Sadie Batson & Eric Storey

Bring Me a Higher Love


Married

Oct 19, 2019
Sylacauga, Alabama


Photo Credit

Leslie Hollingsworth Photography


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Formal, Whimsical


Season

Fall





The Proposal

Eric’s proposal was a huge surprise! I was flying home to Birmingham for Christmas and was so disappointed that Eric couldn’t take me to the airport. It was actually because he was on a flight to Birmingham too! My parents picked me up and dropped me off at their house, claiming they had to run an errand. When I walked in, I heard Eric’s voice and my mouth hung open for a good 30 seconds because I was so surprised. After I got over my initial shock, Eric said some sweet things that I don’t remember and then got down on one knee. He surprised me with the most beautiful ring that he designed using a family diamond.


Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Invitations
Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Bride Solo Shot

Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Venue Outdoor Shot


In Preparation

I wanted our wedding weekend to be a getaway for our guests. As soon as we saw Pursell Farms, I knew it was where I wanted to get married; it’s beautiful, peaceful, had wonderful staff, and it felt like home. We chose our planner because we felt like she was direct and efficient. We chose our florist because I liked how she incorporated colors and botanicals into her designs. My favorite part was selecting gifts for our guests. Welcome baskets were filled with Golden Flake Sweet Heat Chips (my favorite!), Peanut M&Ms (his favorite!), and Bloody Mary supplies. I worked with an artist and my stationer to create weekend itineraries with fun watercolor images and details of weekend events.


Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Bar

Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Bridal Party Candid Shot
Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Couple Kiss

The Big Day

Guests were greeted with antique cocktail glasses pre-filled with champagne, which also served as their wedding favors to take home. Our flowers and design involved various fall colors and botanicals. My favorite part was the custom panels that were made to go behind the band. Instead of a cocktail hour, we had guests seated right away and served the first course of our seated dinner. After, we danced the night away with our friends and family! At the end of the night, our band led us out in a second line before we drove away in a golf cart complete with cans tied on the back.


Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Table Setting
Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Shrimp

Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Cutting Cake


The Retreat

We spent two amazing weeks in Mauritius and South Africa. In Mauritius, the staff at the Four Seasons at Anahita made sure we were well taken care of. We relaxed on the beach, took a cooking class, went to the Spa, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery from our private villa. After a week on the beach, we flew to Cape Town, South Africa and stayed in the most incredible hotel, The Silo, which is in a renovated grain silo. We highly recommend it if you are visiting there. We spent a few days exploring shops, eating amazing food, and wine tasting. Our trip was so incredible, we were planning our next visit before we had even left!


Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Cocktails
Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Southern Book

Sadie Batson And Eric Storey Real Wedding Bride And Groom At Reception


 

Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

EVENT PLANNER

Magnolia Vine Events

FLORIST

Laurel Greene Studio

CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE

Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms

CATERER

Pursell Farms

WEDDING & GROOM’S CAKE

Dreamcakes

RENTALS & DECOR

Prophouse Birmingham

INVITATIONS

Salt & Paperie

CALLIGRAPHY

Jennifer Reynolds Calligraphy

GOWN

Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus Dallas-Downtown

HAIR & MAKEUP

Jessica Tinsley

ENTERTAINMENT 

EVEN ODDS from Southeastern Attractions

HONEYMOON ACCOMMODATIONS

Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

The Silo Hotel

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