Although high school sweethearts Whitney and Patrick now live in Los Angeles, they decided to go back home to Alabama to create their dream wedding at Avondale Villa and Avondale Brewing Company. They both love urban and earthy vibes, which is why the abundant florals at the villa and the exposed brick of the brewery were the perfect compromise to integrate their favorite styles. Even though they planned the wedding from California, La Belle Vie Weddings pulled their vision together brilliantly, using a mix of earthy greenery, gold geometric accents, and the prettiest blush and rose color palette. And, for a truly personal touch, Whitney’s parents made a donut wall that dreams are made of for the reception! We’re totally smitten with everything about this Alabama wedding — from the bridesmaids brunch the morning of the wedding to the bride’s modern boho BHLDN dress and jeweled crown. Haydin Olivia Photography and Tara Spradley Photography knocked it out of the park capturing every detail!
Whitney and Patrick
The wedding colors reflect each of us equally with how we chose to implement them. I wanted rose and blush tones so those are the colors I chose for the bridesmaids’ dresses. Patrick wanted blue and grey tones so his suit and groomsmen’s suits were dark blue and grey. Our florist incorporated both pink and blue into the florals to perfectly blend everything together. We also wanted lots of greenery and succulents with accented gold geometric shapes. Overall we wanted a bit more muted tones but still some personality showcasing both of us.
The most memorable part, hands down, was the ceremony. Patrick really wanted us to write our own vows, so I reluctantly said yes. I have always been a bit shy about speaking in public in front of everyone we know sharing intimate words about our true feelings and what marriage means to us personally. But that was the beauty in that moment: the raw exchange of what love was to us and the promises we were making to each other.
Patrick and I both were a bit picky on what we wanted to wear on our wedding day. My mom actually got to fly out to dress shop with me in Los Angeles. I wanted a modern dress with unique detail that was comfortable to wear all day. This dress from BHLDN was perfect since the base material was a mauve color (so not traditional white) and had an exquisite pattern and lace details. I also was super excited about having a modern touch on the “flower crown” trend. This jeweled halo was the exact subtle detail that set my look apart.
Patrick, on the other hand, was not impressed with any of the generic suit rentals. He went shopping one day at Bloomingdale’s when I was busy with friends just to casually begin looking. The next thing I know, I have a text saying he bought a dark blue Theory suit and it was the best fit he had ever tried on!
All the wood signs and donut board were DIY projects. My dad cut and crafted all the wood and donut pegs and my mom did all the vinyl wording. The donut wall was by far one of the biggest hits at the reception. I loved being able to say my parents made that when people asked!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Haydin Olivia Photography
Second Shooter – Tara Spradley Photography
Event Planning – La Belle Vie Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Avondale Villa
Reception Venue – Avondale Brewing Company
Floral Design – Stems & Styles
Catering – Post Office Pies
Officiant – Andy John King
DJ – Onsite Productions
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Makeup Mel
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Weddington Way
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Bloomingdale’s
Rings – Brilliant Earth
Rentals – Top Notch Events & Rentals
Linens – Décor to Adore
Congratulations to Whitney and Patricks, and a big thanks to Haydin Olivia Photography for sharing this fabulous wedding with Junebug! Love the blush and rose palette and looking for more pink wedding inspiration? We’ve got 7 swoon-worthy pink wedding color palettes that are perfect for every season!