Photos by Clark Brewer Photography
August 14, 2021
Our ceremony was filled with people that have been a huge part of our life faith journey. It was overwhelming to see them all standing with us together and worshiping with us.
Then, toward the end of the night, we passed out Auburn Toomer’s lemonades and custom trucker hats made by my company Happy Hats. Our incredible band City Heat saved “Yeah!” for the last song of the night. Anyone who knows me knows I (Maggie) love the song “Yeah!” by Usher and find a dance floor irresistible. When they began to play, we surprised everyone with a giant confetti drop. Looking around at all our favorite people all dancing and reaching up into the air as confetti poured down on them was so much fun! Without a doubt, those last 3 minutes of the reception were my most favorite moment of the day.
Our overall vision and inspiration for the wedding inspiration came from Over the Moon, Slim Aarons’ photography, and the colors and patterns of Palm Beach. The vision began with the chartreuse edged invitations with a floral crest and vellum band with a chartreuse wax seal. My bridesmaids wore a collection of mismatched, colorful floral dresses that represented each of their personalities. We used several different floral linens topped with multi colored candles. The large acrylic pressed floral panels at the entrance and behind the band along with the floral garden fresh flowers and trees completed the picture. We also had a chartreuse bar and stage front that were the perfect juxtaposition to our black and white dance floor. The most meaningful detail of the day though was the gallery wall at the entrance that displayed pictures of both my and Clarkson’s parents’ and grandparents’ wedding days. It was a nod to those who have paved the way for us and who have beautifully exemplified what Christ-centered marriages looks like.
Ceremony Venue: Brookwood Baptist Church Reception Venue: The Country Club of Birmingham Wedding Planner: Mariee Ami Florist: The King’s Garden Cake: Magic Muffins Videographer: Grant Watson Invitations: Mariee Ami & MG Calligraphy Wedding Dress: Heidi Elnora Bridesmaid Earrings: Adelaide Niketas Designs Hair & Makeup: Kerri Bunn & Holly Craft Music: City Heat Transportation: Rare Transportation Hats: Happy Hats Cookies: Sweet Flo’s