It seems I wasn’t the only one who fell head-over-heels in love with Sidney’s lovely Anne Barge gown! The blushing bride + her groom welcomed their guests to an outdoor reception at the sprawling Bragg-Mitchell Mansion replete with oak trees, hanging lanterns and mix-and-match vintage china. Janet Allen of Angel Cake and Confections designed the couple’s delicate five-tiered wedding cake. My very favorite detail has to be the dramatic black-and-white shots from Studio A Photography – and the line of fireworks that ushered the newlyweds to their getaway car.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I found my dress at a trunk show at the White Room in Birmingham. It was actually the last dress I tried on that day, and I wasn’t even sure I was going to like it once I put it on. The minute I slipped into it, I felt like a bride and I knew that it definitely was the one!
Describe your wedding flowers: I loved everything about my flowers! My florist did an amazing job making my vision come true. He used rich jewel tone colors that were perfect for our fall wedding. My bouquet was a mixture of white flowers including peonies, hydrangea, gardenias, ranunculus, lisianthus and garden roses. My bridesmaids carried a mix of hydrangea, gomphrena, dahlias, strawflower, roses, coxcomb, pepper berry and hypernicum berries.
Describe your wedding cake: Not only was my wedding cake absolutely gorgeous – it mimicked the lace on my wedding dress perfectly! – but it was by far the most delicious cake I have ever tasted! The cake had alternating layers of butter cream and hazelnut. In true Southern tradition, I just had to have a groom’s cake, too. Since we got married in the fall, I wanted the groom’s cake to be very rustic. The texture of the cake made it look like a tree trunk, and my favorite part about the cake was the yellow lab carved out of chocolate.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Standing up in front of our friends and family saying our vows. It was truly a special moment I will never forget.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are looking forward to traveling and enjoying life as newlyweds.