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Top 5 Reasons You Should Get Married in Birmingham

Luxurious city weddings are the type of celebration we can always get behind, so if you’re contemplating tying the knot in Uptown Birmingham, we say just do it. From the fab hotels like The Westin Birmingham and Sheraton Birmingham Hotel to the amazing eateries to the awesome entertainment, it’s a place where dream weddings really do come true. Need a few more reasons? We’re breaking down our top five below.

ONE: THE HOTELS

It all starts with an amazing locale and when it comes to saying “I do” in Birmingham, it just doesn’t get any better than The Westin Birmingham and the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. These two iconic (+ connected) properties offer up everything you’ll ever need for your wedding weekend, from gorgeous bridal suites to stellar views of Uptown to venue choices that are out of this world. Not to mention the fabulous perks that make everything oh-so-convenient, like The Westin Birmingham’s complimentary suite for your wedding night (with a $10,000 food minimum), complimentary shuttle for out of town guests and the proximity to the airport. The Westin Birmingham will even waive your room fee for your rehearsal dinner if your wedding reception is held in the same spot. And did I mention the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel’s ballroom? It’s the largest ballroom in all of Alabama and we love it.

TWO: THE EATERIES

Throwing the world’s most amazing wedding weekend means making sure the food and drinks are flowing, and when you book either The Westin Birmingham or the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel for your Big Day, you can guarantee a foodie paradise will follow. That’s because both hotels happen to be located within walking distance of some of the best restaurants Birmingham has to offer, including Todd English P.U.B., an award-winning bar and restaurant perfect for your pre and post-wedding hang-outs.

THREE: THE VENDORS

You can’t have that wedding of your dreams without a team of awesome vendors making it all happen and the city of Birmingham (and nearby Atlanta!) is literally overflowing with talent. From amazing florists to creative planners to bakers that know a thing or two about yummy + beautiful cakes, you’ll be in good hands. Even better? The Westin Birmingham and the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel happen to have unique connections with all of them… and that means a wedding with some of the best in the biz. Who doesn’t love that?

FOUR: THE LOCATION

Let’s be honest… when it comes to your Big Day, it’s all about location, location, location. And it honestly doesn’t get any better than Uptown Birmingham, a spot where The Westin Birmingham and the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel happily sit. From your gorgeous digs, you’ll be able to walk to amazing restaurants and bars, catch your flight out in just a ten minute drive (!) and experience all of the history and unique entertainment that lives in the city. It’s a wedding paradise.

FIVE: THE ENTERTAINMENT

And speaking of entertainment… the museums, parks and tourist attractions that make up the city of Birmingham are out of this world amazing, making for one jam-packed itinerary when it comes to your wedding weekend. Not to mention the awesome activities you can partake in just at your hotel alone. Yep, The Westin Birmingham and the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel both offer top-notch dining, with The Westin Birmingham sporting an awe-inspiring pool terrace with amazing views of the city AND in-room spa service. Soo fun.

Whether you’re hosting an intimate celebration for just your closest friends and family or want to throw the party of the century, call either The Westin Birmingham or the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel TODAY to talk all things wedding. Their talented staff will work with you to create that dream day you’ve always wanted and will even be on hand the day-of to coordinate. You won’t regret choosing them, loves… we promise.

When a Wedding Planner Gets Married, This is the Beautiful Result.

We’ve long admired Leigh Pearce for her ability to infuse pretty into many a wedding. But today? We get to relish in the beauty of her very own Big Day. And boy are those details lovely—but she sure does steal the show. Don’t miss her story below and when you’re done, head to The Vault for the full gallery by Anna Paschal!

From the Bride, Leigh Pearce EventsAfter tossing around some ideas about destination weddings, my high school sweetheart, Bryan, and I decided on a local wedding with a small guest list of only 65 of our closest family and friends. We chose the Weir-Jordan House in downtown Greensboro for our venue and set the date for October 22, two days after our 14 year dating anniversary. We loved everything about the Weir-Jordan from it’s Southern antebellum feel to it’s rich history (it is one of the oldest houses in Greensboro). It checked every box for us — an outdoor ceremony space, a spot for a tent, and an amazing in-house caterer.

Next step – select our bridal party! We ultimately decided not to have a large party — all of my girlfriends are married with children or pregnant so I wanted to make the day as relaxed and enjoyable for them as possible. We all got ready together and it was SO much fun. Surprisingly, my best friend from high school went into labor in the middle of the night before the wedding and obviously had to miss the wedding. I took my wedding dress and crashed her newborn session a few weeks later so we could have pictures together! My sister was my maid of honor and looked beautiful in her Jenny Yoo gown .. the fabric and layers of her dress tied in with mine perfectly. Bryan’s best man, in true Southern fashion, was his father. They looked so dapper in their black tuxedos! Some of my other favorite fashionable details were my pearl necklace and my shoes. My two favorite movies are Steel Magnolias and Father of the Bride. My mom, sister, sister-in-law, and best friend hosted a Steel Magnolias themed bridal shower for me, complete with red velvet armadillo cupcakes! As an homage to Father of the Bride, I was on a mission to find some cool sneakers and fell in love with these lace high tops from Anthropologie.

Funny enough, Bryan is the one that brought up the idea of a first look! I am wedding planner so in all my sharing about work, he must have picked up a thing or two. Their is an upstairs, private, Charleston-esque porch at our venue that was an ideal location for a first look. Although we decided not to give each other wedding gifts, I surprised Bryan during our first look with my dad’s gold cuff links. He passed away a few years ago and I thought it would be the perfect way to have him there in spirit. After our first look, we hopped in the car for photos at a favorite local spot, The Proximity Hotel. We really enjoyed having some alone time together before the craziness set it. We highly recommend it!

For our design, we kept everything elegant, timeless, and classic. Our florist, the Farmer’s Wife, has always been our family florist so it was a no brainer to work with Stacy on our wedding. She is truly like family and created floral magic for us! Maxie B’s made my wedding cake dreams come true with our stunning cake (and Bryan’s dream come true with a layer of Devil’s food cake!). One of my only major must haves was a clear top tent with big chandeliers and a black and white dance floor that I could twirl on. Mission accomplished!!

Our ceremony was absolutely perfect and by far, my favorite part of the day. I loved our music selections: an instrumental version of Rivers and Roads by The Head and The Heart for our parents and wedding party and an instrumental version of Amarillo by Morning by George Strait, my dad’s favorite song. We had two special readings. A scripture reading by one of our very best friends as well as poem read by Bryan’s sister. We walked back down the aisle to a mash up of Ants Marching and Ode to Joy.

After the ceremony, we sent our guests inside to warm up and for cocktail hour and dinner. Stacy with Savory Street Catering created an amazing custom menu for us! Some of the highlights were pulled pork and collard egg rolls with mango chutney, crab hush puppies with Cajun aioli, butternut squash ravioli, beef tenderloin with white cheddar grit cakes, and mini tomato pies.

After dinner, we danced the night away! Our first dance was “You & Me” by Dave Matthews Band. We have been to countless DMB concerts so it was only fitting that we danced to Dave. The chorus is also perfect for a few twirls! Later in the evening while cake was served, we offered a few more desserts. Bryan has a serious sweet tooth and is, hands down, the biggest Pepsi addict you will ever meet. We offered ice cream float shooters along with cake.. three kinds: Pepsi, Sundrop, and Cheerwine. So good!!

We ended the night with a glowing sparkler exit and hopped in a London taxi cab headed for O. Henry Hotel. It was the perfect day and we couldn’t be more grateful for the experience!

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Photography: Anna Paschal Photography | Event Design: Leigh Pearce Events | Event Planning: Leigh Pearce Events | Floral Design: The Farmer's Wife | Wedding Dress: Southern Bride | Cake: Maxie B's | Catering: Savory Street | Hair + Makeup: Carla White | Mens Attire: Gordon's Menswear | Wedding Venue: Weir-Jordan House | Bride's Sneakers: Anthropologie | Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo | Rentals: Party Reflections | Rentals: Southern Event Rental

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Super Stylish Garden Wedding

A garden wedding is always a good idea and when the Bride is as stylish as this one, it gets even better (I mean, just check out those earrings!). She was positively glowing and made sure to spread her style secrets to her bridesmaids, decked out in Jenny Yoo. Theo Milo captured all the looks and Light Cannon Films got in on the live action – see their clip below and all the pics in our Vault gallery right this way!

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From Theo MiloWhen your friends and family are willing to travel great distances in hurricane-force weather, you know you’ve built some great relationships. And their guests could back that up – there were many testimonies given in the speeches and the more intimate moments of the times that Camille and Josh put others first, made time for family, and prioritized the important relationships in their lives. Even when Camille moved to New York to pursue her acting career, and even when Josh began to pursue Camille (a worthy pursuit, if you ask us!), they never forgot their roots, and the people that got them there.

Amidst the lavish Spanish moss and live oaks of Airlie Gardens, and the understated brick walls of Bakery 105 in historic downtown Wilmington, all of those lasting friendships and family ties came together for one beautiful celebration. The gorgeous details, signage, candles, garlands, and sweet details were no less extravagant than what this occasion deserved, and provided the perfect twinkling, effervescent backdrop suitable for such a romance.

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Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Cinematography: Light Cannon Films | Event Planning: Kickstand Events | Floral Design: Kickstand Events | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: One Belle Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Airlie Gardens | Reception Venue: Bakery 105 | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | DJ: Active DJ Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Officiant: Ron Greer

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