This year we have had so many amazing brides and stories. One of the most unique weddings I can think of is Michelle and Tom’s. All of the guests thought they were coming to an engagement party at Park Lane but the big surprise for everyone is that Tom and Michelle planned to say their vows that night. We secretly went to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and did portraits. As soon as we created some great images in Michelle’s wedding dress, we went back to Park Lane and prepared for the big surprise. All of this was expertly arranged by Neillie Butler of Gather. The food and atmosphere was provided by Kathy G and flowers by Buffy Hargett. Congratulations to the couple, friends and family! So many smiles and tears of joy made my photographs so memorable.