Three Wedding Belles

by Luke Thomas.

At our agency, April showers bring wedding flowers! This spring, love is abloom at Strong Automotive Merchandising. From March till May, the bells couldn’t stop ringing. We were overjoyed to help these ladies celebrate, and wish them a blissfully Podio-free honeymoon.

Direct Contact Account Executive Grace Hatcher was the first of the trio to tie the knot. Her wedding took place Saturday, March 25 at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook, Ala. The reception that followed was held at the Birmingham Museum of Art. From catching the scent of English Roses in the entrance, to finishing the celebration with a glow-stick dance party, no detail was left unattended.

“When Grace walked down the aisle, I had to stifle a gasp,” said Direct Contact Account Executive Beth Nichols. “The reception had the same effect. She had thought of everything.”

Nichols went on to reveal that her favorite dish was none other than the wedding cake itself – a seasonal iteration flavored with fresh strawberries. The uniqueness of the cake was mirrored by that of the dinner dishes – a mix of traditional Southern and Cajun fare.

Media Coordinator Katie Reeves’ wedding followed soon after. On April 8 at the Sonnet House in Leeds, Ala., Reeves said ‘I do.’ The ceremony took place outside, just as the sun was setting. The mixture of sunlight and shadows playing off the cobblestone fireplace perfectly illuminated the halcyon scene.

“It was picturesque,” said Media Assistant Holly Brazeal. “She had the perfect night for an outdoor wedding.”

For Brazeal, one of the most memorable parts was the music (apart from the bacon swiss dip, that is).

“Their DJ was so great!” Brazeal said. “He started with special songs for Katie and Jeremy, but by the end of it, he had everyone on the dance floor.”

Account Coordinator Courtney Binder’s wedding was the most recent of the three, taking place on April 23. The ceremony was intimate, being shared with close family members. The newlyweds celebrated their honeymoon by taking a cruise and escaping into lush, tropical paradises.

Binder was the star of SAM’s spring-themed wedding shower. She arrived to a scene of gerbera daisies, mason jars and goldenrod table sets. The affair was complete with locally-grown cuisine by Urban Cookhouse.

“I am so blessed to work with such an amazing group of people,” Binder said in response to the shower. “Everything was perfect.”

As these ladies emerge from their sun-soaked getaways, we at SAM wish them a warm return and many happy days ahead.

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