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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
Check out Stephanie and Tommie’s Meridian, Mississippi wedding film by Frameblender Films. They never disappoint!
If you’re on a tight budget, it’s still possible to find affordable groomsmen gifts that they’ll actually want. You don’t have to shell out more money to have the perfect gifts. Here are a few practical and budget-friendly items you can consider
1. Beer mugs
You can never go wrong with beer mugs. If your guys love their hoppy brews, this gift is perfect for your chugging sessions. Find one that is big enough to carry large quantities or opt for ones that are customizable. You can find online shops that sell customized mugs which are perfect for making a toast on your big day.
If your buddy enjoys taking a swig every now and then, you can give him a flask to carry around. There are a variety of designs that will suit every personality. This Stealth Phone Flask is great for sneaking alcohol to almost any location as it looks nearly similar to a cellphone. It’s just right for when he needs a sip – nobody will suspect at a glance!
3. Pocket tools
Pocket tools can be very handy in certain situations and it’s great for guys who like to tinker around. They come with a variety of tools from a small functional knife to pliers that you can easily fold. It’s always better to choose tools that are made of stainless-steel as they last longer. Some are even made with lightweight material which makes them easier to carry around.
You can never go wrong with a pair of gorgeous cufflinks but remember to keep your friend’s style in mind. Cufflinks can come in a variety of designs and materials from a wacky scrabble looking pieces to ones that look like shotgun shells. If you’re not sure what style they would like, choose a classic design like this Silver Round Beaded Cufflink. Its look and monogrammed letters will make your guy feel more sophisticated and distinguished.
5. Pub Signs
Make your guys reminisce their bachelor days with awesome pub signs that are perfect to hang around their pad. Sports-related pub signs are top choices as well as retro designs. These pub signs will bring out their sports pride while retro designs will add to their old school charm. Have their names added to make the signs more personalized.
6. Cooler or Travel Bag
If you’re still confused on what to get, a cool cooler or travel bag is always a great gift. I especially like the looks of these olive combat coolers and tan combat travel bags. For a more personal touch, have them embroidered with their names or initials.
With these cool and personalized groomsmen gifts, you can give your guys items they would actually want without breaking the bank.
Toasting at a rehearsal dinner is usually started by the groom’s father; or the person hosting the dinner. They start off by welcoming guests and saying a few words followed by the best man and maid of honor toasts. If the bride’s mother and/or father want to make a toast, they would go next, followed by any siblings of the bride and groom.
8 TIPS FOR REHEARSAL DINNER TOASTING
- Take the time to write something special before the wedding weekend. Practice it a few times. Just don’t wing it!
- Introduce yourself and tell everyone how you know the bride and groom.
- Keep it short and sweet. 1-3 minutes max.
- Don’t drink too much before you give your toast. You don’t want to make it awkward for everyone present.
- Hold the mic close enough to your mouth. A few inches away is perfect.
- Don’t breathe into the mic.
- Don’t tell embarrassing stories or inside jokes. Be nice and keep it positive.
- Speak to both the bride and groom, even if you don’t know one of them that well.
- End the toast strong by raising your glass and wishing the couple a lifetime of happiness.
To end, the groom will usually say a few words, or the groom’s father can end by thanking everyone for coming.