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ADVICE FROM A BRIDAL SPECIALIST LAURA CIEGLO LACE BRIDAL EXPERIENCE What are the most important things brides need to know before they start to search for their wedding gown? Shopping for a bridal gown is a more custom experience than brides may be used to with normal retail shopping. We tell brides to come with some ideas about what you like, but be open to being introduced to fabrics, styles and cuts you may have never thought of before. The fit specialist’s job is to help you find the gown that you are going to look and feel amazing wearing. Brides need to look for details they like rather than particular dress styles. What fabrics do you like? What type

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What are the trends in bridal you see coming in 2019, and what designers do you have that embrace those trends? Capes are still on the horizon and you’ll see a lot of them at weddings in the coming year. There is a return to the A-line

ballgown silhouette, and we are seeing lots of floral embroidery on gowns for brides, bridesmaids and mothers. Veils are really big again. Almost all of our brides are purchasing veils now. We’ve even sold some fascinators for brunches, and gloves, gloves of all lengths are being paired with simple gowns for a really elegant look. A few of our most fashion forward designers are Jaclyn Jordan, Desiree Spice, southern designer Laine Berry, and celebrity designer, Philippe Matthew.

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Sheath

OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE

A dress that creates a close silhouette to the body. Typically, a sheath style uses charmeuse or very soft

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and flowing material that fits close to the body, with some beading on an overlay. The sheath style gown is a

BORROWED HAPPINESS

perfect fit for casual weddings.

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Mermaid

PURITY, LOVE, & FIDELITY

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want to show off their curves. Accentuate the waist with a belt for more definition.

A WISH FOR GOOD FORTUNE AND PROSPERITY

A-line This dress resembles an “A” that creates a long line for your body. This classically elegant gown is universally

FINDING THE

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

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the gown for you!

Empire SKIN TONE: Medium with yellow tones WEAR: Off-white or creamy ivory

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

SKIN TONE: Fair and pink-toned skin WEAR: Ivory

Believe it or not, there are different types of length when it comes to a wedding gown. You can choose a cocktail length, which is just simply above the knee. Knee length is at the knee, while tea length is just below the knee.

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LET’S H EAR IT FOR THE BOYS Five Tips for Looking Good.

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Darker colors have a slimming effect.

Ties, vests or suspenders

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Tuxedos should be reserved

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Create a Mad Libs-style template for

Create a list of trivia questions for

Another fun way to get everyone

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a member of the wedding party collect

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dates,” and other words of wisdom.

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Bridals by Lori CAKES & DESSERTS When It Really Matters & Westside CATERER & RECEPTION VENUE Market Cafe FLOWERS JoBeth Bounds & Aucourant Florals GROOMSWEAR Thomas Brothers GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Lake Tiak O Khata & Hilton Garden Inn INVITATIONS Posh Design Shoppe LIGHTING & RENTALS Premier Events MOTHERS’ BOUTIQUE Kay’s Kreations PHOTOGRAPHER Sully Clemmer Photography TRANSPORTATION Way Back in Time VIDEOGRAPHER Frameblenders


8 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR

Wedding Venue 1

What is the capacity for the space? • Find out if table set-up affects capacity • Ask about your layout options

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Classic space. Endless possibilities. Gorgeous venue. Rich history.

What are your deposit and cancellation policies? • Ask when deposit and full balance are due • Find out how late you can cancel and still get a refund

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Will I have access to spaces besides the event room? • Ask about bridal suites and places to take pictures • Determine if there are enough parking spaces and restrooms on-site

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What on-site coordination services do you offer? • Find out who will be in charge of the event on the day • Ask if there will be a host or hostess on-hand for guest needs

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Historic Fondren District • Jackson, MS 601.292.7121 • www.dulinghall.com events@dulinghall.com

Does your staff have health and safety training? • Verify if staff is trained in CPR and First Aid • Ask about T.A.M. training (Techniques of Alcohol Management)

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Is your catering menu flexible? • Browse the selections for variety • Find out if you can design your own menu

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What is your bar policy? • Ask if you can have an open bar • Look for variety, including frozen and non-alcoholic drinks

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What special amenities do you offer? • Ask about secondary food services • Find out if complimentary mints and coffee services are provided

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Begin Your

Lifelong Journey AT PROVI DENCE HI LL FA RM

Magnificent Stable Area • Beautiful Lakeside Pavilion • NEW Climatized Lakeside Clubhouse Clubhouse now booking weddings beginning in January 2019

Contact Sonya Grant at 601-832-8395 | grantgacs@aol.com

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hire a pro B AR T E N D E R TAKE YOUR WEDDING SPIRITS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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You’ve hired professional photographers, caterers, musicians, and videographers to make your wedding day an unforgettable one. Don’t overlook everyone’s favorite pro: the bartender!

Drinks are garnished just-so, and they’re able to craft cocktails based on individual guest’s preferences. You can also work with your bartender to create one or more signature drinks for your wedding.

Not only can you count on knowledgeable, speedy drink service for your guests, but a professional bartender will handle the nitty gritty, like the bar’s inventory and shopping list. You won’t have to trouble yourself with glassware, ice, mixers, or garnishes — just sit back, relax, and enjoy your professionally-poured cocktail. But it’s more than meticulous drink mixing: like other wedding pros, bartenders are artists.

Before hiring a professional bartender for your wedding, do your research. First, inquire with your venue and caterer. Some have restrictions on who’s allowed to serve alcohol on site. Others require that the venue or caterer provide the alcohol, as opposed to purchasing it off site.

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How many bartenders do you need? Check your guest count. A general rule is

75 people per bartender. When budgeting, figure two to three drinks per person during cocktail hour and one drink per person, per hour, for the rest of the night. To determine whether or not a professional bartender is the right fit for your wedding, meet with a professional near you!


tips FOR TIP P ING PLANNER

DELIVERY/ SET-UP STAFF

PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER

HAIR/ MAKEUP

TRANSPO

OFFICIANT

CEREMONY MUSICIANS

BAND

DJ

RECEPTION/ CATERING STAFF

SHOULD I?

not if he/ she owns the business

for exemplary service

not if he/ she owns the business

yes

if gratituity is not included, then yes

no, but a donation is a nice gesture

optional

optional

optional

if gratituity is not included, then yes

HOW MUCH?

up to $500 or 15% of fee, or a gift

$5 - $10 per person

personal gift

15 - 20%

15 - 20%

$100 - $500

$15 - $20/ musician or 15% of fee

$20 - $50/ musician

$25 - $150

15 - 20% or see below

WHEN?

after the honeymoon

upon delivery

after the honeymoon

after you are made-up

when the driver picks you up, or after the last ride

at the rehearsal or rehearsal dinner

at the ceremony

at the reception

at the reception

at the reception

Remember, being appreciative and a personal thank you note go a long way, too!

catering, banquet manager: $100-$300 waiters + kitchen staff: $20-$30 each

bartenders: $20-$25 each chef: $50-$100

Outdoor Weddings Quaint Chapel Exquisite Lodge Spacious Reception Hall Guest Accommodations

601-829-1101

314 Clark Creek Road Brandon, Mississippi info@mcclain.ms www.mcclain.ms

Off-Premise Catering also available

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CAKE SERVINGS GUIDE ROUND

WEDDING CAKE PIECES (1X2)

PARTY CAKE PIECES (2X2)

WEDDING CAKE PIECES (1X2)

SQUARE

PARTY CAKE PIECES (2X2)

10

6”

8

18

6”

9

28

8”

14

32

8”

16

42

10”

21

50

10”

25

56

12”

28

72

12”

36

82

14”

41

98

14”

49

50

128

100

16” 16” 16”

THEBARNATBRIDLEWOOD.COM

16”

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Bridlewood OF MADISON

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W E DDIN GS & E V E N T S

MADISON, MISSISSIPPI

HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI

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Southern Rustic Elegance

SULLY CLEMMER

SARA GATLIN PHOTO

SARA GATLIN PHOTO

Minutes from Jackson In Rankin County

601.906.5499

Cakes ByIris.com

601-540-6347

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WEDDING

invite TIME LINE

These are not hard and fast rules (except for the thank you cards!), but they serve as a starting point. Destination Weddings Timeline is on the top, and local weddings are on the bottom.

INVITATIONS

SAVE-THE-DATES

THANK YOUS

( D) 8-12 MONTHS

( D) 3-4 MONTHS

( D) 3-5 WEEKS

( D) IMMEDIATELY

( L) 6-8 MONTHS

( L) 4-8 WEEKS

( L) 2-3 WEEKS

( L) IMMEDIATELY

Save-the-dates give your guests a friendly heads-up. They are not always necessary, but are never a bad idea. Your guests may decide to turn your destination wedding into a getaway trip, so those savethe-dates can be sent up to a year in advance.

There is such a thing as too early! Send invitations so that your guests’ maximum anticipation lines up with your big day. Invitations for destination weddings should be sent far enough in advance for your guests to make their travel plans.

Courtyard Marriott • Gulfport Beachfront

1600 E Beach Blvd • Gulfport, MS

coastalballroom.com • 228.864.4310

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RSVP DEADLINE

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

Settings by Us, Inspired by You

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

Let us bring your special day to life at the Courtyard Marriott Gulfport Beachfront. Our experts will go above & beyond to make your vision & your dream come true for an unforgettable happily ever after!


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What style do you specialize in?

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

Can I see a portfolio of your past work?

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

Are you familiar with my ceremony and reception location?

Can you recommend seasonal flowers to help me save money?

What is the cost of each item: bridal bouquet, bridesmaid’s

bouquet, boutonnières,

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

centerpieces, etc?

10 questions

TO ASK YOUR FLORIST

• •

Can you provide an aisle runner,

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

candles, candlesticks/holders, trellises, potted plants, etc?

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

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EVAN BADLEY HARRISON PUTT REAL WEDDING

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Elle James Bridal CAKES & DESSERTS Cakes By Iris CATERER & FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral COORDINATOR Jeanette O’Reilly PHOTO BOOTH Followell FOTOBOOTH PHOTOGRAPHER Followell Fotography RECEPTION VENUE Pinehurst Park VIDEOGRAPHER Outland Stories


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REGISTRY ITEMS YOU MAY NOT HAVE THOUGHT OF

luggage

sports items

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HOW TO WRITE A

yard items

tools

Thank You Note

hangers CHOOSE A LINE FROM EACH SECTION TO START DICTATING YOUR LETTER

1 - OPENER Dear _________________ kitchen table

sheets

2 - T H A N K YO U Thank you so much for I just wanted to send you a little note

anniversary TRACKING TRADITIONS

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to thank you for We can’t thank you enough for We are so appreciative for your gift of We are so grateful for your gift of 3 - MAKE IT PERSONAL

1st

Paper

13th Lace

2nd

Cotton

14th Ivory

Your gift was perfect, you know us so well.

3rd

Leather

15th Crystal

I’m so glad we were able to finally catch up!

4th

Linen

20th China

5th

Wood

25th Silver

6th

Iron

30th Pearls

7th

Wool

35th Coral/Jade

8th

Bronze

40th Rubies

9th

Pottery

45th Sapphires

Many thanks,

10th Tin

50th Gold

Warmly,

11th Steel

55th Emeralds

With Love,

12th Silk

60th Diamonds

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It was so good seeing you again. We can’t wait to use _____ in our new home! We can’t wait to see you at the wedding! 4 - YO U R R E G A R D S Thank you again, Much Love,

**Send thank yous no later than 6 weeks after your wedding


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DATE

NIGHTS

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

Explore a Local Park Sometimes the best adventures are right outside your door!

Have a Game Night

(that won’t break the wedding budget)

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

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

Check out Open Houses Near You Who doesn’t want to be Joanna Gaines? Why yes, we’ll take the $1,000 house without walls. We can shiplap that. ( JK, please don’t do that, just get an idea of what each of you would like one day.)

Watch the Worst Movies on Netflix Ask your friends for ideas. Sometimes all you need is a good laugh with the person you love to have a great night. Don’t forget the popcorn.

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

Exercise Encouraging each other to be healthy can be a fun way to stay in shape. SARAH PEARSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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ALABAMA

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ALABAMA GULF COAST ALABAMA

alabama’s own piece of paradise

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rom the sugar-white sands to the crashing waves and warm, tropical breeze, the gulf coast region is Alabama’s little stretch of paradise. Stretching from Dauphin Island, through Gulf Shores to Orange Beach, the coastal region features turquoise waters, relaxing views, and exciting nightlife. With venue options ranging from traditional churches and event venues to private beach front homes and luxury resorts, the Alabama gulf coast has something for everyone. Couples dreaming of a beach front wedding, can host their events just steps from the water. There are countless private homes managed by realty companies that specialize in weddings and can accommodate your entire wedding party or family for a weekend escape or week-long destination event. Just an hour south of the bay, the gulf coast is an easy drive for those in surrounding cities or states or destination wedding guests flying into Mobile from anywhere. Dauphin Island is the more relaxed community along the coast featuring the historic Ft. Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Populated mostly with private beach and bay-side homes, Dauphin island is perfect for

a more intimate wedding although there are a couple of larger venue options including Ft. Gaines for those with a love of history. The Gulf Shores area is famous for those beautiful sugar-white beaches, fresh seafood, championship golf courses, charter fishing trips, wildlife areas and historic sites. Foley, a town about 20 minutes from the Gulf, is a water-sports paradise and wildly popular with those seeking a little retail therapy in its super-size outlet mall. Surrounded by back bays and rivers, there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation and fresh seafood. For the fun-loving couple who wants to add a little night-life excitement to their wedding weekend, Orange Beach is just the place. Offering miles of sugar-white sand beaches with access to the interior bays and bayous lying just north of Perdido Pass, Orange Beach hosts many luxury resorts with spas and amenities to add to your wedding experience. Visitors can also enjoy a lengthy list of other attractions including Adventure Island, deepsea fishing, Orange Beach Golf Center, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Waterville USA and The Wharf which boasts a number of resorts with wedding venues as well. PREMIERWEDDINGMAG.COM |

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W

hen Cindy and Zac Edwards

noticed someone struggling beyond

planned their Orange Beach,

the surf. Zac,who is a member of

Alabama wedding, they did not expect

the US Coast Guard with experience

that the groom would be performing

as a rescue swimmer, realized that

an ocean rescue. The bride, who

the young man was caught in a rip

is the group sales manager with

current and was in serious trouble.

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engaged couples find the perfect

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swimmers, Zac quickly stripped his

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shirt and shoes and headed into the

and her husband had planned

water. The current was so strong, he

their laid-back beach event in a

could not get the young man back to

relatively short amount of time, and

shore but managed to keep him afloat

were ready to relax and enjoy their

long enough for the first responders

special day with family and friends.

to reach them and pull them to safety.

Even though red flags were

Cindy and Zac are so adorable and

flying indicating hazardous water

sweet, and they are just both grateful

conditions, more than 100 people had

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to be rescued from waters during the

man from Mississippi who is starting

couple’s wedding week. Following the

his senior year of high school. Zac’s

ceremony, they were in the midst of

bride is so proud of her new husband.

taking photographs when the group

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Your Story BEGINS HERE

W W W. P E L I CA N P E T E PA R T Y R E N TA L S .C O M

WEDDING PLANNING

SHARON COKER

GULF SHORES O R A N G E B E AC H EASTERN SHORE

251.986.5465

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Casual elegance. Coastal charm.

EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS

Let our beautiful surroundings enhance your special event! Our two clubs offer different venue options, ranging from casual to elegant, to accommodate any group size. Whether it is a wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, or bridal shower we make sure your special day is perfect by offering on-site coordination, southern hospitality and breath-taking views.

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MOBILE | EASTERN SHORE ALABAMA

the cultural home of the gulf south

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rom the historic and hip city of Mobile to laid-back, southern charm of the Eastern Shore, the area surrounding Mobile Bay is perfect for couples to plan the wedding of their dreams whatever that may be. Fun and festive, historic and hip, cool and cultured, Mobile has something for everyone. From the Mardi Gras parades that roll through every winter to dozens of festivals, art shows and events, there is always something going on in Mobile that will add to your wedding guests’ experience whether they are locals or in town for your destination wedding. A Mobile wedding has a certain elegance indicative of the old south. Mobile brides are modern, but their southern roots show in the timeless and classic touches you see in their wedding décor and personal style. Not that Mobile doesn’t see its share of alternative and contemporary events. The city is the cultural center of the coastal region. Artists and creatives abound in this area, and they bring their sense of fun and flair for life to their wedding style. A number of historic homes like The Ezell House serve as beautiful venues with antebellum styling and gorgeous courtyards for traditional southern weddings. Incredible hotels such as the historic Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, the Malaga Inn, and the Admiral Hotel offer amazing ballrooms for classic elegant events. Mingling among the historic buildings are more

contemporary venues like The Steeple, a converted church where couples can wed under Tiffany-inspired windows. For the more informal affair, Mobile is surrounded by neighborhoods with beautifully landscaped parks and squares, and couples looking for something different can plan their event at galleries or among the exhibits at the History Museum of Mobile or the fun Mobile Carnival Museum which celebrates all things Mardi Gras! Mobile is located about an hour from the sugar-white sands of the gulf coast where a lot of couples select to start their honeymoon. The city is also home to a nice regional airport and home to the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal where the Carnival ships depart three days a week. For those seeking a more relaxed location, the Eastern Shore is an absolute paradise for outdoor activities, from strolling among the quaint boutiques and galleries to boating, fishing and water-related fun. The Eastern Shore encompasses seven communities and municipalities: Daphne, Blakeley, Malbis, Montrose, Point Clear, Spanish Fort and Fairhope where residents have carefully maintained the area’s native environment and southern charm. Some of the area’s most picturesque venues are located in the Eastern Shore communities, and the small towns are full of some of the most talented and creative wedding professionals in the area. PREMIERWEDDINGMAG.COM |

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The Hilton Garden Inn

crowds, intimate and personal

is a boutique hotel located at

to make your stay memorable.

Bienville Square in the middle

Unique wedding packages are

of Mobile’s entertainment

available upon request from the

and cultural districts. Our

sales department.

property is upscale to meet

Let us make planning your special day a breeze.

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CATERING Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe CAKES & DESSERTS Sugar Rush CEREMONY VENUE Gschwandtanger Plateau CEREMONY PHOTOGRAPHER Igor Mayherkevych MUSIC DJ Cole Maddux RECEPTION VENUE The Ezell House RECEPTION PHOTOGRAPHER Kristen Grubb RENTALS The Fort of Colonial Mobile & Mobile Popcorn VIDEOGRAPHER Miller Media


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251.436.8787

Located in the heart of downtown Mobile’s Historic District, the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton is conveniently located for your wedding guests. Enjoy our clean, comfortable rooms with balconies overlooking Historic Downtown Mobile. Special wedding group rates available, inquire with the Sales Deptartment.

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The Ezell House

the perfect setting for your perfect event Weddings • Receptions • Dinner Parties

Accommodates 500 Guests • Courtyard with fountain • One block from the Cathedral 407 Conti Street • 251.432.4174 • www.ezellhouse.com

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD Something borrowed, something blue. Something historic or something new. The Renaissance Hotels of Mobile offer two luxury options to make your wedding vision a reality. Celebrate at the Battle House, Mobile’s historic hotel dating back to 1852 and renowned for exceptional Southern hospitality. If modern and sleek is more your style, Renaissance Riverview Plaza offers contemporary options with a bit of a nautical flair. Either way, prepare to be pampered in these Four Diamond hotels. To let our team of certified wedding planners help organize every detail of your day, call 251.415.5441.

RENAISSANCE MOBILE RIVERVIEW PLAZA HOTEL t: 251.438.4000 renaissanceriverview.com THE BATTLE HOUSE RENAISSANCE MOBILE HOTEL & SPA t: 251.338.2000 renaissancebattlehouse.com

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#TravelApps

You Didn’t Know You Needed so you can honeymoon easier

Honeyfund The perfect wedding registry app that allows guests to contribute to your dream honeymoon. They can choose between traditional gifts for your home, or more modern gifts like adding to the down payment on your house or chipping in to your flight for Hawaii!

Airbnb Looking for the perfect stay during your sweetheart getaway? Airbnb offers a wide variety of bed and breakfasts in the form of cottages, lofts, bungalows, and more to make you feel at home in the local culture. With locations all across the world, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot to rest while you travel.

Viator A TripAdvisor Company, Viator is the one-stop-shop for all the activities you want to plan on your trip! Book your excursions and outings through Viator to get low rates and plan before you get to your final destination.

Google Translate Not only can Google translate text for you, it has a conversation mode that allows you to speak into the phone and

instantly have a 2 way conversation. It also has a feature that can decode text straight from your camera to make reading signs a breeze.

Airline App (Whatever airline you’re flying) All of the major airlines have their own app now to make traveling easier. You can view your flight times, check in on your phone, and scan your ticket to board, all using your own mobile device! Lines actually go faster when you use your phone as a ticket. If there is a delay or you have to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances, swapping your flight is no big deal when using the app.

XE Currency If you are traveling abroad, this app lets you know the live conversions of the going currency rate in real time. Using this technology, you can calculate prices on-the-go.

Uber

that will safely deliver you to your destinations along the way.

PackPoint Are you a list person? Are you terrible at making lists? Either way this app can make your life easier. Based on your location, the weather of your location, number of days gone, and activities you have planned, PackPoint creates a suggested packing lists tailored just for you. Not only is it helpful, it presents the list in a visually appealing fashion to make checking off your list more fun.

Mobile Passport Partnered with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Airports Council International, this app is legal to use in certain airports and cruise terminals as a passport for your convenience and travel. No more nightmares of leaving your passport behind and being stuck in an airport somewhere. Make sure your airport is on the approved list before departing!

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MARY CATHERINE TWEEDY & JUSTIN SCHMIDT April 21, 2018 | Alexandria, LA

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Bustle Bridal Gowns BRIDESMAIDS BOUTIQUE Bella Bridesmaids CAKES The Cake Barn CATERER The Bentley Room FLOWERS Moreton’s Flowerland GROOMSWEAR Men’s Wearhouse GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS, RECEPTION VENUE, & REHEARSAL DINNER The Hotel Bentley RENTALS Tony Trevino Event Design PHOTOGRAPHER Brandon O’Neal Photography


PLANNING YOUR

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

12 MONTHS BEFORE • choose date & venue • contact venue’s on-site wedding coordinator • research airfare & room rates for your destination • review legal marriage requirements

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6 MONTHS BEFORE • • • •

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

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

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

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

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


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CAPITAL RIVER REGION MISSISSIPPI

where history & tradition meet the new south

I

f you’re looking for a diverse variety of

run the gamut from Southern home-style

venues, food and fun in a concentrated

meals to high end cuisine from award

area, the capital city and central

winning chefs and restaurants. Everything

Mississippi are ready for you. From moss-

a bride could possibly want for her wedding

draped trees to big city attractions, the

can be found within the confines of the

Capital River Region is one of Mississippi’s

greater metro area which stretches from

grandest regions featuring stately

Brookhaven to the south, north through

mansions, cannon-lined battlefields, and

Madison and Canton, and east to Brandon

rich southern history.

to Clinton and Raymond west of the city.

The metro area offers brides a variety of

The Capital River Region also features

venue choices from historic homes and

Vicksburg, one of Mississippi’s most

buildings, locations with rustic charm like

historic and beautiful cities. Located along

the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry

the banks of the Mississippi River, a visit

Museum, industrial and trendy clubs in and

to Vicksburg offers a glimpse of Old South

near the hip and artsy Fondren district,

grandeur, while Civil War re-enactments

elegant ballrooms of Country Clubs, hotels

recall the heartache of a nation torn apart.

and historic homes and buildings, to the

The bluffs of Vicksburg overlook the

stylish and urbane Mississippi Museum

majestic Mississippi River for the most

of Art and gardens. Beautiful churches

scenic outdoor weddings in Mississippi

abound in the region as do lovely college

while charming antebellum homes make

campuses, chapels, converted stables, and

for unforgettable indoor events. Boasting

recreational parks and outdoor offerings.

luxurious historic homes as well as the

The capital city offers a vast array of

excitement of casino gaming, Vicksburg

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Getting There The moments between the ceremony & reception are exciting ones too, and it’s only fitting to be whisked off in style with your loved ones. Here are some tips to make your transport as fun, affordable, and memorable as the rest of your day!

In Style FIRST HOW MANY? First decide how many people you’ll be moving. Do you want just the bride and groom in a vehicle, or is the entire wedding party heading to the reception together? Whaat about their spouses or dates? Once you make those decisions, you can start searching around for transport based on size. Whatever form of transportation you select, keep safety in mind for when revelers are bouncing from one location to another. LIMOS If there is a day to splurge on this iconic luxury vehicle, your wedding is it. Unlike some other forms of transport, a limo can be booked for an entire day, so you could get a high-class ride to pick you up at the house and deliver you to both the ceremony and reception. Most companies have a one or two hour minimum for their services. If you want a car for both going and leaving the ceremony, it might be more affordable to hire two separate cars rather than pay for the vehicle to sit during a long reception. Many options exist for limos. A formal limousine seats four, but to include the wedding party opt for a stretch limo for six to 10. For larger parties and a flashier mode of transport, sport utility models like the Hummer and Explorer are popular and unique both inside and out. The larger models are often posh, with flashy lights and decorative interiors. CATCH THE COACH For larger parties, a party bus or luxury coach is a great way to travel. Offering all the amenities of a luxury limousine, these elaborate options have room to spare. Or, for even larger groups, a passenger coach or party bus can seat 21 to 49 people. For a small wedding, this is a fun

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


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Contemporary style. Historic celebrations. Make history when you say “I do” at the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Contemporary and breathtaking, the Two Mississippi Museums are the ultimate luxury wedding destination in downtown Jackson. Plan your wedding now. For more information: museumofmshistory.com mscivilrightsmuseum.com

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Fun & Festive Creative ideas for incorporating personal touches in your reception.

Looking for some creative ideas to add some fun to your reception? Today’s receptions are all about the guest experience, and creative couples are raising the bar with interactive games and activities that keep their guests engaged and their receptions lively. Let’s face it, a big chunk of your bridal budget is spent on the reception. It is what most people remember about a wedding, and everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. Couples have found ways to put a modern twist in even the most timeless of wedding reception traditions. Choreographed dances are popular for the entire wedding party. Some brave couples even work with instructors to prepare a special first dance for their guests. The tradition of simply tossing the garter over the groom’s shoulder has given way to launching a garter clad football. The bride and groom are even finding creative ways to record the names of their guests tossing out the traditional guest book in favor of guests writing their names on puzzle pieces or words of wisdom written on smooth river stones. While served dinners are still in vogue for the most formal affairs, many couples are opting for buffet-style serving with special stations or food bars and even food trucks as a way of including cuisine special to the couple.

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


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THE COAST MISSISSIPPI

laid-back southern coastal charm

T

he Mississippi Gulf Coast is the perfect

offer the perfect cure-all. Mississippi

place for a destination wedding or a

proudly lays claim to the world-renowned

romantic honeymoon. It’s a little piece of

Walter Anderson museum and numerous

paradise. Just ask anyone living on the Coast.

historic sites, such as Beauvoir, Jefferson

Located an hour’s drive from New Orleans

Davis’ final home. And with Las Vegas style

and Mobile is Mississippi’s very own treasure, the beautiful Gulf Coast. With 28

casinos on the coast, you can enjoy topnotch entertainment and all the amenities

miles of shoreline, white sand and the Gulf

of these grand hotels.

of Mexico, brides love a beach wedding

Stunning beaches provide the perfect

and entertaining their guests on the

picturesque backdrop for a ceremony

Mississippi sands. All you have to decide is

overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico.

where to begin.

For those who appreciate the simple

Resorts, luxury hotels, casinos, and

pleasures in life, there is dinner on a

quaint bed and breakfasts dot the shoreline. Adventurous excursions, live

sunset cruise, the ever-relaxing stroll along the beach, sand between one’s toes,

entertainment, and historic sites are just a

and of course, the beautiful view.

few of the possibilities that will pique you

The Mississippi Gulf Coast combines

and your guests’ interests.

everything in one romantic destination:

For the Jacques Cousteau in everyone,

food, art, history, atmosphere,

chartering a boat for a deep sea fishing

entertainment, and Southern charm.

expedition to catch dinner or taking an excursion to Ship Island is always invigorating. If your golf swing could use some improvement, championship courses

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N AT C H E Z MISSISSIPPI

southern charm

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Although Natchez is popular among brides,

Mississippi River, Natchez is exactly

its charm appeals to everyone. Attendants

what you picture when you imagine a

and wedding guests can step back in time

Southern wedding. Ceremonies held in

for the weekend and tour antebellum

elegantly furnished, palatial mansions are

homes, take a “Pour Tour” of the local

commonplace here. Outdoor receptions

winery, distillery and brewery, peruse the

on the grounds of stately plantations near

downtown shops, or enjoy the local fare

the river’s edge and buffets under pergolas

of everything from biscuits and bacon to

draped in wisteria are also customary.

haute cuisine while reconnecting with

Moreover, the city has more than 30

family and friends.

mansions from which to choose. These

Whether you are planning a fairy tale

venues are only part of the nostalgic charm that lures brides and grooms to Natchez. It is quite possibly one of the most romantic and sought after sites for destination weddings in the country.

wedding, a family reunion, or simply looking for a weekend getaway, rest and relaxation await you in Natchez. And when it is time for the bride and groom to commemorate their anniversary, they

In addition to its beautiful setting, Natchez

can reconnect with their families and

also easily accommodates the bridal party

attendants where they celebrated their

and guests with its extensive selection

nuptials. A wedding in Natchez will not

of professionals to assist the bride with

only be unique, it will be an experience to

everything from the announcement party

remember and revisit again and again.

and rehearsal dinner to the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon.

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PINE BELT MISSISSIPPI

hospitality begins here

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he southeast region of Mississippi,

The same holds true for Ellisville.

also known as the Pine Belt, is made

Although most are familiar with

up of several neighboring communities -

Jones County Junior College, Ellisville

Collins, Columbia, Ellisville, Laurel, and of

businesses are accustomed to planning

course Hattiesburg. While the “Hub City”

rehearsals, weddings, and receptions.

is the fourth largest municipality in the state and prides itself on recent boosts in economic development, education, and the arts, nearby cities are celebrated in their own right. Each boasts entertainment, shopping, and recreation for planning and hosting weddings. Collins and Columbia for instance, feature longtime merchants that offer decorative accents, attendants’ gifts, unique f loral designs, and homemade hors d’oeuvres prepared from recipes

In nearby Laurel, couples can choose from several historic homes along the oak-lined streets of the city’s Central Historic District to host their ceremony or reception. Hattiesburg, home to the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University, is conveniently located less than 100 miles from Jackson, the Gulf Coast, Mobile, and New Orleans. The “Hub City” is filled with businesses where a couple can find everything they need for their perfect wedding.

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FOR ANYONE WITH A SENSE OF ADVENTURE

ALLOWS COUPLES TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES

Destination weddings, once a popular

Destination weddings are, for the most

you’ll find the mood to be more relaxed

choice for brides and grooms walking

part, meant to be convenient and fun.

as everyone will be in vacation mode.

down the aisle for the second or third

Often, for the second or third time

In a traditional wedding at least one

time, are now at an all time high for

couple, it is about making a statement

family is in their home territory. With

couples getting married for the first

and expressing to family and friends

a destination wedding, families come

time too. There is no limit to the fun you

an idea of how they see their future

together in a resort setting to celebrate

can have when you choose a destination

together. Having already gone through

the wedding while also having a

wedding. That’s why many brides

the pomp and circumstance of a first

chance to spend time doing fun things.

and grooms are no longer taking the

wedding, relaxation and family are

Remember, destination weddings are

traditional church route, but instead are

much more important this time around.

meant to be personal and meaningful,

looking for the perfect foreign country,

When you choose a destination wedding

but not necessarily solemn occasions.

distant mountain or secluded beach.

EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF AT ONCE

EASIER FOR BUSY BRIDES AND GROOMS

Since destination weddings come

remembering their special day for many

complete with packages that include

years to come.

One reason so many couples are

a wedding professional to take care of

choosing destination weddings is

every detail, it’s really just up to you

because brides are busier than ever.

to decide on the big picture. Usually

Most destination wedding resorts

the wedding planner will handle

around the world offer wedding

the flowers, photographer, caterer,

planners who take care of all the

musicians and reception area, all with

details on site. Some resorts meet with

your input of course. In most cases the

lieu of spending time and money on a

couples months in advance to go over

wedding planner will take care of the

wedding celebration and a honeymoon.

the wedding arrangements including

marriage license too. All you have to do

With a destination wedding you can do

colors, special needs and instructions,

is send the necessary documents.

both in one convenient location and, in

and ceremony location. After the initial visit the couple does not arrive until just days before the wedding and usually with the guests and attendants.

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The weddings are about the guests having a good time and the couple

More and more couples nowadays are planning destination weddings in

many cases, end up with less time spent planning and more money left for the exotic honeymoon you always imagined.


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your go-to

honeymoon CH ECK L IS T

carry on □ Flight confirmation □ Hotel Confirmation □ ID (passport and driver's license) □ Credit Cards □ Cash □ Phone

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

for the bride

experience

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

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

for the groom □ Boxers/socks □ Bathing suit □ Shorts □ Tops □ Jeans □ Nice shirt for dinner

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

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

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


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groom’s

bride’s

EMERGENCY KIT

EMERGENCY KIT

1. HEALTH & WELLNESS pain killers

tissue

pain killers

tissue

antacid

tampons/pads

antacid

deodorant

band-aids

deodorant

band-aids

stress ball

eye drops

q-tips

eye drops

q-tips

allergy meds

sunscreen

allergy meds

sunscreen

toothbrush

hand sanitizer

toothbrush

hand sanitizer

toothpaste

dental floss

toothpaste

dental floss

mouthwash

baby powder

mouthwash

baby powder

2. PRIMPING & BEAUTY

2. GROOMING

nail polish remover

brush/comb

nail file

lip balm/gloss

nail clipper

lip balm

lint brush

hairspray

nail file

hairspray

shoe polish

lotion

mirror

lotion

shave gel

perfume

eyelash glue

cologne

aftershave

tweezers

lint brush

tweezers

shoe horn

earring backs

cotton balls

nail clipper

extra socks

clear nail polish

pencil sharpener

colored nail polish

fan

brush/comb

3. JUST IN CASE sewing kit

playing cards

safety pins

stain remover

superglue

boutonniere pins

static-cling spray

double stick tape

scissors

hem tape

phone charger

anti-blister spray

hem tape

copy of vows

portable battery

anti-slip-shoe pads

stain remover

safety pins

static-cling spray

boutonniere pins

phone charger

blotting paper

comfy flats

3. JUST IN CASE sewing kit

4. FOOD & BEVERAGE

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water

nuts & chews

drink straws

candy

energy drinks

gum/mints

protein snacks

alcohol

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4. FOOD & BEVERAGE water

nuts & chews

drink straws

candy

energy drinks

gum/mints

protein snacks

alcohol


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SCHATZIC

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JEWELRY

CAKE A PIG

STYLED BY MARKIE

DRESS

STATIONERY

THE DRESSING ROOM

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THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD/ BRIDLEWOOD OF MADISON 32 Railroad Road • Hattiesburg, MS 39402 | 3024 HWY 22 • Madison, MS 39110

601-270-1121 • www.thebarnatbridlewood.com • 601-707-4024

COUNTRY CLUB OF CANTON 183 Country Club Road • Canton, MS • 39046 601-859-6359 • www.ccofcanton.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Club & Golf Course

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

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

Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner

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

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

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

CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both barns are constructed of timbers rescued from historic barns and

Country Club of Canton is a classic wedding venue in Canton,

offer elegant retreats in pastoral settings. Beautiful wood beams frame

Mississippi. This golf course venue is located in historic Canton,

the majestic ceilings. Rustic chandeliers, farm tables, brick walls and

and has been helping couples celebrate their love since 1923. With

vintage details complete the historic style. The Barn at Bridlewood is

gorgeous landscapes and a 22-acre lake, this venue creates the perfect

just minutes from 98 in Hattiesburg. Bridlewood of Madison is close to

atmosphere for weddings of any size, style, and budget. The team at

I55 in Madison.

Country Club of Canton wants to provide you with classic southern hospitality, help you plan your event, and ensure that you make unforgettable memories at their venue.

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DULING HALL

THE FAULKNER

622 Duling Avenue • Jackson, MS • 39216 601-292-7121 • www.dulinghall.com

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

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

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

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

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

Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When looking for the perfect wedding venue to host your festivities,

Located in the heart of Downtown Jackson, this historic, six-story

we know the details matter. In Jackson, you’ll find no space with more

building offers sweeping views of The Old Capitol, the Pearl River

character, history and possibility than Duling Hall. Located right in the

basin, and the signature buildings of our city skyline we all know and

middle of Fondren, we are close to downtown churches and hotels. With

love. With three unique event spaces including a rooftop terrace, The

added perks like tables and chairs and audio-visual equipment, we’re

Faulkner is a timeless backdrop for all of life’s events. The venue is

here to make your event as perfect and easy as possible. We offer options

pointed with rich details and handsome finishes throughout each space

for a full-service bar and a professional staff to serve a broad product

to set a polished ton, sophisticated tone for your celebration.

selection to meet any budget. So, whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or reception, we’ve got you covered.

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

THE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED KITCHEN 1200 N. State St • Jackson, MS • 39202 601-398-4562 • www.themanshipjackson.com

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

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

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

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

Rehearsal Dinner, & Beverage Service

Rehearsal Dinner

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

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

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

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-350

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

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

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

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

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

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

Built as the Armour Smokehouse in 1906 this legendary Jackson landmark

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen is the perfect place to host your rehearsal

is a true icon of Mississippi’s rich heritage. The historic location will provide

dinner or wedding reception. Our staff is eager to create a custom

a unique backdrop for your reception or rehearsal dinner. Your beautifully

experience for your special day. We have menu options ranging from $35 -

planned reception deserves professional and complimentary beverage

$65 per person and if you don’t see something you would like on our menu,

service. As one of few Mississippi ABC licensed services in the area and

our capable chefs will be happy to make a custom menu. Our beautiful

insured for events, our first concern is that you fully enjoy your most special

spaces can accommodate groups ranging in size from 15 - 130 people seated

day with customizable and all-inclusive packages. Our team of professional

and standing receptions for up to 350 people.

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MCCLAIN LODGE

PEARL RIVER RESORT

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

13541 Hwy 16 W • Choctaw, MS • 39350 601-663-0338 • www.pearlriverresort.com

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

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

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

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

Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner

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

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

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

CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250+

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

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

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

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

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

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

With several venue spaces nestled in an idyllic setting, McClain Lodge is the

Savor every moment at Pearl River Resort. Nestled among the towering

perfect place to get married and celebrate life’s important events. Sitting

pines and rolling hills of Choctaw, Mississippi, Pearl River Resort can

along the banks of a quiet lake, everything you need for your wedding is in

make your special day a dream come true. From an al fresco ceremony at

this tranquil setting. For your ceremony, choose the quaint chapel among

the picturesque Dancing Rabbit Golf Club to an upscale cocktail hour to

soaring trees or get married in the open area arbor “Under the Oaks”. For

a grand reception in the beautifully-appointed ballroom, our exquisite

your reception, brides love the banquet hall and “Events on the Grounds”

accommodations and delicious dining options are sure to spoil you and your

with the wrap-around porch, bridge and gazebo areas. There’s more: the

guests. Owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians,

Lodge is a great place for attendants to dress and the bride and groom to

our sophisticated venues and world-class amenities mean you will have

spend their wedding night. For attendants and guests, McClain Lodge offers

everything you need to make your day memorable from start to finish. Let

new cabins with all the amenities.

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

THE RAILROAD DISTRICT & THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE 824 South State St. • 627 East Silas Brown St. • Jackson, MS 601-939-4518 • www.freshcutcateringandfloral.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warehouse EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor

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

CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-600 CATERING PRICE RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free In addition to The South Warehouse, Wendy Putt has now opened a new venue, The Railroad District. Convenient to downtown, we are excited to have this new venue for receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other wedding festivities. Within the 17,000 square feet of the Railroad District, this brick warehouse has exposed ceilings, New Orleans

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

style iron details, and modern features throughout the building. Fresh Cut Catering and

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

Floral will help you customize your rehearsal dinner or your unique wedding reception.

Located minutes from the capital city, spectacular Providence Hill

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warehouse EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150-1200 CATERING PRICE RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

Farm offers its brides two options for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Our magnificent stable is surrounded by rolling pastureland and unbelievable views. Two suites are available upstairs for the wedding parties to dress and enjoy the day. The girls can relax and have a bridesmaids’ luncheon while the guys delight in a sporting clay shoot or

Formerly the McRae’s Distribution Center, this historic warehouse in downtown

fishing match. Providence Hill also has a beautiful pavilion area surrounded

Jackson is the perfect setting for all your wedding festivities. With 19,000 square feet,

by a breathtaking lake for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.

The South is large enough to accommodate both your ceremony and reception. Voted

Brides may use the caterer of their choice.

“Best of Jackson” venue, the exposed brick walls, wood floors and large wooden beams create a grand and majestic feel for your wedding. But it doesn’t stop there! Exquisite décor and fabulous food by Fresh Cut Catering and Floral make every wedding as

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unique as the bride. Let Wendy Putt and her staff take care of the details.


TWO MISSISSIPPI MUSEUMS

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL

222 North Street • Jackson, MS • 39201 • 601-576-6879 museumofmshistory.com/mscivilrightsmuseum.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musuem

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boutique Hotel

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

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

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

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

CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500

CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Up to 400

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

CATERING PRICE RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28+

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

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

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

PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet Garage

Make history when you say “I do” at the Museum of Mississippi History

The only boutique hotel on the Mississippi Coast, the White House Hotel

and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. This impressive new building

has graced the Mississippi Coast for over a century. It has been lovingly

features nine event spaces with opportunities for dramatic table-settings

restored with a chic-contemporary interior and fascinating period detail.

and lighting. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the impressive front porch

Majestic oaks provide a canopy of shade on the front lawn making it a

and plaza. Architectural details abound with classic limestone and warm

beautiful setting for a wedding or reception. The Ballroom on the third

wood walls, exposed brick columns, and terrazzo floors. Treat your guests

floor opens onto a large roof top terrace overlooking the Gulf with dramatic

to a tour of the award-winning museums, dance the night away, and make

vistas. Catering is provided by Cora’s Restaurant which specializes in

a grand exit on the stunning plaza. Contemporary and breath-taking, this

southern and contemporary cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Our 76

is the ultimate luxury wedding destination in downtown Jackson.

guest rooms provide luxurious comfort for your guests.

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THE HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE 111 S Royal St. • Mobile, AL • 36602 251-208-7508 • www.historymuseumofmobile.com

WEDDINGS. LIFESTYLE. INSPIRATION. SWEET SOUTHERN VIBES.

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 CATERING PRICE RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Encounter the past while celebrating your future. Hold your special day in the History Muscum of Mobile’s uniquely picturesque courtyard or atrium. The museum’s iconic marble lobby with historic murals (dating to the 1930’s) is the perfect place to start your event. Make a grand entrance

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from the monumental marble staircase, socialize with guests, toast the newlyweds and dance the night away in the atrium, formerly home to the Southern Market.

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bridal boutique guide BOUTIQUE

SIZES

ATTENDANT’S WEAR

SHOES & ACCESSORIES

DESIGNERS

00-26

BRIDESMAIDS, PLUS SIZES, FLOWER GIRLS, MATERNITY, & MOTHERS

ACCESSORIES

Lula Kate, Adrianna Papell, After Six, Alfred Sung, Amsale, Bari Jay, Bill Levkoff, Dessy Collection, Hayley Paige Occasion, Jenny Yoo, Joanna August, Katie May, Monique Lhullier, Nouvelle Amsale, Rosebud Fashions, Social Bridesmaids, Theia, Twobirds, Watters, Wtoo

TUES - FRI 10 - 5 SAT BY APPT ONLY

BY APPT ONLY

00-PLUS CUSTOM SIZES

BRIDESMAIDS, FLOWER GIRLS, & MOTHERS

JEWELRY & VEILS

Christina Wu, Allure Couture, Lotus and Thread, Maggie Sottero, Rara Avis, Rebecca Ingram, Christina Love

ACCESSORIES

Aria, Blush by Hayley Paige, Tara Keely by Lazaro, Marisa Baratelli, Allure Couture, Stella York, Caseblanca, Justin Alexander, Trina Turk

BOTH

Badgley Mischka Bride, Matthew Christopher, Atelier, Laine Berry, Desiree Spice, Jaclyn Jordan, Kitty Chen, Philippe Matthews, Robert Bullock, Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, Martin Thornburg, Sophia Tolli, Emmaline,Justin Alexander and Lillian West

BOTH

Adrianna Papell, Allure Bridals, Morilee, Ashley & Justin, House of Wu, Eddy K, Enzoani, Essence of Australia, Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, Robert Bullock, Stella York, Stephen Yearick

BOTH

Allure Bridals, Enzoani, Kenneth Winston, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Pronovias, Essence of Australia, Casablanca, Stella York, Eddy K, Sottero & Midgley, Casablanca

HOURS

Bella Bridesmaids

601-898-0303 | Jackson, MS BELLABRIDESMAIDS.COM

The Bridal House by Woo Couture 601-454-3262 | Jackson, MS WOOCOUTURE.COM

The Bride and Groom 662-327-4337 | Columbus, MS

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

0-32

ALL

THEBRIDEANDGROOMMS.COM

Lace Bridal Experience 601-665-4860 | Brandon, MS

MON - SAT 10-6 SUN BY APPT. ONLY

0-32

ALL

LACEBRIDALBOUTIQUE.COM

Low’s Bridal & Formal 870-734-3244 | Brinkley, AR

BRIDESMAIDS,

TUES - FRI 10-5 & SAT 9-4

0-32

& FLOWER GIRLS

LOWSBRIDAL.COM

Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear 601-649-6006 | Laurel, MS

WOMEN’S SIZES,

MON - FRI 9-5:30 SAT 9-3

0-32

ALL

MIMISBRIDAL.COM

bridal registry guide Company Name Belk 866-235-5443 BELK.COM

Registry Tip

Return Policy 6 MONTHS FROM WEDDING DATE

Computerized

Registry

YES

Fine China

YES

Casual Dinnerware

YES

Glass & Stemware

Flatware

YES

Don’t be afraid to register for items that aren’t “the norm.” If there is an activity you and yours do together, register for things that cater to that. There is nothing wrong with registering for a tent to spend the weekend in with your honey. FOR MORE UNUSUAL REGISTRY IDEAS, check out page 104.

YES

Barware

YES

Bedding & Bath

Home Decor

YES

YES


Alabama

venue guide Company Name

Find Us On Page

Room Capacity

Average Price/ Person

Outside Catering Allowed

Outdoor Area

Facility Fee

Ceremony Site available

Valet Parking

- MOBILE -

The Battle House Hotel & Spa

120

700

$90

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

Bragg Mitchell Mansion

120

500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

The Ezell House

120

500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

History Museum of Mobile

121

250

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Rock Creek Golf Club

121

400

$22+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

251-438-6000 251-471-6364 251-432-4174

251-208-7508 251-928-4223

- G U L F C OA S T -

The Beach Club

170

Craft Farms

200

$60

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

112

30-850

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

Kaiser Realty

110

varies

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

The Peninsula Golf & Raquet Club

112

150

25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

170

100

$70

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

241-540-2952 251-923-2528

251-968-6868

251-968-8009

Turquoise Place 251-540-2952

Mississippi

venue guide Company Name

Find Us On Page

Room Capacity

Average Price/ Person

Outside Catering allowed

Outdoor Area

Facility Fee

Ceremony Site available

Valet Parking

- C E N T R AL M I S S I S S I P P I -

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

92

60

$20

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

Bridlewood of Madison

94

100-650

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Cotton Market

95

450

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

Country Club of Canton

83

300

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

The Depot Event Venue

5

350

20+

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

Duling Hall

90

350

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

The Faulkner

11

200+

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-354-6600 601-707-4024

601-906-5499

601-859-6359

662-368-3927

601-292-7121

601-566-1939

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Mississippi

venue guide Company Name

Find Us On Page

Room Capacity

Average Price/ Person

Outside Catering Allowed

Outdoor Area

Facility Fee

Ceremony Site Available

Valet Parking

- C E N T R AL M I S S I S S I P P I -

Hilton Jackson

86

50-1000

$35

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

The Iron Horse Grill

92

30-125

$30+

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

The Ivy Venue

7

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

King Edward Hotel

IFC

200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

13

15-350

$40

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

93

400

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

98

60-400+

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

30

UP TO 250

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

82

100-300

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Pearl River Resort

49

250+

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

Providence Hill Farm

91

300-800

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

The Railroad District

87

50-600

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

The Rick House

13

UP TO 175

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

The South Warehouse

87

150-1200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

Table 100

2

250

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

Two Mississippi Museums

139

500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-957-2800

601-398-0151

601-906-5499

601-969-8508

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen 601-398-4562

McClain Lodge 601-829-1101

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum 601-432-4500

Mississippi Realtors Center 601-932-5241

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum 601-982-8264

601-663-0338

601-832-8395

601-939-4518

601-398-4562

601-939-4518

601-933-2720

601-576-6879

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Mississippi

venue guide Company Name

Find Us On Page

Average Price/ Person

Room Capacity

Outside Catering allowed

Outdoor Area

Facility Fee

Ceremony Site available

Valet Parking

- G U L F C OA S T -

Biloxi Civic Center

146

1000

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

The Chapel at Centennial Plaza

157

TBD

TBD

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

Courtyard Beachfront

96

250

$25

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

Diamondhead Country Club

158

20-250

$25-$45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

Hyatt Place Biloxi

151

80-100

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

The Old Brick House

146

150

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

One Thirty One Lamuese

151

250

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

White House Hotel

157

UP TO 400

$28+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

228-374-3105

228-861-0557

228-864-4310

228-255-2918

228-206-0950

228-435-6121

228-217-3074

228-233-1230

- NAT C H E Z -

Dunleith Historic Inn

161

60-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

Monmouth

160

50-250

$35+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-446-8500

601-442-5852

YES

- P I N E B E LT -

The Barn at Bridlewood

94

100-500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Cotton Blues

166

60

$30

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

601-270-1121

601-450-0510

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Music Planner CEREMONY Prelude Processional Service Recessional Postlude Other

RECEPTION

Reception Planner VENUE

SITE SERVICES

LOCATION

SERVICES PROVIDED

Indoor

Rooms

Outdoor

Food

Same Site as Ceremony

Beverage/Alcohol

Within Walking Distance

Disabled Access Adequate Parking

USED FOR Ceremony

Valet

Reception

Coat Check

Dressing

On-site Wedding Coordinator

Overnight Rooms

Staff to Cut Cake More than One Event

SIZE

RENTALS AVAILABLE

Small (<100) Medium (100-250)

Tables

Large (250+)

Chairs & chair covers China, glassware,

Cocktail Hour Arrival of Newlyweds First Dance Father/Bride Dance

DECORATIONS

PROVIDED

silverware & serving dishes Linens Ration of guests to servers:

Head Table Guest Tables Cake Table Guest Book Table

BRINGING YOUR OWN DECORATIONS Mother/Groom Dance Guests' First Dance Dinner Cake Cutting Tossing the Bouquet Throwing the Garter Last Dance Other

What are the decorating restrictions?

When can decorations/favors come in?

STYLE RECEPTION

SITE FEATURES

Old-world

Great Entrance

Pastels

Modern

Chandeliers

Jewel Tones

Formal

Piano

Neutral Tones

Rustic

Balcony

Bold/Bright

Fun, Funky

Fireplace

Black/White

Casual

Great Views

Intimate

Stunning Windows

COLOR SCHEME

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Cakes Planner CAKE STYLE

CAKE ACCESSORIES

GROOM'S CAKE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Type of Cake:

Cake Topper:

Type of Cake:

Wedding Cake Location:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Flowers:

Cake Theme:

Groom's Cake Location:

Flavor of Icing:

Cake Decorations:

Flavor of Filling:

Cake Table Decorations:

Date to Taste Samples:

Cake Stands:

Flavor of Icing:

Part to Save:

Cake Boxes:

Cake Decorations:

Person Responsible for Cake

Cake Knife & Server:

Description:

Top, Knife, & Server:

Description:

Cake Napkins:

Person to Save & Freeze Cake:

Catering Planner TYPE

COURSES

ENTRÃ&#x2030;ES

Breakfast/Brunch

Hors d'oeuvres

Beef

Vegetarian

Tea

Appetizer

Chicken

Kosher

Lunch

Soup

Pork

Gluten Free

Cocktails

Salad

Fish/Seafood

Other

Dinner

Entree

Lamb

Dessert

Dessert

Pasta

ALCOHOL

SERVICE

RENTAL ITEMS

Full Bar

Cocktails

Tables

Beer & Wine

Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Chairs & Chair Covers

Wine with Dinner

Hors d'oeuvre Tables

Champagne Toast

Seated Meal

Specialty Cocktail

Buffet

Linens China, Glassware, Silverware

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& Serving Dishes


Flowers Planner DESCRIPTION OF WEDDING FLOWERS

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

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

FALL Autumn Leaves Celosia (cockscomb)

Chinese Lantern Chrysanthemum Crosnia Dahlia Hydrangea Seasonal Berries Statice Sunflower Yarrow

HELPERS

CEREMONY

Cake Cutting Attendant

Altar/Chuppah

_________________________________

_________________________________

Guest Book Attendant

Candles & Holders

_________________________________

_________________________________

Officiant

Pew/Aisle Markers

_________________________________

_________________________________

WINTER

Soloists & Musicians

Other

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

_________________________________

_________________________________

WEDDING PARTY

RECEPTION

Bride’s Bouquet _________________________________

Entryway _________________________________

Bride’s Toss Bouquet

Head Table Centerpiece

_________________________________

_________________________________

Bride’s Attendants’

Parents’ Table

_________________________________

_________________________________

Bouquets

Centerpieces

_________________________________

_________________________________

Flower Girl’s Headpiece or

Guest Table Centerpieces

Baskets

_________________________________

_________________________________

Reception Room Flowers

Groom’s Boutonnière

_________________________________

_________________________________

Cake & Cake Table

Groom’s Attendants’ Boutonnière

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

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

Ushers’ Boutonnière _________________________________ Ring Bearer’s Boutonnière _________________________________ Mothers’ & Grandmothers’ Corsages _________________________________ Fathers’ & Grandfathers’ Boutonnières _________________________________

Champagne/Punch Table Gift Table _________________________________ Guest Book Table _________________________________ Restroom _________________________________ Other _________________________________

Other _________________________________

BOUTONNIERE

| Single flower for men worn on lapel

_________________________________

NOSEGAY | Single flower or small bouquet, carried

CORSAGE | Single flower for women worn on wrist

POMANDER | Round bouquet on a cord usually for flower girls

CASCADE | Blossoms & greenery in teardrop shape

SPRAY | Small bunch of gathered flowers, carried

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

TOSS BOUQUET | Bouquet thrown to the single ladies


Twelve Month Wedding Timeline Now that you’ve said “yes!” it’s time to get organized! Use our checklist as a guideline to help you through the wedding planning process.

TWELVE MONTHS

FOUR MONTHS

ONE WEEK

Choose the date & time

Choose ceremony music

Pick up your gown

Plan the budget

Order men’s formal wear

Pack for honeymoon

Reserve ceremony site

Reserve rehearsal dinner location

Confirm transportation details

Start your guest list

Notify caterer of final head count

Hire a wedding consultant

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

Meet with officiant to discuss premarital counseling

Discuss menu details with caterer

Review timetables & details with vendors

Order wedding bands

Put fees in wedding day envelopes

Visit reception sites & reserve one

Meet with a premarital counselor

Purchase mothers’ dresses

Choose your attendants

Shop for gown

NINE MONTHS

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Address & mail invitations

Deliver gift baskets, if you have them, to hotels

Plan a trial run with hair & makeup

Host bridesmaids’ luncheon

Confirm ceremony details

Have manicure and pedicure

Arrange rehearsal dinner plans

Attend ceremony rehearsal

Complete proper documents for changing your name

Hold rehearsal dinner & hand out special gifts to wedding party

Confirm delivery date for your gown

Prepare tip envelopes & arrange for someone to distribute them

Announce engagement in your local newspaper

Order wedding dress, veil & accessories

Take engagement pictures

Select dress for bridal attendants

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

Interview & book photographer, videographer, caterer, & florist

ONE MONTH

Discuss honeymoon plans (get passport if needed)

Obtain marriage license

Select a band or DJ for reception

Arrange for final fittings on your gown

Send Save-the-Date cards

Buy gifts for the wedding party

Make reservations for bridesmaids’ luncheon

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

Reserve rental equipment

Choose your baker & order your wedding cake & groom’s cake

TWO WEEKS

Finalize guest list

Start reception seating chart & place cards

Register for gifts

Confirm rehearsal dinner plans

Order invitations, stationery, & thank you cards

Contact guests who did not RSVP

Break in wedding shoes

Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guest

Write rehearsal dinner & wedding toast

Finalize honeymoon plans

Choose favors

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

Confirm honeymoon arrangements

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DAY BEFORE

TWO MONTHS

SIX MONTHS

WEDDING DAY

Eat breakfast

Arrange to get checked in & have luggage delivered to your hotel

Get hair & makeup done

Relax! You’re getting married!!!


Wedding Day Checklist A checklist of things every bride should have on hand for her wedding day. Be prepared! Check off items as you assemble your kit.

HONEYMOON CHECKLIST

WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

Airline tickets (note flight number

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

& departure/arrival time) Resort/Hotel phone &

confirmation number Passports/Visas Camera, SD cards & charger Credit cards Traveler’s checks Sewing kit Medicines/Prescriptions Extra contact lenses or glasses Toiletries

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)

WEDDING ATTIRE for her: Gown Headpiece & veil Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip) Hosiery & garter Shoes Jewelry & accessories Wrap/jacket Gloves

for him: Coat, shirt, vest, trousers Cummerbund

Electrical plug adapters

Makeup & makeup remover

Neckwear

Hair dryer

Double stick tape

Cufflinks

Extra pair of nylons

Socks & shoes

UPDATING YOUR NAME Auto Registration

Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss & mouthwash Steamer or iron

Bank & Credit Card Accounts Car Insurance Policy

Hand mirror, tweezers & small grooming scissors

Credit Reporting Agencies

Tissues & disposable wipes

Deeds/Titles

Anti-cling spray

Driver’s License Employee Records

Deodorant, perfume & baby powder Cotton balls, cotton swabs

Investment Accounts Life Insurance Policy Medical/Dental Records Memberships Passport Post Office Records Social Security Records Stock Certificates Tax Agency Records

Headband or clips for pulling hair back while applying makeup Small hand towel Lint brush Breath mints Cash Checks

Something old, new, borrowed & blue

don’t forget Rings & marriage license Ring bearer pillow Flower girl basket Wedding programs Cake knife & server Toasting flutes Favors Guest book & pen

Voter Registration Records

Unity candle, kiddush cup

Wills/Trusts

Pay officiant & vendors Assign person to collect gifts

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Wedding Budget CEREMONY

MUSIC

STATIONERY

$___________ Ceremony Site Fee

$___________ Ceremony

$___________Save-the-Date Cards

$___________ Officiant

$___________ Reception

$___________ Invitations & Envelopes $___________Calligrapher

$___________Marriage License $___________ Candles/Candelabra

$___________Postage

$___________ Wedding Coordinator

$___________Thank You Notes

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES

$___________ Attendant Accommodations

$___________ Cake Knife & Server

$___________ Bridesmaids’ Dresses &

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

Shoes $___________ Flower Girl’s Dress $___________ Groomsmens’ Formal Wear

$___________ Host & Hostess gift

$___________Bride’s Bouquet

$___________Photographer Fees

$___________ Reception Flowers

$___________Engagement Session $___________Proofs $___________Wedding Album(s) $___________ Disk of Images

$___________ Decorations/Balloons

RECEPTION

GIFTS

$___________Reception Site Fees

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

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TRANSPORTATION $___________ Wedding Party $___________ Parking

PHOTOGRAPHY

$___________ Ceremony Flowers

$___________Other

$___________ Bridesmaid Luncheon

FLOWERS

$___________ Groom’s Boutonnière

$___________Placecards

$___________ Guests

$___________ Other

& Boutonnière

$___________Ceremony Programs

$___________ Ring Bear’s Attire

$___________ Attendants Gifts

$___________ Attendants’ Bouquets

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$___________Food & Service $___________Tax & Gratuity $___________Beverage/Bar Fee $___________Cake/Cake Cutting Fee $___________ Rental Items $___________Other

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

WEDDING ATTIRE for her: $___________Gown $___________Alterations $___________Headpiece / Veil $___________ Lingerie & Garter $___________Shoes $___________Jewelry & Accessories $___________Hair, Makeup, & Manicure $___________ Other

for him:

RINGS

$___________Formal Wear

$___________Engagement

$___________Neckwear & Cufflinks

$___________Bride’s Wedding Band $___________Groom’s Wedding Band

$___________Accessories $___________Shoes $___________Other


ACCOMMODATIONS The Battle House Mobile, AL | 120

The Bride & Groom and House of Tux Columbus, MS | 65

The Beach Club Gulf Shores, AL | 170

Lace Bridal Experience Brandon, MS | 30 & 58

Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport, MS | 96

Low’s Bridal & Formal Brinkley, AR | 1

Dunleith Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 161

Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 4

Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown Historic District Mobile, AL | 119

BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk Department Store MS | BC, 105, & 106

Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport, MS | 156

Belk Mobile & Spanish Fort AL | BC, 105, & 106

Hilton Garden Inn Mobile Downtown Mobile, AL | 114 Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 86 Hyatt Place Biloxi Biloxi, MS | 151 Kaiser Realty Gulf Shores, AL | 110

CAKES Cakes by Iris Jackson, MS | 95 Cotton Blues Catering Hattiesburg, MS | 166 Prickly Hippie Ridgeland, MS | 98

King Edward by Hilton Garden Inn Jackson, MS | IFC

CATERING Alabama Coastal Catering Orange Beach, AL | 112

McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 93

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Ridgeland, MS | 92

Monmouth Natchez, MS | 160

Cotton Blues Catering Hattiesburg, MS | 166

Pearl River Resort Choctaw, MS | 49

The Dock Gulfport, MS | 150

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel Mobile, AL | 120

Elements Catering & Floral Design MS, AL, LA | 6

Residence Inn by Marriott Baton Rouge, LA | 126

Fresh Cut Catering & Floral Flowood, MS | 87

Residence Inn Gulfport, MS | 156

Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 86

Turquoise Place Orange Beach, AL | 170

The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 92

White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 157

The Manship Jackson, MS | 13

BAR & BEVERAGE The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 92

McClain Catering Brandon, MS | 93

McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 93 BEAUTY Tracy Branch Agency Florence, MS | 48 BRIDAL BOUTIQUES Bella Bridesmaids Jackson, MS | IBC The Bridal House by Woo Couture Jackson, MS | 65

Table 100 Flowood, MS | 2 DESTINATION WEDDINGS City of Biloxi Biloxi, MS | 146 Kaiser Realty Gulf Shores, AL | 110 Pearl River Resort Choctaw, MS | 49 Spectrum Resorts Gulf Shores, AL | 170

Visit Natchez Natchez, MS | 164 FLORISTS/ EVENT DESIGNERS A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 13 Elements Catering & Floral Design MS, AL, LA | 6

MUSIC/DJ/BANDS DJ AJC Brandon, MS | 82 PHOTOGRAPHY/ PORTRAITS Blackbird Creative Ellisville, MS | 79 D’Artagnan Winford Flowood, MS | 79

Fresh Cut Catering & Floral Flowood, MS | 87

Jodye Sabatini Photography Jackson, MS | 72

I Do Gulf Coast Weddings Gulf Shores, AL | 112

Katelyn Anne Photography Brandon, MS | 79

Moreton’s Flowerland Natchez, MS | 160

Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 78

Prickly Hippie Ridgeland, MS | 98

Sharon Coker Photography Brandon, MS | 30

GROOMSWEAR Belk Department Store MS | BC, 105, & 106

RENTALS ABC Rental Bay St. Louis, Gulfport Ocean Springs | 158

Belk Mobile & Spanish Fort AL | BC, 105, & 106

Gotta Go Site Service Rentals Jackson, MS | 3

The Bride & Groom and House of Tux Columbus, MS | 65

Pelican Pete Party Rentals Gulf Shores, AL | 112

Tuxedo Junction Flowood & Ridgeland, MS | 68

SPA & WELLNESS The Battle House Mobile, AL | 120

Tuxes Too Jackson, MS | 72 HONEYMOON/ TRAVEL AGENCIES Beloved Getaways Brandon, MS | 176 JEWELERS Custom Jewelry Belk Department Store MS | BC, 105, & 106 Belk Mobile & Spanish Fort AL | BC, 105, & 106

Pearl River Resort Choctaw, MS | 49 TUXEDOS The Bride & Groom and House of Tux Columbus, MS | 65 Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 4 Tuxedo Junction Flowood & Ridgeland | 68 Tuxes Too Jackson, MS | 72

MOTHER’S FASHIONS Belk Department Store MS | BC, 105, & 106

VENUES The Barn at Bridlewood Hattiesburg, MS | 94

Belk Mobile & Spanish Fort AL | BC, 105, & 106

The Battle House Mobile, AL | 120

The Bridal House by Woo Couture Jackson, MS | 65 The Bride & Groom and House of Tux Columbus, MS | 65 Lace Bridal Experience Brandon, MS | 30 & 58 Low’s Bridal & Formal Brinkley, AR | 1 Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 4

The Beach Club Gulf Shores, AL | 170 Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Ridgeland, MS | 92 Biloxi Civic Center Biloxi, MS | 146 Bragg Mitchell Mansion Mobile, AL | 120 Bridlewood of Madison Madison, MS | 94


VIDEOGRAPHY Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 78

The Chapel at Centennial Plaza Gulfport, MS | 157

Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 86

One Thirty One Lameuse Biloxi, MS | 151

Cotton Market Rankin County, MS | 95

History Museum of Mobile Mobile, AL | 121

Pearl River Resort Choctaw, MS | 49

Country Club of Canton Canton, MS | 83

Hyatt Place Biloxi Biloxi, MS | 151

Courtyard by Marriott Beachfront Gulfport, MS | 96

The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 92

The Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club Orange Beach, AL | 112

WEDDING COORDINATORS A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 13 I Do Gulf Coast Weddings Gulf Shores, AL | 112

Craft Farms Gulf Shores, AL | 112

The Ivy Venue Flowood, MS | 7

Providence Hill Farm Jackson, MS | 91

Merry Memories Event Planning Baton Rouge, LA | 126

The Depot Event Venue Columbus, MS | 5

Kaiser Realty Gulf Shores, AL | 110

The Railroad District Jackson, MS | 87

Diamondhead Country Club Diamondhead, MS | 158

King Edward by Hilton Garden Inn Jackson, MS | IFC

The Dock Gulfport, MS | 150

The Manship Jackson, MS | 13

Duling Hall Jackson, MS | 90

McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 93

Dunleith Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 161

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum Jackson, MS | 98

The Ezell House Mobile, AL | 120 The Faulkner Jackson, MS | 11 Hampton Inn & Suites â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Downtown Historic District Mobile, AL | 119 Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport, MS | 156

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel Mobile, AL | 120 The Rick House Jackson, MS | 13 Rock Creek Golf Club Fairhope, AL | 121

Mississippi Realtors Center Flowood, MS | 30 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Jackson, MS | 82 Monmouth Natchez, MS | 160

The South Warehouse Jackson, MS | 87 Table 100 Banquet/Event Center Flowood, MS | 2 Turquoise Place Orange Beach, AL | 170 Two Mississippi Museums Jackson, MS | 139 White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 157

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