Dara + Brodie // George’s 217 Wedding

Dara and Brodie’s George’s 217 wedding was one for the books. From the massive Kardashian-esque floral wall at the church, to the gorgeously decorated reception rooms—their day was glamorous, elegant, and brimming with incredible details. After photographing their waterfall engagement session last October, I KNEW their wedding would be amazing. 🙂

I love this incredible bouquet created by Lola’s. It smelled incredible and had SO many gorgeous textures!

OH. THESE. SHOES!!! Details are some of my favorite photos of the day and I am a lover of gorgeous shoes. These Badgley Mishka pumps gave Dara her “something blue” and had the most glamorous jeweled backs. <3 Yes please.

You cannot go wrong with monogrammed flannel shirts! This was such a fun added touch and I loved how it mixed classic with cozy for the perfect bridesmaid gifts. <3

This is the same veil that Dara’s mother wore on her wedding day. (Something borrowed?!)

Aren’t these bridesmaid dresses gorgeous? I love the light-flowy fabric and the deep burgundy Dara chose!

The ceremony was held at Valley Grove Baptist Church.

Isn’t that floral wall AMAZING? Lola’s seriously outdid themselves!

One of the things I love most about Dara is her ability to radiate joy.

This. Right here. The expression on her face as she walked towards Brodie says everything about their love for one another.

After the exchanging of the rings, Dara + Brodie were surrounded by family for a moment of prayer.

I will always say yes to sunset portraits on a gorgeous vintage trolley!

Dara—STOP. <3 Seriously, this girl is stunning!!!

George’s 217 is quickly becoming one of my favorite wedding venues. I can’t get enough of the vintage tiled ceiling or those gorgeous crystal chandeliers! The reception room was beautifully adorned with long rectangular tables, elegant garland centerpieces, and a stunning monogram projection.

Dara and her father shared a sweet dance that turned into an epic dance-off!

Matt Carroll and the Browncoats were AMAZING! Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of wedding bands play, but these guys blew me away. They were fun, talented, had an amazing range of music, and kept guests happy and dancing through the night! 🙂

I’m going to go ahead and say it—confetti cannon exits are my FAVORITE!!

 

Ceremony Venue: Valley Grove Baptist Church
Reception Venue: George’s 217
Wedding Planner: Terri of  Kiss the Bride
Florist: Lola’s Gifts and Flowers
Catering: George’s 217
Cakes: Beth Ledbetter
Hair Stylist: Donna Dupree
Makeup Artist: Laren Lindholm
Photographer: Moonbelle Photography
Videographer: Awaken Films
Transportation/Trolley: Tuscumbia Depot Museum
Ceremony Music: Kendal Martin, Amy Brooker and Mitch Eubank
Reception Band: Matt Carroll and the Browncoats

Abby + Corey // Stone Bridge Farms Wedding

Abby and Corey began their Stone Bridge Farms wedding with joy. A clear sky overlooked the crisp December day, and a crooning Sinatra could be heard through the guest cottage door. I entered the bridal suite and was met with warm hugs and hellos. That entrance summed up their entire day—it was full of love, and laughter, and warmth that embraced every guest in attendance. It was a day of joy.

1 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer 2 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer 3 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer Abby and Corey began their love story writing to one another. The idea was simple and romantic, hundreds of handwritten notes mailed back and forth through the years. So naturally, when Abby told me she still had ALL of their letters and had brought some for me to photograph, I was THRILLED!!

4 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer 5 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer 6 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer There’s nothing like starting the day with a sweet text from your soon-to-be husband AND coffee. 🙂

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35 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer 36 Stone Bridge Farms wedding photographer This girl is seriously STUNNING.

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49 Cullman Al wedding photographer This ceremony setup was pure #WEDDINGGOALS! It was a perfect winter theme with draping, lights, and a romantic aisle FULL of candles!

50 Cullman Al wedding photographer 51 Cullman Al wedding photographer 52 Cullman Al wedding photographer 53 Cullman Al wedding photographer 54 Cullman Al wedding photographer 55 Cullman Al wedding photographer This wedding incorporated the guests in such a special way. Once the ceremony began, family and friends left their seats to pray with Abby + Corey. It was a unique and powerful moment.

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Venue + Florals: Stone Bridge Farms
Photographer: Moonbelle Photography
Videographer: Madison Cain Johnson
Groom’s Cake: Cobalt Confections
Bride’s Cake: Joshlynne Villano
Hair/Makeup: Hali Rhea Gurley
DJ: Nerdy Boy Productions

Ashanka + Joey // Muscle Shoals Indian Wedding

Ashanka + Joey’s Muscle Shoals wedding was nothing short of magnificent. The dresses were beaded and colorful and the ceremony altar was adorned with long chains of crimson flowers and bells. The effect was altogether whimsical and lavish. We began the day early–at 6:45, and I got to work photographing Ashanka’s beautiful gown and details.

1 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer 2 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer 3 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer I had such a wonderful time photographing this jewelry! This was my first indian wedding and I immediately fell in love with the decadent jewels and beading. I also COULD NOT STOP photographing their rings!!

 

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51 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer 52 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer 53 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer 54 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer 55 Huntsville Al Indian Wedding Photographer After Joey made his entrance, the guests assembled to welcome Ashanka in.

 

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99 Muscle Shoals Al Indian Wedding Photographer I loved this gorgeous cake by Aunt Bea’s Bakery & Bistro!

 

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119 Muscle Shoals Al Indian Wedding Photographer  Before wrapping up for the night, I whisked these two away for a few more portraits.

 

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Venue: Raddison Sheffield
Catering: Sitar
Cake: Aunt Bea’s Gourmet Bakery & Bistro
King Cake: Caluda’s King Cake Shop
Photographer: Moonbelle Photography
Videographer: Lynn Productions
Coordination/Setup: Khirsten of Intentional Events and More
Draping/Floral Design: 333 Designs
DJ: Dj Hiren
Event Rentals: Party Pros Florence

 

Rachel + Tyler // Fayetteville, TN Wedding

The day began with one of my favorite drives—past the state line, over rolling hills, and to the beautiful Sacred Stone for Rachel and Tyler’s wedding. I love the changing terrainalong the way, the white house that greets me from the corner of Hawthorne Lane, and the stone wall that flanks the graveled road to the venue.

I had been looking forward to this day for a while. Not only do we ALMOST share a wedding date (I’m 10/16/15 and they were 10/15/16), but these two have a way of being dreamy/romantic and forgetting about the camera. Their engagement session was SO much fun, I knew the wedding was going to be incredible!

1-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 2-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer Once I arrived, I joined the ladies upstairs to start photographing all the beautiful details of the day. Rachel and Tyler designed, printed, and embossed the programs and invitations themselves. Aren’t they beautiful?

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38-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 39-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 40-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 41-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 42-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 43-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 44-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 45-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 46-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 47-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 48-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer 49-sacred-stone-wedding-fayetteville-tn-photographer A hand-painted sign led guests towards a small meadow clearing. The ceremony was set with a floral arbor, rows of white pews, and a dusting of flower petals along the grass. The surrounding trees gave a sense of intimacy to the outdoor space, and as Rachel made her way down the hill towards Tyler, it was obvious the two only had eyes for one another.

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