Bailey & Sterling - Wedding

We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. 

\\ Dr. Seuss

Wedding Venue :: The Barn At Shady Lane | Band :: The Main Attraction Band | Flowers :: Lillie Jane's | Catering :: Jim N' Nick's | Dress :: Village Bridal

Lou Ellen & Christian - Engagement

No one has a "perfect" story, it's actually those imperfections that seem to draw those we love even closer. When I hear someone say "they're perfect for each other," I immediately smile because I know that means they love each other for all the ups, downs, darkness and light and they choose to walk forward together, imperfections and all. Isn't it truly glorious that we have come to use the word "perfect" to describe something as imperfect as love? It's a bitt of an oxymoron if you ask me. Love is something so perfectly imperfect which in turn makes it... well, perfect. We have been blessed with the grace and ability to see another person's flaws and imperfections and love them because of who they are as a result of all the things that they have been through, good and bad. 

When my clients open up with me and share their stories, I get a glimpse down the dirt road that they took to get to where they are. I love to ask them about a time when they were most proud of the other. It is usually a story of strength and grace. This is when I think about perfection. When someone has gone through something that, alone, may not have been easy, but through it came a partnership or even just a moment where your fiancee got to say they were proud of you.  When I asked Lou Ellen about a time that she was most proud of Christian, her words came straight from the heart. She told me that Christian had probably had the hardest year of his life while they were dating and how proud she was of him on so many occasions as she watched him walk through having Melanoma and watching his mother battle for her life. As she was telling me this, Christian immediately responded by telling me what a gift Lou Ellen was through every bit of this and how the Lord has given her to him to show him grace, mercy and love. Through imperfections came this perfect love. 

Everyone has an imperfect past before they begin a life with someone else. The perfection comes when we choose to look forward together and love one another because of that past, not in spite of it. Tell someone today about a time that you were proud of them, I bet you'll make their day :) 

Rachel & Lucas - Wedding

"She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don't know what she was - anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her."

\\ Charles Dickens

2016 Favorite Moments - Wedding Edition

Wow! Like I said in the last post, 2016 has been incredible! I don't care what all the negative Nancy's on social media say, I loved it!! Here is the collection of images that I think perfectly sums up all the emotions of this year! Get ready because it's a long one full of beauty, joy, fun and sparkle! 

Thank you to all of the incredible vendors I had the honor of working with this year! 

I do! I do! Wedding Planning, Handley Breaux Designs, Invision Events, Whirl Events, Elle Affairs, 333 Designs, On Site Productions, Finery, The Tutweiler Hotel, Cakes by Kim, CeCe Designs, Design Productions, Kathryn Anne Weddings, Shoal Creek, Southeastern Jewelers, Gown Boutique, Iron City, Melissa Bogardus, The Sonnet House, Stephanie Gibbs Events, The Club, Beauty by Jess, Savannah Kilpatrick, Loft 212, Lauren Livingston, The White Room, The Barn at Shady Lane, Crooked Tree Productions, B&A Warehouse, Diane's Bridal, Aldridge Gardens, Wild Ivory Beauty, River Oaks Charleston, Lacey Farmer, Moores Mill Club, Morgan Ashley Salon, Burritt on the Mountain, The Chef Next Door, Hannah Holsomback, The Westin Huntsville, D'Armond Catering, Applewood Farm, Opelika Floral Co, Event Rentals Unlimited, Wildflowers by Sybil, Shindigs, Old Brick House, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The Gadsden House, King Street Hospitality, Matthews Manor, Magic Muffins