Wedding: Courtney & Greg – Auburn United Methodist Church & Fountainview Mansion – Auburn, Alabama

If we’re friends on Facebook, you might remember how their story began: once upon a time, a boy and a girl went to college and met at a bar. When they decided to live happily ever after, we went back. 🙂 But I’m getting ahead of myself – of course there was more to the story of their wedding day that happened BEFORE we went back to that bar! From the beautiful invitation calligraphy (courtesy of Lettering by Liz) to the Badgley Mischka shoes, Courtney had her wedding planned down to the very last detail:lettering by liz calligraphy on an auburn alabama wedding invitationbadgley mischka shoes for an auburn alabama wedding
After a little hair and makeup magic (by Gena Harper and Candice Holloway), she slipped into her Legends by Romona Keveza gown at the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center, just a few rooms away from her husband-to-be:finishing touches on a bridal updo for an auburn alabama weddingan auburn bride putting on her legends by romona keveza wedding gowna groom getting ready at the auburn hotel and conference center before the wedding
Since Courtney wanted pictures in several locations, she smartly rented a swanky party bus from Camelot Charters to transport the bridal party. So after a quick trip to the ceremony venue (Auburn United Methodist Church) for a few pictures, we all hopped on the bus to head to the reception venue, Fountainview Mansion. But first, we had to make a pit stop to make sure the wedding party had the proper…umm…refreshments. 😀
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After the ceremony, guests were treated to the sight of a glowing Fountainview Mansion – with cakes by Sonshine Cakes inside, and a fabulous multi-tented reception area outside:an evening wedding reception at fountainview mansion in auburn alabamabride and grooma tented wedding reception at fountainview mansion in auburn alabamaelegant wedding reception decor at fountainview mansion in auburncenterpieces and place settings at an auburn alabama wedding receptiona bride and grooms first dance at fountainview mansion in auburn alabama
To mix things up, Courtney made a little wardrobe change mid-reception by bustling her dress and adding an extra long sash…bride adding a long sash to her wedding gown at fountainview mansion
…which her grandmother made good use of. 🙂 (P.S. Yes, her grandma is wearing a glow necklace on her head. Please God, let me be that awesome when I’m her age.)
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