A Classic and Sweet Southern Wedding

This week we have a classic and sweet southern wedding from Daniel Taylor Photography. I am so charmed by this amazing venue, such a great location! And how fun is the bride’s retro getaway outfit? I love it!

The lovely bride Anne-Michelle shares all the details:

I grew up envisioning a December wedding with twinkle lights and Christmas trees decorating the church sanctuary. If fact I had kept many magazine articles depicting the perfect Christmas Wedding. However, when James asked me to marry him in late October I said “YES!” before he could even get the words out of his mouth. His next question was “How soon?” The answer was April 2nd and the rest is history.

Since it was going to be a spring time wedding in the deep south, we knew we wanted the wedding outside to take advantage of the comfortable weather and blooming trees. However, we also needed a backup plan in case bad weather (tornados and storms) decided to make an appearance. We also wanted the ceremony and reception to feel like they were in separate locations, but we didn’t want anybody to have to drive from one venue to the other. We chose the Sonnet House and it was the perfect fit for us. The Sonnet House is a beautifully restored farm house that sits on 18 acres. Also on the property is an old weathered barn and blue iron fence. Some of my favorite pictures were in front of these structures. Inside the house there are two original claw foot tubs that we used for a few photo opportunities.

James and I were going for classy, elegant, soft, and southern for our wedding. I wanted everything to be white and ivory with touches of blues and greens. My favorite part of the day was the ceremony, which was in front of a stone fireplace. It was so intimate and centered on our future relationship not just our wedding day. The reception was in the house, chapel and on the lawn. We wanted the whole day to “feel like home”. Meaning, we wanted people to feel like they were coming over to our house for dinner on a nice spring evening. I’m not sure what all my expectations were on that beautiful spring day, but I know they have been surpassed. Had I known then how sweet this first year of marriage would be, I would have run down the aisle!

Photography | Daniel Taylor Photography

Venue | The Sonnet House

Floral Designer | FlowerBuds

Caterer | Cafe Iz

Bakery | Dreamcakes Bakery

Invitations | Alan’s Invitations

Gown | Monique Lhullier from Ivory and White

Bridesmaids Dresses | Lula Kate from Bella Bridesmaid

Band | Casey Marshall Band

Ceremony | Will & Sara Mason with added strings

Make Up and Hair | Christina Laughlin at Sanctuary

Photo booth | Total Entertainment

Lighting | AG Lighting