On the beautiful scale, this wedding is a solid 10, and how could it not be with Mariee Ami Wedding Planning Studio behind the design? But try as I might, I couldn’t squeeze all the beauty into this post, so I’m going to leave you with this. A link to the gallery from Rob Ingram Weddings. Where there are the most beautiful firework images I’ve ever seen.
From the planner… A June wedding that looks and feels like fall! Mackenzine and Dave chose her family farm, “The Wanna-Be Ranch,” as the setting for their intimate day. The Dreher property dictated a lot of the design elements that we used throughout the wedding…from the rustic paper suite to the elegant yet western feel of the decor, it was a perfect reflection of this couple! Guests dined under the moonlight (and globe lights!) and lovely floral arrangements by Buffy Hargett accented the decor. Furniture vignettes with an emphasis on cowhide were brought outside for additional seating and the night ended with fireworks overlooking the water. Rob Ingram Photography captured every special moment and detail from the day!
Photography: Rob Ingram Weddings | Flowers: Buffy Hargett | Cake: Barb Sullivan | Reception Venue: "The Wannabe Ranch" Chelsea Alabama | Lighting: AG Lighting | Bride's Dress: Ivory and White Boutique | Paper Design: Mariée Ami Wedding Planning Studio | Planning: Mariée Ami Wedding Planning Studio | Wedding: "They Wannabe Ranch" Chelsea Alabama
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Whimsical weddings are the heart and soul of SMP. They’re those weddings that buck the boundaries of tradition and march to the beat of their own pretty little drum. They inspire us to reinvent the norm and add a little slice of quirk into our everyday style. And this Birmingham beaut? Hits every whimsical nail right on the head. It’s made even lovelier through the lens of White Rabbit Studios, and you can snag a looksy right here.
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From White Rabbit Studios…Carly and Matt’s wedding took place at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama. One of Alabama’s historic (and supposedly haunted) landmarks, Sloss made for quite the unique venue for a wedding! The rustic vibe was softened with the delicate decor chosen by Carly. While the ceremony was intimate and only for family, the reception was opened up to friends from all over the country (there were around 300 people in attendance).
Carly donned a GORGEOUS gown (a custom Olia Zavozina) for her ceremony before changing into a snazzy short number, complete with gold Tom’s (Carly used to work for the company). Matt was stylish and sleek with his ensemble and succulent boutonniere.
Even though it rained for a bit before the ceremony, Carly and Matt remained cool, calm, and collected. The two are so in love that nothing was going to change the fact they were to be wed that day! Right as the ceremony began, the clouds parted and the skies cleared! The rest of the evening was spent under a beautiful sky as the two love birds danced the night away with friends and family! Carly and Matt exited their wedding in a vintage car that belonged to her Grandfather (who she was very close to)…but he passed before the wedding. Carly’s dad finished restoring the getaway car as a wedding day surprise!
Photography + Cinematography: White Rabbit Studios | Ceremony + Reception Location: Sloss Furnaces | Floral Design: Catherine Wayman, a personal friend | Wedding Dress: Dress: Olia Zavozina via Finery Boutique | Reception Dress: Sherri Hill via The Clothes Tree by Deborah (style 11028)
Thinking well outside the venue box can lead to a majorly, MAJORLY amazing wedding day. Just ask this Bride and Groom who transformed an old department store in downtown Florence into what can only be described as industrial chic awesomeness with a big side of Southern romance (and biscuits!). It’s a blank canvas that really let the true natural beauty of this day shine through. Of course, Austin Gros also has a way with capturing that beauty. The result? A whole lot of goodies to pore over in the full gallery.
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From the Bride…My family moved from Atlanta to Florence, AL during my freshman year of college. I considered myself a “big city girl” and was less than enthusiastic about moving to a small town in Alabama. I met Tyler at church a few weeks into the summer and we have been inseparable ever sense. Having lived in Florence his whole life, he opened my eyes to its history and charm, and I feel in love with Florence as much I did with him.
Three years later when we got engaged, we knew we wanted the city where we fell in love to play a central role in our wedding day. So, on May 26, 2012 we were married in the former, Roger’s Department Store. A landmark in the city we grew to love, and where love grew in us. This department store was in the Rogers family for four generations, was where our mothers and their mothers shopped, where Tyler’s grandfather sold toys during college, and where T.S. Stribling based a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
And now, the store will be remembered for something else: hosting its first and final wedding. The owners of the building we’re gracious enough to let us transform the empty space that sits in the downtown of our city. Some people in town thought we were crazy (and some days we did, too) but the day ended up being more perfect than we could have ever imagined.
Photography: Austin Gros | Planning: Ashley Winkle Events | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Former Roger’s Department Store in downtown Florence, AL | Catering: Sweet Magnolia Café | Floral Design: Lola’s Gifts and Flowers | Lighting + Sounds: OverFlo Productions | Stationery Illustration: Tyler Jones | Chalkboards: Maggie Crisler | Wedding Dress: Carriage House | Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank | Tie: Billy Reid