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
Alabama Wedding Photographer – Sara & Davis were married last month in another gorgeous Alabama wedding. It was a four day event starting out Thursday night with a private blessing for close family and friends, a bridal luncheon on Friday for the bridesmaids, a rehearsal with spectacular decor’ on Friday night, a full wedding day on Saturday, and then a Sunday brunch where another family member was proposed to. We are still sorting the 11,000 photos we took with the help of five other photographers we’re proud to call our friends. We’re not going to release too much yet for publication reasons, but this will give you an idea of what a special event it was. We’ll showcase more in the near future, including their Africa themed rehearsal dinner that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to see their Alabama engagement session blog post if you missed it. The weather was cold and nasty on the wedding day, so we will also be doing a “day after” session with the couple in the very near future to complete their wedding gallery. Stay tuned!
Update! The Day After Session can be seen Here!
Lara contacted us just a couple weeks before her wedding. She had a friend scheduled to shoot her wedding, but the friend had a family emergency and wouldn’t be able to make the trip to her wedding. Lara was so calm about it all and just knew it would all work out. We were so glad we were available so We made the trip to Baton Rouge to photograph at the gorgeous Houmas House plantation on the bank of the Mississippi River. We have heard all about this amazing place from several clients and photographers. We were thrilled when we walked in the gates!
The stunning bride found her gown in New York and just may be featured on Say Yes to the Dress….we’ll have to wait and see! But, she’s not just pretty….she’s talented too. Check out those amazing boutonnieres! Lara made those and she did most of the table details. Who knew burlap, lace, and cotton would look so amazing together. The cake (you know we tried it) was soooo good. The beautiful cakes made a long trip all the way from Pensacola to Baton Rouge. It’s always a pleasure to have a Betty Weber cake and super exciting to have one in Baton Rouge!
We had a bridal session with Mandy a couple of months ago, so we’ll start with a few of those. We were so excited the first time we say that beautiful dress.
Mandy and her mom and Grant met with us a while back after they had met with another photographer. I think Mandy’s words to her mom were, “Rae’s gonna have a hard time beating that [other photographer].” I must have impressed them! We had an instant connection and we actually realized we have some mutual friends. Their wedding was incredibly sweet and obviously beautiful thanks to some well-chosen vendors.
One of my favorite parts of the day was the time Mandy spent with her parents while getting ready. There were tears shed by everyone in the room. Another favorite part of the day was scavenging for pretty areas of a concrete jungle!
Venue | Emerald Grande Resort
Catering | Emerald Grande Resort
Flowers and Decor’ | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Cake | Betty Weber
DJ | Paul Kirker of Gulf Talent Services
This wedding was the epitome of Southern. It was in the country (way out there!), there were boiled peanuts, homemade jams, cowboy hats, banana pudding, pecan pie, and so much more! I just wish you all could hear Samantha’s sweet voice with her precious accent over this blog! Samantha’s parents really played a huge part in putting the wedding together too. Her mom is an extremely talented designer so everything was just flawless. Samantha’s dad is a co-op farmer and much of the food that was served came right out of his crops. Corn and beans (or was it peas?) planted. grown, picked, and prepared with love for a daughter! Matt and his guys were good ole country boys who really don’t love having their photos taken, but they behaved nicely and I think they didn’t find the photo time too painful. The girls were lots of fun and check out their dresses! CUTE!!!!
We’ll start with a photo from their engagement session you might remember….
Samantha got ready in Lindsey Manor. It was a beautiful old mansion that really complimented her style and taste.
Even the decor’ like this old radio was just perfect for props….
Some other decor in the main hallway of the mansion…..
Samantha gave Matt’s daughter this beautiful necklace as a gift.
Tears were plentiful when everyone saw Samantha in her dress….
Samantha was adorable…
They wanted to see each other before the wedding for plenty of photo time…
This was the chapel across the railroad tracks from Lindsey Manor….
It was a nice walk to the wedding….
This is where the tears really started flowing. Samantha’s dad said a prayer for Samantha and Matt and their new family and it was so touching.
The weather forecast was pretty ominous that day, so a last minute tent was brought in. Thank goodness it wasn’t needed. The horseshoes were a big hit with the kids…..
What is a wedding without cold Coca Cola in the bottle?
Or buckets of boiled peanuts…..
And homemade jams for favors….
I think Samantha’s license plate sums it up! It made for a perfect getaway car……
I wanted to focus a little more on the details with this second post. The attention to detail for this large country wedding is worth it’s own post.
How could you not love this setting?
Even the white picket fence was dressed for the occassion….
The florals on the arch were fantastic…
The wedding party was patiently waiting….(great wedding party)
While we took another quick one of our couple…
The tent was large enough for 500 people….
This is my favorite part… instead of using matching centerpieces, every table had something different. It added a little something extra for such a large number of tables.
This cake was just southern Fab….. Bonus points to whoever can name all of the fruits!!
The caramel apple appetizers were a hit as well…..
The night came to an end with a surprise fireworks show that even we did not know was coming……