Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama Wedding

Truth be told, today was so daunting! I've got a lot on my plate with some upcoming weddings, an endless stream of emails that need some love, a home office that could be bombed and we wouldn't know the difference, and a garage full of inventory that needs to be cleaned and stored!
BUT what got me through the day was planning to blog Cara and Allen's effortless wedding day on the Eastern Shore of Alabama.
Cara and I first connected over email, while she was living in Texas with Allen (Serving in the U.S. Coast Guard), to talk about stationery. Like I had been hoping for, our wedding and overall styles overlapped completely and her stationery snowballed into a little more hands-on work: day-of styling and coordination! I have lived in Fairhope for just over two years now and feel so grateful for meeting Cara, she really was the ideal bride. Her family (and Allen's) were sweet and gracious and appreciated the important things for the big day, as well as the overall aesthetic!
Their wedding day was seriously, hands-down the most beautiful day. The weather couldn't have been better (and in South Alabama… you know that is no easy task). Cara's vision of a romantic evening with organic and Italian tradition came to life! From the natural and Southern ceremony, to the sunset and bistro lights.. the whole night was perfect!

All photos are by the talented, Adam & Jenn Photography. Other vendor details below!

Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs
Cara + Allen | Fairhope, Alabama | Adam & Jenn Photography | Victoria Austin Designs

I am a tad bashful to admit I still have a ton of favorites that I didn't post above, haha! To complete her reception space and aesthetic, Cara and her mom potted countless herbs, packaged Jordan Almonds (an Italian wedding tradition) in kraft favor boxes for each place setting, collected hundreds of antique brass candle sticks and more! It was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple! The new Mr. and Mrs. Pierce are now stationed in Alexandria, Virginia, but I know Alabama misses them!

Photography: Adam & Jenn Photography | Stationery, Styling, Coordinating: Victoria Austin Designs | Florals: Wildflowers | Ceremony Venue: Family Farm | Reception Venue: The Venue, Fairhope | Rentals: SOHO Events and Rentals (farm tables) and Port City Rentals (terrace chairs) | Bridal Gown: Leanne Marshall via The Sentimentalist, Atlanta |  Bridesmaids Gowns: Natalie Deayala via Bella Bridesmaids, Mobile

xoxo,

Tori

Winter Rose Shoot | Magnolia Rouge Issue 5

'Better late than never' is a saying I seem to love, especially when it comes to blogging! This morning I wanted to quickly share some of my favorite images from a winter shoot I took part in that was featured in Magnolia Rouge Issue 5 and blog, as well as the Birmingham Bride.
My friends here in South Alabama got together with the idea of a winter shoot and I reached out to a vendor in Birmingham to see if their team would like to be apart! Before I knew it, our little beach bums were headed North to shoot at Morgan Creek Vineyard outside of Birmingham. Laura McCarty, of Marked, brought the most beautiful blooms. Her talent really gave this shoot it's edge! Jennifer Pharr, from Mobile, captured the sunset vineyard perfectly and really embraced all of the natural light around us with her film. 
Mary Kendall Butler, of Bella Bridesmaids, from Mobile brought a car load of beautiful gowns for us to play with! All hand-selected in ivory, champagne, silk and chiffon gowns that were perfectly soft and dainty against the rich blooms by Marked!

Winter Rose Shoot | Victoria Austin Designs
Winter Rose Shoot | Victoria Austin Designs
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Winter Rose Shoot | Victoria Austin Designs

You can see all vendor info in Magnolia Rouge or my portfolio.

xo,
T