Bustle Bride: Mary-Alyx Campbell Robbins

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!

My favorite part was when Ben saw me for the first time. I wanted the first time to be when the white doors opened, and I began walking down the aisle. It was the sweetest moment, and I will never forget it. My wedding turned out to be exactly how I envisioned it, and I am so grateful that I had friends and family helping me bring my vision to life.

Bustle Bride: Megan Walker Holcombe

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!

Once we had finished taking pictures after the ceremony (we didn’t do a first look) we wanted 5 minutes to be alone, just the two of us, before the reception. Our venue owners set up a candlelit dinner for the two of us on the front porch away from everyone else. Having a few minutes to process the day together and enjoy our first meal as husband and wife was so romantic and exactly what we needed.


Venue: Windgate Farms

Photographer: Eleanor Stenner

Catering: Full Moon BBQ

Cake: Baked by Tate's aunt, Deana Williams

DJ: Tim Bristow

Bustle Bride: Margaret Rawls Barringer

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!

Hmmm favorite part of the wedding day...
Marrying the best man on earth, duh.
Haha but honestly, we had an intimate wedding of less than 60 people. It was our closest friends and family and it was really special for my husband and I to get to share our day with them. We got to talk and laugh and take pictures with each person there. The beautiful view over-looking Birmingham from sunset to the skyline twinkling in contrast to the dark night sky made the day extra magical.


Venue: The Club

Flowers: Sprout Flower Market

Dessert: Pastry Art

Hair/Makeup: Makeup by Mel// Lisa Perez

Photographer: Janie Shelswell-White

Bustle Bride: Caroline Dill Hix

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!

I loved the whole day! From getting ready, to the ceremony, and reception. It wasn’t stressful, but so much fun which is what I hoped for. The reception and band was a blast- we wanted a big, fun, dancing party!


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

Bustle Bride: Amelia Morton Haueter

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!

My favorite part of my wedding day was having all of my friends and family in one place.  I loved that we had kids running around and that my long time friend from New York came to play the piano and that my roommate sang and that Larry’s family from Wisconsin finally got to meet my family.  It was such a sweet day full of so much love and joy.


Photography: Je Vois Photography

Venue, Food, Flowers, and Director: Stone Bridge Farms

Hair and Makeup: Irrelephant

Cake: Sweet Bea Bakes

Popsicles: Steel City Pops

Bustle Bride: Kathryn Mills Justice

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!

Steven and I kind of grew up together. We are both from the same small town of Enterprise, Alabama and he was friends with my older brother. I actually had a huge crush on him when I was younger! We ended up reconnecting at an Alabama football game while I was in my junior year and he was living in Kansas City and the rest is history!


Ceremony: First Baptist Church Enterprise

Reception and Food: Enterprise Country Club

Photography: Dunaway's Studios

Videography: HG Productions

Florals: Kimberlee's

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

Bustle Bride: Caroline Woods Morgan

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!

Bustle Bride: Kelsey Brown Sizemore

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!

The whole day was so fun- my favorite part was being with all of our favorite people! It’s amazing to have all of your friends and family together to celebrate you- really humbling. All the bridesmaids and family got ready together at my parents house and I loved sharing that time with all the girls. Josh and I both agree that the music during our ceremony was one of our favorite parts of the day. Several great friends from church played during our ceremony and it was so beautiful and really meaningful for us!

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.

Bustle Bride: Catie Dennis Nichols

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!"

Stetson and I both agree that the most fun part of our wedding day was the reception! All though the wedding day was full of sweet memories we will never forget we were both ready to celebrate with our friends who have loved us and supported us every step of the way! Our band, Creativity, was absolutely incredible! The tambourines and glow sticks really made the night a party! We look back and say people probably would have danced another hour if the band didn’t stop and we didn’t have a 2 hour drive to catch a flight at 5:00 am the next morning! It was truly all I ever dreamed of!


Photographer: Jett Walker Photography

Wedding Planner: Debbie I. Yurevitch

Make Up: Carly Morgan

Hair: Sydney Carter

Flowers: RKB Flowers

Catering: Pans and Petals Catering

Cake: The Flour Sack Bakery

Band: Creativity

Videographer: Mike Barfield//MaKale Productions