March 22, 2018
Many people don’t realize quite how large The Sonnet House is. You can see photos of it a million times but until you step foot on the property you can’t quite grasp it’s true size. Our average wedding is between 100-200 guests with a good handful each year being larger than 250 guests. Kayla + Alex’s May wedding is one that would fall into the latter category topping out at 400 guests at their wedding and reception…and it was literally the perfect day. While small weddings are certainly more intimate, there is something refreshing and exciting about seeing so many people joined together to celebrate a couple. It gives us the feels you guys!
With nothing but blue skies and fluffy white clouds, Mississippi wedding photographer Katelyn Anne Photography had the perfect backdrop for wedding pictures. Kayla and Katelyn knew each other from their college days and both had always known that one day Katelyn would capture Kayla’s wedding day. It was a pleasure getting to work with her and while she shoots mainly in Mississippi, we sure would love to have her back in Birmingham.
Kayla and her bridesmaids had their hair and make up done by the fabulous ladies at Irrelephant who are kind enough to come on site on the wedding day. The bride wore a stunning chiffon gown with an intricate lace top with cap sleeves. To. Die. For.
Her dress wasn’t the only thing worth drooling over — did you check out the flowers by Corey Daniel Florals? Kayla wanted a classic and elegant look for her ceremony and reception. Corey and his team created romantic bouquets and arrangements using traditional garden style blooms like roses, freesia, stock, ranunculus, and greenery like variegated pittosporum and salal tips.
Guests were entertained from the second they stepped foot out of their cars until they were waving good bye at the end of the night. While the traditional ceremony and reception music was played by local band, Act of Congress, ceremony sound was coordinated by On Site Productions, and DJ Michael was on hand to keep the dance floor going during the band’s breaks. Even Simple Color was on hand with their photo booth, which is one of the most interactive we might add, and guests always keep it busy.
The newlyweds left their reception through a shower of dried lavender which is always refreshing, especially on a spring night in May. It was a pleasure serving Kayla, Alex, their families and their guests, thank you for choosing The Sonnet House!
Venue, Catering: The Sonnet House
Florals: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Katelyn Anne Photography
Hair & Make Up Artist: Irrelephant
Ceremony & Reception DJ: On Site Productions
Ceremony & Reception Band: Act of Congress
Photo Booth: Simple Color
Bridal Salon: The Sentimentalist (Atlanta, Georgia)
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