While the marriage should always be the focal point of any wedding, the wedding itself, the opening chapter to a new story, should never be overlooked. Especially if it’s a swinging celebration like Tiffaney and Michael had.
Tiffaney and Michael met as teenagers, but their story didn’t begin until 2010 when they reconnected. When they finally reached the point that they were engaged, Tiffaney remembers that “Michael proposed with an Art Deco 1920’s one-of-a-kind engagement ring from Levy’s. He told me he loved me, and completely forgot to ask me to marry him until I said, ‘Do you have a question?’”
After she said yes, their journey forward took a decided step back in time as they chose a “Great Gatsby” themed wedding. Tiffaney said her reason for this choice was because “The priority from the beginning for us was something original and fun. The colors were navy and gold, inspired by the sapphires in my engagement ring and the existing decor at the Theatre”. The Alabama Theatre, that is.
Built by Paramount Studios in 1927, the Alabama Theatre was primarily used to showcase Paramount films. No longer a movie palace, it is now on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts many exciting events, including weddings. The gorgeous architecture of the Alabama Theatre, complete with gold leafing, made for the perfect venue for Tiffany and Michael’s big bash.
On September 24th, 2016, the wedding party gathered at the Alabama Theatre to witness this unique showcase of love. The groom awaited the bride on the stage being decked out in a tux from Jos. A. Bank while the Mighty Wurlitzer played in the background. The bride, decked out in a gown from Bella’s Bridal, was escorted by her father with a trumpeter playing from a balcony. When the two exchanged their vows on the stage for their guests to witness from theater seats, the two were aglow in love and soft theater lighting.
After the two were pronounced man and wife, the stage transformed into the reception site for everyone to celebrate on. This wedding bash was catered by Bellini’s, DJ’d by DiJital Entertainment, and their show-stopping cake was designed by Barb’s Cakes. After a night of dancing, the two ran away in a 1931 Ford Touring car provided by Vintage Auto Chauffeur.
The new Mrs. Brewer’s advice to soon-to-be-brides is to remember, “Perspective! Know what’s important and what’s not. Basically, nothing is important except having fun!”