Hannah + Cam | March 7, 2020

Undoubtedly The Sonnet House blog and social media in general hasn’t been prioritized since…well, a while back. We’re trying to do better! What can we say other than it’s been a really busy year (or two.) A lack of blogs just means we’ve been planning lots of gorgeous events and we can promise there are tons of photo inspiration coming asap. It’s safe to say there will be plenty of beautiful outdoor weddings soon and we just wish there was more time to devote to blogging!

As you can see, Hannah and her mom, Heather, did an incredible job creating a vision for the wedding day. It was characteristically Southern but also reflected her family’s roots in the UK. We’ll just go ahead and say it: Corey nailed it! Hannah’s flowers have been a steady stream of inspiration for plenty of our 2021 couples. As we’re beginning to have floral and decor meetings with our 2022 families it’s easy to see that the Shelton’s ceremony will be one we won’t forget anytime soon.

You can see a full list of wedding vendors at the bottom of the page but of course you can read along for all the details!

Getting Ready + Details

Hannah’s dress was the design ‘Written in the Stars’ from BHLDN, the bridal line from Anthropologie. If you haven’t checked them out yet please be sure to. You’ll instantly fall in love.

Make Up Artist Micah (Hooten) Calvert and Hair Stylist extraordinaire Hannah (Holsomback) Griffin worked their magic and had Hannah and her bridesmaids looking like perfection.

First Look + Portraits

Cam’s boutonniere had two white ranunculus blooms and accented with seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruscus. The stems were wrapped in a soft gray silk ribbon so that it stood out against his three piece navy suit.

As you can see Hannah’s bouquet was all about texture and romance. The blooms themselves were a variety of white and cream beauties like open faced roses, ranunculus, stock, veronica, astrantia, and greenery like Italian ruscus, salal, and seeded eucalyptus.

The open field next to the main house is a great area for shaded pictures on your wedding day. For this reason Hannah and Cam decided to have their first look there. Because it’s a little distance away from the house itself your family and wedding party can watch from a distance while allowing the first look to be completely private.

Local cookier Cookies by Melissa Espinoza made these fun red bathtub cookies as a treat for Hannah + Cam and we couldn’t imagine a better spot for the two of them to enjoy them. Melissa was a Sonnet House bride herself and has her own fun pictures in the red bathtub.

The Ceremony

It shouldn’t be surprising but this ceremony set up has been a favorite for 2021-2022 couples when it comes to inspiration. The asymmetrical design of having flowers on both the mantel and the hearth combined with the natural, garden feel of the flowers and greenery chosen made it an instant classic. It can be adjusted to fit any decor style, any color palette, and can be done indoors or outdoors.

The newlyweds chose to have a signature cocktail which was served throughout the reception. No fancy name, just a Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco which is made up of – yeah, you guessed it, and garnished with fresh raspberries and mint. Our special touch was adding a splash of raspberry lemonade which helped cut the liquor but add a bolder flavor. It was a fabulous choice for a Spring evening but would be refreshing any time of the year. And how cute is it?!

The Reception

Magnificent Cakes in Irondale, Alabama delivered this beautiful distressed wedding cake. It was decorated with the perfect pop of wedding flowers. The Sonnet House provided a medley of desserts for Cam’s groom’s table which included individual blueberry pies, apple turnovers, cheesecake bites, and cookies.

Lake Blue linens from BBJ Linen (via The Sonnet House) were the perfect pop of dusty blue for the reception. Hannah loved the idea of incorporating the soft shade into the details but didn’t want it to saturate the overall look of the day.

In addition to seating outside around the main reception area guests were also able to dine inside the Chapel which serves as our reception hall when needed.

Congratulations you guys! We hope the married life has brought you nothing but wedded bliss and are so grateful you chose to start you married journey with us.

Wedding Vendors Who Made It Happen:

Venue, Planning, Catering & Linens: The Sonnet House

Florals & Decor: Corey Daniel Florals

Photographer: Maddie Moore Photography

Hair Stylist: Micah Hooten

Make Up Artist: Hannah Holsomback

Ceremony Music: Cahaba River Strings

Reception Music: DJ Well Dunn

Bride’s Wedding Cake: Magnificent Cakes

Groom’s Dessert Table: The Sonnet House (dessert medley)

Bridal Gown: BHLDN

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