Saturday, March 17, 2012

Coral and pink Wedding Day Romance

Bride Whitney carried a bouquet of gathered lillies held together with a beautiful broche pinned on her groom's baby bonnet

Diamond chandelier earings frame the bride's face beautifully on her wedding day

A sweet bridesmaid carrying her bouquet of peach and maroon roses

The first time a groom sees his bride is one of my favorite moments on a wedding day.....

Groom Billy sees his bride for the first time on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham Alabama

One of my favorite images from this wedding, Bride Whitney looks adoringly at her groom

Pew markers are used to reserve pews or rows at the church or ceremony site for immediate family members. 

This beautiful unity candle stands at the alter area of the church on a wrought iron stand adorned with florals.  There are three pillar candles in which each Mother, when escorted down the aisle during the processional, will light one of the pencil candles held with a ribbon and light each side pillar candle.   There should be a votive candle on the stand to light the pencil candles.  During the ceremony, the bride and groom will each take a pencil candle, light it from the side pillars that their Mother's lit and join together to light the middle pillar. 

Our line of bridesmaids waiting to begin the procession

This gorgeous wreath dressed the chapel doors.  To stretch the flower budget a little bit more, we moved these wreaths from the chapel after the ceremony to the reception front doors. 

A happy bride and groom right after they said "I do"

Bridal party and guests join our bride and groom immediately after the ceremony outside the chapel for a dove release!

Tall glass vases filled with rose petals and water and a large display of roses and greenery tie in our coral themed wedding

The chef at Vestavia Country Club did a fantastic job with this artful display of fruits and cheeses

A fabulous cake designed by Julie Hendrick of Sweet Magnolia in Birmingham Alabama

The bridal party surrounds the bride and groom as they have their first dance together

Our beautiful wreaths we used on the front doors of the chapel for the ceremony have a second use as decor for the front doors as the wedding reception

A large matted image of the bride and groom from their engagement session stands as our guest book inviting guests to sign the framing.  The bride and groom will later frame this portrait to hang in their new home

The bride's bouquet rests on her cake table along with her toasting goblets and cake in the back ground

The fruit and cheese display featuring this large floral spray including beautiful roses, snap dragons and berries

Specular lighting design with the bride and groom's name in lights over the band.  Thank you to Andy Tolar with Design Productions in Birmingham Alabama

Our bride and groom happily leave their wedding reception as guests shower them in wedding bubbles

The fabulous "get-a-way" car awaits our bride and groom to wisk them away thanks to James Coats of Coats Classic Cars

A fabulous team came together for this beautiful wedding for Whitney and Billy.  Many thanks to Vince Gray for all his beautiful floral displays, bouquets and decor, Julie Hendrick of Sweet Magnolia for the yummy cakes, Andy Tolar with Design Productions LLC for the light design, a fabulous band Az-Izz, Videography by Mainstreet Productions, transportation by James Coats with Coats Classic Cars, Vestavia Country Club and many many thanks to Rob Ingram with Rob Ingram Photography for these gorgeous images!

Blessings!    Anita C Kanellis
AK Brides - Wedding Planning Services


Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Rustic and Romantic Wedding for Amanda and Josh

Amanda's vision for her Fall wedding was sheer romance with pinks and chocolate brown, silvers and a little bit of bling! 

Bride Amanda's earings added sparkle

With hair and make up finished, Bride Amanda admires her wedding gown before getting dressed

.......And of course Mother of the bride can not contain her excitement for her daughter!

Our bride is dressed as Mom looks on at her beautiful daughter

One of my favorite images from this wedding thanks to Greg Hawkins of Studio G.  Bride Amanda enters the chapel as her groom stands in anticipation. 

The light coming from the window is just beautiful as bride and groom take in a moment alone in the chapel

We kept the chapel very simple with just one large floral display at the alter area in pinks and purples with a touch of green.  We marked the pews with some ribbon and fragrant Rosemary

Outside the chapel on a beautiful Fall afternoon

Groom Josh holds his bride's bouquet while Bride Amanda twirls in her gorgeous wedding gown.  This is what it's all about girls!!  Having fun on your wedding day!

Amanda's bridal bouquet is exactly what she had described to her floral designer Mandy Majerik with Hot House Designs.  A large romantic gathering of baby pink roses tied with a bold chocolate brown ribbon.  Soft and Romantic....beautiful

Father of the Groom owns this fabulous Cadillac and we were thrilled to use it as the get-a-way car for this happy Bride and Groom

The girls had so much fun taking pictures in front of this classic Cadillac

A happy bridal party taking the last of the pictures before the ceremony begins

Simple pew markers of white ribbon and fresh rosemary add a touch of green and simple elegance

Bridesmaids holding their soft bouquets of lavenders and pinks, in line and ready for the processional to begin

Flower girls drop rose petals as they make their walk down the aisle of the chapel

Father of the bride walks his precious daughter down the aisle

Candles in memorium of loved ones passed as our Bride and Groom leave the chapel after the ceremony

Immediately after the ceremony, the bride and groom steal a kiss.  The beautiful sunset was absolutely perfect timing

Love seats in silver with choclate brown and silver throw pillows create a pleasant lounge area outside the barn doors

Amanda's wedding cake was very simple with bands of crystal around each layer.  The topper completed the look with a Swarovski Crystal "B" - thank you to Cakes by Audrey

Nothing says romance better than candlelight and pink rose petals

A romantic first dance for the bride and groom

Girls are always having fun!

Amanda and Josh are off to their honeymoon!

This fabulous wedding had a top team of wedding professionals including Mandy Majerik with Hot House Designs, Catering by Happy Catering Company, Videography by Carroll Production, Cake by Audrey Odem of Cakes by Audrey, Ceremony music by Lisa Davis of Perfect Events Music and of course the fabulous photography by Greg Hawkins of Studio G

Wedding planning by Anita Kanellis of AK Brides - Wedding Planning Services