Lyric Theatre Wedding

Being a part of Wade and Carrie's 1920's/Great Gatsby themed wedding was exciting in several ways. First and foremost, they are my good friends and I was honored to be a small part of the most important day of their lives. Second, this was my first wedding as the lead florist. Finally, their wedding was the first ever wedding at the historic Lyric Theatre!

Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding flowers. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Bridal bouquet. Theatre wedding. Bride and groom. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bridal bouquet, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.

The Lyric was built in 1914 and is the oldest theatre still standing in Birmingham. After spending decades in ruins, the theatre just came out of a full renovation and restoration. This restoration has been very dear to the hearts of many Birminghamians, so the first wedding was a huge celebration! 

Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Bridal bouquet. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bridal bouquet, box seats. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.

When Wade and Carrie finally got confirmation that they would, in fact, be having the first wedding at the Lyric, the first thing I did was introduce them to Ann Marie Leveille, of Tres Beau Weddings. Ann Marie is a wedding planner extraordinaire and I knew she was the right person to make this wedding perfect... and she didn't disappoint! Ann Marie put together an A+ team of vendors who worked together to create a truly beautiful party. Guests ate, drank, and danced the night away to big band music. Please checkout all of the awesome vendors listed in the photo below!

Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Bridal bouquet. Grooms boutonniere. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bridal bouquet, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Movie ticket wedding invitation. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, Photo by Liesa Cole.

We went with a color palette of blush and burgundy for the flowers, and gold accents for all of the decor. Since the wedding was a 1920's/Great Gatsby theme, we knew we had to have lots of grand statement pieces, glitz, and glam! 

Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding flowers. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpiece. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, burgundy carnation. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding centerpiece. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding flowers. Tall centerpiece. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, milan vase, gold sqeuin runner, pearls, hanging amaranthus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding flowers. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpiece. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, burgundy carnations, mercury glass. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding flowers. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, centerpiece, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, gold sequin runner. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding flowers. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpieces. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, mercury glass votive. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto

Want some behind the scenes drama? The day before the wedding, I got a severe stomach flu. Then I gave it to my husband. Then to one of my helpers. Then to another one of my helpers. During what should have been my final designing day, I had a temperature of 103 degrees and I could barely get out of bed. Thank goodness for COMMUNITY, and more specifically, thank goodness for Tiffany Robinson of Studio Flower. I texted her from my death bed (not really, but it kind of felt like it) and asked her if she could come help me finish the arrangements. She rearranged her whole day to help out and I'm forever grateful. She lead the team on my behalf when I was too weak and my brain was too fuzzy to give direction. I love Tiffany. 

Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Bride and groom. Bridal bouquet. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bridal bouquet, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.

Wade and Carrie's wedding was so fun and unique! They let their out-of-the-box personalities shine with details like asking their guests to attend in costume and having a live accordion player and a (nearly) life size giraffe welcoming guests on the sidewalk. Carrie is a piano teacher and she included every one of her kids in the wedding by having them play the prelude before the ceremony. The couple also paid homage to their love of film making by creating a black and white short film which played at the beginning of the ceremony. The entire evening was packed with creative expression and fun details! Now I'll let the wedding photos speak for themselves. I know you're all here for a little eye-candy. Enjoy! 

Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Bridal bouquet. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bridal bouquet, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Grooms cake. Hang stamped golden chocolate wedding cake. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding accordian player. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s.  Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpiece. Theatre wedding bar decoration. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Grooms boutonniere. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, boutonniere, blush ranunculus, burgundy ranunculus, brunia berries, dusty miller. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpeice. Wedding invitation. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, wedding flowers, burgundy carnations, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, mercury glass. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto. Lettering by Swan Lindsey Lettering // @swanlindseylettering. 
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpieces and tablescape. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, milan vase, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, pearls, hanging amaranthus, gold sequin runner, chiavari chairs. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpieces. Tall centerpieces. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, snapdragon, hydrangea, theatre stange, wedding dance floor. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. 
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpiece. Guest book table. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, burgundy ranunculus. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Bridal bouquet. Grooms boutonniere. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bridal bouquet, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses, brunia berries. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding cake. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s. Cake by Olexa's. 
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. Wedding marquee letters. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bar decoration, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, flower girl, junior bridesmaid, wedding corsage, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding flowers. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding centerpiece. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, centerpiece, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Bridal bouquet. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s, bridal bouquet, quicksand roses, black magic roses, bridal piano garden roses, blush roses, dusty miller, spray roses. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Brittny Rene Photo // @brittnyrenephoto
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s. Photo by Liesa Cole.
Birmingham Alabama Lyric Theatre wedding. 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Theatre wedding. Vaudville, vintage, 1920s, 20s. By Gold Leaf Floral // @goldleaffloral. Photo by Liesa Cole.

Congratulations to Wade and Carrie! Watch out, Brad and Angelina, there's a new Mr. and Mrs. Smith in town! 

Photos by Liesa Cole.
Photos by Brittny Rene