Whitney and Corey joined a small group, completely unaware that it was where they would find their “happily ever after”! After starting to get to know each other, turns out they had a lot in common - not only do they both love all things Disney, but they were also neighbors! Talk about fate, right?
I had the pleasure of joining them on their own magical day at The Old Greenhouse in Corey’s hometown of Arab, Alabama. Whitney loves rustic: brick walls, old wood, and barns, and her venue and details showed it!
After capturing the details and “getting ready” shots, Whitney had a sweet first look with her dad.
(Sorry Whitney, I can’t resist a good teary-eyed picture!)
BUT, I’ve got to say… the first look with her groom is probably my favorite picture from this wedding! That face!!! So sweet. :-)
After couples portraits, we spent some time with the wedding party. Whitney is a special education teacher, and I love that two of her students were in the wedding party as well!
The ceremony was inside The Old Greenhouse, with a set of old wooden doors, stained cement floors, and wooden walls: a picture of rustic perfection! Dim cafe lights twinkled overhead (photographers read: challenging lighting, but I love a good challenge!). The ceremony was short and sweet, and Whitney and Corey’s parents all came together to pray over their children before they were wed.
As we moved into the reception to the first dances, Corey’s sister cut into the Mother/Son dance for a minute with her brother!
The night was full of toasts, games, and good food! It was obvious that Corey and Whitney were surrounded by people who love them dearly.
Congrats to the newest Mr. and Mrs. Harris! Their day was fit for the best Disney prince and princess! (And of course their honeymoon was Disney World!!)
Coordination and Planning: Be My Guest Weddings (Linda Clanton)
Venue and Catering: The Old Greenhouse, Arab, AL
Dress: Diane’s Formal Affair (Jasper, AL)
Florals: Scott’s Urban Earth
Shoes: Keds by Kate Spade New York
Cakes: Joe’s Italian
Hair and Makeup: Kelley’s Salon (Arab, AL)
I first met Jordan and Zachary at Panera Bread months before their wedding. Zach sat back and smiled as Jordan told me all the details, showed me pictures of her dress, told me about her bridesmaids and how she met Zach through mutual friends and pursued him when he was a little shy. Zachary then proclaimed, after a few dates, that they were “official”, and it definitely was no mistake! These two’s laid back personalities compliment each other, and that was evident to me from our very first meeting.
On their big day, I saw everything Jordan told me about come together flawlessly. Her dress had a vintage-vibe, which was perfectly complimented by the historic downtown venue at The Weeden House. Just look at this setting for her bridals!
And the spiral staircase was perfect for their first look!
I later found out that their florals were inspired by fall, with a lot of texture and a nod to Auburn (War Eagle, I knew Jordan and Zach were a perfect client match for me!!). And of course Old Frond Floral Co. delivered and did not disappoint.
So one of my favorite things about this wedding were the little details, each with big impact and meeting. First, Jordan made and gifted Zach with his cuff links, which were maps of where they met and where they were engaged.
Jordan also used Zachary’s grandmother’s garter from her wedding in 1952. So cool!!!
Their wedding party consisted of close friends and family, with most of Jordan’s bridesmaids being sorority sisters from Montevallo. These bridesmaids and a few guests from the sorority made Jordan tear up as their circled around her in an old tradition to sing “Dream Girl” at the reception.
After mingling and some AMAZING food (major props to their caterer, Chef Next Door!), it was time for their send off in the front of the Weeden House, and husband and wife were on their way to North Carolina!
Congrats, Jordan and Zach!! You had a lineup of some of the most amazing vendors in Huntsville, and your perfect day went off without a single glitch. Perfect start to your happy marriage!
Venue: The Weeden House
Florals: Old Frond Floral Co.
Caterer: The Chef Next Door
Dress: Madison Town and Country Bridal Shop
Hair and Makeup: Michael Hawkins, Meraki Hair
DJ: America’s Party Pros
Cakes: Edgar’s Bakery Huntsville
Jen and Aaron’s wedding was my smallest wedding to date, but I quickly decided these little intimate weddings are one of my favorite things. They were married in a little white chapel up on one of the mountains here in Huntsville, AL, Wedding Chapel on the Mountain.
Speaking of this venue, The Wedding Chapel is one of my favorite venues because you’re surrounded by mountains and trees and natural, rocky terrain, and you feel like your miles from anything, but you’re still right here in Huntsville. Not to mention, great photo spots everywhere you turn!!
Jen and Aaron were married on a chilly [read: very, very cold] afternoon surrounded by their closest family. These two were so relaxed and happy to share their promise to one another with the ones they love most.
Here are a few of my favorites from their day!
Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day! And shout out to the new Mrs. Voyles for braving the cold without a single complaint!
Venue/Coordination: Wedding Chapel on the Mountain (Sarah Schuster)
Hair and Makeup: Brittianna J