Verdant Alabama Wedding
If you’ve ever wanted to see a monochrome wedding done right, today’s your day. Rebecca and Sam chose a color palette of rich greens with just a hint of blues to produce a relaxing, calm, and at-home feeling on their wedding day. White Rabbit Studios was behind the camera while Kris Clark of Sugar Rock Events helped the couple plan their ideal day.
From the bride, Rebecca: I wanted our wedding to represent us. I envisioned a laidback, relaxed wedding with a focus on décor and design. I’m an interior designer, so the décor was the most important part to me. I knew I wanted to incorporate vintage items because the majority of the furniture in our home is vintage. Our house is extremely colorful, and I carried that through to our wedding. Our home is decorated in blues and greens, which are the same colors used in the wedding. For our color scheme, I used the same colors that are in our house – blues and greens. I would describe our wedding as vintage mismatched. Some people looked at me like I was crazy when I mentioned that I didn’t want anything to match, but thankfully the vendors we chose all understood the vision for the day.
I LOVE working on crafts and projects. I always have multiple projects going on at the same time, and our wedding day was no exception! DIY projects that I tackled were the save the dates, invitations and programs, all the flowers, my veil, church wreath, cake toppers, signage, and ribbon wands for our departure. I made paper flowers for the bouquets and backdrop. This was definitely the most time consuming project! I started on the flowers as soon as we got engaged and kept making flowers for about 7 months. My bridesmaid, Melissa, was huge help! We made about 60 flowers in one weekend! Sam also was great at making flowers! He made all the boutonnieres for the groomsmen.
My sister, Megan, helped with the invitations. She drew the border that was used on the invitations and several signs. She also drew the map that was included with the invitations. My friend, Ashley, offered to make the bride and groom couple cake toppers. Sam wanted our dog, Finn, to be included on the cake, so he made the tiny Finn topper to go with the bride and groom. I made the state shaped cake toppers to represent our home towns and states. My hardest DIY project was the veil. I read a couple tutorials on making your own veil and it seemed easy enough and a huge money saver. I’m sure this would have been a very easy project for someone who is great at sewing, but I am not that person! Both my parents are very talented at sewing, and my mom was able to help me with some of the more challenging aspects of this project.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Hire a wedding coordinator! Hiring Kris from Sugar Rock Events was the best decision I made! She made the whole day run smoothly, and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! I’ve been to weddings where the bride’s mom and/or aunt are acting as wedding coordinators, but coordinating is a full time job and I wanted our family to be guests at our wedding instead of worrying about tons of details. Planning our wedding was so fun and not the least bit stressful, which is in large part, due to Sugar Rock Events. If you are planning any DIY projects, start working on them WAY in advance! My goal was to have every project complete one month before the wedding, which I didn’t quite make. I ended up finishing everything two weeks before the wedding, and I’m so glad I didn’t have any last minute details or projects in the days leading up to the wedding. I was able to relax and enjoy being a bride!
Bridal Party Processional: “Such Great Heights,” Iron and Wine
Bridal Processional: “Perfect For Me,” Ron Pope
Interlude: “Three Rounds and a Sound,” Blind Pilot
Recessional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
We aren’t really dancing people, so instead of a First Dance we wanted to do something that was more representational of our relationship. A typical weekday for us consists of Sam playing the guitar while we sing together. It took MONTHS of convincing, but Sam finally agreed to sing together at the reception. We sang “Cake and Eggs” by Deer Tick and Sam played the guitar.
Wedding Location: Mooresville, AL / Photographer: White Rabbit Studios / Film Developing: Indie Film Lab / Wedding Planner: Kris Clark of Sugar Rock Events / Flowers: DIY / Ceremony Venue: Old Brick Church / Reception Venue and Caterer: Limestone Bay / Wedding Dress: Watters via Finery / Dress Alterations: Alison Anne Bridal (alisonannebridal @ gmail.com) / Wedding Veil: DIY / Wedding Shoes: David Tate / Hair: Laurie Brandon / Makeup: Made Ya Blush / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal, Madison Town and Country, and Maykool / Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Finn’s Bow Tie: LA Dog Store / Wedding Cake: Gabby Million of Grounded Cake / Pies: Mason Dixon Bakery / Ceremony Musician: Sound Impact / Ceremony Rentals and Decor: Vintage on Macon / Rentals: Mullins / Game Rentals: Party Plus / Transportation: Coats Classic Cars / Videographer: Southern Wedding Films / Wedding Invitations: DIY printed at Smart Press