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SO YOU JUST GOT ENGAGED

Start here.

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S O YO U J U ST G OT

engaged

By Jennifer Gentile

Perhaps it happened during a quiet moment between just the two of you. Maybe he tipped off your friends and family, so your nearest and dearest got to witness your happy tears. However the proposal happened, congratulations on your engagement! The wedding journey is just beginning, and as any bride can attest, the to-do list can get overwhelming in a hurry. Our advice: Take the process step by step, and make the most important decisions first. Now that you have the ring, here’s what to do next:

S  HARE THE NEWS

Tell your VIPs, either by phone or in person, before posting the news to social media.

SET BOUNDARIES

Be prepared for a deluge of opinions about when, where and how you should get married, and accept that you can’t please everyone. Avoid committing or agreeing to anything for the first few weeks while you and your fiancé hone your vision. In the meantime, receive suggestions gratefully, but don’t feel obligated to say “yes.”

SET A DATE

You can’t make many other decisions until you know when the big day will be, so first things first. You may immediately have a season in mind, or even dates that are meaningful to you and your significant other, so you can start there. Take care to avoid any scheduling conflicts for your VIP guests, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to plan — bearing in mind that many popular vendors are booked a year or more in advance.

SET A BUDGET

Like your date, you need a budget before you can do much else. Be clear on who is contributing what, and communicate early and often, to prevent misunderstandings later. Head count greatly affects the bottom line (not to mention the size venue you’ll need), so tailor your guest list to what you can reasonably afford.

START RESEARCHING VENUES

This step may well determine your wedding date, as it may depend on when your preferred venue is available. When choosing where to hold your wedding, make sure the venue aligns with your vision, fits your budget and can accommodate your guest list comfortably.

MOST IMPORTANTLY — SAVOR THE MOMENT

Coordinating a wedding can get overwhelming quickly. This is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, so pause to enjoy it before launching into planning mode.

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Planning in a pandemic

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted wedding plans across the globe. Whether having to postpone their nuptials, reduce their guest lists, or incorporate virtual options, couples certainly faced tough decisions. But despite the challenging time, many couples decided to get creative and keep love alive.

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With the roll out of vaccines, there may be light at the end of 2021 for hopeful brides. In the meantime, here are five tips to consider when planning during the pandemic:

STAY UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Gathering capacities, guidelines and restrictions fluctuate from state to state and can change often. So be sure to visit your state’s government website for the most up to date information. For Mississippi, visit https://msdh.ms.gov.

CREATE A PLAN B

Choose what’s best for you and your future spouse. Though you may not have the big wedding you dreamed of, there are several options available to make the day special. • Elopement is on the rise and has even become an Instagram-worthy trend. • Throw an outdoor soiree. Open-air and space allows for social distancing, reducing your risk. • Scale back your guest count for an intimate affair. • Celebrate virtually with a live stream. (Because what’s not on Zoom these days.) • Postpone or reschedule your date.

PRACTICE OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR VENDORS AND WEDDING PROS

During a pandemic, things can change in an instance. Be sure to know your vendors’ reschedule policy in the event of a COVID-19 exposure. And immediately convey any concerns or changes.

SAFETY FIRST

Let your guests know you care about their safety as they celebrate your big day. Make masks and hand sanitizers readily available. You can even have temperature checks at the door.

BREATHE

Know you are not alone, as we are all making adjustments during this unique period. Focus on the love and take everything one step at a time.

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love story

Alicia & Matt By Jennifer Gentile

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Proclaiming love during a pandemic

Coast couple marries in simple, elegant outdoor ceremony Like so many 21st century love stories, Alicia and Matt Compton’s romance began when they both swiped right. After meeting on the dating app Bumble, the couple had their first date in September 2017 — which consisted of dinner, drinks and a spontaneous drag show in downtown Gulfport. A night of laughter laid the foundation for a lasting love. For their second anniversary, Matt had a special weekend arranged at Centennial Plaza. “He booked us a room and made dinner reservations, but I ended up with a stomach bug our first evening there and asked him to please just take me home,” Alicia recalls. “He was so sweet. He brought me soup, Gatorade, and flowers to make me feel better.” Despite the setback, Matt pressed forward with his plans the following weekend, taking Alicia to dinner at the Blue Marlin. Afterward, during a romantic walk on the beach, he popped the question and got a resounding “yes!” from his bride-to-be. “I admire my husband’s strong character and positive outlook on life,” Alicia says. “He always knows when and

how to make me laugh.” Matt also has taught her the importance of forgiveness, she adds. “I love him not only for his good looks,” she says, “but because he is driven, passionate and loves me unconditionally.” The couple sealed their union on Sept. 12, 2020, at the bride’s parents’ home in Gulfport — having made the difficult decision to delay their nuptials due to COVID-19. They originally were set to wed in April and, given the state of the pandemic, they considered cancelling their postponed date, too. “I cried — a lot!” Alicia acknowledges. “It was very stressful but worked out just right with our new wedding date ironically falling on our third-year anniversary weekend.” The affair was simple, with no wedding party, minimal decorations, string lights and six acres of beautiful oak trees. The bride’s father, Charlie Kranz, escorted her down the aisle, and a good friend, Marcio Borguezan, officiated the ceremony.

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“Our moms and dads worked so hard, and we will forever be grateful,” Alicia says. “We are truly blessed to have so many friends who were also willing to help.” Matt, vice president at Compton & Son Appliance LLC and Outdoor Living Center, and Alicia, appraiser analyst at Valbridge Property Advisors, reside in Woolmarket. He came as a “package deal” with daughters Blakeleigh, 8, and Adelynne, 5, she says, “who I have come to love as my own and absolutely adore.” She and Matt may have done things “a little backwards” the bride adds — having a family and a home before getting married — but she wouldn’t have it any other way. “Our love story is special simply because it is ours.”


VENDORS Wedding venue: Bride’s parents’ home Officiant: Marcio Borguezan, friend of the couple Bridal gown: I Do Bridal & Formal, Mobile, Alabama Invitations: Shutterfly Catering/food/alcohol: Family and friends Rentals: ABC Rental Centers Band: Tony Migues Cake: Cheeky Monkey Cake Company, Biloxi Flowers: Rachel Bond, Pine Hills Floral Designs, Pass Christian Hair: Aunt Maria Hamilton, Bushwackers Salon, Biloxi Makeup: Robin Malone Makeup Photography: James Edward Bates Photography, Gulfport

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Transform your bridal look with this showstopping gown. Removable skirt and sleeves add all of the drama to this simple yet intricate crepe gown.

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Fall in love with this garden romance bridal gown, a mermaid silhouette with an off the shoulder floral design.

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Sparkling lace cutouts run along the sleeves and sides of this striking crepe gown.

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A horsehair hem lends structure to this sleeveless gown’s ruffled skirt.

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Delicate organza composes this classic strapless ballgown.

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An asymmetrically ruched bodice accents this gorgeous strapless ballgown, complete with floral appliques.

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This ivory ball gown features 3D flowers, tulle bows, and a plunging Vneck.

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This mermaid silhouette has intricate lace to create the ultimate romantic look for your wedding day.

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Elegant beaded lace with a sweetheart neckline and cascading train complete this elegant sheath bridal gown.

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Simply romantic, this bridal gown with a cascading train is made of ivory chiffon.

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A luxurious Mikado ball gown with a tulle bodice adorned in rows of beading and a plunging back.

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Ornately beaded, the illusion racerback detailing on this sheath gown is both modern and classically bridal.

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A stylish sheath silhouette made of ivory crepe with the detail of chic pearl buttons and detachable shoulder cape.

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Aline and Satin for your timeless look, featuring a high slit and pocket detail.

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Curvaceous Clara is sexy and refined, her fit and flare silhouette flourishing into a voluminous soft tulle skirt that flows into a semi-cathedral-length train. Silver beading adorns the bodice of this Casablanca Bridal gown, stretch chiffon and organza sitting underneath her extravagantly detailed pattern. Spaghetti straps cross in the back, transitioning into a low-plunge front neckline.

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PEARL PEARL is the epitome of the goddess divine. The floral embroidered lace is perfect for the bride who loves the romance of the traditional floral design but wants a contemporary, bold 3D effect. The rest of the gown is constructed with stretch georgette for the utmost comfort while flattering the figure. Want to step it up another gorgeous notch? The detachable cape is made of light chiffon and has the same gorgeous detailed lace train as the gown. Speaking of trains, PEARL also features a signature long train — except this time, it’s detachable! The removable train is ideal for those heartstopping back photos and dramatic entrances. When it’s time to dance the night away, you can opt to detach it and showcase a shorter train for an effortless night you’ll never forget.

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PAULINE This “IT” girl is cool, and she’s serious when it comes to the details. Meet PAULINE. She’s going to be the one to create a statement by giving you curves with that supportive stretch mikado while smoothing things out with the ruching across the waistline. Those romantic off-the-shoulder straps are actually detachable to give you that coveted strapless sweetheart look. As you walk down the aisle, your guests are going to be captivated by the subtle sexiness of the open, corset-like back and avantgarde-esque bow train. Did we mention the bow train is detachable too? Up the elegance with those covered buttons that go all the way down the back of the gown

PEBBLES PEBBLES is pure perfection and is all about the details. This delicately decadent mermaid gown is covered in beaded floral embroidered lace, chantilly lace, and tulle gracefully cascading out at the bottom. The balance of intricate beadwork and soft tulle is what makes PEBBLES so striking. Elevating the gown is a hint of sparkle with the beaded straps and eyecatching beaded back neckline.

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PALLAS Effortlessly beautiful and modern. The moment you slip into PALLAS and find yourself melt into the stretch georgette fabric, we promise it won’t be like any other feeling. The sequin floral embroidered lace pattern is contemporary enough to feel one-of-a-kind, while the intricate train will take any family member’s breath away. *Grab those tissues* Those side cut-outs you’re seeing on the bodice and hips are the icing on the cake. They’re strategically designed to create a body contouring effect for the most flattering version of YOU. Sprinkle in some sparkle with the beaded straps and back neckline, and you’re gold.

PIXIE PIXIE couldn’t be a more fitting name for this gown. Taken straight from a fairy tale, PIXIE is a light and romantic sweetheart A-line gown featuring beaded floral embroidered lace and organza, sparkling sequin tulle, and soft tulle. You will light up the room stepping out in PIXIE as the sequin tulle peaks through and reflects the light.

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Finding your

DREAM DRESS BE OPEN

It is always helpful to know what you like but don’t be afraid to try on something out of the box.

SHOP EARLY

Knowing that gowns take six to eight months, we always suggest ordering your bridal gown to arrive three months before your wedding date to ensure time for alterations and bridal portraits.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

We all love a big crowd but when purchasing your dream dress, fewer opinions make for a less stressful decision. TRENDS TO WATCH

COLOR AND TEXTURE

In fall of 2021, you are going to see that color and texture take the front line of the Bridal Industry.

MODERN WITH A TWIST

DETACHABLE CAPES AND TRAINS

Next year’s brides are having fun with a removable cape or train, remember, adaptability is the name of the game.

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You can never go wrong with a classic material such as satin and crepe but combine this with a modern twist of illusion back or square neckline and be in with the latest fashion.

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Dress Silhouettes

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e r i p m E Mermaid

Empire has a high waistline located just under the bust line, and the rest of the dress flows out. Empire waist dresses mark the smallest point of your figure and flow to the floor in a very demure fashion. For those ladies who are less shapely, an empire silhouette adds more curves.

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THERE IS A PERFECT DRESS OUT THERE FOR EVERYONE. Choosing the right one has a lot to do with knowing what’s going to look great on you. You’ll know it when you find it. Not only will it feel right, you’ll love the way it makes you feel and that’s what is most important. These six silhouettes are the most common dress shapes. The descriptions should help guide you to the one dress that was made for you!

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Narrow shape that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem. Ideal for lean frames as the cut follows your body’s natural shape. The long, straight lines have a lengthening effect—great for ladies with an hourglass figure who are willing to show off their curves.

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Fitted through the body and flairs mid-thigh. The cut is ideal for frames with small waists. Fits closely to the body until mid-hip then widens gradually to the hem (resembling the mouth of a trumpet). Often confused with mermaid, but trumpet flairs from mid-hip, whereas mermaid flairs below the knee

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Always a bridesmaid By Drena Ozene

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am not the typical bridesmaid from tv shows, movies, and books, you know the one, the one that scoffs and eye rolls at every request made by the bride. The one that always has a follow up question to her follow up question. I am a bridesmaid that I feel every bride needs, the type to agree with and go with the flow of almost any reasonable request she makes. No pushback from me whatsoever. The goal is to get the girl down the aisle, and I take my job very seriously. A bride has a thousand things on her list to get done before the, BIG DAY, so what type of friend would I be to add another item to that list. Now I do give my opinion, but only when it is asked for, unless of course she is requesting something like yellow dresses with purple polka dots, then I insist on sharing my thoughts. A brides special day is just that, hers! If you ever feel that you cannot commit to the request of being a part

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of that, it is best to be up front with that information to the bride at the beginning of the process, if you all are truly friends, she will understand. Nobody wants to ruin a lifetime of friendship over someone’s refusal to choose satin over chiffon, the request to wear white shoes after Labor day, or if you should serve egg salad instead of pimento cheese. As a young girl, I dreamed of not only my wedding day, but also being a part of the weddings of all my closest friends and family… that is until I became an adult with responsibilities. The cost of dresses, hair, make-up, and shoes, Oh my! Of course, I would NEVER tell the brides these things, I would grin and agree, and soon within the process of getting the bride ready for her, oh so special day, I would be reminded of the reasons she chose me to be a part of such an important milestone in her life. Hollywood would have you believe

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“I am not the typical

bridesmaid...The goal

is to get the girl down the aisle, and I take my j o b v e r y s e r i o u s ly . ” being a bridesmaid is a chore, a way for the bride to stick you in an awful dress, and make you her servant for the day, but being a bridesmaid, I believe is a badge of honor. You have grown up with, graduated with, caught each other’s tears, listened to hopes, dreams, and fears, seen each other at the lowest and highest points of your lives, why wouldn’t she want you to be a part of that? So wether she is a sister, cousin, classmate, or friend, she knows there is some part of you that she needs in order to get her to the next and hopefully the greatest chapter of her life.


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WED D I NG DAY

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Lord of the Rings From classics to bold looks, here are the must-have ring trends for 2021 from Pav & Broome.

SOLITAIRE STAPLE A. Jaffe Solitaire Engagement Ring with Surprise Diamonds

VINTAGE Simon G. Vintage Engagement Ring

OVAL SHAPED RINGS & HIDDEN HALOS

Simon G. Oval Diamond Engagement Ring with Hidden Halo

Gabriel & Co. 14K White Gold with Hidden Halo Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

GREEN GODDESS Simon G. Statement Ring Emerald and Diamond from the Passion Collection

Photos provided by Pav & Broome Fine Jewelry. Visit pavandbroome.com for these styles and more.

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UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL

STATEMENT BANDS

Zeghani 14k Gold White Wedding Set from the Refined Rebel Collection

Ashi I Do Collection 14k Yellow Gold Statement Band

IT’S A MULTI-STONE AFFAIR

Gabriel & Co. Captivating Three Stone Engagement Ring Gabriel & Co. Emerald Cut Center Stone

Michael M. Stunning Three Stone Engagement Ring

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Wedding Party LOOKS

Photo by Nathaniel Lipsey Photography

On the most important day of their lives, brides want the most important women in their lives standing at their side and looking picture perfect. When it comes to what these VIPs are wearing, brides are drawing some inspiration from the past while going fearlessly into the future.

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MISMATCHED DRESSES

Who says bridesmaids must look exactly the same? More and more, brides are dressing their leading ladies in gowns with different colors, necklines and lengths, meaning each member of her party can pick a style that suits her. The key is not to match, but to coordinate and complement.

Photos by Taylor S. Hunter Photography

EMPIRE WAIST DRESSES

The early 2000’s are back! Not only are brides loving this style but so are the bridesmaids. The empire waits allows a flattering silhouette for everybody type. It amplifies the bust while the bottom is light and airy

MIDI LENGTH DRESSES

Midi Length dresses are the new maxi. You’ll love this style if wearing a long dress that sweeps the floor isn’t your style. This style of choice is more modern and fashionable for any typical wedding. Trust me your bridesmaids will keep this dress in their closet, but actually wear after the big day.

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Photo by Bluewaters Photography

In the

MOOD

If you’re in need of inspiration to help shape your wedding theme, these moodboards are guaranteed to get your creativity flowing. Happy planning!

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Morgan & Ken By Karen Bryant

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Southern boho bliss Couple designed special day to feel like ‘a comfortable Sunday afternoon’

Morgan Busbea, 33, met Ken Faucher, 36, in 2015 when both were working for a casino in Bay St. Louis. “Ken would regularly end his evenings with a stop by my area to catch up and laugh about the day’s events with his friend Denise, my coworker,” Morgan recalls. It wasn’t long, though, before Denise noticed that Morgan had captured Ken’s attentions. He asked for Morgan’s number, and the two began dating. They enjoyed each other’s company, but as sometimes happens with love stories, their path had its twists. In 2016, Morgan left the casino to manage a retail chain. She moved to Harrison County, and the two decided to take a break. But when love has a hold, separations don’t last long. “By 2018, we had decided that being apart was impossible and committed to starting a new life together in Bay St. Louis,” Morgan says. She was drawn to her beau’s outlook on life, saying, “There is no dream of mine that he would not give his very last to help me achieve.” And he built a loving bond with Morgan’s son, Layne. So, it was an easy decision when Ken proposed on Dec. 19, 2019. He’d invited her to have brunch with him and his mother, who was visiting from Florida. Afterward, he suggested a walk through Bay St. Louis’s Old Town to show his mom the sights, particularly Morgan’s family’s business, McDonald’s Lumber. “I was telling the story of how we had the business in the family for over 100 years when I looked in the window and saw a huge sign that read, ‘Morgan, I love you so much. You are my world. Will you marry me?’” Morgan

says. He then took her hand and walked her up the front steps, where he got on one knee and gave her the ring as his mom captured the moment in pictures. “Nothing could have been more special to me than having my proposal happen where so many of my happiest memories from childhood happened,” she says. The two were married on Oct. 4, 2020, at The Balcony, which has since closed. They both wanted a small, intimate wedding, which worked well since the ceremony was taking place amid the pandemic. “Every part of our wedding day was planned with little touches that were personal and focused on making the day precious to us as a couple and as a newly blended family,” Morgan recalls. “We agreed as people of faith that we wanted the person who married us to not only have a relationship with us, but also a relationship with the Lord. We agreed that my father, Dennis Lundberg, was the only choice.” They directed her father to include some things in the ceremony, then asked him to conduct some parts from his heart. “This made the ceremony one of kind and endlessly special,” Morgan says. She also holds dear the memory of her son walking 59


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her down the aisle and giving her hand to Ken. After the vows, a soloist, Kaitlin Jewell, sang the hymn “Come Thou Fount,” while Morgan’s dad led them in a private prayer. “For the prayer, we joined hands with our parents, siblings and the bridal party,” Morgan recalls. “As I heard my father’s words, praying for our future, and Katlyn singing ‘I am bound for the Kingdom, won’t you come with me?’ I was overtaken with emotion.” Other meaningful memories include paying tribute to her late grandmother by wearing her grandmother’s earrings, and the attendance of Ken’s 91-year-old grandmother. Morgan describes her ceremony style as Southern boho. “I tried to make our day feel like a comfortable Sunday afternoon,” recalls Morgan. “We took the idea of a normal, Sunday brunch in the South and added some extra flair. We served brunch favorites like crab meat biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, ham and asparagus frittata, fruit-andyogurt parfaits and salmon-filled deviled eggs — and we even a giant charcuterie table.” They forwent a wedding cake and instead served different flavors of petit fours. She also incorporated a 60

custom floral backdrop that she designed with her florist. She and Ken were whisked away afterward via a golf cart amid a sparkler send-off. Today, the couple lives in Bay St. Louis with their teenage son, Layne. Ken works offshore, and Morgan left retail to earn a degree in human services, focusing on addiction. She plans to open a woman’s recovery home. “The home will be called Higher Ground Recovery Center,” she says. “Higher Ground was the name my grandmother had given to her dream home, and it holds deep sentimental and biblical meaning to me.” Speaking of the future, Morgan says, “We still have so many wonderful years left in our relationship, but we also had some great time to develop as individuals. I believe our bond is so special because we love freely like teenagers and have all the hope and ambition of a new couple in their 20s, so we are just excited to keep embracing the future together.”


VENDORS Wedding planner: The Wedding Collection, Kerri Pellegrin, Bay St. Louis Caterer: Almost Home, Michelle Nichols, Kiln Hair/Makeup: Ashley Mills, Beauty by Ashley Petit Fours: Whipped LLC, Julie Vignes, Waveland Florist: Beth Cranford Florals, Waveland Photographer: Kayce Stork, Kayce Stork Wedding Photography, Biloxi Beverage Catering: 200 North Beach Restaurant, Bay St. Louis Wedding Soloist: Kaitlin Jewell Reception Servers: Almost Home Catering, Michelle Nichols

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Videographer: Kayce Stork Photography and Films Jewelry: Brilliance in Diamonds Shoes: Badgley Mischka Wedding gown: Allure Bridals Tux: Men’s Warehouse Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Musician/Entertainment: Ryan Foret and The Foret Tradition Live Painter: NiCole Britt Art Clergy/Officiant: Father Michael O’Connor Rentals: The Wedding Collection, ABC

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Secret Garden B a il e y & Ch a d Pi que Wedding date: November 14, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Bluewaters Photography Wedding planner: C.R.S Event Planners, LLC Ceremony venue: Vintage Court Reception venue: Vintage Court Florist: Villeres Florist Caterer: Venue- Vintage Court Liquor: Titos Vodka- provided the vodka- venue provided all other. Makeup: Jacqueline Reynolds- The Jacq of all Trades Beauty

Hair: Kailen Pope Videographer: Dyle Films Jewelry: Etsy- Wedding bandsRaymonds Jewelry Shoes: Converse Wedding gown: Enzoani BlueDesigner. Linen Jolie Bridal- store Tux: Tuxedos to Geaux Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie Musician/Entertainment: Mobile Beat Entertainment- Jeff Tircuit Photobooth: Mobile Beat Entertainment

Clergy/Officiant: Gordon Jeansone Rentals: None venue provided everything Cake: Haydels Bakery Transportation; None Invitations: Etsy Lighting: Venue provided all up lighting Rehearsal Dinner: Vintage Court Favors: Cookie dough-Cookie dough Bliss

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Lush Greenery

L ace y & D us t in Pier ce Wedding date: May 30, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Anna Cirlot Photography & Design Wedding planner: Maddie Mohr (friend) Ceremony and Reception venue: First Baptist Bay Saint Louis Florist: Shanna Franklin (My Aunt) Caterer: (Friends from First Baptist Bay Saint Louis) Makeup: Jasmine Lee (friend) Hair: Jasmine Lee (friend) Videographer: Live-streamed by First Baptist, Bay Saint Louis Jewelry: Olive + Piper Shoes: Kate Whitcomb Wedding gown: Maggie Sottero Tux: Belk Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal Musician/Entertainment: Kelsey Kerstell, Steviana Thomas, and Derek Hunter, and Gail Carr Photobooth: Made by friends and family Clergy/Officiant: Brett Frazier Cake: Kayla Shelby (friend) Transportation: Borrowed an old car from a friend, 1964 Ford Mustang Invitations: Zola Lighting: First Baptist Rehearsal Dinner: Bacchus on the Beach

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Pure Charm

M a r i a & J o sue M el end e z Wedding date: November 28, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Annie Elise photography Wedding planner: Cristina Yanes Ceremony venue: Cedar Lake Assemblies of God Reception venue: Cedar Lake 11555 Cedar Lake Rd Florist : Rose’s Florist, LLC Makeup and Hair: Lexi hairstylist and makeup artist, Ocean Springs Jewelry: Olive & Piper Shoes: Dillard’s Wedding gown: Davids Bridal Tux: Calvin’s Klein Bridesmaid dresses: Davis Bridal Photobooth: Lara Creations Clergy/Officiant: Pastor David Oliver Rentals: Lara Creations Cake: Rosy Arellano Invitations: canvas.com

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Chel se y & R ay M cD o n a l d, J r . Wedding date: September 5, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Tilley Photography Ceremony venue: Centennial Plaza The Fountain Reception venue: Centennial Plaza The Chapel Florist: Flower Basket Florist Caterer and Liquor:

Centennial Plaza Makeup: The Beauty Society by Gina Hair: The Beauty Society by Gina; Hair & Makeup Assistant Addison Wade Videographer: Robinson Photography + Film Jewelry: Deep South Gold (rings); Capri Boutique (Bridal Earrings) Shoes: Jewel by Badgley

Mischka Wedding gown: Designer Loft Bridal Salon NYC Pronovias Maxime Wedding gown #2: Bridal Boutique of Baton Rouge - Badgley Mischka Beyoncé Tux: John’s Tuxedos Bridesmaid dresses: Lulu’s Musician/Entertainment: DJ Doobie Derouen

Clergy/Officiant: Thad McIntyre Rentals: ABC Rental Cake: Jessica Moss Transportation: Mallette Rentals LLC Invitations: Jennifer Knox with JenArt Lighting: Centennial Plaza Rehearsal: Dinner Blue Marlin

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Jewel tones

RENAE & JUSTIN LOPER Wedding date: January 11, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Jessica Lumpkin with Grace Photography Wedding Planner: Sugee Stone Ceremony Venue: Oak Crest Mansion Reception Location: Ballroom at Oak Crest Mansion Florist: Rachel Bond with Pine Hills Florist Caterer: Oak Crest Mansion Liquor: Oak Crest Mansion Makeup: Jackie Merlau Hair: Ashley Mills Jewelry: Reeds Shoes: Dillard’s Wedding Gown: Bliss Bridal in Hattiesburg Tux: Men’s Wearhouse Bridesmaids Dress: I wanted velvet dresses, so we found velvet dresses from different dress shops and online. Entertainment: Marcel with Nightshift Sounds Officiant: Melvin Ray Rentals: ABC Rentals Cake: French Kiss Rehearsal Dinner: Oak Crest

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G lo ri a & Pat ri ck M o o ne y Wedding date: July 11, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: James Edwards Bates Ceremony venue: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Reception venue: The Drennen’s Home Florist: Something Borrowed Something Bloomed Caterer: Broome’s Liquor: Chandeleur Brewery and Smokey’s Makeup: Crissy Cox Hair: Ashley Mills Videographer: Take II Productions Jewelry: Olive and Piper Wedding gown: Pearls Place Tux: Men’s Warehouse Bridesmaid dresses: House of Tux Musician/Entertainment: Blackwater Brass Photobooth Clergy/Officiant: Father Mike Snyder Rentals: ABC Rental Cake: Nita Lee Transportation: King Limo Invitations: Minted Rehearsal Dinner- Mary Mahoneys

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Ivory Dream

K r is t en & M i c a h L a d ner Wedding date: September 12, 2020

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Simple Romance Chi & D av id Co r oy Wedding date: October 3, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Leighann Roush with Bluewaters Photography Ceremony venue: Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church Reception venue: Bride’s family home Florist: Shindig Caterer: Dong Phuong Liquor: Remy Martin 1738 Makeup: Lexi Nguyen Hair: Ryan with Salon Rouge Videographer: Casey Clingan with

Casey Clingan Cinematography Jewelry: Engagement ring from Adiamor, pearl earrings (something old from Aunt), cross necklace (something new from mom) from Kim Tam Jewelry Shoes: David’s Bridal Wedding gown: Deshontel’s Dress Shop. Dress designer: Sottero and Midgley Tux: Men’s Wearhouse. Tux designer: Kenneth Cole Bridesmaid dresses: Lulus

Musician/Entertainment: DJ Antoine Nguyen Clergy/Officiant: Father Dominic Vu Pham (Sacred Heart Catholic Church) and Father John Thang Pham (Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church) Cake: Le Bakery located in Biloxi and The Sweet Spot Bakery in Duluth,GA Invitations: J & C Thanh Tram Printing

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Er in & Ch a rl e s S helto n Wedding date: September 19, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Grace Photography Ceremony venue: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, Bay Saint Louis, MS Reception venue: Our Lady of the Gulf Community Center, Bay Saint Louis, MS Florist: Pine Hills Floral Design Caterer: Wildflower Catering and

Events Makeup and Hair: Mallory Stieffel and team Videographer: Shelley + Portugal Wedding gown: Bliss Bridal Hattiesburg, MS Tux: D & K Menswear Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie Musician/Entertainment: Nightshift Sounds Entertainment Clergy/Officiant: Priest - Braxton

Necaise Rentals: ABC Rental Cake: Whipped LLC Cookies: Southern Girls Cookies Invitations Basic Invite Rehearsal Dinner: Bay Waveland Yacht Club Getting Ready Venue: Harbor House Rental, Bay Saint Louis, MS

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By the Sea

B ecc a & Et h a n A l l en Wedding date: October 17, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Grace Photography Ceremony venue: Christ Episcopal Church, Bay St. Louis Reception venue: Bay-Waveland Yacht Club Florist: The French Potager Caterer: Bay-Waveland Yacht Club Liquor: Bay-Waveland Yacht Club Makeup: Brelyn Hoda Hair: McKenzie Peterson of Elysian Salon & Spa Videographer: Grace Photography Jewelry: something borrowed from Aunt Sandy Hill Shoes: Sam Edelman Wedding gown: The Wedding Collection, Bay St. Louis Tux: Anthony’s Menswear, Bay St. Louis Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy Clergy/Officiant: Fr. Seth Walley of Christ Episcopal Church Cake: Whipped LLC Transportation: Coast2Coast Executive Transportation Rehearsal Dinner: Bacchus on the Beach

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Rustic Romance A shl e y & G a ry Sta n to n Wedding date: October 4, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Southern Wedding Pixels Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hatcher Farms Venue Florist: After the Proposal Caterer: Simply Seafood and Catering Makeup: Looks by Kass Hair: Britni Palmer - Great Lengths Hair Salon Oak Grove, MS Videographer: Whaletalemedia Jewlery: Dillards Shoes: Lulus Wedding Gown: House of Tux Bridal and Formal Boutique Tux: Mens Wearhouse Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu Music/Entertainment: D.Jones Entertainment Officiant: Argile Smith Cake: French Kiss Pastries Invitations: Etsy Rehearsal Dinner: Kravers Seafood

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Timeless Classic

Emily & A nd re w M c G ini t y Wedding date: October 17, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Kayce Stork Photography and Films Wedding planner: Suzanne Guice Ceremony venue: Holy Family Catholic Church Reception venue: Pass Christian Yacht Club (PCYC) Bridal Luncheon venue: The Lady Monroe yacht in Pass Christian owned by the McElroy family Florist: Pine Hills Floral Designs

Caterer: PCYC Liquor: PCYC Bridal Party Breakfast catering: Cat Island Coffeehouse; Proost charcuterie boards Makeup: Robin Malone Hair: Allie Lee with Blush Salon (Hattiesburg) Videographer: Kayce Stork Photography and Films Jewelry: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux Shoes: Badgley Mischka Wedding gown: Bridal and Formal Boutique House

of Tux Tux: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Mother of the Bride gown: Deedy’s Formal & Tuxedo Musician/Entertainment: Unfazed Show & Band Clergy/Officiant: Father, Mike Austin Rentals: ABC Rental: dance floor, greenery hedge, linens Wedding Cake: Nita Lee Bridal luncheon cake:

Whipped, LLC Transportation: Hotard Coaches for charter bus; John Hans from Gulfport - owner of white 1964 Jaguar exit car Invitations: The Paper Moon Lighting: Southern Event Productions Marquee Letter Lights: Alpha Lit Rehearsal Dinner: Bay Waveland Yacht Club

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Natural Chic A nn a & R i ch a rd A l l en Wedding date: June 20, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Jessie Newton Photography Wedding planner: Kim Arnold Ceremony and Reception venue : The Jackson Pearl Florist: Kim Arnold Caterer and Liquor: Scranton’s Catering

Makeup: Kaelah Carew Hair: Paige Burlison Jewelry: BHLDN Shoes: Rohb by Joyce Azria Wedding gown: James & B Bridal House Tux: ASOS Musician/Entertainment: Lamont Landers Band

Clergy/Officiant: Kyle Smith Rentals: Ace Party Rentals Cake: The Cake Designer Invitations: Carlson Craft printed by Action Printing Center Rehearsal Dinner: Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant

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Floral Fairytale

A nn a K at her ine & R us sel l A da ms Wedding date: July 11, 2020

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VENDORS Photographer: Grace Photography Wedding planner: The Wedding Collection Ceremony venue: Christ Episcopal Church Reception venue: Bay Saint Louis Community Hall (Courtyard) Florist: The French Potager Caterer: Rue Chow Liquor: Trader Joes (Churn Chardonnay,

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Corona...duh!) Brooke Reis was our bartender Makeup: Robin Malone Hair: Calene Tillman Videographer: Grace Photography Jewelry: Vintage something borrowed earrings Shoes: Kate Spade Wedding gown: The Wedding Collection Musician/Entertainment: John Causey, Annie Young-Bridges on violin

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Clergy/Officiant: Father Seth Walley Rentals: The Wedding Collection Cake: Whipped Julie Veignes Transportation: The Beast 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Invitations: Blair Lancaster White and Chelsea Rumery and revised many times Lighting: The Wedding Collection Rehearsal Dinner: The Harbor House


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INSPIRATION

Vintage

ambience

curated antiques mixed materials hipster flair for the modern bride CREDITS Event Management/Planner: Gray Meetings & Events Photographer: Kayce Stork Photography Venue: House of The Jackson Pearl Florist: Maidenhair Floral Caterer: Food, Booze, & Hiccups Makeup and Hair: Model DIY Shoes: Aldo Wedding gown: Alfred Angelo Bridal Tux: Durand Tuxedo Consultants Musician/Entertainment: Songstruck DJ Photobooth: Snaparazzi Photo Rentals: Southern Event Productions and Gray Meetings & Events Bakery: Sweet Enchantments Stationary: D’Andrea Nicole Calligraphy Models: Raven Jade Dedeaux-McDonald and Jaren Mitchell

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Gayle & Kevin By Jennifer Gentile

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'You never know what life has in store' After losing touch for nearly 40 years, couple reconnects and makes their love permanent

Although they didn’t see each other for 37 years, Larina Gayle Parker Long and Kevin Todd Woods were fated to rekindle their romance. The pair dated when they were teenagers at Harrison Central High School in Lyman, and decades later, in May of 2018, they reconnected at a high school reunion. “When we met again, it was like time had stood still,” Gayle recalls. “We picked up where we left off.” Now both 56, the couple decided to make their love official. On the night before Valentine’s Day last year, Kevin got down on one knee, presented a ring and asked Gayle to be his wife. “The thing I love the most about him is his thoughtfulness and kindness,” she says of her would-be husband, who owns Woods Pump and Well Services LLC. The pandemic complicated the couple’s wedding plans, like most pairs who planned to marry in 2020, and they were forced to delay and scale back their nuptials.

“We rescheduled our wedding twice and finally decided to just do it and invite immediate family,” Gayle says. “We changed from a buffet to a plated meal and kept the number of people at each table to four.” The couple initially had planned and paid for 120 friends and family to attend, but due to COVID, they reduced their guest list to 36. Nonetheless, the celebration — held on Aug. 29, 2020 — achieved the feel the pair was after. “We were going for romantic and intimate,” Gayle says. The wedding was held at Amour Danzar School of Ballroom Dance in Gulfport, and Gayle credits owner Barbara Watts with helping make the celebration successful — as well as safe. They were married by the Rev. Wayne Flurry of McHenry First Baptist Church, who they met taking ballroom dancing lessons. The pair practiced their steps for months leading up to their big day and performed a waltz at their wedding. The dance was one of the most special parts of the celebration for Gayle — as was seeing her groom cry during the ceremony.

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The pair haven’t taken a honeymoon yet, but they plan to go to Hawaii when travel is safer. In the meantime, they have settled into married life at their home in Long Beach and serve as a testament to the enduring power of love. “You never know what life has in store for you!” Gayle says.

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VENDORS Wedding and Reception Venue: Amour Danzar School of Ballroom Dance, Gulfport Dress and shoes: Amazon.com Alterations: Masquerade Alterations, Edgewater Mall, Biloxi Tux: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux, Gulfport Catering: Provided by Barbara Watts, Amour Danzar School of Ballroom Dance, Gulfport Cake: Provided by family member Photography: Anna Cirlot Photography & Design Invitations: Vistaprint Rehearsal Dinner: Amour Danzar School of Ballroom Dance, Gulfport

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Venues

CAPACITY

DEPOSIT

ON SITE CATERING

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

CANCELLATION POLICY

Almanett Hotel & Bistro (228) 865-9901 www.thealmanett.com

200

Yes

Yes

No

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Amour Danzar (228) 324-3730 www.amourdanzar.com

200

Yes

Yes

Yes (licensed caterers only)

No

200 indoor, 400 outdoor

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

150-300

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Capacity: 450 at round tables, 700 theater style

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Azalea Ballroom (228) 386-7111 www.beaurivage.com

150-200

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Camellia Ballroom (228) 386-7111 www.beaurivage.com

100-400

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Magnolia Ballroom (228) 386-7111 www.beaurivage.com

50-1,000 (Beau Rivage also has 700-capacity outdoor event deck)

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

LOCATION

The Barn at Love Farms (228) 493-0983 www.thebarnatlovefarms.com Bayou Bluff Tennis Club (228) 896-9166 www.bayoubluff.com Bay St. Louis Community Center (228) 466-8951 Facebook: Bay St. Louis Community Center

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Exceptional Food, Drink, Service and Atmosphere L E T ’ S TA L K !

228.255.2917 | 7600 Country Club Circle | Diamondhead, MS | www.diamondheadms.org

Eternal Bliss Takes Planning facebook@atpweddingsandevents • instagram@aftertheproposalweddings

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The Club at Diamondhead One of the most memorable moments of your life, the day you have always dreamed of…Your Wedding Day…is approaching. The most important day of your life deserves a setting as special as the day itself. At the Diamondhead Country Club, that setting lays just a bouquet’s throw from our golf course and beautiful grounds.

(228) 255-2917 diamondheadms.org

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CAPACITY

200

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ABOUT

The Diamondhead Country Club, Golf, and Golf Academy of Diamondhead are located in the center of Diamondhead and offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, the only indoor/outdoor Golf Academy along the MS Gulf Coast and 5,400 square feet of meeting and banquet space. In addition, our full-service restaurant features an excellent a la carte menu, Chef Specials, lunch & dinner specials and a fabulous Sunday Brunch. We take pride in providing exceptional food, drinks, service and atmosphere. We offer distinctive a wide range of banquet selections sure to please all. Our Catering Specialists and Chef will work with you to create a wonderful memory for you, your family, and your friends.


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CAPACITY

DEPOSIT

ON SITE CATERING

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

CANCELLATION POLICY

Indoor: 200; Outdoor: 750

Yes

No

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Yes

Biloxi Civic Center (228) 374-3105 www.biloxi.ms.us

1,000

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Biloxi Schooners (228) 435-6320 www.maritimemuseum.org

40-44

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

200 indoor; 200 outdoor

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Biloxi Yacht Club (228) 374-6344 www.biloxiyachtclub.org

150

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Boomtown Biloxi (228) 435-7000 www.boomtownbiloxi.com

250

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

The Chapel at Centennial Plaza (228) 206-7880 centennialplazams.com

350

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Chimneys Restaurant (228) 863-7604 www.chimneysrestaurant.com

Up to 700

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront (228) 864-4310 marriott.com/GPTCY

250

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

The Cypress Taphouse Catering & Events (228) 233-0550 https://www.facebook.com/ thecypresstaphousecateringandevents/

200

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

The Club at Diamondhead (228) 255-2917 www.diamondheadms.org

200

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

The Dock (228) 276-1500 www.thedockgulfport.com

Up to 1,000

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

300 indoor, 600 outdoor

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

300-400

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

50,000

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Great Southern Club (228) 865-0200 www.greatsouthernclub.com

500

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Great Southern Golf Club (228) 284-2237 www.greatsoutherngolf.com

99

Call for info

Yes

Yes

Yes

LOCATION Beauvoir - The Jefferson Davis Home (228) 388-4400 www.visitbeauvoir.org

Biloxi Visitors Center (228) 374-3105 www.biloxi.ms.us/visitor-info/museums/ visitors-center

Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites (228) 696-1894 www.grandmagnolia.com Grass Lawn (228) 669-3292 www.cateringcreationsllc.com www.historicgrasslawn.com Great Lawn (Harrah’s Gulf Coast) (228) 436-2946 www.caesars.com/harrahs-gulf-coast

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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Make “once upon a time”, “happily ever after”, and everything in between come true for your wedding and receptions at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.

(228) 897-6039 www.lmdc.org

VENUE STATS

CAPACITY

100-500

DEPOSIT

Yes

ON-SITE CATERING

No

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

Yes

CANCELLATION POLICY

Yes

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The grounds of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center include over 6 acres of space for picnicking, concerts, weddings, cocktail parties. From our raised, outside deck you can see the gorgeous glimmer of the setting sun on the Gulf waters that are framed by photographic oak trees. You couldn’t find a more beautiful location to have your wedding and reception all in one place. There is plenty of room for tents to host either. You can hold your wedding or just the reception inside the historic 1915 building surrounded by exposed brick, wooden rafters, and bright colorful murals. As your guests await you under the beams of this grand scene, let your wedding dress trail behind you as you walk together to the first floor. What a breathtaking first look your guests (or your groom) will have of you. The WINGS Performing Arts and Education Center caters to a more formal event. Spacious dressing rooms, state of the art Viking kitchen, and free parking are a few of the extra amenities.


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CAPACITY

DEPOSIT

ON SITE CATERING

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

CANCELLATION POLICY

250

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Gulfport Yacht Club (228) 863-2263 www.gulfportyachtclub.org Members only or member-sponsored event

250-300

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (228) 374-7625 www.hardrockbiloxi.com

700-800

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Harrah’s Gulf Coast (228) 436-2946 www.caesars.com/harrahs-gulf-coast

100-130

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Hilton Garden Inn (228) 863-4996

80-130

No

Yes

No

Yes

500 plus indoor, 250 outdoor

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Hospitality Resort Management Center (228) 897-3971 www.hrmgulfcoast.com

350

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IP Casino Resort & Spa (228) 436-3000 www.ipbiloxi.com

850

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

La Maison Gautier (The Old Place) (228) 762-4500 www.theoldplace.net

Indoor: 100, Outdoor: 800-1,500

Yes

No

Yes (licensed caterers)

Yes

Longfellow Civic Center (228) 466-8951 Facebook: Longfellow Civic Center

250

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

100-500

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Theater: 383-600

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

600

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Capacity: 250 (seated) in designated event space

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

5,000

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

10-75 (private room), 175 (private buyout)

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

LOCATION Gulf Coast Event Center (228) 867-6322 www.gulfcoasteventcenter.com

Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast (228) 466-8022 www.hollywoodcasinogulfcoast.com

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (228) 897-6039 www.lmdc.org Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center (228) 818-2878 www.themaryc.org Martime & Seafood Industry Museum (228) 435-6320 www.maritimemuseum.org Mississippi Aquarium events@msaquarium.org www.msaquarium.org Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center (228) 594-3700 www.mscoastcoliseum.com Morton’s The Steakhouse (228) 436-8800 www.mortons.com/biloxi

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One Thirty One Lameuse Welcome to One Thirty One Lameuse, the newest event venue in downtown Biloxi! We invite you to explore and be inspired by our space while allowing us to help you host your perfect event. Call us today and schedule a tour!

(228) 207-1689 facebook.com/ OneThirtyOneLameuse

VENUE STATS

CAPACITY

250

DEPOSIT

Yes

ON-SITE CATERING

Yes

High ceilings, plenty of natural light, roomy floor space, a stage for musical entertainment, a wrap-around bar, gorgeous wood floors, beautiful lighting, a balcony looking out onto downtown and a parade route, and the flexibility to choose your own caterer! All of this and more when you book your next event at One Thirty One Lameuse right in the heart of downtown Biloxi!

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

The story behind One Thirty One begins with two Biloxi families’ vision to renew this classic downtown building. Mr & Mrs. Buzzy & Laura Bolton completed an extensive renovation of the second floor in the fall of 2018 and opened the new event venue for business at the beginning of 2019.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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DEPOSIT

ON SITE CATERING

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

CANCELLATION POLICY

Oak Crest Mansion (228) 452-5677 www.oakcrestmansion.com

400

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (228) 374-5547 Georgeohr.org

100 outdoor, 40 indoor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Old Brick House (228) 374-3105 www.biloxi.ms.us

150 outdoor

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

One Thirty One Lameuse (228) 207-1689 facebook.com/OneThirtyOneLameuse

250

Yes

Yes

Yes (licensed caterers only)

Yes

Pascagoula River Audubon Center (228) 475-0825 pascagoulariver.audubon.org

250

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Patio 44 (228) 207-2628 www.patiofortyfour.com

125

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Yes

No

Yes

250-300

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

200

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

60-70

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

250-500

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Slavonian Lodge (228) 860-9599

500

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

South Beach Hotel and Suites (228) 388-2627 sbbiloxihotel.com

350

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sunkist Country Club Ballroom (228) 388-3961 www.sunkistcc.com

100

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm (228) 218-1906 www.venueatsouthernoaks.com

200

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

170 indoor, 300 outdoor

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

150

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

150-250

Yes

Yes

No, except baked goods

Yes

LOCATION

Pelican Landing Conference Center (228) 474-1406 www.cityofmosspoint.org Preserve Golf Club (228) 386-2500 www.preservegc.com Salute Italian Restaurant (228) 864-2500 www.saluteitalian.com Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort (228) 392-1889 www.scarletpearlcasino.com

Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel (228) 385-6017 www.treasurebay.com Walter Anderson Museum of Art (228) 872-3164 www.walterandersonmuseum.org The White House Hotel (228) 233-1230 www.whitehousebiloxi.com

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Neutrals have been popular for years, but color is making a comeback. Punches of jewel and berry tones add a rich accent in bouquets and on tablescapes. Pine Hills Floral Designs

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DRIED GRASSES AND FLOWERS

Dried flowers and grasses are a great way to add interesting texture as mentioned above. Pampas grass popularity is on the rise, especially for fall weddings. Lavender, pods and berries also are great to use when dried.  

FREESTANDING OR HANGING ELEMENTS

Custom hanging or freestanding designs are taking the place of traditional arches for ceremonies. These often have a very loose and natural feel.

GREENERY WALLS

Faux greenery walls with fresh greenery and flowers accenting them are excellent backdrops for indoor or outdoor weddings.

GARLANDS

We are seeing lots of greenery garlands in weddings. They can be arranged around signs, placed on tables as table runners and used to decorate arbors, railings and rafters.

Rachel Bond, owner and floral designer with Pine Hills Floral Designs

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“Brides are saying “I do” to greenery and making other unconventional choices when it comes to their wedding flowers.” Rachel Bond, owner and floral designer with Pine Hills Floral Design

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Budget saving tips • Use bouquets as centerpieces • Rent containers instead of purchasing • Make a bigger impact with a few large, showy pieces instead of a lot of small designs that tend to eat up the budget.

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Florals by After The Proposal Floral Designs Photos by Southern Wedding Pixels

“It ’ s your party, and you should have bright, bold blooms if you want to! T h i s t r e n d i s d e f i n i t e ly amping up for 2021 as couples are choosing to stray from traditional color palet tes .”

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• EXPRESSIVE COLOR PALETTES • MORE PLAYFUL BLOOMS • EARTH TONES • PRETTY, PETITE BOUQUETS • MONOCHROMATIC LOOKS • ENHANCING THE AISLE • ARTISTIC ARCHES • VIBRANT TOUCHES Jean McGrury, After The Proposal Floral Designs

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“Don’t get hung up on one particul ar flower or pinterest photo. Allow your florist to guide you when choosing flowers and allow them to create something custom that is pinterest worthy!”

Elizabeth Cranford, Beth Cranford Floral Designs

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OVERSIZED BOUQUETS Choose an oversized bouquet for a dramatic look.

Elizabeth Cranford, Beth Cranford Floral Designs

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Wedding Planning checklist

10 - 12 MONTHS This timeframe is the most critical when it comes to planning your wedding. From a practical perspective if you are not an organized person, you should immediately hire a planner or a consultant to help guide you through the process. Many planners on the Coast also do fullservice design so you can have your cake and eat it too by telling the designer what you want and letting them assist you with all of the details. In some cases, a caterer or reception venue coordinator can help you with some details (linen choices, rental items, room layouts or seating plans). But generally, you want your chosen vendors to focus on what they are good at. These are the items you should deal with immediately because in most cases, there are limited options depending on the size of your wedding. During this time period you should: Book your ceremony and reception venues. Select and inform your attendants. Begin developing your budget. Start your guest list. Interview and book the following: • Planner • Band/DJ • Caterer • Photographer • Videographer • Officiant

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7 - 10 MONTHS Purchase your dress. S  elect your wedding party’s attire. Dress availability and alterations can take up to six months, so start this item as soon as possible. Have your guys fitted for their tuxedos as soon as possible as well. S  et up your wedding website, hashtag and handles. R  egister at a minimum of three major retailers with online offerings and at least one local gift registry store. P  lan for your out-of-town guests. Reserve a block of hotel rooms at several different hotels with varying price points. These hotels should be as close to reception location as possible. S  ettle on an invitation design and begin the proofing process. Your invitation may go through several renditions before it’s just right, so give yourself plenty of time. If you are planning on having your invitations hand addressed, hire a calligrapher now. S  tart planning the honeymoon. Make sure your passport and any necessary shots are up to date if you will be traveling out of the country.

5 - 6 MONTHS M  eet with the officiant and then plan your ceremony. If you are required to attend counseling or attend classes related to your particular faith, begin these as soon as your officiant says to. A  rrange transportation for yourself and any guests. O  rder your cakes. S  tart your day-of timeline. Work with your planner and other vendors (DJ, photographer) to schedule any special moments you want to be sure are documented.


4 MONTHS B  uy the shoes you will wearing and bring them to your first dress fitting. P  urchase your veil. P  lan a hair and make-up rehearsal with your stylist. Make sure they are available for your big day. V  isit your DJ’s website and peruse his or her playlist. Be sure to let him or her know what songs you definitely want (especially your first dances) and more importantly, those you don’t want to hear at all. If you are planning on live entertainment, make sure they can perform your first dances or have the availability to play them digitally. P  lan the rehearsal dinner. Settle on the guest list and reserve the venue. F  inalize invitations and place the order. Some processes can take up to four weeks to print, so give yourself plenty of time to mail.

3 MONTHS D  on’t leave your toasts to chance. Ask a select list of people to give toasts or speak at the wedding or rehearsal dinner so they have time to craft a wellconsidered speech. P  lan the program and readings so your readers will have time to rehearse. S  econd dress fitting. Plan to purchase your undergarments this same day. F  inalize the order of the ceremony and reception. P  rint programs. P  urchase wedding rings. M  eet with your planner or other wedding pros and finalize your day-of schedule. Type up the timeline and send it to all of your vendors (this includes photographer, caterer, baker, decorator and church coordinator). The more you plan, the less stress and drama there is on the day of. F  inalize the menu and flowers. I f you are having a number of out-of-town guests, plan welcome gift bags. These need be as simple as a bottle of water, a few snacks and a list of some of the more popular tourist sites where you live.

1 MONTH T  rack your RSVPs and call people who haven’t replied. N  o more than 30 days ahead, get your marriage license. M  ail rehearsal dinner invitations. T  hird and final dress fitting. P  ay your final fees to as many of your vendors as you can.

0 - 10 DAYS M  eet with your planner for any last minute adjustments or confirmations you feel you need to be reassured about. A  sk a trusted friend who is not in the wedding party to be your day-of “Helper.” This person is your planner if you’ve hired one. They will handle things like paying vendors, handing out tips and making sure your wedding party is on the dance floor. S  end wedding timeline to wedding party. P  ick up wedding dress. W  rite checks for vendors, put checks and tips in envelopes to be handed out at the event. S  chedule mani’s and pedi’s for you and your girls the day before the wedding. A  ssemble and distribute welcome baskets. P  ack for honeymoon.

2 MONTHS M  ail invitations. RSVP cut off should be about 10 days before the wedding. S  tart writing those thank you notes. You’ll thank yourself for getting a head start on this! C  hange up date night with dancing lessons. Dancing to your first dance several times with some expert guidance can help ease those jitters. P  lan your photography shoot list and then meet with your photographer to make sure he/she knows exactly what moments you want captured. F  inalize your playlist with your band or DJ.

AFTER WEDDING G  et your thank you notes out as soon as possible. You have up to a year. B  e sure to update your personal documents if you are changing your last name: Driver’s license, passport, insurance paperwork, bank accounts, etc. T  ake a moment to call your loved ones and say how much you love them and appreciate how they helped you all through this process. HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEGINS HERE...

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WHO PAYS FOR WHAT? Bride: Groom:

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I nvitations, enclosures, and announcements (don’t forget the stamps on the RSVP cards!)  he bride’s wedding gown T and accessories The groom paying for the bride’s bouquet is an interesting concept and something that is staging a bit of a comeback. We think it’s a sweet gesture, but not commonly done here on the Coast.

More than one mom has said, "If I knew how much work this was for my first daughter, I would’ve hired a planner then." Hence the reason this item is number one on this list and should be on yours as well!

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 ransportation of bridal party to T ceremony and to reception All reception expenses  hotographer, wedP ding photographs, wedding albums Videographer and finished DVD

This is one of those instances where the rules are out the window. Weddings are expensive and in lots of cases, the bride, groom, her parents, his parents and sometimes aunts and grandparents are paying these expenses.

Transportation and lodging expenses for the officiant if from another town and if invited to officiate by the Generally, bride’s family this is only

reserved for those attendants who are from out of town and do not necessarily need two nights (or more) at a fancy hotel. Most families have plenty of extra beds to accommodate these attendants without spending too much money.

Accommodations for bride’s attendants Bridesmaids’ luncheon, if hosted by the bride or her family

Bride’s gifts to her attendants Bride’s gift to groom Groom’s wedding ring

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Here in the South, there is a committee of ladies that put together all types of showers and little parties. This is the case here as well. The hostesses will plan the menu, provide the decorations and generally have fun cooing over the bride and her attendants.

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B  ride’s engagement and wedding rings

Guys still really wear gloves? Hmmmm…

Groom’s attire

Same goes for the out of town attendants of the groom. Most families have plenty of extra beds to accommodate these attendants without spending too much money.

Ties and gloves for the groomsmen, if not part of their clothing rental package Accommodations for the groom’s attendants

Accommodations for the groom’s parents and siblings Bachelor dinner, if the groom wishes to give one All costs for the rehearsal dinner Officiant’s fee or donation

In more cases than not, these expenses are shared with the rest of groom’s attendants.

Transportation and lodging expenses for the officiant, if from another town and if invited to officiate by the groom’s family The marriage license Now this one is a throw back. And not one we remember anyone in recent memory asking for. We’ll keep it on the list. It’s a romantic idea, though.

Transportation for the groom and best man to the ceremony The bride’s bouquet (when it is local custom for the groom to pay for it) The bride’s going away corsage, if wearing one

Boutonnieres for groom’s attendants Corsages for immediate members of both families (unless the bride has included them in her florist’s order) The officiant’s fee or donation Groom’s gift to bride Gifts for groom’s attendants Honeymoon expenses

This item and the one just above about boutonnieres, while a good idea, is more about practicality and cost savings. While it is certainly a nice thought to pay for these items, one person (usually the bride along with her planner) should handle all of the floral/ decor needs for the wedding so nothing gets forgotten in the shuffle.


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3

reasons to

HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER • Wouldn’t you want your very own Fairy Godmother? Help make your engagement season be stress free and fun while your planner handles everything else. • With industry expertise, your budget may be stretched further by allowing your planner to secure the right vendors while bringing your vision to life. • Having a point of contact that loves your wedding just as much as you and will make all of your dreams come true. TRENDS IN WEDDING PLANNING

• Although lush green and white are always a classic design, you will see black and white with a pop of bright color for the next few seasons. • Don’t forget how important the lighting is. Whether its Fairy Lights, Bistro Lights, or Chandeliers, lighting creates your Pinterest perfect ambiance. • With a Wedding Planner, there is no limit when it comes to your venue. We take an unexpected venue and transform the space, making you a standout Bride.

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CASH CONTROL

If the two of you are paying for your own wedding (which more and more couples are), you might want to head to your marriage counseling classes before you tackle this one. Setting a budget is easy, sticking to it is another matter altogether. Even if your families are going to assist with paying for your big day, you should be respectful of everyone’s budgetary limits. Here is a list of the most common items you will need to pay for and a suggested percentage for each category. This is a flexible list and you may decide to spend more on one thing and less on another based on what is most important to you for your big day.

estimated budget

acutal money spent

$

$

RECEPTION

50%

Venue fees, rentals (tables, chairs, linens, tents, dancefloors), catering, bar, cake, decorations, lighting, band/DJ

PHOTOGRAPHY

10%

PLANNER

1%

ATTIRE

12%

CEREMONY

Gown (don’t forget alterations), veil, bridal accessories, hair and makeup, groom’s tux, groom’s accessories (cuff links, studs, shoes, etc.), rings

STATIONERY

Site fee, officiant fee, bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, other floral/decoration (altar arrangements, candelabra, unity candle, pew markers, aisle runner), musicians.

2%

Save-the-date cards, invitations and reply cards, programs, thank you notes, postage.

OTHER

10%

TRANSPORTATION

1%

Limo/for bride and groom, limo/for bridal party, transportation for out of town guests, (Most limos only carry about 8 people and most stretch Hummers only carry 10 to 12). If you have a large party, you may want to consider a party bus or running a shuttle. There are economical options for both. Be sure to read the transportation service’s contract VERY closely because they are sticklers for overtime and you willl be charged.

1%

Welcome gifts for out of town guests, favors for reception guests, bridal party gifts.

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TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

1. Make a list of family members you’d like your photographer to photograph. There is a lot of excitement/noise after the wedding and calling individual names gets their attention a lot faster. 2. Have a good timeline and go over it with your photographer. He or she will often have great advice on how to make sure certain photographs are snapped throughout the day based on the lineup. 3. Put a family member or friend in charge of helping vendors with questions if there is no planner. We don’t want you stressed out! 4. Trust your vendors and remember to enjoy the day!

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Bring a bit more formality to the groom’s outfit with cuff links or stud sets that also match his personality. S. F. Alman

This black Mantoni tuxedo features genuine peacock accessories by Brackish, including a bow tie, lapel pin and pocket square. All accessories are handmade with care in Charleston South Carolina. Grant’s Menwear

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For the man who works hard and plays hard: buy one, get one free wedding bands — one for dress and one for work and play. Pav & Broome’s

This lovely piece never needs polished and goes from over to table to freezer. Heritage House

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For the man who wants to be classic yet cutting edge on his wedding day, this cuff link and stud set by David Donahue is the perfect touch. Grant’s Menwear

These alternative wedding bands add a little personality with diamonds, engraving, mixed metals and even wood. They’re perfect for the manly man who wants something different than a solid metal, traditional wedding band. W.P. Shelton’s Jewelers

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JOHN HART BAG This roomy, stylish bag is handcrafted in the U.S. Heritage House

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Socks for the groom and groomsmen can be a whimsical pattern or formal solid, but we say add a little pizazz to your festive occasion with fun socks. S. F. Alman

This men’s Gran Cyan watch features a dual time zone function in the circular blue dial that is surrounded by a stainless steel mesh bracelet. This is suitable for all men who appreciate simplicity combined with great color choices and a classic design. W.P. Shelton’s Jewelers


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Glossy pink lips are the trend everyone has been begging for! Shiny lips, dewy cheeks and glossy eyes are coming full circle this year. Pouty, pink lips are my favorite trend for many reasons: 1. They are natural but still have a hint of glam. 2. Pink says “kiss me, but don’t mess up my lip gloss.” Say goodbye to harsh, dark mattes and hello to beautiful, glossy lips.

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We can all admit that 2020 was a year full of bare minimums. Simple matte shadows and false lashes are the perfect offset to showcase your makeup skills with a mask on. Shimmer is out, matte is in. Lauren is a makeup artist and life-long resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She specializes in on-site special event and wedding makeup. She takes pride in learning the latest styles and innovative techniques. You can reach her by message at www.facebook.com/laurenrileyhairmakeup or on Instagram @ laurenrileyhairmakeup.

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Now that you’ve planned the perfect wedding, you’re probably wondering what’s next! It’s time to choose how you want to look on your wedding day. Today we’ll focus on Hair… Natural hair that is. If you are a bride deciding if you want to wear your natural hair on your wedding day, here’s your sign! Wear your curls, coils , and locs girl! More and more brides are embracing their natural hair on their wedding day. Try adding cute hair pieces to your up do’s or wear it all down with a crown! Natural hair is here to stay even on your special day.

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Get your sweet tooth ready for these 2021 cake trends.

MINI CAKES

Just as micro weddings are on the rise, so are micro cakes. Couples are opting for one to two tiers to cut for the photo op and serving individual desserts to guests.

PRE-WRAPPED DESSERTS

As the need for health safety increased couples came up with creative ways to decrease contact and add a personal touch. These can also double as wedding favors that guests can take to-go.

EDIBLE BLOOMS AND CLASSIC GREENERY

From pressed sugar flowers to real foliage decorations, couples are giving their cakes the botanical treatment.

ALTERNATIVE SWEET SPREADS

Not everyone wants the large, centerpiece cake towering over their reception. At weddings this year, don’t be surprised to see cookie or pie tables, donut stacks or other sweet options in lieu of a traditional cake.

SIMPLE DECORATIONS

Minimal design has always been around and this year, semi-naked cakes are here to stay.

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After exchanging vows and celebrating with loved ones, most newlyweds are eager for a relaxing, romantic getaway. Couples have endless options for their honeymoon escape, whatever their budget. Erika Scicutella of Travel Studio Boutique tells us which destinations make her top-five list — and why they have enduring appeal.

ST. LUCIA

With windswept beaches and moonlight-soaked seascapes, St. Lucia exudes romantic mystique. Amid some of the finest Caribbean destination wedding and honeymoon settings imaginable, your happily ever after truly will be. As an island named the “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” nine times in the World Travel Awards, Saint Lucia is a refuge and an escape for lovers. The weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways of dreams happen in Saint Lucia; the island’s luxurious accommodations will do justice to the occasion. You’re sure to cherish these memories for a lifetime.

ANTIGUA

The world’s most romantic destination according to Brides magazine, Antigua is elegant and easy to reach. With the island’s 365 beaches, you can do it all — kite surfing, sailing or nothing at all. You can dine on the beach, and the spas are amazing. It’s an ideal combination of sophistication and romance.

BARBADOS

A jewel of natural beauty, romance is all around Barbados — from gorgeous sunsets over the Caribbean Sea and the sound of the waves lapping gently on the shore to the rhythmic swaying of palm trees in the island breeze. Many who spend their honeymoon in Barbados love it so much that they return, some to celebrate special anniversaries and some nearly every year.  

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Short and sweet mini-moons are here to stay. These post-wedding escapes are modern couples’ answer to maxedout vacation days and stretched-tight budgets. This may sound like an unfortunate compromise, but minimoons offer newlyweds the best of both worlds: a relaxing post-nuptial getaway and the promise of a longer, more elaborate honeymoon to come.

JAMAICA

Love is always in the air in Jamaica, an ideal destination for your first vacation as husband and wife. From warm evening sunsets to secluded waterfalls, Jamaica is known for providing intimate escapes. Not only will you discover beautiful places to visit, but also exciting activities sure to add spice to any vacation.  

BORA BORA

Bora Bora embodies the perfect, idyllic honeymoon destination. This is a place to come for bright blue lagoons, charming bungalow accommodations, relaxing sandy beaches and brightly colored hibiscus flowers. Located in French Polynesia in the South Pacific, Bora Bora has been described as the most beautiful island in the world.

If you decide to plan a honeymoon during the pandemic, be prepared for the unexpected. Monitor government website of the locations y you’re interested in traveling to. Guidelines and protocols can fluctuate so stay informed.

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North, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503, (228) 539-3450; 113 N. Cleveland Ave., Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560, (228) 206-1933; 3100 Bienville Blvd., Suite 50, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564, (228) 875-3031; palmbeachtan.com

BILOXI BEACH RESORT RENTALS 2230 Beach Drive, Suite A, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 276-2200; www. BiloxiBeachResortRentals.com

FRENCH KISS PASTRIES 714 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 215-1160; www. fkpastries.com LE BAKERY

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CENTENNIAL PLAZA AND THE CHAPEL 200 E. Beach Blvd., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 206-6560; centennialplazams. com/ your

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BRUSHES 15007 Creosote Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 343-7433; www.facebook.com/ brushessalon/ CHUCK KELLY SALON & SPA 360 Courthouse Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 896-0800; chuckkellysalonspa. com CRISSY COX — MAKEUP ARTIST (228) 243-4859; (228) 243-4859; christinabcox@gmail.com; Facebook and Instagram: crissycoxmua

SALON ROUGE 6905 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-4233; www. salonrouge-ms.com

CATERERS

TODD BOSWELL SALON 1302 Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-2177; toddboswellsalon.com

BROOME’S BUFFET AND CATERING 1801 Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228)-875-8123; www. shopatbroomes.com

TRACY BRANCH AGENCY (601) 421-1376; www.tracybranch.com

CATERING CREATIONS 1822 15th St., Suite 7, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 224-1930; cateringcreationsllc. com

TRACY PERRY SALON 12261 U.S. 49, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 832-2240; www.perryshairsalon.com

THE DISTRICT SALON 8950 Lorraine Road, Suite D, Gulfport, Mississippi; (228) 234-3199; www.facebook. com/TheDistrictSalonGpt HALEIGH BULLOCK — MAKEUP ARTIST haleighartistry@gmail.com; facebook.com/haleighmua; instagram.com/haleighMUA MALLORY FITZGERALD, MAKEUP ARTIST (228) 861-3908; malloryfitzgerald@ yahoo.com; malloryfitzgerald.com; www. facebook.com/mallorythemakeupartist MASSAGE ENVY 15256 Crossroads Parkway, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503, (228) 539-3393; 3920 Promenade Parkway, Suite H, D’Iberville, Mississippi, 39540, (228) 396-1900; massageenvy.com PALM BEACH TAN 1116 Cowan Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507, (228) 864-1326; 11422 Highway 49

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ALWAYS DELICIOUS CATERING (228) 467-9099; johnchappychapman@ gmail.com

NAOMI’S CATERING 18224 Dedeaux Clan Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 832-6171; naomis. com SCRANTON’S RESTAURANT & CATERING 623 Delmas Ave., Pascagoula, Mississippi, 39567; scrantons.com

WOMAN’S CLINIC, P.A. 4577 13th St., Gulfport, Mississippi,; (228) 864-2752 2781 C.T. Switzer Drive, Suite #302, Biloxi; (228) 388-4816; www.womansclinicpa.net

CAKES/DESSERTS

DOLCE BAKESHOP 112 W. Third St Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560; (228) 265-8790; www.dolcebakes. net FLEUR DE LIS GOURMET BAKERY 500B Courthouse Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 896-0005; www. fdlgourmetbakery.com

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SIMPLY SEAFOOD & CATERING (228) 990-7161; ssoldo21@gmail.com www.simplyseafoodandcatering.com SOUTHERN FLAVOR CATERING & EVENTS 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 697-0150; southernflavor.net, facebook.com/SouthernFlavorCatering TASTE! CATERING AND PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES 770 Jackson St., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (985) 285-4415; tastecateringonline.com WILDFLOWER CATERING AND EVENTS 2404 23rd Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 863-0409; https://www.facebook. com/WildflowerCatering


ENTERTAINMENT

BLUE EARTH PRODUCTIONS LLC (228) 731-0071; dplayband.com

FLOWERS BY KAREN 3074 Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-0703; www. flowersbykareninc.com

HILLYER HOUSE 920 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-8065; hillyerhouse.com

GEARBOX ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING, SOUND AND DJ SERVICE Biloxi, Mississippi; (228) 760-0508; gearboxentertainment.com/

FORGET ME NOT FLORIST 1920 25th Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 864-3326; www. forgetmenotfloristgulfport.com

ROBIN’S NEST IN THE PASS 255 Davis Ave., Pass Christian, Mississippi, 39571; (228) 222-4863; www. robinsnestinthepass.com

NIGHTSHIFTS SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 827 Howard Ave., Biloxi; (228) 219-0695; nightshiftsounds.net

FLOWERS FOREVER AND GIFTS 15335-C Dedeaux Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 832-3611; www. flowersforeverandgifts.net

GOWNS AND TUXES

EVENT PRODUCTION/DESIGN

ALPHA-LIT LETTERS MS GULF COAST/ MOBILE Mississippi Gulf Coast and Mobile, AL; www.alphalitletters.com Facebook: @AlphaLitMSGulfCoast

THE FRENCH POTAGER 213 Main St., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 39520; (228) 364-3091; thefrenchpotager. com LEMON TREE/ADAMS FLOWER SHOP 100 Cleve St., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 832-7440; www. lemontreeadamsflowers.com THE PETALER CO. Ocean Springs, Mississippi; (228) 623- 9085; www.thepetalercompany.com

Morgan Manual: James Wedding Jessica Lumpkin @ Grace Photography

SOUTHERN EVENT PRODUCTIONS 827 Howard Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 547-6598;

SOUNDS & PRODUCTION 14906 Loveless Drive, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 341-1018, (228) 341-1967; spsounds@gmail.com; www.spsounds.net

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PINE HILLS FLORAL DESIGNS 7434 Cuevas Road, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 39571; (228) 669-7900 www.pinehillsfloral.com ROSE’S FLORIST 1891 Pass Road, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 385-7673; www.biloximsflorist.com

FLORISTS

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AFTER THE PROPOSAL FLORAL DESIGNS (228) 326-4853; aftertheproposal.com atpflorals@gmail.com

BETH CRANFORD FLORAL DESIGNS 1210a Old Spanish Trail, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 39520; (228) 342-5944; Facebook: BethCranfordFloral

DEEDY’S FORMAL & TUXEDOS 1202 Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-2011; www. facebook.com/DeedysFormalsAndTuxedos SATIN AND LACE BRIDAL AND FORMAL WEAR 1801-B Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-9721; satinandlacebridals.com MEN’S WEARHOUSE 2600 Beach Blvd., Suite 69, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 594-6895; www. menswearhouse.com THE SEQUIN SIREN 1765 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39532; (228) 234-9400; www.facebook.com/ thesequinsiren

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ITS GMB (228) 213-2222; www.itsGMB.com

BRIDAL AND FORMAL BOUTIQUE & HOUSE OF TUX 1720 Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 868-2037; www. bridalformalboutique.com

THE VILLAGE FLORIST 15416 St Charles St., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 832-5798; www. thevillagefloristandgifts.com

GIFTS/REGISTRY

THE WEDDING COLLECTION 104 Highway 90, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 39520; (228) 344-3212; theweddingcollection.com; www. facebook.com/theweddingcollectionbsl/

INVITATIONS AND MORE

THE PAPER MOON 1107 Cowan Road, Suite B, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 731-7099; www.facebook.com/The-PaperMoon-178133430593/ HERITAGE HOUSE GIFTS 738 E. Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 897-7644; Facebook.com: Heritage House Gifts, Gulfport, MS

PARTY GIRLS 452 Courthouse Road, Suite E, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 234-1636; www. partygirlsgulfport.com

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PANACHE APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES 9364 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 822-0120; www. panachegpt.com

PAV & BROOME FINE JEWELRY 1912 25th Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 863-3699; pavandbroome.com TRADITIONAL JEWELERS Edgewater Mall, #89, 2600 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 388-8984; www.traditionaljewelers.net W.P. SHELTON JEWELERS 1516 Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-4842; wpsheltonjewelers.com

OFFICIANTS

KAREN DAVIS: OFFICIANT/WEDDING MINISTER/ PHOTOGRAPHER, KV EVENTS & PHOTOGRAPHY 2521 Parkway Road, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 342-1164; www. kveventsphotography.com LOMBARDO PREMIER WEDDING SERVICES 1004 Magnolia St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 281-3290; lombardopremierweddingservices.com

PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY

A.J. WILLIAMS MEDIA (228) 547-6500; www.ajwilliamsmedia.com ALL TERRAIN PRODUCTIONS 827 Howard Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 861-1453; allterrainproductions.com ANNA CIRLOT PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN 2705 Guillotteville Road, Gautier, Mississippi, 39553; (228) 990-8112; www. annacirlotphotography.com

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BRIAN PEARSE PHOTOGRAPHY 1008 E. Pass Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 326-3833; Facebook: Brian Pearse Photography

SHANNON LUTKINS PHOTOGRAPHY 827 Howard Ave. Suite G, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 596-5872; www. shannonlutkins.com

CINEMATTIC MOMENTS BY MATTLAN LADNER 22549 Fenton Dedeaux Road, Kiln, Mississippi, 39556; (228) 493-3407; www. cinematticmoments.com; Facebook: Cinemattic Moments LLC by Mattlan Ladner; Instagram: @cinematticmoments

SNAPARAZZI PHOTOBOOTH COMPANY LLC

COURTNEY PITTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY (228) 697-3230; www.facebook.com/ courtneypittmanphotography

SOUTHERN WEDDING PIXELS Southernweddingpixels@gmail. com; www.southernweddingpixels. com, https://www.facebook.com/ SouthernWeddingPixels

EISLEY AND OAK PHOTOGRAPHY Eisleyandoak@gmail.com; www. eisleyandoak.com; facebook.com/ eisleyandoak; instagram.com/eisleyandoak GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY gracephotographyinfo@gmail.com; www. gracephotographyjl.com HL RAYMOND PRODUCTIONS 529 Ulman Ave, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 39520; (228) 466-6643; www. hlraymondproperties.com JAMES EDWARD BATES PHOTOGRAPHY Gulfport, Mississippi; (228) 297-1777; jamesedwardbates.com KAYCE STORK PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS 280 Rue Petit Boise, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 235-0884; www. KayceStorkWeddings.com KRISTEN MOODY PHOTOGRAPHY KristenMoodyPhotography@ gmail.com; www.facebook.com/ kristenmoodyphotography, www. kristenmoodyphotography.com MBM PHOTOGRAPHY mbm@memoriesbymeghan.com; memoriesbymeghan.com; www.facebook. com/MemoriesByMeghanMbM PHOTOS 2 GO PHOTO BOOTH 14473 Autumn Chase, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (985) 750-0825; p2gphotobooth. com, https://www.facebook.com/ photos2go SCARLETFISH STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHY Ocean Springs, Mississippi; (228) 875-3288; www.scarletfishstudios.com

BLUEWATERS PHOTOGRAPHY P.O. Box 835, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 39567; (228) 355-9643; bluewatersphotography.net

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STEVE LINHOSS, PHOTOGRAPHER Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560; (228) 2230981; www.slphotographer.com TAKE TWO VIDEO (228) 697-7458; www.taketwovideopro. com/ TILLEY PHOTOGRAPHY (617) 763-2538; tilleynewman.com WILLIAM COLGIN PHOTOGRAPHY (228) 235-3079; williamcolgin.com, www. facebook.com/williamcolginphotography

PLANNERS

AFTER THE PROPOSAL WEDDINGS & EVENTS 829 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530; (228) 326-4853; aftertheproposal.com GRAY MEETINGS AND EVENTS P.O. Box 7756, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39506; Gayla Jones, event planner, (504) 9200972, Ravin Nettles, event planner, (228) 3432102; www.graygatherings.com JOHN D. FOLDING & ASSOCIATES 1912 21st Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 243-3271; johnfolding245@gmail. com; www.facebook.com/John-D-FoldingAssociates-219839152853/

SEAN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY 428 Courthouse Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 209-5952; www. seansmithphotography.net

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A PLAN TO REMEMBER (228) 731-0791; aplantoremember.com


L.A. EVENTS Ocean Springs, Mississippi; (228) 623-6633; laevents37@gmail.com; laeventsdesign. com TENESHA & COMPANY 4341 Gautier Vancleave Road, Suite 8, Gautier, Mississippi, 39553; (228) 238-8307; teneshaandcompany.net

RENTALS

BILOXI YACHT CLUB 408 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 374-6344; www.biloxiyachtclub.org CENTENNIAL PLAZA AND THE CHAPEL 200 E. Beach Blvd., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 206-6560; centennialplazams. com/

Facebook.com: Le Fleur de Lis Banquet Hall and Courtyard LONGFELLOW CIVIC CENTER 122 Court St, Bay St Louis, Mississippi, 39520; (228) 466-8951; Facebook: Longfellow Civic Center

THE CHIMNEYS 1640 E. Beach Blvd., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 863-7604; chimneysrestaurant. com COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, GULFPORT BEACHFRONT 1600 E Beach Blvd., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 864-4310; www.Marriott.com/ GPTCY

LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 897-6039; LMDC.org

ABC RENTAL 3000 Hewes Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 864-5361; www.ABCrental. com, www.instagram.com/abcrental

MARITIME AND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM 115 1st St., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 435-6320; maritimemuseum.org

TRANSPORTATION

THE MISSISSIPPI AQUARIUM 2100 E. Beach Blvd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; www.msaquarium.org/; www. facebook.com/mississippiaquarium/

GOLDEN GULF LIMOUSINE 880 Barthes St., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 374-5466, (800) 738-LIMO; www. goldengulflimo.com KING LIMO BILOXI 2500 16th Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 493-3857; www.limopartybusbiloxi. com, facebook.com/king.biloxi

TRAVEL

TRAVEL AFFILIATES 534 Courthouse Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 604-0070; www. travelaffiliates.com TRAVEL STUDIO BOUTIQUE, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; (601) 336-0658; travelstudioboutique.com VIAGIO TRAVEL 121 E. Second St., Pass Christian, Mississippi, 39571; (228)-871-5071; www.viagio.net

VENUES

THE BARN AT LOVE FARMS 16990 Old Joe Moran Road, Kiln, Mississippi, 39556; (228) 493-0983; thebarnatlovefarms.com BAY ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY CENTER 301 Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 39520; (228) 466-8951; Facebook: Bay St. Louis Community Center BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (888) 567-6667; beaurivage.mgmresorts. com BILOXI CIVIC CENTER 578 Howard Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 374-3105; www.biloxi.ms.us BILOXI VISITORS CENTER 1050 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 374-3105; biloxi.ms.us/visitor-info/ museums/visitors-center/

THE CLUB AT DIAMONDHEAD 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, Mississippi, 39525; (228) 255-2917; diamondheadms.org, www.facebook. com/DiamondheadCountryClub, www. instagram.com/diamondhead.country. club THE DOCK 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 276-1500; www. thedockgulfport.com

OAK CREST MANSION INN 5267 Menge Ave., Pass Christian, Mississippi, 39571; (228) 452-5677; www.oakcrestmansion.com OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART 386 Beach Blvd. (P.O. Box 248), Biloxi, Mississippi, 39533; (228) 374-5547; georgeohr.org/about

GULF COAST EVENT CENTER 9475 Highway 49, Gulfport, Mississippi; (228) 867-6322; www.gulfcoasteventcenter. com GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB 2510 14th St., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 865-0200; greatsouthernclub.com HILTON GARDEN INN GULFPORT 14108 Airport Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 863-4996; www.hilton.com/ en/hotels/gptapgi-hilton-garden-inngulfport-airport THE HOSPITALITY & RESORT MANAGEMENT CENTER AT MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 896-2541; mgccc.edu/contact/ facilities/hospitality-resort-managementcenter/ HYATT PLACE BILOXI 1150 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, United States, 39530, (228) 206-0950; www.hyatt. com/en-US/hotel/mississippi/hyatt-placebiloxi/gptzb LE FLEUR DE LIS BANQUET HALL AND COURTYARD 6650 Rose Farm Road, Suite B, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-8111;

ONE THIRTY ONE LAMEUSE 131 Lameuse St., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 207-1689; www.facebook.com/ OneThirtyOneLameuse SOUTH BEACH EVENT CENTER 289 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 456-9007; www.biloxievents.com THE VENUE AT SOUTHERN OAKS FARM 15461 Northrup Cuevas Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 218-1906; www. venueatsouthernoaks.com WHITE HOUSE HOTEL 1230 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 233-1230; whitehousebiloxi.com WHITE PILLARS 1696 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 207-0885; biloxiwhitepillars.com

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