Amanda + Shane’s April ceremony and reception at The Sonnet House was our third opportunity to work with Rachel and Noah Ray and like always, they killed it. How many of you have looked through your parent’s (or grandparent’s) wedding album and wondered what in the world they were thinking with their style choices, both fashion and decor? That alone is why a classic, timeless look is almost always an instant favorite.
Rachel and Noah Ray are primarily film photographers and while we respect both film and digital shooting mediums, film just has this natural dreamy feeling to it that catches you in the moment the way digital can’t. As you browse through Amanda + Shane’s wedding gallery, you’ll notice a lot of their photos have a more candid feel that your typical wedding pictures.
Amanda shone in a lace wedding gown from Ivory & White in Mountain Brook, Alabama. She completed the look with a jeweled belt and romantic bridal up-do by Joanna with Irrelephant and make up by Casey Troulias of BeraBeauty.
Both the bride and her bridesmaids carried stunning bouquets from Corey Daniel Florals in a perfect Spring palette of blush and cream with hints of greenery, in this case a mixture of willow and silver dollar eucalyptus. Gold details were everywhere; the wedding bands, their invitation suite, and centerpieces which sat atop ivory pintuck table linens.
Guest dined on a stations style menu which included a Southern Biscuit Bar with Carved Virginia Ham & Fried Chicken Tenders and assorted jellies, butters, & don’t forget our buttermilk and cheddar biscuits. Their menu was filled with crowd favorites like Smoked Gouda Mac N Cheese, Marinated & Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze & Feta Cheese Crumbles, and a Dip Station of Swiss Bacon Dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip, & a 7 Layer Mexican Dip. The wedding cake for dessert was the cherry on top, and by the way did you see those cake flowers? To die for!
The Emerald Empire Band played double duty and covered both the ceremony music and the reception. Amanda and Shane’s family and friends danced the night away underneath the cafe lights in our courtyard until it was time to see the couple off through a tunnel of rose petals. A family friend drove the couple away in a vintage 1950’s Ford Fairlane.
It was a pleasure being able to plan your wedding day and we thank you again for choosing us! Congratulations, Amanda + Shane!
Wedding Vendors Who Made it Happen:
Venue, Catering & Coordination: The Sonnet House
Florals: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Rachel and Noah Ray
Hair Stylist: Joanna of Irrelephant
Make Up Artist: Casey Troulas // Bera Beauty
Ceremony & Reception Music: Emerald Empire Band
Transportation: Family’s Vintage Car
Bridal Salon: Ivory & White, Mountain Brook, Alabama
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A Bank
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