Rachel Bradley & Blair HammMay 20, 2017
Photos by Lyndsey Cunningham Photography
The wedding dress:
Justin Alexander from Bella Couture. The dress was two pieces, the dress itself and a bolero jacket. Both pieces were Justin Alexander and went together perfectly.
We were set to have an outdoor ceremony, and we weren’t supposed to see each other until I (Rachel) walked down the aisle. However, a huge thunderstorm threat pushed us to have a first look and take the ceremony indoors. Even though it wasn’t what we planned, our first look is something I’ll always remember as he (Blair) realized that the dress he had imagined was exactly the same as the dress I was wearing. He knows me well.
favorite wedding details:
I grew up with my mom’s best friend’s kids. They really felt like the siblings I never had. Growing up, they traveled around the country singing. They sang for our ceremony, and it was such a special piece of the day. Our flowers were the flowers of my dreams. I wanted everything to be very light and airy, so white was my go-to. However, we added in touches of blush and eucalyptus to make them stand out even more. Being in marketing, I had a wedding logo created, and you could find it anywhere you looked – on the save-the-dates, invitations, koozies, sign-in book, napkins, cake and projected on a wall during the reception.
what you are doing now:
Blair and I live in Helena with our two dogs, Sampson and Reagan. I work at Protective Life in Birmingham, and Blair works at the Country Club of Birmingham.
MEET THE TEAM:
Venue: Douglas Manor
Wedding Planner: Jan O’Donnell and Diane Bradley
Florist: Leigh Anne White
Caterer: Southern Charm Catering
Cake(s): Wedding Cakes by Jan
Videographer: Kaley Martin
Invitations: Val’s Print and Copy
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander, Bella Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Hair and Makeup: Melissa Bogardus
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: JoS. A. Bank
Music: Fiddlin’ in the Parlor and The Hoggle Family
Reception DJ: Dijital Entertainment