William Douglas Meadows & Alma Yolanda Islas Urbina
December 20th, 2014
Wedding theme: Traditional Catholic Wedding
Ceremony Took Place: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
Reception: Longfellow Civic Center
Places Couple Registered: Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Target, Dillard’s
Invitations: Handmade in Mexico
Bay-Waveland accommodations for wedding party: Hollywood Casino & Bay Town Inn
Hair and Makeup: Make-up by: Lauren Kelley, Hair by: Christine Ladner
Florals by: Bouquets by Martha Whitney Butler
Wedding Officiated by: Monsignor James McGough and Father Michael O’Connor
Matron of Honor: Jennifer Acosta
Best Man: Daniel Murphy
Groomsmen: Tank Williams, Jonathan Butsch, Ben Taylor
Bridesmaids: April Layton, Elizabeth Freeman, Ginger Felder Cook
Bride wore: Allure Romance purchased at Pearl’s Place in Metairie, LA
Groom wore: Vera Wang
Time of day: 1:00 p.m.
Weather: Mean temperature 50 F
Most Romantic Moment: The moment the groom saw his bride for the first time at the altar.
Ginger's Tips For a Standout Wedding
Colors!!! Such an important topic when it comes to weddings. I can't tell you how many brides I meet that come to me with a vision of colors that don't really scream wedding. Sometimes they scream high school prom! So what's a event designer to do? My job is to take your vision and enhance it a bit. Sometimes it showing you how the slightest tweak in your color palette can create the stylish event you're envisioning. Another big tip is don't always think about what is trendy right now. Trends come and go quick in the wedding world. Timeless and classic will never go out of style. Much love!
Catering: Southern Delights
The Reception Menu: BRIEF description with main items: Smoked Brisket smothered in a savory BarBQue sauce, Three Cheese Pasta, and Zucchini Casserole
The Most Talked About Food Item: Smoked Brisket and Zucchini Casserole
Signature Cocktail: Pink Moscato
Cakes by: Loranger Cakes, Hollywood Casino
Favorite toast: Mr. Gary Yarborough
Best Dancer at the Reception: The Kids!!
The "wow factor" of your wedding/reception that everyone talked about: The wedding patrons were impressed on the bride’s entrance with her parents without organ music as she walked down the aisle.
The most unique detail of your wedding/reception: The introduction of Mexican traditions that included sterling silver coins (as a symbol of prosperity and promises), a crystal lasso (as a symbol of the holy union), and the most talked about, hand-maid veil. All items were brought from Mexico.
Honeymoon location: The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Point Clear, AL
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: Dancing with my two sons, father, and husband….for they are 4 of the most important men in my life.
Groom's favorite part of the entire event: Being surrounded by so many loved ones.
Guest Favors: Personalized Koozies