August 3, 2019

The Proposal: Taylor spoke to my (Olivia’s) father a couple of months prior to making arrangements for all of his family and mine to be in Birmingham waiting for us at my parents’ house. I was under the illusion he was going hunting with my dad, when in actuality he was waiting for me at Botanical Gardens. I was totally surprised!

The Dress: It was the first dress at the first place I tried!  While my mother, sister and I went on to look several other places, I knew that dress was the one.

Favorite Moment: After all of the time and effort everyone puts into planning the wedding and reception, the ceremony is the real reason why we were celebrating! I was not nervous at all until right before I walked down the aisle, and that was an exciting feeling Taylor and I both will never forget.

Favorite Details: Living out of state and working full-time, I really gave my mom the reins. No one knows me better, and I loved everything she did! It helped a lot that our entire wedding team, from the floral designer to the stationer, were all friends of our family, and I think they knew exactly what we wanted. We were able to give some fun nods to our Louisiana friends with a second line, king cake and a New Orleans jazz band to lead us out.

What We Are Doing Now: We are happily living in New Orleans!


  • Venue: Country Club of Birmingham
  • Wedding Planner: Handley Breaux Designs
  • Florist: Mary Donald Floral Design
  • Caterer: Country Club of Birmingham
  • Cakes: Magic Muffin
  • Invitations: Scribbler
  • Wedding Dress: Ivory and White
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
  • Hair & Makeup: Dearly Beloved
  • Groom/Groomsmen: Mr. Burch Formalwear
  • Music: Blast and the Party Masters, Zulu Krewe
  • Transportation: Rare Transportation