You know what’s great? A big old hometown wedding. You know the ones I mean – where everyone remembers the bride’s first day of school, the families already know each other (if not in person, then certainly they know of each other), and the guests spend as much time catching up on each other’s lives as they do discussing the centerpieces. I love the warmth and depth of natural interaction that happens at weddings like these, and I always get hugs at the end of the evening (and often throughout the day). Mallory and Brice’s wedding in Brewton, Alabama was the perfect example of this. I first met Mallory and Brice at their engagement session last fall, which goes down as one of my favorites. In every interaction I have had with them, they have been genuine and kind, and obviously completely smitten with one another. The wedding day was no different. Mallory and her bridesmaids got ready in an AMAZING historic home in Brewton, and we were able to use the grand staircase and antique furnishings to create beautiful indoor photographs. Brice and his groomsmen arrived and I was so thankful for the beautiful weather, as it allowed us to fully utilize the gorgeous grounds, full of greenery and trees at every corner. My favorite piece of the morning was watching Mallory and her bridal party hang out in the oversized four-poster bed (seriously, like five of them could fit under the blanket at one time).
Their church ceremony was followed with a lovely reception at the Country Club of Brewton, tastefully decorated with white flowers, lanterns, handmade signs with beautiful verses inscribed on them, and photos of the bride and groom. The dance floor was never empty and the couple was sent off with well wishes and tons of confetti (my favorite type of grand exit!).
Principal Photographer: Aislinn // Second Shooter: Grace
PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
COORDINATION: Jane Rotch // GETTING READY VENUE: The Downing House (private home) // CEREMONY: First Baptist Church of Brewton // RECEPTION: Country Club of Brewton // FLOWERS: Herrington’s the Florist // CEREMONY STRING TRIO: Atkinson Duo // DJ: Matt with Any Day DJ // TRANSPORTATION: Private vintage fire truck // CAKES: Betty Weber // RENTALS: Celebrations (Monroeville) + Southern Party Rentals (Brewton) // OFFICIANT: Reverend Jack Fitts // HAIR: Verobella Salon (Brewton) // MAKEUP: Katie McBride // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Allure // WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Pensacola Bridal Loft // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: David’s Bridal // GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Ike Behar // GROOM + GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOP: Weaver’s Apparel & Fine Jewelry (Brewton) // VIDEOGRAPHY: Frankie and Jan Lanier // CATERING: Country Club of Mobile // INVITATIONS: The Three Cute Mamas