Melody Van der Linde + Zac Fillhart
November 19, 2016
photography by Ella J. Reese Photography
Invitations: Design from Etsy, printed by S&L Office Supplies
Bay-Waveland accommodations for wedding party: private house close to the beach, rented through VRBO
Rehearsal Dinner: Sho' Nuff BBQ of Picayune, catered at the groom's restaurant, Starfish Café
Hair by: Keith Alexander Salon
Makeup by: The bride, with help from her bridesmaids and friends
Florals by: The French Potager
Wedding ceremony music: Eve Eisemann, cello, and Dalton Roan, guitar, playing their own arrangement of "Simple Gifts"
Wedding Officiated by: Rev. Carey Hammit, of Lagniappe Presbyterian Church
Groomsmen: Samuel Maggio
Bridesmaids: Melissa Bell, Laura Dillingham
Bride wore: beaded one shoulder ruched chiffon dress, with royal blue petticoat
Groom wore: grey suit with blue silk suspenders and blue paisley bow tie
Time of day: 4 pm
Weather: Cool and clear
Most Romantic Moment: Before the wedding, the groom had a surprise gift delivered to the hair salon for the bride - a special necklace with silver setting around a blue topaz, handcrafted by Sandy Maggio, silversmith at Smith and Lens.
Wedding reception music: Heather and the Monkey King
Catering: The Sycamore House and Fatsumo Sushi
The Reception Menu: Sushi from Fatsumo's, BBQ shrimp and grits, pepper-crusted filet, Saigon chicken tacos, salmon with mango hearts of palm salsa, duck liver pate, hors d'ourves
The Most Talked About Food Item: Filet and sushi!
Cakes by: There wasn't a wedding cake, but wedding ice cream sundae bar - brown butter, strawberry basil, vanilla bean, and apples & cinnamon, all handmade by The Sycamore House.
Favorite toast: The Captain's toast (bride's father)
Best Dancer at the Reception: Jace Ponder
The "wow factor" of your wedding/reception that everyone talked about: The food!
The most unique detail of your wedding/reception: For the reception, having a sundae bar instead of cake. For the wedding, walking out to "Star Wars" music!
Lighting: Stella, of The Sycamore House, rigged up a beautiful chandelier and strings of lights for the back patio for us!
Rentals: Chairs from ABC Rental
Honeymoon location: Eleuthera, Bahamas
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: Actually saying my vows out loud to him, looking into his eyes, holding his hands. I got unexpectedly choked up, with how much I love him. And dancing with him at the reception!
Groom's favorite part of the entire event: Seeing her for the first time all day coming down the aisle, wearing the necklace I gave her as a surprise earlier.
Gifts for Wedding Party:
Groomsman: blue paisley tie
Bridesmaids: Swarovrski earrings, candle
Guest Favors: Handmade marshmallows, made by Cloud 9 Marshmallows, of Gulfport
Funniest moment of the event: During the ceremony, when the pastor accidentally said "do you take your husband..." to the groom! Thankfully, the groom corrected him with "wife"!
Chelsea Cure + Kevin Schaumburg
April 16, 2016
photography by Laken E-Photography
Martha Whitney Butler + Wesley Lucas Debenport
May 21, 2016
photography by Ann Madden
Wedding theme: Bay-centric
Ceremony Took Place: Christ Episcopal Church
Reception: Bay-Waveland Yacht Club
Wedding Planner: French Potager
Photographer: Ann Madden Photography and Design
Places Couple Registered: Neiman Marcus, Bay Life, Gourmet Galley, and Picket Fence
Invitations: Pond Switch Press. Letterpress by artist Vicki Niolet with help from bride and friends. All invitation addresses were done by a local calligrapher and wax sealed by the bride.
Calligraphy: Noel Allen. This was one of my favorite things about my wedding. Not only did I learn a new art form, Vicki taught me how to use her antique Chandler-Price letterpress machine, as well as her industrial paper cutter. I loved walking away from that experience with a new skill under my belt. She even let me bring friends to help run the press! It was one of the coolest things I got to do for my wedding.
Bay-Waveland accommodations for wedding party: Abode Guest House and local rentals
Bridal Luncheon: Christ Episcopal Church
Rehearsal Dinner: Christ Episcopal Church, catered by Bacchus on the Beach
Hair: Keith Alexander/Mane Salon
Makeup: Renewing Touch Therapies
Florals: French Potager
Bay Bride Retrospective
A look back at the 16 Bay weddings we've featured here and a look forward to a new tool that will help future couples plan their dream Bay St. Louis wedding!
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