We opened an office and small studio in Mobile, Alabama last fall, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the city. It’s only an hour from Pensacola (seriously, 60 minutes exactly from the door of our Pensacola office to our space in downtown Mobile), but it feels like a different world. Where Pensacola is laidback and coastal, Mobile is funky and rich with tradition. It’s a city that prides itself on being unique and fun, and I love the little pockets of surprises I find all over the city. So far, my favorite area (and one I had no idea existed!), is the Oakleigh Garden Historic District. It’s full of gorgeous homes (most flirting with being centenarians), funky details, and is centered around the most perfect neighborhood park – Washington Square. Sweeping oak trees with moss growing around the limbs, camellias bursting with flowers all winter long, and a gorgeous central fountain make this park the perfect spot of photos. And weddings. Meredith and William have a pretty cool story. They met twenty years ago (give or take), tried dating long distance for a hot second, then stayed in touch as distant friends often do . . . over the phone, then social media. After watching each other’s lives unfold from states away, these two met up again in the flesh, fell in love, and decided to make it official. Meredith lives in the Oakleigh District in downtown Mobile, in the most perfect cottage with incredibly-curated interior design (I mean seriously, only Meredith could make a giant wad of Mardi Gras beads into perfectly classy decor!). They chose to hold their intimate ceremony, attended by only closest family and friends, right in Washington Square. The sun shone as their dogs walked down the aisle, and guests sipped on champagne and rose while the couple said their vows. The brunch reception that followed at Kitchen on George was lovely – chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and a fabulous jazz band. What a perfect day for a perfect couple.
PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
COORDINATION: Laura at Noble Events // CEREMONY: Washington Square // RECEPTION: Kitchen George // FLOWERS: Rosebud // CEREMONY VIOLINIST: EnEn Yuthrough Mobile Symphony Orchestra // JAZZ TRIO: Chip Harrington and two others through Mobile Symphony Orchestra // CAKES: Cakes by Judi // RENTALS: Port City Rentals (Mobile) // CAKE BALLS: Cream and Sugar // OFFICIANT: Judge Vernon Cotten // HAIR: Garilynn Gillespie // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Nicole Miller // GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER:Zegna // INVITATIONS: Soiree Signatures