The Sonnet House will soon be kicking of our 2019 wedding season and what better way to get pumped for it than to recap one of our favorite couples from 2018, Allie + Channing? First, we would like to give a shout out to The Pink Bride Wedding Show and all of the amazing couples who stopped by our booth to say hello. It’s been some time since we last did a bridal show and it was the perfect chance to remind us we should do it far more often. A huge thank you also goes to the couples that came by our open house the last week of January.
On to Allie + Channing’s beautiful March wedding. While we don’t have any control over the weather, these two could not have picked a more perfect day to say ‘I do.” We were lucky enough to be able to work with these two not just for their wedding but also for the rehearsal dinner the evening before. One of our favorite parts of taking care of both events is that it really gives us a chance to “meet the family” before the big day. A big benefit to the couple and their families as well as their bridal party is that they become familiar with the venue but also the photographer. Julie of Piper Vine Photography photographed not just the wedding but also the rehearsal and she always does such an amazing job.
Allie and her bridesmaids chose to have their hair and make up done here on site at The Sonnet House by Taylor Kelly of Brian Avery Salon in Tuscaloosa. Brides who take advantage of our bridal suite are always thrilled with the amount of space and natural lighting that pours into the room. It always makes for fabulous getting ready photos without crowding everyone too much. Her girls wore pink floor length dresses from Bella’s Bridal in Hoover which is also where Allie’s Eddy K lace gown was from. Channing and his groomsmen wore navy suits which were rented from our favorite, Mr. Burch Formal Wear. If you and your guys are searching for the perfect family owned company to rent suits or tuxedos, we highly suggest looking into Mr. Burch.
The flowers, oh the beautiful Spring flowers from Corey Daniel Florals. Allie knew from the beginning that she wanted classic and Southern decor (hello, she booked The Sonnet House) and that meant lots of roses, hydrangea, spray roses, and dusty miller. She also wanted succulents tucked in special areas such as the bride’s bouquet, her Maid of Honor’s bouquet, and the ceremony flowers. No detail was overlooked. We worked closely with Allie + Channing to create a wedding monogram for them, a classic “B” surrounded by a laurel wreath with their names and date below. This was used on personalized items like cups for their signature drink, koozies, and even their beverage and cake table napkins. We always recommend koozies since they make a wonderful favor for guests but most importantly: they hide those ugly beer cans and bottles.
Rounding out Allie + Channing’s all star team of vendors was On Site Productions who took care of not just the reception music but also the ceremony music and a GOBO of their monogram for the dance floor? What’s a GOBO you ask? It’s a stencil, in this case in the shape of their monogram, which is then placed in the front of a lighting fixture to control what light is allowed through which in turn projects the design wherever you please, in this case their dance floor. GOBOs can also be placed on the ceiling, a wall, floor, and pretty much anywhere else that light can shine.
We owe a huge thanks to Allie + Channing and their families for allowing us to be a part of their big day. It was a pleasure working with everyone and we hope you guys have enjoyed looking through their beautiful gallery as much as we have!
Who Made it Happen:
Venue, Catering & Linens: The Sonnet House
Florals: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Piper Vine Photography
Hair & Make Up Artist: Taylor Kelly of Brian Avery Salon in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Ceremony and Reception Music: On Site Productions DJ
Bride’s & Groom’s Cakes – Magnificent Cakes
Bridal Salon: Bella’s Bridal, Hoover, Alabama
Bridal Gown: Eddy K
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear
Transportation: personal vehicle
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