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August 2, 2016

Taylor + Marshall // George’s 217 Wedding

Taylor and Marshall celebrated their Sheffield, Al wedding in style. They began the day at their reception venue, Georges 217—-which embraces it’s old, downtown elegance with raised ceilings, chandeliers, a polished wood bar, and a cozy back-courtyard. It made for the perfect place to get ready!

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I loved all of the beautiful details throughout the day. Taylor chose a custom bridal hanger for her wedding dress. A personalized hanger is one of my number one recommendations to brides. It’s so much better to photograph a wedding gown when it’s taken off the basic, plastic hanger! 2 sheffield al wedding georges 217 3 sheffield al wedding georges 217 4 sheffield al wedding georges 217 5 sheffield al wedding georges 217 Isn’t this bridal suite GORGEOUS? It was awesome getting to watch Colleen Gagnon work her magic on Taylor’s makeup.

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I’m loving Marshall’s GQ-esque getting ready portraits. He looked so stylish in his navy suit and brown shoes.  12 sheffield al wedding georges 217 13 sheffield al wedding georges 217 14 sheffield al wedding georges 217 15 sheffield al wedding georges 217

First Look time – this is one of my favorite parts of the day. Choosing to see one another before the wedding ceremony is a beautiful way to share a private moment together (before the hectic pace of the day begins). It also allows for more bride and groom photos, and posed/family photos before the ceremony leaving you to have fun with guests after!  16 sheffield al wedding georges 217 first look 17 sheffield al wedding georges 217 first look 18 sheffield al wedding georges 217 first look 19 sheffield al wedding georges 217 first look 20 sheffield al wedding georges 217 21 sheffield al wedding georges 217 22 sheffield al wedding georges 217 23 florence al wedding 24 florence al wedding 25 florence al wedding 26 florence al wedding 27 florence al wedding

The reception room was beautifully designed by the George’s 217 staff. Tall floral centerpieces perched above the tables as lit votives and crystal chandeliers filled the room with warm, glowing, light. No detail was left undone.   28 florence al wedding georges 217 sheffield wedding 29 sheffield al wedding 30 georges 217 wedding sheffield al 31 georges 217 wedding sheffield al 32 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 33 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 34 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 35 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 36 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 37 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 38 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 39 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood 40 sheffield al wedding chapel on oakwood After the ceremony, Taylor and Marshall had arranged for a trolley to transport their bridal party back downtown for the reception. I’m so thrilled we were able to play with this a little bit. The driver was super accommodating, and even parked on a street where we could have a clean backdrop—yes please! Stacey from One Day to Treasure kept the day flowing smoothly (which allowed us lots of time for photos). 41 sheffield al wedding trolley pictures 42 florence al wedding trolley pictures 43 sheffield al wedding trolley pictures 44 florence al wedding trolley pictures 45 florence al wedding trolley pictures 46 sheffield al wedding trolley 47 florence al wedding trolley 48 sheffield al wedding pictures 49 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 50 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 51 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 52 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 53 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 54 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al After dinner, the party really got started! I had the pleasure of photographing Taylor’s sister’s wedding back in 2014, so I KNEW I was in for a dancing-heavy wedding. These guys were insane! It is SO much fun when guests really cut loose at the reception. It makes for the best photos! 55 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 56 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 57 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 58 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 59 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 60 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al 61 georges 217 wedding reception sheffield al All day, I’d been scheming up a way to utilize the gorgeous bar in the George’s lobby. Towards the end of the night, I convinced Marshall to round up a few groomsmen for a photo idea—I’m so very glad he did! 62 georges 217 wedding bar 63 georges 217 wedding exit 64 georges 217 wedding exit 65 georges 217 wedding exit
Ceremony Venue: The Chapel on Oakwood

Reception Venue/Catering: George’s 217

Coordinator: One Day to Treasure

Florist: Tuscumbia Florist

Bakery: Yummies Bakery

DJ: DJ Keeks

Hair: John Walls

Makeup: Colleen Gagnon

 

  1. Villa Lindsey

    August 3rd, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Beautiful Wedding. Loved looking at the pictures–though I knew none of the wedding party!

  2. jessica

    August 20th, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you so much! It was definitely one of my favorites. 🙂

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