Founded by Bill and Carla Young, The Wedding Authority is a planning business based in St. Augustine, Florida. Bill and Carla have over 30 years of wedding industry experience between them, beginning with Carla’s florist background. The Young duo and their staff highly regard the positive impact they can have on weddings while standing witness to memorable life moments. Bill is a registered officiant who finds joy in every moment of the ceremony. Carla is a planner with an eye for fresh blooms and tasteful decor. As a whole, The Wedding Authority works passionately coordinating every wedding to make each one special.
These wedding planners offer a comprehensive menu of services to suit couples in all stages of the preparation process. Perhaps most notably, they can connect couples with their in-house tuxedo specialist or an event designer, and even provide guidance with do-it-yourself decor plans. This team can assist as much as couples prefer through frequent consultations and vendor liaison, as well as with both partial and complete options available. They can also be present on the big day, working hard to ensure that you have the best day of your life. With these authorities, you can relax knowing your dream wedding is in the hands of professionals.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Allison S · Married on 04/27/2019
Carla and Bill are wonderful to work with! Carla responds to emails and is super helpful. She walked us through the whole process from start to finish. She even did the rehearsal with us so we knew what to expect :) My husband rented his suit from the tux shop and Coogan was great! He did all his measurements, asked us a bunch of questions on what we wanted, and gave us plenty of information. He did the fitting and made sure it was correct. Carla took care of my dress before I walked through the doors to the chapel. Everything was exactly the way we wanted it and looked amazing! Everyone was so caring and I enjoyed working with all of them! I would definitely recommend this location for your wedding and working with The Wedding Authority!Sent on 05/02/2019
ashley · Married on 03/10/2019
We were lucky enough to have Karli as our planner. She was very attentive and responsive. We planned our wedding from California. Being that far away could’ve been very stressful but Karli allowed us to enjoy the process because we were able to put our trust in her. Karli and Ashley were amazing on the day of the wedding and allowed my Husband and I to truly relax and enjoy everything. The wedding authority made sure our vision came to life and we were beyond lucky to have their help with our wedding. Carla, the owner is such a sweet soul who has been in the industry for a very long time and her expertise shines through in the work Karli and Ashley did for us.Sent on 03/26/2019
Katie Jeffries · Married on 02/01/2019
Bill was an amazing officiant!
I can't say enough nice things about Bill! We used him as our wedding officiant and he was outstanding. He made my fiance and I so comfortable at our meetings and on the wedding day he was a calming presence when I was very nervous. Many of our guests asked how we knew him because he was so wonderful! I highly recommend him!Sent on 02/09/2019
The Wedding Authority's reply:Thank you for all the kind words. God Bless You. Now life is all about your futures. IF... you ever need prayer for any reason, please call me. I so enjoyed your wedding. It so was great because of the two of you. Your relationship, your attitudes, and your families made it a great event. Thank you for letting me be part of it. God Bless, Bill Young
We always love working with The Wedding Authority! They are always so organized and the team is fabulous!
The best of the best!!! You can trust everything to them on this most important day in your life. I love working with these ladies!!!
The Wedding Authority knows how to handle weddings that are large and small. They are an experienced team as well as kind and efficient. I highly recommend using their services! I always enjoy working with them.