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

Fall Family Session with Kaylie Poplin Photography

Better late than never, right? A few months ago, I found Kaylie on Instagram (of course) and instantly loved her light, beachy and authentic feed. Then, jumping off the screen was her bio. "Emerald Coast.."? No way! Not only do I know and love that area, but it's only about 2 hours away. I emailed her that night to see if she wanted to grab coffee! We instantly connected, I mean, she was able to finish my sentences! And after what seemed like a long year business-wise, she totally "just got it", and was a breath of fresh air.
I absolutely ADORE Kaylie, her work and her heart. We have so much fun on our little lunch dates (we meet in the middle, in Pensacola) and talk about all things under the sun. Kaylie so graciously came to Fairhope last Fall to take some beautiful photos of me, Andrew and Otto. I couldn't be happier with them. I never realized we needed photos of Otto (seeing as he runs this house, never going unnoticed), but he is our favorite little guy in the whole wide world and our house now feels complete with him up on the walls! "As it should…", Otto would say. :)
You can see all of our session in my portfolio. 

Family Session on Film Victoria Austin Designs and Kaylie Poplin
Family Session on Film Victoria Austin Designs and Kaylie Poplin
Family Session on Film Victoria Austin Designs and Kaylie Poplin
Family Session on Film Victoria Austin Designs and Kaylie Poplin
Family Session on Film Victoria Austin Designs and Kaylie Poplin
Family Session on Film Victoria Austin Designs and Kaylie Poplin
Family Session on Film Victoria Austin Designs and Kaylie Poplin

These make me so happy! I will never tire of them. We had so much fun during it too. Otto was not the most focused model, but other than that we actually all really enjoyed ourselves! Kaylie made us feel so comfortable, and although probably not on the top of Andrew's wish list, I think he is really happy we did this!
Since this shoot, Kaylie and I have been busy working on my branding photos, and planning for upcoming nuptials!  I will share more about both of those soon!

xo,
Tori