Although a newer establishment, Yellow Branch Plantation has quickly become one of the premier wedding venues in Alabama. Yellow Branch Plantation is a rustic wedding venue with proximity to Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. T ￼￼￼Alabama, the soft whispers of Yellow Branch plantation’s peaceful elegance and breathtaking vistas ucked away in the rolling hills of Central ￼￼beckon a more refined taste for special occasions and getaways. One of the more eye-catching features of Yellow Branch is their use of reclaimed wood, adding an extra special touch to the lodge and other facilities. No details were spared in the design of this breathtaking two-story lodge, located on its own private lake. The luxurious retreat features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, a spacious kitchen and dining area, plus a
￼￼living room with open wet bar, built to entertain. The lodge also has a front and back porch that ￼combines elegance with comfort. The tall rustic barn at Yellow Branch Plantation serves as the perfect structure and setting for a wedding, overlooking the mountainous vistas for scores of miles, providing the ideal backdrop for the ultimate wedding, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The bridal party can pack their bags and stay overnight for the rehearsal, while the accommodating staff at Yellow Branch Plantation takes care of everything. Yellow Branch offers an array of wedding services and event planning to help make the bride and groom’s dream day a magnificent reality. ￼Yellow Branch is a must-see! Yellow Branch always listens to their guests and works to help turn their ￼gift of beauty into its clients’ most cherished moments! Yellow Branch is the perfect place for all ￼special occasions.
Located in the rolling hills of Sterrett, AL, Birmingham’s hottest new wedding venue, Yellow Branch Plantation, will hold their inaugural Open House on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 1:00-5:00. The Open House is a free event, and is for “Brides-and-grooms-to-be,” wedding professionals and vendors, as well as the Birmingham and Central Alabama community. Tours will be given and light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will also be served.
We are so happy to share some gorgeous images from the 2016 Big Fake Wedding Birmingham.
The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action.
The event was held on November 3rd, 2016 at Park Crest Events it featured some fabulous new vendors as well as celebrate the vow renewal of a sweet couple.
Take a look at this year’s challenge and see how these vendors brought it to life.
Band Just A Few Cats | Bridesmaid Attire Southern Bridesmaids | Cake Cakes by Kim | Ceremony Musician Jenn Brooker, Nontraditional Pianist | Ceremony Seating P.E.W.S. – Purely Elegant Wedding Statements | Event Rentals Top Notch | Floral + Event Design: Bouquets + Boutonierres + Tables 4, 5, 6 BKWedevents | Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 2, 3 333 Designs “Your Event in Full Bloom” | Floral + Event Design: Head Table Thorne and Thistle | Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Tables 7, 8, 9 ValiaRose Events | Hair + Makeup Gilded Beauty | Hotel Marriott Hotels and Resorts | Invitations Oliver Tell Studio | Linens I Do Linens | Menswear J. Hilburn | Photo Booth Facetime Photobooth | Photography A Still Breath Photography | Photography Cathrine Taylor Photography | Photography Southern Cotton Photography | Pie + Candy Bar Louise’s Cakes N’ Things | Registry Dinner 4 Two | Skin Care Rodan + Fields | Thank You Cards Weezie B. Designs | Travel Janelle & Co Travel | Venue Park Crest Events | Videography Threefold Films | Wedding Dress Divine Design Formalwear | White Wine Sponsor HALL Wines
How did the two of you meet? Bubba and I met after one of my close sorority sisters got engaged. My friend was having a surprise engagement party and one of Bubba’s best friends was at the party and he introduced us. We immediately hit it off and the rest is history!
What was the feel that you wanted to accomplish for your wedding? The feel I was looking for with my wedding was timeless, white and clean. I wanted to look back at my wedding pictures and love every detail.
What was your venue and why did you select it? Bubba and I chose Swann Lake Stables as our venue site and reception site. The venue fit us perfectly. It has an rustic twist which was everything Bubba was looking for since he is a outdoorsman. Yet you can bring a romantic elegance to this indoor/ outdoor venue that I was looking for. This venue truly is a hidden treasure tucked within the city. We loved that we had never attended a wedding there and felt that we could make this venue our own. One key factor I loved was that this venue also has a upstairs loft where my bridesmaids and I were able to get ready and enjoy the day.
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? One vendor that we felt went above and beyond was Barbs Cakes. Bubba loves to turkey hunt and I wanted him to have a grooms cake that was special to him. We had Barbs Cakes design a turkey grooms cake and everything was edible, even the feathers! Barbs Cakes went above and beyond our expectation!
What southern traditions did you incorporate into your wedding? One southern tradition we incorporated in our wedding was to burry the bourbon. We had such a fun time together burying it and the pictures of Bubba digging it up is so fun! Also, the traditions lives up to its name because it did not rain at our wedding!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The most memorable moment of the day was our first look. I will never forget how nervous I was. Our first look was down by the Cahaba River which runs on the backside of the property, which is beautiful! The pictures that our photographer Heather Durham captured are perfect and I love reliving that moment.
Where did you find your dress? My dress is a Kelly Faetinini gown and I purchased it from Carriage House in Homewood, Alabama. I highly recommend Carriage House!
Any advice for current Birmingham brides? Get a wedding planner. If you are feeling overwhelmed, work full time and have a lot on your plate a wedding planner can help. I highly recommend Invision Events planner Courtney Wolf. My mom and I were so skeptical at the beginning of hiring a planner because we thought we had everything under control. In reality we were so overwhelmed. Courtney stepped in and gave us so much peace and enjoyment throughout the process. Not to mention the day of the wedding you can just sit back and enjoy the day!
What was the best advice you received as a bride? On the day of your wedding, take a step back, look around at everything, breathe the air and live in the moment. Everything goes by so quickly on your special day and you will want to remember it!
Planner: Invision Events | Photographer: Heather Durham Photography | Venue: Swann Lake Stables | Florals: Hot House Design Studio | Paper: Empress Stationery | Caterer: D’Armond Catering | Entertainment: Brother tu Brother via Music Garden | Bride’s Dress: Kelly Faetini via Carriage House | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Ceremony Musician: Cahaba River Strings | Hair & Make Up : Emily Summerville
How did the two of you meet? We met in college. We were neighbors in our freshmen dorms
How did he propose? He proposed at Mount Vernon in his home state of Virginia
What was the feel that you wanted to accomplish for your wedding and how did you executed that? I wanted it to look simple, yet elegant. Like a garden party that we just threw together.
What was your venue and why did you select it? The venue was at my parent’s house and the home I grew up in. It was the obvious choice for me and I couldn’t imagine having it anywhere else.
What southern traditions did you incorporate into your wedding? I think that fact that it was an “at home” wedding made it uniquely and traditionally southern.
Planning + Design: Invision Events | Photography: Cameron Freshwater | Venue: Private Residence | Catering: Savoie | Florals: Susan Milner Design | Band: Act of Congress | Hair & Make-Up: Irrelephant | Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven via Ivory & White | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Lighting: Amerson Events | Bride’s Cake: Edgar’s Bakery | Food Truck: The Heavenly Donut Company | Getaway Car: Vintage Auto