What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Because our wedding was out of town, it was important to me to bring a little bit of Birmingham along for the excitement. That’s why we chose a local photographer and videographer. The photographs by Mandy Busby and videos by Main Street Productions are truly more wonderful than I expected. From the day we met them both, we knew we had to snag them. Mandy’s work is outstanding, and she not only has a gift for photography, but a passion for people. Main Street captured every moment perfectly and precisely, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Eight months later, we still admire the photos and watch the video that they each intricately and beautifully designed specifically for us.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? My favorite part was our first look. We contemplated whether or not to see each other before the ceremony to take pictures, and I’m so glad that we did! It was such a special moment between the two of us, and we love that it was all captured by Mandy Busby and Main Street Productions. The moment I saw him, my nerves settled. I felt like time just slowed down after the hustle and bustle of things, and I could finally relax.
Where did you find your dress? Before I actually set out to find a dress, I had a preconceived notion about the process. I thought it would be weeks before I found the one, but I quickly proved myself wrong. I started at Bustle. They were so helpful and made me feel so comfortable! Dresses were pulled according to my budget and vision. I probably picked out my wedding dress within 25 minutes. Bustle’s crew of experts made my experience a dream come true.
Any advice for current Birmingham Brides? I would just say to enjoy the process, and try not to stress. It comes and goes so quickly, and then before you know it, it’s all over. I learned to let the little things go. I kept my focus on what was truly important, and that was getting to marry my best friend. Keep things in perspective, have fun, and enjoy each moment!
Did you do anything special for out of town guests to make them feel welcome to Nashville? Well, we got married in Nashville, so to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable, we made them gift bags for their hotel rooms. Each gift bag contained local goodies, snacks, drinks, a list of local hot spots, an itinerary, and a card with all important addresses and additional information. Not only were they fun to design and put together, but I think they were a hit with our guests. People really appreciated the list of local hot spots.
Photography: Mandy Busby | Videography: Main Street Productions | Dress: Bustle