‘True Alabama Couple’ Photo Contest

Want to see your wedding featured in the pages of Alabama Weddings Magazine 2014? Well our ‘True Alabama Couple’ Photo Contest is your opportunity to do just that and it’s super simple. If your wedding occurs between Nov. 2012 – September 2013, just make sure you already ‘Like’ AWM on Facebook and head over to our contest app. Enter your necessary contact information and prepare to upload a photo that represents the bride and groom’s true Alabama style along with a short story about your proposal. Make sure you have your photographer’s permission to use an image. Once you’ve submitted your entry, make sure all of your family and friends vote for you here! Voting closes on June 7, 2013. The three images with the most votes with make it our finalists’ round to be judged by our editorial board. Best of all, you have three chance to win:

  • Grand Prize: A one-page Real Wedding Feature in AWM 2014 AND a feature on the AWM website.
  • First Prize: A Love Story video by Main Street Productions AND a feature on the AWM website.
  • Second Prize: A feature on the AWM website.



See our contest 2011 winners, Chad & Kayla Bates, featured in AWM 2012!

Bridal Gown: Bella Couture.  Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Formalwear. Catering & Cake: Cakes by Audrey. Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Alabama Theatre. Photography: Studio G. Photography. Floral Design: Gloria’s Arrangements. Stationery: Fine Paperwork. Entertainment: Mark Shadix. Transportation: Vintage Auto Chauffeur. Registry: Belk & Bed, Bath and Beyond.


Hoot Hoot Night Owl Paper Goods!

We recently had the joy to check our mailbox at the AWM office and discover a bag of unusual stationery goodness from Night Owl Paper Goods! These positively Southern pieces not only have the right look, but also the perfect feel for a wedding inspired by rustic barns, garden flowers and fried green tomatoes. Best of all, they are printed on eco-friendly, sustainably-harvested birch wood for the couple in a “green” frame of mind. With a huge variety of options of artwork and colors, you can achieve any look you want. Even if not, you have the option to have Night Owl print your own design on wood for a truly customized look. For more information, take a peek at their Wood Wedding Collection and see even more stationery options here.


AWM Extra: Cakes

Whenever we do photo shoots for our upcoming issue, we inevitably shoot more than we could possibly fit in the pages of AWM. Some things get left on the editing floor and we just can’t stand to leave them there to gather dust. Throughout the year, we will be bringing you AWM Extras to highlight some of the bits and pieces you didn’t see in this year’s publication. Today, we will let you eat cake – or just see it at least. Our fabulous cake designers brought the goods for our tone-on-tone cake shoot last year that included a few ready-to-serve slices of yummy goodness. Take a peek for a bit of confect-spiration!

Gia’s Cakes | Chocolate cake with toasted marshmallow filling and chocolate buttercream.

Gia’s Cakes | Neapolitan cake with vanilla buttercream.

Barb’s Cakes | Strawberry and vanilla layered cake iced with cream cheese buttercream. Adorned with strawberry cakepops dipped in white chocolate, drizzled in light pink white chocolate and painted with edible pearl dust. Topped with bride and groom cake pop.

Barb’s Cakes | Apricot cake with textured buttercream icing accented with fondant ribbon dusted in luster dust.

Sweet Spot Confections | Almond cake with traditional buttercream. Every other tier of this 7-tier cake is covered with sugar crystals and the others with a damask piping print. Adorned with fondant flowers with silver button centers and handmade fondant ruffles.

Sweet Spot Confections | 1. Yellow cream cake with coral French buttercream with textured turquoise buttercream and fresh flowers. | 2. An Auburn-inspired cake, perfect for the War Eagle groom.

Olexa’s Cafe, Cakes & Catering | Tangerine buttercream-covered with coconut cake and toasted coconut cream filling, with handmade fondant botanicals and handmade edible pearls.

Photography: Frank Carnaggio Photography with Nicole Muro
China & Flatware: Bromberg’s
Styling: Christopher Confero Design