Sarah & Harry | American Village Ceremony & Reception

Over the past few years the wedding industry has seen a rise in the number of garden themed weddings, and Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market positively loves them. American Village in Montevallo, Alabama sets the perfect scene for both a ceremony and reception. Ceremonies are held in the chapel and receptions are held in either the formal ballroom or the barn.

Sarah chose the barn for her reception and left the décor to us. She hired Birmingham photographer Jessica Wright Photography to capture the day. This was our first time working with her, and we are so thankful for her willingness to share her work with us!

Sarah worked with designer Justin to design the perfect loosely mounded bridal bouquet. Justin combined stems of antique green hydrangea, lavender, acapella roses, cool water roses, Queen Anne’s lace, white astilbe, and blue and pink scabiosa. The stems were then wrapped in a lavender satin ribbon.




Sarah’s bridesmaids carried clutch bouquets of white, cream, and green flowers such as white hydrangea, scabiosa pods, ranunculus, dahilas, Queen Anne’s lace, vendela roses, white veronica, and Casablanca garden roses. Their stems were wrapped in ivory satin with pearl accents.


Harry’s boutonniere was an acapella rose with baby’s breath accent, and sprigs of lavender.


One of the flower girls wore an adorable halo of vendela roses and baby’s breath.


The other flower girl carried a pomander ball of antique green hydrangea and vendela roses, although we use the word “carried” loosely.


It was a perfect afternoon for a wedding. The skies were perfect and the sun was beaming. The chapel doors were decorated with tow packed floral wreaths of antique green hydrangea, cool water roses, lavender roses, Italian ruscus, soft pink and cream spray roses, Queen Anne’s lace, baby’s breath, and lavender.



Family pew markers included soft lavender dahlias, baby’s breath, cool water roses, Queen Anne’s lace, lavender, soft pink spray roses, and Italian ruscus. Other pews had single blooms of antique green hydrangea and baby’s breath accents tied on with ivory satin ribbon.



The altar arrangement was a large arrangement in one of our charcoal urns. The flowers included antique green hydrangea, blue scabiosa, Queen Anne’s lace, white hydrangea, Italian ruscus, cool water roses, white and pink veronica, lavender, pink astilbe, and pink scabiosa.



Sarah’s bridal cake was a stucco finish with layers of flowers between each cake layer. These included antique green hydrangea, Casablanca garden roses, acapella roses, and pink scabiosa. Her bridal bouquet and the flower girl’s pomander ball were also displayed on the cake table.


Harry’s groom’s cake was a replica of a tree trunk with the couple’s initials “carved” into the trunk. A beautiful piece of granite served as the cake stand, and leaves were scattered as part of the table scape.


Sarah and her mom spent most of the past year collecting miss-matched bottles to use as table centerpieces and arrangements. These were used everywhere from the guest book table to the food stations, and even a table displaying family photos.





Sarah and Harry, thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity of designing your wedding as well as your wedding invitations. You were amazing to work with and we wish you many years of happiness together, congratulations!


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