May 17, 2017
Anne + Joe enjoyed a perfect day in October for their wedding at The Sonnet House last Fall. It was a day filled with family, laughter, & of course – fun! Working with Anne and her mom, Jeannine, to plan the perfect day was an absolute treat.
Everything that Anne chose for her decor, from florals to invitations, included rich jewel tones which were also carried on throughout the wedding day in small details such as her bridal shoes, getting ready robes, personalized guest favors, and even koozies. The entire day was captured by Cotton & Clover Photography, the duo of Laura Wilkerson and Julie Sumerel.
The day was also dripping with style. Anne wore a beaded, spaghetti strap Justin Alexander gown from Bella’s Bridal in Hoover, Alabama while her bridesmaids wore burgundy chiffon gowns from Weddington Way. Joe and his fellas were not left out; they shone in dapper navy suits from Men’s Warehouse.
The bride and groom’s cakes were designed by local baker, Jan O’Donnell, and the traditional bride’s cake was topped with two gold lovebirds, perfectly fitting for the day. Joe’s groom’s cake, one of our favorite Southern traditions, was a stacked 3 tier chocolate cake with cookies and cream icing — ALWAYS a crowd favorite.
Guests danced the night away in our courtyard underneath the cafe lights while local band, Moon Dance provided the tunes. They’re always a pleasure to work with and if you’re looking for that perfect group that can play just about anything, we recommend reaching out and seeing if they’re available for your wedding reception.
The couple also incorporated their love of The University of Alabama by having guests wave team shakers for their exit. Anne also chose to change into a cocktail dress for the departure, which makes getting in the get-away car a whole lot easier.
Thank you again, Anne + Joe, for allowing us to be a part of your big day. We wish you nothing but happiness for the rest of your lives!
Wedding Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Ceremony: 5:00pm at The Fireplace
Reception: The Courtyard
Venue, Catering, & Coordination: The Sonnet House
Florals: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Cotton & Clover Photography
Ceremony Music – Cahaba River Strings
Reception Music: Moon Dance (Band, via Music Garden)
Bride & Groom’s Cakes: Wedding Cakes by Jan (O’Donnell)
Bridal Salon: Bella’s Bridal
Gown Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Weddington Way
Groom & Groomsmen Attire:Men’s Warehouse
Transportation: Personal Vehicle
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