Lavender Wedding at Little Seneca Creek


From the Photographer:

I absolutely loved that these two incorporated pieces of their families traditions and heirlooms into their wedding day! Christine wore her grandmother’s heirloom bracelet, toasted with Kenneth’s parents’ wedding day champagne glasses and also took part in the New Orleans tradition of doing a second line into their reception, complete with the cute umbrellas! But making their own traditions, Christine gifted Kenneth a watch and a book full of notes for him to read that he absolutely LOVED and they did a first look where they saw each other before their ceremony! Kenneth had been nervous and anxious to see his bride and you could tell that as soon as he turned around, he instantly felt better because there, right before him, was his bride!!! His puzzle piece. They spent time just hugging, talking and simply being together on their wedding day.

They also made time to be with their loved ones all throughout the day. Christine got ready with her sisters and bridesmaids. Her mother and mother-in-law both helped her get in her dress. And her parents even walked her to her First Look! During their reception, Christine & Kenneth took the time to thank both of their grandmothers for truly being the rocks to hold their families together for so many years.

What a beautiful family centered wedding to start a beautiful marriage!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Manali Photography
VENUE: Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
CATERING: Carterque Catering
FLORAL DESIGN: Spring Bouquet Flowers
WEDDING GOWN: Bliss Bridal (Fairhope, AL)
HAIR | MAKE-UP: Stress Away Makeup

Sweet and Dreamy Backyard Wedding


There’s something about a backyard wedding that makes us swoon! This wedding was nothing short of a magical day! It’s a DIY wedding full of beautiful florals, elegant chinaware, and sweet, intimate moments. Katherine & Alex’s day had a boho style with soft, romantic touches. It’s definitely an Eastern Shore wedding to remember!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Coral Dove Photography
VENUE: Private Estate
CATERING: Shore is Delicious, Catering by Teresa
FLORAL DESIGN: Bouquet: Florals Unique
DJ: Naked Nation
HAIR | MAKE-UP: Tawny Letts & Jenna Hokanson (bridesmaids)
TENT: Parties Etc.

Elegant NYE Wedding at Mt Washington Mill Dye House


Sarah and Clint's wedding was the last day of a very, very rainy year. Of course, it also rained - because, 2018! Their wedding was an awesome celebration of the love of two incredible people. They actually met on NYE several years prior and chose that day for their wedding. It made it so special and meaningful! They even had a noise maker that they had kept from that first New Year's Eve party all those years ago. Details were kept very simple and classy and fitting with a new year's eve theme! The rain didn’t stop this celebration!

EVENT PLANNING: Erin Powell with 1423 Events
VENUE: Mt Washington Mill Dye House
CATERING: Linwoods
FLORAL DESIGN: The Flower Cart
DJ: Dance Masters Entertainment
WEDDING GOWN: Morilee by Madeline Gardner from Park Avenue Bridal
CAKE + SWEETS: Linwoods
HAIR | MAKE-UP: Jamie Adams with Swept LLC
STRING TRIO: Canterbury Strings
LIGHTS: Event Dynamics

Sweet and Heartfelt Hollywood Ballroom Wedding


From the photographer:

I love it when I get to be part of a great wedding. Great in a sense that everyone teared up at some point of their wedding day; that there was so much happiness, joy, love, and appreciation everywhere you go; that people were enjoying each other’s company because they come together for one goal – to celebrate the couple. Judith and Joshua had one of the most heartfelt weddings that I’ve honored to be photographed. There were so much celebration and happiness from everyone around them, and we were so blessed to be part of it!

The day started with preparation at the Columbia Inn at Peralynna, a beautiful and tucked-away inn, which was perfect for their first look! I asked them separately whether they might cry prior to their first look, and to my surprise, they both replied that they don’t think the other person would tear up. It turned out to be one of the most heartwarming moments of the day. The anticipation and nerves move the couple to tear up and embrace each other. Their wedding party and family nearby were all tearing up as they witnessed the moment unfold.

We then traveled to St. John Baptist Church to get ready for the ceremony. The sanctuary was filled with family and friends who have traveled from near and far to celebrate Judith and Joshua. With small string quartet and worship music, Judith walked down the aisle by her dad and took Joshua’s hand. Their pastor spoke of the kind personalities and maturity that these two displayed at a young age, and the love and sacrifice that they made for the youth kids at church because of the love of Christ, which also brought them together. He charged them to not look for the love from each other to fulfill their needs, but rather rely on God who satisfies all our needs. Instead of the typical unity candle, the couple decided to do a bonsai tree watering as a symbol of unity and beginning of a new family.

Their guests then packed the Hollywood Ballroom for the reception, with decoration and floral arrangements done by their friends and Joshua’s mom. For their first dance, Judith and Joshua’s danced to the same song they shared when they first started dating. Then a touching moment happened during the father-daughter dance with Judith and her dad. Everyone was tearing up to witness the tender love of a father. Even more so, Joshua and his mom had the cutest mother-son dance, dancing to Count On Me by Bruno Mars! Between heartfelt speeches and dancing all night, it showed me a glimpse of what's to come for the second coming of Christ and the celebration of the union of God and His people. To top it off, the couple made their exit as their guests blew bubbles around them!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Feather and fawn photography
VENUE: Columbia Inn, St John Baptist Church, Hollywood Ballroom
CATERING: Ichiban & Maggiano’s
DJ: Friend of the bride and groom
WEDDING GOWN: garnish boutique
CAKE + SWEETS: friend of the bride (Krystal williams)
HAIR | MAKE-UP: tmak artistry
calligraphy | Signage: Scritpsy Studio