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
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 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