Wedding planner/coordinator and venue coordinator -their wedding roles explained

Hello sweet brides! This is part 1 in our series-"wedding planning questions 101." Stay tuned for more posts as we all prepare for an exciting 2018 wedding season January and February are THE busiest months for engaged brides as they begin the wedding planning process. One of the most frequent questions we get is " what is the difference between a venue coordinator and a wedding planner or coordinator?" We hope this blog post helps explain how these two very valuable people work together on your wedding day to ensure it is worry free.We have divided this into areas of responsibility so you can easily see the difference.. Every venue is different with the services provided. Some offer

Clubhouse on Highland- classic southern wedding inspiration in Birmingham,Al photos by heart

This beautiful wedding inspiration was such fun to plan and design.The historic venue setting, lovely paper suite details and wonderful and talented Birmingham based vendor team ensured that we would have a great result. First I have to gush over the Birmingham, Alabama historic venue setting. Clubhouse on Highland is such a lovely setting for any intimate event. We took design cues from the arts and crafts architecture and butterscotch brick exterior. But our favorite feature is the cozy front porch with its fragrant romantic flower bed border overlooking beautiful Highland Avenue. This area of Birmingham is one of my favorites with its lovely historic homes and parks. In keeping with th

Hayley and Dillon- Southern vintage wedding under the Oaks, Montgomery , Al

Hayley and Dillons so southern, elegant wedding was a dream. Her eye for detail and of course calligraphy and artistic abilities are just amazing. We had so much collaborating and planning all of her wonderful timeless wedding ideas. Hayley and her family made so many special details for her wedding day including gorgeous hand thrown pottery of her bridesmaids luncheon, classic calligraphy for seating and labeling, and stunning pews for the family ceremony seating rows. Hayley also designed her invitation suite that included a and drawn map to the Oaks. Her beautiful flower color palette of blue, purple and pops of berry is one of our all time favorites. We always love the blank slate o

Bridesmaids Luncheon- charming southern traditions

Ah the bridesmaids luncheon- a time for celebrating friendships and one of the happiest memories you will have of your wedding weekend. Your wedding celebration kicks off with the bridesmaid luncheon, so we want to share a favorite classic, traditional Alabama weddings celebration that we love. Cake pulls are a long time southern tradition that is passed from generation to generation of brides. Since Victorian times, bridemaids and mothers have pulled charms from a special cake . The charms are symbols of a future blessing for the guests who pull them. Charming Scribe creates lovely cake pull bundles and memory books for your bridesmaids luncheon.Based in Birmingham, Alabama an

Pretty Pavillion Wedding |Opelika, Alabama- Hannah and Cole

Hannah and Cole planned the prettiest fall wedding at the historic Bottling Plant in Opelika,Alabama . Blush flowers and blue bridesmaids created a soft and romantic palette for the wedding and Hannahs two piece wedding dress was just gorgeous. The ceremony, held in the new pavilion, featured a hand crafted arbor that we draped and added blush flower tie backs. We were so honored to be a part of this romantic southern wedding day for this sweet couple. alabama wedding florist

Lush vineyard editorial -The Farm at High Shoals with Styled Shoots Across America

You know an offer is an amazing opportunity when it comes along! Well, this gorgeous wedding inspiration photoshoot with Heather Benge , founder of Styled Shoots Across America was my moment. Even better, fellow chapel designer , and florist friend Yona Bienstock of Flowers by Yona,Lindsey LaRue photographyGrey Likes Weddings. from her feature of this shoot on was joining me for all the flower fun. Heather's idea to travel across the country planning luxury photoshoots at amazing venues is genius and I wanted to be on board right away. Of course The Farm at High Shoals did not disappoint with its European architecture, grapevine vineyard , and formal cypress garden war an onsite arbor

Rachel and Johnny- " stars fell on Alabama " wedding- sweet julep photography

The words to this old jazz tune immediately came in my head when I saw the photos of these classic couple dancing under twinkly lights for their timeless Alabama wedding day- "We lived our little drama We kissed in a field of white And stars fell on Alabama Last night I can't forget the glamor Your eyes held a tender light While stars fell on Alabama Last night I never planned in my imagination A situation so heavenly A fairy land where no one else could enter And in the center just you and me My heart beat like a hammer My arms wound around you tight And stars fell on Alabama Last night" Everything about this Autumn wedding day was so perfect but the love between these two swe

Beautiful editorial at Historic Swan House from Heather Cook Photography with Heather Benge Events ,

We have had the wonderful opportunity to work again with the talented and so sweet wedding planner Heather Benge , founder of Styled Shoots Across America. Our first shoot with Heather (the Farm at High Shoals) was so amazing, we jumped at the chance to add flowers to this dreamy Atlanta venue. The Swan House (site of the Atlanta History Center) is best known as President Snow's Mansion on the wildly popular movie, The Hunger Games. The day was beautiful and the design was picture perfect so we were thrilled to provide flowers and are just in love with these dreamy images from Heather Cook Photography . Heres a little peek at the pretty , but for the entire feature head on over to Elizab

Lauren and David- an Alabama garden wedding- Alex and Dylan photography

We cant describe this day perfectly enough in words but the images from Alex and Dylan photography say it all. This mom and daughter team had the loveliest wedding vision and brought together an amazing team of vendors to creat ite ! all at the prettiest (seriously so southern and lovely) venue . Lauren's eye for detail made this day so special- the two piece on trend blush maids dresses, mens suits and bowties, garlanded tables with market lights and the prettiest formal garden setting- it was such a dream wedding. We were so honored to help make their wedding details come true. I am so proud of the entire team of vendors who worked in some pretty wet conditions that morning until the cl

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