We love color around here but our hearts still flutter at a stunning neutral wedding like today’s Alabama wedding. This chic Southern wedding is perfection from start to finish, all captured beautifully by A. Thomas Photography. Jen and Brett’s classic styling was effortless, with a sleek sweetheart gown from J. Andrews Bridal for her and a traditional white tux from Jos A. Bank for him. The neutral color palette meant greenery was the star, with amazing florals designed by Thorne and Thistle. Their ceremony in the gardens of the Jule Collins Museum of Fine Art featured a lush greenery and floral arch and eucalyptus garlands adorned the reception tables. Even the cake by Cakeitecture Bakery had a cascade of romantic fresh florals. The resulting wedding day look is fresh, yet timeless!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I would say Lisa Thorne with Thorne and Thistle Designs was the most helpful. She was my planner and florist/designer for the wedding. She made sure she captured my vision aesthetically, made everything go smoothly and kept everything very organized.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
It was important for me to feel comfortable and relaxed with everyone I worked with. I’m on the more shy side, but for something so important I wanted to make sure I felt comfortable expressing myself and what I needed on the big day. With most of my vendors I tried to stick with people I knew personally such as my photographer, Abigail, and my make up artist, Bianca, with Native Beauty Bar. If I didn’t know them, I made sure I had a recommendation from people I could count on.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
My childhood “dream wedding” was always classic/elegant. My husband, Brett, and I wanted to get married somewhere special to us, and that happened to be Auburn, Alabama because that is where we met. So keeping in mind my dream of a “classic” wedding, the local art museum brought it to a reality adding a modern twist.
What is your best piece of advice for other couples?
Don’t let the wedding planning stress you out. And most importantly, ENJOY the wedding day. It goes by SO quickly and then it’s over in a snap. Say hi to everyone that you can, but then just HAVE FUN as a newlywed!
From A Thomas Photography:
Jen & Brett met while they were both studying to become doctors at Auburn University-Jen is now a veterinarian, and Brett is a Pharmacist…yeah, they are really smart! Auburn has meant so much to them and their relationship, that they couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate their marriage. Jen got ready at the Auburn Hotel, and they did their first look in front of Samford Hall, one of Auburn’s most famous buildings before their ceremony and reception at the Jule Collins Museum of Fine Art. Thorne and Thistle planned and executed a modern, romantic, and editorial feel for the Crumbley wedding, and the high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows in the museum made for the perfect backdrop. With an incredible floral arch, beautiful and fun details (like their “guest book”, which was a painting Jen secretly commissioned to surprise Brett with on the day-of), and an incredible sunset, the Crumbley wedding was one for the books.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: A Thomas Photography // Planning, Coordination, Floral Design: Thorne and Thistle // Dress Boutique: J. Andrews Bridal // Makeup: Native Beauty Bar // Hair: Tiger Lily Hair Salon // Cake: The Cakeitecture Bakery // Catering: Ursula’s Catering // Tuxes: Jos A. Bank // Venue: Jule Collins Museum of Fine Art