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Around the State

BRIDAL GOWNS,

Capital River Region...........83 BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHERS

DESIGN INSPIRATION

Vintage Charm.....................23 Coast.........................................45 Bridal Boutique Guide....246 Farmers Market....................26 Delta..........................................99 Timeless Elegance............109 Natchez....................................91 DESTINATION MARRIED Best Honeymoon Northeast Mississippi........73 COVER BRIDE Cover Bride.............................16 Spots........................................32 Oxford......................................35 Pine Belt..................................63

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ENGAGEMENTS

GROOMS

Congratulations..................157 Premier Guys.......................143 RECEPTIONS On-site...................................229 FLOWERS PHOTOGRAPHY Venue Guide.......................247 6W\OH3UR´OH Selecting Photos..............223

REGISTRY

Featured Wedding PREMIER BRIDAL GUIDE Love-its.................................207 Form.......................................263 Guide & Planning Registry Guide..................244 pages......................................227 Registry Raves.....................211

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MESSAGE from the PUBLISHER

LYNDA JUNGKIND Publisher EDITOR | Amy Wallace SALES MANAGER-AD DIRECTOR | Johnelle Brewster STYLE EDITOR | Cortney Warren

Lynda Jungkind Publisher

STAFF WRITER | Jenny Cox Holman ACCOUNT MANAGER | Teresa K. Shaw PRODUCTION DIRECTOR | Michael Hogg BLOG | Jenny Cox Holman

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Nelson Mandela Did you notice anything different with this issue? Yes, we have changed our name to Premier Wedding of Mississippi. In addition, we are changing our show’s name to the Premier Wedding Show.

SOCIAL MEDIA | Kristen Jolivette GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Sara Gatlin GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Laura Thompson DESIGN INTERN | Sophia Costa

Why the changes? In speaking with today’s couples, it’s not just about the bride, it’s about the couple; it’s about the wedding. We want our publication and our shows to be reflective of today’s couples, today’s weddings and illustrate all that is possible for anyone getting married. Most importantly, we want to be inclusive. Regardless of your ethnicity, race, religion or sexual orientation, all are welcomed at Premier Wedding and the Premier Wedding Show. Our goal is for you to have the wedding of your dreams as you start this new chapter in your lives. We hope you find Premier Wedding helpful in planning your wedding. And we look to see you at a Premier Wedding Show. As always, we enjoy your feedback. Be sure and tell our Premier Wedding professionals that you heard about them in Premier Wedding. Keep Premier Wedding handy and make notes in the planning section and throughout the publication as Premier Wedding will become a treasured keepsake of your special day. Finally, we want your wedding to be one of our featured weddings. You’ll find the form on page 264, the last page. Maybe you’ll be our cover like Sai Sruthi Veerisetty Hannah. Best wishes and… God Bless,

EDITORIAL INTERNS | Makia Alexander,

Tiera Bryant, Elizabeth Costa, Alexis Moore, Gracia Rodriguez CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER | David O’Steen CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Jennifer Erdman CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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FEATURED WEDDINGS Ainsworth-Baessler..............................................................................183

McGuire-Mareina..................................................................................134

Bowlin-Richardson.................................................................................23

Montegut-Smith....................................................................................54

Brennan-Spurlock..................................................................................48

Rayborn-Wedgeworth..........................................................................71

Browning-Rabalais................................................................................171

Ray-Hood...............................................................................................178

Bruns-Glaser............................................................................................94

Richesin-Ballard....................................................................................42

Conn-McGowan....................................................................................161

Roots-Callwood...................................................................................169

Daniels-Lawrence..................................................................................84

Samuels-Bryant....................................................................................137

Eaves-Grogan.......................................................................................190

Stewart-Harkins....................................................................................90

Ellis-Miller...............................................................................................165

Taylor-Perry...........................................................................................86

Elkins-Knight...........................................................................................26

Tighe-Ware...........................................................................................104

Farmer-Lawrence..................................................................................89

Tolliver-Kettleman.............................................................................220

Henderson-Parks..................................................................................215

Upchurch-Tisdale................................................................................176

Hensley-Ivy..............................................................................................65

Veerisetty-Hannah.................................................................................16

Horner-Hinds.........................................................................................198

Warwick-Adair.......................................................................................82

Jeanne-Kopp.........................................................................................179

Watts-Norcross....................................................................................101

Jones-Gatewood...................................................................................172

White-Houck.........................................................................................138

King-Johnson..........................................................................................77

Wood-Kimbrough.................................................................................75

LeBlanc-Williams..................................................................................38

Tighe-Ware P. 104

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

• 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.

• 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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SAI SRUTHI

VEERISETTY WILSON THOMAS

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THE DETAILS CAKES CAKE DIVA CATERER TASTE OF INDIA, COUNTRY CLUB OF JACKSON COORDINATOR STELLA & CO, ZEBA DUVURRI FLOWERS FRESH CUT CATERING & FLORAL INVITATIONS FRESH INK LIGHTING APOLLO PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHANIE RHEA PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO BOOTH DE LA BARRE PHOTOBOOTH RECEPTION VENUE COUNTRY CLUB OF JACKSON REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE CHAR RENTALS MS TENT COMPANY TRANSPORTATION PHOENIX LIMOUSINE


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The First Impression When your guests receive their wedding invitation, they will immediately form an impression of the ceremony to come. That is why selecting the invitation - the paper, the style, the wording - is an important first step in your wedding plans. Experienced stationers are your best guide, and their advice is available at no charge when you purchase your invitations in their store. Not only do stationers offer assistance on the invitations, but they can also provide helpful hints on when to order and mail them while also determining proper postage budgeting and a myriad of other details. Take time to select your invitations and put thought into the decision. Feel the paper samples. What impression do they give? Understated elegance? Fun? Whimsical? Romantic? Your stationer will know the etiquette for proper wording, including unusual situations such as divorced parents, second marriages, professional titles, religious customs, and so on. Envelopes should be hand addressed in black or charcoal gray ink. You may also choose professional hand calligraphy or an automated calligraphy machine for the envelopes. To determine how many invitations to order, count each couple and single guest, each attendant, parents, family and clergy. Order extra invitations to handle surprises and extra envelopes for addressing mistakes. Be certain to pre-stamp reply cards, weigh the complete invitation to ensure correct postage and remember to select attractive stamps.

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Anniversary TRACKING TRADITIONS

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH 6TH 7TH 8TH 9TH 10TH 11TH 12TH

PAPER COTTON LEATHER LINEN WOOD IRON WOOL BRONZE POTTERY TIN STEEL SILK

13TH 14TH 15TH 20TH 25TH 30TH 35TH 40TH 45TH 50TH 55TH 60TH

LACE IVORY CRYSTAL CHINA SILVER PEARLS CORAL/JADE RUBIES SAPPHIRES GOLD EMERALDS DIAMONDS


DESIGN INSPIRATION VINTAGE CHARM

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CALLIE

BOWLIN CHARLES

RICHARDSON MAY 7, 2016 | KENTWOOD, LA

THE DETAILS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE ASHLEY RENEE BRIDAL CAKES & DESSERTS COCOA BEAN BAKERY CEREMONY, RECEPTION, & REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE THE WHITE MAGNOLIA CATERER LOUISIANA BAYOU BISTRO COORDINATOR ANGELA MARIE EVENTS FLOWERS ROOT FLORAL DESIGN & FRESH CUT CATERING & FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHER ASHLEIGH JAYNE PHOTOGRAPHY MOTHERS DRESS BOUTIQUE DILLARDS RENTALS TIMELESS RENTALS VIDEOGRAPHER BRIDE FILM


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DESIGN INSPIRATION FARMERS MARKET

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ASHLEIGH

ELKINS COLIN

KNIGHT JUNE 4, 2016 | OXFORD, MS

THE DETAILS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE LACE BRIDAL EXPERIENCE BAR IRON HORSE GRILL CATERING & FLOWERS FRESH CUT CATERING & FLORAL CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE THE MILL AT PLEIN AIR COORDINATOR & EVENT DESIGNER & INVITATIONS SIGNATURE OCCASIONS GUEST ACCOMODATIONS THE GRADUATE OXFORD MOTHERS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE THE BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOGRAPHER B.FLINT PHOTOGRAPHY REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE THE RAVINE RENTALS DETAILS


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

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

ALLOWS COUPLES TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES Destination weddings are, for the most part, meant to be convenient and fun. Often, for the second or third time couple, it is about making a statement and expressing to family and friends an idea of how they see their future together. Having already gone through the pomp and circumstance of a first wedding, relaxation and family are much more important this time around.

EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF AT ONCE Since destination weddings come complete with packages that include a wedding professional to take care of every detail, it’s really just up to you to decide on the big picture. Usually the wedding planner will handle the flowers, photographer, caterer, musicians and reception area, all with your input of course. In most cases the wedding planner will take care of the marriage license too. All you have to do is send the necessary documents.

EASIER FOR BUSY BRIDES AND GROOMS

IT’S ABOUT HAVING FUN

One reason so many couples are choosing destination weddings is because brides are busier than ever. Most destination wedding resorts around the world offer wedding planners who take care of all the details on site. Some resorts bring the couple down months in advance to go over the wedding arrangements including colors, special needs and instructions, and ceremony location. After the initial visit the couple does not arrive until just days before the wedding and usually with the guests and attendants.

When you choose a destination wedding you’ll find the mood to be more relaxed as everyone will be in vacation mode. In a traditional wedding at least one family is in their home territory. With a destination wedding, families come together in a resort setting to celebrate the wedding while also having a chance to spend time doing fun things. Remember, destination weddings are meant to be personal and meaningful, but not necessarily solemn occasions. The weddings are about the guests having a good time and the couple remembering their special day for many years to come.

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HAVE GUESTS WILL TRAVEL Accomodating your guest from Near to Far t When planning your wedding, it’s important to consider the needs of your out-of-town guests, many of whom will be traveling great distances to share in your joyous occasion. You’ll want to make certain their visit is an enjoyable one.

t Most hotels provide a discounted rate when you reserve a block of rooms. The number of rooms required to qualify for a group rate will vary by hotel. Some hotels offer additional services such as a hospitality suite for your guests to gather for breakfast or cocktails and, if needed, special checkout considerations.

t It’s a good idea to consider the different economic situations of your out-

t Traditionally,

it is the duty of the bride’s family to recommend accommodations for out-of-town guests. It is not their responsibility, however, to pay for them. Include printed information in the wedding invitation such as toll-free numbers for each hotel, the name under which the reservation is held and hotel shuttle information so your guests can call the hotel directly to make their reservations.

t It is appropriate for the bride and groom to arrange transportation to and from the ceremony and reception locations for all out-of-town guests. It is perfectly acceptable to arrange for family and friends to provide the transportation.

of-town guests. Provide two or three options to create a comfortable price range. While some of your guests may be on a limited budget, others will be combining their vacation with your wedding.

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The Best Honeymoon

spots in the United States

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

FOR THE ADVENTURER ORLANDO, FLORIDA Not just for families, Orlando’s attractions go well beyond the mouse these days. The theme park capital of the world, the Orlando area is home to a number of parks from Universal Studios, Sea World, LEGO Land and nearby Busch Gardens. There are plenty of entertainment and outdoor activities in central Florida as well, and a day trip to the beach is just a short drive away. Luxury resorts and spas can be found both on and off park properties and flights into the city are readily available at reasonable rates. 032 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER/SPRING 2017

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Some of the most beautiful scenery in the country can be found in this western national park where couples can opt to lodge in beautiful resorts, partake in high-end camping or “glamping,” or rough it in one of the area’s rustic camping areas. Hiking, climbing, kayaking, fishing, and wildlife photography are just a few activities adventurous and outdoorsy couples can enjoy in the nation’s premier park.

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

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


A MISSISSIPPI

WEDDING

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. But the style of a wedding is only part of what becomes most memorable. In Mississippi, a proper Southern wedding is about ambiance and all that it imparts. For example, the ever popular destination wedding allows the bridal party and guests to take in the local sites and do a little shopping, but it also provides a venue in which everyone can relax, enjoy the momentous occasion, and reminisce.

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. Above all, a Mississippi wedding is elegant, classic, and traditional. However, it is not dictated by style alone. It is genuinely Southern because of the ambiance it conveys. The atmosphere engages the bridal party and guests and allows them to remember the meaning of the special event - friends and family gathered together in an intimate setting to celebrate a union and to make treasured memories. That truly defines a Mississippi wedding. Join us as we visit Mississippi and the professionals that will make your dream wedding come true.

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around the state

OXFORD REGION - the cultural mecca of the South -

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estled in the Hills of North Mississippi, Oxford 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 and Gun. Many writers have followed in Faulkner’s footsteps, making Oxford their home over the years adding to the literary reputation, the town 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 or indoors, contemporary or historical. Local caterers offer Southern specialties and 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!


Expressing

THANKS

When friends and family give you a gift for your wedding, you naturally want to thank them. Here are a few tips for achieving a TIVWSREP]IXHMKRMÁIHXSRI and creating a beautiful expression of your thanks.

• Use a system to keep track of every offering, one that links the name of the giver with the gift, and indicates which cards you have already sent.

• If you order monogrammed stationery, remember to have some made up with your maiden initials for notes that must be written before the wedding.

• The best way to handle thank you notes is to write them the moment gifts are received.

• Always mention the gift you have received specifically in each letter.

• If you must delay writing your thank you notes, strive for a delay of no more than three months.

• Let your natural warmth pervade your writing.

• A hand written thank you note will always have the most impact when compared to a printed sentiment.

• Thank you notes are the bride’s responsibility.

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

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parent shortly afterward. The bride’s father should always walk his daughter down the aisle, except under extenuating circumstances. If that is not possible, a substitute can stand in for the father. A brother, uncle, step-father or close family friend will be fine. Special church seating arrangements can help smooth rough spots. The bride’s mother and her immediate family (parents, husband and children) are seated in the first row. The second row is left empty to afford a better view for the bride’s father, who, after giving her away, is seated with his immediate family in the third row. The same seating arrangement pertains to the groom’s family if they are divorced. The small amount of time and attention devoted to handling these matters will reward you with a day that is as free of tension as it can possibly be.


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merging families with different backgrounds Are you a bride worried about how her in-laws will gel with her family? You aren’t alone! Thousands of brides across the nation are worrying about the exact same thing. Here are some tips to help you through it and try to ease your woes. • Usually the life styles, full family structures, and habits of your inlaws are completely different from your own. Sometimes, this can be overwhelming or confusing until you get your bearings. This can be especially true if you’re marrying someone who is of a different nationality or has a different cultural or religious background. Do not start to panic! Sometimes different can be good. • Before the wedding, it is important to get acquainted with the groom’s family if you don’t already know them. The same is true for your family as well. Everyone should meet before hand so there isn’t any nervousness. If you don’t know his family well and are looking for a way to get to know them, try taking it slow, especially if he has

a large family. Start with the groom’s mother, it’s usually easier to find things to do with another woman. Try going shopping together or eating lunch to get to know one another. For the father, take a little time to chat with him about his son. Usually, fathers aren’t too difficult to bond with; however, they don’t talk as much and won’t be as interested in your life’s history as his mother. This isn’t a bad thing either. His mom just wants to get to know you. Mothers just love to share embarrassing stories and photos, so ask. You will receive a wealth of funny stories. Share some of your goofy moments, too. These things will help you bond with the groom’s side of the family, as well as show his family how much you love and care about him. • If he hasn’t met your side of the family, you may be a bit nervous. Don’t worry too much, just brace yourself for the same things you received during the visit with his side of the family - embarrassing stories from your mother or jokes from your

dad. Give him time to meet members of your family without being bombarded. Sometimes we have to keep family members entertained to avoid having your groom plied with a million and one questions. Again, don’t worry. Everyone will get to know one another soon enough. He will probably bond with your dad more easily than with your mom since men prefer to talk less and don’t usually delve too far into details. • Do you have siblings? If so, they will want to meet your future husband and make sure you will be well cared for by him. Sit down with your groom and your siblings, you may need to monitor the conversation at first, and hope they don’t embarrass you as much as your mom. In all honesty, meeting the families is all about having fun and embarrassing moments. So relax and enjoy meeting some new people. After all, you’ll be part of their family soon.

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PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Parents of the bride In addition to offering their love and support, and perhaps a bit of the green stuff, your parents also play a big part in the celebration of your marriage. Their responsibilities are generally as follows, though you may want to customize this list for your personal situation. • Parents formally announce your engagement in the newspaper in your hometown, your fiancé’s hometown and the town where you’ve chosen to make your home.

• Composing their portion of the guest list as early as possible. If needed, they may tactfully remind the groom’s mother that you need her list too.

• Hosting the engagement party. • Inviting the groom’s parents to their home.

• The mother of the bride should select a gown that complements the bride’s gown, and inform the groom’s mother of her selection.

• Assisting you with scheduling the rehearsal, ceremony and reception.

• Parents inform the groom’s family on a regular basis of all RSVPs from their list.

• Offering opinions and advice during the planning, but respecting your wishes.

• The father of the bride should offer a toast to the newlyweds after the best man, groom and bride have shared their toasts.

• Preparing a list of restaurants should the groom’s parents ask for recommendations for the rehearsal dinner.

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

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

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.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast combines everything in one romantic destination: food, art, history, atmosphere, entertainment, and Southern charm.

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-1Do take advantage of a wedding consultants’ experience in wedding decision making. His or her ability to keep you sane during the planning process is well worth the expense.

-2Do take advantage of Internet technology. Plan your wedding using search engines & email to create your special celebration. There are several Internet sites dedicated to wedding planning that allow you to take advantage of the wealth of information at your fingertips, (Visit premierbride.com for more help). Coordinate with vendors, make & confirm reservations, select flowers, & review menus online.

-3Don’t forget to pamper yourself. Treat your mom and maids the day before the wedding with an afternoon at the spa. You’ll have the time of your life enjoying facials, massages, manicures and pedicures. It will make you feel more relaxed and beautiful.

-4Do contact the church or synagogue where you will perform your ceremony & ask about any rules or guidelines regarding music, flowers, & decor. Some churches & synagogues require that you use their organist

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-6Don’t forget to involve stepparents in your ceremony, perhaps a reading during your ceremony or an invocation before dinner.

-7Do select the ceremony and reception locations nine to 12 months before your wedding. If you’re getting married in popular months like May or June, select these locations as soon as possible.

-8Make finding the right caterer and baker a priority. Great food is critical to the wedding celebration. Interviews and tastings are a must.

-9Don’t forget to confirm the tax & gratuities are included in all vendor prices. If they’re not, find out how much they are.

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

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

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BRIDE & FATHER DANCES 1. I Loved Her First - Heartland 2. Sweat Pea - Amos Lee 3. There You’ll Be - Faith Hill 4. My Girl - Temptations 5. I’ll Stand by You - The Pretenders

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INCLUDING PETS IN YOUR CEREMONY Your dog is considered a family member and the most spoiled one. Tons of brides want to include their pup on the big day but first there are a few things to consider. IS YOUR DOG SOCIAL? Is your dog friendly? Is he comfortable around strangers and large crowds? You will not want to have to worry about your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well being along with everything else on your special day. WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR PET Not sure where to place your dog in the wedding? The traditional idea is have the dog as the ring bearer. Use fake rings in case your dog eats them or runs away. If you are nervous about the dog acting up, you can have a groomsman leash the dog and walk him down the aisle.

DOG FRIENDLY VENUE First you will need to verify with the venue that your pet is welcome. Make sure your dog fits in with the setting. Outside weddings may be perfect for your pet, but even the cutest dogs may not be welcome in a sanctuary. CANINE COUTURE Male dogs always look adorable in a tuxedo outfit or just a bow tie. As for female pups, a cute tutu or flower halo around the collar are appropriate. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Be sure to practice the walk down the aisle many times with your dog and reward him with treats, so your pet will be ready for the big day!

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


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PINE BELT - hospitality begins here -

he southeast region of Mississippi, also known as the Pine Belt, is made up of several neighboring communities - Collins, Columbia, Ellisville, Laurel, and of course Hattiesburg. While the “Hub City” is the fourth largest 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.

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In nearby Laurel, couples can choose from several historic homes along the oak-lined streets of the city’s Central Historic District to host their ceremony or reception.

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 and groom’s specifications.

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Children can be a precious addition to a wedding. Whether they are in the wedding party or guests, keeping them entertained can be challenging! If you are expecting a lot of little ones, here are some tips to consider.

the wedding and gives them a job to be proud of! Have the ring bearer or flower girls hold a sign with something written to the groom.

• Create a craft table for the kids. Custom coloring books, bubbles, etc. Will keep kids occupied during the reception and allow them to get creative.

• For the bride and groom departure, have a glowstick area set up for the kids to take part in the ritual. They can spin and twirl the glow sticks as you skip to the get away car. The glow sticks look great in pictures!

• Throw a candy bouquet! Every little girl pretends to throw their wedding bouquet in their dress-up wedding dress. Make a candy bouquet just for kids and have them join in the fun!

• Hire a sitter for the reception! Use a private room at your venue as a place for young children to play, watch movies, or nap while their parents enjoy the festivities of your day!

• Kid friendly drinks are very popular. Add fruit and Kool-Aid to a large canister with a spout. The kids will love being able to get the drinks themselves, and it’s healthier then just canned sodas. Snow cone bars are perfect for kids to create their own desserts. Kids will love a snack bar filled with popcorn, twizzlers, and cupcakes. • Give small children in the wedding party a prop. A tricycle for outdoor weddings, chalkboard sign, etc. The prop makes the kids feel important in

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From the moment we contacted Mrs. Lauren and Mr. Donnie I knew there was something special about Rasberry Greene. As soon as we pulled in the driveway, I knew that we would be getting married here. They are the true meaning of southern hospitality; welcoming you with open arms and hearts. They will do anything and everything in their power to make your wedding day special. I know they did with ours. Mrs. Lauren and Mr. Donnie will forever feel like family, and Rasberry Greene will always feel like home to us!” Sarah Baughman 2016 Rasberry Greene Bride

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NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI - from faulkner to elvis -

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ortheast Mississippi is bustling. From Oxford to Tupelo to the Golden Triangle, each area offers a unique experience. All areas offer brides big city amenities with some of the state’s top wedding specialists to make a wedding day complete. And all offer that Mississippi hospitality and charm that says, “Y’all come back now, you hear.” Where else can you find William Faulkner and 60 miles away, the birthplace of Elvis? Where else can you find old oak trees and magnolias blooming at stately mansions? Where else can you find the re-vitalization of a community with trendy shops and restaurants? Where else can you find top medical facilities and a top PGA golf course? Northeast Mississippi is home to industry, recreation, and higher education…University of (Ole Miss), Mississippi University for Women Mississippi State University, and Rust College, in numerous community colleges.

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There are several ways to make a wedding unique and memorable in this part of the state. From a rehearsal dinner cruise on an excursion yacht along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, “I Do’s” in an antebellum home or an old restored chapel, or a gathering for out-of-town guests at a bed and breakfast, weddings in Northeast Mississippi are a bride’s dream. Of course, if you really want something unique, there’s a buffalo park, fish hatchery and car museum. Add some of the best restaurants and chefs in this part of Mississippi, and you and your guests won’t leave hungry. Regardless of where a couple decides to host their wedding, Northeast Mississippi boasts delightful towns that are steeped in history and built on tradition – two qualities that are essential for a Southern wedding.


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Hiring an expert makeup artist is worth the cost for the expertise and experience on your big day. A bride should do her research online to look at the portfolio of work from a potential makeup artists that she is interested in hiring. Do not take a risk with a makeup artist who does not have work that can be seen for review.

Mississippi’s seasons provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs, but the weather cycles of rain, heat, and humidity can bring challenges for makeup. An outdoor wedding calls for different types of makeup as opposed to an indoor wedding. Fitzgerald recommends airbrush makeup as an outdoor friendly option. “No matter what type you go with, make sure your makeup artist can make it as waterproof and long lasting as possible.”

SCHEDULE A STYLE CONSULTATION A bride should schedule a run-through for her wedding day makeup with her makeup artist. “This is the time you have to change and tweak things to your liking, so you both have an understanding of your needs and wants. This should be done at least a few months before the wedding,” said professional makeup artist, Mallory Fitzgerald CONSIDER THE YEAR’S TRENDS VS. TRADITIONAL MAKEUP STYLES A bride-to-be should try to find a perfect balance between trends and traditional makeup styles. The trends for this year are classic, soft beauty styles. “Everything seen at fashion week for 2016 is very feminine with soft berry pinks, floral feminine, flushed rose color on lips, and feline inspired winged eyeliner,” Fitzgerald said

PAMPER AND PREPARE Remember to take time to pamper yourself and take a break from your busy to-do list. Mallory points out that it is important to “up your water intake, start exfoliating twice a week if you don’t already, and don’t get any type of facial wax less than three days before the wedding. Also make sure you are using a good moisturizer morning and night to ensure your makeup will look flawless.” ACCENT YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY AND SENSE OF STYLE No matter if you decide to work with a makeup artist or do your makeup yourself, wedding day makeup should highlight your features and accent your beauty. Keep your makeup simple, clean, and beautiful.

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RAY KYLE

HOOD AUGUST 13, 2016 | PONTOTOC, MS

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CAPITAL RIVER REGION - 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 moss-draped trees to big city attractions, the Capital River Region is one of Mississippi’s grandest regions featuring stately mansions, cannon-lined battlefields, and rich southern history. 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 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 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 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.


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JACKSON JULY 2, 2016 | FLORENCE, MS

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LAWRENCE APRIL 9, 2016 | BROOKHAVEN, MS

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NATCHEZ - southern charm -

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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 riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pour Tourâ&#x20AC;? of our 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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GOLDEN RULES for A Great Wedding Reception 1 SUCCESS IS IN THE DETAILS

When, what, who, in what order... Think through the evening and have a clear plan for the entire event. Then, clearly communicate this plan to all interested parties: your wedding coordinator, catering manager, the wedding party, parents, etc. Consider the schedule and details of events such as cocktails, dinner, grand entrance, toasts, specialty dances and so on. The more you plan ahead, the more you can relax and go with the flow at your reception. 2 ENTERTAINMENT IS THE KEY TO A GOOD PARTY

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

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A convenient time for toasts is just after the first course is served. This gives the servers enough time to ensure that all guests have a drink (nice to have if you’re toasting!) and is still early enough in the evening that you’re likely to have everyone’s attention. Most couples begin with the best man, though some start with the bride’s father; so choose the order that works for you and communicate it to all parties. Be sure to encourage any and all toasters to keep their words brief (no more than a few minutes each) and discourage off-color jokes, too much personal information or “inside” jokes, and any other inappropriate content. If you have any toasters you’re worried about, perhaps you could ask them to write out what they plan to say ahead of time and show it to you. 5 YUMMY FOOD

The food you serve doesn’t have to be expensive or super fancy gourmet, but it should taste good. Enough said! 6 FOCUS ON YOUR GUESTS

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

3 THE FIRST DANCE: “DON’T WAIT FOREVER AND DON’T DO IT FOREVER

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

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DELTA - home of the blues -

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After debutante balls, cotillions, and the pomp and circumstance that surround a young woman’s rites of passage, the events ultimately culminate in a proper southern wedding. For young ladies and their families that have planned for their wedding day their entire lives, only the finest gown, exquisite floral design, and a delectable southern menu will do. When the event of the season comes to a close, guests will leave the Mississippi Delta wanting more.

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

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On the banks of the mighty Mississippi lies the Delta, a region famous for its agriculture, heritage, and the Blues. Its history is so rich in fact, it continues to shape the Delta’s character today. While fields of cotton are reminders of what was once the old South, the Delta prides itself on the great strides it has made by developing into an area of multi-cultural diversity. At the same time, social graces and southern charm continue to reign supreme. Therefore, it is only fitting that weddings are an occasion in which society abounds and the whole community participates.


WEDDING CONSULTANTS What can they do for you?

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Learn from those who have walked the aisle before you, and don’t underestimate the overwhelmingly huge job planning a wedding can be. Planning a wedding includes endless details to arrange, logistics to organize, large numbers of service providers to coordinate, and contracts to negotiate. Often, couples don’t even consider a wedding consultant because they assume that only couples with huge budgets and lavish weddings need one, or can afford one. Not true! Consultants can do as much or as little as you need, and can work with any budget. Often, they can actually save you money with special discounts or experienced knowledge of the best deals and money-saving ideas, so they can help pay for themselves! If your budget is tight, consider using them for just part of the wedding; for example, just the flowers, decorations and day-of coordination. At the very least, have help on the wedding day itself. Just having an experienced professional on-hand to make sure that everything and everybody is where they need to be, when they need to be, is a huge weight off your shoulders, which will give you the freedom to truly enjoy your day.

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If you decide to use a consultant, the most important thing to do is choose someone you like. While there are many good consultants in the business, finding one that suits your temperament, fits with your overall personality and is enjoyable to be around is the real key to success.

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NORCROSS JUNE 4, 2016 | CLARKSDALE, MS

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BRIDAL STYLE 1. HIRE A PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST The benefits of hiring a professional hairstylist bypass the possibility of a hair disaster. A professional hairstylist can also take on the task of creating a hairstyle that is picture worthy and worry-free.

2. HAIR ACCESSORIES VS. TRADITIONAL VEIL Hair accessories can be a nice accent for even the most traditional to modern-day bride. Bigger accessories look best when the hair is in an updo. Smaller accessories look best in half-up hairstyles. Headband pieces look great with any hairstyle. If you are going to wear a traditional veil, stick with a simpler hair accessory in the back of the hair.

3. CONSIDER THE VENUE Planning a hairstyle that will hold nicely against any weather conditions is important for an outdoor wedding. Being in the South, wearing your hair in an updo is recommended because there is a big chance your hair will not hold up if your wedding is outdoors due to the southern humidity. Indoor weddings allow a bride to be more creative and comfortable with her hairstyle. A bride should choose a look that complements her dress and can stay in place for her fun-filled day.

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DETAILS

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SELECTING THE PERFECT NECKLINE

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

Illusion

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

Off the Shoulder An off the shoulder gown creates the perfect silhouette to flatter collarbones, shoulders, and upper arms. This neckline is especially attractive on medium to full chested women.

Halter The halter wraps around the neck exposing a bride’s shoulders. This look is best on taller brides who have broader shoulders.

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Natchez, Mississippi where the river is wide and history runs deep.

Celebrating its 300th anniversary, Natchez, MS is a city full of historic, grand homes with period furnishings, sweeping staircases and exquisite grounds - the perfect location for showcasing this season’s most exciting bridal fashions. The venues may be steeped in history, but forget about antebellum styles. We’ve paired straightfrom-the-runway bridal styles from Mississippi’s best bridal boutiques with the amazingly, avant-garde floral styling of Moreton’s Flowerland. These looks are guaranteed to make history. Brides from all over travel to this picturesque town to hold their destination weddings in some of the most beautiful homes in the country - homes that have hosted weddings for generations. Mississippi brides are fortunate to have these jewels right here within driving distance. From the grandeur of Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens and Dunleith Historic Inn, to the museum quality setting of Stanton Hall, these homes offer a real southern experience with a peek into the past. The truly unique Towers of Natchez is an absolute treasure with room after room of antiquities and carefully selected collections. In contrast, the gothic beauty of St. Mary’s Chapel is accentuated by the picturesque setting - a small clearing deep in the woods surrounding the city. PHOTOS: Southern Wedding Pixels Bouquets and florals: Moreton’s Flowerland HAIR: Kristin Phillips of the Tracy Branch Agency MAKEUP: Christine Cody of the Tracy Branch Agency Shot on location at: Dunleith Historic Inn, Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, Saint Mary’s Chapel at Laurel Hill, Stanton Hall, and The Towers of Natchez Special Thanks to the City of Natchez, Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lynsey Smith, and Rolling River Bistro.

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2 H  FOR THE GOWN For almost 25 years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen many brides with many different ideas of how they should shop for a wedding gown. Some appointments are just like brides imagined. They come in with their mother and all their friends. They try on dresses until they find â&#x20AC;&#x153;the one.â&#x20AC;? 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.

â&#x20AC;˘ Shop with an open mind. Every bride loves to look on Pinterest and in magazines for the gown of her dreams. While it is a good idea to have some styles in mind when you start your search, the dress you love in the magazine may not look like that on your body type. Remember, these photos are created by teams of people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; professional photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photoshop artists, etc. Let your consultant help you in finding a style that looks great on you. â&#x20AC;˘ Limit the number of people you bring with you. This is probably the most important thing that can help you have a wonderful shopping experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybodyâ&#x20AC;? has an opinion and they will give it to you based on what â&#x20AC;&#x153;theyâ&#x20AC;? like. Bring your mom and maybe two people who fully understand your vision for a gown and support your decisions. Discuss your vision in advance, and do not bring along that friend who is only concerned with what she would choose for herself. I personally have witnessed brides getting so frustrated because too many opinions are coming at them. Choosing a gown is an

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important decision, and it can be very overwhelming to have too much â&#x20AC;&#x153;helpâ&#x20AC;? with you. â&#x20AC;˘ Shopping in many different stores is not necessary. Limit yourself to two or three appointments, and only go to stores that carry different brands from the first store you shopped. â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about the size of the gown. Typically bridal gowns run very small. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK to wear a bigger size bridal gown. Nobody knows what size your dress is. All they will know is that you look gorgeous as long as your dress fits you well. â&#x20AC;˘ Make sure you understand the ordering procedure and policies of any bridal salon. Once a bride says â&#x20AC;&#x153;YESâ&#x20AC;? she tends to forget everything else. Get payment details in writing, and make sure you have time to get your dress delivered with ample time for alterations.


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TIPS FOR CHOOSING

Bridesmaid Dresses Color

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHOOSING

DRESS STYLES

silhouette and length options

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!

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Rented formalwear usually includes a jacket, vest or cummerbund, pants, suspenders, shirt, cuff links, studs and a tie.

Ties, vests or suspenders that are the same color as the bridesmaids’ dresses bring the wedding party together.

Out-of-town groomsmen can have their measurements taken at a men’s formalwear store near them and forwarded to the formalwear store where you have reserved your tuxedos.


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Bros & Blues If you’re looking for a little more action for your last night as a single man, before you hit the clubs, plan an activity to get the night rolling. Nestled next to Delta State University in Cleveland sits the Grammy Museum of Mississippi.

all genres in an interactive setting that is perfect for small group parties to large weddings and corporate events.

Our guys started the night at the museum exploring new artists, playing along with their favorite tunes and learning new dance moves in the interactive history of dance The only Grammy museum outside of Los Angeles, this exhibit. Then, they were ready to hit the clubs in their jewel is a great place for music lovers to explore music of new fashions from Dillards.

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For the outdoorsman, nothing is more relaxing than spending some time in the woods with his best buddies. Whether you need a morning activity for your guys the day of your wedding, a low-key, afternoon bachelor bash, or a great activity in which you can safely include your soon-to-be father-in-law, Providence Hill Farm combines outdoor adventure with all the luxury and convenience of a resort lodge.

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the oxford effect

There’s something about an Oxford man, Oxford, Mississippi that is. Whether tailgating in the Grove, or being out on the town, Oxford men know that dressing well is an imperative.

No trip to Oxford is complete without spending an hour at the Graduate, a delightful boutique hotel near the Square. Cocktails at The Coop, the intimate club with plush indoor seating and balcony tables is a great start to an evening of activity.

Of course, both the Graduate and the Inn at Ole Miss, an Oxford institution, are wonderful places to host engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and weddings, but don’t rule out Oxford as a bachelor party destination. The Square is always home to great places to party, and with luxury accommodations both hotels are within easy walking distance for revelers.

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Creative Lapels

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Grooms have been sporting boutonnières at their weddings for centuries. That little flower pinned to the left lapel has connected the groom to the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bouquet for decades, but as weddings have become a reflection of both the bride and groom, this little detail is a wonderful place to allow the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality to shine.

Lots of brides are choosing to incorporate the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passions by adding special touches and figurines which your floral designer can incorporate into your manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s floral piece. Does he love craft beer? Piece together dried wheat and hops with a bottle top. Is hunting his passion? Shotgun shells filled with floral sprigs make a cute statement.

Grooms are sporting much more creative fashions, so why not get creative when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning your groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boutonnière? Choose something that not only reflects who he is, but make it a keepsake that you and he can always treasure.

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If you still want to use flowers, skip the traditional rose and choose one simple statement flower like a calla lily. Combine non-traditional floral pieces like succulents and greenery or dried flowers tied with twine for a more masculine effect.

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Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pick-up and payment policies are. Be sure to coordinate with the facility manager to ensure the location will open when your rental company drops off your order. From the proper tent size for an outdoor wedding, to the portable dance floor complete with tables and chairs, a good rental company will work closely with you to determine what rental items will be needed to make your guests comfortable and your special occasion a complete success.


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

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


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TAKING THE TROLLEY A fun and picturesque alternative to a limo or passenger coach is a trolley. They’ll generally accommodate between 20 and 35 people, so they’re great for larger parties or adding on some family members. With this antique look and old world charm, they’ll lend a lovely, elegant touch to this wedding day detail. Since most have outdoor decks, these are especially fun in small towns or neighborhood weddings so you can take a peek outside and watch onlookers wave at the newlyweds UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES Some new couples might opt for something more personal or creative. A horse-drawn carriage is a romantic, vintage option, especially if you can decorate it with your wedding colors. Vintage cars are also great photo ops and add a touch of class. An antique Rolls Royce or a ’69 Mustang are fun and unique. Ride in style like the royal couple did in a decorated navy soft-top Aston Martin Volante, or as with other details in the wedding, make sure your transportation reflects your personality. Does the groom ride a motorcycle? Ride off together on your own bike. Do you share a love of mountain biking? Don’t be afraid to wheel over on a tandem together. Personality is what makes weddings memorable.


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

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


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µ,SRI][LIVI[SYPH]SYPMOIXSIEX tonight? I’m in the mood for something special.” This is a question you and your fiancé may ask each other often. Why not ask that same question when selecting a reception site? You want your wedding to be a special experience for you as well as your guests. You spend endless hours selecting the perfect dress, the perfect flowers, and the perfect venue. Why not treat your guests to a special meal? When planning your wedding you will discover endless possibilities for reception sites; hotels, country clubs, museums, backyard tents and more. Among those possibilities you should consider your favorite local restaurants, the restaurant where you celebrated your last promotion, your last birthday, and where you took your parents when they came to visit. Your favorite restaurant may offer all the style and amenities you require, and most importantly, have the expertise to serve you and your guests an exceptional meal. With your favorite restaurant, depending on the size of your reception, you may reserve a private room or you may be able to reserve the entire space. You, with the chef, may craft a 192 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI WINTER/SPRING 2017

customized menu and wine selections of exceptional quality. The restaurant’s event coordinator will assist you with your reception planning, and because restaurants host many types of events, may be able to offer additional suggestions and assistance in securing other needed services from musicians, florists, transportation providers and audiovisual specialists.

When exploring restaurant reception options, you should: • Contact the restaurant’s event coordinator to discuss date availability, room capacity, additional services provided, and to receive copies of special event menus. • Schedule an appointment to inspect the proposed reception space and discuss menu options and customization. 3 • Schedule a tasting of your selected items (most restaurants will charge a small tasting fee). 4 • If all is to your liking, be prepared to place a deposit securing the date as restaurants book up quickly with their regular clientele or other events.


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

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

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.

If youre using round tables, the general etiquette is to seat men & women alternately around the table

If youre using long tables, seat couples opposite one another & then alternate men & women along the table.

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

THE PARTY TABLE A rectangular table at the focal point of the room for the bride, groom, maid of honor, & best man. The other attendants & their significant others may sit at the head table if there is space.

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

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

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32 Railroad Road • Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-270-1121 • www.thebarnatbridlewood.com

578 Howard Avenue • Biloxi, MS 39503 228-374-3105 • www.biloxi.ms.us

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elegant Barn EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-500 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Civic Center EVENT OPTIONS Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . .Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1000 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

Constructed of timbers rescued from an 1850’s barn in New York, The Barn at Bridlewood offers an elegant retreat in a pastoral setting. The barn rises from a hilltop on 22 acres of land. Inside the barn, beautiful wood beams frame the majestic ceiling. Rustic chandeliers, farm tables, brick walls and vintage details complete the historic style. A stone path leads to the tranquil hillside ceremony site overlooking the pond. Just minutes away from Hwy 98 in Hattiesburg.

The City of Biloxi would be honored if you would consider using the Biloxi Civic Center for your special event. We are a standalone meeting space that shares an open air courtyard with the East Biloxi Library. Our facility offers top of the line audio visual equipment along with a flexible, modern, ballroom space that can be used for various sized events, we also offer you the opportunity to bring in your own chosen caterer with access to our onsite prep kitchen.

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BILOXI VISITORS CENTER

THE CAPITAL CLUB

1050 Beach Blvd. • Biloxi, MS 39503 228-374-3105 • www.biloxi.ms.us

125 South Congress Street • Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-7101 ext. 102 • www.capitolclubms.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . Waterfront Site/Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . .Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes Parking Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free The City of Biloxi would be honored if you would consider using the Biloxi Visitors Center for your special event. We are a standalone venue with an expansive front lawn space and balconies that overlook the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the iconic Biloxi Lighthouse. We also offer you the opportunity to bring in your own chosen caterer with access to our onsite kitchen.

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FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . Indoor Attached Parking Garage Imagine being married with the entire city sparkling behind you. Located on the 19th floor of the Capital Towers, the Capital Club offers spectacular views and elegant surroundings. Our experienced staff is able to accommodate groups of all needs and desires. Whether you’re looking for a formal sit-down rehearsal dinner or a blowout dance party reception, we’re here to make your perfect event come true. Please call or email for additional information, Amanda Prejean, aprejean@mmihg.com


THE CHIMNEYS

COTTON MARKET

1640 East Beach Boulevard • Gulfport, MS 39501 228-863-7604 • www.chimneysrestaurant.com

2644 South Pearson Road • Rankin County 39218 601-906-5499 • www.cottonmarketvenue.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . Rustic Barn with Flair EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

Majestic live oaks surround you as you look over the beautiful beachfront lawn to the sparkling Gulf waters. Our openveranda coastal-style venue is the perfect location for your wedding, rehearsal dinner or celebratory event. Whether inside by the fireplaces or outdoors on the porch or spacious lawn, we offer the freshest Gulf seafood as well as an array of delicious speciality items and cocktails. Our staff is willing to accomodate possibilities to coordinate every aspect of your special fete.

Cotton Market is a unique venue in a beautiful country setting just minutes from Jackson. Our rustic barn provides a romantic spot for the ceremony. Barn doors open to provide a grand entrance and the décor provides the perfect touch of elegance. Just a few steps from the barn is our reception hall. A shady porch welcomes your guests to the reception. Whether you want a cocktail party, buffet or a seated dinner, let us customize your event with catering exclusively by one of Jackson’s top catering and floral companies.

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GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB

THE INN AT OLE MISS

15th Floor, Hancock Bank • 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 EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel & Conference EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes 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 eats and Contemporary cuisine. Whether you are planning a simple reception, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a sit down dinner, buffet or luncheon, we can create the menu to make your event memorable. Our staff provides the exceptional services that your wedding day deserves. We are open to non-members 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 IVY VENUE

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

1170 Luckney Road • Flowood, MS 39208 ‡WKHLY\YHQXHµRZRRGFRP

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Restaurant EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . .Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, & Beverage Service LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-125 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . .Wedding & Party Venue EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Free

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 Ivy Venue’s stately columns greet your guests as they arrive. This new venue captures the elegance and charm of the historic South. The main building is our grand reception room and features beautiful chandeliers. French doors open to the spacious lawn shaded by beautiful oak trees. The carriage house/barn is included in your rental. Get married under the majestic oaks or in the carriage house/ barn. Exclusively catered by one of Jackson’s finest caterers! The Ivy Venue is conveniently located off Lakeland Drive in Flowood.

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JACKSON PLACE

KING EDWARD HOTEL

3177 Deaton Road • Crystal Springs, MS 39059 601-668-9021

235 West Capitol • Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-8508 • www.kingedwardhoteljackson.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet

Jackson Place is a beautiful newly constructed barn set on 20 acres in a pastoral setting near Crystal Springs, MS.  Just 30 minutes from Jackson, the barn and ceremony site are surrounded by beautiful majestic trees.  Huge barn doors welcome guests on the front and back of the barn.  The spacious interior is air conditioned and heated. A beautiful open hilltop next to the barn provides the perfect ceremony site. A dense forest provides a beautiful backdrop.

Celebrate your wedding in grand style at our landmark hotel in Jackson. The King Edward Hotel now a Hilton Garden Inn has been restored to its original historical elegance with modern luxury and comfort. Our professional wedding planners help you with all the details and transform our elegant ballroom into your spectacular celebration. Our world-class chefs and culinary artists will create a feast for your senses complete with wine menus and full bartending service.

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LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER

THE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED KITCHEN

246 Dolan Avenue • Gulfport, MS 39507 228-897-6039 • www.LMDC.org

1200 N. State St. • Jackson, MS 39202 601-398-4562 • www.themanshipjackson.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Restaurant EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-350 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Parking Garage

Make “once upon a time,” “happily ever after,” and everything in between come true for your wedding and reception at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. Picture six oak-canopied acres with a beach view complete with a gulf breeze and that’s the fairy tale about which you’ve always dreamed. Indoor and outdoor celebrations can be planned at our location. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center offers a unique, whimsical setting, while the WINGS Performing Arts and Education Center caters to a more formal event. Spacious dressing rooms and free parking are a few of the extra amenities.

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. 


MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM

MCCLAIN LODGE

115 1st Street • Biloxi, MS 39533 228-435-6320 • www.maritimemuseum.com

314 Clark Creek Road • Brandon, MS 39047 601-829-1101 • www.mcclainlodge.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resort EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Free

An extraordinary setting at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum for your coastal ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. We are the Gateway to Biloxi at the foot of the Biloxi/ Ocean Springs bridge. Our majestic oaks across the front lawn and the water’s edge provide a beautiful Gulf Coast setting.  The grand  wooden stairs lead to a spacious front porch and into the museum with three floors of exquisite exhibits. Our stunning glass exterior was designed to be reminiscent of a ship in a bottle, it is breathtakingly beautiful and accomplishes that goal.  You may choose your own caterer for your event.  We have a full catering kitchen. The corporate board room can be used by the bride and her party.

With several venue spaces nestled in an idyllic setting, McClain Lodge is the perfect place for getting married and celebrating 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 wraparound 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.


MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

950 Rice Road â&#x20AC;¢ Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-7546 â&#x20AC;¢ www.mscrafts.org

6RXWK/DPDU6WUHHWÂ&#x2021;-DFNVRQ06¢ 601-960-1515 â&#x20AC;¢ www.msmuseumart.org

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies

Cinderella had the glass slipperâ&#x20AC;¦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 accomodate 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 accomodate larger events. Call us today and let us help you paint your picture-perfect day. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 237


MISSISSIPPI SPORTS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN

1152 Lakeland Drive • Jackson, MS 39216 601-982-8264 • www.msfame.com

38 Melrose Avenue • Natchez, MS 39120 601-442-5852 • www.monmouthhistoricinn.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . Hall of Fame/Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-300 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Inn EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free & Valet

For any bride looking for something unique, your fantasy wedding is perfect in the surroundings of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Choose the museum floor, the Trustmark Conference Center or the entire facility for your wedding and reception, plus your rehearsal dinner. You and your guests will have a fun time and a memorable wedding. Have a favorite caterer? They’ll like the full kitchen. You’ll like the excellent audio system with CD and DVD players. And everyone will like all the free parking. Imagine getting married among the sports greats and legends of Mississippi! See why this is the perfect place for guests of all ages. Call today for an appointment.

Spread across 26 beautiful acres, Monmouth is the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and bridal luncheons. Everything from a private elopement to a grand affair - Monmouth offers multiple venues to suit your taste. The Gardens at Monmouth are ideal for wedding ceremonies. The Pergola is located in the heart of the gardens, covered in wisteria and the premier location for weddings of all sizes.  Seasonal plantings ensure beautiful blooms year round. Spread across 26 acres in eight buildings, our 28 rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed. The historical feel of the property is maintained with antique or reproduction furniture while modern conveniences are offered.

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THE OLD BRICK HOUSE

PASS CHRISTIAN YACHT CLUB

622 Bayview Avenue • Biloxi, MS 39503 228-374-3105 • www.biloxi.ms.us

PO BOx 341 • Pass Christian, MS 39571 228-452-2571 • www.passchristianyachtclub.org

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . Waterfront Historic Home EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yacht Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

The Old Brick House, one of Biloxi’s oldest buildings, also known as Biloxi Garden Center, was built around 1850 as a modest family home overlooking the Back Bay by John Henley, a former sheriff and mayor of Biloxi. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1987. Although heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the house was restored and re-dedicated in 2011 and made available for private events up to 150 guests. Most event space is located on the rolling lawn with a restroom, dining room and sitting room located inside.

Overlooking the Mississippi Sound, in Pass Christian Mississippi, our 10,000 square foot club house features a large area with panoramic views. Our club is perfectly suited to hosting parties and functions indoors and outdoors. We are a member-only club but we welcome private events. Not everyone has the same taste, wants and needs, therefore we work, personally, with each Bride and her family to make their wedding special. We are very flexible with all budgets to make you happy. Thank you for the opportunity to host your special occasion.

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PROVIDENCE HILL FARM

RIVER HILLS CLUB

2600 Carsley Road • Jackson, MS 39209 601-832-8395 • www.providencehillfarm.com

3600 Ridgewood Road • Jackson, MS 39211 601-987-4454 • www.riverhillsclub.net

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . .Stable & Lakeside Pavilion EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300-800 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennis Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet

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 her choice.

With its plantation-style clubhouse, elegant ballroom and sprawling veranda, River Hills Club has the space and style to make your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party or bridal luncheon the event of a lifetime! Our management and staff will ensure that every detail exceeds your expectations. We cater all food and beverage on site with an elevated level of service and exquisite menu offerings. Choose from an extensive selection of food choices, from hors d’oeuvres and finger foods to an elegant sit down dinner with multiple courses. Call or come in today and visit with Morgan Page. She will show you all River Hills Club has to offer as she helps you design the perfect party for the perfect wedding! Best of all membership is not required.

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SPRING LAKE VENUE 4 Country Place • Pearl, MS 39208 601-398-8364

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Event Venue EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free HIDDEN JEWEL! Lake view, old oak trees and stone courtyard on 3 acres are just a few of the highlights! We are neatly tucked in the Country Place Subdivision off of Airport Rd in Pearl, MS, convienient to shopping, gas stations and hotels to accommodate your guests. Our venue is great for couples who want to have an indoor/outdoor wedding or reception. We have a great room boasting floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful Spring Lake. Some of our amenities include: full kitchen, overflow room, bridal chamber, surround sound and internet access. Outside vendors welcomed.

THAD COCHRAN CENTER & TRENT LOTT CENTER AT SOUTHERN MISS. 118 Collage Drive • Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399 • www.usm.edu/event-services.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . .Wedding & Party Venue EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 - 300 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

For your ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner, Southern Miss Event Services can offer you the Thad Cochran Center, Trent Lott Center, Danforth Chapel or the Rose Garden to bring your wedding vision to life. The lavish ballrooms of the Thad Cochran Center and stately pillars of the Trent Lott Center provide the perfect atmosphere for you. The sophisticated and elegant design of both locations give you an ideal canvas to design the wedding of your dreams. Afer all, for those special moments in life, there’s only one chance to get it right. Southern Miss Event Services’ facilities will add just the right touch of elegance and southern charm to make the moment last forever. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 241


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISS. GULF PARK CAMPUS

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL

750 East Beach Blvd. • Long Beach, MS 39560 228-214-3296 • www.usm.edu/event-services.com

1230 Beach Blvd • Biloxi, MS 39530 228-233-1326 • whitehousebiloxi.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Hall EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Up To 150 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boutique Hotel EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Up To 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet

At The University of Southern Mississippi, guests are greeted by verdant lawns and historic Spanish-style mission buildings adorning the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Shaded by majestic oak trees of days gone by, the 500-year-old Friendship Oak is a favorite venue for wedding ceremonies, with branches that gracefully sweep to the ground. This University staple offers a generous canopy for guests and convenient access to Hardy Hall and its facilities. The ballroom in Hardy Hall is elegantly appointed with a stylish backdrop for receptions. Southern Miss Catering offers full-service catering for campus events, including custom menus. This beautiful beachfront campus is located on Highway 90 across from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is minutes from hotel accommodations.

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 details. 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 ingrediants. Our 76 guest rooms provide luxurious comfort for your guests.


THE WHITE MAGNOLIA 75912 Hwy 1053 • Kentwood, LA 70444 225-247-4215 • www.thewhitemagnolia.net

This Could Be

YOU!

We are looking for brides like you to be on our cover! It’s easy. Purchase a Featured Wedding in Premier Bride. The cover is chosen from the weddings submitted for that issue. FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . Vintage Elegant Barn EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free What started as a young brides vision of her perfect wedding venue, soon turned this family farm into one of the most unique and beautiful wedding venues in the south. Situated in the beautiful rolling hill pastures of Kentwood, Louisiana, elegant vintage meets rustic charm. Post and beam construction gives way to gorgeous whitewashed shiplap walls, centuries old front doors, elegant chandeliers, and bride and groom suites that you won’t want to leave. The vintage elegant style flows from The White Magnolia straight into the ten guest cottages.

SUMMER/FALL DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1 WINTER/SPRING DEADLINE: APRIL 1

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ONE PAGE: $ 500 TWO PAGE: $ 900 You will receive a t-shirt as a gift from Premier Wedding! Submit your wedding at www.idoyall.com

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WEBSITE

COMPUTERIZED REGISTRY

RETURN POLICY

FINE CHINA

CASUAL DINNERWARE

BELK

866-235-5443

belk.com

Yes

6 Months From Wedding Date

Yes

Yes

BLISS GIFT AND HOME

601-326-3337

blissgiftandhome. com

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See Store Manager

Yes

Yes

DILLARD’S

601-957-7100 ext. 5739

dillards.com

Yes

90 Days from Wedding Date

Yes

Yes

FARMER’S TABLE COOKING SCHOOL IN LIVINGSTON

601-506-6821

farmerstableinlivingston.com

No

6 Months From Wedding Date

No

Yes

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

601-856-7546 228-207-0357

mscrafts.org

Yes

See Gallery Manager for Expiration

No

Yes

MOCKINGBIRD MARKETPLACE

601-487-8802

find us on facebook

No

Store Credit within 6 Months from Wedding

Yes

Yes

OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE

601-469-3242

oakexperience. com

No

30 Day Return With Receipt

Yes

Yes

THE PAPER PLACE

601-366-3675

find us on facebook

No

1 Year from Wedding Date

Yes

Yes

TISH GAMMILL HOME

601-264-3326

tishgammillhome. com

No

Store Credit within 6 Months of Wedding Date

Yes

Yes

TROVE TUPELO

662-269-3197

trovetupelo.com

Yes

3 Months From Wedding Date

Yes

Yes

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BARWARE

TABLE LINENS

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Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

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Yes

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THE BRIDE & GROOM 662-327-4337 | Columbus thebrideandgroomms.com

IMAGINATIONS BRIDAL 601-833-6280 | Brookhaven imaginationsbridal.com

IT’S A DATE & THE TUXEDO SHOP 662-324-4TUX | Starkville itsadateformals.com

KAY’S KREATIONS 662-844-1704 | Tupelo kays-kreations.net

LACE BRIDAL EXPERIENCE 601-665-4860 | Brandon lacebridalboutique.com

LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL 870-734-3244 | Brinkley, AR lowsbridal.com

MIMI’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR 601-649-6006 | Laurel mimisbridal.com

WOO COUTURE 601-454-3262 | Jackson woocouture.com

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DESIGNERS

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Lazaro, Monique Lhuillier, Casablanca, Allure Bridals, Mori Lee, Maggie Sottero, Jasmine Bridal, Theia, Allure, Eddy K.

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Aria, Blush by Hayley Paige, Tara Keely by Lazaro, Marisa Baratelli, Jim Hjelm, Allure Couture, Stella York, BCBG, Casablanca, Signature by Justin Alexander, Trina Turk, Beloved, WTOO

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Watters & Watters, Exclusive Bridals, Jasmine Bridal, Allure Bridals, Woo Bridal, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee

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0-30

All

Both

Kenneth Winston, Ella Rosa, Gallery, Mori Lee, Maggie Sottero, Voyage & Julietta by Mori Lee, Mary’s, Kitty Chen

Both

Allure Bridals, Casablanca, Essense of Australia, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Stella York, Mary’s Bridal, Jasmine Bridal, Bonny Bridal

Both

Atelier, Badgley Miskhka, Matthew Christopher, Kitty Chen Couture, Laine Berry, Phillippe Matthews, Allure Couture, Robert Bullock, Pronovias, Sottero & Midley, Calla Blanche, Modeca & Le Papillon, Emmaline, Justin Alexander Signature, Justin Alexander & Lillian West, David Tutera, Sophia Tolli, Madison James, W-too, Willowby

Both

Allure Couture, Angelina Faccenda, Casablanca Couture, Lazaro, Maggie Sottero Couture, Maggie Sottero Haute Couture, Marisa, Martina Liana, Matthew Christopher, Mikaella, Pronovias, San Patrick, Sottero Midgley, Stephen Yearick, Watters Brides, YSA Makino

Mon. - Fri. 10-5 & Sat. 10-3

0 - 34

Mon. - Sat. 10-6 & Sun. - Appt. Only

0 - 32

Tues. - Fri. 10-5 & Sat. 9-4

0 - 32

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All

Bridesmaids, Flower Girl

Mon. - Fri. 9-5:30, & Sat. 9-3

0 - 32

All

Both

Allure Bridals, Enzoani, Kenneth Winston, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Pronovias, Casablanca, Eddy K., Willowby, Bonny, Essence of Austrailia

Wed.-Sat 11-6 Appt. Suggested

00 - Plus, Custom Sizes

Bridesmaids, Mothers, Flower Girl

Accessories

Christina Wu, Enchanted, Jaquelin Exclusive, Rara Avis, Woo Bride

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YES

YES

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YES

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YES

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NO

YES

YES

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ANJOU RESTAURANT 601-968-7575

BRIDLEWOOD OF MADISON

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CHAR RESTAURANT 601-968-7575

COTTON MARKET 601-906-5499

DULING HALL 601-292-7121

FARMER’S TABLE COOKING SCHOOL IN LIVINGSTON 601-506-6821

THE GIN AT FLORA STATION 601-941-5350

GREY OAKS PLANTATION 850-341-9900

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

HILTON JACKSON 601-957-2800

HYATT PLACE JACKSON/ RIDGELAND 601-898-8815

THE IRON HORSE GRILL 601-398-0151

THE IVY VENUE 601-906-5499

JACKSON MARRIOTT 601-969-5100

JACKSON PLACE 601-668-9021

JOHNNY KNIGHT TREEHOUSE 601-849-5203

KING EDWARD HOTEL

601-988-2299

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VALET PARKING

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15-350

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YES

YES

YES

NO

21

400

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YES

YES

YES

NO

168

400

$25+

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YES

YES

YES

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YES

YES

YES

NO

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250

N/A

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YES

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NO

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YES

YES

YES

NO

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N/A

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

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YES

YES

YES

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YES

YES

YES

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YES

YES

YES

YES

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NO

YES

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YES

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10-400

$35+

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YES

YES

YES

YES

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YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

13

UP TO160

$50+

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NO

NO

YES

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NO

NO

NO

NO

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$18+

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YES

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NO

NO

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YES

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YES

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NO

YES

YES

YES

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200

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YES

YES

YES

NO

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250

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NO

YES

YES

NO

601-398-4562

THE MCALPIN HOUSE 601-849-5203

MCCLAIN LODGE 601-672-7999

MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM 601-432-4500

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER 601-856-7546

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART 601-960-1515

MISSISSIPPI REALTORS CENTER 601-932-5241

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

OLD CAPITOL INN 601-359-9000

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM 601-832-8395

THE RAILROAD DISTRICT 601-939-4518

RIVER HILLS CLUB 601-987-4454

RUBYE YATES HOUSE 601-656-3992

SALTINE RESTAURANT 601-968-7575

SOMBRA MEXICAN KITCHEN - FLOWOOD 601-968-7575

SOMBRA MEXICAN KITCHEN - RIDGELAND 601-968-7575

SAND RIDGE BARN VENUE 601-469-3242

THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE 601-939-4518

SPRING LAKE VENUE 601-398-8364

TABLE 100 601-933-2720

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BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO

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YES

NO

YES

YES

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300

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

57

1000

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

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YES

YES

YES

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YES

VARIES

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YES

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YES

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NO

YES

YES

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25-600

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YES

YES

YES

NO

46

50-500

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YES

YES

YES

NO

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700

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YES

YES

YES

NO

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150

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YES

YES

YES

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47

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YES

YES

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150

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228-386-7987

BEAUVOIR - THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME 228-388-4400

BILOXI CIVIC CENTER 228-374-3105

BILOXI VISITORS CENTER 228-374-3105

THE CHIMNEYS 228-863-7604

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GULFPORT BEACHFRONT 228-864-4310

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB 228-255-2918

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BILOXI BEACH BOULEVARD 228-546-3100

GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB 228-868-8619

LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER 228-897-6039

MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM 228-435-6320

THE OLD BRICK HOUSE 228-374-3105

PASS CHRISTIAN YACHT CLUB 228-452-2571

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS 228-214-3296

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL 228-233-1230

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YES

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YES

YES

YES

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MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN 601-442-5852

ROLLING RIVER BISTRO 601-442-6601

STANTON HALL 601-446-2310

THE TOWERS 601-660-7300

THE WHITE MAGNOLIA 225-247-4215

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YES

YES

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YES

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TWELVE MONTHS

FOUR MONTHS

TWO WEEKS

Choose the date & time

Choose ceremony music

Plan the budget

Order men’s formal wear

Start reception seating chart & place cards

Reserve ceremony site

Reserve rehearsal dinner location

Start your guest list Hire a wedding consultant Meet with officiant to discuss premarital counseling

Book stylist or salon for bridal party hair, nails, & makeup

Confirm rehearsal dinner plans Contact guests who did not RSVP Break in wedding shoes

Discuss menu details with caterer

Write rehearsal dinner & wedding toast

Visit reception sites & reserve one

Order wedding bands

Choose your attendants

Meet with a premarital counselor

Meet with photographer & videographer & submit a list of must-take shots

Purchase mothers’ dresses Take dance lessons

Confirm honeymoon arrangements

NINE MONTHS

TWO MONTHS

ONE WEEK

Order wedding dress, veil & accessories

Address & mail invitations

Pick up your gown

Take engagement pictures

Plan a trial run with hair & makeup

Pack for honeymoon

Select dress for bridal attendants

Confirm ceremony details

Decide wedding style - formal with a sit-down dinner or afternoon wedding in the garden

Arrange rehearsal dinner plans

Notify caterer of final head count

Complete proper documents for changing your name

Review timetables & details with vendors

Confirm delivery date for your gown

Put fees in wedding day envelopes

Announce engagement in your local newspaper

DAY BEFORE

Shop for gown

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

ONE MONTH

Deliver gift baskets, if you have them, to hotels

Obtain marriage license

Host bridesmaids’ luncheon

Arrange for final fittings on your gown

Have manicure and pedicure

Buy gifts for the wedding party Make reservations for bridesmaids’ luncheon Purchase wedding accessories (guest book, unity candle, cake knife)

Register for gifts Order invitations, stationery, & thank you cards Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guest Finalize honeymoon plans Choose favors

Confirm transportation details

Now that you have said “yes!” it’s time to get organized! Use our checklist as a guide to help you through the wedding planning process.

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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!!!


HONEYMOON CHECKLIST

WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

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

Phone numbers for wedding party, wedding coordinator & vendors

Cruise tickets (note cabin number & departure/arrival time)

Sewing kit (thread, needle, safetypins & scissors)

Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip)

Personal emergency kit (including Shout wipes, tampons, & a small snack)

Shoes

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

Headpiece & veil Hosiery & garter Jewelry & accessories

Hair care (hair dryer, curling iron, curlers, brush, comb, hair spray, hair gel, bobby pins, hair elastics, barrettes)

FOR HIM:

Nail polish, nail file & polish remover (in shade worn & clear to stop runs in nylons) Makeup & makeup remover Double stick tape

Gloves

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

Extra pair of nylons

Auto Registration

Steamer or iron

Bank & Credit Card Accounts

Hand mirror, tweezers & small grooming scissors

Deeds/Titles

Gown

Wrap/jacket

Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss & mouthwash

Credit Reporting Agencies

FOR HER:

Skin care (cleansers, moisturizers & lotion)

UPDATING YOUR NAME

Car Insurance Policy

WEDDING ATTIRE

Tissues & disposable wipes Anti-cling spray

DON’T FORGET Rings & marriage license Ring bearer pillow Flower girl basket

Driver’s License

Deodorant, perfume & baby powder

Employee Records

Cotton balls, cotton swabs

Cake knife & server

Investment Accounts

Toasting flutes

Life Insurance Policy

Headband or clips for pulling hair back while applying makeup

Medical/Dental Records

Small hand towel

Guest book & pen

Memberships

Lint brush

Unity candle, kiddush cup

Passport

Breath mints

Pay officiant & vendors

Post Office Records

Cash

Assign person to collect gifts

Social Security Records

Something old, new, borrowed & blue

Stock Certificates

Wedding programs

Favors

Tax Agency Records Voter Registration Records Wills/Trusts

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CEREMONY

MUSIC

STATIONERY

$_______ Ceremony Site Fee

$_______ Ceremony

$_______ Save-the-Date Cards

$_______ Officiant

$_______ Reception

$_______ Invitations & Envelopes

$_______ Marriage License $_______ Candles/Candelabra

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______

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

FLOWERS $_______ Bride’s Bouquet $_______ Attendants’ Bouquets &

OPTIONAL ITEMS

$_______ Ceremony Flowers $_______ Reception Flowers $_______ Decorations/Balloons

FLOWERS $_______ Maid/Matron of Honor

$_______ Thank You Notes

$_______ Attendent

$_______ Ceremony Programs

Accommodations $_______ Bridesmaids’ Dresses / Shoes $_______ Flower Girl’s Dress $_______ Groomsmens’ Formal

$_______ Groomsmen $_______ Ushers $_______ Child Attendants $_______ Bride & Groom $_______ Bride’s Parents & Grandparents $_______ Groom’s Parents & Grandparents $_______ Pre-Wedding Party Hosts $_______ Cake Cutting Attendant

$_______ Placecards $_______ Other

TRANSPORTATION $_______ Wedding Party

Wear

$_______ Guests

$_______ Ring Bear’s Attire

$_______ Parking

$_______ Bridesmaid Luncheon $_______ Other

STATIONERY

$_______ Host & Hostess gift $_______ Videographer’s Fee

PHOTOGRAPHY $_______ Photographer Fees $_______ Engagement Session $_______ Proofs $_______ Wedding Album(s)

$_______ Wedding DVD $_______ Additional Copies $_______ Edited Highlights $_______ “Love Story” Production

WEDDING ATTIRE

$_______ Disk of Images FOR HER:

RECEPTION

$_______ Bridesmaids $_______ Best Man

$_______ Postage

$_______ Wedding Coordinator

Boutonnière $_______ Groom’s Boutonnière

$_______ Calligrapher

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

RINGS

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

$_______ Engagement

$_______ Formal Wear

$_______ Bride’s Wedding Band

$_______ Neckwear & Cufflinks

$_______ Groom’s Wedding Band

$_______ Accessories

$_______ Soloist/Musicians

$_______ Shoes

$_______ Program Attendants

$_______ Other

$_______ Other


BUDGET $_______ Ceremony

$_______ Music

$_______ Stationery

$_______ Favors & Accessories

$_______ Photography

$_______ Transportation

$_______ Flowers

$_______ Reception

$_______ Videography

$_______ Gifts

$_______ ______ Rings

$_______ Wedding Attire

BRIDE

GROOM

WEDDING PARTY

Groom’s Wedding Ring

Bride’s Engagement & Wedding Ring

Bridal Shower for Bride

Wedding Gift for Groom Gifts for Bridesmaids Gift for Parents Gowns for Bridesmaids (optional) Accommodations for Out-ofTown Attendants (optional) Informal Stationery

BRIDE’S FAMILY Engagement Party Bride’s Wedding Attire Bride’s Parents’ Wedding Attire Wedding Gift for Newlyweds Invitations, Announcements, Thank You Notes, Postage

Bride’s Bouquet Mothers’ Corsages Wedding Gift for Bride

Accommodations for Self Wedding Attire & Shoes

Gifts for Groomsmen & Ushers Gift for Parents (optional) Formal wear for Groomsmen (optional) Accommodations for Out-ofTown Attendants (optional) Marriage License Honeymoon Fee for Officiant

GROOM’S FAMILY

Engagement & Wedding Photographs

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

Wedding Ceremony Programs

Groom’s Wedding Attire

Wedding Reception

Groom’s Parents’ Wedding Attire

Flowers for Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Gift for Newlyweds

Bridal Party Bouquets & Flowers for Flower Girl

Shipment of Wedding Gifts to Couple’s Home

Transportation for Wedding

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

Party to Ceremony & Reception

Bachelor(ette) Party

It is no longer expected that wedding costs will be assigned according to tradition. The proper rational in deciding who pays for what portion is basic: whoever is willing & most able to pay for a wedding expense assumes responsibility for that expense.

Rehearsal Dinner

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CAKE STYLE

CAKE ACCESSORIES

GROOM’S CAKE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Type of Cake: _____________________ Flavor of Filling: _____________________ Flavor of Icing: _____________________ Date to Taste Samples: _____________________ Description: _____________________ _____________________

Cake Topper: _____________________ Cake Flowers: _____________________ Cake Decorations: _____________________ Cake Stands: _____________________ Cake Boxes: _____________________ Cake Knife and Server: _____________________ Cake Napkins: _____________________

Type of Cake: _____________________ Cake Theme: _____________________ Flavor of Filling: _____________________ Flavoring of Icing: _____________________ Cake Decorations: _____________________ Description: _____________________ _____________________

Wedding Cake Location: _____________________ Groom’s Cake Location: _____________________ Cake Table Decorations: _____________________ Part to Save: _____________________ Person Responsible for Cake Top, Knife, & Server: _____________________ Person to Save & Freeze Cake: _____________________

TYPE Breakfast/Brunch Tea Lunch Cocktails Dinner Dessert

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

COURSES Hors d’oeuvres

Appetizer Soup Salad Entree Dessert

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

ENTRÉES Beef Chicken Pork

Fish/Seafood Lamb Pasta

SPECIAL Vegetarian Kosher Gluten Free Other

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


CEREMONY

VENUE

Prelude __________________________________________ Seating of Mothers __________________________________________ Processional __________________________________________ Service __________________________________________ Recessional __________________________________________ Postlude __________________________________________ Other __________________________________________

USED FOR Ceremony Reception Dressing Overnight Rooms

RECEPTION Cocktail Hour __________________________________________ Arrival of Newlyweds __________________________________________ First Dance __________________________________________ Father/Bride Dance __________________________________________ Mother/Groom Dance __________________________________________ Guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; First Dance __________________________________________ Dinner __________________________________________ Cake Cutting __________________________________________ Tossing the Bouquet __________________________________________ Throwing the Garter __________________________________________ Last Dance __________________________________________ Other __________________________________________

LOCATION Indoor Outdoor Same Site as Ceremony Within Walking Distance

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

DECORATIONS PROVIDED Head Table Guest Tables Cake Table Guest Book Table

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

RENTALS AVAILABLE Tables Chairs & chair covers China, glassware, silverware & serving dishes Linens Ration of guests to servers: _________

STYLE RECEPTION Old-world Modern Formal Rustic Fun, Unique Casual Intimate Other SITE FEATURES Great Entrance Chandeliers Piano Balcony Fireplace Great Views Stunning Windows Nice Changing Area Dance Floor COLOR SCHEME Pastels Jewel Tones Neutral Tones Bold/Bright Black/White

BRINGING YOUR OWN DECORATIONS Bringing own decorations? _______________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ When can decorations/favors come in? ____________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ When can decorator get in to set up? ______________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ When can decorator get in to take down? __________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________


BOUTONNIÈRE | Single flower for men worn on lapel

HAND TIED | Cut flowers tied with ribbon or fabric, carried

CORSAGE | Single flower for women worn on wrist or

NOSEGAY | Single flower or small bouquet, carried

pinned on shoulder

POMANDER | Round bouquet on a cord

CASCADE | Blossoms & greenery in teardrop shape

SPRAY | Small bunch of gathered flowers, carried

HAND TIED | Cut flowers tied with ribbon or fabric, carried

TOSS BOUQUET | Bouquet thrown to the single ladies

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

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

FALL Autumn Leaves Celosia (cockscomb)

Chinese Lantern Chrysanthemum Crosnia Dahlia Hydrangea Seasonal Berries Statice Sunflower Yarrow

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

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

DESCRIPTION OF WEDDING FLOWERS HELPERS Cake Cutting Attendant _____________________ Guest Book Attendant _____________________ Officiant _____________________ Soloists & Musicians _____________________

WEDDING PARTY Bride’s Bouquet _____________________ Bride’s Toss Bouquet _____________________ Bride’s Attendants’ _____________________ Bouquets _____________________ Flower Girl’s Headpiece or Baskets _____________________ Groom’s Boutonnière _____________________ Groom’s Attendants’ Boutonnière _____________________ Ushers’ Boutonnière _____________________ Ring Bearer’s Boutonnière _____________________ Mothers’ & Grandmothers’ Corsages _____________________ Fathers’ & Grandfathers’ Boutonnières _____________________

Other _____________________

CEREMONY Altar/Chuppah _____________________ Candles & Holders _____________________ Pew/Aisle Markers _____________________ Other _____________________

RECEPTION Entryway _____________________ Head Table Centerpiece _____________________ Parents’ Table _____________________ Centerpieces _____________________ Guest Table Centerpieces _____________________ Reception Room Flowers _____________________ Cake & Cake Table _____________________ Champagne/Punch Table _____________________ Gift Table _____________________ Guest Book Table _____________________ Restroom _____________________ Other _____________________


VENDORS

NAME/PHONE

DATE

AMOUNT

BALANCE DUE

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

WEDDING PARTY

NAME

PHONE/EMAIL

BRIDESMAIDS

GROOMSMEN

USHERS

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Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 168

Southern Miss Event ServicesHattiesburg, MS | 68

Stella & Company Brandon, MS | 12

Jackson Place Crystal Springs, MS | 88 Johnny Knight Treehouse Mendenhall, MS | 21

Monmouth Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 93

Pass Christian Yacht Club Pass Christian, MS | 47 Providence Hill Farm Jackson, MS | 167 The Railroad District Jackson, MS | 160 River Hills Club Jackson, MS | 174 Rolling River Bistro Natchez, MS | 193 Rubye Yates House Philadelphia, MS | 81 Saltine Restaurant Jackson, MS | 13

Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus Pass Christian, MS | 58 Spring Lake Venue Pearl, MS | 175 Stanton Hall Natchez, MS | 97 Table 100 Banquet/Event Center Flowood, MS | 2 White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 61 The White Magnolia Kentwood, MS | 184 VIDEOGRAPHY Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 214 Time-Life Media Production Jackson, MS | 222 WEDDING COORDINATORS A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 59


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LIGHTING

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