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VOL. 5 ISSUE 1 COMPLIMENTARY

GET INSPIRED Real weddings, tips from pros

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Looking for a venue with breathtaking views for your special event?

Your event deserves to be everything you dream of. The Dock has the largest seating capacity on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, breathtaking views, comfortable atmosphere and an elegant setting. From an important corporate function, to a beautiful sunset wedding, The Dock can provide an exceptional experience. We are here to help you plan your event. Tucked away on Gulfport Lake, located just minutes from I-10 and the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, ensuring your guests will make it to your event on time. Host your wedding ceremony or reception against the beautiful backdrop of Gulfport Lake.

Weddings

Wedding ceremonies, rehearsals, and receptions at The Dock are classic and unforgettable, with customizable options that are sure to fit your style and personality.

13247 Seaway Rd. 2

From fundraisers to anniversaries, birthdays, or reunions, The Dock provides a perfectly spacious venue, with the largest seating capacity on the Gulf Coast.

Gulfport, MS 39503

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Amenities Bridal Suite Indoor/Outdoor Reception Space Ceremony Locations

Email: manager@thedockgulfport.com (228) 276-1500 • thedockgulfport.com •

Waterfront Views of Gulfport Lake


Paige Luckett and her 2 business partners who created a successful business and one of the most sought out catering companies on the Gulf Coast and continued their venture until 2014. Paige Luckett had the opportunity to buy the business in its entirety and with a little persuasion talked her husband Duane Luckett into coming on board and pursuing his dream of begin a Chef and co-owner. Paige and Duane on their new venture as Owners decided to change the name to Southern Flavor Catering & Events and have been on this journey together for over 6 years. It’s our passion, at Southern Flavor Catering, to understand and exceed our client’s ideas and dreams. We work together to create menus and services that fit your needs. Our team of professional event staff and chefs know that each event is significant and important. From corporate functions to a beautiful sunset wedding, Southern Flavor provides the exceptional experience unlike any other.

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© 2020. Gulf Coast Weddings is published three times annually by Gulf Coast Woman, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or part in any manner without written permission of the publisher.

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Special DAY.

Voted Best Wedding Venue for the 2019 SunHerald People's Choice Awards, the White House Hotel has become a premier site for weddings and other special events, weaving a lush, historic setting with modern appeal. With stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful golden sunsets, the White House Hotel offers elegance and beauty for that special day. Available spaces include our front lawn, ballroom, and outdoor terrace. Choose the White House Hotel to be the venue for your next event. Our staff is ready to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

To book an event, visit whitehousebiloxi.com.

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Wedding photography for White House Hotel by Shannon Lutkins Photography


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What better place to celebrate love and joy than the official crown jewel on the Mississippi Gulf Coast?

The Chapel at Centennial Plaza is the Gulf Coast’s newest event space and the perfect spot for your wedding, reception, or any other special occasion. Nestled along the majestic sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, this renovated century-old building features high ceilings, exposed brick, two separate dressing rooms, and is able to comfortably seat 250 guests. Our experienced staff and event coordinators provide our future brides and grooms professional guidance from small minor details to the big day for any sized wedding, big or small. We aim to create a day worthy of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Come celebrate love, family, and friends. Whatever the celebration may be, The Chapel at Centennial Plaza is ready to bring your vision to life. For more information or to book an event, visit centennialplazams.com.

Wedding photography for Centennial Plaza by Hannah Stewart Photography

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engaged... here’s what to do next

so you just got

By Jennifer Gentile

Photography by Anna Cirlot Photography & Design

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:

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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.

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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.


Tips from the pros

Planning the wedding

perfect

With so much to decide when planning your nuptials, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details. These expert words of advice can help you keep perspective and streamline the process.

Photo by Grace Photography

“Be bold; get away from white linens and choose a color. Instead of the standard dessert table, use a farm table and sequins. Be creative!” David Delk — owner, ABC Rental “Relax and enjoy this beautiful moment in your life! Treasure every second.” Marie James — front desk manager, Biloxi Beach Resort Rentals “Having a film to preserve your wedding day forever is a must.” Mattlan Ladner — freelance videographer, Cinemattic Moments “Communicate and document your vision; budget with each of your wedding professionals, and stick to it throughout your planning.” Candice Boone — Event coordinator, Diamondhead Country Club

“Finishing your to-do list early will give you time to enjoy the experience leading up to and on your big day.” Dan Creppel — sales manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Gulfport Beachfront “(Insist on) quality and unmatched customer service.” EL Hamaki — Owner, King Limo Biloxi “Hire a wedding professional. Plan early. Book (your) venue as early as possible. Plan a tour of the (Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art) campus. Keep calm.” Brenda Blount — director of development, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

“Don’t wait until the last minute to book anything. To get the best in each category, book early.” Leo Ridge — owner, Snaparazzi Photobooth Company LLC “Make sure you hire licensed professionals in every aspect so they can do all the work while you enjoy your special day.” Paige Luckett — owner, Southern Flavor Catering “My advice is to plan a budget, whether big or small; every wedding is beautiful, unique and full of love.” Salina Domino Sullivan — event coordinator, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

“You can never be too early for any part of the wedding planning process.” Carson Thrash — owner, The Paper Moon HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEGINS HERE...

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love story

Linh & Kevin By Jennifer Gentile

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Nuptials honor couple’s Vietnamese, Catholic heritage

At the end of a rose petal-strewn path, Linh Nguyen Bui’s future was waiting. The evening of March 18, 2018, already had promised to be special. Linh and her boyfriend, Kevin Cuong Bui, were meeting their parents for dinner at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. When they arrived, Kevin left and asked her to wait for him in the lobby — where his mom came for her a few minutes later. “As I walked outside to this gorgeous courtyard, I saw a rosepetal path that lead to Kevin waiting by a bridge,” Linh recalls. “The courtyard was filled with balloons, bubbles, lanterns (and) candles, and the song ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri was playing in the background. I was astonished and completely caught by surprise.” He pointed to the rooftop, where the couple’s family and friends were holding a banner that read, “Will you marry me?” With tears obscuring her vision, Linh says, she didn’t even see what her ring looked like. “I will never forget our proposal day because it was truly the best day of my life, knowing I would be marrying the sweetest man with the most amazing soul,” she says. “I feel incredibly lucky.” Since meeting in August of 2012 at the University of Mississippi, the pair have become best friends, Linh says — supporting one another unconditionally. Although they appear to be very different, Linh and her husband have much in common — including similar tastes in food, music and hobbies.

“We are some of the goofiest people you’ll know; we just enjoy being silly and live life to the fullest,” she says. “On our road last trip, we learned the lyrics to some of our favorite rap songs!” When they married on July 27, 2019, the pair was intent on paying homage to their Vietnamese and Catholic background. They held the ceremony at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, in Kevin’s hometown of Biloxi, and the Rev. Anthony Quyet Nguyen conducted mass in English and Vietnamese. “It was truly a magical moment to be able to share our love with everyone …,” Linh says. “(Our wedding) was very sentimental, romantic, glamourous and elegant.” The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico, and now live in Birmingham, Alabama, where Kevin is a neurology resident and Linh is an optometry student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Linh says her spouse inspires her every day with his motivation and work ethic, as well as his selflessness. “Kevin’s love for me is just indescribable,” she adds. “It was something I thought never existed.”

VENDORS Photographer: Bluewaters Photography Wedding planner: Suzie Bui and MyLien Nguyen Ceremony venue: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral Reception venue: Slavonion Lodge Florist: Vy Kim Caterer: Dong Phuong Makeup: Azalea Spa & Salon Hair: Azalea Spa & Salon Videographer: Casey Clingan Jewelry: Kim-Tam Jewelry, Adiamor Jewelry, Diamonds Direct, and Cezanne Shoes: Badgley Mischka Wedding gown: Bridal Path - Allure Bridal Tux: Men’s Wearhouse - Kenneth Cole  Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie Musician/Entertainment: NightShift Sounds Entertainment Photobooth: Evnogevents Clergy/Officiant: The Rev. Anthony Quyet Nguyen Rentals: ABC Rental Center/ Southern Event Productions Cake: Fleur De Lis Gourmet Bakery Transportation: King Limousine  Invitations: Shutterfly Lighting: NightShift Sounds Entertainment

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TRENDS

Gowns

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TULLE PUFFS, RUFFLES AND PLEATS – OH MY!

A new texture called froth is making its way down the aisles. It has all the benefits of volume without the weight and is sure to make a whimsical statement.

Photos by James Edwards Bates Photography

TULLE STACK

These layered gowns give plenty of volume without the hassle of a full skirt or weighted train.

Photo by Tilley Photography

Photo by Grace Photography

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HEAD-TO-TOE LACE

This trend transcends all styles and can be incorporated into any look, from bohemian to traditional.

FULL COVERAGE

Inspired by recent royal weddings, this trend has brides-to-be embracing a conservative flair. To achieve this style, go for gowns with long sleeves, necklines, cuffs and lots of texture.

Photo by Bluewaters Photography

Photo by Anna Cirlot Photography & Design

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HI-LO

High-low asymmetrical hemlines cascade softly for an interesting dress shape and peek-a-boo leg.

MINIMAL MUSE

For a look worthy of the Duchess of Sussex, less is more. Trade in the beading, lace, volume and frills for a simplistic look with clean lines and an elegant, structural shape. To pull this off flawlessly, a great tailor will come in handy.

HUES OF BUFF

If traditional ivory and whites aren’t right for you, consider the new hue: buff. A playful balance between blush and champagne, buff is bold, yet charming.

PUFF SLEEVES

Whimsical and romantic, puff sleeves feel fresh while still having a vintage vibe. Gone are the over-the-top, overly full puff sleeves of the past, replaced by a modern version that’s subtle and fashion forward.

Photo by Tilley Photography

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TRENDS

Wedding Party LOOKS

Photo by Grace 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.

Photo by Kayce Stork Photography

Photo by Tilley Photography

COWL NECKLINES

The resurgence of 80s and 90s fashion has brought back fun, flirty features to bridesmaid and wedding dresses, including cowl necklines. Draping elegantly below the collarbone, a cowl neck is almost always flattering — regardless of body type.

BOLD COLOR

So long to blaze’ hues that make your girls fade into the background. As the new decade begins, brides are going for vibrant, forceful colors like burgundy, navy or sapphire blue, yellow, turquoise and all shades of purple. Photo by James Edwards Bates Photography HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEGINS HERE...

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TRENDS

Jewelry & Accessories Wedding guests may ooh and ah over the bride’s gown, but it’s the details that take her look over the top. According to Gail Pav, sales director with Pav & Broome Fine Jewelry in Gulfport, brides are embracing of-the-moment accents that reflect their personality and grab attention. 2020 will be the year for untraditional shapes and colors, with more of a bohemian vibe. Now is the time to express yourself loudly and proudly. It’s time to be unapologetically, uniquely you. Yellow gold, which is new to millennials, has resurged in popularity, adding even more color at the base level. Stacks (stackable rings, bracelets, etc.) and layers (layering necklaces) add a certain flair and individuality to the mix. Even stone shapes have evolved from the traditional solitaire or round to oval, pear and emerald cuts.

Photo by Kayce Stork Photography

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Catering and Cakes TRENDS

Photo by Kayce Stork Photography

When it comes to wedding treats and eats, couples don’t just want the food to be delicious — they want it to make a statement. Here’s what you’re sure to see more of in 2020:

Photo by Tilley Photography

FLORAL CAKES AND GREENERY From edible blooms to fern decorations, couples are giving their cakes the botanical treatment.

ALTERNATIVE CAKES

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.

GEOMETRIC DETAILS

Whether the structure itself is angular or shapes are incorporated into the design, cakes are breaking out of their round mold. The effect is interesting and innovative.

ELABORATE DECORATION

Aside from the bride, the cake is often the focal point of the party — so it’s little wonder couples want them to be eyecatching. Brides are incorporating their themes into the design, decorating them creatively and thinking outside of the box when it comes to presentation.

SUPER SPREADS

For cocktail hours, couples are serving large amounts of cheeses, fruits, nuts, meats and other snacks, all beautifully displayed and perfect for grazing. These spreads are not only chic and modern — they bring people together.

Photo by Tilley Photography

SUSTAINABILITY

Photo by Kayce Stork Photography

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As couples become more eco-conscious, they want their wedding — and the food they serve their guests — to reflect their values. Think locally sourced, plant-based options that do the body — and the planet — good.


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TRENDS

Florals

Rachel Bond, owner and floral designer with Pine Hills Floral Designs, tells us which floral trends are gaining traction:

Photo by Bluewaters Photography

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.Â

Photo by James Edwards Bates Photography

Photo by Tilley Photography

COLOR

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.

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Photo by Kayce Stork Photography

GREENERY WALLS

Faux greenery walls with fresh greenery and flowers accenting them are excellent backdrops for indoor or outdoor weddings. They create a soft, garden setting.Â

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venue directory

Venues

CAPACITY

DEPOSIT

ON SITE CATERING

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

CANCELLATION POLICY

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

200

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

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

200

Yes

Yes

Yes (licensed caterers only)

No

200 indoor, unlimited 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) 669-1716 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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CAPACITY

DEPOSIT

ON SITE CATERING

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

CANCELLATION POLICY

Indoor: 200; Outdoor: 750

Yes

No

Yes

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

120 (seated in ballroom)

Yes

Yes

No

No

250

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

220 (reception)

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Up to 700

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

300-400

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

200 indoor, 50 outdoor

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

150-200 indoor, outdoor varies

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

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

Up to 600

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 Biloxi Yacht Club (228) 374-6344 www.biloxiyachtclub.org Boomtown Biloxi (228) 435-7000 www.boomtownbiloxi.com Centennial Plaza and the Chapel (228) 206-7880 centennialplazams.com Chimneys Restaurant (228) 863-7604 www.chimneysrestaurant.com Coastal Ballroom at Courtyard Marriott (228) 864-4310 www.courtyardgulfport.com The Cypress Taphouse Catering & Events (228) 641-4616 https://www.facebook.com/ thecypresstaphousecateringandevents/ Diamondhead Country Club (228) 255-2917 www.diamondheadms.org The Dock (228) 276-1500 www.thedockgulfport.com 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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CAPACITY

DEPOSIT

ON SITE CATERING

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

CANCELLATION POLICY

300

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

350 indoor, 200 outdoor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (228) 897-6039 www.lmdc.org

500 indoor, 1,000 outdoor

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center (228) 818-2878 www.themaryc.org

Theater: 383-600

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Martime & Seafood Industry Museum (228) 435-6320 www.maritimemuseum.org

750 indoor, 1,500 outdoor

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Capacity: 250 (seated) in designated event space

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

5,000

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

150

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 Hospitality Resort Management Center (228) 897-3971 www.mgccc.edu/hospitality-andresortmanagement-center IP Casino Resort & Spa (228) 436-3000 www.ipbiloxi.com

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) 436-8761 www.mortons.com/biloxi/privatedining

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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

400 indoor, 200 outdoor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

150 outdoor

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

250

Yes

Yes

Yes (licensed caterers only)

Yes

150-200 indoor, 250 outdoor, 12-15 scout hut, 50 picnic area

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

125

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No

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250-300

Yes

No

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200

Yes

Yes

No

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60-70

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

250-500

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

500

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

LOCATION

Old Brick House (228) 374-3105 www.biloxi.ms.us One Thirty One Lameuse (228) 207-1689 facebook.com/OneThirtyOneLameuse Pascagoula River Audubon Center (228) 475-0825 pascagoulariver.audubon.org Patio 44 (228) 207-2628 www.patiofortyfour.com 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 Slavonian Lodge (228) 860-9599 South Beach Event Center (228) 456-9007 biloxievents.com

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

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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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

During this time period you should:

These are the items you should deal with immediately because in most cases, there are limited options depending on the size of 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 full- service 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.

This timeframe is the most critical when it comes to planning your wedding.

10 - 12 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.

5 - 6 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.

7 - 10 MONTHS

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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.

3 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.

4 MONTHS

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.

1 MONTH

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.

2 MONTHS

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.

AFTER WEDDING

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.

0 - 10 DAYS


DAVID DELK

Owner, ABC Rental 3000 Hewes Ave., Gulfport Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; closed Sunday (228) 864-5361 www.ABCrental.com, www.instagram.com/abcrental, Facebook: ABC Rental Center ABC Rental is the Coast’s premier rental company, celebrating over 50 years helping brides have a more beautiful wedding and reception with gorgeous rentals. What wedding-related services do you offer? ABC Rental offers rental linens, china, glassware, hedge walls, lounge furniture, lighting, tents, table, chairs, dance floors and more. What is unique about the services you offer? You can rent beautiful, trendy items for a fraction of the cost. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Be bold ... get away from white linens and choose a color! Instead of the standard dessert table, use a farm table and sequins. Be creative!

Meet the Wedding Pros MARIE JAMES

Front desk manager, Biloxi Beach Resort Rentals 2230 Beach Drive, Suite A, Gulfport (228) 276-2200 Available by phone 24/7, office hours are 8 a.m-5 p.m. www.BiloxiBeachResortRentals.com, facebook. com/biloxibeachresortrentals, Instagram: biloxibeachresortrentals We are the largest vacation rental management company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our company specializes in luxury beachfront condominiums. What wedding-related services do you offer? We offer luxury accommodations for you and your loved ones, whether you are here for your wedding or bachelor/ bachelorette parties (ask about group rentals). What is unique about the services you offer? We offer fully furnished, luxury beachfront condominiums with everything you would need — pools, full kitchens, laundry and units that sleep up to 10 guests. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Relax and enjoy this beautiful moment in your life! Treasure every second.

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Freelance videographer, Cinemattic Moments 22549 Fenton Dedeaux Road, Kiln (228) 493-3407 www.cinematticmoments.com; Facebook: Cinemattic Moments LLC by Mattlan Ladner; Instagram: @ cinematticmoments Cinemattic Moments captures your once-in-a-lifetime moments through professional films from Mattlan Ladner, a USM graduate. Professional videography services are available for South Mississippi weddings and other special events. What wedding-related services do you offer? Wedding videography services What is unique about the services you offer? As a filmmaker, Ladner is dedicated to providing professional and cinematic wedding films for couples to cherish for a lifetime. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Having a film to preserve your wedding day forever is a must.

CANDICE BOONE

Event coordinator; Diamondhead Country Club 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (228) 255-2917 www.diamondheadms.org, www.facebook.com/ DiamondheadCountryClub, www.instagram.com/ diamondhead.country.club Diamondhead Country Club provides exceptional food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. The venue offers a wide range of banquet selections sure to please everyone. What wedding-related services do you offer? Reception, wedding, rehearsal dinners, showers, golf outing for brides or grooms What is unique about the services you offer? We have beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities for your wedding and reception in a country club casual setting. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Communicate and document your vision; budget with each of your wedding professionals and stick to it throughout your planning.

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DAN CREPPEL

Sales manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Gulf port Beachf ront 1600 E Beach Blvd., Gulfport Sales office hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. www.Marriott.com/GPTCY Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront is where sparkling Gulf waters and southern hospitality meet to create magical moments. What wedding-related services do you offer? We boast 5,500 square feet of event space (ceremonies, receptions, any event plus beach weddings), complete catering and bar services and on-site sleeping rooms. What is unique about the services you offer? Our goals are your goals. We’re proud of our Marriott name, so quality and service will always set us apart. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Finishing your to-do list early will give you time to enjoy the experience leading up to and on your big day!

EL HAMAKI

Owner, King Limo Biloxi 2500 16th Ave., Gulfport (228) 493-3857 Connect with us 24/7 www.limopartybusbiloxi.com King Limousine Biloxi is a full-service transportation company located in Gulfport, adjacent to the resort area in a new state-ofthe-arat facility. What wedding-related services do you offer? King Limousine provides transportation for any event of any size. What is unique about the services you offer? Want to get a hold of us? Click “Talk Now” to connect with us via phone (228) 493-3857 any time. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: (Insist on) quality and unmatched customer service.

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SALINA DOMINO SULLIVAN

Event coordinator, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport (228) 897-6039 www.lmdc.org Creative, classic, casual, formal, fun — Lynn Meadows Discovery Center provides the perfect place for an indoor or outdoor wedding celebration that reflects your personality. What wedding-related services do you offer? Oak-canopied acres with a beach view creates a breathtaking venue, and our spacious theatre and large foyer caters to a more formal event indoors. What is unique about the services you offer? Indoor and outdoor space are available for up to 500 guests, complete with a state-of-the-art Viking kitchen. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: My advice is to plan a budget, whether big or small; every wedding is beautiful, unique and full of love.

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Meet the Wedding Pros BRENDA BLOUNT

Director of Development, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art 386 Beach Blvd. (P.O. Box 248), Biloxi (228) 374-5547 Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Monday and Sunday georgeohr.org/about/ In a fitting tribute to Ohr, artist and architect Frank Gehry designed an award-winning campus nestled together with majestic live oaks What wedding-related services do you offer? Bride and bridal party space available, groom and groomsman space available, catering services available, wedding setup and tear down services What is unique about the services you offer? OOMA is your premier wedding venue. Our Frank Gehry-designed building and ancient oaks make the perfect setting for your one-of-a-kind wedding. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Hire a wedding professional. Plan early. Book venue as early as possible. Plan a tour of the OOMA campus. Keep calm.

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CARSON THRASH The Paper Moon

1107 Cowan Road, Suite B, Gulfport Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (228) 731-7099 The Paper Moon is proud to have a brick-and-mortar store in Gulfport, Mississippi. We are committed to providing quality, personalized service. What wedding-related services do you offer? We specialize in all things custom! From cutting boards to stationery, we can make anything special for your event. What is unique about the services you offer? We assess our clients’ needs and guide them through each step to make their dreams a reality. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: You can never be too early for any part of the wedding planning process.

Meet the Wedding Pros LEO RIDGE

Owner, Snaparazzi Photobooth Company LLC 291 Gulfwater Drive, Biloxi (228) 229-0573 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Sunday Snaparazziphoto.com Facebook.com/snaparazziphoto Twitter: @SnaparazziPhoto https://www.linkedin.com/company/snaparazziphoto Snaparazzi Photo specializes in event photos of all kinds. We provide open photo booths, vintage enclosed photo booths and our social selfie machine. What wedding-related services do you offer? We provide a photo lounge set up, which provides guests with both elegant and fun photos to remember your reception by or any other photo services. What is unique about the services you offer? We have years of experience creating the photo booth that will fit your unique style. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Don’t wait until the last minute to book anything! To get the best in each category, book early.

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PAIGE LUCKETT

Owner, Southern Flavor Catering 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport Available to contact 24 hours a day (228) 697-0150 southernflavor.net, facebook.com/ southernflavorcatering We are a catering and event company with 15 years’ experience and one of the most sought-after caters on the Coast. What wedding-related services do you offer? Full-service weddings, alcohol and bar packages, full-service staffing, custom menus, chef that specializes in food fusion Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Make sure you hire licensed professionals in every aspect so they can do all the work while you enjoy your special day.

SUSIE DAVIS

Owner, A Plan to Remember 235 Seal Ave., Biloxi (228) 731-0791; aplantoremember@gmail.com Hours by appointment Facebook | Instagram: @aplantoremember A Plan to Remember is an event planning and production firm that specializes in design. We serve the greater Gulf South and also travel to various parts of the U.S. What wedding-related services do you offer? We can be involved as much or as little as our clients desire us to be. Our specialty is full-service planning and design. What is unique about the services you offer? We provide attention to detail — down to what color socks the groom is wearing. We want you to look back and say, “Wow, that happened!” Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Your day will fly by; enjoy the process! Also, nothing is perfect. Things will happen, but no one else will know unless you tell them.

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PAIGE LUCKETT

Venue specialist, The Dock Venue on Gulf port Lake 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport (228) 697-0150 Hours by appointment only (bookings seven days a week) www.facebook.com/thedockgulfport, www. thedockgulfport.com Tucked away on Gulfport Lake, The Dock is a beautiful waterfront venue that can accommodate up to 500 guests with indoor and outdoor spaces. What wedding-related services do you offer? Onsite catering, wedding ceremony options, bridal suite, fullservice staffing, bar packages, referrals for all wedding needs and all-inclusive package deals What is unique about the services you offer? The Dock is one of the largest-capacity venues on the Gulf Coast and can accommodate large events with plenty of parking and indoor/outdoor spaces. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Dare to be different, and choose a style that best represents your personality. Always hire experienced vendors who are trusted and licensed.

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Meet the Wedding Pros ERIKA SCICUTELLA

Owner, Travel Studio Boutique LLC Ocean Springs (601) 336-0658 erika@travelstudioboutique.com www.travelstudioboutique.com, www.facebook.com/ travelstudioboutique Whether you book a quick budget-friendly getaway or an exclusive, luxurious vacation experience, TSB provides you with the same level of dedication and care. What wedding-related services do you offer? (We offer services for) engagements and proposals, as well as elopement packages, bachelor and bachelorette trips, hotel room blocks, destination weddings, honeymoons and re-tie the knot trips for your special anniversary. What is unique about the services you offer? I am a professional travel advisor who understands the importance of providing everyone with first-class service. We offer our honeymoon couples transfers to the airport. Top tip you would give a bride-to-be: Start planning early for the best rooms and rates.

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Coastal Dream Ja mie & R ya n M e y er s Wedding date: June 23, 2019

VENDORS Photographer: James Edward Bates Ceremony venue: Trinity United Methodist Church Reception venue: Biloxi Visitors Center Florist: Angie Stenum Caterer: Monica Easterling

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Makeup: Mallory Fitzgerald Hair: Jacqueline Reynolds Jewelry: Ring - Neil Lane Shoes: unknown Wedding gown: Galina Signature Tux: Men’s Wearhouse Bridesmaid dresses: Vera Wang

Musician/Entertainment: DJ Spicee (DJ)/ Ty Taylor (musician) Clergy/Officiant: Jeff Switzer Cake: Tana Rountree Lighting: Gearbox Entertainment Rehearsal Dinner: El Aguila


BRIDE’S FAVORITE ELEMENT OF THE WEDDING The photography — James Edwards Bates did an exceptional job with the photos. He got all the candid moments and posed moments and photographed everyone at my wedding (guests and all). Now I can relive the day when I look at the photos he took. 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER COUPLES? Don’t stress (about) the little things. The day goes by so quickly, and you want to be sure to enjoy it. Allow your family, friends and wedding staff do their part so that you and your groom can sit back and enjoy the day.

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BRIDE’S FAVORITE ELEMENT OF THE WEDDING Amid the rush of the day, our first look was truly so special, getting that alone time with each other.

ADVICE TO OTHER COUPLES Don’t get wrapped up in the stress of planning, and just remember to keep the planning process fun!

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Poised Pastels L a k en & Jaco b North Wedding date: October 19, 2019

VENDORS Ceremony Venue: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral Reception Venue: Nativity BVM Sacred Heart Center Photographer: Lisa Tilley Photography Wedding Planner: After the Proposal Weddings and Events  Florist: Flowers Forever Caterer: Wildflower Catering and Events Liquor: Alcohol was donated Hair and Makeup: Antonian Salon  Videographer: Take Two Video Jewelry, Shoes and Dress: Elle James Bridal Tux and Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux Band: Got Groove  Officiant: The Rev. Mark Ropel Rentals: ABC Rental Cake: French Kiss Transportation: Golden Gulf Limousine Rehearsal Dinner: Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Invitations: After the Proposal Weddings and Events  Lighting: Southern Event Productions

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BRIDE’S FAVORITE ELEMENT OF THE WEDDING Watching our wedding vision come to life and (seeing) it turn out better than we could ever have imagined.

ADVICE TO OTHER COUPLES Sit down together, pick a reasonable budget … and stick to it. It’s so easy to get swept up in all the excitement and visions that you both have for your big day.

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Crimson Shine S h a nel l & H a k eem L aw s o n Wedding date: June 8, 2019

VENDORS Ceremony and Reception Venue: Slavonian Lodge Photographer and Videographer: Kayce Stork Photography and Films Wedding Planner: After the Proposal Weddings and Events Florist: After the Proposal Weddings and Events Caterer: Taste! Catering and Personal Chef Services Liquor: Big Pop Liquor Makeup: J.Merlau Makeup LLC Hair: Bdrake effect Jewelry: Mecresh.com Shoes: Fashion Nova Wedding gown: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux Tux: Men’s Warehouse Bridesmaid dresses: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux Musician/Entertainment: JAZeVT (DJ Bun), St. Albans, Vermont Photobooth: After the Proposal Weddings and Events Clergy/Officiant: Jean McGrury Rentals: After the Proposal Weddings and Events Cake: French Kiss Pastries Transportation: King Limo Invitations: After the Proposal Weddings and Events Lighting: Southern Event Productions HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEGINS HERE...

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REGISTRY

Top GIFTS LIST

ZODIAC STEMLESS WINE GLASS

These glasses can be used with China or brought out for a fun night with friends. The Paper Moon

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

WAUHATCHIE GLASSES are handblown in Tennessee. Colorful cups, wine glasses and champagne flutes are a fun and artistic addtion to any place setting. Hillyer House

THE ANNIEGLASS EDGEY COLLECTION is popular with brides for its formal but contemporary style. Serving pieces and dinnerware are dishwasher safe. These elegant pieces are functional and will last a lifetime. Hillyer House

CASAFINA PLACE SETTING Casafina makes upscale casual dinnerware and bakeware, and this place setting is sure to impress. Heritage House

JOHN HART BAG ICE BUCKET This chic white ice bucket will look perfect at your next soiree! Pair it with the Pagoda ice scooper of your favorite champagne. The Paper Moon

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

CUSTOM CUTTING BOARD This personalized, 12-by-12 inch cutting board made from premium maple is a memorable gift perfect for bridal ,housewarming, birthdays, holidays or any day. The Paper Moon

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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

BEATRIZ BALL BOWL

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

Groom GUIDE REGISTRY

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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WHO PAYS FOR WHAT? Bride: Groom:

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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.


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.

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RECEPTION

50%

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

10%

PLANNER

1%

ATTIRE

12%

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

STATIONERY

2%

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

OTHER

CEREMONY

10%

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

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.

FEELING NERVOUS OR HAVING STICKER SHOCK? Changing your perspective can help. If you consider what you spend on a night out for dinner, drinks and entertainment, your per person cost is either about the same or a little lower. And remember, YOU are in control of your spending and the easiest place to save money is to be ruthless with your guest list! 57


BEAUTY

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What to expect from your by Jackie Merlau | Jmerlaumakeup.com

You may have decided to hire someone to do your wedding makeup — but do you know what should be expected from a professional artist on the most important day of your life? Here’s some helpful advice:

THE SEARCH

Find a makeup artist who is passionate about her work. I believe 85 percent of your makeup experience is based in the relationship you create with your artist. You are looking for someone who not only is talented at her craft, but also makes you feel relaxed, happy and beautiful. Spend time building this relationship. From the engagement photos to the wedding day, work with one artist who can get to know you and your makeup preferences.

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THE PAPERWORK

Contracts are an important part of any business transaction. Having all the prices, a day-of schedule and location details written out is a great way to stay organized and avoid confusion. Be sure you both know what your expectations are of each other and have it in writing to keep everything in order and everyone on the same page.

THE CONSULTATION

Every bride should meet with her makeup artist before the big day. This is a great time to see how your makeup will look, and an even better time to make changes or adjustments. This is the time to be picky and specific. The last thing you want is to worry how your makeup will turn out on the actual day. When you know what your artist is capable of, you can trust and rely on her.

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LONGEVITY

Make sure your artist can create a look that not only photographs beautifully, but also remains intact. You will be dancing, crying, kissing, drinking and eating. You want to be sure your makeup will last all night, look flawless and stay photogenic.

THE DAY OF

You want an artist who knows the wedding industry and will help make things flow for you. Choose a reliable artist who will arrive early to set up, start on time and stay on schedule. I like to help my brides put together the makeup appointment schedule prior to the date. Most importantly, make sure your artist brings a kit full of products needed for all skin types, tones and textures for everyone having makeup done.


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HONEYMOONS

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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.  

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.

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

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MALLORY FITZGERALD, MAKEUP ARTIST (228) 861-3908; malloryfitzgerald@ yahoo.com; malloryfitzgerald.com; www. facebook.com/mallorythemakeupartist

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

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

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

SOUTH BEACH BILOXI HOTEL AND SUITES 1735 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 388-2627; www.sbbiloxihotel.com

BEAUTY

ANTONIAN SALON 9354-C Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 832-2875; antonianonline.com AZALEA SPA AND SALON 3506 Washington Ave., Unit 1, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 868-9922; www. salonazalea.com

PALM BEACH TAN 1116 Cowan Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507, (228) 864-1326; 11422 Highway 49 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 POLISHED SALON AND SPA 1308 College St., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 206-5465; Facebook.com/ polishedsalonandspagulfport

BRUSHES 15007 Creosote Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 343-7433; www.facebook.com/ brushessalon/

SALON ALEXANDERS 1115 Cowan Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 896-3352; salonalexanders. com

CHUCK KELLY SALON & SPA 360 Courthouse Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 896-0800; chuckkellysalonspa. com

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

CRISSY COX — MAKEUP ARTIST (228) 243-4859; (228) 243-4859; christinabcox@gmail.com; Facebook and Instagram: crissycoxmua

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

THE DISTRICT SALON 8950 Lorraine Road, Suite D, Gulfport, Mississippi; (228) 234-3199; www.facebook. com/TheDistrictSalonGpt

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

HALEIGH BULLOCK — MAKEUP ARTIST haleighartistry@gmail.com; facebook.com/haleighmua; instagram.com/haleighMUA

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

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FRENCH KISS PASTRIES 714 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 215-1160; www. fkpastries.com LE BAKERY 280 Oak St, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 436-0850; www.facebook.com/ LeBakeryBiloxi MELISSA’S BAKERY 15335 Dedeaux Road, Suite 3, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 563-5111; www. melissasspecialtycakes.com POP BROTHERS 1501 25th Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501 (also locations in Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis); (228) 206-0656; www. popbrothers.com CHEEKY MONKEY CAKE COMPANY 266 Debuys Road, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 207-6346; cheekymonkeycakes.com

CATERERS

ALWAYS DELICIOUS CATERING (228) 467-9099; johnchappychapman@ gmail.com BROOME’S BUFFET AND CATERING 1801 Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228)-875-8123; www. shopatbroomes.com CATERING CREATIONS 1822 15th St., Suite 7, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 224-1930; cateringcreationsllc. 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


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

GIFTS/REGISTRY

FLORISTS SIMPLY SEAFOOD & CATERING (228) 990-7161; ssoldo21@gmail.com www.simplyseafoodandcatering.com

FLOWERS BY KAREN 3074 Government St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-0703; www. flowersbykareninc.com FORGET ME NOT FLORIST 1920 25th Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 864-3326; www. forgetmenotfloristgulfport.com FLOWERS FOREVER AND GIFTS 15335-C Dedeaux Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 832-3611; www. flowersforeverandgifts.net

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 GEARBOX ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING, SOUND AND DJ SERVICE Biloxi, Mississippi; (228) 760-0508; gearboxentertainment.com/ NIGHTSHIFTS SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 827 Howard Ave., Biloxi; (228) 219-0695; nightshiftsounds.net

EVENT PRODUCTION/DESIGN

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

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

HERITAGE HOUSE GIFTS 738 E. Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 897-7644; Facebook.com: Heritage House Gifts, Gulfport, MS HILLYER HOUSE 920 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-8065; hillyerhouse.com ROBIN’S NEST IN THE PASS 255 Davis Ave., Pass Christian, Mississippi, 39571; (228) 222-4863; www. robinsnestinthepass.com

GOWNS AND TUXES

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

SOUTHERN EVENT PRODUCTIONS 827 Howard Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 547-6598; ITS GMB (228) 213-2222; www.itsGMB.com

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

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/

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

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

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

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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

LOMBARDO PREMIER WEDDING SERVICES 1004 Magnolia St., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 281-3290; lombardopremierweddingservices.com

PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY

JAMES EDWARD BATES PHOTOGRAPHY Gulfport, Mississippi; (228) 297-1777; jamesedwardbates.com

ALL TERRAIN PRODUCTIONS 827 Howard Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 861-1453; allterrainproductions.com

KAYCE STORK PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS 280 Rue Petit Boise, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531; (228) 235-0884; www. KayceStorkWeddings.com

A.J. WILLIAMS MEDIA (228) 547-6500; www.ajwilliamsmedia.com

ANNA CIRLOT PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN 2705 Guillotteville Road, Gautier, Mississippi, 39553; (228) 990-8112; https:// www.annacirlotphotography.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

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES

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

EISLEY AND OAK PHOTOGRAPHY Eisleyandoak@gmail.com; www. eisleyandoak.com; facebook.com/ eisleyandoak; instagram.com/eisleyandoak

BLUEWATERS PHOTOGRAPHY P.O. Box 835, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 39567; (228) 355-9643; bluewatersphotography.net BRIAN PEARSE PHOTOGRAPHY 1008 E. Pass Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503; (228) 326-3833; Facebook: Brian Pearse Photography 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

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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


SEAN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY 428 Courthouse Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 209-5952; www. seansmithphotography.net SHANNON LUTKINS PHOTOGRAPHY 827 Howard Ave. Suite G, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 596-5872; www. shannonlutkins.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

TRAVEL AFFILIATES 534 Courthouse Road, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 604-0070; www. travelaffiliates.com

JOHN D. FOLDING & ASSOCIATES 1912 21st Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; (228) 243-3271; johnfolding245@gmail. com; www.facebook.com/John-D-FoldingAssociates-219839152853/

TRAVEL STUDIO BOUTIQUE, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; (601) 336-0658; travelstudioboutique.com

SNAPARAZZI PHOTOBOOTH COMPANY LLC

291 Gulfwater Drive, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39532; (228) 229-0573; https:// Snaparazziphoto.com, Facebook: snaparazziphoto, Twitter: @ SnaparazziPhoto, www.linkedin.com/ company/snaparazziphoto

TRAVEL

VIAGIO TRAVEL 121 E. Second St., Pass Christian, Mississippi, 39571; (228)-871-5071; www.viagio.net

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

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

VENUES

STEVE LINHOSS, PHOTOGRAPHER Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560; (228) 2230981; www.slphotographer.com

BAY ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY CENTER 301 Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 39520; (228) 466-8951; Facebook: Bay St. Louis Community Center

TAKE TWO VIDEO (228) 697-7458; www.taketwovideopro. com/

THE BARN AT LOVE FARMS 16990 Old Joe Moran Road, Kiln, Mississippi, 39556; (228) 493-0983; thebarnatlovefarms.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

PLANNERS

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/

TILLEY PHOTOGRAPHY (617) 763-2538; tilleynewman.com WILLIAM COLGIN PHOTOGRAPHY (228) 235-3079; williamcolgin.com, www. facebook.com/williamcolginphotography

BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (888) 567-6667; beaurivage.mgmresorts. com

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

BILOXI YACHT CLUB 408 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 374-6344; www.biloxiyachtclub.org

TRANSPORTATION

AFTER THE PROPOSAL WEDDINGS & EVENTS 829 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530; (228) 326-4853; aftertheproposal.com

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

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

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Find a Wedding Pro 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

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB 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 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/

LE FLEUR DE LIS BANQUET HALL AND COURTYARD 6650 Rose Farm Road, Suite B, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564; (228) 875-8111; 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

LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, 39507; (228) 897-6039; LMDC.org MARITIME AND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM 115 1st St., Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530; (228) 435-6320; maritimemuseum.org THE MISSISSIPPI AQUARIUM 2100 E. Beach Blvd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501; www.msaquarium.org/; www. facebook.com/mississippiaquarium/ 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

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

HYATT PLACE BILOXI 1150 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, United States, 39530, (228) 206-0950; www.hyatt. com/en-US/hotel/mississippi/hyatt-placebiloxi/gptzb

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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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