We’ve seen quite a few brides in our days, but this bride is seriously as cute as they come. Her hair? Utter perfection. Her makeup? Clean and understated. And that dress? It has to be the epitome of simple, vintage sophistication. As soon as we saw this wedding on 1313 Photography‘s blog, we just had to snatch it up to share with all of our dear readers.

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From the bride, Charlie: As a bride, I first began wedding planning with the knowledge my mother has always instilled: to keep things classic yet simple and there will always be elegance! Brian and I knew we wanted a small, intimate ceremony and reception, with our dearest friends and closest loved ones. We strived to keep Mobile, its southern charm and southern influences a part of our wedding.

To celebrate the city where we met and fell in love, we designed our day around Mobile, Alabama and the city’s charm and Southern sensibility. Southern influence was included throughout the wedding; from the the invitations and wedding cake to the menu and local band.

vintage alabama wedding

It was very important that in the future I wanted to look at our photos and our wedding not look dated or trendy. I didn’t want to be able to be placed in a decade, I wanted it to be timeless. No official theme was selected and no colors. I wanted everything to flow together, for nothing to look out of place. The Ezell House was the site of both the wedding ceremony and reception. It has both French and Spanish architectural influences with coordinating décor. It was important to keep floral aspects simple, to make since in the house.

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vintage alabama wedding

Wrought iron detail is seen throughout Mobile and is a highlight of the fence, gates and courtyard of the house. We used black metal lanterns (that we found one by one) to hang from the porch and place in the Carriage House (bar). We used antique silver pitchers and serving pieces from family and friends to display candles, the bouquets (centerpieces) and programs. A handmade basket, a gift from bridesmaids mother held the flower petals for our exit. I also made handmade cards for my bridesmaids, asking them in a poem, to be a part of our wedding. They said, YES!

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vintage alabama wedding

We incorporated a hand ceremony into our wedding ceremony. We also had our close friends, a young family with two young children present our rings to us foregoing the traditional ring bearer. We felt it was more symbolic to have a family who we respect and has happiness, health, joy, birth and prosperity – all things we as newlyweds want and strive for in our future.

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vintage alabama wedding

View all wedding photos here

Wedding Vendors (Mobile, Alabama):

Ceremony and reception venue: The Ezell House / Wedding Photographer: 1313 Photography / Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Maysoon Sayaad / Flower arrangement: Belle Bouquet / Wedding Dress: San Patrick Pronovias / Wedding Veil: San Patrick / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Hair accessories: Sweet Briar Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Flower girls’ dresses: Strasburg Children / Men’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Makeup: Whitney Starling / Hairstylist: Jeff Carrell of Shear Glamour / Wedding Music: The Cary Laine Band / Catering and cakes: Martha Rutledge Catering / Wedding Cake: The Pastry Shop / Invitation graphics: San Smith / Wedding invitations and paper goods: Soiree Signatures / Calligraphy: Soiree Signatures

1313 Photography is a member of Blue Label.


Comments (20):

  • Candice on September 10, 2013

    Her location is great! There are lots of similar locations in the Mobile area. You can see one of them in my pictures at My Website
  • Moomin on August 6, 2011

    I love this but find it baffling they claim not to have a theme or colours - the pictures say otherwise :)
  • Robbie on April 26, 2011

    Does anyone know the style name of this dress? I've been looking all over for it, but it's hard to find with just guesses... thanks :)
  • Atlanta Wedding Photographer Cindy Brown on March 27, 2011

    The bride's hair IS to die for! Love the formal portrait of the bridal party, too.
  • wedding handkerchiefs on March 25, 2011

    Love her gown - elegantly simple.
  • alecia garriott on March 25, 2011

    her hair and dress is perfection.
  • Maggie @ Black and White {Side by Side} on March 25, 2011

    the bride is rocking that dress! love it all. the bangs, the veil... perfect!
  • Addie on March 25, 2011

    so utterly cute, I cant stand it!
  • amanda heer on March 21, 2011

    Oh la la!! Fab-oo
  • Paper Moss on March 21, 2011

    that background pattern is to DIE for! totally makes the picture...
  • Lauren H. on March 21, 2011

    Pretty centerpieces!
  • Courtney on March 21, 2011

    Can we hear the poem to the bridesmaids? :)
  • katha on March 21, 2011

    Oh so beautiful! Do you know the exact name of the dress? I just love it!
  • Anne Markey- Charlotte Wedding Planner on March 21, 2011

    Such a sweet wedding. Simple and sweet. love, love, love.
  • Anna on March 21, 2011

    How fabulously retro and wonderful!
  • Katie | Invitations by Ajalon on March 21, 2011

    absolute love!
  • gwyneth colleen on March 21, 2011

    oh this is so gorgeous.
  • Gaelan - Uschi and Kay on March 21, 2011

    I love this dress. The boatneck and the sleeves are so gorgeous.
  • ClassiclyAmber on March 21, 2011

    Oh her dress - and her bouquet - are so stunning! Absolutely lovely!
  • The Frosted Petticoat on March 21, 2011

    Oh it's sooo YUMMY I can't stand it!!!!


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