triumphs that come with being a part of the bridal community. Together, we will celebrate the power of creativity, the strength of perseverance, and the immeasurable satisfaction that comes from turning a vision into a flourishing business. So, whether you are a fellow beauty entrepreneur seeking solidarity, a bride-to-be seeking inspiration, or an individual with an unwavering passion for bridal aesthetics,

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~Maureen Ella

Bridal Hairstylist + Makeup Artist

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Eloped to Tie the Knot in Florida: An Interview with Angeline and Shane

Photographer | Daybreak Photo Co.

Angeline and Shane's elopement was a breath of fresh air—a celebration of love in its purest form. Today, we have the pleasure of sitting down with the lovely couple, Angeline and Shane, to learn more about their dream wedding and the talented vendors who made it all possible.

*Interviewer:* Angeline and Shane, thank you for having us. Your elopement was truly heartwarming. We heard that there's a special story behind the custom-made engagement ring. Could you share it with us?

*Shane:* Of course! The story behind the engagement ring is one that is close to my heart. It all began with my mom's original engagement ring, a cherished heirloom that held so much sentimental value. Years before proposing to Angeline, my mom entrusted me with her ring, and I knew I wanted to carry on its legacy in a unique way.

Engagement Ring
Engagement Ring | Anchor Boutique

*Angeline:* Shane wanted to incorporate a personal touch into the engagement ring, and that's when my sister came into the picture. She sent him to Laurel, the talented owner, jewelry designer of Anchor Boutique, a local jewelry store located in the heart of St. Augustine Florida. Known for its craftsmanship and artistry, my sister knew we were in good hands.

*Shane:* Yes, when I met Laurel and shared the story of my mom's ring and my desire to make it part of our love story, she understood the significance immediately. Laurel worked closely with me to create a carbon copy of my mom's original engagement ring, infusing it with elements that reflected our journey as a couple.

*Angeline:* And when Shane proposed in a one random afternoon in Saint Augustine, Florida it was a moment I'll cherish forever. Knowing that the ring was made especially for me, inspired by his mom's ring, and that it held such sentimental value, made it all the more special.

*Interviewer:* What a beautiful and heartfelt gesture! Now, let's talk about your talented sister, who played multiple roles in your wedding. How was the experience working with her as your hairstylist, makeup artist, and wedding planner?

*Angeline:* Having my sister take charge of my hair and makeup on the big day was such a blessing. She knows me so well and understood exactly how to bring out my natural beauty while adding a touch of elegance. I felt like the best version of myself.

*Shane:* And as our wedding planner, she made sure every detail was executed flawlessly. From coordinating with vendors to ensuring the day flowed seamlessly, her dedication and attention to detail were unparalleled.

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Newly Weds

*Interviewer:* It sounds like she was an integral part of your dream wedding. Speaking of vendors, you worked with an incredible team. How did you feel surrounded by their talent and support on your special day?

*Angeline:* First and foremost we chose Nassau County Court in Yulee, Florida, because of its picturesque white columns, perfect for our elopement. Its simplicity and elegance perfectly matched our vision for an intimate elopement. We're beyond grateful for the talented vendors who made our day magical. Most especially, Dawn from Daybreak Photo Co. who is a locally based wedding vendor in St. Augustine. She captured every moment so beautifully just how I envisioned it.

*Shane:* The reception at Josephine in Avondale was truly delightful, thanks to the cozy ambiance and delicious food. The solo violinist added a unique touch to our celebration.

Angeline: The talented Jessi with Shady Spring Garden located in Elton, Florida worked wonders with breathtaking floral arrangements for my bouquet. From my bridal bouquet to the elegant centerpieces, every detail added a touch of natural beauty to our celebration.

Shane: And how can we forget the delectable cake custom made by Creme de la cocoa? Indulging in sweet delights was one of the highlights of our wedding, our personal favorite is the salted caramel crunch cake, stole the show!

Angeline had envisioned a vintage-inspired cake, and Creme de la Cocoa, brought her vision to life.

Interviewer: It sounds like you had an incredible team supporting your special day. Were there any unique touches that made your elopement extra special?

Vintage wedding Cake couples initials custom champagne
Cake | Creme de la Cocoa

Angeline: Oh, definitely! Our custom neon sign backdrop was hung on a circular symbolic arch.

My (sister/hairstylist/makeup artist/ planner) *laughs* added the pampas grass which gave it a modern feel and Instagram-worthy.

Shane: And let's not forget the custom champagne with our name on it, again was meticulously made by our sister/hairstylist/makeup artist/planner *laughs*. Toasting to our love and union with that personalized touch was such a special moment.

*Interviewer:* Your elopement was a testament to the power of love and the beauty of personal touches. What advice would you give to other couples considering elopement?

*Angeline:* We would say, follow your heart and focus on what truly matters to both of you as a couple. Don't be afraid to add personal touches that reflect your unique love story.

And choose vendors who understand your vision and are passionate about making your day as special as you've dreamed it to be.

custom made champagne
Pop The Champagne to the Newly WEDS

*Interviewer:* Thank you both for sharing your beautiful love story with us. Your journey and heartfelt gestures have touched our hearts, and we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together.

Angeline and Shane's elopement was a radiant example of love in its most authentic and powerful form. Their decision to elope was a declaration of their commitment to one another, a promise to cherish and support each other through life's journey. In the end, it was not just a wedding—it was a celebration of love in its most intimate and profound form.


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