Anna & John: A Clean and Modern Wedding at the Birmingham Museum of Art

October 9, 2018

Anna and John brought Tennessee pride and a clean, modern aesthetic to the Birmingham Museum of Art for their nuptials last October. The absolute life of the party, their killer sense of humor and genuine personalities were on display for all to see. Anna, a North Carolina native, met John, a former Tennessee football player, when she was a “pigskin pal” at the University of Tennessee. John was born and raised a Birmingham boy and Hoover Buccaneer, where his uncle, Coach Propst, led the Buccaneer football team starring as head coach in Two-A-Days. Anna has an amazing eye for interior design, and together we were able to bring her vision of a modern, organic wedding to life, complete with just a hint of southern glam.

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Anna’s classic paper suite, courtesy of Linen & Leaf, was the perfect preview to the beauty in simplicity that was to come in their wedding day design. We love Linen & Leaf’s use of neutral bases with copper accents for overall sophistication. And who can say no to a custom hand drawn venue sketch? We appreciated the twist that this piece took on, making its appearance on the reception card, rather than the traditional invitation.

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Anna radiated from even the earliest moments of the day as her and her best gals got ready at The Grand Bohemian in Birmingham. The atmosphere was rambunctious and fun and the reaction to Anna’s bridesmaids reveal was positively ecstatic. Who can blame them? Anna’s gorgeous Pronovias gown fit her like a glove! Combining Emily Summerville as our glam-squad with Anna’s natural beauty was one of the best decisions we made, I mean, can you say gorgeous?

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The ceremony was held at Birmingham’s First United Methodist Church downtown, where they caught a trolley ride to the reception. A perfect balance of white roses and greenery, provided by Laura McCarty, provided a natural complement to bridal party attire and overall decor.

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The Birmingham Museum of Art was the best backdrop to a simple, yet monochromatic affair, utilizing the natural greenery to accentuate the pop of florals. We loved the pattern of the linens so much, we entrusted Magic Muffins to mimic it on the bride’s cake. And we can’t help but give the groom a shoutout as well. His Tennessee cornhole cake was an absolute crowd favorite.

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For entertainment, Anna and John called on City Heat to steal the show. The crowd and the newlyweds had an absolute blast, even putting on John’s old Tennessee football helmet at one point during the night. The couple concluded with a sparkler departure amidst an audience of loved ones, exiting in style in a vintage (and totally adorable!) Ford Bronco from John’s grandfather’s private collection. After two cancelled honeymoons, the first time to Antigua – thanks to a hurricane, and the second time to Napa – thanks to the wildfires, the third time was the charm for these two and they spent ten days exploring Hawaii with stops in Kauai, Maui and the Big Island.

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Congratulations, Anna & John, we love y’all!

 

XO, Courtney

 

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Planner + Designer: Invision Events | Photographer: Amy Arrington | Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church of Birmingham | Reception Venue: The Birmingham Museum of Art | Bride’s Dress: Pronovias | Getting Reading Venue: The Grand Bohemian |  Paper Suite: Linen & Leaf  | Calligraphy: The Refined Pen | Florals: Laura McCarty | Rentals: Collection Event Rentals | Linens: Party Tables | Lighting & Draping: Unique Event Elements | Cakes: Magic Muffins | Hair & Makeup: Emily Summerville  | Trolley: Rare Transportation |  Entertainment: City Heat via Music Garden

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