Michael and Elyse

Ok! Before I begin I must warn you– this couple is SMOKIN’ HOT! Ok you’ve been warned….

I remember sitting down to meet with Elyse, her Mom and best friend Amanda at Starbucks (pre- office days) just like it was yesterday!  The entire meeting I was praying in my head that she would hire me. Why? They’re genuine personalities. From the moment I met Elyse and Mrs. Cindy I knew I wanted to work with them. Not only because  it was going to be a “good wedding”, but I knew I would be blessed in return.

The Darnell family is pure joy. I don’t think I have ever laughed harder, cried with someone and been mad all in the same day. Mr. Noel and Mrs. Cindy wanted nothing but the best for their daughter’s big day and it certainly showed. Elyse, her brother and sister are lucky to call them parents. I can’t say it enough, but they’re two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. Oh, and Mrs. Cindy makes a mean strawberry cake. I’ve already but in an order for my birthday! 😉

Welcome to Darnell Mountain.

View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael  I LOVE my brides! We have so much fun together! Honestly I hate when the wedding is over– We go from texting and chatting daily to nothing. Hahah I am so thankful I have this picture that I can frame and put on my bookcase with all of the others! View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael This has to be one of the sweetest first looks I’ve seen. Michael’s love for Elyse is certainly evident in these photos. So special.  View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael Let’s pause for a moment of silence. I mean, HELLO GORGEOUS. Elyse was one stunning Bride. Look at that Pink Lipstick!  View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael  Elyse and Michael have some pretty friends too. Don’t you LOVE all the different shades of pink? And let’s talk about how cute the Flower Girl and Ring Barer are?!?!  View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael Honestly, the ceremony site was magical and I’m not just saying that because I had a small part in it. It truly was one of the most breath taking ceremony spaces I have ever seen. View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael  It was picture perfect. That vine and twig arch was just a beauty. Thanks Mr. Noel!

View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael  These are by far my FAVORITE getaway photos of any wedding I have done! (well besides my sisters ;)! )  View More: http://enlove.pass.us/elyse--michael

 

Thanks again Elyse and Michael for allowing us to be a part of your special day! It was truly an honor and I am blessed to say I had a small part in your life. I am a better person having met you guys and your family! I look forward to seeing what God has in store for The Sherman’s down the road. I’ll be watching! 😉

Ceremony Venue: Darnell Mountain | Reception Venue: |  Ceremony Dress: Denson’s  | Reception Dress: Bridals by Lori  | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Photography: Jonathan Khon | Videography: Two Hawks Production | Planning and Reception Floral Design:Evan and Company Music: Wes Darnell  |Catering: Tammy Griffin, A Catered Affair | Brides Cake: Cindy’s Cakes | Grooms Cake: Cake Designs | Rentals: Brendle Rentals

Kelly and Adam

Oh how we love Kelly Hawkins. She was seriously one of the sweetest Brides we have ever worked with!

I was still working at Kim Box Photography when I got the phone call to meet with Kelly and Mrs. Janice.  Little did I know that Kim had thrown my name out there in the planner drawing pot! I was extremely nervous to say the least. Kelly’s Father is Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor of Troy University. That’s all I could think about–

“Everyone knows them. There’s going to be hundreds of people there. Don’t say something stupid. Am I going to impress Mrs. Janice?”. The list went on and on.

Long story short I GOT THE JOB. I was excited, relieved and happy yet still extremely nervous.  Our first initial meeting was at their home. I remember sitting in that pretty white arm chair in their living room thinking to myself, “This is what I am suppose to do”. Kelly and I had an awesome chemistry from the first moment we met and I honestly think that is what put my mind at ease. I really felt like I was planning a wedding for my best friend.

Adam and Kelly were a pure joy to work with. I knew there was something special about them when they invited me to dinner with their friends a couple of a night before their weddings.  I was more than just a planner or florist to them, I had become a friend and that meant more to me than any compliment or paycheck.

There were so many special touches throughout Kel and Adam’s day that was reminiscent of them and their personalities. From the Baseball themed buffet table for Adam or to the special flower arrangement in the Foyer dedicated to Kelly’s Aunt. But I think my MOST FAVORITE “touch” was the gospel choir. They sang “Oh Happy Day” as the newly married Bride and Groom made their exit. I had goose pimples on my arms the entire time. It was magical.

Thanks again Kelly and Adam for allowing us to be a part of your special day.  It was truly an honor.

A HUGE thanks to my team for pulling this one off. Mom, Dad, Morgan, Rae, Andrew, Hannah, Jonny and Hillary… I couldn’t have made Kelly’s dream wedding come true without you.

Venue: The Waters | Event and Floral Design: Evan and Company | Photographer: Erika Tracy/ Kim Box Photography | Lighting: Tauton Productions | Videography: The Bearded Film Man Co | Photo Booth: Facetime Photo Booth

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Here is the very special video that The Bearded Film Man Co. captured of Kelly and Adam’s day! Enjoy!

 

Adam & Kelly from The Bearded Man Film Co. on Vimeo.

Southern Bridal Faire

Back in February my partner in Crime – Aubrie Moates and I put on our FIRST EVER Bridal Faire. The Idea bloomed back a couple of years ago. After many conversations, text messages, and meetings we finally gained the courage to give it a try. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, we knew we wanted to create and event for local Brides to come and gain inspiration and visit with the TOP vendors in our area. Once we announced the Southern Bridal Faire we had OVER 40 vendors on board to help make this event a HUGE success. It was more than we could have ever dreamed of. I remember just minutes before the show started, I went outside to check on something and freaked out. Why?? Because the line was wrapped around the building. I ran inside and banged on the Bathroom door and yelled for Aubrie to come out so I could show her the picture I had taken on my phone. We gave each other the BIGGEST hug. It was a moment of true accomplishment.

Below is a spread that RSVP-Montgomery Magazine (2012 Southern Bridal Faire Sponsor) featured in a recent issue. Also, you know wherever I am, so is my iPhone. There are a couple of shots I took with my phone throughout the day. Thanks again to all of our sponsors and the Incredible team we had to help pull this event off. We are already planning and looking forward to next year.

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21st Birthday

If I have ever posted anything that has been “past due” it is the next couple of post. I turned 21 back in August and knew that I wanted to celebrate with a BANG, so I invited 168 of my closest friends and we partied all night. Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrate my 21st Birthday with me. It was a BLAST! Each of you that came out truly mean TONS to me, and I am thankful to have you there. Thanks to everyone who brought gifts, Starbucks cards (which I am still using), and My favorite of all Big Sexy Hairspray! hahaha Below are some photos from the night. Enjoy!

DJ: David Wiseman

Photography: DiAnna Paulk

Photo Booth: GiggleBox [Kim Box Photography]

Cake: Mandy Green

Invites: Amanda Claybrook

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Below is a fun little video we put together after every Photo Booth Experience.  Enjoy our “Moves Like Jagger”