Ashleigh + Drew | Rehearsal Dinner | Fairhope, Alabama

Before I show you the details of A + D's beautiful wedding, I want to start by sharing their intimate rehearsal dinner. I loved this evening so much! I worked alongside Jane Dolan of Southern Calligraphy to bring this event to life. The groom and his family took their Italian heritage into consideration when choosing the plans for their dinner. With it's tuscan architecture and authentic menu, Pinzone's Italian Village was the obvious choice for them. We kept the florals and decor clean and simple, so the atmosphere wasn't overlooked. We chose family-style seating and prayed for clear skies so the dinner can take place in the courtyard like we envisioned! It was just perfect.
Southern Calligraphy created an organic style menu (that can be found with our 2016 paper goods collection) and hand-torn calligraphy place cards. These bounced perfectly off the crisp white table linens and against the deep Italian Ruscus greenery we adorned the tables with. Paige Reaux Photography captured every detail perfectly and was a dream to work with! Can't wait to team up with her talented self again soon.

Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography
Fairhope Rehearsal Dinner | Victoria Austin Designs | Paige Reaux Photography

What a beautiful and joyous evening celebrating Ashleigh + Drew! Pinzone's Courtyard was the perfect setting for their dinner and they were able to mingle with friends and family before their big day. The details came together perfectly.. vendors listed below (and can be found on my local vendor recommendations page too)!

Photography: Paige Reaux Photography // Rentals: SOHO Event and Rentals // Paper Goods: Southern Calligraphy and VAD // Stems and Decor: VAD // Venue: Pinzone's Italian Village

xo, Tori

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