Meridian, MS Rehearsal Dinner Venue Spotlight: Weidmann’s

A question I get asked by almost every single bride is “Where can I have my rehearsal dinner at?”  If you are looking for a restaurant then Weidmann’s is going to be your best option in Meridian.  It’s really one of the only restaurants that can accommodate a large guest list.

Weidmann’s has two banquet rooms available for dinners; one can accommodate up to 50 guests and the larger room can accommodate up to 80 guests.  The rooms are located on the second floor and you can access them by stairs or elevator.

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The most popular time for a rehearsal dinner is during the evening hours usually the night before the wedding.  Weidmann’s has a special banquet menu for both lunch and dinner with three different price levels for you to choose from.  Each of the three levels has three main entrees for your guests to choose from which is great since everyone won’t like the same thing.

Here is the Dinner Banquet Menu from Weidmann’s

Dinner Banquet Selections

Choice 1

House Salad with a choice of dressing

Grilled Pork Loin

Grilled Catfish

Chicken Florentine

Lemon Almond Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

$20.00 per person plus tax and gratuity

Choice 2

House Salad with a choice of dressing

Crab Cakes with a Buerre Blanc sauce

Chicken Bolognese

10oz Prime Rib of Beef

Black Bottom Pie

Bread Pudding

$27.00 per person plus tax and gratuity

Choice 3

Lobster and Shrimp Spring Rolls

House Salad with a choice of dressing

Redfish Hannah

Chicken Bolognese

12oz Prime Rib of Beef


Black Bottom Pie

$35.00 per person plus tax and gratuity

 For banquet reservations, you can either call or email any of the following staff members:

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Wedding Recap: The Old Place, Gautier, MS

Congrats to Kylie and Ryan!  After a year of planning with Kylie and her mom Sonja, their big day has finally come and gone.  I could not have asked for a sweeter family to work with!  From day one they have both been the kindest and easiest people to get along with.  I got to know Kylie’s dad, Charles in the last couple of months from our site visits to The Old Place and even more on the wedding weekend.  He was just as kind as they both have been and was also so easy to get along with.  They are just good, Southern souls and I was honored to be a part of this special day in their lives.  So, thank you for trusting me with Kylie and Ryan’s wedding day.

It rained on Friday before the rehearsal began and after we had all the ceremony chairs placed.  It did not bother me one bit that it was raining on Friday and I was just praying all the rain would come then and spare us on Saturday since the ceremony and reception both were outside.  We got lucky for the second weekend in a row with rain in the forecast for both outdoor weddings!  We have another outdoor wedding this weekend so we just have to get lucky again, right!?!

Thankful for my great team that wiped down all the chairs since they were covered in water and had dirt all over the back from the hard rain…

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The beautiful ceremony site at The Old Place…

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A big thanks to Katie for talking this sweet flower girl into walking down the aisle.  You would have never known it, but minutes before walking down the aisle she was in tears and was not wanting to walk down the aisle.  Katie the “flower girl whisperer” soothed her and knew just what to say to change her mind…needless to say Ms. Crimson made it all the way down the long aisle and did just perfect!

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I always love getting to meet new vendors and enjoyed getting to work with RD Digital this past weekend.  I can’t wait to see their wedding film and know it will be awesome!

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Loved doing these pave styled arrangements throughout the wedding…

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Loved the simplicity of the mason jar centerpieces…

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And the pub table centerpieces…

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The bridesmaids carried simple bouquets of ivory roses…

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I can’t wait to share the professional images captured by Phillip Carlisle Photography!
PS: I don’t know why my photos are getting cut off still, but I hope my web developer can have that fixed soon!


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Meet a SP Bride: Kylie

Welcome to our new series: “Meet a SP Bride!”  I am so excited to start introducing my brides in this fashion and I know you all are going to love reading about what they have to say!

I first met with Kylie last year about her wedding and she booked my Wedding Planning Guidance + Wedding Day Management package as well as our floral design and decorating services.  I always love working at new venues and this will be our first wedding at The Old Place, in Gautier, MS.  The ceremony and reception will be held outside and the venue sits on the beautiful bay.

We are so excited to be a part of their wedding day!  I love working with new vendors and will meet a few new ones (that are new to me) that include: The Old Place, DJ’s by the Bay, Scranton’s Catering, ABC Rental and RD Digital.  I also have the pleasure of working with a couple of vendors that I have worked with a couple of times before: Phillip Carlisle Photography and Violinist Jenee Wright.

kylie and ryan engagementYour Name: Kylie Rowell

Your Beau’s Name: Ryan Joiner

How’d You Meet?  Ryan was the MCC assistant men’s soccer coach at the time and was helping my mom with her high school soccer team. So my mom and Ryan’s boss got the idea to introduce us because they thought we might hit it off.

How did he propose?  Were you surprised?!  Very surprised! We were on vacation with my family at Orange Beach, AL and he told me we were going to meet up with some friends before we went to supper with my family. We went to what I thought was his friend’s condo and walked out onto the dock. Little did I know our friends were walking up behind us videoing the whole thing. He was acting so weird trying to stall and give our friends enough time to get up to the dock. I still didn’t know they were there until someone took off my sunglasses so they could see my eyes in all the pictures. He said a bunch of sweet things, which I’m still unsure of what all he said because I immediately starting crying. When I said yes, he tried to slip the ring on my finger but we were both shaking so much that he dropped the ring and it almost fell through the cracks of the dock. But LUCKILY he caught it right before it hit the ground! We will always remember that special day especially since we almost had to go fishing for my ring!

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When and where are you two getting married?  What made you decide on that venue and time of year? We are getting married at La Maison Gautier “The Old Place” in Gautier, MS on July 26, 2014. I know it’s usually traditional to get married where the bride is from, but as soon as I knew I was going to marry Ryan I knew I wanted a coast wedding. We looked all along the MS coast from Gautier to Bay St. Louis and The Old Place was our favorite by far. The Old Place’s beautiful landscape right on the river was just the kind of outdoor summer wedding venue we were looking for.

Describe your wedding in three words:  Classic, rustic, & elegant

Tell me more! Theme, colors, style, must-haves?!  My colors are sky blue and my flowers are mostly cream and white. I’m going with a very simple, but elegant wedding. Ryan and I are both very easy going, so a simple wedding bodes well with our personalities. A must-have is our koozies. I am a connoisseur of koozies and love collecting them at each event we go to, so it was a definite must-have for our wedding.

What’s your favorite wedding blog or magazine?  I got most of my ideas from Pinterest.

What have you loved most about planning your wedding?  What I love most about planning a wedding is planning with my mom and my friends. Since I am the first one of my friends to get married, this whole process is so new to me and my friends. So we get to all experience this wedding planning for the first time together. And I get to share all the best prices, plans, and details of a wedding with them and they’ve helped me so much. Also I’m so glad I’m getting to plan this wedding with my mom. I would not have been able to do this without her because she is so much more organized and determined than I am. It’s been so fun being able to plan this with them.

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What’s been the most difficult?  The most difficult part of planning a wedding is trying to get the wedding you want but at a price you can afford. Weddings are ridiculously expensive. Even if you are going for something simple it still costs way more than what you expect. So we tried to do a lot of shopping around before we picked anything so that we could get the best deal without compromising what we really wanted.

Making decisions is also a difficult part for me. I am so indecisive, but my fiancé loves making decisions. So we make a pretty good team with the wedding planning.

Have you always dreamed about your wedding day? or is this a new thing for you?  I never really dreamed of what my wedding would be like until I knew I was going to marry Ryan. Whenever I realized he was the one, that’s when all the wedding ideas started popping into my head.

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What are you most looking forward to on the wedding day?  I’m most excited to see all our friends and family together in one place. Since we are from two different places in the state, we don’t get to have everyone together often.

Are you two taking a honeymoon? Where to and what do you plan to do?  We are taking a honeymoon to Jamaica. We are staying in an all-inclusive resort and we are looking forward to just relaxing by the beach and maybe doing some sailing or kayaking.

Why is marriage so important to you two? What are you excited or nervous about?!  Marriage is so important to us because we have had pretty separate lives since we have lived in different cities for most of our relationship. We can’t wait to begin our lives together! We also come from two very different families, but they both gave us the same outlook on marriage. We know that marriage is the next step in our journey and will be the best decision we’ve ever made!

Do you have any advice for the newly engaged?  Or do you have any questions for the already married?  Don’t stress over the little things. Try to enjoy the time you have planning because it will be gone before you know it.

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Engagements by Phillip Carlisle Photography

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Meridian, MS Engagement Photos by Chlee Henderson Photography

Happy Wedding Week to Alexa and Brock!  We are looking forward to your big day this Saturday at Lazy Acres Plantation!

Engagements by Chlee Henderson Photography

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