Gather Wedding: Mary Chollet and Camper O'Neal
I have sat down to start this post many times, but I have not been able to think of the right words to use when describing this wedding and this couple. Just so you know, my love and excitement for these two people will not be fully expressed, but I will at least tell you how AWESOME their wedding was!!!!
Mary Chollet and her mother did an incredible job of planning one of the most elegant weddings I have seen in a while. It was classy, elegant and sophisticated. One of the first calls they made was to line up Gather for the month of the wedding. They wanted to enjoy their month leading up to the wedding and not worry about a thing. Gather was thrilled to fill in the (very few) holes and make sure the logistics were in line to execute the seamless wedding they had created!
The beautiful bride!
Mary Chollet opted to have just sisters, sister-in-laws and a cousin in the wedding.
This is a photo of the infamous black shoes that have carried me through every wedding this winter and the "binder" that is the bible behind each wedding. In case I were hit by a bus...anyone would be able to pick up this binder and run the wedding almost as good as me.
Carole Sullivan with Lagniappe Designs did an incredible job with the floral decor. Carole is an an absolute breeze to work with and can create any look!
This arrangement of lights and greenery was the center of the dance floor.
The Quince branches were cut a few weeks before the wedding and forced to bloom in a family friend's basement. I am afraid to ask what the heat bill was to get these suckers looking so good!
After the cake cutting, the couple went straight to the first dance. The bride and her sweet dad had a special moment that was enjoyed by all. The orchid we put in her hair for the reception was a nice touch!
Once the party got started on the dance floor, we passed out tambourines for the guests to enjoy. The tambourines were also used for the couple's exit. The groom's sister then surprised the bride and groom with sunglasses for all!
Cheers to a PERFECT wedding and to one of my favorite MOBs!
Many thanks to Dee Moore Photography, Celine Russel for make-up, Ivory and White for the beautiful dress, Larry's Limo and Trolley Time for the transportation and Mountain Brook Club for the venue and food.