Traditional Wedding at the Ezell House in Mobile, Alabama

Traditional Wedding at the Ezell House in Mobile, Alabama

Daly and Blake wed at St. Joseph’s Chapel at Springhill College followed by a reception at the Ezell House in downtown Mobile, Alabama. With event planning by Jenna Laine Weddings and florals by Belle Bouquet, the historic space was gracefully accented with natural greenery and ivory florals including hydrangeas, peonies and orchids. / Images by Jennie Tewell. Submitted via Matchology.

Says Daly, “My vision was a classic elegant evening wedding in the spring with lots of greenery and all white/nude florals. White dinner jacket tuxedos for the groomsmen and soft gray/blue long tulle gowns for the bridesmaids. I wore a silk shantung taffeta trumpet gown featuring a sweetheart neckline, custom straps, and low back with Point d’Alencon lace detail designed by Legends Romona Keveza. The church we chose was a beautiful, elegant, pristine Catholic Church. […] We got married as the sun was starting to set, and the reception was at a historic home in downtown Mobile. Indoor and outdoor venue was my vision with a canopy of Italian string lights in the courtyard. The band was set up outside in the courtyard and food inside. Bars [were] set up both inside and outside. The front main entrance to the Ezell House was draped in lots [of] elegant greenery.

How did you meet? Blake and Daly met in Mobile through mutual friends not long after Daly moved back to Mobile post college graduation from Auburn University. When they met, they instantly became friends and after a year of friendship (with the help of Blake’s persistence and charm), they began dating. They dated for three years and he proposed.

Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions? We had framed pictures of the bride and groom’s parents and grandparents from their own weddings inside the reception. The flower girls wore the same lace heirloom dresses that were worn in Daly’s parents wedding. Daly also wore her mother’s beautiful double stranded pearl bracelet as her ‘something borrowed’ and wore a cathedral-length veil with delicate lace trim that was handed down by her cousin.

Tell us about your flowers. Lots of greenery. Seeded eucalyptus, hydrangeas, peonies, orchids to name a few. Lots of white florals with greenery was my vision.

Proposal story? Blake and Daly had plans to go to the beach for Easter weekend which Daly was so looking forward to. Daly knew something suspicious was going on when Blake changed their plans of going on Saturday instead of Friday (He never changes plans and is always go with the flow!). Daly was disappointed, but shrugged it off. They would leave early the next morning which would be just fine. Both being raised Catholic, they decided to go to confession on Good Friday prior to Easter Sunday, and would go grab dinner and drinks after in downtown Mobile. Blake expressed that he wanted to take her somewhere nice since they weren’t going to the beach that day and knew Daly was a little bummed about that. They got ready and hopped in the car to go to the Cathedral downtown for confession … only to find out that they were not having confession at that time. They both walked out of the church a little confused (Daly in front of Blake) and no sooner had they walked down the great stairs of the big beautiful church did he pop down on one knee and ask her to marry him! She, of course, said yes! Little did she know, Blake had arranged for two of her close friends to take pictures and capture the whole proposal, followed by a champagne toast at Dauphins restaurant overlooking the city of Mobile (beautiful view!), a celebration with family at another nearby restaurant, and an after party at a swanky local bar with close friends. Best day ever!

We chose white dinner jacket tuxedos for the groomsmen and Jenny Yoo convertible soft blue-gray floor length tulle gowns for the bridesmaids. The ring bearers wore precious white linen tops with matching shorts, high white socks, and white shoes (very southern traditional), and the flower girls wore the same lace heirloom dresses that were worn in Daly’s parents’ wedding. The attire for guests was black tie optional.

The wedding cake was a beautiful five tier straight stucco cake created by Pollman’s Bake Shop and decorated with fresh flowers. We chose white wedding cake with strawberry filling. Delicious!

Daly’s sister and maid of honor made a dark stained wooden sign with beautiful white painted script for the main bar with beer, wine, and liquor options along with our signature drinks. We also had framed pictures of the bride and grooms parents and grandparents from their own weddings inside the reception. We had a friend create us a personalized snap chat filter with our wedding crest as well. We also had custom made koozies, cocktail napkins, and cups made for the wedding. A local restaurant staple in Mobile (and good friends of Daly’s parents), The Dew Drop Inn, provided hot dogs and hamburgers throughout the evening at the reception. So good and such a hit!

Advice? Don’t over think it! Stick with your vision, but also less can be more. You don’t have to go over the top to have an absolutely beautiful wedding.

Photography: Jennie Tewell | Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Chapel at Springhill College | Reception Venue: The Ezell House | Event Planning: Jenna Laine Weddings | Floral: Belle Bouquet | Stationery: Mobile Printing | Wedding Cake: Pollman’s Bake Shop | Rentals: blue rents | Hair: Jason Chambers | Makeup: Alexandrea West | Band: Lucky Town | Calligraphy: Paula Kisla | Transportation: Old Shell Trolley Club | Catering: Clifton Morrisette | Wedding Dress: Something New Bridal Boutique | Groom’s Attire: Francia’s Formal Affair | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Submitted via: Matchology