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SHAMAR AND SARAH'S WEDDING

November, 2008 in Gainesville

"Everything about our Gainesville wedding was perfect! We were very blessed to have our friends and family fly in from all over to share in our day. I actually had a lot of fun creating our wedding map! It made it so much easier for our guests to navigate the area, and choose local attractions that were guaranteed to be great based on our recommendations!"

Ceremony: Sweetwater Branch Inn
Reception: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Vendors

Venues

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Coordinator:

A'vie Weddings and Events

5341 SW 91st Ter # A
Gainesville, FL, United States

"Absolutely amazing. Angela and her team were very professional and personal. I literally did not have to worry about a thing on my wedding day! I strongly recommend A'vie for those couples who want to enjoy, and not stress on their wedding day!"

Photographer:

Mary Beth Tyson Photography

Gainesville, FL, USA

"Mary Beth's photography speaks for itself. She is truly gifted at what she does. Hiring Mary Beth was definitely one of the best decisions we made!"

Ceremony & Reception:

Sweetwater Branch Inn

625 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601, US

"Beautiful venue--we had so many compliments from guests!"

Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn

4075 SW 33rd Place
Gainesville, FL, United States

Restaurant:

Ballyhoo Grill

3700 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL, United States

Restaurant:

Gainesville Ale House & Bar

3950 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL, United States

"Great place to sit outside and enjoy some great seafood and an ice cold beer! One of our favorite places to enjoy happy hour!"

Restaurant:

Leonardo's Pizza

1245 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL, United States

"Amazing Pizza!"

Restaurant:

Swamp Restaurant

1642 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL, United States

"The Swamp Restaurant is the #1 college establishment in the country. It is named for its proximity to the legendary Florida field, but offers much more than just a great location. The famous front lawn and intimate decks are great places to soak up the Swamp atmosphere."

Attraction:

Butterfly Rainforest - Attraction - Florida Museum of Natural History, SW 34th Street & Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, United States

Butterfly Rainforest

Florida Museum of Natural History
SW 34th Street and Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611, United States

"Come face-to-face with exotic, vibrant butterflies fluttering atop a lush tropical canvas of foliage and flowers as you experience the Butterfly Rainforest, the Florida Museum of Natural History's newest permanent exhibit. The screened vivarium houses subtropical and tropical plants and trees to support 55 to 65 different species and hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Guests can stroll through the Butterfly Rainforest on a winding path and relax to the sounds of cascading waterfalls year-round."

Attraction:

Downtown- Bars and Restaurants - Attraction - University Ave and Main St, Gainesville, FL, United States

Downtown- Bars and Restaurants

University Ave and Main St
Gainesville, FL, United States

"There are many great restaurants and bars located in downtown Gainesville that include: Restaurants: Dragonfly- the BEST suishi! The Top Restaurant- Emiliano's Cafe Harry's- New Orleans style, seafood Flaco's- fabulous, quick, cuban food! Amazing. Bars: Durty Nelly's Irish Pub Stubby's Market Street Lillian's"

Attraction:

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - Attraction - 4700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL, 32608, United States

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

4700 SW 58th Dr
Gainesville, FL, United States

"Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is comprised of 14 major collections visually accessible from a 1 ½ mile paved walkway. These include the state's largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast."

Attraction:

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BAT HOUSE  - Attraction - Lake Alice, Gainesville, FL

Lake Alice at the University of Florida

Lake Alice
Gainesville, FL

"Lake Alice was one of the first places at the University of Florida that we fell in love with. Lake Alice is a proven sanctuary to alligators as well as many birds. At dusk, a colony of bats that roost in a nearby bathouse emerges to cleanse the sky of much of the insect life that the lake nourishes. A dusk outing to view the impressive cloud of bats leaving the house for their nocturnal sorties is a popular local pastime. We strongly recommend a visit to this beautiful place, and the surrounding UF campus."

Coffee Places:

Maude's Classic Cafe

101 SE 2nd Pl # 101
Gainesville, FL, United States

"Enjoy coffee and dessert or a beer at this quaint little coffee house. Choose to sit outdoors and enjoy the downtown atmosphere."

Coffee Places:

Starbucks - Coffee Places - 3822 W Newberry Rd # D, Gainesville, FL, United States

Starbucks

3822 W Newberry Rd # D
Gainesville, FL, United States

"If you know anything about the Anonymous family, you know that coffee is a must have!"

Coffee Places:

Starbucks, Panera and Moe's

3443 SW Archer Rd # A4
Gainesville, FL, United States

"This is a great complex where you can sit outside and enjoy coffee from Starbucks, a bagel from Panera or a burrito from Moe's! One of our favorite places to study or just hang out! Panera also offers free wireless internet."

Parks and Recreation:

UF Lake Wauburg South - Parks and Recreation - Lake Wauberg

Lake Wauberg

Lake Wauberg

"Highly recommended! Let us know in advance that you may want to visit, and we will gladly offer our Student-IDs for entrance to the park! The North Park is located eight miles from campus on Highway 441 near Paynes Prairie. Wauburg North is beautifully landscaped with 25 acres of shaded, grassy picnic areas, complete with picnic tables and grills on a hillside setting overlooking the lake and swimming area. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and rowboats are available and can be checked out for free with your Gator 1 Card. Beach volleyball and fishing from the dock are also popular activities. Lake Wauburg South Shore is located one mile past the North Park on US 441 and offers 65 acres in a natural Florida setting. Wildlife is common. Eagles, ospreys, deer, turkeys and alligators may be seen on quiet weekday afternoons. Mountain bike and nature trails surround the park. If you are interested in sports, the South Shore offers an 18-hole championship disc golf course, water skiing, a soccer field and sand volleyball courts. A 16-station 55 ft. climbing wall and six-sided bouldering facility are also available for open recreation."

Parks and Recreation:

Santa Fe Canoe Outpost - Parks and Recreation - 2025 NW Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, FL, United States

Santa Fe Canoe Outpost

2025 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL, United States

"Tubing down Ginnie Springs is one of our favorite past times! Only a 25 minute drive from Gainesville. Canoe in the most beautiful part of Florida, the Santa Fe Canoe Outpost offers a wide variety of paddling excursions on the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee, and Suwannee Rivers Perhaps the most spectacular gift that nature has bestowed upon this area are the crystal clear springs that punctuate our rivers. With a year round temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit, these springs are ideal for diving, snorkeling and swimming. Float down to Ginnie Springs. The springs also provide opportunities for hiking, picnicking and biking. So, if you want to experience nature at its finest, the Santa Fe Canoe Outpost welcomes you to the "Real Florida"."

Parks and Recreation:

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park - Parks and Recreation - 4732 NW 53RD Ave, Gainesville, FL, United States

Sink hole_Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

4732 NW 53RD Ave
Gainesville, FL, United States

"In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground, and lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida's natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells, and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink."

Shopping:

Oaks Mall

6419 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL, United States

"Typical Mall with similar stores as one would find in every other state!"

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