It's here! My favorite time of year!!! Sure, I'm wishing that the Alabama weather would be a little less Summer-like, but I know it's coming.
For the past year or so, we have seen an increase in popularity of yard games at wedding receptions. And from someone who LOVES board games, I think this is the best idea for your outdoor wedding! This time of year will be perfect to make a few additions to your reception.
Pick your favorite or do them all!
1 - Cornhole. A must these days, don't you agree?
2 - Life-size scrabble. Yes please!
3 - Crouquet - classic.
4 - There's nothing like a competitive game of Jenga to spice up your cocktail hour.
5 - How cool is this GIANT Connect 4 game featured on Green Wedding Shoes?
Check out our Pinterest board for more ideas and some pins even have the directions on a DIY version of each game!
I think we could work at the Barn at Shady Lane every weekend and be perfectly content. It's gorgeous. Of course when Rachael Grammer, with Two Hearts Weddings & Events is the planner, you know that every detail will be perfect.
Birmingham Wedding Videographer: Chris Carr, Main Street Productions | Wedding Photographer: Ann Wade Photography | Birmingham Wedding Planner: Rachael Grammer with Two Hearts Weddings & Events | Ceremony Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane | Reception Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane | Catering: Happy Catering | Band: Nationwide Coverage | Wedding Flowers: Hot House Design Studio
I think the loveliest month to get married outdoors is March. There is usually a slight breeze and the temperature is just right. This was the case with Angel and Garrett's bohemian wedding at the Sonnet House in Leeds, AL.
Main Street Productions will become Cinepear in early 2016.
Anytime we get to work with our friend, Rachael Grammer of Two Hearts Weddings & Events, we LOVE it! There is no other planner that comes so prepared for ANYTHING to happen on a wedding day like Rachael. I mean, she even has extra Snicker Bars for the vendors in case you get so hungry, you are hangry! She takes care of everything, allowing you to do your job that you were hired for.
Meet Calah. She's gorgeous, both inside and out. Her family is pretty awesome too. (Stay tuned for her sister's wedding film to be released in the new year.) I just love the emotion on Matt's face when she was walking down the aisle. It's such a beautiful thing.
"It's perfect!!! Absolutely perfect. I couldn't even imagine anything more perfect! You guys are amazing, I love it so much!!! By the way, thanks for making me cry at work (it's a good cry though). Thank you so much for capturing my day so beautifully!" - Bride Calah
Wedding Videographer: Chris Carr, Main Street Productions | Wedding Photographer: Little Acorn Photography | Wedding Planner: Rachael Grammer, Two Hearts Weddings | Wedding Venue: Douglas Manor | Catering: Rikard Catering | Florals: Calera Quality Florist | Wedding Cakes: Cakes by Kim | Entertainment: Eric Hollis | Hair and Makeup: Kristen Gibbons/Casey Troulias | Wedding Dress: Bella Couture | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridal | Formal Wear: Mr. Burch Formal Wear | Transportation: Ambassador Limo Service | Music licensed by: The Music Bed
Any gal that LOVES a fountain Diet Coke as much as I do, MUST be an awesome person! And after waiting 5 years, Amanda and Blake were ready to get married! Ready to have lots of fun on their wedding day! Working at Douglas Manor is always a highlight, just as much as working with our friend David Boyd! Fantastic photographer!
Wedding Videographer: John Deaver with Amanda Khormabadhi, Main Street Productions | Wedding Venue: Douglas Manor, Chelsea, AL | Wedding Photographer: David Boyd Photography | Wedding Entertainment, Puttin' on the Ritz DJ Service | Wedding Transportation: Camelot Transportation | Catering: Happy Catering | Music Licensed by: The Music Bed
Summertime here in Alabama can be tricky for hosting an outdoor wedding. Thankfully for Lauren and Brian (and their friends and family), it was the perfect day for an Aldridge Gardens' wedding. A special thanks to Sam for doing an awesome job on this project!
Two families coming together; two cultures blending together. Dar and Matt had the perfect multicultural wedding day at Aldridge Gardens. Indian and American traditions were found all throughout the day, along with the smiling faces of their family and friends!
Videographer: Chris Carr, Main Street Productions | Photography: 2b Photography LLC | Coordinator: Tres Beau Weddings and special events | Catering: The Happy Catering Company | Floral: Studio Flower | Cakes: Magic Muffins | Venue: Aldridge Gardens | Music Licensed by the Music Bed | Wedding Henna: Blue Lotus Mehndi | Hair & Makeup: Morgan Ashley Salon | Officiant & DJ: Dr. Kelsey Graham
We were so thrilled to hear that one of our favorite venues was under new management. Acres and acres of gorgeousness is what Applewood Farms is known for! It was the perfect setting for our horse-loving bride, Anna and her cutie groom, Nick.
Videographer: Chris Carr, Main Street Productions | Music Licensed by The Music Bed | Photography: Rebecca Long Photography | Ceremony Venue: Applewood Farm | Ceremony Musicians: Sims Family Music | Reception Venue: Applewood Farm | Cakes: Publix Bakery | Caterer: Happy Catering | Florist: Joann Bunn and Carolyn | Event Coordinators: Susan at Applewood Farm | Reception DJ: Onsite Productions | Hair Stylist: Beth Russell at Morgan Ashley Studio Salon | Makeup Artist: Kathryn Lea | Wedding Gown: Bella Couture - Mt. Laurel - Allure | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Inc. | Flower Girl Dresses: Monsoon Children - Brookwood Village Mall | Invitations: Rebecca Kate Photography