Take note of these top 7 floral trends

by Rachel Bond Owner/designer, Pine Hills Floral Designs Brides are saying “I do” to greenery and making other unconventional choices when it comes to their wedding flowers. Here are some of the major trends that are gaining traction: 1. MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEMES Whether neutral or vibrant, monochromatic color schemes definitely are trending. Instead of adding…

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25 Trends to know

What was old is new again — with a twist. And what just last year was soft and muted is now edgy and dramatic. Here are some of our favs. 1. & 2. Classical looks & Royal Wedding-Inspired florals     3. Non-traditional florals 4. Dark color palettes 5. Statement wedding cakes 6. Colorful groom…

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Have your cake and eat it, too

By Faren Knowles | Melissa’s Bakery It’s finally here! You are in love, engaged and ready to walk hand in hand into life with your fiancé. After a few weeks, the planning starts, and you find yourself left with more questions than answers. It happens to almost every bride. The options are endless, and everyone…

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Wedding makeup: why you should hire a professional

by Jackie Merlau / Photograph by Kayce Stork Photography jmerlaumakeup.com Makeup for your wedding is very different than your everyday beauty routine. When it comes to your big day, you want to consider longevity, photography, luxury and much- needed relaxation. You have spent hours finding the perfect dress and booking an incredible photographer, so don’t…

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Anna Kate & John Cornish

Married November 24, 2018 VENDORS Photographer: Kayce Stork Wedding planner: Renae Allen Ceremony venue: St. Mary Catholic Church Reception venue: Slavonian Lodge Florist: After the Proposal Caterer: Salute Makeup: Jackie Merlau Hair: Jacqueline Reynolds Videographer: Kayce Stork Shoes: Dillard’s Wedding gown: Mimi’s Bridal (Laurel, MS) Tux: Men’s Wearhouse Bridesmaid dresses: Dillard’s Musician/Entertainment: Nightshift Sounds Entertainment…

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Katie & Ben Otten

Married March 30, 2019 VENDORS Photographer: Southern Wedding Pixels Wedding planner: Susie Davis- A Plan to Remember Ceremony and reception venue: Wilson Residence Florist: Pine Hills Floral Designs Caterer: Southern Flavor Hair and Makeup: J’Anna Bergmann Salon and Boutique Shoes: BHLDN Wedding gown: I Do Bridal and Formal Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie Musician/Entertainment: Nightshift Sounds Entertainment…

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Marissa & Colby Tomlinson

VENDORS Colors: pinks, lilac, & blue Photographer: Grace Photography (Jessica Lumpkin) Wedding planner: After The Proposal (Jean McGrury and Matt Washburn) Ceremony and reception venue: The Event Centre at Climb CDC Florist: After The Proposal (Matt Washburn) Caterer: Taste Catering (Patrick Heim) Makeup: Jackie Merlau Hair: Brandi Bosarge (Salon Rouge) Videographer: All Terrain Productions (Michael…

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Top Tier Travel: Couple finds paradise on Turks and Caicos

Between the perfect weather, picturesque beaches and celebratory atmosphere, Megan Pearson only wishes she could have stayed longer on Turks and Caicos. “It was really like being in paradise,” says the newlywed, who married Kyle Pearson Nov. 10, 2018, at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort. About 25 friends and family members attended the destination…

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Katrina & Malcolm: A continuing story of hope

June is traditionally known for blissful summer nuptials, yet on June 30, 2018, a different June bride graced an intimate vow renewal gathering. As Katrina L. Long-Currie and Malcolm L. Currie Jr. stood in the grandeur of the Oakleigh Garden room at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa, the rich history of their…

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