Vendor List for the Premier Bride Expo January 15th 2017 - Jacksonville

Brides, grooms, friends and family, we are excited to have you at the Premier Bride Expo on Sunday, January 15th 2017 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Waters Street in Jacksonville Florida.

Below is a list of participating vendors, their booth location and the category they represent.  Please make a list of the specific vendors or types of vendors you want to meet when you attend the show.  Programs and maps will also be handed out when you go through the registration line.

Doors open at 1 pm to 4 pm.

We have many prizes and give-a-ways to be won.  The grand prize, a honeymoon/trip will be drawn at 3:45 pm at the Footloose Entertainment booth.  You must be present to win this prize, no exceptions.  However, other prizes do not require your presence to win upon drawing.  Don’t forget to make mailing labels with; Name, address, phone, email and wedding date! 

We are looking forward to see you on Sunday! 



Company Name



Embassy Suites Jacksonville-Baymeadows



Harbor Front Hampton Inn  Amelia Island



Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown



Once Upon A Stylist



Parisian Spa Institute



Younique Cosmetics by Noel



Extraordinary Cakes by Design

Cakes & Sweets



Cakes & Sweets


Sweet by Holly

Cakes & Sweets


Yummy Cakes By Mia

Cakes & Sweets


Aprons Catering



Black Tie Catering and Events



David's Catering



Espresso à la Carte



PJ'S Catering






Sonny's BBQ



Fantasy Farms Events



Ann Eastwick, Wedding Officiant

Ceremony Services


The Wedding Dance Studio

Dance Lessons


Beaches Wedding Rentals

Decor Linens & Rentals


Connie Duglin

Decor Linens & Rentals


Event Decor And More

Decor Linens & Rentals


Seasonal Celebrations by CDLs

Decor Linens & Rentals


Ten23 Designs

Decor Linens & Rentals


Southern Charm Events

Decor Linens & Rentals


Alfred Angelo



Bridals & More



David's Bridal



French Novelty



Menguin Tuxedos



Men's Wearhouse



Michael's Formalwear & Bridal



The Tailor Shop



Anything With Plants and Flowers



Fleurs de Vedra



Parkers Events




Health & Fitness


Cooper Chiropractic

Health & Fitness


Dopazo Orthodontics

Health & Fitness


Doterra Essential Oils

Health & Fitness


It Works Global

Health & Fitness


Orangetheory Fitness

Health & Fitness


Plexus Worldwide

Health & Fitness


Relaxation Station

Health & Fitness


Bath Fitter

Home Services


Granite Transformations

Home Services


Cruise Planners

Honeymoon & Travel


Honeymoons by Fran's Travel

Honeymoon & Travel


Palm Travel Group

Honeymoon & Travel


Everlasting Honeymoons

Honeymoon & Travel


Riverside Tours and Travel

Honeymoon & Travel


Wyndham Garden Jacksonville

Honeymoon & Travel


Calligraphy by Cami

Invitations & Calligraphy


chloe + isabel by Suzza



Stella and Dot



The Engagement Ring Studio



Premier Bride Magazine



Anais Belly Dance

Music & Entertainment


D'Land Entertainment and Productions

Music & Entertainment


Feedback Entertainment DJs & Event Co

Music & Entertainment


Footloose Entertainment

Music & Entertainment


McGee Entertainment

Music & Entertainment


Music by Pegge, LLC

Music & Entertainment


Party Solution Entertainment

Music & Entertainment


ShutterBooth Jacksonville

Music & Entertainment


Footloose Photobooth

Photo Booth



Photo Booth


American Memories Photography






creative soul



Dan Harris PhotoArt, LLC



Derick Le Studio



Favorite Photography



Haddock Photography



Kris Graham Photography



Severine Photography



Subject One Photography



Susan Michal Portrait Studio



Tyler Mackenzie Photography



Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Real Estate


Jax beach event hall



Bowing Oaks Plantation



Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant



Conference Center at the Main Library



Diamond D Ranch, Inc



DoubleTree by Hilton Airport



Eagle Harbor



Fountain of Youth Weddings



Hampton Inn Jax Beach Oceanfront



Holiday Inn I 295 East & Baymeadows



Holiday Isle Ocean Front Resort



Hope Pavilion



Jacksonville Marriott



Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens



King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island






Ramada Jacksonville Baymeadows



Sea Palms Resort



Serenata Beach Club



St. Johns Golf and Country Club



The Club Continental



The Hill Top Restaurant



The Palencia Club



The River Club & Epping Forest



Winterbourne Inn



Embellished Embroidery

Registries & Gifts


Bed Bath & Beyond

Registries & Gifts



Registries & Gifts


Pure Life Essentials

Registries & Gifts


Thirty-One Gifts

Registries & Gifts



Restroom Renals


Complete Weddings + Events



Day Eight Studios



Coastal Coordinating

Wedding Planners


Diamonds and Pearls Events

Wedding Planners



Wedding Planners


Simply Weddings by Amanda

Wedding Planners


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Premier Bride Expo - River City Romance

The Premier Bride Expo is back at the Prime Osborne Convention Center on Sunday, January 15th from 1-4 pm!  We are so excited about the theme of the expo – “River City Romance” because it focuses on Downtown Jacksonville and our famous landmarks.  Premier Bride Magazine and a talented team of professional wedding vendors, including; becphotography, Day Eight Films, Beautiful Faces by Erin, The Lexington Hotel, Events by Me, Sea Horse Florist, Coastal Coordinating, Happily Ever After Floral, Custom Confections, Chloe + Isabel by Suzza, First Coast Weddings and Events Michaels Bridal and Formals, Bridals & More, LOVE Boutique, Black Tie Formals, The Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring Studio  and Embellished Embroidery  all came together to make this one fantastic shoot! 

These images will be in our 20+ page fashion and décor spread in the next issue of Premier Bride and  one images was selected to be our official show poster! 

At the expo, you will see other inspirations from over 120+ of Northeast Florida’s premier wedding vendors, so don’t miss out! 

Tickets are $8 online or $12 at the door. 

Remember, if the show is not called “Premier” then it’s just average! 

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Industrial Chic - Premier Bride Expo

The Premier Bride Expo image for our “Industrial Chic” expo on February 19th at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village is one of our favorites to date.  This image was shot with the collaboration of many Premier Bride vendors.

This image was taken by the talented David Walters of Monarch Studio, located in St. Augustine Florida.  David, Scott and Julie, from Monarch Studio was the team of photographers who were behind the fashion and many décor photos from our “Rock & Roll Bride” shoot. 

The dress was provided by French Novelty, located on Blanding Blvd

 Jewelry is from the Chloe + Isabel Collection from Suzza

The stunning head piece and bouquet was created and designed by Kristina from Flora de Vedra

Hair & Makeup, by Beautiful Faces by Erin

Location, The Glass Factory

Model, Syrita

If you love the elements of this image, please contact our talented vendors to help you with your wedding or special event!


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2017 Premier Bride Expo Dates

Brides, Grooms, Friends, Family and Vendors...mark your calendars!

Sunday, January 15th from 1-4 pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL!

The theme for the show is “River City Romance” with colors in black, white and rose gold.  It is a very modern look!  This theme will also be the displayed in a 20 page fashion and décor spread that Premier Bride Magazine will feature in the Winter/Spring 2017 edition.  Copies of the magazine will be available, for free, at the show! Make sure you check out our “Décor Showcase” at the entrance of the expo!


Sunday, February 19th from 1-4 pm at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine Fl.

The theme for the show is “Industrial Chic.” This theme has colors in oranges, yellows, browns, black and silver.  The theme for this show is inspired by the hard industrial elements, softened for the wedding look! 



Cover photo by Monarch Studio

For more information go to

#PremierBride #PBExpo #PBNEFL


Tips on Flowers

Wedding Planning Tips – Choosing your Florist and Understanding Wedding Flowers


If you have not figured it out already, there are a lot of different aspects to planning your wedding.  Choosing a florist and picking out arrangements, flowers, and flower décor is an important element to your wedding with many different “moving pats” that effect the price you will pay for your flowers. 

At Premier Bride, our mission is to educate brides and grooms on the wedding planning process.  Here are some great tips and things to consider when choosing a florist and selecting your flowers!

We would also like to thank Anything with Plants and Flowers who created the arrangements and wrote some of the advice below!

Here are some tips about deciding on a florist to use

·         An important consideration is to make sure your florist has a proper cooler to store the flowers in.  Home refrigerators do not hold flowers at the proper temps and will kill your flowers. 

·         Ask for references!  Make sure you check out the work that they have done from real weddings.  Remember, anyone can pull pictures off the internet!

·         Just because you see something online or on Pinterest does not mean that it can be duplicated.  Some things to consider, silk flowers might have been used, you don’t know what season it was and the availability of the flowers or what part of the country the image was taken in. 

·         Talk to the florist about day of the wedding, make sure they and/or their crew will be there to deliver and fix anything that is needed

Let’s talk about budget!  It is so important to be honest with your florist about your budget.  Almost all wedding can work within any reasonable budget.  It does not mean you will get exactly what  you want, but a true floral professional will be able to present you with comparable alternatives!

·         Ask yourself, are you set on a particular flower or a particular look?

·         There are a lot of elements to determining the price of flowers; time of year and/or the season they grow, the color of the flowers, how many steams you have to order or if there is a minim order

·         The structure of the each arrangement reflects the price

·         The size of the arrangement effects the price

·         The containers of the arrangement effects the price


The bottom line is that a professional, educated florist can present you options.  By being honest about budget and being able to give your florist a vision, they can present you options to make your flowers, bouquets and arrangements for your wedding.

Here are two examples of centerpieces for weddings.  Anything With Plants and Flowers wanted to show similar centerpieces in the same size and color, however, their price is $100 difference because of the flowers.  Remember,  no one is going to know what might be missing in your arrangements! 


Let’s break down the arrangements from Anything with Plants and Flowers;

$ 125.00 Arrangement




4 Gerbera Daisy

6 Stock

8 Roses

5 spray Roses

6 Carnations

4 Hydrangea



Now lets look at the $ 225.00 Arrangement



5 Dalias

8 Garden Roses

4 Jumbo Hydrangea

6 Astilibe

6 Ranunculus

5 parrot tulips


We also want to point out the amazing artwork behing the beautiful arrangements - this is by Susna Michal!


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Tips on Saving Money - Wedding Planning

You are the wedding planning starts!  One of the most popular topics of conversation is how brides and grooms can save money when they are planning their wedding.  It is important to understand, you don’t have to sacrifice hiring quality wedding vendors to save money!  Remember, it's one of the most important days of your life so make it meaningful and special to you!


When you are starting your wedding planning process, sit down with your fiancé and establish a budget. Talk with your parents and see if they are going to contribute to wedding financially so you know what you have to work during the planning process.


Sit down with your fiancé and create a list of what are the most important elements of your wedding.  Use this list as a guideline when creating a budget for each element of your wedding.  Remember, it is what is important to you as a couple and every couple is different.  Here is a list of “elements” to a wedding that you can consider when creating your list;

Reception Venue                            

Ceremony Site                 



Ceremony Musicians                     

DJ or Band                          


Cakes & Sweets


Wedding Planner            

Décor & Rentals               


Wedding Dress                                




Photo Booth                                     

Bar Service                        

Wedding Bands               



Rehearsal Dinner            

Hair & Makeup                 

Linens & Place Settings

Favors & Gifts                                   


Guest Experiences         

Other Entertainment



Attend one of our Premier Bride Expos and pick up your copy of Premier Bride Magazine of Northeast Florida!  The expos allows you to “Speed Date” wedding vendors and can offer discounts!  The magazine is packed with many other tips and advice on all aspects of the wedding planning process!

 Here are tips from each segment of the wedding planning process;

Wedding Planner Tips

1.      Hiring a wedding planner can save you money in the long run.  Experienced wedding professionals know many tips that can help you save money and eliminate expensive mistakes and misjudgments

2.       If you can’t afford a full wedding planner, consider hiring a Day of Coordinator.  The day of coordinator will work with all of your vendors and confirm times and keep you on schedule all day long

3.       Hiring a coordinator/wedding planner that is newer to the industry might be less expensive than one with many years of experience


Reception Venue Tips

1.       Reduce the number of guests you invite to the wedding!  The more people  you invite, the more of everything you need including; food, invitations, tables, flowers, and more

2.       Reception venues typically have different pricing structures depending on the day of the week.  Saturday’s are the usually the most expensive.  For a more cost effective option, think about a Friday, Sunday or weekday wedding

3.       Having a morning wedding and serving brunch can be a less expensive option in some cases

4.       Time of the year, Jacksonville’s more popular wedding months are October, November, March, April and May

5.       Avoid holiday’s and other major events like TPC or Florida vs. Georgia weekend


Ceremony Tips

1.       Having the ceremony in the same location as your reception saves on transportation costs

2.       Use pre-recorded music instead of live music

3.       Reduce the number of ceremony musicians from multiple musicians to one or two. 


Photography Tips

1.       Many photographers have pricing structures that correlate with the number of hours they work, to save money, hire them for 6 hours opposed to 10-12

2.       The time of year and the day of the week can affect the price for your photographer

3.       A lot of photographers also bring a second or third shooter with them, only having one photographer can also save you money

4.       Don’t order your photo album right  away, wait until after the wedding when you can save money to purchase your album


Videography TIps

1.      Consider hiring a videographer for fewer hours of coverage or only covering the ceremony part of the wedding

2.      Just like reception venues and photographers, the date of wedding could affect the price

3.      Some videographers are also photographers and vice versa, to save money on both services, considering hiring a company that offers both

Cake & Sweet Tips

1.      Instead of paying for multi-level cake to serve to all of your guests, make a smaller cake for pictures and serve sheet cakes to your guests

2.      Cupcakes can eliminate the “cake cutting” cost at some venues

3.      Having a sweet/candy table can reduce the cost of buying in bulk and you have the containers available


Catering & Bar Service Tips

1.      Smaller guest list means less alcohol you have to serve

2.      Limit your open bar hours so it does not cover the entire wedding reception  

3.      Just serve beer or wine and/or have a signature drink

4.      Plated dinners might cost less, but there are additional staff needed to serve

5.      Tell your caterer what budget you have in mind “Per person” – have them discuss options with you to create a menu that fits within your budget

6.      Talk to a few catering companies and get quotes to compare. 


Invitation Tips

1.      Size of the envelope, weight and thickness effects the postage rate – take to post office before mailing

2.      Addressing correctly will eliminate the returns, so make  sure you understand the USPS rules for addressing envelopes

Transportation Tips

1.      Having your ceremony and reception at the same location cuts costs on transporting the wedding party

2.      Most transportation companies charge by the hour with a minimum number of hours.  If you are having your ceremony and reception in different locations, have them close together in time to reduce the number of hours

Wedding Dress Tips

1.      All bridal salons have sales racks and many of them will sell you the sample dresses – don’t be afraid to ask

2.      Bridal salons also have trunk shows for wedding dress designers.  These trunk shows typically offer discounts or sales.   

3.      Buy your dress 9-12 months out to avoid rush fees


Tux Tips

1.       Attending a bridal show will get you discounted rates on your tux rentals


1.      Reduce the number of attendants to reduce the number of bouquets and boutonnieres you need to have

2.      Fewer wedding guests, fewer number of tables you need to decorate with center pieces

3.      Use flowers that are in season, talk to your florist about flowers that are easier to order

4.      If you are trying to achieve a certain look (height or fullness for arrangements) work with a florist to find alternative flowers that might not be as expensive.

5.      Use the bridesmaids bouquets as centerpieces or to decorate the head table

6.      Florists that have storefronts typically purchase flowers in bulk at wholesale pricing, working with storefront florists could save you money

DJ’s & Musicians

1.      The day of the week and the month of your wedding can affect the price

2.      Larger DJ companies with multiple DJ’s have different rates.  Less experienced DJ’s charge less but still bring great equipment and the customer service is still great

3.      Bridal shows offer discounts

4.      Shorter reception times can reduce the cost

5.      Providing your own ceremony and cocktail music can reduce the DJ cost

6.      Having a wedding coordinator that handles the reception events (dances, cake cutting, bouquet tossing, etc) can reduce the cost of your DJ

7.      Have a bridesmaid or sister that is also getting married?  Booking the same DJ (or the same wedding vendors for that matter) could get you discounts! 



Just remember that hiring a true wedding professional will save you money and time in the long run.  Individuals and businesses that work weddings every weekend do it because they love helping brides and grooms create the wedding of their dreams.  Many of them have done hundreds, if not thousands of weddings so and they love to offer advice and tips to their clients….take advantage of their knowledge and experience.  You do not have reduce the quality of wedding vendors you hire…you just have to prioritize what is important to you, be honest with the vendors about budget, and plan smarter!



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Premier Bride Expo - "Bold Boho" - St. Augustine

Mark your calendars for the last bridal show of 2016…the Premier Bride Expo at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village on Sunday, September 18th from 1-4 pm! 

Brides, grooms, friends, family and all the professional wedding vendors know that that Premier Bride Expo’s in Northeast Florida live up to their name…they are the PREMIER wedding shows.   Each show features over 100 of the very best wedding professionals in Northeast Florida.  You can feel confident that each wedding vendor that exhibits at the show has a reputation for quality. 

No matter what stage you are in the wedding planning process….there is something for you at the Premier Bride Expos. 

With other 100 different wedding vendors representing 20 different wedding categories,  you can be assured that there is something for everyone.  If you are just starting your wedding planning process the first thing  you need is a wedding date and a venue.  A wedding dress is important to set the tone and style of your wedding.  Hiring a wedding planner to guide you through the process is also something to strongly consider in the beginning.  Booking a photographer, DJ, Cake Baker, Catering Company, Florist and Videographer is at the top of the list too!  Many of these vendors book months to a year in advance.  Hair & Makeup, Invitations, Transportation, Grooms Attire, Musicians, the Honeymoon, Dance Instruction, Health and Wellness, Décor and Rentals….are just some of the other details you will find at the shows.

The Premier Bride Expos are different.  Our focus is 100% on meeting and experiencing the bride/groom to vendor relationship.  We want you meet one on one with the vendors, say hello, get to know them, experience their products and services, get information and make great decisions on who you will hire to help you make your wedding day an amazing experience!

Each couple receives a swag bag as they walk through the door.  This is great to collect all the information you will get during the expo.  There are many prizes and give-a-ways that are available the day of the show, make sure you pre-register online at to get a complete list the day before the show.  We do give a honeymoon trip away each show, drawing is at 3:45 pm and you must be present to win!

We hope to see you at the Premeir Bride Expo!  Make sure you pick up the latest copy of Premier Bride Magazine or visit our website at to find vendors, information and tips!

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Premier Bride Expo - Jacksonville "Rock N Roll"

Jacksonville, get ready for the “Rock N Roll” Premier Bride Expo happening on June 12th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center!

The theme for the expo is inspired from the fashion and décor photo shoot that happened for the new edition of Premier Bride Magazine!

Over 40 wedding vendor came together to create over 5 table scapes, 6 guest experiences, and  17 wedding gowns for the “Rock N Roll” spread.  Make sure you pick up the newest copy of the magazine at the show and check out the décor showcase that is all about “Rock N Roll!” 

Expect to meet well over 100 of the top wedding professionals in the Jacksonville and surrounding area at the show.  There will be vendors representing all aspects of the wedding planning process.   There will be wedding venues, photographers, invitations, honeymoons & travel, catering companies, cake & sweets, videographers, bridal salons, beauty, health, grooms wear, florists, DJ’s & musicians, transportation, accessories, and so much more!

We encourage all brides & grooms to attend with their significant other!  It is also recommended that you only bring other people to the show who are part of the decision making process.  Large groups of people are always welcome, but if you are coming to the show to book your wedding vendors, having a large entourage it can be harder to talk to everyone you want too.

Another trick is to print labels so you can peel and stick instead of writing out all of our information.  Most vendors will have prizes at their booths, but they do require filling out a registration form.  Your labels should include your name, phone, email, wedding date and address! 

We also suggest pre-registering  and pre-paying for the bridal show online and printing out your tickets.   This will allow for a speedy entry at the show.  If you can not print out your tickets, don’t worry, we will be able to look up your registration and payment online.  This line is sometimes long, so if you can print your tickets out that would be best!

Tickets are $8 online or $12 at the door.  Doors open at 1 pm to 4 pm!


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Premier Bride Expo "By the Seaside" in St. Augustine

Over 450 brides and grooms, plus the friends and family come to the Premier Bride Expo on February 28th in St. Augustine Florida at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village!

The Premier Bride Expos are the PREMIER wedding shows in Northeast Florida.  Well over 100 of the top wedding professionals in the industry attend the shows wanting to meet Northeast Florida’s couples getting married. 

Remember, if it does not have PREMIER in the name…it’s just an average show!

At the Premier Bride Expo we focus on having quality wedding vendors at each show.  Brides and grooms will also notice a very nice mix of “types” of wedding vendors.  We understand that every couple is at a different stage of their wedding planning process, so we don’t saturate our expo with 20 photographers, 25 DJ’s and 30 non-wedding related vendors.  The Premier Bride Expo ALWAYS has a great mix of quality, professional wedding vendors that represent over 20 different categories!  At our show you will find;

1.       Reception Venues

2.       Ceremony Sites

3.       Wedding Photographers

4.       Special Occasion Photographers (Boudoir or Engagement Only)

5.       Wedding Videography

6.       Off Site Catering Companies

7.       Professional Wedding DJ’s

8.       Musicians (Ceremony & Reception)

9.       Honeymoon and Travel Specialists

10.   Florists

11.   Cake & Sweet Bakers

12.   Bridal Salons

13.   Tuxedo & Suit Rentals

14.   Décor, Linens & Rental Companies

15.   Wedding Planners

16.   Celebration Venues (Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties)   

17.   Invitations & Calligraphy

18.   Wedding Dance Instruction

19.   Bridal Registries

20.   Accommodations – hotels and lodging

21.   Beauty – Hair and Makeup

22.   Health and Fitness   

23.   Wedding Resource Groups, Associations  and Magazines

24.   Transportation Companies – Trolley & Limos

25.   Ceremony Services

26.   Jewelry & Accessories

27.   Photobooths

28.   And many other vendors that help make your wedding special, unique and memorable!

Make sure you pick up your copy of Premier Bride Magazine – the only Northeast Florida publication and website local to this area!  You can also view it online at any time and download it to your tablet or smart phone.

Enjoy the images from the last Premier Bride Expo and make sure you check out the next show on June 12th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville Florida!  







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Premier Bride Expo - St. Augustine - February 28th 2016

If you are planning a wedding...make sure you plan with us!

The Premier Bride Expo is headed back to the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine Florida on February 28th!  The doors open to the brides, grooms, friends and family from 1-4 pm.

No matter what stage you are in the wedding planning process the Premier Bride Expo has something for you.  We have vendors representing over 20 different wedding categories;  Bridal Attire to Videography, Catering to Transportation, Cakes to Photography, Dance Instruction to Rentals and Décor, DJ’s to Reception Venues,  Flowers to Tuxedos and so much more!

Every bride or couple receives a swag bag when the attend the expo. 

Discounted tickets can be purchased online on this website or you can buy your ticket at the door. 

Make sure you pick up the latest copy of Premier Bride Magazine or check it out online here!

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