It Truly Was The Best Day of Our Lives!

My wedding was on May 27, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. My girls and I began getting ready at one of my bridesmaid’s houses. It was so much fun having the morning with my girls to get pampered and have our hair and makeup done. The boys arrived ready at my husband’s house. They grilled out hamburgers, watched sports, and got all cleaned up in their beautiful suits for the big event. My photographer, Todd Helzer, brought me to meet my husband in front of The Florentine building, which is where our reception would be later that night. JT was turned around so he couldn’t see me, and I walked up to him and said, “Hey cutie!” We hugged and kissed, and he read the sweetest letter that he wrote to me for our wedding day. Then we met up with the rest of our bridal party and family on a shuttle bus to take us to Samford University where we would take pictures. We had all of our photographs taken around Samford’s gorgeous campus, then hopped back on the bus to go to the chapel! We took a few more pictures there before the ceremony with our extended family then went to be tucked away before our service. My girls, mom, and dad were so encouraging and loving as I had so many butterflies as I was about to walk down the aisle to become husband and wife. Our ceremony was everything I’ve ever prayed for. It was filled with the love of God for us, and the love from our families, and the love we have for each other. We decided that the first thing we wanted to do as husband and wife were washing each other’s feet to show the other that we wanted to serve each other all the days of our life. As we kissed each other for the first time as husband and wife, it felt like the best feeling in the world! I highly recommend marrying your best friend; it indeed is the best thing ever. We walked out and hopped into our limo and felt like we were on top of the world. We were so excited and couldn’t wait to see everyone to celebrate! We ate, drank, and danced the night away at The Florentine for our reception. We felt so loved by everyone that surrounded us that day and were so thankful for everyone that came and showed their love and support. It indeed was the best day of our lives. Courtney was so much fun to work with. She helped me narrow down all of my ideas of what I wanted my dream dress to look like until we finally found THE ONE! Courtney let me try on as many dresses as I wanted, never rushed me, and talked me through all of the things that I loved and didn’t like about each dress. She made my experience so much fun for my mom and I together as I found the dress of my dreams on the first day that I went to look for dresses! Molly helped me find my bridesmaids dresses, and she was beautiful. I wanted to do the gowns all in the same color but wanted different bodices for each girl. She led me towards the section of the store that was perfect for mixing and matching. Molly was very organized in helping me narrow down my choices and made something that was very overwhelming for me seem effortless! Thanks, Molly! My mom also worked with Brooke to find the Mother of the Bride dress, and she helped my mom narrow down all of her choices as well. She said she was entertaining and easy to work with! Thanks, Brooke!
I came to Bridal and Formal the weekend after I got engaged, and thought that my mom and I would look around and have fun trying on dresses. I had no idea that because of the large selection of dresses, that I would find my dress that day! I had so much fun picking out dresses and then getting to try them on. Courtney was so great and helped me pick out my dream dress! She made it smooth and effortless, and it was one less thing I had to worry about on my checklist! I would highly recommend all new brides to check out Bridal and Formal to find the dress of their dreams.
-Ashley D.

Bridal Gown by Eve of Milady, style 4341 and in the Ivory/Blush color.
Headpiece by: PARIS by Debra Moreland, style Pretty Women
Veil by: Bel Aire Bridal, style V7304C and in the Ivory color.
Bridesmaids gowns by Bill Levkoff, style 1218; 1251; 8102; 1142; 1161; 8094 and all in the Petal Pink color.
Mother’s Gown by Mori Lee, style 71314 and in the Blush color.
Wedding Location: Birmingham
Photography by: Todd Helzer