Wow, I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I guess I’ll start at the beginning. I was first introduced to Mallie through her sister-in-law, Mallory Melichar, of Mallory Katherine Images and before I knew it, I was a part of the entire McCain-Melichar family and I could not be more thankful!
Mallie got engaged Easter weekend of 2014 and we planned an April 2015 wedding from start to finish. The girl has incredible taste and an equally incredible heart. Working with her was a dream and something I will always cherish. From the beginning, she knew she wanted a formal affair with a glamorous touch and lots of sparkle.
She and Mark were married in the same church her parents were nearly thirty years ago, Southside Baptist, in the Five Points area of downtown Birmingham. (Side note: if you’ve never been to that church, do yourself a favor and check it out, it’s around 120 years old and still in pristine condition. It’s absolutely stunning.)
They were then whisked off to Greystone Country Club for one of the most fabulous cocktail hours I have ever witnessed, only to be followed by a complete stunner of a reception. Their menu for the night ranged from a sushi bar to chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits. The entire club was a glow with over one thousand candles that we brought in custom for Mallie and CeCe Designs hit the nail on the head with the truly stunning florals, including two gigantic floral chandeliers with hanging orbs. Everyone danced the night away and partied to none other than crowdpleaser, Tim Tyler.
To top it all off, the family, friends and complete and total love that surround this couple are something that do not go unnoticed. I was in awe all weekend with how beautiful not only Mallie and Mark’s relationship is, but also their relationship with others.
For now, I will let the images from J. Messer Photography speak for themselves. Mallie and Mark, it was such a pleasure getting to know both of you and serve you in a such a special time. Congratulations on your new home and we hope your honeymoon in the BVI was beyond your wildest imagination!
Much love, Courtney
Calligraphy: The Refined Pen
Planning: Invision Events
Photography: J. Messer Photography
Venue + Catering: Greystone Golf and Country Club
Videography: Hampton Road Studios
Entertainment: Tim Tyler via Music Garden
Cakes: Barb’s Cakes
Florals: CeCe Designs
Paper Suite: Amberly Shelton Paperie
Bride’s Dress: Rivini via Bridals by Lori
Bridesmaids Dresses: Various designers from Neiman Marcus, Nordstom and Saks Fifth Avenue
Hair: Ansley Clark via Jamison Shaw
Make-up: Candice Holloway
Newlywed Transportation: Birmingham Bridal Carriages
Bridal Party Transportation: Rare Transportation
Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited
Lounge Furniture: PropHouse
Linens: Cloth Connection
Photobooth: Magic City Photobooths