Vintage Southern Alabama wedding: Sam + Wade

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There’s no question Sam + Wade have pride. They’re from the South (born and bred) and aren’t afraid to flaunt it. Alongside the largest wedding party we may have ever featured, you’ll find bales of hay for guests to sit on during the ceremony, an elaborate Ole Miss groom’s cake (never seen one like it!), and a good old fashioned home-style BBQ dinner for 200 guests. Flower arrangements were kept simple but plenty and the vintage details, that Sam could not get enough of, make the wedding as sweet as their canned candy favors. It’s romantically charming, from Wade’s red bowtie, to the flower girl’s pink tulle headband, and perfect for your Tuesday perusing!

southern inspired vintage wedding

Designing our wedding invitations turned out to be really cost effective. I wanted my invitations to be a momento that guests could keep, so I decided to use chipboard for the main portion of the invitation and have them printed through Triple S Letterpress out of Huntsville, Alabama. The RSVP postcard was print on 100# cover stock and the reception detail portion of my suite was printed on a county fair ribbon. My total invitation suite cost was $750, a much smaller fee than custom invitations through a vendor would have cost me. From my newfound obsession with designing wedding stationery, I have started my own cost conscious invitation co. and am currently in the process of building a website and building my business.

southern inspired vintage wedding

southern inspired vintage wedding

southern inspired vintage wedding

southern inspired vintage wedding

There were tunes all around! The grandparents and parents were seated to Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line”, the wedding party walked down the aisle to “Marry Me” by Train, Sam walked down the aisle to “At Last” by Etta James and both her and Wade exited to “Swing to the Rhythm of Love” by Plain White T’s.

southern inspired vintage wedding

southern inspired wedding

We count 22, Sam + Wade included. We told you this was a big wedding party!

southern inspired vintage wedding

Our décor was all rented from Dee Green of the Limestone Bay Trading Co in Mooresville, Alabama. She had the most amazing vintage tables, mismatched china, ah the list could go on on. I just couldn’t get enough of her antiques!  Total, our décor ended up costing around $9k. Then, came the favors! In the end, we decided on several small things for guests that were placed randomly around the wedding reception. At the bar, we had koozies monogrammed with our “H” on one side.  The other side said “to have, to hold, to keep your drink cold.” I also put candy in canning jars and covered the lids with fabric. The jars had stickers on them, one side with our “H” monogram, the other with “LOVE IS SWEET”. Total, favors ran about $500. 

southern inspired vintage wedding

southern inspired vintage wedding

southern inspired vintage wedding

southern inspired vintage wedding

Congratulations Sam + Wade!

Photography: Simply Bloom / Venue: The Cedars, 1859 / Catering, flowers, and decorations: Dee Green of Limestone Bay Trading Co. in Mooresville, Alabama / Bride + groom’s cakes: Bob Johnson of Couture Cakes / Invitation design: Bride / Letterpress for Invites: Triple S Letterpress in Huntsville, Alabama / Band: The Flashbacks / Hair + makeup: Jana Brooks of Bangs Salon in Harvest, Alabama / Photobooth:  Music by Mike / Bride’s dress: Badgley Mischka purchased from Rue La La/ Shoes: Christian Louboutins  / Necklace: Kate Spade / Groom suit: Lands’ End / Shirt: JCrew / Bowtie: Wickham House

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Flores la Plaza on Nov 22, 2011

Que divertido parece todo, me gusta mucho!!!!

Mollie on Nov 22, 2011

It must be an Alabama thing. I went to college here and live her now (originally from northwest Florida). One of my good friends had 14 bridesmaids (with matching groomsmen). Another had 15. It's the Southern way! Beautiful wedding, nice soft color palette, awesome details.

Sidney on Nov 22, 2011

wow! beautiful wedding. i absolutely adore the scale holding the biscuits/cookies. and that ole miss cake is in-sane.

Melanie on Nov 22, 2011

Wowsers, that headdress is AMAZING. (...stealing idea quietly) I love the setting too. Beautiful.

Eden on Nov 22, 2011

What a gorgeous homey feel this has! And that cake is stunning.

Mollyb on Nov 22, 2011

Any contact info for Triple S Letterpress?

wedding invitations on Nov 22, 2011

all love

Amy - Chic Vintage Brides on Nov 22, 2011

The headdress is swoonworthy!

Lisa on Nov 23, 2011

wow..all the details are so lovely!!! like them,especially the flower girl!

Jacquelyn on Nov 23, 2011

As an Alabama girl I can tell you that it is quite common for traditional southern families to want big wedding parties (I didnt!) I do have to say that that Grooms cake is OUT OF CONTROL!!!! Absolutely amazing!

Nei Pori Maria on Nov 24, 2011

Lovely couple! Sam is beautiful girl. Also, loving that sweet rustic feel of this wedding and the setting is nice, too.

Wedding Car Hire on Nov 24, 2011

Vintage Wedding is something very special and it looks great. Thanks for Sharing.....

wedding dresses on Jan 10, 2012

This post goes straight to bookmarks! I’m loving every picture. Thank you for wonderfull ideas!

Stacy on May 27, 2012

I love the wedding invitations and I am looking for invitations / save the dates for my wedding. Can you please contact me to discuss? THANKS!

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