Real Wedding: Allison + Brady

Today’s Open Submissions comes to us from CWF Photography. Allison and Brady McGee tied the knot in Montgomery last year on April 20. The sweet Southern details and gorgeous scenery have us ready for Alabama to be back in bloom for spring! We can’t get enough of this couple’s beaming faces. You can truly see just how excited they were to start their journey as husband and wife together! “”I loved working with Allison and Brady planning their day!” said Mary Sanders, Allison’s wedding planner of Mary Me. “Hearing the vision Allison had and bringing it to life was so unique, especially with the reception venue being a close family friend’s private residence. She wanted it to have Southern flair and to be comfortable for all guests. With Brady and his family being from Texas, we wanted to show them true Southern hospitality.” If you have a wedding you would like featured on the AWM Blog, see our Open Submissions details. awm_cfp_1 awm_cfp_2 awm_cfp_3 awm_cfp_4 awm_cfp_5 awm_cfp_6 awm_cfp_7 awm_cfp_8 awm_cfp_9 awm_cfp_10 awm_cfp_11 awm_cfp_12 awm_cfp_13 awm_cfp_14 awm_cfp_15 awm_cfp_16 awm_cfp_17 awm_cfp_18 awm_cfp_19 awm_cfp_20 awm_cfp_21 awm_cfp_22 awm_cfp_23 awm_cfp_24 awm_cfp_25 Photographer: CWF Photography + Wedding Planner & Event Design: Mary Me + Floral Design: Melissa Kendall Floral Design + Rentals & Linens: Brendle Rentals + Lighting Design: Special Event Lighting + Catering: Jennie Weller Catering + Entertainment: Cornbred Band + Cake: Cake Designs

 

Real Wedding: Julianne + Scott Joe

Our Real Wedding today on the AWM Blog was shared with us by Spindle Photography. Julianne and Scott Joe’s wedding on September 21, 2013 was a darling affair at Swann Lake Stables.  Neutral tones, a perfectly draped tent with chandeliers and fab fashion make this wedding a true eye-catcher. You know we love the pup dressed in a tutu for the occasion! If we could just get a taste of Savoie Catering’s fare, we’d be tinkled pink. Mazel tov Julianne and Scott Joe!

If you have a wedding you like featured on the AWM Blog, please see our Open Submissions page!
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Bridal Gown: The White Room + Catering: Savoie Catering + Lighting: A.G. Lighting + Venue: Swann Lake Stables + Wedding Planner: Mariee Ami– Neillie Butler + Photographer: Spindle Photography + Video: Kinora Films + Florist: Flowerbuds + Cake: Magic Muffin + Band: Atlanta Rhythm and Groove + Bridesmaids: Clothes Tree + Invitations: Checkerboard + Hair/Makeup: Oak Street- Melanie Dodson + Rabbi: Barry Altmark – Deep South Rabbi

 

Win Two Tickets to Birmingham’s First NotWedding!

Want to win two tickets to the first Birmingham NotWedding at Bridge Street Gallery & Loft on Wed, March 19? Just follow the instructions in this handy-dandy graphic to enter via Instagram. Make sure to include the tags so we can see your entry! The winner will be announced at noon on Friday, March 14! Post your selfie today! For more information about this NotWedding and the next one on September 25, 2014, click here! See you there!

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The Not Wedding is Coming!

Wonderful news! The famed bridal sensation, The Not Wedding, is hosting its inaugural Birmingham appearance at Bridge Street Gallery & Loft on March 19! This wonderful event takes the idea of a bridal show and turns it on its head. You don’t just meet with the participating vendors – you actually get to see their talents in action! What better way to see how they work than to experience a (fake) wedding they’ve produced? We are thrilled to have this event coming to Birmingham, working with some amazing creative partners from across the state to show what Alabama has to offer. Check out the Save The Date session of Birmingham’s first Not Bride & Groom with Morgan Trinker Photography. The date is quickly approaching so make sure to mark you calendar and get your tickets today!

See more images from this Save The Date session here.

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More About The Not Wedding

“Complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception, The NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the ‘wedding guests’  get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-to-be saying, ‘I want my wedding to be just like that!'” –  The Not Wedding

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“For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.” – The Not Wedding

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Real Wedding: Rachel + Cody

We are thrilled to share this lovely Tallasee fall wedding from Nick Frontiero Productions on the blog today! Rachel and Cody shared their nuptials at the First Baptist Church with a reception at a private residence, which provided an expansive meadow perfect for a tent to house their festivities. Rachel’s bouquet is a mix of hydrangea, roses and calla lilies with a touch of sparkle that match the beaded belt paired with Rachel’s gown. We love the bridesmaids’ chocolate dresses with ruffled collars and bright bouquets that pop with autumn tones. The reception’s eclectic centerpieces on lace runners give us that “collected, vintage” feel that is oh-so-sweet. We’d also certainly like a chance to peruse the darling sweets table featuring the groom’s cake and custom burlap table skirt. With the event designer/wedding planner, Jackie Frontiero, at the helm of this event, all the details tell a full story that transition smoothly throughout the day. Congratulations to Rachel and Cody!


If you have a wedding you would like featured on the AWM Blog, see all the details for our Open Submissions here.


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Photography: Nick Frontiero Productions + Floral Design & Décor:  Dana’s Floral Design + Event Design, Wedding Planning:  Jackie Frontiero – Dana’s Floral Design + Bridal Gown:  Bella Couture + Hair & Makeup:  Melissa Moore Bogardus – Joyce’s Salon + Ceremony Venue:  First Baptist Church, Tallasse, AL + Cake: Ligers Bakery + Linen: BBJ linens + Rentals:  Brendle Rentals + Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids Inc. + Catering: Debbie Kemsel Catering +  Groom’s * Groomsmen Attire:  Prattville Bridal Boutique & Tux Shop