Bri and Dane’s July wedding at the Lightner Museum was truly one for the books! From the second we met them, it was obvious that their wedding would be filled to the brim with the love of their family and friends.

The Lightner Museum was the ideal backdrop for the couple’s color scheme of classic black and white with pops of bold magenta. Allow us to showcase all the special moments from Bri and Dane’s wedding, and get ready to be inspired for your own event!

Bri + Dane in the lush gardens of the Lightner Museum

Bri and Dane in front of the Lightner Museum's floral shrubbery

Summer in Florida can be sweltering, but here in St. Augustine, cool breezes off the Matanzas Bay add a lovely tropical vibe. Warm temperatures also mean that our grounds are in full bloom, making for stunning wedding portraits!

bride and groom gaze at each other

Bri and Dane in the Russian baths at the Lightner Museum

Speaking of “stunning,” we were in love with Bri’s stunning floor-length gown by Essense of Australia! The clean, simple lines paired with chic opera gloves were the perfect blend of classic, romantic, and modern.

Bri getting into her wedding dress

Bri’s “first look” with her father inside the museum was an unforgettable moment for everyone.

Meanwhile, Dane’s groomsmen spent some quality time in the Otto Lightner Lounge, enjoying a game of foosball and a couple of cold beers.

Bride Bri doing "first look" with her father before her wedding in the Lightner Museum

Rose boutonniere sitting in foosball table in the Otto Lightner Lounge

closeup of groom and groomsmen toasting each other

Groom and groomsmen hanging out in the Otto Lightner Lounge

The couple’s ceremony inside our Historic Pool was utterly striking and completely unforgettable!

After Dane walked down the aisle with his parents, Bri captured the eyes (and hearts) of everyone in the room, as she and her father walked down the Mezzanine steps into the aisle.

Groom Dane walking down the aisle with his parents

bride walking down the Mezzanine steps at the Lightner Museum

Bride's father walking down Mezzanine steps at the Lightner Museum

Bride and father walking down the aisle

Bri and Dane's wedding ceremony inside the Historic Pool at the Lightner Museum

Bri and Dane right after their wedding ceremony

Bri and Dane walking down the aisle together after their wedding ceremony

For cocktail hour, guests took advantage of one of the hottest wedding trends of 2024: audio guestbooks! This retro phone from After the Tone was a perfect little nod to their historic wedding venue full of unique antiquities.

Audio guestbook and photos displayed for Bri and Dane's wedding

Guests were also able to enjoy one of three signature cocktails, named after the bride, groom, and their dog, Kevin! Your bar is just one of the many ways you can include your pets on your wedding day.

Bar signage in black and white

One of the most amazing things about this St. Augustine wedding venue is the atmosphere of history, luxury, and romance that comes through in every photo.

Originally built as a hotel in 1888 by Henry Flagler, the Lightner Museum’s architecture, lush landscaping, and attention to detail make every moment truly magical.

Bride and groom walking through the lush gardens at the Lightner Museum

Bri and Dane had a beautiful July wedding at the Lightner Museum

Bri and Dane with their wedding party outside the historic Lightner Museum

Guests were welcomed into the reception by a seven-foot photo of Bri and Diane, and a seating chart decorated in simple black and white. A spray of magenta florals added a pop of color that echoed the couple’s sweetheart table.

giant photo of bride and groom next to the seating chart

Magenta florals surrounding the sweetheart table

During cocktail hour, the Historic Pool was seamlessly transformed into Bri and Dane’s dream reception, complete with a black and white dance floor. The Mezzanine was the perfect spot for guests to watch the couple’s first dance.

The Historic Pool was transformed for Bri and Dane's wedding reception

Bri and Dane walking onto the dance floor

Black and white photo of bride dancing with her father

Couple and wedding guests on dance floor

For the reception, Bri changed into a sleek halter dress and hit the dance floor with her guests. White Tie Events did an amazing job at keeping everyone going long into the night.

Bri putting lipstick on while looking in mirror.

bride and groom kissing

Bride dancing with wedding guests

Wedding guests dancing

Another wedding trend we continue to see in 2024 is late-night snacks. For Bri and Dane, this meant a late pizza delivery! The customized napkins (again, featuring their sweet pup, Kevin) are another great way to include pets in your wedding, even if they can’t be in attendance.

Receptions at the Lightner Museum often include a cozy lounge setup, which is perfect for late-night noshing!

pizza box next to napkin featuring the bride and groom's dog, Kevin

bride and groom sharing a slice of pizza

wedding guests sitting on white couch

After the evening was over, Bri and Dane shared a private last dance while they basked in the memories of their wedding day. As a wedding venue team, this is often one of our favorite moments!

black and white photo of bride and groom's private last dance

For one last hurrah, the couple made their grand exit through a shower of cold sparks! Included in the “Dazzle” Party in the Pool upgrade package, these cold spark fountains are the perfect sendoff at the end of an amazing event.

bride and groom kiss with cold spark fountain in background

bride and groom take a bottle of champagne on their grand exit

Congratulations, Bri and Dane! We were honored to be part of your big celebration and we wish you nothing but the best for your lives together!


Bri + Dane’s Vendors

Venue: Lightner Museum, @lightnermuseumevents

Planner: Coastal Celebrations, @coastalcelebrationsstaug

Caterer: Purple Olive, @purple.olive

Florist: Malia Floral Design, @maliafloraldesign

Bakery: Publix, @publix

Photo & Video: We Are The Bowsers, @wearethebowsers

Rentals: St. Johns Illuminations, @stjohnsilluminations

Officiant: Mike Koster, Church of Eleven22, @coe22

Entertainment & Photo Booth: White Tie Events, @white_tie_events

Hair: Studio Bride, @studiobride

Makeup: Lia Croke, @lia.croke

Transportation: St. Augustine Transportation, @staugtransportation

Guestbook: After The Tone,

Dress: Essense of Australia, @essenseofaustralia

Tuxedo: Vera Wang, @verawanggang