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CONTENTS AROUND THE STATE Capital River Region..................129 Coast...........................................141 Natchez.......................................153 Oxford.........................................157 Pine Belt......................................163

BRIDAL GOWNS, BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHERS

REAL

WEDDINGS

Bridal Boutique Guide................181 Fiercely Refined............................56

Bates | Peoples

CAKES Cake Servings Guide...................112

FLOWERS 10 Questions to Ask Your Florist.............................118

GROOMS Style Profile................................90

PHOTOGRAPHY Wedding Album Checklist.........46

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Bernheim | Powell

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Boehm | Whitfield

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Burt | Craig

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Carter | Terrell

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Douglas | Farrar

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Fairley | James

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Gavin | Necaise

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Jolivette | Lewis

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Journeay | White

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Matthews | Pierce

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Nelson | Lewis

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Pace | Herrick

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Guide & Planning Pages.........................................171

Padgett | Dear

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Pettus | Berry

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Pigott | Hood

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RECEPTIONS

Polk | Ford

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On-site Guide...........................172 Venue Guide.............................182

Risinger | Hall

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Robertson | Woods

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Cover Bride..................................15

REGISTRY

Sharman | Gresham

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STYLED DESIGN

Registry Guide.........................180 Style Profile..............................124

Smith | Stegall

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Stevens | Fairly

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Wall | Sullivan

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COVER BRIDE

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MESSAGE from the PUBLISHER I love a new beginning. A new project, a fresh start, a new year with an empty calendar just full of endless possibilities are some of my favorite things. We are so thrilled to bring you the “new” Premier Wedding Mississippi. Those of you familiar with our publication will notice a lot of changes in our magazine. Our creative team has been working hard over the last few months redesigning our pages and updating many of our features. While we have included some of our favorites developed over the years, we’ve added lots of new ideas in an effort to bring you a more contemporary publication with even more style and design inspiration for your own wedding.

We have been blessed with so many new

As we wrap production on this issue, we are headed into the Thanksgiving holiday season, and I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you just how grateful our entire Premier Wedding team is to be able to share in celebrating you and your most special day. We love to hear from couples who have used our publication to find the perfect wedding vendors, pulled ideas from our pages, or sent us photos from their own weddings to publish either in our pages or on our blog, www.idoyall.com.

Tori Rice, surprised us with a planned elopement

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beginnings for our team members this year. We have celebrated staff birthdays, college graduations, and the birth of a new grandchild. We have joyfully celebrated two new marriages among our tribe as well! Our talented Digital Marketing Manager, Kristen Jolivette Lewis, meticulously planned every detail of her beautiful spring Louisiana wedding which can be found on page 29. Kristen has since moved on to launch Leman Floral, a full service wedding planning and floral design firm, and we are so very proud of her. At the end of the summer, our Creative Director, with her fiance’ Chris for a small ceremony that was big on love and family. Helping her find the right dress for her perfect day (“It has pockets!”) was so special for both me and our Office Manager, Candi Hilton. And, it looks like we may have more staff

couple’s courtship and engagement period and a new beginning as they step into the world as a married couple. What a gift it is for those of us whose work is all about the celebration of love!

weddings in the coming year as well! A wedding is such a joyous occasion in part because it serves as both a “happy ending” to a

Amy Wallace Publisher

invite TIMELINE

These are not hard and fast rules (except for the thank you cards!), but they serve as a starting point.

DESTINATION W EDDING S TIMEL IN E I S ON T H E TOP, AND LO C AL W E DDI NGS ARE ON T H E B OT TOM.

SAVE-THE-DATES (D) 8-12 Months (L) 6-8 Months Save-the-dates give your guests a friendly headsup. They are not always necessary, but are never a bad idea. Your guests may decide to turn your destination wedding into a getaway trip, so those savethe-dates can be sent up to a year in advance.

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INVITATIONS (D) 3-4 Months (L) 4-8 Weeks There is such a thing as too early! Send invitations so that your guests’ maximum anticipation lines up with your big day. Invitations for destination weddings should be sent far enough in advance for your guests to make their travel plans.

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RSVP DEADLINE (D) 3-5 Weeks (L) 2-3 Weeks Your RSVP Deadline will depend on how much lead time your wedding professionals need. The first one to consider is your caterer’s meal count. Check with each vendor to determine when they need a final number and set the RSVP return date for a week before that.

THANK YOUS (D) Immediately (L) Immediately Believe it or not, you’ll start receiving gifts even before you walk down the aisle. Send their thank you cards immediately to minimize your workload after the wedding. Once you’re back from your honeymoon, kick it into high gear to get them out no later than six weeks after the wedding.


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MARRIAGE LAWS • Males and females under the age of 21 must furnish

the circuit clerk satisfactory evidence of consent to the marriage by the parents or guardians of the parties.

• The male must be at least 17 years of age and the female must be at least 15 years of age.

• Application for the license is made in writing to the

clerk of the circuit court of any county in the state of Mississippi. The application is sworn by both applicants and must include the following: names, ages and addresses of both applicants (if under 21, then names and addresses of either parents, guardians or next of kin) and signature of witnesses.

• Applicants must provide proof of age in the form

of either a birth certificate, baptismal record, armed service discharge, armed service identification card, life insurance policy, insurance certificate, school record, driver’s license, or other official document that shows proof of age.

• Applicants do not have to be a resident of Mississippi. There is no waiting period.

• If the male applicant is under 17 years of age and

the female under the age of 15, then satisfactory proof must be presented to the judge of any circuit, chancery or county court that sufficient reasons exists and both parties want to be married and the parents or guardians consent, then the judge in any court in the county where either applicant resides may waive the minimum age requirement and in writing authorize the clerk of the court to issue a marriage license.

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE The Bridal Boutique by Maeme BRIDAL REGISTRY Zola CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The Abode Guest House COORDINATOR & FLOWERS The French Potager GROOMSWEAR Anthony’s HAIR STYLIST Hair and Tonic MAKEUP ARTIST Mallory Fitzgerald MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT The Shoals PHOTOGRAPHER EJR Photography REHEARSAL DINNER Trapanis Eatery RENTALS Arcade Theatre 16

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lo d g i n g f o r o u t - o f - tow n g u e sts Planning for out-of-town guests can add an extra

pay for accommodations for all of your guests or

event. If you are planning on booking hotel rooms

level of stress for couples. There are a number of

just a few? Inviting a lot of folks from far away

for your guests, your preferred hotel group sales

factors to consider before planning to invite out-

also raises transportation issues, increases costs

department can help with much of the planning.

of-town guests to your wedding. Where will your

for guest gift bags, and concerns on how to keep

There are some things to keep in mind before you

guests stay? For how long? Are you required to

out-of-town guests busy before and after your

call and start reserving rooms.

what is a room block?

types of room blocks

A room block is a group of rooms that a hotel will hold for a special rate for

A courtesy room block will not require any upfront payment and there are no

your event. Each hotel has a different minimum number of rooms that are

penalties for unused rooms. Hotels that offer courtesy room blocks will usually

required for special rates, so be sure to ask in advance. Usually, guests will pay

add more rooms at the special rate if you need them. A guaranteed room block

for their own room at a special rate. Blocked rooms will be released if not

will require some sort of upfront payment or will charge you a penalty if your

reserved by a certain date – usually 30 days prior to your wedding. The rule of

guests don’t reserve a minimum number of rooms in the block, usually 80%

thumb is to take the number of invited out-of-town guests and divide by two.

- 90% of the rooms. You may want to get confirmation from your guests before agreeing to this type of block.

there are a few terms you need to understand before your sign your room block contract .

allowable shrinkage

This refers to the number or percentage of blocked rooms that are not booked. This is important if you have a guaranteed room block as there will be a penalty for unbooked rooms. The target percentage is the amount of unbooked rooms for which you will not be penalized.

attrition rate or minimum commitment

This is the percentage of rooms that have to be booked to avoid paying a fee. The target percentage is usually 80%-90% of the blocked rooms. If you do not book the minimum, you will be charged for up to the minimum percentage.

mitigation or resell clause

Ask if your hotel offers a resell clause. This requires the hotel to try to book unreserved rooms from your block so that you are no longer held responsible for those rooms. If they can resell those rooms, you will not be billed for them.

things to keep in mind when blocking hotel rooms:

Your hotel should be close to your reception venue---1-2 miles is best if possible. Many hotels will provide shuttle service to local airports and even to your wedding venue.

location :

amenities : Your wedding is only going to last a few hours. Guests will want to take advantage of their stay and enjoy their time in your town. Select a hotel that is easily accessible to restaurants and entertainment options. Many hotels offer amenities such as restaurants, spas, heath centers, pools, and breakfast. Some offer an incentive such as a complimentary honeymoon suite if your wedding books a lot of rooms.

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While you want our guests to enjoy their stay, do not reserve rooms at a hotel that is too expensive for most of your guests just because they are offering you a complimentary honeymoon suite. Make sure your hotel choice is in line with most of your guests’ finances.

price point :

Make sure your invited guests know well in advance which hotels have blocked rooms and the deadline for special rate reservations.

share your hotel information with guests :

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PLANNING YOUR

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Some of the world’s most beautiful wedding and reception venues, photo opportunities, and luxe accomodations can be found far from home, but destination weddings come with special planning challenges.

9 MONTHS BEFORE

• reserve block of rooms • book travel • book officiant • purchase travel & wedding insurance • confirm cake, flowers, menu, & decor

3 MONTHS BEFORE • send formal invitations • create wedding day itinerary for your programs

• visit resort • tour venue & guest rooms • ask about group discounts • send out save-the-dates & hotel info

1 MONTH BEFORE

2 WEEKS BEFORE • make sure you have proper documentation to obtain marriage license • collect all insurance related documents

• discuss final details with wedding coordinator • finalize vows, music, & schedule • release any extra rooms from your room blocks • have programs printed & obtain additional wedding favors & ship to resort

1 WEEK BEFORE • create a photo shot list for your photographer • share contact info with wedding party • final check with coordinator

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CARRY ON : □ Flight confirmation □ Hotel Confirmation □ ID (passport and driver's license) □ Credit Cards □ Cash □ Phone

□ Camera □ Sunglasses □ Lip balm □ Gum/Snacks □ Chargers □ Headphones

FOR THE BRIDE:

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□ Bra/underwear/socks □ Bathing suit □ Shorts □ Tops □ Jeans □ Nice dinner dress □ Sundress □ Lingerie □ Pajamas

□ Light jacket or cardigan □ Sandals □ Sneakers □ Heels □ Tampons/pads □ Makeup □ Skincare □ Jewelry □ Hair tools

FOR THE GROOM: □ Boxers/socks □ Bathing suit □ Shorts □ Tops □ Jeans □ Nice shirt for dinner

□ Suit □ Belt □ Pajamas □ Flip Flops □ Sneakers □ Dress Shoes

TOILETRIES: □ Body wash □ Shampoo/conditioner □ Toothpaste/toothbrush □ Razors □ Contacts/solution □ Glasses □ Vitamins/medication

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□ Q-tips □ Hair ties □ Nail clippers/file □ Brush □ Deodorant □ First aid kit □ Sunscreen


Autumn ELEGANCE


VENUE | RENTALS The Gin at Rasberry Greene DRESS | SUIT Forrest Paper and Bridal Company PHOTOGRAPHER BlackBird Creative CAKE | SWEETS Twelve Five Cakery HAIR | MAKEUP Natalie Collins & The Abbey Salon and Spa FLORAL Still Magnolia Floral Design PLACE SETTING | PLACE CARDS STATIONERY |DECOR Forrest Paper and Bridal Company


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DATE

NIGHTS (that won’t break the wedding budget)

VOLUNTEER TOGETHER Visit a local shelter or charity and serve someone! Not only are you having fun with your fiancé, it’s a great way to give back to your community.

EXPLORE A LOCAL PARK Sometimes the best adventures are right outside your door!

HAVE A GAME NIGHT Ask your friends over and play some good ole fashioned board games. You don’t realize how competitive your friends are until Monopoly comes into the picture!

DIY DAY You know all those pins you’ve saved on pinterest and never tried? Now is the time to get crafty! You can probably find most of the items around your house. P.S. Check out our blog, idoyall.com for a fun paper marbling DIY! It’s oh-so-satisfying.

CHECK OUT OPEN HOUSES NEAR YOU Who doesn’t want to be Joanna Gaines? Why yes, we’ll take the $1,000 house without walls. We can shiplap that. (JK, pls don’t do that, just get an idea of what each of you would like one day.)

WATCH THE WORST MOVIES ON NETFLIX Ask your friends for ideas! Sometimes all you need is a good laugh with the person you love to have a great night. Don’t forget the popcorn.

GRAB A DISPOSABLE CAMERA Walk around your city and take pictures of each other with this oldie but goodie. After you’ve used all 28 of your pics, get them devoloped at a local drugstore. The cloud may fail you, but prints last (almost) forever.

EXERCISE Encouraging each other to be healthy can be a fun way to stay in shape.


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RINGS

My love for you is like this ring; it has no beginning and no end.

Burt-Craig Real Wedding

Piggot-Hood Real Wedding

Bernheim-Powell Real Wedding

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HOW TO GO FROM

Miss to Mrs CHANGE YOUR: Social Security Driver’S licenSe Bank accountS Payroll PoSt office creDit carD School & alumni lanDlorD / mortgage inSurance Doctor’S office PaSSPort W-4 form 401k voicemail health Proxy faceBook & inStagram 28

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THE FIRST

impression THE PERFECT INVITATION 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.


KRISTEN JOLIVETTE & WILLIE LEWIS May 13, 2017 | St. Martinville, LA

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Elle James Bridal BRIDAL REGISTRY Zola.com CATERER & RENTALS Nel’s Creole Connection CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Maison De Tours EVENT DESIGNER Leman Floral FLOWERS Bloominous PHOTOGRAPHER Julep Studio VIDEOGRAPHER 63 Films 30

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ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SAY ‘I DO’ Celebrate your love with a romantic wedding in the heart of Jackson. Gorgeously appointed indoor and outdoor venues provide a magnificent backdrop for both intimate gatherings and grand galas. Luxurious offerings at Soul Spa allow you to pamper yourself before your big day. Intuitive event specialists are by your side from start to finish, ensuring that your special day perfectly reflects your personality. Visit westinjackson.com or call 601.968.8200


MORNING OF

IN THE METRO

LOCATION | The Westin PHOTOGRAPHY | Jodye Sabatini GIFTS & ACCESSORIES | Bliss Home & Gift BRIDAL GOWN & BRIDESMAID DRESSES | Lauren Elizabeth SHOES & GARTER | Lace Bridal Experience FLOWERS | Au Courant


Brides begin their wedding day full of excitement and anticipation of events to come. The morning of her wedding is a special time for a bride and her entourage as well, a time for them to celebrate their friendship and share in the bride’s happiness. Our bride and her girls spent their morning at The Westin Jackson where they enjoyed a sumptuous brunch courtesy of Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro, where Chef Matthew Kajdan prepared them a feast fit for a queen and her court. Once fueled for their day, the ladies hit the hotel’s fabulous Soul Spa for some well-deserved pampering before heading back to their luxurious suite to begin hair and makeup with Tracy Branch to prepare for the wedding.

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Wells-Rutherford Real Wedding

Jolivette-Lewis Real Wedding

Risinger-Hall Real Wedding

Bernheim-Powell Real Wedding

Pace-Hernick Real Wedding

FIRST LOOK

it was love at first sight

Boehm-Whitfield Real Wedding

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KNOW YOUR DIAMOND

Diamonds are measured by the “F our C s .” All four features can make a dramatic impact on the quality, and therefore price, of a diamond.

KNOW YOUR METALS 14-K arat y ellow G old C lassiC durable for daily wear, polishes easily. w hite G old Made by mixing pure gold with white metals; can be a less-expensive; alternative to platinum.

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C olor White diamonds are graded on a D–Z scale, D being the most colorless.

P latinum Very white; heavy, durable metal; ideal for engraving.

C larity The presence of natural marks, called inclusions, in the gem. The Gemological Institute of America judges clarity based on a standard 11-point scale from “Flawless” through “Imperfect 3.”

P alladium Sister metal to platinum; naturally white metal; strong, non-tarnishing and hypo-allergenic.

C arats Diamonds are weighed in carats, which may also be expressed as “points,” where one carat equals 100 points.

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C ut Proportions of a diamond and its facets, as opposed to its shape. A diamond gets its brilliancy from the cutting which maximizes the reflection of light.

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PRE-CEREMONY

DETAILS

venue, dress, shoes, flowers, rings, invitations

GROOM GETTING READY

FIRST LOOK

flowers, set up, & aisles

BRIDE’S FAMILY

down the aisle, groom’s reaction, & first kiss

GROOM’S FAMILY

tables, centerpieces, cake, flowers, menu

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BRIDE & GROOM PORTRAITS

CEREMONY

Mom, Dad, & family

RECEPTION DECOR

buttoning dress & putting on shoes

when he sees you for the first time

jacket, tie, cufflinks, & shoes

CEREMONY DECOR

BRIDE GETTING READY

hair & makeup, candid, gift exchange

kisses, rings, & posing

BRIDAL PARTY

BRIDE & GROOM SUNSET Mom, Dad, & family

RECEPTION

cutting the cake, first dance, tosses & toasts

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bridesmaids & groomsmen

first photos of the married couple

SEND OFF down the aisle one last time & driving away


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Before

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Shopping

FOR THE GOWN Brides have many different ideas of how they should shop for a wedding gown. Some appointments are just like brides imagine. They come in with their mother and all their friends. They try on dresses until they find “the one.� Everyone cries, champagne is served, and the bride leaves happy having found the perfect, dream dress. Unfortunately, that is not how bridal shopping usually happens. Here are a few tips to help new brides have the wonderful bridal experience they are expecting at their bridal appointment.

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Tips for Choosing

Bridesmaid Dresses

COLOR

FABRIC CHOICE

BRIDAL ENTOURAGE

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?

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.

When going bridesmaid dress shopping, bring one or two bridesmaids 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 of dresses for your girls to try on so you’ll have a clear idea of what you would like to see on your wedding day.

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.

STYLE Decide how you want your bridesmaids to complement 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.

BE CONSIDERATE Your friends are excited for you and want to be part of your special day. Be conscious of what you are asking of them financially, but also personally.

AFTER THE WEDDING 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.

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.

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PHOTOGRAPHER | Imani Khayyam Photography HAIR & MAKEUP | The Tracy Branch Agency LOCATION | The Opera House

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KAY’S KREATIONS from left to right STELLA YORK JASMINE COUTURE ALLURE

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LAUREN ELIZABETH from top to bottom, left to right WILLOWBY PRONOVIAS PRONOVIAS

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wedding TRADITIONS

SOMETHING OLD represents continuity

SOMETHING NEW optimism for the future

SOMETHING BORROWED borrowed happiness

SOMETHING BLUE purity.love.fidelity

SILVER SIXPENCE IN HER SHOE a wish for go od fortune and prosperity

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Choosing

DRESS STYLES Just started looking at wedding dresses and not sure where to begin? 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!

Sheath

A dress that creates a close silhouette to the body. Typically, a sheath style uses charmeuse or very soft and flowing material that fits close to the body, with some beading on an overlay. The sheath style gown is a perfect fit for casual weddings.

Mermaid

Also known as a fit and flare gown, the mermaid gown looks great on girls with tiny waists and for those who want to show off their curves. Accentuate the waist with a belt for more definition.

A-line

This dress resembles an “A” that creates a long line for your body. This classically elegant gown is universally flattering and will look great!

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Ballgown

This gown has a fitted bodice and full skirt. It’s the perfect proportion for any bride with a bustier bosom. If you’ve always dreamed of being a princess, this is the gown for you!

Empire

This gown is flattering because it created a long line and disguises the hips. Extending from the bust line, this shape is youthful and elegant.

Believe it or not, there are different types of length when it comes to a wedding gown. You can choose a cocktail length, which is just simply above the knee. Knee length is at the knee, while tea length is just below the knee. High-low length is just below the knee in front with a train in the back of your gown. A ballerina length dress is a dress that is cut just above the ankle, perfect for ballerinas!

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GROOMS:

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Make memories that last a lifetime at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

8 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR

Wedding Venue 1. WHAT IS THE CAPACITY FOR THE SPACE? • Find out if table set-up affects capacity

• Ask about your layout options

2. WHAT ARE YOUR DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES? • Ask when deposit and full balance are due

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• Find out how late you can cancel and still get a refund

3. WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO SPACES BESIDES THE EVENT ROOM? • Ask about bridal suites and places to take pictures

• Determine if there are enough parking spaces and restrooms on-site

4. WHAT ON-SITE COORDINATION SERVICES DO YOU OFFER? • Find out who will be in charge of the event on the day

• Ask if there will be a host or hostess on-hand for guest needs

5. DOES YOUR STAFF HAVE HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING? • Verify if staff is trained in CPR and First Aid

• Ask about T.A.M. training (Techniques of Alcohol Management)

6. IS YOUR CATERING MENU FLEXIBLE? • Browse the selections for variety

• Find out if you can design your own menu

7. WHAT IS YOUR BAR POLICY? • Ask if you can have an open bar

• Look for variety, including frozen and non-alcoholic drinks

8. WHAT SPECIAL AMENITIES DO YOU OFFER? • Ask about secondary food services

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• Find out if complimentary mints and coffee services are provided


KURT GAVIN & CHRISTIAN NECAISE September 23, 2017 | Gulfport, MS

BRIDESMAID’S BOUTIQUE Lulu’s CAKE Quality Bakery CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Great Southern Club FLOWERS Forget Me Not Florist GROOMSWEAR Men’s Wearhouse MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Jim Horn Entertainment PHOTOGRAPHER Mbm Photography RENTALS ABC Rentals REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Salute Italian & Seafood Restaurant


NARROWING YOUR GUESTS IN 30 SECONDS or Not sure who to invite? Use this quick guide to help you in that process! Are they family?

yes Immediate?

yes

no

Are they the immediate family or the spouse of your immediate family? (aunts & uncles, grandparents, etc)

yes

no

Do you like them?

yes

no

Have you talked to them in the past 5 years?

yes

no

no Friend?

yes

Have you talked in the past 5 years?

yes

yes

Everything for your wedding from your bridesmaids luncheon to your rehearsal dinner to your ceremony and reception plus outstanding guest accommodations for your family and friends.

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no

no

Coworker?

yes

no

Do you spend time together outside of the office?

Would you be uspet if they didn’t invite you to their wedding?

yes

no

Have you talked in the past 6 months?

yes

Some Things Just Stand Out

no

no

Ex? yes

no

everyone else

Can you imagine your big day without them?

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INVITE

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DON’T INVITE


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BRIDE AND GROOM TRIVIA Wedding reception games are a great way to keep your guest entertained while you are being photographed before the reception or as they wait for food!

Create a list of trivia questions for each guest to fill out at the table. Have a member of the wedding party collect and read the cards to determine the winner. The guest with the most correct answers wins!

COUPLE MAD LIBS

I SPY

Create a Mad Libs-style template for your guests to fill out at their tables for marriage and love advice. This is a wedding games guests can do alone, or the whole table can get in on the fun, sharing their tips on how to keep the romance alive, fun ideas for “married dates,” and other words of wisdom.

Another fun way to get everyone involved is to place a disposable camera on each guest table with a list of special moments to capture. Each group of family and friends will have a different shot from their perspective. Some examples could be the first dance, “cheers,” table selfie, or just let them choose! You won’t know what you end up with until you take the cameras to be developed!

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MARGARET BERNHEIM & NATHAN POWELL August 5, 2017 | Gulfport, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRY Bed Bath & Beyond CAKES Melissa’s Bakery CATERER Ms. Audrey’s Southern Kitchen & Catering FLOWERS The Petaler Co. GUEST ACCOMODATIONS Courtyard Marriott Beachfront RENTALS & LIGHTING ABC Rentals PHOTOGRAPHER Jacob Bennett Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Event Center at Climb REHEARSAL DINNER Gulfport Yacht Club


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A HISTORIC SETTING

for a Fairy Tale Wedding

Whether small and intimate or large and extravagant, there’s no better place for your wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, shower, or engagement party. The Mill’s historic ambiance creates the perfect backdrop to your big day. Our space will beautifully complement your style of décor whether you choose rustic, romantic, classic, or contemporary. We invite you to view the many venues available at The Mill, including our spacious ballrooms, stately main hall, and Shorty’s, our downstairs speakeasy bar. Accommodations are available for you and your guests at the newly constructed Courtyard by Marriott Starkville MSU, located adjacent to the Mill. Call now to book your event or schedule a private tour, (662) 338-3116.

Weave new memories at The Mill. A timeless setting for the time of your life.

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WHEN YOU NEED THE CEREMONY Preludes Processionals Recessionals Interludes/Postludes THE RECEPTION Cocktail/Social Hour (if you have one) First Dance Last Dance Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Family Dance/Wedding Party Cake Cutting Garter Toss Throwing the Bouquet

DURING YOUR WEDDING

Say yes. restaurant • catering • bar • venue

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Fairy Tales Marriott

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Bridlewood of Madison

bookings available beginning March 2017

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Perfect 10 TIPS FOR

START WITH A PERFECT DATE • choose easy travel dates for out-of-town guests • give guests plenty of notice

SEPARATE WANTS & NEEDS • identify what you absolutely need, like venue & dress • purchase what you simply want after needs

At the wedding, the head table is where the bride & groom sit. Depending on the arrangememnt, some or all attendants & parents may join them. It is usually distinguished from the other tables with a floral arrangememnt or distinct centerpiece.

Sweetheart TA B L E

SET A BUDGET • having no budget will let spending spiral • do frequent budget checks to stay on track

GROOM

BRIDE

CHOOSE A THEME

A table for just the bride & groom at the focal point of the room. Traditionally, the groom sits to the right of the bride.

• a theme makes decor, flowers, & food easier to pick • ideas: beach, winter, formal, woodland, downtown

Party TA B L E

DO THE PAPERWORK • get a marriage license at the start of planning • get written contracts from vendors

GET HELP

BRIDESMAID

GROOMSMAN

• the average wedding takes 240 hours to plan • seek help from your venue, planner, family & friends

HAVE A TIMELINE • set deadlines for tasks and RSVPs • remember to schedule final payments to vendors

SLOW IT DOWN • allow ample planning time • don’t forget to enjoy your planning and big day!

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BRIDE

BEST MAN

BRIDESMAID

GROOMSMAN

Family TA B L E

• juggling tasks always leads to oversights • complete one objective, and then move on

• plan for personal touches • ideas: your own flowers, family recipes, favorite songs

GROOM

A rectangular table at the focal point of the room for the bride, groom, maid of honor, & best man.

FORGET MULTITASKING

ADD PERSONALITY

MAID OF HONOR

MAID OF HONOR

FATHER

MOTHER

GROOM

BRIDE

FATHER

MOTHER

BEST MAN

This arrangement honors the couple’s parents by sitting them at the head table along with the maid of honor and best man.


WHEN THE SPOTLIGHT’S ON YOU... When the spotlight’s on you... what better place to create the memories of a lifetime. If you’ve visited GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, we don’t have to tell you what a spectacular place it is. And while its main purpose is celebrating the best of America’s music, it was also thoughtfully designed for events as special as yours. With its spacious lobby, covered porch, and expansive lawn, the possibilities are endless for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or parties. Your guests will enjoy the Museum’s interactive exhibits in a one-of-a-kind music-infused setting. If you haven’t had a chance to see the Museum, which is the first GRAMMY Museum outside of Los Angeles, contact us to talk about the different options available. We would love to be a part of your special day.

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ROUND

party cake pieces (2x2)

wedding cake pieces (1x2)

SQUARE

10

6”

8

18

28

8”

14

32

8”

42

10”

21

50

10”

56

12”

28

72

12”

82

14”

41

98

14”

50

128

100

16” 16”

Southern Rustic Elegance

6”

16”

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9 16 25 36 49 64

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party cake pieces (2x2)

Photography by Adam+Alli Photography


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CAKE Cakes by Iris CATERER & FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral INVITATIONS Signature Occasions COORDINATOR & EVENT DESIGNER Signature Occasions & Fresh Cut Catering & Floral GROOMSWEAR Tuxes Too GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Jackson Marriott & Hilton Garden Inn RENTALS Great Southern Events PHOTOGRAPHER Rob and Wynter RECEPTION VENUE The Railroad District


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CAKES

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What style do you specialize in?

When will the flowers be delivered? Is there a delivery fee?

Can I see a portfolio of your past work?

Are you familiar with my ceremony and reception location?

Will you make a tossing bouquet for me? Is there a fee for it?

Can you recommend seasonal flowers to help me save money?

What flowers will be in season at the time of my wedding?

Is there an additional charge for delivery, and set-up?

What is the cost of each item: bridal bouquet, bridesmaid’s bouquet, boutonnières, centerpieces, etc? Can you provide an aisle runner, candles, candlesticks/holders, trellises, potted plants, etc?

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One of the most important milestones of one’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, wedding season is an entire social season; and depending on what part of Mississippi you’re in, even that varies. Months of planning and decisions on caterers, florists, photographers and the like easily keep the bride’s calendar booked. Furthermore, relatives, long time friends, and college roommates come together for an opportunity to get reacquainted with one another and to honor the couple. Visions of white gowns, flickering candles, and the scent of flowers in the air become a reality. Perhaps a ceremony in a grand church or cathedral followed by a reception in a high-rise appeals to the bride and groom’s sense of style. An elegantly appointed Southern wedding is easily incorporated into a more modern setting. Taking their vows in an historic bed and breakfast enables a couple to present their wedding in a classically Southern manner while hosting a sophisticated reception on a tented lawn. 128 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018

Mississippi couples pull personal details from both families to create a unique style that they can call their very own.

However, the wedding 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 make treasured memories. That is what truly defines a Mississippi wedding. Join us as we visit Mississippi and the professionals that will make your dream wedding come true.


C A P I TA L R I V E R R E G I O N A RO U N D T H E S TAT E

where history and tradition meet the new south

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f you’re looking for a diverse variety of venues, food and fun in a concentrated area, the capital city and central Mississippi are ready for you. From mossdraped trees to big city attractions, the Capital River Region is one of Mississippi’s grandest regions featuring stately mansions, cannonlined battlefields, and rich southern history.

home-style meals to high end cuisine from award winning chefs and restaurants. Everything a bride could possibly want for her wedding can be found within the confines of the greater metro area which stretches from Brookhaven to the south, north through Madison and Canton, and east to Brandon to Clinton and Raymond west of the city.

The metro area offers brides a variety of venue choices from historic homes and buildings, locations with rustic charm like the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, industrial and trendy clubs in and near the hip and artsy Fondren district, elegant ballrooms of Country Clubs, hotels and historic homes and buildings, to the stylish and urbane Mississippi Museum of Art and gardens. Beautiful churches abound in the region as do lovely college campuses, chapels, converted stables, and recreational parks and outdoor offerings.

The Capital River Region also features Vicksburg, one of Mississippi’s most historic and beautiful cities. Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, a visit to Vicksburg offers a glimpse of Old South grandeur, while Civil War re-enactments recall the heartache of a nation torn apart. The bluffs of Vicksburg overlook the majestic Mississippi River for the most scenic outdoor weddings in Mississippi while charming antebellum homes make for unforgettable indoor events. Boasting luxurious historic homes as well as the excitement of casino gaming, Vicksburg brides have both a wealth of history at their fingertips and modern amenities to keep guests entertained all weekend long.

The capital city offers a vast array of amenities for lodging, dining, and entertainment, and travel to and within the region is convenient. Food offerings run the gamut from Southern

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LAUREN JOURNEAY & CHRISTOPHER WHITE May 14, 2016 | Brandon, MS

BRIDESMAIDS’ & MOTHER’S DRESS BOUTIQUE Lace Bridal & Formal BRIDAL REGISTRIES Belk, Bed Bath & Beyond, Everyday Gourmet, Williams Sonoma CATERER, CEREMONY, & RECEPTION VENUE McClain Lodge COORDINATOR, EVENT DESIGNER, & FLOWERS Melanie McGee & Angela Measells PHOTOGRAPHER Blake McCollum VIDEOGRAPHER Take One Media 130 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018


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KATELYN BATES & SHELTON PEOPLES July 1, 2017 | Jackson, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk, & Bed Bath and Beyond CAKES Cakes by Iris CATERER, FLOWERS, & RENTALS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral GROOMSWEAR Tuxedo Junction GUEST ACCOMODATIONS Jackson Marriott LIGHTING Fresh Cut Catering & Floral PHOTOGRAPHER Jon Sharman Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Railroad District REHEARSAL DINNER Walker’s Drive In


KATIE PIGOTT & BRANDON HOOD January 14, 2017 | Nashville, TN

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Arzelle’s CAKES Fox’s Donut Den CATERER Clean Plate Club FLOWERS Scentaments Floral INVITATIONS Hederman Brothers Printing PHOTOGRAPHER Amy Allmand RECEPTION VENUE Green Gate Gourmet REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Loveless Cafe 134 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018


Need a comfortable and affordable venue for your special day? The Mississippi REALTORS® Building is the perfect place for your wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, family reunion or birthday celebration for groups up to 300. Conveniently located on Lakeland Drive near Airport Road in Flowood. 5,800 available square feet with ample parking 601.932.5241 mar@msrealtors.org

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EDEN SMITH & WILL STEGALL September 23, 2017 | Vicksburg, MS

CAKE, COORDINATOR, EVENT DESIGNER, FLOWERS, & INVITATIONS Oak: A Southern Experience CATERER McClain Lodge GROOMSWEAR Tuxedo Junction LIVE PAINTER Sam Biebers PHOTOGRAPHER Lindsay Vallas Photography RENTALS Parlours, MS Tent Party & Rentals, & Magnolia Rentals TRANSPORTATION Phoenix Transportation VIDEOGRAPHER Revival House


HANNAH MATTHEWS & WILLIAM PIERCE April 1, 2017 | Brandon, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Lace Bridal Experience CAKES Cake Shop CATERER, CEREMONY, GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS, RECEPTION & REHEARSAL DINNER McClain Lodge EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Oak: A Southern Experience PHOTOGRAPHER Martha Grace Gray Photography 138 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018


JANA PADGETT & TERRY DEAR September 17, 2017 | Brandon, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRY Sulm's Gifts & Ladida CAKE That Special Touch CATERER, CEREMONY, REHEARSAL DINNER & RECEPTION VENUE McClain Lodge MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Scott Steele Entertainment PHOTOGRAPHER Captured in Time Photography

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JAMEY SHARMAN & SCOTT GRESHAM June 24, 2017 | Jackson, MS

CAKES Church Street Cakery CATERER Pretty Presentations CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Providence Hill Farm FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral PHOTOGRAPHER Alisha Crossley Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE The South Warehouse 140 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018


T H E C OA S T A RO U N D T H E S TAT E

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he Mississippi Gulf Coast is the perfect place for a destination wedding or a romantic honeymoon. It’s a little piece of paradise. Just ask anyone living on the Coast. 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. Resorts, luxury hotels, casinos, and quaint bed and breakfasts dot the shoreline. Adventurous excursions, live entertainment, and historic sites are just a few of the possibilities that will pique you and your guests’ interests. For the Jacques Cousteau in everyone, chartering a boat for a deep sea fishing expedition to catch dinner or taking an excursion to Ship Island is always invigorating. If your golf swing could use some improvement, championship courses offer the perfect cure-all. Mississippi proudly

lays claim to the world-renowned Walter Anderson museum and numerous historic sites, such as Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis’ final home. And with Las Vegas style casinos on the coast, you can enjoy top-notch entertainment and all the amenities of these grand hotels. 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. The Mississippi Gulf Coast combines everything in one romantic destination: food, art, history, atmosphere, entertainment, and Southern charm.

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PENNY FAIRLY & ANTHONY JAMES May 6, 2017 | Biloxi, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE I Do Bridal & Formal CAKE Cakes by Tina CATERER Biloxi Yacht Club COORDINATOR A Plan to Remember EVENT DESIGNER Susie Davis RENTALS Apex Rentals MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Scratch and Surf Music PHOTOBOOTHS & VIDEOGRAPHER Lighthouse Video PHOTOGRAPHER Tilley Photography RECEPTION VENUE Biloxi Yacht Club


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1. FREE IS THE BEST You can create a personalized site online for free. Search for sites that offer free website services..

2. MAKE IT NEED-TO-KNOW + A LITTLE EXTRA There are two reasons to make a wedding website. One is to give guests need-toknow info that may not be included on the invite. The second reason is to add more information that guests will want to know, like suggested attire.

3. DON’T HOLD BACK WHEN DISPLAYING REGISTRY DETAILS You can add links directly to your registries.

4. ADD PERSONAL DETAILS Let visitors to your site get to know you better by giving them a little bit of background on yourself and your soon-tobe spouse. Tell the story of how you met and include pictures of the proposal.

5. FAR AWAY FRIENDS & FAM WILL THANK YOU Post logistical details for guests making travel plans.

6. DON’T FORGET TO PROOFREAD Double-check that all the addresses and other facts are correct. You don’t want your guests to get lost or confused.

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NICOLE NICOLE WALL WALL & & CHARLEY CHARLEY SULLIVAN SULLIVAN December 17, 2016 | Biloxi, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Bliss Bridal BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk, Johnson Bros CAKE Torta Dolce CATERER, FLOWERS, RENTALS, RECEPTION VENUE, & LIGHTING Beau Rivage Resort and Casino GROOMSWEAR Deedy’s Formals INVITATIONS The Paper Moon MOTHER’S BOUTIQUE Dillard’s PHOTOGRAPHER Penni Lauren Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE The Preserve Golf Club VIDEOGRAPHER InFocus Videography 146 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018


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BRITTANY BRITTANYBOEHM BOEHM& & WILLIAM WILLIAMWHITFIELD WHITFIELD November 19, 2016 | Gulfport, MS

CAKES & DESSERTS Cakes Etc. CATERER Gary Bonanno Catering CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Magnolia Hall at Florence Gardens RENTALS ABC Rentals MOTHER’S BOUTIQUE Alley Cats PHOTOGRAPHER Laken E. Photography


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estled on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez is exactly what you picture when you imagine a Southern wedding. Ceremonies held in elegantly furnished, palatial mansions are commonplace here. Outdoor receptions on the grounds of stately plantations near the river’s edge and buffets under pergolas draped in azaleas and wisteria are also customary. Moreover, the city has more than 30 mansions from which to choose. These venues are only part of the nostalgic charm that lures brides and grooms to Natchez. It is quite possibly one of the most romantic and sought after sites for destination weddings in the country. In addition to its beautiful setting, Natchez also easily accommodates the bridal party and guests with its extensive selection of professionals to assist the bride with everything from the announcement party and rehearsal dinner to the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon.

Although Natchez is popular among brides, its charm appeals to everyone. Attendants and wedding guests can step back in time for the weekend and tour antebellum homes, take a “Pour Tour� of the local winery, distillery and brewery, peruse the downtown shops, or enjoy the local fare of everything from biscuits and bacon to haute cuisine while reconnecting with family and friends. Whether you are planning a fairy tale wedding, a family reunion, or simply looking for a weekend getaway, rest and relaxation await you in Natchez. And when it is time for the bride and groom to commemorate their anniversary, they can reconnect with their families and attendants where they celebrated their nuptials. A wedding in Natchez will not only be unique, it will be an experience to remember and revisit again and again.

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OX F O R D R E G I O N A RO U N D T H E S TAT E

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estled in the hills of north Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi is the home of the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. Oxford’s rich history, small town charm, great shopping and rich culinary trail offers a wonderful weekend experience for those returning to their alma mater and to those first time visitors!

Historically, the city is now known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner and has been featured as a literary destination in publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living and Garden & Gun. Many writers have followed in Faulkner’s footsteps, making Oxford their home over the years adding to the literary reputation Oxford has become renowned for including: Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris, and John Grisham to name a few. Touted by Lucky Magazine as the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artist and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community.

Just an hour from Memphis, the venues in Oxford vary from ballroom to casual, rooftop to indoors, contemporary to historical. Local caterers offer Southern specialties or custom menus to delight your guests. Your guests will enjoy a variety of activities just minutes from their hotel. The Whirlpool Trails is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon hiking or biking. Shops on the Square offer stylish finds for all ages! A Pedi-Cab Tour is a great way to see Oxford at a slower pace and enjoy beautiful weather! The many bike-driven carriage companies in the area can set up your unique tour and time. And don’t forget the Double Decker bus! It’s the perfect transportation for the wedding party!

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KELSEY PETTUS & JACK BERRY July 22, 2017 | Oxford, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Lace Bridal Experience CATERER My Michelle’s COORDINATOR Signature Occasions FLOWERS Oxford Floral GROOMSWEAR Tuxes Too GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS The Inn at Ole Miss & Courtyard Marriott PHOTOGRAPHER Danny K Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Jefferson TRANSPORTATION Oxford Double Decker Bus & Cline Tours VIDEOGRAPHER Revival House


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HAVE YOUR DREAM WEDDING ON CAMPUS AT THE INN AT OLE MISS. Featuring a large ballroom with crystal chandeliers and a lovely outdoor garden, The Inn at Ole Miss has the perfect space for any wedding style. Not only do we have the perfect space for a wedding ceremony or a reception, but we also have 146 guest rooms, including luxurious suites.

Call for reservations or to book a viewing.

662-234-2331 The Inn at Ole Miss now allows outside catering. Visit TheInnAtOleMiss.com/catering to see our preferred vendor list.

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KARA CARTER & DESMOND TERRELL June 17, 2017 | Hattiesburg, MS

BRIDAL, BRIDESMAIDS, & MOTHER’S DRESS BOUTIQUE Mimi’s Bridal & Formal BRIDAL REGISTRY Bed Bath and Beyond CAKES Monkey Kisses CEREMONY, RECEPTION, REHEARSAL VENUE The Barn at Bridlewood GROOMSWEAR John White Limited PHOTOGRAPHER Orlando Whigham RENTALS Celebrations Party & Event Rental TRANSPORTATION Elite Limousine Company 162 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018


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municipality in the state and prides itself on recent boosts in economic development, education, and the arts, nearby cities are celebrated in their own right. Each boasts entertainment, shopping, and recreation for planning and hosting weddings. Collins and Columbia for instance, feature longtime merchants that offer decorative accents, attendants’ gifts, unique floral designs, and homemade hors d’oeuvres prepared from recipes of generations past. Every detail is designed and organized according to the bride

several historic homes along the oak-lined streets of the city’s Central Historic District to host their ceremony or reception. Hattiesburg, home to the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University, is conveniently located less than 100 miles from Jackson, the Gulf Coast, Mobile, and New Orleans. The “Hub City” is filled with businesses where a couple can find everything they need for their perfect wedding. Regardless of which Pine Belt city couples choose to host their nuptial events, each is unique and each one provides everything needed for your special day.

and groom’s specifications. The same holds true for Ellisville. Although most are familiar with Jones County Junior

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LAUREN DOUGLAS & STANLEY FARRAR November 19, 2016 | Laurel, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS BOUTIQUE Lace Bridal Experience CAKES Cakes By Tina & Sugar Bakers FAVORS Candi’s Cookies RENTALS Pretty Presentations, Lovegood Wedding, & Event Rentals PHOTOGRAPHER Lindsay Vallas Photography VIDEOGRAPHER Heritage Photography & Film


SINITIKA BURT & DERRICK CRAIG September 17, 2017 | Hattiesburg, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRY Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk, & Dillard's CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The Barn at Bridlewood FLOWERS Still Magnolia Floral Design GROOMSWEAR JoS. A. Bank GUEST ACCOMODATIONS Hilton Garden Inn RENTALS Celebrations Party & Event Rental PHOTOGRAPHER Sam Jasper Photography


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LAUREN PACE & JACOB HERRICK May 13, 2017 | Hattiesburg, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE The Bridal Path BRIDAL REGISTRY Accents, Dillard’s CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The Barn at Bridlewood GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Garden Inn LIGHTING Gulf South Productions PHOTOGRAPHER Ashley Upchurch Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE The Rustic Cypress VIDEOGRAPHER Heritage Photography and Film


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THE ANTLER

THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD/ BRIDLEWOOD OF MADISON

1329 Rd. 41 • Tupelo, MS • 38801 662-419-7980 • www.theantlertupelo.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elegant Barn

32 Railroad Road/3024 HWY 22 • Hattiesburg,MS 39402/Madison, MS 39110 • 601-270-1121 • www.thebarnatbridlewood.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elegant Barn

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500+

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-500

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet & Free Parking

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

The Antler combines traditional Southern elegance with urban rustic charm. Located in a secluded setting on a private 15 acre farm, the serene locale will make your special day even more magical. Mature oak and pecan trees shade a picturesque lake and offer stunning views from each of The Antler’s three buildings. These indoor spaces are expertly designed to allow you as much flexibility as possible in planning your event. The Grand Hall, Grey Manor, The Cottage, the courtyard, or any number of scenic outdoor spaces can be used in combination for your ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner. Both venues are equipped with kitchens and have ample parking. The outdoor area has a beautiful rustic arbor overlooking a lake. 172 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018

Both barns are constructed of timbers rescued from historic barns and offer elegant retreats in pastoral settings. Beautiful wood beams frame the majestic ceilings. Rustic chandeliers, farm tables, brick walls and vintage details complete the historic style. The Barn at Bridlewood is just minutes from 98 in Hattiesburg. Bridlewood of Madison is close to I55 in Madison.


THE FAULKNER

GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI

518 E. Capitol Street • Jackson, MS • 39201 601-566-1939 • 601-566-1939

800 West Sunflower Road • Cleveland, MS • 38732 662-441-0100 • www.grammymuseumms.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

Rehearsal Dinner

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200+

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-350

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Parking

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Parking

Located in the heart of Downtown Jackson, this historic, six-story building offers sweeping views of The Old Capitol, the Pearl River basin, and the signature buildings of the city skyline we all know and love. With three unique event spaces including a rooftop terrace, The Faulkner is a timeless backdrop for all of life’s events. The venue is appointed with rich details and handsome finishes throughout each space to set a polished, sophisticated tone for your celebration. This new venue is set to open in early 2018 and still has many dates available!

Grammy Museum Mississippi is a unique location to hold special events. The museum serves as a multi-functional venue in which to hold weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and announcement parties. The museum has contracted relationships with many vendors that can provide any detail required for the special event, including catering, bar services, floral, decor, event equipment rental, staffing, and event design. The Delta Museum Institute, an official partner of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, provides many options for live music and entertainment. All facility rental packages includes use of denoted spaces, event staffing, an event manager, and janitorial services, as well as access to the museum exhibits for a fun and music-filled, interactive celebration. The modern open spaces and architecture provide a clean backdrop for any bride’s wishes. PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 173


GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB

THE INN AT OLE MISS

2510 14th St • Gulfport, MS • 39501 228-868-8619 • www.greatsouthernclub.com

120 Alumni Drive • Oxford, MS • 38677 662-234-2331 • www.theinnatolemiss.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City Club

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel & Conference

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-600

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Parking

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

At Great Southern Club, your guests will enjoy panoramic views and a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. You will want to dance the night away in our beautiful ballroom. Our eclectic American menu includes: Coastal favorites, Southern, and Contemporary cuisine. Whether you are planning a simple reception, cocktails and hor d’oeuvres, a sit down dinner, buffet, or luncheon, we can create the menu to make your event memorable. Our staff provides the exceptional service that your wedding day deserves. We are open to nonmembers for your reception or special event.

Are you a Rebel fan? Then The Inn is the perfect venue for you! The Inn at Ole Miss is located directly on the beautiful University of Mississippi campus. Just steps away from The Grove, you can experience it all with either an indoor wedding in our beautiful ballroom or outside on the green space in the Stark Garden. The Inn at Ole Miss is also the perfect place to stay for any wedding in Oxford. Whether the reception is downstairs in the ballroom or off The Square, The Inn is easily accessible. For guests, there is a nightly shuttle service to transport them to and from The Square.

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THE IRON HORSE GRILL

THE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED KITCHEN

320 West Pearl Street • Jackson, MS • 39203 601-398-0151 • www.theironhorsegrill.com

1200 N. State St • Jackson, MS • 39202 601-393-4562 • www.themanshipjackson.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Restaurant

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Restaurant

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception,

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

Rehearsal Dinner, & Beverage Service

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-125

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-300

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30+

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Parking

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parking Garage

Built as the Armour Smokehouse in 1906 this legendary Jackson landmark is a true icon of Mississippi’s rich heritage. The historic location will provide a unique backdrop for your reception or rehearsal dinner. Your beautifully planned reception deserves professional and complimentary beverage service. As one of few Mississippi ABC licensed services in the area and insured for events, our first concern is that you fully enjoy your most special day with customizable and all-inclusive packages. Our team of professional bartenders have the necessary provisions including: glassware, bar equipment, and a wide selection of beer, wine, liquor and mixers.

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen is the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Our staff is eager to create a custom experience for your special day.  We have menu options ranging from $35 - $65 per person and if you don’t see something you would like on our menu, our capable chefs will be happy to make a custom menu.  Our beautiful spaces can accommodate groups ranging in size from 15 130 people seated and standing receptions for up to 350 people. 

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THE MILL AT MSU CONFERENCE CENTER

MCCLAIN LODGE 314 Clark Creek Road • Brandon, MS • 39047 601-829-1101 • www.mcclain.ms

600 Russell St. • Starkville, MS • 39759 540-239-3392 • www.themillatmsu.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resort

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Events & Conference Center

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Up to 600

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25+

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Parking

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

With several venue spaces nestled in an idyllic setting, McClain Lodge is the perfect place to get married and celebrate life’s important events. Sitting along the banks of a quiet lake, everything you need for your wedding is in this tranquil setting. For your ceremony, choose the quaint chapel among soaring trees or get married in the open area arbor “Under the Oaks”. For your reception, brides love the banquet hall and “Events on the Grounds” with the wrap-around porch, bridge and gazebo areas. There’s more: the Lodge is a great place for attendants to dress and the bride and groom to spend their wedding night. For attendants and guests, McClain Lodge offers new cabins with all the amenities.

Woven into Mississippi’s cotton roots, The Mill at Mississippi State returns to its century-old splendor as northeast Mississippi’s premier events venue. The beautiful, newly renovated venue features 15,000 square feet of space outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. For your guests’ convenience, an attached, full-service hotel is just a stone’s throw from Mississippi State University. The Mill’s Prohibition-inspired speakeasy with side entrance is perfect for private occasions. It’s romantically lit patio is ideal for enjoying cool drink on a hot summer night. Let our professional staff custom tailor your special day to fit your vision of a storybook wedding.

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MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

950 Rice Road • Ridgeland, MS • 39157 601-856-7546 • www.mscrafts.org

380 South Lamar Street • Jackson, MS • 39201 601-960-1515 • www.msmuseumart.org

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallery

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25+

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies

Cinderella had the glass slipper…you have the glass staircase. Make a memorable entrance to your reception. The elegant and contemporary Craft Center event space offers soaring ceilings and beautiful views of the Natchez Trace Parkway forest. The sleek wood and glass interior gives you the perfect backdrop to set the mood and theme for your celebration. Open the glass doors and let your guests enjoy the lush terrace and spacious grounds. You choose the caterer for our venue. We are located in a pastoral setting off Rice Road. This space is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions.

Works of art are our specialty. Located in the heart of Downtown Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art provides a uniquely beautiful backdrop for weddings - offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Our staff of event professionals, including an in-house chef, is willing to accommodate your individual preferences in order to make your day a masterpiece. Our Walker Garden and Trustmark Grand Hall are available for smaller ceremonies and receptions, while The Art Garden, complete with a performance stage, lush foliage and fountains is available to accommodate larger events. Call us today and let us help you paint your picture-perfect day. PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 177


THAD COCHRAN CENTER & TRENT LOTT CENTER AT SOUTHERN MISS.

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM 2600 Carsley Road • Jackson, MS • 39209 601-925-0557 • www.providencehillfarm.com

118 College Drive • Hattiesburg, MS • 39406 601-266-4399• www.usm.edu/event-services.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stable & Lakeside Pavillion

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel & Conference

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, &

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

Rehearsal Dinner

LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300-800

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Parking

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

Located minutes from the capital city, spectacular Providence Hill Farm offers its brides two options for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Our magnificent stable is surrounded by rolling pastureland and unbelievable views. Two suites are available upstairs for the wedding parties to dress and enjoy the day. The girls can relax and have a bridesmaids’ luncheon while the guys delight in a sporting clay shoot or fishing match. Providence Hill also has a beautiful pavilion area surrounded by a breathtaking lake for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Brides may use the caterer of their choice.

Are you a Rebel fan? Then The Inn is the perfect venue for you! The Inn at Ole Miss is located directly on the beautiful University of Mississippi campus. Just steps away from The Grove, you can experience it all with either an indoor wedding in our beautiful ballroom or outside on the green space in the Stark Garden. The Inn at Ole Miss is also the perfect place to stay for any wedding in Oxford. Whether the reception is downstairs in the ballroom or off The Square, The Inn is easily accessible. For guests, there is a nightly shuttle service to transport them to and from The Square.

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THE RAILROAD DISTRICT & THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE 627 East Silas Brown St. • 824 South State St. • Jackson, MS 601-939-4518 • www.freshcutcateringandfloral.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 In addition to The South Warehouse, Wendy Putt has now opened a new venue, The Railroad District. Convenient to downtown, we are excited to have this new venue for receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other wedding festivities. Within the 17,000 square feet of the Railroad District, this brick warehouse has exposed ceilings, New Orleans style iron details, and modern features throughout the building. Fresh Cut Catering and Floral will help you customize your rehearsal dinner or your unique wedding reception. 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 McRae’s Distribution Center, this historic warehouse in downtown Jackson is the perfect setting for all your wedding festivities. With 19,000 square feet, The South is large enough to accommodate both your ceremony and reception. Voted “Best of Jackson” venue, the exposed brick walls, wood floors and large wooden beams create a grand and majestic feel for your wedding. But it doesn’t stop there! Exquisite décor and fabulous food by Fresh Cut Catering and Floral make every wedding as unique as the bride. Let Wendy Putt and her staff take care of the details.

THE WESTIN JACKSON 407 S. Congress Street • Jackson, MS • 39201 601-968-8200 • www.westinjackson.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-850 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet, Plenty of Parking Jackson’s newest luxury hotel features everything to make your special day complete. Pamper yourself and your wedding party at the luxurious Soul Spa. Enjoy drinks and dinner at Estelle featuring special wine and food pairings prepared daily by Chef, Matthew Kajdan. Your guests will enjoy the newly appointed rooms with the spa like showers. And you’ll love all the options offered for your ceremony and reception in the beautifully designed indoor and outdoor venues at The Westin Jackson. Our event specialists will be by your side every step of the way to ensure that your wedding is as unique as you. Take your personal tour and find out why The Westin Jackson is the perfect place for your “I Do’s”. Visit westinjackson.com or call 601-968-8200.


WHITE HOUSE HOTEL 1230 Beach Blvd • Biloxi, MS • 39530 228-233-1230 • www.whitehousebiloxi.com

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EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Up to 400

IT’S THAT EASY!

CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet Garage The only boutique hotel on the Mississippi Coast, the White House Hotel has graced the Mississippi Coast for over a century. It has been lovingly restored with a chic-contemporary interior and fascinating period detail. Majestic oaks provide a canopy of shade on the front lawn making it a beautiful setting for a wedding or reception. The Ballroom on the third floor opens onto a large roof top terrace overlooking the Gulf with dramatic vistas. Catering is provided by Cora’s Restaurant which specializes in southern and contemporary cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Our 76 guest rooms provide luxurious comfort for your guests. 180 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER | SPRING 2018

PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS – minimum of 50 – please no black and white images – please no watermark


B R I DA L R E G I S T RY G U I D E the time to shop

COMPANY NAME

BELK

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE

PINE CONE

ROSS FURNITURE

TISH GAMMILL HOME

PHONE

866-235-5443

601-856-7546 228-207-0357

601-469-3242

601-713-1421

601-939-9306

601-264-3326

WEBSITE

BELK.COM

MSCRAFTS.ORG

OAKEXPERIENCE. COM

PINECONE JACKSON.COM

ROSS FURNITUREMS COM

TISHGAMMILL HOME.COM

COMPUTERIZED REGISTRY

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

RETURN POLICY

6 MONTHS FROM WEDDING DATE

SEE GALLERY MANAGER FOR EXPIRATION

30 DAY RETURN WITH RECEIPT

90 DAYS FROM WEDDING DATE

90 DAYS FROM THE WEDDING DATE

STORE CREDIT WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF WEDDING

FINE CHINA

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

CASUAL DINNERWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

GLASS & STEMWARE

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

FLATWARE

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

COOKWARE & SMALL APPLIANCES

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

BARWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

TABLE LINENS

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

BEDDING & BATH

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

HOME DECOR

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES


B R I DA L B O U T I QU E G U I D E the perfect fit

HOURS

THE BRIDAL PATH 601-981-8364 | JACKSON BRIDALPATHINC.COM

THE BRIDE & GROOM 662-327-4337 | COLUMBUS, MS THEBRIDEANDGROOMMS.COM

IT’S A DATE & THE TUXEDO SHOP 662-324-4TUX | STARKVILLE, MS ITSADATEFORMALS.COM

KAY’S KREATIONS 662-844-1704 | TUPELO KAYS-KREATIONS.NET

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

LAUREN ELIZABETH BRIDAL 601-842-0104 | MADISON, MS LAURENELIZABETHBRIDAL.COM

LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL 870-734-3244 | BRINKLEY, AR LOWSBRIDAL.COM

MAGNOLIA MARIEE 601-446-6400 | NATCHEZ, MS MAGNOLIAMARIEE.COM

MIMI’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR 601-649-6006 | LAUREL MIMISBRIDAL.COM

WOO COUTURE 601-454-3262 | JACKSON WOOCOUTURE.COM

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

TUES-FRI 10-5:30 & SAT 10-4

MON-FRI 10-5 SAT 10-3 OR BY APPT.

MON - FRI 10-5 SAT 10-3

MON - SAT 10-6 SUN BY APPT ONLY

TUES-THURS 10-6 FRI & SAT APPT ONLY

SIZES

0-32

0-32

0-30

4-30

0-32

0-32

ATTENDANT’S WEAR BRIDESMAID, MOTHERS, FLOWER GIRL

ALL

ALL

ALL

ALL

ALL

SHOES & ACCESSORIES

DESIGNERS

BOTH

ALLURE BRIDALS, CASABLANCA, LAZARO, MONIQUE LHUILLIER MORI LEE

BOTH

ARIA, BLUSH BY HAYLEY PAIGE, TARA KEELY BY LAZARO, MARISA BARATELLI, ALLURE COUTURE, STELLA YORK, CASEBLANCA, JUSTIN ALEXANDER, TRINA TURK

BOTH

KENNETH WINSTON, ELLA ROSA, GALLERY, MORI LEE, MAGGIE SOTTERO, VOYAGE & JULIETTA BY MORI LEE, BONNY, MARY’S, KITTY CHEN

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

BOTH

PRONOVIAS, PRONOVIAS ATELIER, WHITE ONE, LA SPOSA, ST. PATRICK, CATHERINE DEAN, CHRISTINA WU, LAUREN ELIZABETH PRIVATE LABEL

BOTH

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

BRIDESMAIDS,

TUES - FRI 10-5 & SAT 9-4

0-32

MON 10-3 TUES-FRI 10-5 SAT 9-3

4-30

ALL

BOTH

ALLURE BRIDALS, ENZOANI, KENNETH WINSTON, MAGGIE SOTTERO, MORI LEE, PRONOVIAS

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

BY APPT ONLY

0-PLUS CUSTOM SIZES

ALL

JEWELRY VEILS

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

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WOMEN’S SIZES, FLOWER GIRL


VENUE GUIDE COMPANY NAME

FIND US ON PAGE

ROOM CAPACITY

AVERAGE PRICE/ PERSON

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

OUTDOOR AREA

FACILITY FEE

CEREMONY SITE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

CE EN NTR TRA ALL M MII SS SSIISS SSIIP PP PII --- C

BRIDLEWOOD OF MADISON

107

100-650

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

112

450

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

22

350

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

7

200+

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

88

UP TO 400

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

13

500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

96

50-1000

$35

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

104

30-125

$30+

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

19

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

106

50-1000

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

IFC

200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

105

15-350

$40

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

98

400

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

92

60-400+

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

104

250

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

14

600

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

104

100-300

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

135

60-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

3

300

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

601-270-1121

COTTON MARKET 601-906-5499

DULING HALL 601-292-7121

THE FAULKNER 601-566-1939

GREY OAKS PLANTATION 850-341-9900

THE HIDEAWAY AT REED'S ESTATE 731-616-0771

HILTON JACKSON 601-957-2800

THE IRON HORSE GRILL 601-398-0151

THE IVY VENUE 601-906-5499

JACKSON MARRIOTT 601-969-5100

KING EDWARD HOTEL 601-969-8508

THE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED KITCHEN 601-398-4562

MCCLAIN LODGE 601-829-1101

MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM 601-432-4500

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER 601-856-7546

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART 601-960-1515

MISSISSIPPI SPORTS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM 601-982-8264

OLD CAPITOL INN 601-359-9000

THE OPERA HOUSE 769-231-6145


VENUE GUIDE COMPANY NAME

THE PLACE AT HARBOUR CROSSING

FIND US ON PAGE

ROOM CAPACITY

AVERAGE PRICE/ PERSON

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

OUTDOOR AREA

135

200+

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

97

300-800

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

102

50-600

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

105

UP TO 175

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

102

150-1200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

106

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

6

250

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

32

10-850

$28 - $56

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

FACILITY FEE

CEREMONY SITE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

601-853-0014

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM 601-832-8395

THE RAILROAD DISTRICT 601-939-4518

THE RICK HOUSE 601-398-4562

THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE 601-939-4518

SPRING LAKE VENUE 601-398-8364

TABLE 100 601-933-2720

THE WESTIN 769-447-5119

- TH E DE LTA -

GRAMMY MUSEUM

109

662-441-0100

100-350

N/A - G U L F COAST -

BEAU RIVAGE CASINO & RESORTS

145

20-1000

$60

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

144

20-250

$25-$45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

149

25-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

148

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

148

UP TO 400

$28+

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

228-386-7987

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB 228-255-2918

GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB 228-868-8619

THE VENUE AT SOUTHERN OAKS FARM 228-218-1906

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL 228-233-1230

- N ATC HE Z | S O U TH W E ST M I SS I SS I P P I -

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN

154

601-446-8500

60-300

VARIES

NO

- N O R TH E AST M I SS I SS I P P I -

THE ANTLER

161

500+

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

161

420

$27

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

103

UP TO 600

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

662-419-7980

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT OXFORD 662-638-6014

THE MILL AT MSU CONFERENCE CENTER 601-707-3310

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VENUE GUIDE

VENUE GUIDE COMPANY NAME

FIND US ON PAGE

ROOM CAPACITY

AVERAGE PRICE/ PERSON

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

OUTDOOR AREA

FACILITY FEE

CEREMONY SITE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

- P I N E B E LT -

THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD

107

100-500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

167

60

$30

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

170

20-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

170

20-200

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-270-1121

COTTON BLUES 601-450-0510

THAD COCHRAN CENTER 601-266-4399

TRENT LOTT NATIONAL CENTER 601-266-4399

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12 MONTH WEDDING TIMELINE Now that you’ve said “yes!” it’s time to get organized! Use our checklist as a guideline to help you through the wedding planning process.

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

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

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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!!!


WEDDING DAY CHECKLIST 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

WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

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

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 Checks Something old, new, borrowed & blue

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 Stock Certificates Tax Agency Records Voter Registration Records Wills/Trusts

WEDDING ATTIRE FOR HER:

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

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

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WEDDING BUDGET CEREMONY

MUSIC

STATIONERY

$_______ Ceremony Site Fee

$_______ Ceremony

$_______ Save-the-Date Cards

$_______ Officiant

$_______ Reception

$_______ Invitations & Envelopes

$_______ Marriage License $_______ Candles/Candelabra

$_______ Calligrapher OPTIONAL ITEMS

$_______ Postage

$_______ Wedding Coordinator

$_______ Thank You Notes

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES

$_______ Attendant Accommodations

$_______ Ceremony Programs

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

$_______ Bridesmaids’ Dresses/Shoes

$_______ Placecards

$_______ Flower Girl’s Dress

$_______ Other

$_______ Groomsmens’ Formal Wear $_______ Ring Bear’s Attire

TRANSPORTATION

$_______ Bridesmaid Luncheon

$_______ Wedding Party

$_______ Host & Hostess gift

$_______ Guests

$_______ Other

$_______ Parking

FLOWERS

PHOTOGRAPHY

VIDEOGRAPHY

$_______ Bride’s Bouquet

$_______ Photographer Fees

$_______ Videographer’s Fee

$_______ Attendants’ Bouquets

$_______ Engagement Session

$_______ Wedding DVD

$_______ Proofs

$_______ Additional Copies

$_______ Groom’s Boutonnière

$_______ Wedding Album(s)

$_______ Edited Highlights

$_______ Ceremony Flowers

$_______ Disk of Images

$_______ “Love Story” Production

& Boutonnière

$_______ Reception Flowers $_______ Decorations/Balloons GIFTS

$_______ Maid/Matron of Honor $_______ Bridesmaids $_______ Best Man $_______ Groomsmen $_______ Ushers $_______ Child Attendants $_______ Bride & Groom $_______ Bride’s Parents & Grandparents $_______ Groom’s Parents & Grandparents

RECEPTION

WEDDING ATTIRE

$_______ Reception Site Fees

FOR HER:

$_______ Food & Service

$_______ Gown

$_______ Tax & Gratuity

$_______ Alterations

$_______ Beverage/Bar Fee

$_______ Headpiece / Veil

$_______ Cake/Cake Cutting Fee

$_______ Lingerie & Garter

$_______ Rental Items

$_______ Shoes

$_______ Other

$_______ Jewelry & Accessories $_______ Hair, Makeup, & Manicure

RINGS

$_______ Engagement $_______ Bride’s Wedding Band $_______ Groom’s Wedding Band

$_______ Other FOR HIM: $_______ Formal Wear $_______ Neckwear & Cufflinks

$_______ Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

$_______ Accessories

$_______ Cake Cutting Attendant

$_______ Shoes

$_______ Soloist/Musicians

$_______ Other

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SHARING THE COST Willingness and ability should always be taken into account when negotiating who pays for each expense. Use these traditional guidelines for some basic guidance, but don’t be afraid to break the “rules!” Everyone should be comfortable with their share and nothing is ever set in stone. BRIDE

GROOM

Groom’s Wedding Ring

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

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

Bachelor(ette) Party Accommodations for Self Wedding Attire & Shoes

TOTALS FOR BUDGET Ceremony Favors & Accessories Flowers Gifts

Music Photography Reception Rings

Stationery Transportation Videography Wedding Attire PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 189


K E E P I N G T R AC K VENDORS CAKE CATERING CEREMONY SITE FLOWERS FORMAL WEAR GOWN HAIR/MAKEUP MUSIC | CEREMONY MUSIC | RECEPTION OFFICIANT PHOTOGRAPHER RECEPTION SITE RENTAL TRANSPORTATION VIDEOGRAPHER WEDDING COORDINATOR

NAME/PHONE

DATE

AMOUNT

BALANCE DUE


ACCOMMODATIONS Beau Rivage Resort and Casino Biloxi, MS | 145 Courtyard by Marriott Oxford Oxford, MS | 161 Courtyard by Marriott Starkville Starkville, MS | 103 The Mill at MSU Conference Center Starkville, MS | 103 Dunleith Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 54 Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport, MS | 152 Hilton Garden Inn Jackson, MS | IFC King Edward Hotel Jackson, MS | IFC Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 96 Jackson Marriott Jackson, MS | 106 The Inn at Ole Miss Oxford, MS | 160 McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 98 The Westin Jackson, MS | 32 White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 148 BAR & BEVERAGE The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 104 McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 98 BEAUTY Massage Envy Madison, MS | 135 Soul Spa Jackson, MS | 32 Tracy Branch Agency Florence, MS | 54 BRIDAL BOUTIQUES The Bridal Path Jackson, MS | 76

Lace Bridal Experience Brandon, MS | 81

Old Capitol Inn Jackson, MS |135

Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11

DESTINATION WEDDINGS Leisure Cruise and Travel Brandon, MS | 21

Low’s Bridal & Formal Brinkley, AR | IFC Magnolia Mariee Natchez, MS | 80 Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 5 Woo Couture Jackson, MS | 81 BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk Department Store Mississippi | IBC Mississippi Craft Center Ridgeland, MS | 104 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 107 Pine Cone Jackson, MS | 127 Ross Furniture Flowood, MS | 124 Tish Gammill Home Hattiesburg, MS | 170 CAKES Cakes by Iris Campbell’s Bakery Jackson, MS | 12 Cotton Blues Catering Hattiesburg, MS | 167 Creative Cakes Tupelo, MS | 161 CATERING Cotton Blues Catering Hattiesburg, MS | 167 Elements Catering & Floral Design MS, AL, LA | 4 Fresh Cut Catering & Floral Flowood, MS | 102 Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 96 The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 104 King Edward Hotel Jackson, MS | IFC

The Bride and Groom Columbus, MS | 54

The Manship Jackson, MS | 105

It’s a Date & The Tuxedo Shop Starkville, MS | 52

McClain Catering Brandon, MS | 98

Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 80

Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 107

Natchez Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Natchez, MS | 155

MOTHER’S FASHIONS Belk Department Store Mississippi | IBC The Bridal Path Jackson, MS | 76 The Bride & Groom Columbus, MS | 54

The Westin Jackson, MS | 32

It’s a Date & The Tuxedo Shop Starkville, MS | 52

FLORISTS/ EVENT DESIGNERS

Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 80

A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 149

Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11

Elements Catering & Floral Design MS, AL, LA | 4

Low’s Bridal & Formal Brinkley, AR | IFC

Fresh Cut Catering & Floral Flowood, MS | 102 Green Oak Florist Jackson, MS | 118 Moreton’s Flowerland Natchez, MS | 156 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 107 University Florist and Gifts Hattiesburg, MS | 170 GROOMSWEAR The Rogue Jackson, MS | 88 Tuxedo Junction Flowood, Jackson, Ridgeland | 90 Tuxes Too Jackson, MS | 84 HONEYMOON/ TRAVEL AGENCIES Leisure Cruise and Travel Brandon, MS | 21

Magnolia Mariee Natchez, MS | 80 Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 5 Woo Couture Jackson, MS | 81 PLANT RENTALS Green Oak Florists Jackson, MS | 118 PHOTO BOOTHS Mississippi PhotoBooths Benton, MS | 104 PHOTOGRAPHY/ PORTRAITS Alisa Chapman Photography Jackson, MS | 44 April and Paul Photography Hattiesburg, MS | 44 Imani Khayyam Photography Jackson, MS | 50 Jodye Sabatini Photography Jackson, MS | 50

Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 92

Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 45

INVITATIONS/ PROGRAMS/STATIONERY Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 92

Tilley Photography Gulfport, MS | 148

JEWELERS CUSTOM JEWELRY Van Atkins Jewelers New Albany, MS | IBC LIGHTING & DRAPING Event Rentals, Inc. Pontotoc, MS | 161 Mississippi Tent & Party Rental Madison, MS | 2

READY TO WEAR Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11 REHEARSAL DINNERS/ LUNCHEONS Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro Jackson, MS | 32 Table 100 Flowood, MS | 6 The Westin Jackson, MS | 32


RENTALS ABC Rental Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, & Ocean Springs, MS | 148 Event Rentals, Inc. Pontotoc, MS | 161 Mississippi Tent & Party Rental Madison, MS | 2 Oh So Classy Events Natchez, MS | 156 SPA & WELLNESS Beau Rivage Biloxi, MS | 145 Massage Envy Madison, MS | 135 Soul Spa Jackson, MS | 32 SPECIAL OCCASIONS The Bride & Groom Columbus, MS | 54 TUXEDOS House of Tux Columbus & Starkville, MS | 54 It’s a Date & The Tuxedo Shop Starkville, MS | 52 Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 80 Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11 Magnolia Mariée Natchez, MS | 80 Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 5 Tuxedo Junction Flowood, Jackson, & Ridgeland, MS | 90

Tuxes Too Jackson, MS | 84

The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 104

The Railroad District Jackson, MS | 102

VENUES The Antler Tupelo, MS | 161

The Ivy Venue Flowood, MS | 19

The Rick House Jackson, MS | 105

Jackson Marriott Jackson, MS | 106

The South Warehouse Jackson, MS | 102

King Edward Hotel Jackson, MS | IFC

Spring Lake Venue Pearl, MS | 106

The Manship Jackson, MS |105

Table 100 Banquet/ Event Center Flowood, MS | 6

The Barn at Bridlewood Hattiesburg, MS | 107 Beau Rivage Resort and Casino Biloxi, MS | 145 Bridlewood of Madison Madison, MS | 107

McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 98

Cotton Market Rankin County, MS | 112 Courtyard by Marriott Oxford Oxford, MS | 161

The Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS | 103

Diamondhead Country Club Diamondhead, MS | 144

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum Jackson, MS | 92

Duling Hall Jackson, MS | 22

Mississippi Craft Center Ridgeland, MS | 104

Dunleith Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 154

Mississippi Museum of Art Jackson, MS | 14

The Faulkner Jackson, MS | 7

Mississippi Realtors Center Flowood, MS | 135

Grammy Museum MS Cleveland, MS | 109

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jackson, MS | 104

Great Southern Club Gulfport, MS | 149

Old Capitol Inn Jackson, MS | 135

Grey Oaks Plantation Vicksburg, MS | 88

The Opera House Canton, MS | 3

The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate Brookhaven, MS | 13 Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 96

The Place at Harbour Crossing Madison, MS | 135 Providence Hill Farm Jackson, MS | 97

The Inn at Ole Miss Oxford, MS | 60

NOTES

Thad Cochran Center Hattiesburg, MS | 170 Trent Lott National Center Hattiesburg, MS | 170 The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm Gulf Coast | 148 The Westin Jackson, MS | 32 White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 148 VIDEOGRAPHY Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 45 WEDDING COORDINATORS A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 149 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 107 Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 92


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