This wedding loveliness was featured recently on Borrowed & Blue for the Birmingham area. Heading by Anita Kanellis with AK Brides, it was a dreamy day. Heather Durham did a fantastic job with the photos; I know that pleased Caroline and her family. Really each way you turn, the vendor team was awesome! Did you see those flowers from Carol with Lillie Jane! Wow!
Head on over to B&B and check out the feature. Here is the link. I'm going to post the video below too in case you want to relive the wedding day with us! Enjoy!
Birmingham Wedding Videographers: Main Street Productions | Wedding Photographer: Heather Durham Wedding Planner: AK Brides | Floral Design: Carol Riley, Lillie’s | Wedding Gown: Augusta Jones from Carriage House Weddings | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Makeup Artist: Lynsey Richardson | Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Tuxes: Mr. Burch | Invitation Suite: Annabelle’s | Design: Design Productions, LLC | Reception Venue: Vestavia Country Club | Trolley: Rare Transportation | Classic Car: Coats Classic Cars
Wedding Venue: Ross Bridge Resort, Hoover, AL | Wedding Photographer: Emily Dean Photography | Flowers: Lillie Jane's | Wedding Planner: I Do, I Do Wedding Planning
Here in our little town of Birmingham, we have so many wedding vendors that I have personally seen that give back to their communities when they think no one is watching. For today’s #GivingTuesday post, I want to introduce you to a talented floral designer and guitar playing extraordinaire, Carol Harris (Lillie Jane’s). I’m sure Carol, and her family are laughing hysterically at me calling her a guitar playing extraordinaire. But for years now, she takes that guitar every Tuesday to an inner-city school and along with her mom, sings and encourages young girls. Carol has commented on the excitement in those girls’ eyes when they see her coming. According to the website, Discovery Clubs are "after-school Bible clubs that offer fun, safe and inspirational activities that help children learn the love of Christ."
One of the really cool things about doing these GivingTuesday posts is that I get to learn about all of the different ways we, as a community, can help. I didn't know that Discovery Club was a ministry connected to the Jimmie Hale Mission. I thought that the JHM has just to help homeless men and women. It's pretty neat that they are able to go into the schools and really love on children that might need a little hope in this world.
I sure do love finding wonderful examples of our wedding community giving back even during non-holiday times. Well done, Carol!
Main Street Productions will become Cinepear in early 2016.
Ginna is one of those people that you can see across the room and instantly know that you are going to love her. She has a smile that can light up any darkness! We were so honored when she and Ty chose Main Street to be a part of their wedding. From the lovely flowers by Lillie Jane to dancing the night away with wedding band Az-Izz, the day was flawless. That might have also had something to do with wedding planner, Anita Kanellis. Watch the video and see Ginna's dad serenading his bride on stage with the band. I'm so glad that we were there to capture that PRICELESS moment.
Birmingham Wedding Videographer: John Deaver, Main Street Productions | Wedding Planner: Anita Kanellis with AK Brides | Wedding Photographer: Rob Ingram of Rob + Wynter | Ceremony Venue: Southside Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Mtn Brook Country Club | Florist: Lillie Jane's Flowers | Wedding Dress: The White Room Bridal Salon, Mountain Brook | Groom's Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear | Bride's Cake: Olexa's | Groom's Cake: Baby Bites by Pastry Arts | Decor and Rentals: Decor to Adore and Event Rentals Unlimited | Transportation: Rare Transportation and Coats Classic Cars | Wedding Entertainment: Az-Izz with Music Garden | Music: Song Freedom
As Catherine and Matt's wedding planner stated, their wedding was "It was a beautiful Great Gatsby meets southern charm meets downtown Birmingham vibe." The wedding was covered with beautiful draping and flowers. It was stunning!
Wedding Videography: John Deaver, Main Street Productions | Wedding Venue: Iron City | Wedding Photographer: Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography | Wedding Planner: I do, I do Wedding Planning | Wedding Flowers: Lillie Jane’s | Linens: BBJ Linen and Decor 2 Adore | China and Chairs: Event Rentals Unlimited | Lighting & Draping: Design Productions | Hair & Makeup: Rawwbeauty | Officiant: Deep South Rabbi | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Ivory and White | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Tux: Mr. Burch | Bride’s Cake: Funky Muffin and Decorated by Dreamcakes | Special treats: Magic City Macaroons | Invitations: Katie Wolhwend | Transportation: Coats Classic Cars | Music licensed by: The Music Bed
Through the Japanese language, Ikue and Connor fell in love. Listen to their love story woven in throughout their wedding film. Connor, a native of Birmingham, chose to have one of their weddings here in Alabama, with the other wedding a couple of weeks later in Tokyo. (Too bad we couldn't go too - only the video.) Their story is a sweet one that Chris did a really great job of capturing!
Wedding Planner: Anita Kanellis with AK Brides | Birmingham Wedding Photographer: David Shirk, Unplugged Photography | Rehearsal Dinner: Avondale Villa, Birmingham, AL | Wedding Ceremony: St. Stephens Episcopal | Wedding Reception: Historic Rucker Place | Wedding Flowers: Lillie Jane's | Entertainment: Negativity | Birmingham Wedding Videographer: Main Street Productions | Music licensed by The Music Bed
Kate is pretty awesome. She and Jonathan truly are a match made in heaven! We loved working with their families! This is what she had to say about her film: "Angela I am at a loss of words. You and john and your team really made our wedding into one of the most beautiful memories I have. Thank you for hard work, caring for details, and expressing such talented creativity. We love it." - from bride Kate.
Kate and Jonathan | B & A Warehouse | Birmingham Wedding Film
"Angela I am at a loss of words. You and john and your team really made our wedding into one of the most beautiful memories I have. Thank you for hard work, caring for details, and expressing such talented creativity. We love it." - from bride Kate. Amanda took the reigns on this one and did a fantastic job! The vendor team: B&A Warehouse, Lillie's, David Bley Storytellers, Songfreedom, Olexa's Cafe, Cakes, & Catering, Design Productions, LLC.Posted by Main Street Productions on Saturday, June 6, 2015
Wedding Planner: Anita Kanellis with AK Brides | Birmingham Wedding Photographer: Michael Ray White | Rehearsal Dinner: John's City Diner | Getting Ready Hotel: The Tutwiler | Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham, AL | Men's Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear | Wedding Flowers: Lillie Jane's Flowers | Bride's Cake: Barb's Cakes | Catering: Happy Catering | DJ: JAMM Entertainment | Hair and Makeup: Holly with Joyce's Formals | Lighting and Draping: Design Productions | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Birmingham Wedding Videographer: Main Street Productions | Music licensed by The Music Bed
While I was attending The White Room Bridal Salon's evening with floral designer Carol Harris with Lillie Jane's, I noticed that these ladies have a few trunk shows coming up that I wanted to share. So for you brides that haven't bought your wedding dress yet, now is the time!
First, March 6 - 7, 2015, Nouvelle Amsale is having their trunk show at The White Room's Mountain Brook location. It is by appointment only so call 205-970-6767 to reserve your time.
On March 27-28, 2015, is the Reem Acra Trunk Show. It is also by appointment only. Grab your seat today! The ladies are wonderful to work with and their wedding gowns are so gorgeous!
Both events will be held at 2415 Canterbury Road in Mountain Brook, AL. For more information, please visit their website.