Tessa & Ellis | Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

There are few venues in Birmingham that can offer as many amenities as Ross Bridge. Because of everything it has to offer, as well as its amazing staff, it is one of our favorite venues, and we were thrilled when Tessa came to us to design her ceremony and reception.

Tessa {from Illinois} and Ellis {from Louisiana} chose Birmingham because of its accessibility for friends and family that would be traveling. Ross Bridge is not only one of just three hotels in Alabama with a AAA four diamond rating, but Travel + Leisure Magazine has also named it one of the top 500 hotels in the world. It is on Robert Trent Jones golf trail and is the second longest golf course in the world. Not to mention the amazing on-site spa.

Tessa’s favorite color is pink and she wanted to include it in her wedding details wherever possible. Her bouquet was made up of lush, romantic blooms including parrot tulips, hot pink peonies, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, freesia, hot pink spray roses, white hydrangea, Baroness {hot pink} garden roses, white calla lilies and dusty miller. The stems were wrapped in an ivory satin ribbon which blended beautifully with her wedding gown.

The bridesmaids, naturally, wore fuchsia dresses and carried a more neutral toned bouquet. They carried clutch bouquets, also wrapped in ivory satin, of white mini calla lilies, parrot tulips, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, white hydrangea, white garden roses, and dusty miller.

The groom’s boutonniere was two white mini calla lilies which rested upon a stem of dusty miller. It was finished off with a small bow of pink ribbon. The groomsmen wore single white mini calla lilies which was also accented with a stem of dusty miller.

The adorable flower girls wore white dresses similar to the bridal gown, and tossed white and pink petals down the aisle.

The ceremony was held on the terrace overlooking the pool at Ross Bridge. Tessa chose our wrought iron gate for her altar piece, and designer Justin draped beautiful, romantic buds of white hydrangea, peach stock, white roses, Highlander roses {cream with hot pink edges}, freesia, medium pink spray roses, and Italian Ruscus.

Inside the ballroom, Steel Bengaline linens draped each table and beautiful silver chiavari chairs were brought in for guest seating. Bridesmaids bouquets were used on some guest tables, while the others alternated between two different looks.

Look one was silver trumpet vase with a mound of the wedding flowers including a collar of Italian ruscus, white hydrangea, hot pink peonies, white garden roses, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, fuschia stock, and Highlander roses.

The look of centerpiece #2 was a mounded arrangement in a glass vase also of white hydrangea, hot pink peonies, white garden roses, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, fuschia stock, and Highlander roses but instead of Italian ruscus being used as an accent, dusty miller was used.

Votive candles were placed the length of the head table, and the bridesmaids bouquets were placed in glass vases along the edge of the table as well. Badges of flowers including white hydrangea, star gazer lilies, white roses, pink snap dragons, hot pink spray roses, Highlander roses, and Italian ruscus were placed along the front of the table which spilled over and was the perfect contrast to the silver linens.

Thank you to Shoot2Studios for providing us with the photos from Tessa & Ellis’ wedding and reception. Ross Bridge were gracious hosts, as always. And congratulations to Tessa and Ellis! We truly enjoying being a part of your day and wish you the most happiness in your future!

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