Valentine's Day Bouquets

This Valentine’s Day, we partnered with Kindred Events, to provide some beautiful flower arrangements for all the lovebirds out there! It was so much fun, and we wanted to share some of the photos from the day with you.

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Bustle Bride: Catherine Hails Chmiel

Catherine + Scott Chmiel

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Catherine Hails and Scott Chmiel were introduced to each other on Tinder! “We met January 22, 2017 and I knew it was different,” Catherine said. She said he was so caring and respectful and called when he said he would. Pretty soon they were engaged, got a house and a dog and then got married all in 2018.

When the wedding planning started, Catherine felt a bit overwhelmed with all the details and decisions. She finally decided she wanted a beautiful, comfortable outdoor wedding, and that is certainly what she got! They were married October 28th, 2018. We are so excited to share Catherine and Scotts wedding day with you all.

Everything we’d hoped for was far exceeded with the help of family, friends, and a team of incredibly talented and professional vendors.
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One of my favorite parts was how much love and happiness surrounded the entire day. Every person there was genuinely happy to be a part of our special day!
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My dad passed away 13 years ago with cancer. The last week of his life, I asked him how would I know if I’m marrying the right man. He said pebbles would be my answer. We never knew how that would show itself and I’d never told Scott about it. After getting Moose, who’d dug up the grass in our yard, Scott came home one day with a Pinterest picture of how to fix it... it was a low maintenance yard covered in pebbles. He just kept saying “pebbles” and I was like “oh my gosh!” We had pebbles lining the cabin where we stayed on our wedding night and pebbles all around the venue. My dad showed us a gazillion different ways he was with us. I’m sure he was the reason we ended up with a dream come true start to our married life together!
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Vendors:

Venue: Belle Farm Events

Photography: Mary Fehr

Catering: Premium Hospitality Catering

Dress: Bustle Gowns (us)

Flowers: Lindsay Kessler Designs

Videography: BBmedia

DJ: Platinum Entertainment 

Dress cleaners: Berthon’s Mtn Brook

Hair & Makeup: Melissa Bogardus @make_up_mel

Dress alterations: Luz @LDhautecouture

Cake: April Smith @aprileesmith on Instagram


Bustle Bride: JoAnna Little Feldewerth

JoAnna + Andrew Feldewerth

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JoAnna Little Feldewerth originally met Andrew Feldewerth at an intramural frisbee game in college at Samford University. After the game the team went to Sonic and JoAnna and Andrew started talking all about music. They decided to meet up at Reid Chapel to have a jam session together and their friendship grew from there. They fell in love and ended up getting married in that very same chapel on July 21st, 2018! 

We loved hearing about how JoAnna and Andrew met and seeing what a beautiful wedding they had - what a special couple! To top it all off, this talented bride made her own wedding cake! We are so happy for this sweet couple and are so excited to share their wedding day with you.

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I will forever remember the faces Andrew made when those doors opened! It was a beautiful reminder of how God looks at me.
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Bustle Bride: Olivia Kaylan Santos

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Our newest Bustle Bride is Olivia Kaylan Santos! She and her new husband, Igor Gomes Santos met in college but didn’t start dating until afterwards. After they graduated, they moved within three hours of each other and he finally asked her out on a date!

Olivia spontaneously invited him to the beach with her family, and a year later they were married on May 26, 2018. They are now expecting their first child!

Congratulations Olivia and Igor on your marriage and on starting your family. We are so pleased to share their beautiful wedding day with all of you!

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When I finally made it close enough to see his reaction, he had cupped his face with his hands and was crying. I have never seen a more precious nor genuine reaction from another human being and it was truly beautiful.
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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
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”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
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 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!)