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MESSAGE from the PUBLISHER As we wrap up another issue of Premier Wedding Mississippi I absolutely can not believe we are well into summer. It seems like we just turned the page on the new year, and here we are complaining about the heat and dodging mosquitoes. Time certainly flies when you’re having fun, and putting this issue together has been nothing short of a total blast! This is my seventh issue as editor at Premier Publishing and my first as the new owner and publisher. I’m so excited to finally launch this edition which features even more design and inspiration ideas to help you plan your big day.

PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Amy Wallace CFO/SHOW PRODUCER | Gregg Wallace CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Tori Barrett ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER | Johnelle Brewster SALES/CORPORATE LIAISON | Lynda Jungkind ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE | Tanya Speaks ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | Janice Posey MARKETING INTERN | Sarah Claire Armstrong

Our team has had the opportunity to travel to some wonderful locations around the state this spring seeing the most beautiful venues, and working photo shoots with a few of the most talented creatives in the business. April and Paul shot a breathtakingly beautiful bridal fashion spread at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg, and we’ve been dying to share the photos with everyone. Not only are the pictures fabulous, the shoot was especially fun for our creative team which included the ever-talented Kristen Phillips and Christine Cody of the Tracy Branch Agency. These ladies created the incredible hair and makeup looks for two of the photo spreads in this issue. They’ve become a such regular part of our team we just don’t know what we’d do without them. Speaking of all things beautiful, we were simply mesmerized by the photos of our cover bride, Lindsay Vallas. A talented wedding photographer and owner of Lindsay Vallas Photography, Lindsay worked with some of the premier wedding professionals in Mississippi to plan her event. We love to see what wedding industry insiders do when they plan their own weddings, and Lindsay’s did not disappoint. We hope you enjoy this issue of Premier Wedding Mississippi, that you learn something of value to help with your wedding planning, and that you find our pages and the featured weddings of other happy Mississippi couples to be as inspirational as we do.

Amy Wallace Publisher

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CREATIVE CONTENT MANAGER | Laura Thompson GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER | Sara Gatlin DESIGN INTERN | Sophia Costa DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR | Natalie West DIGITAL & CONSUMER MARKETING MANAGER |

Kristen Lewis SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST | Alexis Moore SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN | Rachel Green CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

April & Paul Photography Sara Gatlin Photo Southern Wedding Pixels Sully Clemmer Photography

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Featured Weddings Black-Campbell.........................202 Booker-Ruder.....................204-205 Boykin-Thigpen......................75-77 Brackeen-Moss.........................158 Bullock-Ellzey.....................212-213 Clouse-Speaks..........................190 Cooper-Ferguson..............160-161 Corbett-Crigler..................182-183 Cox-Stephens...........................170 Dickey-Lee...............................208 Fratezi-Brozovich.....................164 Gentry-Mounce................192-193 Haden-McRaney......................154 Harper-Tollar.....................142-143 Harris-Donaldson.....................144 Henderson Rehearsal...............103 Inman-Puckett.........................145 Irwin—Johnston...............119-120 Lancaster-McIntyre..................146 Mangrum-Jones.......................148 Mavromahalus-Skinner.........87-89

McKay-Robinson........................147 Montgomery-Hindman................49 Morgan-Odom........................39-41 Norvell-Eleazer...........................172 Orr-Brozovich.............................162 Peters-McMahan................174-175 Pietrowski-Battista.....................198 Pittman-Girod.....................152-153 Power-Holly................................156 Schisler-Folmar....................105-107 Seabrook-Smith..................140-141 Sigler-Hickey...............................178 Spell-Necaise..............................176 Stewart-Wilson..........................186 Tatum-Johnson...........................150 Taylor-LaFleur.............................163 Thompson-Kolawole...............90-91 Thompson-McKell......................194 Wilbanks-Cooper.................196-197 Younger-Jameson................112-114

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THE CIRCLE OF

KNOW YOUR METALS

• 14-karat Yellow Gold Classic, durable for daily wear, polishes easily. • White Gold Made by mixing pure gold with white metals; can be a less-expensive; alternative to platinum. • Platinum Very white; heavy, durable metal; ideal for engraving. • Palladium Sister metal to platinum; naturally white metal; strong, non-tarnishing and hypo-allergenic. KNOW YOUR DIAMOND Diamonds are measured by the “Four Cs.” All four features can make a dramatic impact on the quality, and therefore price, of a diamond.

• Cut Proportions of a diamond and its facets, as opposed to its shape. A diamond gets its brilliancy from the cutting which maximizes the reflection of light. • Color White diamonds are graded on a D–Z scale, D being the most colorless. • Clarity The presence of natural marks, called inclusions, in the gem. The Gemological Institute of America judges clarity based on a standard 11-point scale from “Flawless” through “Imperfect 3.” • Carats Diamonds are weighed in carats, which may also be expressed as “points,” where one carat equals 100 points.

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

• Males and females under the age of 21 must furnish the circuit clerk satisfactory evidence of consent to the marriage by the parents or guardians of the parties.

• Application for the license is made in writing to the

clerk of the circuit court of any county in the state of Mississippi. The application is sworn by both applicants and must include the following: names, ages and addresses of both applicants (if under 21, then names and addresses of either parents, guardians or next of kin) and signature of witnesses.

• Applicants must provide proof of age in the form of either a birth certificate, baptismal record, armed service discharge, armed service identification card, life insurance policy, insurance certificate, school record, driver’s license, or other official document that shows proof of age.

• Applicants do not have to be a resident of Mississippi. There is no waiting period.

• If the male applicant is under 17 years of age and the

female under the age of 15, then satisfactory proof must be presented to the judge of any circuit, chancery or county court that sufficient reasons exists and both parties want to be married and the parents or guardians consent, then the judge in any court in the county where either applicant resides may waive the minimum age requirement and in writing authorize the clerk of the court to issue a marriage license.

For more information, contact the Circuit Clerk’s office in any Mississippi County.

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COVER BRIDE

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LINDSAY VALLAS & REG OTT April 21, 2017 | Madison, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Elle James BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Bella Bridesmaids CAKES/DESSERTS Cakes By Iris CATERER Fresh Cut Catering & Floral CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Bridlewood of Madison COORDINATOR & EVENT DESIGNER Signature Occasions FLOWERS Oak: A Southern Experience HAIR/MAKEUP Molly Gee Designs INVITATIONS Stella & Co. MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Scott Steele Entertainment PHOTOGRAPHER Rachel Solomon Photography TUXEDO Kinkades Fine Clothing VIDEOGRAPHER Hinkle Production 014 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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Fresh Cut Catering & Floral; Photography by Lauren F. Liddell Photography

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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. Use this helpful countdown checklist to help you prepare.

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

9 months before • visit resort • tour venue & guest rooms • ask about group discounts • send out save-the-dates & hotel info

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

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For a detailed timeline, check out the planner starting on page 215.

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


HAVE GUESTS WILL TRAVEL

Accomodating your guest from Near to Far

• When planning your wedding, it’s important to consider the needs

of your out-of-town guests, many of whom will be traveling great distances to share in your joyous occasion. You’ll want to make certain their visit is an enjoyable one.

• Most hotels provide a discounted rate when you reserve a block of

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

• It’s a good idea to consider the different economic situations of your out-

• Traditionally,

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

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

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

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

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Walking into The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, the first thing you notice is the light streaming through the grand hall. Once a working cotton mill, The Mill Conference Center has been renovated and updated to include a number of beautiful rooms for events including this long, stunning hall featuring reclaimed wood flooring , white brick walls, and tons of soft natural light. The doors at the end lead to a well appointed ballroom for large receptions, and the basement boasts a speakeasy entertaining area worthy of any gang of revelers. We wanted to accentuate the natural light and warm, glowing wood of the venue by leaning away from the expected industrial-rustic styling and bringing in soft pastels and draping florals for a vintage garden feel. Angie’s Catering and Floral Design provided the gold chavari chairs, rental furnishings and the beautiful bouquets and florals accenting the copper pipe arch and the industrial metal table. Our bride is wearing sweet, bohoinspired gowns from It’s a Date in Starkville, and The Bride & Groom in Columbus. Both boutiques provided coordinating, but not matching bridesmaid dresses in soft pastel colors to compliment the casual theme. g ow n

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lo d g i n g f o r o u t - o f - tow n g u e sts Planning for out-of-town guests can add an extra level of stress for couples. T here are a number of factors to consider before planning to invite out-of-town guests to your wedding. Where will your guests will stay? For how long? Are you required to pay for accommodations for all of your guests or just a few? Inviting a lot of folks from far away also raises transportation issues, increases costs for guest gift bags, and concer ns on how to keep out-of-town guests busy before and after your event. If you are planning on booking hotel rooms for your guests, your preferred hotel group sales department can help with much of the planning. T here are some things to keep in mind before you call and start reserving rooms. what is a room block ?

A room block is a group of rooms that a hotel will hold for a special rate for your event. Each hotel has a different minimum number of rooms that are required for special rates, so be sure to ask in advance. Usually, guests will pay for their own room, at a special rate. Blocked rooms will be released if not reserved by a certain date – usually 30 days prior to your wedding. The rule of thumb is to take the number of invited out-of-town guests and divide by two. types of room blocks

A courtesy room block will not require any upfront payment and there are no penalties for unused rooms. Hotels who offer courtesy room blocks will usually add more rooms at the special rate if you need them. A guaranteed room block will require some sort of upfront payment or will charge you a penalty if your guests don’t reserve a minimum number of rooms in the block, usually 80% - 90% of the rooms. You may want to get confirmation from your guests before agreeing to this type of block. there are a few terms you need to understand before your sign your room block contract .

allowable shrinkage – This refers to the number or percentage of blocked rooms that are not booked. This is important if you have

a guaranteed room block as there will be a penalty for unbooked rooms. The target percentage is the amount of unbooked rooms for which you will not be penalized.

attrition rate or minimum commitment – This is the percentage of rooms that have to be booked to avoid paying a fee. The target

percentage is usually 80%-90%of the blocked rooms. If you do not book the minimum, you will be charged for up to the minimum percentage.

mitigation or resell clause – Ask if your hotel offers a resell clause. This requires the hotel to try to book unreserved rooms from

your block so that you are no longer held responsible for those rooms. If they can resell those rooms, you will not be billed for them. things to keep in mind when blocking hotel rooms : location : Your hotel should be close to your reception venue. 1-2

miles is best if possible. Many hotels will provide shuttle service to local airports and even to your wedding venue. amenities : Your wedding is only going to last a few hours, and

your guests will want to enjoy their time in your town. Select a hotel that is easily accessible to restaurants and entertainment options. Many hotels offer amenities such as restaurants, spas, heath centers, pools, and breakfast. Some offer an incentive such as a complimentary honeymoon suite if your wedding books a lot of rooms.

price point : While you want your guests to enjoy their stay, so do

not reserve rooms at a hotel that is too expensive for most of your guests just because they are offering you a complimentary honeymoon suite. Make sure your hotel choice is in line with most of your guests’ finances. share your hotel information with guests : Make

sure your invited guests know well in advance which hotels have blocked rooms and the deadline for special rate reservations.

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While the parents of the bride usually host the first party for a newly engaged couple, Indian tradition dictates that the groom’s family host the engagement party as a way of welcoming the bride and her relatives into their new family. When the time came to celebrate the betrothal of Khush Aujla and Saumya Goel, the groom’s mother and sister turned to Signature Occasions to help plan the elaborate affair. Both the couple and the groom’s family wanted a party that represented their culture and would be a memorable event. They chose a Bollywood theme with all the glitz and glamour of a major film production. From towering centerpieces, white florals and gold accents, the design was glamorous for any opening night. Guests walked the red carpet down a hallway lined with lighted marquee custom movie “posters” featuring the happy couple. Family members performed choreographed dances and skits throughout the night with a special dance designed especially to welcome the bride and performed by the groom, his sister and family.

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10 tips for

perfect planning START WITH A PERFECT DATE -choose easy travel dates for out-of-town guests -give guests plenty of notice

SEPARATE WANTS & NEEDS -identify what you absolutely need, like venue & dress -purchase what you simply want after needs

SET A BUDGET -having no budget will let spending spiral -do frequent budget checks to stay on track

CHOOSE A THEME -a theme makes decor, flowers, & food easier to pick -ideas: beach, winter, formal, woodland, downtown

DO THE PAPERWORK -get a marriage license at the start of planning -get written contracts from vendors

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GET HELP -the average wedding takes 240 hours to plan -seek help from your venue, planner, family & friends

HAVE A TIMELINE -set deadlines for tasks and RSVPs -remember to schedule final payments to vendors

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WEDDING CONSULTANTS

What can they do for you? Learn from those who have walked the aisle before you, and don’t underestimate

Your

BRIDAL STYLE

the overwhelmingly huge job planning a wedding can be. Planning a wedding

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST

includes endless details to arrange, logistics to organize, large numbers of

The benefits of hiring a professional hairstylist bypass the

service providers to coordinate, and contracts to negotiate.

possibility of a hair disaster. A professional hairstylist can also

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

take on the task of creating a hairstyle that is picture worthy and worry-free.

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

CONSIDER THE VENUE

If you decide to use a consultant, the most important thing to do is choose someone you

Planning a hairstyle that will hold nicely against any weather

like. While there are many good consultants in the business, finding one that suits your

conditions is important for an outdoor wedding. Being in the

temperament, fits with your overall personality and is enjoyable to be around is the real

South, wearing your hair in an updo is recommended because

key to success.

there is a big chance your hair will not hold up if your wedding is outdoors due to the southern humidity. Indoor weddings allow a bride to be more creative and comfortable with her hairstyle. A bride should choose a look that complements her dress and can stay in place for her fun-filled day.

The perfect wedding dress needs to be accented with a hairstyle that is flattering to a bride. She can peruse magazines to get ideas for a bridal hairstyle, but the final decision can seem to be overwhelming. Consider these helpful trends, techniques, and tips to make the final decision

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CHOOSING

because it’s better to be safe than sorry on your wedding day

1. HEALTH & WELLNESS pain killers antacid band-aids eye drops allergy meds toothbrush toothpaste mouthwash

tissue tampons/pads deodorant q-tips sunscreen hand sanitizer dental floss baby powder

2. PRIMPING & BEAUTY brush/comb lip balm/gloss hairspray lotion perfume tweezers earring backs clear nail polish colored nail polish

nail polish remover nail clipper nail file mirror eyelash glue lint brush cotton balls pencil sharpener fan

3. JUST IN CASE sewing kit double stick tape anti-blister spray anti-slip-shoe pads safety pins boutonniere pins blotting paper

superglue scissors hem tape stain remover static-cling spray phone charger comfy flats

4. FOOD & BEVERAGE water drink straws energy drinks protein snacks

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DRESS STYLES

silhouette and length options

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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. Highlow length is just below the knee in front with a train in the back of your gown. A ballerina length dress is a dress that is cut just above the ankle, perfect for ballerinas!


DETAILS

Take the Plunge

SELECTING THE PERFECT NECKLINE

Sweetheart

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

Illusion

Off the Shoulder

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

Halter

The illusion neckline features a strapless gown with either a sweetheart, straight or curved neckline with a sheer fabric covering the décolletage to the neck. Most illusions form a halter or bateau line, but give the appearance of a strapless.

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

V Neck

Bateau

The V-neckline can range from a simple, modest V shape sitting just below the collarbone to a deep, sexy plunge. This look is best for the average busted girl. The larger the chest, the smaller the V.

The gentle curve of the bateau neck follows the shape of the collarbone almost to the shoulders. This shape is especially good for petite brides with lovely collarbones

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Attendants’ Responsibilities

Attendants’ Responsibilities

MAID OF HONOR

BEST MAN

Assist bride in setting a date to have • bridesmaids’ dresses fitted and

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coordinate other bridesmaids to ensure they get to the proper location on time.

Attend all pre-wedding parties and host a bridal shower with other bridesmaids, preferably one in keeping with the bride’s own taste.

Arrange the bride’s veil and train before the grand walk down the aisle

• • •

Hold the bride’s bouquet during wedding ceremony.

Hold the groom’s ring during the wedding ceremony.

Stand next to the groom in the receiving line and sit to his left at the head table. Sign the marriage license as a witness, if the bride asks.

dance with the best man during • May the first dance.

Help the bride bustle her train, remove her headpiece and change into going away outfit. Attend to the bride throughout the day, running errands and tying up loose ends, calming nerves and otherwise ensuring the success of the wedding celebration. May assume responsibility for transporting the bride’s gown home or to the cleaners. May assist the best man with transporting gifts to the bride and groom’s home.

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


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Tips for Choosing

Bridesmaid Dresses Color

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

Be Considerate

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

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

Your friends are excited for you and want to be part of your special day. Be conscious of what you are asking of them financially and personally.

After the

Wedding

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

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

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

Style Decide how you want your bridesmaids to compliment you and your wedding gown. Do you want all of your bridesmaids in the same style and/or color? Let’s be honest: choosing one dress for all of your bridesmaids to wear will not always look the best on everyone. You have to consider each attendant’s height, weight, body shape. Is anyone expecting in your wedding party? All this effects how the bridesmaids’ gown will look on that bridesmaid. 070 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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Brides have many different ideas of how they should shop for a wedding gown. Some appointments are just like brides imagine. They come in with their mother and all their friends. They try on dresses until they find “the one.” Everyone cries, champagne is served, and the bride leaves happy having found the perfect, dream dress. Unfortunately, that is not how bridal shopping usually happens. Here are a few tips to help new brides have the wonderful bridal experience they are expecting at their bridal appointment.

• Shop with an open mind. Every bride loves to look on Pinterest and in magazines for the gown of her dreams. While it is a good idea to have some styles in mind when you start your search, the dress you love in the magazine may not look like that on your body type. Remember, these photos are created by teams of people – professional photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photoshop artists, etc. Let your consultant help you in finding a style that looks great on you. • Limit the number of people you bring with you. This is probably the most important thing that can help you have a wonderful shopping experience. “Everybody” has an opinion and they will give it to you based on what “they” like. Bring your mom and maybe two people who fully understand your vision for a gown and support your decisions. Discuss your vision in advance, and do not bring along that friend who is only concerned with what she would choose for herself. Brides can often get frustrated because too many opinions are coming at them. Choosing a gown is an important decision, and it can be very overwhelming to have too much “help” with you.

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• Shopping in many different stores is not necessary. Limit yourself to two or three appointments, and only go to stores that carry different brands from the first store you shopped. • Don’t worry about the size of the gown. Typically bridal gowns run very small. It’s OK to wear a bigger size bridal gown. Nobody knows what size your dress is. All they will know is that you look gorgeous as long as your dress fits you well. • Make sure you understand the ordering procedure and policies of any bridal salon. Once a bride says “YES” she tends to forget everything else. Get payment details in writing, and make sure you have time to get your dress delivered with ample time for alterations.


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Introducing the In-Laws

merging families with different backgrounds Are you a bride worried about how

them. The same is true for your family as well.

the visit with his side of the family - embarrassing

her in-laws will gel with her family?

Everyone should meet before hand so there isn’t any

stories from your mother or jokes from your dad.

nervousness. If you don’t know his family well and

Give him time to meet members of your family

You aren’t alone! Thousands of

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without being bombarded. Sometimes we have to

brides across the nation are worrying

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the groom’s mother, it’s usually easier to find things

your groom plied with a million and one questions.

about the exact same thing. Here are

to do with another woman. Try going shopping

Again, don’t worry. Everyone will get to know one

some tips to help you through it and

together or eating lunch to get to know one another.

another soon enough. He will probably bond with

For the father, take a little time to chat with him

your dad more easily than with your mom since

about his son. Usually, fathers aren’t too difficult

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your future husband and make sure you will be well

different from your own. Sometimes, this can be

share embarrassing stories and photos, so ask. You

cared for by him. Sit down with your groom and your

overwhelming or confusing until you get your

will receive a wealth of funny stories. Share some

siblings, you may need to monitor the conversation

bearings. This can be especially true if you’re

of your goofy moments, too. These things will help

at first, and hope they don’t embarrass you as much

marrying someone who is of a different nationality

you bond with the groom’s side of the family, as

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or has a different cultural or religious background.

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4. What on-site coordination services do you offer? • Find out who will be in charge of the event on the day

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• Ask if there will be a host or hostess on-hand for guest needs

5. 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)

6. Is your catering menu flexible? • Browse the selections for variety

• Find out if you can design your own menu

7. What is your bar policy? • Ask if you can have an open bar

• Look for variety, including frozen and non-alcoholic drinks

8. What special amenities do you offer? • Ask about secondary food services

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

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Healthy is in. Healthy meals can be tasty delights.

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Go ethnic! Food from around the world is becoming more and more popular at weddings. It’s a great way to get variety into your dinner. It also gives your guests the opportunity to feed their adventurous side.

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Beef: it IS what’s for dinner. Steak is in. Popular are South American style steaks seasoned with chile peppers and sofrito or different salsas and a side of Peruvian potatoes. Steak is also delicious tossed into a gourmet salad or thinly sliced on baguettes.

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

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

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

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GOURMET RECEPTIONS AT YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT

“Honey, where would you like to eat tonight? I’m in the mood for something special.”

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

This is a question you and your fiancé may ask each other often. Why not ask that same question when selecting a reception site? You want your wedding to be a special experience for you as well as your guests. You spend endless hours selecting the perfect dress, the perfect flowers, and the perfect venue. Why not treat your guests to a special meal?

When exploring restaurant reception options, you should:

When planning your wedding you will discover endless possibilities for reception sites; hotels, country clubs, museums, backyard tents and more. Among those possibilities you should consider your favorite local restaurants, the restaurant where you celebrated your last promotion, your last birthday, and where you took your parents when they came to visit. Your favorite restaurant may offer all the style and amenities you require, and most importantly, have the expertise to serve you and your guests an exceptional meal. With your favorite restaurant, depending on the size of your reception, you may reserve a private room or you may be able to reserve the entire space. You, with the chef, may craft a customized menu and wine

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


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WE’LL HELP YOUR GUESTS KEEP IT SIMPLE SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE FANCY. At the wedding, the head table is where the bride & groom sit. Depending on the arrangememnt, some or all attendants & parents may join them. It is usually distinguished from the other tables with a floral arrangememnt or distinct centerpiece.

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BRITNEY IRWIN & DAVID JOHNSTON JR. March 4, 2017 | Gulfport, MS

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Child’s Play

KID FRIENDLY WEDDINGS

Children can be a precious addition to a wedding. Whether they are in the wedding party or guests, keeping them entertained can be challenging! If you are expecting a lot of little ones, here are some tips to consider. • Create a craft table for the kids. Custom coloring books, bubbles, etc. Will keep kids occupied during the reception and allow them to get creative.

• Throw a candy bouquet! Every little girl pretends to throw their wedding bouquet in their dress-up wedding dress. Make a candy bouquet just for kids and have them join in the fun! • Kid friendly drinks are very popular. Add fruit and Kool-Aid to a large canister with a spout. The kids will love being able to get the drinks themselves, and it’s healthier then just canned sodas. Snow cone bars are perfect for kids to create their own desserts. Kids will love a snack bar filled with popcorn, twizzlers, and cupcakes.

etc. The prop makes the kids feel important in the wedding and gives them a job to be proud of! Have the ring bearer or flower girls hold a sign with something written to the groom.

• For the bride and groom departure, have a glowstick area set up for the kids to take part in the ritual. They can spin and twirl the glow sticks as you skip to the get away car. The glow sticks look great in pictures! • Hire a sitter for the reception! Use a private room at your venue as a place for young children to play, watch movies, or nap while their parents enjoy the festivities of your day!

• Give small children in the wedding party a prop. A tricycle for outdoor weddings, chalkboard sign,

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Set up your wedding registry as soon as possible. Inlcude your wedding website link on all wedding stationary including save-the-dates and invitaions.

Take your registry down immediately following the wedding; instead wait a couple months in case guests send gifts after the big day.

Have a range of options and price points at 2-4 stores.

Use your invitations to advertise where you register; instead, have a page on your wedding website that lists and links to where you’re registered.

Keep track of who sent what, and hand write thank-you notes within six weeks after your wedding.

Ask for money outrightinstead, on your registry web page say something like help us take our dream honeymoon.

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One of the most important milestones of one’s life is a wedding, but an event such as this is more than an esteemed occasion. In the South, it is an affair to remember. In the South, wedding season is an entire social season. And depending on what part of Mississippi you’re in, even that varies. Months of planning and decisions on caterers, florists, photographers and the like easily keep the bride’s calendar booked. Furthermore, relatives, long time friends, and college roommates come together for an opportunity to get reacquainted with one another and to honor the couple. Visions of white gowns, flickering candles, and the scent of flowers in the air become a reality. But the style of a wedding is only part of what becomes most memorable. In Mississippi, a proper Southern wedding is about ambiance and all that it imparts. For example, the ever popular destination wedding allows the bridal party and guests to take in the local sites and do a little shopping, but it also provides a venue in which everyone can relax, enjoy the momentous occasion, and reminisce.

Perhaps a ceremony in a grand church or cathedral followed by a reception in a high-rise appeals to the bride and groom’s sense of style. An elegantly appointed Southern wedding is easily incorporated into a more modern setting. Taking their vows in an historic bed and breakfast enables a couple to present their wedding in a classically Southern manner while hosting a sophisticated reception on a tented lawn. Above all, a Mississippi wedding is elegant, classic, and traditional. However, it is not dictated by style alone. It is genuinely Southern because of the ambiance it conveys. The atmosphere engages the bridal party and guests and allows them to remember the meaning of the special event - friends and family gathered together in an intimate setting to celebrate a union and to make treasured memories. That truly defines a Mississippi wedding. Join us as we visit Mississippi and the professionals that will make your dream wedding come true.

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ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SAY ‘I DO’ Celebrate your love with a romantic wedding in the heart of Jackson. Gorgeously appointed indoor and outdoor venues provide a magnificent backdrop for both intimate gatherings and grand galas. Luxurious offerings at Soul Spa allow you to pamper yourself before your big day. Intuitive event specialists are by your side from start to finish, ensuring that your special day perfectly reflects your personality. Visit westinjackson.com or call 601.968.8200


around the state

CAPITAL RIVER REGION -

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f you’re looking for a diverse variety of venues, food and fun in a concentrated area, the capital city and central Mississippi are ready for you. From moss-draped trees to big city attractions, the Capital River Region is one of Mississippi’s grandest regions featuring stately mansions, cannon-lined battlefields, and rich southern history. The metro area offers brides a variety of venue choices from historic homes and buildings, locations with rustic charm like the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, industrial and trendy clubs in and near the hip and artsy Fondren district, elegant ballrooms of Country Clubs, hotels and historic homes and buildings, to the stylish and urbane Mississippi Museum of Art and gardens. Beautiful churches abound in the region as do lovely college campuses, chapels, converted stables, and recreational parks and outdoor offerings.

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area which stretches from Brookhaven to the south, north through Madison and Canton, and east to Brandon to Clinton and Raymond west of the city. The Capital River Region also features Vicksburg, one of Mississippi’s most historic and beautiful cities. Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, a visit to Vicksburg offers a glimpse of Old South grandeur, while Civil War re-enactments recall the heartache of a nation torn apart. The bluffs of Vicksburg overlook the majestic Mississippi River for the most scenic outdoor weddings in Mississippi while charming antebellum homes make for unforgettable indoor events. Boasting luxurious historic homes as well as the excitement of casino gaming, Vicksburg brides have both a wealth of history at their fingertips and modern amenities to keep guests entertained all weekend long.

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CAITLIN SEABROOK & RICHARD SMITH October 1, 2016 | Brandon, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE The Bridal Path CAKES/DESSERTS That Special Touch CATERER, CEREMONY, & RECEPTION VENUE McClain Lodge COORDINATOR & INVITATIONS Signature Occasions EVENT DESIGNER McClain Lodge FLOWERS William Box Design PHOTOGRAPHER Patrick Remington Photography PHOTOBOOTH Jackson Snap Booth REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE McClain Lodge 140 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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JESSICA HARPER & BRENTON TOLAR December 10, 2016 | Jackson, MS

BRIDESMAIDS DRESS BOUTIQUE The Bridal Path CAKES/DESSERTS Oak: A Southern Experience CATERER Fresh Cut Catering & Floral CEREMONY, RECEPTION, & REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Cotton Market COORDINATOR, EVENT DESIGNER, & FLOWERS Oak: A Southern Experience INVITATIONS Erica Ashley for Oak: A Southern Experience MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Blue Silk Band PHOTOGRAPHER Jeff Chao Photography VIDEOGRAPHER Parker Media 143 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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COURTNEY HARRIS & BRAD DONALDSON October 22, 2016 | Jackson, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRIES Belk CAKES/DESSERTS That Special Touch CATERER Fresh Cut Catering & Floral CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The South COORDINATOR Signature Occasions EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral PHOTOGRAPHER Martha Grace Gray Photography PHOTO BOOTH Jackson Snap Booth 144 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


MORGAN INMAN & NICHOLAS PUCKETT November 19, 2016 | Jackson, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Imaginations Bridal CAKES/DESSERTS Campbell’s Bakery, Deep South Pops FAVORS Ricky Noble Cartoons FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral PHOTOGRAPHER Vowell Photography RECEPTION & REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE MS Sports Hall of Fame & Museum TUXEDO Squires Formalwear VIDEOGRAPHER Morgan Carr Cinematography PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 145


ELIZABETH LANCASTER & ANDREW MCINTYRE January 7, 2017 | Jackson, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Oxford Bridal CAKES/DESSERTS For Heaven’s Cakes, Mangia Bene Catering CAKE STAND & CHAMPAGNE FLUTES Andre McIntyre Ceramics CATERER Mangia Bene EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Eventful PHOTOGRAPHER Sue Elam RECEPTION VENUE The MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE The Iron Horse Grill TUXEDO Tuxes Too 146 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


ASHLEY MCKAY & MICHAEL ROBINSON November 5, 2016 | Brandon, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Imaginations Bridal CATERER, CEREMONY, & RECEPTION VENUE McClain Lodge FLOWERS Chapman’s Florist HAIR LaCru Salon MAKEUP Christine Cody PHOTOGRAPHER Renee Bynum Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Table 100 RENTALS Great Southern Events TUXEDO Tuxedo Junction PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 147


AMANDA MANGRUM & BRIAN JONES June 3, 2016 | Jackson, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Woo Couture BRIDAL REGISTRIES Batte Furniture, The Everyday Gourmet CATERER & RENTALS Top It Off Events FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral PHOTOGRAPHER Lindsay Vallas Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Lakehouse REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE The Railroad District TUXEDO Tuxes Too 148 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


ANNA MONTGOMERY & PETER HINDMAN October 29, 2016 | Flowood, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE The Bride & Groom Bridal Boutique BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Belk CAKES/DESSERTS Dream Cakes CATERER & FLORAL Fresh Cut Catering & Floral CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The Ivy Venue MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Peter Christian & Crew PHOTOGRAPHER Martha Grace Gray Photography PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 149


NATALIE TATUM & DAVIS JOHNSON March 11, 2017 | Madison, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Elle James BRIDAL REGISTRIES Persnickety CAKES/DESSERTS For Heaven’s Cakes CATERER Elements CEREMONY, RECEPTION, & REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Bridlewood of Madison FLOWERS Green Oak Nursery GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Garden Inn INVITATIONS Fresh Ink PHOTOGRAPHER Sully Clemmer Photography TRANSPORTATION Way Back in Time 150 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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LAUREN PITTMAN & HAYES GIROD November 5, 2016 | Flora, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUTIQUE Imagination’s Bridal BAR Iron Horse Grill CAKES/DESSERTS Cakes by Iris CATERER & FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral COORDINATOR Signature Occasions GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Garden Inn INVITATIONS Fresh Ink MOTHERS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Beyond Expectations PHOTOGRAPHER Charlotte Stringer Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Flora Gin REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE The Mermaid Cafe TRANSPORTATION Way Back in Time TUXEDO Tuxes Too 152 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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KATHY HADEN & ROBERT MCRANEY, JR. May 14, 2016 | Jackson, MS

CAKES/DESSERTS That Special Touch CATERER The Fairview Inn CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The Fairview Inn FLOWERS William Box Designs MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Ricky McCraw PHOTOGRAPHER Martha Grace Gray Photography with Marianna Hydrick 154 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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BRITTANY POWER & REID HOLLY December 31, 2016 | Flowood, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Elle James BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Belk, Pottery Barn CAKES/DESSERTS Cakes by Iris CATERING, FLOWERS, & RENTALS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The Ivy Venue GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Garden Inn LIGHTING Apollo Event Lighting MOTHERS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Dillard’s PHOTOGRAPHER Jennifer Jones Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Lake Caroline Yacht Club 156 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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

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

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

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ARLAYNA BRACKEEN & CAMERON MOSS March 25, 2017 | Leland, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Elle James Bridal CATERER Signa’s Grille COORDINATOR, EVENT DESIGNER, FLOWERS, & INVITATIONS HEF Wedding & Event Planning LIGHTING & MUSIC Style the Band PHOTOGRAPHER Vowell Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Gin at Dunlieth REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Downtown Grille RENTALS Eventful 157 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


WHEN THE SPOTLIGHT’S ON YOU... When the spotlight’s on you... what better place to create the memories of a lifetime. If you’ve visited GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, we don’t have to tell you what a spectacular place it is. And while its main purpose is celebrating the best of America’s music, it was also thoughtfully designed for events as special as yours. With its spacious lobby, covered porch, and expansive lawn, the possibilities are endless for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or parties. Your guests will enjoy the Museum’s interactive exhibits in a one-of-a-kind music-infused setting. If you haven’t had a chance to see the Museum, which is the first GRAMMY Museum outside of Los Angeles, contact us to talk about the different options available. We would love to be a part of your special day.

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AMANDA COOPER & WILL FERGUSON December 10, 2016 | Grenada, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUTIQUE Engagements Bridal & Formal Wear Boutique CATERER High Cotton Catering MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Liberto Party Services PHOTOGRAPHER Taylor Square Photography RECEPTION & REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE First & Green RENTALS Details Specialty Rentals TRANSPORTATION Way Back in Time TUXEDO Engagements Bridal & Formal Wear Boutique 160 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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LACEY ORR & WILLIAM BROZOVICH JR. March 11, 2016 | Greenville, MS

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS DRESS BOUTIQUE Imagination’s Bridal CAKES/DESSERTS Campbell’s Bakery CATERER, RECEPTION & REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Greenville Golf & Country Club EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Lagniappe GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Harlows Casino & Spa, Hampton Inn, Greenville Inn & Suites MOTHERS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Imagination’s Bridal PHOTOGRAPHER Jamie Hardin Photography RENTALS Taylor Rental TUXEDO Mansours VIDEOGRAPHER Moore Media Group 162 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


LENOIR TAYLOR & HOSEA LAFLEUR June 25, 2016 | Greenville, MS

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BRITTANY FRATESI & ERIC BROZOVICH December 19, 2016 | Leland, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE It’s a Date CATERER Signa’s Grille COORDINATOR, EVENT DESIGNER, FLOWERS, & INVITATIONS HEF Wedding & Event Planning PHOTOGRAPHER Katelynn Anne Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Gin REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Greenville Golf & Country Club RENTALS Taylor Rental & Eventful TUXEDO Mansours 164 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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historic sites, such as Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis’ final home. And with Las Vegas style casinos on the coast, you can enjoy topnotch entertainment and all the amenities of these grand hotels.

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

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

Resorts, luxury hotels, casinos, and quaint bed and breakfasts dot the shoreline. Adventurous excursions, live entertainment, and historic sites are just a few of the possibilities that will pique you and your guests’ interests.

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

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

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

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BETH COX & JON STEPHENS July 23, 2016 | Biloxi, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Dillard’s, Hillyer House CAKES/DESSERTS Melissa’s Specialty Cakes CATERER Biloxi Yacht Club COORDINATOR & EVENT DESIGNER A Plan to Remember FLOWERS Pine Hill Floral Design HAIR Chuck Kelly Salon PHOTOGRAPHER Sean Smith Photography RECEPTION VENUE Biloxi Visitors’ Center REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Mary Mahoney’s RENTALS ABC Rentals TRANSPORTATION Golden Gulf Transportation, Biloxi Tour Train VIDEOGRAPHER Lighthouse Video 170 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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KELLY NORVELL & NATHAN ELEAZER October 16, 2016 | Diamondhead, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Williams Sonoma CATERER Diamondhead Country Club CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Diamondhead Country Club FLOWERS Adam Loraine Flowers LIGHTING Diamondhead Country Club PHOTOGRAPHER Jen & Chuck Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Harbor House Steamer 172 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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LAURA PETERS & JOHN MCMAHAN November 5, 2016 | Biloxi, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRIES Hillyer House CAKES/DESSERTS Melissa’s Specialty Cakes CATERER Biloxi Yacht Club COORDINATOR & EVENT DESIGNER A Plan to Remember HAIR/MAKEUP Antonian Salon FLOWERS The Petaler Co. GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS The White House Hotel LIGHTING Southern Event Productions PHOTOGRAPHER Tilley Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Biloxi Yacht Club TRANSPORTATION Golden Gulf VIDEOGRAPHER Lifehouse Films 174 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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CAITLYN SPELL & TY NECAISE November 19, 2016 | Pass Christian, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bed, Bath, & Beyond FLOWERS Forget Me Not Florists LIGHTING & MUSIC P & I Productions PHOTOGRAPHER Southern Wedding Pixels PHOTO BOOTH J Daniels Photography RECEPTION VENUE Bay St. Louis Community Hall

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SARA SIGLER & CHRISTOPHER HICKEY August 13, 2016 | Long Beach, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Mimi's Bridal & Formalwear BRIDAL REGISTRIES Claude Moore Jeweler CAKES & DESSERTS Melissa's Specialty Bakery CATERER Cotton Blues PHOTOGRAPHER Brad Puckett Photography PHOTOBOOTH BP Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Steve's Marina Restaurant

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estled on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez is exactly what you picture when you imagine a Southern wedding. Ceremonies held in elegantly furnished, palatial mansions are commonplace here. Outdoor receptions on the grounds of stately plantations near the river’s edge and buffets under pergolas draped in azaleas and wisteria are also customary. Moreover, the city has more than 30 mansions from which to choose. These venues are only part of the nostalgic charm that lures brides and grooms to Natchez. It is quite possibly one of the most romantic and sought after sites for destination weddings in the country.

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winery, distillery and brewery, peruse the downtown shops, or enjoy the local fare of everything from biscuits and bacon to haute cuisine while reconnecting with family and friends. Whether you are planning a fairy tale wedding, a family reunion, or simply looking for a weekend getaway, rest and relaxation await you in Natchez. And when it is time for the bride and groom to commemorate their anniversary, they can reconnect with their families and attendants where they celebrated their nuptials. A wedding in Natchez will not only be unique, it will be an experience to remember and revisit again and again.

In addition to its beautiful setting, Natchez also easily accommodates the bridal party and guests with its extensive selection of professionals to assist the bride with everything from the announcement party and rehearsal dinner to the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. Although Natchez is popular among brides, its charm appeals to everyone. Attendants and wedding guests can step back in time for the weekend and tour antebellum homes, take a “Pour Tour” of our local PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 179


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JULIA CORBETT & THOMAS CRIGLER February 4, 2017 | Natchez, MS

CAKES/DESSERTS Rose Bakes COORDINATOR & RECEPTION VENUE Dunleith Historic Inn FLOWERS & LIGHTING Moreton’s Flowerland GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Dunleith Historic Inn, The Vue PHOTOGRAPHER Unveiled Radiance Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Rolling River Bistro TRANSPORTATION Natchez Transit TUXEDO Magnolia Mariee Bridal 182 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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DANA STEWART & KEVIN WILSON November 19, 2016 | Natchez, MS

CAKES/DESSERTS Natchez Market CEREMONY VENUE Weymouth Hall HAIR/MAKEUP Shine Salon & Spa PHOTOGRAPHER Stacy Landers RECEPTION VENUE Weymouth Hall REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Cotton Alley RENTALS Ram Rentals Inc, Oh So Classy Events & Party Rentals 186 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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

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

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Unplugged Weddings The what and why of going unplugged In our technology-crazed world, it’s become a habit to check our phones every few minutes, to post a constant stream of status updates to Twitter and Facebook, and to document any and everything on Instagram. At an unplugged wedding, the couple kindly asks that everyone in attendance turn off cell phones, cameras, and other digital distractions during the ceremony and/or reception.. BE FULLY PRESENT

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

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

There are few things that annoy a professional photographer more than an amateur trying to do their job. Overly zealous uncles who jump in the aisle and cousins who stand on church pews can, at best, be an eyesore in your professional photos and can, at worst, completely ruin once-in-a-lifetime moments. Imagine your “kiss the bride” moment blocked by an uncle who stepped into the aisle to snap a photo. The professional photographer didn’t see it coming and his or her hands are tied. Nothing can bring that moment back — it’s lost to a grainy photo on Uncle Al’s smart phone. Another issue is wandering eyes. When your professional photographer stages a group shot of your newly combined families and Uncle Al decides to take the photo too, eyes will wander, not knowing which camera to look at first. This makes the final professional photo just look silly! One way to avoid all of these problems is to have an unplugged wedding, or at least an unplugged ceremony. 188 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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

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

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KATELYN CLOUSE & TRAE SPEAKS October 15, 2016 | Mooreville MS

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DETAILS

Unique Unity CEREMONIES

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

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

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KATIE GENTRY & NATHANIEL MOUNCE October 1, 2016 | Pontotoc, MS

CATERER Sydnei’s Kitchen & Catering CEREMONY VENUE & LIGHTING The Antler COORDINATOR Sallye Stewart Event Planning EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Design by Tracy Proctor PHOTOGRAPHER & PHOTOBOOTH Danny K Photography RECEPTION & REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE The Antler RENTALS Event Rentals TUXEDO Reed’s 192 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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AMBER THOMPSON & JAMES MCKELL December 17, 2016 | Pell City, AL

BRIDAL & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE It’s A Date & The Tuxedo Shop CAKES/DESSERTS Olexa’s, Rosie’s CATERER & FLOWERS Alexander’s the Great Events CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Applewood Farm HAIR & MAKEUP Hannah Holsomback, Kim Wafford PHOTOGRAPHER Love Behind the Lens REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Morgan Creek Vineyards TUXEDO The Tuxedo Shop 194 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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CARLY WILBANKS & VAN COOPER October 1, 2016 | New Albany, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Kay’s Kreations BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Belk, Calico Mushroom, Southern Traditions CAKES/DESSERTS Creative Cakes CATERER Tallahatchie Gourmet COORDINATOR, EVENT DESIGNER, & FLOWERS Designs by Diane Tate MOTHERS’ DRESS BOUTIQUE Kay’s Kreations PHOTOGRAPHER Ashleigh Coleman RENTALS Busyland Rent-All RINGS Van Atkins Jeweler 196 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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ALEKA PIETROWSKI & ANTONIO BATTISTA July 17, 2016 | Shannon, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Kay’s Kreations CAKES/DESSERTS & CATERING Endville Bakery CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE Southwind COORDINATOR, EVENT DESIGNER, & FLOWERS As Planned Events MAKEUP Katie Boland PHOTOGRAPHER Taylor Square Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Southwind RENTALS Busyland Rent All, Southwind VIOLINIST Patrick Renfroe 198 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


MC Events & Interiors 2135 McCullough BLVd TUPELO, MS 662.791.9028

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Getting there in

STYLE WEDDING DAY TRANSPORTATION The moments between the ceremony are exciting ones too, and it’s only fitting to be whisked off in style with your loved one. Here are some tips to make your transport as fun, affordable and memorable as the rest of your day. 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? What 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 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. 200 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017

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


around the state

OXFORD REGION -

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estled in the Hills of North Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi is the home of the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. Oxford’s rich history, small town charm, great shopping and rich culinary trail offers a wonderful weekend experience for those returning to their alma mater and to those first time visitors! Historically, the city is now known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner and has been featured as a literary destination in publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living and Garden and Gun. Many writers have followed in Faulkner’s footsteps, making Oxford their home over the years adding to the literary reputation Oxford has become renowned for including: Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris, and John Grisham to name a few. Touted by Lucky Magazine as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artist and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Just an hour from Memphis, the venues in Oxford vary from ballroom to casual, rooftop or indoors, contemporary or historical. Local caterers offer Southern specialties or custom menus to delight your guests.

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Your guests will enjoy a variety of activities just minutes from their hotel. The Whirlpool Trailsl is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon hiking or biking. Shops on the Square offer stylish finds for all ages! A Pedi-Cab Tour is a great way to see Oxford at a slower pace and enjoy beautiful weather! The many bike-driven carriage companies in the area can set up your unique tour and time. And don’t forget the Double Decker bus! It’s the perfect transportation for the wedding party!

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MEGHAN BLACK & DANIEL CAMPBELL July 16, 2016 | Taylor, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bed, Bath, & Beyond CATERER A & N Catering CEREMONY VENUE The Chapel at Plein Air GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Graduate Oxford LIGHTING & RENTALS Details Specialty Rentals PHOTOGRAPHER Taylor Square Photography RECEPTION VENUE The Mill at Plein Air REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Taylor Grocery 202 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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COURTNEY BOOKER& JOSEPH E. RUDER II October 8, 2016 | Oxford, MS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Low’s Bridal CAKES/DESSERTS The Flour Garden CATERER & RECEPTION VENUE Castle Hill COORDINATOR & EVENT DESIGNER Stella & Co. FLOWERS Fresh Cut Catering & Floral GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Graduate Oxford LIGHTING Apollo Event Lighting PHOTOGRAPHER Taylor Square Photography PHOTO BOOTH L3 Media TRANSPORTATION Way Back in Time 204 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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INDOOR OR OUTDOOR? eaturing a large ballroom with crystal 622.638.6014 chandeliers & a lovely outdoor garden, F MARRIOTT.COM The Inn at Ole Miss has the perfect space for any wedding style. Not only do we have the perfect space for a wedding ceremony or a reception, we also have 146 elegant guest rooms, including luxurious suites, and a catering kitchen that is second to none. You’ll find all the services and facilities necessary to plan an event you will never forget. For reservations or to book a meeting, call 662-234-2331. Located right on Ole Miss’ beautiful campus, The Inn is just steps away from The Grove and a short walk to the Historic Oxford Square.

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120 Alumni Dr. • University, MS • 38677 www.TheInnAtOleMiss.com

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SARAH DICKEY & DAVID LEE November 12, 2016 | Oxford, MS

CAKES/DESSERTS The Cakery CATERER, CEREMONY, & RECEPTION VENUE Castle Hill EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Nature deZigns GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS & RENTALS Castle Hill HAIR/MAKEUP Mathis Makeup MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT DJ Andy Boone PHOTOGRAPHER Taylor Square Photography REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Graduate Oxford 208 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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PINE BELT -

hospitality begins here

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he southeast region of Mississippi, also known as the Pine Belt, is made up of several neighboring communities - Collins, Columbia, Ellisville, Laurel, and of course Hattiesburg. While the “Hub City” is the fourth largest municipality in the state and prides itself on recent boosts in economic development, education, and the arts, nearby cities are celebrated in their own right. Each boasts entertainment, shopping, and recreation for planning and hosting weddings.

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

Collins and Columbia for instance, feature longtime merchants that offer decorative accents, attendants’ gifts, unique floral designs, and homemade hors d’oeuvres prepared from recipes of generations past. Every detail is designed and organized according to the bride and groom’s specifications.

Regardless of which Pine Belt city couples choose to host their nuptial events, each is unique and each one provides everything needed for your special day.

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.

The same holds true for Ellisville. Although most are familiar with Jones County Junior College, Ellisville businesses are accustomed to planning rehearsals, weddings, and receptions.

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The Big

SEND OFF GET CREATIVE

Think outside the box and get creative with your send-off choices. Glow sticks, silly string, sprinkles, small candies, or paper airplanes make for memorable send-offs, or use something that spotlights your personal hobbies or interests. When it comes to your wedding send-off, you’re only limited by your imagination!

CONFETTI

Confetti cones are given to guests in fun shapes or shades matching the bridal party attire.

SPARKLERS

Sparklers have become a very popular send-off item especially for night weddings.

LAVENDER

Biodegradable and fragrant, nature loving brides love lavender or dried herbs.

SEASONAL AND HOLIDAY

Fall leaves are perfect for an autumn wedding. Snowflake confetti or fake snow highlight a Christmas or winter fete. Use red heart balloons or heart shaped cutouts for a Valentine’s Day event.

THEMED

Toss tiny beach balls for a seaside wedding, or shake pompoms in your favorite team colors.

FLOWER PETALS

Choose petals from your favorite flower or to match flowers in your bouquet.

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COURTNEY BULLOCK & FORRES ELLZEY December 10, 2016 | Hattiesburg, MS

BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk, Bed, Bath, & Beyond CAKES/DESSERTS Monkey Kisses CATERER Elements Catering & Floral Design CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE The Venue at the Bakery Building EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS Elements Catering & Floral Design INVITATIONS Forrest Paper Company PHOTOGRAPHER Blackbird Creative 212 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017


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THE ANTLER 1329 Rd, 41 • Tupelo, MS 38801 662-419-7980 • www.theantlertupelo.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elegant Barn EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500+ CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Valet & Free Parking The Antler combines traditional Southern elegance with urban rustic charm. Located in a secluded setting on a private 15 acre farm, the serene setting will make your special day even more magical. Mature oak and pecan trees shade a picturesque lake and offer stunning views from each of The Antler’s three buildings. These indoor spaces are expertly designed to allow you as much flexibility as possible in planning your event. The Grand Hall, Grey Manor, The Cottage, the courtyard, or any number of scenic outdoor spaces can be used in combination for your ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner. Both venues are equipped with kitchens and have ample parking. The outdoor area has a beautiful rustic arbor overlooking a lake. Call today for your special tour: Tracey Denham…662-419-7980 or email for an appointment: contact@theantlertupelo.com 216 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017

THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD/ BRIDLEWOOD OF MADISON 32 Railroad Road/3024 HWY 22 • Hattiesburg,MS 39402/Madison, MS 39110 • 601-270-1121 • www.thebarnatbridlewood.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elegant Barn EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-500 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Both barns are constructed of timbers rescued from historic barns and offer elegant retreats in pastoral settings. Beautiful wood beams frame the majestic ceilings. Rustic chandeliers, farm tables, brick walls and vintage details complete the historic style. The Barn at Bridlewood is just minutes from 98 in Hattiesburg. Bridlewood of Madison is close to I55 in Madison.


CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB

THE CAPITAL CLUB

1 Canebrake Drive • Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-271-1121 • www.canebrakecountryclub.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony & Reception Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65 FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes Parking Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Secluded in the hills of Hattiesburg, our elegant clubhouse offers expansive views of the countryside. Soaring ceilings are finished with beautiful timber beams. We have the perfect backdrop for any style wedding and reception. Our accomplished catering staff can customize your menu with contemporary dishes or Southern favorites! Let us make your reception a memorable event!

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown City Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . Indoor Attached Parking Garage Imagine being married with the entire city sparkling behind you. Located on the 19th floor of the Capital Towers, the newly remodeled Capital Club offers spectacular views in modern contemporary surroundings. Our experienced staff is able to accommodate groups of all sizes with plenty of free covered parking for you and your guests. Whether you're looking for a formal, sit-down rehearsal dinner or a fun wedding reception, the Capital Club is the perfect venue for all your wedding festivities. Call or email for an appointment today: Joyce Burton, jburton@mmihg.com, (601)969-7101, ext. 103. PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 217


GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB

GRAMMY MUSEUM OF MISSISSIPPI

2510 14th St. • Gulfport, MS 39501 228-868-8619 • www.greatsouthernclub.com

800 West Sunflower Road • Cleveland, MS 38732 662-441-0100 • www.grammymuseumms.com

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-350 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ground Parking

At Great Southern Club, your guests will enjoy panoramic views and a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. You will want to dance the night away in our beautiful ballroom. Our eclectic American menu includes: Coastal favorites, Southern eats and Contemporary cuisine. Whether you are planning a simple reception, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a sit down dinner, buffet or luncheon, we can create the menu to make your event memorable. Our staff provides the exceptional services that your wedding day deserves. We are open to non-members for your reception or special event.

Grammy Museum Mississippi is a unique location to hold special events. The museum serves as a multi-functional venue in which to hold weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and announcement parties. The museum has contracted relationships with many vendors that can provide any detail required for the special event, including catering, bar services, floral, decor, event equipment rental, staffing, and event design. The Delta Museum Institute, an official partner of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, provides many options for live music and entertainment. All facility rental packages includes use of denoted spaces, event staffing, an event manager, and janitorial services, as well as access to the museum exhibits for a fun and music-filled, interactive celebration. The modern open spaces and architecture provide a clean backdrop for any bride's wishes.

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THE INN AT OLE MISS

THE IRON HORSE GRILL

120 Alumni Drive • Oxford, MS 38677 662-234-2331 • www.theinnatolemiss.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel & Conference EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free

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

Are you a Rebel fan? Then The Inn is the perfect venue for you! The Inn at Ole Miss is located directly on the beautiful University of Mississippi campus. Just steps away from The Grove, you can experience it all with either an indoor wedding in our beautiful ballroom or outside on the green space in the Stark Garden. The Inn at Ole Miss is also the perfect place to stay for any wedding in Oxford. Whether the reception is downstairs in the ballroom or off The Square, The Inn is easily accessible. For guests, there is a nightly shuttle service to transport them to and from The Square.

Built as the Armour Smokehouse in 1906 this legendary Jackson landmark is a true icon of Mississippi’s rich heritage. The historic location will provide a unique backdrop for your reception or rehearsal dinner. Your beautifully planned reception deserves professional and complimentary beverage service. As one of few Mississippi ABC licensed services in the area and insured for events, our first concern is that you fully enjoy your most special day with customizable and all-inclusive packages. Our team of professional bartenders have the necessary provisions including: glassware, bar equipment, and a wide selection of beer, wine, liquor and mixers. PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 219


THE IVY VENUE

JACKSON PLACE

1170 Luckney Road • Flowood, MS 39208 601-906-5499 • theivyvenueflowood.com

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

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

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

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

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

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KING EDWARD HOTEL

MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM

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

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet Celebrate your wedding in grand style at our landmark hotel in Jackson. The King Edward Hotel now a Hilton Garden Inn has been restored to its original historical elegance with modern luxury and comfort. Our professional wedding planners help you with all the details and transform our elegant ballroom into your spectacular celebration. Our world-class chefs and culinary artists will create a feast for your senses complete with wine menus and full bar tending service.

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free An extraordinary setting at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum for your coastal ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. We are the Gateway to Biloxi at the foot of the Biloxi/ Ocean Springs bridge. Our majestic oaks across the front lawn and the water’s edge provide a beautiful Gulf Coast setting.  The grand  wooden stairs lead to a spacious front porch and into the museum with three floors of exquisite exhibits. Our stunning glass exterior was designed to be reminiscent of a ship in a bottle, it is breathtakingly beautiful and accomplishes that goal.  You may choose your own caterer for your event.  We have a full catering kitchen. The corporate board room can be used by the bride and her party. PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 221


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

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

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

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

With several venue spaces nestled in an idyllic setting, McClain Lodge is the perfect place for getting married and celebrating life’s important events. Sitting along the banks of a quiet lake, everything you need for your wedding is in this tranquil setting. For your ceremony, choose the quaint chapel among soaring trees or get married in the open area arbor “Under the Oaks”. For your reception, brides love the Banquet Hall and “Events on the Grounds” with the wraparound porch, bridge and gazebo areas. There’s more: the Lodge is a great place for attendants to dress and the bride and groom to spend their wedding night. For attendants and guests, McClain Lodge offers new cabins with all the amenities.

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen is the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Our staff is eager to create a custom experience for your special day.  We have menu options ranging from $35 - $65 per person and if you don’t see something you would like on our menu, our capable chefs will be happy to make a custom menu.  Our beautiful spaces can accommodate groups ranging in size from 15 - 130 people seated and standing receptions for up to 350 people. 

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THE MILL AT MSU CONFERENCE CENTER

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

600 Russell St. • Starkville, MS 39202 540-239-3392 • www.themillatmsu.com

950 Rice Road • Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-856-7546 • www.mscrafts.org

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . Events & Conference Center EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ground Parking

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

Woven into Mississippi’s cotton roots, The Mill at Mississippi State returns to its century-old splendor as northeast Mississippi’s premier events venue. The beautiful, newly renovated venue features 15,000 square feet of space outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. For your guests’ convenience, an attached, full-service hotel is just a stone’s throw from Mississippi State University. The Mill’s Prohibitioninspired speakeasy with side entrance is perfect for private occasions. It’s romantically lit patio is ideal for enjoying cool drink on a hot summer night. Let our professional staff custom tailor your special day to fit your vision of a storybook wedding.

Cinderella had the glass slipper…you have the glass staircase. Make a memorable entrance to your reception. The elegant and contemporary Craft Center event space offers soaring ceilings and beautiful views of the Natchez Trace Parkway forest. The sleek wood and glass interior gives you the perfect backdrop to set the mood and theme for your celebration. Open the glass doors and let your guests enjoy the lush terrace and spacious grounds. You choose the caterer for our venue. We are located in a pastoral setting off Rice Road. This space is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions. PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 223


MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN

380 South Lamar Street • Jackson, MS 39201 601-960-1515 • www.msmuseumart.org

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Varies Works of art are our specialty. Located in the heart of Downtown Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art provides a uniquely beautiful backdrop for weddings - offering indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Our staff of event professionals, including an in-house chef, is willing to accommodate your individual preferences in order to make your day a masterpiece. Our Walker Garden and Trustmark Grand Hall are available for smaller ceremonies and receptions, while The Art Garden, complete with a performance stage, lush foliage and fountains, is available to accommodate larger events. Call us today and let us help you paint your picture-perfect day. 224 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Inn EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free & Valet Spread across 26 beautiful acres, Monmouth is the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and bridal luncheons. Everything from a private elopement to a grand affair - Monmouth offers multiple venues to suit your taste. The Gardens at Monmouth are ideal for wedding ceremonies. The Pergola is located in the heart of the gardens, covered in wisteria and the premier location for weddings of all sizes.  Seasonal plantings ensure beautiful blooms year round. Spread across 26 acres in eight buildings, our 28 rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed. The historical feel of the property is maintained with antique or reproduction furniture while modern conveniences are offered.


PASS CHRISTIAN YACHT CLUB

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM

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

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

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

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

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

Located minutes from the capital city, spectacular Providence Hill Farm offers its brides two options for wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Our magnificent stable is surrounded by rolling pasture land and unbelievable views. Two suites are available upstairs for the wedding parties to dress and enjoy the day. The girls can relax and have a bridesmaids’ luncheon while the guys delight in a sporting clay shoot or fishing match. Providence Hill also has a beautiful pavilion area surrounded by a breathtaking lake for ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Brides may use the caterer of her choice.

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RIVER HILLS CLUB

SPRING LAKE VENUE

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

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Private Club EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-400 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35+ FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valet With its plantation-style clubhouse, elegant ballroom and sprawling veranda, River Hills Club has the space and style to make your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party or bridal luncheon the event of a lifetime. When you think excellence, dependability, and versatility, River Hills Club is here for all your needs. Our management and dedicated, experienced and tenured staff will ensure that every detail exceeds your expectations. We are a full service catering facility, offering culinary indulgences, bar service and a variety of amenities, and services. Whether you desire a buffet, multi-course meal, or hors d'oeuvres reception, our menus are only a sample of Chef Yost’s culinary expertise. We would be delighted to set up an appointment to tailor a special menu of great flavor and beautiful presentation for you and your guests. Call 601.987.4454 or come by and visit with our Director of Events, Julie Evers Crump, and, she will show you all River Hills Club has to offer while assisting you in designing the perfect party. 226 | PREMIER WEDDING MISSISSIPPI SUMMER / FALL 2017

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


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

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISS. GULF PARK 730 East Beach Blvd. • Long Beach, MS 39560 228-214-3296 • www.usm.edu/event-services.com

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

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

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

At the University of Southern Mississippi, guests are greeted by verdant lawns and historic Spanish-style mission buildings adorning the University's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Shaded by majestic oak trees of days gone by, the 500-year-old Friendship Oak is a favorite venue for wedding ceremonies, with branches that gracefully sweep to the ground. This University staple offers a generous canopy for guests and convenient access to Hardy Hall and its facilities. The ballroom in Hardy Hall is elegantly appointed with a stylish backdrop for receptions. Southern Miss Catering offers full-service catering for campus events, including custom menus. This beautiful beach front campus is located on Highway 90 across from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is minutes from hotel accommodations. PREMIERWEDDINGMS.COM | 227


WESTIN JACKSON

THE WHITE MAGNOLIA

407 S Congress St • Jackson, MS • 39201 601-928-8600 • www.westinjackson.com

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

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-850 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . Valet, Plenty of Parking

FACILITY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . Vintage Elegant Barn EVENT OPTIONS . . . . . . . Ceremony, Reception, & Rehearsal Dinner LOCATION OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . Indoor/Outdoor CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 CATERING PRICE RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varies FACILITY FEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes PARKING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Parking

Jackson’s newest luxury hotel features everything to make your special day complete. Pamper yourself and your wedding party at the luxurious Soul Spa. Enjoy drinks and dinner at Estelle featuring special wine and food pairings prepared daily by Chef, Matthew Kajdan. Your guests will enjoy the newly appointed rooms with the spa like showers. And you’ll love all the options offered for your ceremony and reception in the beautifully designed indoor and outdoor venues at The Westin Jackson. Our event specialists will be by your side every step of the way to ensure that your wedding is as unique as you. Take your personal tour and find out why The Westin Jackson is the perfect place for your “I Do’s”. Visit westinjackson.com or call 601-968-8200.

What started as a young brides vision of her perfect wedding venue, soon turned this family farm into one of the most unique and beautiful wedding venues in the south. Situated in the beautiful rolling hill pastures of Kentwood, Louisiana, elegant vintage meets rustic charm. Post and beam construction gives way to gorgeous whitewashed ship lap walls, centuries old front doors, elegant chandeliers, and bride and groom suites that you won't want to leave. The vintage elegant style flows from The White Magnolia straight into the ten guest cottages.

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THE PERFECT FIT HOURS THE BRIDAL PATH 601-982-8267 | Jackson bridalpathinc.com

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

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

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

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

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

LAUREN ELIZABETH BRIDAL 601-842-0104 | Madison, MS laurenelizabethbridal.com

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

MAGNOLIA MARIEE 601-446-6400 | Natchez, MS magnoliamariee.com

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

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

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FINE CHINA

CASUAL DINNERWARE

BELK

866-235-5443

belk.com

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6 Months From Wedding Date

Yes

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BLISS GIFT AND HOME

601-326-3337

blissgiftandhome. com

Yes

See Store Manager

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MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER

601-856-754 228-207-035

mscrafts.org

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MOCKINGBIRD MARKETPLACE

601-487-8802

find us on facebook

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Store Credit within 6 Months from Wedding

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OAK: A SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE

601-469-3242

oakexperience. com

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30 Day Return With Receipt

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THE PAPER PLACE

601-366-3675

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1 Year from Wedding Date

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THE PINE CONE

601-713-1421

pineconejackson. com

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90 Days from Wedding Date

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Yes

ROSS FURNITURE

601-939-9306

rossfurniturems. com

No

90 Days from Wedding Date

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Yes

TISH GAMMILL HOME

601-264-3326

tishgammillhome. com

No

Store Credit within 6 Months of Wedding Date

Yes

Yes

TROVE TUPELO

662-269-3197

trovetupelo.com

Yes

3 Months From Wedding Date

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Yes

Find us everywhere!

In stores and online

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OUTSIDE CEREMONY CATERING OUTDOOR FACILITY SITE ALLOWED AREA FEE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

- C E N TR A L M I SS I SS I P P I -

BRIDLEWOOD OF MADISON 601-270-1121

THE CAPITAL CLUB 601-969-7101 EXT. 102

COTTON MARKET 601-906-5499

DULING HALL 601-292-7121

THE GIN AT FLORA STATION 601-941-5350

GREY OAKS PLANTATION 850-341-9900

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13

100-650

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

88

UP TO 400

$45+

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

13

450

VARIES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

186

350

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

13

260

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

97

UP TO 400

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

187

500

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

85

50-1000

$35

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

166

108

N/A

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

194

30-125

#30_

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

219

400

VARIES

no

YES

YES

YES

NO

186

50-1000

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

170

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

166

200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

170

15-350

$40

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

85

400

$25+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

185

60-400+

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

30

250

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

88

600

$25+

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

21

UP TO 250

N/A

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

731-616-0771

HILTON JACKSON 601-957-2800

HYATT PLACE JACKSON/ RIDGELAND 601-898-8815

THE IRON HORSE GRILL 601-398-0151

THE IVY VENUE 601-906-5499

JACKSON MARRIOTT 601-969-5100

JACKSON PLACE 601-668-9021

KING EDWARD HOTEL 601-969-8508

THE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED KITCHEN 601-398-4562

MCCLAIN LODGE 601-672-7999

MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM 601-432-4500

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER 601-856-7546

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART 601-960-1515

MISSISSIPPI REALTORS CENTER 601-932-5241

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N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-982-8264

INSIDE FRONT COVER

OLD CAPITOL INN

196

60-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

175

300

N/A

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

164

300-800

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

50-600

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

21

UP TO 175

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

168

10-400

$35+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

175

200

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

150-1200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

31

250

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

138

10-850

$28-$56

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

COMPANY NAME

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601-359-9000

THE OPERA HOUSE 601-573-8059

PROVIDENCE HILL FARM 601-832-8395

THE RAILROAD DISTRICT 601-939-4518

THE RICK HOUSE 601-398-4562

RIVER HILLS CLUB 601-987-4454

SPRING LAKE VENUE 601-398-8364

THE SOUTH WAREHOUSE 601-939-4518

TABLE 100 601-933-2720

THE WESTIN JACKSON 601-968-8200

VALET PARKING

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BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO

184

20-1000

N/A

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

184

300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

167

20-250

$25-$45

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

160

UP TO 80

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

174

25-600

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

81

700

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

13

200-400

$25

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

13

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

228-386-7987

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GULFPORT BEACHFRONT 228-864-4310

DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB 228-255-2918

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BILOXI BEACH BOULEVARD 228-546-3100

GREAT SOUTHERN CLUB 228-868-8619

MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM 228-435-6320

PASS CHRISTIAN YACHT CLUB 228-452-2571

THE VENUE AT SOUTHERN OAKS FARM 228-218-1906

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WHITE HOUSE HOTEL

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UP TO 400

$28+

228-233-1230

CEREMONY OUTSIDE SITE CATERING OUTDOOR FACILITY ALLOWED AREA FEE AVAILABLE

VALET PARKING

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

- N ATC H E Z -

DUNLEITH HISTORIC INN 601-446-8500

LONGWOOD 601-446-2310

MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN 601-442-5852

STANTON HALL 601-446-2310

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL 228-233-1230

THE WHITE MAGNOLIA 225-247-4215

14

60-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

160

500

$30+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

175

400

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

2

800

$30+

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

13

UP TO 400

$28+

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

3

350

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

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50

500+

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

662-844-8002

60

160

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

THE BUS STOP

57

60-80

$20

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

57

UP TO 200

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

60

420

$27

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

59

UP TO 80

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

52

100

$38

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

185

12-900

VARIES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

56

350

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

57

UP TO 600

VARIES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

46

500

N/A

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

662-419-7980

BIG OAKS GOLF CLUB

662-840-8800

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT COLUMBUS 662-245-1540

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT OXFORD 909-732-6019

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT STARKVILLE MSU AT THE MILL CONFERENCE CENTER 662-338-3116

GRADUATE OXFORD 662-234-3031

HILTON GARDEN INN TUPELO 662-718-5500

THE INN AT OLE MISS 662-234-2331

THE MILL AT MSU CONFERENCE CENTER 601-707-3310

OXFORD CONFERENCE CENTER 662-232-2367

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47

100-350

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THE BARN AT BRIDLEWOOD 601-270-1121

CANEBRAKE COUNTRY CLUB

58

100-500

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

61

600

$65

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

96

60

$30

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

98

20-300

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

96

20-200

VARIES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

601-271-2010

COTTON BLUES 601-450-0510

THAD COCHRAN CENTER 601-266-4399

TRENT LOTT NATIONAL CENTER 601-266-4399

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TWELVE MONTH TIMELINE TWELVE MONTHS

FOUR MONTHS

TWO WEEKS

Choose the date & time

Choose ceremony music

Plan the budget

Order men’s formal wear

Start reception seating chart & place cards

Reserve ceremony site

Reserve rehearsal dinner location

Start your guest list Hire a wedding consultant Meet with officiant to discuss premarital counseling Visit reception sites & reserve one Choose your attendants

Contact guests who did not RSVP Break in wedding shoes

Discuss menu details with caterer

Write rehearsal dinner & wedding toast

Order wedding bands

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

Meet with a premarital counselor Purchase mothers’ dresses Take dance lessons

Confirm honeymoon arrangements

NINE MONTHS

TWO MONTHS

ONE WEEK

Order wedding dress, veil & accessories

Address & mail invitations

Pick up your gown

Take engagement pictures

Plan a trial run with hair & makeup

Pack for honeymoon

Select dress for bridal attendants

Confirm ceremony details

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

Arrange rehearsal dinner plans

Notify caterer of final head count

Complete proper documents for changing your name

Review timetables & details with vendors

Confirm delivery date for your gown

Put fees in wedding day envelopes

Announce engagement in your local newspaper

DAY BEFORE

Shop for gown

Interview & book photographer, videographer, caterer, & florist Discuss honeymoon plans (get passport if needed) Select a band or DJ for reception Send Save-the-Date cards

SIX MONTHS Reserve rental equipment Choose your baker & order your wedding cake & groom’s cake Finalize guest list Register for gifts Order invitations, stationery, & thank you cards Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guest Finalize honeymoon plans Choose favors

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

Confirm rehearsal dinner plans

Confirm transportation details

ONE MONTH

Deliver gift baskets, if you have them, to hotels

Obtain marriage license

Host bridesmaids’ luncheon

Arrange for final fittings on your gown

Have manicure and pedicure

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

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

Attend ceremony rehearsal Hold rehearsal dinner & hand out special gifts to wedding party Prepare tip envelopes & arrange for someone to distribute them

WEDDING DAY Eat breakfast Arrange to get checked in & have luggage delivered to your hotel Get hair & makeup done Relax! You’re getting married!!!


WEDDING DAY CHECKLIST HONEYMOON CHECKLIST

WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

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

Phone numbers for wedding party, wedding coordinator & vendors

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

Sewing kit (thread, needle, safetypins & scissors)

Lingerie (bra, bustier, slip)

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

Shoes

Resort/Hotel phone & confirmation number Passports/Visas Camera, SD cards & charger Credit cards Traveler’s checks Sewing kit Medicines/Prescriptions Extra contact lenses or glasses Toiletries Electrical plug adapters Hair dryer

UPDATING YOUR NAME

Headpiece & veil Hosiery & garter Jewelry & accessories

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

FOR HIM:

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

Gloves

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

Extra pair of nylons Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss & mouthwash Steamer or iron

Bank & Credit Card Accounts

Deeds/Titles

Gown

Wrap/jacket

Hand mirror, tweezers & small grooming scissors

Credit Reporting Agencies

FOR HER:

Skin care (cleansers, moisturizers & lotion)

Auto Registration Car Insurance Policy

WEDDING ATTIRE

Tissues & disposable wipes Anti-cling spray

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

Driver’s License

Deodorant, perfume & baby powder

Employee Records

Cotton balls, cotton swabs

Cake knife & server

Investment Accounts

Toasting flutes

Life Insurance Policy

Headband or clips for pulling hair back while applying makeup

Medical/Dental Records

Small hand towel

Guest book & pen

Memberships

Lint brush

Unity candle, kiddush cup

Passport

Breath mints

Pay officiant & vendors

Post Office Records

Cash

Assign person to collect gifts

Social Security Records

Something old, new, borrowed & blue

Stock Certificates

Wedding programs

Favors

Tax Agency Records Voter Registration Records Wills/Trusts

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WEDDING BUDGET CEREMONY

MUSIC

STATIONERY

$_______ Ceremony Site Fee

$_______ Ceremony

$_______ Save-the-Date Cards

$_______ Officiant

$_______ Reception

$_______ Invitations & Envelopes

$_______ Marriage License $_______ Candles/Candelabra

$_______ Calligrapher

OPTIONAL ITEMS

$_______ Postage

$_______ Wedding Coordinator

$_______ Thank You Notes

FAVORS & ACCESSORIES

$_______ Attendant

$_______ Ceremony Programs

$_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______ $_______

Accommodations

$_______ Placecards

$_______ Bridesmaids’ Dresses /

$_______ Other

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

Shoes $_______ Flower Girl’s Dress

TRANSPORTATION

$_______ Groomsmens’ Formal

$_______ Wedding Party

Wear

$_______ Guests

$_______ Ring Bear’s Attire

$_______ Parking

$_______ Bridesmaid Luncheon $_______ Other

FLOWERS $_______ Bride’s Bouquet $_______ Attendants’ Bouquets & Boutonnière $_______ Groom’s Boutonnière $_______ Ceremony Flowers $_______ Reception Flowers $_______ Decorations/Balloons

$_______ Host & Hostess gift

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

FLOWERS $_______ Bridesmaids

RECEPTION $_______ Reception Site Fees

$_______ Best Man

$_______ Food & Service

$_______ Groomsmen

$_______ Tax & Gratuity

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

$_______ Cake Cutting Attendant

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

WEDDING ATTIRE

$_______ Beverage / Bar Fee $_______ Cake / Cake Cutting Fee $_______ Rental Items $_______ Other

RINGS

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

$_______ Engagement

$_______ Formal Wear

$_______ Bride’s Wedding Band

$_______ Neckwear & Cufflinks

$_______ Groom’s Wedding Band

$_______ Accessories

$_______ Soloist/Musicians

$_______ Shoes

$_______ Program Attendants

$_______ Other

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$_______ Videographer’s Fee

FOR HER:

$_______ Maid/Matron of Honor

STATIONERY


WEDDING BUDGET $_______ Ceremony

$_______ Music

$_______ Stationery

$_______ Favors & Accessories

$_______ Photography

$_______ Transportation

$_______ Flowers

$_______ Reception

$_______ Videography

$_______ Gifts

$_______ Rings

$_______ Wedding Attire

SHARING THE COST BRIDE

GROOM

WEDDING PARTY

Groom’s Wedding Ring

Bride’s Engagement & Wedding Ring

Bridal Shower for Bride

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

BRIDE’S FAMILY

Bride’s Bouquet Mothers’ Corsages Wedding Gift for Bride

Formal wear for Groomsmen (optional) Accommodations for Out-ofTown Attendants (optional)

Bride’s Wedding Attire

Honeymoon

Bride’s Parents’ Wedding Attire

Fee for Officiant

GROOM’S FAMILY

Engagement & Wedding Photographs

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

Wedding Ceremony Programs

Groom’s Wedding Attire

Wedding Reception

Groom’s Parents’ Wedding Attire

Flowers for Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Gift for Newlyweds

Bridal Party Bouquets & Flowers for Flower Girl

Shipment of Wedding Gifts to Couple’s Home

Transportation for Wedding

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

Party to Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Attire & Shoes

Gift for Parents (optional)

Marriage License

Invitations, Announcements, Thank You Notes, Postage

Accommodations for Self

Gifts for Groomsmen & Ushers

Engagement Party

Wedding Gift for Newlyweds

Bachelor(ette) Party

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

Rehearsal Dinner

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CAKES CAKE STYLE

CAKE ACCESSORIES

GROOM’S CAKE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

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

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

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

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

CATERING TYPE Breakfast/Brunch Tea Lunch Cocktails Dinner Dessert

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

COURSES Hors d’oeuvres

Appetizer Soup Salad Entree Dessert

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

ENTRÉES Beef Chicken Pork

NOTES

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Fish/Seafood Lamb Pasta

SPECIAL Vegetarian Kosher Gluten Free Other

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


MUSIC

RECEPTION

CEREMONY

VENUE

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

LOCATION Indoor Outdoor Same Site as Ceremony Within Walking Distance

RECEPTION Cocktail Hour __________________________________________ Arrival of Newlyweds __________________________________________ First Dance __________________________________________ Father/Bride Dance __________________________________________ Mother/Groom Dance __________________________________________ Guests’ First Dance __________________________________________ Dinner __________________________________________ Cake Cutting __________________________________________ Tossing the Bouquet __________________________________________ Throwing the Garter __________________________________________ Last Dance __________________________________________ Other __________________________________________

USED FOR Ceremony Reception Dressing Overnight Rooms SIZE Small (<100) Medium (100-250) Large (250+)

DECORATIONS PROVIDED Head Table Guest Tables Cake Table Guest Book Table

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

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

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

BRINGING YOUR OWN DECORATIONS Bringing own decorations?________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ When can decorations/favors come in?_____________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ When can decorator get in to set up?_______________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ When can decorator get in to take down?___________ _____________________________________________


FLOWERS BOUTONNIÈRE | Single flower for men worn on lapel

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

CORSAGE | Single flower for women worn on wrist or

NOSEGAY | Single flower or small bouquet, carried

pinned on shoulder

POMANDER | Round bouquet on a cord

CASCADE | Blossoms & greenery in teardrop shape

SPRAY | Small bunch of gathered flowers, carried

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

TOSS BOUQUET | Bouquet thrown to the single ladies

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

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

FALL Autumn Leaves Celosia (cockscomb)

Chinese Lantern Chrysanthemum Crosnia Dahlia Hydrangea Seasonal Berries Statice Sunflower Yarrow

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

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

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

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

Other _____________________

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

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


KEEPING TRACK VENDORS

NAME/PHONE

DATE

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

WEDDING PARTY NAME BRIDESMAIDS

GROOMSMEN

USHERS

PHONE/EMAIL

AMOUNT BALANCE DUE


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Monmouth Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 185

Woo Couture Jackson, MS | 68

Fresh Cut Catering & Floral Flowood, MS | 83

Residence Inn Jackson The District at Eastover Jackson, MS | 34

BRIDAL REGISTRY Belk Department Store Mississippi | IBC, 129-130

Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 86

TownePlace Suites Ridgeland Ridgeland, MS | 34

Bliss Gift and Home Jackson, MS | 128

Westin Hotel Jackson Jackson, MS | 30 , 138

Mississippi Craft Center Ridgeland, MS | 96

White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 166

Mockingbird Marketplace Brandon, MS | 131

The White Magnolia Kentwood, MS | 35

Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 94

BAR & BEVERAGE The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 157

The Paper Place Jackson, MS | 131

Char Bar Jackson, MS | 2 BEAUTY Palm Beach Tan Madison, MS | 155 Shear Envy Tupelo, MS | 195 Tracy Branch Agency Florence, MS | 42 BRIDAL BOUTIQUES The Bridal Path Jackson, MS | 67 The Bride and Groom Columbus, MS | 65 Foundations Professional Bra Fitting Gulfport, MS | 65 Imaginations Bridal Brookhaven, MS | 68

King Edward Hotel Jackson, MS | IFC

It’s a Date & The Tuxedo Shop Starkville, MS | 38

Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo Tupelo, MS | 104

Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 42

Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | 86

Lace Bridal Experience Brandon, MS | 6

Hyatt Place Jackson/ Ridgeland Ridgeland, MS | 34

Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11

Jackson Marriott Jackson, MS | 21 The Inn at Ole Miss Oxford, MS | 151 McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 99

Low’s Bridal & Formal Brinkley, AR | 1

Pine Cone Jackson, MS | 134 Ross Furniture Flowood, MS | 134 Tish Gammill Home Hattiesburg, MS | 214 Trove Tupelo, MS | 191 CAKES Cakes by Iris Campbell’s Bakery Jackson, MS | 82 Cotton Blues Catering Hattiesburg, MS | 211 Creative Cakes Tupelo, MS | 199 Endville Bakery and Catering Tupelo, MS | 185

King Edward Hotel Jackson, MS | IFC The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 57 The Manship Jackson, MS | 22 McClain Catering Brandon, MS | 99 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 94 Old Capitol Inn Jackson, MS | 151 River Hills Club Jackson, MS | 96 DESTINATION WEDDINGS Leisure Cruise & Travel Brandon, MS | 20 Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau Natchez, MS | 181 FLORISTS/ EVENT DESIGNERS A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 177 Angie’s Catering and Floral Design Columbus, MS | 36 Blooms A Garden Shop Hattiesburg, MS | 84

That Special Touch Pearl, MS | 86

Elements Catering and Floral Design MS, AL, LA | 7

CATERING 4Top Catering Jackson, MS | 2

Eventful Jackson, MS | ⎜

Angie’s Catering and Floral Design Columbus, MS | 36 Bar-B-Q by Jim Tupelo, MS | 199 Cotton Blues Catering Hattiesburg, MS | 82

Magnolia Mariee Natchez, MS | 184

Elements Catering & Floral Design MS, AL, LA | 7

Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 14

Endville Bakery and Catering Tupelo, MS | 185

Fresh Cut Catering & Floral Flowood, MS | 83 Green Oak Florist Jackson, MS | 108 HEF Wedding and Event Planning Madison & Delta MS | 155 MC Events & Interiors Tupelo, MS | 199


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Moreton’s Flowerland Natchez, MS | 184 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 94 Petals & Pails Canton, MS | 110 Stella & Company Brandon, MS | 12 University Florist and Gifts Hattiesburg, MS | 110 GROOMSWEAR The Rogue Jackson, MS | 13 Tuxedo Junction Flowood, Jackson, Ridgeland | 74 HONEYMOON/ TRAVEL AGENCIES Leisure Cruise & Travel Brandon, MS | 20 Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 97 INVITATIONS/ PROGRAMS/STATIONERY HEF Wedding and Event Planning Madison & Delta MS | 155

It’s a Date & The Tuxedo Shop Starkville, MS | 38

Angie’s Catering and Floral Design Columbus, MS | 36

Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 42

Eventful Ridgeland, MS |

Lace Bridal Experience Brandon, MS | 6

Event Rentals, Inc. Pontotoc, MS | 195

Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11

Mississippi Tent & Party Rental Madison, MS | 4

Low’s Bridal and Formal Brinkley, AR | 1 Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 14 Woo Couture Jackson, MS | 68 MUSICIANS/BANDS/DJ’S Ardenland/Duling Hall Jackson, MS | 100 PLANT RENTALS Green Oak Florists Jackson, MS | 108 PHOTO BOOTHS Mississippi PhotoBooths Mississippi | 118

MC Events & Interiors Tupelo, MS | 199 Oh So Classy Events Natchez, MS | 184 SPA & WELLNESS Beau Rivage Biloxi, MS | 171 Westin Hotel Jackson Jackson, MS | 30 , 138 SPECIAL OCCASIONS The Bride & Groom Columbus, MS | 65 TUXEDOS House of Tux Columbus & Starkville, MS | 65

The Paper Place Jackson, MS | 131

PHOTOGRAPHY/ PORTRAITS Alisa Chapman Photography Jackson, MS | 122

Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 97

April and Paul Photography Hattiesburg, MS | 122

It’s a Date & The Tuxedo Shop Starkville, MS | 38 Kay’s Kreations Tupelo, MS | 42

JEWELERS/CUSTOM JEWELRY Van Atkins Jewelers New Albany, MS Oxford, MS | BC

Lindsay Vallas Photography Flowood, Mississippi | 118

Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11

Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 117

Mimi’s Bridal & Formalwear Laurel, MS | 14

LIGHTING & DRAPING Eventful Ridgeland, MS |

Southern Wedding Pixels Diamondhead, MS | 166

Event Rentals, Inc. Pontotoc, MS | 195

Taylor Square Photography Oxford, MS | 206

Mississippi Tent & Party Rental Madison, MS | 4

Tilley Photography Gulf Coast New Orleans | 173

MOTHER’S FASHIONS Belk Department Store Mississippi | IBC, 129-130

Waterwood Photography Brandon, MS | 122

The Bridal Path Jackson, MS | 67 The Bride & Groom Columbus, MS | 65 Imaginations Brookhaven, MS | 68

READY TO WEAR Lauren Elizabeth Bridal Madison, MS | 11 RENTALS ABC Rental Bay St. Louis , Gulfport, Ocean Springs | 173

The Rogue Jackson, MS | 13 Squires Formalwear Flowood, MS | 80 Tuxedo Junction Flowood. Jackson, Ridgeland | 74 Tuxes Too Jackson, MS | 78 VENUES The Antler Tupelo, MS | 195 The Barn at Bridlewood Hattiesburg, MS | 151 The Bay Bed & Breakfast Hattiesburg, MS | 84

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino Biloxi, MS | 171 Big Oaks Golf Club Saltillo, MS | 199 Bridlewood of Madison Madison, MS | 151 The Bus Stop Tupelo, MS | 199 Canebrake Country Club Hattiesburg, MS | 210 The Capital Club Jackson, MS | 99 Comfort Suites Starkville Starkville, MS | 104 Cotton Market Rankin County, MS | 82 Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront Gulfport, MS | 177 Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Columbus, MS | 104 Courtyard by Marriott Oxford Oxford, MS | 207 Courtyard by Marriott Starkville MSU at The Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS | 85 Diamondhead Country Club Diamondhead, MS | 169 Doubletree by Hilton Biloxi Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS | 104 Duling Hall Jackson, MS | 100 Dunleith Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 187 Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Columbus, MS | 104 The Gin at Flora Station Flora, MS | 19 Graduate Oxford Oxford, MS | 203 Grammy Museum MS Cleveland, MS | 159 Great Southern Club Gulfport, MS | 173 Grey Oaks Plantation Vicksburg, MS | 99


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Columbus, MS | 104

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Biloxi, MS | 168

Hampton Inn Starkville Starkville, MS | 104

McClain Lodge Brandon, MS | 99

The Hideaway at Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Estate Brookhaven, MS | 5

The Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS | 85

Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo Tupelo, MS | 104

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum Jackson, MS | 98

Hilton Jackson Jackson, MS | IFC

Mississippi Craft Center Ridgeland, MS | 96

Hyatt Place Jackson/ Ridgeland Ridgeland, MS | 34

Mississippi Museum of Art Jackson, MS | 34

The Inn at Ole Miss Oxford, MS | 151

Mississippi Realtors Center Flowood, MS | 98

The Railroad District Jackson, MS | 83 The Rick House Jackson, MS | 22 River Hills Club Jackson, MS | 96 Sand Ridge Barn Venue Lake, MS | 94 The South Warehouse Jackson, MS | 83 Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus Long Beach, MS | 214

VIDEOGRAPHY Martha Grace Gray Photography Madison, MS | 117 Waterwood Photography Brandon, MS | 122 WEDDING PLANNERS A Plan to Remember Biloxi, MS | 177 HEF Wedding and Event Planning Madison & Delta MS | 155 Oak: A Southern Experience Forest, MS | 94

Stanton Hall Natchez, MS | 180

Signature Occasions Ridgeland, MS | 97

Spring Lake Venue Pearl, MS | 97

Stella & Company Brandon, MS | 12

The Iron Horse Grill Jackson, MS | 157

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jackson, MS | 96

The Ivy Venue Flowood, MS | 82

Monmouth Historic Inn Natchez, MS | 85

Jackson Marriott Jackson, MS | 21

Old Capitol Inn Jackson, MS | 151

The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm Gulf Coast | 166

Jackson Place Crystal Springs, MS | 82

The Opera House Canton, MS | 3

Westin Hotel Jackson Jackson, MS | 30 , 138

King Edward Hotel Jackson, MS | IFC

Oxford Conference Center Oxford, MS | 206

White House Hotel Biloxi, MS | 166

Longwood Natchez, MS | 180

Pass Christian Yacht Club Pass Christian, MS | 167

The White Magnolia Kentwood, MS | 35

The Manship Jackson, MS | 22

Providence Hill Farm Jackson, MS | 95

Table 100 Banquet/Event Center Flowood, MS | 126

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