A Valentine's Day Wedding at Bragg Mitchen Mansion in Mobile, Alabama

After just their second date, Heather Gideon (31 and works in education) had a feeling that Dameon Hudson (36 and works in insurance) was the one — an

After just their second date, Heather Gideon (31 and works in education) had a feeling that Dameon Hudson (36 and works in insurance) was the one — and she was right. Nine months after their first date, Dameon popped the question on the beach at Dauphin Island, AL. The couple opted for a Valentine's Day affair at the Bragg Mitchen Mansion in Mobile, AL, a historic pre-Civil Warm home with a romantic Gone with the Wind vibe. "Growing up in Mobile, I would always see beautiful weddings being held on the mansion's large porch and it has always been the only place that I could see myself getting married," says Heather. A red, black and white color palette was chosen for the day, fitting for the Valentine's Day theme, with romantic touches like red rose petals and lots of candlelight adding a warm, intimate ambiance to the stately rooms of the mansion.

"Growing up in Mobile, I would always see beautiful weddings being held on the mansion's large porch and it has always been the only place that I could see myself getting married," says Heather.
The couple kept things simple and classic, asking their bridesmaids and groomsmen to wear black suits and cocktail dresses to the wedding.
Heather carried a traditional ivory bouquet down the aisle, filled with roses, baby's breath and variegated greenery.
Instead of the more traditional white dress, the flower girl walked down the aisle in a bright red number and a matching red rose flower crown.
To play up the Valentine's Day theme, Heather and Dameon printed their programs on pale pink paper and incorporated a heart motif.
Keeping with the Valentine's Day theme, the couple displayed a bright red, heart-accented mail box for family and friends to place their cards.
To create a romantic, ambient atmosphere, Heather and Dameon decorated the reception tables with red and pink rose petal, plus plenty of candles.
Black and Red Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins
Bright read hearts with traditional Valentine's messages like "Be Mine" added a playful touch to the wedding favors and fit perfectly with the wedding's theme.
After a meal, which included everything from a mashed potato bar, to shish kabobs and Texas brisket, the couple served up traditional wedding cake. They kept the cake simple with three tiers of white fondant decorated with black fondant ribbon and clusters of red and white roses.
Danielle and Dameon kicked off a lively night of dancing by taking to the floor for their first dance.