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From the photographer:
Marie and Edward chose an olive branch to commemorate April 22, 2017. It was the prefect symbol since the day that began at Paradise Farm was indeed so peaceful. Silk ribbon streamers waved in the wind, guiding family and close friends down a winding path where a lush organic arch of flowers waited on the hilltop. The sounds of bluegrass and nature filled the Alabama sky, as the bride and groom were showered with rose petals during the recessional.

Ham biscuits and other small bites, were passed during cocktail hour set in front of the farm house. As evening approached, the small audience of family and friends joined with extended others at Bottega – one of the beloved restaurants owned by well known restaurateur and father of the bride, Frank Stitt. With copious amounts of caviar on one side, and fried chicken on the other, it was a meld of everything right in southern, black-tie entertaining. With oysters, tiramisu in lieu of cake, rosé all day and night, it was a feast like no other.

Photography Rylee Hitchner Photography | Wedding Planner Christopher Confero | Floral and Design Rosegolden | Dress Jenny Packham | Hair Mark at Forecast Salon | Venue Family Farm & Bottega Restaurant | Tiramisu by Doll at Bottega


We know that being engaged and planning a wedding can be all consuming. But we also know that even with all that is going on during this time, you are still a woman with lots of other interests! So we were exited to receive this fashion shoot mixed with wedding inspiration. Whether you are looking for a rehearsal dress, a wedding dress, or just a date outfit, you are sure to love this shoot!

From the photographer:
Cutting a concept down to the simplest shapes and lines will make anything feel fresh and modern. We utilized very structured, dried florals to incorporate modern lines while keeping the overall look very feminine and dainty. Blush pinks and linen tablecloths provide the feeling of organic texture, while the dramatic shapes and harsh lines of the “florals” provide the sculptural look that any modernist wants in their designs. The fashion is simple but powerful, again mixing that structural simplicity with feminine features.

Photography Miesh Photography |  Stylist Gatherist |  Floral Design La Fete Floral | Dresses Miesh Clothing | Makeup Lesley Lind | Hair Anna Marie, Platinum Pearls & Blush Petals, Cassandra Dunn | Venue Miesh Studio | Food Flour and Flourish | Invitation Suite Refine Studio | Models Kristy SorensonAleja BrilesMarae Wright


With Sandals Resorts in St. Lucia, you have the choice of three wonderful, all-inclusive resorts where you can plan your destination wedding and honeymoon. Sandal’s Aisle to Isle destination wedding experience has been created to provide inspiration and information for couples when planning their wedding experience. With numerous décor inspirations, enhanced options for food and beverage, and new ceremony and reception venues, Aisle to Isle was created for endless choices. You can customize a day that is truly a reflection of your style!

A big part of your destination wedding will be where you stay. One example of the beautiful accommodations you can choose from is the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Located on its very own peninsula, it has the calm waters of Rodney Bay located to the west and the Atlantic on the east, with panoramic views everywhere. It is perfect place to celebrate your love!

Sandals Grande St. Lucian accommodations feature innovative designs that mix modern amenities with exotic, palapa inspired architecture. Their spectacular over the water bungalows (shown here), deliver an immersive experience with the Caribbean’s finest turquoise waters. Your expansive, private patio features Sandal’s signature Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, an over-the-water hammock, outdoor shower, and suspended patio with swim-up platform. The interior of your bungalow features glass floors with undersea views, a king-size bed, and a spacious, spa-like bathroom. To add to the luxury you experience during your stay, you will have 24 hour room service and elite butler service. You will feel like royalty!

Photography MK Sadler | Styling Liz Damrich for Once Wed