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| February 21 2012 + south highland presbyterian & matt jones gallery wedding recap – julia + elliot |

We had the wonderful privilege of helping coordinate the wedding of this wonderful couple, Julia and Elliot.  They were married in mid-September at South Highlands Presbyterian Church, with a reception following at the popular Matt Jones GalleryStephen DeVries photographed the wedding, and we are so thankful he provided us with these stunning photographs.

Longtime Birmingham floral designer, Carol Sullivan of Lagniappe Designs, designed the beautiful southern, chic florals that surrounded the bride and groom on their wedding day. Each of the eight bridesmaids wore a different floor-length grey dresses from Bella Bridesmaids.  The groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos from Mr. Burch Formalwear. After the ceremony, the newlyweds departed the church in a 1954 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, driven by one of the fabulous chauffeurs at Coats Classic Cars.

Once at the reception, two 6 foot candle trees, adorned with moss and florals, flanked either side of the front doors of the downtown Birmingham art gallery.  As guests entered they were greeted with the fabulous sounds of Music Garden’s hit band, 2nd Coming.  Chris Hastings and his staff did a wonderful job catering the event with a delicious southern menu, filled with favorites from the well known restaurant, Hot & Hot Fish Club.

Continuing with the southern, chic theme, each of the 12 centerpieces consisted of silver trays that belonged to the bride’s mother.  All of the trays were pieces that were passed down in her family over many years. On top of each tray sat a collection of mercury glass containers ranging from mint julep cups to antique pitchers.

Diane Olexa, owner of Olexa’s Cafe, designed the wedding cake, along with the groom’s cake. Julia’s wedding cake was a traditional four-tier stucco design with cascading flowers. The groom’s cake was was a two-tier chocolate cake. Cascading down the cake were red velvet baby bites from Pastry Art, the groom’s favorite dessert.

At the end of the reception, Julia and Elliot ran through a shower of rose petals, back to their 1954 Rolls Royce, and headed to Ross Bridge Resort to spend their first night as husband and wife. Congratulations Julia and Elliot! Thank you for letting us be apart of your special day!



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