Summer Wedding Tips: Five Things to Remember Before You Walk Down the Aisle

We love summer weddings! The dehydration, the droopy hair, the groomsmen passing out. Wait, what??? Your summer wedding doesn’t have to be a sweaty, smoldering affair. (Save that for the honeymoon!) Here are some tips for surviving your summer wedding:  1. Drink water!! Eat something! Yes, this sounds basic, but if we only had time … Read More

Planning a Summer Wedding? Follow These Tips

If you’re getting married in Florida, pretty much every wedding is a “summer” wedding. Summer events bring their own challenges–thunderstorms, hot sun that will melt the icing on your cake, bridal dehydration. The experts over at www.sheknows.com have put together a list of ten tips to help the summer bride. They interviewed our own Sandy … Read More

Great Wedding Ideas: Take a Trolley to Your Reception

Many of our brides opt to get married at our bed and breakfast, but hold their reception off-site. Our feelings are never hurt when they ask about that option–there are so many amazing restaurants in St. Augustine, who can blame them for wanting to take their family and friends to one of them? Because we’re … Read More

Great Wedding Reception Ideas: Food Trucks

We hosted a pre-wedding reception last night at the inn. The bride and groom (pre-bride and pre-groom?) wanted their out of town guests to have a place where they could stop in, see people, and grab a bite to eat. Instead of a traditional caterer, they opted to hire a few food trucks to park on Avenida … Read More

Beach Wedding Decor in St. Augustine: Formal

Think you can’t have a formal feel if you’re planning a beach wedding? Think again. This bride used a nautical blue napkin, and popped it with the bright pink of stargazer lilies in ceramic shells. The result was a happy, elegant look that was formal but still laid back. Look how smart she was to … Read More

Where to Stay in St. Augustine: Our Hopkins Cottage!

Do you have a favorite room at our inn? Before you answer, consider the Hopkins Cottage, our most recently renovated room. The Hopkins Cottage is in the front part of our building, built in the late 1800’s. It has an original brick wall and spectacular heart pine floors. But that’s where the nostalgia for the past ends. You won’t … Read More

Colored Wedding Dresses: Showing Your Personality

There are lots of reasons that a bride might not want to wear a white gown on her wedding day. It could be her second wedding. She might not look good in white. She may just feel that a color would better showcase her personality.Whatever the reason, the bride is in charge, and she should … Read More

A Day Trip from Disney: St. Augustine

St. Augustine is less than a two hour drive from Orlando; it’s a great choice for a side trip as you’re visiting your favorite Magic Kingdom. Worried you can’t talk to the kids/your wife/the grandparents into it? Here are some favorite Disney atractions, and their St. Augustine counterparts. Love the safari ride in the Animal … Read More

Sick as a Dog: Pet Emergencies in St. Augustine

We know how nice it is to bring your pet on vacation–that’s why the rooms on our first floor are pet friendly. After all, you can teach an old dog new tricks–like catching a frisbee in front of the fort, frolicking in the surf, running with you on an early morning run through our narrow … Read More

Beach wedding: soft pink and grey

There are so many beautiful color combinations for beach weddings. We hosted a wedding on Sunday, where the bride used a soft pink combined with two different silver tones, as well as mirrors and sparkly glass hurricanes. It made for a soft, romantic combination on a warm January day.