Jennifer & Matt | The Historic Donnelly House

Gorgeous bride, check. Handsome groom, check. Add a breathtaking mansion built in 1905 that located in the heart of Birmingham, and you have the recipe for a wonderful fall wedding.

The historic Donnelly House was originally owned and built for Industrialist James Donnelly. The 12,000 square foot house was originally his residence and eventually became home to the Birmingham Civic Ballet. With its Georgian columns and pristine white marble floors, eventually it became a a venue for events such as weddings, private fundraisers, and more.

Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market is honored to be a preferred vendor at The Donnelly House and we were thrilled when owner Carl Schoettlin referred Jennifer to us. Her color pallette was white, green, gray, and shades of pink which designer Alan brought to life with exceptional flowers such as roses, dahlias, blooming sedum, white astilbe, lambs ear, stock, and dusty miller.

Mason Fischer Photography

Matt wore a very southern boutonniere made from a cotton bolle.

Jennifer’s bridesmaids wore blush floor length dresses and carried clutch bouquets comprised of garden roses, blooming sedum, dusty miller, antique green hydrangea and was wrapped in ivory ribbon.

Flowers were placed in various areas throughout the house to include the lamp posts, mantels, window sills, and handrails.

Jennifer & Matt’s ceremony took place on location at The Donnelly House in the garden. Due to an unfortunate rainy forecast a tent was erected but that didn’t damper the romantic feeling of the garden wedding. The iron gates leading to the ceremony area were adorned with hanging galvanized tin containers with flowers coordinating to the scheme of the wedding.

Guests dined on delicious cuisine from Kathy G & Company and were treated to tasty desserts from Olexa’s Cafe and Catering.

Congratulations Jennifer & Matt. Thank you again for letting us be a part of such a spectacular day!

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