Amy and Jaime wanted a “simple and sweet” wedding, and we adore the details they chose to pull of their fete. Held at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama, the ceremony was replete with lush but neutral touches, from white bouquets by In Bloom Five Points to the pale J.Crew bridesmaids dresses. Simply Bloom Photography captured gorgeous images from the day, like the altar arch woven with garden blooms and the wonderful applique details of Amy’s Justin Alexander gown. Willow Event Productions kept the entire affair running smoothly from start to sweet finish, which included a cake with ruffled details by Rae’s Creative Cakes. Two of our favorite things: the burlap and sheer ruffle tablecloth on the cake table, and the classic Southern cotton boutonnieres. We love all of the adorable ideas to be found in the gallery!
Photography – Simply Bloom Photography \ Venue – Huntsville Museum of Art \ Floral – In Bloom Five Points \ Wedding Planning – Willow Event Productions \ Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas \ Favors – Custom Love Gifts \ Catering – Cyn Shea’s \ Bakery – Rae’s Creative Cakes \ DJ – CityBeatz DJ Services \ Ceremony Musicians – The Blossomwood Strings \ Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Terrame Day Spa and Salon \ Bridesmaids Dresses and Suits – J.Crew \ Gown – Justin Alexander \ Bridal Salon – The Something Blue Shoppe \ Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Ladies and gents, today we have the privilege of sharing Melissa Hayes’ sparkling new wedding website! If you haven’t seen Melissa’s work before, you are in for quite a treat today because we can assure you it is positively lovely! Her new website showcases her amazing photography perfectly with several collections that will make your jaw drop. From cheery outdoor ceremonies to chic ballroom receptions to cultural weddings filled with color and warmth, Melissa has photographed it all beautifully!
We have been a fan of Melissa’s modern work for quite some time, as shown in this elegant Chicago feature and this classic Windy City affair. Brides love her sincere and personal approach to documenting their big day, and we’re obsessed with her artistic images and eye for details.
While she resides in Chicago, Melissa loves to travel and is available for weddings worldwide. If you’re as head over heels with Melissa as we are (and how couldn’t you be?!), be sure to head on over to her new site and contact her for your big day!
*This post was sponsored by Melissa Hayes, but the gushing was all ours!
There’s something about today’s color board that is making my heart melt! Perhaps it’s the pairing of gray and muted gold? It’s equal parts classic and rustic, and the little pops of purple and chartreuse make me dream of an elegant outdoor wedding in the woods!
Top row: bouquet by Johnny and Dottie, image by Emily Steffen Photography via Ruffled; invitation suite from Hazel Wonderland, image by Laura Catherine Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper; Valentino bow heels, image by Apryl Ann via The Glitter Guide
Middle row: bunny via Dying of Cute; boutonnieres, image by Liz Banfield via Southern Weddings; shirtdress via ToGroundControl; taupe bridesmaids dress, image by Laura Gordon Photography from this classic Richmond wedding
Bottom row: dogwood cake by Maggie Austin Cake, image by Abby Jiu Photography via Once Wed; dining room, image by Louise Desrosiers for Milk Magazine via My Scandinavian Home; shelving from West Elm