August 2014 Archive

Claire & Wood {Married}

IMG-99 IMG-89_1 IMG-9IMG-94 IMG-105Claire and Wood were married May 17, 2014 at The Reserve at Oak Bowery in LaFayette, Alabama… one of my favorite venues!  It was the perfect backdrop for Claire and Wood’s elegant, southern, garden-themed wedding and reception.  With the talented design of Lisa Thorne, of Thorne & Thistle, there was no shortage of sweet Southern details at this wedding…all the way down to the magnolia’s and glazed pecans, it was southern, elegant perfection! Claire was stunning, Wood was handsome and I feel the love they share for each other and their family and friends is certainly captured in their images!

The above images were taken at Claire’s bridal session, which also took place at Oak Bowery on a beautiful and very windy day!  Elegant is the word that comes to mind when I see these images of Claire… she was such an elegant, classic, beautiful bride; topped off with a super sweet, loving heart!

The wedding day was filled with sunshine, producing beautiful light for a meaningful ceremony and the night was filled with dancing thanks to The Park Band! I feel confident saying, a fun time was had by all!!

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Again, congratulations Claire and Wood, I wish you a lifetime of happiness! May you keep God first in your marriage and may He bless you richly!

To see more sweetness from Claire & Wood’s wedding day, click here!

Planner: Lisa Smith Thorne of Thorne and Thistle, Auburn, AL | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Reserve at Oak Bowery, LaFayette, AL | Florist: Thorne and Thistle, Auburn, AL | Wedding Cake: Sonshine Cakes, Robbin Fowler, Auburn, AL and the Groom’s Cake was his mother’s delicious coconut cake recipe | Caterer: Wilton’s catering, Loachapoka, Al | Band: The Park Band | Special Details (reception favors, etc): Guest received a southern favorite, Priester’s glazed pecans! The were assembled in petite boxes and clear bags, tied with a ribbon, made so sweet by the bride and her mother; labels were from Etsy | Bride’s Gown: Tara Keely, Fall 2013, The White Room Birmingham, AL.  Claire’s gown was customized just for her. The original Tara Keely was a boat neck with caped shoulders. They removed the caps and made the neckline a “V” neck.  Claire’s veil was made by the groom’s mom, Ann Neely, using remaining lace from Claire’s wedding gown. | Bride’s Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Makeup Artist: Kate Manning, Envy Salon Opelika,AL | Hair Stylist: Lana Spicer, Envy Salon | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Handmade by the groom’s mother, Ann Neely. The bridesmaids were gifted Kate Spade bracelets to wear on the wedding day.  | Groom’s  & Groomsmen Attire: JOS A Bank Suite, Brooks Brothers Shirts, Ties, and Suspenders | Invitations: Weddings, Etc., Homewood, Al | Additional Vendors: Table runners for the head table were made by the Bride’s mom; The diamond in Claire’s engagement ring was an heirloom, passed down from Wood’s grandmother; Claire’s earrings were also a family heirloom, they belonged to her mom and gifted to Claire for her wedding day!



Turner & Alex {Married}

4t1t 2t 3tTurner and Alex selected The Alley Station  rooftop terrace in downtown Montgomery, Alabama for their wedding on May 17, 2014. Getting married on a rooftop…such a beautiful and unique venue!  Their wedding was a reflection of the amazing love they have for Jesus, each other and their family and friends; it was such a memorable day!!

The above images were taken at Turner’s bridal session, also at the Alley Station! Turner has a personality that captures everyone’s heart and the cutest smile that will light up a room, that might have something to do with her success as a cheerleader!!!  After meeting her for the first time, I felt like I had known her for years! Her bridal session was perfect and she was such a beautiful bride!

Turner and Alex, congratulations on your marriage! David and I are thankful to have captured these special memories for you guys and we wish you all the best! 1 John 4:19

To see more from Turner and Alex’s wedding day, click here!turner1 IMG-4 IMG-6 IMG-10 IMG-15 turner2turner3 IMG-48 IMG-56 IMG-71 IMG-69 IMG-59 turner4 IMG-79IMG-95 (1) turner5 IMG-93 IMG-86 (1) IMG-119 turner6 IMG-121 IMG-124 turner7IMG-113 IMG-111IMG-202 turner8 IMG-233 (1) IMG-235 IMG-237 IMG-239 IMG-238 IMG-262 IMG-264 IMG-273 IMG-278turner9 IMG-344 IMG-343 (1) turner11 IMG-372 turner10 IMG-410 IMG-386IMG-421 IMG-423 IMG-427 Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Alley Station, Montgomery AL | Florist: Graylillies | Wedding Cake: Vickie Kyser | Groom’s Cake: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (and coffee!!) | Caterer: Debbie Kemsel | DJ: Clay Woods | Bride’s Gown: David’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Antonio Melani – silver, beaded slippers | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Ashley Wade | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew {Bridesmaids were gifted monogrammed robes} | Groom’s & Groomsmen Attire: Joseph A Bank {Groomsmen were gifted the ties they wore on the wedding day, purchased from Bows-n-Ties}