If you haven't guessed it yet, Callie and Mike's wedding was seriously fun. They are quite the pair, and Callie's incredible dress and red lipstick (plus her contagious smile), set the mood of the day straightaway. The ceremony was held at Independent Presbyterian Church in downtown Birmingham. The stained glass and somber atmosphere of the church gave this wedding day its serious side, which unfurled into a slew of bright colors as soon as you walked in to the reception at BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft. Guests broke it down on the dance floor, the bride shotgunned a beer with the groom and groomsmen (Good People Pale Ales... a serious shotgun experience, y'all), and the whole evening ended in a swirl of colors and sparklers.
Megan and Mike's Naches wedding at American Homestead was just a dream. Megan grew up in Yakima, Washington, while Mike hails from Alabama. (He and I worked at The Crimson White, The University of Alabama's student-run newspaper, together back in college—roll tide!) Guests from Washington, Alabama, and elsewhere celebrated together in Mike's second home-away-from-home. What a night!
We had excitedly agreed to do Megan's bridal portraits in the Jean Lafitte swamp, but imagine my surprise when I met her where she'd been getting ready at a family friend's house in Algiers. The dense, haphazard foliage on the property was something I'd expect to see in my home state of Alabama, not in the outskirts of New Orleans.