November 9, 2016
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Bronte | In mid-February 2016, bride Juliet toured The Sonnet House with her fiancé, Jim, and her two best friends. She had initially seen a post on social media that her wedding date, June 4, had suddenly become available and she was ready to jump on the opportunity. She had a vision of exactly what she wanted for her big day and we had the perfect chapel that would set the scene. After touring though, she fell in love with the entire grounds and was finding it hard to decide whether she wanted to have her wedding indoors or not.
One of the best things about The Sonnet House is that we only do one wedding per day. This allows our brides to have options when it comes to setting the location of their ceremony (we have three choices: our barn, the fireplace, or our chapel). So by the time she was ready to sign a contract, she had decided she wanted to get married at the fireplace. Unfortunately when it came time for the wedding day, Mother Nature had something entirely different planned. Grey skies and dark clouds forced the ceremony inside but it didn’t dampen the spirits of anyone who attended the wedding. As if on cue, it started raining as soon as Juliet took her place with Jim at the altar.
Luckily, the rain backed off and the newlyweds were able to get in a bit of dancing in the courtyard before the skies opened up for good and drenched the grounds until well after everyone departed the festivities. We can’t begin to explain what a fabulous group of vendors made her day possible! Matt Mathews of Matt Mathews Photography, and a dear friend of Juliet’s, captured the day on film (literally) and as always, graciously shared his work with us.
Juliet wore a gorgeous Moonlight Couture from Bridal Bliss in Homewood, Alabama. Her two bridesmaids chose their own black gowns while Jim and his groomsmen wore black tuxedos from Men’s Warehouse. Aren’t the ladies gorgeous? Their hair and make up was done by local artist, Kelsey Smith with Salon Bella.
The bride’s cake was a four tier stunner from Magnificent Cakes. The baker, Hilde, hand piped the detail including the sugar flowers. Impressive right? The cake didn’t get all of the spotlight though; Steel City Pops was on hand with their popsicle cart to help please everyone’s taste.
It was a pleasure working with you both and we wish you nothing but happiness in your future together!
Wedding Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ceremony: 5:00pm The Fireplace
Reception: Couryard & Chapel
Catering, Florals & Coordination: The Sonnet House
Photographer: Matt Mathews Photography
Hair & Make Up: Kelsey Smith with Salon Bella
Ceremony & Reception Music: Rick Schaffer
Bride’s Cake: Magnificent Cakes
Groom’s Dessert: Steel City Pops
Transportation: Personal Vehicle
Bridal Gown: Moonlight Couture
Bridal Salon: Bridal Bliss
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse