Bay Bride - September 2016
Allyson Boyd + Gabriel Hinojosa
March 19, 2016
photography by Kati Mallory
Theme: Classic Southern
Ceremony Took Place: The home of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Blitch
Reception: Bay Saint Louis Community Hall
Wedding Planner: Saron Mitchell Henderson with Mitchell Willis Events
Photographer: Kati Mallory Photo and Design
Places Couple Registered: Williams-Sonoma, Macy’s and Belk
Invitations: Fresh Ink
Bay-Waveland accommodations for wedding party: Bay Town Inn, Carroll House Bed & Breakfast, The Hollywood Casino hotel
Rehearsal Dinner: The Bridges
Hair and Makeup: Allie Lee at Blush Downtown, Hattiesburg (see Facebook page)
Florals by: Pine Hills Floral Designs
Wedding ceremony music: String Quartet
Wedding Officiated by: Pastor Richard Hinojosa
Parents of the Bride: Todd and Michelle Boyd
Maid of Honor: Katie Higginbotham
Bridesmaids: Emily Chastain, Lauren Price, Erin Pierce, Hallie Raybon, Jordan Wulforst, Sarah Harvey, Kami Tomei Becerra
Best Man: Ricky Hinojosa
Groomsmen: Windsor Esther, Justin Boyd, Adam Hill, Alex Raymond, Brian Hubbard, Kris Kinser, Eric Rolwing
Flower girls: Lainey Schmidt & Makenzie Clark
Ring bearer: Samuel Nowell
Bride wore: Justin Alexander
Groom wore: Michael Kors
Time of day: half past five o’clock in the evening
Most Romantic Moment: Our first look could not have been more perfect. I’ll never forget the look on Gabe’s face when he saw me for the first time that day. It is a moment that I will cherish for the rest of my life and I’m so thankful to relive it over and over again as I look through our wedding photos.
Wedding reception music: 4 Barrel Funk
Catering: Neil’s Southern Delights
The Reception Menu: cocktail hour: Bruschetta, Crawfish Pies, Artichoke Balls, Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
Shrimp & Grits
The Most Talked About Food Item: Shrimp & Grits
Bride’s : Blushing Bride
Groom: Old Fashioned
Cakes by: Melissa’s Specialty Cakes
Favorite toast: Every toast at the Rehearsal Dinner was so memorable, but I think our favorite part was when Gabe’s dad belted out an “ARE YOU READY?!” to kick off the wedding weekend! #hottytoddy
The "wow factor" of your wedding/reception that everyone talked about: The florals by Pine Hills Floral Design were more than I could have hoped for. Rachel transformed the handmade wooden cross into a masterful work of art with her floral design. She incorporated blush peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and lush greenery throughout the cross, bridal bouquets, and centerpieces. It really made everything feel romantic and classic.
The most unique detail of your wedding/reception: I can’t say that our wedding was particularly unique, but rather classic in every aspect. We are traditional southerners who love a lace gown and vintage monogram!
Rentals: ABC Rentals
Honeymoon location: Dominican Republic
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: Dancing the night away with the people who mean the most to us!
Groom's favorite part of the entire event: Getting to spend time with family and friends who traveled from near and far to celebrate with us and how beautiful his bride looked the first time he saw her.
Gifts for Wedding Party:
Groomsmen- Smathers and Branson needlepoint cufflinks
Bridesmaids - Pretty Plum Sugar floral robes
Guest Favors: We tied in my Louisiana heritage by giving out pralines that were homemade by my Cajun relatives as wedding favors!
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