Birmingham Wedding Experts & Resources

From planners and production to talents in florals, food, and photography, Birmingham boasts an impressive list of exceptional wedding experts to execute your fairytale affair. Whether your partner is dropping hints that they are about to pop the question or wedding bells are already ringing, wherever you are in the planning process, we’ve Scouted the best-of-the-best to handle your every wedding want and need!



VOLUME 6 MEMBER | 813 Shades Creek Pkwy | @mariee_ami | Equipped with an expert team and a lengthy network of high-end resources, Mariee Ami fully immerses themselves in every aspect of your wedding planning process to ensure every want and need of your big day. From elegant hometown affairs to destination celebrations, they are excellent for flawless weddings of all styles and scales in Birmingham and beyond! Read our exclusive interview with Mariee Ami…


9 Office Park Cir | @handleybreauxdesigns | For couples looking for a passionate planner with a talent for bringing wedding visions to life in the most spectacular way, look no further than Handley Breaux Designs. Helmed by event planner and interior designer, Handley McCrory Smith, past clients praise her and her team’s creativity, knowledge, and ability to handle every detail with grace and ease. With Handley Breaux Designs by your side, you can rest assured that your day will be nothing short of perfect.



SCOUTED | 2612 Lane Park Rd | @bbgardens | A true urban paradise, Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers 67 awe-inspiring acres of possibilities for planning your big day. At the intersection of serene, elegant, and garden-chic, this Birmingham gem is unlike any other venue offering beautiful blooms, magical specialty gardens, and beautifully landscaped terraces as the sophisticated backdrop for your idyllic al fresco affair. They also offer three event suites for any indoor setting needs.


VOLUME 6 MEMBER | 2810 3rd Ave S | @ovenbirdrestaurant | For those looking for a sleek indoor/outdoor setting that is the ideal combination of rustic charm and modern design, OvenBird offers just that and more. Both spacious and versatile, this beautiful restaurant maintains an elegant, intimate ambiance for celebrations of 10 to 200. While they offer a variety of attractive spaces, it’s their main dining room in particular that poses the perfect epicenter of your reception from the long marble bar and floor to ceiling doors that expand the party under the twinkling lights of the scenic garden.


SCOUTED | 3815 Clairmont Ave | @shoppebham | While Shoppe might be a lush garden oasis for cultivating your green thumb, it also doubles as a picturesque wonderland for your wedding or any pre-wedding events. Whether you choose to begin your wedding bliss in the ethereal greenhouse where your guests can seamlessly transition to cocktail hour in the garden or opt for an intimate rehearsal dinner under the warm glow of the hanging lights and among the greenery, Shoppe guarantees an occasion as magical as it is memorable.


100 New Williamsburg Dr, Shoal Creek | @shoalcreekclub | Nested within the peaceful Dunnavant Valley, Shoal Creek Club embodies the best of Southern elegance and sophisticated draws. Inside the gorgeous Georgian mansion, antiques and luxurious finishes accentuate every space, while just outside, the beautiful lawn sits shaded by towering Southern pines with the picturesque golf course stretched out before it, setting the stage for the perfect wedding day.


19 Beechwood Rd | @mountain_brook_club | An atmosphere combining exquisite antebellum architecture and genuine Southern hospitality backdropped by rolling green hills of a meticulously manicured golf course, Mountain Brook Club is idyllic. Stylish and timeless, the atmosphere offers both indoor and outdoor options so whether you want to say your vows overlooking the golf course, dance the night away under the stars, or gather for cocktail hour in the charming main house, this scenic site will help make the occasion memorable.


1 Robert S Smith Dr | @theclubbham | A premier wedding destination in Birmingham for their wonderful ability to custom-design every detail for the most effortless, and unforgettable of events, this historic venue is an elite location to tie the knot. Here, guests will be whisked away into jazz-age elegance with modern glamorous charm highlighted by sparkling skyline views, refined dining, and a multitude of versatile spaces. For weddings with extravagant appeal, look no further.


3325 Country Club Rd | @thecountryclubofbirmingham | Situated on the sprawling grounds of a beautiful green golf course, The Country Club of Birmingham is the quintessential setting for a Southern wedding affair. In addition to the serene lawn that is the ideal for ceremonies or alfresco tented receptions, the grand stonework mansion houses light-filled indoor areas complete with coffered ceilings and elegant wainscoting, offering even more space for your dazzling affair to unfold.


Hastings Catering


@hastingscatering | For extraordinary dining worthy of your big day – or any of the events leading up to it – Hastings Catering holds a reputation for exceeding expectations in both excellent food and impeccable service. From the duo behind Hot and Hot Fish Club and OvenBird, James Beard Best Chef in the South, Chris Hastings and his wife Idie, Hastings Catering specialize in Southern-inspired, sophisticated fare highlighted by seasonality. Each menu is highly-customized and guaranteed to wow both you and your guests.


2513 5th Ave S | @trelunacatering | For over twenty years, Tre Luna Catering has added an unforgettable touch to extraordinary occasions through crowd-pleasing, gourmet cuisine. From extravagant rehearsal dinner spreads to sophisticated seated reception dinners, Tre Luna delivers fine dining for each course from hors d’oeuvres through desert. We also highly recommend them as an incredible breakfast/brunch option to tie over your wedding party on the morning of the big day!



@barbs_cakes | An award-winning cake designer, confectionery artist, and esteemed member of the International Cake Exploration Society, Barb Sullivan of Barb’s Cakes is internationally renowned for crafting dream wedding cakes that dazzle in both taste and design. Whether you envision a multi-tier with fresh florals, intricate sugar work, or a themed grooms cake, Barb’s Cakes delivers delicious works of art.


@daughtersbaking | Daughters Baking is a boutique cake business in Mountain Brook known for their “naked” cakes and various other delicious products! They add a fun and playful spin to the traditional style of cakes with beautifully exposed edges and colorful contrasting layers of delicious fillings.



SCOUTED | @kathleen_varner | Kathleen Varner’s floral designs are highly-customized, offering a timeless garden style with a loosely modern edge to seamlessly compliment your wedding aesthetic. From bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and show-stopping floral installations to table-top topiaries and lush overhead greenery, each exquisite arrangement and distinctly designed floral display is nothing short of stunning.


SCOUTED | @marigolddesign | A highly-coveted Birmingham resource for breathtaking blooms, Marigold Designs is a must for artfully-designed arrangements that will amplify the ambiance on your big day. Whether you prefer soft and sophisticated or bright and bold, Mary Cox Brown and her Marigold team intentionally tailor each bouquet and floral display to wonderfully encapsulate your wedding vision.



SCOUTED | 1743 Reese St | @celebratebirmingham | Ultra-chic and always festive, Celebrate! is a must for beautiful luxury balloon decor to make your wedding or pre-wedding parties pop. In addition to their custom balloon installations like engagement party backdrops and bridal brunch bouquets, we love them for their plethora of bachelorette party-approved supplies like custom banners, drinkware, cocktail napkins, and fun extras like Prosecco Pong!


201 Distribution Dr | @eventworksrentals | The largest event rental provider in the southeast, Eventworks has mastered the art of entertaining by creating events that continue to be talked about. With access to a wide variety of decor and furnishings to compliment any aesthetic, Eventworks proves absolute pros at curating beautiful bridal atmospheres of all scales. Ceremony seating? Cocktail hour high-top tables? Reception tablescapes? Climate-controlled tents? Look no further.


89 Robert Jemison Rd | @prophousebirmingham | Trend-forward and always high-quality, this boutique rental company has just about every decor element and furniture piece you could possibly need for bringing your unique wedding vision to life. Their 30,000 sq ft. showroom space houses an inspiring inventory of hand-selected, curated collections to fit truly every style and taste. Have something super specific in mind? They even offer custom-build services!



@rachelandnoahraye | For beautiful wedding photography that steps away from the stereotypical, husband and wife duo, Rachel and Noah Ray, are talented artists who specialize in exquisite imagery that captures both the atmosphere and emotion of the special day. They’ll float around getting the expected shots while mixing in priceless, unposed moments, resulting in exceptional photographs that will stand the test of time. Check out our editor Rebecca’s wedding day shot by Rachel and Noah here! “Working with Rachel and Noah was a gift. We will remember exactly how we felt on our wedding day for the rest of our lives because of them.” – Rebecca Stewart


@alishacrossleyphotography | Alisha Crossley specializes in building beautiful imagery inspired by each couple’s personality, weddings style, and special narrative. A beautiful juxtaposition of modern, yet traditional, she photographs a balanced collection of candid moments and polished portraits using both film and digital mediums for unduplicated tone and depth while preserving the ability to capture instantaneously and abundantly.


@heatherdurhamphotography | Heather Durham Photography offers the utmost in inspired creativity and professionalism to tell the story of your wedding day as it unfolds. Drawing from her background as an art director for a magazine publisher, she takes a photojournalistic approach to capturing your day with candid and spontaneous moments, as well as beautifully styled portraits.


@lesliehollingsworthphoto | From the sweet, sentimental moments to the whirlwind excitement, Leslie Hollingsworth is a fine art wedding photographer who has a talent for capturing the magic and authenticity of occasion. Past clients say she is an absolute joy to work with, praising her ability to put couples at ease in front of the camera and her expertise at delivering classically beautiful photographs.



SCOUTED | @dogwood.hill | Dogwood Hill specializes in semi-custom stationery and wedding suites for discerning clients looking for luxurious, artfully-driven paper products without the high price tag and long production times. A collaboration of more than 30 artists and their fabulous in-house graphic design team, their distinctive collection caters to every style, sensibility, and color scheme from delicate save the dates to illustrated invitations, and every wedding stationary need in between.


@paperfromeliza | Paper Eliza is known for its gorgeous custom wedding paper that tells a story almost as beautiful as your love story itself. Eliza can create anything from a custom wedding crest to your save the dates to your entire paper suite. Each piece will highlight your personality and set the tone for your special day.


VOLUME 6 MEMBER | @scribblerpink | Ginny at The Scribbler creates beautiful and timeless suites for your wedding day! From save the dates and welcome party invites to koozies and cups for the day of, she makes sure no detail is missed, while maintaining coherence and staying true to her brides!


VOLUME 6 MEMBER | @bessboothcalligraphy | Bess Booth can bring any wedding suite to life. With her gorgeous calligraphy and hand lettering, she adds the special finishing touches to your most special day. From addressing envelopes to creating the invitation itself, she works with each bride to create something unique!


From homeware and decor to kitchen essentials, fine linens, and every want and need in between, Birmingham boasts fabulous shops for brides and grooms-to-be to register for everything they need for successful homemaking and entertaining. For our list of favorites, refer to our list of registry experts. Birmingham’s Registry Guide…



@ami.a.vie | Ami à Vie specializes in customized bachelorette fêtes with one-of-a-kind, luxe gifts crafted with care – think your ultimate fantasy bachelorette party Pinterest board come to life. From gifting suites and look books to the actual party, every facet of your special occasion is curated to perfection for the most sophisticated and stress-free celebrations surrounded by your closest friends.



@celine.russell | If you are looking for extreme talent and true expertise in makeup artistry and hair for your wedding day glam, look no further than Celine Russel. A master in the industry who often lends her talents to major editorials, she is an authority on gorgeous looks that translate beautifully both on-camera and in person. Her bridal style is glowy, fresh, and naturally glamorous for a look that is practically the very definition of blushing bride. She books up months in advance so don’t delay reserving her for your big day!


@louiserobertson.hmua | An artist in both bridal makeup and hair, Louise Robertson’s style is soft, fresh, and glowy with the slightest touch of glamour for an effortless look that highlights your natural features while making you feel like most beautiful version of you. From flushed cheeks, pinky-nude pouts, and sparkling eyes to stylish, sleek buns, softy curled tresses, and bouncy blowouts, she is an absolute expert at breath-taking bridal looks.


@glowbygabby_ | Glow by Gabby came out of a desire to enhance and inspire. Their goal is to encourage women that just a simple spray tan can incite the confidence to do things you’ve never done before, wear things you’ve never worn before, and remind yourself that the body you’ve been blessed with is beyond beautiful! We seek to bring out your best self so that you truly GLOW Inside and Out!


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SCOUTED | 2726 Cahaba Rd | @shopetcjewelry | A longtime staple for Birmingham’s most stylish residents, Etc… is a premier destination for one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, and accessories for your bachelorette weekend, rehearsal dinner, or honeymoon. Drop in for sparkling adornments from Jenna Black and Sorrelina, designer luxuries like Golden Goose and vintage Louis Vuitton, plus a well-edited assortment of unique apparel in a variety of styles.


SCOUTED | 1917 Cahaba Rd | @leweekendstudio | Every piece in this English Village shop was selected to embody the free spirit and laid-back ease of the weekend. In other words, this is the spot for assembling a fresh bridesmaids luncheon look or an irresistible honeymoon wardrobe that exudes cool girl chic. Shop everything you need to take you from day to night while on destination including resort wear, elevated basics, flirty frocks, plus plenty of elegant evening-ready looks.


SCOUTED | 1915 Cahaba Rd | @theatelierbhm | A varietal workshop for all things beautiful, The Atelier brings together a highly stylized and exquisitely curated collection of clothing, skincare, cosmetics, and accessories. Whether you need luxurious products for getting your skin wedding-ready, high-end makeup goodies for looking fresh and glowy on your honeymoon, or a dainty dress for your rehearsal dinner, this shop covers all the bases for bridal primping and wedding wardrobe prep. And don’t forget about Mom! They have great formal wear for any MOB!


SCOUTED | @m.g._style | For clothing curation for every occasion during your wedding season, Mary Glen is an essential wardrobe resource for brides-to-be. Through every step of the styling process, Mary has a wonderful talent for making clients feel like their most beautiful, confident selves through fabulous, effortlessly chic head-to-toe looks. Need assistance assembling outfits for your honeymoon too? She offers personal shopping services too!


SCOUTED | 230 Rele St | @tulipanoboutique | Upscale, modern, and always on-trend, this beloved Mountain Brook boutique equips brides-to-be with luxe looks for all wedding-related occasions. Boasting coveted brands like Ganni, Frame, Veronica Beard, and more, this spot is a go-to for day-to-night dresses, designer handbags, cozy cashmere, as well as cocktail and formal attire.



55 Church St | @ivoryandwhiteboutique | Ivory & White is an intimate bridal boutique tucked away in the heart of Crestline Village. They are known for their impeccable customer service, attention to detail, and customization of dresses. Their mission is to bring the bride’s complete vision to life. From aiding in the process of finding the perfect dress to providing custom fitting and alterations, they make sure every detail is covered.


2415 Canterbury Road | @thewhiteroombirmingham | The White Room is a couture bridal boutique redefining the dress shopping-experience. With over 16 years of experience, The White Room has maintained its classic and effortless reputation by offering exclusive wedding gown designers, providing in-house alterations, and offering a specially curated selection of wedding dress accessories for any bride or mother of the bride.


241 Rele St | @carriage_house | Featuring over 200 styles by designers Sareh Nouri, Augusta Jones, Jenny Packham and more, The Carriage House team travels to New York twice a year to give Southern brides access to the worlds elite designers without leaving the southeast.


Studio Mullins


SCOUTED@studio.mullins | In addition to being one of Birmingham’s favorite resources for one-of-a-kind engagement rings, Shelby Mullins is a multifaceted designer who boasts a small-but-mighty collection of “modern heirloom,” hand-crafted jewelry. From diamond and pearl drops to dainty chains and sparkling ring stacks, Studio Mullins offers swoon-worthy pieces that are worth the splurge. Her bespoke services are a must for those getting ready to pop the question as well as for brides needing jewelry for their big day.



SCOUTED | @shopthetravelstudio | 2012 Cahaba Rd | Plan, prep, and pack for your honeymoon all in one place! In addition to a fabulous network of luxury travel advisors who will go above and beyond when planning every little detail of your romantic vacation, you can check off a number of necessities on your honeymoon packing list from their gorgeous range of high-end, travel-related goods and gear. Think luxe luggage sets, handbags, sun hats, sarongs, and even practical items like sunscreen and silk sleep masks. Visit online and in-store…

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