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Maria And Christopher - A Valentine's Day Celebration in DC

Tracy and Duane - A Celebration of the Arts in DC

Sheeva and Brendan - Elegance and Magic at a Pennsylvania Mansion

Ariana and David - An Oceanside Celebration in Newport, RI

Randi and Christian - A Destination Wedding and a Re-creation

Allison and Andy - Hurricane Katrina Can't Breach their Determination to Marry

Bonnie and Michael - An Elegant Boston Fairytale

Cori and Jeff - Southern Hospitality in Georgia

Sara and Justin - Classic Seaside Style in Connecticut

Marcy and Nick - Oceanfront Elegance in La Jolla, California

Melanie and Tim - Southern-style Splendor in Alabama

Lindsey and Tim - Relaxed Seacoast-style
in Rye, NH

Mary and Toby - Palm Beach Florida

Jessica and Dante - Bermuda
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Read inspriational Real Weddings stories. This month:
Chaney and Chris — Birmingham Romance
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The Bride:
Chaney Ardovino - Loan Processor at Renasant Bank

The Groom:
Chris Ardovino -Superintendent at GRJ Enterprises

The Date:
September 9, 2006 - Birmingham , Alabama
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The Stage - Birmingham, AL - Rucker Place

The ceremony and reception took place at Rucker Place, listed on the National Register of Historic Places . Built in 1900 by Civil War General Edumnd Winchester Rucker as a wedding gift for his daughter, the quintessential southern mansion boasts wrap-around porches and a picturesque garden setting.

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A Question for You:

One Friday afternoon, the couple’s Yorkie, Max, greeted Chaney at the door after work. This time, however, Chaney got more than a simple “hello” from her dog.

Today he was adorned with a note around his neck – the note said, “My daddy has a question for you.

And of course, her answer was “yes!”

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The Planning:

Of course, being from the south - where college football is more a way of life than it is a game - settling on a date for a Saturday wedding in the Fall can be tricky. The couple first had to check the SEC football schedule for a date that worked for Auburn and Alabama fans alike, for a wedding a big rivalry game would be sacrilege.

Chaney envisioned an outdoor ceremony, and the Historic Rucker Place had the perfect garden with an arbor.
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Simple Romance :
Chaney and Chris built their event around the concept of romance and simplicity. Generous use of candle light set the desired ambiance.
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Looking Back :
“The day came and went so quickly, after all of the stresses of planning, it truly ended up a perfect day,” Chaney says. The weather was beautiful, and everyone was so happy for us. It was a celebration of love.

How It All Came Together...

The bride happened upon her dress at David's Bridal where she also selected her bridesmaids floor length black dresses

Flowers: Ken Keister @ Norton's

Wedding Cake and Catering – Diane Olexa of Olexa's Catering

Ceremony Music – Salari String Quartet

Reception Music – Foxxy Fats and his Motown Band

Photography – Jim Little Photography

Wedding Coordinator – Alene Gamel

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