Topics: Welcome to the White Lion Inn Hampton In Arden
Love will find you where you least expect it… or so the saying goes. Jessica Cooley was not looking for love on the beach that day… she was hanging out with friends. So was Ryan Lane. But when these two met, it was like a country music song come to life: a beautiful blonde-haired girl, a tall, dark, and handsome boy meet on the beach, make a date, and fall in love…
Jessica and Ryan wanted a small, intimate destination wedding for their family. They also planned a larger post-wedding reception and party for all of their friends and family back in Birmingham to celebrate their marriage on 11-11-11. They enlisted the help of family friend and renowned Birmingham wedding photographer Arden Ward and wedding designer Christopher Confero to pull off the details of both events.
One of the first details Jessica wanted to tackle was the wedding gown. She found the perfect gown from California designer Monique Lhullier from Ivory & White in Crestline Village. The strapless, trumpet silhouette lace gown was accented by a sparkling beaded belt of crystals and rhinestones. A sheer, lace-trimmed fingertip length veil was the perfect accessory.