If I could choose one word for the day, it would be excitement! Both the bride and groom were absolutely radiating the joy and excitement they felt leading up to the first look, and at the first look, they broke out dancing.
Wedding days can feel busy and sometimes even rushed, but these two stayed completely even-keeled and joyful the entire day. All the details from each vendor, and the busy hands of their friends and family members, fell together to make the day com together without a single hitch.
My favorite part of the day? Right after their first kiss as husband and wife, the crowd went wild throwing their “wedding towels” and Greg swept his bride off her feet, carrying and spinning her down the aisle. Such a picture of pure and candid happiness as these two high school sweethearts finally became “one”.
Take a look at a few of our favorite images from their big day!
Venue: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation
Florals: InBloom Floral Design
DJ and Lighting: Metropolitan Disc Jockey
Bride’s Dress Store: Annie’s Room
Bride’s Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses: Modern Brides
Caterer: New Market BBQ
Bride’s Cake: Hamely Bakery
Groom’s Cake: Great American Cookie
Invites/Paper Goods: Shutterfly
I have been so excited to share more images from Katie and Hayden’s wedding at Creekside Plantation in Mooresville. It had been raining all weekend, and we were so happy that, even though the ground was wet, we were dry the whole wedding day! Katie and Hayden met at work at a local tech company in Huntsville, and the rest is history.
When I met these two for the first time, I was so delighted at how “on board” Hayden was with everything. He came to our first meeting, didn’t complain a bit during engagement photos, and you can tell that he was soaking in every minute of their wedding day with his beautiful bride. This mixed with Katie’s sweet, friendly demeanor - to say these two had chemistry is an understatement!
These two were dressed for the event - check out Katie’s regal dress, which went perfectly with Creekside Plantation’s feel.
Their 1st look was one to remember. They wanted to be alone, so everyone waited inside (looking through the windows, I’m sure!) as Katie playfully covered up Hayden’s eyes before telling him to turn around. After his initial “wow” they immediately began to talk about their day and events so far.
Being semi-new to Huntsville, I was so eager to be able to shoot at Creekside Plantation. Ever since I visited the wedding venue, I fell in love with it’s pristine landscaping and views. The drive in may be one of my favorites - from the tall fields to the driveway lined with trees!
Oh, and y’all know how much I love dogs in ceremonies! (Our dog was in our wedding as well!) Look at the love Katie has for this little guy.
The ceremony redefined “I can’t even”. Look at these cuties leading the way down the aisle:
Here are a few more from their big day. There were vows, tears, hugs, toasts and dancing - lots and lots of dancing!
Venue: Creekside Plantation
Caterer: Chef on Call
DJ: Keke Greer
Bride’s Dress from Treasure Formals
Men’s Tuxes from Savvi Formalwear
Jessica and I met when she was a bridesmaid in Kara’s wedding in Arab in June. We had actually emailed back and forth and scheduled her session before we met at Kara’s wedding, but once I arrived to the venue, Jessica and I got to meet! She was so sweet and easy to photograph at the wedding, so I was pumped to meet her hubby and photograph them again for this maternity session a few weeks later.
Jessica wanted to be near a lake, so we landed on the Madison County Nature Trail (AKA Green Mountain Nature Trail) in Huntsville and took the classic nature trail pictures by the bridge and on the dock.
Fun fact - there were tiny baby frogs everywhere that I was terrified of stepping on and squishing! :-)
I love the way this woodsy maternity session turned out, and love that we got to incorporate a lake setting like Jessica wanted. Check them out!