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Julie Bunkley of Invision Events

What is your favorite part of planning? I think of myself as a problem solver/logistics lover before anything else. Figuring out how to make something work and flow just right is an endlessly gratifying challenge. When we dream up an elaborate piece to a wedding, it’s the figuring out of how to make it work that puts me in a happy place.

What are some of your favorite new wedding trends? After years of more casual settings, I love that brides are moving into the refined formal style again. Being in the outdoors is great, but I love when we get to use that as the accent to a formal tented reception. Formal doesn’t mean stuffy and uptight!

How do you unwind after a wedding weekend? My husband and I have a never ending list of projects that we work on outside of our work projects that we do together. It’s fun to take a Sunday after a beautiful wedding weekend to do our personal projects: home renovations being a top project.

What makes Invision Events different? We have worked hard to base Invision’s viewpoint on weddings as a classic and timeless style that transcends trends. We want a southern bride to be at home with us as much as someone from New York or California or beyond. We love being able to stretch our style and get to know new types of people.

Maggie & Will’s Cathedral of St. Paul Wedding

What was your venue (church and/or reception) and why did you select it?

We were married at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Birmingham, and the reception was at The Clubhouse on Highland. We selected the Church because the priest, Fr. Bazzel was Maggie’s high school religion teacher, and we selected the Clubhouse for its warm atmosphere and great location.

What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding?

We are so happy we chose Kelli and Daniel Taylor photography. We absolutely love our Wedding pictures, and Kelli and Daniel were incredibly artistic, professional, and a joy to be around. They helped everyone stay on time, and made what could have been a stressful process easy. They guided us every step from the beginning planning stages to the big day.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?

One of my favorite moments was dancing with my dad to a song we always danced to when I was a little girl.

Where did you find your dress?

Something Blue Shop in Hartselle, AL

Any advice for current Birmingham Brides?

Have fun and enjoy the planning process because the day flies by.

Church: Saint Paul’s Cathedral | Venue: The Clubhouse on Highland | Photography: Kelli and Daniel Taylor Photography | Hair and Makeup: Celine Russell Hair and Makeup | Wedding and Groom Cake: Dreamcakes Bakery | Wedding Planner: Molly White | Stationary Printing: Frost Printing, Huntsville AL | Calligraphy: Carol Faust, Birmingham AL | Flowers: Dorthy McDaniel’s Flower Market | Catering: Classic on Noble | Valet Service: Apex valet | Rentals: Aabco Rents Party and Events