Alabama Wedding with a Vintage Inspired Bridal Party
Whenever we come across a wedding with this much style, we know we have to share it. With bridesmaids decked out in Anthropologie lace dresses with gold pashminas and a groom dressed to kill in a glen plaid suit, this wedding is sure to inspire the sartorial side in us all. j.woodbery photography captured every bit of Brandy and Peter’s big day on a beautiful mix of digital and film photography.
From the bride, Brandy: We wanted a very rustic, whimsy, retro, and most of all an easy going wedding with a wild southern flair. Our color scheme was black, gold, and white. The theme was us. We wanted a party that embodied the things that we love and we wanted to share that with our friends.
Bouquet recipe: We used lots of Magnolia leaves, raw cotton, moss, succulents, wheat, lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, white garden roses, seeded Eucalyptus, and various wild berries.
Peter and I made all of our wedding favors — it was a month long project made with a lot of love. We burned mix CDs that were filled with all of our favorite songs from Belle and Sebastian to Sonny and Cher, and Arcade Fire. We individually wrapped them and sealed them with a waxed gold seal. I also hand selected all of the flowers for the wedding that were made by my very talented friend Russell Burt. This was a family event! My father catered the wedding, my grandmother made incredible desserts and my dear friend designed the flower arrangements. Not to mention that I was also already friends with my photographer Jennifer and knew that she was amazing at her job!
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t try to make it perfect, life isn’t perfect– please have fun! Breath it all in and hug as many people as you can– It’s over in just a flash!
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From the photographer, Jennifer of j.woodbery photography: Brandy and Peter’s day was nothing shy of perfect. These two have been together since they were in high school and have been on a whirlwind of adventures together. Currently they are living in NYC while Brandy gets her MFA but the two had their wedding day in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. Sloss Furnaces was a special place for this couple and was a wonderful backdrop to the goodness of their day. We loved shooting a hybrid of film and digital for this artistic couple (Brandy is a designer and painter and Peter is a musician)! There are so many fabulous details about this lovely autumn day! Brandy’s Hayley Paige gown from Kleinfeld was to die for and the mismatched suits for the groomsmen and black and gold bridesmaids dresses all made a serious fashion statement. Brandy used to work as a floral buyer for Whole Foods and had a friend create her floral masterpieces. Her family is also gifted in the food world and provided an amazing spread (including homemade baklava instead of a groom’s cake!). Branden from A Bryan Photo was the super 8 videographer for the day and also did a beautiful job. So thankful to have been a part of this lovely day! I hope you have enjoyed the photos and a little bit of their story!