Monday, January 24, 2011

South Beach Biloxi Hotel and Suites

Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a vendor open house at the brand new South Beach Biloxi Hotel and Suites.

I had heard about the new posh hotel, but had not had the pleasure of seeing the property until Friday. Wow, is all I can say. There is definitely nothing like it on the coast. My first thought was, what a PERFECT place for a bride and bridesmaids to get ready. Huge suites with full kitchens and seperate bedrooms. Most of the suites not only had a spacious bathroom, but usually came with a little half bath as well. No more cramping all the bridesmaids into a small hotel room. And room rates are much lower than the Beau Rivage!

Then, when I saw the fabulous terrace off of the cafe, I could see a WONDERFUL reception taking place with a view of the sunset and waves. And all that after guests enjoyed your ceremony in the sand... it's the only venue I can think of that allows you to have a beach wedding and a sand-free reception after all in one place.

It takes you away and makes you feel like you're in Miami - all while staying close to the casinos and local attractions.

Girls, if you're looking for a WONDERFUL venue for your wedding reception, a great place to throw a way-cool bachelorette party, a wedding-day getting ready pad, or even just a place to call central for your out-of-town wedding guests - check out South Beach Biloxi.

I personally saw the rates for a terrace reception and I was shocked at how reasonable it was. Now, I can't imagine that prices will stay that low once it starts booking up - so I wouldn't wait :) Check out the website at and call Sherry at 228.388.2627

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Premier Bridal Show - Mississippi Gulf Coast, Biloxi

It's that time of year!!! One of my favorite times! Bridal show time. With lots of newly engaged couples over the holidays, January is the time for wedding planning. And how better to get started then to attend the Gulf Coast's most anticipated bridal show, with the Mississippi Gulf Coast's top wedding vendors!

Premier Bride of Mississippi has something wonderful in store! Join us for the Premier Bridal Show at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center on January 30th, from 1pm-4pm.

This year Tilley Photography is proud to be one of the sponsors! Stop by my booths. That's right. Plural. I'll have a booth for both Tilley Photography and Mississippi Boudoir. I'll have drawings for great prizes including a free engagement session, free 2-night stay at the Imperial Palace, and gift certificates for Indulgence Salon lingerie! Plus special discounts for couples who book with me that day.

Check out some photos from last years show HERE. This year is going to be even bigger and better!!! See you there!!

Contest is over, congratulations to Hayley who won two free tickets to the show!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rebecca's Bridal Portraits - Gautier, Mississippi Gulf Coast

Rebecca's bridal session was just days before her wedding. It was a session I was a little worried about to be honest with you. Bold Rebecca had secured an awesome outdoor location for her bridal session. I say bold, because she saw a gorgeous home in Ocean Springs with grounds set in a storybook. She basically knocked on the door and asked the owners if she could get her bridal portraits taken there and they sweetly agreed.

Now to the part that I was worried about.... the day before AND the day of the session it poured. The ground was soaking wet, quite soft and muddy, and still there were more showers to come. Not a great idea to soil her Lazaro wedding gown just days before her wedding! Although there was no time to re-schedule. We were going to have to scratch our outdoor session and find an indoor location fit for her bridals.

Awesome wedding planner Susie Davis from A Plan to Remember called awesome Dave from The Old Place (also known as La Maison) in Gautier, MS who happily agreed to let us use their venue. It was perfect... I had an amazing, beautiful bride named Rebecca (my camera LOVED her). We used the covered porch and still got that outdoor look. It turned out to be one of my favorite bridal sessions of all time. The worst part about it was having to wait until AFTER the wedding to post the images. It was just killing me :)

Tilley Photography also was the photographer for her wedding at Magnolia Manor in Mobile, AL. Stay tuned for the AMAZING wedding photos soon!

Blog readers, meet Rebecca. Rebecca, meet my blog readers. I know you all will love her. I know I DO!!!! And check out those AMAZING peacock feathers in her hairpiece.