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Melissa & Matt’s Florentine Wedding

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story.—My husband and I (Matt) met in dental school at UAB. We both knew of each other in undergrad at Auburn since we were in the same major but did not really meet and hang out until dental school! We became friends at first but by the end of our first year of dental school we started dating and the rest is history!

What was your venue (church and/or reception) and why did you select it? — We got married at Vestavia Hills Methodist Church, which is the church I went to while growing up. Our reception was at The Florentine Building! We wanted something different and when we chose it was under construction and we took a leap of faith that it would be perfect for our wedding day and it exceeded our expectations!

What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Rob and Wynter Ingram (as photographers) and Lance Holloway (videographer)! That day/weekend went by SO fast and they captured our weekend perfectly!

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day?  Reading the note Matt wrote me. I was definitely ugly crying!

What was your favorite moment or part of the day? Walking down the aisle with my dad. I don’t get to spend a lot of time with him so it was a special/emotional moment for both of us. I think both of us were the most nervous ones there!

Any advice for current Birmingham Brides? Get Meghan Cease as your wedding planner! Her and her team are great and make the whole process stress free!

What was the best advice you received as a bride? Dance! Don’t stress about talking to everyone and enjoy YOUR night!

Did you do anything special for out of town guests to make them feel welcome to Birmingham?  We had boxes full of Birmingham goodies waiting for our guest at Tutwiller Hotel. We had Golden Flake chips, Buddies cookies, (both made in Birmingham) water, gatorade, toothpaste/tooth brushes and more!

Planner: M. Elizabeth Events | Ceremony : Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church | Reception : The Florentine | Photography: Rob & Wynter Photography | Videography : Holloway Productions | Floral Design : Jackie Johns, The Florentine | Linens:  Decor to Adore | Cake Baker – The Florentine | Invitations + Reception Details : Allison R. Banks Designs | Wedding Gown : The White Room | Entertainment : 2nd Grove Showband | Group Transportation : Rare Transportation | Bride + Groom Transportation : Coats Classic Cars

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