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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

The Countdown

We had so much fun collecting these images from some of our favorite Birmingham vendors and sharing with you characteristics of the Birmingham Bride. For those of you who did not join us on Facebook for the 8 day countdown here they are for you.

No. 1, Stacy Richardson :: No. 2, Leslie Hollingsworth :: No. 3 Rylee Hitchner :: No. 4. Morgan Trinker :: No. 5, Stacy Richardson :: No. 6, Stephen DeVries, No. 7 :: Mandy Busby :: No. 8, Stephen DeVries


Sarah & John’s Estate Wedding

Sarah and John’s weddings was also featured on Style Me Pretty

THOUGHTS FROM THE BRIDE :: Our wedding day was the most beautiful reflection of our journey together. I was so overjoyed to marry my best friend surrounded by our dearest family and friends. We (and everyone else!) had been waiting 5 long years for this day & it had finally come! We were so blessed to be married at my Aunt’s home in Decatur, Alabama where I spent celebrating the holidays growing up.

I remember dreaming about this day just as every girl does but Ginny Au, our designer and planner, turned everything I had hoped for into the most beautiful, dreamlike reality. She took care of everything with a genuine care for John & I that I will never forget. Ginny helped me for 10 beautiful months coordinate the most amazing team for our day. From the food with O’Carrs, to the breathtaking flowers from Rosegolden Flowers, to the intimate shots that were captured by Mandy and Joel…I am still in love with it all.

Our wedding was one of the most personal days of my life and it was created to reflect the love that John & I share. Our team never once made our day about them, but was more concerned about how to accurately portray to our guests the love that brought John & I together. I am forever grateful for everything that Ginny, Mr. and Mrs. O’Carr, Holly, Joel, & Mandy did to create the best day of our lives. I wish I could relive it all over again.

CREDITS :: Photography, Mandy Busby of mbphoto  | Wedding Venue, Private Family Home in Decatur, Alabama | Wedding Styling, Design + Production, Bits & Bots by Ginny Au  | Floral Design, Rosegolden Flowers | Wedding Catering, O’Carr’s | Wedding Invitations, Friend of the Bride, Kelly Frechette | Wedding Programs & Place Cards,  Holly Hollon Design & Calligraphy | Ceremony Band, Andrew Broadway, Caleb Hickman, Joseph LeMay (Friends of the Groom) | Reception Band, Randy McLellan Band | Chair Rentals, Market 46 | Vintage China Rentals, Decorous Dishes | Wedding Dress + Veil, Bridal Bliss | Bride’s Shoes, Anthropologie | Groom Suit: J.Crew