You are going to fall for this dreamy and romantic manor wedding captured by j.woodbery photography. The couple didn’t let some rain ruin their big day and even had a magical first look outside! I absolutely love all the hanging greenery, especially the cake table display. So perfect!
When planning our wedding, I had a vision of what I wanted it to be. I was searching for a little bit of boho and a lot of romantic elegance. I chose a color scheme of neutral tone on tone styles – the most color coming from my ivory and blush wedding gown. I feel like the subtlety of those color choices really helped capture that romantic elegance dream I had dreamt. With a vision of a beautiful outdoor spring setting, and large guest list such as ours, Douglas Manor made choosing a venue an easy choice.
My favorite part of our day is so difficult to put my finger on, because I loved everything about that day. I knew that having a first look would be a special moment, but that moment was more than special. It was a fairy tale, like a romantic scene in a movie. Standing there in my wedding gown, with my groom’s back to me, the bottom of the sky fell out and the rain came pouring down. He turned to look at me with tears in his eyes and a smile on his face. Time stood still, we got soaked, but the moment was magical and was one of my favorite parts of the day!
There are so many things to get caught up in when wedding planning. Throughout the process, the most important thing to Kerry and I was to keep our eye on the prize- most importantly, we were going to get married, become one, glorifying the Lord along the way. When the wedding day got near and the stress of the planning escalated, Kerry and the Lord were my rocks that kept me grounded. And on the wedding day, while it poured down rain all day, drenching our outdoor wedding spot, the fact that I had an amazing wedding coordinator and that at the end of the day, rain or shine, I would be married to Kerry, I remained grounded. That’s all that mattered and that’s what was most important to us.
One thing that I was after when planning our special day was really good and unique food. At our age, we have been to a lot of weddings in the last year or two, and every wedding seems to serve the same style of food, generally leaving us still hungry when we get home. We chose an Italian spread that we were sure would leave our guests with a full and happy belly. In addition to the Italian dinner, an amazing strawberry naked cake for the bride and milkshake bar for the groom certainly filled everyone up!
I loved how detail oriented our wedding was. HotHouse Design Studio did an amazing job of making every crevice and corner of our wedding a beautiful site to see. It made our day everything I wanted it to be and made every moment stunning.
Finally, we wanted our wedding to be a blast, and one that our guests would enjoy and remember. We had Blackberry Breeze Band as our reception entertainment- those guys know how to keep the party going. Everyone danced and sang along, while Blackberry Breeze rocked all night long. The whole day was a dream and everything we hoped for it to be.
Photography | j.woodbery photography | Venue | Douglas Manor | Planning | Becky’s Brides | Florals | HotHouse Design Studio | Catering & Cake | Joe’s Italian | Milkshake Bar | O’Carr’s Restaurant | Rentals | PropHouse Birmingham | Videography | Psycle Films | Ceremony Musician | On Site Productions | Band | Blackberry Breeze | Dress | Essence of Australia from Diane’s Formal Affair | Accessories | White Flowers Gallery | Bridesmaid Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu | Groom Attire | J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire | Mr Burch Formal Wear | Monogram Cups | Swoozies | Napkins | For Your Party | Hair & Makeup | Sydney Nelson at Lunatic Fringe