Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lindsey and Rob's Southern Elegant Wedding

Lindsay and Rob were married out at American Village in Montevallo Alabama on a pretty May evening.  This wedding had tons of beautiful details personalizing this wedding to Lindsay and Rob's style and personalities!

All the hangers used in the bride's room were labeled with each girl's name on them, including the future Mrs. Margeton

Lindsay's beautiful bridal gown hangs in the doorway of the bridal cottage

Rob waits as his beautiful bride approaches for the first look out in the garden

A very sweet moment for this bride and groom as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day

Seeing your groom for the first time on your wedding day is one of the most precious moments.  So many brides think this moment will not be private or take away the anticipation of walking down the aisle, but this is not so......Photographers and videographers set your scene very privately and you will be so caught up in your moments together, they will fade into the background, let you do what you do naturally and they will be there to capture these incredible moments.  And I promise, your groom will always have that special smile on his face when he sees you walk down the aisle also!!

Lindsay and her pretty bridesmaids wearing a very Spring Lavender with various shades of purples and lavenders in their bouquets

Bridal party in the garden

Your guest book table can display anything personal to you such as older photographs of grandparents and parents wedding pictures or photos of loved ones you wish to honor and remember.  This guest book table features several photographs of family members dear to this bride and groom, along with framed thank you notes to their guests telling them they have made a donation to the American Red Cross in honor of their guests instead of favors.  This wedding took place shortly after the tornados rushed through our state of Alabama on April 27th.

A very nice touch to honor guests

Lindsay and Rob wanted a seated dinner for their guests and I love this seating chart display.  We used a window pane framing each page of the guest list seating chart.

A beautiful bouquet of color for the bride.  Use things meaningful to you on your wedding day to make the day even more special....  We pinned a handkerchief onto her bouquet along with Groom Rob's white baby bonnet

Bride Lindsay, her Mom and bridesmaids all get a lift with golf carts around the Village

Dad and Lindsay making their way down the aisle in the chapel of American Village

A fabulous kiss from a happy groom!

Bridesmaids relax a bit during some pictures after the ceremony

A pretty menu card tucked into each napkin on the guest tables

A second look at our guest book table.  This guest book was a compilation of note cards for each guest to write a little note to the bride and groom and tuck into these envelopes for the bride and groom to read and enjoy later

Simple but elegant table scapes with framed table numbers, lots of candles and small, colorful centerpieces

A fresh and colorful salad is our first course for this seated meal creating elegance to this wedding reception.  Special thank you to Kathy G & Co for their fabulous, elegant and very well serviced catering!

Beautiful bride's cake created by Barb Sullivan of Barb's Cakes in Birmingham Alabama

Love these Koozies!!

Another look at our beautiful Bride's cake.  We used a hand made wooden cake stand to go along with our country theme in the Barn of American Village

The Groom had a Dessert table instead of one Groom's cake.  Family members of the bride and groom lovingly baked all of these lovely sweets and they were all beautifully and creatively displayed by our fabulous caterer Kathy G & Co.   A good caterer will make your wedding reception flawless and as convenient as possible for you.  The family brought us these sweets in disposable containers and our caterer brought all the serving and display pieces.  Each dessert was labeled with an elegant card

Yummy desserts for our groom's dessert table!!!

A first dance for our bride and groom......this is so sweet!

The bride and groom have a sweetheart table with their own "Bride and Groom" signs on the back of their natural wooden gladiator chairs.

Having fun and in love at their wedding reception, Lindsay and Rob really enjoyed their reception

Keeping with our purple/lavender theme, the bride and groom leave their wedding reception in a shower of wonderfully fragrant lavender

A wonderful evening for our bride and groom full of details reflecting their personality and style.

This fabulous wedding and reception was all thanks to a wonderful team of wedding professionals including the beautiful and colorful florals by Dorothy McDaniel Flower Market, these gorgeous images by Jessica Wright,  our fabulous venue American Village, beautiful cake by Barb Sullivan and of course a wonderful team of caterers from the fabulous Kathy G & Co.  It was a pleasure working with this couple and their families planning this memorable wedding!


Anita C K


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beautiful Country Wedding on the Family Farm

A 700 acre farm was the scene for our Southern Elegant wedding in late August.  A sweet farm house built by the Father of the bride is our back drop while Bride Jessica's all white bridal bouquet rests on the farm fence.

Sunflowers, roses and greenery welcomed guests on to the J4 farm in Selma Alabama.

Bride Jessica had two bridal dresses designed just for her by top designer Heidi Elnora.  This is the second dress Jessica will wear this evening.

Bride Jessica in her first bridal gown atop an antique John Deer Tractor.

With such a vast amount of space as the setting for this wedding, our floral designer Carol Riley at Lillie's created "scenes" throughout the beautiful J4 farm.  Jessica poses in front of a plow adorned with flowers with an antique John Deer Tractor in the background.

The men all looking very handsome in their sand colored suits out in the field.

All the girls and our ring bearer are ready to walk to the ceremony site across the field.  Bride Jessica will be driven to her ceremony site on the John Deer Tractor.

A special platform was built onto this tractor for Jessica to stand on for her ride to the ceremony site.

Since sunflowers are Jessica's favorite flowers, they served as the perfect theme for her Southern Elegant wedding.  Each row of chairs was dressed with a single stem of sunflower.

Jessica's choice to marry on the family farm was sentimental for one very special reason. After the death of Jessica's Father, his ashes were spread over the ground at the family farm. Jessica's ceremony on the grounds of the farm was a loving tribute to her beloved father, and having her two brothers give her away made it an amazing family celebration, absolutely filled with miracles and her Daddy's presence.

Waiting for Jessica at the end of the aisle was her handsome groom Ryan and this beautiful wooden cross adorned with gorgeous, sunny flowers.

One of the many miracles and surprises for this couple was a butterfly release.  
Jessica and her Daddy used to sing Butterfly Kisses 
and butterflies have always reminded Jessica of her Daddy.  Her Mother surprised her with the release of 20 butterflies at the alter; one butterly flew right to the cross, another flew right to the seat left empty where her Daddy would have been seated.  

You can see one of them against Jessica's dress.

Another sweet moment was when Ryan and Jessica dedicated a flower bouquet at the foot of the cross in honor of Jessica's Daddy.


Everyone is ready for some fun!  The girls changed into their cowboy boots for a rockin' reception.

Adorable bridesmaids in their J Crew Dresses and Cowboy boots

Sunset at the cross accented by the beautiful lighting from our lighting designer Andy Tolar with Design Productions.

The ceremony concluded and 600 guests made their way from the ceremony site to the reception site across the field.

Wonderful food displays throughout the reception tent by our fabulous caterer Kathy G & Co.

A fabulous full size canoe housed all the beer at one of the bars

A very happy bride and groom have their first dance

The girls had so much fun dancing on the stage with their band.  We had Super T perform for us for Jessica and Ryan.  This band also played for the wedding of First Daughter Jenna Bush at her Texas Wedding.

A beautiful bride's cake with the farm and the tractor in the backdrop

Jessica and Ryan leave their wedding reception with a full crowd still in attendance and showered with bio-degradable confetti.

Jessica and Ryan leave their wedding receptin on the "gator"

The cross where Jessica's Daddy lays with a wreath of flowers in his memory and illuminated from above and shining in the distance.

This fabulous farm wedding could not have been possible without a wonderful team of wedding professionals beginning with these most fabulous and beautiful images by Frank Carnaggio.  Floral Design by Carol Riley of Lillies, Andy Tolar of Design Productions, Kathy G & Co. and Clay Carroll Productions.  

Thank you to all of you!!


Anita C K