About

“People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did, but
People will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Maya Angelou

Rachael

Rachael Grammer | Owner, Principal Planner + Designer

 

I’m the oldest of my siblings, once a captain of my gymnastics team, the high school yearbook editor, and then my college sorority president… so leadership, organizational skills, and planning events have always come naturally to me. Now I’m often lovingly referred to as fairy godmother (ahem sister) by my clients, which I love by the way. I’m inspired each and every time I meet a new couple by ‘their story’ and usually cannot wait to start planning for them.

Originally from the south, but raised in Anchorage, Alaska, I’ve been blessed to see a lot of our amazing country. My first love was with a stunning Arabian, named Rafiq, and I’ve literally been on the back of a horse since I was in diapers. After high school, I moved back to the lower 48 and attended Auburn University, majoring in International Business.  I met and fell in love with a boy, named Robert, from that other school in the state and said yes to being his person.

Yes, we are a house divided, but thankfully only one day a year. We’ve made Birmingham our home and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

My favorite part of any wedding day is the couple’s walk back up the aisle together after saying their I do’s. I get to witness them at their most joyful moment in time… when they have a hold each other and everything is perfect with the world.

RANDOM FACTS
I make checklists for my checklists, and take great satisfaction from crossing items off

My desk drawer must always have chocolate.

I’m not necessarily afraid of, just completely wigged out by…cockroaches and mosquitoes (Alaska’s are so big the locals refer to them as the state bird)
I’m obsessed with ginger peach candles from Pier One, love the smell of a horse’s mussel and I’m crazy about doxies.

I loose track of time when I set foot in The Container Store or Paper Source, and adore looking at bolts of fabric and racks of ribbon.

I believe… in providing a high standard of integrity and excellence and being a good ambassador for the wedding industry.

Kerri Burson | Assistant Event Producer

 

I’m married to Steven, and together we prove that not only do opposites attract, but they keep each other sane in this crazy world. I’m mom to 2 great boys, Jack and Michael, that remind me daily not to take life too seriously. We have 2 dogs, Walter and Ellie, a Jack Russell Terrier and a Doberman… just to prove that our family really committed to this opposite thing. We work hard and play hard and do our best to keep up.

I absolutely love being Rachael’s assistant because it gives me the opportunity to immerse myself in the creative, romantic experience of a couple starting their lives together. I wear a lot of different hats in my life, and assistant to a wedding planner is definitely one of my most treasured. On wedding day, I am most often found behind the scenes, overseeing the set up the reception details, so my favorite part of every wedding is when the couple is introduced by the band or DJ and walks into their reception for the first time and sees all the months of planning come to life.

RANDOM FACTS
I love people who have a great sense of humor, it’s on the prerequisite list for my inner most circle.

My favorite dish is homemade chicken pot pie-I love comfort food!

The most unusual item in my desk drawer would have to be my brightly colored hedgehog post it notes…reminders should make you smile.

I love music-I’m not married to any specific genre, but I need a “soundtrack” to face most any task before me and have created playlists for everything from cleaning the house to focused paperwork.