Jane Elizabeth & Taylor’s Mountain Brook Club Wedding, Birmingham AL

Jane Elizabeth and Taylor’s April wedding….it was stunning! Just wait to you see the reception floral design. It’s next level gorgeous! The couple even brought their lab “Honey” along for portraits after their First Look. My favorite image of the day? As you are scrolling, look for the black and white, wide reception room shot with JE and Taylor in a moment as if they were the only ones in the room. That image is what I look for at every reception. It encompasses the story of the entire day from planning and design by the talented Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events, to all the important people in your life celebrating with you, and most importantly your joy and emotion in the midst of the moment of it all coming together. It’s everything!

I loved spending the day with this Alabama girl, Arkansas Razorback and their sweet families! I say this every time, but y’all my brides are the sweetest! I feel truly blessed to be invited into your lives.

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham Photography

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham PhotographyHDP-NechtmanDouglas-406_-WEB.jpg

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham Photography

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham Photography

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham PhotographyHDP-NechtmanDouglas-1290_-WEB.jpg

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Photographer: Heather Durham | Assistant Photographers: Emily Kicklighter & Rizza Phillips | Planner: M. Elizabeth Events| Floral Design: Mary Donald | Wedding Gown: Custom redesign of bride’s mother’s dress by Katherine Vier | Bride Shoes: Stuart Weitzman|Tuxes: Mr. Burch | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids |Wedding Invitations: The Scribbler| Bride Hair Stylist: Melissa Bogardus| Ceremony: Cathedral Church of the Advent | Reception Venue: Mountain Brook Club| Cake Artist: Magic Muffin| Lighting, Draping and Rigging: AG Lighting | Rentals: Prophouse Birmingham |Entertainment: Atlanta Groove Factory

 

 

Weddings & The Hand-Rolled Cigar Experience

There’s been a real wedding trend lately for cigars…as groomsman gifts, for bachelor parties, and reception favors. “There’s something celebratory about a cigar, which is why I think the cigar bar trend has really gained in popularity over the last few years. From custom cigar bands with the couple’s monogram to a cigar lounge offering a signature cocktail to sip while you enjoy the finest hand-rolled cigar, these are the details that create an experience that guests truly remember.” — Meghan Cease, M. Elizabeth Events (Birmingham Based wedding planner who also serves the beaches of 30A)

So, while at my favorite 30A beaches this week for a little work and a little play, I stopped by The Hub at Watersound to check out Shore Thing Cigars, the new cigar shop, owned by Paul Copeland and country signer Luke Bryan. It opened just over a week ago and is sure to become cigar aficionados’ favorite stop at the beach.

This lifestyle lounge boasts a walk-in humidor with hundreds of different kinds of hand-rolled cigars in handsome packaging, imported from Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Shore Thing also offers a selection of fine cigar boxes and various wines and champagne.

When I walked in the door, I was impressed with the clean lines and gentlemanly beach decor. Copeland told me that the humidor room’s dark stained wood floors are reclaimed wood from Bryan’s torn down barn. The leather sofa and chairs, cowhide rugs and flat screened TVs invite guests to relax and stay a while. There’s also lockers for discerning clientele.

So, whether you are at the beach for a bachelor party and stop in with the guys for a smoke, or want to order cigars as wedding party gifts, Copeland can hook you up. Shore Thing Cigars will ship anywhere in the United States. You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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HDP-ShoreThingCigars-12-2_-WEBHDP-ShoreThingCigars-8_-WEBBethany & Joseph's Wedding, Grant ALBethany & Joseph's Wedding, Grant AL

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