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Laura Ann + Bryan: A Sweet Southern Wedding

Weddings + Celebrations

February 7, 2017

When I decided to use the blog this year to not only feature some of our awesome 2017 weddings, but to re-visit some favorite weddings over the past couple of years, I immediately knew I had to start with Laura Ann and Bryan. Their sweet, Southern wedding is the stuff dreams are made of.

Not only was their day gorgeous, but this couple, y’all. They are why I do what I do. They are sweet, full of fun and laughter, and, most importantly, they were focused on the meaning behind it all…the marriage.

From the December proposal that began with a dinner at their first date restaurant, strolled through Tinsel Tree Trail, and ended in a gazebo in Big Springs Park to the sweet note Bryan wrote on the soles of Laura Ann’s wedding day shoes, every part of their story is deeply meaningful and so intentional.

You may have seen a few images from their day in the 2017 edition of Alabama Weddings Magazine and I’m excited to share more that tell the story of their day.

J&D Farms is always a stunning backdrop for a wedding day, and it was certainly no exception on this August day. The pews in the orchard, the Dutch-style barn, the roaming roosters – it gives me all the heart eyes!

Laura Ann and her girls spent the morning sipping mimosas and getting ready in the Carriage House. I just cannot get enough of her staircase entrance to a bridal party and family dying to see her dressed and ready. I will always and forever love the photos of a bride and her daddy as he sees her for the first time. Add another reveal with grandpa and it just doesn’t get any sweeter!

bride and bridesmaids in floral robes on wedding morning

mother helping bride get into dress on wedding morning

three generations of wedding rings on wedding morning

bride in front of barn in wedding dress

bride and bridesmaids with white bouquets

bride walking down aisle in outdoor ceremony with white church pews

The ceremony was sweet, meaningful, and beautiful. A ceremony violinist, shared communion, and that orchard setting. I know I keep mentioning it, but y’all. It is perfection.

bride and dad walking down aisle in outdoor ceremony

bride and groom portraits

bride and groom outdoor portrait

bride and groom walking hand in hand in field

bride and groom kissing in outdoor portrait

When it came to the reception, Z and the Party Faktory brought the party like they always do. All the way through to the sparkler exit that sent them off to the Dominican Republic.


Vendor Team – Venue: J&D Farms / Photography: Todd Helzer Photography / Planning and Coodination: Christina Sloan Events / Catering: All American Catering / Florals: Theresa Green Designs / Rentals: Tent Tech / Cake: Cothran’s Bakery / Ceremony Violinist: Allison Reid / Band: Z and the Party Faktory / Hair: Terrame Midtown (Jessica Hallett) / Makeup: Nancy Finnegan / Stationery: Topiary Tree / Bridal Gown: Finery Boutique (Designer: Tara Keely) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Nashville (Designer: Natalie Deayala Collection) / Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse


Laura Ann + Bryan: A Sweet Southern Wedding {J&D Farms} | Wedding Planners Birmingham Alabama

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