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PREMIER BRIDE OF MISSISSIPPI

TABLE of CONTENTS VOLUME XXVIII

AROUND THE STATE Capital River Region ............................................ 115 Coast ..................................................................... 93 Delta ................................................................... 165 Natchez ............................................................... 155 Northeast Mississippi ............................................ 139 Pine Belt .............................................................. 123

MISS MARRIAGE LAWS ................255 PHOTOGRAPHY .............................263 Photographers’ Pics .............................................. 270

PREMIER BRIDAL GUIDE .............273 Planning Pages .................................................... 294

BRIDAL BEAUTY ............................207

RECEPTIONS ....................................37

Pre-Wedding Pampering ...................................... 208

Gulf Coast Glam..................................................... 39 Premier Venue Guide ............................................ 274 Venue Guide ......................................................... 290

BRIDAL GOWNS, BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHERS ...........169 Bridal Boutique Guide .......................................... 287 Dress for the Occasion ......................................... 201 Happily Ever After............................................... 174

CAKES ..............................................221 CATERING .........................................71 Beyond the Candy Bar ............................................ 84 Mississippi Master Chefs ......................................... 72

DESTINATION WEDDINGS ............30 Best Honeymoon Spots in the US ............................. 32

FEATURED WEDDING FORM ......197 FLOWERS .......................................235 INSPIRATION ....................................22 Into the Woods ....................................................... 22

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! .......256

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TIPS FROM THE PROS ......64, 144, 206 GROOMS..........................................217 Styling the Groom ................................................ 219

TRACKING ANNIVERSARIES .........30


FEATURED WEDDING

TABLE of CONTENTS FIND THE FEATURE MY WEDDING FORM ON PAGE 197.

ACEY-REGAN.................................................................................170 ALFORD-WILSON.........................................................................264 BISE - PUCKETT........................................................................110-111 BLACKWELL-HERNANDEZ....................................................126-127 BLAINE-WILES................................................................................88 BROWN-RAHN...............................................................................216 BRUMMETT-WARREN............................................................236-237 BUI-TRAN.......................................................................................148 CHRISTIAN-RAINEY......................................................................231 CROSBY-CARPENTER...................................................................152 CRUMPTON-MCHENRY..................................................................119 CUEVAS-HERRON...........................................................................98 CUTRER-COOPER.....................................................................46-47 DELAP-WOODRICK........................................................................141 DENTON-SHANNON...............................................................104-106 ENGLE-LEWIS.................................................................................85 FAISON-GARNER......................................................................24-26 GAETE-LOPEZ..................................................................................51 GAINES-STEINMAN................................................................142-143 GOLDSMITH-WALLACE.................................................................121 GUFFIN-HENDERSON............................................................232-233 GULLETTE-THAMES........................................................................52 HANKINS-PRISOCK.......................................................................238 HARRISON-LAMBERT....................................................................117 JELKS-BOURNE..............................................................................66 JONES-CREGAR...........................................................................205 JONES-DOUKAS............................................................................102 JONES-HENDERSON.......................................................................59 JOSEPH-REEVES...........................................................................158 KENT-JOHNSON......................................................................132-133 KIMMEL-HARRELL.........................................................................128 KUX-MANNING...............................................................................137 MAZZEI-ZERBY.......................................................................156-157 MCDANIEL-BUMPERS................................................................80-81 MCEACHARN-ROBERTSON.......................................................17-20 MCKENZIE-MCDONALD..........................................................172-173 MEDINE-HALTOM......................................................................56-57 MITCHELL-WALKER..............................................................266-267 MIXON-HILTON..............................................................................199 MOHAN-MCREE.............................................................................262 NACE-PELLEGRIN.........................................................................254 OAKS-WHITE.........................................................................240-241 PATTERSON-GRIFFIN...................................................................136 PRINE-BALL.....................................................................................83 RIVER-LARSON.............................................................................195 ROBERTS-PUTT............................................................................251 SANJANWALA-SIGH.................................................................60-62 SCHMIDT-NICHOLS.......................................................................253 SHAPLEY-MILLER..........................................................................154 STRINGER-WILLIAMS.....................................................................91 UPCHURCH-MILLER......................................................................242 WALKER-ROSS..............................................................................130 WILLIAMS-MATTHEWS..................................................................113 YERGER-VAUGHN...........................................................................38 012 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016


MESSAGE from the PUBLISHER

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin

I love this quote. It’s so true. I can’t tell you how many times I have fallen in love with my husband! And XLIPSZIERHEJJIGXMSR-JIIPJSVLMQXSHE]Āć]IEVWPEXIVMWWSHMJJIVIRX]IXWS[SRHIVJYPERHWSQYGLQSVI powerful, than the day I married him. 6IGIRXP]-[EWXEPOMRKEFSYXQEVVMEKIXSEJVMIRH[LSLEHNYWXPSWXLIVLYWFERHSJĂć]IEVW;IXEPOIHEFSYX what makes a marriage successful. I gave her my analogy of “tying the knot” and she liked it so much, she asked me to share this with our Premier Brides. TYING THE KNOT ;LIR]SYÁVWXKIXQEVVMIHERHµXMIXLIORSX¶MX¸WEHIPMGEXIXLVIEH%WXLIX[SSJ]SYI\TIVMIRGIPMJIXSKIXLIV¬ EPPXLINS]WERHWSVVS[W¬XLEXXLVIEHXLMGOIRWERHFIGSQIWWXVSRKIV-XFIGSQIWEPMRIEGSVHEVSTI8LEX knot becomes stronger too. You can both tug at the thread and stretch the cord to the furthest opposite points. But, it won’t break. You will come back together and that thread, that line, that rope will be stronger than ever, just like your marriage. 8LMWMW[LEXµX]MRKXLIORSX¶MWEFSYX8LEXKMZIERHXEOIXLIXYKSJ[EVSJ[SVOMRKMXSYXXLEX]SYLEZIMR EQEVVMEKIWXVIRKXLIRW]SYVFSRH-X¸WEPQSWXYRFVIEOEFPI%RHMXVITVIWIRXWEPP]SYVPMJII\TIVMIRGIWEWE married couple: your love, your beliefs, your values. You as individuals intertwine to become this beautiful knot that works to withstand the tugging, the pulling, and the stretching. You are one. You are tied together in spirit, in love, in hope, in God’s blessings through good times and bad times, through joy and sorrow. My wish for each of you is that your thread will become stronger and bigger with each passing day as your PSZIJSVIEGLSXLIVKVS[WERHWXVIRKXLIRW&IWX[MWLIWERH¬ God Bless!

Lynda Jungkind, Publisher P.S. We hope that we will be featuring your wedding. The featured wedding form is on page 197. Maybe you’ll be our cover like the lovely Mary Kate McEacharn Robertson.

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JUNE 27, 2015

COVER WEDDING MCEACHARN ROBERTSON

Our cover bride is Mary Kate McEacharn Robertson. You may recognize her as the lovely young lady who married into the Duck Dynasty family earlier this year when she and John Luke, son of Willie and Korie Robertson, exchanged vows. Becoming part of the extended Robertson clan was quite an event as the couple’s nuptials were televised for the world to see. While Mary Kate was not a Mississippi bride, viewers may be surprised to know that the grand event was planned, designed, and executed by one of our very own vendors, Oak: A Southern Experience of Forest, Mississippi. Owner Erin Vowell and Event Planner Bethany Sigrest worked their magic to pull of the perfect day. In fact, there were a number of our state’s wedding professionals who had a hand in this special event. Sigrest planned ERH WX]PIH ÂSVEP TMIGIW XLVSYKLSYX XLI wedding. Cups-N-Cakes created the six XMIV [IHHMRK GEOI [MXL ÿĆ EGGIRX GEOIW some with gluten free layers for Mary Kate as well as the groom’s special request – the Cronut display. Tents and rentals were provided by Alpha Tents, and the cute fan programs which were perfect for the humid afternoon were designed, along with the couple’s invitations by Erica Ashley Designs. They rounded out her team by bringing EPSRK &IXL ;MPGLIV SJ &PIWWIH Ā *SGYW Photography of Carthage to help capture some of the special details as she knew XLI SJÁGMEP TLSXSKVETLIV SJ8LVII 2EMPW Photography would be busy all day capturing the event. Even the exquisitely detailed cookie favors were created here at home by Claudia Eichelberger of Claudia’s Creative Cookies of Forest, MS. Other pre-ceremony treats for the men included cigars provided by The Country Squire of Jackson. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 017


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The bride’s selection of Oak: A Southern Experience as her wedding designer was a natural choice as Mary Kate and Erin have a long-standing connection. The families have been life-long friends, and Erin was once Mary Kate’s babysitter. Mary Kate was even a ÂS[IV KMVP MR )VMR¸W [IHHMRK ]IEVW ago. “I love Mary Kate,” said Erin. “I would do anything for her. Planning and designing her wedding was a labor of love for me.” Besides being such a lovely and sweet bride, Mary Kate and her mother Shari were a joy to work with Erin said. The bride chose a sweet, vintage theme for her special day, and although there were more XLER Ćþþ KYIWXW MRZMXIH E RYQFIV which presented Erin and her team with a wealth of logistical challenges, the wedding came across as intimate and family oriented.

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Many of the special touches at the event could easily be adopted by a bride for her wedding. Erin and her team had to reach out to a rental company in another state to provide the numerous vintage chairs and couches used to seat guests during the ceremony, but the vintage style could be replicated by rental companies in Mississippi for smaller weddings. Even if a bride were to select just a few pieces for family seating, it would add a sweet, old-fashioned touch to traditional outdoor seating options. Mary Kate selected food trucks to supplement the food offerings, and airstream trailers provided a vintage style perfect for the occasion. We loved the cute sno cone station and the popcorn bag favors the couple piled high in the bed of a vintage pickup truck. Smaller bags loaded into vintage wagons would be just as cute and enjoyed by attendees. Guests took home favors of potted succulents EWXLIGSYTPII\MXIHXLIGIVIQSR]YRHIVEWLS[IVSJHVMIHĂ‚S[IV TIXEPWJSPPS[MRKERI\GMXMRKĂ VI[SVOWHMWTPE]

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

Into the Woods

This enchanted woodland sweetheart table sets a tone of elegance and opulence by layering plush fabrics in rich jewel tones ERHZEVMIHXI\XYVIW[SSHEGGIRXWPYWLKVIIRIV]ERHHIITXSRIHÂSVEPW[MXLXSYGLIWSJERXMUYIFVSR^IERHKSPH8LI *EMV]8EPIXEFPIVIÂIGXWXLIWYVVSYRHMRK[SSHWF]XSTTMRKXLIQSWWXEFPIVYRRIV[MXLQM\IHQIXEPPMGHIGSVHEVOX[MKPMOI serveware, and small tree centerpieces. This moody setting among the trees makes for a dramatic statement at an outdoor wedding reception or rehearsal dinner and takes an outdoor style from romantically charming to sensual and luxurious. Style Editor: Cortney Warren | Photographer: Sharon Coker Photography | Location: McClain Lodge Chairs: Southern Elegance Event Design and Rentals | Décor and table setting: The Everyday Gourmet

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ordinary life, love gives us a Fairy Tale.

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THE DETAILS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE THE BRIDE AND GROOM BRIDAL BOUTIQUE BRIDAL REGISTRY BELK CAKES THE CAKE DIVA CATERER & FLOWERS FRESH CUT CATERING & FLORAL COORDINATOR STELLA & CO EVENT DESIGNERS FRESH CUT CATERING & FLORAL AND STELLA & CO PHOTOGRAPHER LINDSAY VALLAS PHOTOGRAPHY RENTALS GREAT SOUTHERN EVENTS RINGS JUNIKER JEWELERS TRANSPORTATION COATS CLASSIC CARS VIDEOGRAPHER REVIVAL HOUSE


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Pinterest & Planning Using Pinterest to plan every element

HOW IT WORKS If you’re planning a wedding, you already know the Internet is a great resource. Pinterest is an easy way to organize your wedding inspiration and ideas. On pinterest.com, you can grab photos from around the web and pin them onto virtual inspiration boards named with categories of your choosing. You can also browse other users’ boards — and there are seemingly endless wedding-themed boards to choose from. The photos are often accompanied with comments, and can include tips or instructions on how to create the look that was captured in the picture. Like wedding forums, you can interact with friends or strangers to get suggestions and ideas for your special day — but this time, it’s all centered around pictures of your choosing. PIN DOWN THE DETAILS Pinterest certainly displays boards for all the biggies like the gown, décor, and food. But the site’s real strength is in highlighting the details. It’s here that you’ll find inspiration for handmade place cards, fun photography poses, or ideas for those little personalized details that will make your wedding day truly unique. But like many online wedding hotspots, Pinterest runs the risk of overwhelming. To get the most out of the site make sure to be specific when you’re scoping out ideas. In the search box in the top left hand corner of the page, use as many details as possible, such as “fall DIY wedding décor” or “cream wedding pumps.” You can also find lots of photos from real weddings. Try searching for keywords such as: whimsical, woodsy, DIY, rustic, vintage, elegant, chic, romantic, and couture. These are all popular words on Pinterest’s wedding pins, and even if you think those adjectives wouldn’t apply to your big day, type them in and browse. You might be pleasantly surprised!

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REALITY CHECK While Pinterest offers a gorgeous visual array of pictureperfection to all brides with a dream, getting too ambitious can create some problems in the real world. Too many DIY projects can overwhelm brides. Although most pins can be linked back to their original source complete with instructional photos or video, tackling too many projects may result in time consuming tasks that end in failure. That adorable DIY place card may look easy to recreate, but creating 200 from scratch will take a lot of time. Brides need to make sure not to fall in love with too any ideas. A few special touches are all that are needed to add those personalized details that make your wedding special. Although Pinterest can inspire brides and provide photos to show their wedding professionals, a bride can end up severely disappointed when she realizes that the extravagant flower arrangement she loves far exceeds her budget. Pinterest can be a recipe for disappointed hopes if taken at face value. That image of a bride with her veil caught perfectly in the breeze was quite possibly the result of hundreds of shots from a wellstaged fashion shoot utilizing teams of professional hair and makeup artists, photographer’s assistants and a perfectly placed fan — not a bridal shoot. Always remember that sometimes the perfect, surprising, and unique images on Pinterest are the work of professionals, and what you see may not be realistic. Pinterest should be used to ignite ideas and to capture the overall look and feel you’d like to aim for at your wedding. In the end, know that while Pinterest-inspired touches are pretty for a day, saying “I do” to someone you love lasts a lifetime!


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ore and more couples nowadays are planning destination weddings in lieu of spending time and money on a wedding celebration and a honeymoon. With a destination wedding you can do both in one convenient location and, in many cases, end up with less time spent planning and more money left for the exotic honeymoon you always imagined.

FOR ANYONE WITH A SENSE OF ADVENTURE Destination weddings, once a popular choice for brides and grooms walking down the aisle for the second or third time, are now at an all time high for couples getting married for the first time too. There is no limit to the fun you can have when you choose a destination wedding. That’s why many brides and grooms are no longer taking the traditional church route, but instead are looking for the perfect foreign country, distant mountain or secluded beach.

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EASIER FOR BUSY BRIDES AND GROOMS One reason so many couples are choosing destination weddings is because brides are busier than ever. Most destination wedding resorts around the world offer wedding planners who take care of all the details on site. Some resorts bring the couple down months in advance to go over the wedding arrangements including colors, special needs and instructions and ceremony location. After the initial visit the couple does not arrive until just days before the wedding and usually with the guests and attendants. ALLOWS COUPLES TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES Destination weddings are, for the most part, meant to be convenient and fun. Often, for the second or third time couple, it is about making a statement and expressing to family and friends an idea of how they see their future together. Having already gone through the pomp and circumstance of a first wedding, relaxation and family are much more important this time around.

EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF AT ONCE Since destination weddings come complete with packages that include a wedding professional to take care of every detail, it’s really just up to you to decide on the big picture. Usually the wedding planner will handle the flowers, photographer, caterer, musicians and reception area, all with your input of course. In most cases the wedding planner will take care of the marriage license too. All you have to do is send the necessary documents. IT’S ABOUT HAVING FUN When you choose a destination wedding, you’ll find the mood to be more relaxed as everyone will be in vacation mode. In a traditional wedding at least one family is in their home territory. With a destination wedding, families come together in a resort setting to celebrate the wedding while also having a chance to spend time doing fun things. Remember, destination weddings are meant to be personal and meaningful, but not necessarily solemn occasions. The weddings are about the guests having a good time and the couple remembering their special day for many years to come.

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BEST HONEYMOON spots in the United States

FOR THE BEACH LOVER LITTLE PALM ISLAND, FLORIDA For the couple who truly want to get away from it all, this exclusive island in the Florida Keys is perfectly secluded boasting only one choice for lodging, the super-luxurious Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, where couples relax in their private bungalow. Spa services like couples’ massages can be ordered to your room or private deck on the water, and couples can choose to dine in one of the resort’s restaurants or at one of the romantic, private tables nestled among the palms on the island’s beautiful beaches. HAWAII A perennial favorite, Hawaii has served as a romantic honeymoon spot for couples for generations. While younger couples may reject the traditional luau and hula dance version of Hawaii as old fashioned, there is so much more to Hawaii’s charms. With its gorgeous beaches, mountains, dense forests, and breathtaking cliffs, Hawaii offers diverse geography and activities for any interests. From lounging poolside, taking long walks on pristine beaches, hiking volcanoes and kayaking private lagoons, to island hopping and helicopter tours, there are enough activities and beautiful landscapes to wll a lifetime of honeymoons. ST. JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS The most intimate of the U.S. Virgin islands, St. John sports white sand and crystal clear waters. Nestled in the Caribbean, this island oasis offers all the fun and relaxation of its neighboring islands without the need for a passport. Like the more popular Bahamas, St. John offers luxurious resorts and spas including a number of all-inclusive resorts and some designed only for couples. Spring is the best time to travel to the islands before the extreme heat and hurricane season begin.

FOR THE ADVENTURER ORLANDO, FLORIDA Not just for families, Orlando’s attractions go well beyond the mouse these days, even though Disney World is still an extremely popular destination for both honeymoons and weddings. The theme park capital of the world, the Orlando area is home to a number of theme parks from Universal Studios, Sea World, LEGO Land and nearby Busch Gardens. There are plenty of entertainment and outdoor activities in central Florida as well, and a day trip to the beach is just a short drive away. Luxury resorts and spas can be found both on and off park properties and yights into the city are readily available at reasonable rates. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Some of the most beautiful scenery in the country can be found in this western national park where couples can opt to lodge in beautiful resorts, partake in high-end camping or “glamping,” or 032 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016

rough it in one of the area’s rustic camping areas. Hiking, climbing, kayaking, wshing, and wildlife photography are just a few activities adventurous and outdoorsy couples can enjoy in the nation’s premier park.

FOR EXCITEMENT LOVERS LAS VEGAS, NV Nothing says excitement like Vegas! Super luxury resorts and spas line the strip where gaming and entertainment are the order of the day, and couples can keep busy 24 hours a day. If you’re looking for non-stop activity Las Vegas is the place for you. With gambling, top-notch entertainment and Broadwaystyle shows, world class dining, shopping and high energy night clubs, there is something for everyone any time of day or night! NEW YORK, NY Like Las Vegas, New York City offers honeymooners a mix of luxury and romance as well as non-stop action. With 5 distinct boroughs and a number of ethnic-based or culturally rich neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, and Tribeca, a trip to New York City offers a glimpse into the countries and cultures that developed the United States. From Broadway to Madison Avenue, the Statue of Liberty to the streets of Brooklyn, New York City is an urban adventure lover’s dream.

FOR THE ROMANTICS NAPA VALLEY CALIFORNIA Rolling hills and world class wineries offer honeymooners a romantic locale in which to indulge in the wnest French cuisines, wne California wines and luxurious European style spas without having to leave the country. Wine country tours have been attracting couples for decades with some wineries offering destination weddings and honeymoon packages designed speciwcally for newly married couples. Summer and fall are the optimal time to visit this area as the weather is the most advantageous and the landscape is at its peak. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA The slow pace of this beautiful southern city with its antebellum homes and tree lined streets is the perfect backdrop for a quiet, romantic getaway. Charleston’s historic district offers a glimpse into the past with stately B&B’s, boutique hotels and pastel mansions. Voted “Best city in the United States” for the third consecutive year by Conde Nast Traveler, Charleston boasts the best of low-country cuisine and wine, preserved architecture, and rich history. Protected by barrier islands, Charleston’s visitors can also enjoy beautiful beaches with just a short drive from downtown.


Accomodating your guest from Near to Far ttt When planning your wedding, it’s important to consider the needs of your out-of-town guests, many of whom will be traveling great distances to share in your joyous occasion. You’ll want to make certain their visit is an enjoyable one. ttt Most hotels provide a discounted rate when you reserve a block of rooms. The number of rooms required to qualify for a group rate will vary by hotel. Some hotels offer additional services such as a hospitality suite for your guests to gather for breakfast or cocktails and, if needed, special checkout considerations.

ttt Traditionally, it is the duty of the bride’s family to recommend accommodations for out-of-town guests. It is not their responsibility, however, to pay for them. Include printed information in the wedding invitation such as toll-free numbers for each hotel, the name under which the reservation is held and hotel shuttle information so your guests can call the hotel directly to make their reservations. ttt It is appropriate for the bride and groom to arrange transportation to and from the ceremony and reception locations for all out-of-town guests. It is perfectly acceptable to arrange for family and friends to provide the transportation.

ttt It’s a good idea to consider the different economic situations of your out-of-town guests. Provide two or three options to create a comfortable price range. While some of your guests may be on a limited budget, others will be combining their vacation with your wedding.

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A Gracious Bride Making it a great day for everyone

You may have heard the expression “it’s your day, do it your way,â€? as you’ve been planning your wedding. And this is true! It’s a time to express your true self, be authentic, and drown out the expectations of others. On the other hand, it’s easy to take this concept too far. A recent “Dear Abbyâ€? letter described a bride at a wedding who preferred to dance on an empty stomach, so she had guests wait five hours for their dinner, and had the dancing first! That’s a great example of taking it too far‌

Here are a few tips about being a gracious bride: Understand your guests’ perspective. How does the day’s schedule look, from your guests’ viewpoint? Awkward gaps of time between the ceremony and reception are difficult for guests, and asking them to drive more than 30 minutes between locations is usually too much. Try, as much as possible, to craft your day’s schedule with the guests in mind.

Jump on those thank you notes. Guests are excited to get you something wonderful in honor of your marriage, and they can’t wait to hear if you not only received it, but liked it! Write a conversational, personalized note and respond as quickly as possible. Give others grace. Just know that weddings are an emotional time for your close relatives, especially parents, siblings and close friends. In addition to the joy, there can also be this strange sense of “loss,� that they’re losing you, and this can bring up unexpected emotions. As much as possible, when people around you are driving you crazy, give them grace and, maybe, a warm hug. Best wishes to you, gracious bride!

PARTY RENTALS every last detail

Depending on where you choose to hold your reception, you may find yourself in need of certain items not provided by your reception facility. The term “party rentals� covers a variety of rental items, including linens, chair covers, tables and chairs, tents, dance floors, fountains, plants, props and theme decorations.

From the proper tent size for an outdoor wedding, to the portable dance floor complete with tables and chairs, a good rental company will work closely with you to determine exactly what and how many rental items will be needed to make your guests comfortable and your special occasion a complete success.

If you are holding your reception in a hotel, most of the items listed above may be included in the overall cost. The need for various rental items increases when the event is held outdoors or at an event facility where you are required to provide your own caterer.

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GOLDEN RULES for A Great Wedding Reception create a night to remember with thoughtful planning

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Success is in the details. When, what, who, in what order... Think through the evening and have a clear plan for the entire event. Then, clearly communicate this plan to all interested parties: your wedding coordinator, catering manager, the wedding party, parents, etc. Consider the schedule and details of events such as cocktails, dinner, grand entrance, toasts, specialty dances and so on. The more you plan ahead, the more you can relax and go with the ƃow at your reception.

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Entertainment is the KEY to a good party. Substandard or inappropriate music and entertainment can kill a party faster than anything else, so spend the time necessary to select a good band or DJ. Find someone who can match the style and tone of your wedding, can “read” the crowd and keep the guests happy, and will respect your wishes. Be clear and speciƂc about any songs or events that you do NOT want at your wedding.

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Tips for toasting. # convenient time for toasts is Lust after the Ƃrst course is served. This gives the servers enough time to ensure that all guests have a drink (nice to have if you’re toasting!) and is still early enough in the evening that you’re likely to have everyone’s attention. Most couples begin with the best man, though some start with the bride’s father; so choose the order that works for you and communicate it to all parties. Be sure to encourage any and all toasters to keep their words brief (no more than a few minutes each) and discourage offcolor jokes, too much personal information or “inside” jokes, and any other inappropriate content. If you have any toasters you’re worried about, perhaps you could ask them to write out what they plan to say ahead of time and show it to you. 048 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016

The Ƃrst dance pdonot Yait foreXer to do it and donot do it foreXer.q # good time to do the Ƃrst dance (and other specialty dances) is just after dinner – to kick off the party portion of the evening and keep the energy going. If any song you’ve selected is over three minutes, you may want to have your band leader shorten it up or have your DJ fade it out after a few minutes. You’ll be surprised at how long even three minutes feels – to you and your guests – when you’re alone in the center of the dance ƃoor with all eyes on you!

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Yummy food. The food you serve doesn’t have to be expensive or super fancy gourmet, but it should taste good. Enough said!

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A Yay to Meep oem dancing. Ideally, it’s great if there is a bar near the dance ƃoor. People tend to congregate near the bar, and this way the non-dancers will still be close to the party people: the dancers. It’s also easier for guests to move seamlessly on and off the dance ƃoor. You’ll Ƃnd that the dance ƃoor is more easily Ƃlled if it’s located near a bar.

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Focus on your guests. You and your groom are really the hosts of this party. And it’s always good to be a gracious host. Take some time to envision the day from your guests’ point of view, and do whatever you can to make sure their experience is smooth, relaxing and fun. This will truly make it a wedding they’ll remember.

The bride and groom set the mood. Finally, the most important rule of all: the mood of the newlyweds (joyful, stressed, happy or unhappy) inƃuences the entire wedding, and affects the mood of your guests. If you think you might be worried and stressed out about all of the endless details on your wedding day, then consider hiring a wedding coordinator, even if it’s just for the day of the wedding only. It is worth every single penny if it means you (and your guests) can actually ENJOY your wedding day.

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BEFORE YOU BOOK As you’re searching for wedding locations, ask vendors about catering policies, alcohol policies, bad weather contingency plans, staffing availability, parking, decorating, deposits, refunds and insurance. ‹ Book your wedding and reception site as soon as you set a date. To find your perfect site, call around. Ask for a description and a list of services: caterers, waiters, bartenders, and parking valets. Make an appointment to tour promising prospects. ‹ Hotels, restaurants, private clubs and halls normally offer catering services and may not allow you to use your own caterer. ‹ Make sure there is enough room for your guests and electric voltage for your entertainment, lighting and any decorative needs. ‹ Churches and temples may have policies regarding alcohol and other restrictions. ‹ For a garden wedding be sure you have enough room indoors in case of bad weather. ‹ If you’re going to decorate, ask for a list of restrictions.

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AT THE PARTY ‹ You may want to ask several relatives or close friends to act as hosts, greeting your guests, assisting with seating and maximizing the mingling. ‹ Designate a table for the wedding party and another table for both of the families. The bridal couple may have their own Sweetheart Table or may choose to sit in the center of the table, maid of honor to the groom’s left, and best man to the bride’s right. Alternate men and women as space allows. ‹ Just before the meal is served to the wedding party, it is traditional for the best man to propose a toast. All rise, except the bride and groom. After the toast, the groom may reply. Any other toasts are then appropriate. ‹ Serve the meal or send people to the buffet in this order: bride, groom, maid of honor, best man, attendants, parents and then guests. ‹ Your first dance as husband and wife should feature your special song, usually something romantic. The floor should be empty of other guests. Then come the dances for the bride and her father, the groom and his mother, the bride and the groom’s father, the groom and the bride’s mother. Lastly, the wedding party joins in, then the guests. ‹ Traditionally, the bouquet and garter toss take place near the end. To keep your original bouquet, have the florist create a special arrangement to be thrown. ‹ If possible, invite all guests to both the ceremony and the reception. ‹‹‹‹‹ CAROL REACH PHOTOGRAPHY

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FUN & FESTIVE tttt Looking for some creative ideas to add some fun to your reception? Today’s receptions are all about the guest experience, and creative brides are raising the bar with interactive games and activities that keep their guests engaged and their receptions lively. Let’s face it. A big chunk of your bridal budget is spent on the reception. It is what most people remember about a wedding, and everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. tttt Brides have found ways to put a modern twist on even the most timeless of wedding reception traditions. Choreographed dances are popular for the entire wedding party. Some brave couples even work with instructors to prepare a special first dance for their guests. The tradition of simply tossing the garter over the groom’s shoulder has given way to launching a garter clad football. Brides are even finding creative ways to record the names of their guests tossing out the traditional guest book in favor of guests writing their names on puzzle pieces or words of wisdom written on smooth river stones. tttt While served dinners are still in vogue for the most formal affairs, many brides are opting for buffet-style serving with special stations or food bars as a way of including cuisine special to the couple. Signature cocktails have become popular as well, often mimicking the colors of the wedding and having creative names such as the White Wedding cosmopolitan or Blushing Bride champagne cocktail.

tttt Brides are utilizing the station concept for fun activities for their guests as well. Special lounge areas with comfortable couches and occasional tables that are perfect for intimate conversation are being staged in venues. Grooms are requesting cigar bars and craft beer flights for their friends. Receptions that include young children and teens now offer a special room for video games, wedding piñatas or movies. Outdoor weddings incorporate lawn games such as croquet or cornhole (bean bag toss) or oversized versions of kids’ games like giant Jenga or Connect Four that keep the fun going all day long. tttt Temporary tattoo stations with specially designed art that reflect the wedding’s colors or flowers are cute for tatted couples, and the inclusion of a caricaturist to create favors for guests adds a special flair. Even the photo booth has evolved with companies offering elaborate photo or video pods, selfie stations or character cut outs for fun photo opportunities. The possibilities for a fun and active reception are as unique as each couple and as endless as your imagination.

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DRINK UP!

giving your wedding day spirits a special touch “Cheers! Salud! Prost!” We all have a preferred way of drinking to the health of family and friends. What better time to toast life and love than at a wedding? Let’s look at beverage ideas, large and small, adult and kid-friendly, to bolster a day brimming with drink-infused merriment.

At the reception, lead with refreshments. During the cocktail hour, greet guests with personalized drink glasses doubling as place cards. Try attaching a miniature name tag to paper straws or scrawl names on chalkboard-style stickers and stick them on rustic mason jars. Another way to individualize the drinking experience: Tiny bottles of champagne waiting at each table. Wedding favors for each guest might also be drinkable. If you’re a coffee-loving couple, gift a small bag of coffee grounds labeled “the perfect blend” or “love is brewing.”

To give potables even more personality, ask the bartender to create a signature drink for the bride and groom. Be sure to call the drink something clever, like “Marry Me Martini,” “Something Blue Punch,” or, a play on the couple’s last name. For a bride and groom who don’t agree on beverages, go for His and Her drinks…perhaps pink sangria (“Blushing Bride”) and a blue margarita (“Blue-eyed Groom”). If you’re connoisseurs of a particular type of alcohol, create an entire focal table dedicated to your spirits of choice. Add a fun touch to the table with handmade signs: “Whiskey for the boys!” or “Eat, drink, and be married!” And if you want things to get really personal (and your venue allows bringing in alcohol), be your own bartender. Pre-mix drinks in mason jars and keep them on ice. Or, if brewing is your thing, brew your own beer. It doesn’t get much more unique than that! Beyond booze, incorporate nonalcoholic refreshments so there’s a little something for everyone. Kegs of root beer are fun for the kids. Large jugs of lemonade are not only thirst quenching at a summertime wedding, they also make for a very pretty picture. When it’s time for dessert or a late night second wind, consider a coffee bar complete with flavor shots and donut pops as stirring straws. In the winter months, a hot chocolate bar with all the marshmallow trimmings and peppermint stick trappings leaves a warm, lasting impression. Want an even more unique-factor? Try soaking fruit in spirits. Popular combinations include champagne soaked berries and tequila-soaked watermelon wedges. Aside from fruit, any gummy candy can also soak up spirits for a yummy treat your guests are sure to be buzzing about long after the boozy gummybear buzz has worn off.

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JONES CHRISTOPHER

HENDERSON MAY 2, 2015 | JACKSON, MS

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JELKS ANTOINE

BOURNE DECEMBER 27, 2014 | JACKSON, MS

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When planning your reception tables, its best to stick with traditional, china place settings and use your linens and décor to get the look you want. Most venues and rental companies have large quantities of white or clear plates which will cost less than having to purchase or special order unique place settings. There are so many beautiful combinations of table linens to select – from tablecloths to napkins in a variety of colors, textures, and fabrics – that will make your venue look amazing.

With the help of Celebrations, etc of Hattiesburg, we set these three tables with the exact same gold rimmed white china, clear glasses and silver serveware. By changing the linens and adding just a couple of decor pieces, we’ve presented three distinctly different looks. The crochet linen tablecloth layered over burlap is GSQFMRIH [MXL WSJX ÂSVEP RETOMRW XS TVIWIRX E W[IIX vintage look that’s just perfect for an outdoor or rustic styled wedding. Simple candles and coral toned roses paired with kale and cabbage leaves complete the farmto-table style. Think farmer’s market meets turn of the century elegance. What a great look for all the rustic and barn-style venues we have in the south! 9WMRK XLI WEQI ÂSVEPW ERH EHHMRK JVIWL JVYMX XS XLI table, we placed the settings on a navy and white striped tablecloth and added citrus toned napkins for a sassy, nautical-chic tableau. This fashion-forward table would be so stylish pool side, in a classic venue, or gracing a sunny terrace or outdoor location. We could see this table in the Hamptons or at any country club. We love these black satin rosette linens mixed with metallic. By adding a dramatic charger and changing SYX ÂSVEPW JSV GERHPIW MR KSPH XSRIW [I¸ZI EGLMIZIH E luxurious formal look with the same place setting. The white rose centerpiece and cream and metallic print napkins add the perfect contemporary touches to the traditional black and gold table. An elegant ballroom, a historic home, or a chic, boutique hotel would be the perfect venue for this look.

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Many brides are thinking out of the box when it comes to venues for both ceremonies and receptions. A unique site can reĂ ect the interests of the coupOe and heOp create an interesting and memorabOe event. ,n Mississippi brides have an array of unique choices from historic homes museums and rustic barns to OoveOy gardens and parks picturesque beaches or even coOOege campuses and sporting venues. &oupOes are seOecting Oocations based on their passions as weOO. &raft breweries are hosting beer Oovers whiOe OocaO ]oos offer faciOities for animaO activists. ,f you¡re Oooking for a reaOOy personaO Oocation the choices are aOmost endOess. :hiOe interesting Oocations can provide a unique experience for guests seOecting a nontraditionaO OocaOe can aOso present unusuaO chaOOenges. &onsider the si]e and styOe of your wedding. A historic home may not be abOe to accommodate hundreds of guests whiOe a formaO museum might not be right for a very casuaO wedding. Choosing to get married in â&#x20AC;&#x153;your spotâ&#x20AC;? in a park or on the beach may seem romantic but the trek from the parking Oot to your wedding Oocation may be too much for your grandparents or reOatives with smaOO chiOdren. ,n seOecting a unique reception site consider the different restrictions regarding food aOcohoO smoking music and hours of operation. 6ome Oocations may require that you use an inhouse caterer or one chosen from a preferred Oist. 6ome sites wiOO provide tabOes and chairs but many require that you or your caterer provide your own furniture as weOO as Oinens and china. Check the kitchen faciOities ² if there are any  as many sites have onOy a smaOO kitchen or require caterers to bring a tent for food set up and service. Keep in mind that not aOO unique sites wiOO aOOow you to have your reception inside the faciOity. 2ften historic homes are avaiOabOe for your guests to tour but the event itseOf must be heOd in the gardens. ,f that is the case be sure to incOude money in your budget for a tent to accommodate your guests in case of rain. Make sure your speciaO site is appropriate for your wedding needs and Ă&#x20AC;ts your unique styOe. A historic home may not be abOe to accommodate hundreds of guests whiOe a formaO museum might not be right for a very casuaO wedding. 068 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016


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Bride & Groom First Dances

MOST REQUESTED

SONGS

1. Thinking Out Loud . . . . . . . . . Ed Sheeran 2. At Last . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Etta James 3. I Won’t Give Up On Us . . . . . . Jason Mraz 4. You Are the Best Thing. . Ray LaMontagne 5. All of Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Legend

Bride & Father Dances

1. I Loved Her First . . . . . . . . . . . . Heartland 2. My Little Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim McGraw 3. My Wish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rascal Flatts 4. My Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Temptations 5. What a Wonderful World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Armstrong

Groom & Mother Dances

1. My Wish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rascal Flatts 2. What a Wonderful World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Armstrong 3. A Song for Mama . . . . . . . . . . Boyz II Men 4. A Simple Man . . . . . . . . . . Lynyrd Skynyrd 5. I Hope You Dance. . . . . Lee Ann Womack

Bridal Party Dances

1. Wobble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V.I.C. 2. I Gotta Feeling . . . . . . . . Black Eyed Peas 3. Cupid Shufye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cupid 4. Let’s Get It Started . . . . . Black Eyed Peas 5. Uptown Funk . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Ronson 070 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016

Ceremony Processional Songs

1. Marry Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Train 2. A Thousand Years . . . . . . . . Christina Perri 3. Canon in D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pachelbel 4. Over the Rainbow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Israel ‘Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole 5. Make You Feel My Love . . . . . . . . . .Adele

Ceremony Recessional Songs

1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stevie Wonder 2. I Do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colbie Caillat 3. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Natalie Cole 4. Ho Hey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lumineers 5. Beautiful Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U2

Ceremony Songs

1. Marry Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Train 2. A Thousand Years . . . . . . . . Christina Perri 3. Marry You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruno Mars 4. I Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colbie Caillat 5. Over the Rainbow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Israel ‘Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole Songs provided by Intelligence, Inc.


CATERING a meal to remember “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien

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Mississippi

MASTER CHEFS ROB STINSON Catering Creations Rob Stinson, Executive Chef and Owner of Lookout Downtown, Salute Italian Restaurant, Kelly’s Sports Pub, and The Reef has made a huge impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the past ten years. Rob has opened thirty-two (32) restaurants in his career, owning six of those. Chef Rob is the featured chef on the healthy cooking show on MPB, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, called “Fit to Eat,” designed to educate and change the eating and cooking style of Mississippi viewers. He trained under Cordon Bleu Chef Gerald Thabuis, former Chef for President of France, Charles DeGaulle, Master Italian Chef Ciro Cuomo, and Creole Chef extraordinaire Nathaniel Burton.

Chef Rob’s spectrum of work has spanned from 5-star dining at Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, Grill Room, to managing the highest volume restaurant in the world, Orlando Planet Hollywood. Grasslawn is a catering hall addition to the restaurant group which is a historic mansion where private parties are booked. Catering Creations a versatile yet dynamic catering company that is capable of exceeding any requests in catering. Catering Creations is specifically designed and geared to handling large events.

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SHAUN DAVIS Cotton Blues Chef Shaun Davis began his culinary career when he attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chef Shaun’s extensive training and focus on pastries combined with his Mississippi heritage, provokes classic southern pies, New York-Style Cheesecakes, specialty cakes, Wedding Cakes, and unique pastry creations. He refuses to use anything but the best ingredients in any of his desserts. His signature dish is his New York Style Cheesecake—with any twist and has even created wedding cakes entirely of cheesecake. Chef Shaun says that his brides have recently been attracted to whole and individual pies in lieu of a groom’s cake—making a tradition in The South just a bit more southern.

STUART GATES Vicki’s On Walnut Stuart Gates’ began his career working with the Amerigo group in Jackson, MS., but it was on the recommendation of “some guy at the bar while I was bartending” that urged Chef Gates to head to Charleston for culinary school. Chef Gates credits his food inspiration mostly to his family. Vicki’s on Walnut is named after his mother, Vicki. Gates also owns The Depot Coffee House. Chef Gates caters out of both facilities, and onsite catering is available at The Venue, The Train Depot, Oddfellows Art Gallery, The Walnut Room, and many others. Gates caters intimate residential dinner gatherings and holiday parties and will travel anywhere.

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NATE BALLARD & BRUCE CAIN Old Capitol Inn Chef Nate says he tries try to make receptions as much about the bride and groom as possible. Which means the Old Capitol Inn never offers a “package”. “We try our best to make each reception unique by creating dishes or stations that will be talked about and remembered. Whether it’s a bacon bar, fajita station, southern picnic table, or a special dish/recipe brought in by the family (Aunt Mae’s corn pudding, etc.). The best is when you see people stop before they eat to take pictures or post the food or station. Thanks, Nate.“ Chef Bruce Cain agrees. As the Executive Chef of Old Capitol Inn, Chef Bruce says he makes every effort to stay up-to-date with current trends. “Here at The Old Capitol Inn we can and will fulwll any culinary request from our brides and her family.

JOSH ROGERS Patio 44 Chef Josh Rogers is a Pine Belt native who graduated from FCAHS and attended Jones County Junior College. Chef Josh’s love for food came at an early age while working with his family on a small farm watching his family share their crops and wildlife harvest with friends and family. He later traveled the Southeastern part of the U.S. for more than 10 years developing his knowledge of traditional French creole cuisine before returning to Hattiesburg, his hometown. Chef Josh continues to show his passion for food at Patio {{ where he serves rewned southern dishes with a focus on farm-to-table cuisine. His “signature dish,” a weld pea, okra, and tomato saute’, was created as a tribute to his grandmother’s Sunday table. Brides especially love his shrimp and grits for either reception or rehearsal dinners. 074 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016


TAYLOR BOWEN RICKETT Delta Bistropub Greenwood’s Delta Bistro has become one of the Delta’s most popular culinary destinations thanks to its James Beard-nominated chef and co-owner, Taylor Bowen Ricketts, and her unique culinary creations. Chef Taylor Bowen Rickett’s culinary education began in the kitchen of her grandparent’s Hammond, Louisiana home with a baptism in classic Cajun and Creole recipes. Delta Bistro was named one of the three best restaurants in Mississippi for 2014 by Southern Living magazine and has appeared in such publications as The New York Times and Garden & Gun Magazine. Taylor was a 2011 James Beard Awards “Best Chef - South” nominee and has been credited with being instrumental in creating the unique and distinctive “Delta Cuisine” for which she has become so well known.

PIERRE PRYER SR. The Iron Horse Grill Chef Pierre Pryer Sr is a native of Jackson, Mississippi who began his career working at the Iron Horse in 1987. He has worked his way up from dishwasher to Executive Chef with the Iron Horse Grill in the past 25 years. He returned to the Iron Horse Grill in 2013 after the restaurant was revamped. In the 8 years in between it’s closing and reopening he worked under the tutelage of the late Chef Vince Currin. He also helped open Jaco’s Tacos with owners John and Allison Bell. Chef Pierre is in demands for a great number of rehearsal dinners where most brides choose to do Shrimp Habanero Pasta, Shrimp and Grits, or The Iron Horse Grill’s famous wood wred, hand cut wlet.

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GOURMET RECEPTIONS AT YOUR FAVORITE RESTURANT

“Honey, where would you like to eat tonight? I’m in the mood for something special.” This is a question you and your fiancé may ask each other often. Why not ask that same question when selecting a reception site? You want your wedding to be a special experience for you as well as your guests. You spend endless hours selecting the perfect dress, the perfect flowers, and the perfect venue. Why not treat your guests to a special meal? When planning your wedding you will discover endless possibilities for reception sites; hotels, country clubs, museums, backyard tents and more. Among those possibilities you should consider your favorite local restaurants, the restaurant where you celebrated your last promotion, your last birthday, and where you took your parents when they came to visit. Your favorite restaurant may offer all the style and amenities you require, and most importantly, have the expertise to serve you and your guests an exceptional meal. With your favorite restaurant, depending on the size of your reception, you may reserve a private room or you may be able to reserve the entire space. You, with the chef, may craft a customized menu and wine selections of exceptional quality. The restaurant’s event coordinator will assist you with your reception planning, and because restaurants host many types of events, may be able to offer additional suggestions and assistance in securing other needed services from musicians, florists, transportation providers and audiovisual specialists. WHEN EXPLORING RESTAURANT RECEPTION OPTIONS Contact the restaurant’s event coordinator to discuss date availability, room capacity, additional services provided, and to receive copies of special event menus. 2 Schedule an appointment to inspect the proposed reception space and discuss menu options and customization. 3 Schedule a tasting of your selected items (most restaurants will charge a small tasting fee). 4 If all is to your liking, be prepared to place a deposit securing the date as restaurants book up quickly with their regular clientele or other events.

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KRISTYN

MCDANIEL ZANE

BUMPERS SEPT. 26, 2015 | HATTIESBURG, MS

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FUEL YOUR

GUEST DELICIOUS IDEAS

When planning a wedding, the right meal can set the mood and fuel your guests for a night of dancing. Here are six ideas that will make your food more festive and leave everyone satisÀed

-1Healthy is in. Healthy meals can be tasty delights.

-2Go ethnic! Food from around the world is becoming more and more popular at weddings. It’s a great way to get variety into your dinner. It also gives your guests the opportunity to feed their adventurous side.

-3%eef it I6 what’s for dinner. 6teak is in. 3opular are 6outh American style steaks seasoned with chile peppers and sofrito or different salsas and a side of 3eruvian potatoes. 6teak is also delicious tossed into a gourmet salad or thinly sliced on baguettes.

-4Food 6tations and 'essert %ars. 7hey’re fun and Áavorful, not to mention they add a whimsical touch to your reception. Brides have moved way beyond the pasta stations and candy or dessert bars and have started offering special food bars as part of their entrée and side dish selections. Comfort foods like potato bars with a variety of toppings are popular as are junk food bars laden with sliders, mini hot dogs and tacos. Even the sweet and dessert bars have transitioned from traditional cakes, cookies and tarts to tables laden with several varieties of gourmet popcorn with add ins, s’mores stations, make your own cotton candy and milkshake bars. 7here is no limit to the kind of food bars that can be incorporated into a reception. 7hese special serving options can be as creative as a couple’s imagination and palate allow!

-5Add a gourmet twist to a comfort food. Who says your meal has to be boring and formal" 7ake a casual comfort food like mac & cheese and spice it up by adding a gourmet cheese or lobster and a garnish.

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SAMANTHA

PRINE MATTHEW

BALL MAY 16, 2015 | HATTIESBURG, MS

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edding guests expect sweets at a reception, and that means more than just cake these days. Full dessert stations ranging from cupcakes, pies, puddings, cookies and pastries are now standard fare at most weddings. Years ago the candy bar made its debut and is now almost expected at anything but the most formal of occasions. Tables laden with candies of all colors, shapes and varieties are beautifully displayed, and guests are encouraged to scoop their favorites into designer bags to take home as their favor. The convenience and popularity of these bars has risen and the standard sweet bars have given way to more elaborate offerings and settings offering everything from desserts, drinks and entrees. Standard sweet bars have evolved into s’mores stations complete with sticks and fire pots for roasting marshmallows. Make your own cotton candy stations are great for outdoor weddings, and doughnuts and coffee bars share equal billing with cookie and milk bars. Traditional buffets have always included carving stations and pasta bars, but today’s receptions are serving potato bars, both baked and mashed, with all the fixings. Food stations are a great way to offer a specialty item such as ethnic food or a local delicacy. Taco stations, sushi, or any ethnic cuisine can be offered as a specialty station item as a way to honor a couple’s heritage. Southern brides favor shrimp and grits or biscuit bars and coastal fetes are perfect occasions for a full-on oyster or seafood bar. Having a sophisticated affair? Add some fun with a slider bar where guest build their own burger or choose from a variety of fillings – hamburgers, barbecue, or vegetarian. Miniature versions of “junk” foods are popping up at receptions with stations offering pizza, half-sized hot dogs and french fries accompanied by icy tubs full of bottled gourmet sodas. Take your food bar even further by forgoing the decorated table and opt instead for an ice cream cart or even food trucks. Some brides are using these stations to serve their signature wedding cocktail often in special glasses or decorated mason jars that can be taken home as guests’ mementos. With the emergence of craft beer and micro-breweries, beer tastings or flights of several beers can be served in personalized pint glasses at receptions – a new tradition especially popular with grooms and their friends. Remember, these stations allow you to creatively present items that have meaning to you. Select only one or two special items. Just a few special touches will make the most impact.

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BROOKE

ENGLE DAVID

LEWIS MAY 24, 2014 | OXFORD, MS

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TARA

BLAINE CHAD

WILES MARCH 7, 2015 | JACKSON, MS

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The Big

SEND OFF

The church send-off is one of those time honored traditions that never fails to elicit great enthusiasm from wedding guests and makes for wonderful photos for the happy couple. Traditionally rice was thrown at the newlyweds as a symbol of prosperity and fertility. When guests threw rice at the bride and groom, they were wishing them a life full of good fortune and children. Somewhere in the mid-eighties, the idea that rice was harmful to birds began to make the rounds. Rice was rumored to swell in birds’ digestive tracts causing the birds to explode, which was proven to be complete nonsense as rice is a natural substance consumed by birds and other animals for centuries without incident. Regardless, the tradition of throwing rice was quickly replaced by wedding guests throwing bird seed at couples as they left the church. The tradition continues to this day, but brides have become quite creative with their send-off incorporating a number of fun items turning the tradition into an even more special and personalized part of their wedding.

CONFETTI

SEASONAL AND HOLIDAY

Confetti cones are given to guests in fun shapes or shades matching the bridal party attire.

Fall leaves are perfect for an autumn wedding. Snowflake confetti or fake snow highlight a Christmas or winter fete. Use red heart balloons or heart shaped cutouts for a Valentine’s Day event.

LAVENDER Biodegradable and fragrant, nature loving brides love lavender or dried herbs.

GLITTER Glam brides prefer the sparkle of glitter although it does get imbedded in hair and clothing. We love the fairy dust idea for princess brides.

FLOWER PETALS Choose petals from your favorite flower or to match flowers in your bouquet.

SPARKLERS Sparklers have become a very popular send-off item especially for night weddings.

BALLOONS A tunnel of balloons makes for a beautiful send off. Some beach areas ask you not to release balloons as they can be harmful to sea life.

BUBBLES Some venues do not allow guests to throw confetti and other items that will leave a mess on the grounds. Bubbles are a great option.

THEMED Toss tiny beach balls for a seaside wedding, or shake pompoms in your favorite team colors.

GET CREATIVE

RIBBON WANDS

Think outside the box and get creative with your send-off choices. Glow sticks, silly string, sprinkles, small candies, or paper airplanes make for memorable send-offs, or use something that spotlights your personal hobbies or interests. When it comes to your wedding send-off, you’re only limited by your imagination!

Ribbon wands in the colors of the wedding party are a fun touch and are a great backdrop for photos. Adding a tinkling bell to the end of each wand adds a musical note.

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JESSIE

STRINGER BRADLEY

WILLIAMS JULY 17, 2015 | HATTIESBURG, MS

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A MISSISSIPPI

WEDDING One of the most important milestones of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life is a wedding, but an event such as this is more than an esteemed occasion. In the South, it is an affair to remember. In the South, a wedding is an entire social season. And depending on what part of Mississippi youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in, even that varies. Months of planning and decisions on caterers, yorists, photographers and the liÂ&#x17D;e easily Â&#x17D;eep the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calendar booÂ&#x17D;ed. urthermore, relatives, long time friends, and college roommates come together for an opportunity to get reacquainted with one another and to honor the couple. 6isions of white gowns, yicÂ&#x17D;ering candles, and the scent of yowers in the air become a reality. But the style of a wedding is only part of what becomes most memorable. In Mississippi, a proper Southern wedding is about ambiance and all that it imparts. or eĂ?ample, the ever popular destination wedding allows the bridal party and guests to taÂ&#x17D;e in the local sites and do a little shopping, but it also provides a venue in which everyone can relaĂ?, enÂ?oy the momentous occasion, and reminisce. Perhaps a ceremony in a grand church or cathedral followed by a reception in a highrise appeals to the bride and groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of style. An elegantly appointed Southern wedding is easily incorporated into a more modern setting. /aÂ&#x17D;ing their vows in an historic bed and breaÂ&#x17D;fast enables a couple to present their wedding in a classically Southern manner while hosting a sophisticated reception on a tented lawn. Above all, a Mississippi wedding is elegant, classic, and traditional. However, it is not dictated by style alone. It is genuinely Southern because of the ambiance it conveys. The atmosphere engages the bridal party and guests and allows them to remember the meaning of the special event - friends and family gathered together in an intimate setting to celebrate a union and to maÂ&#x17D;e treasured memories. That truly dewnes a Mississippi wedding. oin us as we visit Mississippi and the professionals that will maÂ&#x17D;e your dream wedding come true.

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Located an hour’s drive from New Orleans and Mobile is Mississippi’s very own treasure, the beautiful Gulf Coast. With 28 miles of shoreline, white sand and the Gulf of Mexico, brides love a beach wedding and entertaining their guests on the Mississippi sands. All you have to decide is where to begin.

Stunning beaches provide the perfect picturesque backdrop for a ceremony overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. For those who appreciate the simple pleasures in life, there is dinner on a sunset cruise, the ever-relaxing stroll along the beach, sand between one’s toes, and of course, the beautiful view.

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Unplugged Weddings The what and why of going unplugged

In our technology-crazed world, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become a habit

cell phones, cameras, and other digital distractions

to check our phones every few minutes, to post a

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Be fully present In the midst of all this online connectedness, we’re viewing the world through our phone screens and camera lenses and missing out on true human connections. But people are beginning to wake up and realize just how immersed we all are in our phones and tablets, and there’s a movement to change that. This movement has reached the wedding industry. Brides and grooms want to have face-to-face connections with their guests — especially during the ceremony — instead of staring out into a sea of electronics. If guests are experiencing your big day from behind a screen, are they truly experiencing it? Your wedding is comprised of some of the most important moments of your life; making it unplugged encourages guests to live in the moment with you. Simply put: It encourages your loved ones to be here now.

Social media spoilers Imagine: You haven’t seen the groom all day. You can’t wait for that “first look.” While you’re getting ready, the Maid of Honor snaps a photo of you in your dress and veil. She has a few minutes of down time, so she posts the photo on Instagram. The groom, also with a few minutes to spare and out of habit,

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checks for Instagram updates — and the first look is spoiled. A first look via social media isn’t exactly the stuff of dreams! Brides and grooms are avoiding such spoilers altogether by declaring their wedding “unplugged.”

Leave it to the professionals There are few things that annoy a professional photographer more than an amateur trying to do their job. Overly zealous uncles who jump in the aisle and cousins who stand on church pews can, at best, be an eyesore in your professional photos and can, at worst, completely ruin once-in-a-lifetime moments. Imagine your “kiss the bride” moment blocked by an uncle who stepped into the aisle to snap a photo. The professional photographer didn’t see it coming and his or her hands are tied. Nothing can bring that moment back — it’s lost to a grainy photo on Uncle Al’s smart phone. Another issue is wandering eyes. When your professional photographer stages a group shot of your newly combined families and Uncle Al decides to take the photo too, eyes will wander, not knowing which camera to look at first. This makes the final professional photo just look silly! One way to avoid all of these problems is to have an unplugged wedding, or at least an unplugged ceremony.


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A unity ceremony is a nice touch to add to any wedding ceremony. The lighting of one unity candle with two is a visible symbol of the joining of two lives into one united pair. There are many alternatives for unity ceremonies if you want to do something different than lighting candles. Some venues do not open flames, and trying to light candles outside can be challenging if there is a breeze. Other options that are just as meaningful can add even more impact to your ceremony as not as many of your guests have seen them before. Those unexpected touches are the things that make your ceremony unique. One of the most lovely unity ceremonies is done with a unity cross. Two pieces of intricately carved wood or resin are combined with gold pins to create a cross

which the couple can take home and display in their new home. There are some beautiful unity crosses available through wedding suppliers. Some even have unity hearts and trees for more secular ceremonies. Couples have replaced the candle ceremonies with sand and liquid combinations adding two colors of sand into a special bottle or hourglass which can be kept and displayed or combining two liquids that change colors when mixed together to symbolize the blending of two people or families. Taking a cue from the Celtic tradition of hand fasting, couples braid or tie knots in ropes during the ceremony to signify the unbroken bond they now share. These ropes can be beautifully displayed as art pieces in the couple’s new home as well.

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INTRODUCING THE IN-LAWS merging families with different backgrounds

Are you a bride worried about how her in-laws will gel with her family? You aren’t alone! Thousands of brides across the nation are worrying about the exact same thing. At Premier Bride we are here to help you through it and try to ease your woes.

t Usually the life styles and family structures and habits of your in-laws are completely different from your own. This can be overwhelming or confusing until you get your bearings. This can be especially true if you’re marrying someone who is from another country or has a different cultural background. Don’t panic! Sometimes different is good.

tBefore the wedding, it is important to get acquainted with the groom’s family if you don’t already know them. The same is true for your family as well. Everyone should meet before hand so there isn’t any nervousness on your family’s part either. If you don’t know his family well and are looking for a way to get to know them, try taking it slow, especially if he has a large family. Start with the groom’s mother, it’s usually easier to find things to do with another woman. Try going shopping together or eating lunch to get to know one another. For the father, take a little time to chat with him about his son (good things!) and it will usually get a father started on funny stories about the groom. Usually, fathers aren’t too difficult to bond with; however, they don’t talk as much and won’t be as

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interested in your life’s history as his mother. This isn’t a bad thing either. His mom just wants to get to know you. Mothers love to share embarrassing stories and photos, so ask. You will receive a wealth of funny stories. Share some of your goofy moments, too. These things will help you bond with the groom’s side of the family, as well as show his family how much you love and care about him.

t If he hasn’t met your side of the family, you may be a bit nervous. Everyone thinks their family is composed of circus freaks. Don’t worry too much, just brace yourself for the same things you received during the visit with his side of the family. Embarrassing stories from your mom or jokes from your dad. Give him time to meet members of your family without being bombarded. Sometimes we have to keep family members occupied and entertained to avoid having your groom plyed with a million questions. Again, don’t worry. Everyone will get to know one another soon enough. He will probably bond with your dad more easily than with your mom since men prefer to talk less and don’t usually delve too far into details.

t Do you have siblings? If so, they will want to meet your future husband and make sure you will be well cared for by him. Sit down with your groom and your siblings, monitor the conversation, and hope they don’t embarrass you as much as your mom. In all honesty, meeting the families is all about having fun and embarrassing moments. So relax and enjoy meeting some new people. After all, you’ll be part of their family soon.


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INCLUDING PETS IN YOUR CEREMONY On your wedding day you are surrounded by friends, family, and for some, your loveable canine. Your dog is considered a family member and probably the most spoiled one. Tons of brides want to include their pup on the big day but first there are a few things to consider. IS YOUR DOG SOCIAL? Is your dog friendly? Is he comfortable around strangers and large crowds? Is he able to behave and alert you when he has to go to the bathroom? You will not want to have to worry about your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well being along with everything else that day. Have your dog mentioned in your vows or put a photo out. ALERT YOUR GUESTS Let your guests know you are incorporating your pets in your wedding so they can prepare for any allergies or fears they have with canines. DOG FRIENDLY VENUE First you will need to verify it with the

vendors to make sure your pet is welcome in your venue. Make sure your dog fits in with the setting. Outside weddings on a farm or mountainside would be perfect for dogs to participate in the ceremony. Even the cutest dogs wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be welcome in a sanctuary setting. CANINE COUTURE Male dogs always look adorable in a tuxedo outfit or just a bowtie. As for the female pups a ballerina tutu or flower halo around the collar, a strand of pearls are appropriate. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Be sure to practice the walk down the aisle many times with your dog and reward him with treats so he will be ready for the big day! Pets are wonderful companions. However, consider carefully before deciding on having your pet at your wedding. Your pet maybe more content watching game shows at home!

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CRUMPTON BRANDON

MCHENRY OCTOBER 23, 2015 | RICHLAND, MS

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GOLDSMITH COLBY

WALLACE MAY 2, 2015 | JACKSON, MS

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r Composing their portion of the guest list as early as possible. If needed, they may tactfully remind the groom’s mother that you need her list too. r The mother of the bride should select a gown that complements the bride’s gown, and inform the groom’s mother of her selection.

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NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI from faulkner to elvis

Regardless of where a couple decides to host their wedding, Northeast Mississippi boasts delightful towns that are steeped in history and built on tradition – two qualities that are essential for a Southern wedding. IU

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There are several ways to make a wedding unique and memorable in this part of the state. From a rehearsal dinner cruise on an excursion yacht along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, “I Do’s” in an antebellum home or an old restored chapel, or a gathering for out-oftown guests at a bed and breakfast, weddings in Northeast Mississippi

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Where else can you find William Faulkner and then 60 miles away, the birthplace of Elvis? Where else can you find old oak trees and magnolias blooming at stately mansions? Where else can you find the re-vitalization of a community with trendy shops and restaurants? Where else can you find top medical facilities and a top PGA golf course?

are a bride’s dream. Of course, if you really want something unique, there’s a buffalo park, fish hatchery and car museum. Add some of the best restaurants and chefs in this part of Mississippi and you and your guests won’t leave hungry.

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Northeast Mississippi is bustling. From Oxford to Tupelo to the Golden Triangle, each area offers uniqueness and specialness. All offer brides big city amenities with some of the state’s top wedding specialists that make a wedding day complete. And all offer that Mississippi hospitality and charm that says, “Y’all come back now, you hear.”

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LIMOS If there is a day to splurge on this iconic luxury vehicle, your wedding is it. Unlike some other forms of transport, a limo can be booked for an entire day, so you could get a high-class ride to pick you up at the house and deliver you to both the ceremony and reception. Most companies have a one or two hour minimum for their services. If you want a car for both going and leaving the ceremony, it might be more affordable to hire two separate cars rather than pay for the vehicle to sit during a long reception. Many options exist for limos. A formal limousine seats four, but to include the wedding party opt for a stretch limo for six to 10. For larger parties and a flashier mode of transport, sport utility models like the Hummer and Explorer are popular and unique both inside and out. The larger models are often posh, with flashy lights and decorative interiors.

CATCH THE COACH For larger parties, a party bus or luxury coach is a great way to travel. Offering all the amenities of a luxury limousine, these elaborate options have room to spare – they’ll seat up to 10 people comfortably. Or, for bigger groups, a passenger coach or party bus can seat 21 to 49 people. For a small wedding, this is a fun way to get all the guests in on the party right away. Like limousine services, passenger and luxury coach companies require a minimum number of hours. The size and type of coach will determine the hourly rate. Depending on the size of your party it may make sense to hire two coaches, maybe a luxury coach for the bride, groom and attendants and a passenger coach for the guests. 140 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016

TAKING THE TROLLEY A fun and picturesque alternative to a limo or passenger coach is a trolley. They’ll generally accommodate between 20 and 35 people, so they’re great for larger parties or adding on some family members. With this antique look and old world charm, they’ll lend a lovely, elegant touch to this wedding day detail. Since most have outdoor decks, these are especially fun in small towns or neighborhood weddings so you can take a peek outside and watch onlookers wave at the newlyweds

UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES Some new couples might opt for something more personal or creative. A horse-drawn carriage is a romantic, vintage option, especially if you can decorate it with your wedding colors. Vintage cars are also great photo ops and add a touch of class. An antique Rolls Royce or a ’69 Mustang are fun and unique. Ride in style like the royal couple did in a decorated navy soft-top Aston Martin Volante, or as with other details in the wedding, make sure your transportation reflects your personality. Does the groom ride a motorcycle? Ride off together on your own bike. Do you share a love of mountain biking? Don’t be afraid to wheel over on a tandem together. Personality is what makes weddings memorable.


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+20($:$<)520+20( Among the countless wedding checklists that exist, too often an important consideration is missing, making hotel reservations for out-of-town guests. Part of the success of any wedding is the atmosphere in which your guests gather. Arranging for hotel accommodations should be on your wedding checklist four to six months prior to your wedding date. When choosing a hotel consider location, price range, number of guestrooms needed, special facilities and requirements: pool, suites or a hospitality suite, handicap accessible rooms. Proper planning in arranging accommodations for your guests will save you unnecessary worries and allow you to be a relaxed and happy bride and groom. LINDSAY HAMM | MMI Hotel Group

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COLUMBUS, MS

One of the newest hotels in Columbus nestled in a cul-de-sac conveniently off Hwy 82, hotel has over 3,300 square feet of event space for wedding celebrations and provides onsite catering. 662.245.1540


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MILLER APRIL 11, 2015 | STARKVILLE, MS

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REEVES AUGUST 8, 2015 | NATCHEZ, MS

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DIVORCED PARENTS dealing with the situation If your divorced parents are on good terms, count your blessings. If they are not, or if their relationship is marginal, correct handling of these delicate matters can help avoid any unwanted tensions. There are several alternatives you should consider in planning your church wedding and reception arrangements to accommodate your divorced parents. According to protocol, the parent with whom you have lived the longest issues the invitations. The other parent is usually not mentioned unless both parties agree to each of their names being represented. Protocol, however, does not always create good feelings. Try to include both parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names on the invitation. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re introducing your parents to your future in-laws, it is usually proper to introduce the parent with whom you have lived the longest, then

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Perhaps wedding guests will appreciate quite possibly the best aspect of the South: the food. The Delta serves up almost any type of cuisine from barbeque, hot tamales, and crawfish to steaks and southern home-style cooking. There is truly something for everyone. When the wedding and all its glory nears a conclusion and the irresistible food has nearly vanished, guests will leave singing the blues to return to the Delta.

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The First Impression When your guests receive their wedding invitation, they will immediately form an impression of the ceremony to come. That is why selecting the invitation--the paper, the style, the wording-is an important first step in your wedding plans.

Experienced stationers are your best guide, and their advice is available at no charge when you purchase your invitations in their store. Not only do stationers offer assistance on the invitations, but they can also provide helpful hints on when to order and mail them while also determining proper postage budgeting and a myriad of other details.

Take time to select your invitations and put thought into the decision. Feel the paper samples. What impression do they give? Understated elegance? Fun? Whimsical? Romantic?

Your stationer will know the etiquette for proper wording, including unusual situations such as divorced parents, second marriages, professional titles, religious customs, and so on. Envelopes should be hand addressed in black or charcoal gray ink. You may also choose professional hand calligraphy or an automated calligraphy machine for the envelopes.

To determine how many invitations to order, count each couple and single guest, each attendant, parents, family and clergy. Order extra invitations to handle surprises and extra envelopes for addressing mistakes. Be certain to pre-stamp reply cards, weigh the complete invitation to ensure correct postage and remember to select attractive stamps.

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What can they do for you?

You have just accepted the most amazing wedding proposal. Now you and your fiancé are planning how to spend the rest of your life together. First, however, you have to get through the wedding. Former brides and grooms will tell you the secret to a stress-free wedding experience is to get help. In a survey by SuperWeddings.com and the International Institute of Weddings, 72% of recently married brides who did not use a wedding coordinator for their weddings said that based on their experience, if they had to do it over again, they would hire a wedding coordinator to assist with the planning, or at least be on hand to supervise the wedding day itself. 49% reported that if they could only change one thing about the entire wedding, this would be the one part they would do differently! Learn from those who have walked the aisle before you and don’t underestimate the overwhelmingly huge job planning a wedding can be. Most couples today are very busy with both working full-time. Most also don’t have any experience at event planning. Planning a wedding includes endless details to arrange, logistics to organize, large numbers of service providers to coordinate and contracts to negotiate. It’s no wonder most people end up wishing they had some experienced help with all these details! Often, couples don’t even consider a wedding consultant because they assume that only couples with huge budgets and lavish weddings need one, or can afford one. Not true!

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Consultants can do as much or as little as you need, and can work with any budget. If you explain, “our budget is $20,000,” then they’ll help you figure out the best way to allocate that money, which includes their fee. Often, they can actually save you money with special discounts or experienced knowledge of the best deals and money-saving ideas, so they can help pay for themselves! Or, if your budget is tight, consider using them for just part of the wedding; for example, just the flowers, decorations and day-of coordination. At the very least, have help on the wedding day itself. Just having an experienced professional on-hand to make sure that everything and everybody is where they need to be, when they need to be, is a huge weight off your shoulders, which will give you the freedom to truly enjoy your day. If you decide to use a consultant, the most important thing to do is choose someone you like. While there are many good consultants in the business, finding one that suits your temperament, fits with your overall personality and is enjoyable to be around is the real key to success. Other things to consider: Does the consultant care about what you want? Is he/she a good listener? Is the consultant prepared for the meeting, and does he/she appear organized? Does he/she have good experience, appropriate skills and interesting ideas? Finally, ask for and check references.


GOWNS let the search begin

“On your wedding, you should look like yourself at your most beautiful.”

- Bobbi Brown

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HANNAH

ACEY BRADLEY

REGAN MAY 15, 2015

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HAPPILY EVER after Once upon a time not so very long ago, bridal style took a turn towards couture gowns designed for dramatic impact with plunging necklines and architectural details. The clock has struck twelve on this dramatic trend as romantic and enchanting bridal styles are makMRKEVIXYVRMRĀþÿĄ8LIXSTFVMHEPHIWMKRIVWEVIWLS[GEWMRKHVIEQ]KS[RWSJHIPMGEXI lace, intricate beading, and full princess skirts. This year’s fanciful designs have a more modest look with glamorous long sleeves or fairy-dusted beaded bodices with delicate shoulder straps or cap sleeves. What better way to showcase these ethereal gowns than in the wooded fairy tale setting of McClain Lodge.

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DETAILS

Take the Plunge

SELECTING THE PERFECT NECKLINE

Sweetheart

This heart shaped strapless look is a perfect option for fuller chested brides as it accentuates the décolletage. Shorter brides look good in this heart shape as it makes the torso appear longer.

Illusion

The illusion neckline features a strapless gown with either a sweetheart, straight across or curved neckline with a sheer fabric covering the décolletage to the neck. Most illusions form a halter or bateau line, but give the appearance of a strapless. Illusions can also be accented with beading, applique or lace.

V Neck

The V-neckline can range from a simple, modest V shape sitting just below the collarbone to a deep, sexy plunge. This look is best for the average busted girl. The larger the chest, the smaller the V.

Off the Shoulder

An off the shoulder gown creates the TIVJIGXWMPLSYIXXIXSÂEXXIVEFVMHI¸W collarbone, shoulders, and upper arms. This neckline is especially attractive on medium to full chested women.

Halter

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Bateau

The gentle curve of the bateau neck follows the shape of the collarbone almost to the shoulders. This shape is especially good for petite brides with lovely collarbones

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Just started looking at wedding dresses and not sure where to start? Torn between a ball gown and a sheath style dress? Here are some descriptions of dress silhouettes to help you while shopping for the most important dress of your life!

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Finding the

RIGHT WHITE Skin Tone: Dark Go: Stark White, or almost any shade Skin Tone: Medium with olive tones Go: Champagne or diamond white Skin Tone: Medium with yellow tones Go: Off-white or creamy ivory Skin Tone: Fair and pink-toned skin Go: Ivory

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SHOPPING for the

GOWN By: Margaret Long, Kay’s Kreations

For almost 25 years I’ve seen many brides with many different ideas

and maybe two people who fully understand your vision for a gown

of how they should shop for a wedding gown. Some appointments

and support your decisions. Discuss your vision in advance, and

are just like brides imagined. They come in with their mother

do not bring along that friend who is only concerned with what

and all their friends. They try on dresses until they find “the one.”

she would choose for herself. I personally have witnessed brides

Everyone cries. Champagne is served, and everyone leaves happy

getting so frustrated because too many opinions are coming at

having found the perfect, dream dress. Unfortunately, that is not

them. Choosing a gown is an important decision, and it can be very

how bridal shopping usually happens. Here are a few tips to help

overwhelming to have too much “help” with you.

new brides have the wonderful bridal experience they are expecting at their bridal appointment.

3. Shopping in many different stores is not necessary. Limit yourself to two or three appointments, and only go to stores

1. Shop with an open mind. Everybody loves to look on Pinterest

that carry different brands from the first store you shopped. It is

and in magazines for the gown of their dreams. While it is a good

absolutely unnecessary to try on gowns over and over and over. It

idea to have some styles in mind when you start your search, the

wears you out, and you get more confused.

dress you love in the magazine may not look like that on your body style. Remember, these photos are created by teams of people –

4. Don’t worry about the size of the gown. Typically bridal gowns

professional photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photoshop

run very small. It’s OK to wear a bigger size bridal gown. Nobody

artists, etc. Let your consultant help you in finding a style that looks

knows what size your dress is. All they will know is that you look

great on you. Remember that you reflect the bridal salon, so we

gorgeous as long as your dress fits you well.

want you to look fabulous on your special day.

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5. Make sure you understand the ordering procedure and policies

Limit the number of people you bring with you. This is

of any bridal salon. Once a bride says “YES” she tends to forget

probably the most important thing that can help you have a

everything else. Get payment details in writing, and make sure you

wonderful shopping experience. “Everybody” has an opinion and

have time to get your dress delivered with ample time for alterations.

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RIVER BARRETT

LARSON AUGUST 15, 2015 | OXFORD, MS

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING

Bridesmaid Dresses Color

Do you want everyone in the same color? Are you open to different colors? Would you like to do something new like creating an ombré look? If you are thinking about mixing colors, the best way to choose the right color for each girl is to think about your bridesmaids’ hair color and skin tones.

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Think about what your bridesmaids can do with the dresses after the wedding. Reusable hues, classic styles and tasteful sequins like dark-colored dresses (black, navy, and neutrals) make it easier to wear again.

Style Decide how you want your bridesmaids to compliment you and your wedding gown. Do you want all of your bridesmaids in the same style and/or color? Let’s be honest: choosing one dress for all of your bridesmaids to wear will not always look the best on everyone. You have to consider each attendant’s height, weight, body shape. Is anyone expecting in your wedding party? All this effects how the bridesmaids’ gown will look on that bridesmaid.

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Maid/Matron of Honor A great way to do this is to put her in a print, beaded sash, or a totally different dress than the rest of your bridal party. After all that she has done for you, you want her to feel special and look fabulous.

Fabric Choice Decide if you want everyone in the same fabric, or are you open to mixing fabrics to create texture? Mixing textures and using the same color is a great way to create a different look for your bridesmaids. It will give your wedding more of a unique look and feel.

Bridal Entourage When going bridesmaid dress shopping, bring one or two with you so you don’t have to do the trying on; they can do this and you will have a better idea of how the dresses will look. More than four makes it hard for you to get what you really have in mind for your big day. Pick different sizes and shapes to try on the dresses so you’ll have a clear idea of what to expect on your wedding day.

Be Thoughtful Don’t try to make yourself look better by dressing your bridesmaids in something ugly. You want to choose options that compliment you, your wedding, and your gown. You don’t want your bridesmaids to take away from you.


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DRESS FOR THE occasion

When you are planning your attendants’ wear for your wedding, there is more to consider than simply the theme or style of your wedding. If your wedding is an outdoor rustic event, the temptation is to select sassy, short bridesmaids’ dresses and pair them with cowboy boots – a look that has certainly been embraced by southern brides

these last few years. Done right, this look can be super cute at an afternoon barn wedding. However, if your rustic nuptials will be held at dusk under candlelight, you might want to rethink your bridesmaids’ gown selection. The time of day of your ceremony is extremely important when considering bridal party fashions.


MORNING LOOKS Clockwise from top right For a formal, inside morning union, pair coordinating Levkoff blush gowns with long chiffon skirts (The Bridal Path) with a classic morning suit by Lord West (Tuxes Too). This timeless tuxedo is so elegant, but morning is the only time this look is appropriate.

Get a soft, airy look for your outside, morning nuptials by paring down the tux to just pants and matching suspenders with a crisp white tux shirt. (Tuxedo Junction) Roll the sleeves for an even more casual style. Your bridesmaids will look adorable in these light and breezy coordinating mint strapless, short dresses. (The Bridal Path) Dress your maid of honor MRXLMWGLEVQMRKĂ&#x201A;SVEPTVMRX(SRRE1SVKERWXVETPIWWKS[RXSQEOILIV feel extra special. (The Bridal Path)


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EVENING LOOKS Evening nuptials by their very nature lend themselves to a touch of formality even at an outdoor event. Top Photo Evening is the right time to pull out all the stops. This After Six black notch tail with pleated pant and pique wing shirt, vest and bow tie is the ultimate in formal wedding attire. (Tuxes Too) For your ladies, mix shades of gray and throw in some metallic sparkle for a high glam event. (Lace: A Bridal Experience) Bottom Photo What could be more romantic than getting married beneath the sparkling stars and twinkling lights at an outdoor evening wedding? Men’s choices range from matching suits to a formal black tie. Keep ]SYV FVMHIWQEMH KS[RW E PMXXPI WSJXIV F] WIPIGXMRK ÂS[MRK JEFVMGW and adding fun, and trendy accessories. These champagne dresses have a hint of metallic on the net overlay skirts adding extra sparkle. (Lace: A Bridal Experience) It’s evening, so stick to longer gowns to suit the occasion.

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LYNDSEY

JONES CHAD

CREGAR MARCH 7, 2015 | OXFORD, MS

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78;('26 Choose a tuxedo store that updates its tuxedo inventory regularly. A good tuxedo store ZLOONQRZKRZWRSURSHUO\PHDVXUH\RX LQVHDPZDLVWMDFNHWVL]H *HW\RXUĂ&#x20AC;WWLQJZHOOLQ advance of the wedding. The store should be able to supply you with all the accessories \RX¡OO QHHG ERZ WLH FXPPHUEXQG FXIĂ LQNV VXVSHQGHUV HYHQ VKRHV )LQDOO\ KDYH DOO your groomsmen get their tuxedos at the same shop, so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll match perfectly. Some stores give a discount. If any of your groomsmen do not live in the same city as your tuxedo store, have them get measured by a local store and send their measurements to your tuxedo store. All those in the wedding party wearing tuxedos need to reserve their tuxedos at least three months in advance. DOUG DOUGLASS | Tuxes Too 206 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016


BRIDAL BEAUTY COUNTDOWN TO GORGEOUS “I want people to see the dress but focus on the woman.” -Vera Wang

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Pre-Wedding Pampering *VSQXLIFIEGLIWSJXLI1MWWMWWMTTM+YPJ'SEWXXSXLIÂEXPERHWSJXLI(IPXEERHXLVSYKLSYXXLILIEVXPERH of the Hospitality State, Southerners have a knack for the art of relaxation. Mississippi boasts a unique blend of luxury spa experiences with a range of services to meet the needs of all rejuvenation seekers.

The Alluvian Spa – Greenwood, Mississippi Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, The Alluvian

The Alluvian Spa is a full service luxury facility that offers facials,

Spa offers a unique blend of rejuvenating treatments with

massages, body treatments, therapeutic baths, manicures,

Delta style and products. Visitors to this spa will leave feeling

pedicures, waxing services, hair services and cosmetic coaching

relaxed, pampered, and immersed in the gracious culture of

sessions. Many services feature ingredients indigenous to the

this Southern gem.

Mississippi Delta. Brides are offered a whimsical spa menu

The Alluvian Spa offers a five star luxury spa experience in a

created especially for preparation for her big day. Some of the

gorgeous facility that would easily fit in New York City. While

most popular bridal services are the “Blushing Bride Facial,”

the level of service rivals any spa in a major metropolitan city,

the “Gown Glam Body Scrub and Toning Wrap” and “Here

special touches make this spa unique to the Mississippi Delta.

Comes the Bride Manicure and Pedicure.” They also offer their

Specially commissioned artwork, crafted by local Delta artists,

“Trial Run” and “Day of Wedding” hair and makeup services

hang throughout the facility, while the music played in each

featuring Bumble and Bumble hair care products and Amy

treatment room is exclusive to The Alluvian Spa, composed

Head Cosmetics.

by Delta native, David Moore. The spa uses handcrafted bowls made by McCarty Pottery of Merigold, Mississippi, for the manicure and pedicure treatments. 208 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016


The Spa at Beau Rivage - Biloxi, Mississippi Beau Spa and Salon is a 20,000 sq. foot facility fully equipped with a sauna, steam room and whirlpool facilities along with a beautiful solarium overlooking the pool. Beau Spa features luxury spa brands such as Skin Authority, Sothys, Hydrafacial as well as Oribe. Their services range from massages, exclusive body therapies, nail services, hair treatment and resultsdriven facial offerings using their high-end selection of products. With all spa services, a client will receive complimentary access to all of the spa facilities for the day. The spas have 35 total treatment stations that allow large groups to be easily accommodated for bridal parties or any kind of celebration! A bride-to-be and her bridal party also can enjoy nail therapies from manicures to pedicure services with magnificent scents from the Farmhouse Fresh line. The Beau Rivage has a full service hair salon for up-dos, bridal makeup for the bride or bridal party as well as other hair services offered by a skilled team of hairstylists. Perfectly themed wedding packages offer popular services for a bride-to-be and her bridal party to choose from when visiting the Beau Rivage.

NomiSpa – Jackson, Mississippi The Fairview Inn, Jackson, Mississippi’s only AAA Four-Diamond small luxury hotel, has a long history of catering to a bride’s every need. NomiSpa has been a big part of that history. Located within the Fairview Inn, NomiSpa is available to guests as well as the public. The intimate atmosphere enables clientele to enjoy privacy away from the daily hustle and bustle. NomiSpa prides itself on using only the cleanest high quality products available on the market, free of pesticides and harmful ingredients. Their highly trained therapists make sure each and every person receives a customized therapeutic experience depending on his or her specific needs. Massages, body scrubs, facials, manicures, and pedicures are all available services at nomiSpa. One of the massage favorites is the “Raindrop Therapy Technique” massage. This treatment uses 9 different therapeutic Grade A oils along the spinal column. It boosts the immune system, balances the body’s electrical system, and produces an overall spectacular result. Brides enjoy receiving all sorts of spa services prior to their big day. Some of the most popular services are the full body sugar scrub to exfoliate the entire body followed by a relaxing soak in the large jetted tub, facial for a glowing complexion, and finally hair removal for those beach honeymoon destinations. Fairview Inn’s NomiSpa’s staff will help a bride-to-be stay relaxed to feel her best so she can enjoy every second of her memorable day.

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Shoots Salon & Spa – Hattiesburg, Mississippi Shoots Salon & Spa is a full-service salon and spa located at Canebrake

A bride-to-be can have the option and are encouraged to rent the salon

Country Club. All services are available to the public including hair

for the day, which allows the luxury of being pampered and styled on

styling, aesthetician services, nail services, massage, tanning and

location site if the wedding venue is Canebrake Country Club. Shoots

laser hair removal. Shoots Salon & Spa’s team of highly trained staff

Salon & Spa’s staff is ready to create a special wedding package per request

members are friendly, attentive, and willing to work with a bride-to-

for individual wedding parties.

be to accomplish the look she desires.

Brides are offered a whimsical spa menu created especially for preparation

When scheduling an appointment with Shoots Salon & Spa, clientele

for her big day. Some of the most popular bridal services are the “Blushing

have at their disposal a full service restaurant and bar open to make

Bride Facial,” the “Gown Glam Body Scrub and Toning Wrap” and “Here

the salon experience more enjoyable and relaxing. A wedding party

Comes the Bride Manicure and Pedicure.” They also offer their “Trial

has the option to enjoy lunch or just have mimosas while getting

Run” and “Day of Wedding” hair and makeup services featuring Bumble

ready for the special day.

and Bumble hair care products and Amy Head Cosmetics.

Suthern Oasis Spa – Oxford, Mississippi Suthern Oasis Spa is a full service hair, nail, and body spa. Suthern Oasis Spa specializes in treatments and procedures to prepare and pamper a bride-to-be for her wedding day. The bridal party can schedule an appointment with Suthern Oasis Spa’s highly trained staff for a cut, color, blowout, up do, braids, and men’s cuts including straight razor shaves. Suthern Oasis Spa’s staff is happy to make the ring bearer or flower girl wedding day ready with a cut or updo. Nail therapies from manicures with gel polish and Zoya Naked Polish (a nail repair program), are available as well as relaxing spa manicures and pedicures. Brides have a range of options from beautifully handdrawn French manicures to the full “Suthern Experience” which includes everything from head-to-toe.

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HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST Hiring an expert makeup artist is worth the cost for the expertise and experience for your big day. A bride should do her research online to look at the portfolio of work from a potential makeup artists that she is interested in hiring. Do not take a risk with a makeup artist who does not have work that can be seen for review. SCHEDULE A STYLE CONSULTATION A bride should schedule a time to have a run-through for her wedding day makeup with her chosen makeup artist. A consultation with a makeup artist solidifies the direction for the look for the special wedding day. “This is the time you have to change and tweak things to your liking, so you both have an understanding of your needs and wants. This should be done at least a few months before the wedding,” said professional makeup artist, Mallory Fitzgerald. CONSIDER THE YEAR’S TRENDS VS. TRADITIONAL MAKEUP STYLES A bride-to-be should find a perfect balance between trends and traditional makeup styles. The trends for 2016 in makeup are classic, soft beauty styles synonymous with Grace Kelly. “Everything seen at fashion week for 2016 is very feminine with soft berry pinks, floral feminine, flushed rose color on lips, and feline inspired winged eyeliner,” Fitzgerald said.

OUTDOOR VS. INDOOR Mississippi’s seasons provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs, but the weather cycles of rain, heat, and humidity can bring challenges for makeup. An outdoor wedding calls for different types of makeup as opposed to an indoor wedding. Fitzgerald recommends airbrush makeup as an outdoor friendly option. “No matter what type you go with, make sure your makeup artist can make it as waterproof and long lasting as possible. PAMPER AND PREPARE Remember to take time to pamper yourself and take a break from your busy to-do list. Fitzgerald points out that it is important to “up your water intake, start exfoliating twice a week if you don’t already, and don’t get any type of facial wax less than three days before the wedding. Also make sure you are using a good moisturizer morning and night to ensure your makeup will look flawless.” ACCENT YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY AND SENSE OF STYLE No matter if you decide to work with a makeup artist or do your makeup yourself, wedding day makeup should highlight your features and accent your beauty. Keep your makeup simple, clean, and beautiful.

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&6-(%078=0) The perfect wedding dress needs to be accented with a hairstyle that is flattering to a bride. She can peruse through magazines to get ideas for a bridal hairstyle, but the final decision can seem to be overwhelming. Consider these helpful trends, techniques, and tips to make the final decision effortless. Amber Bosarge Lord of Salon Rouge offers some advice on your wedding day hairstyle.

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Wedding Hair Style! Tip number one. You don’t want to look back and see wilted flowers in your hair! Keep your flowers in water or in the refrigerator as long as possible before pictures for absolute freshness! Then let them dance freely for the party afterward! Tip two, your hair Style. Fresh flowers look great in any hair style; up, down, braided, or wavy. Go bold and create a flower crown, or make it simple and dot flowers throughout your hair. Tip three is for your hair stylist. Tell your stylist to finish your hair completely with products before putting the flowers in. They are product sensitive. No hair spray, volume spray, or any of the sorts! Also bring him some inspiration pictures you like to give him a better idea of what you would like! Tip four is deciding. Brides who are indecisive, we are here to save the day! Which flower style are you looking for? Be careful when selecting flowers making sure that your choices match the theme of your wedding. Here are a few samples to make your choice a little easier! For a simple, rustic look, pair baby’s breath with rosemary or other herbs. For the classic, elegant look, place three simple pastel roses in the back of your flowing wavy hair. Lastly show off that head of hair! The pictures are finished and now it’s time to enjoy YOUR day! 212 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016

1. HIRE A PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST The benefits of hiring a professional hairstylist bypass the possibility of a hair disaster. A professional hairstylist can also take on the task of creating a hairstyle that is picture worthy and worry-free. 2. HAIR ACCESSORIES VS. TRADITIONAL VEIL Hair accessories can be a nice accent for even the most traditional to modern-day bride. “I think that bigger accessories look best when the hair is in an updo. Smaller accessories look best in half-up hairstyles. Headband pieces look great with any hairstyle. If you are going to wear a traditional veil, then I suggest sticking with a simpler hair accessory in the back of the hair,” Bosarge Lord said. 3. CONSIDER THE VENUE Planning a hairstyle that will hold nicely against any weather conditions is important for an outdoor wedding. “Being in the South, I typically recommend wearing your hair in an updo because there is a big chance your hair will not hold up if your wedding is outdoors due to the lovely southern humidity.,” Bosarge Lord said. Indoor weddings allow a bride to be more creative and comfortable with her hairstyle. A bride should choose a look that complements her dress and can stay in place for her fun-filled day.


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Services Provider

Contact

Category

City

Phone

Email Address

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Salon Rogue

Amber Bosarge Lord

Hair

Ocean Springs

(228) 875-4233

amberbosarge@ yahoo.com

salonrouge-MS.com

Shear Envy

Amber Moyer

Hair/Makeup

Tupelo

(662) 844-2477

ambermoyer@att.net

shearenvytupelo.com

Smoak Salon

Kate McNeely

Hair/Makeup

Jackson

(601) 405-2572

katemcneely. stylist@yahoo.com

Mallory Fitzgerald

Mallory Fitzgerald

Makeup

Ocean Springs

(228) 861-3908

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Cole Facial Plastic Surgery

Chris Link Mandy Freeman

Cosmetic Surgery

Jackson

(601) 933-2004

mgraylfps@ yahoo.com

coleplasticsurgery.com

The Face and Body Center

Ross Mitchell

Spa

Flowood

(601) 939-1444

rmitchell@ phsa-ms.com

phsa-ms.com

Ms Center for Plastic Surgery

Susan Steckler

Cosmetic Surgery

Ridgeland

(769) 300-4055

susan@msplastic surgeon.com

msplasticsurgeon.com

The Alluvian Spa

May McCarty

Spa

Greenwood

662-453-2114

mmccarty@ thealluvian.com

thealluvian.com

Beau Rivage

Michelle Kim

Spa

Biloxi

(228) 386-7987

mkirn@ beaurivage.com

beaurivage.com

The Fairview Inn

Melinda Meeson

Spa

Jackson

(601) 948-3429 ext. 314

marketing@ fairviewinn.com

fairviewinn.com

Canebrake Country Club

Kristie Bradley

Hair/Makeup

Hattiesburg

(601) 264-8081

kbradley@ sequoiagolf.com

shootssalonandspa.com

Suthern Oasis Spa

Suthern Dickinson

Beauty/Spa

Oxford

(662) 234-0090

info@sosoxford.com

sosoxford.com

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A career in the clothing industry that began as a casual college job has turned into lasting success for Keith Kinkade. His expertise in the fine clothing industry for more than 26 years has made Keith Kinkade a leader in the fine clothing industry. Kinkade’s invaluable advice for stylish accessories and suits will transform any gentleman into a sharp dressed man on his wedding day. Suits vs. Tuxedos In recent years, there has been a shift from a one-day rental of a tuxedo to purchasing a custom made suit for weddings. By purchasing a suit as opposed to renting a tuxedo, the wedding party is able to have a nice suit to add to their wardrobe for future occasions. Keith Kinkade stated, “The wool suit has been the most popular suit that we sell for weddings. What is special is that we have actually had clients who purchased a suit from Kinkade’s for their wedding, and after they start a family, the new father wears the wedding suit that he got married in to get the baby christened.” Location, Location, Location The shift from traditional church weddings to outdoor events has precipitated a change in wedding attire. “People are having weddings that are not in a church and rather in an open air setting like at a barn or antebellum home, or at the beach. The new settings for weddings are causing the shift away from the dressy tuxedo look,” Kinkade said. Accentuate & Accessorize Pocket squares, fun socks, and suits worn with a vest all can incorporate festive wedding themes and colors into wedding day attire. The pocket square needs to complement the tie being worn. Also, all of the wedding parties’ pocket squares need to be the same. It has been popular for the groom and groomsmen to have fun with the socks with all the same pattern, but all different colors. Debonair & Dapper Dudes Walking down the aisle as a well-dressed groom can simply mean adding the right tie. “For weddings recently, I have seen bow ties or long ties; it is just a matter of the groom’s personality,” Kinkade said. Groom or Groomsmen Gaffe to Avoid Kinkade shares one last simple rule to remember and big blunder to avoid, “On a two-button suit, you only button the top button. Do not button the bottom button anytime, anywhere!”

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CHRISTIAN JEREMY

RAINEY AUGUST 8, 2015 | JACKSON, MS

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GUFFIN PETER

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BRUMMETT JUSTIN

WARREN APRIL 18, 2015 | CANTON, MS

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HANKINS PRESLY

PRISOCK MAY 16, 2015 | STARKVILLE, MS

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OAKS LANDON

WHITE APRIL 11, 2015 | NATCHEZ, MS

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MEGAN

UPCHURCH NOAH

MILLER APRIL 18, 2015 | BRANDON, MS

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SCHMIDT JONATHAN

NICHOLS SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 | BRANDON, MS

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PELLEGRIN JUNE 27, 2015 | HATTIESBURG, MS

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CARLEY

MOHAN MARK

MCREE AUGUST 1, 2015 | JACKSON, MS

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ALFORD NICHOLAS

WILSON MAY 29, 2015 | PEARL, MS

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MITCHELL TYLER

WALKER FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | FLOWOOD, MS

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THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD

BIG CREEK WILDLIFE LODGE

3 Railroad Road Â&#x2021; +attiesEurg 0S 30 600 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.theEarnatEridleZood.com

5 0alone Road Â&#x2021; +attiesEurg 0S 30 60 Â&#x2021; EigcreeNZildlife.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elegant Barn EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lodge EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . Ceremony Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

Constructed of timEers rescued from an 50­s Earn in NeZ YorN The Barn at BridleZood offers an elegant retreat in a pastoral setting. The Earn rises from a hilltop on  acres of land. Inside the Earn Eeautiful Zood Eeams frame the maMestic ceiling. Rustic chandeliers farm taEles EricN Zalls and Yintage details complete the historic style. A stone path leads to the tranquil hillside ceremony site oYerlooNing the pond. -ust minutes aZay from +Zy  in +attiesEurg.

The oneofaNind Coloradostyle lodge is an indoor eYent Yenue including an impressiYe outdoor decN space that is surrounded Ey 600 acres of serene hunting preserYe. This maNes Big CreeN Wildlife a true paradise for the outdoor loYer The spectacular rustic setting of the lodge features a dense forest Zith open ´elds tricNling streams and an e[pansiYe sNyline maNing this the perfect Yenue for any type of outdoor eYent. Outside Yendors/caterers are Zelcome

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THE BLUFF

CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB

50 Washington Street Â&#x2021; VicNsEurg 0S 35 606 Â&#x2021; theEluffYicNsEurg.com

One CaneEraNe DriYe Â&#x2021; +attiesEurg 0S 30 6000 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.caneEraNecountrycluE.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . +istorical Building EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . ParNing DecN

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Country CluE EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65 FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

The Bluff is a neZ Yenue located in the Sears Euilding in historic doZntoZn VicNsEurg. The Sears Building Zas originally Euilt in 30 as a department store. Beautiful Art Deco doors greet your guests as they arriYe. This historic Yenue has original EricN Zalls and elegant light ´[tures. A chic lounge oYerlooNs the Yenue from the me]]anine leYel. Choose your oZn caterer for your eYent at The Bluff. Call today to secure your date.

Secluded in the hills of +attiesEurg our elegant cluEhouse offers e[pansiYe YieZs of the countryside. Soaring ceilings are ´nished Zith Eeautiful timEer Eeams. We haYe the perfect EacNdrop for any style Zedding and reception. Our accomplished catering staff can customi]e your menu Zith contemporary dishes or Southern faYorites Let us maNe your reception a memoraEle eYent

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THE CAPITAL CLUB

THE CHIMNEYS

5 South Congress Street Â&#x2021; -acNson 0S 30 6060 e[t. 03 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.capitolcluEms.com

60 East Beach BouleYard Â&#x2021; Gulfport 0S 350 22-63-60 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.chimneysrestaurant.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .+istoric CluE EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5 FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . Indoor Attached ParNing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Garage

FACILITY TYPE . . .Restaurant/+istoric Property EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-500 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

Imagine Eeing married Zith the entire city sparNling Eehind you. Located on the th ¾oor of the Capital ToZers the Capital CluE offers spectacular YieZs and elegant surroundings. Our e[perienced staff is aEle to accommodate groups of all needs and desires. Whether you­re looNing for a formal sitdoZn rehearsal dinner or a EloZout dance party reception Ze­re here to maNe your perfect eYent come true. Please call or email for additional information Amanda PreMean asaZyer#mmihg.com

0aMestic liYe oaNs surround you as you looN oYer the Eeautiful Eeachfront laZn to the sparNling Gulf Zaters. Our open Yeranda coastalstyle Yenue is the perfect location for your Zedding rehearsal dinner or celeEratory eYent. Whether inside Ey the ´replaces or outdoors on the porch or spacious laZn Ze offer the freshest Gulf seafood as Zell as an array of delicious speciality items and cocNtails. Our staff is Zilling to accomodate possiEilities to coordinate eYery aspect of your special fete.

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COTTON MARKET

THE EVENT CENTRE AT CLIMB

26 South Pearson Road Â&#x2021; RanNin County 32 60-06-5 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.cottonmarNetYenue.com

36 30th AYenue Â&#x2021; Gulfport 0S 350 22-6-66 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.climEcdc.org

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . Rustic Barn Zith Flair EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . Industrial Southern Charm EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . Ceremony Reception & . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

Cotton 0arNet is a unique Yenue in a Eeautiful country setting Must minutes from -acNson. Our rustic Earn proYides a romantic spot for the ceremony. Barn doors open to proYide a grand entrance and the dpcor proYides the perfect touch of elegance. -ust a feZ steps from the Earn is our reception hall. A shady porch Zelcomes your guests to the reception. Whether you Zant a cocNtail party Euffet or a seated dinner let us customi]e your eYent Zith catering e[clusiYely Ey one of -acNson­s top catering and ¾oral companies.

The EYent Centre at ClimE is 0000 square feet of oYerZhelming charm re¾ecting the 30­s era in Zhich it Zas Euilt. The amEience is captured Ey the presence of 30 foot industrial ceilings complemented Ey ¾oor-to-ceiling ZindoZs and e[posed EricN creating a EacNdrop scene of class and elegance. Centrally located in doZntoZn Gulfport Must minutes aZay from eYerything that the 0ississippi Gulf Coast has to offer a Eride and groom Zould Ee e[tremely hard pressed to ´nd anyZhere else liNe it to share in their most memoraEle moment together.

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GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB

THE IRON HORSE GRILL

5th Floor +ancocN BanN Â&#x2021; Gulfport 0S 350 22-6-6 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.greatsoutherncluE.com

320 West Pearl Street Â&#x2021; -acNson 0S 3203 601-3-0151 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.theironhorsegrill.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City CluE EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . +istoric Restaurant EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner & . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BeYerage SerYice LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-125 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

At Great Southern CluE your guests Zill enMoy panoramic YieZs and a rela[ed and elegant atmosphere. You Zill Zant to dance the night aZay in our Eeautiful Eallroom. Our eclectic American menu includes Coastal faYorites Southern eats and Contemporary cuisine. Whether you are planning a simple reception cocNtails and hors d­oeuYres a sit doZn dinner Euffet or luncheon Ze can create the menu to maNe your eYent memoraEle. Our staff proYides the e[ceptional serYices that your Zedding day deserYes. We are open to non-memEers for your reception or special eYent.

Built as the Armour SmoNehouse in 06 this legendary -acNson landmarN is a true icon of 0ississippi­s rich heritage. ¢ The historic location Zill proYide a unique EacNdrop for your reception or rehearsal dinner. Your Eeautifully planned reception deserYes professional and complimentary EeYerage serYice. As one of feZ 0ississippi ABC licensed serYices in the area and insured for eYents our ´rst concern is that you fully enMoy your most special day Zith customi]aEle and all-inclusiYe pacNages. Our team of professional Eartenders haYe the necessary proYisions including glassZare Ear equipment and a Zide selection of Eeer Zine liquor and mi[ers.

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THE IVY VENUE

JACKSON PLACE

110 LucNney Road Â&#x2021; FloZood 0S 320 601-06-5 | theiYyYenueÂľoZood.com

31 Deaton Road Â&#x2021; Crystal Springs 0S 305 601-66-021

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . Wedding & Party Venue EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . Ceremony Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barn EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

The IYy Venue­s stately columns greet your guests as they arriYe. This neZ Yenue captures the elegance and charm of the historic South. The main Euilding is our grand reception room and features Eeautiful chandeliers. French doors open to the spacious laZn shaded Ey Eeautiful oaN trees. The carriage house/Earn is included in your rental. Get married under the maMestic oaNs or in the carriage house/Earn. E[clusiYely catered Ey one of -acNson­s ´nest caterers The IYy Venue is conYeniently located off LaNeland DriYe in FloZood.

-acNson Place is a Eeautiful neZly constructed Earn set on 20 acres in a pastoral setting near Crystal Springs 0S.¢ ¢ -ust 30 minutes from -acNson the Earn and ceremony site are surrounded Ey Eeautiful maMestic trees.¢ +uge Earn doors Zelcome guests on the front and EacN of the Earn.¢ The spacious interior is air conditioned and heated. A Eeautiful open hilltop ne[t to the Earn proYides the perfect ceremony site.¢ A dense forest proYides a Eeautiful EacNdrop.

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LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER

THE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED KITCHEN

26 Dolan AYenue Â&#x2021; Gulfport 0S 350 22--603 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.L0DC.org

1200 N. State St. Â&#x2021; -acNson 0S 3202 601-3-562 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.themanshipMacNson.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0useum EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-500 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Restaurant EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-120 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0 FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . .ParNing Garage

0aNe ªonce upon a time ªhappily eYer after and eYerything in EetZeen come true for your Zedding and reception at the Lynn 0eadoZs DiscoYery Center in Gulfport. Picture si[ oaN-canopied acres Zith a Eeach YieZ complete Zith a gulf Eree]e and that­s the fairy tale aEout Zhich you­Ye alZays dreamed. Indoor and outdoor celeErations can Ee planned at our location. The Lynn 0eadoZs DiscoYery Center offers a unique Zhimsical setting Zhile the WINGS Performing Arts and Education Center caters to a more formal eYent.

The 0anship Wood Fired Kitchen is the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner or Zedding reception.¢ Our staff is eager to create a custom e[perience for your special day. We haYe menu options ranging from $35 $65 per person and if you don­t see something you Zould liNe on our menu our capaEle chefs Zill Ee happy to maNe a custom menu.¢ Our Eeautiful spaces can accommodate groups ranging in size from 15 - 130 people seated and standing receptions for up to 350 people.¢

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MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM

MCCLAIN LODGE

115 1st Street Â&#x2021; Bilo[i 0S 3533 22-35-6320 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.maritimemuseum.com

31 ClarN CreeN Road Â&#x2021; Brandon 0S 30 601-62- Â&#x2021; ZZZ.mcclainlodge.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0useum EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resort EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

An e[traordinary setting for your coastal ceremony reception or rehearsal dinner. We are the GateZay to Bilo[i at the foot of the Bilo[i/Ocean Springs Eridge.¢ Our maMestic oaNs across the front laZn and the Zater­s edge proYide a Eeautiful Gulf Coast setting.¢ The grand¢Zooden stairs lead to a spacious front porch and into the museum Zith three ¾oors of e[quisite e[hiEits. ¢ ¢ Our stunning glass e[terior Zas designed to Ee reminiscent of a ship in a Eottle. It is EreathtaNingly Eeautiful and accomplishes that goal.¢ You may choose your oZn caterer for your eYent.¢ We haYe a full catering Nitchen.¢ The corporate Eoard room can Ee used Ey the Eride and her party.

With seYeral Yenue spaces nestled in an idyllic setting 0cClain Lodge is the perfect place to celeErate life­s important eYents. Sitting along the EanNs of a quiet laNe eYerything you need for your Zedding is in this tranquil setting. For your ceremony choose the quaint chapel among soaring trees or get married in the open area arEor ª8nder the OaNs. For the reception Erides loYe the Banquet +all and ªEYents on the Grounds Zith the Zrap-around porch Eridge and gazeEo areas. There­s more the Lodge is a great place for attendants to dress and the Eride and groom to spend their Zedding night. For attendants and guests 0cClain Lodge offers neZ caEins Zith all the amenities. WhateYer you decide 0cClain Lodge is ideal for your Zedding and celeEration

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THE MILL CONFERENCE CENTER

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

600 Russell Street Â&#x2021; StarNYille 0S 35 662-33-3116 Â&#x2021; themillconferencecenter.com

50 Rice Road Â&#x2021; Ridgeland 0S 315 601-56-56 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.mscrafts.org

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wedding Venue EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . Ceremony Reception & . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallery EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies

The romance of looms liYes and loYe are seZn throughout a Euilding Zith 100 years of history a century of character and a neZ millennium of modern comforts and amenities. You say ªI do let us taNe care of the rest. Small and intimate or large and e[traYagant Ze­Ye got the Eallroom dressing rooms catering on-site hotel and parNing to ´t your eYery Zish. Our Yenue proYides a great EacNground for Zedding photos and Ze haYe a priYate speaNeasy Ear for pre-nuptial eYents. Don­t hesitate to asN for anything you Zant. After all it­s your special day.

Cinderella had the glass slipperÂĄyou haYe the glass staircase. 0aNe a memoraEle entrance to your reception. The elegant and contemporary Craft Center eYent space offers soaring ceilings and Eeautiful YieZs of the Natchez Trace ParNZay forest. The sleeN Zood and glass interior giYes you the perfect EacNdrop to set the mood and theme for your celeEration. Open the glass doors and let your guests enMoy the lush terrace and spacious grounds. You choose the caterer for our Yenue. We are located in a pastoral setting off Rice Road. This space is aYailaEle for priYate parties rehearsal dinners Zedding ceremonies and receptions.

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MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM

30 South Lamar Street Â&#x2021; -acNson 0S¢ 3201 601-60-1515 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.msmuseumart.org

2600 Carsley Road Â&#x2021; -acNson 0S 320 601-32-35 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.proYidencehillfarm.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0useum EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . StaEle & LaNeside PaYilion EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300-00 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

WorNs of art are our specialty. Located in the heart of DoZntoZn -acNson the 0ississippi 0useum of Art proYides a uniquely Eeautiful EacNdrop for Zeddings - offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies receptions and rehearsal dinners. Our staff of eYent professionals including an in-house chef is Zilling to accomodate your indiYidual preferences in order to maNe your day a masterpiece. Our WalNer Garden and TrustmarN Grand +all are aYailaEle for smaller ceremonies and receptions Zhile The Art Garden complete Zith a performance stage lush foliage and fountains is aYailaEle to accomodate larger eYents. Call us today and let us help you paint your picture perfect day.

Located minutes from the capital city spectacular ProYidence +ill Farm offers its Erides tZo options for Zedding ceremonies receptions and rehearsal dinners. Our magni´cent staEle is surrounded Ey rolling pastureland and unEelieYaEle YieZs. TZo suites are aYailaEle upstairs for the Zedding parties to dress and enMoy the day. The girls can rela[ and haYe a Eridesmaids­ luncheon Zhile the guys delight in a sporting clay shoot or ´shing match. ProYidence +ill also has a Eeautiful paYilion area surrounded Ey a EreathtaNing laNe for ceremonies receptions and rehearsal dinners. Brides may use the caterer of her choice.

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THE RITZ THEATER & CONFERENCE CENTER

2 South State Street Â&#x2021; -acNson 0S 3201 601-3-51 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.freshcutcateringandÂľoral.com

125 Commerce St. Â&#x2021; West Point 0S 33 662-- Â&#x2021; theritzZestpoint.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warehouse EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-650 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . Conference Center EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reception & . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

In addition to The South Warehouse Wendy Putt has noZ opened a neZ Yenue The Railroad District.¢ ConYenient to doZntoZn Ze are e[cited to haYe this neZ Yenue for receptions rehearsal dinners and other Zedding festiYities. Within the 1000 square feet of the Railroad District this EricN Zarehouse has e[posed ceilings NeZ Orleans style iron details and modern features throughout the Euilding.¢ Fresh Cut Catering and Floral Zill help you customize your rehearsal dinner or your unique Zedding reception.

Located in doZntoZn West Point The Ritz Theater & Conference Center is the perfect location for your rehearsal dinner Zedding ceremony and reception. The Ritz offers an elegantly decorated 200 sq. ft. Eallroom Ealcony dance Âľoor and e[pandaEle stage area for entertainment. With full serYice catering the Ritz professional staff can maNe your special eYening or Zedding memoraEle.

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THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE 62 East Silas BroZn Street Â&#x2021; -acNson 0S 3201 601-3-51 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.freshcutcateringandÂľoral.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warehouse EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . Ceremony Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150-1200 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Formerly the 0cRae­s DistriEution Center this historic Zarehouse in doZntoZn -acNson is the perfect setting for all your Zedding festiYities. With 1000 square feet The South is large enough to accommodate Eoth your ceremony and reception. Voted ªBest of -acNson Yenue the e[posed EricN Zalls Zood ¾oors and large Zooden Eeams create a grand and maMestic feel for your Zedding. But it doesn­t stop there E[quisite dpcor and faEulous food Ey Fresh Cut Catering and Floral maNe eYery Zedding as unique as the Eride. Let Wendy Putt and her staff taNe care of the details.

THAD COCHRAN CENTER & TRENT LOTT CENTER AT SOUTHERN MISS. 11 Collage DriYe Â&#x2021; +attiesEurg 0S 306 601-266-3 Â&#x2021; ZZZ.usm.edu/eYent-serYices.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . .Wedding & Party Venue EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free For your Zedding Southern 0iss EYent SerYices can offer you the Thad Cochran Center Trent Lott Center Danforth Chapel or the Rose Garden to Ering your Zedding Yision to life. The laYish Eallrooms of the Thad Cochran Center and stately pillars of the Trent Lott Center proYide the perfect atmosphere for you. The sophisticated and elegant design of Eoth locations giYe you an ideal canYas to design the Zedding of your dreams. Afer all for those special moments in life there­s only one chance to get it right. Southern 0iss EYent SerYices­ facilities Zill add Must the right touch of elegance and southern charm to maNe the moment last foreYer.

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WHITE HOUSE HOTEL 1230 Beach BlYd Â&#x2021; Bilo[i 0S 3530 22-223-1326 Â&#x2021; ZhitehouseEilo[i.com

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A CLICK FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boutique +otel EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free The only Eoutique hotel on the 0ississippi Coast the White +ouse +otel has graced the 0ississippi Coast for oYer a century. It has Eeen loYingly restored Zith a chic contemporary interior and fascinating period details. 0aMestic oaNs proYide a canopy of shade on the front laZn maNing it a Eeautiful setting for a Zedding or reception. The Ballroom on the third µoor opens onto a large roof top terrace oYerlooNing the Gulf Zith dramatic Yistas. Catering is proYided Ey Cora­s Restaurant Zhich specializes in southern and contemporary cuisine Zith the freshest ingrediants. Our 6 guest rooms proYide lu[urious comfort for your guests.

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601-981-8364 | JACKSON BRIDALPATHINC.COM

IMAGINATIONS BRIDAL

601-833-6280 | BROOKHAVEN IMAGINATIONSBRIDAL.COM

KAY’S KREATIONS

662-844-1704 | TUPELO KAYS-KREATIONS.NET

LACE BRIDAL EXPERIENCE 601-665-4860 | BRANDON LACEBRIDALBOUTIQUE.COM

LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL

870-734-3244 | BRINKLEY, AR LOWSBRIDAL.COM

MIMI’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR

601-649-6006 | LAUREL MIMISBRIDAL.COM

THE PINK ROOSTER

228-875-1218 | OCEAN SPRINGS PINKROOSTER.NET

WOO COUTURE

601-454-3262 | JACKSON WOOCOUTURE.COM

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TUES - FRI 10-5:30 SAT 10-5 APPT SUGGESTED

0-32

ALL*

MON - FRI 9-5 SAT 9-3

00-30

ALL

MON - FRI 10-5 SAT 10-3

MON - SAT 10-6 SUN BY APPT ONLY

4-30

0-32

ALL

ALL

SHOES & ACCESSORIES

DESIGNERS

BOTH

ALLURE BRIDALS, CASABLANCA, LAZARO, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, MORI LEE

BOTH

ALLURE BRIDALS, JASMINE COUTURE, MAGGIE SOTTERO, MORI LEE, WTOO BRIDAL

BOTH

ALLURE BRIDALS, CASABLANCA, ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA, MAGGIE SOTTERO, MORI LEE, STELLA YORK

BOTH

ROBERT BULLOCK, DAVID TUTERA, SOPHIA TOLLI, CHIC NOSTALGIA, SOUTHERN ELEGANCE, EMMALINE BRIDAL

TUES - FRI 10-5 & SAT 9-4

0-32

BRIDESMAIDS, WOMEN’S SIZES, FLOWER GIRL

BOTH

ALLURE BRIDALS, CASABLANCA COUTURE, LAZARO, MAGGIE SOTTERO COUTURE, MAGGIE SOTTERO HAUTE COUTURE, MARTINA LIANA

MON - FRI 9-5:30 THURS 9-8 SAT 9-3

0-32

ALL

BOTH

ALLURE BRIDALS, DAVID TUTER, ENZOANI, MAGGIE SOTTERO, MORI LEE, PRONOVIAS

TUES 10-5 SAT 10-4

CUSTOM SIZES

ALL*

ACCESSORIES

ALBERTO MAKALI

BY APPT ONLY

0-PLUS CUSTOM SIZES

ALL*

JEWELRY VEILS

CHRISTINA WU, SERENA OF LONDON, EVER PRETTY, CHRISTINA OCCASIONS

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PHONE

WEBSITE

COMPUTERIZED REGISTRY

RETURN POLICY

FINE CHINA

CASUAL DINNERWARE

BELK

866-235-5443

BELK.COM

YES

6 MONTHS FROM WEDDING DATE

YES

YES

BLISS GIFT AND HOME

601-326-3337

BLISSGIFTANDHOME.COM

YES

SEE STORE MANAGER

YES

YES

THE BRIDAL CORNER AT WALNUT SQUARE GIFTS & STATIONERY

601-543-0111

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

NO

STORE CREDIT WITHIN 30 DAYS

NO

YES

DILLARD’S

601-957-7100 EXT. 5739

DILLARDS.COM

YES

90 DAYS FROM WEDDING DATE

YES

YES

THE EVERYDAY GOURMET

601-977-9258

THEEVERYDAYGOURMET.COM

YES

STORE CREDIT

YES

YES

FARMER’S TABLE COOKING SCHOOL IN LIVINGSTON

601-506-6821

FARMERSTABLEINLIVINGSTON.COM

NO

STORE CREDIT

NO

YES

HILLYER HOUSE

228-875-8065

HILLYERHOUSE. COM

YES

6 MONTHS FROM WEDDING DATE

NO

YES

JOHNSON BROTHERS JEWELRY COMPANY

228-762-3266

JOHNSONJEWELRY.NET

YES

STORE CREDIT UP TO 4 MONTHS FROM WEDDING DATE

YES

YES

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

601-856-7546 228-207-0357

MSCRAFTS.ORG

YES

SEE MANAGER FOR EXPIRATION

YES

YES

MOCKINGBIRD MARKETPLACE

601-487-8802

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

NO

STORE CREDIT

NO

YES

OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE

601-469-3242

OAKEXPERIENCE. WEEBLY.COM

NO

30 DAY RETURN WITH RECEIPT

YES

YES

THE PAPER PLACE

601-366-3675

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

NO

GIFTS MAY BE RETURNED 1 YEAR FROM THE WEDDING DATE

YES

YES

THE PINK ROOSTER

228-875-1218

PINKROOSTER. NET

YES

30 DAY RETURN FOR STORE CREDIT

NO

YES

PLUMS AT TISH GAMMILL HOME

601-544-7586

PLUMSBRIDAL. COM

YES

CAN BE RETURNED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF WEDDING

YES

YES

STELLA & COMPANY

601-825-8282

STELLAANDCOMPANY.WORDPRESS.COM

NO

STORE CREDIT

YES

YES


B R I DA L R E G I S T RY G U I D E THE TIME TO SHOP

FLATWARE

COOKWARE & SMALL APPLIANCES

BARWARE

TABLE LINENS

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

BATH

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

GLASS & STEMWARE

BEDDING & BATH

HOME DÉCOR

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OUTSIDE CEREMONY CATERING OUTDOOR FACILITY SITE ALLOWED AREA FEE AVAILABLE

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69

300+

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

THE CAPITAL CLUB

69

UP TO 400

$45+

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

CELLAR DOOR

77

100

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

THE COOKING SCHOOL AT THE EVERYDAY GOURMET

5

30

N/A

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

COTTON MARKET

65

450

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

DULING HALL

49

350

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

FAIRVIEW INN

4

650+

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

FARMER’S TABLE COOKING SCHOOL IN LIVINGSTON

69

UP TO 125

$50-$100

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

THE HIDEAWAY AT REED’S ESTATE

55

500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

HILTON JACKSON

55

50-1000

$35

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

THE IRON HORSE GRILL

120

30-125

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

THE IVY VENUE

82

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

JACKSON MARRIOTT

33

50-1000

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

JACKSON PLACE

84

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

JOHNNY KNIGHT TREEHOUSE

16

100

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

KING EDWARD HOTEL

IFC

200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

THE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED KITCHEN

116

20-120

$40

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

THE MCALPIN HOUSE

16

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

MCCLAIN LODGE

65

400

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

63

250

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-941-6478 601-969-7101

601-366-9909

601-977-9258

601-906-5499

601-292-7121

601-948-3429

601-506-6821

731-616-0771

601-957-2800

601-398-0151

601-906-5499

601-969-5100

601-668-9021

601-849-5203

601-969-8508

601-398-4562

601-849-5203

601-672-7999

601-856-7546


COMPANY NAME

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OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

VENUE GUIDE CEREMONY OUTDOOR FACILITY SITE AREA FEE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

68

600

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

MISSISSIPPI REALTORS CENTER

63

UP TO 250

N/A

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

MISSISSIPPI SPORTS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

70

150-250

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

OLD CAPITOL INN

68

60-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM

76

300-800

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

THE RAILROAD DISTRICT

11

50-650

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

RESERVOIR POINTE

82

50-300

$45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

SAND RIDGE BARN

29

200

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE

11

150-1200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

SPRING LAKE VENUE

63

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

TABLE 100

53

250

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

601-960-1515

601-932-5241

601-982-8264

601-359-9000

601-832-8395

601-939-4518

601-898-1934

601-469-3242

601-939-4518

601-398-9364

601-933-2720

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BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO

95

20-1000

$60

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

BEAUVOIR - THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME

100

300

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE CHIMNEYS

100

20-500

VARIES

NO

YES

VARIES

YES

FREE

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB

114

20-250

$25-$45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BILOXI BEACH BOULEVARD

151

UP TO 80

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

THE EVENT CENTRE AT CLIMB

99

350

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB

96

25-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE HENRY SMITH HOUSE

109

200

$55

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

228-386-7987

228-388-4400 228-863-7604

228-255-2918

228-546-3100

228-864-6677

228-868-8619

601-749-8606

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LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER

101

50-500

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM

112

700

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

OAK CREST MANSION INN

IBC

UP TO 400

$26-$28

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

PASS CHRISTIAN YACHT CLUB

103

400

$25

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

109

150

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL

108

UP TO 400

$28+

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

CEREMONY OUTSIDE SITE CATERING OUTDOOR FACILITY ALLOWED AREA FEE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

228-897-6039

228-435-6320 228-452-5677

228-452-2571

228-214-3296 228-223-1326

- D E LTA -

THE ALLUVIAN HOTEL & SPA

167

30-250

VARIES

601-453-2114

- N ATC H E Z | S O U T H W E ST M I SS I SS I P P I -

CARRIAGE HOUSE RESTAURANT

163

125

30+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-446-2310

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN

31

60-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

LONGWOOD

163

500

30+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN

108

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

STANTON HALL

163

800

30+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

BANCORPSOUTH ARENA

149

BANCORPSOUTH CONFERENCE CENTER

601-446-8500

601-446-2310

601-442-5852

601-446-2310

- N O R T H E AST M I SS I SS I P P I UP TO 560

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

149

600-800

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

COMFORT SUITES STARKVILLE

151

40

VARIES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT COLUMBUS

150

UP TO 220

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

151

UP TO 80

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

150

UP TO 70

VARIES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

662-718-5555

662-718-5555

662-324-9595

662-245-1540

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT STARKVILLE MSU AT THE MILL CONFERENCE CENTER 662-338-3116

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES COLUMBUS 662-241-1990


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150

30

VARIES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

HAMPTON INN STARKVILLE

151

20

VARIES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

HILTON GARDEN INN TUPELO

150

12-900

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

OXFORD CONFERENCE CENTER

153

500

N/A

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE MILL CONFERENCE CENTER

151

12-1000

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

THE RITZ THEATER & CONFERENCE CENTER

146

350

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

TAYLOR GROCERY

146

350

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

TOWN CREEK FARM PAVILION

146

400

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

COMPANY NAME 662-245-1085

662-324-1333

662-718-5500

662-232-2367

662-338-3116

CEREMONY OUTSIDE SITE CATERING OUTDOOR FACILITY ALLOWED AREA FEE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

662-494-7489 662-801-9140

662-494-7489

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THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD

124

THE BAY BED & BREAKFAST

100-500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

138

150

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

BIG CREEK WILDLIFE LODGE

135

UP TO 500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB

134

600

$65

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

131

60

$30

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

138

150

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE GIN AT RASBERRY GREENE

134

UP TO 300

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

PATIO 44

125

165

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

POWER HOUSE & COURTYARD

129

UP TO 200

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

R.C. COOK UNIVERSITY UNION

129

15-150

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE ROSE GARDEN AT SOUTHERN MISS & LAKE BYRON

109

200

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

THAD COCHRAN CENTER

129

20-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

TRENT LOTT NATIONAL CENTER

109

20-200

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-270-1121

601-584-9200

601-271-2888

601-271-2010

COTTON BLUES 601-543-7657

THE FALLS AT BRACKMAN'S ROCK & GARDEN, LLC 601-264-2886 769-208-3802

337-212-2504

601-266-4399

601-266-4399

601-266-4399 601-266-4399

601-266-4399


ÿĀ1328,;)((-2+8-1)0-2) Now that you have said “yes!” it’s time to get organized! Use our checklist as a guideline to help you through the wedding planning process.

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TWELVE MONTHS Choose the date & time Plan the budget Reserve ceremony site Start your guest list Hire a wedding consultant Meet with officiant to discuss premarital counseling Visit reception sites & reserve one Choose your attendants Shop for gown

NINE MONTHS Order wedding dress, veil & accessories Take engagement pictures Select dress for bridal attendants Decide wedding style - formal with a sit-down dinner or afternoon wedding in the garden Interview & book photographer, videographer, caterer, & florist Discuss honeymoon plans (get passport if needed) Select a band or DJ for reception Send Save-the-Date cards

SIX MONTHS Reserve rental equipment Choose your baker & order your wedding cake & groom’s cake Finalize guest list Register for gifts Order invitations, stationery, & thank you cards Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guest Finalize honeymoon plans Choose favors 294 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2016

FOUR MONTHS Choose ceremony music Order men’s formal wear Reserve rehearsal dinner location Book stylist or salon for bridal party hair, nails, & makeup Discuss menu details with caterer Order wedding bands Meet with a premarital counselor Purchase mothers’ dresses

TWO MONTHS Address & mail invitations Plan a trial run with hair & makeup Confirm ceremony details Arrange rehearsal dinner plans Complete proper documents for changing your name Confirm delivery date for your gown Announce engagement in your local newspaper

ONE MONTH Obtain marriage license Arrange for final fittings on your gown Buy gifts for the wedding party Make reservations for bridesmaids’ luncheon Purchase wedding accessories (guest book, unity candle, cake knife)

TWO WEEKS Start reception seating chart & place cards Confirm rehearsal dinner plans Contact guests who did not RSVP Break in wedding shoes Write rehearsal dinner & wedding toast Meet with photographer & videographer & submit a list of must-take shots Confirm honeymoon arrangements

ONE WEEK Pick up your gown Pack for honeymoon Confirm transportation details Notify caterer of final head count Review timetables & details with vendors Put fees in wedding day envelopes

DAY BEFORE Deliver gift baskets, if you have them, to hotels Host bridesmaids’ luncheon Have manicure and pedicure Attend ceremony rehearsal Hold rehearsal dinner & hand out special gifts to wedding party Prepare tip envelopes & arrange for someone to distribute them

WEDDING DAY Eat breakfast Arrange to get checked in & have luggage delivered to your hotel Get hair & makeup done Relax! You’re getting married!!!


;)((-2+(%=',)'/0-78 A checklist of things every bride should have on hand for her wedding day. Be prepared! Check off items as you assemble your kit.

HONEYMOON CHECKLIST Cruise tickets (note cabin number & departure/arrival time) Resort/Hotel phone & confirmation number Passports/Visas Camera, SD cards & charger Credit cards Traveler’s checks Sewing kit Medicines/Prescriptions Extra contact lenses or glasses Toiletries Electrical plug adapters Hair dryer

UPDATING YOUR NAME Auto Registration Bank & Credit Card Accounts Car Insurance Policy Credit Reporting Agencies Deeds/Titles Driver’s License Employee Records Investment Accounts Life Insurance Policy Medical/Dental Records Memberships Passport Post Office Records Social Security Records

Phone numbers for wedding party, wedding coordinator & vendors Sewing kit (thread, needle, safety pins & scissors) Personal emergency kit (including Shout wipes, tampons, & a small snack) Skin care (cleansers, moisturizers & lotion) Hair care (hair dryer, curling iron, curlers, brush, comb, hair spray, hair gel, bobby pins, hair elastics, barrettes) Nail polish, nail file & polish remover (in shade worn & clear to stop runs in nylons) Makeup & makeup remover Double stick tape Extra pair of nylons Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss & mouthwash Steamer or iron Hand mirror, tweezers & small grooming scissors Tissues & disposable wipes Anti-cling spray Deodorant, perfume & baby powder Cotton balls, cotton swabs Headband or clips for pulling hair back while applying makeup Small hand towel Lint brush Breath mints Cash Something old, new, borrowed & blue

WEDDING ATTIRE FOR HER:

Gown Headpiece & veil Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip) Hosiery & garter Shoes Jewelry & accessories Wrap/jacket Gloves FOR HIM:

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Airline tickets (note flight number & departure/arrival time)

WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

Coat, shirt, vest, trousers Cummerbund Neckwear Cufflinks Socks & shoes

DON’T FORGET Rings & marriage license Ring bearer pillow Flower girl basket Wedding programs Cake knife & server Toasting flutes Favors Guest book & pen Unity candle, kiddush cup Pay officiant & vendors Assign person to collect gifts

NOTES

Stock Certificates Tax Agency Records Voter Registration Records Wills/Trusts PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 295


;)((-2+&9(+)8 Know your budget before you start planning your wedding! Set your priorities based on what is most important to both of you & set accordingly.

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CEREMONY Ceremony Site Fee Officiant Marriage License Candles/Candelabra

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES Cake Knife & Server Cake Top Favors Flower Girl’s Basket Guest Book & Pen Ring Bearer’s Pillow Toasting Glasses Unity Candle, Kiddish Cup

FLOWERS Bride’s Bouquet Attendants’ Bouquets Groom’s Boutonniere Attendants’ Boutonnieres Ceremony Flowers Reception Flowers Decorations/Balloons

GIFTS Maid/Matron of Honor Bridesmaids Best Man Groomsmen Ushers Child Attendants Bride & Groom Bride’s Parents Groom’s Parents Pre-Wedding Party Hosts Cake Cutting Attendant Soloists/Musicians

MUSIC

STATIONERY Ceremony Reception

OPTIONAL ITEMS Wedding Coordinator Attendant Accommodations Bridemaids’ Dresses/Shoes Flower Girl’s Dress Groomsmen’s Formal Wear Ring Bearer’s Attire Bridesmaids’ Luncheon Other

PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer’s Fee Engagement Session Proofs Wedding Album Disk of Images

RECEPTION Reception Site Fee Food & Service Tax & Gratuity Beverage/Bar Fee Cake/Cake Cutting Fee Rental Items Other

RINGS Engagement Ring Bride’s Wedding Band Groom’s Wedding Band

Save-the-Date Cards Invitations & Envelopes Calligrapher Postage Thank You Notes Ceremony Programs Placecards Announcements Other

TRANSPORTATION Wedding Party Guests Parking

VIDEOGRAPHY Videographer’s Fee Wedding DVD Additional Copies Edited Highlights “Love Story” Production

WEDDING ATTIRE FOR HER:

Gown Alterations Headpiece/Veil Lingerie & Garter Shoes Jewelry & Accessories Hair, Makeup & Manicure Other FOR HIM:

Groom’s Formal Wear Neckwear & Cufflinks Accessories Shoes Other


7,%6-2+8,)'378 It is no longer expected that wedding costs will be assigned according to tradition. The proper rational in deciding who pays for what portion is basic: whoever is willing & most able to pay for a wedding expense assumes responsibility for that expense.

BRIDE

GROOM Bride’s Engagement & Wedding Ring

Wedding Gift for Groom

Bride’s Bouquet

Gifts for Bridesmaids

Mothers' Corsages

Gift for Parents

Wedding Gift for Bride

Gowns for Bridesmaids (optional)

Gifts for Groomsmen & Ushers

Accommodations for Out-of-Town Attendants (optional)

Gift for Parents (optional)

Informal Stationery

Formal wear for Groomsmen (optional) Accommodations for Out-of-Town Attendants (optional)

BRIDE’S FAMILY

BRIDE GUIDE

Groom’s Wedding Ring

Marriage License

Engagement Party

Honeymoon

Bride’s Wedding Attire Bride’s Parents’ Wedding Attire Wedding Gift for Newlyweds

Fee for Officiant

GROOM’S FAMILY

Invitations, Announcements, Thank You Notes, Postage

Engagement Party (optional; following party by bride’s parents)

Engagement & Wedding Photographs

Groom’s Wedding Attire

Wedding Ceremony Programs

Groom’s Parents’ Wedding Attire

Wedding Reception

Wedding Gift for Newlyweds

Flowers for Ceremony & Reception

Rehearsal Dinner

Bridal Party Bouquets & Flowers for Flower Girl

Shipment of Wedding Gifts to Couple’s Home

Transportation for Wedding Party to Ceremony & Reception Videographer

Welcome Party for Out-of-Town Guests (optional)

WEDDING PARTY Bridal Shower for Bride

Musicians/Vocalists

Bachelor(ette) Party

Security & Insurance for Gifts Welcome Party for Out-of-Town Guests

Acommodations for Self Wedding Attire & Shoes

- TOTALS FOR BUDGET Ceremony Favors & Accessories Flowers Gifts

Music Photography Reception Rings

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CAKE ACCESSORIES

GROOM'S CAKE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Type of Cake:

Cake Topper:

Type of Cake:

Wedding Cake Location:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Flowers:

Cake Theme:

Groom's Cake Location:

Flavor of Icing:

Cake Decorations:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Table Decorations:

Date to Taste Samples:

Cake Stands:

Flavor of Icing:

Part to Save:

Cake Boxes:

Cake Decorations:

Person Responsible for Cake Top, Knife, & Server:

Cake Knife & Server:

Description:

Description:

Cake Napkins:

'%8)6-2+40%22)6 TYPE Breakfast/Brunch Tea Lunch Cocktails Dinner Dessert

ALCOHOL Full Bar Beer & Wine Wine with Dinner Champagne Toast Specialty Cocktail

B C C H

COURSES

ENTRテ右S

Hors d'oeuvres Appetizer Soup Salad Entree Dessert

SERVICE Cocktails Passed Hors d'oeuvres Hors d'oeuvre Tables Seated Meal Buffet

NOTES

SPECIAL

Beef Chicken Pork Fish/Seafood Lamb Pasta

Vegetarian Kosher Gluten Free Other

RENTAL ITEMS Tables Chairs & Chair Covers China, Glassware, Silverware & Serving Dishes Linens

| Single flower for men worn on lapel | Single flower for women worn on wrist | Blossoms & greenery in teardrop shape T | Cut flowers tied with ribbon or fabric, carried

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Person to Save & Freeze Cake:

N P S T

| Single flower or small bouquet, carried | Round bouquet on a cord usually for flower girls | Small bunch of gathered flowers, carried B | Bouquet thrown to the single ladies


*03;)67 FLOWERS BY SEASON SPRING

SUMMER

Anemone Astilbe Azalea Calla Lily Camellia Cosmos Daffodil Dahlia Daisy Delphinium French Tulip Hollyhock Hyacinth Hydrangea Jasmine Lady's Mantle Larkspur Lilac Lily of the Valley Marigold Mimosa Pansy Peony Primrose Ranunculus

FALL

Autumn Leaves Celosia (cockscomb) Chinese Lantern Chrysanthemum Crosnia Dahlia Hydrangea Seasonal Berries Statice Sunflower Yarrow

WINTER

Amaryllis Anemone Casablanca Lily Evergreen Forced Bulbs Freesia Gerber Daisy Heather Narcissus Holly (ilex) Paper-white Poinsettia Rose Stephanotis

YEAR 'ROUND Baby's Breath Calla Lily Carnation Cattleman Chrysanthemum Daisy Freesia Gardenia Gerber Daisy Gladiolus Iris Lily Orchid Protea Ranunculus Rose September Aster Snapdragon Stephanotis Tuberoses

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Cherry Blossom Daffodil Dogwood Forsythia Hellebore Hyacinth Lilac Lily of the Valley Muscari Peony Quince Rose Sweet Pea Tulip Viburnum

DESCRIPTION OF WEDDING FLOWERS HELPERS

CEREMONY

Cake Cutting Attendant

Altar/Chuppah

Guest Book Attendant

Candles & Holders

Officiant

Pew/Aisle Markers

Soloists & Musicians

Other

WEDDING PARTY

RECEPTION

Bride's Bouquet

Entryway

Bride's Toss Bouquet

Head Table Centerpiece

Bride's Attendants' Bouquets

Parents' Table Centerpieces

Flower Girl's Headpiece or Baskets

Guest Table Centerpieces

Groom's Boutonniere

Reception Room Flowers

Groom's Attendants' Boutonniere

Cake & Cake Table

Ushers' Boutonniere

Champagne/Punch Table

Ring Bearer's Boutonniere

Gift Table

Mothers' & Grandmothers' Corsages

Guest Book Table

Fathers' & Grandfathers' Boutonnieres

Restroom

Other

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CEREMONY

VENUE LOCATION

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Prelude Processional Service Recessional Postlude Other

RECEPTION Cocktail Hour Arrival of Newlyweds First Dance Father/Bride Dance Mother/Groom Dance

SITE SERVICES SERVICES PROVIDED

Indoor Outdoor Same Site as Ceremony Within Walking Distance

Rooms Food Beverage/Alcohol Disabled Access Adequate Parking Valet Coat Check On-site Wedding Coordinator Staff to Cut Cake More than One Event

USED FOR Ceremony Reception Dressing Overnight Rooms

SIZE Small (<100) Medium (100-250) Large (250+)

RENTALS AVAILABLE

DECORATIONS

Tables Chairs & chair covers China, glassware, silverware & serving dishes Linens

PROVIDED

Ration of guests to servers:

Head Table Guest Tables Cake Table Guest Book Table

BRINGING OWN DECORATIONS What are the decorating restrictions?

Guests' First Dance When can decorations/favors come in?

Dinner Cake Cutting Tossing the Bouquet Throwing the Garter Last Dance Other

STYLE RECEPTION Old-world Modern Formal Rustic Fun, Funky Casual Intimate

SITE FEATURES

COLOR SCHEME

Great Entrance Chandeliers Piano Balcony Fireplace Great Views Stunning Windows Nice Changing Area Dance Floor

Pastels Jewel Tones Neutral Tones Bold/Bright Black/White


4,383+6%4,= GROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PHOTOS

CEREMONY

Bride Getting Ready Bride Putting on Veil Candid Shots of Bride Preparing Groom Getting Ready Attendants Getting Ready Front of Ceremony Location Guests Arriving & Being Seated

Full-length With Parents With Grandparents With Siblings With Each Groomsman With Bridesmaids With All His Attendants

BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOS

RECEPTION

Together With Each Set of Parents With Entire Wedding Party Closeup of Hands Displaying Rings Signing Marriage Certificate

Musicians Attendants Walking to Enter Ceremony Parents Being Seated Candids of Parents' Expressions Attendants Walking Down the Aisle Child Attendants Walking Down the Aisle Groom Entering Room Groom, Officiant, & Best Man at Altar Bride & Father Walking Down the Aisle Father Giving Bride's Hand to Groom Guests Watching Ceremony Vow Exchange & Ring Ceremony Candids of Bride's/Groom's Face Unity Candle, Kiddush Cup Ceremony Groom Kissing the Bride Recessional

Guests at Cocktail Party Guests Signing Guest Book Placecards Centerpieces & Place Settings Favors Toasts Bride & Groom During Toasts Group Pictures & Candids Musicians First Dance Bride & Father, Groom & Mother Dance Cake Table, Cutting Cake, Feeding Cake Bouquet Toss Garter Removal & Toss Going-away Vehicle Bride & Groom Departing

BRIDE'S PHOTOS Full-length Gown Back of Gown Bouquet With Parents With Grandparents With Siblings With Each Bridesmaid With All Her Attendants With Groomsmen With Ring Bearer, Flower Girl

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PRE-WEDDING PORTRAITS

:-()3+6%4,=40%22)6 PHOTOS FOR SLIDESHOW Bride as Baby Groom as Baby Bride's Childhood Groom's Childhood Wedding Photos of Bride's Parents Wedding Photos of Groom's Parents Early Days as a Couple Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties Other:

BRIDE DRESSING

RECEPTION

Date: Time: Location: Special Requests:

Date: Time: Location: Guests Arriving Announcing Newlyweds Toasts First Dance Cake Cutting Ceremony Bouquet & Garter Toss Wedding Wishes from Guests Guests Dancing Guests Dining Tables Bride & Groom Leaving

CEREMONY Date: Time: Location: Guests Arriving Ceremony Special Requests:

Guests Leaving

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- KEEPING TRACK VENDORS

NAME/PHONE

DATE

CAKE CATERING

BRIDE GUIDE

CEREMONY SITE FLOWERS FORMAL WEAR GOWN HAIR/MAKEUP MUSIC | CEREMONY MUSIC | RECEPTION OFFICIANT PHOTOGRAPHER RECEPTION SITE RENTAL TRANSPORTATION VIDEOGRAPHER WEDDING COORDINATOR

WEDDING PARTY BRIDESMAIDS

GROOMSMEN

USHERS

NAME

PHONE/EMAIL

AMOUNT

BALANCE DUE


ACCOMMODATIONS

Comfort Suites Starkville Starkville, MS | 151

Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 1

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Columbus, MS | 150

Lace Bridal Experience Brandon, MS | 15

Courtyard by Marriott Starkville MSU at The Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS | 151

LoZ’s Bridal Formal Brinkley, AR | 1 Mimi’s Bridal FormalZear Laurel, MS | 7 The Pink Rooster Ocean Springs, MS | 7

)air´eld ,nn Suites Columbus Columbus, MS | 150

Woo Couture -ackson, MS | 1

HamSton ,nn Suites Columbus Columbus, MS | 150 HamSton ,nn Starkville Starkville, MS | 150

BRIDAL REGISTRY

Belk Department Store Mississippi | 5 Bliss Gift and Home -ackson, MS | 10

Catering by Georges at Reservoir Pointe Ridgeland, MS | 8 Cotton Blues Catering Hattiesburg, MS | 11

Fresh Cut Catering Floral FloZood, MS | 11

Farmer’s Table Cooking School in Livingston Flora, MS | 6

Lace Bridal Experience Brandon, MS | 15

Fresh Cut Catering Floral FloZood, MS | 11 Hilton -ackson -ackson, MS | 55 Mangia Bene -ackson, MS | 7

Hilton *arden ,nn TuSelo Tupelo, MS | 150

Dillard’s Mississippi | 

Hilton -ackson Convention Center -ackson, MS | 55

McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 65

Dinner  TZoThe Bridal Registry Oak: A Southern Experience Nashville, TN | 161 Forest, MS |  The Everyday Gourmet Old Capitol ,nn Ridgeland, MS | 5 -ackson, MS | 68 Farmer’s Table Cooking School in Patio 44 Livingston Hattiesburg, MS | 15 Flora, MS | 6

BAR & BEVERAGE

Hillyer House Ocean Springs, MS | 

BEAUTY

-ohnson Brothers -eZelry Company Pascagoula, MS | 55

Cole Facial Clinic -ackson, MS |  The Face Body Center FloZood, MS |  Kate McNeely at Smoak Salon -ackson, MS | 1 Mallory Fitzgerald, Freelance Make Up Artist 2cean Springs, MS | 11

Mississippi Craft Center Ridgeland, MS | 6 Mockingbird Marketplace Brandon, MS | 5 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS |  The Paper Place -ackson, MS | 5

Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery 5idgeland, MS | 11

The Pink Rooster Ocean Springs, MS | 7

Salon Rouge 2cean Springs, MS | 11

Plums at Tish Gammill Home Hattiesburg, MS | 15

Shear Envy Tupelo, MS | 1

Stella Company Brandon, MS | 5

Suthern Oasis Spa Oxford, MS | 167

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

CAKES

Cakes by ,ris Richland, MS | 65

The Alluvian Hotel Spa *reenZood, MS | 167

Campbell’s Bakery -ackson, MS | 

Old Capitol ,nn -ackson, MS | 67

Cups-N-Cakes Byram, MS | 

White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 108

Endville Bakery and Catering Tupelo, MS | 146

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES

LuLu’s SZeet Shop Madison, MS | 4

The Bridal Path -ackson, MS | 11

,maginations Bridal Brookhaven, MS | 171

That Special Touch Pearl, MS | 4 Torta Dolce Ocean Springs, MS | 10

Busylad Rent-All Tupelo, MS | 145

Endville Bakery and Catering Tupelo, MS | 146

The Bridal Corner at Walnut STuare Gifts Stationery Hattiesburg, MS | 18

The ,ron Horse *rill -ackson, MS | 10

Blooms A Garden Shop Hattiesburg, MS | 18

Elements Catering and Elements Catering Floral Design Floral Design MS, AL, LA | 1 MS, AL, LA | 1

Hilton *arden ,nn -ackson DoZntoZn .inJ (dZard Hotel -ackson, MS | ,nside )ront Cover

-ackson Marriott -ackson, MS | 

FLORISTS/ EVENT DESIGNERS

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen -ackson, MS | 116 McClain Catering Brandon, MS | 65

Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering Taylor, MS | 146

CEREMONY SITES

Moreton’s FloZerland Natchez, MS | 16 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS |  Petals Pails Ridgeland, MS |  Pine Hills Floral Designs Gulf Coast ‡ NeZ Orleans | 108

GROOMSWEAR

Kinkade’s Fine Clothing Ridgeland, MS | 1 The Rogue -ackson, MS | 0

HONEYMOON/ TRAVEL AGENCIES Lovin AZay MilZaukee, W, | 8

Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 5

INVITATIONS/ PROGRAMS/STATIONERY

The Barn at BridleZood Hattiesburg, MS | 14

The Bridal Corner at Walnut STuare Gifts Stationery Hattiesburg, MS | 18

Beauvoir – The -efferson Davis Home Biloxi, MS | 100

The Paper Place -ackson, MS | 5

Danforth Chapel Hattiesburg, MS | 1 Dunleith Historic ,nn Natchez, MS | 1 FairvieZ ,nn -ackson, MS | 4 The Falls at Brackman’s Hattiesburg, MS | 18 The Gin at Rasberry Greene Laurel, MS | 14 Mississippi Museum of Art -ackson, MS | 68 Destination Weddings Big Creek Wildlife Lodge Hattiesburg, MS | 15 Coahoma County Tourism Clarksdale, MS | 167 Dunleith Historic ,nn Natchez, MS | GreenZood Convention and Visitors Bureau GreenZood, MS | 166 Natchez Convention Visitors Bureau Natchez, MS | 160

Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 5

JEWELERS/ CUSTOM JEWELRY -ohnson Brothers -eZelry Company Pascagoula, MS | 55 OsZego -eZelers Ridgeland, MS | 0 Traditional -eZelers Ridgeland, MS Biloxi, MS McComb, MS | 6 Van Atkins -eZelers NeZ Albany, MS | Back Cover

LIGHTING & DRAPING ABC Rental Bay St Louis ‡ Gulfport Ocean Springs | 4 Busylad Rent-All Tupelo, MS | 145 Event Rentals, ,nc Pontotoc, MS | 14 Eventful Ridgeland, MS |  Mississippi Tent Party Rental Madison, MS | 5

DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

Doubletree by Hilton Biloxi Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS | 151

CATERING


MUSICIANS/BANDS/DJ’S Ardenland/Duling Hall Jackson, MS | 49

Peter Christian and Crew Madison, MS | 70

PHOTO BOOTHS

Mississippi PhotoBooths Mississippi | 239

Mimi’s Bridal Formalwear Laurel, MS | 7

The Falls at Brackman’s Hattiesburg, MS | 138

Old Capitol Inn Jackson, MS | 68

Squires Formalwear Flowood, MS | 219

Farmer’s Table Cooking School in Livingston Flora, MS | 69

Oxford Conference Center Oxford, MS | 153

Tuxedo Junction Flowood ‡ Jackson | 218 Tuxes Too Jackson, MS | 220

Snaparazzi Photobooth Company VENUES Mississippi Gulf Coast | 108 The Alluvian Hotel Spa Greenwood, MS | 167 PHOTOGRAPHY/

PORTRAITS

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Alisa Chapman Photography Jackson, MS | 265 Carrie Shannon Photography Union, MS | 268 Chao Photography Clinton, MS | 120 Charlotte Stringer Photography Terry, MS | 27 Lindsay Vallas Photography Mississippi | 265 Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 118 Nicki Cook Photography Wedding Boudoir Jackson, MS | 268 Robin Diffrient Photography Brookhaven, MS | 265 Sharon Coker Photography Southern U.S. | 36 Steve Linhoss, Photographer Mississippi Gulf Coast | 99 Taylor Square Photography Oxford, MS | 147

BancorpSouth Arena Conference Center Tupelo, MS | 149 The Barn at Bridlewood Hattiesburg, MS | 124 The Bay Bed Breakfast Hattiesburg, MS | 138 Beauvoir – The Jefferson Davis Home Biloxi, MS | 100 Beau Rivage Resort and Casino Biloxi, MS | 95 Big Creek Wildlife Lodge Hattiesburg, MS | 135 The Bluff Vicksburg, MS | 69 Canebrake Country Club Hattiesburg, MS | 134 The Capital Club Jackson, MS | 69 Carriage House Restaurant Natchez, MS |

The Gin at Rasberry Greene Laurel, MS | 134 Great Southern Club Gulfport, MS | 96 Hampton Inn Suites Columbus Columbus, MS | 151 Hampton Inn Starkville Starkville, MS | 151 The Henry Smith House Picayune, MS | 109 The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate Brookhaven, MS | 55 Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo Tupelo, MS | 150 Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 55 The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 120 The Ivy Venue Flowood, MS | 82 Jackson Marriott Jackson, MS | 33 Jackson Place Crystal Springs, MS | 84 Johnny Knight Treehouse Mendenhall, MS | 16

Cellar Door Flora, MS | 77

King Edward Hotel Jackson, MS | Inside Front Cover

The Chimneys Gulfport, MS | 100

Longwood Natchez, MS | 163

Comfort Suites Starkville Starkville, MS | 151

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Gulfport, MS | 101

The Cooking School at The Everyday Gourmet Ridgeland, MS | 5

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen Jackson, MS | 116

Cotton Market Rankin County, MS | 65

Maritime Seafood Industry Museum Biloxi, MS | 112

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Columbus, MS | 150

The McAlpin House Magee, MS | 16

Event Rentals, Inc. Pontotoc, MS | 149

Courtyard by Marriott Starkville MSU at The Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS | 151

McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 65

Eventful Ridgeland, MS | 239

Diamondhead Country Club Diamondhead, MS | 114

Mississippi Tent Party Rental Madison, MS | 35

Doubletree by Hilton Biloxi Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS | 151

Tilley Photography Gulf Coast New Orleans | 101 Waterwood Photography Brandon, MS | 268

RENTALS

ABC Rental Bay St. Louis ‡ Gulfport Ocean Springs | 94 Busylad Rent-All Tupelo, MS | 145 Celebrations, Etc. Hattiesburg, MS | 124

Ram Party Rentals Natchez, MS | 162

SPA & WELLNESS

Duling Hall Jackson, MS | 49

Mississippi Museum of Art Jackson, MS | 68

Power House and Courtyard Hattiesburg, MS | Providence Hill Farm Jackson, MS | 76 The Railroad District Jackson, MS | 11 R.C. Cook University Union Hattiesburg, MS | 129 The Ritz Theater Conference Center West Point, MS | 146 The Rose Garden at Southern Miss and Lake Byron Hattiesburg, MS | 129 Sand Ridge Barn Venue Lake, MS | 29 The South Warehouse Jackson, MS | 11 Southern Miss Event Services Hattiesburg, MS | 129 Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus Long Beach, MS | 109 Spring Lake Venue Pearl, MS | 63 Stanton Hall Natchez, MS | 163 Table 100 Banquet/Event Center Flowood, MS | 53 Thad Cochran Center Hattiesburg, MS | 129 Town Creek Farm Pavilion West Point, MS | 146 Trent Lott Center at Southern Miss Hattiesburg, MS | 129 White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 108

VIDEOGRAPHY

Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 118 Waterwood Photography Brandon, MS | 268

WEDDING COORDINATORS A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 107 Busylad Rent-All Tupelo, MS | 145

The Event Centre at Climb Gulfport, MS | 99

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jackson, MS | 70

Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 29

Fairview Inn Jackson, MS | 4

Monmouth Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 159

Fair´eld Inn Suites Columbus Columbus, MS | 150

Oak Crest Mansion Inn Pass Christian, MS | Inside Back Cover

Dunleith Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 31

Suthern Oasis Spa Oxford, MS | 167

TUXEDOS

Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 193

Mississippi Craft Center Ridgeland, MS | 63

Patio 44 Hattiesburg, MS | 125

Mississippi Realtors Center Flowood, MS | 63

Fairview Inn Jackson, MS | 4

Floyd’s Formals/Taylor Rental Hattiesburg, MS | 135

The Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS | 151

Pass Christian Yacht Club Pass Christian, MS | 103

Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 53 Stella Company Brandon, MS | 252


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