Alabama The Beautiful

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

This wedding took place at the Blount Conservatory in Montgomery, Alabama. Did you know that Alabama's state motto is "Alabama the Beautiful"? It would be kind of braggy sounding if it wasn't so true. This really is a lovely state full of green and trees and old southern ruins. It has a natural beauty that's hard to describe until you've been here which many people haven't. I guess it is a little out of the way. I was up in New York recently working on a wedding for another florist and several people sounded amazed that I had managed to get all the way from Alabama to The Big City. "You came all the way from Alabama?" Lord, I thought, it's only an hour and a half direct flight, not a 19 day trip on the back of a mule drawn turnip truck. But I think people still think of The South as being a little frozen in time, immune to progress and change. I mean honestly, there is some truth to that but in general I think we have a lot to offer. Alabama grows a lot of talented people. I mean just look at these photos by Leslie Hollingsworth. And the styling of this wedding by Ginny Au. I was proud to be a part of this homegrown affair. Roll Tide, ya'll.

See more of this wedding in the Summer 2014 issue of Weddings Unveiled.

Photography: Leslie Hollingsworth

Styling: Ginny Au