May 25, 2019 | Pursell Farms

Meet Alexandra – our stunning bride who has the most beautiful classic style. She is an interior designer in Nashville and has an amazing eye for design. She wanted her wedding reception to feel like her guests were coming into her house and sitting down at her table to have a meal together. She chose a full seated dinner for that reason. Guests sat under a gorgeous white tent filled with string lighting and surrounded by the lush green grounds at Pursell Farms. Alexandra chose shades of garden green and creams and whites in flowers and decor that truly complimented the surroundings.

During my time in Birmingham I worked as a stylist/decorating editor for a couple of magazines, and am currently an interior designer in Nashville, so when it came to planning our wedding it was really important that it felt like us, almost like welcoming someone into our home.

Alexandra wanted a whimsical detailed design with a mix of flowers and beautiful script typeface for her invitation suite and Virginia Hart brought her A game to this suite. The calligraphy for the addresses was truly a work of art (as you can see below.) The envelopes were lined with a lovely custom flower illustration that we carried over to the seating chart.

We worked with Virginia Hart on all of our wedding paper goods and went for a design that felt like a spin on a really traditional wedding invitation, very ornate but with a more whimsical design and calligraphy style. The illustration included all of the flowers that would be used throughout the wedding day: gardenia, peonies, ranunculus, etc. 

Alexandra wanted her ceremony to take place at a site that had not been used prior to this at Pursell Farms called Outback Hill. It overlooked a picturesque valley and felt secluded and intimate. After the ceremony, guests were shuttled back to Hamilton Place where they dined under a big beautiful white tent.

Guests were welcomed in their rooms with the most delicious cookies (from Cookie Fix in Birmingham) and milk.

The place card chart was constructed by our Southern Posies Handyman (also Crystal’s rockstar husband) Trip. The background was a custom piece of fabric with the illustration from the invitation envelope liner. Kara from Kara Anne Paper created the beautiful green place cards. We topped it off with live florals at the bottom to feel like this was plucked straight from a garden.

Party Tables supplied the most exquisite creamy linen drapery with green accents.

We had these classic white plates shipped in from our friends at White Glove Rentals out of Maryland.  If only you could see our team assembly line unpacking and repacking these beauties.

From the bride: We wanted the day centered on our friends and family and tried to involve them in any way we could. The most special (and memorable) family involvement was my 89 year old grandfather (who also married my parents) married Ben and I.

From the bride: Beyond all of the fun design elements it was important to Ben and I that our guests felt “at home” in a sense. We kept our guest list on the smaller side so we could ensure we were able to speak to each person who attended and opted to serve a traditional seated dinner at long tables so guests could get to know one another over a meal. 

Vendor Team:

Planning, Design and Florals: Southern Posies

Ceremony Venue: Outback Hill at Pursell Farms

Reception Venue: Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms

Catering: Pursell Farms

Bar and Beverage: Pursell Farms

Hair and Makeup: The Hair and Makeup Collective

Bride’s Attire: Anne Barge

Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaids

Brides Cake: Barbs Cakes

Grooms Cake: Barbs Cakes

Ceremony Entertainment: Cahaba River Strings

Reception Entertainment: Accent – Music Garden Bands

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Photography: Ryan Ray

Drapery: Party Tables

Lighting: Onsite Productions

Tent and Rentals: PRE Event Resources

Flatware: Event Rentals Unlimited

Plates: White Glove Rentals

Stationery: Virginia Lucas Hart

Custom Silk Ribbon: Ink Sugar Co

Cookies in welcome baskets: Cookie Fix

Place Cards: Kara Anne Paper

Shuttles: Rare Transportation

Getaway Car: Vintage Auto Irondale

Accommodations: Pursell Farms