When I first met this bride to discuss her wedding, I felt like we could be long lost friends. Conversation flowed so easily. I loved her heart for her wedding. She wanted all the details to mean something and she wanted everything about the wedding to point towards their love for each other and to Jesus. I loved hearing how they met (at a race fundraiser for orphans) and I loved hearing how he asked her to marry him (4th of July in a backyard followed by fireworks!! If I remember right, it was 3rd of July because it was the fireworks at Hoover Country Club.) I think our meeting went out longer than normal because I was soaking in all the details for the wedding. It was awesome. I could do go and on sharing so many little details that made the day special but the post would end up too long so I tried to pick some of my favorite to share the wonderful story of their wedding. Cory and I both agree it was a lovely day even with the rain… everyone gathered to celebrate an amazing couple!
Lynsey with Hair and Make up by Lynsey did a great job and she is such a sweetheart!
We set up a special time for her dad to see her all dolled up. I admit, I cried. So touching. Brides, please make time for this at your wedding!!
And the first look, ALWAYS my favorite part of a wedding day… a few minutes to capture the first time he sees you for the first time… then we leave you to give you 15 mins alone. I remember it more than any other time during my wedding day. She walked up the aisle to meet her prince.
Don’t you love the detail on her veil? It is her something borrowed, she borrowed her sister’s veil. LOVE IT!
Classic and timeless!
Love her something blue and his super cool socks. How fun!
The couple left in her dad’s car. The rain stopped just in time for us to take a few pictures outside. God worked out all the details with weather!
The couple wanted make his children feel special during the day so they were a part of the bridal party. This image is totally not set up, they came in sanctuary and put in a show for us. They are awesome kids!!
Of course, the bride wanted some funny pictures. They did great!!
The bride and her mom, I totally see the resemblance!
The bride and her siblings… I love the real smiles here!
The groom and his mom. So sweet!
Brothers… yep.. they do things like this…
The groom praying with his bride and family before the ceremony. I think I teared up 10 times at the wedding.
The bride and her dad right before they walked down the aisle.
The children shared scripture during the ceremony! They did so good!!
The bride also had an amazing idea for each person the family to put a piece of this puzzle together to make a cross that will hang in the home. I have never seen this before and was so touched to see each member put a piece in together. Beautiful!
At the end of the ceremony the pastor gave the opportunity for anyone in the congregation to lay hands on the couple as her brother prayed blessings on them. It was amazing. So many people loved on the couple. Cory and I both ran upstairs to get these images. This has to be one of top 10 wedding moments in my career as a wedding photographer.
Cakes by Audrey did an amazing job as always (her almond cake is to die for!) The groom’s cake was chocolate pecan pies. They were tasty also!! I wish I had one right now!
The couple had everyone sign a bench instead of a guest book. How perfect!
Location: First Baptist Church of Clanton