A Classic Wedding at Moore's Mill Club in Auburn, Alabama

Hayley Cole (27 and a civil engineer) and Matt Sistrunk (31 and a civil engineer) wanted their wedding to be perfectly classic and elegant in every wa

Hayley Cole (27 and a civil engineer) and Matt Sistrunk (31 and a civil engineer) wanted their wedding to be perfectly classic and elegant in every way. They chose Auburn, Alabama, because it's where they met, fell in love and got engaged. “It was pretty obvious from the start that this would be the city we would get married in,” Hayley says. But they knew spring in Alabama could be pretty unpredictable, so they wanted a place they knew would be perfect no matter what the weather, and Moore's Mill Club was the perfect fit, with its covered pavilion and large patio. Haley and Matt chose a blush and gold color palette for a timeless romantic look with a little bit of glamour in the metallic accents. Julie Bunkley from Invision Events helped the couple bring their vision to life, and Jenn Linke from The Decisive Moment beautifully captured all the details of the day. One of our favorite parts was Hayley’s Winnie Couture wedding dress. She wanted something that would complement her figure and fit the style of the wedding, and she found it. She added some customization with some Swarovski crystal beading around the bust and along the edge of the train. In case that wasn’t enough, all the threading was gold for a little glam that matched the color palette. Wanting to add a little local Alabama flair to the wedding, Hayley and Matt served Southern-style cuisine: shrimp and grits, chicken and dumplings, fried green tomatoes, mac and cheese and—their personal favorite—crusty baked Parmesan-crusted green beans. Yum!

“I have always loved the look of custom calligraphy, so we used a calligrapher to address the invitations and create the headings for our invitation suite,” Hayley says. “By just using bits and pieces of the calligrapher’s writing, we were still able to create that special, classic touch, but also saved money by not having the entire invitation in custom calligraphy.”
In keeping with the classic wedding vibe, the bridesmaids wore floor-length blush Bill Levkoff dresses in whatever style they wanted. Hayley gave them all gold statement jewelry to wear for the wedding, as well, that would complement their personalities. The groomsmen wore traditional black-and-white tuxedos to match the formal look.
“We decided to get married at Auburn First Baptist Church in downtown Auburn,” Hayley says. “The church was only a few miles from the country club and a few miles from the guest’s hotel, so it was the perfect central location for the day’s events.”
Loving the natural beauty of the gorgeous church, the couple kept their decor to a minimum. But Matt’s uncle, owner of The Flower Store, created all the gorgeous floral arrangements for the day. He framed the altar with stunning white and pink rose and lily-filled urns that added a touch of romance and perfectly complemented the color palette.
Pink and White Rose Petal Toss Exit
“Situated on a beautiful golf course, the club offers a beautiful, elegant, rustic and very large covered pavilion for private events,” Hayley says. “It also has a large patio that expands past the pavilion that made for the perfect place for the band and dance floor to be set up.”
The reception tables were decorated with towering black iron candelabras to add a little dimension to the country club ballroom. The centerpieces were topped with ivory hydrangeas and lilies for an added touch of romance.
Gold Custom Calligraphy Menu Cards
“My cake was a representation of my dress,” Hayley says. “Simple yet classic, and the gold touch around each tier was the perfect touch and reminded me of the gold beading around my dress. I loved how it turned out.”
“After the ceremony and before our first dance, I removed my veil and added a crystal and gold pin to the back of my hair,” Hayley says. She loved wearing a long, classic veil for her traditional Christian wedding ceremony, but didn’t want it to be in the way at the reception.