Peyton and Bruno are so stinkin' cute together, and I couldn't be more happy about that because I'm Peyton's cousin! It's always an extra joy to photograph the wedding of someone you love. They were married in the cute chapel at Tannehill State Park, and invited their families and closest friends to join the occasion. After the ceremony, Peyton and Bruno's crew meandered down to the road to the schoolhouse and ate a delicious home-cooked dinner (Bruno made Brazilian beef stroganoff!) and an evening of good conversation. Congratulations, love birds!
Mary Lauren and Rick hosted their short and sweet ceremony on the back porch of their family's cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. With the stunning view of the mountains in the background and a little sweat on all our foreheads (it got hot all of a sudden when it was time for the ceremony!), the two said their vows, kissed to seal the deal, and brought everyone inside for toasts and dinner. The intimate group of friends and family spent the rest of the afternoon laughing on the porch, visiting and having a nice, laid back time.
Koby and Kristen's Shelby County Courthouse wedding in Columbiana pushed the envelope of "courthouse wedding." The Shelby County Courthouse has a cute little gazebo out back, and Kristen planned every little detail of this intimate wedding. The couple arrived at the courthouse with enough time to fill out their paperwork, then had a super sweet ceremony at the gazebo (with several employees watching from the windows and commenting on how this was the prettiest wedding they'd seen there!). Afterwards, Kristen and Koby filed their marriage license and cheered as they exited the front door. Dinner followed at Seasons 52.
I am always so thankful when small parties like this invite me to capture their wedding day. Big, boisterous affairs are so fun, and intimate weddings are exciting in very different ways. There's usually a softer, quieter energy and that shows through in the photographs. Kristen and Koby's wedding was soft, quiet, and so, so sweet.
Rebecca and Jason's wedding at The Nest in downtown Birmingham had all the accoutrements of a fantastic house party, which was exactly the ambiance they sought. They wanted guests to feel like they'd been welcomed into their home for a special night. Jason poured champagne as guests arrived, and he and Rebecca greeted friends and family with big hugs. The evening was full of laughter and warm embraces, and was such a fitting celebration for such a welcoming, friendly couple.
Laurie and Glen were married last fall in New Orleans and in the flurry of wedding season I did not post their wedding here. But at the very least, the warm weather and sunny vibes from their wedding day can get us all excited about the approaching spring weather!
The couple gathered a close-knit group of friends and family under an oak tree in New Orleans' City Park. After a joyful, tear-filled ceremony and so many hugs, we made our way to Noma Cafe for drinks, dinner, and cake.
Leah and Eric held their intimate wedding in front of a group of family and friends on family land in Eutaw, Alabama. The afternoon ceremony saw them beautifully silhouetted under a cross cut out of the wall above. As a symbol of the merging of their two families, the couple included their four daughters in the service--the first time I've ever seen six bottles of sand poured into one! Such a sweet wedding!