MARTA & TOM // SOUTH ALABAMA HISTORIC MANSION WEDDING
SOUTH ALABAMA WEDDING AT OAK ISLAND MANSION // WEDDING PLANNERS IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
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-MARTA & TOM
Where do we even begin with this one? There's so much to say about this wedding but we will try to summarize it the best we can.
Marta and Tom, came to us in a bit of a panic. Marta was attempting to do all of the wedding planning herself but quickly realized that it was more involved than she originally anticipated. Insert a superhero intro...here we come to save the day!
With Tom being military and often away on travel, Marta felt overwhelmed with the wedding planning so we worked closely with her to organize what she had already done and helped her secure the vendors that she still needed. To add to the dynamic, all of Marta's family lived in Europe so our goal was to help streamline the travel plans so that her family could come and enjoy this epic day.
Everything turned out so perfectly and and Marta and Tom couldn't have been happier. Oak Island Mansion was so wonderfully suited to Marta’s overall vision of her wedding day. The lake, the opulent mansion, and pool patio were perfect for their wedding celebration.
Our focus was allowing Marta and Tom to be in the moment and breathe in the joy of the day! Not only did they love every part of it but their guests had the best time – and we did, too!
A Few of Our Favorite Wedding Details
The guests! The majority of their guests traveled from abroad so we had people there from Spain, Italy, France and we even had some British royalty in attendance! More on that later.
For this wedding, Marta wanted her guests to know and love Alabama the way she had come to...even the weird little nuances. So for each table we created a "Fun Facts About Alabama" card. Each card listed some very interesting historical tidbits and we even included some strange and unbelievable laws that existed in our great state. Did you know that in Alabama, it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket? We didn't either and honestly can't think of a time when we ever attempted to! Instead of tables having numbers, each was named after an Alabama city.
Flowerssss! Marta wanted a predominantly white color palette with lots of greenery, hints of blush and pops of blues. For this, we created white hydrangea centerpieces with blush roses and blue tapered candles. The ceremony florals were also exactly what she wanted. Baby's breath down the aisle, large arrangements and grounded arrangements at the altar. Not to mention the gorgeous floral draping we did along the fountain. We also took note of her desire to have a petal exit as she and Tom walked down the aisle as husband and wife, so we created custom monogrammed petal cones that hung from the guest chairs, ready for them to toss! The "piece de resistance" was the jackson vine draped from the upper balcony of the mansion...so dreamy!
Having their wedding day be a true celebration was very important to them. So who better to enlist for this task than Superior Sound Entertainment out of Birmingham. DJ Prez has been one of our all time favorite DJ's ever since this wedding and brought his A-game. The guests danced the night away under the stars and were engaged the entire time.
The guests! How excited were we to brag about having some British royalty at one of our weddings? Don't even get Tracy started! While creating the seating chart we came across some names that stood out. Sure enough, it was members of the Mountbatten family. More specifically Lord Ivar Mountbatten himself, cousin to the Queen and a member of British aristocracy. Fun fact: Lord Mountbatten was the first to have a same-sex royal wedding. He and his husband James attended along with one of Lord Mountbatten's daughters, Ella - a high profile British socialite.
At the end of the night...everyone jumped in the pool!
This was one of our favorite weddings of all time and we are excited to give you a peek inside...