Sundays with Sage - Doughnut Edition Part 1

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Sundays with Sage - Doughnut Edition Part 1

Sage and I are on a mission. A mission to find the very best doughnuts in Jacksonville. Why? Well, because, why not?! 

We began our journey with research. Asking our friends where they think is best, googling and going off of where we've eaten before. We also decided we needed a control. At each doughnut place we will order one glazed doughnut and each get something that interests us. 

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So this past Wednesday, we headed out to Good Dough. We ordered our three doughnuts while we drooled over the case. We've been there before and one thing I LOVE about Good Dough is that you can get there 2 hours before they close, like we did, and they still have an amazing selection of doughnuts. We aren't morning people, so that's pretty key for us. 

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We got one glazed doughnut to share. Sage ordered a "Birthday Cake" doughnut and I ordered a "blueberry cake" doughnut. I had this vision that I would be able to take these beautiful photos of the doughnuts before they were consumed, but my kids wanted to dive right into these gorgeous, mouthwatering treats. So, this is the best I got. 

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I will give Good Dough that, the doughnuts are beautiful. Not exactly as pictured on their website (this is me being super picky because when I looked ahead at the website, the cookie monster doughnut had big chunks of chocolate chip cookies and I really wanted that, but not chunks in the store), but beautiful. And you eat with your eyes, first, so score for Good Dough! 

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Sage had about 3 bites of hers and then asked for a cheese burger. See, Good Dough is quite sweet, even for a five year old. Leo, however, had no problems. We ordered 2 cheeseburgers to share (not pictured because WOAH! Those are messy!!) They were good, yet under seasoned. 

Our general feelings were that Good Dough is just that, Good. But we've never bitten into one and said "Wow, this is the best doughnut I've ever had!" So the search continues. 

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Nicole ♥ Matt - Alpine Groves Engagement

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Nicole ♥ Matt - Alpine Groves Engagement

I am so beyond blessed to be a part of Nicole and Matt's wedding. Nicole is just one of the most thoughtful souls you could ever meet. Together, they are perfect. only 3 weeks to go, guys!!!

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Makeup by Kendra Nelson Chaney

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Shannon ♥ David - Grace Episcopal Church Wedding

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Shannon ♥ David - Grace Episcopal Church Wedding

These two lovely folks showed us you can never let rain get you down, ESPECIALLY when you are marrying the one you love!! Congratulations, Shannon and David! Here's to a lifetime of the clouds parting at exactly the right moment. 

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Church - Grace Episcopal Church

Reception - NAS Jax Officers Club

Hair - Lena Fongeallaz with Image Artistic Fleming Island

Makeup - Hayee HM Beauty Services

Dress - Emily Kotarski Bridal

Baker - Melvets Bakery

Bouquets - House of Mille de Fleur

Centerpieces - Designs by Lorriane

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Korrie ♥ Michael - Treasury on the Plaza Wedding

These two will make you smile from ear to ear every time you are around them. They have a beautiful love for life, their family, friends and for each other. I am truly happy to know them and to have been a part of their amazing St Augustine wedding. Congratulations, Korrie & Michael!

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Nicole ♥ Jeremy - St. Augustine Wedding

I am so happy to have been a part of your beautiful January wedding. The weather was positively perfect and Nicole looked amazing. But what I loved the most was Nicole and Jeremy together. Congratulations, Nicole and Jeremy!

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Christina ♥ Matt - Castlegate Wedding

All day long I found myself breathless over the beauty of Christina and Matt's wedding day. From the perfect "December in Florida" weather, to the flowers, all the way to Matt's grin every time he glanced at his bride, I had a hard time wiping my own smile off my face. As a couple, they have already demonstrated so much strength and courage while they navigate their Navy life. I am so happy for them as they continue their journey together. Congratulations, Christina and Matt!!

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Hallie ♥ Ari - Treaty Oak Engagement

While I've known Hallie for years and years, this was the first time I have met Ari. These two must have the most beautiful spirits I have ever met. I am so happy for you two! Congratulations, Hallie & Ari!!

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Sylvia ♥ Anthony - Bowing Oaks Plantation Wedding

Ahh, I loved this day so much. There was a slight chill in the air that made the hot chocolate bar that much more delicious! And I forgot how cold I was the moment Sylvia and Anthony were together. These two can warm a room with their smiles. Congratulations, you guys! I am so happy for you!

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Jenee ♥ Karl - Renaissance Hotel Wedding

I am so excitedfor Jenee and Karl, but I have great respect for any other couple out there that works together. Jenee's smile the entire day speaks for their happiness. Congratulations, you two!