Planning a Wedding in Auburn-Opelika

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Cat Bobo | Communications Specialist
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
1/18/2019

Whether you’re the bride-to-be or a newbie maid of honor, the wedding planning process can intimidate even the most decisive among us. Save this list of lovely local vendors specializing in everything from whimsical flower arrangements to Aubie cake pops.

WEDDINGS VENUES IN AUBURN-OPELIKA:

First things first, pick your place! It’s always hard to know where to start, which is why finding the setting for your big day can make all the puzzle pieces fall into place.

Modern. Elegant. Artistic. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art checks all the boxes for brides who need a blank canvas. The clean, white walls of the Museum are sure to make the perfect backdrop for any color palette, ensuring there’s no clash between your flowers, bridesmaids or other style choices. Bonus: The JCSM will definitely impress your out-of-town guests.

 
 
 
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Classic. Southern. Historic. Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, commonly known as Pebble Hill, is a traditional antebellum plantation home located just off Magnolia Avenue. Pebble Hill was built in 1847 and still includes the original hardwood floors, a collection of antiques, and a warm ambiance. Bonus: Pebble hill is located one block from downtown Auburn, numerous churches, and neighbors the Greystone Mansion (another fantastic venue).

 
 
 
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Industrial. Rustic. Urban. The Southerly Warehouse in the heart of historic downtown Opelika features exposed brick walls, stained concrete floors, wooden beam ceilings, antique chandeliers and other artisan fixtures. What began as an industrial supply chain store has become an iconic location for vintage-inspired brides - not to mention an ideal setting for your 1920s glam wedding theme (Gatsby fans, anyone?). Bonus: The Southerly is also the location of the “Bless You” mural in downtown Opelika.

 
 
 
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FLORISTS IN AUBURN-OPELIKA:

Some women grow up dreaming of their big day, and some women do not. Just because your sister knew she wanted blush and bashful peonies doesn’t mean you not knowing is a problem. Auburn and Opelika are home to numerous talented and fabulous florists who can help make your wedding décor exactly what you want even if you can’t tell a rose from a carnation. Check out these beautiful bouquets created by local florists.

The Flower Store – Stanley Sistrunk

Known for his creativity, Stanley’s work is that of a true artist. His arrangements are intricately and expertly designed, and always on trend with the latest floral fashions. The Flower Store is also a fabulous shop for your wedding registry.

 
 
 
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Frou Frou – Jess Margeson

An Auburn grad and known in the community for her floral design classes, Jess brings color and personality with her amazing creations. Jess also works as the lifestyle editor for East Alabama Living. Talk about decorating goals!

 
 
 
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C. Wayman Floral & Events – Cathy & Catherine Wayman

A mother-daughter duo with one foot in Auburn and the other in Atlanta tag-team to construct extravagant, glamourous, over-the-top floral displays. Their client list is almost as impressive as the amount of jaws that will drop when they see Wayman work at your wedding. In a word: show-stopping. 

 
 
 
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CAKE BAKERIES IN AUBURN-OPELIKA:

Cakeitecture Bakery brings architecture and construction into their baking process. Always ready for a challenge, this is the bakery for picky brides with wild imaginations. Bonus: Cakeitecture makes Aubie cakes, cookies and cake pops too!

 
 
 
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Cakes by Tania is another tasty choice for your special day. Of course, it’s all made from scratch with love “just like grandma used to.” These gorgeous cakes are almost too pretty to eat (almost!).

 
 
 
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WEDDING PHOTO LOCATIONS IN AUBURN-OPELIKA:

Chewacla State Park is home to 696 acres of gorgeous, natural scenery ideal for your outdoor photoshoot. With waterfalls, a lake, stone cabins, and heavily wooded trails, this state park has everything you need to complete your fairytale photoshoot.

 
 
 
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Opelika’s downtown area is dripping with historic railroad town backdrops and modern murals that are sure to bring character to your wedding photos. From exposed brick from the 1800s to the Bless You mural, Opelika has some unique spots that you simply cannot overlook.

 
 
 
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Not engaged? No problem! We have this just for you.

 
 
 
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