Choose Thy Love… Love Thy Choice // Jacksonville Wedding


It’s coming up on our two year wedding anniversary and I can still remember every moment of that amazing day! Pastor Russ Austin spoke a message of REDEMPTION that fit our life stories perfectly. We had an amazing team of vendors who made sure our day went smoothly and had the support of hundreds of our closest friends and family.

Below is our wedding video that our good friend Jordan Tyler Poole    made for us!

Take a look into our special day!!!


2013 Brides Choice Award// wedding wire

Hello to you all,

I hope this year is bringing you as much JOY as it is already bringing me…. and its only January!! I couldn’t do any of the things I am honored to do without the help of so many great people and organizations that support me. I am excited to announce to you that I have received Wedding Wire’s 2013 Bride’s Choice Award. With that said, it is YOU, my fabulous and amazing brides who have awarded me this distinct honor by submitting such great reviews. It is with great humility and gratitude that I share this with you today and want to say a heart felt Thank you for the reviews that you have sent in on my half. I realize that you had many options when making your plans for that most special day and I appreciate the opportunity to be a small part of what will ultimately be marked as one of the most memorable days of your life. I have such a great support system of not only fabulous brides, but family and friends, who have lifted me higher than I ever thought possible. I can’t imagine what the rest of this year has in store as we move through each life changing experience that awaits each of us. Stay tuned for the rest of the story as we move through the seasons together one happy bride at a time!!


XOXO, Mandi

It’s the little things in life// wedding accesories

Over the last year I have seen some really neat ideas. I thought i’d pass them along to you girls, to help ensure you get all the extra little details covered. As you can see above… having a personalized wedding dress hanger is a MUST! I love this idea sooo much. It makes it official before it is even official!

Another one of my favorite things is I see those awesome sparkling pumps. This Bride was able to snag these off of an etsy store!





  Another good find on, was when one of my brides found the perfect amount of sparkle for her hair! I’ve seen pretty clips and other things but these were especially beautiful to me.

Adding your own rhinestones stickers to the bottom of your shoe is a great way to have that extra personal touch!

 These sparkling gold beauties just knocked my socks off when I saw them!!!  I need these in my closet


Love Love Love these things… too cute that I had to share!!!!

XOXO, Mandi

Touch of color// Bridal Hair

We often wonder if we should get that fancy hair bling or go with a simple flower…

This morning while working on a wedding, one of the bridesmaids wanted to add in just a touch of color. It couldn’t have been more perfect!!!

A simple yet bright and colorful flower seemed to be a great addition. I love the way that the blue contrasts with her hair color, and gives her do’ that element of surprise.

Brides keep this in mind next time if you want a seemingly neutral wedding with just pops of color.

You should know….it also makes for a fun little gift from you to your maids. You can get these in different styles yet same color. That way you can be sure to address each girls personality and sense of style!!! Happy Shopping!

XOXO, Mandi




Early Morning Wedding Hair // Wedding hair

Hi Everyone, So a few weeks back when I had the 4G Event… you would’ve probably thought I was up early morning prepping for my huge event, right? WRONG! I was up early doing hair for a wedding!!! Doing hair for one of my sweetest clients Kim to be exact. Im almost positive that she was the calmest bride i’ve ever seen. If you remember last Sunday…it poured down raining all day and as you may have guessed it, she had an outside wedding planned. She allowed me to come very early in the morning, even though her wedding wasn’t until the evening. And even still, she was very calm and confident in my work. I can not tell you how refreshing it is to have someone TRUST you that much. I’m sure she thought I was up most of the night before, with my mind running about all the last minute details revolving around 4G but……..

Instead, My thoughts were only geared toward deciding every possible way to work and re work her hair. You see, at her last trial run, just days before her big day, we were discussing the best option for the front of her hair, to make sure it was the most flattering for her! I was taking into account her dancing and all the hugging of family and friends and possible tugging on her hair. At this trial run, we had not yet come to a clear decision on what it would be. And then… I just happened to be watching the news and see the weather come on, I realize…. its going to be pouring down rain tomorrow. Ahhhh, a stylist’s worse nightmare!!! And you know what I thought??? BRING IT ON RAIN!!! So I went and made sure to add extra hairspray and bobby pins into my styling case, to ensure that every updo would be SNUG and stay in place! =) I got to her home that morning and worked my magic and came up with the most perfect Updo. Front to back and right before my very eyes, she transformed into that blushing bride! At the end of the day I can honestly say she looked AMAZING as did her bridesmaids…. Just take a look at a quick snap shot of the beautiful Kim and two of her maids…

Some hair got ROCKED that day for sure!!!!! However, because of the rain that day, Kim is re-doing her wedding pics next week. And I can’t wait to recreate my work of art again!!! Stay tuned for Kim’s Wedding Pics!


XOXO, Mandi