Suzanne and Adam were married at the home of Suzanne’s parents in Arab, AL. It rained all day right up until the ceremony, when it cleared up just in time for a beautiful outdoor ceremony.Read More
Happy Friday! We love it when brides make it a priority to personalize aspects of their wedding. It adds a special touch and is one of our favorite current trends!Read More
Happy Friday! As a newly engaged bride, you will soon realize how many fun events you will be invited to attend to celebrate you and your fiancé! While that is so exciting, we understand the stress of not knowing what to wear. We rounded up some of our favorite white outfits for all the showers, parties and celebrations.Read More
With all of this cold weather recently, we have been dreaming of summer weather and weddings! So today, we reminisce on Caroline & Reaves' summer 2017 Birmingham wedding.Read More
Fall of 2014 Handley began Handley Breaux Designs and took us all on a wild journey. Not one to put herself in a box of only being a wedding planner, she has done events of every shape and size. Three years later, her team has expanded to four people and seasonal interns. Today, she looks back and shares with us some of her favorite moments of Handley Breaux Designs.Read More
Courtney and Evan were married in January at Brookwood Baptist Church with a reception to follow at Vestavia Country Club. These two are the sweetest, most genuinely happy couple making them such a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process.Read More
Going back to this dreamy affair packaged in neutral colors with a personalized monogram for the couple's new last name makes us swoon. We hope you enjoy Alexandra and Justin's wedding pictures just as much as we do!Read More
What a perfect February wedding it was for Elisa and Clay with the ceremony at Canterbury United Methodist Church and reception following at Scene Gallery. From the sweet letters that the couple wrote, to each other to the adorable get away car Elisa and Clay drove away in, every moment was impeccable. We love detail, and this wedding day was full of it! We hope you love this wedding day as much as we do! Thank you Rachel and Noah Ray for the stunning photographs!Read More
There really is something special about working with a couple who you've had the privilege of knowing since elementary school! It was such a special occasion being able to celebrate their marriage among guests who I knew personally. Kelsey had a very specific vision and wonderful taste, so the wedding style came together seamlessly. It was also very important that the day reflect both of their interests and we did just that! Be sure to check out Stewart's awesome groom's cake made to look like his favorite books!Read More
Elisabeth & Matthew were married in late October at Canterbury United Methodist Church with a reception following at the Clubhouse on Highland. We absolutely loved working with Elisabeth and her family planning this wedding. Every detail came together seamlessly just as we had envisioned. And of course it is always a treat when we get to work with Laura McCarty for floral design!Read More
Amelia & Emily were married in October at J&D Farms with such a joyous celebration! We were honored to be a part of their big day, and loved seeing everything come together. We worked with KG Designs to create a feel that enhanced the beautiful surroundings while still making a statement. The lavender bouquet was one of our favorites all year! Congratulations to the beautiful brides!Read More
Spring was in full bloom for Franny and Tucker's beautiful April wedding! Bright colors and vibrant floral designs set the mood for one of the most laid back, adoring and fun couples that we have had the pleasure of working with. Our associate planner, Clay, was a bridesmaid on this day which makes it even more special! It was truly one of our favorites of 2016, and we think you'll love it too.Read More
Handley Breaux Designs keeps on growing! We're so excited to end 2016 and take on a super busy 2017 with Clay Greene on our team!Read More
With every new group of brides, some end up holding a special place on our hearts. Sydni was definitely one of them! Sydni & Trent were married in late July in Birmingham, and their wedding day held all sorts of beautiful details topped off with a genuine love for each other and excitement for the life they would start together. We got to work with some of our favorite vendors to bring Sydni's vision to life. We've done several events at The Nest in Avondale before, but we mixed it up this time and used it as a space for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready. Y'all know we love some good light, and the space was flooded with it! We hope you love this wedding day as much as we do! Thank you Cathrine Taylor Photography for the amazing photographs.Read More
This week Handley Breaux Designs turns two years old! I can't believe it. My oh my how time flies! Thinking back on where I was two years ago, it makes me really proud to see what all Handley Breaux Designs has accomplished and has in store for the future. I would be lying if I didn't say that I am tearing up writing this. First off, I would like to thank each and every person who has had a hand in the success of the business so far. You did not go unnoticed! Every vendor, family member, friend, barista.. thank you! Especially to the baristas...y'all know how coffee keeps me going!Read More
Wow oh wow did we love receiving the link to these wedding day photos! We try not to pick favorites, but Margaret & Garrott's classically southern Birmingham wedding will always hold a special place in our hearts. A Bryan Photography absolutely killed it (per usual) with these photos, and we are so excited to share them with all of you! The lovely couple was married on July 9 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church with a reception following at The Club. Scroll down so you can have your own personal swoon moment...Read More
Invited to a wedding this summer and not sure what to wear? We are ready to give you some inspiration on a great outfit for your friend’s big day! There is definitely a lot of thought that goes in to picking the perfect outfit for the occasion, and if you’re anything like us we know you are immediately scanning your closet and trying to piece together the perfect look. Don’t worry ladies, we feel your pain. From formal weddings, to outdoor weddings, and even destination weddings we have picked some of the best looks to guarantee you’ll be as comfortable as much as you’ll look fabulous!Read More
Let's be honest... 80% of weddings are about the bride. How beautiful she is, how unique her dress is, how her personal style is reflected in the decor... Well beside every one of those brides and her bridesmaids is a group of guys that don't get enough time in the spotlight. So today, here's to the men! Guys, we so appreciate you getting all dressed up, having a good attitude about hours of photos, wearing flowers on your lapels, and sometimes missing that big football game. Wedding receptions wouldn't be what they are without your fun-loving antics.Read More
Last week I collaborated with some fantastic vendors for a styled photo shoot. Styled photo shoots are a time for me to really get creative. I love them! Every idea that I have that a bride doesn't go for, goes into a folder for future reference. So sometimes, those ideas get to come to life in photo shoots!Read More
What an incredibly beautiful bride Katie was! In Alabama, our summer weather is finicky, and when inclement weather threatened, Katie didn't even panic. She was a cool, calm, and collected bride all day long. We lucked out with a somewhat cool overcast afternoon that was perfect for pictures, and just enough rain for good luck later in the day. With a traditional color palette of pale pinks, creams, and greens...this was the epitome of a beautiful southern wedding!
I have known Katie for quite some time actually. She and I went to middle school and high school together, and her mom taught at the high school. So planning this wedding with them was a very welcomed reunion!
If you were to ask a group of people that knew Katie & Edward to tell you about them, I'm pretty positive that every person would have a similar response. They are some of the kindest people you will meet and so much fun. Usually at rehearsal dinners, I listen to a series of funny college stories followed by a few of the couple's parents' friends sharing some childhood stories. But for Katie & Edward, the toasts were all a perfect mix of funny stories and meaningful stories. Each toast included how much every person in that room truly loved them and admired their love for each other. And that, my friends, carried on right into the wedding day. Katie & Edward and their bridal party were the most fun, kind, and thoughtful group of people! They danced right into the night and it was surely an unforgettable night!
Planning, Coordinating, Design: Handley Breaux Designs | Photography: Colorbox Photographers | Videography: Jeff Bush | Venue: The Sonnet House | Floral: CD Florals | Dress: The Something Blue Shoppe | Invitations: Annabelle's | Transportation: Vintage Auto | Cakes: Magic Muffins | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Birmingham | Groom & Groomsmen: Mr. Burch Formalwear