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Real Weddings: Carla + Seth

I’m a southern girl through and through, and I am a sucker for a beautiful wedding at a historic Southern estate!  Carla and Seth’s Alabama garden wedding at Madelyn’s in the Grove is so fresh and bright, I love the minty green bridesmaids dresses, the cheerful pink and yellow bouquets, and all of the handmade details!  Carla and her mother designed the wedding themselves, and much of the decor was either made by or belonged to their family, the linens, the signs, the lanterns – even the Spanish moss was brought from Louisiana by Carla’s family.  The Greshams of Simple Color captured gorgeous images that truly bring the wedding to life.

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Carla infused so many personal details into the wedding, including hand-painted signs created using wood salvaged from the house that her mother grew up in.  Seth’s father, Pat, officiated the ceremony and Carla’s grandmother handmade all of the burlap runners and table squares.  One of Carla’s best friends, Anna Clem from Gray Cloud Print, created the wedding stationery, and the cookie favors were baked by Seth’s mother.

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Every room in the house had small touches of flowers.  Carla and Jeannie of Weddings by Jeannie worked together to create the vision, and the end result of Spanish moss, lemons, belles of Ireland, and garden roses is simply gorgeous! 

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Carla, thanks so much for sharing all of the details of your day with us!

Photography – Gresham Photography \ Venue – Madelyn’s in the Grove \ Floral – Weddings by Jeannie \ Event design and planning – bride and her mother \ Stationery – Anna Clem, Gray Cloud Print \ Gown – NovaLuna , purchased from Modern Brides in Huntsville AL \ Bridesmaids – J.Crew \ Hair – Whitney Kennedy \ Makeup – Jennifer Cooper \ Jewelry – Lagos and Honora \ Veil or Headpiece – Elen Henderson Designs \ Shoes – Touch Ups \ Catering – Catering Creations \ Bakery – Lynn’s Cakes \ Rentals and linens – Americ Rental \ Band – Trey Morgan \ Ceremony music – Sound Impact, Arielle Dominigue soloist

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18 comments on “Real Weddings: Carla + Seth

  1. Great job on those DIY flowers! I love that you sprinkled flowers all over the house, I also LOVE the cottage roses (garden roses) you used along with the bells of Ireland.

    You probably saved so much money but it still looks so professional! I bet it was fun putting those together too! Thank you so much for being the perfect example of a DIY Bride.

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