Updated: Jul 25, 2020
In the small hometown of Greenville, Alabama, Rosemary & Brock began their life together as one. Rosemary grew up in Greenville, so getting married in this quiet southern town was the perfect location for this sweet couple. Rosemary and her bridesmaids started preparing for the day at The Lodge, located at Sherling Lake, which is also connected to Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. The Lodge overlooks a very large beautiful pond with piers and active golfers going from one green to the other. It's the perfect place to start the day.
What should have been a beautiful spring wedding in late May, turned into a hot summer classic wedding two months later, following the coronavirus safety guidelines. But even two months later, the day was absolutely perfect and full of entertainment which included running from the unexpected summer rainstorm! The Bridesmaids were dressed in the most beautiful light sage green color with bouquets to match. Each bridesmaid had their own style in dress, which added a chic twist to the wedding party.
I loved the sentimental aspect of this wedding so much. Every little detail was so considered and planned. I was in love with Rosemary's long Cathedral wedding veil, which was also her Mother's veil on her wedding day! It was such a beautiful added bonus! The Bride wore the most stunning sapphire blue stud earrings with a halo of white diamonds and her wedding band was so vintage! Those little details are truly what helped make the day even more special!
Rosemary and Brock hosted their ceremony in a church that was so special to her and her family. The St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located on Church Street in the downtown area of Greenville made the perfect wedding venue. On nearly every side of the church were beautiful brick-lined arches with tall arched windows. It really was beautiful and even more perfect for a Saturday afternoon wedding! By the time we arrived to the ceremony, the short rain clouds had disappeared and we were left with nothing but blue skies.
Immediately following the ceremony, we met in the backyard of the church to dig up a bottle of bourbon! The tradition was a new one for me but such a fun one! One month before the wedding date, they would bury a bottle of bourbon upside down and on the wedding day, the bride and groom would dig it up and share it with their friends and family! This part was very entertaining to photograph! We got a ton of great faces from the first time bourbon tasters!
The fun continued as we made our way to the beautiful outdoor reception covered in white tablecloths, fresh white and light pink flower arrangements, and an open bar. What really stood out to me was the bright red convertible beetle Rosemary and Brock used as a getaway car. This adorable Volkswagen Beetle, draped in stunning flowers, was actually a family heirloom. Not only did Rosemary's Mother drive this car through her college years, but Rosemary's Parents left in the SAME car on their wedding night in 1987! What a story!!
As the festivities came to an end, the wedding guest lined up to say farewell to the newlyweds! With glow sticks in one hand and a small white bag of rosemary herbs in the other, Rosemary and Brock ran through the proud aisle-lined guest! If you didn't catch on to it, let me reiterate! ROSEMARY & Brock ran through their guest as ROSEMARY herbs were being tossed into the air. Some couples use birdseed or maybe even streamers, while others may use sparklers or bubbles BUT when you have a name such as "Rosemary", I think using actual rosemary to getaway is 100% appropriate! GENIUS!
Now would be a great time to say I've know Rosemary since my Junior year of high school! Graduating one year a part, she and I were on the dance team together as well! It seems like this was just a year ago but really, it was well over a decade ago! Time flies! Rosemary has always been so sweet and such an authentic, humble person. Brock completes her so well! They are even sweeter as one!
I'm so thankful to have witnessed these two become joined in marriage and I'm excited for their future!
Thank you, Rosemary & Brock, for choosing Anna Findley Photography. My assistant, Gail, and I had the best time!!
We wish you both a lifetime of happiness as Mr. & Mrs. Kirby!
Photography: Anna Findley Photography
Florist: Steadham McGowin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceremony Venue: St. Thomas Episcopal Church | Greenville, Alabama
Reception Venue: Bride's Grandmother's Home
Entertainment: Sandy B & the All-stars
Cake: McKinney Cakes | https://www.facebook.com/cakeladypeggy
Catering: Jenny Weller Catering and Events | https://www.facebook.com/JennieWellerCatering/
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dressy Group | https://dessy.com/
Tuxedos: Jos A. Bank | https://www.josbank.com/
Vendors: Brendle Rentals | http://www.brendlerentals.com/