HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUSTLE!

We recently celebrated the 5th birthday of Bustle so we decided to throw a party for the occasion! We converted the wedding dress shop into a party zone with flowers, balloons, cake and champagne! All our local friends joined us for the celebration, and it was a wonderful night.

Thank you to all who have supported us over the years as a local business in the great city of Homewood. Here are some photos taken of our birthday party for Bustle!

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Maddie Harper

We are so very pleased to share with you the work of one of our own: Maddie Harper. Through her thriving business, Kindred Events, Maddie offers event planning services and specializes in floral arrangement design. Keep reading for Maddie's Q&A and to see photos showcasing her beautifulwork!

 Maddie Harper || Owner of Kindred Events 

Maddie Harper || Owner of Kindred Events 

Kindred Events was born out of a passion to honor the most important thing we have in life: each other.

Q&A:

What inspired you to start Kindred Events?

The short answer would be my family. I am a part of a family who loves to gather, no matter the occasion. When we gather together, it creates a space for relationships to flourish, and I knew I wanted to help cultivate those moments for others in a beautiful and intentional way. 

 

What services to you offer?

Kindred Events events offers two types of planning services, as well as floral design! I believe the planning and design elements of a wedding go hand in hand, so I knew I wanted to be able to serve brides in both areas! Whether you just need a right hand gal the day of, or a sounding board for all of those Pinterest dreams from the get go, I am passionate about creating a planning process that inspires creativity and ensures the couple's day runs as smoothly as possible.

 

What is your favorite flower and why?

Oh man, that’s a hard one! I think I might have to go with garden roses (I might be partial because my middle name is Rose!) They are classic and create such a beautiful canvas. A close second are anemones - those girls are dramatic and moody and I love it!

 

What do you like most about working with brides?

I love hearing each bride’s unique story and vision, and bringing it to fruition in a way that honors and celebrates the couple’s journey. It is such a special and deeply personal day, and I am so honored when a couple invites me to be a part.

 

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I’m thrilled to have found an avenue in event planning that allows me to join my passion for hospitality, creating beauty, and celebrating relationships into a career.

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Photo credit for the above:

Sweet Julep Photography @sweetjulepphotography

Kelsey Tice Photography @kelseytice

Audrey Reid Photography @awaudrey

Sarah Moser Photography @smoserphoto

Kylie Rae Photography @kylierae_photography

Treat your maids!

We're always looking for the perfect bridesmaid's gifts and we think these are pretty spot-on. These custom goodie-boxes are from Bridesmaid Gift Boutique and include a floral monogrammed robe, a monogrammed wine cooler cup, and a personalized gift box. It's easy, affordable and your gals will love you for it.

If you're still looking for groomsmen gift ideas, check out our blog post featuring some easy custom gifts for them as well.

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Bustle Bride: Callie Barganier Hanahan

Callie Barganier Hanahan met Gil in college at Auburn where they became best friends. His family lived at the beach and he would often join her family when they came to the beach for summer vacation. Callie said it wasn’t until Gil came to live in Birmingham (after she had started a job there) that they became more than friends and developed a romantic relationship. When they finally started dating, Callie knew within the first week that he would be the one she married.

“We know it was the Lord’s perfect sovereignty and timing as He grew our hearts to love each other as more than friends.”

Callie’s favorite part of the day was her first look with Gil. They exchanged heartfelt letters with each other during this time. She loved getting to soak in their special moment together and all that was about to come on their wedding day. They were married March 24th, 2018. 

 

 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
”Happy tears came when Gil found out he was getting my grandfather’s ring— I had been bursting at the seams to tell him!“ 
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography
 Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

Bustle Bride: Darcy Echols Wilks

Darcy Echols and Jake Wilks met in high school. Jake asked for Darcy’s number and things went from there. “A good bit of time went by and we found ourselves still together in college and crazy in love,” said Darcy. They were married on January 6th, 2017!

This particular couple is so special to me because I know them and actually got to attend their wedding. It is so easy to see that these two people have so much love for each other and for God. It was so beautiful getting to worship with them as they became husband and wife.

My favorite part of our wedding day was the snow. It was the sweetest touch the Lord could have given to the day. The reception got cut short, but we got to dance in the middle of the street while the snow was coming down and in moments like those, we didn’t notice the cold.
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We are each other’s absolute best friends. He’s always the one I want to tell things to, and we just have a blast together. Marriage is the most amazing adventure and I’m completely smitten with my goof ball of a husband.
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Bustle Bride: Mary Kate Young Scott

Mary Kate and Charlie Scott got married on March 10th, 2018. They met their freshman year at Samford University and have been together ever since! We adore this lovely couple and are so excited to share their beautiful wedding day with you. So happy for this bride and groom!

There was a time in our ceremony where Charlie and I were able to stand, hand in hand, worshipping our Lord with all of our loved ones as we all sang All I Have is Christ. It was such a sweet moment for us to reflect on the covenant of marriage that we had just entered.
— Mary Kate Young Scott
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Vendors:

Photography: Josh Rigsby Photography

Floral: Gregg Foster

Hair and Makeup: Cotton Rouge and Company

Cake: The Bakery off Augusta

Ceremony: Daniel Chapel at Furman University

Reception: The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Entertainment: Mo' Sol with Sam Hill Entertainment

Rentals: Professional Party Rentals

Event Planning: Bespoken Weddings & Events

Dress: Bustle (Yay!)

Bustle Bride: Danielle Fillmore Jaudon

We're over the moon for our newest Bustle Bride, Danielle Fillmore Jaudon! Danielle and her husband Chris said "I do," on a beautiful Alabama March day!

The pair met their freshman year at Auburn University. Chris attended Danielle's sorority fall formal with one of their mutual friends. Then, about a month later, out of the blue, Chris asked her out. Danielle didn't remember meeting him at formal, but after doing a little digging on Facebook, she agreed to the date. "Who knew my first date with my future husband would be a blind date at a college dining hall."

Danielle said "yes" to a stunning Allure lace fit & flare gown, complete with bateau neckline and illusion back! It was a match made in bridal heaven because she was an absolute dream on the day she and Chris began their forever together!

My favorite part of our day was leaving our reception as husband and wife, and seeing how many friends and family stayed the whole night to celebrate us. Everyone was lined up, standing in the rain with sparklers, smiling and cheering for us. It was the only time we will ever have that same group of people we both love and care for in the same place, and we’ve wished everyday since then that we could go back. It was just the BEST day!
— Danielle Fillmore Jaudon

Bustle Bride: Erica Lawrence Hoffman

This week all eyes are on the beautiful Erica Lawrence Hoffman! Erica and her husband, Allen, began their happily ever after on April 7, 2018 on a gorgeous Alabama day. 

The pair knew each other growing up, but their love story didn't begin until they ran into each other 4 years ago at the doctor's office. They reminisced on old times, then a few weeks later and much to Allen's persistence, the pair went on a first date, and the rest is history!

Erica's dream dress was a Theia lace fit & flare beauty which she paired with a gorgeous beaded belt to complete her bridal look! We so loved helping this sweet bride find her perfect dress!!

My favorite part about our wedding day was watching Allen wait for me. It’s like we saw each other all over again. As if God gave me that frozen moment in time. I remember watching his Mom with tears as she watched me get closer to him, my Papa arm & arm walking me down the aisle, and my little girl smiling ever so big looking just as beautiful as God designed her to be. So many beautiful moments frozen in time. We very well could of been frozen.. it was so cold that day!
— Erica Lawrence Hoffman

Bustle Bride: Haley Walker Taylor

The gorgeous Haley Walker Taylor is our featured Bustle Bride, and we are over the moon! She and her husband, Dylan, became officially husband and wife on March 16, 2018. The pair met on a church serve project, and the rest is history!

Haley was simply radiant in her Enaura fully beaded fit & flare gown, and we're so thankful we had the opportunity to help her find that gown of her dreams!

My favorite part of my wedding day was getting ready and spending my last moment as a miss with all of my best friends and getting to marry the man I had prayed for, for so long.
— Haley Walker Taylor

Vendors:

Photography: Katie and Alec Photography

hair and makeup: Brittany Scoggins

Catering: Kays Katering

 

Bustle Bride: Caitlin Baggett Hagedorn

We're so thrilled to announce Caitlin Bagget Hagedorn as our newest Bustle Bride! Caitlin and her hubby, Grant, began their happily ever after on a beautiful March day at Bluff Park Methodist Church. The pair has such a fun one-in-a-million story of how they met! We'll let Caitlin tell the story in her own words:

"Grant and I met our freshman year at the University of Alabama. My maid of honor and best friend found a wallet in the dorm hallway, so she reached out to that person on Facebook. The person she reached out to ended up being Grant’s roommate, so that’s where it all started! Grant and I attended many date parties together, became best friends, and finally before senior year, we started dating! We prayed a lot throughout college and after that the Lord would give us the right timing for every part of our relationship, so we are so thankful for His goodness!"

Caitlin is such a gem. She has the kindest smile and heart to match, and we so loved helping her find the perfect gown! She looked nothing short of gorgeous in her mermaid alencon and corded chantilly lace gown by Enzoani!

It is so hard to find a “favorite” part of the best day of your life! So I have to give two… one being getting to the end of the aisle and standing with Grant, my dad, his dad, my sister/Matron of Honor, my Maid of Honor, and my grandfather, who officiated the ceremony. I will never forget the feeling of overwhelming thankfulness and joy. Number two is when Grant and his groomsmen got up on stage during the reception and danced. Grant got out in front and did a hilarious little dance move, and I will always remember that!
— Caitlin Baggett Hagedorn

Ceremony: Bluff Park Methodist Church

Reception: Iron City

Bridal Photos: Grace Bedsole, Associate Photographer for Eric and Jamie Photography

H&MU: Danielle Ivy

Flowers: Flowers from the Heart by Linda Bearden