Our Bustle Bride feature for the week is the beautiful Mary-Alyx Campbell Robbins! Mary-Alyx and her hubby Benjamin became officially husband and wife on November 4th, 2017. The two decided to have a small, intimate wedding with close friends and family at Mary-Alyx's church, Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills, AL. She explains that the small white church is "beautiful in the fall against the colorful leaves," and the photos from her big day definitely show it!
"My husband and I met through a mutual friend! I went to Mississippi State University, and he went to Mississippi College. My roommate transferred from Mississippi College to Mississippi State. She was friends with Ben and introduced me to him one weekend in Starkville, MS. We knew instantly that we had a huge connection. He proposed to me on February 4th, 2017 at the Garage Cafe in Birmingham," and the sweet couple said "I do" nine months later!
Mary-Alyx was an absolute show stopper in her drop waist Anne Barge gown with multi-layered skirt! We're so glad we had the chance to help her find the gown of her dreams!
We're over the moon about our Bustle bride feature for this week! Megan Walker Holcombe and her husband Tate tied the knot on October 21 at the beautiful Windgate Farms! Megan and Tate met in college at a banquet. The pair struck up a conversation, and the rest is history!
There were a lot of special personalized touches that were incorporated on their special day! "So much of our wedding was handmade! The paper goods, desserts, and even many of the decor items. My mom painted pumpkins with chalk paint so everything was exactly how we dreamed it would be. Tate's grandparents made the drawers that the desserts were served on. We also incorporated many heirloom/antique pieces into our special day -- the brooch pinned onto my bouquet belonged to Tate's great-grandmother, who passed earlier this year, and the bracelet I wore belonged to my late grandmother. My mother carried the wedding Bible that has been in every wedding in my family for the past 3 generations," Megan explained.
Megan has the best smile and the sweetest spirit to match! She was absolutely stunning in her Anne Barge fit and flare tulle gown, and we're so glad she found her dream gown at Bustle!
Our newest addition to the Bustle Bride is Margaret Rawls Barringer! She and her hubby Trey began their happily ever after on September 23rd, but the love story began about 2 and a half years sooner.
The pair met playing intramural kickball through Birmingham GoKickball. Their team captain was a mutual friend of both Margaret and Trey, and she made the match. The couple began dating in April 2015. "Trey and I make a great team on and off the field," expressed Margaret.
Margaret was an absolute dream in her Tadashi Shoji lace gown which she paired beautifully with a raw edge fingertip veil!
On this day full of love, we are celebrating Bustle Bride Caroline Dill Hix! Caroline and her husband, John met through mutual friends. They both went to college in Birmingham, but some of John's closest friends went to college with Caroline at Samford University. He moved in with them after they all graduated, so John and Caroline were around each other quite often. The very first time the pair met was actually at an engagement party almost exactly 3 years before they tied the knot on August 26, 2017.
Caroline and John said, "I do," and danced the night away with friends and family at BridgeStreet Gallery & Loft right here in Birmingham, Alabama. She looked oh so stunning in her Paloma Blanca strapless aline gown. She also chose a beautiful Washington Millinery floor-length veil to complete her bridal look! Caroline is such a gem, and we're so thankful she chose Bustle!
Photographer- Jett Walker Photography
Caterer- Iz Catering
Florist- Lillie Janes
Band- Just a Few Cats
Cake- Magic Muffins
Gelato- Nuzzi Gelato
Venue- BridgeStreet Gallery & Loft
Hair- Merrell Hubbard
Makeup- Emmy Hunt Makeup
Wedding Dress- Bustle
Alterations- Hollow to Hem
Bridesmaid Dresses- Bella Bridesmaids
Amelia Morton Haueter is our newest Bustle Bride! Amelia and her husband Larry began their forever together on August 6, 2017. "We met online on Eharmony. Larry laughs at himself because he paid for a 6 month membership but I was the first person to come up on the first day."
Amelia's dream dress was a gorgeous Nicole Miller lace fit & flare gown. She accessorized her bridal look with a fabulous ivory soutache edge veil, and a blush sash with glass crystals and beads. We so loved having Amelia in the store, and we're so glad she found her gown at Bustle!
We're over the moon to feature Bustle Bride Kathryn Mills Justice! Kathryn and her hubby Steven began their happily ever after on August 26, 2017. They exchanged vows at First Baptist Church Enterprise, and danced the night away at the beautiful Enterprise Country Club.
It is almost impossible to pick a favorite moment from our wedding day. From getting ready with my best friends to spending the whole night on the dance floor, every moment was filled with joy and gratitude. If I had to pick just one, it would be after our ceremony we had dinner waiting for us at the Enterprise Country Club in a room for just the two of us. We were way too excited to eat and spent the entire time talking about how great the day was and how thankful we were to finally be married. I am so glad we took the time to do this because it gave us a chance to let the fact that we were husband and wife sink in.
We so loved helping Kathryn find the gown of her dreams. She chose a beautiful strapless lace fit & flare gown with a scalloped hem and ruched bodice. Needless to say, Kathryn looked nothing short of stunning on her special day!
Ceremony: First Baptist Church Enterprise
Reception and Food: Enterprise Country Club
Photography: Dunaway's Studios
Videography: HG Productions
Alterations: Hollow to Hem
Stationary: Your Paper Your Story//Lindsey Elliot
Hair and Makeup: Tenille Hemp and Jason Martin
Bridesmaids Dresses: Shop Revelry
Tuxes: Yancey Parkers
This week we're oh so excited to feature the beautiful Caroline Woods Morgan. Carly and her husband, Bo became officially husband and wife on May 16, 2015. They exchanged their vows at Vine Street Christian Church in Music City, Nashville, TN. On her special day, Carly was a sight for sore eyes in her lace fit & flare gown.
Carly has the most genuine heart, and a smile to match. She was such a joy to have in the store, and we're so thankful we had the opportunity to help her find her dream dress!
It was a beautiful August day when Bustle bride Kelsey Brown Sizemore and her hubby Josh began their happily ever after! Kelsey and Josh met a few years ago through a mutual friend who was Kelsey's roommate at the time. The pair quickly became friends and saw each other at church pretty often, then started dating a year later!
Kelsey was such a joy to have in our store, and we so loved helping her find her dream dress! At the end of the day, she couldn't see herself in anything other than her Lis Simon chiffon halter gown.
Our feature bride for the week is the lovely Catie Dennis Nichols! Catie and her hubby, Stetson, tied the knot on June 17 at First United Methodist Church in Dothan, AL. Following the ceremony, they danced the night away at the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Dothan.
The story of how the happy couple met is told by Catie in her own words. "Stetson and I met in high school when he was a sophomore and I was a senior. Things first kicked off for us at a high school basketball game when I was a cheerleader, the bleachers were crowded and I had no where else to sit before getting ready to cheer. We were playing our cross town rival in basketball! We joke that he told me I was going to gain weight eating a protein bar... Things sparked from there and we dated ever since! We dated 6 and a half years leading up to our wedding day so to say we were ready is an understatement." My dress was STUNNING! I want you to know I looked all over Birmingham for "the dress" and y'all had exactly what I was looking for. I knew a wanted something traditional with lace and satin and it is exactly what I go! I loved the back of the dress! It really added such a fun touch! Thank y'all so much for making a girls dress dream come true!
Catie looked absolutely incredible on her big day! She fell in love with a Tara Keely taffeta ballgown with lace bateau bodice. She was such a joy to have in our store, and we're so glad we had the opportunity to help her find her perfect gown! Catie also had some kind words about Bustle and her dress buying experience, "My dress was STUNNING! I want you to know I looked all over Birmingham for "the dress" and y'all had exactly what I was looking for. I knew a wanted something traditional with lace and satin and it is exactly what I got! I loved the back of the dress! It really added such a fun touch. Thank y'all so much for making a girls dress dream come true!"