The only thing more exciting than being hired by a great couple is shooting their wedding at your Alma Mater. As a graduate of Spring Hill College, it’s always like coming home when we get to work there. Anna and Jeb had a beautiful and fun-filled wedding surrounded by family and loved ones, many from Anna’s home state of Ohio. We started at the famous Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile for her preparation before heading over to St. Joseph’s Chapel at Spring Hill for the ceremony, followed by the reception at Stewart Field. Their families were so warm and such a pleasure to be around, and we can’t thank them enough for having us.
Planning: Pat Herndon Events
Florals: Jubilee Flowers
Catering: Classic City Catering (Pensacola)
Cake: Betty Weber Cakes
Tent: Blue Rents
Lighting: Willow Bridge
We have had the privilege of photographing many weddings over the last 12 years, and all of them have had their own unique qualities. Some of them small, some of them large, some of them laid back, some of them over the top. Some weddings deserve to be featured in all of their glory simply for their beauty and the hard work and planning that went into making them.
That’s why we are creating a new website for our best of the best luxury weddings. Amazing details, great planners, high-end designers, and photography that only we could capture will be coming soon for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, check out these blog links to get a sample of what’s to come:
and yes, we’ll even throw in a 17 layer wedding cake. Stay tuned!
Fairhope Wedding Photographer: Any time we get to shoot at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear it’s special, but a nice bridal shoot is always our favorite. In case you’re wondering, it’s a Southern thing y’all. Wedding days can get a little hectic, the weather’s not always perfect, and the time of day for portraits isn’t always optimal. When we do bridal portraits weeks before the wedding, we can control all of that a bit more. We start closer to sunset than you would on your wedding day for that late afternoon golden light and take the time to play play play for some really beautiful shots! Christie was just stunning in her beautiful dress and it was so much fun doing a trial run before her wedding day which we will have some sneak peeks of very soon. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did taking them!
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 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!
Fairhope Wedding Photographers – We had a great afternoon with Brooke and Brandon recently. They are getting married this summer near the beautiful town of Fairhope, AL. They wanted a session around their family property, Chapel Hill Farms, and we were more than excited to oblige after shooting Nikki and Maury’s wedding there back in December. They have a private chapel on the farm you will see in one of the photos that will be used in some of the wedding events. They were naturals in front of the camera and it really shows with this beautiful engagement session. We were able to shoot around the other various farm locations with corn fields and lakes. We finished with a beautiful sunset on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay where we got to meet and photograph Brandon’s sweet Springer Spaniel. We cannot wait to work with this family for another 3 day wedding event soon with some of the area’s top wedding vendors including the Grand Hotel Mariott. We know it’s going to be fantastic!