Amanda and Bryan were married on a beautiful day at Windwood Equestrian. We met Amanda last year during the beginning planning stages of her wedding. I remember thinking how gorgeous her eyes were and how I couldn't wait to see her as a bride! The wedding took place at the School Barn where family and friends gathered to watch this adorable couple exchange vows. I remember asking Amanda to describe Bryan to me. She mentioned that he loved the outdoors and that definitely showed with his choice for a groom's cake. The couple welcomed guests into the reception where they wined, dined and partied the night away. I can truly say that Amanda and I will be friends for years to come! We grew extremely close during the planning process and I can't wait to see what the future holds for this couple! Congratulations and thank you for choosing Arden Photography to share this amazing day with you!
I remember the first time I met Emily and Joey. I immediately began to think about how tall and gorgeous their kids are going to be! This is probably one of the sweetest and most beautiful couples that I've ever met! Their wedding seemed to get here overnight! It seemed like yesterday when we photographed their engagement portraits and now their officially married! We absolutely love all of our brides and Emily is no exception! She was the picture perfect bride and the entire wedding party couldn't have been more fun! Thanks to the team at M. Elizabeth Events, we had a fantastic day! Emily and Joey's Windwood wedding was the party of the decade! The weather was amazing, the guests were awesome and our couple of the day stole the show! All eyes were on this gorgeous pair as they danced the night away! Congratulations to Joey and Emily! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
We absolutely love when we have weddings that are featured on different blogs and publications. This week ,we're excited to announce that Katie and Lacy's Spring wedding is featured on The Knot! Amazing vendors and a wonderful bridal party are always the key factors in having a featured wedding! It really does take a team effort to make sure the day is perfect in every aspect of the word. From florals to photography, all vendors play a huge role in assuring that the entire planning process is a success. There are so many different things to think about when the planning starts but at the end of the day we all provide the best service possible and we hope for moments like this. Congratulations to Katie and Lacy and to every team member that made this wedding a success! Be sure to check the link below to see more from this spectacular day!
This was surely not your average courthouse wedding! Who knew a federal building could be so beautiful and have such amazing natural light! Castles and Thomas were married last week in the presence of an intimate group of close friends and family. This is the first ceremony for the couple and this summer, they will have a larger wedding in the Philippines. After Thomas & Castles exchanged vows, we took advantage of some of the downtown scenery for some amazing photos. This is one of my favorite weddings this year and I'm so excited to share some photos! We hope you love them and congratulations to Thomas and Castles!
Don't you just love a sneak peek? Well, so do we! We couldn't wait to share some photos from this weekend's amazing wedding! After a threatening Winter storm on Friday, the weather was all smiles on Saturday for Jason and Emily's big day. The sky was blue, the temperature was a bit nippy, but that wasn't anything a fur coat couldn't handle. The wedding took place at one of our favorite churches' in Birmingham, The Cathedral Church of the Advent. After the couple exchanged vows, everyone headed to the reception at Vestavia Country Club where Emily was the life of the party! Everyone danced, twirled and sang along to some of her favorite songs including her custom playlists. Check back for more photos from this awesome wedding and congratulations to Emily & Jason!
This weekend was extremely sentimental seeing our former intern, Sally marry the love of her life! Sally worked for Arden Photography for years and has officially become one of our favorite people on the planet. We've watched her journey through college, leave her hometown and become a resident of another state and now marital bliss. We are so excited that Sally found her Prince Charming and we couldn't be more thrilled about the opportunity to share this amazing day with them. Congratulations to Rob and Sally!
It's not very often that we have the opportunity to photograph a wedding where we get to see our really good friends! I was so excited to spend the day with my friends from The Sonnet House and to shoot another amazing wedding there! Morgan and Patrick are probably one of the sweetest couples I've ever met. They wrote love letters to each other and decided to read them under the oak tree, which is one of my favorite places on the property. Morgan was absolutely beautiful in lace and pearls as she walked down the aisle to exchange vows with Patrick. After the ceremony, the couple cut into the an awesome cake that page homage to both Notre Dame and Alabama. I was so thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful day and I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Friday afternoon! Congratulations Morgan and Patrick!
Hats off to this amazing couple for adding a little flare and a lot of personality during their engagement shoot. I spent the afternoon with Meagan and Bly at Old Overton Country Club last week. We started the session at the home of Bly's parents and we ended the session with a tour of one of the most beautiful golf coarse's in Alabama. The couple had recently returned from a trip to Hawaii and will be getting married this August. Meagan and Bly chose M. Elizabeth for their wedding planning and we're so excited to work with such an amazing team. This is one of the sweetest couples we've photographed and we're counting down the days until August 29th! Congratulations Meagan and Bly!
The week before Heidi and Joel's wedding could be described as a pre-lude to Noah's Arc. It was the most rain the area had received all year. But, something remarkable happened- the morning of the wedding the rain stopped and we realized that we were surrounded by the most beautiful and greenest grass I've ever seen. Could this be Ireland? No, it was Windwood Equestrian but for a moment it could have been mistaken for the twin sister of the country with plush meadows and vibrant woodlands! It was the perfect backdrop for the perfect couple! This was such an enchanting evening and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day; a day filled with plenty of laughter, a Crimson Tide video highlight and one of the most popular bands around-Act of Congress. We are so thrilled to share a few of our favorite photos with you. Congratulations to Heidi and Joel!
Such a fun wedding to shoot! Rustic and charming details adorned this ceremony from the pine branches gracing the wedding aisle to the orange daisies and apple crates. Karen was breath-taking as the veil whipped about her in the wind, and you could see how proud Michael was to call her his!
A winter chill might be settling in the air, but you'll warm to these beautiful fall beach wedding photos. This destination wedding was held in Fairhope, Alabama at The Grand against the backdrop of the Gulf coast and a breathtaking southern sunset. This elegant affair hosted a bevy of romantic details with pops of pink and purple. Mother Nature was in complete alliance as the Spanish moss filled with Monarch butterflies that floated down to kiss the bride's bouquet. The couple included a tree watering ritual in the ceremony - a perfect addition to the trees surrounding the altar. Katherine and Ryan walked hand in hand down the beach boardwalk to share a private moment after becoming husband and wife, with a beautiful sunset in the background.
Brooke and James said "I do" beneath blue skies in early June. They wed on the porch of the Sonnet House, with classic charm abound. Daisies decorated the table tops in mason jars - a perfect Southern touch; while pearls, lace, and sprigs of baby's breath decorated the bride. Soon after the ceremony, the wedding dances began. The bridesmaids kicked off their shoes and everyone threw their arms in the air! Laughter, love, and fun filled the night - we could not help but be infected ourselves. They made their exit in a white limousine flanked by their friends and family wishing them all the happiness in the world!
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for, he said one that would make me his wife. ~Author Unknown
Darcy and Seth were married on a beautiful Sunday evening at the Sonnet House. Here is a sneak peek of some of their most memorable moments! I absolutely loved this sweet couple and I can't wait to share more from their wonderful day!
Last week Event Rentals Unlimited held it’s open house for industry vendors. It was such an amazing time catching up with everyone and the decor was stunning thanks to Hothouse Designs. Cafe IZ provided amazing food and door prizes were awarded to a few lucky winners. Event Rentals Unlimited provides tenting, chandeliers, glassware and basically everything else that is needed to create an awesome party!
Arden Photography had a great opportunity to shoot at a new venue, Events on Court. While in Gadsden for Allison and Justin’s wedding we had the delight of attending their rehearsal dinner as well. The rehearsal dinner took place at Events on Court in Gadsden, Al. It was Arden Photography’s first time at this venue and we had a great time capturing the beautiful features Events on Court has to offer. We look forward to the next opportunity to photograph an event at this wonderful location!
Hailey and Robert were married at Cathedral Church of the Advent. The reception was held at The Club in the Signature Room. Hailey’s wedding cake was topped with a memorable keepsake, her parents wedding cake topper! After a night of dancing and fun the couple made their departure in Robert’s grandfather’s bright orange convertible in honor of the Tennessee Volunteers! It was an amazing evening. Congratulations Hailey and Robert!
Anna and Travis were married June 23rd at the Asbury United Methodist Church. Anna was dressed in a Casablanca gown from Bella’s Bridal & Formal that matched her natural beauty. The reception was held at the Sonnet House where guests enjoyed food from Jim ‘N Nick’s followed by delicious cake by Jan O’Donnell. Anna and Travis enjoyed dancing with friends and family. Travis’s groomsmen even put on their own show by singing “I will always love you” by Whitney Houston! This wedding was not only beautiful but a blast! Congratulations Anna and Travis!