Let's be honest ... Allyson and Chase's first look had everyone in a huge puddle of tears! Chase was so overwhelmed to see Allyson and he was so emotional. They were so happy to be getting married!! Having a First Look was the perfect ...
Audra and Taylor's wedding was like a fairytale! Their ceremony was at the church she had grown up in, with their reception at The Club in Birmingham, Alabama. Audra had always dreamed of having her reception there over looking the city lights. And it ended up being pretty perfect!
We loved ...
... How nervous Audra was before seeing Taylor! The closer the moment got, the more excited and nervous she was. Of course, once she was with him, she was instantly calm and all smiles the rest of the day.
... Taylor during their first look! Taylor was at a loss for words when he saw Audra. It was so sweet when he said her dress, hair, everything, was more than he could have ever imagined.
... Audra and her dad's first look! Having a moment with just her and her dad was so sweet and tender. It gave him a chance to take it all in before the day started.
... Them and all of their family are dancers! Audra, Taylor and their entire family never left the dance floor. It was so fun to see everyone out there dancing, celebrating and having a blast!
Congratulations Audra and Taylor!
Audra and Taylor's Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue - The Club in Birmingham Alabama // Florist - FlowerBuds // Caterer - The Club // Cake - Cakes by Jan O'Donnell // DJ - Complete Desire // Makeup & Hair - Celine C. Russell // Bridal Shop - Bella Couture // Bridal Dress Designer - Tara Keely // Bridesmaids - House of Brides // Menswear - Mr. Burch // Paper Goods - The Invitation Place // Favors - L.L. Lanier and Son's Tupelo Honey
EA and John are both fitness enthusiasts and met at the gym after a brutal workout. They love living life together! Whether it is working out, traveling, spending time outdoors or worshiping, they want every experience to be together. EA and John were married in their church, Our Lady of Sorrows in Homewood, Alabama. They felt so lucky to have Father Muller marry them! They then moved the celebration to The Club overlooking Birmingham and it was perfect!
We loved ...
... Their first look! When EA and John looked at each other, the world melted away. They would be in their own moment, just enjoying each other and talking about the day. The first moment they saw each other, they just quietly breathed each other in. They were just in the moment.
... How important family is! The day was not just about EA and John's marriage, but also the day EA because a mom to John's beautiful children. Family is a cornerstone of their lives. In addition to John's best friend, his wedding party included his father, grandfather and son. EA's sister was her Matron of Honor and she wore her mother's veil.
... EA and John's reception! Their reception was at The Club on top of the world (or at least it felt that way). Which is appropriate, because they were on top of the world! In the center of the room was a live tree that reached the ceiling. It was their way of bringing the outdoors in.
Their reception also marked our first taste of a Steel City Pop! We have heard amazing things about them and were instructed by EA and John that we must have one. If the couple says so ... :) And they were amazing!
Congratulations EA and John! Thank you for trusting us to capture your sheer joy!
Kristen and Marcus both have a deep faith and love for music that connects them. They chose not to see each other before the wedding ceremony. As the ceremony got closer, they both got more and more excited and nervous. They were both SO ready to see each other! They also made history by being the inaugural wedding at the new Westin Hotel in Birmingham!
We loved ...
... That their faith was at the center of their wedding! They both are blessed with parents in the ministry, and were lucky enough to be married by their parents (Marcus's Dad and Kristen's Mom and Dad). It is so beautiful to see parents joining their children in marriage!!
... They were full of smiles, joy and laughter! They were so happy about marrying each other. You can see on their faces how much they enjoy each other's company.!
... Kristen's Dad dancing! Kristen's Dad surprised her with unexpected dancing. He even had a hat and glove as props! Kristen just smiled and laughed. Every Father should have as much fun at their Daughter's wedding!!
Congratulations Kristen and Marcus!! Thank you for trusting us and letting us be a part of the joy!
Thanh called us a couple of weeks before their wedding because they had decided they really wanted a wedding film. Thanh's smile and energy just radiated through the phone and we instantly wanted to be a part of their wedding! Of course when we found out her wedding included some of our favorite people in Birmingham, The Sonnet House and Simple Color (Brandon & Stacey Gresham), we knew the day would be great!
We loved ...
... that Thanh and David have been together since high school (they are now med students at UAB)! They were both a little nervous before the first time they saw each other, but once they were together they both relaxed. They fit together so well, like best friends should.
... the coming together of their two families! Thanh's family and Vietnamese heritage blended perfectly with David's family. Throughout the day, all four of their parents were after together dancing, laughing and even sharing a few happy tears. It is so beautiful to see two families truly became one!
... how gorgeous Thanh was! Seriously, she could not have been more picturesque. And her smile lit up the whole place!
... the ringbearer Knight! He was seriously the most excited (and cutest) ringbearer Knight we have ever seen. He took his job very seriously and was going to save the princess. :)
... the vintage car they left in! The 1959 Jaguar Mark IX Saloon from Coats Classic Cars made for a gorgeous getaway.
Thanh & David's Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue // Sonnet House
Photographer // Simple Color - Brandon & Stacey Gresham
Coordinator // Sonnet House - Candace Benson
Florist // Sonnet House - Corey Hults
DJ // Metropolitan DJ
Caterer // Leslie Carter
Bride's Cake // Cakes by Jan O'Donnell
Groom's Cake // Pastry Arts Baby Bites
Makeup Artist // Rawwbeauty - Jackie Robinson
Hair Stylist // Melissa Bogardus
Vintage Car // Coats Classic Cars
Bridal Gown Salon // First Avenue Bridals & Formals
Bridesmaid Dresses // Alfred Angelo
Tuxedo // Mr. Burch Formal Wear