Today I am sharing the sweetest Alabama garden wedding from Eliza Morrill. I love all the heirloom details the bride incorporated, including wrapping her bouquet in tatting handmade by her great-great-great-grandmother! They also created a little vignette with her great-great-grandmother’s wedding shoes. So special right?
We knew we wanted to get married in May and have a spring wedding. This soon formed into a vision of a spring garden wedding with a soft color palette of blush pink, green, white, and gray. When choosing our venue, we were drawn to the park in Auburn because it allowed us to have as much creativity as we wanted and accommodate for a large gathering of our family and friends. The park also includes a beautiful historic home surrounded by Southern garden landscape with blooming roses and hydrangeas that fit perfectly with our vision.
We included many family heirlooms throughout our wedding. My bouquet was wrapped in tatting made by my great-great-great grandmother.
The most important thing to us while planning our wedding was to try and keep things as stress-free as possible so the main focus would be on preparing for our marriage. Our families were amazing and helped make this possible for us! We were able to find vendors who knew our vision and utilized their creativity to create a beautiful day for us!
Walking down the aisle towards Wesley was my favorite part of our day. At that moment, we were started a journey that we both had hoped for and prayed about for a long time. Our ceremony was led by our pastor and was such a simple, yet poignant declaration of God’s faithfulness in our lives and our commitment to one another. Sharing this moment surrounded by our family and friends made it that much more special!
Wesley handcrafted a swing for our special day. We went out to the park the day before the wedding and found a perfect spot to hang the swing. This provided us with a great area to capture pictures, as well as, some fun entertainment for the kids who were at the wedding! My mom made most of the pillows that were displayed throughout the reception for different seating areas.
We created a seating area from family furniture and displayed my great-great grandmother’s wedding shoes. Our sweetheart table was filled with my grandmother’s wedding china. These items along with a farmhouse table from my dad’s family used in our welcome area, gave a sense of family and continuity to our special day.
Photography | Eliza Morrill Photography | Venue | Kiesel Park | Planning, Design, & Florals | Thorne + Thistle | Day of Coordination | Invision Events | Cake | Sweet Malisa’s | Catering | A Little Taste of Home | Rentals | The Event Group | Paper Goods | Kemp & Sons | Ceremony Music | Auburn String Quartet | Reception Music | Tim Tyler | Dress | Casablanca from Simply Elegant Bridal | Shoes | Nine West | Bridesmaid Dresses | Mori Lee | Hair | Dare La Vita | Makeup | Mallory McCain | Transportation | Tiger Limo
Nature lovers will really enjoy this romantic springtime shoot from Lovely & Bubbly Events captured by Kimberly Florence Photography. Inspired by the beautiful lake backdrop, this team created the theme ‘live, love, lake’. I really love the escort card tree made from wrapping twine around the trunk and using clothespins and flowers create a lovely display. And the stone skipping station is such a genius idea. Would be such a unique and fun activity for guests!
Photography | Kimberly Florence Photography | Planning, Design, & Styling | Lovely & Bubbly Events | Coordination & Styling | Kelsey Ann Events | Florals | One Sweet Day in May | Calligraphy | Sincerely Amy Designs | Favors | Marigold & Grey | Cake | Sorby Sweets | Rentals | Cozyberry Designs | Jewelry | J’Adorn Designs | Hair & Makeup | Haute Blow Dry Bar
With a glam art deco style and relaxed feel, this gold and blush wedding from Cory & Jackie is one for the books! I love the effortless elegance of the whole day. And seriously, I think this is the most gorgeous mis-matched bridal party I’ve seen! Every detail is so sweet and dreamy.
Obviously our wedding is very precious to us! We wanted it to be a day of just celebrating our love without any stress. If there was something in a design or in the logistics of the day that we didn’t feel connected to, we got rid of it!
Our style matched our personalities because we have a flair for the dramatics and prioritize little luxuries. The 1920s era summed up up a lot of our inspiration for life and our wedding. But, we aren’t so formal so a more bohemian, relaxed spin was put on everything. Our colors, blush champagne, and mixed metals, mirrored the glitz of our style but with a romantic side.
Our first look was really special– Kyle’s friend, Stephanie Lambing, is a singer-songwriter in Nashville and she was playing some of our favorite love songs leading up to the first look.
We accidentally got engaged on the same day as Kate’s parents. Then, when we were picking a date, we selected April 11th without remembering right away that Kate’s paternal grandparents got married on that day. With the strong family themes on the bride’s side, and the groom’s close family, we wanted to honor that. We had a photo collection displayed of our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents on their wedding days.
The bridal party made the seating chart display, which was the seating cards hanging on ribbons off two cherry trees. The chair signs on the bride and groom’s chair was also DIY, along with the cornhole set our guests signed (we are from the midwest!)
We loved all of the speeches from our parents and maid of honor and best man. Finally, our first dance was performed by Aaron Steenhoven, our brother in law, who is another singer-songwriter in the Nashville area. He re-wrote two of “our songs” into a mash-up for us. We also loved just being super newlyweds!
Photography | Cory & Jackie Wedding Photographers | Ceremony | St. Peter & Paul Cathedral | Reception | Highland Golf & Country Club | Planner | Plum & Poppy | Florals | Meg Catherine Flowers | Cake | Classic Cakes | Rentals | A Classic Party Rental | Paper Goods | Westwood Paper Company | Dress | Martina Liana from The Wedding Studio | Headpiece | What A Betty | Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Jewelry | BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses | Adrianna Pappel from Bella Bridesmaid | Hair & Makeup | Something Blue Stylist | Groomswear | Lee’s Custom Tailoring | DJ | Lakeside Entertainment