Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Justin + Mandi {Happily Ever After}

Justin & Mandi have been together for a few years since they first met at a Young Professionals group meeting at their church. It meant so much to Charles & I to photograph their big day since Mandi used to work with us as an associate photographer! (So of course she knew how to "work" the camera!! LOL) It was a cloudy start to the day at the Hoover Country Club but by the early afternoon the sun peeked through & it was gorgeous by ceremony time! There were a few hiccups throughout the day - the boutineer that broke in half...twice! And the custom aisle runner that just didn't want to stay in place (but finally relented, lol) but overall these two were happily married by the end of it all & we are so happy to share some of our favorite photos from their day!
Congrats Justin & Mandi! We love you guys!

Mandi wore her late mother-in-law's wedding rings as a tribute to her - they were also Justin's grandmother's rings before her.

Their "first look" was at Star Lake in Hoover right next to the country club - such a gorgeous setting!

They had handwritten chalkboard signs all along the path leading up to their ceremony site - such a sweet & personal touch!

The smaller candles didn't want to stay lit but they managed to actually keep their unity candle lit!

Their bride's cake & groom's cupcake tower were both made by Gigi's Cupcakes & were sooo delish!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Duane + Mary Catherine {Sweet Ceremony}

Duane & Mary Catherine are proof that dating apps can work - they actually met on Tinder! This adorable duo had an intimate ceremony last weekend with their closest family & friends at Canterbury UMC. It was a beautiful day & we wish them all the best for a long happy marriage!