Heather Nicole Hensley and James Charles Ivy wed in a beautiful summer wedding ceremony on May 28, 2016, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at Canebrake Country Club. Enjoy all the gorgeous photographs by April and Paul and details of their wedding on the blog today.
Heather’s Blush by Hailey Paige fit-and-flare was simply amazing! The lovely texture of the bodice adds visual interest and we adore how it playfully flares out to a wonderfully full tulle skirt.
These mix-and-match dresses are all so different and yet they compliment each other so well! Neutral tones keep everything feeling grounded and complementary, while the beaded belts stop the two chiffon dresses from being outshone.
Who could ask for a more beautiful place to get ready on your big day?
The ceremony venue, Canebrake Country Club, simply shone with warmth, love, and so much happiness!
We asked Heather what made her wedding special:
We loved that our wedding felt like a special dinner with close friends and family. We only had 82 guests, and it seemed very intimate. The guests sat at their dinner table during the wedding and returned to their tables for dinner following a brief intermission for drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres. I wore my mother’s veil which was very special to me.
Donut holes on a stick accompanies by shots of ice cold milk?! Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
Frames filled with the wedding photos of the couples parents and grandparents are a charming and wonderful addition to the wedding decor! Our hearts always skip a beat when couples add personal touches their day that honor their families and special people in their lives.
This buttercream three-tier takes center stage at the dessert table, but the other casually assorted snacks invite you in and make you feel comfortable coming back for seconds (ok maybe even thirds).
“Protect Your Eyes. Our Love is Blinding.” We dare you not to smile when you see these adorably funny favors! We also love that these are polarized, because hey, this is the South. Protect those peepers!
Heather and James definitely know the meaning of a grand entrance! White chiffon drapes tied back with hydrangeas, roses, and assorted greenery welcomed guests to step beneath a sparkling chandelier and twinkling lights as they entered the venue.
Now take a second. This hanging floral installation demands that you stop and stare for a moment. The chandelier lifts your eyes and allows you to take in the vaulted ceilings and the wonderful natural light that floods the room. The peachy tones of the walls add to the warm and intimate feel of these beautifully set tablescapes. Long and linear tables keep everyone close and comfortably encourages conversation.
Congratulations to Heather and James and thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! We wish you long years of happiness and joy together!
Bridal Gown Designer: Blush by Hayley Paige
Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe
Bridesmaids Dresses: MOH – Aidan Mattox; Bridesmaids – White by Vera Wang
Cakes|Desserts: Sean Davis at Cotton Blues
Caterer: Canebrake Country Club
Ceremony Venue: Canebrake Country Cub
Coordinator: Kelly Wagner & Scott Hancock
Favors: Multicolored polarized sunglasses
Flowers: Randy Jackson with Flowertyme in Laurel, MS
Guest Accommodations: Marriot Courtyard and Marriot Residence Inn Hattiesburg, MS
Honeymoon: Exuma Island, Bahamas, Sandals Resort
Mothers’ Dresses: Mother-of-the-Bride (Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri); The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe; Mother-of-the-Groom (Jkara, Dillard’s)
Music & Entertainment: String quartet – Julio Martinez, Director; DJ – Dion King
Photographer: April and Paul
Photo Booth: Scott Jones at Mississippi Photobooths
Reception Venue: Canebrake Country Club
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Canebrake Neighborhood Club House
Rentals: Pretty Presentations (Meridian, Mississippi)
Rings: J David Jewelry (Tulsa, OK)
Tuxedo: Vera Wang (Groom); Men’s Warehouse (Groomsmen)
Videographer: Revival House