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The first time I met Carmen and Seth I had NO DOUBT that their wedding was going to be beautiful and full of stunning details! Carmen is an interior designer after all, and her style is on point. After working with both Carmen and Seth for a year (it’s so fun when we get to work with the groom too!), it was so exciting to see their wedding day come to life. Every detail was absolutely flawless and it was seriously the perfect Summer wedding!
It’s not very often that we get to work with the groom almost as much as the bride, but this time around we did. We spent a lot of time with Carmen AND Seth and really got to know the two of them and see their relationships continue to develop throughout their engagement. It was SO sweet how hard Seth worked to make sure that Carmen had absolutely everything she could have dreamed of for her wedding day – from running errands to the sweetest notes – Seth was groom of the year! These two are a match made in Heaven and we are excited to see what these two do together in the years to come.
When we first started planning, Carmen and Seth hadn’t selected a venue yet. Carmen was envisioning an outdoor, garden-style wedding and Aldridge Gardens gave us the perfect backdrop for that. Carmen loves blues and ivory and greenery – and this was the perfect palette to kick off the design. We love a bride with beautiful style who places a big focus on aesthetics and Carmen did just that! Some of our absolute favorite design elements: beautiful stationery from Empress Stationery that set the tone for a beautiful garden wedding, the beautiful donut wall featuring three donuts named after their sweet pets including water color paintings of their pets, the stunning greenery chandeliers that hung from the ceiling and the AMAZING cake display and backdrop! There were literally beautiful details everywhere you looked!
Planning a large outdoor wedding in Alabama in the Summer is always a little bit of a risk. Unfortunately we never know what the weather is going to do and Summer thunderstorms are always a little unpredictable. Having a stellar plan B is of upmost importance for weddings like Carmen and Seth’s and it’s a good thing we did! Mother Nature was good to us for most of the day and Carmen and Seth got to say their vows in the location that we had originally planned. One of the sweetest things they did was give their minister notes they had written to each other (Carmen hadn’t read Seth’s and Seth hadn’t read Carmen’s). The minister read some of the sweetest things that they had to say to and about each other and their relationship. It was incredibly special to watch them both hear those things for the first time! After the main events of the reception, it was time to par-tay! Unfortunately this was when Mother Nature decided to rear her ugly head and a monsoon of a thunderstorm graced us with it’s presence. However, every Becky’s Brides wedding has a good back-up plan and we had two tents (along with the pavilion that Aldridge Gardens has) to cover guests during the reception! While the weather wasn’t pretty, Carmen and Seth celebrated their new marriage with all their friends and family through the thunderstorm and it was amazing!
Carmen and Seth, I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to plan your wedding with you! It was SO FUN to get to know you both and dream up beautiful ideas for your stunning wedding day. It was an honor to witness you two become husband and wife. I can’t wait to see where your marriage takes you, but I’m sure it will be full of love for years to come. Best wishes on a happy and beautiful marriage!
Planning: Becky’s Brides | Venue: Aldridge Gardens | Photography: Eric & Jamie Photography | Videography: Marry Tales | Getting ready location: Hyatt Wynfrey | Floral Design: Vera Flora | Hair and Makeup: Emily Summerville | Cake: Magic Muffins | Catering: Savoie Catering | Entertainment: Turnipblood | Chairs, Bars and Display Shelves: 12th Table | Props: PropHouse Birmingham | Tents: Event Rentals Unlimited | Linens: BBJ Linens | Draping: On-Site Productions | Stationery: Empress Stationery | Calligraphy: The Refined Pen