"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.
Tina was introduced to Mick by her twin sister's boyfriend. The two hit it off immediately! After dating for four years they were engaged and planning a wedding in their home town of Troy, Alabama. It turned out to be a perfect summer day!
Getting ready with her Bridesmaids and her Maid of Honor and twin sister, Kat; Traditional Hawaiian wedding leis, as worn by her mother at her wedding.
Tina's mother, Zeny, who is of Hawaiian descent, says she knew from the start the Mick was the one! Zeny had me laughing all day! This family is so close and it shows!
Like Father, like son. Aren't they adorable?!
Tina had five of her closest friends, her new sister-in-law and Kat by her side.
The Bride's Besties. The flowers were bursting with blush roses, white hydrangeas, greenery and my favorite: thistle!
Mick and Seth have been friends for years and now they will be brothers-in-law!
Mick chose not to do "first look" with Tina because he wanted to see her for the first time as she walked down the aisle towards him. His reaction was just what any bride would hope for. Cue the Kleenex!
The Groom danced with his mother and the Father of the Bride sang to his daughter for a little something special.
The Guest Book!
The Bride and Groom, adorned with more Leis, cut the cake. Krispy Creme donuts and milk were served as an extra treat.
Do you see this? I love all the faces!
So many thanks to The Studio, Abby of Veritatis Photography, Tammy from A Catered Affair, and so many other family and friends who helped with set up, take down, and everything in between!