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It’s hard to believe that 13 years ago, I bought the Mississippi market for Premier Bride. It’s been a wonderful adventure. Little did I know then how enveloped my life would become in the wedding industry: looking for trends that will make every wedding unique; traveling around the country and meeting other wedding professionals so the pages of Premier Bride will always have the latest and newest to offer you; adding social media as another form of instant information to brides. Facebook did not e[ist when we Àrst published. 7he Internet was barely there. Publishing Premier Bride led me into producing The Premier Bridal Show throughout the state of Mississippi. I have done this for the past 11 years. It’s been fun meeting and speaking with all the brides and mamas. It’s been exciting to see the pages of Premier Bride come to life in our bridal shows. Our fashion shows are a huge production and it’s always a thrill when I see everything come together. My adventure continues: I am now a co-owner of Premier Bride Corporate with 12 other publishers. I feel a little like the original 13 colonies as we all move forward with one purpose, to make Premier Bride better for our brides and our wedding professionals. I am blessed to have a great staff, vendors and clients as we make this transition and expand. Most important, I am blessed to have a supportive husband. I hope in your marriage you, too, will have the love and support to make it through changing times.

Brides and Mothers, enjoy this time. It’s very precious. The top Mississippi wedding professionals are here in Premier Bride. Use them. They will provide everything you’ve dreamed of and more to make your wedding less stressful. We encourage you to contact these Premier Bride wedding specialists and let them assist you in every aspect of your celebration. We recommend using only licensed professionals particularly when dealing with food and other perishables. As always, we love the feedback about how helpful Premier Bride has been in planning your wedding. Be sure you tell our Premier Bride wedding professionals that you heard about them in Premier Bride! Keep Premier Bride with you and make notes in the planning section and throughout the publication as Premier Bride will become a treasured keepsake of your special wedding day. Best wishes and… God Bless!

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contents | volume 24

Bridal Gowns

40

Bridal Boutique Guide

42

Mothers’ Dresses!

44

Style File

187

Timeless Style

28

Bridal Registry

68

58

Bridal Registry Guide

64

Registry Raves

68

Tablescapes

66

Cakes

121 Love It! Cakes!

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Destination Weddings

114

Directory of Wedding Professionals

233

Gulf Coast

169

Love It! Love It! Love It!

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Mississippi Marriage Laws

115

Music & Entertainment

127

Natchez

158

Northeast Mississippi

143

Out of the Box

106

Photography

130

Photographers’ Pics

215

Pine Belt

163

Planner/Premier Bride Guide

223

Receptions & Catering

71

Reception & Rehearsal Dinner Guide

102

Venue Guide

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Tips from the Pros

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Tuxedos

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Videography

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WWW.PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM Owner/Publisher Lynda Jungkind Art Director Katie Jones Production Artist Michael Hogg Copy Editor Joyce Huskey Sales Johnelle Brewster Emilia Morgan Chief Financial Officer David O’Steen Executive Assistant/Office Manager Adam Stringer Contributing Writers Georgia Brown Jackqulin Buchanan Tommy Couch Jr. Meredith Mann Dawson Rachelle Dragani Joyce Huskey Lynda Jungkind Kelsey Lawler Quincy Minor Scott Blair Scroggs Sylvia St John

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FEATURED WEDDINGS

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

ALFORD | DODD ........................................................................................................................... 38 ALFORD | PARKER ......................................................................................................................... 39 BINGHAM | STEWART ................................................................................................................. 138 BUTLER | STUBBS........................................................................................................................172 BUTLER | WILLIAMS ....................................................................................................................... 86 BYRD | FOWLER .........................................................................................................................134 CHANEY | GARNER ...................................................................................................................128 CHISM | SENDELBACK ............................................................................................................... 150 DAVIS | CARR................................................................................................................................ 50 DAVIS | COOPER .......................................................................................................................152 DIXON | MIDDLETON.................................................................................................................219 DOZIER | ALDRIDGE...................................................................................................................146 EPPINETTE | LEWIS .....................................................................................................................212 FARRIS | PATTIE...........................................................................................................................164 FRAZIER | O’NEILL ....................................................................................................................... 80 GENTRY MCINNIS......................................................................................................................214 GIBBS | HARPER ............................................................................................................................ 88 HOOD | CALVERT ......................................................................................................................148 KELLER | MASSINGILL ................................................................................................................140 KENNEDY | FARR/REHEARSAL DINNER ....................................................................................116 KENNEDY | FARR/WEDDING .................................................................................................... 117 KOWALSKI | HANDY...................................................................................................................... 74 LOWERY | HARRELSON..............................................................................................................162 LUSCOMB | SMITH ........................................................................................................................ 70 MARTELLO | RUPP ...................................................................................................................... 180 MATTHEWS | WILLIAMS.............................................................................................................. 170 MCCULLOUGH | THAXTON ......................................................................................................... 76 MIZE | BRISCOE......................................................................................................................... 136 NGUYEN | NGUYEN..................................................................................................................... 84 PALICH | LEE.................................................................................................................................. 12 PATTERSON | CANNON ............................................................................................................124 PRESLEY | FELKER.......................................................................................................................144 SCHOENDORF | BUCKLEY.........................................................................................................126 SKEEN | EDMISTON....................................................................................................................220 SMITH | BREWER ............................................................................................................................ 54 SMITHHART | COLEY..................................................................................................................112 STRICKLAND | PITTMAN ................................................................................................................ 72 USHER | WICKER/REHEARSAL DINNER ....................................................................................154 USHER | WICKER/WEDDING ....................................................................................................156 WALLACE | MOORE ..................................................................................................................... 90 WHITE | JEFCOAT........................................................................................................................ 168 WILLIAMS | MINOR-SCOTT....................................................................................................... 56 WILSON | BARLOW 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wedding professionals photographer Sharon Coker Photography ceremony & reception venue Cotton Market suits Tuxedo Junction bridal boutique Alfred Angelo rehearsal dinner Cotton Market cakes Cakes by Iris bridesmaids’ dresses Altar’d State entertainment DJ 51-50 | Phillip Cothern

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For a wedding you and your guests will remember for years to come, pick one thing and make it your signature. We can never stress enough that your wedding is as individual as you. Create your own trend!


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1 Carry your pie in style with this Vonny Pie Carrier. $60, The Kitchen Table | Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2 Divided by football, united in love. Starting at $80, Mockingbird Marketplace | Brandon, Mississippi 3 Spread the love with a 2-quart, heart-shaped LeCreuset dish. $170, The Everyday Gourmet | Jackson, Mississippi 4 Combine styles to get this unique place setting at your wedding. The Cotton Kitchen, Jackson, Mississippi 5 Add a special touch to any brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen with a monogrammed wood cutting board. Starting at $50, The Kitchen Table | Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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1 The “FULTON” Party Pavillion is a great way to incorporate strong, bold patterns in unexpected places. Call for pricing, Modern Revival | Madison, Mississippi 2 Add a little southern Áair with a throw pillow by Catherine Herrington. $100, In Bloom | New Albany, Mississippi 3 Try MyDrap cotton napkins for a stylish alternative to paper. Starting at $27, The Kitchen Table | Hattiesburg, Mississippi 4 What better way to leave for your honeymoon than in this one-shoulder lace dress by Watters. $244, Imaginations Bridal | Brookhaven, Mississippi 5 Adorn your kitchen table with the classic, yet contempory, glassware by Roma. $10.50-$12, Stella & Co. | Brandon, Mississippi

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1 From the napkin ring to the Annie Glass charger, everything about this place setting shimmers. The Everyday Gourmet | Jackson, Mississippi. 2 What bride wouldn’t love walking down the aisle in a pair of Louboutin shoes? See this in the featured wedding on pages 84-85. 3 A sparkly headband is the perfect Ànishing touch to any outÀt. Molly Gee 'esigns | Jackson, Mississippi 4 Keep your drink cold longer with stainless steel glasses by RSVP. The Everyday Gourmet| Jackson, Mississippi 5 Even mom can shine on the big day while wearing this subtle metallic dress. Imaginations Bridal | Brookhaven, Mississippi

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1 Campbell’s Bakery | Jackson, Mississippi 2 Sweet Stuff | Biloxi, Mississippi 3 That Special Touch | Pearl, Mississippi 4 Cups and Cakes | Byram, Mississippi 5 Edna’s Cake Creations | Natchez, Mississippi 6 That Special Touch | Pearl, Mississippi 022 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2014


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Let Hilton Garden Inn help make your big day a perfect day. Hilton Garden Inn® knows how important your big day is and we can help. From room blocks for your guests to on-site catering and space to hold your wedding, we are here to help ensure your biggest day is a successful one.

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love it FOR THE GUYS 1 3 1 Even the guys need a nice apron to protect themselves from splatters. The Kitchen Table | Hattiesburg, Mississippi 2 It doesn’t matter whether he’s a hunter or not, guys love these fun-shaped lighters. In Bloom | New Albany, Mississippi 3 The Yeti Cooler is the man’s cooler! Find this in a variety of colors: white, desert tan, and ice blue. The Everyday Gourmet | Jackson, Mississippi 4 Perfect for the Groom and his attendants, a Golf Bachelor Party weekend at Kirkwood National Golf Club. Ask about golf packages that include accommodations in their cottages. Kirkwood National Golf Club | Holly Springs, Mississippi 5 Providence Hill Farm offers a great outing for the boys with sporting clay skeet shooting. Providence Hill Farm | Flora, Mississippi 6 Daily Devotions for the Die-Hard Fans. Mockingbird Marketplace | Brandon, Mississippi 7 Chips and dips taste better in this fun football-shaped server. Oak: A Southern Experience | Forest, Mississippi 8 Men like a sturdy glass for their drinks. Add these fun glass stirrers in school colors and you have a winning team. Stella & Co. | Brandon, Mississippi

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wedding professionals bridal boutique Mimi’s Bridal bridal gown designer Enzoani photographer Blackbird Photography caterer Laura’s Linens bridesmaids’ dresses Mimi’s Bridal designers Susan Sullivan | Laura Mathews suits Tuxedo Place at Mimi’s Bridal ceremony & reception venue Rogers-Green House entertainment Cowboy Blues Band

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vintage classic

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VEIL: PRAIRIE ASTER COMB: FOXGLOVE


“Fashion changes, but style endures.”

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“FASHION CAN BE BOUGHT. STYLE ONE MUST POSSESS.”

Gatsby

- EDNA WOOLMAN CHASE \\\ EDITOR IN CHEIF, VOGUE [1914-1952]

LEFT: Gown Sottero Midgley; Lace Bridal Boutique Headpiece “Bittersweet” CENTER: Gown Sottero Midgley; Lace Bridal Boutique Headpiece - “Japonica” RIGHT: Gown Sincerity: Mimi’s Bridal Headpiece - “Sweet William”

SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE KING EDWARD HOTEL

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“THE FASHIONABLE WOMAN WEARS CLOTHES. THE CLOTHES DON’T WEAR HER.” - MARY QUANT /// FASHION DESIGNER (1960-2013)

Retro

LEFT AND RIGHT: Gown Allure Couture; Mimi’s Bridal Headpiece “Calendula” CENTER: Gown Vintage; Etsy Headpiece - comb “Foxglove”; veil “Prairie Aster”

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LEFT: Gown Woo Couture Collection; Woo Couture Headpiece “Nightshade” CENTER AND RIGHT: Gown Allure Couture; Mimi’s Bridal Headpiece - halo “Passion Flower”; veil “Indian Blanket” SHOT ON LOCATION AT SANCTUARY BODY SPA OF ST. DOMINIC’S

Bohemian

“FASHIONS FADE, STYLE IS ETERNAL.” - YVES SAINT LAURENT /// FASHION DESIGNER (1953-2008)

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LEFT AND CENTER: Gown Woo Couture Collection; Woo Couture Headpiece “Foxglove” SHOT ON LOCATION AT SANCTUARY BODY SPA OF ST. DOMINIC’S RIGHT: Gown Maggie Sottero; Lace Bridal Boutique (Tulle skirt is detachable for a different look.) SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE KING EDWARD HOTEL

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“STYLE IS A WAY TO SAY WHO YOU ARE WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEAK.” - RACHEL ZOE /// STYLIST & FASHION DESIGNER (1999-PRESENT)


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GETTING MARRIED entails many decisions you have probably never had to even think about before. With the array of activities, it’s easy to give little thought to having your wedding dress altered. Alterations are how you achieve the perfect Àt.

Alterations are one of the most important factors in purchasing a wedding dress. After all, a wedding gown is the most photographed dress of a girl’s entire life, so it must have the perfect Àt and must lay perfectly against her every curve. Bridal alterations can be expensive, yet A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND. Wedding dresses have much more complicated constructions, with boning, underlining, beading, and layers of tulle, so the alterations take longer. It’s not unusual for a beaded strapless dress to cost over $100 just to have the bodice altered, or for an elaborate bustle to cost $150 or more. Every wedding dress has its own distinct shape, as does every woman’s body. The purpose of alterations is to compliment the 048 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2014

bride’s unique Àgure. No two brides are alike whether you are size small, medium, or large. If alterations are done well, your gown will move with you. If alterations aren’t done well (or done at all)...imagine pulling on your strapless dress all night, tripping on your hem while walking down the aisle, or struggling to dance, eat, or breathe with a too-tight bodice. These worstcase scenarios can be prevented! Here are some tips you should apply when preparing for the alterations process.

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While these are some of the major issues to consider for any bridal alterations, you may Ànd more questions that may apply to your particular gown. A good seamstress knows what questions will be asked, will most likely have the answers, and can help you achieve the perfect Àt for your big day.

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.((3$123(10,1' When selecting your gown, be open minded to trying on all styles and all designs. This means you must be comfortable with the salon consultant working with you. Tell her what you like and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like . . . a special button, sleeve, neckline, fabric, and what you envision. With so many designers and gowns, she can usually Ă&#x20AC;nd it for you. We have found that with nine out of 1 brides their Ă&#x20AC;nal choice is not what they came into Imaginations thinking they wanted for their wedding dress. For example, the silhouette is a popular style. (veryone loves the Ă&#x20AC;t and Ă are, but it may not be the right style for your body. %e open minded and trust the salon consultant. MARY JOHNSON | Imaginations Bridal

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. SAMANTHA WOO | Woo Couture

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

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the fashionable Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grooms want to look just as fashionable and stylish as their brides. Since most grooms prefer to rent a tuxedo for the wedding, there are specialty tuxedo store representatives with years of experience and style that can help each one put together his wedding ensemble. How formal your groom will need to be dressed will be dictated by your weddingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time of day, location, and the overall style you envision. Many grooms are choosing suits for themselves and their groomsmen. Grooms with the right body type can be seen wearing the slim cut pants for a trendier look. For the past several years khaki and beige have been the popular color choice. And making a comeback is the white dinner jacket with black trousers. What is the look and feel your groom wants? What will he be comfortable wearing for the wedding? You want him to feel as special in his tuxedo as you do in your gown. You want him to feel as handsome as you feel beautiful.

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If you are accompanying your groom to the tuxedo shop, in order to coordinate his wardrobe and that of the groomsmen with the wedding colors and/or bridesmaidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dresses, bring a fabric swatch. This will KHOS LI \RX ZDQW WR PDWFK FRORUV RU Ă&#x20AC;QG the closest shade possible. Ask your groom what he wants to look like or if he has a preference on what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to wear. Sometimes a groom hates the feel of Ă&#x20AC;WWHGSDQWVRUGRHVQ¡WOLNHWKHSRRIIDFWRU pleated pants can have. Certain cuts of jackets might make him feel clunky, so try not to pressure him into a long jacket or jacket with tails if he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it. After all itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his day too! If you want your groom to be different, try venturing outside the black scheme. Have him try on colors such as a very light gray, ivory, tan, medium gray, or even white. Regardless of what color your groom selects for his tuxedo or suit, choose shoes, shirts, and ties in colors that can truly accent and bring the look

together. Remember his jacket and pants donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to match. You can do an ivory jacket with black pants and a bow tie for a debonair James Bond look. Since most men at weddings look the same, consider having the groomsmen dress a little differently to accent your groom. If your groom is wearing a tux and you want him to really stand out, have his groomsmen wear a different color of pants or shirt and shoes. You can also have their ties match the color RI Ă RZHU LQ \RXU JURRP¡V ERXWRQQLHUH RU WKH EULGHVPDLGV¡ Ă RZHUV RU GUHVVHV This will make for exceptional pictures later on and give a very uniform and elegant feel to your wedding. 1RZWKDWWKHFUHDWLYHMXLFHVDUHĂ RZLQJ to what style groom are you looking forward to seeing at the end of the aisle?

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Flatter the groom’s build. Add cohesion with ties, cummerbunds, or suspenders in the same color as the bridesmaids’ dresses. If all the men dress identically, have the groom wear a special boutonniere or distinguishing neckwear.

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nuts & bolts OF GIFT REGISTRY

People love to buy gifts for a couple starting out their lives together as a way to celebrate this fabulous occasion and express their joy. While some guests will come up with their own creative gift idea, most people really appreciate having a gift registry to go to for ideas; they want to give you something they know you’ll love. If registering for gifts is on your current to-do list, read on for all the nuts & bolts – or should we say cups & bowls – of gift registries. WHEN SHOULD WE START ? ››› Start four to six months before the wedding (or earlier!), so that you’re ready for any engagement parties, showers, or eager guests. Don’t stress about getting it all done perfectly right away – you can always edit your selections or add more later. If there aren’t many items left about a month before the wedding, add more, so there’s enough selection left for the rest of your guests. Remember, too, that you don’t have to make all your selections in one day! Take your time and make your selections thoughtfully. If you start early enough, you can take a couple weeks to create your lists, hopefully enjoying the process as well. HOW DO WE REGISTER? ››› Start out by considering your tastes and needs as a couple, and select up to three or four stores that feel right. Ideally, visit at least one store in person, so that you can see, touch, and hold the different items, and make some of your selections. The rest of your gift registering you may wish to do online for convenience. Registering at more than four places just adds more work for you, as you complete the lists, track them, and manage the details. Besides, three or four registries really should be plenty!

Most full-service stores offer a great deal of free help, and you are encouraged to take advantage of this service. These specialists will be able to give you helpful information about what generally goes on a registry and help you remember pesky little things, like meat thermometers, that you wouldn’t normally think to add. While it may be hard to imagine someone not being comfortable with purchasing gifts online or viewing your online registries, you will have guests at your wedding that aren’t comfortable with computers, or want to buy their gifts in person. So make sure that this option is

available to them – ideally at a store that is popular nationwide. WHAT DO WE REGISTER FOR? ››› Consider what you have already as a couple, and think about what you need as you start your life together. Most couples Ànd that this is an opportunity to get things they would never buy for themselves, but would love having grace their home and future gatherings to be held there…timeless items such as crystal vases, formal china, serving dishes, and linens. You may also want to think about any hobbies you have such as gourmet cooking, gardening, or wood working, as well as any special desires such as honeymoon travel, saving for a house, or donating to a meaningful cause.

Work with your groom to discuss your plans, and make the decisions together. No matter where you choose to register, be sure to include gifts in all price ranges, so that your guests can choose gifts within their budgets. Also, select more gifts than guests (remembering that couples count as “one”) so that there’s enough selection available, and there are enough gifts to cover your wedding showers as well. Your guests will appreciate this! COMMUNICATING THE NEWS ››› How do you let all the guests know where you are registered? The simple answer is, word of mouth. All guests will be close to someone in the wedding – the bride and groom, the parents, other family members, or close friends. Guests will ask someone if they want to know where you’re registered. It’s certainly appropriate to include the information on your wedding web site if you have one. It’s also appropriate for the shower host(s) and/or hostess(es) to include the information on their shower invites as well. It is NOT, however, ever appropriate to include the information with your

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wedding invites. After all, your wedding invites are a gracious request to join you on your special day – not a demand for gifts, so don’t let them sound like one! THANK YOU NOTES ››› Your guests have been kind enough to send you a lovely gift, so be sure to behave like the kind, gracious couple that you are, and send that thank you note promptly! For gifts received before the wedding, send the note out within two weeks at the most. Trust us on this: you will not have “more time” after the wedding, and the more you stay on top of the thank you notes, the easier it will be. For gifts received at the wedding, send the thank you notes within four weeks, but certainly – the earlier, the better. Make sure your thank you notes are personal, handwritten, and timely. AFTER THE WEDDING ››› Most stores will keep your gift registry for at least a year after your wedding date, and they’ll often offer a discount to you for items still on your list. This is a great opportunity to see what items you still want and/or need, and use some of your wedding gift cards or gifts of cash to acquire these.

The original purpose of bridal registries was to help new couples, who often were quite young and had very little, start off their new life together as a new family in a new home. No matter what your situation today, these gifts of love send you into your new life together with the joy and affection of those closest to you. Cherish these gifts, show your gratitude, and count your blessings.

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866-235-5443

601-856-7546 228-207-0357

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Malorie Norris & Jake Moore | BELK, TUPELO

When registering, keep in mind fun, specialty items. Friends enjoy giving gifts according to your personality! 1 London Fog Oxford II Carry-on 2 Ole Miss Decorative Pillow by Manual Woodworkers 3 Vietri Incanto Dinnerware

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Brittany Coleman & Kyle Parker | MOCKINGBIRD MARKETPLACE, BRANDON

If you entertain regularly, register for unique serving pieces and table décor that will liven up any party. 1 MO Pottery Small Aqua Platter 2 Saro Burlap Place Mat And Burlap Napkin Ring 3 Rootworks Chip & Dip Server Carved From Chinese Fir Wood “Shen Mu” 068 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2014


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Jennifer Holland & Zach Etheridge | THE EVERYDAY GOURMET, JACKSON

“Wine and cheese?” Say, “Yes, please!” with these three party must-haves. 1 Two’s Company Vintage Corkscrew 2 Exclusive To The Everyday Gourmet, Raised Wine Cask With Stand 3 The Good Earth Serving Platter With Pig

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Joanna Sumrall & Greg Harris | OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE, FOREST

Vases, p pillows and frames, oh my! Don’t forget decorative pieces while registering. 1 Pomeroy Aqua Vase 2 Peachy Magnolia Burlap Pillow With W Our Favorite State, Mississippi 3 Granberry Gaggle Distressed Picture Frame

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Sarah Crake & Colby Guillory | STELLA & CO., BRANDON

Be envied by friends wit with these practical, charming kitchen extras. 1 Three E Designs Farmhouse Collection Canisters 2 Charles Viancin Overboil Silicone Ring Pot Boiler 3 Jellybean Rugs, Memory Foam, Indoor Use, Machine Washable


wendy luscomb & adam smith jackson, mississippi | august 3, 2013

wedding professionals wedding coordinator Signature Occasions cakes Cups-n-Cakes Bakery entertainment Peter Christian and Crew photographer Lindsay Vallas Photography

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reception THE PARTY BEGINS HERE 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO THE PERFECT RECEPTION SITE Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been pronounced husband and wife, so now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to celebrate with your family and closest friends. This is a time for you and your brand new husband to relax, mingle, dance, chat, and thoroughly enjoy the company of your friends and loved ones. :KLOH Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJ WKH LGHDO UHFHSWLRQ ORFDWLRQ LV RQH RI WKH ELJJHVW and most important wedding-related tasks, have no fear . . . weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re KHUH WR KHOS %HORZ DUH WKUHH VLPSOH VWHSV WR Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJ WKH ULJKW reception site for your perfect day. STEP 1: WHAT TO DO FIRST â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where?â&#x20AC;? is the biggest question regarding the reception. Before you can work on this question, however, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to know a couple of things: what style of wedding do you envision, and how big? Obviously, a casual, relaxed, summer afternoon reception would require a completely different reception site than a formal, elegant, winter evening reception â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so clarify the type of wedding DQG WKH WLPH RI \HDU  \RX ERWK GHVLUH Ă&#x20AC;UVW 2QFH WKDW¡V EHHQ established, determine the rough guest list, including all interested parties: you, your groom, and each set of parents. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also need WR FRQVLGHU \RXU EXGJHW DV WKLV ZLOO KDYH JUHDW LQĂ XHQFH RQ WKH number of guests you can afford to have. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made these critical decisions, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to start looking for the ideal reception site. As with anything, the more time you have, the better: some choice reception sites are booked one to two years in advance, particularly for prime dates. STEP 2: START THE SEARCH Local bridal publications like Premier Bride Mississippi, the Internet, bridal shows, married friends, and the yellow pages are all good sources of potential reception sites. If you have no idea where to hold your reception, try hotels, banquet halls, restaurants, community centers, and country clubs. Other less obvious options are country inns, historic homes or mansions, city parks, college or university facilities, art galleries, museums, and boats. Each location offers its own unique style and ambiance. There are two basic types of reception facilities: on-site and off-site. Most on-site locations provide the majority of services you will need for your reception: catering, beverages, tables, chairs, tableware, linens, and serving staff, making this a very convenient option. The facilities normally charge on a per person basis and have a minimum guest requirement. Such locations include hotels, private clubs, and restaurants. Off-site locations offer the use of the facility only, providing no other services. You VXSSO\QHDUO\HYHU\WKLQJ\RXUVHOISD\LQJDĂ DWIHHIRUWKHXVHRI the site. The nice thing about off-site locations is the freedom to do everything your own way, and having more choices â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although this can also mean more work. Narrow down your search by focusing on those sites that seem to best meet your needs, depending on your style, season, and estimated guest count. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve selected some possibilities, LW¡VWLPHWRJRRQDURDGWULSZLWK\RXUĂ&#x20AC;DQFpPDLGRIKRQRUDQG or Mom to check out the sites in person.

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diana strickland & larry pittman jackson, mississippi | june 1, 2013

wedding professionals reception venue Old Capitol Inn guest accommodations Old Capitol Inn tuxedos Tuxes Too bridal party attire Imaginations Bridal designer Ken Strickland rehearsal dinner MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum entertainment Hunter & the Gators

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STEP 3: EVALUATING RECEPTION SITES Every site offers advantages and disadvantages; your job is to sift through DOORIWKHIHDWXUHVRIHDFKVLWHWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKH best one for your wedding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all while keeping your budget in mind. Here are some factors to consider: LOCATION The reception site should be no more than a 30-minute drive from the ceremony location. A longer drive than that is asking too much of your guests! If the location LV GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW WR Ă&#x20AC;QG RU ZLOO RIIHU VSHFLDO FKDOOHQJHVWRJHWWKHUH VD\ORFDWHGQHDU a football stadium with a home game on your wedding day) you should consider providing transportation for your guests from the ceremony site and back to their cars after the reception.

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courtney kowalski & george handey jackson, mississippi | august 3, 2013

wedding professionals designer Stella & Co. wedding coordinator Meredith Akers, Stella & Co. guest accommodations Hilton Jackson tuxedos Tuxes Too reception venue The Country Club of Jackson invitations Kowalskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Printing photographer Natalie Wester Photography

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HASSLE FREE SEATING CHARTS Assigned vs. Unassigned seating at the wedding reception â&#x20AC;&#x201C; opinions vary among todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brides. Open seating allows guests to choose their seat, which works well with informal type and cocktail party type receptions. With assigned seating, guests can be assigned a seat or just a table, where they choose their seat at that table. A few guidelines will help the process of assigned seating. Begin working on the table layout and seating chart a few weeks prior to the wedding to allow for changes. Include those you believe will attend but have not yet responded. Determine if you need just a seating chart or if you also need place cards at each seat. Some brides are Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJFUHDWLYHZD\VWRFRPELQHWKHWZRVD\DWDEOH with glass Coke bottles that have a tag hung around the neck stating the guestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and table number; guests pick up their bottle as they enter the reception and place at their seat. Place cards can help guests to remember each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names. Traditionally, close family and friends sit nearest to the bride and groom. Those generally seated together are: families, work friends, people of the same age (teenagers or the elderly), and groups of friends. For interest, mix the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends at one table. Do not sit together divorced couples and/or feuding families. Planning a seating chart should not be a stressful part of wedding planning. Ask for help from the mothers of the bride and groom and begin early to make the process simple and hassle free.

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shelby mccullough & corley thaxton jackson, mississippi | may 25, 2013

wedding professionals bridal party attire Mimi’s Bridal guest accommodations Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown photographer Melody Ellis Photography ceremony & reception venue Union Station Ballroom tuxedos The Men’s Wearhouse cakes Cakes by Iris

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Children can be a wonderful part of a wedding ceremony, full of joy and spirit. It does take a little extra thought, planning, and accommodation, however, to include them successfully. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve compiled a list of helpful tips and things to consider to make your wedding celebration a kid-friendly event!

1. CONSIDER THEIR AGES

Young children are adorable, to be sure, but their behavior is unpredictable (to be sure), so if you do include them, be prepared for the unexpected. Imagine a three-year-old tugging on your dress during the heart of your wedding ceremony and asking in a loud, clear voice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are we done yet?â&#x20AC;? 'RHV WKLV Ă&#x20AC;OO \RX ZLWK GUHDG RU PDNH \RX ZDUP DQG IX]]\" 'R ZKDW IHHOV most comfortable to you, taking into consideration your personalities, your families, and your wedding style.

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Consider making or purchasing a special gift for them, to honor their participation. 7KLVZLOODOVRKHOSWKHPUHPHPEHUWKLVVSHFLDOHYHQWDQGWKHLULQYROYHPHQW*LIWV will vary widely by age.

6. KEEP PARENTS CLOSE

For younger children, keep parents seated up front. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal if young children can walk down the aisle with someone (a parent, bridesmaid, or groomsman), and then sit down immediately with their parents in front. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way too much to expect a young child to stand quietly up front during the whole ceremony!

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7 STEPS TO THE PERFECT WEDDING CUISINE Perhaps the only part of a wedding that’s gotten a bad rap throughout the years is the meal. Guests usually expect a dry chicken breast and some sticky rice pilaf, so spicing up the dinner and giving it a personal spin is the perfect way to make your wedding memorable and give your guests some fuel to dance the night away. STEP 1: START THE SEARCH As soon as you’ve selected your reception site, the catering search can begin. Some locations require that you use their in-house caterer or banquet department, which makes your choice fairly simple. These locations include hotels, country clubs, and some of the more unusual facilities such as museums, boats, or historical homes. If they allow an independent caterer, you may be asked to choose from a pre-approved list.

If you’re able to select your own caterer, though, try to narrow down your list to no more than three, otherwise, you’ll be tasting for a month and all the Áavors will blur together. When you’re calling caterers, make sure to have as much information as you know on hand. They’ll want to know your wedding date, time of day, approximate number of guests, if you’d like a sit-down or buffet meal, and the degree of formality and style. If you have any general menu ideas or preferences, let the caterer know so they can be better prepared for your initial meeting. Ask for sample wedding menus and references before a formal meeting or tasting. STEP 2: DETERMINE YOUR SERVICE STYLE Right off the bat, caterers will want to discuss your taste and budget in detail. Think about the style and feel of your wedding, and decide whether you want a sit-down meal or a buffet. Then talk about the extras – do you want hors d’oeuvres during cocktails and a late-night snack? How about fruit or coffee with the cake? Talk with a caterer about the different options and appropriateness for the time of day, number of guests, and style. STEP 3: SCHEDULE A TASTING When you Ànally narrow down your list, the fun part is here – tasting! Don’t be afraid to speak up during tastings, or ask if they can tweak something to your tastes. This is your day and your meal and fulÀlling your food wishes is their Mob.

STEP 4: DESIGN THE MENU Start by searching through magazines, web sites, and bridal shows to clarify your likes and dislikes. Think about weddings you’ve attended, or ask friends for favorites and fails. Work closely with your caterer to craft the perfect and personal menu. Remember that the caterer has probably worked enough weddings to know what works best with the number of people, the time of day, and the locations, so take their professional advice if they think a cool, crisp salad might not be the best appetizer in your outdoor summer wedding. Also, keep your guests in mind – you might have to accommodate for lots of children or vegetarians, for example. STEP 5: CALCULATE THE COST Once you’ve selected a caterer, think business and cost. Most caterers base their prices on a per-person cost. Facilities with in-house catering departments may have a minimum charge or set-up fee, while an offpremises caterer will usually work within any reasonable, agreed-upon budget. Keep in mind buffets are usually priced higher, since they’ll have to account for a little more per person, and it’s common to add overage or gratuity.

<our Ànal guest count is usually required one week before the event. This will be the minimum number of people for which you will actually be charged. Most caterers will plan on the addition of a few last-minute guests and will add the meals to the bill after the wedding. Decide if you’ll include meals for wedding-related personnel, such as the DJ, musicians, photographer, and consultant. If cost is an issue, ask your caterer about “vendor meals,” these meals are more casual than the guest menu and are offered at a lower cost per person. Get speciÀcs as to what extras are included in the caterer’s charges, such as table linens, plates, glasses, crystal, silverware, and service pieces.

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STEP 6: PLAN FOR WAIT STAFF Once the menu is Ànalized, the next step is determining the number of wait staff you will need to serve your feast and keep your reception running smoothly. Your caterer will give you a better idea, but a general guideline is one server per 10 to 12 guests for a sit-down dinner. A full and open bar will require more servers. Ask ahead of time what their attire is, so it matches the style and formality of your reception. STEP 7: FINALIZE THE DETAILS, IN WRITING. Don’t sign a contract without this info: day, date, time, address of the site, food items by course, number of guests covered, provisions for special meals, time of cocktail hour, time meal is served, contact people, number of bartenders and wait staff, linens, beverages and bar guidelines, terms of payment, and liability insurance. There will probably be an advance deposit when you sign the contract, and don’t forget to check the cancellation policy. UNIQUE IDEAS IN CATERING r Give your guests a culinary trip across the globe, with a variety of food stations offering a range of ethnic food . . . French, Italian, Asian, oh my! r In addition to the wedding cake, offer a sweets table . . . cannoli, sundaes, or, pastries r Have a food truck at the reception location to serve appetizers or a taco truck to arrive late in the evening for a latenight snack r (stablish food bars that reÁect your wedding style or food personality: oysters, sushi, spuds, wafÁespancakes, biscuits, omelets, fruits and veggies, snow cones, sliders, or pasta r 8se the meal you shared on your Àrst date or the meal you enMoy cooking together as an inspiration for the reception meal or a food bar. r Have an experienced bartender create a custom cocktail for the cocktail hour and name it in your honor.


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wendi frazier & steven o’neill jackson, mississippi | april 13, 2013

wedding professionals rehearsal dinner Hilton Jackson Penthouse Ballroom cakes That Special Touch tuxedos Tuxes Too mothers’ dresses Fashion Post guest accommodations Hilton Jackson photographer Christina Foto entertainment Scott Steele DJ ceremony venue Country Club of Jackson reception venue Country Club of Jackson flowers Green Oak

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ENHANCING GUEST EXPERIENCE Give your guests a night they’ll never forget! Creative details really help to make a wedding celebration magical and memorable, not only for you and your groom, but also for your family and friends. We’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends for wedding day wow-factor: FOR THE LITTLE ONES ››› If children are invited to the wedding and reception, consider hiring a babysitter for part of the evening. The babysitter could be stationed in a room off the main reception hall that’s fully equipped with kid-friendly movies, games, and food. This is a recipe for happy kids — and happy parents! FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES ››› By embracing whimsy and off-the-wall fun, you’re sure to enchant guests young and old. 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 chock-full 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.

FOR THE DRAMATIC ››› Are you a couple of movie-lovers? Show your favorite movies (or just portions of them) during the reception — and don’t forget the popcorn, candy, fountain sodas, and red carpet photo un-booth! Are you and the groom known for throwing themed parties? Give your wedding a theme and ask guests to dress in costume. Some ideas might be: dressing all in black and white, from a certain era, or from a Àctional world. Don’t be afraid to play to your personalities and have fun with it — your guests will have a blast, too!

FOR THE THIRSTY ONES ››› Infuse some personality into the beverages. 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 Áavor 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, and have jugs of Áavored lemonades or kegs of root beer for the kids. For a latenight treat, offer a coffee or hot cacao bar complete with all the Àxings.

FOR THE MORE TRADITIONAL ››› 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. A photo booth never hurts either!

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tracy nguyen & adam nguyen jackson, mississippi | september 1, 2013

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wedding professionals photographer PNT Photography bridal boutique Bridal Path bridal gown designer Tara Keely ceremony & reception venue The South Warehouse beverage/bar service First Call Bartender lighting Davaine Lighting transportation Celebrity Limo wedding coordinator E&M Affairs To Remember

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crystal butler & shrod williams jackson, mississippi | august 24, 2013

wedding professionals bridal boutique Imaginations Bridal tuxedos Tuxedo Junction guest accommodations Hyatt Place reception venue MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum photographer Sterling Photography travel agent Avanti Travel, Inc. bridesmaidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dresses Alfred Angelo cakes Dream Cakes

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nzinga gibbs & nathan harper jackson, mississippi | june 29, 2013

wedding professionals designer & wedding coordinator Divinely Designed Events by Ayana flowers & lighting Divinely Designed Events by Ayana ceremony & reception venue Mississippi Museum of Art photo booth Mississippi PhotoBooths photographer Gregâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photography videographer EYM Premier Productions

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elizabeth wallace & christopher moore clinton, mississippi | july 27, 2013

wedding professionals bridal boutique Low’s Bridal & Formal bridesmaids’ dresses Low’s Bridal & Formal tuxedos Tuxedo Junction photographer Followell Fotography ceremony venue Provine Chapel reception venue Mississippi College Piazza wedding coordinator Angie Hardin

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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 antique oak floors that speak to its colorful past. This is THE place where class, sophistication, and elegance combine to create the perfect event.

Secluded in the hills of Hattiesburg, our elegant clubhouse offers expansive views of the countryside. Soaring ceilings are finished with beautiful timber beams. We 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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MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM 11 Lakeland Drive Â&#x2021; -ackson, MS 91 1 Â&#x2021; www.msagmuseum.org

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER 9 Rice Road Â&#x2021; Ridgeland, MS 917 187 Â&#x2021; www.mscrafts.org

Created in partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Mississippi Development Authority

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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. :ith Âżve venues, the Museum can seat  to  people banquet style. Add other amenities and beneÂżts provided by the Museum: kitchens, restrooms, tables and chairs, ADA accessible and outside catering welcomed.

Cinderella had the glass slipper . . . you have the glass staircase. Make a memorable entrance to your reception. The elegant and contemporary Craftsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild of Mississippi event space offers soaring ceilings and beautiful views of the Natchez Trace Parkway forest. The space can accommodate up to  people. The sleek wood and glass interior gives you the perfect backdrop to set the mood and theme for your celebration. Open the glass doors and let your guests enjoy the lush terrace and spacious grounds. You choose the caterer for our venue. We are located in a pastoral setting off Rice Road. This space is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions.

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MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

THE RITZ THEATER & CONFERENCE CENTER

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Works of art are our specialty. Located in the heart of Downtown -ackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art provides a uniquely beautiful backdrop for weddings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Our staff of event professionals, including an inhouse chef, is willing to accommodate your individual preferences in order to make your day a masterpiece. Our Walker Garden and Trustmark Grand Hall are available for smaller ceremonies and receptions, while The Art Garden, complete with a performance stage, lush foliage and fountains, is available to accommodate larger events. Call us today and let us help you paint your picture perfect day.

Your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception will be a show piece at The Ritz. Located in downtown West Point, The Ritz offers an elegantly decorated ballroom and balcony in a classic and romantic atmosphere. Call Elizabeth Dichiara to schedule a personal tour of The Ritz Theater & Conference Center or go online for a virtual tour. Amenities of The Ritz include: Â&#x2021;8 square feet Â&#x2021;Dance Floor & Stage Â&#x2021;Large dropdown screen with video capabilities Â&#x2021;Large balcony with available seating Â&#x2021;Fullservice catering

8 South Lamar Street Â&#x2021; -ackson, MS 91 1911 Â&#x2021; www.msmuseumart.org

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<ouâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re engaged â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hooray! 1ow the fun begins of planning a lovely wedding . . . trying on wedding dresses, registering for gifts, choosing the perfect party favor . . . and everything in between. 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, Muggling endless tasks and errands, and doing it all while also maintaining your relationships, Mob, life and sanity. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a stressedout bridetobe to do? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some suggestions for you! START EARLY. Obviously, the more time you have to plan, the more breathing room you have, and the more options youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have for wedding vendors. Give yourselves at least a year, if possible, so that you can spread the work out over time and have the most Ă e[ibility in securing your Ă&#x20AC;rstchoice vendors. STAY ORGANIZED. Here are the basics youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Ă&#x20AC;le . . . whatever works for you, Must as long as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in one place. Keep all wedding related books, papers, and other items in one place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the bookshelf in your home

ofĂ&#x20AC;ce, theAcorner of the guest bedroom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so that you always know where to Ă&#x20AC;nd something. And Ă&#x20AC;nally, write everything down. Keep a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wedding notebookâ&#x20AC;? and a detailed calendar where you can put everything in writing. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t assume youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll remember â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 47 details later it may be gone! GET HELP. The very best thing you could do for a stressfree e[perience (and a rela[ing, stressfree wedding DA< is hire a wedding consultant. Many couples feel that this Must isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for them and yet, without question, it could make the critical difference between having a fun, enMoyable wedding e[perience and having a grueling one. <ou can Ă&#x20AC;nd a consultant for every budget, and every penny spent will have a priceless return.

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southern vintage The Challenge | Turning a blank space into one of Southern Vintage was not an easy challenge. From the vintage china placed atop a glass table to the antique silver candelabra holding an assortment of roses, orchids, and hydrangea, the designers, John Hickey, In Bloom, and Bowen Bridges, Magnolia Rental, created a setting of luxury and distinction. The theme carried through to the beverage, serving and sweetheart tables with touches of bronze, twigs and nostalgia.

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business that owns the cars they rent, rather than going through a business that just books the reservations. Find out how long the limo service has been in business. Ensure any limousine business you are considering has a physical address you are able to visit.

2. HOW MANY WORKING VEHICLES DOES THE COMPANY CURRENTLY HAVE ON THE ROAD? What types are the vehicles, i.e., sedan, van, party bus, limousine, etc. Do not book a limo where your party is at the maximum capacity of passengers. This will cause you and your party to be cramped and uncomfortable during the ride. Think about renting an additional limousine or a limousine that can hold more guests.

3. WHAT IS THE CLEANING FEE, IF NEEDED? Everyone wants to have a little fun, but sometimes it can go overboard. In the event of any mishaps such as vomiting, do not be afraid to ask if there is a cost associated with the total price or if there is an additional fee.

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meryl kennedy & peyton farr rehearsal dinner | giles island | may 22, 2013

wedding professionals rehearsal dinner venue Giles Island Hunting Club photographer Amy Carper/Carper Photo guest accommodations Monmouth Plantation Dunleith Plantation Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites Eola Hotel Hampton Inn-Natchez caterer Giles Island Hunting Club

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meryl kennedy & peyton farr natchez, mississippi | may 25, 2013

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In most cases, you are not choosing just one cake, but two cakes ... the wedding cake and the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cake. Here are some tips to help you in choosing your sweets.

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leslie wilson & brett barlow clinton, mississippi | august 3, 2013

wedding professionals wedding coordinator Signature Occasions entertainment Peter Christian and Crew cakes That Special Touch ceremony Provine Chapel reception venue & caterer Jackson Yacht Club photographer Sully Clemmer Photography

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custom cake toppers Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brides are opting for a unique, one-of-a-kind cake topper. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to settle for a generic couple to grace your nuptial torte. Many couples meet with artists or craftsmen and commission a piece that has personal meaning to them. Some choose a personalized bride & groom for the top of their wedding cake. A customized cake topper will turn a picture of you and your intended into a lovely piece of art; these are one-of-a-kind and handcrafted of porcelain. Guided by photographs, these personalized cake-toppers are sculpted as replicas of the couple, often wearing the same elaborate wedding clothes as the couple will don on their wedding day. Some couples may choose to have their personalized piece embellished with genuine diamond jewelry. For a fun twist on the bride and groom cake topper, the couple may wish to have themselves featured in a favorite hobby, such as riding a motorcycle. Many couples also commission artisans and craftsmen for original toppers that have sentimental value: a pair of love doves, a pair of bulldogs, a pair of cowboy boots. You may elect to get creative and have your nuptial initial fashioned into a customized cake topper made of any variety of materials: grapevines, metal, crystal or glass, bling, wood, chrome, porcelain, pottery, the list is limitless. A customized cake topper is a great conversation piece and as permanent as the video. In fact, these unique cake toppers can be used over and over for special anniversary celebrations and even be handed down as heirlooms.

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sarah patterson & norman cannon summit, mississippi | september 22, 2012

wedding professionals photographer Greg’s Photography bridal boutique Imaginations Bridal rehearsal dinner Jolimar Summit ceremony & reception venue Jolimar Summit caterer Jolimar Summit flowers Alford’s Flowers and Gifts entertainment Bayou Boys tuxedos The Men’s Wearhouse

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your guests

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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 will 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. Many will also consider special check-in and check-out times for your guests. For hotel accommodations, 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 from which to choose. While some of your guests may be on a limited budget, others will be combining their vacation with your wedding and will appreciate your efforts to select a hotel that combines local charm, luxury, and easy access to tourist attractions in the area. 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 for the recommended hotels, such as the basic room rate, contact information (including website and a toll-free number), and the name under which the reservations are held. Include your wedding website so guests can Ànd additional information about the area and a wedding itinerary. Be sure to include the following on your itinerary: dates, times, locations, hosts/ hostesses’ names and contact information, and style of dress. Nothing says hospitality like a note, a small gift, and area information in your hotel room after a long journey. Welcome your guests to town with a note letting them know how much you appreciate them for making the trip and sharing in your momentous occasion. Guests unfamiliar with the area will appreciate a map and informative pamphlets showing them museums, movie theatres, sporting events,

children’s attractions, parks, and ice cream and coffee shops. You may also want to include the nearest hospital to the hotel just in case of emergency. Out-of-town guests are traditionally invited to the rehearsal dinner. Though invitations and responses should be handled in the weeks prior to the guests arriving in town, you may want to include reminder details in your welcome package and on the map. 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. If cost is an issue, it is perfectly acceptable to arrange for family and friends to provide the transportation. Though some of your guests will rent cars after arriving at your wedding destination, some guests may be nervous driving in an unfamiliar area. Recruit family and bridal party attendants to meet guests at the airport and safely deliver them to their hotel and other

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amber schoendorf & matt buckley ocean springs, mississippi | july 13, 2013

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photography CAPTURING THE MOMENT You want to look back on your wedding photos and think, “These are great photos!” As a bride, you want the very best pictures taken on your wedding day. Here are some tips that are a must when your photographer is taking those ever-so-special photos. PHOTO OP ››› When choosing a photographer, make sure that you know exactly what you want, and know how many photographers you will need to capture your special day. Some of the most popular must-have shots include:

››› The bride getting ready ››› The bride and her bridesmaids ››› The groom getting ready ››› The groom and his groomsmen ››› When the father of the bride sees her

for the Àrst time ››› When the mother of the bride sees her for the Àrst time ››› Walking down the aisle ››› The groom’s reaction when he sees the bride for the Àrst time ››› Giving the bride away ››› Taking vows and exchanging rings ››› The Kiss ››› Walking down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs. ››› Leaving the ceremony ››› First dance ››› Leaving the reception ››› Detail shots of your bouquet, cake, gown, shoes, rings, food, venue, Áowers and décor, lighting, favors, and anything else that is unique to your wedding. There are plenty of other shots that can be taken throughout your wedding day, just make sure you have plenty of the above shots to include in your wedding album; you will not regret it. PHOTOGRAPHY TRENDS

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You want your photographer to be able to tell a story while taking gorgeous photos of your wedding day. PROPOSAL

One of the most popular photography trends would be the proposal photos. Grooms have somehow read the bride’s mind and thought, “Maybe it would be nice to capture the moment of our proposal.” Thus the proposal pictures were born. One of the most beautiful moments of the whole wedding process is when you

get engaged. It is a story that is told over and over again throughout your married life; having a photo of that moment helps convey what words cannot. Why not have your photographer present? PHOTO JOURNALISTIC

The photo journalistic approach is a very popular trend. This entails shooting from a far, letting the bride and groom tell the story, without interruption of their special day. VINTAGE SHOTS

Vintage shots are becoming increasingly popular. Whether they are sepia toned or black and white, these photos are show stoppers. AND MORE

Edgy wedding photos are also becoming popular, due to the increased amount of “ink” that some brides and grooms have, as well as their bridal party. Edgy photos are typically set in black and white settings, sometimes at night. They can be eerie, but always look stunning. Groups jumping, such as the bride and her bridesmaids, the groom and his groomsmen, or both groups together, offer a fun photo op and a nice contrast to the more formal shots typically seen in wedding portraits. The panoramic shots are always fun to look at, so you can see each and every guest that attended. The newest fun trend is the horror shot, where the bridal party appears to be running from something big and scary: dinosaurs, Star Wars Storm Troopers, or even an erupting volcano.

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Do you like to swim or hike? Do you live near a railroad track or a race track? There are many different ways to get that unconventional shot, including kissing while underwater in a pool or lying on the beach. If you have a favorite board game such as Scrabble, why not get the letters, L, V, and E, and spell out LOVE, making the engagement ring the O. Does your wedding gown have a corset back? If so, lace up your gown and have your

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engagement ring in the laces to get this gorgeous and unconventional ring shot. Do you and your future husband love getting coffee or ice cream? Take your wedding photos at the local creamery or coffee shop while enjoying a treat, just please don’t spill any on you! The sky is the limit for unconventional shots; make sure to infuse your personality in these photos. Have these shots done after the ceremony, possibly after the honeymoon, so that you can relax, get the dress cleaned, and have fun! THE PHOTO BOOTH ››› One of the most popular trends in bridal in the past couple of years has been the photo booth. They are fun, portable, and create a playful atmosphere at the reception. With the use of props and lighting, the photo booth can allow you and your guests to let loose at the reception. Most of the time, the photo booth creates two sets of the pictures; if your guests choose to leave one set at your wedding, use it in your guest book and laugh for years to come! Many photo booths offer a wedding book of you and your guests having fun in the booth. Photo booths are very customizable, with different backdrops, color or black and white prints, and props. The sky is the limit when it comes to props, so make sure to have plenty of random objects. You just never know what combination you will Ànd in the photos! Some of the best props used in photo booths are feather boas, sunglasses, hats, and mustaches. Chalkboards or dry erase boards would also be a great addition to your photo booth props, so that you will have a personalized message for your pictures. Have some large frames for the booth, even your new initials, and make sure as the bride and groom that you make an appearance at the photo booth. Photo booths are extremely fun and not very expensive; take advantage of this growing trend, it is sure to please everybody!


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This type of photography had died out for quite some time but is quickly making a comeback. These are portraits taken of the bride a few weeks prior to the wedding; the shoot can be done at the ceremony site (if the site’s calendar allows) or at a location that is special to you. The bridal portrait is done for two main reasons: to save time on the wedding day, and, of course, to have just another excuse to wear your wedding gown! Bridal portraits are synonymous with the “South” but are making their way around the world. When bridal portraits were Àrst started, they were hand painted, so that years down the road they would create a wonderful feeling of nostalgia between the bride and her family. Bridal portraits are also a great trial run, for not only you, but also your photographer, hair stylist, and make-up artist; this is the time to make Ànal tweaks to your bridal look before the big day. This is also a great time to see what your Áorist has planned for your bouquet. The bridal portraits are meant to be fun, while providing you with some memorable shots. CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER When you get engaged, it is one of the happiest times in your life. You want to choose a great photographer to capture each and every moment of your big day. When planning your wedding, choosing a photographer should be at the top of the list, along with the dress, date, and venue. Start searching for a photographer immediately. Look around the area where you are getting married, and read each photographer’s reviews. Most photographers now have a website in which they display their portfolio. Some even have blogs to follow. A good photographer will display their best work, and will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Make sure that you meet with potential photographers as soon as you can, so that you can discuss: photo opportunities, see their particular photo style, what services they offer, and the type of equipment they will be using (especially if you have certain expectations with a photographer). Know exactly what price point you are looking for in a photographer, as well as pricing for your pictures after the wedding.

Include any post-wedding charges in your budget so you don’t have to worry about this later. How many photographers will be shooting your wedding and reception? Sometimes, it is best to have more than one photographer, so that every moment is captured and up to your expectations as a couple, which is essential to creating that feeling of being in the moment. Ultimately, do your homework, read the reviews, and talk to other brides or friends to determine who is worthy of capturing your special day.

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When looking for a photographer, ask to see pictures from one complete wedding rather than the “best of” collection.

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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Think about renting a digital photo booth for your friends and family to enjoy at the cocktail hour and/or entire reception. The photos are memorable, takehome 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 customizing props that are speciÀc to you as a couple: T9 shows, sports, travel.

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Have your guests sign a photo mat so that you can frame some reception photos and remember who was there.

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Have copies of younger photos of both the bride and groom with a thought bubble coming out of their mouths/heads for the guests to Àll in. You really Ànd the creative ones in the family in this “activity”.

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kelli mize & bradley briscoe oxford, mississippi | may 18, 2013

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t’pring bingham & demarcus stewart jackson, mississippi | june 1, 2013

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videography BRINGING THE STILL TO LIFE A great wedding videographer will cinematically produce a high-quality video accompanied by meaningful songs, while simultaneously making you laugh and cry in the right places. BENEFITS OF HAVING A VIDEOGRAPHER You want to preserve your wedding day so that you can look back and remember who was at your wedding, hear the emotional crack in your voice as you spoke your vows, DQGZDWFK\RXUĂ DZOHVVO\FKRUHRJUDSKHG Ă&#x20AC;UVWGDQFH$V\RXUPDUULDJHDJHVVRPH details of the day may wane, but a video will refresh your memory. The new trend in wedding videography is the movie trailer, where your story is told and progresses up to the wedding day, as though you are telling your very own love story. Romantic, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it?! WHAT VIDEOGRAPHERS CAPTURE A video can capture all the special moments of your day, such as when your mother is zipping up your wedding gown, attaching your veil, and giving you last minute marital advice, or you are touching up your makeup, all the while, tearing up. No

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take video of the funny moments of your wedding day and create a blooper reel at the end of your video. From the meltdown that the ring bearer has right before walking down the aisle to the face of the best man when he thinks he has lost the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding ring to the slips DQGIDOOVRIWKHEULGHVPDLGVDVWKH\Ă&#x20AC;JKW for the bridal bouquet, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cute, true, and funny! You could also catch some funny moments by having your videographer set up a video camera in the photo booth. HAVE A VIEWING PARTY Dress up in your wedding gown and host a viewing party at your home to watch your wedding video once it has been fully edited by your videographer. This will give you just one more reason to relive the day. After all, you waited your whole life, right? ONE MORE REASON YOU NEED A VIDEOGRAPHER When you have children, especially a little girl, you can show them your video, so they can see your love story. It is really special to share this with your NLGVWKH\ZLOOFKHULVKLWWRR

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Besides the exquisite beauty of wedding rings, there is a lot to know about metals, diamonds, and the care involved when choosing yours. This “Ring Primer” will help you understand all the basics. KNOW YOUR METALS

14-karat gold is classic, popular, durable enough for daily wear, and can be polished easily. White gold is made mixing pure gold with other white metals such as silver, palladium or zinc, and can be a less expensive alternative to platinum. Extremely popular in the last decade or so, platinum is a very white, heavy (many people like that substantial feel), and durable metal. A “sister” metal to platinum, palladium is a naturally white metal (whiter than white gold), and like platinum, it is strong, nontarnishing, and hypoallergenic. It’s also less expensive than platinum, making it a good metal to consider if you like the white metal look. Titanium and tungsten carbide have become popular for men’s wedding bands, and both of these metals are extremely durable, 100% hypoallergenic, and relatively inexpensive. Titanium can be oxidized to create some brilliant accent colors, creating a very unique and interesting look. Tungsten carbide is twice as hard as steel and almost impossible to scratch, making is a great metal for active men. These metals cannot be resized once the ring is made, so order the size carefully. KNOW YOUR DIAMOND

When shopping for a diamond, you will quickly be introduced to the “Four Cs” – cut, color, clarity, and carat. All four features can make a dramatic impact on the quality, and therefore price, of a diamond. Cut. Cut really refers to the proportions of a diamond and it’s facets, as opposed to its shape, which includes round (brilliant), oval, pear, marquise, emerald, square (princess or radiant), heart, and triangle. Regardless of its shape, a diamond gets its brilliancy from the cutting, and maximizing the reÁection of light. Color. The best color is no color at all, because it reÁects the most light. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) ranks diamonds on a standard 23-grade scale from D, a perfectly colorless stone, through Z, a light yellow stone. Clarity. The number, color, nature, size,

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Have your rings checked annually by your jeweler for loose prongs or settings. This is especially important if you have only four prongs, because just one broken prong will cause you to lose your stone. These precautions and gentle care will pay you back with years of enjoyment and pride in this precious symbol of your union. DIAMOND CLARITY SCALE FL & IF: Flawless and internally Áawless (inclusions not visible under 10x magniÀcation)

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Although diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man, a hard blow could still chip one, so don’t wear your ring when doing rough work. You should also avoid direct contact with chlorine bleach and chlorinated pool water, which could pit and discolor the mounting. To clean your jewelry, regularly soak for about 30 minutes in either a commercial jewelry cleaner, or a homemade solution comprised of equal parts cold water and ammonia, or a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Brush the stones gently with an eyebrow brush or soft toothbrush, then rinse thoroughly under warm water and pat dry with a lint-free cloth.

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5 TIPS ON INCORPORATING TRADITION Bridetobe Randi *. wrote in recently and asked, “I would like to incorporate my family’s Irish history, but would also like to include my Àancp’s Air Force involvement. The two themes don’t seem to Áow together. Also, he’s Jewish and would like to include some of those traditions. I feel like it’s too much, and I am nervous my guests will be confused.” Thousands of books have been written on incorporating cultural, religious, and other – such as military – traditions into your wedding day. +ow do you effectively incorporate more than one “theme”" +ere are Àve key tips on how to do this successfully:

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FOCUS ON JUST ONE OR TWO ELEMENTS’ AT THE CEREMONY AND JUST ONE OR TWO AT THE RECEPTION. For example, if you have your heart set on having a military arch with sabers at your ceremony, it’s probably best not to also include an Irish bagpiper at the same time playing backup to a singer singing traditional Jewish wedding songs. Focus on what is most important to you and your Àancp, as well as your families, and keep the more prominent thematic elements to a minimum.

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EXPRESS YOURSELF IN THE DETAILS. Of course, in the wedding day details, you can express all of your themes to your heart’s content. For example, Randi writes, “he is wearing his Air Force Blues and my gown is cream; my nieces are wearing cream dresses with Air Force blue sashes, while my nephew is wearing an Air Force blue suit with an ofÀcial Air Force Áight pin rather than a boutonniere. I’d like toast using my Celtic champagne Áutes, incorporate my Celtic unity candle set in the ceremony, and give seed packets as a favor, which is an Irish tradition.” All of these details are wonderful ways to subtly incorporate your themes and won’t be “too much.” To be perfectly honest, most of the guests wouldn’t even notice that it’s speciÀcally an “Air Force blue” sash on the Áower girl’s dress  other than to brieÁy note that it goes so nicely with the groom’s attire. Most people wouldn’t notice the Celtic champagne Áutes  but the newly married couple will as they toast each other  and that is what’s important. 8se details like these to further express your own personal themes.

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USE YOUR CEREMONY PROGRAM TO INFORM YOUR GUESTS, IF NEEDED. The ceremony program is a great place to explain and describe any unique wedding customs and traditions that you plan to include. For example, while most nonJewish guests are familiar with the traditional breaking of the glass, a brief explanation of what that ceremonial aspect signiÀes would be a very nice touch, and the ceremony program is the perfect place to do it.

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COMMUNICATE WITH EVERYONE INVOLVED! This is really a key tip for anyone, for any wedding, but it becomes even more important when very deeply rooted traditions or strong cultural inÁuences are involved. If you are mixing a very religious, Jewish, future motherinlaw, with a very proud and patriotic Air Force groom, with a bride who strongly identiÀes with  and loves  her Irish heritage, you had better plan on having a few serious family ‘pow wows’ to jointly craft a wedding day that meets everyone’s needs. Be openminded, Áexible, and sensitive.

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ULTIMATELY, IT’S YOUR WEDDING! (“Yours” meaning not just you, the bride, but “yours” as in you, your groom, and your immediate families.) Really, it’s your day, so whatever you want to do, Ànd a way to do it! If you really want the military arch AND the bagpiper, then have the arch at the wedding ceremony and the bagpiper at the reception site to announce the arrival of the newlyweds. A wedding celebration is really a way of announcing to the world that “these two unique individuals are joining together, and by doing so, creating a new family.” Be unique and share it with the world!

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SOUTHERN CHARM Nestled on a bluff that overlooks the Mississippi River, Natchez is the ideal location for a truly southern wedding, as tradition and time stand still in this historical city. Breathtaking ceremonies held in elegantly furnished, palatial mansions are commonplace in the South. Outdoor receptions on the grounds of stately plantations near the riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge and buffets under pergolas draped in azaleas and wisteria are also customary. Following the reception, newlyweds board a riverboat for a romantic overnight cruise to New Orleans. These venues are only part of the nostalgic charm that lures couples to Natchez. It is quite possibly one of the most romantic and sought-after sites for destination weddings in the South. Natchez is not only a beautiful setting, it is also easily accommodates guests, as well as the bridal party, and has an extensive selection of professionals to assist the bride with everything from the announcement party and rehearsal dinner, to the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. Natchez has more than thirty stately mansions from which to choose, each providing the appropriate amenities and accommodations. Although Natchez is popular among brides, its charm appeals to everyone. Attendants and wedding guests will enjoy taking D WRXU RI PDJQLĂ&#x20AC;FHQWO\ UHVWRUHG antebellum homes, perusing the downtown shops, or enjoying the local fare with everything from biscuits and bacon to haute cuisine, all while reconnecting with family and friends. The Natchez Food & Wine Festival gives visitors the chance to sample dishes prepared by some of the most esteemed chefs in the South. The Fall and Spring Pilgrimages

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...the pine belt... The southeast region of Mississippi, also known as the Pine Belt, is made up of several neighboring communities: Collins, Columbia, Ellisville, Laurel, and, of course, Hattiesburg. While the “Hub City” is the fourth largest municipality in the state and prides itself on economic development, education, and the arts, nearby cities are celebrated in their own right. Each boasts entertainment, shopping, and recreation for planning and hosting weddings. Brides getting married in Columbia, Collins, or Ellisville will find businesses that are accustomed to planning rehearsal dinners, weddings, and receptions, regardless of whether the bride and groom prefer a grand wedding that rivals a Hollywood production or an intimate affair for close friends and family. These cities feature longtime merchants that offer decorative accents, attendants’ gifts, unique floral designs, and the best in southern cuisine (eclectic or traditional). Guests will fully appreciate the small town atmosphere as they enjoy a casual lunch at a local café followed by an afternoon of antiquing. Perhaps guests with children will frolic at the Grand Paradise Water Park in Collins or canoe the Okatoma Creek. Others may find an event of interest at the Columbia Exposition Center or at Jones County Community College. In nearby Laurel, couples can choose from several antebellum homes along the oak-lined streets of the city’s Central Historic District to host their ceremony and/or reception. Visitors can immerse themselves in southern hospitality by staying at a cottage or bed and breakfast. In this lovely town, the entire wedding party will find exquisite attire;

additionally, the couple can begin a bridal registry and find lovely gifts for their attendants. In their spare time, guests can share a picnic in the park, browse the shops at Sawmill Square Mall, see the latest collection at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, or take advantage of local recreation while fishing at Lake Bogue Homa, camping at Big Creek Water Park, or golfing at Bear Creek Club. Finally, Hattiesburg, home to the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey College, is conveniently located less than 100 miles from Jackson, the Gulf Coast, Mobile, and New Orleans. The “Hub City” allows a couple to shop for invitations, register for gifts, or rent anything under the sun from decorative accents for the ceremony to tents for an outdoor reception. Hattiesburg has its share of leisurely activities and culture, with musical and theatrical productions at the Saenger Theatre and the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, symphonic concerts at USM, and fine dining with dishes prepared by some of the South’s most prominent chefs. Guests interested in a little adventure, will enjoy running, biking, hiking, and horseback riding at the 41 mile Long Leaf Trace. Regardless of which Pine Belt city couples choose for planning or hosting their nuptial events, each is unique in that everything is at one’s fingertips and the services provided are personal, creating an affair to remember. In addition, southeast Mississippi gives guests the opportunity to indulge in all that these communities have to offer: shopping at an arts and crafts festival, enjoying a relaxing lunch prepared by a culinary artist, visiting a museum, or taking in a round of golf.

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the mississippi gulf coast A DESTINATION AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU! Beaches, piers, sailboats, parks, museums, mansions, casino resorts, old town churches, and MORE! What does all this have in common? These are all great places for weddings and receptions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and all located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. Combine our delicious coastal cuisine, unique arts and culture, our history, atmosphere, and all of the southern charm found along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and your special day in a romantic destination wedding location will have you and your guests speechless. No matter what your style or budget, whether you are local or planning a destination wedding on the Gulf Coast, the accommodations here will have your wedding looking exactly as it does in your dreams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AMAZING! Options galore here - if you are looking to host an outdoor wedding, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has twenty-six miles of sandy, white beach to set your arch and chairs upon and go barefoot. The Gulf Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stunning beaches provide the perfect picturesque backdrop for a ceremony overlooking the

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finding the right venue THINGS TO CONSIDER

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VENUE CHOICES

Your place of worshipFor many, this is where the ceremony will occur.Some have parish halls or community centers where they can host the reception after the ceremony.Keep in mindalcohol is probably not allowed on the property.So, even if you want a little sip of champagne to toast the couple, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to go elsewhere. HOTELS Because of their size and all they offer, hotels can do everything for the weddingfrom the smaller meeting spaces for the bridesmaidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; luncheon to the grand ballroom that holds hundreds of people, you can have both your ceremony and reception in one convenient location.Plus, the guests have a place to stay and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about driving in an unfamiliar city. COUNTRY OR PRIVATE CLUB Many private and country clubs allow for non-members to have their wedding at the facility. Like DKRWHO\RXKDYHWKHFRQYHQLHQFHRIDQH[SHULHQFHGDQGTXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HG kitchen, bar and serving staff, and a club staff member to help. ANTEBELLUM HOME, LODGE, BOUTIQUE HOTEL Many couples want a place that is quaint with a hint of romance, maybe with historic value or a story.Some offer full service with in-house catering and a coordinator.Others let you choose your wedding professionals, usually from a preferred vendorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list.Many of these venues offer both inside and outside areas for the ceremony and reception.And they have spaces for large tent set-ups, too. RESTAURANTS For those couples that love great food, individual service, and an exceptional wine list, this is ideal.Usually the chef can prepare foods that are your favorites, even though they are not on the menu.

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friday/sunday weddings THE ADVANTAGES OF WEEKEND WEDDINGS If you decide to have your wedding on a Friday or a Sunday, you’ll reap several rewards both Ànancial and otherwise. You’ll save time, you’ll probably save a signiÀcant amount of money, and you’ll Ànd that your guests may appreciate having a Saturday free to spend time with you and the other guests they know.

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MAXIMIZE YOUR DOLLAR For Friday or Sunday weddings, the majority of banquet facilities, photographers, video producers, musicians/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 income. Savings on these services can really add up, making this option a great way to save money without having to sacriÀce the quality of your wedding.

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SAVE TIME On a Friday, you’ll probably have your wedding in the evening, which means that the ceremony is followed immediately by dinner. This means that 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/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.

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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.”

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

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Bridal Style 1

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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THE PERFECT BOUQUET WOULD BE MADE OF: A. ANTIQUE BROACHES WITH A FEW FLOWERS B. A SMALL ARRANGEMENT OF WILD FLOWERS. C. ROMANTIC FLOWERS, LIKE ROSES…PEONIES... NO, MAYBE RANUNCULUS! D. A MIXTURE OF FUN, FUNKY FLOWERS… SOMETHING THAT ISN’T EXPECTED.

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WEDDING ATTIRE

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FOR HER:

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

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

UPDATING YOUR NAME

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

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

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

PREPARED!

BE

CHECK OFF ITEMS AS YOU ASSEMBLE YOUR KIT.

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

ሼćėĎĉĊČĚĎĉĊሽ

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

WEDDING DAY CHECKLIST

NOTES

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

{ } Stock Certificates { } Tax Agency Records { } Voter Registration Records { } Wills/Trusts PREMIERBRIDEMS.COM | 225


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

ሼćėĎĉĊČĚĎĉĊሽ

TO TRADITION.

THE PROPER

RATIONAL IN DECIDING WHO PAYS FOR WHAT PORTION IS

BASIC: WHOEVER IS WILLING

& MOST ABLE TO PAY

FOR A WEDDING EXPENSE ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT EXPENSE.

WEDDING PARTY ሼሽ”‹†ƒŽŠ‘™‡”ˆ‘””‹†‡ ሼሽƒ…Š‡Ž‘”ሺ‡––‡ሻƒ”–› ሼሽ…‘‘†ƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘”‡Žˆ ሼሽ‡††‹‰––‹”‡ƬŠ‘‡•

BRIDE

GROOM

ሼሽ ”‘‘ǯ•‡††‹‰‹‰ ሼሽ‡††‹‰ ‹ˆ–ˆ‘” ”‘‘ ሼሽ ‹ˆ–•ˆ‘””‹†‡•ƒ‹†• ሼሽ ‹ˆ–ˆ‘”ƒ”‡–• ሼሽ ‘™•ˆ‘””‹†‡•ƒ‹†•ሺ‘’–‹‘ƒŽሻ ሼሽ……‘‘†ƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘” —–Ǧ‘ˆǦ‘™––‡†ƒ–•ሺ‘’–‹‘ƒŽሻ ሼሽ ˆ‘”ƒŽ–ƒ–‹‘‡”›

ሼሽ”‹†‡ǯ•‰ƒ‰‡‡–Ƭ‡††‹‰‹‰ ሼሽ”‹†‡ǯ•‘—“—‡– ሼሽ‘–Š‡”•̵‘”•ƒ‰‡• ሼሽ‡††‹‰ ‹ˆ–ˆ‘””‹†‡ ሼሽ ‹ˆ–•ˆ‘” ”‘‘•‡Ƭ•Š‡”• ሼሽ ‹ˆ–ˆ‘”ƒ”‡–•ሺ‘’–‹‘ƒŽሻ ሼ ሽ ‘”ƒŽ™‡ƒ”ˆ‘” ”‘‘•‡ሺ‘’–‹‘ƒŽሻ ሼሽ……‘‘†ƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘”—–Ǧ‘ˆǦ‘™ ––‡†ƒ–•ሺ‘’–‹‘ƒŽሻ ሼሽƒ””‹ƒ‰‡‹…‡•‡ ሼሽ ‘‡›‘‘ ሼሽ ‡‡ˆ‘”ˆˆ‹…‹ƒ–

BRIDE’S FAMILY ሼሽ‰ƒ‰‡‡–ƒ”–› ሼሽ”‹†‡ǯ•‡††‹‰––‹”‡ ሼሽ”‹†‡ǯ•ƒ”‡–•ǯ‡††‹‰––‹”‡ ሼሽ‡††‹‰ ‹ˆ–ˆ‘”‡™Ž›™‡†• ሼሽ ˜‹–ƒ–‹‘•ǡ‘—…‡‡–•ǡ Šƒ‘—‘–‡•ǡ‘•–ƒ‰‡ ሼ ሽ ‰ƒ‰‡‡–Ƭ‡††‹‰Š‘–‘‰”ƒ’Š• ሼሽ‡††‹‰‡”‡‘›”‘‰”ƒ• ሼሽ‡††‹‰‡…‡’–‹‘ ሼሽ Ž‘™‡”•ˆ‘”‡”‡‘›Ƭ‡…‡’–‹‘ ሼሽ”‹†ƒŽƒ”–›‘—“—‡–•Ƭ Ž‘™‡”•ˆ‘”  Ž‘™‡” ‹”Ž ሼሽ”ƒ•’‘”–ƒ–‹‘ˆ‘”‡††‹‰ƒ”–›–‘ ‡”‡‘›Ƭ‡…‡’–‹‘ ሼሽ‹†‡‘‰”ƒ’Š‡” ሼሽ—•‹…‹ƒ•Ȁ‘…ƒŽ‹•–• ሼሽ‡…—”‹–›Ƭ •—”ƒ…‡ˆ‘” ‹ˆ–• ሼ ሽ ‡Ž…‘‡ƒ”–›ˆ‘”—–Ǧ‘ˆǦ‘™ —‡•–•

WEDDING BUDGET KNOW

YOUR BUDGET

BEFORE YOU START PLANNING YOUR WEDDING!

SET

YOUR

PRIORITIES BASED ON WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO BOTH OF YOU

&

SET ACCORDINGLY.

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TOTALS

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

‹‰• ‡”‡‘› ‡…‡’–‹‘ —•‹… ‡††‹‰––‹”‡

GROOM’S FAMILY ሼሽ‰ƒ‰‡‡–ƒ”–›ሺ‘’–‹‘ƒŽǢˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰ ’ƒ”–›„›„”‹†‡ǯ•’ƒ”‡–•ሻ ሼሽ ”‘‘ǯ•‡††‹‰––‹”‡ ሼሽ ”‘‘ǯ•ƒ”‡–•ǯ‡††‹‰––‹”‡ ሼሽ‡††‹‰ ‹ˆ–ˆ‘”‡™Ž›™‡†• ሼሽ‡Š‡ƒ”•ƒŽ‹‡” ሼሽŠ‹’‡–‘ˆ‡††‹‰ ‹ˆ–•–‘ ‘—’Ž‡ǯ• ‘‡ ሼሽ‡Ž…‘‡ƒ”–›ˆ‘”—–Ǧ‘ˆǦ‘™ —‡•–• ሺ‘’–‹‘ƒŽሻ

ബ ബ ബ ബ ബ

Š‘–‘‰”ƒ’Š› ‹†‡‘‰”ƒ’Š› Ž‘™‡”• –ƒ–‹‘‡”› ”ƒ•’‘”–ƒ–‹‘


เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

RINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY

ยย‰ยƒย‰ย‡ยย‡ยย–ย‹ยย‰ ย”ย‹ย†ย‡วฏย•ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒยย†

ย”ย‘ย‘ยวฏย•ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒยย†

CEREMONY ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย›ย‹ย–ย‡ ย‡ย‡ ยˆยˆย‹ย…ย‹ยƒยย– ยƒย”ย”ย‹ยƒย‰ย‡ย‹ย…ย‡ยย•ย‡ ยƒยย†ยŽย‡ย•ศ€ยƒยย†ย‡ยŽยƒย„ย”ยƒ ย–ยŠย‡ย”

WEDDING ATTIRE

เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

FOR HER:

ย‘ย™ย ยŽย–ย‡ย”ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย• ย‡ยƒย†ย’ย‹ย‡ย…ย‡ศ€ย‡ย‹ยŽ ย‹ยย‰ย‡ย”ย‹ย‡ฦฌ ยƒย”ย–ย‡ย” ยŠย‘ย‡ย• ย‡ย™ย‡ยŽย”ย›ฦฌย…ย…ย‡ย•ย•ย‘ย”ย‹ย‡ย• ยƒย‹ย”วกยƒยย‡ย—ย’ฦฌยƒยย‹ย…ย—ย”ย‡ ย–ยŠย‡ย” FOR HIM:

ย”ย‘ย‘ยวฏย• ย‘ย”ยยƒยŽย‡ยƒย” ย‡ย…ยย™ย‡ยƒย”ฦฌย—ยˆยˆยŽย‹ยยย• ย…ย…ย‡ย•ย•ย‘ย”ย‹ย‡ย• ยŠย‘ย‡ย• ย–ยŠย‡ย”

เดฌRECEPTION เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

ย‡ย…ย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย‹ย–ย‡ ย‡ย‡ ย‘ย‘ย†ฦฌย‡ย”ย˜ย‹ย…ย‡ ยƒยšฦฌ ย”ยƒย–ย—ย‹ย–ย› ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ยƒย‰ย‡ศ€ยƒย” ย‡ย‡ ยƒยย‡ศ€ยƒยย‡ย—ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ ย‡ย‡ ย‡ยย–ยƒยŽ ย–ย‡ยย• ย–ยŠย‡ย”

TRANSPORTATION เดฌ ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒย”ย–ย› เดฌ

ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย• เดฌ ยƒย”ยย‹ยย‰

ยŠย‘ย–ย‘ย‰ย”ยƒย’ยŠย‡ย”วฏย• ย‡ย‡ ยย‰ยƒย‰ย‡ยย‡ยย–ย‡ย•ย•ย‹ย‘ย ย”ย‘ย‘ยˆย• ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยŽย„ย—ย ย‹ย•ยย‘ยˆ ยยƒย‰ย‡ย•

VIDEOGRAPHY เดฌ เดฌ ย‹ย†ย‡ย‘ย‰ย”ยƒย’ยŠย‡ย”วฏย• ย‡ย‡ ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ เดฌ ย†ย†ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยยƒยŽย‘ย’ย‹ย‡ย• เดฌ ย†ย‹ย–ย‡ย† ย‹ย‰ยŠยŽย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย• เดฌ วฒย‘ย˜ย‡ย–ย‘ย”ย›วณย”ย‘ย†ย—ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ย STATIONERY

เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

ยƒย˜ย‡วฆย–ยŠย‡วฆยƒย–ย‡ยƒย”ย†ย•

ยย˜ย‹ย–ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ฦฌยย˜ย‡ยŽย‘ย’ย‡ย• ยƒยŽยŽย‹ย‰ย”ยƒย’ยŠย‡ย” ย‘ย•ย–ยƒย‰ย‡ ยŠยƒยยย‘ย—ย‘ย–ย‡ย• ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย›ย”ย‘ย‰ย”ยƒยย• ยŽยƒย…ย‡ย…ยƒย”ย†ย• ยยย‘ย—ยย…ย‡ยย‡ยย–ย• ย–ยŠย‡ย”

MUSIC ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› ย‡ย…ย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ย ย–ยŠย‡ย”

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES

เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

ยƒยย‡ยย‹ยˆย‡ฦฌย‡ย”ย˜ย‡ย” ยƒยย‡ย‘ย’ ยƒย˜ย‘ย”ย• ยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย” ย‹ย”ยŽวฏย•ยƒย•ยย‡ย–

ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย‘ย‘ยฦฌย‡ย ย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย”ย‡ย”วฏย•ย‹ยŽยŽย‘ย™ ย‘ยƒย•ย–ย‹ยย‰ ยŽยƒย•ย•ย‡ย• ยย‹ย–ย›ยƒยย†ยŽย‡วกย‹ย†ย†ย‹ย•ยŠย—ย’ ย–ยŠย‡ย”

เดฌFLOWERS ย”ย‹ย†ย‡วฏย•ย‘ย—ย“ย—ย‡ย– เดฌ ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย•วฏย‘ย—ย“ย—ย‡ย–ย• เดฌ ย”ย‘ย‘ยวฏย•ย‘ย—ย–ย‘ยยย‹ย‡ย”ย‡ เดฌ ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย•วฏย‘ย—ย–ย‘ยยย‹ย‡ย”ย‡ย• เดฌ ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› ยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ย• เดฌ ย‡ย…ย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ย ยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ย• เดฌ ย‡ย…ย‘ย”ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ศ€ยƒยŽยŽย‘ย‘ยย• เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

GIFTS ยƒย‹ย†ศ€ยƒย–ย”ย‘ยย‘ยˆ ย‘ยย‘ย” ย”ย‹ย†ย‡ย•ยยƒย‹ย†ย• ย‡ย•ย–ยƒย

ย”ย‘ย‘ยย•ยย‡ย ย•ยŠย‡ย”ย• ยŠย‹ยŽย†ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย• ย”ย‹ย†ย‡ฦฌ ย”ย‘ย‘ย ย”ย‹ย†ย‡วฏย•ยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย•

ย”ย‘ย‘ยวฏย•ยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• ย”ย‡วฆย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒย”ย–ย› ย‘ย•ย–ย• ยƒยย‡ย—ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย– ย‘ยŽย‘ย‹ย•ย–ย•ศ€ย—ย•ย‹ย…ย‹ยƒยย• ย–ยŠย‡ย”

แˆผฤ‡ฤ—ฤŽฤ‰ฤŠฤŒฤšฤŽฤ‰ฤŠแˆฝ

เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ เดฌ

WEDDING BUDGET

OPTIONAL ITEMS เดฌ ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยยƒย–ย‘ย” เดฌ ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย…ย…ย‘ยยย‘ย†ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย• เดฌ ย”ย‹ย†ย‡ยยƒย‹ย†ย•วฏย”ย‡ย•ย•ย‡ย•ศ€ยŠย‘ย‡ย• เดฌ ยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย” ย‹ย”ยŽวฏย•ย”ย‡ย•ย• เดฌ ย”ย‘ย‘ยย•ยย‡ยฬตย• ย‘ย”ยยƒยŽย‡ยƒย” เดฌ ย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย”ย‡ย”วฏย•ย–ย–ย‹ย”ย‡ เดฌ ย”ย‹ย†ย‡ย•ยยƒย‹ย†ย•ฬตย—ยย…ยŠย‡ย‘ย เดฌ ย–ยŠย‡ย”

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แˆผฤ‡ฤ—ฤŽฤ‰ฤŠฤŒฤšฤŽฤ‰ฤŠแˆฝ

CAKES PLANNER CAKE STYLE

CAKE ACCESSORIES

GROOM'S CAKE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

ย›ย’ย‡ย‘ยˆยƒยย‡วฃ

ยƒยย‡ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ย”วฃ

ย›ย’ย‡ย‘ยˆยƒยย‡วฃ

ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒยย‡ย‘ย…ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยวฃ

ยŽยƒย˜ย‘ย”ย‘ยˆ ย‹ยŽยŽย‹ยย‰วฃ

ยƒยย‡ ยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ย•วฃ

ยƒยย‡ยŠย‡ยย‡วฃ

ย”ย‘ย‘ยฬตย•ยƒยย‡ย‘ย…ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยวฃ

ยŽยƒย˜ย‘ย”ย‘ยˆ ย…ย‹ยย‰วฃ

ยƒยย‡ย‡ย…ย‘ย”ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วฃ

ยŽยƒย˜ย‘ย”ย‘ยˆ ย‹ยŽยŽย‹ยย‰วฃ

ยƒยย‡ยƒย„ยŽย‡ย‡ย…ย‘ย”ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วฃ

ยƒย–ย‡ย–ย‘ยƒย•ย–ย‡ยƒยย’ยŽย‡ย•วฃ

ยƒยย‡ย–ยƒยย†ย•วฃ

ยŽยƒย˜ย‘ย”ย‘ยˆ ย…ย‹ยย‰วฃ

ยƒย”ย–ย–ย‘ยƒย˜ย‡วฃ

ยƒยย‡ย‘ยšย‡ย•วฃ

ยƒยย‡ย‡ย…ย‘ย”ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วฃ

ย‡ย”ย•ย‘ยย‡ย•ย’ย‘ยย•ย‹ย„ยŽย‡ยˆย‘ย” ยƒยย‡ย‘ย’วกยย‹ยˆย‡วกฦฌย‡ย”ย˜ย‡ย”วฃ

ยƒยย‡ยย‹ยˆย‡ฦฌย‡ย”ย˜ย‡ย”วฃ

ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยวฃ

ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยวฃ

ย‡ย”ย•ย‘ยย–ย‘ยƒย˜ย‡ฦฌ ย”ย‡ย‡ยœย‡ยƒยย‡วฃ

ยƒยย‡ยƒย’ยย‹ยย•วฃ

CATERING PLANNER ENTRร‰ES

SPECIAL

แˆผแˆฝย‡ย‡ยˆ แˆผแˆฝยŠย‹ย…ยย‡ย แˆผแˆฝย‘ย”ย แˆผแˆฝ ย‹ย•ยŠศ€ย‡ยƒยˆย‘ย‘ย† แˆผแˆฝยƒยย„ แˆผแˆฝยƒย•ย–ยƒ

แˆผแˆฝย‡ย‰ย‡ย–ยƒย”ย‹ยƒย แˆผแˆฝย‘ย•ยŠย‡ย” แˆผแˆฝ ยŽย—ย–ย‡ย ย”ย‡ย‡ แˆผแˆฝย–ยŠย‡ย”

TYPE

COURSES

แˆผแˆฝย”ย‡ยƒยยˆยƒย•ย–ศ€ย”ย—ยย…ยŠ แˆผแˆฝย‡ยƒ แˆผแˆฝย—ยย…ยŠ แˆผแˆฝย‘ย…ยย–ยƒย‹ยŽย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ยยย‡ย” แˆผแˆฝย‡ย•ย•ย‡ย”ย–

แˆผแˆฝ ย‘ย”ย•ย†ฬตย‘ย‡ย—ย˜ย”ย‡ย• แˆผแˆฝย’ย’ย‡ย–ย‹ยœย‡ย” แˆผแˆฝย‘ย—ย’ แˆผแˆฝยƒยŽยƒย† แˆผแˆฝยย–ย”ย‡ย‡ แˆผแˆฝย‡ย•ย•ย‡ย”ย–

ALCOHOL

SERVICE

RENTAL ITEMS

แˆผแˆฝ ย—ยŽยŽยƒย” แˆผแˆฝย‡ย‡ย”ฦฌย‹ยย‡ แˆผแˆฝย‹ยย‡ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‹ยยย‡ย” แˆผแˆฝยŠยƒยย’ยƒย‰ยย‡ย‘ยƒย•ย– แˆผแˆฝย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยƒยŽย–ย›ย‘ย…ยย–ยƒย‹ยŽ

แˆผแˆฝย‘ย…ยย–ยƒย‹ยŽย• แˆผแˆฝยƒย•ย•ย‡ย† ย‘ย”ย•ย†ฬตย‘ย‡ย—ย˜ย”ย‡ย• แˆผแˆฝ ย‘ย”ย•ย†ฬตย‘ย‡ย—ย˜ย”ย‡ยƒย„ยŽย‡ย• แˆผแˆฝย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†ย‡ยƒยŽ แˆผแˆฝย—ยˆยˆย‡ย–

แˆผแˆฝยƒย„ยŽย‡ย• แˆผแˆฝยŠยƒย‹ย”ย•ฦฌยŠยƒย‹ย”ย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ย• แˆผแˆฝยŠย‹ยยƒวก ยŽยƒย•ย•ย™ยƒย”ย‡วกย‹ยŽย˜ย‡ย”ย™ยƒย”ย‡ ฦฌย‡ย”ย˜ย‹ยย‰ย‹ย•ยŠย‡ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ยย‡ยย•

ฤ”ฤšฤ™ฤ”ฤ“ฤ“ฤŽฤŠฤ—ฤŠศย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ยˆยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยย‡ยย™ย‘ย”ยย‘ยยŽยƒย’ย‡ยŽ ฤ”ฤ—ฤ˜ฤ†ฤŒฤŠศย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ยˆยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ย™ย‘ยย‡ยย™ย‘ย”ยย‘ยย™ย”ย‹ย•ย– ฤ†ฤ˜ฤˆฤ†ฤ‰ฤŠศยŽย‘ย•ย•ย‘ยย•ฦฌย‰ย”ย‡ย‡ยย‡ย”ย›ย‹ยย–ย‡ยƒย”ย†ย”ย‘ย’ย•ยŠยƒย’ย‡ ฤ†ฤ“ฤ‰ ฤŽฤŠฤ‰ ศ ย—ย–ยˆยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ย•ย–ย‹ย‡ย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย”ย‹ย„ย„ย‘ยย‘ย”ยˆยƒย„ย”ย‹ย…วกย…ยƒย”ย”ย‹ย‡ย† 228 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2014

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ฤ”ฤ˜ฤŠฤŒฤ†ฤžศย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ยˆยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ย‘ย”ย•ยยƒยŽยŽย„ย‘ย—ย“ย—ย‡ย–วกย…ยƒย”ย”ย‹ย‡ย† ฤ”ฤ’ฤ†ฤ“ฤ‰ฤŠฤ—ศย‘ย—ยย†ย„ย‘ย—ย“ย—ย‡ย–ย‘ยยƒย…ย‘ย”ย†ย—ย•ย—ยƒยŽยŽย›ยˆย‘ย”ยˆยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ย‰ย‹ย”ยŽย• ฤ•ฤ—ฤ†ฤžศยยƒยŽยŽย„ย—ยย…ยŠย‘ยˆย‰ยƒย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย†ยˆยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย”ย•วกย…ยƒย”ย”ย‹ย‡ย† ฤ”ฤ˜ฤ˜ ฤ”ฤšฤ–ฤšฤŠฤ™ศย‘ย—ย“ย—ย‡ย–ย–ยŠย”ย‘ย™ยย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ยŽยƒย†ย‹ย‡ย•


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‡”„‡”ƒ‹•› ‡ƒ–Š‡” ƒ”…‹••—• ‘ŽŽ›ሺ‹Ž‡šሻ ƒ’‡”Ǧ™Š‹–‡ ‘‹•‡––‹ƒ ‘•‡ –‡’Šƒ‘–‹•

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ሼሽ‘‘• ሼሽ ‘‘† ሼሽ‡˜‡”ƒ‰‡ȀŽ…‘Š‘Ž ሼሽ‹•ƒ„Ž‡†……‡•• ሼሽ†‡“—ƒ–‡ƒ”‹‰ ሼሽƒŽ‡– ሼሽ‘ƒ–Š‡… ሼ ሽ Ǧ•‹–‡‡††‹‰‘‘”†‹ƒ–‘” ሼሽ–ƒˆˆ–‘—–ƒ‡ ሼሽ‘”‡–Šƒ‡˜‡–

USED FOR ሼሽ‡”‡‘› ሼሽ‡…‡’–‹‘ ሼሽ”‡••‹‰ ሼሽ˜‡”‹‰Š–‘‘•

SIZE ሼሽƒŽŽሺ൏ͳͲͲሻ ሼሽ‡†‹—ሺͳͲͲǦʹͷͲሻ ሼሽƒ”‰‡ሺʹͷͲ൅ሻ

RECEPTION ‘…–ƒ‹Ž ‘—” ””‹˜ƒŽ‘ˆ‡™Ž›™‡†• ‹”•–ƒ…‡ ƒ–Š‡”Ȁ”‹†‡ƒ…‡ ‘–Š‡”Ȁ ”‘‘ƒ…‡

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PROVIDED

ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ‰—‡•–•–‘•‡”˜‡”•ǣ

ሼሽ ‡ƒ†ƒ„Ž‡ ሼሽ —‡•–ƒ„Ž‡• ሼሽƒ‡ƒ„Ž‡ ሼሽ —‡•–‘‘ƒ„Ž‡

BRINGING OWN DECORATIONS Šƒ–ƒ”‡–Š‡†‡…‘”ƒ–‹‰”‡•–”‹…–‹‘•ǫ

—‡•–•̵ ‹”•–ƒ…‡ Š‡…ƒ†‡…‘”ƒ–‹‘•Ȁˆƒ˜‘”•…‘‡‹ǫ

‹‡” ƒ‡—––‹‰ ‘••‹‰–Š‡‘—“—‡– Š”‘™‹‰–Š‡ ƒ”–‡” ƒ•–ƒ…‡ –Š‡” 230 | PREMIER BRIDE MS WINTER/SPRING 2014

STYLE RECEPTION ሼሽŽ†Ǧ™‘”Ž† ሼሽ‘†‡” ሼሽ ‘”ƒŽ ሼሽ—•–‹… ሼሽ —ǡ —› ሼሽƒ•—ƒŽ ሼሽ –‹ƒ–‡

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PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNER PRE-WEDDING

PORTRAITS BRIDE'S PHOTOS แˆผแˆฝ ย—ยŽยŽวฆยŽย‡ยย‰ย–ยŠ ย‘ย™ย แˆผแˆฝยƒย…ยย‘ยˆ ย‘ย™ย แˆผแˆฝย‘ย—ย“ย—ย‡ย– แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠ ย”ยƒยย†ย’ยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠย‹ย„ยŽย‹ยย‰ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยƒย…ยŠย”ย‹ย†ย‡ย•ยยƒย‹ย† แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยŽยŽ ย‡ย”ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠ ย”ย‘ย‘ยย•ยย‡ย แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย”ย‡ย”วก ยŽย‘ย™ย‡ย” ย‹ย”ยŽ

แˆผแˆฝ ย—ยŽยŽวฆยŽย‡ยย‰ย–ยŠ แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠ ย”ยƒยย†ย’ยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠย‹ย„ยŽย‹ยย‰ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยƒย…ยŠ ย”ย‘ย‘ยย•ยยƒย แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠย”ย‹ย†ย‡ย•ยยƒย‹ย†ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยŽยŽ ย‹ย•ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย•

CEREMONY

BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOS แˆผแˆฝย—ย•ย‹ย…ย‹ยƒยย•

แˆผแˆฝย‘ย‰ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย” แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยƒย…ยŠย‡ย–ย‘ยˆยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย–ยŠยย–ย‹ย”ย‡ย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒย”ย–ย› แˆผแˆฝยŽย‘ย•ย‡ย˜ย—ย’ย‘ยˆ ยƒยย†ย• ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‹ยย‰ย‹ยย‰ย• แˆผแˆฝย‹ย‰ยย‹ยย‰ยƒย”ย”ย‹ยƒย‰ย‡ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ยˆย‹ย…ยƒย–ย‡

RECEPTION แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ยƒย–ย‘ย…ยย–ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย”ย–ย› แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ย‹ย‰ยย‹ยย‰ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย‘ย‘ย แˆผแˆฝยŽยƒย…ย‡ย…ยƒย”ย†ย• แˆผแˆฝย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย’ย‹ย‡ย…ย‡ย•ฦฌยŽยƒย…ย‡ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย•

VIDEOGRAPHY PLANNER PHOTOS FOR SLIDESHOW

แˆผแˆฝย”ย‹ย†ย‡ยƒย•ยƒย„ย› แˆผแˆฝ ย”ย‘ย‘ยยƒย•ยƒย„ย› แˆผแˆฝย”ย‹ย†ย‡ฬตย•ยŠย‹ยŽย†ยŠย‘ย‘ย† แˆผแˆฝ ย”ย‘ย‘ยฬตย•ยŠย‹ยŽย†ยŠย‘ย‘ย† แˆผแˆฝย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยŠย‘ย–ย‘ย•ย‘ยˆย”ย‹ย†ย‡ฬตย•ยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยŠย‘ย–ย‘ย•ย‘ยˆ ย”ย‘ย‘ยฬตย•ยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย• แˆผแˆฝยƒย”ยŽย›ยƒย›ย•ยƒย•ยƒย‘ย—ย’ยŽย‡ แˆผแˆฝยƒย…ยŠย‡ยŽย‘ย”ศ€ยƒย…ยŠย‡ยŽย‘ย”ย‡ย–ย–ย‡ยƒย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย• ย–ยŠย‡ย”วฃ

แˆผแˆฝย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย•ยƒยŽยย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ยย–ย‡ย”ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› แˆผแˆฝยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย•ย‡ย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย† แˆผแˆฝยƒยย†ย‹ย†ย•ย‘ยˆยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย•ฬตยšย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย‹ย‘ยย• แˆผแˆฝย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย•ยƒยŽยย‹ยย‰ย‘ย™ยย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย•ยŽย‡ แˆผแˆฝยŠย‹ยŽย†ย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย•ยƒยŽยย‹ยย‰ย‘ย™ยย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย•ยŽย‡ แˆผแˆฝ ย”ย‘ย‘ยยย–ย‡ย”ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย‘ย แˆผแˆฝ ย”ย‘ย‘ยวกยˆยˆย‹ย…ย‹ยƒยย–วกฦฌย‡ย•ย–ยƒยยƒย–ยŽย–ยƒย” แˆผแˆฝย”ย‹ย†ย‡ฦฌ ยƒย–ยŠย‡ย”ยƒยŽยย‹ยย‰ย‘ย™ยย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย•ยŽย‡ แˆผแˆฝ ยƒย–ยŠย‡ย” ย‹ย˜ย‹ยย‰ย”ย‹ย†ย‡ฬตย• ยƒยย†ย–ย‘ ย”ย‘ย‘ย แˆผ แˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ยƒย–ย…ยŠย‹ยย‰ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› แˆผ แˆฝย‘ย™ยšย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ฦฌย‹ยย‰ ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› แˆผแˆฝยƒยย†ย‹ย†ย•ย‘ยˆย”ย‹ย†ย‡ฬตย•ศ€ ย”ย‘ย‘ยฬตย• ยƒย…ย‡ แˆผแˆฝยย‹ย–ย›ยƒยย†ยŽย‡วกย‹ย†ย†ย—ย•ยŠย—ย’ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› แˆผ แˆฝ ย”ย‘ย‘ยย‹ย•ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‹ย†ย‡ แˆผ แˆฝย‡ย…ย‡ย•ย•ย‹ย‘ยยƒยŽ

BRIDE DRESSING

RECEPTION

ยƒย–ย‡วฃ ย‹ยย‡วฃ ย‘ย…ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยวฃ ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยƒยŽย‡ย“ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•วฃ

ยƒย–ย‡วฃ ย‹ยย‡วฃ ย‘ย…ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยวฃ แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ย”ย”ย‹ย˜ย‹ยย‰ แˆผแˆฝยยย‘ย—ยย…ย‹ยย‰ย‡ย™ยŽย›ย™ย‡ย†ย• แˆผแˆฝย‘ยƒย•ย–ย• แˆผแˆฝ ย‹ย”ย•ย–ยƒยย…ย‡ แˆผแˆฝยƒยย‡ย—ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› แˆผแˆฝย‘ย—ย“ย—ย‡ย–ฦฌ ยƒย”ย–ย‡ย”ย‘ย•ย• แˆผแˆฝย‡ย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ย‹ย•ยŠย‡ย•ยˆย”ย‘ย ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย• แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ยƒยย…ย‹ยย‰ แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ย‹ยย‹ยย‰ยƒย„ยŽย‡ย• แˆผแˆฝย”ย‹ย†ย‡ฦฌ ย”ย‘ย‘ยย‡ยƒย˜ย‹ยย‰

CEREMONY ยƒย–ย‡วฃ ย‹ยย‡วฃ ย‘ย…ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยวฃ แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ย”ย”ย‹ย˜ย‹ยย‰ แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ย‡ยƒย˜ย‹ยย‰ แˆผแˆฝย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย› ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยƒยŽย‡ย“ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•วฃ

แˆผฤ‡ฤ—ฤŽฤ‰ฤŠฤŒฤšฤŽฤ‰ฤŠแˆฝ

แˆผแˆฝย”ย‹ย†ย‡ ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย†ย› แˆผแˆฝย”ย‹ย†ย‡ย—ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย‘ยย‡ย‹ยŽ แˆผแˆฝยƒยย†ย‹ย†ยŠย‘ย–ย•ย‘ยˆย”ย‹ย†ย‡ย”ย‡ย’ยƒย”ย‹ยย‰ แˆผแˆฝ ย”ย‘ย‘ย ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย†ย› แˆผแˆฝย–ย–ย‡ยย†ยƒยย–ย• ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย†ย› แˆผแˆฝ ย”ย‘ยย–ย‘ยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย‘ยย›ย‘ย…ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ย แˆผแˆฝ ย—ย‡ย•ย–ย•ย”ย”ย‹ย˜ย‹ยย‰ฦฌย‡ย‹ยย‰ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†

GROOM'S PHOTOS

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BAR & BEVERAGE

KAY’S KREATIONS (SEE PAGE 45)

CABOT LODGE JACKSON NORTH (SEE PAGE 23)

WORLD OF WINES & LIQUORS & BARTENDING SERVICE (SEE PAGE 87)

1626 North Veterans Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-1704 • 888-593-7436

458 Springridge Road Clinton, MS 39056 (601) 720-2316

LACE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE (SEE PAGE 43)

120 Dyess Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-957-0757

CABOT LODGE MILLSAPS (SEE PAGE 23) 2375 North State Street Jackson, MS 39202 601-326-8533

COURTYARD MARRIOTT GULFPORT BEACHFRONT (SEE PAGE 185) 1600 East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39501 800-442-0887 EMBASSY SUITES JACKSONNORTH/RIDGELAND (SEE PAGE 91 & 96)

HILTON GARDEN INN JACKSON DOWNTOWN/ KING EDWARD HOTEL (SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER) 235 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-353-5464

HILTON GARDEN INN JACKSON/MADISON (SEE PAGE 23) 320 New Mannsdale Road Madison, MS 39110 601-420-0442

MISSISSIPPI PREMIER PLASTIC SURGERY (SEE PAGE 19) 971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 315 Jackson, MS 39216 (601) 981-2525

NERIUM INTERNATIONAL, INDEPENDENT BRAND PARTNER AMY ZENDER (SEE PAGE 178) www.amyzender.nerium.com 251-604-1657

SHEAR ENVY (SEE PAGE 145) 431 North Gloster Street Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-2477

THARP & CREWS (SEE PAGE 51) 2695 Flowood Drive Flowood, MS 39232 601-939-4100

BOUTIQUE HOTEL OLD CAPITOL INN (SEE PAGE 79)

HILTON JACKSON & CONVENTION CENTER (SEE PAGE 83)

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

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

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

HYATT PLACE JACKSON/RIDGELAND (SEE PAGE 125) 1016 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-8815

JACKSON MARRIOTT (SEE PAGE 73) 200 East Amite Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-5100

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT (SEE PAGE 91) 121 Southtowne Avenue Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-3747

MOLLY GEE DESIGNS (SEE PAGE 43) www.mollygeedesigns.com Serving Mississippi 601-421-2565

SEAM-ING-LY PERFECT! (SEE PAGE 63) 15 Northtown Drive, Suite A Jackson, MS 39211 601-665-5845

VINTAGE JEN DESIGNS (SEE PAGE 45) Madison, MS 39110 662-617-4560

www.vintagejen.com

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES

ALTERATIONS/ TAILORING

IMAGINATIONS BRIDAL (SEE PAGE 41)

SEAM-ING-LY PERFECT! (SEE PAGE 63)

119 West Cherokee Street Brookhaven, MS 39601 601-833-6280 • 800-676-1093

15 Northtown Drive, Suite A Jackson, MS 39211 601-665-5845

LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL (SEE PAGE 1) 127 West Cedar Street Brinkley, AR 72021 870-734-3244 • 800-338-9054

MIMI’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR (SEE PAGE 11) 515 North 16th Avenue Laurel, MS 39440 601-649-6006

OXFORD BRIDAL (SEE PAGE 43) 405 South Lamar Boulevard

www.oxfordbridal.com Oxford, MS 38655 662-234-5811

WOO COUTURE (SEE PAGE 45) www.woocouture.com 601-454-3262

YOUR MAJESTY BRIDAL & FORMAL WEAR (SEE PAGE 47) 6955 Old Canton Road, Suite L Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-977-9161

BRIDAL REGISTRY BANKHEAD FLOWERS & FINE GIFTS (SEE PAGE 149) 104 Hwy 15 North New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-4891

BELK DEPARTMENT STORES (SEE PAGE 61) Biloxi – Edgewater Mall 228-385-7470 Columbus – University Mall 662-241-4443 Corinth – South Cass Street 662-286-2216 Flowood – Dogwood Festival 601-919-5000 Gautier – Singing River Mall 228-522-0775 Greenville – Greenville Mall 662-378-2560 Gulfport – Crossroads Mall 228-832-2333 Hattiesburg – Turtle Creek Mall 601-261-0016 Laurel – Sawmill Square Mall 601-649-2223 McComb – Edgewood Mall 601-684-5432 Meridian – Bonita Lakes Mall 601-483-2355 Natchez – Natchez Mall 601-442-5559

CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD OF MISSISSIPPI (SEE PAGE 75 & 98) Biloxi – 128 Rue Magnolia Biloxi, MS 39530 228-207-0357 Ridgeland – 950 Rice Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-7546

THE EVERYDAY GOURMET (SEE PAGE 3) 1625 East Countyline Road, #500 Jackson, MS 39211 601-977-9258

THE KITCHEN TABLE (SEE PAGE 63) 3720 Hardy Street, Suite 3 Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-261-2224

MOCKINGBIRD MARKETPLACE (SEE PAGE 63) 2119 Highway 471 Brandon, MS 39047 601-487-8802

OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE (SEE PAGE 59) 339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39074 601-469-3242

PLUMS BRIDAL REGISTRY AT A GALLERY (SEE PAGE 165) 134 East Front Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-544-7586 • 877-544-PLUM (7586)

STELLA & COMPANY (SEE PAGE 59) 118 Service Drive, Suite 13 Brandon, MS 39042 601-825-8282

{DIRECTORY OF SERVICES}

200 Township Place Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-607-7112

BEAUTY

109 Grants Ferry Road Brandon, MS 39047 601-665-4860

Oxford – Belk Galleria 662-281-1378 Ridgeland – Northpark Mall 601-991-2017 Tupelo – Barnes Crossing Mall 662-690-6334 Vicksburg – Pemberton Square Mall 601-619-0122

BRIDAL SHOWERS BIAGGI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO (SEE PAGE 75) Renaissance at Colony Park 970 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-354-6600

CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB (SEE PAGE 163 & 93) One Canebrake Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-271-2010

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CAKES CAMPBELL’S BAKERY (SEE PAGE 121) 3013 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216 601-362-4628

CUPS-N-CAKES BAKERY (SEE PAGE 59) 5777 Terry Road Byram, MS 39272 (601) 372-5386

EDNA’S CAKE CREATIONS (SEE PAGE 123) 483 B John R. Junkin Drive Natchez, MS 39120 601-443-9000

SWEET STUFF, INC. (SEE PAGE 183)

{DIRECTORY OF SERVICES}

2011 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS 39532 228-388-8352

THAT SPECIAL TOUCH CAKES (SEE PAGE 123) Patton Plaza 2769 Old Brandon Road Pearl, MS 39208 601-932-5223

CATERING ANJOU RESTAURANT (SEE PAGE 79) The Township at Colony Park 361 Township Avenue Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-707-0587

HILTON JACKSON & CONVENTION CENTER (SEE PAGE 83) 1001 East County Line Road Jackson, MS 39211 601-957-2800 • 888-263-0524

MANGIA BENE CATERING (SEE PAGE 15) 4465 I55 North Jackson, MS 39206 (601) 362-2900

MCCLAIN CATERING (SEE PAGE 87) 214 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999

OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE (SEE PAGE 59) 339 West 3rd Street Forest, MS 39074 (601) 469-3242

OLD CAPITOL INN (SEE PAGE 79) 226 North State Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-359-9000 • 888-359-9001

SOUTHERN FLAVOR CATERING (SEE PAGE 171) 13247-C Seaway Road Gulfport, MS 39503 228-697-0150

SOUTHERN MISS EVENT SERVICES AND CATERING (SEE PAGE 165) 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

BIAGGI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO (SEE PAGE 75)

STORYCOOK FAVORITES (SEE PAGE 21)

Renaissance at Colony Park 970 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-354-6600

721 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 601-636-0008

CATERING BY GEORGE’S (SEE PAGE 79)

TAYLOR GROCERY SPECIAL EVENTS CATERING (SEE PAGE 143) www.taylorgrocerycatering.com

140 Madison Landing Circle Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-1934

CATERING CREATIONS (SEE PAGE 177) www.cateringcreationsllc.com Gulfport, MS 39501 228-343-1688

CHAR RESTAURANT (SEE PAGE 79) Highland Village 4500 I-55 North, Suite 142 Jackson, MS 39211 601-956-9562

ELEMENTS CATERING AND FLORAL DESIGN (SEE PAGE 166) www.elementsms.com Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana 601-550-8634

Taylor, MS 38673 662-801-9140

CEREMONY SITES

DANFORTH CHAPEL (SEE PAGE 165)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

PRUDENTIAL – REBECCA MARTIN (SEE PAGE 59) www.prudential.com/us/ rebecca.martin

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN (SEE PAGE 115) 84 Homochitto Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-446-8500 • 800-433-2445

HEART OF PINES (SEE PAGE 87) 369 Fannin Landing Circle Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999

LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER (SEE PAGE 182 & 97) 246 Dolan Avenue Gulfport, MS 39507 228-897-6039

MCCLAIN LODGE (SEE PAGE 87) 214 Clark Creek Road Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN (SEE PAGE 159)

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BUSYLAD RENT-ALL (SEE PAGE 145) 1818 McCullough Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-7834

DIVINELY DESIGNED EVENTS BY AYANA (SEE PAGE 107) www.divinelydesignedeventsb yayana.com Jackson, MS 769-226-3725

Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana 601-550-8634

105 Plantation Cove Madison, MS 39110 601-427-5958

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM (SEE PAGE 83) 2600 Carsley Road Jackson, MS 39209 601-832-8395

COSMETIC DENTISTRY Tharp & Crews (See Page 51) 2695 Flowood Drive Flowood, MS 39232 601-939-4100

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN (SEE PAGE 115)

2244 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39531 228-388-4400

104 Highway 15 North New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-4891

PLANTATION COMMONS (SEE PAGE 91)

30 Railroad Road Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-270-1121

BEAUVOIR, THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME (SEE PAGE 185)

BANKHEAD FLOWERS & FINE GIFTS (SEE PAGE 149)

ELEMENTS CATERING AND FLORAL DESIGN (SEE PAGE 166) www.elementsms.com

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

721 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 601-636-0008

FLORISTS/EVENT DESIGNERS

36 Melrose Avenue Natchez, MS 39120 800-828-4531

THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD (SEE PAGE 167)

THE BB CLUB (SEE PAGE 21)

Jackson, MS 601-503-2154 • 601-400-6065

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

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN (SEE PAGE 159) 36 Melrose Avenue Natchez, MS 39120 800-828-4531

VICKSBURG CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (SEE PAGE 2) www.keytothesouth.com Vicksburg, MS 39181 800-221-3536

IN BLOOM (SEE PAGE 151) 139 West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-8188

MORETON’S FLOWERLAND (SEE PAGE 161) 629 Franklin Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-442-4321

OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE (SEE PAGE 59) 339 West Third Street Forest, MS 39074 601-469-3242

PETALS & PAILS (SEE PAGE 5) Trace Station 500 Highway 51 North, Suite G Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-4314

PINE HILLS FLORAL DESIGNS (SEE PAGE 178) www.pinehillsfloral.com Gulf Coast and New Orleans 228-669-7900


WILLIAM BOX DESIGNS (SEE PAGE 123)

SIGNATURE OCCASIONS (SEE PAGE 109)

Patton Plaza 2769 Old Brandon Road Pearl, MS 39208 601-932-5223

292 Commerce Park Drive Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-952-1960

GIFT SHOPS BANKHEAD FLOWERS & FINE GIFTS (SEE PAGE 149) 104 Highway 15 North New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-4891

THE BRIDAL CORNER AT WALNUT SQUARE (SEE PAGE 167) 124 Walnut Street, #4 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-543-0111

139 West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-8188

MORETON’S FLOWERLAND (SEE PAGE 161)

CARTER JEWELERS (SEE PAGE 25) Jackson – 711 High Street 601-354-3549 Vicksburg – 3412 Pemberton Boulevard, Suite 3 601-631-0700

JUNIKER JEWELRY CO. (SEE PAGE 9) 4500 I-55 North Highland Village, Suite 116 Jackson, MS 39211 601-366-3754

Van Atkins Jewelers (See Outside Back Cover) 100 West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-5012 • 866-VAN ATKINS

629 Franklin Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-442-4321

LIGHTING

PETALS & PAILS (SEE PAGE 5)

ELECTRICWORKS INC. (SEE PAGE 101) www.electricworksinc.net

Trace Station 500 Highway 51 North, Suite G Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-4314

HONEYMOON/TRAVEL AGENCIES

Mississippi 601-709-4607

Charter the Trolley!

SIGNATURE OCCASIONS (SEE PAGE 109) 292 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-952-1960

INSURANCE LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCEREBECCA MARTIN (SEE PAGE 59) rebecca.martin@prudential.com Jackson, MS 601-503-2154 • 601-400-6065

PRUDENTIAL – REBECCA MARTIN (SEE PAGE 59) www.prudential.com/us/ rebecca.martin Jackson, MS 601-503-2154 • 601-400-6065

INVITATIONS/ PROGRAMS/STATIONERY THE BRIDAL CORNER AT WALNUT SQUARE (SEE PAGE 167) 124 Walnut Street, #4 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-543-0111

601-213-RIDE

FondrenExpress.com

LIMOUSINES/ TRANSPORTATION/ TROLLEY BRIDAL RIDES (SEE PAGE 47) www.bridalrides. fashionpostjxn.com Brandon, MS 39047 601-362-5171

EXECUTIVE LIMO SERVICE (SEE PAGE 129) www.executivelimoms.com Mississippi 601-987-9426

FONDREN EXPRESS TROLLEY (SEE PAGE 111) www.fondrenexpress.com Jackson, MS 39216 601-213-7433

Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee 601-941-2357

MAGNOLIA RENTAL (SEE PAGE 143) Batesville - 175 Highway 51 South 662-563-9373 Oxford - 397 Highway 6 West 662-236-RENT

MOTHERS’ FASHIONS

MISSISSIPPI TENT & PARTY RENTAL (SEE PAGE 107)

FASHION POST (SEE PAGE 47)

384 Church Road Madison, MS 39110 601-853-1698 • 800-853-1698

LeFleur’s Gallery 4800 I-55 North Frontage Road, Suite 34 Jackson, MS 39211 601-362-5171

MUSICIANS/ BANDS/DJS

MODERN REVIVAL (SEE PAGE 101) 107 North Union Canton, MS 39046 (601) 540-7870

RAM PARTY RENTALS (SEE PAGE 161)

COUCH & ASSOCIATES, INC. BOOK THE BAND (SEE PAGE 127) www.booktheband.com

274 Seargeant S. Prentiss Drive Natchez, MS 39120 601-446-7600 • 800-446-5335

Mississippi 601-981-1100

PHOTO BOOTHS

PETER CHRISTIAN & CREW (SEE PAGE 129) www.peterchristianandcrew.com Madison, MS 39110 601-977-8934 • 800-649-1632

MISSISSIPPI PHOTOBOOTHS (SEE PAGE 83) www.msphotobooths.com Mississippi 662-673-0008 • 662-571-8700

PARTY/ LINEN/ TENT RENTALS

SNAPARAZZI PHOTOBOOTH COMPANY (SEE PAGE 178) www.snaparazziphoto.com

ABC RENTAL (SEE PAGE 183)

Gulf Coast, Mobile and New Orleans 228-229-0573

Bay St. Louis - 1190 Highway 90 228-467-1081 Gulfport - 3000 Hewes Avenue 228-864-5361 Ocean Springs - 3399 Bienville Boulevard 228-872-5577

BUSYLAD RENT-ALL (SEE PAGE 145) 1818 McCullough Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-7834

DIVINELY DESIGNED EVENTS BY AYANA (SEE PAGE 107) www.divinelydesigned eventsbyayana.com Jackson, MS 39206 769-226-3725

EVENT RENTALS (SEE PAGE 149) 308 Highway 15 North Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-488-9633

EVENTFUL (SEE PAGE 5) Trace Station Shopping Center 500 Highway 51 North, Suite G Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-853-3314

PHOTOGRAPHY/ PORTRAITS ALISA CHAPMAN PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 131) www.alisachapman photography.com Jackson, MS 39232 662-417-8082

AMILE WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 139) www.amilewilson.com

{DIRECTORY OF SERVICES}

IN BLOOM (SEE PAGE 151)

JEWELERS/ CUSTOM JEWELRY

PHOENIX LIMOUSINE & LUXURY COACH (SEE INSIDE BACK COVER) www.jacksonlimousine company.com

Jackson, MS 601-201-2951

ASHLEIGH COLEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 135) www.ashleighcoleman.com Jackson, MS 803-238-7419

CHAO PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 131) www.chaophotography.com Clinton, MS 601-668-0875

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GREG’S PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 133) www.GJBphotos.com

THE BB CLUB (SEE PAGE 21)

COTTON MARKET (SEE PAGE 89 & 95)

THE IVY VENUE (SEE PAGE 89 & 97)

Brandon, MS 601-573-6967

721 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 601-636-0008

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

1170 Luckney Road Flowood, MS 39208 601-906-5499

LINDSAY VALLAS PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 135) www.lindsayvallas.com

BANCORPSOUTH ARENA & CONFERENCE CENTER (SEE PAGE 149)

COURTYARD MARRIOTT GULFPORT BEACHFRONT (SEE PAGE 185 & 95)

JACKSON MARRIOTT (SEE PAGE 73)

Mississippi

E: lindsay@lindsayvallas.com

375 East Main Street Tupelo, MS 38804 662-718-5555

1600 East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39501 800-442-0887

MARTHA GRACE GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 137) www.marthagracegray.com

THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD (SEE PAGE 167)

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB (SEE PAGE 181)

Madison, MS 601-899-2789

30 Railroad Road Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-270-1121

7600 Country Club Circle Diamondhead, MS 39525 228-255-2918

SHARON COKER PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 133) www.sharoncoker.com

B.B. KING MUSEUM AND DELTA INTERPRETIVE CENTER (SEE PAGE 81)

THE DOCK (SEE PAGE 171)

{DIRECTORY OF SERVICES}

Mississippi and Louisiana 601-906-6630

STEVE LINHOSS, PHOTOGRAPHER (SEE PAGE 182) www.slphotographer.com Mississippi Gulf Coast 228-223-0981

TAYLOR SQUARE PHOTOGRAPHY CO. (SEE PAGE 135) www.talorsquare photography.com

400 Second Street Indianola, MS 38751 662-887-9539

BEAUVOIR, THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOUSE (SEE PAGE 185) 2244 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39531 (228) 388-4400

BIAGGI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO (SEE PAGE 75)

Oxford, MS (662) 801-2133

Renaissance at Colony Park 970 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-354-6600

TILLEY PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 185) www.tilleynewman.com

CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB (SEE PAGE 163 & 93)

Gulf Coast and New Orleans 617-763-2538

UNLIMITED PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 137) www.crystalsprings photography.com Central Mississippi 601-946-7175

VANESHA WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 131) www.vaneshaphoto.com Central & North Mississippi 601-327-9852

RECEPTION SITES/ REHEARSAL DINNERS ALBERT’S (SEE PAGE 77 & 93) 119 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-360-0090

ANJOU RESTAURANT (SEE PAGE 79) The Township at Colony Park 361 Township Avenue Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-707-0587

One Canebrake Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-271-2010

THE CAPITAL CLUB (SEE PAGE 81 & 94) Capital Towers, 19th Floor 125 South Congress Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-7101 ext. 102

CARRIAGE HOUSE RESTAURANT (SEE PAGE 161) 401 High Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-445-5151

CEDAR GROVE MANSION INN (SEE PAGE 89) 2200 Oak Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-1000

CHAR RESTAURANT (SEE PAGE 79) Highland Village 4500 I-55 North, Suite 142 Jackson, MS 39211 601-956-9562

THE CHIMNEYS (SEE PAGE 178 & 94) 1640 East Beach Boulevard Gulfport, MS 39501 228-863-7604

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

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN (SEE PAGE 115) 84 Homochitto Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-446-8500 • 800-433-2445

E & S RANCH (SEE PAGE 47) 3040 Jones Loop Rd. Terry, MS 39170 601-941-1773

EMBASSY SUITES JACKSONNORTH/RIDGELAND (SEE PAGE 91 & 96) 200 Township Place Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-607-7112

GRASSLAWN (SEE PAGE 177)

200 East Amite Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-5100

KING EDWARD HOTEL HILTON GARDEN INN JACKSON DOWNTOWN (SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER) 235 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-969-8508

KIRKWOOD NATIONAL GOLF CLUB & COTTAGES (SEE PAGE 151) www.kirkwoodgolf.com Holly Springs, MS 38635 662-252-4888

LONGWOOD (SEE PAGE 161) 140 Lower Woodville Road Natchez, MS 39120 601-445-5151

LOOKOUT STEAKHOUSE (SEE PAGE 177) 1301 26th Avenue Gulfport, MS 39501 228-248-0555

LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER (SEE PAGE 182 & 97) 246 Dolan Avenue Gulfport, MS 39507 228-897-6039

720 E. Beach Blvd. Gulfport, MS 39501 228-343-1688

MAGNOLIA HALL AT FLORENCE GARDENS (SEE PAGE 183)

GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB (SEE PAGE 169 & 96)

12321 Preservation Drive Gulfport, MS 39503 228-539-5039

Hancock Bank, 15th Floor 2510 14th Street Gulfport, MS 39501 228-868-8619

MCCLAIN LODGE (SEE PAGE 87)

HEART OF PINES (SEE PAGE 87) 369 Fannin Landing Circle Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999

HILTON JACKSON & CONVENTION CENTER (SEE PAGE 83) 1001 East County Line Road Jackson, MS 39211 601-957-2800 • 888-263-0524

IN BLOOM EVENT HALL (SEE PAGE 151) 139 West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-8188

369 Fannin Landing Circle Brandon, MS 39047 601-672-7999

MISSISSIPPI AG & FORESTRY MUSEUM (SEE PAGE 81 & 98) 1150 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-432-4500

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER (SEE PAGE 75 & 98) 950 Rice Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-7546

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART (SEE PAGE 87 & 99) 380 South Lamar Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-960-1515


MISSISSIPPI SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM (SEE PAGE 89)

THE ROSE GARDEN AT SOUTHERN MISS & LAKE BYRON (SEE PAGE 165)

1152 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-982-8264

The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive, Box 5067 Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN (SEE PAGE 159) 36 Melrose Avenue Natchez, MS 39120 800-828-4531

OLD CAPITOL INN (SEE PAGE 79)

SALUTE ITALIAN RESTAURANT (SEE PAGE 177) 1712 15th Street Gulfport, MS 39501 228-864-2500

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

SOUTH BEACH BILOXI HOTEL & SUITES (SEE PAGE 179 & 100)

PARLOR MARKET (SEE PAGE 77)

1735 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS 39531 228-388-2627

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

120 South Market Street Pass Christian, MS 39571 228-452-2571

PLANTATION COMMONS (SEE PAGE 91) 105 Plantation Cove Madison, MS 39110 601-427-5958

POWER HOUSE AND COURTYARD (SEE PAGE 165) The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM (SEE PAGE 83) 2600 Carsley Road Jackson, MS 39209 601-832-8395

R. C. COOK UNION (SEE PAGE 165) The University of Southern Mississippi 121 West Memorial Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

RESERVOIR POINTE (SEE PAGE 79) 140 Madison Landing Circle Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-898-1982

THE RITZ THEATER & CONFERENCE CENTER (SEE PAGE 145 & 99) 125 Commerce Street West Point, MS 39773 662-494-RITZ (7489)

RIVER HILLS CLUB (SEE PAGE 91 & 100) 3600 Ridgewood Road Jackson, MS 39211 601-987-4454

969 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 601-200-5961

TUXEDOS KAY’S KREATIONS (SEE PAGE 45) 1626 North Veterans Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-1704 • 888-593-7436

MIMI’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR/ TUXEDO PLACE (SEE PAGE 11) 515 North 16th Avenue Laurel, M S 39440 601-649-6006

THOMAS BROTHERS FORMAL WEAR (SEE PAGE 45)

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

1504 Jackson Avenue Oxford, MS 38655 662-234-2642

STANTON HALL (SEE PAGE 161)

Flowood – Lakeland Center 601-992-4955 Jackson – Metrocenter Mall 601-969-1728 Ridgeland – Northpark Mall 601-957-1233

401 High Street Natchez, MS 39120 601-445-5151

TABLE 100 BANQUET/ EVENT CENTER (SEE PAGE 71)

TUXEDO JUNCTION (SEE PAGE 53)

TUXES TOO (SEE PAGE 55)

100 Ridge Way Drive Flowood, MS 39232 601-933-2720

Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North Jackson, MS 39206 601-981-0106

TAYLOR GROCERY (SEE PAGE 143) www.taylorgrocerycatering.com

VAN ATKINS JEWELERS (SEE OUTSIDE BACK COVER)

Taylor, MS 38673 662-801-9140

THAD COCHRAN CENTER (SEE PAGE 165) The University of Southern Mississippi 121 West Memorial Dr. Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

100 West Bankhead Street New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-5012 • 866-VAN ATKINS

YOUR MAJESTY BRIDAL & FORMAL WEAR (SEE PAGE 47) 6955 Old Canton Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-977-9161

MARTHA GRACE GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 137) www.marthagracegray.com Madison, MS 601-899-2789

WEDDING COORDINATORS/ EVENT PLANNERS A PLAN TO REMEMBER (SEE PAGE 173) www.aplantoremember.com Gulf Coast and New Orleans 228-731-0791

BUSYLAD RENT-ALL (SEE PAGE 145) 1818 McCullough Boulevard Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-7834

DIVINELY DESIGNED EVENTS BY AYANA (SEE PAGE 107) www.divinelydesigned eventsbyayana.com Jackson, MS 769-226-3725

OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE (SEE PAGE 59) 339 West 3rd Street Forest, MS 39074 601-469-3242

SIGNATURE OCCASIONS (SEE PAGE 109) 292 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-952-1960

STELLA & COMPANY (SEE PAGE 59) 118 Service Drive, Suite 13 Brandon, MS 39042 (601)825-8282

WEIGHT CONTROL/ WEIGHT LOSS ADVOCARE (SEE PAGE 173) www.davisadvofit.com

TRENT LOTT NATIONAL CENTER (SEE PAGE 165)

VIDEOGRAPHY

Biloxi, MS 228-238-6911

The University of Southern Mississippi 6197 U.S. Highway 49 Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-266-4399

4M Productions (See Page 137) www.4MProductions.com

FITNESS LADY EAST BRANDON/PEARL (SEE PAGE 49)

SPA SANCTUARY BODY SPA OF ST. DOMINIC’S (SEE PAGE 7) The Township at Colony Park 340 Township Avenue, Suite 200 Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-790-2222

Philadelphia, MS 601-416-2171

AMILE WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY (SEE PAGE 139) www.amilewilson.com Jackson, MS 601-201-2951

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PASS CHRISTIAN YACHT CLUB (SEE PAGE 175)

SOUTHERN MISS EVENT SERVICES (SEE PAGE 165)

THE SPA AT ST. DOMINIC’S (SEE PAGE 7)

5730 Hwy 80 East Pearl, MS 39208 601-939-2122

FITNESS LADY NORTH RIDGELAND/MADISON (SEE PAGE 49) 331 Sunnybrook Road Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-0535

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