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This beautiful bride chose to have her bridal portraits at City Hall in Meridian, Mississippi. City Hall is a beautiful building filled with neutral shades, white marble and custom window detailing that I am obsessed with! It’s the perfect indoor backdrop for a bridal session in Meridian, MS.
Bayleigh was not sure if her bridal portraits would even happen since dress alterations always seem to take longer than expected. A couple of weeks before the wedding it all magically worked out and Chlee Photography was able to capture these gorgeous photos.
The bouquet I designed for her session was made with flowers and greenery available at the local wholesale florist that week. The local wholesale florist caterers to the traditional retail florists in our area, which means they don’t carry a lot of flowers used in weddings. The only white flowers available were white spray roses, making the selection very slim.
Luckily I was able to get a few different types of greenery that helped complete the bouquet. The greenery used was dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum. In the end it turned out as well as it could have with the flowers that were available to me that week! Thankfully the bride loved greenery, or we could have been in trouble!
Does the thought of kids at your wedding make you cringe just a bit? It’s OK to admit it. The truth is more and more brides, and grooms too, aren’t so enamored with the idea of children at their weddings. Just the thought of crying children or sticky hands around your gown or your bridesmaids can make any bride extremely anxious.
Being fair, not all parents are sensitive to the issue. Some people just can’t imagine why a bride wouldn’t want their cute and lovable kids at her wedding. I had a mother of a groom once say she didn’t want to have to worry about stepping over small children while others don’t want young children around alcohol.
As a wedding planner, I am often asked how to tell guests children aren’t invited to their wedding. Etiquette books state that the best way to exclude children from your wedding is to not mention the children’s names on the wedding invitation. The inner envelope let’s your guests know who is invited. If the inner envelope does not have their children’s names on it, they are not invited.
This is the proper way to address a wedding invitation to a couple with children:
- Outer Envelope: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKee
- Inner Envelope: Mr. and Mrs. McKee
Child and Child (first names)
- The name of the oldest child is listed first followed by the names of his or her siblings in reverse chronological order.
- Children over the age of 18 should receive a separate invitation
Nowadays, most custom invitations come with just the outer envelope. If this is the case the proper way to address the outer envelope is as follows:
Outer Envelope (when no inner envelope is included)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKee
Miss Daughter McKee
Master Son McKee
Therefore, if a child’s name is not listed on the outer envelope, they should know they are not invited.
Another proper way to exclude children on your wedding invitations is for the invitation to read: Adult Reception to Follow, then include the name of the reception venue. If all else fails, and a guest still seems clueless and insists on bringing their children with them, call them before the wedding and explain why children should not be attending the wedding.
Today I am sharing Meridian Mississippi bridal shower venues. These venues are smaller, more affordable options for hosting smaller scale events. Most of these venues would be options for hosting birthday parties as well as baby showers.
If you are familiar with other small venues in Meridian that have not been mentioned please inform me. I want to provide accurate and detailed information to make your search a little easier. This post will be updated if I learn about any others.
- Phone | 601-485-1802
- Email | email@example.com
- Rate | Starts at $75
- Phone | 601-604-7626
- Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rate | $350 and up
- Phone | 601-484-6852
- Rate | $200 and up
- Phone | 601-934-1414
- Contact for more info
- Phone | 601-282-5069
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- Phone | 601-479-4291
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Maddie and Andrew’s Meridian, Mississippi wedding was held at First Baptist Church and the MSU Riley Center. Maddie’s love for fun, bright colors was incorporated into their elegant, boho wedding by using bright colored flowers with neutral linens, lots of pretty greenery and amazing lighting to soften the space. Sterling Calligraphy designed a beautiful, custom watercolor logo, which was the initial starting point for the wedding design. The logo included shades of purple, green, yellow, pink and orange. It was used on the save the date, wedding invitation and the wedding program as you will see below.
The bright colors the bride chose matches her fun loving personality to a tee and shows throughout the film and photos. She was the most chill and laid back bride I have ever met!
Here’s the feature film from their wedding day by Nathan Willis Wedding Films!
VENDORS: Photography: Followell Fotography | Day Of Coordinator: Southern Productions | Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church | Reception Venue: MSU Riley Center | Caterer + Rentals: Pretty Presentations | Cakes: Carolyn’s Creations | Lighting: Davaine Lighting | Florist: World of Flowers | Watercolor Logo + Calligraphy: Sterling Calligraphy | Stationery: Generations Fine Paper & Gifts | Cinematographer: Nathan Willis Wedding Films | Transportation: City of Meridian Trolley + Super Limo | Band: Ascension | Vintage Furniture Rental: Lovegood Weddings & Event Rentals | Bridesmaids Dresses: Belle G | Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Adrianna Papell | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Joyce’s Etc. | Wedding Dress: Warren Barron | Wedding Dress Designer: Monique Lluillier | Shoes: Manolo Blahniks | Hair: Vieux Carre Salon | Makeup: Avery Senter | Bridesmaids Accommodations: The Century House Bed & Breakfast | Ceremony Music Coordinator: Barry Germany | Photo Booth: Followell Fotography