The Grove Plantation-Tallahassee-Mr. & Mrs. Ellis

Whitney and Davis were married at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tallahassee with their reception immediately following at a historic Tallahassee landmark,The Grove. There hasn’t been non-family wedding at The Grove and Whitney and David were the first. The Grove is a former Governors Mansion and sits right beside the current home of Florida’s Governor on 1st Avenue.

The property is just gorgeous for a celebration and the Smith-Ellis Wedding was a step above. What a wedding it was! From guests riding the trolley to the reception and valet to champagne handed to guests as they arrived. No detail was overlooked. It was so wonderful!

With the cocktail hour on the front lawn with a trio and the reception under a transparent tent in the back- guests truly enjoyed themselves. Uptown kept the crowd dancing all night and Whitney and David’s custom glow cups lit their way to their honeymoon.

Congrats Mr & Mrs Ellis!!

And thank you Whitney for the sweet review!

(via Wedding Wire & Google)
Here’s the thing about Kay that makes her the perfect wedding photographer: She’s on top of it. From our first meeting with her, she was as professional as they come and her flexibility was beyond great. We opted out of traditional bridal portraits and engagement shoot in favor of having her at more events. She shot our engagement party 8 months before the wedding and then our rehearsal dinner and the wedding day. It was great to have time to get comfortable with her. She’s also incredibly responsive. When our images from the engagement party were first burned on a CD, somehow the computer missed a few. Within an hour of notifying her, she uploaded the rest of the images to a website for us to download. She made it all easy. Her demeanor around our large, loud family was absolutely perfect. She has no problems telling people where to go, how to stand, and what to do without being abrasive or rude. On top of all of that, the images she created are beautiful. They are truly treasures we will keep forever.


Wedding Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: The Grove  (Tallahassee Magazine article featuring The Grove)

Planner:  JohnGandyEvents 850.570.5999

Wedding Florist: Darin Jones Designs by Darin

Wedding Cake: Sandy’s Sweets  850.567.9650

Catering Food: Andrews Catering  850.645.9255

Bartending:  On the Rocks 850.251.4147

Artist/Painter: Kelly Rysavy

Photographer:   Kay Meyer Photography 850.894.4529

Custom Printing: Karmanos Printing

Reception Music:  Uptown Music Band

Private Security: Bill Dawkins +1 other Sheriff

Rentals-  Andrews Tents  229.883.4400

Video- Unique Video Creations 

Transportation: Trolley Mikes Limos 850.421.1933

Hair:  Ashley Shiver 850.445.2881

Make-up:  Jessica Allen 850.933.4638

Valet: Capital Valet