Laura & Jesse – One Ocean Resort & Spa

A very special wedding for me to close out the year on. Laura is a dear friend and I was honored to help plan her day. We even pulled off a beach ceremony! It was a little chilly but gorgeous. Laura who works for the PGA TOUR and Jesse who works for Golf Channel kept a refined golf theme running throughout their wedding with subtle nods to what brought them together. Everyone danced the night away outside on the One Ocean patio to the rocking sounds of the Chris Thomas Band. It was a perfect evening. With an extra bonus of working with one of my favorites, Corinna Hoffman.

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Vendors

Planning – Cate Bates Events & Design

Venue – One Ocean Resort & Spa

Photographer – Corinna Hoffman

Florals – Bill Wilson

Rentals – Mugwumps & Connie Douglin Linen

Entertainment – Chris Thomas Band

Hair – Ten Salon

Makeup – Paulina Perez



Katharine and Will – Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

This family is very special to me. They had gone through a lot to get to this special day as it was unsure the groom would have a wedding someday. Another destination wedding. The families were from Atlanta and had almost a full week of parties, golf outings and gatherings before the big day. You could see the love the guests had for this couple. The rain and gloomy weather could not keep this wedding party down. We ended up having to move both ceremony and reception inside but with the help of Mugwumps, Liz Stewart and Ponte Vedra Inn and Club we created a breathtaking vision indoors. The ceiling scraping trees were a show stopping piece when their guests walked into the ceremony and reception. Thanks to Liz Stewart for bringing in nature and the beach feel inside for this couple who so desperately wanted an ocean side event.

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Vendors

Planning – Cate Bate Events & Design

Venue – Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Photography – Agnes Lopez

Florals – Liz Stewart 

Videography – Collab Creations

Cake – Classic Cakes

Entertainment – Az Izz

Rentals – Beachview Event Rentals & Mugwumps

Signage – Brittany Blinkhorn

Transportation – East Coast Transportation & Surfside Transport

Hair & Makeup – Paulina Perez



The Cut: Benefiting The Boselli Foundation

This year I had the honor of planning The CUT party, benefiting The Boselli Foundation. It was the 5th year the foundation hosted the event as the official after party of the PLAYERS Championship

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Did you know I’m a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)?

Last year I went through the process of earning my certified meeting professional certification. The meetings and events industry continues to be a fast paced and ever changing arena. I want you to know that I’m committed to my craft and no matter the years under my belt I will always strive to be the best at what I do. Through the CMP program, individuals who are employed in meeting management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement, and gain industry-wide recognition.

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Leena & Danny – Ponte Vedra Wedding

I had the immense pleasure of working with Leena and Danny from the very beginning on designing their big day. The most important aspect of their wedding was always to throw a great party and no doubt about it we nailed it! It was thrilling to see all of their beautiful details come together from their custom invitation suite to the crazy wigs that came out late night for the guests. I will treasure the memories from this wedding forever.

Special thank you to Ann Evans and Mark Grandin for bringing Leena’s elegant coastal vision to reality.

Gorgeous photography provided by Dana Goodson.

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