Laura Ann + Bryan: A Sweet Southern Wedding {J&D Farms} | Wedding Planners Birmingham Alabama

When I decided to use the blog this year to not only feature some of our awesome 2017 weddings, but to re-visit some favorite weddings over the past couple of years, I immediately knew I had to start with Laura Ann and Bryan. 

Not only was their day gorgeous, but this couple, y'all. They are why I do what I do. They are sweet, full of fun and laughter, and, most importantly, they were focused on the meaning behind it all...the marriage. 

From the December proposal that began with a dinner at their first date restaurant, strolled through Tinsel Tree Trail, and ended in a gazebo in Big Springs Park to the sweet note Bryan wrote on the soles of Laura Ann's wedding day shoes, every part of their story is deeply meaningful and so intentional.

You may have seen a few images from their day in the 2017 edition of Alabama Weddings Magazine and I'm excited to share more that tell the story of their day.

J&D Farms is always a stunning backdrop for a wedding day, and it was certainly no exception on this August day. The pews in the orchard, the Dutch-style barn, the roaming roosters - it gives me all the heart eyes!

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography

Laura Ann and her girls spent the morning sipping mimosas and getting ready in the Carriage House. I just cannot get enough of her staircase entrance to a bridal party and family dying to see her dressed and ready. I will always and forever love the photos of a bride and her daddy as he sees her for the first time. Add another reveal with grandpa and it just doesn't get any sweeter!

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography

The details. My goodness y'all know how much I love the details. And these details rank high on my list of loves. Can we take just a second to talk about Laura Ann's dress? That classic neckline and lace that gives way to an absolutely stunning low back. It's classic, gorgeous, and possibly one of my all-time favorites. And remember when I mentioned the note Bryan wrote? Just scroll down to see how sweet it is!

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography

Could there be a more beautiful setting for a first look than this one? Laura Ann's walk through that pew-lined orchard - there are no words, so I'll let you take it all in with these gorgeous photos. 

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography

These bridal portraits speak for themselves. The only thing I have to add is take a look at those pockets on Laura Ann's dress! Just when you think the dress can't be any more perfect, you find out there are pockets.

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planner Birmingham AL | J&D Farm | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography

These flowy bridesmaid dresses were perfect for a summer day. And I am ALWAYS a sucker for a navy suit. 

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography

The ceremony was sweet, meaningful, and beautiful. A ceremony violinist, shared communion, and that orchard setting. I know I keep mentioning it, but y'all. It is perfection.

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography

When it came to the reception, Z and the Party Faktory brought the party like they always do. All the way through to the sparkler exit that sent them off to the Dominican Republic.

Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville AL | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville AL | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville AL | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville AL | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville AL | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville AL | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography
Christina Sloan Events | Wedding Planners Birmingham and Huntsville AL | J&D Farms | Todd Helzer Photography

Vendor Team - Venue: J&D Farms / Photography: Todd Helzer Photography / Planning and Coodination: Christina Sloan Events / Catering: All American Catering / Florals: Theresa Green Designs / Rentals: Tent Tech / Cake: Cothran's Bakery / Ceremony Violinist: Allison Reid / Band: Z and the Party Faktory / Hair: Terrame Midtown (Jessica Hallett) / Makeup: Nancy Finnegan / Stationery: Topiary Tree / Bridal Gown: Finery Boutique (Designer: Tara Keely) / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Nashville (Designer: Natalie Deayala Collection) / Men's Attire: Men's Warehouse

 

Laura Ann + Bryan: A Sweet Southern Wedding {J&D Farms} | Wedding Planners Birmingham Alabama

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