The 75-acre estate at Stone Bridge Farms offers ten venues for ceremonies. PHOTO BY SMITH SQUARED PHOTOGRAPHY
Wills Creek Vineyards at the Windmill in Attalla.
the spring, summer and fall, everything is so colorful and makes a beautiful setting for a wedding.” Wills Creek Vineyards and Winery and the event space is two miles away from the six-acre vineyard. The vineyard is a popular destination for bridal showers, brunches, proms, class reunions and other events, thanks to the location’s covered event space. With an on-site coordinator to help pull details together, Coppey says the goal is always to take as much stress off the client as possible. “Brides, grooms and their families have enough stress, so we want to take as much of that off them to help make their day as special and memorable as possible. We want them to enjoy their day, have Tips for finding b e a u t i ful a rural wedding space memories, Ask questions. If you’re on a budget and and enjoy using an outdoor space, you should know up the vinefront if there are set-up and cleaning fees, what yard while decorations are provided, and whether it’s mandatory they’re to use the venue’s caterer and florist. h e r e ,” Have an idea of how many guests plan to attend. Coppey Your quote will be based on this number. says. says. Do your research. It’s fine if you haven’t settled on your wedding style when you meet with your venue representative, but your meeting will go much better if you have some ideas. The venue will most likely have an event planner on staff to help you along in the process.
PHOTO BY JANIE COPPEY
Kendra and Hunter Townson after their wedding at Stone Bridge Farms. PHOTO BY SMITH SQUARED PHOTOGRAPHY
A panoramic view of Stone Bridge Farms.
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The focal point of the reception at Kendra and Hunter Townson’s wedding at Stone Bridge Farms. PHOTO BY SMITH SQUARED PHOTOGRAPHY www.alabamaliving.coop