Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
These are a few breathtaking images from a wedding I planned this fall for Lyndsay & Jay, where we transformed the Jackson Country Club into a magical, fantasy wonderland.
Special thanks to Stephen Barnette of Davaine Lighting
and Roy Adkins, Light & Glass Studio for sharing these photos.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
For the evening reception, a paisley gobo treatment was created for the pool in the garden patio. The pool was also roped off with lit stanchions of ivory and cream chiffon.
Then... 6 hours later, here is the backdrop that was created for the evening's reception. The ivory draperies were taken down and replaced with multiple layers of sage satin and luminescent sheer tulle. The paisley gobo light treatment was also featured on this backdrop.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
photo by David Legg
story by Melia Dicker
Friday, May 29, 2009
The bride & groom
Under the mundap
The flowergirl baskets, created by Fresh Cut. They were one of my favorite details!
The bride and groom and her parents before the Christian ceremony.
One of my favorite moments, the bride and her father dancing...
with a very proud mama watching.
Special Thanks to all of the vendors
who worked very hard to make this wedding such a success...
Fairview Inn - Hindu ceremony and Indian luncheon
Fresh Cut - Florals for Henna party, Hindu ceremony, Indian luncheon,
Christian ceremony, and evening reception
KD Photographics - Photography
DJ Bally - Videography
Old Capitol Inn - Evening reception and party
Super Limo - Morning wedding transportation
Fondren Express - Evening wedding transportation
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tomorrow... brunch with David Tutera... love him too!
Then, to cap off an amazing weekend, tomorrow night... a runway show featuring Anne Barge... we carry her Southern inspired fashions at A Southern Affair's bridal shop and cannot wait to see what's new in the line!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Real Wedding: Amy + Ben
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Ben and I meet in ninth grade at a friend’s house. I thought he was your typical jock type with an attitude. I introduced him to a friend as “Ben Bolton” he was quick to correct me. I thought ‘What a jerk’ and didn’t speak to him for ten years. While rooming with two guy friends after college this guy kept crashing on our couch. I was upset when I found out it was Ben but he hung around and asked me out. That was five years ago, and we have been together ever since.Describe the proposal: Ben asked me to be his wife among the ruins of St. Andrew Cathedral on a cliff overlooking Scotland’s North Sea. It was a long time coming but, totally worth the wait. It was the most perfect romantic wedding proposal I could have ever dreamed of. What attracted me to my husband was: His dapper good ole southern boy looks with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Plus he makes me laugh!!Why do you love your husband? He is a true Southern gentleman with a heart of gold. What attracted me to my wife was: She was beautiful, but she was just one of the guys. I can be myself around her.A date we went on that we’ll always remember: Ben and I disagreed on a lot of things at first, but one thing we did agree on was the blues. We went to a blues club once and I started singing the song aloud and Ben looked at me and said “You know the blues.” I said “I love the blues.” We go to blues clubs together as much as we can and dance the night away. Those are always some of my favorite dates.The weather on our wedding day was: Overcast. We had one of the most damaging tornados that has ever hit Jackson, Mississippi storming on the day of our wedding. What was the design inspiration for your wedding? Southern Funky Formal.Favorite design element of your big day: The “Southern influence” throughout every detail
Congratulations to Amy + Ben. We wish you the best as you enjoy newlywed life and the wonderful moments you'll share as new parents!
This is the type of case we use at A Southern Affair.
·Black socks… at least one groomsmen (or your groom) always forgets theirs.
·Bobby pins/ponytail holders
·Breath mints (not gum)
·Deodorant (spray... men's& women's)
·Floral pins & tape
·Nail file, clippers, and clear nail polish
·Needle and thread (white/ivory, black, and color of bridesmaids dresses)
·Peppermints (not cough drops)
·Pepto-bismol tablets (not the Liquid)
·Safety pins (small & large)
·Snacks – pretzels, granola, crackers
·Static guard… especially for winter weddings.
·Tide to go! It’s the best for little wedding day messes!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
The theme for the tablescape was a Spring Palette of pale blues and silver, and I chose... Southern Garden Charm. The most sincere thanks to the vendors that helped me to put this together!
Wendy Putt & Fresh Cut
Garrett Merchant Photography
Maria deLaBarre, The Cake Diva
The China Cupboard
I think the shabby chic look is so fun and we were able to put our Southern flair the scenery. Enjoy the sneak peek...
Loved the invitations!!! Fresh Ink (our new neighbors!!!) created such a whimsical look with over sized calligraphy on a pale blue cardstock, mounted on a silver back.
This magical creation was designed by Maria deLaBarre, The Cake Diva. The pintuck design mimicked the fabric we used through-out the scape. We placed the cake in a silver container filled with pale blue hydrangea.
So beautiful... yes it's real! Ask Garrett (the photographer) and my husband's office.
Trust me, none of it went to waste!
Me & Wendy Putt (of Fresh Cut)
It was a crazy morning... freezing and the wind blew the center candelabra and candles (and the lighting equipment for the photographer too for that matter), but we got through it! And it turned out more charming than we could have imagined. Make sure to pick up a copy of Bride & Bloom magazine, on newsstands now!