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2016 Year End Review

Wedding

December 28, 2016

2016 has truly flown by!! With each passing month, I found myself unable to believe how fast time was passing and even now, in December, I feel like it is June or July (the 70 degree weather isn’t helping). I have loved every wedding that I have been able to be a part of in 2016. Each of these couples have entrusted me to capture the start of their marriage and introduced me to their closest family and friends. I believe there is no greater honor than to be a part of such an important and intimate day in their lives, and I’m already ready for a reason to see them all again 🙂

Last year I had a list of southern cities that I wanted to capture beautiful, southern weddings in, and I’m happy to say that most of that list was checked off – thanks to a amazing clients and friends that spread the news! 2016 brought weddings in Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, New York and Florida. It also brought future brides and engagements sessions in Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC. I even got the opportunity to travel to the Cayman Islands to document an intimate wedding at the Ritz with kindest group of family and friends and the prettiest ocean water I have ever seen. There are more post from 2016 coming your way, but, for now, enjoy an overview of all of my amazing 2016 Love Be couples. Please take note of all the amazing vendors that made each of these weddings a huge success!!

Carla + Coleman :: Birmingham, AL

Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane , Dress: Ashely Lauren from Bella’s Formals, Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella’s Formals, Groomsmen: Joseph A Banks, Flowers: Rick Whitley Flowers, MUAH: Kelsey Dee Varallo, DJ: Frank Matte, Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Alexa + Hunter :: Tuscaloosa, AL

Venue: Tuscaloosa Country Court House, Dress: Vintage

Meredith + Cline :: Huntsville, AL

Ceremony: Huntsville First UMC, Reception: The Earlyworks Family of Museums, Dress: Justin Alexander from Something Blue, Flowers: In Bloom, DJ: The Soul Society Showband, Cake: Nickey Mason, Caterer: Catering by Narvell, Bridemaids Dresses: White by Vera Wang, Groomsmen: Calvin Klein from Mens Warehouse, Invitations: Maxium Promotional & Printing, Rentals by Mullings Special Occasions

Rebecca + Roy :: Birmingham, AL 

Planning & Design – Angela Proffitt , Dress – Tara Keely from Bridals by Lori , Florist – Lauren Atkinson , Band – 2nd Coming , Videography – Mainstreet Productions , Cake – Dreamcakes , Groomsmen Attire – Mr. Burch , Bridesmaids Dresses- Bella Bridesmaids , Ceremony – Canterbury UMC , Reception Venue & Caterer – The Club Inc.  , Invitations – Rebecca did them & Arzberger printed , Coffee Bar- O’ Henry’s Coffee

Elina + Derrek :: Orange Beach, AL

Venue: Orange Beach bay pier, Dress & Jewelry: Coset, Watters Skirt, Catherine Deane Sash, Deepa Gurmani from BHLDN Atlanta, Groom and Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse, Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew, Invitation: Minted.com, Reception: Cafe Grazie

Caroline + Austin :: Birmingham, AL

Ceremony: St. Mark UMC , Reception: Railroad Park , Dress (design and/or dress shop): Diane’s Formal Affair, Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank, Hair: Blades- Monica, Caterer: Yellow Bicycle Catering Company, Florist: Dorothy McDaniel Flower Market, DJ/Band: Jason Simpson, Stationary: Lindsey Drennan, Ceremony Music: Matthew Toone

Kate + Riley :: Birmingham, AL

Ceremony: Central Park Baptist Church , Reception: Regions Field, Dress: heidi elnora from heidi elnora atelier, Make up: Irrelephant, Hair: Kay Capps, Wedding Planner: Jeffrey Powell, Bridesmaids Dresses, Bella Bridesmaids, Invitations: Minted.com, Florist: Glenn Mask, designer at Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market, Music: Ceremony string quartet organized by JoAnn Strickland, Lisa & The E-Lusion for evening reception, Cake: Isa Delgado (Bride: Burnt Almond Torte, Groom: Chocolate chip cookie cake), Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Caterer: Happy Catering, Videography: Hampton Road Studios

Kelsey + Kendall :: Birmingham, AL

Venue: Sweet Apple Farms, Dress: Jasmine Collection from Bella’s Bridal, Florist: Family friends- Tara Smith, Tammy Smith & Wesley, Band: Steel City Band, Cake: Publix, Caterer: Zoe’s Kitchen, Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS, Invitations: Etsy

Laura + John :: Birmingham, AL

Ceremony: Cathedral of Saint Paul , Reception: Alabama Theater, Dress: Grace Kelly from Bridal Bliss, Florist: KG Designs, DJ: Onsite Productions, Cake: Cakes by Barb, Catering: Happy Catering, Bridesmaids Dresses: Imperial Formal Wear, Videography: Hampton Road Studios

Abby + Taylor :: Birmingham, AL 

Ceremony: Cathedral of Saint Paul, Reception: Iron City Bham, Bride’s Dress: Bustle (Homewood), Bridesmaids’ dresses: Azazie , Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Bank , Hair & Make Up: The Hair Group , Linens: Decor to Adore , Caterer: Iron City , Florist: Jim Barron , DJ/Band: Musical Fantasy , Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of St. Paul , Reception Venue: Iron City , Stationary: Linen & Leaf , Videographer: Clay Carroll , Ceremony Music: Bruce Ludwick Jr., Natalie Giangrosso, Ethan Jock , Flower Girl Dress: Etsy

Rebecah + Josh :: Cayman Islands

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, Planner: Elena Karpechenko

Caroline + Matthew:: Birmingham, AL

Ceremony: Riverchase UMC, Reception: B&A Warehouse, Dress: Augusta Jones from Carriage House, Florist: Lillies Flowers (Carol Harris), DJ: Z and the Party Faktory, Cake: Barb’s Cakes, Groomsmen: Mr. Burch, Caterer: B&A Warehouse, Car: Coats Classic Cars, Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sun in Skylark from Bella Bridesmaids, Invitations: Alan’s Invitations

Amy + Menza:: Birmingham, AL

Venue: The Carriage House – Park Crest Events, Coordination: Courtney Wolf with Invision Events, Dress: Diane’s formal affair, Florist: Dorothy McDaniel, DJ: Creativity with Music Garden, Cake: Magic Muffins, Groom’s Attire: J Crew, Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch, Caterer: Happy Catering, Bridemaids Dresses: David’s Bridal, Invitations: By Invitation in Columbus, GA, MUAH: Glided Beauty by Taylor + Rachel,

Hannah + Nolan:: Birmingham, AL

Venue: Ephesians Farm, Wedding Planner: Sherri Shaw, Dress: Bridal Bliss Private Collection from Bridal Bliss, Florist: Toni Vines, DJ: Ken Shaw, Caterer: Ephesians Farm, Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazi, Invitations: Etsy – He Saw Sparks, MUAH: Erin Ryser

Hallie + Leighton:: Birmingham, AL

Ceremony: Mountain Brook Baptist Church , Reception: Avon Theater, Dress: Watters Gown from Bustle in Homewood, Florist: HotHouse Design Studio, Band: Creativity (booked through Music Garden), Cake: Magic Muffins, Groom & Groomsmen attire: Mr. Burch, Caterer: Savoie, Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids, Invitations: Leigh’s Paper & Gifts, Hair and Make Up: Melissa Moore Bogardus, Koozies/napkins/programs/snapchat filter: Weezie B. Designs, Reception Coordinator: Amanda Callahan at GoPro Event Solutions

Caitlin + Brandon :: Rye, NY

Venue: Westchester Country Club, Wedding Planner: Mary Cunniff, Dress – Designer and Place of purchase: Oscar De La Renta, purchased at Mark Ingram, Florist: Harrison Florist, DJ/Entertainment Services: Silver Pro Entertainment, DJ Dre, Cake: By The Way Bakery , Caterer: Westchester Country Club, Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Invitations: Papyrus, Make Up By Valerie, Hair by Sempre Bella, Walter’s Hot Dog Truck, Longfords Ice Cream

Nina + Chris :::: Birmingham, AL

Venue: Swann Lake Stables, Dress: Heidi Elnora, custom designed, Florist: KG Designs, DJ/Entertainment Services: JAMM, Cake: KG Catering, Caterer: KG Catering, Bridesmaids Dresses: Asos Dress & BHLDN Crop Lace Top, Invitations: designed, printed by bride, Hair and Make Up: Sarah Castleberry (hair); Samantha Reis (bride’s friend – makeup), Rare Transportation

Ginnie + Ryan :: Huntsville, AL

Dress: Justin Alexander purchased at Something Blue, Florist: Parker’s Florist, Madison, AL, DJ/Entertainment Services: Brian Anderson Entertainment, Cake: Publix Bakery, Groom & Groomsmen attire: Jos. A. Bank, Caterer: Huntsville Country Club, Bridesmaids Dresses: K Couture, Invitations: Invitations by Dawn, Hair: Janet. Make Up: Charissa at Hairitage House Salon

Sarah + Aaron :: Georgia

Venue: Private family property in Georgia, Wedding Planner: Ellen Thomas, Dress: Maggie Sottero from the White Room, Florist: Sherry’s Florist, DJ: Mike Jones Entertainment & Events, Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom, Caterer: Simply Catering, Event styling: Kathy Wiggins, Romance & Rust Event Styling & Vintage Rentals, Invitations: Etsy – LaBohemme Paper Co

Melanie + Nick:: Birmingham, AL

Dress: Alfred Angelo, Florist : Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market, Cake: Emily at Louise’s Cakes n’ Things, Groom: Joseph Abboud (suit), Stacy Adams (shoes), J. Crew (tie); Groomsmen: Combatant Gentleman (pants), Banana Republic (shirt), Caterer: Moe’s Southwest Grill , Bridesmaids Dresses: Morning Lavender (skirt), Hair: Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Mary Holland + Baker :: Chattanooga, TN

Ceremony: Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Reception: 901 Lindsay, Florist: Carol Price, Planner: Barbara Hailey

Valerie & Benj :: Birmingham, AL

Venue: Iron City BHAM, Wedding Planner: Kris Clark, Dress: BHLDN, Florist: Tonya Hayes, DJ/Entertainment Services: 4 Barrel Funk, Cake: Telia Johnson, Groom & Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse, Caterer: Iron City BHM, Bridesmaids Dresses: Modern Bride Inc., Invitations: Chandler Mann, Hair and Make Up: Kelsey Smith, Jan Pruitt Calligraphy addressed Invitations

Ann Marshall + Greg :: New Orleans, LA

Getting Ready Location: The Hotel Provincial, Venue: The Old Ursuline ConventWedding Planner: Carol Bond, Dress: Yvonne LaFleur, Florist: Poppy & Mint, DJ/Entertainment Services- Escalade, Cake- Bittersweet Bakery, Caterer: Brennan’s, Bridesmaids Dresses: Long, Navy Blue, Invitations: Scriptura, Hair and Make Up, Maritza Barthelemy: hair – GLam NOLA for makeup, Videographers: Alex Price and Nick Ramey

Teresa + Josh :: Birmingham, AL

Venue:Gabrella Manor, Wedding Planner: Gabrella Manor (Brenda and Lori), Dress: David’s Bridal, Florist: Gabrella Manor, DJ/Entertainment Services: DJ Ulises, Cake: Magnificent Cakes, Groom & Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux, Caterer: Firebird’s and Gabrella, Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulu’s, Invitations: Invitations by Dawn, Chef Dave Bromley Ice Sculpture

Ellen + Brian :: Memphis, TN

Ceremony: 2nd Presbyterian Church, Reception: The River Inn Memphis, Wedding Planner: Mona Dunlap, Dress: Eddy K – Low’s Bridal, Florist: Kevin Griffen, DJ/Entertainment Services: DJ Jimmy Harris, Videographer: Dave and a Camera, Cake: Anne Turpin – a groomsman’s mother, Caterer: Tug’s Casual Grill, Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids, Invitations: RSVP Stationary, Hair and Make Up: Emily Hamberlin – hair, Brady Boyd – makeup, Central BBQ Downtown – rehearsal dinner location, Mahaffey Rentals – tent, Signage – Collectively Meriweather, American Tuxedo- guy’s tuxes, Dixie Pickers- Socks

Heather + Matt :: Birmingham, AL

Ceremony: Trinity UMC, Reception: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Dress: Bridal Bliss, Bridesmaids Dresses: Renz Bridal – Etsy, Invitations: S.Arias Creates (Sherri Arias) / Calligraphy: Lume & Penna. Florist/Wedding Reception Design: S.Arias Creates, Hair and Make Up: Amy Johnson

Rebekah + Michael :: Birmingham, AL

Ceremony: Canterbury UMC Chapel, Reception: Mountain Brook Country Club, Dress: Martina Liana; Ivory and White, Florist: Continental Florist, DJ/Entertainment Services: Act III (Band), Cake: Magic Muffins, Groom & Groomsmen attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear, Caterer: Mountain Brook Club, Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm; Bridesmaids Inc., Invitations: Samford University, Hair and Make Up: Paige Marovich (hair); Jacob Callahan (make up)

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