Today's Real Alabama Wedding of Shelley and Ryan was photographed by Wes Roberts Photography and the bride wrote that her and Ryan are both laid back, down to earth people and wanted a wedding that reflected their personality. They wanted a reception with good food, good music and good drinks so that all ages could enjoy the day with them. I LOVE THIS!!!! This is something that is so important to remember when planning your wedding. Their ceremony was held in the Colonial Chapel of The American Village and is a beautiful recreation of a church built during the civil war era. The barn was one of the main reasons the bride and groom chose this venue. It helped to create the southern, fun, and casual atmosphere they wanted.
With the wedding taking place in August, Shelley wanted to incorporate bright summer colors. So the bridesmaids wore watermelon colored dresses and the guys wore kiwi green ties with tan suits.
The bride made burlap table runners for the guests tables and decorated them with mason jars filled with wildflowers. And, the menu included BBQ pork sliders, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, baked beans, fruit, salad . . . and peach cobbler and ice cream. Shelley said it "would not be a true southern wedding without it!". Ryan requested a peanut butter and chocolate cake and Shelley chose red velvet with cream cheese icing.