Sunday, February 28, 2010
A special "thank you" to Medley of Memories Photography, who captured all of these great shots!
Erin & Kyle, we know you two are going to have a long and happy life together. Enjoy it!
Images courtesy of Medley of Memories Photography.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When I say “Southern wedding” I’m not talking about a wedding that happens to take place below the Mason-Dixon Line, I’m talking about a wedding that holds true to Southern traditions. For example, there is a “stand in” bride at the rehearsal, sweet tea is most definitely served at the reception, the groom gets his own cake (and it’s probably red velvet), and the wedding is most likely NOT on a Saturday during college football season. While planning my own Southern wedding, I have found so many wonderful Southern ideas that I wish I could get married 3 or 4 times (to the same wonderful man, of course!).
Having your ceremony under an old oak tree, is not only a gorgeous setting, but symbolizes the couple taking roots, growing together, and having their love last forever.
The oak tree creates a beautiful backdrop and needs very little décor. If you choose, hang chandeliers or paper lanterns from the branches to create a romantic or whimsical feel. Some natural floral arrangements to compliment the beauty of the location, and add a touch of color.
A plantation house, like this one located in Vacherie, Louisiana, not only has history; it’s has a classic, historical beauty that sets the tone and feel of your whole wedding.
It's not hard to find a plantation house in the South to have your wedding; most of them have been restored and are now Bed & Breakfasts or historic landmarks. Having the reception on the lawn just screams "Southern," and with some pretty garden chairs and good food, the old plantation house can add the story of your wedding to its rich history.
The Gulf Coast beaches also provide great spots for a simple chic wedding celebration, like this one at Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, Georgia. The driftwood on the beach creates an organic, rustic feel.
It’s all about the food at a Southern wedding. Anything fried or sweet (or both) will do! Fried chicken, BBQ, fried green tomatoes, etc are all known as traditional Southern foods. Southerners LOVE their sweet tea and cola, and many brides are now including homemade pies at their reception.
Another fun Southern trend is the potato or grits martini bar (I’m doing this for my own wedding). We, Southerners love our starches, and serving the potatoes in the martini glasses are a modern touch and add so much fun! The Southern grits bar is also very popular being that we like grits at breakfast in the morning or with shrimp for dinner. I went to a wedding a few years ago in Destin, Florida and they had a BBQ pulled pork martini bar – to this day, it’s the best thing I’ve ever eaten!
Oh, how there is nothing that I love more, than a seersucker suit! It looks so clean and crisp and gentlemanly. I considered having the guys wear them for my own wedding, but since we’re having a traditional church ceremony, we decided to go with tan linen suits to keep a more traditional feel. (See, this is where I wish I had 2 or 3 more weddings of my own)
Also, check out the accessories at Southernproper.com – this tie pattern is one of my favorites and the headband would be such a cute bridesmaid gift!
No matter what Southern traditions you decide to incorporate into your wedding, the key is to keep it personal!
Good luck on planning your Southern wedding y’all!
Images courtesy of http://ladiej37.blogspot.com/, http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/, http://www.jekyllclub.com/, http://www.alwaysplanned.com/, http://i.ehow.com/, http://www.teacakemartini.com/, http://3.bp.blogspot.com/, http://www.vuephotographyonline.com/, http://www.southernproper.com/, & http://ecochicweddings.com/
Monday, February 22, 2010
We received these super sweet comments from newlyweds, Julie & Adam!
"I cannot say enough good things about Staci. We were initially on the fence about whether or not we needed a coordinator since our venue came with one, but it was one of the best decisions we made. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her! We hired her for just DOC, but she did SO much more than that. Admittedly, I'm a bit neurotic and I was worried if my 'vision' would turn out but it did and then some. She made all these little touches throughout our reception site that just made it look amazing. We got so many compliments from guests about what a beautiful wedding it was and especially about our cake table, which was all her idea! She did an amazing job, both with organization, handling vendors, keeping me sane and calm, decorating and make our vision come to life. Hire her now!!! I promise you won't be disappointed!"
Julie & Adam, we consider it an honor to be a part of your special day! We wish you two all the best!
Image courtesy of http://www.stepintothelimelight.com/.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Take a look! Does it give you any ideas for the design and entertainment for your wedding? It is mystical, don't you think?
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
"At Anglo Couture, we only use the most luxurious and finest quality, 100% silk duchess satin, chiffon and organza as base in the making of our wedding gowns. Our gowns are lined with the same silk material as we believe that our brides should feel as good as they look in their Anglo Couture gown. We accent our wedding gowns with a variety of all imported French Silk flowers, Chantilly and Alencon Laces. Anglo Couture doesn't use the standard measurement chart. Our measurement chart is designed to create an imperative fit for our gowns. Each of our gowns is made by order, we only cut and construct one dress at a time. Vicky is diligent about fit and we make sure that we get all the specific measurements from each bride. Anglo Couture is recognized for our European Elegance"
Check out the video highlights of the high style fashion show.
Also, Angle Couture is hosting their first Trunk Show March 19th - 21st at the Intercontinental Hotel in Tampa (4860 West Kennedy Blvd). During the show Tampa brides can view the entire Fall 2010 collection and place orders. Each bride will have the VIP treatment, by working with Vicky directly.
Space is limited, so you must make an appointment by calling 727-526-5800.