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Launch Day Giveaway

To celebrate our official launch of our website we are excited to be giving away an “inspiration suite” courtesy
of The Birmingham Bride Notebook.

How to enter a chance to win:

1) Like us on Facebook by going to The Birmingham Bride Facebook Page

2) Share the Facebook giveaway photo on your wall.

We will be choosing a winner at random on Friday at noon!

The Giveaway includes, Style Me Pretty Weddings, Rifle notepad and journal, Caspari gold leather journal, three Stabilo fine liner pens, one pencil and kneaded eraser and two gold pens.

Jackie Robinson - I want one of the note books Holly. Oh I guess I can’t since I am a vendor….dang it. LOL.

Rebekah - Loving the look! Simplicity and sweetness all wrapped up in a website!

Mandy Busby - This is such a wonderful collection of vendors. Beautifully organized. I am so excited for local brides to have this wonderful resource!!

admin - Congratulations to Amanda LeShae Smith for winning the inspirational suite!

Styled Shoot for The Birmingham Bride

FROM WHITE DRESSES BOUTIQUE :: In the 1930s, a petite woman named Madie Ella Leonard opened a fine dress store in a tiny Alabama town. Convinced that mixing the fashions of the Big Apple with service drenched in Southern charm would create a shopping destination people would have to revisit, Madie purchased her first few lines of inventory and stocked the shelves with finery that would make any Southern lady swoon. Though met with a lot of people who told her tiny Alabama couldn’t handle couture, Madie went on to operate one of the most influential dress shops in Alabama – dressing Southern women for over 40 years.

Madie, who is now 108, passed her love of fashion down to her nieces – who she treated like the daughters she never had. With the same love of couture and desire to bring something new and innovative to the bridal market in Huntsville, Madie’s nieces, along with their mom, opened White Dresses.
White Dresses blends couture bridal gowns with service drowned in Southern charm to create a bridal shopping experience unlike any other. The boutique offers Southern brides a carefully curated selection of exclusive couture gowns along with a personal experience that ensures each bride has the attention needed to select the perfect white dress for her special day.

CREDITS: Stylist: Ginny Au :: Art Direction: Holly Hollon :: Photography: Stacy Richardson Photography :: Hair and Makeup: Joanna Balentine :: Flowers: Mandy Busby :: Dresses: White Dresess Boutique  :: Venue: Bridge Street Gallery & Loft

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Maren & Quint’s Art Inspired Wedding

FROM MORGAN :: Maren and Quint’s mutual love for art  inspired a lot of their wedding choices. They picked the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art as their venue, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect backdrop. Maren and her mom collaborated on all of their paper goods, incorporating Mrs. Brown’s paintings and some pretty fantastic hand lettering. They even had their parents and some of their bridal party members draw illustrations of them, which they displayed on a giant easel at the reception, alongside some of their own artwork from their childhood (TOO CUTE).

But what got me the most, more than any of the design elements (although those were wonderful to photograph), was the sheer amount of joy and emotion that was so evident throughout the entire day. From the moment Maren’s father and brother saw her in her dress for the first time (during which there wasn’t a dry eye in the room, including my own), to the bridesmaids chanting Quint’s name and cheering as he showed up to the house for the first look, to the graceful way in which Maren handled the news that the outdoor ceremony she had envisioned would have to be moved inside due to rain, to the playful and affectionate way that Maren and Quint interact with each other…. it was all just about more than any one heart (or camera) could handle.

CREDITS :: Photographer: Morgan Trinker Photography | Caterer: Ursula’s Catering | Event Planner: Lynn Huggins | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art | Invitation Designer: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence | Bridal Gown Designer: Jenny Packham Bridal |Bridal Gown Store: Kelly’s Closet | Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade | Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Jos. A Bank | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Earring Designer: Kendra Scott | Wedding/Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Cake Designer: Ursula Higgins | Floral Designer: Stanley Sistrunk at The Flower Store | Makeup Artist: Amy Camp | Hair Stylist: Melissa Tatum |Band: Kidd Blue 

Kidd Blue - This wedding was an awesome example of everyone working together when the weather wasn’t going our way. It was a beautiful night, we played some custom music and everyone lived happily ever after.
Thanks Maren & Quint!
Kidd Blue

Jena & Chad’s Veranda Wedding

NOTES FROM GINNY AU :: Designing and Styling for Jena & Chad was an extraordinary process. After meeting Jena and embracing her gentle disposition, it became apparent that the design should be subtle and timeless; using lush whites, creams and greens with soft hues of blush and gold. While some clients already have a set design in mind, Jena & Chad were more concerned with the environment and mood they were creating for their family and friends, which is a wonderful way to start. It allowed their design to become a personal reflection of their character and relationship. We added personal touches by using a Virgil quote on their ceremony door wreaths and bread as favors from their favorite bakery. Combined with the creative skill of her stunning vendors, their wedding is a reflection of how a personal, cohesive design can make an exquisite impact.

CREDITS :: Photography, Rylee Hitchner | Design, Styling & Coordination: Ginny Au | Flowers: Rosegolden | Invitation Suite & Calligraphy: Holly Hollon | Cake: Olexas | Catering & Reception: Veranda on Highland | Bridal Gown: David Fielden | Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Hair:Mandy at Salon U  Ceremony: Canterbury Methodist Church