January 19, 2011
August 7, 2010
Ceremony: St. Lukeâ€™s Episcopal Church, Birmingham
Reception: The Country Club of Birmingham
Photos by: Jerrod Brown
Rebecca Hiller and Robert Moore had a history. And their families were acquainted. They were only a year apart back in high school. And while they didnâ€™t keep up with one another after graduation, they had many friends in common, so it was completely inevitable that they would run into each other at some point. As fate would have it, thatâ€™s exactly what happened. In May of 2009, the couple ran into each other at a party. They started dating a few weeks later and the rest, as they say, is history.
Within weeks of meeting again, the couple started dating. After a romantic first date at Birminghamâ€™s Ocean restaurant in late May of 2009, Rebecca says it was pretty instant for both of them; they knew right away that this was the real thing. They dated for almost a year and while Rebecca knew a ring might be coming, she just had no idea when. On Good Friday, April 2, 2010, Robert surprised Rebecca with a lovely proposal at her home, where they now live. Rebecca was away from the house and when she returned, there were flowers everywhere, including vases of tulips, her favorite flower, and a path of rose petals leading to the back deck where Robert was waiting for her. Rebecca says she was completely surprised!
The Wedding & Reception
The couple wanted a simple family oriented wedding full of tradition and with siblings and family as their bridal party. Rebeccaâ€™s mother helped with much of the planning. The colors of yellow and blue anchored the overall wedding design by Kathy Miller featured seasonal flowers of creamy white hydrangea and roses. Rebeccaâ€™s Judd Waddell gown from The White Room was pure elegance; a lovely shirred fit and flare gown of pale, creamy silk with covered buttons trailing down the back. She carried a simple hand-tied bouquet of pale ivory roses, white calla lilies, and other classic blooms; her great-grandmotherâ€™s wedding band was tied into it as her â€œsomething oldâ€ element. Bridesmaids were in cornflower blue strapless gowns from Saks that replicated the shirring on Rebeccaâ€™s gown. The men wore matching classic dark suits with yellow ties. There was a massive floral arrangement spanning the length of the altar for the ceremony at St. Lukeâ€™s and a lovely iron cross and floral wreath at the entrance of the church was placed in memory of Robertâ€™s mother, Mali Moore, Afterwards, guests arrived at the country club to find it decorated in a classic Southern garden style with creamy white flowers and greenery, antique wrought iron, silver, and lots of candles. The menu continued the classic Southern theme. Guests were treated to shrimp, sliders, fried oysters, and other traditional dishes. Ice cream cones were a big hit with guests; the perfect complement to Rebeccaâ€™s five-tier white wedding cake with lemon filling and Robertâ€™s chocolate and caramel groomâ€™s cake from Pastry Arts. Robert and Rebecca used the heirloom sterling silver goblets passed down to each female family member from her grandmother to toast their marriage. The couple wanted a night of celebration and dancing and Answer Band kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the evening until the couple was whisked away in the back of an antique convertible.
The bride and the groom surprised each other with wedding gifts from Brombergâ€™s. Robert gave Rebecca pearl earrings to wear for the wedding and she gave him a pair of cufflinks that he also wore for the wedding. Robert also surprised Rebecca with a set of beautiful antique berry spoons from Brombergâ€™s; she loves them!
The couple spent their honeymoon at Ashevilleâ€™s Grove Park Inn Resort for a week of fine food, romantic scenery, relaxation, and spa days.
Rebecca loves monograms so her Pickard Signature china with the coupleâ€™s initials was among her favorite gifts from her Brombergâ€™s gift registry. Of course, she loves their Towle King Richard silver, it is the same pattern her mother has.
Formal China: Pickard Santa Clara and White Signature
Casual China: Skyros Isabella in Ivory
Formal Crystal: Waterford Lismore Essence
Formal Sterling: Towle King Richard