anna leigh + james

Anna Leigh and James’ outdoor wedding was intimate, rustic, and perfect for a crisp November day. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, the couple exchanged their vows at a private estate in Winfield, AL that was enveloped in warm fall foliage. Their gorgeous wedding day was captured by Mississippi-based wedding and lifestyle photographer Holly Letkiewicz Photography

From the rustic chic wedding stationary to Anna Leigh’s vintage bridal accessories, the entire wedding felt warm and inviting. For her wedding dress, Anna Leigh wore a Heidi Elnora wedding dress from our Build-A-Bride™ collection, the Ella Grace. Romantic and soft, this A-line wedding dress features a sweetheart neckline and a natural waist that leads into a flowing organza skirt with pockets. For a vintage-inspired touch, Anna Leigh added our Chloe crop top in our bohemian Brookley Lace. For an unexpected final detail, Anna Leigh chose a pair of fabulous studded snakeskin mules that perfectly complemented her engagement ring. Anna Leigh’s wedding hair was styled by local hairstylist Kari Beth Moore, and her wedding makeup was done by makeup artist Emily Mordecai.

We love Anna Leigh’s selection for bridesmaid dresses--for an eclectic vibe, each bridesmaid wore a different dress that fit her individual style. The combination of jewel tones and luxurious textures created a beautifully curated look for the entire bridal party. James and his groomsmen wore grey suits complete with vintage-inspired vests and boutonnieres. 

In a classic southern tradition, Anna Leigh and James buried a bottle of bourbon at the estate before their wedding day, which they dug up the day of. Legend says that this tradition will bring good weather--it seems to have worked, as their day couldn’t have been more beautiful!

Following an intimate evening wedding ceremony, guests gathered for a candlelit wedding reception with food by Mississippi caterer Harding Catering and decor by Prestige Event Rentals. Anna Leigh’s elegantly rustic vision came to life thanks to the team at Grace & Truth Weddings, a Birmingham-based wedding planning business. 

We are so inspired by Anna Leigh and James’ beautiful wedding and the love shared by these two. We wish the newlyweds all the best!

Venue: Private Estate in Winfield, Alabama

Photographer: Holly Letkiewicz Photography

Hair: Kari Beth Moore

Makeup: Emily Mordecai

Alterations: Something You Couture

Caterer: Harding Catering

Rentals: Prestige Event Rentals

Wedding Planners: Grace & Truth Weddings

Florals/Table Designs: Mother of the Bride

Hand Lettering: Bride

May 16, 2021 — Heidi Baker

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