Claire and Wood were married May 17, 2014 at The Reserve at Oak Bowery in LaFayette, Alabama… one of my favorite venues! It was the perfect backdrop for Claire and Wood’s elegant, southern, garden-themed wedding and reception. With the talented design of Lisa Thorne, of Thorne & Thistle, there was no shortage of sweet Southern details at this wedding…all the way down to the magnolia’s and glazed pecans, it was southern, elegant perfection! Claire was stunning, Wood was handsome and I feel the love they share for each other and their family and friends is certainly captured in their images!
The above images were taken at Claire’s bridal session, which also took place at Oak Bowery on a beautiful and very windy day! Elegant is the word that comes to mind when I see these images of Claire… she was such an elegant, classic, beautiful bride; topped off with a super sweet, loving heart!
The wedding day was filled with sunshine, producing beautiful light for a meaningful ceremony and the night was filled with dancing thanks to The Park Band! I feel confident saying, a fun time was had by all!!
Again, congratulations Claire and Wood, I wish you a lifetime of happiness! May you keep God first in your marriage and may He bless you richly!
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Planner: Lisa Smith Thorne of Thorne and Thistle, Auburn, AL | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Reserve at Oak Bowery, LaFayette, AL | Florist: Thorne and Thistle, Auburn, AL | Wedding Cake: Sonshine Cakes, Robbin Fowler, Auburn, AL and the Groom’s Cake was his mother’s delicious coconut cake recipe | Caterer: Wilton’s catering, Loachapoka, Al | Band: The Park Band | Special Details (reception favors, etc): Guest received a southern favorite, Priester’s glazed pecans! The were assembled in petite boxes and clear bags, tied with a ribbon, made so sweet by the bride and her mother; labels were from Etsy | Bride’s Gown: Tara Keely, Fall 2013, The White Room Birmingham, AL. Claire’s gown was customized just for her. The original Tara Keely was a boat neck with caped shoulders. They removed the caps and made the neckline a “V” neck. Claire’s veil was made by the groom’s mom, Ann Neely, using remaining lace from Claire’s wedding gown. | Bride’s Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Makeup Artist: Kate Manning, Envy Salon Opelika,AL | Hair Stylist: Lana Spicer, Envy Salon | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Handmade by the groom’s mother, Ann Neely. The bridesmaids were gifted Kate Spade bracelets to wear on the wedding day. | Groom’s & Groomsmen Attire: JOS A Bank Suite, Brooks Brothers Shirts, Ties, and Suspenders | Invitations: Weddings, Etc., Homewood, Al | Additional Vendors: Table runners for the head table were made by the Bride’s mom; The diamond in Claire’s engagement ring was an heirloom, passed down from Wood’s grandmother; Claire’s earrings were also a family heirloom, they belonged to her mom and gifted to Claire for her wedding day!