Aviation is a passion for Daniel Wile. His mother, Sissie Wile, says, “It is so important to our family. It started with my husband, Fred, whose favorite hobby is flying airplanes. My son, Daniel, spent a lot of time at the airport with my husband and earned his pilot’s license at a very young age.”
When it came time to plan Daniel’s rehearsal dinner the evening before marrying Anna Allred, Daniel chose the perfect location: an airplane hangar in his hometown of Meridian.
The talented team behind Pretty Presentations converted the hangar into an enchanting venue. Guests were greeted by two of the family’s planes, beautifully adorned with flowers. Sissie says, “We stayed outside and watched a gorgeous sunset. As we moved to dinner, the hangar became very romantic after dark. The planes had floor lights beaming from them, and it was completely magical.”
Inside, the hangar was dressed with blue flowers, inspired by the sky on a spring evening. “We draped the entire hangar, adding a touch of softness against the concrete floor,” reflects Sissie. Tables were assigned according to airport codes throughout the state of Mississippi, and guests were seated near airports meaningful to them. Family and friends also feasted on tiny chocolate planes after a delicious dinner.
“Our rehearsal dinner was incredibly unique. I was immediately captured by the idea of using the hangar, knowing how important flying is to Daniel and his family,” gushes Anna. “The hangar was transformed into a truly spectacular setting.”
Venue: Southern Cast Products, Inc.
Photography: Gamble Martin Photography
Rentals: Pretty Presentations Rentals
Florist: World of Flowers
Catering & Bar: Pretty Presentations Catering
Lighting: Davaine Lighting