The Birmingham Bride Notebook is a premier wedding resource and inspirational website for brides in the Birmingham region. The Notebook desires to champion high quality vendors found in and around the Birmingham area. Although many of our vendors enjoy national recognition, many can be relatively unknown locally. Additionally, new vendors and artisans are springing up continually and enriching the wedding community. The Birmingham Bride Notebook brings all Birmingham vendors under one roof, showcasing the best of both established and new vendors.
Mississippi born and Alabama bred; Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland is a quintessential southern girl from her residence to her double name. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant, Hospitality Management from the University of Alabama, she decided to move to Birmingham to stay close to family and friends. Right out of college it took a couple of years to find her calling, but she realized she had an entrepreneurial spirit and a servant’s heart. From there, her freelance business, repertoire-assistant services, was born. Repertoire has been a perfect combination for Sarah Elizabeth’s creative talents and her willingness to help others. She has become interested in event and photo styling, but still enjoys assisting with smaller tasks and organizing as well. During her off time, she loves spending time with family and friends, as well as, checking out all of the wonderful restaurants this great city has to offer.
Growing up on the coast of the Atlantic in Greenwich, Connecticut, Stacy Richardson began honing her craft under the guidance of her photographer father. She graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Psychology, yet it was her free spirit and freelance photography skills that lead her to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where she would share a music stage with her soon to be husband, Seth. In 2006, she moved back east to Annapolis, Maryland where her career in the wedding industry grew as well as her family. She has two little girls, Grace and Abigail and a dog named Molly. Her work has been featured on prime time television and she has been fortunate enough to work with numerous celebrities and sports figures.
Northerner by birth, Southerner by choice, the Magic City is her home. She enjoys her back porch and coffee and when she’s not taking photos, she is laughing with her kids and spending time with friends.
Holly Hollonco-founder, creative director
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Holly Cook Hollon happily returned to her hometown after receiving a BFA in Graphic Design at Auburn University. After working in the field of advertising, she began her own business to pursue her creative interests. Holly’s entrepreneurial spirit lead her to work with small businesses, where her expertise is in creating logos and branding systems.The unique design aesthetic of Holly’s work has been influenced by her skills in illustration and calligraphy. Using hand drawn techniques and drawings gives her designs a personal and rare touch.
Holly’s works have been published in Communication Arts, Design*Sponge, Martha Stewart Weddings Blog, Oh So Beautiful Paper and Snippet & Ink. Also, Holly has been the recipient of numerous Addy awards, including Designer of the Year and Illustrator of the Year in 2008. When not designing, Holly enjoys entertaining, chick-flicks, playing with her poodles (Daisy and Dottie), going to estate sales, and most of all hanging out with her husband, Charlton.