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Romantic Alabama Wedding at the Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

Any day we have a Simply Bloom wedding on the pages of SMP is a good day in my book, and it will only take on look at the pretty below to see why. Romantic, gorgeously captured and filled with heart-felt details – this gallery is basically my dream come true. See it all here.


From The Bride…Krzysztof and I met a few years ago and fell in love instantly. He took me to Poland to meet his parents two months after our meeting and from then on we just knew. It was funny because we actually went to the same high school at the same time but did not know each other then. It must have been fate. We got engaged on Christmas Eve when he got down on one knee in our little house’s foyer. While I was going to school for another degree I planned the wedding myself (my Korean background and analness would not allow for any delegation). Luckily we had a 1 1/2 year engagement.

Every since I was a little girl I loved the color pink (blush pink in particular) and I love the color with gold. This was basically my inspiration. I am an avid lover of thrift store shopping and bargain hunting. Pretty much everything for the wedding was found in a local thrift store. Vintage couches, anything brass or gold, and anything Victorian. I was going for a “Marie Antoinette in Alabama”.

We found the venue together and it was not like the usual Southern barns you see in weddings down South. It was fairly new and was set upon 23 acres of beautiful landscape. The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s of the Visitation Catholic Church where Krzysztof and I were member’s of. We had a full mass and included 7 groomsmen and 7 bridesmaids. The church was beautiful on it’s own so decor was unnecessary. Finery’s Traci Rush and I got together and I was able to explain to her my vision for the reception and she was able to set everything up according to my plan. We had a cigar bar out under the “hay barn” where there were two gorgeous vintage sitting areas and an electric violinist playing during cocktail hour. The DJ played much techno since that was our favorite genre of music. And our Polish and Korean families danced together.

The incredible cake that I sketched up was put together by Slice at a Time and was a showstopper….she made it look exactly like I envisioned. An almost 3′ tall fondant, almond cake surrounded by ruffles and gold touches. And of course what “french princess” wouldn’t have a delicious macaron tower to go along with it? We also included a tea and coffee station for after our plated dinner (on vintage mismatched china) that included a full course of Polish cuisine, we loved being able to see all of our family and bridal party at the head of a 48 foot long head table centered in the barn. Our lengthy reception of 6 hours ended with us walking between our wonderful friends and family lighting sparklers. The videographer, I Do Flix did a remarkable job capturing what all we missed and our lovely and talented photographer, Vania Morris from Simply Bloom Photography took some amazing shots. We could not have asked for a better wedding. I finally married my Polish Prince and lived happily ever after.

Photography: Simply Bloom Photography | Videography: I Do Flix | Planner: Finery | Florist: 333 Designs | Wedding Gown: Mori Lee | Stationary: Colorhouse | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Caterer: The Chef Next Door | DJ: Metropolitan DJ | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Baker: Slice At A Time | Bar Service: Premium Shakers | Barn: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation | China Rental: Decorous Dishes | Church: St. Mary Of The Visitation Catholic Church | Photobooth Rental: Memory Maker Photobooth | Violinist: Winslow Davis

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Purple Southern Wedding with Persian Flare

When Persian meets the South it’s bound to be a charming, beautiful thing, and all expectations have been blown out of the water courtesy of this stunning soiree from Glass Jar Photography. The hues of purple are making my heart race, but that ceremony venue has straight up stolen it right out of my chest!


From Glass Jar Photography… Amanda is Persian, but grew up in Alabama, met Ben (from Cullman, AL) then they moved to Chicago, now LA…So, they wanted to throw a wedding party that mixed her heritage with his, and their shared southern roots into a beautiful and fun wedding on the mountain.

The colors were a mix of purple, red and black, and at the reception they had belly dancer’s, fire breathers and all kinda of cutely named southern drinks, etc…they even had a cereal bar for later in the night!

Photography: Glass Jar Photography | Flowers: Christopher Joseph Design | Wedding Dress: Joan Pillow Bridal | Cakes: Hamley Bake Shoppe | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Ashley's Creative Catering | Makeup Artist: Nancy Finnegan | Lighting: Metropolitan DJ + Lighting | Grooms Attire: Indochino | Espresso Bar: Grounded Coffee | Event Planning And Coordination: Wedding Belles Events | Groomsmen Attire: INC International Concepts | Hairpiece: Belt From BHLDN | Veil: Joan Pillow Bridal | Vintage Rental: Vintage On Macon | Wedding Venue: Burritt On The Mountain

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Garden Wedding Photoshoot + Wrap It Up Pretty!

To wrap up our day of garden wedding pretty, we give you this absolutely lovely photoshoot that the always inspiring team at Simply Bloom Photography sent our way. It take garden gorg to an entirely new level and I think that I could live forever in so many of these photographs. So for all of you garden brides out there, this is a moment where you can kick up your heels, grab a mason jar filled to the brim with lemonade (full disclosure: mine might have a little some-thin some-thin in it) and prepare to lose yourself in the beautiful…

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Don’t worry, garden brides…no one in the world would expect you to have a wedding that looks like it’s been torn out of the pages of a glossy. The reason that we will always love photoshoots like this beautiful one by Simply Bloom Photography is that they can give you ideas for color palettes, flowers, subtle details. Little moments of pretty that you can thread through your own wedding day. To put it simply, they allow you to be inspired and to dream a little bit. They aren’t real though and the layers that you will bring to your real wedding will always outshine the perfect styling. Here’s to Garden Gorg.

From Simply Bloom Photography, LLCWith this inspirational photo shoot we wanted to showcase the quaintness of our local botanical gardens, and all the charming nooks that this venue offers for photos. Simultaneously, we wanted to inspire brides to think outside the box with small details such as favors containers (ours were in a lantern) or using a pot as a pie stand. A local botanical garden is a wonderful place for a charming wedding, and if the grounds allow, there are typically countless picture perfect vignettes throughout, not only for photos, but for a quaint and timeless outside wedding.

Photography: Simply Bloom Photography, LLC / Venue: Huntsville, AL Botanical Gardens / Hair & Make up: Erin Smith Beauty / Florist: Huntsville Florist / Favors & Styling: Simply Bloom Photography, LLC / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Belt: Vera Wang

If you missed any, here are all of our pretty posts from the week:

a winter wonderland wedding in Lake Tahoe
a sleek and modern Palm Springs fête
an effortlessly elegant New York affair
a stunning Grand Cayman soiree
a swoon-worthy Santa Barbara stunner
a beautiful Santa Ynez mountain wedding part I and part II + a buying guide
a day filled with eight gorgeous weddings
a beyond gorgeous Ocean Springs soiree
an uber-chic Napa Vallery rehearsal dinner + an oh-so-dreamy wedding
a jaw-droppingly beautiful Altadena soiree + one seriously awesome groomsmen dance
a lovely Cape Cod garden affair
a breathtaking Santa Barbara ballroom affair

Some fabulous links from around the web:

sweet as can be canning labels via {frolic!}
an uber-fabulous DIY fabric garland chandelier via A Beautiful Mess
delicious pear cranberry and gingersnap crumble via Smitten Kitchen

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And last, but certainly not least…

Don’t forget to head on over to Style Me Pretty California and leave your ultimate wedding planning questions for the oh-so-amazing Valley and Co.!  The awesome team of Aleah and Nick will be picking THREE of your fabulous questions and will be back with all of their planning expertise next Friday, November 4th!  Don’t miss out!

Have a pretty, pretty weekend! See you back here Monday morning. xoxo

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