Real Wedding: Joanna and Aaron

We are thrilled to share this downtown throw down at B&A Warehouse shot by Sweet Julep Photography as part of the AWM Open Submissions today. This hip, spacious venue is located directly across from Birmingham’s Railroad Park, which makes for gorgeous images of the bridal party before the ceremony. Joanna is a stunning bride with a simply perfect Hailey Paige gown and darling hair piece. The guys are dashing in three piece suits, which give a bit of that Mad Men vibe that we love. Our absolute favorite moment is Aaron’s addition to the iconic “Before I Die…” chalkboard art project, which now spans the globe. His large proclamation of “Before I Die I Want To MARRY JOANNA” on Birmingham’s board across from Regions Field is completely adorable. We love the personality of this couple that shines in all of these images and know they have some incredible fun ahead of them as husband and wife. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Miller!

If you have a wedding that you would like to see featured on the AWM Blog, please see our Open Submissions for more details.

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Photography : Sweet Julep Photography + Venue, Catering : B&A Warehouse + Cakes : Barb’s Cakes + Florist : Ricky Whitley Bridal Events Florist + Bridal Gown: White Dresses + Hair & Makeup: Molly Stilley + Music : Craig Stilley + Videography : Kelsey Freeman Creative


Wedding or Knot at Capital City Club

Bridal shows are the ultimate chance to meet and greet with a group of vendors that can ultimately become part of the team that makes your wedding dreams come true. A new trend though is the “faux wedding” show, which is a chance to experience a mock ceremony with models playing the part of the bridal party and attendees are guests. It’s the perfect opportunity to see wedding professionals in action. Guests can then take part in the reception where they can socialize with other brides as well as get information from vendors about their own needs. The party is complete with lots of bites to sample, a band/DJ, gorgeous atmosphere and plenty of cake for all.

We were thrilled to be part of the Capital City Club 2nd Annual Wedding or Knot this year! Jackie Frontiero at Dana’s Floral Design was the event designer for the full show, working with Nikole Martel, private events director for the club. They enlisted some of Alabama’s finest to pull together a team to create a Gatsby-inspired ceremony and reception. We had a blast handing out the new issue of AWM and seeing all the Montgomery area brides! Thanks to Nick Frontiero Productions for the images!

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Vendors included: Capital City Club, Dana’s Floral Design, Nick Frontiero Productions, A.G. Lighting, The White Room, Liger’s Bakery, Doug’s 2 Salon & Spa, Brendle Rentals, Two Hawks Video Production, Prattville Bridal Boutique, Jim Massey Formal Wear, Blackbird Pickers, Ready Set Smile Photobooth, BBJ Linens, In The Groove Entertainment, Ice Sculpture by Chef David Bromley & Little Magic Cards.


Real Wedding: Brittany + Bobby

Today’s Open Submission from ellyB Eventsis a peacock extravaganza! Every detail of Brittany and Bobby’s big day is perfectly coordinated for the theme. Even the bridal party’s monogrammed shirts have been stitched to perfection in the peacock palette. The floral design is lush, colorful and full of beautiful textures with a touch of bling to really make this wedding sparkle. The reception takes place at one of Birmingham’s newest event venues, The Westin Hotel Birmingham, which lends it modern style to this event’s look. We especially love the gorgeous cake from Olexa’s Café with a juxtaposition of smooth buttercream to sprinkle-adorned layers with fresh floral details. Soak in all the fab color below and congrats to Brittany and Bobby!

If you have a wedding you would like to share on the AWM Blog, please see our Open Submissions page. We can’t wait to see!
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Wedding Planner, Lighting Design: Eliana Baucicault, ellyB Events + Cake: Olexa’s Café, Cakes, and Catering+ Floral Design: Andy Beach of Andy Beach & Co. + Photography: Milanés Photography
Wedding Dress Designer: Ian Stuart + Wedding Veil: Brooke’s Bridal + Bride’ Shoes: Badgley Mischka + Bridesmaids Dresses: Lazaro – Bridals by Lori + Hostess Dresses: Jim Hjelm –  Bella Bridesmaids, Wtoo – Bridesmaid Inc. + Grooms, Groomsmen, and Usher Tuxedos: The Modern Gent 
Flower Girl Dresses: That’s So Cute Boutique + Makeup Artists: Tiffany Flowers-Hurst, Kristie Peoples + Hair Stylist: Michella Carter + Ceremony location: Sixth Avenue Baptist Church + Reception Venue: Westin Hotel Birmingham + Stationery: Pampered Paperie


Real Wedding: Dori + Tyler

Today’s Real Wedding submission from Simple Color Photography will have visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads. Dori and Tyler’s Christmastime nuptials at Stone Bridge Farm make a winter wedding look fabulous. We especially love their proposal story:

Dori and Tyler knew they were meant for each other the moment they met in the concession stand line of an Auburn University football game. They grew up about 10 minutes from each other in their home town, and Tyler’s mom even made Dori pageant dresses when she was young, but they didn’t meet until they got to Auburn. After three years, Tyler popped the question by convincing Dori that they were filming a music video for their musician friends. After walking around downtown Birmingham shooting their “music video,” Tyler proposed overlooking Birmingham.

You can even spot Aubie make a cameo at their reception as an ode to their first meeting! Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Wheldon!

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Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Stone Bridge Farm + Event & Floral Design, Wedding Planner, Linen: Ava Grace Designs at Stone Bridge Farm + Bridal Gown: The White Room + Hair & Makeup: Brittany Benton Massey + Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear + Music & Entertainment: Az Izz – Music Garden + Photographer: Simple Color Photography + Bridesmaid Gowns: + Wedding Night Accommodations: The Westin Birmingham + Stationary: + Calligraphy: Sarah Tate Designs + Bride’s Cake: Creative Cakes of Cullman +
Groom’s Cake: Hannah Whitner’s Cake Creations

Let us know if you have a wedding you would like to share on the AWM Bog! See our Open Submissions page for more info!