This weekend was truly the best of my life! And I am so happy to be Mrs. Meredith Alsabrook. Thank you to everyone who made it all happen, despite the weather. First, I want to give a HUGE thank you to our families! Y'all went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us. Second, to all of our bridal party who made sure we were both relaxed and happy all weekend. And finally to our AHA-MAZING vendors...we truly had the best people the entire weekend. fitted lace wedding dress
It started at The Studio in West Homewood where my bridesmaid luncheon was held. Everything looked beautiful in the snow and it smelled like Christmas. The food by Savoie Catering was delicious. Then Grille 29 came thru after our rehearsal dinner venue canceled on us at 10AM on Friday morning, and they held a lovely dinner for us with customized printed menus in a private cozy room. They even stayed open late just for our party and the staff was so accommodating.
Saturday was perfect as well. I started off the day getting ready with my bridesmaids, mom, flower girl, and the amazing Sarah Jayne Merrick who did anything/everything for me this weekend. I had my hair and make-up done by the extremely talented Mandy DeAraujo . This girl knows what she is doing and has fun doing it! Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner of BANG Images ( http://www.bangimages.com/ ) was there to capture our entire day, as well as our friend and 2nd shooter, Andi Rice . Angela Couch McKinney was our wedding coordinator at Trinity United Methodist Church and did a wonderful job. Our ministers, Reverend Brian Erickson and Reverend Rhett Thompson, led our service and made it so personal to Scott Alsabrook and me. Jamie McLemore played the organ beautifully, Lori Cheng played the cello, Anna Underwood served as a bridesmaid and the pianist, and Scott Brooks was the vocalist and truly set the tone for our ceremony.
Brooke Alison McAfee of Lilt Floral Design and Styling ( https://www.liltflorals.com/ ) designed the bouquets and boutonnieres for our bridal party, as well as the decor and arrangements at Bridgestreet Gallery & Loft. Everything was even more beautiful than I could have imagined! Speaking of Bridgestreet, our reception and the staff of GoPro Event Solutions ( http://goproeventsolutions.com/ ) made sure we were well taken care of all evening. Their staff was extremely professional and even cut it up on the dance floor with us. The Happy Catering Company ( https://happycatering.net/ ) prepared our delicious food and also had a truly professional staff. Our cakes and cookies were phenomenal and prepared by the gifted Lauren Sharp Gavin . Our DJ, Chace, from On-Site Productions ( http://www.onsiteproductionsllc.com/ ) made sure everyone had a good time and kept the evening flowing.
The bridesmaids dresses were from Bridesmaid Inc...who came thru big time on Saturday and made a missing sash for my Maid of Honor and delivered it to the church by 2PM in time for pictures. The tuxes for all our handsome groomsmen and my groom were from Mr. Burch Downtown. And my dress came from Bella's Bridal where the wonderful Carolyn Lauriello worked with me. My exquisite engagement ring and wedding band came from the gracious Preston W. Foy Jr. of Wallace-Burke Fine Jewelry and Collectibles ( https://www.wallaceburke.com/ ) in downtown Homewood. And Scott's band came from a company called Manly Bands. Our paper suite was designed by the lovely Jessica Stalnaker of Empress Stationary ( http://www.empressstationery.com/ ). She even sent us the files with our wedding crest so we could put it on our cocktail napkins and wedding program!
We ended the evening at the lovely Tutwiler downtown where everything was already waiting for us in our room so we could just enjoy our balcony view at the end of an amazing day!
Thank you to everyone who had a part in our weekend, and to all of our friends and family for celebrating this next step in our journey together. We love you all!