Southern Railroad Depot Wedding
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.
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