The story of how Morgan Daniel became a Sonnet House bride is almost as fun as their wedding was. Back in April of 2017 Morgan was helping her sister, Elise, deliver a wedding cake to The Sonnet House. Elise is the owner of Cakes by Elise in Mount Olive, Alabama and happened to be the genius behind one of our favorite cakes ever from Kaley + Nick’s wedding. Morgan + Cody were not engaged at the time but Morgan was sure to tell us she’d love to get married here one day. That day ended up being 51 weeks later on April 20, 2018. Even more fun, Morgan + Cody are good friends of Kaley + Nick so not only were they in attendance but Nick’s sister, Maria, was even a bridesmaid.
The details that went in to Morgan + Cody’s wedding are endless. Nearly a year later we still see something new each time we look through their gallery. One of the more touching details was a patch sewn into Morgan’s Allure Bridals wedding dress from Bridal Bliss in Homewood, Alabama. The patch read “Mikal Ann” who was Morgan’s childhood best friend who passed away tragically after a car accident in high school. Mikal Ann also happened to be Nick’s sister. Morgan also chose to wear a pair of Mikal Ann’s socks which she had borrowed prior to accident.
Early on in the wedding planning process Morgan had a colorful watercolor crest monogram created for the invitation suite. The crest used bright and cheerful Spring colors such as turquoise, soft pink, peach, and coral which Morgan knew she wanted to bring in to the floral design as well. Corey Daniel Florals went above and beyond infusing bold, vibrant blooms with soft Southern charm. Specialty table linens from BBJ Linens were used for guest seating tables and the cake table. For the centerpieces CD Florals created a variety of designs in the wedding color palette and vintage gold mercury glass along with Sea Glass Faille tablecloths.
You know when the bride’s sister owns a bakery and is a master cake artist that the cake will be f a b u l o u s, right? We knew from the get go that artificial tiers would be incorporated into the design in order to add height and stability of such a large cake. Each fondant covered tier was treated with gold detailing ranging from a deco border to confetti dots and even candy sequins. The newlywed’s crest was also incorporated into not only the monogram of the cake, but also the full color monogrammed napkins which were used at the cake tables as well as the bar. Cody’s groom’s cake was a sports fan’s dream. A three tier chocolate cake dedicated to Cody’s love for the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team. Guests also took home favor bags (also printed with the crest monogram) of Elise’s special chocolate chip cookies.
Last and certainly not least, perhaps the best treat of the day, was Deidre Ruth Photography and boy did she capture every moment and every detail absolutely perfectly. Anytime we have the opportunity to work with her we are excited beyond words.
Morgan + Cody, you guys know how to throw one amazing party and we adored getting to work with you guys and your families. We wish you nothing but the best, congratulations!
Wedding Vendors Who Made it Happen:
Venue, Catering & Linens: The Sonnet House
Florals: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Deidre Ruth Photography
Hair & Make Up Artist: Megan Tucker
Ceremony & Reception Music: Feel the Beat Entertainment DJ
Bride’s & Groom’s Cakes: Cakes by Elise
Linens: BBJ Linens – Atlanta, Georgia
Transportation: Personal Vehicle
Bridal Salon: Bridal Bliss, Homewood, Alabama
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bella’s Bridal in Hoover, Alabama
Bridal Gown: Allure Bridals
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Navy Suits from Jos. A Bank (purchased)
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