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Southern Railroad Depot Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Moving from one Southern state to another, this Alabama wedding shot by Austin Gros got me grinning like a possum eating persimmons! It took place at the Historic Roundhouse Railroad Depot in Huntsville, my newest venue fave. So many of the details from this wedding were crafted by the bride and her mom, including Jalapeno Pepper Jelly as favors. Read on below for all the deets directly from the bride.

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Southern Railroad Depot Wedding
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Southern Railroad Depot Wedding
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Our wedding was perfect. It came together flawlessly. We have a lot of extended family that live out of state, so it was very important to us that our wedding have a warm, mingly feel. We don’t all get together very often and went we do we love to talk! We wanted our guest to
move, gather and mingle on couches, at bar tables or in seats. When people walked into our wedding I wanted them to feel like they were walking into a southern home. That is why we decided to use the Historic Roundhouse Railroad Depot in downtown Huntsville.

My Mom and I collected and crafted so many elements of the wedding. It just made it feel more personal. We collected all of the vintage books from the library, to decorate the tables. I love to read, and now those books are on bookshelves in mine and Alan’s home. We also collected the lanterns and mason jars. Most of the mason jars were pulled out of Alan’s grandmother’s attic. We made the ribbon wands that sent us off at the end of the night. Because our venue was a historic location, we had to be a little creative. That meant no sparklers, rice, or birdseed. So we came up with ribbon wands and it was perfect! Our favors were a labor of love a year in the making. My Dad grew all of the peppers in my parents garden, then my Mom made all of the jars of the jalapeno pepper jelly, then I created the tags, and we had an assembly line of help tying the burlap on the top.

I wanted a organic, wildflower feel but not too weedy, besides that I gave them creative freedom. We also used a lot of ferns and green plants from a local nursery, Catbird Seat. The plants really helped to fill in the space. The Roundhouse, where the reception was held, started as just a big empty room. The greenery helped to warm it up and make it feel more homey.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Huntsville, Alabama):

Venue: Historic Roundhouse Railroad Depot / Photographer: Austin Gros / Caterer: Cyn Shea’s / Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes / Wedding Gown and Headpiece: Marisa from the Something Blue Shoppe in Harselle Alabama / Groom and groomsmen attire: Ludlow Suit, J Crew / Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters & Watters / Florist: In Bloom / Favors: Jalapeno Pepper Jelly (Peppers grown by Bride’s Father, Jelly made by Bride’s Mother and Jars decorated and tags made by Bride) / Send off: Ribbon wands (made by Bride and Bride’s Mother / Hanging Lanterns: Metropolitan Disc Jockey / Music: Elite Disc Jockey / Venue: Historic Roundhouse Railroad Depot / Rentals: Mullins Rentals / Invitations: Homemade by bride, paper stock from Paper Source / Day-of Coordinator: Leigh Thomas / Ferns and Plants: Catbird Seat Garden Center

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The Southern Experience – Venn Workshops

Wedding Design

This past summer Kellan Studios and Jodi Miller Photography had a workshop for photographers, Venn Workshops. The theme was “The Southern Experience”, which you can almost taste right from the screen! Although this is a shoot, there are oodles of great ideas for anyone planning a vintage Southern wedding. Cue the adorable vintage wedding dresses and table settings:

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From Kellan Studios: This workshop was hosted by our studio and Jodi Miller Photography this summer in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the breathtaking antebellum plantation called Pharsalia. Still in the family for well over a 100 years, it is a working orchard, vineyard, as well as selling flowers and vegetables at market all summer long.

Our workshop focused on the best of the best that the south has to offer as well as working with the unique challenges that this area can be handed (swampy hot summers for starters!). Attendees were treated to a southern retreat like feel dining on gourmet southern cuisine/drinks all day during the teaching sessions. The shooting sessions focused on four areas of the wedding world: Bridal portraits, engagement shoot, wedding day private session, and shooting reception details.

Each shooting section was highly stylized and detail heavy to incorporate that rich vintage southern feel of the plantation and surrounding views. The weather was picture perfect and each element came together seamlessly.

Photography: Kellan Studios / Workshop: Venn Workshops “The Southern Experience” / Venue and Food: Pharsalia Plantation / Florals: Petal Flower Co. / Sperry Tent: Skyline Tent Co. / Event styling and engagement staging by Lynn Lindsay of Sunshowers and Rainshine / Pink Wedding Gown: My Favorite Vintage / Headpiece: One Little Dove / White Wedding Gown: Vintage Vortex / Gloves- Seventh Vintage / Grooms shorts: JCrew shirt/belt, H&M bowtie, Wickham House / Engagement Female: dress Ruche, Shoes Urban Outfitters, ring and belt from H&M / Engagement Male: pants/shoes/hat from JCrew, shirt from H&M / Models: Kristin Salvia, Sara & Todd Ernst, Kristyn & John Diez

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