Jordan and Taylor were wed on the bride’s grandparents’ farm – an easy choice of venue once you see these photos from Mandy Busby. The bride’s lush oversize bouquet, the charming stationery suite, the Southern tradition of burying a bottle of bourbon to ward of rain… so much inspiration in this sweet home Alabama wedding!

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The stationery suite by Signora e Mare featured calligraphy in rich brown ink on cream white paper.

 

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The Ceremony

“Taylor and I chose to have our wedding at my grandparents’ farm right outside of Gadsden, Alabama,” says Jordan. “Once we knew that getting married at the farm was even a possibility, it was such an easy decision. Their farm has always been such a special place to me. I’ve grown up celebrating birthday parties and many other things at the farm, so it felt very natural to celebrate our wedding there, too. It was such an amazing feeling to have all of our closest family and friends there with us on our big day.”

 

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Your ceremony in three words.  Peaceful, Sweet, Joyous.

What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  Taking Communion with Taylor as our first act of marriage was a very special moment during our wedding ceremony. It was such a great way to reflect on the importance of the day and how we want to honor Christ throughout our marriage. Another memorable moment of our ceremony was when a group of birds flew directly over us. It made me really thankful that we decided to have an outdoor wedding to showcase the beauty of nature on the farm!

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  There were so many wonderful things about our wedding day that it’s terribly difficult to narrow down to just one favorite. One of the moments that we often look back on was immediately following the ceremony when our wedding party surrounded us as we toasted a glass of Prosecco in celebration of our marriage. We can’t think of a more fun occasion and sense of togetherness than what we received in that moment.

 

 

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The Reception

“Taylor and I were most inspired by the farm and by the overall atmosphere we wanted to create for our wedding. We felt very strongly about having it feel simple and laid back while still maintaining a sense of elegance, and for our guests to feel relaxed and comfortable. We also wanted everything to feel as though it was a natural extension of the farm, so we chose details that felt organic and pastoral.”

 

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Signature Drink:  “Hoppily Ever After” home brew IPA
Cake: Strawberry and Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting
First Dance Song:  “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  While our wedding was in an unconventional setting, we didn’t stray too far from the good ole Southern wedding traditions. Perhaps, the most southern of them all was burying a bottle of bourbon a month before the wedding to ward off rain on our big day!

Please tell us about any special details from your wedding.  Our amazing wedding planner, Ginny Au, did a phenomenal job of incorporating natural elements of the farm into the decorations. She foraged plants the day before the wedding and found a gorgeous vine that was used inside of the barn. It was so wonderful to have a piece of the farm incorporated into the decor of the wedding to go along with the stunning floral arrangements done by our florist, Katie McDaniel of Cloth of Gold. Another very special, personal detail was wearing my late grandmother’s dinner ring as my something old. It meant a lot to me to be able wear something that reminded me of her and my late grandfather (her husband) since they weren’t able to be there in person.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  The best advice I received was to take the time to really enjoy every moment of the day and to avoid getting wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of everything, because it really does go by so quickly. Those special moments that I made a conscious effort to soak in will always bring back such sweet memories. I can vividly remember the feeling I had when I was walking down to where our ceremony took place, and being so excited to marry my best friend and grateful that everyone we loved the most was there to celebrate with us! It was truly the best.

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Try not to get stressed out. I know, I know… easier said than done, but I absolutely promise everything will be worth it in the end. It is truly the best day of your life, and no matter what little stresses come up along the way, they will seem insignificant when you are surrounded by your family and friends celebrating your marriage. It’s a wonderful time!

 

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Photography: Mandy Busby / Event Planning & Design: Ginny Au / Venue: Private Farm in Gadsden, Alabama / Dress: Francesca Miranda via White Dresses Boutique / Shoes: Kate Spade / Earrings: White Dresses Boutique / Suit: Indochino / Bridesmaid Dresses, Groom’s Tie: J. Crew / Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank / Stationery, Artwork, Calligraphy: Signora e Mare / Envelopes: Script Merchant Calligraphy and Design / Floral Design: Cloth of Gold / Rentals: Top Notch Rentals / Music: Will and Jeanetter Hightower, The Carmonas / Catering: Kathy G. Catering / Cake: Diane Steward, Rainbow Manor Wedding Chapel
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  • Romantic Alabama Farm Wedding by Mandy Busby

    27 October 2014
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