Samantha Leigh Kendrick and Nathanial Brett Callaghan were united in marriage at the History Museum of Mobile on March 8, 2014.
Samantha wore a beautiful Vera Wang ivory lace gown accompanied with a lace embroidered veil; her beauty, happiness and radiating smile stole the moment as her father, Larry Kendrick, walked her down the aisle. The bride carried a bouquet of white and blush peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and hydrangeas. Her handsome groom, who beamed with excitement and pride, wore a Vera Wang classic black tuxedo.
In a courtyard filled with anticipation, the guests were seated in white chairs, flanked by towering ivy-covered walls. The History Museum of Mobile’s courtyard lent itself to an understated charm that only a Southern courtyard ceremony could achieve.
The bride chose her best friend, the late Brittany Huber, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Hamby, Maggie Coker, Madison Kendrick, Lauren Macon, Erin Cooke, Carmen Cotter, Mary Breland and Vanessa Martin. The bridesmaids wore strapless, champagne dresses and carried bouquets made of white hydrangeas and garden roses. The groom chose his father, Kevin Callaghan, as his best man. Gregory Callaghan, Matt Wiggins, Jamie Boudreaux, Rick Newsome, Justin Smith, Chad Cowart, Keith Bush and Alex Baranov served as groomsmen.
Following the ceremony, guests were greeted inside the museum’s atrium with a champagne bar garnished with fresh raspberries and fruits. Guest tables were adorned with arrangements of lush garden roses, peonies and ranunculus in a sundry of ivories and whites. Candlelight and sleek chivari gold chairs created a natural softness. Guests enjoyed Southern favorites by Tyner’s Catering such as Crawfish Julie and shrimp cocktail. The wedding cake, created by Pollman’s Bake Shop, was five layers of classic wedding cake with buttercream icing topped with magnolias.
The guests danced the night away on the museum’s checkered black-and-white floor to the sounds of TNT Entertainment. The decor was a blend of classic and traditional romance created by Piece of Cake Event Planning. The night was captured by Kris Skoda Videos & Michelle Taulbee Photography.
Photos by michelle taulbee photography