Jul
31st

Eleanor and Eric

This Spring wedding was a classic southern affair and so much FUN! The ceremony was a beautiful Mass that took place at Christ The King Catholic Church. Eleanor chose navy dresses for her bridesmaids and coordinated her look with navy Converse sneakers that kept her comfy all day. Mike Hamm outdid himself with the floral design that incorporated a touch of nautical decor. The guest enjoyed the signature “yellow hammer” drink, fun in the photo booth, a grilled oyster station in the courtyard, as well as a late night snack of cheese burgers and beignet fries while dancing the night away! Take a peek for a few more details….

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How Everything Came Together:

Photography: Jennie Tewell

Ceremony: Christ The King Catholic Church

Rentals: Port City Rentals

Reception: History Museum of Mobile

Transportation: Old Shell Trolley

Wedding Attire: Bliss Bridal

Band: Muscadine Bloodline

Cake: Cakes by Judi

Flowers: Mike Hamm

Caterer: Bay Gourmet

Photo Booth: Magic Memories

Videographer: Silver Thread Video

 

 

 

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Jul
26th

Saffold and Brian

There is nothing that says “classic” like a little navy and white, and those were the beautiful colors chosen by bride Saffold for her May 23 wedding to Brian. As a catering and event manager for one of the most well-known catering companies in the South, I knew this bride would have every detail covered, but she was effortlessly relaxed and a true joy to work with!

The white hydrangea bouquets she chose were oh-so-Southern, and provided an elegant accent to the bridesmaids’ navy dresses. The navy and white straws took the color combo all the way to the bar, where they were placed in the happy couple’s signature drink, the “yellow hammer.” Also at the bar, Sweetwater 420 beer was offered to guests as a personal touch and nod to the special place where Saffold and Brian met – the Sweetwater 420 Festival in Atlanta. In fact, it’s even where Brian proposed…while on the Ferris wheel. How sweet is that?

After taking top-secret dance lessons, the bride and groom surprised their parents with a choreographed first dance to Van Morrison’s “Sweet Thing,” which was a big hit. Departing on a golf cart, the bride and groom were showered with bubbles and well wishes as they left to begin their new life as husband and wife.

For more details, take a peek…

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How Everything Came Together
Rehearsal Dinner: The Grand Hotel
Ceremony: St. James Episcopal Church
Reception: The Fairhope Inn
Rentals: SOHO Events and Rentals
Reception Music: Ising Show Band
Photographer: Renaissance Portrait Studio
Florist: Southern Veranda
Cakes: Publix Bakery-Fairhope
Transportation: Gulf Coast Tours

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Jul
20th

Burying the Bourbon

As a native of the deep, deep, South, I am a huge fan of a laundry list of Southern traditions. But what I truly love are Southern wedding traditions, and I was thrilled to be introduced to the tradition of “burying the bourbon” by my June bride and groom, Abby and David.

I am well-versed on stocking the wedding bar with bourbon, and have seen bottles tastefully packaged and gifted to members of the wedding party, but burying the bottle? This was something new. However, after witnessing the gorgeous blue sky that graced Abby and David’s wedding day…I’m a believer.

Here’s how it works:

The story goes, if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married, then you’re guaranteed no rain on the wedding day. According to Southern folklore, the “burial” must take place exactly one month before the wedding day, the bottle must be completely full, and it must be buried upside down to successfully keep the rain away.

For Abby and David, the venue was an old family home in Daphne, Ala., the same location where Abby’s parents were married 30 years ago. (Didn’t I say I love traditions?) Superstitious or not, it was a fun way for the bride and groom to take a moment a few weeks before their big day and have a “pre-ceremony” ritual all their own. Want to try it? I think it’s definitely worth a shot.

Photo source: www.blackmountainsanctuary.com

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