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CONTENTS AROUND THE STATE Coast Delta Natchez Northeast Mississippi Pine Belt ATTENDANTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES BRIDAL GOWNS/BRIDESMAIDS/MOTHERS Bridal Boutique Guide Short & Sassy Style File BRIDAL REGISTRY Bridal Registry Guide Cheers Registry Raves CAKES CATERING DESIGN INSPIRATION All That Glimmers Rustic Charm DESTINATION WEDDINGS DIRECTORY OF WEDDING PROFESSIONALS FEATURED WEDDING FORM FLOWERS He Loves Me Floral Bouquets LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Love It | General Love It | Cobalt Love It | Metallic Love It | Red MISSISSIPPI MARRIAGE LAWS MUSIC Arden Barnett Wedding Music Songs Most Requested PHOTOGRAPHY Photographers’ Pics PREMIER BRIDE GUIDE Planning Pages RECEPTIONS On Site Venue Guide TIPS FROM THE PROS TUXEDOS TAKE THE QUIZ | WHAT’S YOUR BRIDAL STYLE? TRACKING ANNIVERSARIES

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BRIDE ALISON MOAK LEACH HAIR & MAKEUP WILLIAM WALLACE SALON PHOTOGRAPHER ADAM + ALLI PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING VENUE PROVIDENCE HILL FARM | JACKSON, MS GOWN ALLURE BRIDALS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE LOW’S BRIDAL

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FEATURED WEDDINGS TABLE OF CONTENTS Find the Feature My Wedding form on page 240.

Arnold | Lee ............................ 84 Bass | Windham ................... 140 Bennett | Powers .................. 166 Berg | Myers ......................... 208 Blackburn | Smith ................. 194 Blackwell | Brazee ................ 254 Bullard | Casey ..................... 100 Carmel | Guy ........................ 110 Caygle | Long ......................... 46 Christian | Polato .................... 66 Cliburn | Widdows ................. 88 Conlon | Evans ..................... 252 Davis | Crosby....................... 160 Davis | Dunn ........................... 72 Davis | Lamb ........................... 82 Davis | Norman..................... 184 Dismukes | Renfroe .............. 156 Duke | Cuevas ........................ 76 Elmore | Bessonette ............ 186 Estes | Bartlett ...................... 230 Eustis | Salzer .......................... 64

Farmer | Jackson .................. 112 Frenn | Lowery ........................ 60 Garber | Dale .......................... 68 Gardner | Marshall ............... 108 Gillespie | White..................... 26 Graves | Lankford ................. 176 Haas | Stubbs (Rehearsal Dinner...............................56 Hanna | Brady ......................... 74 Hardrict | Owens .................... 52 Hardwick | Branson .............. 256 Hellums | Broadway ............. 124 Hentz | Moore ...................... 152 Hewes | Hood......................... 96 Hobson | Cole ...................... 148 Holland | Caldwell.................. 34 Hover | Woodard ................... 80 Hylander | Petty.................... 192 Jurey | Cooper...................... 223 Kruger | Moore ..................... 171 Kruger | Moore (Rehearsal Dinner)........................... 170

Lambert | Hinton .................. 236 Marlin | Shiyou........................ 47 McCaskill | Cooper .............. 200 McDaniel | Tisdale ............... 174 McDougal | Strange............... 40 McGeary | Gaskin ................. 263 McKay | McCormick ............. 250 Metcalf | Silkman .................. 102 Minshew | McDivitt .............. 218 Mitchell | Mitchell ................ 258 Moak | Leach .......................... 13 Moss | Smith ......................... 224 Muse | Warren ........................ 92 Pace | Rogers........................ 190 Parchman | Maddux .............. 42 Paul | Krebs ............................. 78 Peeples | Nichols ................. 178 Pegues | Beck ......................... 58 Perry | McMullen .................. 264 Price | Alford ......................... 234 Printz | Ventura ..................... 168

Rafferty | Cantrell ................... 94 Ross Garrett.......................... 240 Shivers | Clark ....................... 120 Shoulders | Thomas ............. 242 Skibinski | Durham ............... 204 Staires | Patterson ................ 206 Steen | Smith ........................ 180 Stephenson | Herr ................ 197 Stevison | McShane.............. 104 Summerlin | Stork................. 106 Taylor | Sinclair ....................... 28 Thibodaux | Cochran ........... 128 Tullos | King .......................... 212 Tyner | Boland ...................... 158 Watson | Rushing ................... 54 Wells | Dew ........................... 116 Wilbanks | Tadlock ............... 150 Williams | Sanford ................ 142 Wortham | Hardy ................... 62 Wright | Sims .......................... 44 Yates | Mayo ........................... 50


MESSAGE { from the } PUBLISHER

It’s hard to believe that this is the 26th issue of Premier Bride of Mississippi. When I started this publication 13 years ago, I had no idea that it would evolve into the publication it is today. We are still true to providing information and local resources to Mississippi brides, but we have changed some of the ways this information is offered. Now, you can see weddings from around the state that will, hopefully, give you ideas for your own wedding and give you insight into some of the local wedding professionals. Our articles and pictorials feature some of Mississippi’s top designers, stylists, shops and professionals. We focus on what is trending now so your wedding will be the best it can be! What hasn’t changed is our commitment to you, our bride, and to Mama, too. We want to present the best Mississippi has to offer for your wedding. We want the articles, checklists and guides to be relevant and helpful. We want to be your “go to” source for planning your special day. As you embark on this new journey in your life, we wish you all the best that life has to bring you and your beloved. We wish much joy and happiness, and may each day always be a gift Ƃlled with the blessings of love. Brides and Mothers enjoy this time. It’s a very special time in your lives. Cherish it. The top Mississippi wedding professionals are here in the pages of Premier Bride and in our shows, The Premier Bridal Show. 7se them. We hope you Ƃnd Premier Bride helpful in planning your wedding. And we hope to see you at one of The Premier Bridal Shows. As always, we enjoy your feedback. Be sure and tell our Premier Bride wedding professionals that you heard about them in Premier Bride. Keep Premier Bride handy and make notes in the planning section and throughout the publication as Premier Bride will become a treasured keepsake of your special day. Finally, we hope you will be one of our Premier Brides and that we will be featuring your wedding. The featured wedding form is on page 324, the last page. Maybe you’ll be our cover like Alison Moak. Best wishes and…God Bless!

Lynda Jungkind | Publisher P.S. Save the Dates for the summer The Premier Bridal Shows: Sunday, August 9 – Jackson | HILTON JACKSON Sunday, August 23 – Biloxi | BILOXI CIVIC CENTER 010 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2015


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give me a sign A giant 8’X8’ custom chalkboard sign served as the backdrop for newlyweds as they greeted their guests in the receiving line. The chalkboard listed the names of both families, where they were from, and the couples names. There was also a “Welcome” sign to both the ceremony and the reception. The boards were designed by Bonnie Dickerson of Southern Sprout.

have a seat The reception featured soft seating vignettes of French inspired furniture that added character as well as additional casual seating for guests.

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Pinterest and Planning using pinterest for wedding planning

HOW IT WORKS If you’re planning a wedding, you already know the Internet is a great resource. Pinterest is an easy way to organize your wedding inspiration and ideas. On pinterest.com, you can grab photos from around the web and pin them onto virtual inspiration boards named with categories of your choosing. You can also browse other users’ boards — and there are seemingly endless wedding-themed boards to choose from! The photos are often accompanied with comments, and can include tips or instructions on how to create the look that was captured in the picture. Like wedding forums, you can interact with friends or strangers to get suggestions and ideas for your special day — but this time, it’s all centered around pictures of your choosing. PIN DOWN THE DETAILS Pinterest certainly displays boards for all the biggies like the gown, décor, and food. But the site’s real strength is in highlighting the details. It’s here that you’ll find inspiration for handmade place cards, fun photography poses, or ideas for “something blue.” Those seemingly insignificant details will make your day truly unique. But like many online wedding hotspots, Pinterest runs the risk of overwhelming. To get the most out of the site make sure to be specific when you’re scoping out ideas. In the search box in the top left hand corner of the page, use as many details as possible, such as “fall DIY wedding décor” or “cream wedding pumps.”

You can also find lots of photos from real weddings. Try searching for keywords such as: whimsical, woodsy, DIY, rustic, vintage, elegant, chic, romantic, and couture. These are all popular words on Pinterest’s wedding pins, and even if you think those adjectives wouldn’t apply to your big day, type them in and browse. You might be pleasantly surprised! If you’re serious about using suggestions from Pinterest, do your homework. Each picture can be traced back to its original blog or website, so when you find something you like and think you could apply to your wedding, click through and take notes or bookmark the page. REALITY CHECK While Pinterest offers a gorgeous visual array of pictureperfection to all brides with a dream, this new Pinterest culture can cause some problems in the real world. Brides pin things like extravagant flower arrangements that far exceed their budget. They show their photographers images of a bride with her veil caught perfectly in a breeze — a lucky shot that surely can’t be recreated. Pinterest can be a recipe for disappointed hopes if taken at face value. Always remember that only perfect, surprising, and unique images make the cut on Pinterest and most of what you see just isn’t realistic. Pinterest should only be used to ignite ideas and to capture the overall look and feel you’d like to aim for at your wedding. In the end, know that while Pinterest-inspired touches are pretty for a day, saying “I do” to someone you love lasts a lifetime!


Lauren Taylor and Tarrence Sinclair JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 cakes THAT SPECIAL TOUCH caterer | flowers FRESH CUT CATERING FLORAL ‡ makeup M.U.G. STUDIOS photographer STERLING PHOTOGRAPHY ‡ photobooth MISSISSIPPI PHOTOBOOTHS reception venue THE IVY ‡ rings JUNIKER JEWELRY |JACKSON JEWELERS tuxedos TUXEDO JUNCTION

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SOURCES HAIR Shear Envy Salon BRIDAL ATTIRE Kay’s Kreations FLORIST Billie’s Catering & Flowers FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Busylad Rent-All HAIR PIECES Kay’s Kreations MAKEUP Shear Envy Salon PHOTOGRAPHY Taylor Square Photography CAKE Creative Cakes PETIT FOURS Rosie’s MODEL Victoria Sawicki VENUE Southwind LOCATION Shannon, Mississippi

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SOURCES DESIGNERS Cortney Warren

Kevin Hinton, AIFD BRIDAL ATTIRE Oxford Bridal FLORIST Bankhead Flowers & Fine Gifts,

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Ginger Holland and Joseph Caldwell KILMICHAEL, MISSISSIPPI | JUNE 7, 2014 bridal boutique LOW’S BRIDAL AND FORMAL caterer | rentals MISSISSIPPI COOKIN’ & CATERIN’ ceremony venue | reception venue THE KNOX HOUSE coordinator TRICIA SHANKLE ‡ photographer ALISA CHAPMAN PHOTOGRAPHY photobooth MISSISSIPPI PHOTOBOOTHS‡ rings OSWEGO JEWELERS tuxedos S4UIRES FORMAL WEAR ‡ videographer VIDEO MEDIA

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ore and more couples nowadays are planning destination weddings in lieu of spending time and money on a wedding celebration and a honeymoon. With a destination wedding you can do both in one convenient location and, in many cases, end up with less time spent planning and more money left for the exotic honeymoon you always imagined. FOR ANYONE WITH A SENSE OF ADVENTURE Destination weddings, once just a choice for brides and grooms walking down the aisle for the second or third time, are now at an all time high for couples getting married for the first time too. There is no limit to the fun you can have when you choose a destination wedding. That’s why many brides and grooms are no longer taking the traditional church route, but instead looking for the perfect foreign country, distant mountain or secluded beach.

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


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EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF AT ONCE Since destination weddings come completee with packages that include a weddingg professional to take care of every detail. It’ss really just up to you to decide on the big picture and the rest will be handled accordingly. Usually the wedding planner will handle the flowers, photographer, caterer, musicians and reception area, all with your input of course. In most cases the wedding planner will take care of the marriage license too and all you have to do is send the necessary documents. IT’S ABOUT HAVING FUN Another difference you will encounter when choosing a destination wedding is that everyone is in vacation mode. In a traditional wedding at least one family is in their home territory. With a destination wedding, families come together to celebrate the wedding while also having a chance to spend time doing fun things. Remember, destination weddings are meant to be profound, but not necessarily solemn occasions. The weddings are about the guests having a good time and the couple remembering their special day for many years to come.

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One of the most important milestones of one’s life is a wedding, but an event such as this is more than an esteemed occasion. In the South, it is an affair to remember. In the South, a wedding is an entire social season. And depending on what part of Mississippi you’re in, even that varies. Months of planning and decisions on caterers, yorists, photographers and the like easily keep the bride’s calendar booked. Furthermore, relatives, long time friends, and college roommates come together for an opportunity to get reacquainted with one another and to honor the couple. 6isions of white gowns, yickering candles, and the scent of yowers in the air becomes a reality. ut the style of a wedding is only part of what becomes most memorable. In Mississippi, a proper Southern wedding is about ambiance and all that it imparts. For example, the ever popular destination wedding allows the bridal party and guests to take in the local sites and do a little shopping, but it also provides a venue in which everyone can relax, enjoy the momentous occasion, and reminisce. Perhaps a ceremony in a grand church or cathedral followed by a reception in a high-rise appeals to the bride and groom’s sense of style. An elegantly appointed Southern wedding is easily incorporated into a more modern setting. Taking their vows in an historic bed and breakfast enables a couple to present their wedding in a classically Southern manner while hosting a sophisticated reception on a tented lawn. Above all, a Mississippi wedding is elegant, classic, and traditional. However, it is not dictated by style alone. It is genuinely Southern because of the ambiance it conveys. The atmosphere engages the bridal party and guests and allows them to remember the meaning of the special event - friends and family gathered together in an intimate setting to celebrate a union and to make treasured memories. That truly dewnes a Mississippi wedding. Join us as we visit Mississippi and the professionals that will make your dream wedding come true.

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Kalyn Wright and Aaron Sims VARDAMAN, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 bridal boutique | bridesmaids’ dress boutique KAY’S KREATIONS desserts SWEET POTATO SWEETS ‡ caterer TAYLOR GROCERY CATERING photographer FRANCES DUNAWAY reception venue THE FRONT PORCH ‡ rentals EVENT RENTALS tuxedo KAY’S KREATIONS ‡ videographer VIDEOMEDIA PRODUCTIONS

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-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 regarding music, Ćƒowers and decor. 5ome churches and 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.

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

- 13 When renting a stretch Nimo, do remember that it can usuaNNy seat up to 1 peopNe, 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 Net peopNe know where you are registered is to have famiNy and friends spread the word. #Nthough it’s impoNite 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 aNNotted up to a year to eZpress gratitude for their gifts. +t is better to show your appreciation immediateNy, signing, seaNing and sending them within three months.

- 16 Don’t restrict your taste buds to the common white wedding cake. Try different ƃavors. .ook at various cake decors and coNors. 4eNy on the eZpertise of your baker.

- 19 Do arm your guest-book attendants with Scotch tape and instructions to make sure every card is secureNy taped to the appropriate gift. #fter aNN the handNing and transporting your gifts wiNN get, you can rest assured the cards wiNN remain attached.

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

21 Don’t forget to appNy for a passport at Neast three months in advance if you are pNanning on traveNing abroad for your honeymoon. (or traveN in some countries you may need certain vaccinations, so be sure to ask your traveN agent.

- 22 Don’t seat divorced parents at the same tabNe. .et them each host their own tabNe to avoid any uncomfortabNe situations.

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

- 24 Do store your wedding photos carefuNNy, as weNN as any video or audio sampNes from the ceremony and reception.

- 25 Do force yourseNf to stop a coupNe of times throughout your reception and take it aNN in. This is what you have worked and pNanned for so enLoy yourseNf.

- 17 Don’t forget to send an invitation to your ofƂciant and to aNN of your wedding party.

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Hannah Yates and Bushton Mayo TAYLOR, MISSISSIPPI | JUNE 28, 2014 bridal boutique LOW’S BRIDAL AND FORMAL caterer MY MICHELLE’S ‡ ceremony venue THE MILL AT PLEIN AIR coordinator TREASURED MEMORIES mothers’ dress boutique DILLARD’S | THE BRIDAL PATH photographer APRIL AND PAUL PHOTOGRAPHY reception venue THE MILL AT PLEIN AIR rehearsal dinner venue MCEWEN’S IN OXFORD tuxedos THOMAS BROTHERS OF OXFORD videographer INFOCUS VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

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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 to k e e p y o u g o ing Y O U ’RE ENGAGE D... 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.

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.

START EARLY.

TAKE BREAKS.

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.

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.

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!

FOCUS. 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.

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Tracy Hardrict and Patrick Owens STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 bridal boutique LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL bridemaids’ dress boutique | mothers’ dress boutique KAY’S KREATION caterer MSU CATERING ‡ coordinator WEDDING WONDERLAND flowers THE ELEGANT B, LLC ‡ guest accommodations HILTON GARDEN INN music|entertainment SUMIC TRIO AND ANSON ‘DJ BLU BOI BRYANT photographer TAYLOR SQUARE PHOTOGRAPHY reception venue HUNTER HENRY CENTER

City Of Love We brought the Eiffel Tower (17ft) to Mississippi. A classic Paris theme Wedding. A simple chic look with small touches to allow our love to shine.

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JUST A FEW TIPS TO MAKE YOUR RECEPTION PERFECT. Q: Interested in putting baskets in the restrooms at your reception? A: Special items (for both men and women) will help your guests handle mishaps and rejoin your celebration. After the wedding, it makes a great addition to a guest bathroom in your home. Q: Having children at your reception? A: Consider hiring a company that specializes in just such arrangements. Q: Having disposable cameras at the reception? A: Using a Scavenger Hunt theme, create a list of possible ideas for photos. Q: Planning to do the Dollar Dance at the reception? A: Consider making a donation to your favorite charity with the proceeds.

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Brittany Watson and Nathan Rushing TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 bridemaids’ dress boutique | mothers’ dress boutique KAY’S KREATIONS coordinator ERIN STUBBS ‡ event designer | flowers DESIGN BY TRACY PROCTOR invitations S:IRL= ‡ photographer STEPHANIE RHEA PHOTOGRAPHY rentals BUSYLAD RENTALL‡ travel agent GLOBAL TRAVEL SERVICE tuxedos KAY’S KREATIONS ‡ videographer STEVEN POLLEY

Childhood Memories Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted a beautiful outside wedding. It was so special that all of my family was able to attend. It was everything I ever dreamed it would be.

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Whitney Pegues and Jason Beck TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI | MAY 24, 2014 bridal boutique OXFORD BRIDAL‡ cakes CREATIVE CAKES caterer ROMIE’S GROCERY ‡ ceremony venue THE ANTLER coordinator SALLYE STEWART EVENT PLANNING photographer TAYLOR SQUARE PHOTOGRAPHY photobooth MISSISSIPPI PHOTOBOOTHS ‡ reception venue THE ANTLER registry Elizabeth Clair’s ‡ rehearsal dinner venue PARK HEIGHTS rentals EVENT RENTALS ‡videographer PREMIUM PRODUCTIONS

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Natalie Frenn and Joshua Lowery NEW ALBANY, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 bridal boutique | bridesmaids’ dress boutique KAY’S KREATIONS cakes CREATIVE CAKES ‡ caterer TALLAHATCHIE GOURMET flowers BANKHEAD FLOWERS AND FINE GIFTS photographer MABUS PHOTOGRAPHY rentals BUSYLAD RENT-ALL ‡ videographer WILL REEDY

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

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Taylor Wortham and Kyle Hardy BENOIT, MISSISSIPPI | OCTOBER 26, 2013 bridal boutique LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL cakes | desserts C+OW’S CA.ES ‡ caterer | flowers GRANDE DESIGN ceremony venue| reception venue HOLLYWOOD PLANTATION photographer MISSISSIPPI ROOTS PHOTOGRAPHY rehearsal dinner venue CRAWDAD’S ‡ rentals TAYLOR RENTAL

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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.

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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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Heather Christian and David Polato NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI | MAY 25, 2014 flowers MORETON’S FLOWERLAND guest accommodations EOLA HOTEL | VUE HOTEL | NATCHEZ GRAND HOTEL photographer COLIN CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY | CHIE MONITA PHOTOGRAPHY rentals H & H Tents ‡ transportation OSCAR DAVIS LIMO SERVICES

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Rachel Garber and John Dale NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI | APRIL 26, 2014 bridesmaids’ dress boutique BELLA BRIDESMAIDS cakes EDNA’S CA.E CREATI2NS ‡ caterer HEIRLOOM CUISINE ceremony venue | reception venue BRANDON HALL PLANTATION flowers FLORA B< -OHN *RAD< BURNS ‡ invitations SCRIPTURA photographer MARK ERIC PHOTOGRAPHY rehearsal dinner venue STANTON HALL ‡ videographer ART IN MOTION

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Your Walk Down the Aisle the first time

Your first walk down the aisle is a special time in every woman’s life. Remember, while you want your guests to enjoy themselves it’s really about you and your special man making a memory that will last forever.

Think about ways to save money. Got a budget? If you want a more elaborate wedding for less money then look into saying your nuptials on a Sunday instead of a Friday or Saturday. Meet with the place you will exchange vows and ask questions. The last thing you want to hear the day of your wedding is “no flashes allowed in the church” or “You only have 30 minutes before the ceremony to decorate the chapel with flowers”. Think of the disasters now so you can avoid them in the future. Invitations are important. In fact, the invitations will be the first thing that many of your guests will see. Think about what you want to say with your invitation and express it with style. As they say, you only have one time to make a first impression.

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Eat cake and be happy. Cakes don’t just come in one variety anymore. Think about all those flavors your mother never made like carrot, lemon, strawberries and coconut or even coffee mocha. Don’t count on your travel agent to do it all. If you are planning on leaving the country be sure and apply early for a passport and find out what shots you might need. Also make sure you leave copies of important documents at home with your family. Use these 5 tips to help make your trip down the aisle a snapshot you will remember forever. Remember your goal is to marry your beloved. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy the day and the years to come.


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Tajsa Davis and Darius Dunn HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI | MAY 17, 2014 bridal boutique | bridesmaids’ dress boutique MIMI’S BRIDAL ceremony venue | reception venue CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB favors WALNUT SQUARE GIFTS AND STATIONERY ‡ flowers UNIVERSITY FLORIST photographer ARTIE RAWLS PHOTOGRAPHY rentals CELEBRATIONS ‡ tuxedos TUXEDO PLACE AT MIMI’S BRIDAL

Unique and Fun “I was marrying the man I love and my family and friends from near and far were coming to be apart and witness our vows. I simply wanted it to be classy, unique, fun, and beautiful.”

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Introducing the In-Laws merging families with different backgrounds

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

mom just wants to get to know you. Mothers love to share embarrassing stories and photos, so ask. You will receive a wealth of funny stories. Share some of your goofy moments, too. These things will help you bond with the groom’s side of the family, as well as show his family how much you love and care about him.

+++ If he hasn’t met your side of the family, you may be a bit nervous. +++ Usually the life styles and family structures and habits of your in-laws are Everyone thinks their family is composed of circus freaks. Don’t worry too

completely different from your own. This can be overwhelming or confusing until you get your bearings. This can be especially true if you’re marrying someone who is from another country or has a different cultural background. Don’t panic! Sometimes different is good.

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

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

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

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Mary Hanna and Lane Brady HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI | JUNE 14, 2014 bridal boutique IMAGINATIONS BRIDAL bridemaids’ dress boutique | tuxedos MIMI’S BRIDAL caterer SOUTHERN MISS CATERING ‡ mothers’ dress boutique GATLIN’S BOUTIQUE music|entertainment DJ TRAZY, SEYMOUR THE MASCOT photographer HALEY BALE PHOTOGRAPHY reception venue TRENT LOTT CENTER AT SOUTHERN MISS rehearsal dinner venue TOUCHDOWN CLUB AT THE ROCK ON USM CAMPUS rentals LAURA’S RENTALS

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Holly Duke and Trey Cuevas HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI | AUGUST 16, 2014 bridesmaids’ dress boutique BELLA BRIDESMAIDS coordinator ADRIENNE GARANICH ‡ event designer | flowers BLOOMS mothers’ dress boutique BELK ‡ photographer STARLING AND SAGE reception venue THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD rehearsal dinner venue CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB rings CARROLL JEWELRY COMPANY

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Hallie Paul and Daniel Krebs HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI | MAY 31, 2014

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Kaysee Hover and Adam Woodard HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 bridemaids’ dress boutique MIMI’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR caterer MACK’S WEST ceremony venue | reception venue THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD coordinator | event designer | transportation EVENTS BY TERESA flowers HOLLY’S FLOWERSHOP ‡ invitations FORREST PAPER ‡ music DJ TRAZY photographer WENDY CALHOUN PHOTOGRAPHY ‡ rentals CELEBRATIONS

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Romancing the Mood something old, something new, something borrowed, something you Today’s options don’t end with the traditional party rental store. A decorating and planning business can also offer chair covers and linens option as well, along with event design. They can help provide floral, tabletop, specialty draping for a dramatic effect, along with lanterns and columns. Give each table a homespun, made-with-love feeling by including an object that represent you as a couple. Think: old books (if you’re big readers), records (if you’re into music), or film canisters (if you’re cinephiles). Prefer flowers-only? Miscellaneous bud vases and mason jars let you grow your own garden at each table. Some companies offer rental for items like fine leather lounges. That’s right; an intimate seating area brought right to you. Beyond seating, think about including other furniture to add a comfortable touch here and there. These pieces add to the fashion, but can also serve a function. A decked out dresser makes an inviting dessert table and a spruced up mailbox or bird cage is perfect for collecting cards. Other fun items can also be found like large picture frames and Bride & Groom chairs. Whether used for a dramatic image of the wedding couple or fun interactive images for your guests, it will certainly be remembered by all. In the end, there’s no right or wrong way to go about adding personal touches to your wedding day. Just know that these decor & event services can really make the process easier, produce a better outcome, and sometimes, even save you money.

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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 086 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2015

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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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.

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+++ 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, it’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.

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+++ 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 ones’ smiling faces will make it a truly fun and personal memory!


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Wedding Consultants what can they do for you?

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

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


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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.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH Have a trusting team. Invite friends or family, who will be honest yet accommodating, to go with you. If a dress is unflattering, you want them to speak up but not be controlling. Keep an open mind. It’s helpful to have an idea of what you want, but don’t be afraid

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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.


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.

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

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A-Line: A gown that resembles an “A” that creates a long line for your body. The A-line gown is universally flattering and will look great!

Ball Gown: This gown has a fitted bodice and full skirt. It’s the perfect proportion for any bride with a bustier bosom.

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. Believe it or not, there are different types of length when it comes to a wedding gown. You can choose a cocktail length, which is just simply above the knee. Knee length is at the knee, while tea length is just below the knee. High low length is just below the knee in the front with a train in the back of your gown. A ballerina length dress is a dress that is cut just above the ankle, perfect for ballerinas! PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 115


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3/$1($5/<25'(5($5/< Plan early, order early because it can take up to 14 weeks to get some gowns manufactured. This applies to the mothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dresses as well. Keep an open mind when shopping for your gown; most of the time, brides end up buying something totally different from what they originally planned. Once you have made your decision and made the purchase, stop looking and move on to something else. BOBBIE JEFCOAT (MIMI) | Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal

7+(/2&$/78;('2',))(5(1&( When renting your tuxedo, ask the company, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you own and alter your merchandise locally? Do you â&#x20AC;&#x153;ship them inâ&#x20AC;? on a weekly basis?â&#x20AC;? Why is working with a locally owned tuxedo company so important? A locally owned company usually owns their own merchandise, alters their own merchandise, has the tuxedos, shirts, and accessories in stock so you can exchange sizes and styles at the last minute, if necessary. Find out what designers, styles and colors are offered. What are your options? Working with a locally owned company means you have the top designers to choose from, a variety of options, and usually, at a better value. Your men will look great at an affordable price. TOM STEADMAN | Tuxedo Junction

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7+(/$676($7('*8(67 Mothers are not a member of the Wedding Party; they are the last seated guest. However, the mothers should conform to the formality of the wedding, which is set by the groom. Tuxedos or tails are formal; dinner jackets or suits are less formal. For the ladies, the hemline signiĂ&#x20AC;es how formal the dress will be. A gown that covers the foot is formal. Any length from the ankle up is considered street length and less formal. Mothers do not have to match or blend with the bridesmaidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dresses. They will not be in group pictures with the bridesmaids. Mothers are featured in family pictures and with the bride and groom. As hostesses of the reception, mothers need to look beautiful and be comfortable. The motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice of style and color should depend on the season and on the style of the wedding. BETH GRIFFITH | Fashion Post

78;('26 Choose a tuxedo store that updates its tuxedo inventory regularly. A good tuxedo store will know how to properly measure you inseam, waist, jacket size . *et your Ă&#x20AC;tting well in advance of the wedding. The store should be able to supply you with all the accessories youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need: bow tie, cummerbund, cufĂ inks, suspenders, even shoes. Finally, have all your groomsmen get their tuxedos at the same shop, so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll match perfectly. Some stores give a discount. If any of your groomsmen do not live in the same city as your tuxedo store, have them get measured by a local store and send their measurements to your tuxedo store. All those in the wedding party wearing tuxedos need to reserve their tuxedos at least three months in advance. DOUG DOUGLASS | Tuxes Too 118 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2015


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You have the ring. You’ve set the date. You’ve selected your gown, found the venue for your wedding and reception; now it’s time to focus on your attendants. What will they wear? Here are some tips to make choosing their dresses a little easier:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WHEN GUESTS ARRIVE, THE FIRST THING I WANT THEM TO THINK IS: a. How beautiful! Simple and elegant. b. Ohh... it’s so stylish and contemporary! c. Everything shimmers! It’s so glamorous! d. The scenery is beautiful. I love being outside.

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MY DREAM WEDDING GOWN IS:

a. A-line with a beautiful train. b. chiffon fabric that is long and ƃowing. c. well, my ceremony dress is a stunning ball gown, of course, but my reception dress is a short and sassy number. d. a body-hugging mermaid style with a jewel adorned belt.

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“I LOST 2 DRESS SIZES AND 24 INCHES FOR MY WEDDING”

My goal was to drop 2 dress sizes to fit into my wedding dress. I exceeded my goal and had to have my dress taken in! Thank you Fitness Lady!

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Jill Bass and Gabe Windham LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI | AUGUST 29, 2014

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Elizabeth Williams and William Sanford STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI | MARCH 29, 2014

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Assist groom with wedding details such as accommodations for out-oftown groomsmen and ushers. See that the groom is properly attired and at the church or synagogue on time. Tie bowties, provide drinks, if applicable and otherwise support the to-be-wed. Give the minister a sealed envelope with payment (from the groom) immediately following the ceremony. Sign the marriage license as a witness, if the groom asks. Hold the bride’s ring during the wedding ceremony. Sits to the bride’s right at the reception, providing charming conversation throughout. May dance with the maid/matron of honor during the Àrst dance. 3ropose the Àrst toast to the newlyweds at the reception. Hold luggage under lock and key until the bride and groom depart. Escort the bride and groom to their limousine or drive them to the hotel. Return all formalwear rentals on time, and to the correct formalwear shop. Assist maid of honor in transporting gifts to the bride and groom’s home.


GROOMS a well dressed man

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How to Include Your Groom in Ten Ways In one of my favorite romantic comedies, Kate Hudson as “Andie” taught girls How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. While you have mastered the art of keeping your guy, you also want to involve him in the wedding planning process. Since the wedding is considered to be all about the bride, you may not know how do to guide him. Thus, the following article will show you How to Include Your Groom in Ten Ways.

1. PLAY TO HIS STRENGTHS

3. DON’T OVERDO IT

We all have special talents and you know where your groom shines. Explore his talents for the benefit of the wedding. For example, if he is good with numbers, let him assist in budget planning or monitoring. He can participate in the planning process without being dragged through the delicate details that he really prefers to leave up to you.

Let’s be honest! Anyone would grow tired of hearing about the same thing day in and day out. Your groom knows wedding planning is important, but even though you could discuss your plans 24/7, your groom needs a mental break every once in a while. Find the balance between keeping the plans a secret and TMI.

2. DISCUSS HIS MUST-HAVES By Ayana Kinnel

Just as you have envisioned your wedding day in all of its glory, your groom has also envisioned his special day. He might not have every detail down in a beautifully decorated binder organized alphabetically, but he probably has some key elements he would enjoy seeing in the wedding.

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4. KNOW WHEN TO TALK ABOUT THE WEDDING This one is easy for our southern ladies! NOT DURING FOOTBALL! Your groom is tuned out and not interested in the wedding during his favorite sporting events or television show. When you discuss your wedding, choose times when both your minds are focused on the task at hand.


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6.INCLUDE DETAILS ABOUT THE TWO OF YOU This is very important because it not only includes your groom but gives your guests a personal connection to your relationship. You want your wedding day to be about you and your love, so including elements that tell the story of your courtship is essential. For example, each table could be named after a street or moment that is important to your relationship. Your theme could encompass the culture of the city where you first met, or your catering could come from the restaurant where you had your first date.

Once you ask for your groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s input, it is imperative that you are very sensitive and encouraging. Many ideas can be adapted to fit your theme, vision or style. Be patient and not quick to reject his ideas that are not perfect fits.

8. THE HONEYMOON With all the attention wedding planning needs, who has time to plan a great vacation? Here is a great task for the groom, especially those who actually want something to do. He can use the honeymoon to show off his planning talents.

9. REGISTERING FOR GIFTS Who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love receiving gifts?! Your wedding registry is one of the only times you can decide on the perfect gift for your guests to give. Your groom should enjoy getting in on the swag.

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THE WELL-SUITED GROOM everything you need to know

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 formal wear 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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Annaclaire Wilbanks and Robert Tadlock JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | APRIL 26, 2014

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Latoya Hentz and Jeff Moore JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | MAY 10, 2014

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RECEPTIONS the celebration begins

“I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, A church Àlled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for, He said one that would make me his wife.”

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THE WEDDING RECEPTION Planning and Preparation

OK, you’re busy. You want the cut and dry version of reception planning, and you want it now.

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

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+++ Designate a table for the wedding party and another table for both of the families. The bridal couple may have their own Sweetheart Table or may choose to sit in the center of the table, maid of honor to the groom’s left, and best man to the bride’s right. Alternate men and women as space allows. +++ Just before the meal is served to the wedding party, it is traditional for the best man to propose a toast. All rise, except the bride and groom. After the toast, the groom may reply. Any other toasts are then appropriate.

+++ Your first dance as husband and wife should feature your special song, usually something romantic. The floor should be empty of other guests. Then come the dances for the bride and her father, the groom and his mother, the bride and the groom’s father, the groom and the bride’s mother. Lastly, the wedding party joins in, then the guests. +++ Traditionally, the bouquet and garter toss take place near the end. To keep your original bouquet, have the florist create a special arrangement to be thrown. +++ If possible, invite all guests to both the ceremony and the reception. +++++ CAROL REACH PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE PERFECT VENDOR what every bride should expect

One of the most unique customer service models you will ever find is the wedding industry. Here, you have dozens of businesses hired months in advance to complete an individual task that will be carried out on a particular day. What makes this more interesting is that there can be no do-overs on your wedding day. It is like a “live” stage play that will be orchestrated and presented in real time. We have all heard the saying “beauty is only skin deep”. It implies what you see on the surface is only part of the equation. The same is true in the wedding business. The photos you expect from your photographer or the music you discuss with your DJ is important, but only represents one level of service expectation. The products and service provided is important – so too is the manner in which they are delivered! Romantic comedies and reality TV have conditioned us to think that weddings are this stressed-out event that tears people apart and reduces the strongest people to a fetal position. It doesn’t have to be that way. Look carefully at training, qualifications and talent and don’t be afraid to ask for an example of how well they work with other vendors. Look at how you will be treated as a customer, how quickly they return your phone calls and respond to your inquiries. Follow your instincts and select vendors who care as passionately about you and the success of your event as they do about their own vocation. Contacting vendors listed in this publication is a good place to start since your local publisher is extremely involved and knowledgeable in your local bridal market.

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Molly Tyner and Jonathan Boland BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI | JUNE 7, 2014 bridal boutique LOW’S BRIDAL AND FORMAL ‡ caterer MCCLAIN CATERING ceremony venue | guest accommodations MCCLAIN LODGE photographer BRIDGET SHARP PHOTOGRAPHY reception venue MCCLAIN LODGE ‡ rehearsal dinner venue MILLSAPS COLLEGE

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Jasmine Davis and Jeffery Crosby JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | JULY 12, 2014 caterer | ceremony venue | reception venue OLD CAPITAL INN coordinator MICHELLE WEBB ‡ event designer THE GIRLZ guest accommodations OLD CAPITAL INN photographer ERIKA’S ELEGANCE PHOTOGRAPHY rentals PEARL RENTAL CENTER ‡ tuxedos TUXEDO JUNCTION videographer HAROLD LYLE PRODUCTION

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GOLDEN RULES

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

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

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Tips for toasting. A convenient time for toasts is just after the Ƃrst course is served. This gives the servers enough time to ensure that all guests have a drink (nice to have if you’re toasting!) and is still early enough in the evening that you’re likely to have everyone’s attention. Most couples begin with the best man, though some start with the bride’s father; so choose the order that works for you and communicate it to all parties. Be sure to encourage any and all toasters to keep their words brief (no more than a few minutes each) and discourage off-color jokes, too much personal information or “inside” jokes, and any other inappropriate content. If you have any toasters you’re worried about, perhaps you could ask them to write out what they plan to say ahead of time and show it to you. The Ƃrst dance pdonot Yait foreXer to do it and donot do it foreXer.q A good time to do the Ƃrst dance (and other specialty dances) is just after dinner – to kick off the party portion of the evening and keep the energy going. If any song you’ve selected is over three minutes, you may want to have your band leader shorten it up or have your DJ fade it out after a few minutes. You’ll be surprised at how long even three minutes feels – to you and your guests – when you’re alone in the center of the dance ƃoor with all eyes on you!

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

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

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weddings The what and why of going unplugged. In our technology-crazed world, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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other digital distractions during the ceremony and/or reception. A bride and groom might do this because they want their guests to be fully present, to avoid social media spoilers, and to eliminate competition on behalf of the professional photographer.


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 | 165


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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.

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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FUEL YOUR GUESTS DELICIOUS IDEAS

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

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Healthy is in. Healthy meals can be tasty delights.

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

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Have smaller portions, but more courses. This more European style is gaining popularity.

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Laura Kruger and Kyle Moore JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

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Laura Kruger and Kyle Moore JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 21, 2013

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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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spirits. Popular combinations include champagne soaked berries and tequila-soaked watermelon wedges. Aside from fruit, any gummy candy can also soak up spirits for a yummy treat your guests are sure to be buzzing about long after the boozy gummybear buzz has worn off.


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Jaclyn Steen and Blake Smith JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | APRIL 19, 2014 caterer | desserts ELEMENTS CATERING & FLORAL DESIGN ceremony | reception venue PROVIDENCE HILL FARM event designer | flowers ELEMENTS CATERING & FLORAL DESIGN guest accommodations HYATT PLACE ‡ photographer TILLEY PHOTOGRAPHY rehearsal dinner venue BIAGGI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT ‡ rentals EVENTFUL rings LEE MICHAELS FINE JEWELRY ‡ transportation BRIDAL RIDES tuxedo TUXES TOO

Priceless Love The fact that all of our best friends were at the altar with us and the family heirlooms we used throughout our wedding made our wedding special.

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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.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien

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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.

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

Catering Budget 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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Eleanor Elmore and Steven Bessonette JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 bridal boutique VINTAGE GOWN RESTYLED ‡ caterer MANGIA BENE caterer rehearsal dinner UBON’S ceremony venue | reception venue | rehearsal dinner venue THE CEDARS coordintor | event designer | flowers CINDY PHILIPS mothers’s dress boutique BELK ‡ music THE RED HOTS photographer | videographer JOSH HAILEY STUDIO tuxedos SQUIRE’S FORMALWEAR

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

WHEN EXPLORING RESTAURANT RECEPTION OPTIONS Contact the restaurant’s event coordinator to discuss date availability, room capacity, additional services provided, and to receive copies of special event menus.

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+ + +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.


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:

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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.

+++ 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.

+++ 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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Alyssa Hylander and Justin Petty NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI | APRIL 26, 2014

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Be a Gracious Bride making it a great day for everyone

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

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

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

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Hailey Blackburn and Richard Smith BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI | MAY 31, 2014

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Bride & Father Dances

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Ceremony Processional Songs

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Ceremony Recessional Songs

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MUSIC ...Why, Who & How By Arden Barnett

Why?

How?

For this reason alone: This is a day that will be remembered by you and those attending for the rest of your life. Plainly put, if the music is bad then the party will go down in history as a fun party but “remember the music was horrible.” No one wants that; this is YOUR day, a once in a lifetime event, don’t let bad music start off the rest of your new life “out of tune.”

So you got your budget set and you are not under any circumstance going to wait months listening to the cousin whose brother is the sisterin-law of Jimmy Buffett telling you “any day now.” If you like a band that is local, great; ask them. If you’re wedding planner has a suggestion, consider it. I recommend that you don’t go YouTube crazy and try and pick bands from some drunken dude shooting video from the eighth row of a yacht club. Rarely will you get a “real feel” for the bands stage presence and musicianship simply from a video.

Who? Everyone would love to have the big name band on stage to perform the perfect song for their first dance. Ultimate bands command ultimate budgets. Your first consideration in planning wedding music is setting aside a dollar amount that is dedicated for music. I would recommend $1,500.00 - $2,500.00 on the low end to get started. Of course, you can easily spend upwards of five figures for nationally known talent. Be careful of the cousin whose brother is the sister-in-law of Jimmy Buffett and can get you a good deal. 99.999999% of the time that is not going to happen and you will have wasted precious time in getting a band secured.

Soapbox moment: Like your wedding planner, there are people such as myself that have been in the music business a long, long time (25+ years) and book music for a living. Consider hiring someone to help. Typically this person can pay for himself or herself by saving you money on bands and production. You’re spending a lot of money on this special day and there are a lot of things that can go wrong. A pro can foresee problems that could end up being embarrassing moments. For example; if you’re band calls the day before the reception and can’t perform, then you have someone with a vast network of musicians in which to find a replacement.

Quick story: My first wedding we had Brave Combo this amazing Polka band. Everyone with the exception of my bride was horrified at the prospect of a Polka band. They ended up being the hit of the party. We were ignored while everyone danced and partied. We also received an acknowledgement from my father-in-law that he was wrong and we were right (the one and only time). This is your day, so pick music you like; the others will be happy that you’re happy so set the trend and do your thing.

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Start with a bride and groom signature cocktail or His and Her drinks. Another trend is martini ice sculptures where guests pick their preferred martini flavor and watch as it glides through the sculpture, chilling along the way. In the spirit of “help yourself ” dinner and dessert bars, try a whiskey table for the fellas, jugs of flavored lemonades or kegs of root beer for the kids. For a late-night treat, offer a coffee or hot cocoa bar complete with all the fixings.

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Set up lawn games like croquet, cornhole (bean bag toss), or horseshoes. Hire magicians, living statues, walking food tables, face-painters, or caricature artists. For the foodies. Dinner doesn’t just have to be “your choice of chicken or beef.” Play with your food! Try the build-your-own trend with a gourmet burger or baked potato bar topped off with all the trimmings. Serve a Bride’s Menu and Groom’s Menu featuring each of your favorite foods, or offer ethnic cuisine to celebrate each family’s nationality. Serving a late night snack? You can’t go wrong with pizza.

For those with a sweet tooth. Be it donuts, cupcakes, or s’mores, there’s really nothing stopping you from turning your favorite sweet into your wedding day dessert. Love candy? Imagine an entire table chockfull of pixie sticks, gummies, and rock candy — all in colors coordinated to match the décor. Have an ice cream obsession? Try make-your-own sundaes with toppings galore, or scoops of artisan Gelato for a more continental vibe. If you’re throwing an entirely elegant affair, a chocolate fountain is always a classic way to wow.

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Set a table with photos of your parents, grandparents, and great grandparents on their respective wedding days. Be sure to include all of the must-have songs and activities during the dancing portion of the evening — everything from the Electric Slide to the garter and bouquet toss. Photo booth never hurts either!

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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.

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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 premierbridems.com.

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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.

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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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Heather Lambert and James Hinton JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | MARCH 26, 2014

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Amy Shoulders and Michael Thomas DESTIN, FLORDIA | MARCH 22, 2014

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Candice McKay and Brian McCormick NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI | JUNE 28, 2014

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Heather Conlon and Joel Evans JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | MAY 31, 2014

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10 photo tips! FROM HIRING THE PHOTOGRAPHER THROUGH THE RECEPTION

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When looking for a photographer, ask to see pictures from one complete wedding rather than the “best of” collection. You will get a better idea of their work.

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A good test for a photographer is the engagement photo. Pay attention to his/ her communication style and whether or not you are treated professionally. Is this person willing to work with you? Do you love the results? Is the customer service excellent? Don’t sign up for the package deal until you’ve seen the end result.

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Your photographer will, in fact, become your third wheel, so make sure you “click” with and are comfortable with this person. Also make sure that you have complete trust in your photographer. If you don’t have that trust you could spend the entire day giving orders.

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Ask someone speciÀcally, in advance, to play photographer at different occasions leading up to the wedding, including the Àttings, showers, and rehearsal dinner. You will love having those moments captured.

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&reate a hashtag seciÀc to your wedding, i.e., #DARBYPAUL2015. Ask your family and friends to Instagram their favorite photos they took at your wedding and/or reception. Which of your friends will be the most likely to post Àrst?

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Think about renting a photo booth for your friends and family to enjoy at the cocktail hour and/or entire reception. The photos are memorable, take-home tokens for your guests and will leave you with fond memories of your guests enjoying and sharing in your day. Make your booth unique by customi]ing props that are speciÀc to you as a couple T9 shows, sports, travel.

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Emily Blackwell and Khristian Brazee MONTROSE, MISSISSIPPI | SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

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My Day “My wedding was so special because of the family aspect of it. The day ran so well and was perfect. I did not want it to be over. The entire day was so special and beautiful.”

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Hannah Hardwick and Andrew Branson JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | JULY 12, 2014

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o take pictures before or after…that is the question. So many brides struggle with breaking tradition, but also say pictures are their number one priority.

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.

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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TIPS FROM THE PROS

Posing for your wedding day photographs can be fun and entertaining for the entire wedding party! Forget the stress surrounding the day and enjoy making memorable pictures. One way to accomplish this is to have fun in the process, by employing a photographer who uses props to add originality to your wedding photos. Groomsmen love to wear sunglasses in photos... and sometimes top hats! Adding cowgirl boots to the bridesmaids’ photographic attire is definitely popular, and using all of these prop helps to lighten the stress often associated with the actual wedding day. There will be plenty of beautiful wedding photographs, but the members of the wedding party will surely remember the fun they had using the props to make their pictures unique.


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Lindsey Perry and Tolliver McMullen MADISON, MISSISSIPPI | JUNE 14, 2014

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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

BOTH

0-32

ALL

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

LACE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 601-665-4860 | BRANDON, MS LACEBRIDALBOUTIQUE.COM

MORI LEE, MAGGIE SOTTERO, SOTTERO MIDGLEY, DAVID TUTERA, ALLURE BRIDAL, BONNY, SAN PATRICK BY LA SPOSA

BOTH

0-32, PLUS

ALL

M, W & F 1 1:00-5:00 SAT 10:00-4:00

LADIES & GENTS FORMAL WEAR 985-643-9449 | SLIDELL, LA LADIESANDGENTSFORMALWEAR.COM

0-32

BRIDESMAIDS, WOMEN’S SIZES FLOWERGIRL

T - F 10:00-500 SAT 9:00-4:00

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

ALL

M - F 9:00-5:30 TH 9:00-8:00 SAT 9:000-3:00

ALL

MON. 10:30-5:00 W-F 10:30-5:00 SAT 10:30-3:00

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

EXCLUSIVELY WOO COUTURE DESIGNS

BOTH

BOTH

0-32

BOTH

0-30

JEWELRY AND VEILS

0-PLUS, CUSTOM SIZES

ALL

BY APPT ONLY

MIMI’S BRIDAL 601-649-6006 | LAUREL, MS MIMISBRIDAL.COM OXFORD BRIDAL 662-234-5811 | OXFORD, MS OXFORDBRIDAL.COM WOO COUTURE 601-454-3262 | JACKSON, MS WOOCOUTURE.COM YOUR MAJESTY BRIDAL

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

BOTH

00-30

ALL

MON-BY APPT ONLY 601-977-9161 | RIDGELAND, MS FACEBOOK.COM/ T-F 10:00-6:00 SAT 10:00-2:00 YOURMAJESTYBRIDALANDFORMALWEAR

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belk

blooms

the bridal corner at walnut square

PHONE

866-235-5443

601-584-9200

601-543-0 1 1 1

601-856-7546 228-207-0357

601-957-7100 EXT. 5739

WEBSITE

BELK.COM

BLOOMSA GARDENSHOP.COM

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

MSCRAFTS.ORG

DILLARDS.COM

COMPUTERIZED REGISTRY

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

MAIL ORDER

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF WEDDING

WITHIN 60 DAYS

STORE CREDIT WITHIN 30 DAYS

SEE GALLERY MANAGER

90 DAYS FROM WEDDING DATE

FINE CHINA

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

CRYSTAL

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

FLATWARE

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

EVERYDAY DINNERWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

GLASSWARE

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

KITCHEN COOKWARE SMALL APPLIANCES

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

BARWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

TABLE LINENS

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

BEDDING AND BATH

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

HOME DECOR

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

FURNITURE, HAND MADE CRAFTS, ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES

WATERFORD & KATE SPADE DINNERWARE, LINGERIE & COSMETICS REGISTRY

RETURN POLICY

OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE

VIETRI, LE CREUSET, KITCHEN AID, ARTHUR COURT, ALL-CLAD, CALPHALON

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ART AND SALISBURY JEWELRY BY PEWTER, ORIGINAL LOCAL ARTISTS, ART, KERRY PETERS POTTERY, BROOKS POTTERY, PACE POTTERY CUSTOM WEDDING ALBUMS

craftsmen’s guild of mississippi

dillard’s


Bridal R egistry Guide

T H E T I M E TO S H O P

the everyday gourmet

mockingbird marketplace

oak: a southern experience

the paper place

plums bridal registry at the A gallery

stella & company

601-977-9258

601-487-8802

601-469-3242

601-366-3675

601-544-7586

601-825-8282

PHONE

THEEVERYDAY GOURMET.COM

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

OAKEXPERIENCE. WEEBLY.COM

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

PLUMS BRIDAL.COM

STELLAAND COMPANY. WORDPRESS

WEBSITE

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

COMPUTERIZED REGISTRY

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

MAIL ORDER

1 YEAR RETURNS WITH FROM STORE CREDIT STORE CREDIT RECEIPT WITHIN 30 DAYS WEDDING DATE

WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF WEDDING

STORE CREDIT RETURN POLICY

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

FINE CHINA

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

CRYSTAL

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

FLATWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

EVERYDAY DINNERWARE

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

GLASSWARE

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 AND BATH

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

HOME DECOR

HANDMADE ART & CUSTOM ARTWORK

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

ART AND JEWELRY

CASAFINA, FINGERPRINT POTTERY, JULISKA, AND GIFTS

ALL-CLAD, GOOD VIETRI, EARTH, JULISKA, CASAFINA, SKYROS, ANNIE SPODE, TAG, GLASS, LENOX, ANNIE GLASS, CALPHALON, CASA REED & BARTON, FINA, LE CREUSET, GOOD EARTH, VIETRI, SPODE, SKYROS ARTHUR COURT, YETI

OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE

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room capacity

average price per person

outside catering permitted

outside reception area

facility rental fee

ceremony site available

valet parking

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI & DELTA o CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI & DELTA o CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI & DELTA ALBERT’’S Jackson | 601-360-0090

169, 298

200

$50

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

12

230

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

THE CAPITAL CLUB Jackson | 601-969-7101

163, 300

Up to 400

$35+

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

CHAR RESTAURANT Jackson | 601-956-9562

21

35

$50

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

163, 301

450

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

DULING HALL Jackson | 601-292-7121

175

350

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

E & S RANCH Terry | 601-941-1773

185

Up to 500

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

GALLERY 119 Jackson | 601-949-3103, ext. 21

177, 302

140

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

THE GIN AT FLORA STATION Flora | 601-941-5350

24

260

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

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

177

50-1,000

$35

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

HOLLYWOOD PLANTATION Benoit | 662-822-6711

63

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

HYATT PLACE Ridgeland | 601-898-8815, ext. 5102

191

125

$20+

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

THE ICE HOUSE Jackson | 601-352-3722

155

Up to 500

N/A

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

THE IRON HORSE GRILL Jackson | 601-398-0151

183, 303

30-125

$30+

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

THE IVY VENUE Flowood | 601-906-5499

175, 303

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

JACKSON MARRIOTT Jackson | 601-969-5100

157

50-1,000

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

177, 304

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

ANJOU RESTAURANT Ridgeland | 601-707-0587

COTTON MARKET Rankin County | 601-906-5499

JACKSON PLACE Crystal Springs | 601-668-9021


valet parking

ceremony site available

facility rental fee

outside reception area

outside catering permitted

average price per person

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room capacity

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CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI & DELTA o CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI & DELTA o CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI & DELTA

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

VARIES

Up to 250

Inside Front Cover

KING EDWARD HOTEL Jackson | 601-969-8508

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$25+

300-400

161

MCCLAIN LODGE Brandon | 601-672-7999

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

60-400+

175, 305

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

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

250

173, 305

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER Ridgeland | 601-856-7546

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$25+

600

165 306

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART Jackson | 601-960-1515

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

N/A

Up to 250

161

MISSISSIPPI REALTOR CENTER Flowood | 601-932-5241

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

N/A

150-250

169

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

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$40

60-600

165

OLD CAPITOL INN Jackson | 601-359-9000

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

$75

80

169

PARLOR MARKET Jackson | 601-360-0090

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

$20

250

185

PRETTY UNIQUE EVENT VENUE Jackson | 601-317-6261

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

300-800

164

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM Jackson | 601-832-8395

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$40

50-300

183

RESERVOIR POINTE Ridgeland | 601-898-1982

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

VARIES

70

12

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

200

203

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

VARIES

150-1200

2, 307

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

VARIES

250

173

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

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

250

83

THE THOMPSON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Leland | 662-820-7829

SOMBRA MEXICAN KITCHEN Ridgeland | 601-707-7950 SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH LOLA CAGLE Kosciusko | 601-842-7049 THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE Jackson | 601-939-4518

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outside catering permitted

outside reception area

facility rental fee

ceremony site available

valet parking

COAST o COAST o COAST o COAST o COAST o COAST o COAST o COAST o COAST BEAUVOIR, THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME Biloxi | 228-388-4400

109

300

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE CHIMNEYS Gulfport | 228-863-7604

107, 300

20-500

VARIES

NO

YES

VARIES

YES

NO

COURTYARD MARRIOTT GULFPORT BEACHFRONT Gulfport | 228-864-4310

109, 301

300

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB Diamondhead | 228-255-2918

103

20-250

$25-45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE DOCK Gulfport | 228-697-0150

97

250

$20+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

GRASS LAWN Gulfport | 228-343-1688

101

40-400

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB Gulfport | 228-868-8619

99, 302

25-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

101

100-400

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

105, 304

50-500

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

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

95

400

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

SALUTE ITALIAN RESTAURANT Gulfport | 228-864-2500

101

60

$20+

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL Biloxi | 228-223-1326

107

400

$28+

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

LOOKOUT STEAKHOUSE BANQUET ROOM Gulfport | 228-248-0555 LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER Gulfport | 228-897-6039

NATCHE; o NATCHE; o NATCHE; o NATCHE; o NATCHE; o NATCHE; o NATCHE; o NATCHE; DESERT PLANTATION B & B Natchez | 877-877-1103

183

400

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN Natchez | 601-446-8500

36

60-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

NEW ORLEANS o NEW ORLEANS o NEW ORLEANS o NEW ORLEANS o NEW ORLEANS LE FORET New Orleans | 504-553-6738

185

250

65

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

MAISON DUPUY New Orleans | 504-648-6114

37

200

85

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

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valet parking

ceremony site available

facility rental fee

outside reception area

outside catering permitted

average price per person

V enue Guide

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NORTH MISSISSIPPI o NORTH MISSISSIPPI o NORTH MISSISSIPPI o NORTH MISSISSIPPI

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

NO

N/A

VARIES

560

600-800

45

45

BANCORPSOUTH ARENA Tupelo | 662-718-5555 BANCORPSOUTH CONFERENCE CENTER Tupelo | 662-718-5555

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

200

41

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

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

$12+

350

53

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

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

VARIES

250

55

SOUTHWIND Shannon | 662-871-8649

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

VARIES

350

45

TAYLOR GROCERY Taylor | 662-801-9140

PINE BELT o PINE BELT o PINE BELT o PINE BELT o PINE BELT o PINE BELT o PINE BELT o PINE BELT THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD Hattiesburg | 601-270-1121

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

100-500

75, 299

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

300

79

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

$65

600

81, 299

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

Up to 200

73

POWER HOUSE AND COURTYARD Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

15-150

73

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

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

200

73

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

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

20-450

73, 307

THAD COCHRAN CENTER Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

VARIES

20-200

73, 307

TRENT LOTT NATIONAL CENTER Hattiesburg | 601-266-4399

BROOKSIDE BARN Ellisville | 601-335-4926 CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB Hattiesburg | 601-271-2010

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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 brick, glowing chandeliers, and antiSue oak Ć&#x192;oors that speak to its colorful past. This is THE place where class, sophistication, and elegance combine to create the perfect event .


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Constructed of timbers rescued from an 1850â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 are Ć&#x201A;nished with beautiful timber beams. 9e have the 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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Imagine being married with the entire city sparkling behind you. Located on the 19th Ć&#x192;oor of the Capital Towers, the Capital Club offers spectacular views and elegant surroundings. Our experienced staff is able to accommodate groups of all needs and desires. 9hether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a formal sitdown 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

Majestic live oaks surround you as you look over the beautiful beachfront lawn to the sparkling Gulf waters. Our openveranda coastalstyle venue is the perfect location for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or celebratory event. 9hether inside by the Ć&#x201A;replaces or outdoors on the porch or spacious lawn, we offer the freshest Gulf seafood as well as an array of delicious speciality items and cocktails. Our staff is willing to accommodate possibilities to coordinate every aspect of your special fete.

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 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 porch welcomes your guests to the reception. 9hether you want 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 and Ć&#x192;oral companies. Immediate family is welcome to bring food.

Southern Hospitality awaits you at our beachfront hotel! Now that you are planning your wedding, we hope youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll let us be a part of your special day. 9hether you have in mind something big or small, extravagant or intimate, the possibilities are endless. 9e are here to help you with everything from the big beautiful picture to the smallest detail. 9e want to make your wedding day unforgettable.

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GALLERY 119

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FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . .Art Gallery/Historic Building EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .City Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . .Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

Art and music. Light and space. History and vision. Beauty and function. It all comes together at Gallery 119. Thanks to its designation as a Mississippi Landmark by the Department of Archives and History, many original details of the Neoclassical Revival building have been carefully preserved. It has been lovingly transformed into a vibrant downtown destination. The open and organic design is an ideal setting for your special events. Subdued gallery lighting not only highlights the contemporary Ć&#x201A;ne art, but also adds a timeless and sophisticated feel. The elegant and airy gallery space is in demand for rehearsal dinners and receptions as well as intimate ceremonies.

At Great Southern Club, your guests will enjoy panoramic views and a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. You will want to dance the night away in our beautiful ballroom. Our eclectic American menu includes: Coastal favorites, Southern, and contemporary cuisine. 9hether you are planning a simple reception, cocktails and hor 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 your wedding day deserves. 9e are open to tnonmembers for your reception or special event.

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THE IRON HORSE GRILL

THE IVY VENUE

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FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Restaurant EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rehearsal Dinner & Beverage Service LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30125 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . 9edding & Party Venue EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . .Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

Built as the Armour Smokehouse in 1906 this legendary Jackson landmark is a true icon of Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich heritage. The historic location will provide a unique backdrop for your reception or rehearsal dinner. Your beautifully planned reception deserves professional and complimentary beverage service. As one of few Mississippi ABC licensed services in the area and insured for events, our Ć&#x201A;rst concern is that you fully enjoy your most special day with customizable and allinclusive packages. Our team of professional bartenders have the necessary provisions including: glassware, bar equipment, and a wide selection of beer, wine, liquor, and mixers.

The Ivy 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 by one of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ć&#x201A;nest caterers! The Ivy Venue is conveniently located off Lakeland Drive in Flowood.

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . .Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50500 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

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

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 Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. Picture six oak 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 setting, while the 9INGS Performing Arts and Education Center caters to a more formal event. Spacious dressing rooms and free parking are a few of the extra amenities.

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

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

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 ceremony. 9ith Ć&#x201A;Xe Xenues, the Museum can seat  to  people banquet style. Add other amenities and beneĆ&#x201A;ts proXided by the Museum Mitchens, restrooms, tables and chairs, ADA accessible and outside catering welcomed.

Cinderella had the glass slipper . . . you haXe the glass staircase. MaMe a memorable entrance to your reception. The elegant and contemporary Craftsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild of Mississippi eXent space offers soaring ceilings and beautiful Xiews of the Natche\ Trace ParMway forest. The sleeM wood and glass interior giXes you the perfect bacMdrop to set the mood and theme for your celebration. Open the glass doors and let your guests enjoy the lush terrace and spacious grounds. You choose the caterer for our Xenue. 9e are located in a pastoral setting off Rice Road. This space is aXailable for priXate parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 305


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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . Stable & LaMeside PaXilion EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . .Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

9orMs of art are our specialty. Located in the heart of Downtown ,acMson, the Mississippi Museum of Art proXides a uniquely beautiful bacMdrop for weddings s offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Our staff of eXent professionals, including an inhouse chef, is willing to accommodate your indiXidual preferences in order to maMe your day a masterpiece. Our 9alMer Garden and TrustmarM Grand *all are aXailable for smaller ceremonies and receptions, while The Art Garden, complete with a performance stage, lush foliage and fountains, is aXailable to accommodate larger eXents. Call us today and let us help you paint your picture perfect day.

Located minutes from the capitol city, spectacular ProXidence *ill Farm offers its brides two options for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Our magniĆ&#x201A;cent stable is surrounded by rolling pastureland and unbelieXable Xiews. Two suites are aXailable upstairs for the wedding parties to dress and enjoy the day. The girls can relaZ and haXe a bridesmaidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; luncheon while the guys delight in a sporting clay shoot or Ć&#x201A;shing match. ProXidence *ill also has a beautiful paXilion area surrounded by a breathtaMing laMe for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Brides may use the caterer of her choice.

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FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warehouse EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free

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

Formerly the McRaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Distribution Center, this historic warehouse in downtown ,acMson is the perfect setting for all your wedding festiXities. 9ith 19, square feet, The South is large enough to accommodate both your â&#x20AC;&#x153;ceremony and receptionq. EZposed bricM walls, wood Ć&#x192;oors and large wooden beams create a grand and majestic feel for your wedding. But it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there! Exquisite dĂŠcor and fabulous food by Fresh Cut Catering and Floral maMe eXery wedding as unique as the bride. Let 9endy Putt and her staff taMe care of the details.

For your ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner, Southern Miss EXent SerXices can offer you the Thad Cochran Center, Trent Lott Center, Danforth Chapel, or Rose Garden to bring your wedding Xision to life. The laXish ballrooms of the Thad Cochran Center and the stately pillars of the Trent Lott Center proXide the perfect atmosphere for you. The sophisticated and elegant design of both locations giXe you an ideal canXas to design the wedding of your dreams. After all, for those special moments in life, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one chance to get it right. Southern Miss SerXices facilities will add just the right touch of elegance and southern charm to maMe the moment last foreXer. PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 307


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 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 ATTIRE FOR HER:

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

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

UPDATING YOUR NAME Auto Registration Bank & Credit Card Accounts Car Insurance Policy Credit Reporting Agencies

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 int brush Breath mints Cash Something old, new, borrowed & blue

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

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 nity candle, kiddush cup Pay officiant & vendors Assign person to collect gifts

HONEYMOON CHECKLIST 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 Driver’s icense Employee Records Investment Accounts ife Insurance Policy

BE

NOTES

Medical Dental Records Memberships Passport Post Office Records Social Security Records

Stock Certificates Tax Agency Records Voter Registration Records Wills Trusts PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 309


SHARING THE COST

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

IT IS NO LONGER EXPECTED THAT WEDDING COSTS WILL BE ASSIGNED ACCORDING TO TRADITION.

THE PROPER

RATIONAL IN DECIDING WHO PAYS FOR WHAT PORTION IS

BRIDE’S FAMILY

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

WEDDING BUDGET KNOW

YOUR BUDGET

BEFORE YOU START PLANNING YOUR WEDDING!

SET

GROOM

BRIDE

YOUR

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

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

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)

TOTALS Rings

Photography

MOST IMPORTANT TO BOTH OF

Ceremony

Videography

YOU

Reception

Flowers

Music

Stationery

Wedding Attire

Transportation

PRIORITIES BASED ON WHAT IS

&

SET ACCORDINGLY.

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RINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

CEREMONY Ceremony Site Fee Officiant Marriage icense Candles Candelabra Other

WEDDING ATTIRE FOR HER:

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

Groom’s Formal Wear Neckwear & Cufflinks Accessories Shoes Other

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

TRANSPORTATION Wedding Party Guests Parking

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

VIDEOGRAPHY Videographer’s Fee Wedding DVD Additional Copies Edited Highlights ove Story Production

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

GIFTS

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

MUSIC Ceremony Reception Other

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

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

OPTIONAL ITEMS Wedding Coordinator Attendant Accommodations Bridemaids’ Dresses Shoes Flower Girl’s Dress Groomsmen's Formal Wear Ring Bearer’s Attire Bridesmaids' uncheon 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 ocation:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Flowers:

Cake Theme:

Groom's Cake ocation:

Flavor of Icing:

Cake Decorations:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Table Decorations:

Date to Taste Samples:

Cake Stands:

Flavor of Icing:

Part to Save:

Cake Boxes:

Cake Decorations:

Person Responsible for Cake Top, Knife, & Server:

Cake Knife & Server:

Description:

Description:

Cake Napkins:

NOTES

CATERING PLANNER TYPE

Breakfast Brunch Tea unch Cocktails Dinner Dessert

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

B C C H

COURSES

ENTRテ右S

Hors d'oeuvres Appetizer Soup Salad Entree Dessert

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

SPECIAL

Beef Chicken Pork Fish Seafood amb Pasta

Vegetarian Kosher Gluten Free Other

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

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

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Person to Save & Freeze Cake:

N P S T

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


FLOWERS PLANNER FLOWERS BY SEASON SPRING

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

SUMMER

Anemone Astilbe Azalea Calla ily Camellia Cosmos Daffodil Dahlia Daisy Delphinium French Tulip Hollyhock Hyacinth Hydrangea Jasmine ady's Mantle arkspur ilac ily of the Valley Marigold Mimosa Pansy Peony Primrose Ranunculus

FALL

Autumn eaves Celosia (cockscomb) Chinese antern Chrysanthemum Crosnia Dahlia Hydrangea Seasonal Berries Statice Sunflower Yarrow

WINTER

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

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

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

shers' Boutonniere

Champagne Punch Table

Ring Bearer's Boutonniere

Gift Table

Mothers' & Grandmothers' Corsages

Guest Book Table

Fathers' & Grandfathers' Boutonnieres

Restroom

Other

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RECEPTION PLANNER

CEREMONY

VENUE

SITE SERVICES

LOCATION

SERVICES PROVIDED

Prelude Processional Service Recessional Postlude Other

Indoor Outdoor Same Site as Ceremony Within Walking Distance

USED FOR Ceremony Reception Dressing Overnight Rooms

SIZE Small ( Medium ( arge (

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

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

RENTALS AVAILABLE

) )

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

)

DECORATIONS PROVIDED Head Table Guest Tables Cake Table Guest Book Table

Ration of guests to servers:

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

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

Pastels Jewel Tones Neutral Tones Bold Bright Black White


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

PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNER PRE-WEDDING

GROOM'S PHOTOS Full-length With Parents With Grandparents With Siblings With Each Groomsman With Bridesmaids With All His Attendants

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

PORTRAITS

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

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

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:

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

BRIDE DRESSING

RECEPTION

Date: Time: ocation: Special Requests:

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

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

Guests eaving

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KEEPING TRACK VENDORS

NAME/PHONE

DATE

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

WEDDING PARTY

NAME

Bridesmaids

Groomsmen

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PHONE/EMAIL

AMOUNT

BALANCE DUE


ACCOMMODATIONS Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä? (See Page 193) Dyess Road Ridgeland, MS 39 -9 -

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 193) 3 North State Street Jackson, MS 39 -3 - 33

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;

Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 109 & 301) East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39 - 3 -

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x201C;Č&#x20AC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018; (See Inside Front Cover) 3 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39 -3 3-

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 177)

East County ine Road Jackson, MS 39 -9 - 3-

Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Č&#x20AC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030; (See Page 191)

Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39 - 9 -

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 157) East Amite Street Jackson, MS 39 -9 9-

Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160; (See Page 161)

3 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39 - 999

BACHELORETTE PARTIES Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 127)

bringyoursass.com Ridgeland, MS - 9 -3

BAR & BEVERAGE Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ć­Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 203) 3 Executive Place Jackson, MS 39 - 3 - 3

Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 183 & 303)

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x17D;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ć­ Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014; Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 23) Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2013;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160; North th Avenue (See Page 79)

3 West Pearl Street Jackson, MS 39 3 -39 -

aurel, MS 39 - 9-

BEAUTY Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160;Ć­Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 3) Flowood Drive Flowood, MS 39 3 -939-9999

Old Canton Road Jackson, MS 39 -3

3 North Gloster Street Tupelo, MS 3 -

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 127)

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

9 Old Canton Road, Suite Ridgeland, MS 39 -9 -9

Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2018; Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 165)

North State Street Jackson, MS 39 -3 9-9 -3 9-9

BRIDAL REGISTRY Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 215)

Ä?Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 107) 3 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39 3 - 33- 3

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 123)

West Jackson Street, Suite B Ridgeland, MS 39 - 9 - 3 3

Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 115)

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Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17E;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 123)

North Veterans Boulevard Tupelo, MS 3 - 93- 3

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2013;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160; (See page 123) 9 Grants Ferry Road Brandon, MS 39 -

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ć­ Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018; Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 123) East ISlidell, A 9 - 3-9

Service Road

9

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x153;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ć­ Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 1) West Cedar Street Brinkley, AR - 3 -3 -33 -9

South amar Boulevard Oxford, MS 3 - 3 -

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160; (See Page 127)

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x17E; (See Page 55)

9 West Cherokee Street Brookhaven, MS 39 - 33-

Ä?Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 119)

Biloxi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edgewater Mall -3 Columbus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; niversity Mall 3 Corinth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; South Cass Street Flowood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dogwood Festival -9 9Gautier â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Singing River Mall Greenville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Greenville Mall -3 Gulfport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Crossroads Mall - 3 - 333 Hattiesburg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Turtle Creek Mall aurel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sawmill Square Mall - 93 McComb â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edgewood Mall - 3 Meridian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bonita akes Mall - 3- 3 Natchez â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Natchez Mall 9 Oxford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belk Galleria - 3 Ridgeland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northpark Mall -99 Tupelo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Barnes Crossing Mall - 9 - 33 Vicksburg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pemberton Square Mall - 9-

Walnut Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39 - 3-

Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC; Ä&#x161;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2030; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D; (See Page 173) Biloxi â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Rue Magnolia - 3 Ridgeland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 Rice Road -

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC; (See Page 21)

Ridgeland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northpark Mall -9 Meridian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bonita akes Mall - 9 9 Vicksburg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pemberton Square Mall - 3 3 Biloxi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edgewater Mall -3 -3 3 Southhaven â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Southhaven Towne Center - 3 -

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;ÍśÄ&#x153;Ä&#x201D; Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä?Ä&#x153;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160; (See Page 217) dinner two.com Mississippi 3

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 9) East County ine Road Ridgeland, MS 39 -9 -9

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; (See Page 211) 9 Highway Brandon, MS 39 -

Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 75)

Buschman Street, Suite Hattiesburg, MS 39 -9

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Ä&#x2020;Ä?ÇŁÄ&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C; Ä?Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; (See Page 235)

Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 233) 3 B John R. Junkin Drive Natchez, MS 39 - 3-9

339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39 - 9-3

Ä?Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2C6;Ä? (See Page 233)

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; (See Page 211)

Patton Plaza 9 Old Brandon Road Pearl, MS 39 -93 3

9 Old Canton Road Jackson, MS 39 -3 -3

Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E; (See Page 75) 3 East Front Street Hattiesburg, MS 39 ( )

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Service Drive, Suite 3 Brandon, MS 39 -

BRIDAL SHOWERS Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2021; (See Page 81 & 299) One Canebrake Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39 -

CAKES Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 163)

cakesbyiris.com Central Mississippi - 3

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E; (See Page 233)

3 3 North State Street Jackson, MS 39 -3 -

Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2DC;ÇŚÇŚÄ&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 235)

Terry Road Byram, MS 39 -3 - 3

Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x201D; Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 12)

9 Old Canton Road Ridgeland, MS 39 -9 3

Ä&#x201C;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 12)

The Township at Colony Park 3 Township Avenue Ridgeland, MS 39 -

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160; (See Page 183)

Madison anding Circle Ridgeland, MS 39 - 9 - 93

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 101)

East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39 - 9-3 9 -3 3-

Ä?Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 12)

Highland Village INorth, Suite Jackson, MS 39 -9 -9

Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ć­ Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 7) elementsms.com Mississippi, Alabama and ouisiana - 3

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Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014; Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018; Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152; (See Page 45)

Ä&#x160;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160; (See Page 67)

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East County ine Road Jackson, MS 39 -9 - 3-

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Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä?Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 73)

Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152; (See Page 161)

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3 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39 - 999

339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39 - 9-3

Homochitto Street Natchez, MS 39 - 33-

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Dolan Avenue Gulfport, MS 39 - 9 - 39

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Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160; (See Page 161)

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Carsley Road Jackson, MS 39 9 - 3 - 39

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3 Church Road Madison, MS 39 - 3- 9

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Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 67)

Seargeant S. Prentiss Drive Natchez, MS 39 - 33

Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 53)

9 Martin uther King, Jr. Drive Starkville, MS 39 9 -

320 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2015

9 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39 -3 - 9

Ä&#x201C;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 12)

The Township at Colony Park

North th Avenue aurel, MS 39 - 9-

3 Highway North Pontotoc, MS 3 3 -9 33

VENUES

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ć­ Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014; 3 Township Avenue (See Page 123) Ridgeland, MS 39

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x17D;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ć­ Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Č&#x20AC;Ä&#x161;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; (See Page 23)

Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 45)

9 Old Canton Road Ridgeland, MS 39 -9 -9

Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC; (See Page 169 & 298)

TUXEDOS

North Veterans Boulevard Tupelo, MS 3 - 93- 3

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC; Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020; (See Page 241)

Highway Ä?Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201D;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä?Ä&#x17E; Batesville - 3-93 3 (See Page 251) sharoncoker.com Southern .S. -39 - 3

The Township at Colony Park 3 Township Avenue, Suite Ridgeland, MS 39 - 9 -

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17E;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 123)

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2DC;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä?Ä&#x17E; divinelydesignedeventsbyayana. com (See Page 253) lindsayvallas.com Mississippi lindsay@lindsayvallas.com

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2020; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2122;ǤÄ&#x201D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2C6;ÇŻÄ&#x2DC; (See Page 25)

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ć­ Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 127)

Flowood - akeland Center -99 - 9 Jackson - Metrocenter Mall -9 9Ridgeland - Northpark Mall -9 - 33

Ä&#x161;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D; (See Page 149)

Banner Hall I- North Jackson, MS 39 -9 -

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2DC; Ä&#x160;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2DC; (See Back Cover)

West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 3 - 3 -VAN-ATKINS

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Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ć­ Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 45) 3 East Main Street Tupelo, MS 3 -

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030; (See Page 75 & 299) 3 Railroad Road Hattiesburg, MS 39 -

Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2014;Č&#x201A;Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160; (See Page 109) Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39 3 -3 -

Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 79) Blackwell oop Ellisville, MS 39 3 -33 - 9

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2021; (See Page 81 & 299) One Canebrake Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39 -

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2021; (See Page 161 & 300)

Capital Towers, 9th Floor South Congress Street Jackson, MS 39 -9 9ext.

Ä?Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 12)

Highland Village I- North, Suite Jackson, MS 39 -9 -9


Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä?Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 107 & 300)

1640 East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39501 228-863-7604

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 163 & 301)

2644 South Pearson Road Rankin County, MS 39218 601-906-5499

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;

Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 109 & 301) 1600 East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39501 228-846-4310

Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ć­ (See Page 183) 411 Desert Lane Woodville, MS 39669 877-877-1103

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2021; (See Page 103) 7600 Country Club Circle Diamondhead, MS 39525 228-255-2918

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2C6;Ä? (See Page 97)

13247-C Seaway Road Gulfport, MS 39503 228-697-0150

Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 175)

622 Duling Avenue Jackson, MS 39216 601-292-7121

Ä&#x161;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä? Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2C6; Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 36)

84 Homochitto Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-446-8500 800-433-2445

Ć­Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2C6;Ä? (See Page 185)

3040 Jones Loop Road Terry, MS 39170 601-941-1773

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E;ͳͳ͝ (See Page 177 & 302)

119 South President Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-949-3105 extension 21

Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122; Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 24) 4819 Highway 22 Flora, MS 39071 601-941-5350

Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 101)

720 East Beach Boulevard Gulf port, MS 39501 228-343-1688

Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2021; (See Page 99 & 302) 2510 14th Street Gulfport, MS 39501 228-868-8619

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 177)

1001 East County Line Road Jackson, MS 39211 601-957-2800 888-263-0524

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 63) 77 Burrus Road Benoit, MS 38725 662-822-6711

Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Č&#x20AC; Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030; (See Page 191)

1016 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-8815

Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160; (See Page 155)

251 West South Street Jackson, MS 39203 601-352-3722

Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 183 & 303) 320 West Pearl Street Jackson, MS 39203 601-398-0151

Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160; (See Page 175 & 303) 1170 Luckney Road Flowood, MS 39208 601-906-5499

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 157) 200 East Amite Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-5100

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; (See Page 177 & 304)

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

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018; (See Inside Front Cover) 235 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-8508

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2014;Ä?Ä&#x153;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2039; Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2021;Ć­Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 41) kirkwoodgolf.com Holly Springs, MS 662-252-4888

Ä&#x160; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 185) 129 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-553-6738

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160; (See Page 101) 1301 26th Avenue Gulfport, MS 39501 228-248-0555

Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 105 & 304) 246 Dolan Avenue Gulfport, MS 39507 228-897-6039

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x17E; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 37) 1001 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-586-8000

Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x160; (See Page 161)

314 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ć­ Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2019; (See Page 175 & 305) 1150 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-432-4500

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 173 & 305) 950 Rice Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-7546

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 165 & 306) 380 South Lamar Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-960-1515

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 161) 4274 Lakeland Drive Flowood, MS 39232 601-932-5241

Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2039; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2019; (See Page 169) 1152 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-982-8264

Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2018; Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 165)

226 North State Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-359-9000 888-359-9001

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 169)

115 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-360-0090

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä?Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2C6;Ä?Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2021; (See Page 95) 120 South Market Street Pass Christian, MS 39571 228-452-2571

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x153;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030; (See Page 73)

The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2013;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160; (See Page 185) 5727 Highway 18 West Jackson, MS 39209 601-317-6261

Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2018; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2019; (See Page 164 & 306) 2600 Carsley Road Jackson, MS 39209 601-832-8395

ǤǤÄ&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä?Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 73)

The University of Southern Mississippi 121 West Memorial Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160; (See Page 183)

140 Madison Landing Circle Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-1982

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ć­ Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 53) 125 Commerce Street West Point, MS 39773 662-494-RITZ (7489)

Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2122; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ć­Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x160; Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 73) The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

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Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x153;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 203) 133 North Madison Kosciusko, MS 39090 601-842-7049

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Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122; Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 73) The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2122;Ä?Ä&#x153;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2030; (See Page 55)

Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2021;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;ͳͲͲÄ&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2013;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2122;Ć­ Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014; (See Page 173)

Ä?Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2018; (See Page 107)

TÄ&#x2020;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2014; Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2C6;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x17E; (See Page 45)

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Ä?Ä&#x160;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2022;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C; Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x161;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2030;Ć­ Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x2039;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x2122; (See Page 63) 111 North Deer Creek Drive West Leland, MS 38756 662-820-7829

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Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201C;Ä?Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä?Ä&#x17E; 339 West Third Street Ć­Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x2014;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x2022;Ä?Ä&#x17E; Forest, MS 39074 (See Page 255) 601-469-3242 amilewilson.com Jackson, MS 601-201-2951

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WEDDING COORDINATORS & PLANNERS Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x201D;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x2DC; (See Page 75)

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Ä&#x203A;Ä&#x160;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x2122;Ä&#x2018;Ä&#x2020;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x201C;Ä&#x152;Ć­ Ä&#x160;Ä&#x2DC;Ä&#x17D;Ä&#x152;Ä&#x201C; (See Page 203)

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THE BRIDE AND GROOM INFORMATION | please write names how you would like them to appear in your featured wedding. BRIDE’S (MAIDEN) NAME PHONE NUMBER GROOM’S NAME

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WHAT MADE YOUR WEDDING SPECIAL?

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE BRIDAL REGISTRY

LIGHTING

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BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUTIQUE

MUSIC | ENTERTAINMENT

CAKES | DESSERTS

PHOTO BOOTHS

CATERER

CEREMONY VENUE COORDINATOR EVENT DESIGNER FLOWERS

PHOTOGRAPHER

REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE TRANSPORTATION TRAVEL AGENT

TUXEDO

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS

VIDEOGRAPHER

INVITATIONS

REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE

FLOWERS RENTALS

BRIDAL REGISTRY

OTHER OTHER OTHER

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