Clean and graceful, classic and intimate–these are my favorite wedding planning words. So naturally I fell head over heels for Anna and Perry's Southern celebration, which embodies them all. Ginny Au orchestrated their winter wedding, from the perfectly minimalist letterpress invitations from Brown Paper Linen to the cozy dinner party atmosphere of their reception at Mountain Brook Club.
Anna chose J.Crew's "Nadia" gown, and her seamstress added a short-sleeved sheer top and fabric covered buttons. A Cathedral-length veil, flat nude sandals from J.Crew, drop earrings and a simple gold bangle completed her classic look. Bridesmaids were also outfitted in J.Crew, wearing silk chiffon "Heidi" gowns in graphite, and carried diminutive versions of Anna's green, ivory and blush bouquet of garden roses, sweet peas and parrot tulips by Cloth of Gold. Perry and his groomsmen looked handsome in navy suits from Mobley & Sons, and donned white and green boutonnieres for the perfect finishing touch.
After a traditional ceremony at the Highlands United Methodist Church, the newlyweds and their guests headed to the Mountain Brook Club. Dinner for 100 was served on long estate tables lit by flickering tapers in brass candlesticks. Piles of white and green blooms were nestled into garden-inspired pedestal arrangements, and a jazz band played softly while guests became friends. The evening ended with cake and Champagne, but the couple knew it was only the beginning of their happy life together.
Many thanks to photographer Mandy Busby, who generously shared Anna and Perry's wedding with me, and whose work capturing their celebration will always be as lovely as it is today. Tell me, what's your favorite detail or photograph from this fête?