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

The 2014 Grand Bridal Show

Disclaimer: long overdue post.

Last February, I had the honor of working with Mary Kendall Butler, of Bella Bridesmaids, Fairhope to showcase my design and invitation work at The Grand Hotel's Bridal Show. We had SO much fun planning for this event. We didn't want our booth to look like a typical bridal show booth. The Grand is so beautiful and perfectly located on the Mobile Bay, and considered a destination for many couples in the Southeast. Mary picked out gowns that complimented the upcoming season, as well as the paper goods. With the help of Whitney, from Blue Rents, we added high tops and a chic couch to give our booth a little flair. Jubilee Flowers helped us complete our look with an abundance of natural, white florals! We had a blast spending the day at The Grand meeting brides and local vendors! 

The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show
The Grand Bridal Show

Venue: The Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama | Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids, Fairhope | Rentals: Blue Rents | Flowers: Jubilee Flowers, Fairhope | Framed Portrait & Prints: Jennifer Pharr Photography