Deanna & Cairo | Bridgestreet Wedding

What happens when a beautiful young woman from Alabama says "yes" to a handsome man from Egypt? You get a gorgeous wedding day celebration that provides a nod to each others lives and heritage. Deanna and Cairo met many years ago online and it wasn't...

Understanding Wedding Vendors III

Wedding Photographers and Videographers [caption id="attachment_5479" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Appear Photography[/caption] For your wedding day, you possibly have in mind an easy-going morning where you rise and shine, eat a little breakfast, check-in on social media, maybe take a nice long soak in the tub and then eventually...

Understanding Wedding Vendors II

[caption id="attachment_5463" align="alignleft" width="350"] His Hands Photography[/caption] Part Two - The Wedding Planner Since this is what I do for a living, I’m going to do my best to fill you in so you have a better understanding about my kind. I hope by the end of...

Understanding Wedding Vendors

Part one - An Introductory to Wedding Vendors When it comes to finding, negotiating and working with wedding vendors, the process can actually be a lot of fun if you drop some preconceived notions and really get to know vendors and what to ask of them....

An Open Letter to Wedding Guests

[caption id="attachment_5432" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Jerrod Brown Studios[/caption] Dear Wedding Guest, As a wedding planner, I often have to guide my couples through the excruciating process of how to handle inappropriate responses from some of their guests that have been invited to the wedding and for those who...

Bachelorette Fun – New Orleans

I get asked a lot "where should we go for my bachelorette weekend?" Well, today I'm am highlighting New Orleans, Louisiana. From Birmingham (where I'm based) it's an easy drive just under 5 hours, but here's a tip...

Calah & Matt | Engagement Photos

I have to say Matt was very clever employing the assistance of Calah's family to help him with his proposal to his sweetheart. Lots of romance was in the air when they returned home from a date one chilly evening. The recipe...

Lindsay & Mitchell | The Club Wedding

Getting to handle the planning and execution for Lindsay and Mitchell's wedding day was a true honor. I've had the privilege of knowing Lindsay since she was a toddler and seeing her through her wedding day was truly a wonderful experience for me. Lindsay had so...

Progressive Date Night Contest

I'm so excited about the latest giveaway we are kicking off today. Up for grabs is a progressive date night for two. We've partnered with Mallory Katherine Images and Coats Classic Cars to bring you a fun night to remember. It's easy to enter...

Betsy & Jim | Engagement Photos

I think when considering what location to take your engagement photos, you should go someplace that really means a great deal to you both. There is no better representation for Betsy and Jim than her family home on Lake Martin. These high school sweethearts have...