AWM: About Us


Pouring Passion into Weddings for 17 Years!

The secret to a successful marriage is true love and passion, and the same holds true in the continued success of Alabama Weddings Magazine. Alabama Weddings Magazine is an annual publication with four seasonal covers. The contents remain the same from the Spring issue to the Winter issue. For seventeen years, AWM has received exceptionally high accolades and reviews from both local and national wedding experts, along with brides-to-be! We invite you to join Alabama’s number-one bridal resource and become a part of our extraordinary team of wedding experts.

    • Michelle Van Every

      Owner/Publisher | Editor-in-Chief

      Michelle is the owner, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Alabama Weddings Magazine. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Michelle graduated Cum Laude from Brenau University Women’s College in Gainesville, Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. She now officially calls herself an Alabamian since living in Alabama for more than 20 years. Michelle’s years of experience in business publication and fields of marketing led to the founding of PRO-Motion Publishing, Inc. in 1998.

      In 2001, Michelle began Alabama Weddings Magazine and has grown it to become one of the most respected, well-received bridal magazines in the Southeast. In 2009 Michelle received the highly coveted Apex Award in Print, and continually strives to make Alabama Weddings Magazine more beautiful and innovative with each passing year. Having recently embraced the opportunities that the Web offers, Michelle looks forward to expanding her magazine’s concept still further by offering advertisers, fans, and readers a continually updated Website, with how-to videos, fresh, timely articles, and more.

On December 29, 2015, the fabulous Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook opened its doors to a gathering of some of the Alabama wedding industry’s finest to celebrate the launch of our Fifteenth Anniversary issue.

alabama weddings 15th anniversary party from Holloway Productions on Vimeo.

A crowd favorite at the party was the CoolShots photo booth by Feel the Beat Entertainment! Did you have your photo taken? You can see the full online gallery here!

Our grateful appreciation to those that contributed to this event! Photography: Amari Photography + Event Design: Christopher Confero Design + Lighting and Drapery: Design Productions + Stationery Design: David K Haugen + Stationery Production: Amberly Shelton Paperie + Linen: I Do Linens + Props: PropHouse Birmingham + Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited, Nuage Designs + Catering, Venue: Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook + Floral Design: HotHouse Design Studio + Michelle Van Every’s Hair and Makeup: Brittany Benton Massey + Entertainment: DJ Coco + Photo Booth: Cool Shots by Feel the Beat Entertainment + Anniversary Cake: The Cakerie + Cake Bites Gallery: Barb’s CakesCakes By KimThe CakerieKlingler’sOlexa’s Cakes + Bridal Gowns: Bella CoutureHeidi Elnora, Ivory & WhiteThe White Room + Male Model Tuxedos: Mr. Burch Formal Wear + Model Hair and Makeup: Katina Carter, Ashley Vines, Madeline Hulsey, Brittney Shelton