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The Sonnet House has been meeting with many of our March 2019 brides to finalize their wedding plans and we are so excited that wedding season 2019 is about to kick off! Big things are happening for us and Corey Daniel Florals. This Sunday you can find us from 11am – 4pm at The Pink Bride Bridal Show at the BJCC downtown. If you’re not able to come visit us then, you can also attend our Open House next weekend, January 26th – 27th from 11am – 3pm (no appointment necessary.) All of our coordinators will be on site to not only show you around but also to answer any questions you may have about hosting your event at The Sonnet House or having Corey Daniel Florals take care of your wedding flowers. Do you know someone who recently got engaged? Make sure to spread the word! Even if they already have a venue keep in mind we also host bridal showers and teas, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and Corey Daniel Florals can provide flowers all around town. 

Keely + Chase’s wedding had it all you guys. Keely and her Aunt Kim had a beautiful vision when it came to her wedding day. Her bridesmaids wore floor length chiffon dresses in shades of purple and Keely donned a Vera Wang wedding gown from David’s Bridal. The girls carried mounded bouquets of wedding flowers like lisianthus, roses, ranunculus, rice flower, stock, dusty miller, Japanese aster, French lavender and eucalyptus. While the flowers were definitely in the purple family, the blooms were mostly soft, muted pastels that simply accented the wedding colors while keeping the overall look very soft and Southern. One of our favorite floral statements was Keely’s bride’s cake from Savage’s Bakery in Homewood which had a thin cascade as well as a floral topper. Chase’s groom’s cake was a traditional chocolate cake and the table was decorated by his family with a collage of photos including many of him playing in his band. Keely’s son, Levi, even had his own cake – a green Lego Ninja complete with Lego figurines of the Ninja and the newlyweds. 

Keely was given away by her Grandfather in a very touching ceremony that focused on the importance of love and family. Levi stood with Keely + Chase to witness the vows they made to each other as well as the vows they made to him. It was really great how the two of them were sure to include him for every important step of the way. We promise there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. You don’t have to take our word for it though, AL Weddings associate photographers Katie and Alex did an excellent job photographing the day from beginning to end. It wasn’t our first time working with AL Weddings but it was our first time working with Katie and Alex and we cannot wait to have them back out again. 

Another treat for us was the chance to catch up with Brandon + Meredith who got married at The Sonnet House almost two years ago. Not only did they refer Keely + Chase to us by putting in a great word, Brandon is a videographer and captured every detail of their big day. Having a friend in the wedding industry is always a positive especially when they’re extremely talented at what they do. Chase has been in bands for as long as anyone can remember so you know the band they chose for their reception was fantastic. Unfortunately that band doesn’t really have a name because it was comprised of several members from different groups that were organized by close friend Peyton Grant. How amazing were they? On a chilly March evening with little to no rain expected these guys played through without missing a beat when it started to drizzle towards the end of the night. It didn’t last very long and Keely + Chase never left the dance floor which gave us one of our favorite photos ever — the two of them dancing in the rain. Guests were also treated to a choreographed first dance to the 2018 hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonzi. Talk about a way to kick off a party. 

When the night came to an end everyone lined up on the front sidewalk to shower the newlyweds in dried lavender as they made their exit in a 1956 Jaguar from Coats Classic Cars. There are lots of options when it comes to choosing a reception exit item and dried lavender is one of our favorites for many reasons. Not only is it beautiful and gives the appearance of classic rice or bird seed, it smells lovely and is completely natural so there is no messy cleanup after. 

We hope you found inspiration in Keely + Chase’s wedding day because we sure did. Congratulations to the two of them and thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful team of vendors!

Who Made it Happen:

Venue, Catering & Linens: The Sonnet House

Florals: Corey Daniel Florals

Photographer: AL Weddings – Katie and Alex  

Videographer: Brandon Jones of Cadre Solutions Group

Hair & Make Up Artist: Tiffany Penley

Reception Music: Peyton Grant

Bride’s & Groom’s Cakes – Savages Bakery, Homewood

Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal

Bridal Gown: Vera Wang

Transportation: Coats Classic Cars

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