Meridian Carousel Wedding by Love is a Big Deal Part I
July 11, 2012
Our next few weddings are double header if you will. It starts with a FAB to the ULOUS brunch wedding with the coolest details that encompass all things brunchy. Bloody Marys and passed Mimosas anyone? Along with a carnival feel that paid homage to the Carousel venue where these two celebrated their nuptials. The gallery awaits with all kinds of mid-morning goodness shot by Love is a Big Deal. And hold onto your hats because up next is the evening soiree that capped off a whole DAY of celebrating. And it's a goody.
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From the Bride... Since I was young, I had always dreamed that my wedding would take place in the morning. I am an early riser, and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love getting up, drinking coffee, eating eggs and fruit (or oatmeal!) and starting my day. Luckily, I ended up with a great guy who loves to do the same thing. Some of our first dates were over brunch, and we have made it a staple of our lives ever since. My vision was to have a late morning wedding, followed by an intimate brunch, a nap, and a huge party at night. Plus, it meant that we got to be married all day! Our ceremony (other than being in the morning!) was pretty traditional, but that was where tradition stopped. I wanted to keep the brunch light, airy and crisp, like the morning itself, but I also wanted to give it a Meridian (my hometown) flair. My mom had the brilliant idea of to have it at the Historic Dentzel Carousel, which was built for the 1904 World’s Fair and later purchased by the city of Meridian. The carousel is so colorful and light with tons of windows. It was a perfect morning venue. I wanted the carousel to be the focal point for the brunch, so we arranged the tables around it. We incorporated mismatched vintage china to complement the colorful carousel motif. To add to the fun, we included a coffee station and, of course, a Bloody Mary bar. Who doesn’t love to start their morning with a good Bloody Mary?! Brunch included the usual Southern suspects: eggs, various meats, fruits, regular and sweet potato biscuits, plus cheese grits. Everyone walked away with a full belly, but not too full for a carousel ride and cotton candy!

Wedding Photography: Love is a Big Deal / Ceremony: Central United Methodist Church in Meridian, Mississippi / Brunch: The Historic Dentzel Carousel in Meridian, Mississippi / Reception: Soulé Steam Feed Works in Meridian, Mississippi / Ceremony, Bridal Party + Soulé Building Floral Design: World of Flowers / Carousel + Soulé Building Floral Design: Renee Davis McDonald / Catering + Event Rentals: Pretty Presentations Catering and Event Rentals / Band: 24/7 / Wedding Dress: Suzanne Ermann "Minette" via Kelly's Closet / Reception Dress: Jena Sims / Bride's Hair: Angela Hall of Salon 39 (601-483-6661) / Bridesmaids' Dresses: LulaKate "Maggie" + "Zoe" via Bella Bridesmaid / Men's Suits: Mr. Burch Formal Wear / Men's Bow Ties: Just Bowties
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