Now a few years later, book three in her Oldest Vampire series has been released and of course I had to have Nancy back on the blog. The plot of Always The Vampire has some wedding plans mixed into it and when Nancy suggested writing about her and Cesca's wedding location choices I couldn't resist saying yes! hehe
A huge thank you to Nancy for not only being a guest but for taking some amazing photos to compliment her guest blog! I hope you all enjoy the post and enter the contest at the end!
St. Augustine is known as a honeymoon spot for European couples due to the European architecture and vibe of the city. But St. Augustine has also become a city of destination weddings – and what a destination it is with all its historic sites, courtyards, and secret gardens!
Cesca and I have put our heads together and come up with our 5 ideal spots for a St. Augustine wedding. On most locations, we agree; on one, we differ. I hope you’ll enjoy the photos and tidbits about each site!
Before I get to the meat of our choices, I’ll mention that St. Augustine abounds with stunning churches. Among our favorites are the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Trinity Episcopal Church, Grace United Methodist Church, and Memorial Presbyterian Church. All have deep historical ties and meaning to the city, and all are gorgeous! I’ve put photos of the churches on my Facebook page in the album St. Augustine Wedding Sites. The other sites mentioned in this blog are also there. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Haddock/86984510891
Avilés first stepped ashore to found and establish the city of St. Augustine.
Cesca and I love this location because of its profound sense of history and the peace one feels at the site.
Our third choice for a wedding? The grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. There have been watchtowers and one other lighthouse in St. Augustine, but because of storms or the shifting shoreline, the others were destroyed or fell into the sea. The current structure dates from 1874, and the lighthouse keeper’s home is in the background of this photo.
You probably know that Cesca surfs, and I love the ocean, too, so it won’t be hard to guess what our fourth choice is for a wedding!
The beaches are open to ceremonies only - no receptions - but how can you beat an ocean view wedding?
Now to where Cesca and I part wedding venue ways. I favor the courtyard at the Lightner Museum, which was originally the Hotel Alcazar. The Alcazar was built in 1887 and was the “companion” hotel to the elegant Ponce de Leon across the street – both commissioned by railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler.
There you have it – wedding fever, St. Augustine style! I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour, and I thank Amber ever so much for inviting Cesca and I to share today!
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