Real Wedding: Rachel+Jordan

Jordan proposed to Rachel during their annual family beach trip to Panama City. While at a family dinner at Captain Anderson’s, the waiter asked Rachel to stand at the head of their table. Jordan quickly walked up to Rachel and got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Riggan!

Rachel Shannon & Jordan Riggan
October 14, 2017

Venue: Cove Acre Farms
Floral: Attalla Florist
Rentals: Top Notch Events and Rentals
Caterer: Local Joe’s Catering
Cakes: Edible Memories by Lorraine Smith
Photographer: Wilson Oppert Photography
Dress: Bellas Bridal & Formal
Hair: L.A. Brooke Salon(Whitney Gray)
Makeup: OO Artistry(Olivia Ogletree MUA)
Wedding Planner: Details by Rebecca 

 

Real Wedding: Anna+Jay

Anna and Jay’s gorgeous Birmingham wedding took place at Southside Baptist Church with the fun reception at Avon Theater. The couple’s special day was captured by Love Behind the Lens Photography and their getaway car was from Sweet Glide Vintage Ride. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Vandiver!

Anna Whisenant & Jay Vandiver
Wedding Date: November 17, 2017

Ceremony Venue: Southside Baptist Church Birmingham
Reception Venue: Avon Theater – Go Pro Events 
Getting Ready Venue: Redmont Hotel
Hair and Makeup: Stefanie Mcclure
Invitations: Salt and Paperie
Wedding Dress: Rivini
Bridesmaids Attire: Sorella Vita
Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear
Cake: Pen and Pastry
Floral Design: Lillie Jane
Catering: Alexander’s The Great Events
Entertainment: Calvin Williams
Videographer: White Oak Productions
Photographers: Love Behind the Lens Photography
Photo Booth: The Flash Bar
Getaway Car: Sweet Glide Vintage Ride

 

Real Wedding: Abby+Charlie

Charlie proposed to Abby at Cheaha State Park in December 2016. Upon arriving at the park, Charlie drove right up to a trailhead that led to Bald Rock. At the end of the short trail while Abby was taking in the views, she turned around to see Charlie on one knee. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Esskuchen!

Bride & Groom: Abby Carr & Charlie Esskuchen
Wedding Date: September 16, 2017

Florals, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Rockhurst Farms
Photographer: Margaret Taylor Photography
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Maryjane (Maryjane Clements)
Entertainment: Sam Pointer
Day of coordinator: Make It Perfect Events (Katy Blackburn)
Lighting/ Draping: Design Productions
Photo Booth: Little Red Photo Booths
Food & Cakes: Joe’s Italian
Bridal Gown: Imperial Formal Wear
Bridesmaids Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids

 

Real Wedding: Karli+Justin

Justin proposed to Karli at Colbert Heights Mountain in Tuscumbia, Alabama. As Karli was admiring the beautiful view, she turned around to find Justin on one knee with a gorgeous ring and tears in his eyes.  Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Justin Thorne!

Karli Grimsby & Justin Thorne
July 29th, 2017

Rentals & Decor: Jut’s Wedding and Special Events & Party Plus By Grand Rental Station
Catering: Rick’s BBQ
Cakes: Amy’s Cakes
Photographer: Create Photography (Heather Sherrill)
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Coat’s Clothing
Ceremony Venue: Lone Cedar Church of Christ
Reception Venue: Danclay Farms

 

Real Wedding: Kaitlyn+Zach

Kaitlyn and Zach’s beautiful winter wedding took place this past January in Montgomery, Alabama. The couple’s gorgeous photos were captured by the talented Josh Moates with Kim Box Photography, and Kaitlyn looked stunning in her dress from Carriage House Weddings. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Rawden!

Kaitlyn & Zach Rawden
January 6, 2018

Catering & Day of Planner: Jennie Weller Catering
Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church
Reception Venue: Alley Station Ballroom
Officiant: Tim Meadows
Pianist: Cherie Meadows
Wedding Singer: Brookie Britton
Photographer: Kim Box Photography
Videographer: Marty Chadwick
Florist: Elizabeth Fritz
Transportation: Capital Trailways 
Cakes: McKinney Cakes 
Live Event Painting: Jordan Marx Art
Entertainment: Union Road (Music Garden)
Bartending: B&B
Reception Rentals: Brendle’s Rentals 
Hair & Makeup: Laura Roberts Hair & Makeup
Stationery: Lovett Printing
Bridal Gown: Carriage House Weddings
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

 

Real Wedding: Christina+Drew

Drew proposed to Christina on a cold December night at their home. After saying “Yes!” to her best friend, Christina and Drew went to ZooLight Safari, and then to a beautiful dinner at Highland’s Bar and Grill to celebrate their engagement. They kept their engagement a secret until Christmas Day where they surprised their family and friends. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Knox!

Bride & Groom: Christina Brown & Drew Knox
Wedding Day: April 29, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence
Photography: C & C Creative
Caterer: Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ
Popsicles: Steel City Pops 
Entertainment: Ben Guthrie Band
Florals: Flowers By Rita
Wedding Day Coordinator: Sarah Duff Capra
Bridal Gown: BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: Hong Kong Tailors
Rings: Diamonds Direct

 

Real Wedding: Danni+Josh

Josh proposed to Danni during a brief military leave over Christmas. A few months after their engagement, Danni received a call from Josh. His commanding officer was sending him home later that week to be married. Josh arrived in Huntsville, Alabama on a Friday, and they were married the next day. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Josh Pohly!

 

Danielle Killough & Joshua Pohly
July 1st, 2017

Photographer: Robyn Skinner Photography
Videographer: Callie Gilbert
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Adcock Home (private residence)

 

Real Wedding: Jill+Kendall

Kendall and Jill met on the beach in Destin, Florida in 2012. Shortly after, Kendall graduated from the University of Tennessee and moved to Chicago. After nine months of continuing their long distance relationship, Jill decided to move to Chicago. On March 18th, 2016, Kendall asked Jill to marry him on a rooftop across from Millennium Park. Jill gladly said, “Yes!” Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kendall Charles!  

Jill & Kendall Charles
October 28, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane
Photography: Kevin Roberts Photography 
Videography: Rush Videos
Florist: Stems and Styles
Catering: Happy Catering
Entertainment: On-Site Productions
Hair and Makeup: Paige Watts Neal and Micah Hooten
Wedding Dress: Ivory and White

 

Real Wedding: Pamela+Torrey

Torrey proposed to Pamela on the roof of the Elyton Hotel. They were going out to dinner and he told her his friend Mo was upstairs on the roof taking pictures and wanted to stop to say hi. After chatting with Mo and looking at the Birmingham skyline, Torrey got down on one knee and popped the question with Mo there to capture the moment. After Pamela said yes, family and friends were waiting to celebrate their engagement. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Leonard!

Pamela Blunt & Torrey Leonard
November 19, 2017

Bride’s Dress: BHLDN
Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Indyah Johnson
Rings: Southeastern Jewelers & Greg Sanders Jewelry
Flowers: Bloom and Petal
Cake & Dessert Table: Kraze Creations
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Park Crest Event Facility 
Photographer: Mo Davis Photography
DJ: Dre Live Entertainment
Harpist: Marsha Gunter

 

Real Wedding: Kara+Patrick

Kara and Patrick’s beautiful wedding took place at the fabulous Stone Bridge Farms this past fall. An abundance of gold and greenery accented the gorgeous evening reception, and the couple left with a sparkler exit. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Kelley!

 

Kara Culpepper & Patrick Kelley
October 22, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Venue, Florals, Cake, and Catering: Stone Bridge Farms
Photographer: Bell + Vine 
Entertainment: Feel The Beat 
Hair and Makeup: Melissa Moore Bogardus Team 
Stationery: Gracefully Made Art 
Dress: Bella’s Bridal & Formal 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell and Vow to be Chic

 

Real Wedding: Jordan+Colby

Jordan and Colby’s gorgeous wedding took place at Burritt on the Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama. Jordan’s beautiful Lela Rose gown came from Ivory and White, and their stunning white and gold cake was created by the talented Just Crumbs Cakes. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Wallace!

 

Jordan McMullan & Colby Wallace
September 30, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Burritt on the Mountain
Photographer: London Lane Studio
Bridal Gown: Ivory and White
Hair & Makeup: OH Darling Hair and Makeup
Florals: In Bloom
Cake: Just Crumbs
Catering: Hartley’s Catering
Band: Winslow Davis Ensemble
Paper Products: Salt + Paperie

 

Real Wedding: Madalyn+Scott

This Alabama couple chose to highlight both of their personalities with a little country, boho and classic elegance for their special day. Madalyn and Scott’s ceremony and reception featured an abundance of greenery and candles, while incorporating both Southern charm and city skylines. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Scott Jordan!

Scott and Madalyn Jordan
April 1, 2017

Photography: Rob and Wynter Photography
Planner: M. Elizabeth Events
Hair & Makeup: Melissa Moore Bogardus Team (Katina Mims)
Dress: Heidi Elnora
Floral Design: HotHouse Design Studio
Accommodations: The Tutwiler Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Covent Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue & Catering: The Club
Photo Booth: JAMM Entertainment
Entertainment: Music Garden (The Trey Lewis Band)
Cakes: Magic Muffins

 

Real Wedding: Emily+Taylor

Taylor had planned to propose to Emily during a dance class where she was an instructor. The first time, there was an electrical problem and the dance studio had closed early. The second time, it snowed and all the classes were canceled. Taylor was so excited to ask Emily to spend the rest of her life with him, that instead, he proposed during a romantic walk with their dogs, Alaska and Nelly. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Davis!

Emily Tygielski & Taylor Davis
Date: April 23, 2016

Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: The Round House
Florist: Flowers by Jaime
Catering: Catering Events: Betty Lankford
Cakes: Peggy Ann’s Bakery
Wedding Coordinator: Amelia Summerville
Photographer: Sweet Roots Photography
Videographer: Rusty Cockrell
Transportation: Wayne Scites
Bridal Gown: The Finery Boutique
Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Bella Bridesmaid
Groom and Groomsmen: Joseph A Banks
Lighting & Drapery: Sound Source Productions
Band: Second Coming (Music Garden)
Rentals: Mullins Rental

 

Real Wedding: Chae+Codey

Codey asked Chae to marry him on Christmas Eve at his grandmother’s house. All of their family was there, and Codey’s grandmother asked Chae to come into a separate room. There, she found Codey on one knee and he proposed. The couple was married at BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft this past year. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Richards!

Chae Frampton & Codey Richards
January 21, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Venue: BridgeStreet Gallery & Lofts
Hair & Makeup: Brittany Benton Massey
Florals: HotHouse
Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited and PropHouse
Photographer: Amelia Beeler / Paper Doll Photography
Caterer: Savoie Catering
DJ + Production: Chris Amerson Events
Bride’s Dress: The White Room / Tara Keely dress
Rings: Le Vian
Cake: Jan O’Donnell / Cakes By Jan

 

Real Wedding: Anna+Bryan

Anna and Bryan got engaged on the Pont Des Arts bridge, also known as the Love Lock Bridge, in Paris. Bryan had a lock engraved with “Will you marry me?” in French and tried his best to propose in French. Anna and Bryan locked the lock on the bridge and threw the key into the Sienne River below. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Ward!

 

Anna Tygielski & Bryan Ward
July 19

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Barron Bluff at Burritt on the Mountain
Cake – Peggy Ann Bakery
Caterer – Betty Lankford with Catering Events
Music & Entertainment – Fountain City Players (Music Garden)
Photographer- Shannon Jackson Photography
Videographer – Rusty Cockrell
Bridal Gown – Finery Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses – Anthropologie
Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire – Jos. A. Banks
Event & Floral Designer – Huntsville Florist
Hair & Makeup – Karen Heller & Laura Werth
Lighting & Draping – Sound Source Productions

 

 

Real Wedding: Emily+James

James and Emily met at the University of Alabama in Huntsville while attending a Greek event on campus. They both love going to the beach, so when making plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day together, they chose to take a short trip to Gulf Shores, AL. While sitting on the beach enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, James dropped to one knee and proposed on the sand next to the water. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas!

 

Emily Shelton and James Nicholas
June 24, 2017

Photographer: Abby Waller Photography
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Cake: Peggy Ann Bakery
Groom’s Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Wedding Planner: Carla and Heather from Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation
Catering: Ole Hickory BBQ
Ceremony Venue: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Kathy Rose Fashions and Tuxedo Central
Hair Styling: Emily Hunt
Makeup Artist: Rachel Harris
Music & Entertainment: Chad Zolynsky from ZMC Event Productions
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

 

Real Wedding: Elizabeth+Justin

Elizabeth and Justin met their first day of college, in Music Appreciation. Justin was running late and came in through the wrong door in the front of the class. When he walked in, Elizabeth and Justin made eye contact and he decided to sit next to her. After becoming friends they decided to become an official couple on April 1, 2011. Five years later Justin proposed on April 1, 2016 in the exact spot they used to sit at in the concert hall where they first met. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Justin McNutt!

 

Elizabeth Watson & Justin McNutt
Wedding date: April 1, 2017

Wedding Photographer: April Stanley Photography
Bride & Mother of the Bride’s Dresses: The Something Blue Shoppe
Coordinator and Stationery: The Paper Chase
Calligraphy: Jan Pruitt Calligraphy
Lighting & Linens: Shindigs & Such
Florist: Kathleen’s Interiors
Cakes: Just Crumbs
Band: Lamont Landers Band
Bridesmaid Makeup: The Harris Company
Hair: Studio H Salon
Ceremony Venue: Vintage Faith Church, Decatur, Alabama
Catering & Reception Venue: The Decatur Country Club
Videographer: Woodnote Media
Harpist: Steven Todd Miller

Link to video: https://vimeo.com/223510839

 

Styled Shoot: Wanderlust

This fun shoot was created in anticipation of the launch of Gypset Beauty Company’s mobile beauty studio. These talented wedding vendors collaborated to give Gussie(aka the Vintage Airstream turned bridal beauty studio) the proper WANDERLUST themed photoshoot she deserves.

Hair & Makeup: Gypset Beauty Company, Kim Hightower (Make-up) & Amber Stamper(hair)
Planner: Rebecca Williamson
Photography: Rachel & Noah Ray Photography
Photo Booth: The Flash Bar, Bradley Dixon
Decor Rentals: Chelsea Antiques, Cindy Barr
Custom Cocktails: Mobile Mixology, Lauren Elizabeth
Donuts: We Have Donuts, Graham Yelton
Dress & Headpiece: Village Bridal
Jewelry: Kayla Willett
Invites/Calligraphy: Brooks Handey
Models: Anna Watkins(bride) & Chris Pope(groom)

 

Real Wedding: Bridgette+Cody

These high school sweethearts were married at the gorgeous Douglas Manor this past May. Bridgette and Cody’s colorful florals were provided by the talented Bloom & Petal, and this special day was captured by the amazing Jill Copeland Photography. Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Cody Howell!

 

Bridgette & Cody Howell

May 21, 2017

Venue: Douglas Manor
Photographer: Jill Copeland Photography
Officiant: Weddings By Joseph
Coordinator: Beyond Creative Design & Events
Musicians: Glen Butts and Libba Walker
Caterer: Catering By Bellinis
Cake: Wendy Harmon
Florist: Bloom & Petal
Decor Rental: PropHouse
Invitations: VistaPrint
Hair/Makeup: GLOW – Lindsay Hisey
Bride’s Dress: Diane’s Formal Affair
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: JJ’s House
Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Night Accommodations: Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook