Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market was contacted last summer by one of our favorite Birmingham wedding planners, Meghan Cease, of M. Elizabeth Events, to do the flowers for Kolson and Jason’s wedding and reception at Faucett Brothers Activity Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Kolson and Jason are both into fitness and the venue was the perfect fit for both of them!
Mark Broadway Photography from Dothan, Alabama was very gracious by sharing the photos with us and we hope that you’ll check out his website because his work is amazing. The wonderful tree trunk cake was done by Barb’s Cakes. Our favorite detail of this wedding is definitely the live artist, Joy Varnell, who painted the wedding ceremony live on site. She has worked with several of our brides and is very very talented.
For us, Kolson’s wedding was unique in one particular way: we never met the bride! Meghan contacted us prior to Kolson’s bridal portrait session because she needed a bouquet for the photographs. After the session, Kolson loved the bouquet and wanted it duplicated for her wedding. The bride’s family were constructing the ceremony décor as well as reception decorations, and all that would be needed were personal flowers.
Kolson’s bouquet was made up entirely of white peonies and was then wrapped in a single layer of burlap, leaving the stems exposed.
The bride’s hair wreath was created with white hydrangea and cream spray roses. Long cream ribbons of different textures trailed down the back of her long, dark hair. Stunning!
Jason nervously waiting to see his bride for the first time on their wedding day.
Kolson and Jason were both all smiles during their first look.
Floral décor by Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market
Photo by Mark Broadway Photography
Kolson’s sisters served as bridesmaids and also carried all white peony bouquets.
These wood discs, engraved with the Bible verse Joshua 24:15, were wonderful favors for guests to take with them.
A woodsy feel was incorporated into many details throughout the wedding by Kolson’s wonderful family.
A beautiful portrait of Kolson greeted guests near the guest book when they arrived for the wedding and reception at Faucett Brothers Activity Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Cylinder vases with floating candles and a wrap of raffia created a very romantic aisle.
Kolson’s family built an amazing wooden arbor to be the focal point of the wedding ceremony. It was gorgeous!
Live artist Joy Varnell worked throughout the ceremony to capture the wedding and reception on canvas. Her work always amazes us.
Barb Sullivan of Barb’s Cakes did a wonderful job on this tree trunk cake with Kolson and Jason’s monogram.
The bride and her crew did a fabulous job pulling together their centerpieces for the wedding reception.
Even the couple’s flutes were etched with their monogram. How awesome is that?
The lighting was absolutely perfect at Faucett Brothers Activity Center where tree silhouettes were projected on the drapery throughout the room.
Long ago M. Elizabeth Events got us hooked on Flutter Fetti – a biodegradable confetti that guests can toss easily at your during the sendoff from your wedding reception. Kolson and Jason used a variety of colors for theirs.
The beaming couple also left in one of the coolest ways we’ve seen in a long time — by rickshaw!
Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market is also on the web www.dorothymcdaniel.com