Private Residence Rustic Alabama Wedding On The Steps Of Great Great Grandads Porch

When your family’s property is this sweet, with such wonderful elements like the original white wash house built by your great great grandfather still on it, it only makes sense to have your gorgeous wedding there!  Meagan Deakle & Joe Cain wanted to incorporate their family lives as much as they could utilizing Meagan’s family’s property as well as Joe’s family owned fishery business which not only provided the delicious seafood for the guests but a source for some cool decor elements such as bronzed oyster shells!  The families worked to created wonderful homespun details with wood slab signs, old windows, hay bale seating and so much  more.  Alabama wedding photographer Freshly Bold Photography was on hand to capture each special moment, from Meagan & Joe’s first look to the sweet little flower girl caught on a summer’s day.  Private residence weddings always have that little extra je ne sais quoi & what could be more special then so much family history!


Novella of the Bride…

Wedding Buzzwords: Southern Charm, Fun, Rustic, Casual
Specialty Cocktail: Homemade Moonshine- Apple Pie & Blueberry

We are high school sweethearts. We met and started “dating” at 15. After high school we both moved to Tuscaloosa, AL and attended the University of Alabama. Joe moved back to Bayou La Batre, AL in 2011 to work in the family business while I finished my degree in accounting at Alabama. Even though we lived 200 miles apart for 2 years, thats when our relationship was the strongest. I threw Joe a 22nd birthday with all of our close friends and family. After singing Happy Birthday, he got down on one knee and ask me to spend the rest of my life with him. It was the perfect time and place. I loved having friends and family there to share that moment with me. Then the wedding planning began. I planned a wedding, graduated college, moved into a new house, started a job, and got married all in one year’s time. We just hope our marriage is just as great as our 8 years of dating.

Family is very important to both Joe and I so there was no question about where we wanted to get married. We chose to have our wedding on my family’s farmland complete with a pastuer, pecan orchard, and last but not least a dirt road. 🙂 Our ceremony was held in front of the “little house” that once belong to my  great great grandparents. My family has had so many memories on the front porch of the “little house.” It required very little work because I wanted it to reflect what it really was, an old wash house that my great great grandfather built. It sits between two beautiful oak trees, so it was just simply perfect.  One word: Shindig! We wanted our wedding to reflect us as much as possible so we opted for a fun, easy-going feel. We didn’t use tradional music, or wording during the ceremony.   I walked down the aisle to “Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church, which is one of our favorite songs. We played songs like “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers, “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler. Our preacher made our guests feel like they were apart of the ceremony. He also told a few little jokes about us too. The reception was very festive & just a few yards away in my uncle’s backyard. We held a seafood dinner including an oyster bar under a tent of lights, and dancing in Burnham’s (his on personal bar room). Burnham’s is also my great great grandfather’s name.  When it came to dancing, our DJ’s keep the crowd going. We wanted our guests to have a good time and enjoy themselves.  We ened the reception with a mock leave to none other than the Alabama Fight Song. Roll Tide! And continued dancing the night away.

A Little Help From Their Friends ~ Each family member had a hand in helping to bring this wedding together. All of the décor, flowers arrangements, and desserts (including the bridal cake) were made by a family member. Everyone, including our wedding party, had a hand in the set-up, clean-up, and everything in between. We are more than grateful for the help of our friends and family.

Couple’s Favorite Moment: “When I asked Joe what his favorite moment was he responded with, “How can I pick a moment? I just loved the whole day!” I have to agree. There isn’t anything I would change about our wedding day. Even though Joe and I did a first look, I will never forget the moment when I turned to walk down the aisle. There were 300 people surrounding me, but I only saw Joe and those adorable dimples of his.”

Vendor Love

Venue: Private Residence  | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee  | Bridesmaid Dresses: Mixed Designers  | Shoes: Corral Boots  | Hair + Makeup: Allure Studio  | Groom’s Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear  | Invitations: HeSawSparks  | Music+ Lighting: Party People Entertainment  | Rentals: Mobile Popcorn  | Florist: Southern Rose Florist & Gifts  | Caterer: Naman’s Catering  | Baker: Billie Lyon | Photographer: Freshly Bold Photography