Ashley’s Creative Catering Real Wedding: Slaten-Biehn | Decatur, AL | Princess Theatre

Maegan and Alex have been long time sweethearts and have always had special ties to The Princess Theatre. It seemed only natural to celebrate their nuptials at the beloved theatre back in July. From the first time I had contact with Maegan, I knew I wanted to be part of her wedding day but then she said the words “vintage glam” and I was in LOVE!

From the moment their guests stepped onto the sidewalk in front of The Princess Theatre, they were given the VIP treatment. With the marquee sign displaying well wishes to the happy couple, their guests walked the red carpet past movie posters of the happy couple back in time to a party fit for the most lavish of Old Hollywood stars.


(iPhone Photos)

As the guests entered the theatre they were welcomed with a sweet and salty treat at the popcorn bar designed by Maegan and Alex.

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Their guests were invited to grab a treat and take a seat in the theatre’s auditorium for the premier of “Love Story,” a video slide show of photographs documenting their years together and their proposal story at Bryant Denny Stadium. Um, how cool is that? Short story: Alex surprised Maegan with the most perfect proposal ever on the 50 yard line of Bryant Denny under a twinkle of bistro lights with the help of their late friend Reba. You can read all about it here. It’s pretty perfect. 😉

While the newlyweds were finishing up their photographs, their guests were happily snacking on some popcorn and sipping their bottled Cokes while watching the video. Soon, the video would change from the slide show to a black and white video of the streets traveled between the church where the wedding took place and The Princess Theatre. All at once the screen is lifted and suddenly Maegan and Alex are making their first entrance into their reception onto the stage of The Princess in Alex’s beloved VW Beetle that has been in his family for generations.


(“Borrowed” Photos from Maegan’s Facebook)

Like any dapper gentleman would do, Alex opens the car door for Maegan and extends a hand to assist his bride in getting out of the car. With their guests cheering, the DJ cues Frank Sinatra’s “It Started All Over Again” and the beautiful couple began their first dance as husband and wife. I’m sure they are both naturally beautiful dancers, but with the help of choreography and lessons from Elegant Dance Company, their first dance was flawless perfection.

All of this just for the cocktail hour? You know the guests are in for a treat when we move into the next portion of the reception! The details that went into this reception are just awesome. Join me on a little stroll around the room, will you?

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A vintage typewriter requesting happy thoughts, well wishes, and advise for Maegan and Alex was displayed alongside their proposal story that was featured in The Decatur Daily.

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A cigar bar for the gentlemen was set up on the patio just outside of the reception. This area was quite the gathering spot towards the end of the evening.

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And what show would be complete without a little costume, right? This area was set up to display the wedding gowns and wedding photographs of both Maegan and Alex’s parents and grandparents weddings. Such a beautiful way to honor them that just so happen to fit in with the theme of their event. It was perfect.

Finally, guests were invited to join the bridal party in beginning the buffet line which was served on the mezzanine level of the theatre. Guest enjoyed a “Shaken Not Stirred Salad-Tini” where “bartenders” would shake the guest’s salad in their dressing of choice and pour it over into a martini glass. It was such a fun way to jazz up a salad bar. Maegan and Alex also chose to feature our ever popular Marinated Pork Tenderloin alongside a griddle of Roasted Vegetables with Lemon-Basil Aioli dipping sauce. Last, but not least, their guests had a blast with out Shrimp and Grits and Mashed Potato Bar.

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With their guests seated at tables styled by the ever talented ladies at Vintage on Macon, Maegan and Alex took a minute to sit down and enjoy their dinner.


(“Borrowed” from Maegan’s Facebook again)

As the evening went on, it was time to cut the beautiful cakes provided by Nana’s Bakery in Hartselle.

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After cake, the guests were invited back into the auditorium to dance the night away on the stage of the theatre. It was then that we decided to pull out one last surprise for Maegan and Alex. Pretty early on in the planning process, Maegan has mentioned wanting to do a late night milk and cookie bar, but it ended up getting cut from the menu. We decided instead of an entire bar of milk and cookies, we would surprise the couple with a few platters of milk shooters with our famous “pity cookies” that were passed around the dance floor at the end of the night. It was the perfect little treat to end the most perfect evening.


Maegan and Alex, I don’t even know where to begin in saying “thank you” and “I love you” to you guys! You guys are truly amazing and the love you have for one another is so special. I cannot thank you enough for inviting us to share your special day with you. I look forward to following your love story for many years to come. May God bless you both in your life together as you continue to bless those around you with your beautiful love story.

Venue: Princess Theatre 

Event Coordinator: Kathleen Bernal Events

Event Styling and Vintage Rentals: Vintage on Macon

DJ and Lighting: Metropolitan Disc Jockey

Cakes: Nana’s Bakery 

Linens and Rentals: Mullins Special Occasions

Photography: Spindle Photography

(Whose professional photos are a million times better than my amateur photos shown in this post)

Videography: Holloway Productions

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