Rachel + Luke

Laura here! Evans really AWESOME new assistant. YES! Evan has a new assistant, and YES I rock.

Weddings are one of my favorite things to watch.  The flowers, the music, the colors, all of it put together to specifically describe that couple, the journey they have had together, and the one they are about to encounter. NOW, I get to watch how they are put together by the COOLEST wedding planner around.  Evan has true talent in capturing each bride’s personality and making her day perfectly fit for her.

Rachel and Luke’s wedding was immaculate.  It was a true classic southern wedding, from their church ceremony to a gorgeous reception at the country club.  Rachel’s bouquet was breathtaking with her ivory and white, lace dress… and who doesn’t LOVE lace? With the guys fancied up in their tuxedos and the bridesmaids in their flowing, floor length dresses, this whimsical wedding was an absolute dream. Of course we couldn’t do what we do without a team of FANTASTIC Vendors. Thanks Guys! You truly helped make The Hall’s wedding day what they dreamed of!

Venue: Trinity Presbyterian, The Montgomery County Club | Event and Floral Design: Evan and Company | Photographer: Josh Moates/ Kim Box Photography | Lighting: Adam Stuart/ Special Event Lighting | Cakes: Olexa’s | Dress: Ivory and White

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Stacy + Ryan

Well Hellol! It’s been a while, huh? We have been going, going, going with no time to breath. I am currently sitting on the beach catching up on some blogging, emails and upcoming wedding plans. I know, I’m suppose to be on vacation but I can’t help it. It’s a good thing I LOVE what I do, right?

I wanted to share one of my FAVORITE weddings of this year so far. We pulled together this coral- peachy dream for Stacy this past March.  I remember my first meeting with Stacy, it was pre Evan and Company office days at Ole’ Starbucks. From that moment I knew it was gonna be a great one. Her and her sister were two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. After months and months of planning, lots of phone calls, texts messages and a few tear that special day finally arrived. We loaded up and headed to Selma, Alabama. Below are a few of our Fave shots from their big day.

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Thanks again Stacy and Ryan for allowing us to be a part of your special day. It was a pleasure. Let’s plan a first birthday soon! 😉

Venue– Shiloh Baptist Church Sardis, Al  and Sturdivant Hall Selma, AL  | Photography Kim Box  |  Entertainment – Coconut Cowboys  |  Bridal Shops – Alfred Angelo and Men’s Warehouse  | Cakes & Dessert – Joyce Riley Catering  /  Catering – Joyce Riley Catering  |  Floral & Event Design – Evan and Company  /  Hair: Arsella Tellier with Shear Talent | Makeup: Cortney Jones with Indulgence Salon  | Planner – Evan Cooper  /  Rings – Marquirette’s  |  Lettering & Paper – Poppy Pedals

 

Andy + Peyton

It’s been almost a year since Andy and Peyton said I do, but I couldn’t be happier to share these now. I met Peyton while she was working with RSVP MONTGOMERY MAGAZINE. We always had so much fun styling shoots and planning events, So when  she asked me to be a part of her wedding I knew it would be just as much fun. After months and months of planning and 2 other weddings in the same weekend,  their Special Day Finally arrived and it couldn’t have been more perfect!

How classic is this photo of her Mom zipping her dress? They’ll cherish this for years to come.

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Thanks again Peyton and Andy for letting us be a part of your special day. It was truly a blessing. I can’t wait t see where life takes you and that cute little pooch Fitz. Love You Guys!

Venue: Sturdivent Hall | Hair & Makeup: Lush Makeup Art | Dress: Bella’s Bridal | Groom Attire: Vera Wang for Mens Warehouse | Photography: Josh Moates of Kim Box Photography  | Event & Floral Design:Evan and Company Reception Music: The Park Band | Catering: Pat Labbey | Brides Cake: Loren Morrow | | Rentals: American Tent and Rental 

2013: One Last Glimpse

Oh my stars y’all!!!  2013 has finally come to a close. I don’t know where to begin!!  It has been one Heck of a year! If you would’ve asked me what 2013 had in store last year on New Years Eve I would have told you, “I have no idea.”  Literally! I was scared to death!

In December of 2012 I made the decision to pursue my dreams–  I knew that whatever I wanted to happen or dreamed of happening wasn’t going to happen without bathing my dreams and goals in prayer. So, after lots of prayer and multiple conversations with my parents, I quit my full time job at Kim Box Photography,  took a leap of faith and jumped in to Evan & Co. full time. Looking back on that decision I wouldn’t  have changed a thing. I’m so blessed that the Lord has allowed me to do something I’m passionate about and love so much! I can’t put into words how thankful I am for all the experiences, clients and opportunities that were put in front of me in 2013. It really has been the best year of my life.

The quote from Walt Disney is ALL ME. Just ask my family and friends. It’s the perfect representation of 2013.

 

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Ok, you’ve been warned… this post is full of iPhone Pictures (the best camera is always the one you carry with you) and lots of pretty pictures from professionals. Don’t mind the mix!

I started 2013 out right– a ski trip with some of my closest friends. We loaded up the van and headed to West Virginia. I’m not a cold weather fun, but everything is better when you’re with friends, right?  2014-01-02_0003

As if one ski trip wasn’t enough, I hopped on a plane and headed to Colorado for 2 weeks after I arrived back from WV. I LOVE it there. Good food and lots of laughs. 2014-01-02_0004

Late January Aubrie, Kim and I  held the 2nd Annual Souther Bridal Faire. It was Bigger and Better than the previous year. We had over 500 folks come through the doors and over 200 Brides. Never did we think it would be what it is today. Aubrie and I took the stage to welcome the guest and open the show. I LOVE this shot, “I forget to take my gum out”. 2014-01-02_0007

I set up my first EVER bridal show booth. I think it turned out pretty good. Aren’t those calligraphy place cards FANTASTIC?? Poppy Pedals help take my booth to the next level. Of course everything was Yellow! It’s my FAVORITE color! Photos By: Nikki P

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This might have been my BIGGEST moment of 2013– I picked up the keys to my 2,220 square ft office. I felt like a grownup. 2014-01-02_0009

Thankfully I was in my new office just in time to prep for Paul and Stephanie’s wedding. Her bouquet is (I think) my most FAVORITE I’ve created yet. I just LOVE all the bright colors– they pop so well. Photos By: Josh Moates | Kim Box Photography  2014-01-02_0012 2014-01-02_0016

Next up is weekend I’ll NEVER forget. We had 3 weddings. Yes, I said 3!! I thought Sharon (my assistant) was going to kill me We’ve never worked harder. To this day I don’t know why I agreed to it, but I did and We rocked it out!

First on that weekend’s agenda, Ashley and Meghan’s beautiful Friday nuptials. Isn’t she stunning. Her and her family were beyond precious. Such sweet, sweet people and I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of their day! Photo By: Josh Moates | Kim Box Photography

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My cousin Tyler said I do to his beautiful Bride Penni that weekend too. I LOVED her color combo.So beautiful– lovely shades of purple and pinks. Photo By: Brooke Glassford | Colorbox Photography  2014-01-02_0013 2014-01-02_0015

Lastly we rounded out our busy weekend with a stunning wedding in Selma, Alabama for Peyton and Andy. I just LOVE her. Her wedding was inspired by an antique Wedgwood Box. I’ll be sharing her photos on the blog very soon! Their 1 year anniversary is approaching. Photo by Josh Moates | Kim Box Photography

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One of my most FAVORITE things as a planner and event designer is getting to show the Bride and Groom their reception space before all of the guest arrive. I just love this photo. It’s framed sitting on my book case at the office.

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I styled 2 shoots for the Wedding Edition of RSVP Magazine. 1st up, a feature on honeymoon attire. The call time for this shoot was killer but the private Jet, Prada Sunglasses and Louboutin shoes totally made up for it!

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Also in that same issue of RSVP Magazine my friend Rae and I pulled together this FABULOUS Nautical inspired shoot for a special feature. Isn’t that  J.Crew gown perfection? Gets me every time! Photos By: Aubrie Lemon  2014-01-04_0001

I attended a charity event with the Bill and Giuliana Rancic. I gave her some hair care tips. 😉 I look back at these photos and think, what was I wearing?

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Kimberly and Davis said I-Do in April and her bouquet might be close 2nd for “Favorite bouquet” I’ve created. Isn’t it beautiful? I LOVE that color combo, shades of red, burnt oranges and ivory. Photos By: Faith Burkett | Kim Box Photography  2014-01-04_0002

We had kind of a lull during the month of May but picked right back up in June with Katie and Joe’s beautiful wedding at The Oaks Plantation. I die every time I Look at these images. They are stunning. That butter-y sunlight couldn’t be more gorgeous! Photo By: Josh Moates | Kim Box Photography 2014-01-04_0004 1150812_10200276007054022_138115990_n

June was the a busy month. We knocked out a few weddings and hopped on a plane to Austria. MOST.BEAUTIFUL.PLACE.EVER. I wrote a full post about our trip here. Check it out!  2013-07-26_0009 2013-07-28_0010 2013-08-03_0002

August started with a trip to Orlando for National Fine Arts Festival. While there I had the opportunity to meet one of my Favorite Authors, Mark Batterson. If you haven’t read any of his books do yourself a favor and go pick a few up. I posted a recent review on The Circle Maker here and also his newest book, All In here. While in Orlando, I was honored to receive a national award of merit for photograph I shot while in Guatemala. We even took a field trip to Universal Studios and Island of Adventures. I think I rode the Hulk like 10 times. LOVE that ride.  2014-01-05_0002

My sweet friend over at Hannah Akers Photography enlisted my help to throw a Bridal Shower for her friend Kayleigh. The details were PERFECT. I am obsessed with that floral cake topper and those strawberry baskets we used for the table arrangements. Photo By: Hannah Akers Photography 2013-09-02_0001 2013-09-02_0002

August was a busy, busy month for us. We rounded out the month with 2 weddings. First up, Marcus and Jasmine. I don’t think I could have met anyone sweeter. I wish I had a recording of the phone call between her mother and I after the wedding– So Sweet. It was a pure joy to be a part of their wedding. I can’t wait to update our site with some of their gorgeous photos. Photos By: K. Bryant Images  

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September was full speed ahead with 4 HUGE Weddings. My good friend Nick said I-Do to his beautiful bride Elizabeth on a Hot (Like 100 degrees hot) September Saturday afternoon. I just recently posted about their wedding here. Photos By: Josh Moates | Kim Box Photography

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Hevan and Jarrod were up next. It poured and poured rain on the weekend of their Big Day, but I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding and go with the flow bride. She still texts me randomly and tells me how perfect everything was and that she misses her flowers. Photos By: Kim Box | Kim Box Photography

View More: http://kimboxphotography.pass.us/miller Lastly, Alexandra and Ron’s beautiful wedding at Anderson Gail Farms. I LOVED this focal arrangement the most. Why? Because we had something else in mind, but our container broke on the way up, so we had to improvise. It came out 10x better than what I imaged. Photo By: Blue Moon Studios  2014-01-05_0003

October, a month I had been waiting for. We’ve been planning #thechapelmarket for so long and it was finally here. You can read my full post about The Chapel Market here.

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My family and I took a quick trip to Gatlinburg, TN  for Thanksgiving. So much fun just to get away from the hustle and bustle of work. Despite the faint cell phone service and tiny bed, I made it! Aren’t those iPhone pictures the best? 😉  2014-01-05_0001 I think the BIGGEST honor of 2013 was when I received a phone call about decorating the Governor’s Mansion. I still can’t believe it happened. I posted the entire run down here. Not only was I asked to decorate the Mansion, I also decorated the State Capital. So FUN!! Such a HUGE honor! 2013-11-26_0019 2013-11-26_0012 It’s been 2 years since I met this sweet family and 2013 was the year we kicked our friendship into high gear! So FUN!!  They asked me to snap their picture for their Christmas Cards and of course I couldn’t say no. I wrote an entire post dedicated to #thegodwingang here. 2013-11-26_0002 They were also kind enough to let me into their home and decorate it for the holidays. So happy they LOVED it. If you missed the complete run down on our holiday mantle post, be sure to check it out here Photo By: Nick Drollette   View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/cooper View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/cooper So excited to be a part of Chris and Michelle’s big day! She wanted everything pretty neutral and romantic. I LOVE how her bouquet turned out. It fit with everything so well. Photo by: Nick Drollette 

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Finally we ended the year with Patrick and Kim. Their Saturday evening December wedding was just lovely. No amount of rain could stop us! I am dying over her Christmas-y bouquet. Oh and let’s talk about her dress… that woven pattern is perfection. She rocked it! Photos by: Brian Moats 

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2014-01-05_0005 We had to get one last Christmas Craft in before the holiday break, so Layla invited me over for an afternoon of crafting. We had a blast! It’s always a treat when I’m with her. She wrote about it over on her blog. Check it out! If you haven’t heard of her, She’s FABULOUS! Subscribe to her blog, NOW!  2014-01-06_0003 I finally got around to mailing my Christmas Cards. After I dropped them off at the post office I went officially went on “vacation”. My family and I had a wonderful Christmas. It’s been a tradition for years… We go to the Movies on Christmas afternoon. This year we saw Saving Mr. Banks. It was STELLAR. Emma Thompson was a pure genius. Oh and the best part about Christmas… I even got a few things off of my Wishlist— My Mom did good! Oh and Lindsey too. Her and Baby J gifted me the book I wanted.

2014-01-06_0001 We ended 2013 with one last celebration…I couldn’t imagine spending New Years Eve with anyone else. We’ve been doing it for years, why stop now? My sister even came down to surprise Hannah. It wouldn’t have been the same without her.

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You guys have made this year what it has been. My heart is so happy and full and wouldn’t wanted 2013 to be any other way. We’re ready to tackle 2014. It’s going to be a wild ride! HOLD ON! 😉