Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a dress from Ann Taylor and shoes from Kate Spade.
Happy Wednesday !! I am SO happy to have Mackenzie back today!! I missed that girl the last 3 working days! I didn’t let any grass grow under my feet while she was gone so I have a lot to catch her up on today. Measuring jobs and going on deliveries without my sidekick keeping the fires burning makes me realize I DO NOT know how I ran my business by myself for so long!! I miss that Adison ,too!!! We really had a smooth machine the three months she was here. I am looking forward to getting her back some day! I had to leave Lacie Rue by herself for almost 4 hours on Monday. She was waiting for me in the door—- precious baby! We are off to Dallas today and I will go back with a client tomorrow. I wish I could find more hours in the day right now. September is here and the world is twirling fast again!
The article today comes from the July/August issue of Flower Magazine. I have covered weddings before in my blog... but never one out of a magazine. This one really caught my eye. With Mackenzie getting married next May and one of my favorite client’s daughter getting engaged... I have wedding bells ringing all over!!! Such a wonderful and happy time!!! This couple met at a fundraiser in New York. The attractive Gael Gremaud from Paris crossed the room to introduce himself to Mary Carleton Rafield. Love at first sight!! The marriage took place at the Carleton’s family home on the 14th green at The Birmingham Country Club with people flying in from Paris, New York, and California. The bride had interned for the wedding and event planner Tara Guerard of Soirée while she was attending the College of Charleston—- so she knew just who to call!. What a romantic story and a stunning wedding.
Enjoy and feel the love on this 12th day of September.
Looking beautiful in her gown from Lela Rose, the ceremony took place on the lawn of the Carleton’s home. What a romantic path of roses leading to the rose arbor to perform the ceremony. So happy!!
The bride looking gorgeous walking down the path to go meet her groom.
The bridesmaids all had different dresses in the same hue. The bouquets were made from greenery and hellebores collected from the garden. I did the flowers for a small wedding once that we did the same thing. Before any of my readers get any ideas... that wedding almost killed me. I was one and done after it was over!!!
What a romantic seating created under the trees lit with lanterns.
This is breathtaking!!!!!!! The all white flowers on top of the slightly grey table cloths is so crisp. The twinkle lights above add romance.
A close up of the table setting. Lavender in small bud vases were placed intermittently as a reference to the groom’s origin.
Such a work of art to keep forever! The seating chart was painted on oilcloth by a friend of the family. WOW!!!!!!
Gorgeous bride’s cake with roses. The silver goblets for their first toast are heirloom from the father’s side of the family. On the wedding day a bottle of bourbon was buried—-an old Southern tradition. I have never heard of that but I love it!!
I LOVE this sign they are holding on their getaway golf cart!!!!
Joyous dancing! Your wedding day should be one of the happiest in your life. The joy on the bride’s face says it all!!!!!
“Alabama Amour” article featured in Flower Magazine July/August 2018 Issue
By Margot Shaw
Photo by A Bryan Photo
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For dinner last night I had baked chicken from Tom Thumb and lentils from Central Market.
Love this song!