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August 20, 2016

Lindsay + Matt // Westin Bridge Street Wedding

I was beyond honored when Matt and Lindsay asked me to photograph their wedding. I went to high school with Matt, and it’s always amazing to be able to reconnect (especially with a fellow musical theater friend). Last summer, they traveled down from their home in Boston for a week and we scheduled their engagement session. After battling rain (and subsequently switching up locations), I got to meet Lindsay and spend a bit of time inside their relationship. For the following year, I looked forward to what I knew would be an incredible day!

Lindsay and Matt’s Westin Huntsville wedding was SO much fun! After their first look, we were met with a flash rain storm and headed back in for the bridal party photos. Luckily, the skies cleared just in time for their outdoor courtyard ceremony.

1 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 2 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 3 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 4 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 5 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer There’s something magical about the beginning of a wedding day. It’s the calm before the craziness, the ceremony, reception—it’s quiet. In this time, I get to  focus on all the little details that you’ve worked so hard to curate for this day (the rings, invitations, cuff links). I sit back and watch the morning unravel. Some of my favorite portraits lately have been of the groom getting ready. The anticipation and excitement in his face, the smiles, the nervous laughter as he straightens his tie. These are the kind of things that make my job incredible.

6 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 7 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 8 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 9 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 10 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 11 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer I’m loving Lindsay + Matt’s first look in the courtyard—-so sweet and emotional!

12 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer first look 13 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer first look 14 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer first look 15 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer first look 16 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel 17 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel 18 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel 19 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street 20 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel 21 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer 22 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel 23 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel 24 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel I had the pleasure of working with Kris from Sugar Rock Events—she did an incredible job on the ceremony flowers and the reception (just WAIT until you see the centerpieces)! I couldn’t get enough of this flower-covered arbor!

25 Westin Huntsville wedding photographer bridge street carousel 26 westin huntsville sugar rock designs floral wedding photographer 27 westin huntsville sugar rock designs floral wedding photographer 28 westin huntsville wedding photographer courtyard ceremony 29 westin huntsville wedding photographer courtyard ceremony 30 westin huntsville wedding photographer courtyard ceremony 31 westin huntsville wedding photographer courtyard ceremony 32 westin huntsville wedding photographer courtyard ceremony jewish wedding 33 westin huntsville wedding photographer courtyard ceremony 34 westin huntsville wedding photographer 35 westin huntsville wedding photographer bridal party carousel 36 westin huntsville wedding photographerbridal party carousel 37 westin huntsville wedding photographer 38 westin huntsville wedding photographer sugar rock events reception 39 westin huntsville wedding photographer 40 westin huntsville wedding photographer Riverstone Cakes & Confections From their dramatic choreographed first dance all the way to their reception band Az Izz (who came out into the crowd, sung, and danced on stage), this night was a PARTY! (It also featured some pretty incredible Key Lime Pie by the Westin that I’m still dreaming about).

41 Westin Huntsville Wedding Photographer 42 Huntsville Al Westin wedding Photographer 43 Huntsville Al Westin wedding Photographer 44 Huntsville Al Westin wedding Photographer 45 Huntsville Al Westin wedding Photographer 46 Huntsville Al Westin wedding Photographer Once the reception gets going, I usually try to sneak outside with the couple for some sunset (or sometimes) twilight photos—the string lights at Bridge Street made such a beautiful backdrop for us.

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Thanks to all of the amazing vendors who made this possible!

Ceremony & Reception Venue – The Westin
Event Producer- Sugar Rock Events / Kris Clark
Floral Design – Kris Clark
Videographer – Daniel Hamby
Hair Stylist – Twiggy Romei
Bakery – Riverstone Cakes & Confections
Reception Band – Az Izz
Rentals/Ceremony Chairs – All Needz Rentals
Make-Up Services – Ulta

 

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