When: September 3, 2016 | Where: Hoover, AL | Theme: Southern, Outdoor, Garden | Colors: Gold,
Today’s bride is serving us some classic #blackbridemagic and we are bursting with glee to share! This stunning blush and gold outdoor glam Alabama wedding is one to not be missed; a romantic southern wedding with incredible bridal (and groom) style, stunning ceremony view and exquisite, intricate cake.
Outdoor Glam Alabama Wedding
“We wanted our wedding day to be romantic. We wanted couples attending to leave with a “renewed romance”. When we found parkcrest we knew the garden area was perfect for the ceremony. We were excited there was a new indooor facility where we could have the reception. We felt like we had multiple venues for our event but guest had the ease of not having to travel once they arrived for our wedding.
Having the ceremony and reception in one location made things easier for us as well. We chose blush pink, rose gold and navy blue as our colors. Seeing a few Pinterest post helped with choosing colors. Plus the hues seemed to go well together.”
“I’ve always seen lace dresses as feminine and romantic. I also liked teases with buttons down the back. My dress was the best of both. Beautiful lace, illusion back and buttons down the back.
We had a challenge with the first bridesmaid dresses the girls bought. I wanted something asymmetric and flowy. Because we had to order another dress for the girls at the last minute, we used broaches to give a different look to their dress.
Tony wanted something custom. His tux was custom made to have a perfect fit. We also didn’t want the traditional black, so he and the groomsmen wore navy blue custom tux.”
“The wedding flowers were beautiful bouquets that had rose gold accents. I wanted fresh flowers since we were having a garden ceremony. Pinterest helped with bouquet ideas. However, my florist had an ad in a local bridal magazine and I knew I had to have her do my bouquets. The blooms were beautiful. I also wanted pins to go down the bouquet that mimicked the buttons of my dress.”
Family heirlooms or Traditions
“My father passed a few years ago, so it was important for me to have something special from him on my wedding day. My bouquet had a necklace around it that my dad gave me when I was younger that read “daddy’s little girl”. My mom had her wedding ring made into a necklace and a pair of diamond earrings for me. I got pearl jackets to surround the earrings and wore them on my wedding day as well.
Although he couldn’t walk me down the aisle, I felt he was there in spirit. Prayer is an important part of our family. Because marriage is the merging of two families and we wanted to start in the right direction, Tony chose to do the prayer prior to the reception dinner. It seemed more personal than just letting our pastor perform it.”
“We were not traditional with planning our wedding. We booked venues and met with vendors prior to the actual proposal. We’d been friends for a really long time and decided we wanted to get married.
We were spending time at my house when he was discussing how I never have groceries. I explained to him that I live alone and groceries often go to waste so I don’t bother to regularly grocery shop. He then gets on his knees and says, we should change that. He then asks me to marry him.”
Wedding Planning Advice
“Remember the wedding is one day. You have to prepare as much for marriage as you do for the “big day”. Also, many people will have opinions of what you should have/do for your wedding. Stick to what’s important to the two of you.”
Photography: Jerrod Brown Photography | Ceremony Venue: Park Crest Event Facility | Reception Venue: Park Crest Event Facility | Event Planning: One Touch Events | Floral: Cece Designs | DJ: DJ Eleet | Videography: Main Street Productions | Wedding Cake: Cakes by Kim | Rentals: I Do Linens | Linens: Linens by Felicia | Hair: Chante Smith | Makeup: Chi Beauty Lounge | Decorative Lighting: Feel The Beat Entertainment | Photo Booth: Feel The Beat Entertainment | Ceremony Musicians: Alycia Levels | Officiant: Minister Joseph Harris | Catering: The Happy Catering Company