Monday, July 28, 2014

Allison and Taylor's Samford University and The Club Gorgeous Southern Wedding

Beautiful bride Allison married the love of her life at Samford University where both bride and groom attended college, at Reid Chapel on a gorgeous June evening.   Brandon Gresham of Simple-Color Photography took all of these stunning images of their enchanting Southern wedding day!

Bride Allison, along with her Bridesmaids all wearing white over-sized monogrammed shirts while having hair and make up done and enjoying each other's company

Finally putting on her gorgeous wedding gown from Ivory and White Bridal Shop, the girls are so excited to see their bride

Bridesmaids and Bride Allison are ready to take pictures on the campus of Samford University

 Gorgeous floral design created by Carol Harris of Lillie Jane's in Birmingham Alabama

Allison absolutely loved bows and wanted all the girls to have a bow just like the bow on her own gown....  Gorgeous!

Each bridesmaid hold a very dear place in bride Allison's heart and each girl holds a sign indicating their relationship with their sweet bride

In front of Reid Chapel on the campus of Samford University

Daddy gets to see his daughter as a bride for the very first time....  One of my all time favorite moments!!

Brother of the bride gets very emotional when he sees his sister for the first time as a bride as well.... so sweet!

Almost time for the ceremony and bride Allison watches out the window as guests begin to arrive

So cute - 4 little flower girls surrounding our one ring bearer

A quick touch of the hand behind the door of the bride's dressing room right before they say "I Do"

.....and a prayer together

A proud Mother of the Bride and a last glance before her daughter is married

Daddy about to walk his daughter down the aisle

Allison and Taylor get a nice ride from James Coats with Coats Classic Cars riding in a black Buick names "Jack"

Guests are greeted at the reception held at The Club in Birmingham Alabama with a glorious sunset outside on the terrace and beautiful fresh florals inside in silver vases created by Carol Harris of Lillie Jane's 

The outside terrace is beautifully enhanced with lighting design by Andy Tolar of Design Productions LLC  

Guests enjoy a refreshing signature drink of Arnold Palmers served in silver mint julep cups

Gorgeous bride's wedding cake by Diane Olexa of Olexa's Cakes and Cafe 

A first dance for the bride and groom...

....And a dance with the bride and her Daddy

Time to have a party!!

Sorority Sisters serenade our Bride.....

Terrace lighting design after sundown created by Andy Tolar of Design Productions LLC 

Time for bride Allison to toss her bouquet!!

Groom Taylor is ready to throw the garter!

One last view of the gorgeous city lights on the terrace....

Bride Allison is off with her Groom Taylor for a wonderful honeymoon!  

I think I say this about all of the weddings I plan, but this was one of my most favorite couples and families!!!  I love how my relationships with the families and bride and groom continues even after the wedding day...  Truly so rewarding for me!  

Many thank you's to this team of professionals who worked so hard making sure every detail was covered including The Club, Carol Harris of Lillie Jane's for the beautiful floral design, Andy Tolar of Design Productions LLC for the gorgeous lighting design, Diane Olexa with Olexa's Cakes and Cafe,  Ivory and White Bridal Shop,  A fabulous band with Music Garden - Black Jacket,  James Coats with Coats Classic Cars,  Lance Holloway of Holloway Productions and of course the fabulous Brandon Gresham of Simple-Color Photography for all of these absolutely gorgeous images!



Monday, July 21, 2014

Kristen and Jon Jon's Elegant Rustic Wedding at Swann Lake Stables Barn and Plantation

Beautiful bride Kristen dreamed of a rustic and elegant wedding for the day she would marry her fiance Jon Jon beginning with a traditional church ceremony at Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood Alabama.  Dressed in her beautiful gown from Bridal Bliss, bride Kristen is ready for her bridesmaids to see their bride!

....and how excited our bridesmaids were when they finally caught a glimpse of the bride!

                                             Mother of the Bride has a special moment with her only daughter

All of these gorgeous images are from a very talented photographer Jessica Wright in Birmingham Alabama.  Kristen's vision for her elegant and organic wedding decor was a soft color scheme of whites and greens and a hint of pinks with a loose, wild flower touch.  Our floral designer Carol Harris of Lillie Jane's created just such a display...

A beautiful cone of florals hang at the doors of the church created by Carol Harris of Lillie Jane's

The guys arrive with the groom Jon Jon wearing a huge smile on his face, excited to see his bride..

Sweet prayers from sweet bridesmaids and Momma of the Bride

Kristen and her Mom have been together through thick and thin and Mom had the absolute pleasure of walking her daughter down the aisle and giving her away


A beautiful bridal party ready to have fun!

A lovely and rustic setting at Swann Lake Stables in Cahaba Heights Alabama was absolutely perfect for Kristen's wedding day dreams....  

Our wonderful caterer for the evening was the fabulous Happy Catering Company displaying a wonderful spread of delicious gourmet foods including wonderful fruit and cheese.

This gorgeous bridal cake was created by Pastry Art in Homewood Alabama who is also very well known for their delicate "baby bites" which was our groom's cake for the evening.  The baby bites were delicately displayed on a three tiered stand covered in rustic burlap

A quiet moment alone before joining their guests

Introduced to their guests as the brand new Mr. and Mrs. Jon Bell!!

A first dance for the bride and groom

Our lighting design for this evening featured cafe string lights over the dance floor area with abstract lighting on the lawn created and designed by Andy Tolar of Design Productions LLC 

Time to dance the night away

A bouquet and garter toss before the bride and groom are off on their honeymoon

A fun sparkler send off.....

And they are off......  Happily Ever After!

Thank you so much to a fabulous team who came together and worked so hard for this beautiful couple..  Thank you Bill Bouloukos with Happy Catering Company, Carol Harris of Lillie Jane'sPastry Art Bake ShoppeKinora Films, Andy Tolar with Design Productions LLCSwann Lake Stables and a very special thank you to our photographer for these absolutely gorgeous images, Jessica Wright of Jessica Wright Photography  

Congratulations to Kristen and Jon Jon!!  A couple who is very near and dear to my heart!  xoxo~