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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.

We Found the Perfect Venue for Your Intimate Wedding

If your idea of the perfect wedding is an intimate locale set against the picturesque Smoky Mountains, then this, loves, is for you. Because whether you plan on hosting a small get-together or plan on tying the knot in a sweet elopement, Majors Estate is THE place to do it. Think a stunning heaven on earth where rustic romance takes center stage. Scroll to start planning that dream day.

Located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains on 200+ breathtaking acres, Majors Estate is a little slice of heaven on earth with some of the most amazing venue spaces you will ever lay your eyes upon. (Truly.) From their fabulous Chapel in the woods to their three-story Tower that overlooks the gorgeous valley below, your Big Day weekend will be the definition of serene and peaceful. Not to mention their talented staff + awesome customizable wedding packages that totally take the stress out of planning, i.e., you can make the day completely yours by creating a package that fits all of your needs and wants. They’ll even help you choose vendors, so there’s not a box left unchecked on your wish list. In other words? Majors Estate is the sort of idyllic locale that was basically made for those intimate nuptials where you can really truly celebrate with your closest friends and family… OR the best place ever to elope. Your choice.

Contact Majors Estate to start talking all things wedding. Their talented staff will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process to guarantee everything you’ve ever wanted… whether it’s a day that includes 80 guests or it’s just you and your love at your very cutest. And don’t forget to ask about their engagement weekends and photo shoots. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate saying “YES!” with the one you love.

Photography: Kevin Adams | Photography: Earthmuse Photography

Planning your Big Day? This event is an absolute must.

Every January, we bust out our party shoes and hit the ground running in one of Wilmington’s coolest ever events. Yes, I’m talking about Courtyards & Cobblestones, the awesome downtown walking tour that features the area’s finest wedding vendors. Think seven fully styled venues, live music and tasty treats, all happening on January 14th and 15th. This celebration? It’s a can’t miss, lovelies.

An evening perusing seven (yes, seven) mock weddings in one of our fave cities is basically a dream come true, and Courtyards & Cobblestones does NOT disappoint. I’m talking creative teams made up of amazing vendors from Southeastern North Carolina all coming together to conceptualize and style some of the coolest mock weddings you will ever lay your eyes upon. Even better? You’ll be strolling through each and every masterpiece, gathering ideas + inspiration for your own Big Day AND having the time of your life with your loved ones, besties and in-laws included. Not to mention meeting each and every one of the wedding pros that will make it all happen. It’s sooo much fun.

From gorgeous florals to yummy cake tastings to amazing giveaways to swag bags full of goodies, Courtyards & Cobblestones is one celebration you definitely need to attend. Mark those calendars NOW and head to the Courtyards & Cobblestones website here to get tickets. And be sure to enter the giveaway below for one seriously fun weekend.

GIVEAWAY!

What: Courtyards & Cobblestones is giving one lucky reader two (2) tickets to the Courtyards & Cobblestones Venue Tour on January 14th and two (2) tickets to the Courtyards & Cobblestones Mix & Mingle Brunch on January 15th, plus a one night stay at Courtyard by Marriott Historic/Downtown in Wilmington, NC.

How: To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us what you are looking forward to the most at Courtyards & Cobblestones! (ex: I can’t wait to find the florist of my dreams!)

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be chosen on Friday, January 13, 2017. For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck!

Wedding Planning Event: Courtyards & Cobblestones | Photography: Eric Boneske Photography | Videography: The Good Life Film Company | Event Design & Planning: Social Butterfly Events | Flowers: Eco Chic Blossoms | Wedding Dress: Heidi Elnora Atelier | Cake: Imaginary Cakes | Jewelry: Reeds | Catering: 128 South | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | DJ: Brian Hood | Transportation: Wilmington Trolley Company | Venue: Belle Vue Wilmington | Wedding Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center At St. Andrew’s | Wedding Venue: 128 South | Wedding Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center At St. Andrew’s | Wedding Venue: City Club At De Rosset | Wedding Venue: Atrium by Ligon Flynn | Wedding Venue: Bakery 105 | Fashion Styling: ADG Fashion Styling | Health: Pure Barre | Linens & Rentals: CE Rental | Music: Benny Hill Music | Paper & Graphics: Alexis Scott Designs | Photobooth: KMI Photography | Rentals & Tent: Party Suppliers & Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Pomp Event Furnishings | Wedding Dress Boutique: Coastal Knot

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