Mr. & Mrs. Wascom - Real Southerly Wedding
Wedding season is the most wonderful time of the year at The Southerly Warehouse. And I'll be honest with you guys, this wedding was one of my favorites thus far. From the beautiful bride and her precious family to her stunning color palette choice, this wedding was so fun and special to be a part of.
With deep maroons and playful pops of green, this spring wedding is giving us all the feels! Brooke and Alex are the definition of true love and we are so excited to share their day with you!
How gorgeous are those bridal garters?! Brooke's style was complete wedding goals to say the least. I love when engagement photos are incorporated in close up shots.
And did you spot the stylish perfume in the first picture? As most of you know, fragrance is a huge memory trigger. We love when brides choose a special perfume for their wedding day (especially when it photographs beautifully!).
Julia's Pro Tip: If you are still searching for the right perfume for your big day I would check out this article by The Knot.
Brooke and her ladies got ready in our bridal suite the morning of the wedding. We loved their matching silk robes. Her bridesmaids were so helpful the night of the rehearsal dinner and morning of the wedding.
There was a little delay with the slide show for the rehearsal dinner and her girls jumped right in with me to get the problem solved. Having a solid group of ladies around you can absolutely make your day that much easier.
It was SO difficult for me to pick which photos to choose to share from this wedding. I loved spending my weekend with this bride and her girls.
Personally, I like sharing some of the "behind the scene" photos. The bridal suite is where the magic happens. The sweet smell of Mimosas and hairspray fills the air while lipstick goes on and you know it's going to be a good day.
Brooke was stunning in her timeless gown from Densons Dresses - Bridal. The scalloped lace edging and deep v-back were perfect for this spring bride.
From the hair and makeup to the veil and smile, you can't help but swoon over these bridal portraits!
Alex and Brooke's ceremony took place at the First Baptist Church of Opelika - but not before sweet Camden got to see his mom! He was so handsome in his wedding suit. And look at that sweet kiss!
The pews were filled with family and friends as the couple became one. You can spot the joy filled smiles and tears as Brooke's dad walks her down the aisle.
Following their ceremony, the reception was held in our Chandelier Room. With antique lanterns and simple greenery on some tables with tall floral arrangements on others, guests were welcomed into a striking reception hall.
And speaking of the reception, how can I not mention this first dance?
First dances are always a special moment for the bride and groom. Brooke and Alex shared their first dance as husband and wife embracing each other in such a sweet way.
Their love and happiness could be seen throughout the whole day and night. Following their first dances, guests were welcomed into the dining room to enjoy some delicious food and to dance the night away!
And after guests had their fair share of dancing, they could grab their wedding favor of wedding cake! I loved this idea in lieu of a traditional favor for guests.
Providing personalized mini to-go boxes allowed guests to take away some tasty dessert for later. This also ensured that any leftover cake would not go to waste.
Leaving their fun-filled night with sparklers, the newlyweds were cheered on by guests as they celebrated one last time before their exit.
We wish Brooke and Alex all the best in their marriage and nothing but happiness in life. We were so lucky to be a part of your day and look forward to your many years of wedded bliss as Mr. & Mrs. Wascom.
Photography by the talented Sarah Marie Photos.
always more to come!
- Julia Maxwell