Kaitlyn & Paul | Homewood Church of Christ Ceremony and Vestavia Country Club Reception

Kaitlyn Kilpatrick was gorgeous in her beautiful bridal gown. Her bouquet of garden roses, hydrangea, and spray roses was highlighted by a family brooch at the base of her flowers.

 Homewood Church of Christ was the site of the ceremony and a large wooden cross embellished with flowers was the focus. Surrounding the cross were alternating vases of hydrangea and candles which illuminated the entire altar. The reception followed at the Vestavia Hills Country Club.

It was very special working with Kaitlyn because Dorothy McDaniel’s  Flower Market did her mother and father’s flowers – a beautiful December wedding- and her grandfather is Jabo Waggoner, the majority leader of the Alabama State Senate.

 The photos were taken by Jessica Wright and you can see more of her work at www.jessicawrightphotography.com.

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Kaitlyn’s bouquet consisted of garden roses, hydrangea, and spray roses. She added a family broach at the base of her flowers.

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The bridesmaids carried bouquets of white hydrangea and pink O’Hara garden roses.

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The flower girl was a show stopper as she walked down the aisle.

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The Homewood Church of Christ altar was illuminated by the alternating candles and vases of white hydrangea. The cross was embellished with a bouquet of flowers.

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The tables at the Vestavia Hills Country Club reception were set with tall cylinders of hydrangea and orchids surrounded by candles.

The tables at the Vestavia Hills Country Club reception were set with tall cylinders of hydrangea and orchids surrounded by candles.

 

Over the bay window, a garland with floral bouquets was hung to frame the bride and groom's cakes.

Over the bay window, a garland with floral bouquets was hung to frame the bride and groom’s cakes.

 

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We had a wonderful time working with Kaitlyn and her family. Best wishes to the happy couple!

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Madeline & Chris | Reid Chapel Ceremony and Park Crest Reception

It was such a gorgeous day for a wedding at Samford University’s Reid Chapel. The bold colored flowers were dramatic in the pristine white chapel and Madeline and Chris were all smiles.

Madeline’s bouquet and those carried by the bridesmaids were fushia, pink, coral, and touches of sage green. To Madeline’s flowers we added rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.

The reception was at Park Crest and that old adage – “smile and the world smiles with you” must be true because everyone was smiling with Madeline and Chris.

The photography was done by Jill Copeland Photography and she was gracious enough to let us post the photos on our blog. Thank you, Jill!

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Andy Seale was the designer and did a fantastic job!

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2014 Hope Gala |Birmingham, Country Club

The American Cancer Society of Birmingham hosted it’s 34th annual Hope Gala at the Birmingham Country Club and it was a colorful one! The Gala this year honored Toni Tulley who was an accomplished artist in our city. Huge canvases hung on the walls in the ballroom and we complimented them with bold colored linens and bright tropical and traditional flowers.

Thank you to Arden Photography for supplying us with photos of the floral arrangements! Please see more of Arden’s work at her website, http://www.ardenphotography.com.

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Each guest received  a "Hope Gala candle" which  was custom made for the event.

Each guest received a “Hope Gala candle” which was custom made for the event.

 

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Melissa Adams – A DIY Bride!

When Melissa and her mother, Cindy, reached out to us about Melissa’s wedding day, they were more than thrilled to hear about our “do it yourself” station! When I asked Melissa why she chose to DIY her flowers she said “mainly because of cost but we are a very crafty family!” Melissa requested white hydrangea, green hypericum, ivory garden roses, vendela roses, baby’s breath, daisy poms, spray roses, burgundy garden roses, and white freesia.

IMG_4002Melissa and her crafty family members came in at 9:00 am ready to go! They were creating groom and groomsmen boutonnieres, bridesmaid bouquets, mother and grandmother corsages, and the bride’s bouquet! They were using the baby’s breath and daisy poms for pew markers and table arrangements.

 

This is Melissa’s Pinspiration she used to guide her on her bridal bouquet.

Melissa was wed to her fiance Cody Robinson this past weekend at J & D Farms! We can’t wait to see the photos from her photographer and see everything in action!

Don’t forget that we have moved locations to Southside Birmingham! We are now located at 3300 3rd Ave. South, 35222.

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Blair Hayes and Brett Sellers | Historic Rucker Place Ceremony and Reception

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Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market had a fantastic time working with Blair for her big day. She has such a radiant personality which made it very easy to design for her wedding and reception. Blair’s bouquet consisted of shades of soft peach, blush, greens, and whites with tulips, peonies, garden roses, and mini callas.

Blair and Brett held their ceremony and reception at the Historic Rucker Place and it was absolutely beautiful! The wonderful Magen Davis Photography was there to capture all the sweet moments. Thank you for letting us share your work, Magen!

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Blair’s bridesmaids wore open back champagne colored dresses while carrying bouquets of peach, blush, green, and cream colored flowers to off set Blair’s bouquet.

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The groomsmen were all smiles for the groom with their mini white callas for their boutonnieres.

 

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The alter flowers were on top of the arbor with garden roses, tulips, hydrangeas, and spray roses.

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The buffet table arrangements were created in Blair’s grandmother’s silver urn.

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What better way to send off the bride and groom than with bubbles! Such a great photo opportunity!

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Brett Sellers!

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Lindsay Kennemer and Mitchell Hackney | Avondale United Methodist Church Ceremony & The Club Reception

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Lindsay’s bridesmaids are so excited for her new journey with Mitchell!

Talk about beauty and grace. Lindsay came to Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market to enlist our expertise for her big day. We were more than thrilled to design for her because of her brilliant smile and all her exciting ideas!

Lindsay held her ceremony at Avondale United Methodist Church and the reception took place at the breathtaking The Club. Yellow Daffodils dotted the tables at The Club and in the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

David Boyd Photography was so kind to let us use his photos and what a magnificent job he did. He captured the day beautifully and was able to really showcase Lindsay and Mitchell’s excitement and love.

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The rings are cushioned by the garden roses.

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The bridesmaids’ bouquets were created with white hydrangeas, yellow daffodils, and yellow garden roses.

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Lighting can be used to enhance the beauty of a centerpiece.

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Lindsay chose to have two different height centerpieces for her seating table arrangements. 

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This was the piece that stunned us all! It was a chandelier of flowers to hang over their cake.

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Michelle + Seena | Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Ross Bridge Resort

Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market loves and remembers concepts from all of our brides. However, every now and then a bride will come along that we will remember forever. Not only was Michelle one of those brides, but she was that bride for several reasons: She was hands down one of the most polite and stunningly gorgeous, but she also brought in a concept for her wedding that we had not only never done before, but we had never seen it done before either.

Michelle wanted to use one flower only for her entire wedding ceremony and reception at Ross Bridge Resort & Spa: hydrangea. More than that, she was okay with a variety of hydrangea including white, antique green, antique blue, and antique pink.

She worked with two of our designers, Alan Townsend and Andy Seale, to create the concept of what would be used and what wouldn’t. The end result is one that we’re still talking about 9 months later.

Angela Karen Photography did an amazing job catching the details and we couldn’t be more grateful to her for sharing them with us!

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Ross Bridge is one of our favorite wedding venues in Birmingham, AL. The staff is not only wonderful, but the location itself is to die over.

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This photo that Angela Karen Photography got of Michelle’s dress gives us goosebumps it’s so beautiful.

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Michelle’s something blue was her beautiful blue heels.

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The bridesmaids help fan out Michelle’s elaborate veil for photos around the grounds at Ross Bridge Resort in Birmingham, AL.

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The bridesmaids wore vibrant blue gowns and carried some of the most gorgeous bouquets we’ve ever seen. Each bouquet was made up of a few antique blue and antique green hydrangea then wrapped in a navy satin ribbon.

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The flower girl wore a hair wreath made up entirely of antique blue and antique green hydrangea. Her white basket was adorned with hydrangea accents, and she even tossed hydrangea stems when she made her way down the aisle.

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Seena and his groomsmen wore antique blue hydrangea boutonnieres wrapped in navy satin.

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Ross Bridge Resort and Spa certainly has plenty of gorgeous places around its grounds for photos.

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We can’t begin to describe how gorgeous the ceremony flowers were. Michelle chose to use one of our iron gates covered in hydrangea blooms. The altar was then flanked with huge mounds of antique green, antique blue, white and even pink hydrangea.

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Michelle’s bouquet had softer tones of the same hydrangea. Her lace dress was jaw dropping!

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Each aisle was also decorated in antique blue hydrangea.

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Michelle and Seena had guests shower them in white flutter fetti for their exit. This is still one of our favorite ways for a bride and groom to depart their wedding reception!

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