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Vintage Romance in the Fall


Grissett-Smith

It all started with a Schnauzer.  My love for this precious family, that is! With our large Schnauzer crew at home, it was a pleasure to meet a family whose love for the breed was just as ours!  

We had four and a half months to plan a romantic, slightly retro, artsy, family- based, faith-oriented wedding day for 350.  Jenn beamed with joy at every meeting and Zac was very detailed in his expectations...for Jenn to have her perfect day!  

Planning was going pefectly until ten days before the wedding, the family was dealt a true family emergency when Jenn's dad had to undergo a very serious surgery.  By the grace of God, her father was ready on wedding day to walk his daughter down the aisle and dance to a favorite song! 

Wedding day was cool and crisp while the bridal party got ready at a private residence. The congregation swooned as Jenn walked down the aisle and teared up as both sets of parents came to the front to pray a blessing over their children's union while holding their wedding bands. The joy of these two upon first look was immeasurable, but the look upon their faces as they departed the aisle as man and wife was a moment a planner lives for;  awe-struck and so ecstatic to be married! 

This fun party danced the night away on delicious Chef Diva treats to the sounds of local favorites, The Liz Wood Project.  

The departure was one to be remembered, as the custom classic car a family friend loaned as a wedding gift wasn't quite up to the quickly falling temperature!  However, being one of ten had its perks as Zac's brothers and groomsmen rushed to push the car down the antiqued cobblestone road in true family fashion! 

-Shal

 

 

 

 

 

Images by LYBPHOTOS

Videography by Awaken Films

Event Styled and Coordinated by Whirl Events & Creative

Ceremony: First Pres. of Rainbow City

Reception: Events on Court

Catering: Chef Diva Co

Florals: Attalla Florist | Benny Campbell

Ceremony Musicians: Bride's Uncle as Pianist | Dulce Duo as Flutist & Guitarist 

Band: Liz Wood Project

Rentals: Top Notch Events and Rentals

 

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Vintage Romance in the Fall


Grissett-Smith

It all started with a Schnauzer.  My love for this precious family, that is! With our large Schnauzer crew at home, it was a pleasure to meet a family whose love for the breed was just as ours!  

We had four and a half months to plan a romantic, slightly retro, artsy, family- based, faith-oriented wedding day for 350.  Jenn beamed with joy at every meeting and Zac was very detailed in his expectations...for Jenn to have her perfect day!  

Planning was going pefectly until ten days before the wedding, the family was dealt a true family emergency when Jenn's dad had to undergo a very serious surgery.  By the grace of God, her father was ready on wedding day to walk his daughter down the aisle and dance to a favorite song! 

Wedding day was cool and crisp while the bridal party got ready at a private residence. The congregation swooned as Jenn walked down the aisle and teared up as both sets of parents came to the front to pray a blessing over their children's union while holding their wedding bands. The joy of these two upon first look was immeasurable, but the look upon their faces as they departed the aisle as man and wife was a moment a planner lives for;  awe-struck and so ecstatic to be married! 

This fun party danced the night away on delicious Chef Diva treats to the sounds of local favorites, The Liz Wood Project.  

The departure was one to be remembered, as the custom classic car a family friend loaned as a wedding gift wasn't quite up to the quickly falling temperature!  However, being one of ten had its perks as Zac's brothers and groomsmen rushed to push the car down the antiqued cobblestone road in true family fashion! 

-Shal

 

 

 

 

 

Images by LYBPHOTOS

Videography by Awaken Films

Event Styled and Coordinated by Whirl Events & Creative

Ceremony: First Pres. of Rainbow City

Reception: Events on Court

Catering: Chef Diva Co

Florals: Attalla Florist | Benny Campbell

Ceremony Musicians: Bride's Uncle as Pianist | Dulce Duo as Flutist & Guitarist 

Band: Liz Wood Project

Rentals: Top Notch Events and Rentals

 

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Boho Glam in the Historic District


Vance-Elwell 

Stefani and Kevin were a designer's dream. With mint, gold, peach, coral and a love of pattern we were off to create a fun and boho day in two of the town's most perfect locations: The Cultural Arts Center Courtyard and The Pitman Theatre! 

Wedding day brought us a threat of weather up until minutes before the ceremony the rain flooded in and out.  Miraculously, as we prepped to go down the hidden courtyard passage to the aisle the skies parted and the most beautiful sun beamed through the trees as Stefanie walked down the aisle to meet her love! 

The intimate ceremony was followed by a reception full of personal details from monogrammed pilsners to marquee letters on the stage built by the bride's father.  The couple danced and visited with their closest friends and family the entire evening. 

We were blessed to work with this couple that loved the quirks of life as much as we do! 

-Shal

 Check out Stefanie and Kevin's big day on 100 layer Cake! 

 

Photographer: Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography 

Ceremony Venue: courtyard of Mary G. Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts 

Reception Venue: Pitman Theater 

Event Coordinated and Designed by Whirl Events and Creative

Invitation Designer: Bride’s sister-in-law, Jennifer Elwell of Tales of a Peanut

Hair: Jennifer Burns of Le Posh Salon

Makeup: Brittany Johnson

Florist: Southern House of Flowers 

Cake: Edible Memories by Lorraine

DJ: Feel the Beat

Catering: Charlie Hayes of The Fish Market 

Wedding dress: Ivy & Aster, purchased at Ivory & White in Birmingham, AL

Wedding shoes: ASOS 

Veil: Erin Cole 

 Belt: IngenueB 

Groom’s Suit: Michael Kors 

Shoes: Johnston & Murphy 

Bridesmaid dresses: Ann Taylor

Boho Glam in the Historic District


Vance-Elwell 

Stefani and Kevin were a designer's dream. With mint, gold, peach, coral and a love of pattern we were off to create a fun and boho day in two of the town's most perfect locations: The Cultural Arts Center Courtyard and The Pitman Theatre! 

Wedding day brought us a threat of weather up until minutes before the ceremony the rain flooded in and out.  Miraculously, as we prepped to go down the hidden courtyard passage to the aisle the skies parted and the most beautiful sun beamed through the trees as Stefanie walked down the aisle to meet her love! 

The intimate ceremony was followed by a reception full of personal details from monogrammed pilsners to marquee letters on the stage built by the bride's father.  The couple danced and visited with their closest friends and family the entire evening. 

We were blessed to work with this couple that loved the quirks of life as much as we do! 

-Shal

 Check out Stefanie and Kevin's big day on 100 layer Cake! 

 

Photographer: Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography 

Ceremony Venue: courtyard of Mary G. Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts 

Reception Venue: Pitman Theater 

Event Coordinated and Designed by Whirl Events and Creative

Invitation Designer: Bride’s sister-in-law, Jennifer Elwell of Tales of a Peanut

Hair: Jennifer Burns of Le Posh Salon

Makeup: Brittany Johnson

Florist: Southern House of Flowers 

Cake: Edible Memories by Lorraine

DJ: Feel the Beat

Catering: Charlie Hayes of The Fish Market 

Wedding dress: Ivy & Aster, purchased at Ivory & White in Birmingham, AL

Wedding shoes: ASOS 

Veil: Erin Cole 

 Belt: IngenueB 

Groom’s Suit: Michael Kors 

Shoes: Johnston & Murphy 

Bridesmaid dresses: Ann Taylor

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Bold Color in A Downtown Garden


Cofield-Miller

A day rich in tradition and full of the fun, bold, spark that makes them special is exactly what Valerie & Seth wished for their wedding day. Having first met in Sunday School, the couple had grown to be one, in sync in style and taste.  

The crisp air was just starting to peak through the trees full of their last green, as fall was making its first appearance on their Alabama wedding day.  Valerie was perfectly calm and Seth was full of excitement.  

With Lexie, from LYBPHOTOS, at the helm of their day everyone knew the images would be stunning and the details would shine! 

A bold combination of black and white stripes, mixed with the southern grace of green and variegated pinks, showcased the perfection of the couple's style as Valerie glided down the aisle to meet Seth in marriage. The New Orleans-style gardens were alive with the pops of color and the neutral carriage house played host to delicious food from Kathy G. as the couple danced the night away! 

Valerie and Seth enjoyed their Cancun Honeymoon! 

-Shal

 

Photographer: lybphotos
 

Catering: Kathy G & Co.
 

Florals: Benny Campbell at Attalla Florist
 

Cake: Baby Bites by Pastry Art Bake Shoppe 
 

Hair & Makeup: Brittany Lauren Johnson
 

Bridal Gown and Bridemaids: Vera Wang 
 

Wedding Shoes: Betsey Johnson

 

Special Details: ZGallerie

 

Suits: Jos. A. Bank

 

 

Bold Color in A Downtown Garden


Cofield-Miller

A day rich in tradition and full of the fun, bold, spark that makes them special is exactly what Valerie & Seth wished for their wedding day. Having first met in Sunday School, the couple had grown to be one, in sync in style and taste.  

The crisp air was just starting to peak through the trees full of their last green, as fall was making its first appearance on their Alabama wedding day.  Valerie was perfectly calm and Seth was full of excitement.  

With Lexie, from LYBPHOTOS, at the helm of their day everyone knew the images would be stunning and the details would shine! 

A bold combination of black and white stripes, mixed with the southern grace of green and variegated pinks, showcased the perfection of the couple's style as Valerie glided down the aisle to meet Seth in marriage. The New Orleans-style gardens were alive with the pops of color and the neutral carriage house played host to delicious food from Kathy G. as the couple danced the night away! 

Valerie and Seth enjoyed their Cancun Honeymoon! 

-Shal

 

Photographer: lybphotos
 

Catering: Kathy G & Co.
 

Florals: Benny Campbell at Attalla Florist
 

Cake: Baby Bites by Pastry Art Bake Shoppe 
 

Hair & Makeup: Brittany Lauren Johnson
 

Bridal Gown and Bridemaids: Vera Wang 
 

Wedding Shoes: Betsey Johnson

 

Special Details: ZGallerie

 

Suits: Jos. A. Bank

 

 

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Classic Elegance at Family Home


Watkins-Wilburn 

16 days.  Sixteen days to plan a wedding fit for a southern sweetheart and her southern crooner.

With the wedding location secured, her parent's home overlooking  the vast span of the Coosa River, planning went into hyper-drive.  Amazing vendors piled in wedding day to cultivate a dreamy and intimate day full of picture perfect details and eye-watering moments.  

Ivory and Champagne were the colors of choice to create a soft and glowing ambiance throughout the house.  

The ceremony was set overlooking the canyoned view below the terrace and began just as the sun was setting. With a sentimental bride's father giving her away and a prayer from the groom's father to begin the ceremony, the moments that continued were just as touching as any that came before. 

The guest dined on a delicious feast from Classic on Noble and drank the bride's favorite strawberry lemonade.  Everyone looked on as the bride's cake was cut and a rousing round of "Rocky Top  vs. Yea, Alabama" was sang as the groom's cake was sliced.  

After dinner, everyone moved outside to the terrace that had been transformed into a glowing dance floor for the couple.  As they danced their first dance to "God Gave Me You" covered by the groom (part of the Christian duo, Wilburn and Wilburn) a recorded message from the groom came over the speakers and took everyone's breath away as he spoke the sweetest message of love and hope and wishes to the future.

The dance floor opened and guests danced the night away. Stopping only to send wish lanterns off over the pool.  

Once the festivities celebrated with family and friends concluded, an over 20-foot stretch black Hummer whisked the couple off to their honeymoon destination. 

 

Private Family Residence 
 

Flowers by Attalla Florist
 

Event Coordinated and Designed by Whirl Events and Creative

Hair Leanne at Dimension's Salon 
 

Makeup by Brittany Lauren Johnson 
 

Catering by Classic On Noble 
 

Cake by The Cupboard
 

Linens, Lighting, Rentals Top Notch Events & Rentals Inc. 
 

DJ: Robert Smith

Photography by Unplugged Photography 
 

Videography by Awaken
 

Limo by Black Tie Limo

 

Classic Elegance at Family Home


Watkins-Wilburn 

16 days.  Sixteen days to plan a wedding fit for a southern sweetheart and her southern crooner.

With the wedding location secured, her parent's home overlooking  the vast span of the Coosa River, planning went into hyper-drive.  Amazing vendors piled in wedding day to cultivate a dreamy and intimate day full of picture perfect details and eye-watering moments.  

Ivory and Champagne were the colors of choice to create a soft and glowing ambiance throughout the house.  

The ceremony was set overlooking the canyoned view below the terrace and began just as the sun was setting. With a sentimental bride's father giving her away and a prayer from the groom's father to begin the ceremony, the moments that continued were just as touching as any that came before. 

The guest dined on a delicious feast from Classic on Noble and drank the bride's favorite strawberry lemonade.  Everyone looked on as the bride's cake was cut and a rousing round of "Rocky Top  vs. Yea, Alabama" was sang as the groom's cake was sliced.  

After dinner, everyone moved outside to the terrace that had been transformed into a glowing dance floor for the couple.  As they danced their first dance to "God Gave Me You" covered by the groom (part of the Christian duo, Wilburn and Wilburn) a recorded message from the groom came over the speakers and took everyone's breath away as he spoke the sweetest message of love and hope and wishes to the future.

The dance floor opened and guests danced the night away. Stopping only to send wish lanterns off over the pool.  

Once the festivities celebrated with family and friends concluded, an over 20-foot stretch black Hummer whisked the couple off to their honeymoon destination. 

 

Private Family Residence 
 

Flowers by Attalla Florist
 

Event Coordinated and Designed by Whirl Events and Creative

Hair Leanne at Dimension's Salon 
 

Makeup by Brittany Lauren Johnson 
 

Catering by Classic On Noble 
 

Cake by The Cupboard
 

Linens, Lighting, Rentals Top Notch Events & Rentals Inc. 
 

DJ: Robert Smith

Photography by Unplugged Photography 
 

Videography by Awaken
 

Limo by Black Tie Limo

 

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Flourishing Southern Rustic


Honeycutt-Elmore 

When we first met with Catherine and her mom, Peggy, a spring wedding full of sentimental touches and perfect flowers was their request. With their venue booked, they moved quickly to secure the details of the day. Little did we know it would all change 6 weeks before wedding day! 

Catherine & Dean were selected to be a feature couple for J&D Farm's new collaboration with David Austin Roses.  This meant all the decor details would need to change to accommodate the beautiful garden roses that would now make up most of their floral displays. Mandy from Hot House Designs rallied with her design vision for a perfect southern-rustic-romantic day!  She and her team wove together over 1,200 roses in a way that not only showcased the beautiful flowers, but created a wedding dream for Catherine, Dean and their guests!  

With the rain alternating between a light drizzle and monsoon for two days, nerves were on edge as we waited to see if the back up plan was needed.  But, when wedding photos rolled around for Catherine and Dean the skies parted and the sun beamed through the orchard for the most beautiful ceremony officiated by the groom's father and grandfather!  

Once the couple was happily married everyone join together in the architecturally-stunning barn for one amazing party.  Second Coming Band carried the night with everything from group sing-a-longs to a fully-packed dance floor!  The delicious buffet by Happy Catering and yummy cake by Edible Memories by Lorraine were devoured by the delighted guests!   

As the night came to a close Catherine and Dean said their family goodbyes and departed under cafe lighting and sparklers.

We wish you both all the joy in the world! 

-Shal

 View Catherine & Dean's wedding on the following blogs:

Hot House Designs

David Austin Roses

 

Photographer: Danny of J&D Photography

Ceremony Venue and Reception Venue: J&D Farms

Decor Design and Selected Rentals: Hot House Design Studio/Prop House

Event Coordination: Whirl Events

Seating, Tent and Other Rentals: Top Notch Events and Rentals

Florist: Hot House Design Studio

Cake: Edible Memories by Lorraine

Band: Second Coming Band (musicgarden)

Catering: Happy Catering

Flourishing Southern Rustic


Honeycutt-Elmore 

When we first met with Catherine and her mom, Peggy, a spring wedding full of sentimental touches and perfect flowers was their request. With their venue booked, they moved quickly to secure the details of the day. Little did we know it would all change 6 weeks before wedding day! 

Catherine & Dean were selected to be a feature couple for J&D Farm's new collaboration with David Austin Roses.  This meant all the decor details would need to change to accommodate the beautiful garden roses that would now make up most of their floral displays. Mandy from Hot House Designs rallied with her design vision for a perfect southern-rustic-romantic day!  She and her team wove together over 1,200 roses in a way that not only showcased the beautiful flowers, but created a wedding dream for Catherine, Dean and their guests!  

With the rain alternating between a light drizzle and monsoon for two days, nerves were on edge as we waited to see if the back up plan was needed.  But, when wedding photos rolled around for Catherine and Dean the skies parted and the sun beamed through the orchard for the most beautiful ceremony officiated by the groom's father and grandfather!  

Once the couple was happily married everyone join together in the architecturally-stunning barn for one amazing party.  Second Coming Band carried the night with everything from group sing-a-longs to a fully-packed dance floor!  The delicious buffet by Happy Catering and yummy cake by Edible Memories by Lorraine were devoured by the delighted guests!   

As the night came to a close Catherine and Dean said their family goodbyes and departed under cafe lighting and sparklers.

We wish you both all the joy in the world! 

-Shal

 View Catherine & Dean's wedding on the following blogs:

Hot House Designs

David Austin Roses

 

Photographer: Danny of J&D Photography

Ceremony Venue and Reception Venue: J&D Farms

Decor Design and Selected Rentals: Hot House Design Studio/Prop House

Event Coordination: Whirl Events

Seating, Tent and Other Rentals: Top Notch Events and Rentals

Florist: Hot House Design Studio

Cake: Edible Memories by Lorraine

Band: Second Coming Band (musicgarden)

Catering: Happy Catering