Casa Marina Wedding Media Trip 2012
Romantic Oceanfront Weddings with History at your Doorstep
February 7 and 8, 2012
Tuesday February 7
Noon Check-in to your parlor suite or ocean view room at the historic Casa Marina Hotel (circa 1925), recognized as the last remaining vestige of Jacksonville’s Roaring Twenties. www.CasaMarinaHotel.com
2:00p Warm Welcome from Mark Vandeloo, General Manager-
The Casa’s LEGACY in Jacksonville Beach and Hotel Tour brings your visit to life
Join Dr. Maarten van de Guchte as he unfolds The Beaches history through Casa Marina’s legendary photographs
2:45p Rebekah Blakely – Transforming the Hotel into a Romantic Wedding – The Casa Marina’s Wedding Coordinator introduces the experts
3:00p The Dream Wedding with Floral Designer Lynette & Lake Self. Do you know a few of the top floral décor trends for 2012? Explore organic, natural weddings…beach themes and elegantly romantic celebrations www.RoseofSharonFlorist.net
4:00P How to Design a Fantasy Wedding Cake by Classic Cakes. Chef John Krupinski and his wife Carol have been creating custom designed wedding cakes for nearly two decades in Jacksonville Beach…for the bride and groom who desire a beautiful and delicious cake of their dreams. 904-246-6408 firstname.lastname@example.org
5:00p Sunset Break ~ A Jacksonville Beach Tradition
7:00p Cocktail Reception in the Penthouse with Kyle McManus.
Reception hosted by Maitre D’ Hotel ~ Mr. Sterling Joyce who makes everyone feel like royalty!
7:45p Chef Aaron Webb – The Wedding Dinner – ‘Let Them Eat Cake’
Chef Aaron Webb has been creating his ‘New Beach Cuisine’ at the
Casa Marina Hotel for nearly a decade of dining and special events
Wednesday, February 8
Sunrise 6:45a Don’t miss morning Sunrise on the Atlantic! Wake up EARLY, Sip hot coffee and learn about sunrise photography with Emily Martin. Why do her clients cherish their wedding photos as much as they enjoy her warm, caring and creative style? See you on the beach. www.EmilyMartinPhotography.com
8:30 or 8:45a Breakfast in the Penthouse -
A Beautiful way to begin the day just the way Hotel guests do
10:30a Beaches Museum and History Park ~ Dr. Maarten van de Guchte brings the 100th Anniversary of our historic barrier island to life. The saga began May, 1562 in Mayport and traveled by train through the ‘Flagler Victorian Era’ when tent homes in the 1880’s dotted the landscape. >From Prohibition and Moonshine to world-class golf, today’s story has all of the romance and celebrity that imbue the Casa Marina Hotel with history and a bit of myster
1:00p New Beach Cuisine ‘Bridal Lunch’ / Chef Aaron Webb and Sous Chef Terry
2:00p Free Afternoon to relax and enjoy the beach~ What are the BEST things to do in Jacksonville Beach?
7:00p Champagne Toast – In the Courtyard
It’s always a party at the historic Casa Marina Hotel~
7:30p Dinner at The Pier. Come off the beach in your flip-flops and enjoy a ‘taste of Jax Beach’ at one our local restaurants with a panoramic view. The historic landmark Pier defines today’s contemporary ambience while reminding us of its radiant history. Enjoy Chef Tony Corrente’s tasting and relax as a delectable evening unfolds. Might we have a surprise visitor?
Thursday February 9
8:30a Chef Aaron Webb Demo and Coffee
9:15a Breakfast is served! Chef Aaron Webb prepares breakfast and presents a Signature Culinary Demo in the Grand Salon ~
· Fruit & Cheese Display – Making it Look Easy
· Duet Entrée – Chef’s Choice
· The Famous Fish! Casa Marina’s signature fish with a pedigree
10:00a Q & A with Rebekah Blakely, Mark Vandeloo and Sterling Joyce
11:00a A Fond Farewell~ from Leigh Cort and the Casa Marina~
Adieu with Confetti and Wedding Cake!