PEWS: Lush and Lavender Edition

Check out all of this gorgeousness! We were so excited to be a part of Christopher Confero Design's Lush and Lavender shoot for Alabama Weddings magazine at the beautiful, The Oaks at Centreville. He came up with a wonderful list of vendors and we were honored to be one of them! 

Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender
Lush and Lavender


Event and Floral Design: Christopher Confero Design

Bar Service: The Bar Hops

Bridal Gown: The White Room

Catering: B&A Warehouse

Ceremony Seating: Purely Elegant Wedding Statements

Hair and Makeup: Hair & Make Up by BBM

Linens: I Do Linens

Photography: Rob & Wynter

Place Settings: West Elm 

Props: Prophouse Birmingham

Rentals: Special Events

Stationery: Amberly Shelton Paperie

Venue: The Oaks at Centreville

Wedding Cake: Olexa's 

 

"The pews fully transformed our barn into a wedding chapel..."

We just love how our pews looked at this beautiful barn wedding! Held at the bride's family farm, they created their own wedding chapel in the barn by stacking hay bales for walls. How creative! We hope these newlyweds are enjoying their married life in Denver! Thank you Lauri Ann for all of the beautiful photos!

 
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What was the convincing factor that made you realize you needed pews at your wedding?

My husband, Trey, and I both grew up in Montgomery, AL, with our church families being an important part of our lives; so when it came to choosing location, the church building was the obvious choice. But because I have lived on my family's farm my whole life and it was the site of several other family members' weddings, it was very important to me to have the ceremony somewhere on Greer Farm. Both locations in one was the challenge. I wanted the sacred sentiment of the church brought to the farm and pews were the perfect way to turn our hay barn into a wedding chapel!
 
PEWS for barn wedding
 

What was your first reaction to seeing the pews at your ceremony?

The first time I saw the pews in place was when I stepped into the chapel to meet Trey for the first time that day. It was just Trey, me, and our photographer. I remember walking down the aisle between the pews to meet Trey at the front but, unlike in rehearsal, everything felt real. It was like the pews brought with them the finality that today was the day we were at last getting married. One glance into the chapel and you knew that a good and happy event was about to occur.   
PEWS for barn wedding
PEWS for barn wedding

What would you say to brides who are considering having our church pews as a part of their ceremony? 

I would say go with the pews and rid yourself of the stress that all the other decorations bring. The simple elegance of the pews is stunning and all the decoration you need.
 
PEWS for barn wedding
 

Of all the compliments you received on your wedding, what was your favorite one about the pews?

Although I can't remember a specific quote, the general impression I received from our guests was that the pews fully transformed our barn into a wedding chapel . . . and I quite agree. 
 
PEWS for barn wedding
 

"I was swept away! I loved everything about the way the PEWS looked."

We were so glad to be able to provide ceremony seating for this uniquely beautiful Winter wedding. We absolutely love all of the details that show off the bride and groom's passion for literature. How cute is this picture of the happy couple below?!

 
Church pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding
 

What was the convincing factor that made you realize you needed pews at your wedding?

We felt like the pews elevated the atmosphere from pretty to beautiful in a timeless way. They offered an elegant feel that completely transformed our space in the way other seating options wouldn't have done. 
 
Church pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding
 

What was your first reaction to seeing the pews at your ceremony?

I was swept away! I loved everything about the way they looked.
Church pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding
Church pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding

Of all the compliments you received on your wedding, what was your favorite one about the pews?

Everyone kept telling us that everything was so "simple and beautiful." That's exactly what we were going for.
 
Church pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding
 
Church Pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding

How did the church pews transform your ceremony?

Our space was very blank but beautiful in its own right (we got married at Avondale Villa in Birmingham). It didn't need much, but it needed something. The pews were perfect--they were a "look" without much work, and the allowed the beauty of the space to shine through without tons of adornment.
Church pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding

What was your reaction to your ceremony pictures when you got them back from your wedding photographer?

Oh, it was everything I imagined it would be! Classic, simple, beautiful.

What would you say to brides who are considering having our church pews as a part of their ceremony? 

I couldn't recommend it enough!
 
Church Pews at Avondale Villa Winter wedding