"Happy Valentine's Day, loves! Today, we wanted to bring you one of our favorite 2018 weddings full of pinks, reds, and lots of love. This wedding definitely makes my top 5 favorite color stories we've ever executed, and we're hoping for even more color in 2019!
Not only are Amanda + Dusty basically models (seriously wait until you see how photogenic they are!), they are also two of the most genuine, kind, salt-of-the-earth type people I've ever met. They make everyone feel loved and cherished, and the feeling is definitely mutual between their family and friends. The entire day was just so full of true joy. I can only dream of what their marriage and home is going to be like..
Amanda + Dusty chose not to do a first look; and if you know me, you know I always try to talk couples into a first look. It's good for the schedule, gets the nerves out, yada yada yada. These two were set. And I'm so glad they stuck to the plan. They were both so relaxed the entire day and the excitement about that walk down the aisle never got them anxious. They were giddy. They were eager. But never anxious. The moment Dusty saw his bride walking toward him and into their forever was one I'll never forget. Both of their eyes lit up, tears fell, and I truly believe that moment was when it all sank in for them.
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Register, for inviting us in on your day. We wish you the absolute best! Love you guys. And Happy Valentine's Day!"
This LIGHT y'all!
The flowers on this cake were hand painted by Christian at Pen & Pastry. Amazing!
planning & design: southern styled events | photography: stefanie madison - be light photography | videography: molly vines | venue: aldridge gardens | lighting: ag lighting | rentals + linens: decor to adore | florals: fists full designs | catering: happy catering | cake: pen & pastry | dj: hank womble | hair: courtney white styles | makeup: glow app
"Proverbs 17:22 says, 'A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.' These two exemplify what it means to have a 'joyful heart.' The ENTIRE day was full of laughs - just wait until you see their first look photos! Abby + Will have a love that is so pure, so innocent, and so refreshing. You can't help but laugh when you're around them, which is probably why over 300 people showed up to celebrate with them.
There is a time and place for everything under the sun. That's why Abby + Will chose a ceremony space that affirmed their respect for God's covenant of marriage, and a reception space that exemplified the fact that marriage should be FUN! I'm not sure anyone stopped smiling the entire night (I know we didn't!). Abby, Will, nor any of their guests will ever forget this incredible celebration. I'm so grateful to have met them and their families. Congratulations, again, Abby + Will! We love you two."
Father/Daughter moments like this get me every time!
This face never gets old!
Family prayer moments are one of my favorite ceremony traditions.
I'm pretty sure the cake tastings were their favorite part of planning :)
Abby + Will's first date was at Doodle's, so I loved that they brought in the cart as a late night snack!
He couldn't do it again if he tried, but Will landed the garter perfectly on one of the rafters in the ceiling!
His reaction was totally priceless.
planning & design: southern styled events | photography: stefanie madison - be light photography | videography: bird's eye video | ceremony venue: covenant presbyterian church | reception venue + catering: iron city | lighting + drape: ag lighting | florals: lilie jane | linens: decor to adore | rentals: prophouse | cakes: olexa's | late night snack: doodle's | band: city heat | transportation: rare transportation | getaway car: vintage auto wedding chauffeur | valet: apex valet | bridal gown: the white room | bridesmaid dresses: bella bridesmaids | hair + makeup: danielle ivy | formal wear: mr. burch | paper suite: alex fly designs
When I initially asked Chasidy what she envisioned for her wedding venue she said that she wanted something special. One look at Iron City and she was hooked! In addition to the rocker venue, the unique dress and her choice to have her long-time friend Landen be a Bridesman, Chasidy's personality was present in the colorful linens, the robust florals, the indulgent food and the moody choice for photography. This bride was determined not to let anything deter her from what she wanted on her big day and the results were amazing!
Chasidy's stunning bejeweled bodice ball gown in the palest shade of dusty blush.
Chasidy borrowed a stunning shawl from her grandmother's closet to add a personal touch to her Bridal portraits.
Just look at the joy on her face! These two have been friends since grade school and their warm connection was palpable. Thank you, Landen, for bringing so much warmth to the day!
Why have one party location for your wedding day when you could have two? Chasidy and Patrick's ceremony was in the event space at Avondale Brewing Company. The windows face west, allowing all that gorgeous sunset lighting to come pouring in to share in the festivities. Better still, the bar was open for the guests to get the party started!
The couple paused for a few portraits with Ryland and then it was on to Iron City for the reception!
With special thanks to:
Iron City Birmingham, especially their event planner, Michelle, who is one of the best in the business!
Avondale Brewing Company and their event planner, Sarah, who helped us with the sweet ceremony!
Ryland Lovvorn of RyloCreative for the beautiful photography;
Suzanne of Stems and Styles for the flowers which were PERFECTION!
Christian of Pen and Pastry for the cakes, including the grooms Frat symbol cake!! AHHH! He was so happy!
Barrett of Décor to Adore for the burgundy, blush and luscious gold linens;
AG Lighting for the chandelier;
Cahaba Brewing for the Rehearsal Dinner space;
Taco Mama for the Rehearsal Dinner catering.