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Rustic Gray and Yellow Winter Farm Wedding in Alabama

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 07, 2014

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Tricia and Dave were married at Stone Bridge Farms in Cullman, Ala. on February 20 — a Wednesday! “It had a beautiful rustic interior, combined with a dreamy Southern landscape,” Tricia said. “Their all-inclusive service was important to us as we were planning the wedding in a different country (I was backpacking through Europe) and state (he lived in New York).” The bride wore an a-line wedding gown with lace straps, while bridesmaids wore gray dresses with illusion necklines. “I loved the little personalities in my wedding outfit,” she said. “Particularly, the yellow buttons that my mum sewed ontp [my white peacoat] the night before. . .I treasure the crocheted ensemble made by our good friend and owner of Fiction Stitches, who made the girls’ cowls, plus the cardigan and that gorgeous hooded poncho for her children, the flower girl and ring bearer.” Guests were greeted inside with a sign that said, “Yay! You’re here! If you’re feeling a little chilly, please wrap your hands around a warm cup of hot chocolate. . . Mmmm.” As Tricia walked down the aisle, everything slowed down, the door swung open, and she had the biggest grin on her face, followed by tears. “There’s a photo of my husband wiping his eye at that moment, and he still maintains to this day that he was ‘scratching it.’” Tricia said. The reception was lit with hanging mason jars and votive candles and decorated with burlap table runners and centerpieces filled with yellow ranunculuses, dahlias, roses, and succulents. The entertainment and desserts? A do-it-yourself photo booth complete with props and cupcakes!

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Photography: j.woodbery photography | Venue/Caterer: Stone Bridge Farms | Floral Designer: Ava Grace Designs |  Dress Designer: Galina from David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: White by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse | Hair Stylist: Brides and Belles Hair Design | Makeup Artist: Made Ya’ Blush | Cake: The Cheesecake Factory | Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes | Crocheted Goods: Fiction Stitches

Traditional Southern Summer Church Wedding in Alabama

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 29, 2013

Lauren & Ryan 

July 9

Birmingham, Alabama 

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

My then fiance and I fell in love with Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church because of its historic charm. The church was constructed to be a replica of its original building, and it was love at first sight for us. I wanted a vintage feel that was still comfortable and cozy and that is exactly what this church and its grounds portray.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. I loved my bridal party’s attire. The girl’s dresses and pearl necklaces turned out so southern and sweet, and I loved the classic black tuxes we went with for the groomsmen.

2. I loved the fresh peaches we scored from a local farm outside the city limits of Birmingham. They were so fresh and delicious in July and made beautiful centerpieces and accents.

3. I loved our wedding cake. Not only was it scrumptious, but Julie Hendricks made an incredible cake stand out of a peach basket that made my heart swoon.

3.  Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

There were so many great moments in our whirlwind of a wedding day, but one moment that is still particularly sweet going on 3 years later is the car ride back to the hotel. For us, I can still remember that sweet long exhale after leaving the church still on a natural high from all the celebrating that just happened and yet still in awe that you both actually did it — you got married and are now husband and wife from that moment on until forever. A very overlooked moment throughout the wedding day I would say, but special indeed. We really appreciated having a driver, so we could bask in that moment wholeheartedly.

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Bright and Cheerful Spring Alabama Wedding

Posted by Kim on Dec 10, 2012

Libby & Ryan

May 19

Munford, Alabama

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

As I drove into The Cedars, a historic working cotton plantation, owned by close family friends,  my breath immediately was taken away. The gorgeous cedar trees that lines the property, the historic mansion, the cotton fields with tractors in the background, and the bright red mule barn; all of these things reassured me that this was the absolute perfect venue to marry my best friend. Ryan and I wanted a venue that was much like our personalities and lifestyles- fun, interesting, eclectic and with just the perfect amount of southern charm. 

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The bridal party’s attire. The groomsmen wore blue seersucker suits with red bow ties adorned with cotton boles. The bridesmaids wore cotton, navy blue strapless dresses with gorgeous hand-made, no two alike, turquoise necklaces.
  2. The mason jars and milk glass used around the plantation were heirlooms. Every. Single. Piece was either my mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, or great aunts. Making it so personal was very important to me. I wanted everything to have a reason.
  3. My wedding cookie cake. I do not like wedding cake- or any other cake to that matter. But, I LOVE chocolate chip cookies and cookie cake. I was adamant on having a cookie cake-wedding cake and after twisting lots of arms, I got what I wanted (Although, I did have a “real wedding cake” as well, the cookie cake was MY wedding cake!).

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

 I cannot quit thinking about the wonderful emotions and butterflies I felt when I was walking down the aisle and seeing my precious husband for the first time in 24 hours. We had both written our own vows and not shared them with each other so hearing our promises and vows to one another will last with me forever. Our ceremony was about us—110% and I am so blessed to have had it that way.

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Rustic Farm Wedding in Alabama

Posted by Kim on Jun 20, 2012

Summer & Chad

May 26

Huckleberry Farm, Jasper, Alabama

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Our Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The wonderful barn. Chad is a farmer and we are real outdoors people, so the barn and outdoor wedding really represented us as a couple.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The wine box ceremony where guests wrote letters to us, and Chad and I wrote letters to each other. Chad’s boots being the vessels for the centerpieces. And our wedding cake topper of a man and a woman on a tractor – Chad asked me to marry him on a tractor!

Tell us about the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.

When Chad was saying his vows it was a very emotional moment for me.

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Amazing and Unique “First Look” Idea

Posted by Jeffra on Dec 09, 2011

Breanna & Ryan

Alabama

About this “First Sight”: Breanna and Ryan are clearly a couple in love. They are very different though and they are a true case of opposites attracts. He is a biologist that loves to collect bugs while she is an Engineer that loves photography.They do have a common love of music that they wanted to incorporate into their special day. More and more people are choosing to see each other before their ceremony on the wedding day and so I decided to create their “first look” with a twist by placing a door in the middle of the field and asking Breanna to wait on one side of the door for her groom to arrive. It was so magical to see them stand on each side of the door without seeing eachother but when they did lay eyes on each other you could clearly see just how happy they were to share that moment alone with one another in the middle of a beautiful field. The dress is from Bella Couture in Birmingham, AL The car is from Coats Classic cars in Birmingham,AL

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