Julie and Matt Cate

Julie Fleming and Matt Cate were married on July 21, 2011 at Mountain Brook Community Church. Julie's sister, Brooke, is a friend of my sister's so I was excited to get the call about planning their wedding. Julie and Matt knew they wanted to get married at MBCC, but weren't sure about the reception venue. After considering various places around town, I took them out to see Swann Lake Stables. They immediately fell in love with it and put aside my thoughts on the summer temperature that would come along with it!
Julie is a beautiful girl inside and out with very elegant taste. She wanted her wedding to be "simple," yet beautiful, and that is exactly what she got!
Julie looked stunning in every dress she tried on at Ivory and White. After careful consideration, she decided on one that was perfect for her style of wedding.

Thirty minutes before the ceremony, the bottom fell out of the sky! It rained harder than I had seen in months. Thankfully, I had already moved to our back-up plan for the stables, but it was still a little nerve racking. The band insisted on being set up inside, regardless of the fact I had rented a tent especially for them. We were changing floor plans and running new electrical lines right up until the guests arrived. As it always does, everything worked out and the new floor plan worked beautifully!

The details of the wedding were simple. The logo Mariée Ami designed for Julie was used on fans and koozies to help keep things chilled, as well as the hotel gift boxes. The entire wedding was white, green and natural, so the burst of teal was a nice addition to the overall look of the weekend.

Barb Sullivan created two traditional cakes that had the same "simple" look as the rest of the reception. In fact, a number of guests remarked it was the best cake they had ever had.

Sparklers were a perfect way for Julie and Matt to end the night!
For future weddings, the sparklers will need to be outside!
Thank you Swann Lake Stables, Arden Photography, Kathy G., K.G. Designs, Barb Sullivan, Aabco Party Rentals, Intelligent Parking Systems and Southeastern Attractions for making this a night for everyone to remember!
Happy Planning!