Enchanting and Elegant Downtown Hattiesburg Wedding

HANNAH + DOUG | HATTIESBURG, MS

When Doug and Hannah met while attending The University of Southern Mississippi, sparks flew from the very start! Over the years that they spent dating, they talked about what forever might look like for them, and knew that their families would play an integral part in their journey to becoming husband and wife. When Doug proposed, their dearest loved ones surrounded them and it was the happiest of events. Hannah believed they were going to dinner at Olive Garden, but little did she know that Doug had a whole affair planned where their families would be able to be part of the day he asked his best girl to be his bride. He gave Hannah a stunning diamond belonging to her mother that was set into an elegant diamond band. Truly elegant and so incredibly special because the diamond belonged to her mother, Hannah happily said “Yes” as Doug placed the ring on her finger.

Hannah and Doug chose The Venue at the Bakery Building as their wedding venue, and they couldn’t have made a more fantastic choice to go with their elegant wedding vibe. Originally built in 1927, The Bakery Building served as a full-scale bakery for many years nestled in the heart of downtown Hattiesburg. It’s the perfect fusion of historic character and modern urban industrial chic. This one-of-a-kind atmosphere with semi-private nooks, open lounge areas, and a large multi-purpose space is an ideal location for those couples who want both an indoor and outdoor option on their wedding day. With a spacious garden area featuring a large deck and string lights, the two made the decision to host their wedding outside surrounded by their loved ones. Hannah wanted an abundance of romantic florals and greenery to be involved in her day. Blooms: A Garden Shop captured the brides vision in stunning fashion. The couple chose sage and peachy pink as their go to color scheme.

The classic, romantic style of the day was complimented by all of the details the bride and groom chose to be part of their wedding. In Hannah’s bouquet, she carried a locket featuring a picture of her mother, and after walking down the aisle, the bride and her father lit a candle in remembrance of her. Hannah wore a stunning off the shoulder Bliss Bridal gown featuring a sweetheart neckline, delicate shoulder straps and intricate beading. A handmade wooden cross made for a reverent backdrop for the wedding ceremony and it was adorned with a stunning arrangement of roses, garden roses, and sweet pea. Their religious ceremony included communion in which the grooms brother led both families.

After saying, “I do”, the couple headed into their reception where they dined on a delicious buffet style dinner and lots of sweets! The bride has a sweet tooth, and her request was that there be candy, cake, and donuts at her reception. The bride had three cakes surrounded by her favorite donuts, while the grooms cake and table featured his favorite football team - the New Orleans Saints. The couple exited from their reception underneath a line of sparklers and starry skies. Hannah and Doug hopped into a convertible Mustang and waved goodbye to their family and friends bound for their honeymoon in Cancun!

Hannah and Doug, I’ll never forget being part of such an amazing time in your lives! Your day was the absolute dreamiest and full of all the best things. I don’t think I’ll ever find the right words to express just how thankful I am to have been by your sides on your journey to becoming husband and wife. It was such an honor! I hope you enjoy looking back at your wedding day, and I’m sending you guys my biggest hugs!! Shea

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So many amazing vendors made Hannah & Doug’s wedding day the absolute fairy tale that it was! I couldn’t be more thankful to have worked with such an amazing group of talented and hard working individuals! It was such a pleasure to work with each and every one of them!

Venue: The Venue at The Bakery Building 
Caterer: Special Events Catering 
Videographer: RedSail 
Second Shooter: Timothy Samuel King 
Florist: Blooms: a Garden Shop
Wedding Cake: Rhoda's Cakes & Catering 
Bride's Gown: Bliss Bridal, Hattiesburg MS 
Bridesmaids Gowns: AZAZIE
Groom's Tux: Men's Wearhouse
Invitations: Your Stationery Stop 
Hair Stylist: Jennifer Lee Meadows - The Meadows Salon & Spa 
Makeup Artist: Taylor Carlton - The Meadows Salon & Spa 
DJ: Clay Parker 
Lead Assistant: Mackenzie Huff
Grooms Cake: Cassi Renot