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