So glad to be finally showcasing this beautiful wedding. Annie and Taylor, along with their magnificent planner, Blair Gewin, threw a beautiful Southern Wedding in Fairhope, AL this spring and it was absolutely flawless. We hit it off with Annie right away (she is as sweet as southern pecan pie) and cannot wait to see them and watch their family grow for years to come. They’ve already started with their precious dog, Rue seen in the preparation photos. They did a first look at the Grand Hotel, Point Clear, with the ceremony taking place at sunset on Mobile Bay. Huge shout out to the owner, Mary Cane, of the beautiful private property near Bon Secour where the reception took place for hosting such a grand event.
Planner: Blair Events
Dress: Lela Rose
Dress Shop: Ivory & White – Birmingham
Band: The Time Of Your Life Band – Atlanta
Catering: Morissette Catering
Rentals: Port City Rentals
Lighting: Willow Bridge
Makeup: Dodie Peltier
Hair: Nicole Moore and Jason Chambers
Florals: Homer McClure
Floral Children’s Crowns: Wildflower – Fairhope
Lodging: Grand Hotel – Point Clear, AL
Church: Sacred Heart Chapel – Point Clear, AL
What’s cuter than a baby turning one? How about two cousins turning one just days apart… Ty and Walt are two cute cousins, and their parents didn’t disappoint when it came to props and outfits to they chose for this adorable 1st birthday shoot. We have been photographing this family since their parents were married two years ago, and it’s so much fun to watch them grow. We headed over to Mobile for their shoots and had a great time playing with these handsome boys.
When we first heard about Caroline & Will’s engagement party from designer Lorna Huey, we knew that it was going to be nothing short of amazing. It did not disappoint! Although this couple is getting married in Highlands, NC this Fall, they had this memorable event at Sonny Hill Farm in Fairhope, AL back in May. Everything was exquisite and well thought out from the mechanical bull all the way down to the monogrammed pillows and blankets. Guests enjoyed a beautiful afternoon of conversation and games followed by a delicious barbecue dinner before dancing into the night with the Tayo Reed Explosion band.
Venue | Sonny Hill Farm
Designer | Lorna huey
Catering | Rob Berglin
Cupcakes | Just Cake
Music | Tayo Reed Explosion
Homemade Candy | Emily’s
Flowers | Stephanie Easterling & Lorna Huey
Fairhope Wedding Photographers:
We are finally giving this blog much needed attention after a super busy summer of beach portraits, and there’s no better place to start than Christie and Roy! They are tying the knot in Fairhope, AL this Fall and we just know their wedding will be nothing less than stunning. We met up with them back in the Spring along with Roy’s son Kyle for their engagement photos and had a grand ol’ time at Chapel Farms and the Grand Hotel in Fairhope.
Kayley & Trey were married this summer on a Thursday afternoon at one of our favorite venues, the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. This wedding had so many elements we loved… It was intimate, at an amazing location, and had a wonderful couple who truly valued photography and what we could do for them. They wanted to see each other before the ceremony to give us the best light and most time, so their guests enjoyed cocktail hour while we took photographs around the property. After the ceremony, guests were invited back inside the hotel for a delicious meal as they were lead by one of Mobile’s most recognized Mardi Gras favorites, the Excelsior Band, founded in 1883. As usual, the staff at the Grand Hotel were wonderful and we cannot recommend them enough if you’re looking for a beautiful wedding location and impeccable service to go with it. Thank you Kayley and Trey for being so wonderful and having us at your wedding, and thank you Kayley for committing to us when you found our website years ago. We LOVE that!
Fairhope Wedding Rehearsal Dinner – Point Clear Marriott
Brooke & Brandon’s rehearsal dinner was at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear, Alabama. The Grand is known for their southern charm and hospitality. The grounds are gorgeous and the staff is some of the best in our area. The Ballroom was transformed into in a Bay Retreat and was full of beautiful details from driftwood art to oyster-covered candle vases. The theme was chosen because it represented the groom’s favorite past time…………spending time, boating, fishing or just relaxing on Mobile Bay! The florist was Zimlich’s Patio and Garden/Elizabeth’s Garden, (owners and siblings Carol Reeves, Donald and Tommy Zimlich). Band was Trot Line, Lighting by Will Bridges (Willow Bridge), Cake designed by the Pastry Chef at the Grand Hotel. The Theme represented life on Mobile Bay, and all indigenous plant materials were used along with props like sails, kayaks, paddles, crab traps, buoys, even a Stauter Boat was brought in to finish out the theme. The head table was made into a wharf and a driftwood Bride and Groom was designed by the talented Zimlich’s. Oyster Shells were harvested from Mobile Bay and made into mirrored and vase table scapes by local artist Celia De Laney. Marriott’s Grand Hotel was the perfect setting as the guest watched the sunset before gathering for a sumptuous meal featuring local seafood and farm to table vegetables all created by Master Chef Mike Wallace. Videography was covered by our good friends at Diva Productions!
The decor’ was breath-taking, the food was delicious, but the best part of the evening was the love and emotion. Both dads had us all crying, Brandon’s childhood friend has us laughing until we cried, and Brooke’s best friends had us giggling as they read an email from Brooke when she first met (and started to like) Brandon. After the crying and giggling were over, the band started and so did the dancing. These people can seriously dance….and they don’t stop!
Loved the boat paddle signature board! Tip: Use items like this that can be used as house decor’ for years to come!Loved the driftwood mannequins! The head table… Details were just so intricate all the way to the crab pots and driftwood garland. This is a working vintage coke machine and it is AWESOME!This might have been one of the funniest toasts ever!
There are so many events surrounding a wedding that we usually do not get to experience. There’s bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, etc….. Let’s face it, the events leading up to the wedding day are a lot of fun. That’s why we are so thrilled when we get to be at some of the other events like this beautiful bridesmaids’ luncheon for Brooke and her ladies the day before her wedding. This luncheon took place at the beautiful Fairhope Inn in Fairhope, AL. In attendance were Brooke’s bridesmaids, along with some of her closest friends and family. No details were left untouched with the silver goblets and embroidered napkins lining the tables along with the fresh Rosemary sprigs on the back of the chairs. Gifts were given to the moms and grandmothers, while the bridesmaids received monogrammed pajamas and pearls for their sleepover party the following morning before the wedding. This luncheon was oozing with Southern Charm and hospitality. Enjoy!
You may remember this cute couple from their engagement session a couple of months ago. This is our second wedding with Brandon’s family, and we were so honored to get to know Brooke’s family this time as well. I only wish all of you reading this could be as lucky as we are to get to spend time with such an uplifting group of people. This is part 1 of their recent 3 day wedding celebration that we cannot wait to share.
Their festivities began on Thursday night at a private chapel in south Alabama on the family property. Brooke and Brandon were surrounded by their closest friends and loved ones for a blessing of their upcoming marriage. It was a very spiritual and uplifting event that was extremely moving to those who were there. What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend.
Those of you who follow our blog might notice that we don’t post a lot of B&W photos. We believe there is a certain way to use B&W like a tool, where the emotion or the story can be enhanced by avoiding the distraction all of the colors in a photo. This was one of those times where turning off the color really allows you to feel the emotion happening here…Our couple was whisked across the property afterwards in this classic Mustang to the stables for some more fellowship and a good ol’ Southern Barbecue. >
When we found out that Mandy & Grant wanted to have their engagement session somewhere that’s near and dear to their heart, we were happy to oblige. Fairhope, AL is a magnificent town all year round and especially during the Spring blooming season. We were a little bummed with the weather (no sun), but these two didn’t let that rain on their parade. We had a great time and really dig these two. They will be married this May at the Emerald Grande in Destin, and we can’t wait to see all the hard work they have put into this wedding!
We are so excited about Lauren and Colin’s wedding! They are from Mobile (just like Wes and me) and they are getting married in Inlet Beach in May. Lauren and Colin are our kind of people. They are silly and don’t take too much serious! But, the best part is that they hired It’s A Shore Thing to plan their wedding. These ladies are awesome and the wedding is going to be so much fun. Colin is Scottish, so we might even see a kilt or two.
Anyway, we met in Fairhope, Alabama, for their session and walked around downtown and then headed to the pier. Fairhope is such a quaint town full of great walls and porches and blooming flowers.
I told you there were flowers everywhere!
Lauren is so happy all the time! She laughs when we ask for serious!
LOVE this one! And, love the wall reflecting in the window. See the actual wall on the next one down.
Lauren might just kill me for posting this one. She wanted to do it!!
I love how they just look so happy and loved!