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

Do remember when purchasing a gown to be realistic about your expectations for losing weight. A gown can always be taken in, but rarely can it be let out without leaving stitch marks for all to see.

-2Do take advantage of Internet technology. Plan your wedding using search engines and e-mail to create your special celebration. There are several Internet sites dedicated to wedding planning that allow you to take CFXCPVCIGQHVJGYGCNVJQHKPHQTOCVKQPCV[QWTĆ‚PIGTVKRU (Visit our website at www.premierbride.com for more help). %QQTFKPCVGYKVJXGPFQTUOCMGCPFEQPĆ‚TOTGUGTXCVKQPU UGNGEVĆƒQYGTUCPFTGXKGYOGPWUQPNKPG

-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 and ask about any rules or guidelines TGICTFKPIOWUKEĆƒQYGTUCPFFGEQT5QOGEJWTEJGUCPF synagogues require that you use their organist.

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-6Don’t forget to involve stepparents in your ceremony in some way, 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 Ć‚PFKPI the right caterer and baker a priority. Great food is critical to the wedding celebration. Interviews and tastings are a must.

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Do reserve your photographer nine to 12 months before [QWTYGFFKPI&GEKFGYJKEJUJQVU[QWFGƂPKVGN[YCPVCPF which ones you can live without.

Do burn candle wicks slightly before the ceremony to ensure they will be easy to light during the event.

- 11 Do begin searching for your musical group or DJ six to 12 months prior to your wedding.

- 19 Do arm your guest-book attendants with Scotch tape and instructions to make sure every card is securely taped to the appropriate gift. After all the handling and transporting your gifts will get, you can rest assured the cards will remain attached.

- 12 To get your skin in shape for your wedding day, don’t forget to start six months prior to your wedding and practice make-up techniques.

- 13 When renting a stretch limo, do remember that it can usually seat up to 10 people, but fewer when the bride’s gown and train and the bridesmaid’s dresses are factored in to the equation.

- 14 Don’t forget that the best way to let people know where you are registered is to have family and friends spread the word. Although it’s impolite to mention the registry on wedding invitations, a hostess may do so on shower invitations.

- 15 Do be prompt with your thank-you notes. You may have heard that brides are allotted up to a year to express gratitude for their gifts. It is better to show your appreciation immediately, signing, sealing and sending them within three months.

- 16 Don’t restrict your taste buds to the common white YGFFKPIECMG6T[FKHHGTGPVƃCXQTU.QQMCVXCTKQWUECMG decors and colors. Rely on the expertise of your baker.

- 20 Don’t waste time getting to your reception. Have photos of the wedding party taken before the ceremony.

21 Don’t forget to apply for a passport at least three months in advance if you are planning on traveling abroad for your honeymoon. For travel in some countries you may need certain vaccinations, so be sure to ask your travel agent.

- 22 Don’t seat divorced parents at the same table. Let them each host their own table to avoid any uncomfortable situations.

- 23 Don’t seat older guests near the band or the speakers as it may be hard for them to hear anything else.

- 24 Do store your wedding photos carefully, as well as any video or audio samples from the ceremony and reception.

- 25 Do force yourself to stop a couple of times throughout your reception and take it all in. This is what you have worked and planned for so enjoy yourself.

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The next few months will be busy attending weddings of friends’ children. Two will be in Jackson and the third will be a destination wedding in Orange Beach. I’m excited for these families. Most of these young women, I have watched grow up. I remember holding them as little toddlers. Now they are grown and towering over me. These three young women are DTKIJVDGCWVKHWNGFWECVGFCPFRQUUGUUCIGPWKPGNQXGHQTVJG.QTFCUFQVJGKTĆ‚CPEĂ…GU For their families, this is an exciting time: planning, parties, preparation. The weeks and months CTGĆƒ[KPID[$GHQTGVJG[MPQYKVVJG[YKNNJGCTp+PQYRTQPQWPEG[QWJWUDCPFCPFYKHGq1H course, we look forward to featuring their weddings in upcoming issues of Premier Bride. We love weddings! We love our brides! And we love our contributing wedding professionals. Sometimes mistakes happen. Unfortunately, we had four in the Winter/Spring 2014, Volume 24 issue. We inadvertently omitted these photographers whose weddings we featured in that issue. We could not have featured these beautiful weddings without them and we sincerely apologize.

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Kristin Byrd and Cody Phelps brandon, mississippi | april 20, 2013

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THE DAY “Marrying my best friend, my family and friends, and the beautiful property at McClain Lodge, made the day unforgettable.”

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the inspiration Kristin’s and Cody’s inspiration for their wedding was their love of vintage items and natural elements. “Something old, something new” came to life as heirlooms collected from Kristin’s great grandmother, grandmother and great aunt were used throughout the wedding.

the details Vintage suitcases, doilies, bicycles, cameras, and gloves decorated the beautiful lodge. Antique centerpieces were accented with Teak wood from India while an heirloom L.C. Smith typewriter complemented the table holding the handmade guest book. The 100-year-old guest book was purchased by Kristin from a vendor in France and was hand bound with ivory lace. The inside pages were hand torn and tea-dyed. Sewn inside the book, and printed in an antique font, was the poem “Seven Times Six” by Jean Ingelow.

the ceremony A highlight of the ceremony was “The Tying of the Hands.” As Kristin’s sister and Cody’s brother read a poem, the couple’s hands were wrapped in a handembellished piece of lace with their initials and wedding date beaded on each side. The lace was a memento from the bride’s mother’s baby pillow.

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the guests’ experience McClain Lodge was the perfect setting for this vintage, outdoor wedding. A pie bar, with pies served on mismatched vintage china, added a “sweet” touch to the evening. A variety of mini pies were packaged in hand stamped boxes for guests to take home. Guests released wishing lanterns during the evening filled with their hopes and dreams for the newlyweds. 018 | PREMIER BRIDE MS SUMMER/FALL 2014


Anna Pollock and Wesley Rayner jackson, mississippi | december 28, 2013

TOUCH OF GOLD “The goal for our December wedding was to create an event that was timeless and elegant. I chose to use white, ivory and cream with touches of my favorite color, gold.”

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LOVE IN BLOOM Signature Occasionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Deborah Simmons and Kristen Blackard combined vintage elegance with nostalgic sophistication for Love in Bloom.

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SOURCES STYLISTS | DESIGNERS Signature Occasions HAIR Nathan’s Salon, Kaila Saxton BRIDAL ATTIRE Bridal Path MODELS Jarrah and Tripp Horne FLORIST Au Courant FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Modern Revival GROOM’S ATTIRE Kinkade’s Fine Clothing HAIR PIECES Molly Gee Designs MAKEUP Candice Davis PHOTOGRAPHY Lindsay Vallas Photography CAKE The Cake Lady, Jackie Renfroe PAPER PRODUCTS Fresh Ink

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ROMANCE IN THE DESERT With the desert as her backdrop, Lindsay Vallas, Lindsay Vallas Photography, paired the desert starkness with its romantic allure for Romance in the Desert.

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SOURCES PHOTOGRAPHY Lindsay Vallas Photography BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Mina Olive HAIR AND MAKEUP Aaron Shea MODELS Kasandra and Roger Peters FLORIST Layers of Lovely INVITATION Southland Fox

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Carlevia Smith and Ashley Robinson jackson, mississippi | november 30, 2013

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1 Spice up your meals with a taste of the Mediterranean using this beautiful Le Creuset® Moroccan Tagine. THE EVERYDAY GOURMET | JACKSON 2 This one-of-a-kind, handmade ceramic cheese dish, created by David Johnson, is practical as well as a piece of art. CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD OF MISSISSIPPI | RIDGELAND & BILOXI 3 This exquisite vintage inspired dinnerware by Pip Studio will make every meal a delight. DILLARD’S | MISSISSIPPI 4 Entertaining is a snap with this colorful Ziggy Lazy Susan from French Bull. STELLA AND CO. | BRANDON 5 Everything will taste better on this stunning, white Peter’s Pottery platter. BLOOMS | HATTIESBURG 6 These beautiful Fleur de Lis measuring spoons and cups by Crosby & Taylor Pewter make baking fun. THE KITCHEN TABLE | HATTIESBURG 040 | PREMIER BRIDE MS SUMMER/FALL 2014


love it GUEST EXPERIENCE Brides just want to have fun! Couples are opting for late night snacks, games, or even a visit from the mascot of their alma mater. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weddings are all about the guest experience!

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+++ Serve the meal or send people to the buffet in this order: bride, groom, maid of honor, best man, attendants, parents and then guests.

+++ 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 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left, and best man to the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

+++ 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 groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, the groom and the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother. Lastly, the wedding party joins in, then the guests. +++ Traditionally, the bouquet and garter toss take place near the end. To keep your original bouquet, have the florist create a special arrangement to be thrown. +++ If possible, invite all guests to both the ceremony and the reception. +++++ CAROL REACH PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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+++ 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. +++ 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.


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PA RT Y R E N TA L S every last detail

Depending on where you choose to hold your reception, you may find yourself in need of certain items not provided by your reception facility. The term “party rentals” covers a variety of rental items including linens, chair covers, tables and chairs, tents, dance floors, fountains, plants, props and theme decorations. If you are holding your reception in a hotel, most of the items listed above may be included in the overall cost. The need for various rental items increases when the event is held outdoors or at an event facility where you are required to provide your own caterer. Before contacting a rental company it is recommended that you have the following information:

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

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THE ADVANTAGES OF WEEKEND WEDDINGS

MAXIMIZE YOUR DOLLAR For Friday or Sunday weddings the majority of banquet facilities, photographers, video producers, musicians and entertainers, and limousine services are much more willing to negotiate in order to reach a price that suits your budget. Vendors tend to see Friday and Sunday as bonus days, a time when they can earn extra income. Savings on these services can really add up, making this option a great way to save money without having to sacrifice the quality of your wedding.

SAVE TIME On a Friday, you’ll probably have your wedding in the evening, which means that the ceremony is followed immediately by dinner. Therefore, you will avoid the extra cost and hassle of a one-to-two-hour interim reception or cocktail party. Having the ceremony and reception back to back may ensure more people at the church ceremony. Additionally, a Friday or a Sunday wedding frees up at least one day of the weekend, generally making your family, friends and guests more appreciative of the extra time, especially if they are traveling.

SAVE THE DATE Planning for a Friday or a Sunday wedding makes it much more likely that you will be able to reserve the church, hall, music and other services on the date of your choice. Choosing a Friday or Sunday date allows you to avoid making several calls to numerous vendors, only to hear, “Sorry, we’re booked on that date.”

REHEARSAL IS EASY Restaurants are usually thrilled to have rehearsal dinners booked on Thursdays or other evenings during the week, since those are typically their slower business days. You will find a more relaxed atmosphere and the staff will be more attentive to your party’s needs. In selecting a Friday or Sunday date for your event, you’ll help both your budget and your odds of getting exactly the wedding you want, while also allowing for more time dedicated to finalizing last minute details. You can use the extra day to catch your breath, and use the extra money to purchase something special.

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If you decide to have your wedding on a Friday or a Sunday, you’ll reap several rewards: both financial and otherwise. You’ll save time, you’ll probably save a significant amount of money, and you’ll find that your guests may appreciate having a Saturday free to spend time with you and the other guests they know.


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Ashley McLelland and Brian Gaddie jackson, mississippi | june 15, 2013

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C AT E R I N G a meal to remember

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

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U N C O M P L I C AT E C AT E R I N G

{A Few Tips} Planning the wedding feast doesn’t have to be complicated. A good caterer will deliver an excellent meal and impeccable service within the specifications of your contract and budget.

your enjoyment there will be the measure of your guest’s enjoyment at your wedding reception.

Catering Budget A professional caterer should share your enthusiasm for pleasing each guest, but that’s not the only qualifier. You’ll want to address budget, service, the meal itself, and a variety of details with your caterer to make sure that the qualifications match the enthusiasm.

Finding Professional Service There is no substitute for professionalism and experience. When selecting your caterer, get sound referrals and observe the professionalism of the staff. Extremely attentive service for a sit-down meal or cocktail party would require one server for every 10 guests; for a buffet the number is significantly less, one server per every 50 guests. Service is still quite good with one server for every 15 to 20 guests for a sit-down dinner. Your caterer will be able to explain these ratios and make suggestions for the best service style and the appropriate number of servers for your budget.

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The best way to determine the catering budget is to decide how much you will spend on each guest. Multiply that dollar amount by the number of guests expected. Then add an additional 10 percent to cover overage and approximately 18 to 25 percent for gratuities. Don’t forget to add your local applicable taxes and any extras that aren’t included in the price.

Down to Details Once you’ve decided on a caterer, take the time to determine as many additional details as possible. Have a firm agreement and thoroughly examine your contract. Make sure it clearly states dates, costs, and when deposits are due. Your contract should also specify the food and beverages to be served and stipulate the number of servers needed. Check to see that all the services you requested are listed in the contract, such as centerpieces, the wedding cake, decorations for the room and head table, and other labor intensive additions such as ice sculptures or any other additional needs. Carefully review postponement policies and cancellation policies. If you have any questions or concerns, this is the time to openly discuss them with your caterer.


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Lindsey Cacamo and Christopher Eubanks jackson, mississippi | february 1, 2014

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Emily Hutto and Joshua Jeter

madison, mississippi | january 25, 2014 | rehearal dinner

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1. Marry Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Train 2. A Thousand Years . . . . . . . . Christina Perri 3. Canon in D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pachelbel 4. Over the Rainbow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Israel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Izâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kamakawiwoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ole 5. Make You Feel My Love . . . . . . . . . .Adele

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Ceremony Recessional Songs 1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Yours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stevie Wonder 2. I Do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colbie Caillat 3. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Natalie Cole 4. Ho Hey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lumineers 5. Beautiful Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U2

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Nikki Rister and Brennan Breeland oxford, mississippi | june 21, 2013

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WKHSDVWU\FRXOGVWHDOWKHVKRZ These trends from the cake-baking world will demand a page in your photo album dedicated to dessert:

1. Black, White & Pop!

Cakes decorated in black and white have become popular in recent years for their striking appearance atop the dessert table. White frosting with delicate black flower outlines or white with bold black stripes are two especially popular designs. But why stop at the black and white? Add some pop to the cake with one bold accent color, such as red roses or bows the color of the bridesmaid dresses. The cake will have the elegance of black and white plus a touch of fun.

2. Personalized

Raised initials in the frosting or even poetry written across the layers of the cake can be a classy personal touch to the dessert. You can even ask the baker if you can bring in a sample of your handwriting to follow in order to create the lettering; that way the couple can truly feel like they contributed to the cake without having to clean up the kitchen.

3. Creative Accents

Fresh flowers on top of your pastry creation will never lose their charm, but there are plenty of other options to liven the decoration. Bows, ribbons, edible pearls, jewels, fresh or sugared fruit are all simple ways to accent a plain base. Holiday wedding cakes are especially beautiful with festive accents. Sparkly sugared snowflakes or mistletoe tie in the holiday spirit and create a beautiful dessert.

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4. Metallic Accents

If you think fresh oranges or a big red bow might be too bold an accent for your wedding décor, consider using simple metallic lines or dots to make a sophisticated statement. Brassy accents are best for more formal night receptions, and look especially elegant when simply lined with pearls.

5. Eat it All!

Don’t worry about having to clean out space in your freezer for a year to preserve some of your cake for the traditional first anniversary dessert. Most bakeries, possibly for a small charge, promise the couple another tasty “anniversary” cake one year after they’re married. You’ll be able to enjoy the same taste you devoured on your wedding without having to defrost it for two days ahead of time, or worrying about nasty freezer burn.

6. Centerpiece Cakes

With so many ways to make your cake great, how is a couple to decide on just one? With centerpiece or mini cakes there’s no need. Instead of one large cake, many couples opt for a smaller cake designed as a centerpiece at each table and intended to serve the number of guests seated there. You can encourage guests to mingle by offering different flavors and designs at the different tables, or use this as your chance to get around to everyone by insisting on cutting the first slice in each cake. What’s more, this cuts down on your wedding budget since smaller cakes are often less expensive than a large one, and you won’t need to buy other decorations for a centerpiece!


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Jamie Brown and Jacob Mullins pearl, mississippi | september 27, 2013

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Danielle Chaney and Brenton Shelby taylorsville, mississippi | december 28, 2013

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Shuntal Dean and Dorenus Johnikin jackson, mississippi | december 14, 2013

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THE NUT S AND B OLT S OF +++

GIFT REGISTRIES While some family members and friends will dream up their own creative presents, most people appreciate a gift registry. They want to give you something they know you’ll love. If you haven’t tackled your registry yet, we’re here to help.

have one. When it comes time for wedding showers, it’s appropriate for the host or hostess to include your registry information on the shower invites. However, it is never (ever!) appropriate to include registry information along with your wedding invites.

WHEN SHOULD WE START?

SENDING THANK YOU NOTES.

Begin making your registry four to six months before the wedding so that you’re ready for any engagement parties, showers, or eager guests. You don’t have to register for everything in one day, so don’t stress. Take your time and make your selections thoughtfully. Check the registry about a month before the wedding and, if necessary, add more items to accommodate last-minute shoppers.

After your guests have been kind enough to send you a lovely gift, make sure to respond promptly and graciously with a heartfelt thank you note. Do your utmost to handwrite each note and keep it personal and timely — within two to four weeks at most.

HOW DO WE REGISTER? Start by considering your wants, needs, and style as a couple. Select up to three or four stores that feel like a good fit. Ideally, visit a couple of stores in person so that you can see and touch various items before finalizing your selections. For things you don’t need to see and touch, feel free to register online for the sake of convenience. Most full-service stores offer a great deal of free registry help. We encourage you to take advantage of this service. Specialists will be able to offer helpful information, let you know what generally goes on a registry, and make sure you remember pesky little things like meat thermometers.

No matter how you register, the items you choose, or how you get the word out to your wedding guests, remember that any wedding present is a gift of love. Cherish these gifts, show your gratitude, and count your blessings. For more information, ideas, and registry links, visit the Registries section of premierbride.com.

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WHAT DO WE REGISTER FOR? Most couples take this opportunity to ask for things that they would never buy themselves but would love to have grace their future home. Of course, there are timeless items like crystal vases and formal china, but your registry doesn’t have to be so fancy. There are a lot more accessible, affordable, and casual options these days. You may also want to think about any hobbies you both have, honeymoon travel money, savings for a house, or donations to a meaningful cause. When the time comes to make your final selections, be sure to make decisions together and to include gifts in all price ranges so that each guest can find something within his or her budget. Select more gifts than there are guests to ensure that there are enough items to cover not only the wedding but any showers, too.

COMMUNICATING THE NEWS. How do you let your guests know where you’re registered? For the most part, word of mouth is the way to go. It’s also a good idea to include your registry information on your wedding website if you

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As wedding planners at Signature Occasions, we hear that struggle with every bride. So, here are some guidelines to help you decide if you should take photographs before or after the wedding. The main reason people give for wanting to take photographs after the wedding is that they are afraid they will miss the “awe” moment. A lot of people confuse that moment. They think the groom is “awed” at seeing his bride for the first time, when in reality, his response is more, “Here comes my bride and we are about to get married!” The guests are standing, the bride is walking down the aisle, and he is realizing that this is it. We often see grooms cry during ceremonies that have already seen their brides. As planners, we at Signature Occasions do not have a preference. However, most photographers will encourage you to take pictures before the ceremony. We have never heard a bride complain about seeing her groom beforehand, but we have heard several comments from brides who regretted not taking photographs ahead of time. Taking photographs after the ceremony makes you feel rushed. Picture it: your family and friends are now at the reception starting the buffet and you and your groom are still taking pictures. We hear so many grooms say, “We’re done. We’ll get the rest later.” There is never a “later.” You are both ready to begin the party and don’t want to wait any longer. When do we suggest taking your photographs after the ceremony? When the tradition of not seeing your groom until you walk down the aisle is priority over your photographs. If you know for sure that waiting to see him is more important, you are an “after” bride. Now that you know if you are a “before” or an “after” bride, here are some tips for taking photos on your wedding day.

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For the “after” bride: If you are going to take your photographs after the ceremony, then take them all after the ceremony. There is no need to get dressed three hours before your ceremony just to take individual photographs of your bridesmaids. However, if you have more than 12 bridesmaids, do take their individual shots beforehand. For the “before” bride: First, make it a true photo shoot. Don’t use the church as the backdrop for all of your photographs. Pick a park, a garden, a favorite spot, or a great outdoor location. Move around to get different looks. Make photography a priority and the great photographer you hired will direct you to the best shots. This is your own wedding day photo session. Enjoy every minute of it. Use props! Find and use vintage furniture for your session. Even something small like a chair can make a big difference. We adore vintage pieces for a wedding, but they also make great props for your first look. Hang a chandelier over a sofa in a field and you will have a wonderful pre-wedding photo shoot. Bring the wedding party with you. The end result will be a full day of photographs to remember your wedding. Say cheese! -Deborah Simmons Deborah Simmons is owner of Signature Occasions, wedding and event coordinators. Over the past two decades, Deborah has orchestrated numerous weddings and rehearsal dinners, coordinated receptions and social functions for national and local elected officials, created corporate events for area businesses and much more. Deborah has earned the designation Master Bridal Consultant™ with distinguished honors (1 of 70 in the world and the only one in Mississippi). This is the highest and most prestigious award from the Association of Bridal Consultants. As a result of her dedication to the association and to the wedding industry she was appointed, and currently serves as, the first ABC ~ Mississippi State Coordinator.


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THE WEDDING GOWN a few tips to get the gown of your dreams +++++ Once upon a time there were all kinds of restrictions regarding wedding gowns. Older brides couldn’t wear long white dresses and any color other than white spoke volumes about the bride. Today, pretty much anything goes as long as the bride is comfortable in the statement she is making with her gown. If you’re not comfortable in a veil, don’t wear one. The style and fabric of the dress you choose should be right for you. While we all have a sense of our own style, we might not be well versed in bridal fabrics, so here’s a quick primer. Satin and silk are by far the most commonly used fabrics for wedding gowns, satin being the most traditional. Pure silk can be quite costly, but silk blends such as charmeuse, crepe de chine, chiffon, organza, taffeta, brocade, broadcloth or peau de soie offer an elegant and less costly alternative. Not to be overlooked, however, are linen, natural cotton, man-made polyester and rayon. The variety of blends, weights and finishes available today provide fabulous options year round. The professionals at your bridal salon will be able to help you decide on the style and fabric that best suits your needs and budget, but the determining factor is what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful.

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to wiggle outside your comfort zone. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results and make a statement walking down the aisle! Get treated right. Selecting your wedding gown should be a truly enjoyable experience. Your consultant will take care of every aspect of your search, addressing alterations and other practical matters. Your happiness should be their top priority. Ask if you’ve been shown all your options while staying within your price range. Don’t be afraid to ask for a different representative if you’re not comfortable. The comfort factor. Strapless can be beautiful but unless fitted properly, many brides find themselves pulling the gown up throughout the day. Not attractive. Sitting in a fitted gown can be challenging. These are not deal breakers. Just remember that you’ll be in the gown a long time and comfort should be considered. Start basic. Bridal magazines and on-line sites can be a great resource. Is there a style of dress you’ve loved on yourself in the past? What was that style? When you see something you like, create a file of your favorites. Consider creating a board on Pinterest to keep track of your favorites. Open it up to family and friends to add dress ideas as they find them. When you’re ready, bring your final choices to the bridal shop and the more specialized wedding boutiques to review them with the consultant.

STYLES The strapless dress still reigns as supreme but the market has expanded greatly in the past few years to include other styles. Trends like bold colors, asymmetrical hemlines, whimsical trims and dramatic backs are challenging conventional designs and

winning over many brides. It’s important to remember these trends don’t always mean a dress will be too edgy or something you’ll regret in five years. Designers want a gown to be a classic piece, possibly one you’ll pass down, so often a bold look is simply a modern take on a chic design, one you’ll still smile at in pictures years from now. Here are some of the latest and greatest from the wide world of bridal fashion: Color. Traditional white or ivory gowns will always have a place, but they’re no longer the only option. Designers are adding colors, from a soft robin’s egg blue or blush to dramatic black with accents. You can also add color with a sash in the same color as your bridesmaids or flowers or another color completely. Throw it on after the ceremony for a different reception look. Black and red are two popular colors for a bold yet classic accent. Legs. Short dresses have always been fun for a switch into a more casual reception dress, but they’re gaining popularity on the aisle, especially for summer or outdoor weddings. They show off your legs or a great shoe, and come as lighthearted or as couture as you’d like. The new strapless rival. The one shoulder option is now second to strapless, which means the once edgy look now has classic and elegant options. A decorative bow, flower or design on the shoulder strap energizes the look. But remember, for all the rules that you are told to follow you never know when you might slip on a dress that goes against every fashion rule and yet still looks perfect on you.

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

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

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

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The bride, in her splendid gown, will turn heads as she walks down the aisle; but the groom, waiting patiently at the altar, deserves his share of the attention. He will look splendid, too, dressed in the perfect outfit for the perfect day, and ready to celebrate.

THE LEVEL OF FORMALITY The first order of business is to evaluate how formal your wedding will be. This depends on the time of day of the wedding, the location, but most of all, on you and your fiancé. The degree of formality will affect the wedding attire. In warm weather, think lighter colors (such as tan and white), and in cool weather think darker colors, (navy and charcoal). Grey will likely work anytime and black is always classic and appropriate. Ties, vests and cummerbunds can match the wedding colors, or complement them with colors such as white, ivory, silver, grey or black. If the bridal gown is ivory, the groom and his attendants should wear ivory shirts, not white, to complement her.

Semiformal and formal weddings have plenty of options: a high quality, single- or doublebreasted men’s suit in black, dark charcoal or navy with a Windsor knotted tie in white, ivory, navy, silver or black is a less formal option. For a more formal look, consider a tuxedo with a single- or double-breasted dinner jacket, a white or ivory pointed-collar shirt, a vest or cummerbund and either a bow tie or a four-in-hand tie (a “fancy” knotted necktie). A very formal wedding, called “white tie,” calls for the traditional black tuxedo with tails, a vest, a white winged-collar shirt and a bow tie. If you can envision a symphony conductor’s attire, this is “white tie.”

DISTINGUISHING THE GROOM One way to distinguish the groom is to give him a different, but complementary, boutonniere to wear. Another idea is for the groom to wear a white jacket while his groomsmen are in black. Or, the groom could wear a white, ivory or silver vest and/or tie while his groomsmen wear vests and/or ties in black, or a color that matches the bridesmaids’ dresses.

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SHOPPING TIPS When visiting the formalwear shop, have a firm idea of the bridesmaids’ attire and bring fabric or color swatches from their gowns. Pictures from the pages of wedding and mens magazines of the preferred formalwear styles would also be helpful in the decision-making process. The groom and groomsmen should reserve their rentals at least three months in advance of the wedding. Final measurements should be taken about three weeks before the ceremony; however, they should come back a few days before the wedding for last-minute alterations. Out-of-town groomsmen can be measured at any formalwear store or local tailor’s near them and send their measurements to the groom or to your formalwear store. Someone should be designated to return all formalwear to the store on time in order to avoid late fees. Finally, it’s critical to get a perfect fit. Even the best outfit won’t look good if the fit isn’t right. Rely on the expertise of your formalwear consultant. Photography by Adam + Alli

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D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S is it right for you? +++++ More and more couples are planning destination weddings and combining their wedding celebration and honeymoon.

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+++ Another reason many couples are choosing destination weddings today is because brides are busy. Most destination wedding resorts have wedding planners who take care of the details so you don’t have to.

Destination weddings allow couples to express themselves. 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. And, it’s a time for families to get together, connect and re-connect.

+++ Destination weddings can also be a one-stop shop. Many times the wedding planner on staff or one in the area will handle the flowers, photographer, caterer, cake, musicians, officiant and reception - all with your input, of course. In most cases the wedding planner will take care of the marriage license, too, so all you have to do is send the necessary documents, pack, and show up for the wedding.

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Nicole Pelengaris and Abhay Patel natchez, mississippi | april 20, 2013

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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.

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Photo BOOTHS +++ A wedding is just one day, so everyone knows photos are a great way of capturing the excitement and emotion for years to come. The professional photographer usually does a great job of snapping the couple, but pics of your friends and family members celebrating with you will be great mementos going forward.

+++ In the past, couples placed disposable cameras at each table for guests to point and shoot. But the chance of finding a gem amongst blurry, low-quality shots is rare, especially when kids get their hands on them. Plus, the cost of developing film continues to rise.

+++ Instead, a fun, plucky alternative is a photo booth. Photo booth rentals are popular at wedding receptions because everyone is dressed in their finest for your big day, but your guests can take home a quality memory from the wedding. +++ Photo booth rentals are different in size and output. Some booths give guests prints of their pictures right away, in the traditional photo booth setting, with a number of black and white or color prints on one single strand. This gives guests a souvenir on the spot. +++ Other photo booths shoot continuously throughout the night, and provide the couple with a digital record of all the shots taken. Guests go to an online database to choose which photos they want and print them at their convenience.

+++ The newest innovation in photo booths is a flip book, which is more interactive and involves a true keepsake for everyone. With a flip book, a representative of the company is on hand, acting as a mini-director, encouraging guests to perform skits or don playful costumes. At the end, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put together into a video and everyone receives a copy.

+++ A fun way to really spice up the photos is to supply props such as goofy hats, accessories, or fake mustaches for guests to wear. A chalkboard or dry erase board is also fun, so family and friends can doodle a special message or sentiment and capture it on film. A giant, decorative frame is another fun prop to create the picture-within-a-picture look.

+++ When deciding on a rental, choose one you can really customize, if you like. You may ask for the background to match the colors of the wedding, or add your names or the date to a sign at the top of the photo. But no matter how basic it is, your family and loved onesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; smiling faces will make it a truly fun and personal memory! 154 | PREMIER BRIDE MS SUMMER/FALL 2014


Drink Up!

give 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.”

+++ 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.

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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!

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weddings The what and why of going unplugged. In our technology-crazed world, it’s become a habit to check our phones every few minutes, to post a constant stream of status updates to Twitter and Facebook, and to document any and everything on Instagram. At an unplugged wedding, the couple kindly asks that everyone in attendance turn off cell phones, cameras, and

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

Social media spoilers Imagine: You haven’t seen the groom all day. You can’t wait for that “first look.” While you’re getting ready, the Maid of Honor snaps a photo of you in your dress and veil. She has a few minutes of down time, so she posts the photo on Instagram. The groom, also with a few minutes to spare and out of habit, checks for Instagram updates — and the first look is spoiled. A first look via social media isn’t exactly the stuff of dreams! Brides and grooms are avoiding such spoilers altogether by declaring their wedding “unplugged.”

Leave it to the professionals There are few things that annoy a professional photographer more than an amateur trying to do their job. Overly zealous uncles who jump in the aisle and cousins who stand on church pews can, at best, be an eyesore in your professional photos and can, at worst, completely ruin once-in-a-lifetime moments. Imagine your “kiss the bride” moment blocked by an uncle who stepped into the aisle to snap a photo. The professional photographer didn’t see it coming and his or her hands are tied. Nothing can bring that moment back — it’s lost to a grainy photo on Uncle Al’s smart phone. Another issue is wandering eyes. When your professional photographer stages a group shot of your newly combined families and Uncle Al decides to take the photo too, eyes will wander, not knowing which camera to look at first. This makes the final professional photo just look silly! One way to avoid all of these problems is to have an unplugged wedding, or at least an unplugged ceremony. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 163


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at your favorite restaurant +++++

“Honey, where would you like to eat tonight? I’m in the mood for something special.” This is a question you and your fiancé may ask each other often. Why not ask that same question when selecting a reception site? You want your wedding to be a special experience for you as well as your guests. You spend endless hours selecting the perfect dress, the perfect flowers, and the perfect venue. Why not treat your guests to a special meal? When planning your wedding you will discover endless possibilities for reception sites; hotels, country clubs, museums, backyard tents and more. Among those possibilities you should consider your favorite local restaurants, the restaurant where you celebrated your last promotion, your last birthday, and where you took your parents when they came to visit. Your favorite restaurant may offer all the style and amenities you require, and most importantly, have the expertise to serve you and your guests an exceptional meal. With your favorite restaurant, depending on the size of your reception, you may reserve a private room or you may be able to reserve the entire space. You, with the chef, may craft a customized menu and wine selections of exceptional quality. The restaurant’s event coordinator will assist you with your reception planning, and because restaurants host many types of events, may be able to offer additional suggestions and assistance in securing other needed services from musicians, florists, transportation providers and audiovisual specialists.

WHEN EXPLORING RESTAURANT RECEPTION OPTIONS 1 Contact the restaurant’s event coordinator to discuss date availability, room capacity, additional services provided, and to receive copies of special event menus. 2 Schedule an appointment to inspect the proposed reception space and discuss menu options and customization. 3 Schedule a tasting of your selected items (most restaurants will charge a small tasting fee). 4 If all is to your liking, be prepared to place a deposit securing the date as restaurants book up quickly with their regular clientele or other events.


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Mary LaRosa and Timothy Mullinax biloxi, mississippi | november 9, 2013

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Rehearsal Dinner time to get acquainted +++++ While it’s certainly not a necessity, the rehearsal dinner can be a great way to begin your wedding festivities, allowing everyone to get acquainted. The groom’s parents traditionally host the rehearsal dinner. They should invite the immediate family of the bride and groom, the clergy-person and his or her spouse or special guest, and the complete wedding party and their spouses or guests. If there are friends from out-of-town who have already arrived, they should be invited to join the party, too. Since this will SUREDEO\EHWKHÀUVWWLPHPDQ\RI\RXU guests will meet, it can be helpful to include place cards. “Betty’s Aunt Millie,” or “Maid of Honor, Barbara Jones,” can help break the ice. Plan your seating so that your guests will enjoy the company of those with whom they are seated while also meeting new people. The bridal couple and their immediate families generally sit together at the front or focal table. The wedding party can be seated with the bridal couple and their families, or seated amongst your other family members and special guests. The rehearsal dinner is traditionally the time for the groom’s father to make his formal toast to the couple. It’s also an excellent time for the couple to give their attendants’ gifts, especially if they will be used during the wedding ceremony. The rehearsal dinner is a joyous, relaxed time for friends and families to meet, get to know one another and enjoy each other’s company. So whether it’s simple or elaborate, it’s a lovely gesture and makes a great beginning.

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Tiffany Cuevas and Loren Denk diamondhead, mississippi | march 22, 2014

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CEREMONY REHEARSALS practice makes perfect +++++ THE IMPORTANCE OF REHEARSING What’s the point of rehearsing your marriage ceremony the night before the wedding? You’ve seen dozens of them in movies and have been to a handful of weddings over the years — it looks like a piece of cake! But there’s so much more to a wedding ceremony than just taking a walk down the aisle. A rehearsal for the entire bridal party and anyone involved in the ceremony is a chance to set the stage for the next day, to work out any bugs, and to bring your closest friends and relatives together in anticipation of the big day. A rehearsal also allows you and your bridal party to get comfortable in the ceremony space. You’ll find out where everyone will get ready the next day, which entrances to use, and where the bathrooms are — things that are often taken for granted. You’ll also learn any venue rules and get answers to pressing questions, like: Are music and mimosas allowed in the church bridal room? Yes, if you’re getting married in a church there are sure to be a few rules. There’s also a lot of symbolism in a religious ceremony and the rehearsal is an opportunity for the officiant to walk you through the various traditions and explain their meaning. PRE-REHEARSAL PREP Before your rehearsal and ceremony there are obvious things to think about, such as who will walk the bride down the aisle. But you also have to think about who is escorting the mothers-of, which bridesmaid will be paired with which groomsman, and in what order the couples will proceed down the aisle. The order will vary depending on if you have junior bridesmaids and flower girls and whether you want the groomsmen to escort the bridesmaids down the full length of the aisle or meet them halfway. And in today’s wedding world, it’s not uncommon to see the bride and groom walking down the aisle together – a nice touch if you’re game to shake up tradition. Once you have the procession order all set, there are still plenty of other details to hammer out. For example: Will you need microphones during the ceremony? Is your venue wheelchair-accessible? Depending on your venue, these are the kinds of details that a site manager or priest will help you consider ahead of time. WHAT TO EXPECT Rehearsals are quick, not comprehensive, and are meant to act as an overview so that everyone knows what happens when. Once the rehearsal starts, you won’t be reading through every word of the ceremony. Rather you’ll be blocking out the words and actions: when the bouquet is handed off and taken back, when you sit and when you stand, etc. The bride and groom are usually asked to say a few lines, just to work out the pace and volume of their vows. If there are any readings, the reader will also rehearse a few lines. If not all of your key players can be present at the rehearsal, it’s okay. In fact, it is standard practice for the musicians to be absent; if you’ve hired professional musicians or if the church provides a pianist or organist, they already know what to do. It’s also possible that the

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officiant might not be present at your rehearsal. If this happens, make sure they offer stage directions beforehand, or if the venue has another on-site coordinator, that person might be able to step in and help. If members of the bridal party can’t make it to the rehearsal, don’t stress! Just designate another member of the party to fill them in on all the details the next morning. THREE SECRETS TO SUCCESS 1. Be on time and organized. Most rehearsals are allotted just one hour and sometimes a venue has more than one rehearsal on a given night. Remember that everyone’s time is valuable and the rehearsal can’t start until everyone is present. 2. Practice patience and respect. Don’t get flustered or anxious if there are bugs to work out — after all, that’s why you’re having a rehearsal in the first place. Be sure to respect the venue, especially if it’s a religious establishment. 3. Ask questions. As you’re going through the stages of the ceremony, ask questions if you don’t know what to do or if there’s something you don’t understand. Bottom line: Don’t be afraid to ask! REHEARSAL DINNER After finishing the ceremony rehearsal, it’s customary for the bride and groom and/or their parents to host a dinner for all involved. This is a fun pre-wedding event that kicks off the festive spirit and can be as simple or extravagant as you like. You could rent a party room at a nearby restaurant or just invite everyone back to your parents’ house for homemade eats – it’s up to you. Just have fun with it and keep it within your budget. After all, everyone has your fabulous wedding to look forward to the next day!


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5 ST R E S S - F R E E PL A N N I N G st e p s t o k e e p y o u g o i ng Y O U ’RE ENG A GED... HOOR AY! Now the fun begins. From trying on wedding dresses, to registering for gifts, and choosing the perfect party favor, it’s all fun, fun, fun! Then reality sets in and you discover that planning a wedding takes an incredible amount of work. It requires making countless decisions, handling thousands of details, juggling endless tasks and errands, and doing it all while maintaining your relationships, job, life and sanity. What’s a stressed-out bride-tobe to do? We’ve got some suggestions for you.

START EARLY.

Obviously, the more time you have to plan, the more breathing room you have, and the more options you’ll have for wedding vendors. Give yourself at least a year, if possible, so that you can spread the work out over time and have the most flexibility in securing your first-choice vendors.

STAY ORGANIZED.

Here are the basics you’ll need to manage all the details, deadlines and duties: Have one large manila envelope to hold all contracts and receipts. Have another one on hand for all information, ideas, notes and resources. This could also be a binder, or an accordion file… whatever works for you, just as long as it’s all in one place. Keep all wedding-related books, papers and other items in one place – the bookshelf in your home office, the corner of the guest bedroom – so that you always know where to find something. And finally, write everything down. Keep a “wedding notebook” and a detailed calendar where you can put everything in writing. Don’t assume you’ll remember – 47 details later it may be gone! 192 | PREMIER BRIDE MS SUMMER/FALL 2014

GET HELP.

The very best thing you can do for a stress-free experience (and a relaxing, stress-free wedding DAY) is hire a wedding consultant. Many couples feel that this just “isn’t for them” and yet, without question, it could make the critical difference between a fun, enjoyable wedding experience, and a grueling one. There is a consultant for every budget, and every penny spent will have a priceless return.

TAKE BREAKS.

It’s easy to get so wrapped up in all things wedding that you forget to see movies, visit with friends on non-wedding topics, or catch up on the world news. Take regular restorative breaks from wedding planning where you don’t think about, talk about, or work on anything wedding-related. And remember, there is life beyond the wedding! Cultivate gratitude.

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When frustration or stress overwhelms you, take a moment to focus on everything going right and everything in your life that is good. Write them down or call a friend to share your “gratitude list.” You’ll feel better in no time and regain your perspective. This is also a good time to take a break. And call your wedding consultant and let them help.


The Vintage Bandwagon +++++ One of the most popular wedding themes is vintage. Vintage typically refers to a particular harvest or crop of wine, but can also represent the high quality of a past time. In this case, we mean the latter of the two. Vintage wedding themes are taking the wedding industry by storm.

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You can be taken away in a vintage car, like a Rolls Royce, or swept away by carriage. You might find yourself in a barn type wedding, adorned with chandeliers and mason jars. Mason jars are extremely popular right now, and can be adorned with lace, or have pictures in them showing family. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to find some hatboxes to capture the vintage era you are going for in your wedding.

Flowers You can indulge in a gorgeous brooch bouquet, which can be made up solely of vintage brooches from your grandmother or from an antique store.

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2. DOES YOUR PERSONALITY CLICK? Knowledge and experience are important when choosing a wedding photographer, but have you ever considered how important PERSONALITY is when making this selection? You want a wedding photographer who is very capable, of course, but you also want someone who will â&#x20AC;&#x153;clickâ&#x20AC;? with your wedding party so that the taking of photographs will be an enjoyable and fun experience. Former brides will tell you that a personable photographer can make you and your wedding party and family members feel comfortable about having their pictures taken, and that will result in perfect pictures of your very special day. MARTHA GRACE GRAY | Martha Grace Gray Photography

3. KNOW YOUR JEWELER/KNOW YOUR DIAMONDS Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve dreamed about it all your life. Your engagement ring symbolizes love and commitment, so you want a ring youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll treasure for years. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to know your jeweler. :KHQ FKRRVLQJ D ULQJ Ă&#x20AC;QG D MHZHOHU \RX FDQ WUXVW E\ KLV UHSXWDWLRQ RQH WKDW KDV ORQJHYLW\ LQ the jewelry business and can guide you in making that beautiful purchase. Next, know your diamonds. Not all diamonds are alike. Familiarize yourself with the 4Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;Ścut, clarity, color and carat weight before you start shopping. Get your jeweler to show you the diamond under PDJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ DQG H[SODLQ ZK\ LW LV WKH FODULW\ JUDGH DQG FRORU :KHQ \RX OHDYH WKH VWRUH know your diamond and be able to recognize it. A respected jeweler will help you make the right choice. CHUCK COOPER | Van Atkins Jewelers

4. WHERE TO SPEND THE MONEY Great weddings have great linens, candles, alternating centerpieces, and one great VSHFLDOW\ LWHP OLJKWLQJ GUDSLQJ DPD]LQJ IDYRUV RQH DPD]LQJ Ă RUDO HWF  2QH VSHFLDOW\ LWHP will set your wedding apart from everyone else. A bunch of specialty items on a tight budget ZLOO PDNH HDFK LWHP VHHP VPDOO /LQHQV FDQ WUDQVIRUP D URRP WR D VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;F VW\OH DQG WDNH the reception above â&#x20AC;&#x153;standardâ&#x20AC;?. Picking one table size, one cloth, and one centerpiece thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s repeated is very basic. Alternating centerpieces, rounds and rectangles, and cloths will ensure a variation throughout the room that is pleasing to the eye. A professional wedding and event planner can control the budget and ensure the biggest bang for your buck so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have that â&#x20AC;&#x153;wowâ&#x20AC;? effect. DEBORAH SIMMONS | Signature Occasions

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

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designers

ALLURE BRIDALS, CASABLANCA, EXCLUSIVE BRIDAL, JASMINE BRIDAL, MAGGIE SOTTERO, MORI LEE, PRONOVIAS, WATTERS, WTOO BRIDES ALLURE BRIDALS, BONNY, CASABLANCA, ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA, HOUSE OF WU, JASMINE, MAGGIE SOTTERO, MARY’S, MON CHERI, MORI LEE, PRIVATE LABEL BY G, SOTTERO-MIDGLEY

shoes & accessories

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BOTH

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appare l: maids mother s flower girl

hours

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ALL

M - SAT 9:00-5:00

ALL

M - F 10:00-5:00 SAT 10:00-3:00

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ALLURE BRIDALS, ALLURE ROMANCE, EMMALINE BRIDAL, BLUE BY ENZOANI, INTUZURI, JUSTIN ALEXANDER, JUSTIN ALEXANDER SIGNATURE, LILLIAN WEST, SINCERITY BRIDAL, WTOO BRIDES

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ALL

M - F 10:00-5:00 SAT 10:00-2:00

ALLURE COUTURE, ANGELINA FACCENDA, CASABLANCA COUTURE, LAZARO, MAGGIE SOTTERO COUTURE, MAGGIE SOTTERO HAUTE COUTURE, MARISA, MARTINA LIANA, MIKAELLA, PRONOVIAS, SAN PATRICK, SOTTERO MIDGLEY, STEPHEN YEARICK, WATTERS BRIDES, YSA MAKINO

BOTH

0-32

MAIDS FLOWER GIRL

T - F 10:00-5:00 SAT 9:00-4:00

ALL

M-F 9:00-5:30 THUR 9:00-8:00 SAT 9:00-3:00

ALL

M 10:30-5:00 W - F 10:30-5:00 SAT 10:30-3:00

ALL

T - F 10:00-6:00 S 10:00-2:00

ALLURE BRIDALS, BONNY, CASABLANCA, DAVID TUTERA, DA VINCI, ENZOANI, ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA, IMPRESSION, MAGGIE SOTTERO, MORI LEE, PRIVATE LABEL, PRONOVIAS, SOPHIA TOLLI ALLURE BRIDALS, CHRISTINA WU, ELLIS LONDON BRIDAL, LIZ FIELDS, MAGGIE SOTTERO, ST. PATRICK BY PRONOVIAS

DA VINCI BRIDAL, IMPRESSION BRIDAL, MARY’S BRIDAL, PRECIOUS FORMALS

BOTH

BOTH

BOTH

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0-30

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IMAGINATIONS BRIDAL 601-833-6280 | BROOKHAVEN, MS IMAGINATIONSBRIDAL.COM KAY’S KREATIONS 662-844-1704 | TUPELO, MS KAYS-KREATIONS.NET LACE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 601-665-4860 | BRANDON, MS LACEBRIDALBOUTIQUE.COM

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

MIMI’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR 601-649-6006 | LAUREL, MS MIMISBRIDAL.COM OXFORD BRIDAL 662-234-5811 | OXFORD, MS OXFORDBRIDAL.COM YOUR MAJESTY BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR 601-977-9161 | RIDGELAND, MS FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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belk

blooms

the bridal corner at walnut square

craftsmen’s guild of mississippi

dillard’s

the everyday gourmet

866-235-5443

601-584-9200

601-543-0 1 1 1

601-856-7546 228-207-0357

601-957-7100 EXT. 5739

601-977-9258

BELK.COM

BLOOMSAGARDEN SHOP.COM

FACEBOOK.COM/ WALNUTSQUARE GIFTSAND STATIONERY

MSCRAFTS.ORG

DILLARDS.COM

THEEVERYDAY GOURMET.COM

COMPUTERIZED REGISTRY

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

MAIL ORDER

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF WEDDING DATE

WITHIN 60 DAYS

STORE CREDIT WITHIN 30 DAYS

SEE GALLERY MANAGER FOR EXPIRATION

90 DAYS FROM WEDDING DATE

STORE CREDIT

FINE CHINA

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

CRYSTAL

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

FORMAL FLATWARE

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

EVERYDAY DINNERWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

EVERYDAY GLASSWARE

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

EVERYDAY FLATWARE

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

KITCHEN COOKWARE SMALL APPLIANCES

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

BARWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

TABLE LINENS

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

BEDDING & BATH

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

NO

HOME DECOR

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

VIETRI, LE CREUSET, KITCHENAID, ARTHUR COURT, ALL-CLAD, CALPHON

ART AND JEWELRY BY LOCAL ARTISTS, PETERS POTTERY, PACE POTTERY

SALISBURY PEWTER, ORIGINAL ART, KERRY BROOKS POTTERY, CUSTOM WEDDING ALBUMS, CUSTOM INVITATIONS

FURNITURE, HANDMADE CRAFTS, ONE-OFA-KIND PIECES

WATERFORD & KATE SPADE DINNERWARE, STEMWARE, FLATWARE & DÉCOR. LINGERIE & COSMETICS REGISTRY ALSO AVAILABLE.

ALL-CLAD, GAIL PITTMAN, GOOD EARTH, JULISKA,SKYROS, WATERFORD, VIKING

PHONE

WEBSITE

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the kitchen table

mockingbird marketplace

oak: a southern experience

the paper place

plums bridal registry at the a gallery

stella & company

601-261-2224

601-487-8802

601-469-3242

601-366-3675

601-544-7586

601-825-8282

KITCHENTABLE NOW.COM

FACEBOOK.COM/ MOCKINGBIRD -MARKETPLACE

OAKEXPERIENCE. WEEBLY.COM

FACEBOOK.COM/ THEPAPERPLACE JACKSON

PLUMSBRIDAL.COM

STELLAAND COMPANY. WORDPRESS.COM

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

COMPUTERIZED REGISTRY

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

MAIL ORDER

7 DAYS, SAME AS CASH; 30 DAYS, STORE CREDIT; BRIDAL: GIFT RECEIPT REQUIRED

STORE CREDIT

RETURNS WITH RECEIPT WITHIN 30 DAYS

GIFTS MAY BE RETURNED 1 YEAR FROM THE WEDDING DATE

GIFTS CAN BE RETURNED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF WEDDING DATE

STORE CREDIT

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

FINE CHINA

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

CRYSTAL

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

FORMAL FLATWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

EVERYDAY DINNERWARE

YES

YES NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

EVERYDAY GLASSWARE

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

EVERYDAY FLATWARE

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

KITCHEN COOKWARE SMALL APPLIANCES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

BARWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

TABLE LINENS

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

BEDDING & BATH

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

HOME DECOR

SKYROS, SIMON PEARCE, LE CREUSET, ATTENDANT GIFTS, HOSTESS GIFTS

GOOD EARTH, SKYROS, ROOTWORKS, VIETRI, CASA FINA, SPODE, ANNIE GLASS, TAG, REED & BARTON

HANDMADE ART & CUSTOM ARTWORK

LARGE SELECTION OF WEDDING INVITATIONS INCLUDING: CRANE, PEPPERITE, WILLIAM ARTHUR

ART AND JEWELRY

MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT, TAB BOREN POTTERY, GIFTS AND JEWELRY FROM LOCAL DESIGNERS

PHONE

WEBSITE

RETURN POLICY

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In the heart of downtown Jackson sits a place that combines the history and richness of southern culture, where you can create an experience like no other. Parlor Marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event space, Albertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, housed in a building from 1898, showcases exposed LĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x17D;]}Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}VÂ&#x2026;>Â&#x2DC;`iÂ?Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;]>Â&#x2DC;`>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;ÂľĂ&#x2022;iÂ&#x153;>Â&#x17D;yÂ&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;ÂŤi>Â&#x17D;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153; its colorful past. This is THE place where class, sophistication, and elegance combine to create the perfect event.


THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD

CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB

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FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . .Average $65/person 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.

Secluded in the hills of Hattiesburg, our elegant clubhouse offers expansive views of the countryside. Soaring ceilings >Ài w˜ˆÃ…i` ܈̅ Li>ṎvՏ ̈“LiÀ Li>“ð 7i …>Ûi ̅i perfect backdrop for any style wedding and reception. Our accomplished catering staff can customize your menu with contemporary dishes or Southern favorites! Let us make your reception a memorable event!

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THE CAPITAL CLUB

THE CHIMNEYS

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FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Property EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ă&#x201C;äÂ&#x2021;xää CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

Imagine being married with the entire city sparkling behind you. Â&#x153;V>Ă&#x152;i` Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC; Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i ÂŁÂ&#x2122;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026; yÂ&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC; Â&#x153;v Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i >ÂŤÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;>Â? /Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;] Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i >ÂŤÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;>Â? Club offers spectacular views and elegant surroundings. Our experienced staff is able to accommodate groups of all needs >Â&#x2DC;` `iĂ&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;° 7Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC; Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;½Ă&#x20AC;i Â?Â&#x153;Â&#x153;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC; > vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;>Â? Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2021;`Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC; rehearsal dinner or a blowout dance party reception, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here to make your perfect event come true. Please call or email for additional information, Amanda Prejean, asawyer@mmihg.com.

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JACKSON-NORTH/RIDGELAND

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

FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hotel EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

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 decor provides the perfect touch of elegance. Just a few steps from the barn is our reception hall. A shady ÂŤÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x153;iÂ?VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;}Ă&#x2022;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;iViÂŤĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;°7Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x153;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152; a cocktail party, buffet, or a seated dinner, let us customize your event with catering exclusively by one of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top catering >Â&#x2DC;`yÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;>Â?VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;ÂŤ>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;°Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;i`Â&#x2C6;>Ă&#x152;iv>Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x17E;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x153;iÂ?VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x153;LĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}vÂ&#x153;Â&#x153;`°

/Â&#x2026;i Â&#x201C;L>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x17E;-Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;>VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021; Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x2030;,Â&#x2C6;`}iÂ?>Â&#x2DC;`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â?Â&#x153;V>Ă&#x152;i`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i Township at Colony Park, an upscale lifestyle center providing residents, shopping, new restaurants, and recreation within walking distance of a vibrant town center. Our elegant hotel VĂ&#x20AC;i>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x192;iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;ÂŤiVÂ&#x2C6;>Â?`>Ă&#x17E;°7iÂ&#x153;vviĂ&#x20AC;x]äää Ă&#x192;ÂľĂ&#x2022;>Ă&#x20AC;i viiĂ&#x152; Â&#x153;v L>Â&#x2DC;ÂľĂ&#x2022;iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x2030;Ă&#x20AC;iViÂŤĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC; >Ă&#x20AC;i> >Ă&#x192; Ă&#x153;iÂ?Â? >Ă&#x192; vĂ&#x2022;Â?Â?Â&#x2021;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Vi V>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}° -Â&#x153;ÂŤÂ&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;V>Ă&#x152;i` VĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;i >Â&#x2DC;` >Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;i] y>Ă&#x153;Â?iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192; Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Vi combine to make your wedding unforgettable!

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GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB

THE IVY VENUE

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FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .City Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xxäÂ&#x2021;Ă&#x2C6;ää CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .fĂ&#x201C;xÂ&#x2021;f{x FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . 7i``Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}E*>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;6iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;i EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

At the Great Southern Club your guests will enjoy panoramic views and a relaxed, elegant atmosphere. You will want to dance the night away in our beautiful ballroom. Our eclectic American cuisine includes Coastal favorites, Southern, and VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x201C;ÂŤÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;° 7Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;>Ă&#x20AC;iÂŤÂ?>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}>Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;ÂŤÂ?iĂ&#x20AC;iViÂŤĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;] cocktails and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, a sit down dinner, buffet, or luncheon, we can create the menu to make your event memorable. Our staff provides the exceptional service that Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x153;i``Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}`>Ă&#x17E;`iĂ&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x192;°7i>Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x153;ÂŤiÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201C;iÂ&#x201C;LiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC; your receptions or special events.

The Ivy Venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 LĂ&#x17E;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iÂ&#x153;v>VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;½Ă&#x192;wÂ&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;V>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;t/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x203A;Ă&#x17E;6iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;iÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x203A;iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â?Ă&#x17E; located off Lakeland Drive in Flowood.

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LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER

MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM

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FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xäÂ&#x2021;xää CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ă&#x2C6;äÂ&#x2021;{ää³ CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

Make â&#x20AC;&#x153;once upon a time,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;happily ever after,â&#x20AC;? and everything in between come true for your wedding and reception at the Ă&#x17E;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC; i>`Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x192; Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;VÂ&#x153;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E; iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC; Ă&#x2022;Â?vÂŤÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;° *Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;i Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă? Â&#x153;>Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021; canopied acres with a beach view complete with a gulf breeze and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fairy tale about which youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always dreamed. Indoor and outdoor celebrations can be planned at our location. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center offers a unique, whimsical Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}] Ă&#x153;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â?i Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i 7 - *iĂ&#x20AC;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} Ä?Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192; >Â&#x2DC;` `Ă&#x2022;V>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC; Center caters to a more formal event. Spacious dressing rooms and free parking are a few of the extra amenities.

For the bride wanting quaint and rustic for her wedding, reception, and rehearsal dinner, the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum is the perfect setting. All of the buildings combine a rustic style, built with weathered wood representing Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and southern charm. The authentic 1897 Museum Church is perfect for a quaint and intimate wedding ViĂ&#x20AC;iÂ&#x201C;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x17E;° 7Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026; wĂ&#x203A;i Ă&#x203A;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;iĂ&#x192;] Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x2022;Â&#x201C; V>Â&#x2DC; Ă&#x192;i>Ă&#x152; Ă&#x2C6;ä Ă&#x152;Â&#x153; {ää ÂŤiÂ&#x153;ÂŤÂ?i L>Â&#x2DC;ÂľĂ&#x2022;iĂ&#x152; Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Â?i° Ä?`` Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC; >Â&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192; >Â&#x2DC;` LiÂ&#x2DC;iwĂ&#x152;Ă&#x192; provided by the Museum: kitchens, restrooms, tables and chairs, ADA accessible and outside catering welcomed. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 217


MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xäÂ&#x2021;Ă&#x2C6;ää CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies

Cinderella had the glass slipper . . . you have the glass staircase. Make a memorable entrance to your reception. The elegant and contemporary Mississippi 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 Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC; Ă&#x203A;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;i° 7i >Ă&#x20AC;i Â?Â&#x153;V>Ă&#x152;i` Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC; > ÂŤ>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;>Â? Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} Â&#x153;vv ,Â&#x2C6;Vi ,Â&#x153;>`° This space is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions.

7Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;v>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;ÂŤiVÂ&#x2C6;>Â?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;°Â&#x153;V>Ă&#x152;i`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iÂ&#x2026;i>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;v Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC; Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art provides a uniquely beautiful backdrop for weddings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Our staff of iĂ&#x203A;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152; ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;viĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>Â?Ă&#x192;] Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;VÂ?Ă&#x2022;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} >Â&#x2DC; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;i VÂ&#x2026;iv] Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192; Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} Ă&#x152;Â&#x153; accommodate your individual preferences in order to make your `>Ă&#x17E;>Â&#x201C;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;ÂŤÂ&#x2C6;iVi°"Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;7>Â?Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x20AC;>Ă&#x20AC;`iÂ&#x2DC;>Â&#x2DC;`/Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x201C;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x20AC;>Â&#x2DC;`>Â?Â? are available for smaller ceremonies and receptions, while The Art Garden, complete with a performance stage, lush foliage and fountains, is available to accommodate larger events. Call us today and let us help you paint your picture perfect day.

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SOUTH BEACH BILOXI HOTEL & SUITES £ÇÎx i>V… œÕiÛ>À`U ˆœÝˆ]-ΙxΣ ÓÓn‡Înn‡ÓÈÓÇUÃLLˆœÝˆ…œÌi°Vœ“

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FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . 菏‡-ՈÌi œṎµÕiœÌi EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . 7i``ˆ˜}E*>ÀÌÞ6i˜Õi EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

Have your wedding right on the beach! Biloxi’s only beachfront hotel located amid the sandy shores of the Gulf Coast. Our boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views. Just steps away from the beach is our covered terrace overlooking the Gulf. It is the perfect place for your guests to enjoy the Gulf breezes and the view. A custom menu can be created for your special day, while you relax and enjoy your wedding weekend at the beach!

For your ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner, Southern Miss Event Services can offer you the Thad Cochran Center, Trent Lott Center, Danforth Chapel, or Rose Garden to bring your wedding vision to life. The lavish ballrooms of the Thad Cochran Center and the 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. Afterall, for those special moments in life, there’s only one chance to get it right. Southern Miss Services’ facilities will add just the right touch of elegance and southern charm to make the moment last forever. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 219


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room capacity

average price per person

outside outside catering reception permitted area

facility rental fee

ceremony site available

valet parking

&(175$/0,66,66,33,‡&(175$/0,66,66,33,‡&(175$/0,66,66,33,‡&(175$/ 0,66,66,33, ALBERT’S Jackson | 601-360-0090

49, 212

200

$50

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

ANJOU RESTAURANT Ridgeland | 601-707-0587

49

230

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

BIAGGI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO Ridgeland | 601-354-6600

67

15-60

$25

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

55, 214

400

$35+

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

CEDAR GROVE MANSION INN Vicksburg | 601-661-7137

46

300

$30+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

CHAR RESTAURANT Jackson | 601-956-9562

49

35

$50

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

55, 215

450

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN Natchez | 601-446-8500

145

60-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

E & S RANCH Terry | 601-941-1773

53

500

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

EMBASSY SUITES Ridgeland | 601-607-7112

46, 215

225

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

HILTON JACKSON & CONVENTION CENTER Jackson | 601-957-2800

57

600 -1000

$25+

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

ICE HOUSE Jackson | 601-352-3722

41

500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

THE IVY VENUE Flowood | 601-906-5499

57, 216

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

JACKSON MARRIOTT Jackson | 601-969-5100

45

50-1000

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

THE CAPITAL CLUB Jackson | 601-969-7101- ext. 103

COTTON MARKET Rankin County | 601-906-5499

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ceremony site available

facility rental fee

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room capacity

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YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

50-250

35

JIGGETS HOME Canton | 601-201-9112

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

VARIES

325

INSIDE FRONT COVER

KING EDWARD HOTEL Jackson | 601-969-8508

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$25

300-400

61

MCCLAIN LODGE Brandon | 601-672-7999

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

60-400+

49, 217

MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM Jackson | 601-432-4500

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

250

53, 218

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER Ridgeland | 601-856-7546

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$25+

600

61, 218

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART Jackson | 601-960-1515

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

N/A

150-250

46

MS SPORTS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM Jackson | 601-982-8264

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$40

50-600

67

OLD CAPITOL INN Jackson | 601-359-9000

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

$75

80

49

PARLOR MARKET Jackson | 601-360-0090

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

300-800

57

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM Jackson | 601-832-8395

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$40

50-300

67

RESERVOIR POINTE Ridgeland | 601-898-1982

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

VARIES

250

47

TABLE 100 BANQUET/EVENT CENTER Flowood | 601-933-2720

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outside average outside price per catering reception person permitted area

facility rental fee

ceremony site available

valet parking

*8/)&2$67‡*8/)&2$67‡*8/)&2$67‡*8/)&2$67‡*8/)&2$67‡*8/)&2$67 BEAUVOIR, THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME Biloxi | 228-388-4400

165

300

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

167, 214

20-500

VARIES

NO

YES

VARIES

YES

YES

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB Diamondhead | 228-255-2918

154

20-250

$25-$45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE DOCK Gulfport | 228-697-0150

159

250

$20+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB Gulfport | 228-868-8619

162, 216

25-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER Gulfport | 228-897-6039

171, 217

50-500

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

MAGNOLIA HALL AT FLORENCE GARDENS Gulfport | 228-539-5039 ext. 2

171

350

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

PASS CHRISTIAN YACHT CLUB Pass Christian | 228-452-2571

157

400

$25

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

163, 219

125

$25

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

175

400

$28+

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

THE CHIMNEYS Gulfport | 228-863-7604

SOUTH BEACH BILOXI HOTEL & SUITES Biloxi | 228-388-2627 WHITE HOUSE HOTEL Biloxi | 228-223-1326

1257+0,66,66,33,‡1257+0,66,66,33,‡1257+0,66,66,33,‡1257+0,66,66,33, BANCORPSOUTH ARENA Tupelo | 662-718-5555

181

560

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

BANCORPSOUTH CONFERENCE CENTER Tupelo | 662-718-5555

181

600-800

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

KIRKWOOD NATIONAL GOLF CLUB & COTTAGES Holly Springs | 662-252-4888

179

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE RITZ THEATER & CONFERENCE CENTER West Point | 662-494-7489

179

350

$12+

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

TAYLOR GROCERY Taylor | 662-801-9140

179

350

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

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YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

100-500

201, 213

THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD Hattiesburg | 601-270-1121

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$65

600

197, 213

CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB Hattiesburg | 601-271-2010

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

200

193

POWER HOUSE AND COURTYARD Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

15-150

193

R.C. COOK UNIVERSITY UNION Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

200

193

THE ROSE GARDEN AT SOUTHERN MISS & LAKE BYRON Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

20-300

193, 219

THAD COCHRAN CENTER Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

20-200

193, 219

TRENT LOTT NATIONAL CENTER Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

JACKSON

TUPELO

JANUARY 11 , 2015

JANUARY 18 , 2015

1-5 PM JACKSON CONVENTION COMPLEX

1-4 PM BANCORPSOUTH

CONFERENCE CENTER

BILOXI JANUARY 25 , 2015

1-4:30 PM MS COAST COLISEUM & CONVENTION CENTER

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12-MONTH WEDDING TIMELINE

SIX MONTHS

{ } Reserve rental equipment { } Choose your baker & order your

{ NOW THAT YOU HAVE SAID “YES!” { { IT’S TIME TO GET ORGANIZED! USE OUR CHECKLIST AS A { GUIDELINE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS. { {

12 MONTHS

{ } Choose the date & time { } Plan the budget { } Reserve ceremony site { } Start your guest list { } Hire a wedding consultant { } Meet with officiant to discuss { { {

premarital counseling } Visit reception sites & reserve one } Choose your attendants } Shop for gown

NINE MONTHS

{ } Order wedding dress, veil { { { { { { {

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

FOUR MONTHS

{ } Choose ceremony music { } Order men’s formal wear { } Reserve rehearsal dinner location { } Book stylist or salon for bridal party { { { {

hair, nails, & makeup } Discuss menu details with caterer } Order wedding bands } Meet with a premarital counselor } Purchase mothers' dresses

TWO MONTHS

{ } Address & mail invitations { } Plan a trial run with hair & makeup { } Confirm ceremony details { } Arrange rehearsal dinner plans { } Complete proper documents for { {

changing your name } Confirm delivery date for your gown } Announce engagement in your local newspaper

ONE MONTH

{ } Obtain marriage license { } Arrange for final fittings on your gown { } Buy gifts for the wedding party { } Make reservations for bridesmaids’ {

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wedding cake & groom’s cake } Finalize guest list } Register for gifts at one to three stores } Order invitations, stationery, & thank you cards } Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guest } Finalize honeymoon plans } Choose favors

luncheon } Purchase wedding accessories (guest book, unity candle, cake knife)

TWO WEEKS

{ } Start reception seating chart & { { { { { {

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

ONE WEEK

{ } Pick up your gown { } Pack for honeymoon { } Confirm transportation details { } Notify caterer of final head count { } Review timetables & details {

with vendors } Put fees in wedding day envelopes

DAY BEFORE

{ } Deliver gift baskets, if you have { { { { {

them, to hotels } Host bridesmaids’ luncheon } Have manicure and pedicure } Attend ceremony rehearsal } Hold rehearsal dinner & hand out special gifts to wedding party } Prepare tip envelopes & arrange for someone to distribute them

WEDDING DAY

{ } Eat breakfast { } Arrange to get checked in & have { {

luggage delivered to your hotel } Get hair & makeup done } Relax! You’re getting married!!!


WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT { } Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss & mouthwash { } Steamer or iron { } Hand mirror, tweezers & small grooming scissors { } Tissues & disposable wipes { } Anti-cling spray { } Deodorant, perfume & baby powder { } Cotton balls, cotton swabs { } Headband or clips for pulling hair back while applying makeup { } Small hand towel { } Lint brush { } Breath mints { } Cash { } Something old, new, borrowed & blue

WEDDING ATTIRE

HONEYMOON CHECKLIST

FOR HER:

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

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

UPDATING YOUR NAME

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

{ } Deeds/Titles { } Auto Registration { } Driver’s License { } Bank & Credit Card Accounts { } Employee Records { } Car Insurance Policy { } Investment Accounts { } Credit Reporting Agencies { } Life Insurance Policy

A CHECKLIST OF THINGS EVERY BRIDE SHOULD HAVE ON HAND FOR HER WEDDING DAY.

PREPARED!

BE

CHECK OFF ITEMS AS YOU ASSEMBLE YOUR KIT.

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

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{ } Phone numbers for wedding party, wedding coordinator & vendors { } Sewing kit (thread, needle, safety pins & scissors) { } Personal emergency kit (including Shout wipes, tampons, & a small snack) { } Skin care (cleansers, moisturizers & lotion) { } Hair care (hair dryer, curling iron, curlers, brush, comb, hair spray, hair gel, bobby pins, hair elastics, barrettes) { } Nail polish, nail file & polish remover (in shade worn & clear to stop runs in nylons) { } Makeup & makeup remover { } Double stick tape { } Extra pair of nylons

WEDDING DAY CHECKLIST

NOTES

{ } Medical/Dental Records { } Memberships { } Passport { } Post Office Records { } Social Security Records

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SHARING THE COST IT IS NO LONGER EXPECTED THAT WEDDING COSTS WILL BE ASSIGNED ACCORDING

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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.

WEDDING PARTY { } Bridal Shower for Bride { } Bachelor(ette) Party { } Acommodations for Self { } Wedding Attire & Shoes

BRIDE

GROOM

{ } Groom’s Wedding Ring { } Wedding Gift for Groom { } Gifts for Bridesmaids { } Gift for Parents { } Gowns for Bridesmaids (optional) { } Accommodations for Out-of-Town Attendants (optional) { } Informal Stationery

{ } Bride’s Engagement & Wedding Ring { } Bride’s Bouquet { } Mothers' Corsages { } Wedding Gift for Bride { } Gifts for Groomsmen & Ushers { } Gift for Parents (optional) { } Formal wear for Groomsmen (optional) { } Accommodations for Out-of-Town Attendants (optional) { } Marriage License { } Honeymoon { } Fee for Officiant

BRIDE’S FAMILY { } Engagement Party { } Bride’s Wedding Attire { } Bride’s Parents’ Wedding Attire { } Wedding Gift for Newlyweds { } Invitations, Announcements, Thank You Notes, Postage { } Engagement & Wedding Photographs { } Wedding Ceremony Programs { } Wedding Reception { } Flowers for Ceremony & Reception { } Bridal Party Bouquets & Flowers for Flower Girl { } Transportation for Wedding Party to Ceremony & Reception { } Videographer { } Musicians/Vocalists { } Security & Insurance for Gifts { } Welcome Party for Out-of-Town Guests

WEDDING BUDGET KNOW

YOUR BUDGET

BEFORE YOU START PLANNING YOUR WEDDING!

SET

YOUR

PRIORITIES BASED ON WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO BOTH OF YOU

&

SET ACCORDINGLY.

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TOTALS

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

Rings Ceremony Reception Music Wedding Attire

GROOM’S FAMILY { } Engagement Party (optional; following party by bride’s parents) { } Groom’s Wedding Attire { } Groom’s Parents’ Wedding Attire { } Wedding Gift for Newlyweds { } Rehearsal Dinner { } Shipment of Wedding Gifts to Couple’s Home { } Welcome Party for Out-of-Town Guests (optional)

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

Photography Videography Flowers Stationery Transportation


ബ ബ ബ

RINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

CEREMONY Ceremony Site Fee Officiant Marriage License Candles/Candelabra Other

WEDDING ATTIRE

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

FOR HER:

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

Groom’s Formal Wear Neckwear & Cufflinks Accessories Shoes Other

ബRECEPTION ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

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

TRANSPORTATION ബ Wedding Party ബ Guests ബ Parking

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

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

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

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

MUSIC Ceremony Reception Other

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

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

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

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

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ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

WEDDING BUDGET

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

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CAKES PLANNER CAKE STYLE

CAKE ACCESSORIES

GROOM'S CAKE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Type of Cake:

Cake Topper:

Type of Cake:

Wedding Cake Location:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Flowers:

Cake Theme:

Groom's Cake Location:

Flavor of Icing:

Cake Decorations:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Table Decorations:

Date to Taste Samples:

Cake Stands:

Flavor of Icing:

Part to Save:

Cake Boxes:

Cake Decorations:

Person Responsible for Cake Top, Knife, & Server:

Cake Knife & Server:

Description:

Description:

Person to Save & Freeze Cake:

Cake Napkins:

CATERING PLANNER TYPE

COURSES

ENTRÉES

SPECIAL

{ } Breakfast/Brunch { } Tea { } Lunch { } Cocktails { } Dinner { } Dessert

{ } Hors d'oeuvres { } Appetizer { } Soup { } Salad { } Entree { } Dessert

{ } Beef { } Chicken { } Pork { } Fish/Seafood { } Lamb { } Pasta

{ } Vegetarian { } Kosher { } Gluten Free { } Other

ALCOHOL

SERVICE

RENTAL ITEMS

{ } Full Bar { } Beer & Wine { } Wine with Dinner { } Champagne Toast { } Specialty Cocktail

{ } Cocktails { } Passed Hors d'oeuvres { } Hors d'oeuvre Tables { } Seated Meal { } Buffet

{ } Tables { } Chairs & Chair Covers { } China, Glassware, Silverware & Serving Dishes { } Linens

ĔĚęĔēēĎĊėĊ | Single flower for men worn on lapel ĔėĘĆČĊ | Single flower for women worn on wrist ĆĘĈĆĉĊ | Blossoms & greenery in teardrop shape Ćēĉ ĎĊĉ | Cut flowers tied with ribbon or fabric, carried 228 | PREMIER BRIDE MS SUMMER/FALL 2014

NOTES

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


FLOWERS PLANNER FLOWERS BY SEASON

SUMMER

FALL

WINTER

YEAR 'ROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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SPRING

DESCRIPTION HELPERS

CEREMONY

Cake Cutting Attendant

Altar/Chuppah

Guest Book Attendant

Candles & Holders

Officiant

Pew/Aisle Markers

Soloists & Musicians

Other

WEDDING PARTY

RECEPTION

Bride's Bouquet

Entryway

Bride's Toss Bouquet

Head Table Centerpiece

Bride's Attendants' Bouquets

Parents' Table Centerpieces

Flower Girl's Headpiece or Baskets

Guest Table Centerpieces

Groom's Boutonniere

Reception Room Flowers

Groom's Attendants' Boutonniere

Cake & Cake Table

Ushers' Boutonniere

Champagne/Punch Table

Ring Bearer's Boutonniere

Gift Table

Mothers' & Grandmothers' Corsages

Guest Book Table

Fathers' & Grandfathers' Boutonnieres

Restroom

Other

Other PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 229


MUSIC PLANNER CEREMONY Prelude

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Processional Service Recessional Postlude Other

RECEPTION PLANNER VENUE

SITE SERVICES

LOCATION

SERVICES PROVIDED

{ } Indoor { } Outdoor { } Same Site as Ceremony { } Within Walking Distance

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

USED FOR { } Ceremony { } Reception { } Dressing { } Overnight Rooms

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

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

RENTALS AVAILABLE

DECORATIONS

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

PROVIDED

Ration of guests to servers:

{ } Head Table { } Guest Tables { } Cake Table { } Guest Book Table

BRINGING OWN DECORATIONS What are the decorating restrictions?

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

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

SITE FEATURES

COLOR SCHEME

{ } Pastels { } Great Entrance { } Jewel Tones { } Chandeliers { } Neutral Tones { } Piano { } Bold/Bright { } Balcony { } Black/White { } Fireplace { } Great Views { } Stunning Windows { } Nice Changing Area { } Dance Floor


PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNER PRE-WEDDING

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

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

CEREMONY

BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOS { } Musicians { } Together { } With Each Set of Parents { } With Entire Wedding Party { } Closevup of Hands Displaying Rings { } Signing Marriage Certificate

RECEPTION { } Guests at Cocktail Party { } Guests Signing Guest Book { } Placecards { } Centerpieces & Place Settings

VIDEOGRAPHY PLANNER PHOTOS FOR SLIDESHOW

{ } Bride as Baby { } Groom as Baby { } Bride's Childhood { } Groom's Childhood { } Wedding Photos of Bride's Parents { } Wedding Photos of Groom's Parents { } Early Days as a Couple { } Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties Other:

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

BRIDE DRESSING

RECEPTION

Date: Time: Location: Special Requests:

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

CEREMONY Date: Time: Location: { } Guests Arriving { } Guests Leaving { } Ceremony Special Requests:

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

GROOM'S PHOTOS

{ } Favors { } Toasts { } Bride & Groom During Toasts { } Group Pictures & Candids { } Musicians { } First Dance { } Bride & Father, Groom & Mother Dance { } Cake Table, Cutting Cake, Feeding Cake { } Bouquet Toss { } Garter Removal & Toss { } Going-away Vehicle { } Bride & Groom Departing

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KEEPING TRACK VENDORS

NAME/PHONE

DATE

Cake Catering Ceremony Site Flowers

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Formal Wear Gown Hair/Makeup Music | Ceremony Music | Reception Officiant Photographer Reception Site Rental Transportation Videographer Wedding Coordinator

WEDDING PARTY Bridesmaids

Groomsmen

Ushers

NAME

PHONE/EMAIL

AMOUNT

BALANCE DUE


ACCOMMODATIONS Cabot Lodge Jackson North (See Page 39) 120 Dyess Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-957-0757

Hilton Garden Inn Jackson|Madison (See Page 39) 320 New Mannsdale Road Madison, MS 39110 601-420-0442 Hilton Jackson & Convention Center (See Page 57) 1001 East County Line Road Jackson, MS 39211 ͸Ͳͳnj͚͝͡njʹͺͲͲČ&#x2C6;ͺͺͺnjʹ͸;njͲ͡ʹ͜

Embassy Suites Jackson North|Ridgeland (See Page 46 & 215) 200 Township Place Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-607-7112

Hyatt Place Jackson|Ridgeland (See Page 54) 1016 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-8815

Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown | King Edward Hotel (See Inside Front Cover) 235 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-353-5464

Jackson Marriott (See Page 45) 200 East Amite Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-5100 Springhill Suites by Marriott (See Page 46) 121 Southtowne Avenue Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-3747

BEAUTY Mississippi Premier Plastic Surgury (See Page 5) 971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 315 Jackson, MS 39216 601-981-2525 Nerium International, Independent Brand Partner Amy Zender (See Page 171) amyzender.nerium.com 251-604-1657 Shear Envy (See Page 181) 431 North Gloster Street Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-2477

BOUTIQUE HOTEL Old Capitol Inn (See Page 67) 226 North State Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-359-9000 | 888-359-9001 White House Hotel (See Page 175) 1230 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS 39530 228-233-1326

Vintage Jen Designs (See Page 113) Mississippi 662-617-4560 vintagejen.com

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES Imaginations Bridal (See Page 109) 119 West Cherokee Street Brookhaven, MS 39601 t Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kreations (See Page 113) 1626 North Veterans Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38804 t Lace Bridal Boutique (See page 113) 109 Grants Ferry Rd. Brandon, MS 39047 601-665-4860 Lowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal & Formal (See Page 1) 127 West Cedar Street Brinkley, AR 72021 t Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal & Formalwear (See Page 13) 515 North 16th Avenue Laurel, MS 39440 601-649-6006 Oxford Bridal (See Page 117) 405 South Lamar Boulevard Oxford, MS 38655 662-234-5811 Your Majesty Bridal & Formal Wear (See Page 113) 6955 Old Canton Road, Suite L Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-977-9161

BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk Department Stores (See Page 89) Biloxi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edgewater Mall 228-385-7470 Columbus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; University Mall 662-241-4443 Corinth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; South Cass Street 662-286-2216 Flowood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dogwood Festival 601-919-5000 Gautier â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Singing River Mall 228-522-0775 Greenville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Greenville Mall 662-378-2560 Gulfport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Crossroads Mall 228-832-2333 Hattiesburg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Turtle Creek Mall 601-261-0016

Laurel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sawmill Square Mall 601-649-2223 McComb â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edgewood Mall 601-684-5432 Meridian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bonita Lakes Mall 601-483-2355 Natchez â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Natchez Mall 601-442-5559 Oxford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belk Galleria 662-281-1378 Ridgeland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northpark Mall 601-991-2017 Tupelo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Barnes Crossing Mall 662-690-6334 Vicksburg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pemberton Square Mall 601-619-0122 Blooms (See Page 201) 127 Buschman Street, Suite 40 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-584-9200 The Bridal Corner at Walnut Square (See Page 196) 124 Walnut Street, #4 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-543-0111 Craftmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild of Mississippi (See Page 53) Biloxi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 128 Rue Magnolia Biloxi, MS 39530 228-207-0357 Ridgeland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 950 Rice Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-7546

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Cabot Lodge Millsaps (See Page 39) 2375 North State Street Jackson, MS 39202 601-326-8533

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (See Page 33) Ridgeland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northpark Mall 601-957-7100 Meridian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bonita Lake Mall 601-482-8929 Vicksburg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pemberton Square Mall 601-638-8853 Biloxi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edgewater Mall 228-385-3834 Southhaven â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Southhaven Towne Center 662-536-4786 Dinner4Two (See Page 91) Mississippi 601-481-7753 dinner4two.com The Everyday Gourmet (See Page 3) 1625 East County Line Road #500 Jackson, MS 39211 601-977-9258 The Kitchen Table (See Page 197) 3720 Hardy Street, Suite 3 Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-261-2224 PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 233


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Mockingbird Marketplace (See Page 87) 2119 Hwy 471 Brandon, MS 39047 601-487-8802

Cups-N-Cakes (See Page 77) 5777 Terry Road Byram, MS 39272 601-372-5386

Oak: A Southern Experience (See Page 77) 339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39074 601-469-3242

Ednaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cake Creations (See Page 77) 483 B John R. Junkin Drive Natchez, MS 39120 601-443-9000

The Paper Place (See Page 87) 2941 Old Canton Road Jackson, MS 39216 601-366-3675

Just Kaking (See Page 77) 418 Roberts Street Pearl, MS 769-226-5253

Plums Bridal Registry at A Gallery (See Page 197) 134 East Front Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401 ͸Ͳͳnj͜͜͡nj͚͡ͺ͸Č&#x2C6;ͺ͚͚nj͜͜͡nj͚͡ͺ͸

That Special Touch (See Page 75) Patton Plaza 2769 Old Brandon Road Pearl, MS 39208 601-932-5223

Stella & Company (See Page 79) 118 Service Drive, Suite 13 Brandon, MS 39042 601-825-8282

CATERING

BRIDAL SHOWERS Biaggiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ristorante Italiano (See Page 67) Renaissance at Colony Park 970 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-354-6600 Canebrake Country Club (See Page 197) One Canebrake Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-271-2010

CAKES Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery (See Page 75) 3013 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216 601-362-4628

Anjou Restaurant (See Page 49) The Township at Colony Park 361 Township Avenue Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-707-0587 Biaggiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ristorante Italiano (See Page 67) Renaissance at Colony Park 970 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-354-6600 Catering by Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (See Page 67) 140 Madison Landing Circle Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-1934 Char Restaurant (See Page 49) Highland Village 4500 I-55 North Jackson, MS 39211 601-956-9562

Elements Catering & Floral Design (See Page 7) elementsms.com Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana 601-550-8634

Beauvoir The Jefferson Davis Home (See Page 165) 2244 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39531 228-388-4400

Hilton Jackson & Convention Center (See Page 57) 1001 East County Line Road Jackson, MS 39211 t

Danforth Chapel (See Page 193) The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

Loose Ends Catering, Design & Floral (See Page 35) Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana 601-201-9112 jiggettshome.com

Dunleith Historic Inn (See Page 145) 84 Homochitto Street Natchez, MS 39120 t

Mangia Bene (See Page 2) Jackson, MS mangiabene-catering.com 601-362-2900 McClain Catering (See Page 61) 214 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999 Oak: A Southern Experience (See Page 77) 339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39074 601-469-3242 Old Capitol Inn (See Page 67) 226 North State Street Jackson, MS 39201 t Southern Flavor Catering (See Page 159) 13247-C Seaway Road Gulfport, MS 39503 228-697-0150 Southern Miss Catering (See Page 193) 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-5552 Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering (See Page 179) taylorgrocerycatering.com Taylor, MS 38673 662-801-9140

CEREMONY SITES The Barn at Bridlewood (See Page 201) 30 Railroad Road Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-270-1121

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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (See Page 171) 246 Dolan Avenue Gulfport, MS 39507 228-897-6039 McClain Lodge (See Page 61) 314 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999 Mississippi Museum of Art (See Page 61) 380 South Lamer Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-960-1515 Providence Hill Farm (See Page 57) 2600 Carsley Road Jackson, MS 39209 601-832-8395

DANCE INSTRUCTION Kelly Vuyovich (See Page 196) kellyvuyovich.net South Mississippi 601-818-3255

DESTINATION WEDDINGS Dunleith Historic Inn (See Page 145) 84 Homochitto Street Natchez, MS 39120 t Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (See Page 21) keytothesouth.com Vicksburg, MS 39181 800-221-3536

FINANCIAL SERVICES Prudential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rebecca Martin (See Page 87) prudential.com|us|rebecca.martin Jackson, MS 601-503-2154


FLORISTS| EVENT DESIGNERS

INSURANCE

Blooms (See Page 201) 127 Buschman Street, Suite 40 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-584-9200

Liberty Mutual Insurance Rebecca Martin (See Page 87) prudential.com|us|rebecca.martin Jackson, MS t

Divinely Designed Events by Ayana (See Page 79) divinelydesignedeventsbyayana.com 16 Northtown Drive Jackson, MS 39211 601-879-5086 Elements Catering and Floral Design (See Page 7) elementsms.com Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana 601-550-8634 Loose Ends Catering, Design & Floral (See Page 35) jiggettshome.com Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana 601-201-9112 Moretonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flowerland (See Page 151) 629 Franklin Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-442-4321 Oak: A Southern Experience (See Page 77) 339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39074 601-469-3242 Petals & Pails (See Page 14) Trace Station Shopping Center 500 Highway 51 North, Suite G Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-853-3314 Pine Hills Floral Designs (See Page 167) pinehillsfloral.com Gulf Coast and New Orleans 228-669-7900

HONEYMOON|TRAVEL AGENCIES Signature Occasions (See Page 79) 292 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-952-1960

Prudential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rebecca Martin (See Page 87) prudential.com|us|rebecca.martin Jackson, MS t

INVITATIONS|PROGRAMS| STATIONERY The Bridal Corner at Walnut Square (See Page 196) 124 Walnut Street, #4 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-543-0111

Magnolia Rental (See Page 183) Batesville - 175 Highway 51 South 662-563-9373 Oxford - 397 Highway 6 West 662-236-RENT (7368) Mississippi Tent & Party Rental (See Page 56) 384 Church Road Madison, MS 39110 t

Charter the Trolley!

601-213-RIDE

FondrenExpress.com

LIMOUSINES| JEWELERS|CUSTOM JEWELRY TRANSPORTATION|TROLLEY Oswego Jewelers (See Page 87) 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 4006 Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-3250 Van Atkins Jewelers (See Back Cover) 100 West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 38652 t7"/"5,*/4

LIGHTING & DRAPING Busylad Rent-All (See Page 181) 1818 McCullough Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-7834 Event Rentals (See Page 179) 308 Highway 15 North Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-488-9633 Eventful (See Page 14) Trace Station Shopping Center 500 Highway 51 North, Suite G Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-853-3314

Big Top Photo Booth (See Page 175) Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana bigtopphotobooth.com 228-372-4073 Mississippi PhotoBooths (See Page 71) msphotobooths.com Mississippi t Snaparazzi Photobooth Company (See Page 155) snaparazziphoto.com Mississippi Gulf Coast 228-229-0573

PHOTOGRAPHY|PORTRAITS Alisa Chapman Photography (See Page 97) alisachapmanphotography.com Jackson, MS 39232 662-417-8082

The Paper Place (See Page 87) 2941 Old Canton Road Jackson, MS 39216 601-366-3675 Signature Occasions (See Page 79) 292 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-952-1960

PHOTO BOOTHS

Bridal Rides (See Page 117) bridalrides.fashionpostjxn.com Brandon, MS 39047 601-362-5171 Fondren Express Trolley (See Page 20) fondrenexpress.com Jackson, MS 39216 601-213-7433 Phoenix Limousine & Luxury Coach (See Inside Back Cover) Jackson, MS 39206 jacksonlimousinecompany.com 601-806-0037

MOTHERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; FASHIONS Fashion Post (See Page 117) LeFleurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery 4800 I-55 North Frontage Road, Suite 34 Jackson, MS 39211 601-362-5171

MUSICIANS|BANDS|DJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Peter Christian & Crew (See Page 71) peterchristianandcrew.com Madison, MS 39110 t

Amile Wilson Photography & Videography (See Page 97) amilewilson.com Jackson, MS 39206 601-201-2951 David Legg Photography (See Page 106) davidlegg.com Brandon, MS 39047 601-829-4082

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Busylad Rent-All (See Page 181) 1818 McCullough Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-7834

Great Southern Events (See Page 67) 124 Save-a-Lot Drive Pearl, MS 39208 601-939-9599

Gregâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photography (See Page 101) GJBphotos.com Brandon, MS 39042 601-573-6967 Lindsay Vallas Photography (See Page 101) lindsayvallas.com Mississippi E: lindsay@lindsayvallas.com Martha Grace Gray Photography (See Page 97) marthagracegray.com Madison, MS 39110 601-899-2789 Natalie Wester Photography (See Page 9) nataliewester.com Southern U.S. 601-624-2959 Sharon Coker Photography (see Page 101) sharoncoker.com Southern U.S. 601-398-1345 PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 235


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Steve Linhoss, Photographer (See Page 167) slphotographer.com Mississippi Gulf Coast 228-223-0981

Mississippi Tent & Party Rental (See Page 56) 384 Church Road Madison, MS 39110 t

Taylor Square Photography Company (See Page 183) talorsquarephotography.com Oxford, MS 662-801-2133

Modern Revival (See Page 55) 107 North Union Street Canton, MS 39046 601-540-7870

Tilley Photography (See Page 165) tilleynewman.com Gulf Coast & New Orleans 617-763-2538 Vanesha Williams Photography (See Page 106) vaneshaphoto.com Central & North Mississippi 601-327-9852

RENTALS ABC Rental (See Page 167) Bay St. Louis - 1190 Highway 90 228-467-1081 Gulfport - 3000 Hewes Avenue 228-864-5361 Ocean Springs - 3399 Bienville Boulevard 228-872-5577

Ram Party Rentals (See Page 151) 274 Seargeant S. Prentiss Drive Natchez, MS 39120 t

SPA & WELLNESS Sanctuary Body Spa of St. Dominicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (See Page 19) The Township at Colony Park 340 Township Avenue, Suite 200 Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-790-2222 The Spa at St. Dominicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (See Page 19) 969 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-200-5961

TUXEDOS

Busylad Rent-All (See Page 181) 1818 McCullough Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-7834

Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kreations (See Page 113) 1626 North Veterans Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-1704

Divinely Designed Events by Ayana (See Page 79) divinelydesignedeventsbyayana.com Jackson, MS 769-226-3725

Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal & Formalwear|Tuxedo Place (See Page 13) 515 North 16th Avenue Laurel, MS 39440 601-649-6006

Event Rentals (See Page 179) 308 Highway 15 North Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-488-9633

Thomas Brothers Formalwear (See Page 113) 1504 Jackson Avenue Oxford, MS 38655 662-234-2642

Eventful (See Page 14) Trace Station Shopping Center 500 Highway 51 North, Suite G Ridgeland, MS 39157 (601) 853-3314 Great Southern Events (See Page 67) 124 Save-a-Lot Drive Pearl, MS 39208 601-939-9599

Tuxedo Junction (See Page 123) tuxedojunction.com Flowood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lakeland Center 601-992-4955 Jackson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Metrocenter Mall 601-969-1728 Ridgeland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northpark Mall 601-957-1233

Magnolia Rental (See Page 183) Batesville - 175 Highway 51 South 662-563-9373 Oxford - 397 Highway 6 West 662-236-RENT (7368)

Tuxes Too (See Page 121) Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North Jackson, MS 39206 601-981-0106

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Van Atkins Jewelers (See Back Cover) 100 West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 38652 t7"/"5,*/4

Canebrake Country Club (See Page 197 & 213) One Canebrake Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-271-2010

Your Magesty (See Page 113) 6955 Old Canton Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-977-9161

The Capital Club (See Page 55 & 214) Capital Towers, 19th Floor 125 South Congress Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-7101 ext. 102

VENUES Albertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (See Page 49 & 212) 119 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-360-0090 Anjou Restaurant (See Page 49) The Township at Colony Park 361 Township Avenue Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-707-0587 BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center (See Page 181) 375 East Main Street Tupelo, MS 38804 662-718-5555 The Barn at Bridlewood (See Page 201 & 213) 32 Railroad Road Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-270-1121 Beauvoir The Jefferson Davis Home (See Page 165) 2244 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39531 228-388-4400 Biaggiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ristorante Italiano (See Page 67) Renaissance at Colony Parkway 970 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-354-6600

Cedar Grove Mansion Inn (See Page 46) 2200 Oak Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-1000 Char Restaurant (See Page 49) Highland Village 4500 I-55 North, Suite 142 Jackson, MS 39211 601-956-9562 The Chimneys (See Page 167 & 214) 1640 East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39501 228-863-7604 Cotton Market (See Page 55 & 215) 2644 South Pearson Road Rankin County, MS 39218 601-906-5499 Diamondhead Country Club (See Page 154) 7600 Country Club Circle Diamondhead, MS 39525 228-255-2918 The Dock (See Page 159) 13247-C Seaway Road Gulfport, MS 39503 228-697-0150 Dunleith Historic Inn (See Page 145) 84 Homochitto Street Natchez, MS 39120 t


E & S Ranch (See Page 53) 3040 Jones Loop Road Terry, MS 39170 601-941-1773 Embassy Suites Jackson North|Ridgeland (See Page 46 & 215) 200 Township Place Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-607-7112

Hilton Jackson & Convention Center (See Page 57) 1001 East County Line Road Jackson, MS 39211 t

R. C. Cook University Union (See Page 193 & 219) The University of Southern Mississippi 121 W. Memorial Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

McClain Lodge (See Page 61) 314 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999

Reservoir Pointe (See Page 67) 140 Madison Landing Circle Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-1982

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum (See Page 49 & 217) 1150 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-432-4500

The Ritz Theater & Conference Center (See Page 179) 125 Commerce Street West Point, MS 39773 662-494-RITZ (7489)

Mississippi Craft Center (See Page 53 & 218) 950 Rice Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-7546

The Rose Garden at Southern Miss & Lake Byron (See Page 193 & 219) 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

Ice House (See Page 41) 251 West South Street Jackson, MS 39203 601-352-3722

Mississippi Muesum of Art (See Page 61 & 218) 380 South Lamar Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-960-1515

The Ivy Venue (See Page 57 & 216) 1170 Luckney Road Flowood, MS 39208 601-906-5499

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (See Page 46) 1152 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-982-8264

Jackson Marriott (See Page 45) 200 East Amite Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-5100 Jiggetts Home (See Page 35) 238 East Peace Street Canton, MS 39046 601-201-9112 King Edward Hotel (See Inside Front Cover) 235 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-8508 Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages (See Page 179) kirkwoodgolf.com Holly Springs, MS 38635 662-252-4888 Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (See Page 171 & 217) 246 Dolan Avenue Gulfport, MS 39507 228-897-6039

Old Capitol Inn (See Page 67) 226 North State Street Jackson, MS 39201 t Parlor Market (See Page 49) 115 W. Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-360-0090 Pass Christian Yacht Club (See Page 157) 120 South Market Street Pass Christian, MS 39571 228-452-2571 Power House and Courtyard (See Page 193 & 219) The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399 Providence Hill Farm (See Page 57) 2600 Carsley Road Jackson, MS 39209 601-832-8395

South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites (See Page 163 & 219) 1735 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39531 228-388-2627 Southern Miss Event Services (See Page 193 & 219) The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399 Table 100 Banquet|Event Center (See Page 47) 100 Ridge Way Drive Flowood, MS 39232 601-933-2720 Taylor Grocery (See Page 179) taylorgrocerycatering.com Taylor, MS 38673 662-801-9140 Thad Cochran Center (See Page 193 & 219) The University of Southern Mississippi 121 West Memorial Dr. Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

VIDEOGRAPHY Amile Wilson Photography & Videography (See Page 97) amilewilson.com Jackson, MS 39206 601-201-2951 Martha Grace Gray Photography (See Page 97) marthagracegray.com Madison, MS 39110 601-899-2789

WEDDING COORDINATORS Blooms (See Page 201) 127 Buschman Street, Suite 40 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-584-9200 Busylad Rent-All (See Page 181) 1818 McCullough Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-7834 Imagine That! (See Page 165) 801 Highway 90 Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 228-467-2693 Oak: A Southern Experience (See Page 77) 339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39074 601-469-3242

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Great Southern Club (See Page 162 & 216) 2510 14th Street Gulfport, MS 39501 228-868-8619

Magnolia Hall at Florence Gardens (See Page 171) 12321 Preservation Drive Gulfport, MS 39503 228-539-5039

Signature Occasions (See Page 79) 292 Commerce Park Drive Suite A Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-952-1960 Stella & Company (See Page 79) 118 Service Drive, Suite 13 Brandon, MS 39042 601-825-8282

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Fitness Lady East Brandon|Pearl (See Page 37) 5730 Hwy 80 East Pearl, MS 39208 601-939-2122

White House Hotel (See Page 175) 1230 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS 39530 228-233-1326

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