Violins, serenades, and sweet moments at this Florida wedding #Real Weddings: Southern US#birdcage veil#florida#karaoke#lesbian weddings#LGBTQ#mixed-gender wedding party#musicians#short dress#short hair#tattooed bride Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Aug 7 2013) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Mark Dickinson Photography Jo and Sarah's bit of vintage glamour, laid-back style, epic ink, and sweet little setting set the stage for this wedding in Jacksonville, Florida. Their venue, the Mandarin Community Club, used to be the Freedom School built and founded by Harriet Beecher Stowe. As a surprise for Sarah, Jo sang "To Make You Feel My Love" for the last dance of the night. Oh, and on the menu: fried chicken, pulled pork, and banana pudding! Thanks to Mark Dickinson Photography for sharing this fabulous day with us. Vendors: Photography: Mark Dickinson Photography Floral Designer: Deerwood Florist Violin duo: Wehner Weddings, LLC Dress: Galina Rentals: Kirby Rentals Venue: Mandarin Community Club Caterer: Sonja Moore Catering DJ: Jack Richardson Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Combine cultures with tea cup cake toppers NEXT My husband's ex-wife is his Best Woman Show/Hide comments [ 23 ] This are some epic pictures. The first and last! The recessional. The kiddo with the bowtie (love). Gorgeous. Reply thank u! Reply Omg I live right next to Jax and have never even glanced at this venue! Super cute wedding, the pics are gorgeous and you guys are adorable 🙂 Reply I adore this! The first photo is A-MAZ-ING! The wall of photos looks super cool. I hope you'll consider writing it up! Reply writing it up? Reply Giving us the details! These are amazing pictures, and I really want the story!! Reply Oh yes the story! Sure! How do I do that? I am new to the website. Reply So much pretty and happy! Lovely details, colors, people, place… I wish I could see more of that back ink, especially if it's as gorgeous as the feather on her arm. Reply Here is the blog that we wrote for our website. You will find more images of Sarah's beautiful back tattoo http://suchsweetlove.com/2013/06/sarah-joe-a-love-story-an-unforgettable-day-jacksonville-wedding-photograper/ Reply Thanks for the link! The lovely goes on and on, but it's the way you two look at each other that cinches it. Reply thank you Daniella! Reply I think I actually swooned, and perhaps blacked out a moment, looking at these photos! What a gorgeous wedding, gorgeous couple, and beautiful photography. Just, wow. And banana pudding for dessert, brings a tear to my southern eye. You two (and your photographer) are amazing, thank you so much for letting me ogle at so much beautiful! Reply That little boy with the bowtie is giving me LIFE! Reply Thank u! I told him you said that …he now thinks he is star! one of my favorite pics from the wedding Reply This wedding is so beautiful! I love how much joy there is in these photos. Reply I am loving this so hard. Reply That first photo is so stunning! I am in love with it. I especially love the little flakes of whatever that are floating down in the screen. I thought they were stars at first. Reply They do look like stars, but its actually rain. It was a light sprinkle and our photographer , who is amazing by the way, pulled us outside to take this and a few others in the dark. Love this one. One of my favorites. Reply *sigh* SO nice! There goes my 'original' idea of mason jars! Love the whole wonderful idea!! Congrats! Reply =)..we did love the mason jars! So much, we still use them for drinks each day..lol Reply I wanted to thank you for the feature. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the unique and inspirational weddings. It drives me even more to be a better photographer! Sarah and Jo's wedding was a very sweet, amazing day! I would do it over 100x again! (except for the scare of rain) 🙂 Thanks a bunch and I can't wait to share more of the weddings so that we hope to be back here with you! <3 mark + lindsay Reply awe Mark…=) Reply I knew one of the brides during college! Small world! Congratulations Sarah! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.