Mr. & Mrs. Baird - Real Southerly Wedding

At The Southerly Warehouse, we love being a part of each bride’s big day. From the first look and the first kiss to the send off of the newlyweds- it is such a privilege to host our beautiful brides and their families! What is even more special is the opportunity to host a bride who is one of our dear friends.

In December, Kara and Logan tied the knot in our classic Chandelier Room. Their winter wedding included hues of deep blues and golds. 

Kara and her ladies enjoyed their morning getting ready and spending the day in our bridal suite. 

 Kara was surrounded by her beautiful ladies the whole day.

Kara was surrounded by her beautiful ladies the whole day.

 We loved their matching silk robes! Kara revealed her wedding day attire to her ladies in the bridal suite and their reactions were priceless.

We loved their matching silk robes! Kara revealed her wedding day attire to her ladies in the bridal suite and their reactions were priceless.

Kara chose to do a first look with Logan prior to the ceremony. The upstairs of our Bless You Building event space was the perfect setting with ample natural light for their first look.

 Can anyone else see the anticipation and excitement on Logan's face? 

Can anyone else see the anticipation and excitement on Logan's face? 

 Such a sweet moment for the bride and groom. 

Such a sweet moment for the bride and groom. 

Julia's Pro Tip: Having a first look makes for timeless photos and memories. Choosing to have pre-ceremony photos done works well as hair and makeup is at its best for both the bride and her bridal party. In addition, outdoor photos can be taken in bright natural light that may not exist post ceremony (depending on your timeline).

While a first look is non-traditional, it is becoming very popular amongst modern brides. Having pre-ceremony photos captured allows the bride and groom to avoid rushed post-ceremony pictures. This trend is growing quickly and we love how Kara and Logan’s pre-ceremony photos turned out!

 Kara's bouquet by Tori Brinson Designs. 

Kara's bouquet by Tori Brinson Designs. 

 We loved the custom arch for their altar.

We loved the custom arch for their altar.

 Kara's bridesmaids wore different shades of blue - and how cute is that flower girl?

Kara's bridesmaids wore different shades of blue - and how cute is that flower girl?

 kara & logan

kara & logan

Kara and Logan had their ceremony in our Chandelier Room. Shanika with Sleek Designs styled the aisle with floating candles and the altar with rustic lanterns. Local designers created the custom arch. 

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Kara's custom altar featured a real branch arch with tallow-berry stems and LED lights. The romantic arch was the perfect compliment to their winter wedding.

  Aisle design by Shanika with Sleek Designs.


Aisle design by Shanika with Sleek Designs.

 Kara & Logan's wedding ceremony in Chandelier Room.

Kara & Logan's wedding ceremony in Chandelier Room.

The navy and gold hues with pops of green were just right for this beautiful winter wedding. Did I mention that it actually snowed in Alabama the morning of their wedding day? How many people can say it snowed on their wedding day in Alabama?

The reception immediately followed the sweet ceremony in our Garage Room. Dining tables were placed around the dance floor.

 We loved the tables being intimate with the dance floor! 

We loved the tables being intimate with the dance floor! 

 Tables featured navy linens with gold accent centerpieces. 

Tables featured navy linens with gold accent centerpieces. 

 Cake by Sonshine Cakes. 

Cake by Sonshine Cakes. 

 Tori Brinson Designs.

Tori Brinson Designs.

 There was never a dull moment on this dance floor! 

There was never a dull moment on this dance floor! 

DJ K-Touch kept the music going and the crowd involved the entire night. 

Guests enjoyed a night full of fun and dancing!

Kara and Logan’s guests had a great time on the dance floor! We loved their reception layout. Having the dining tables up close and personal to the dance floor made for an intimate setting. 

After dancing the night away, the bride and groom were sent off with sparklers.

 Getting ready for the big send off.

Getting ready for the big send off.

 Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Baird! 

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Baird! 

 

The bride and groom exited in style in our outdoor courtyarad surrounded by their closest family and friends. 

Thank you again to Mr. & Mrs. Baird for letting us be a part of your special day. The Southerly wishes you both a lifetime of bliss and happiness!

always more to come!