We absolutely love photographing the Pointe Ball! After all, you know the night will be filled with some amazing dance moves. This past weekend, Alabama Ballet held its annual Pointe Ball at The Club and Arden Photography was front and center. The room was painted red with decor and florals by Ray Jordan. The ball benefits the Alabama Ballet so we were actually treated to some preview performances from the company. After performances, guests wined, dined and participated in the silent auction. After dinner, the party moved into a room that was more appropriate for dancing! This is one of our favorite events to photograph and we're always counting down the days until next years! We hope you enjoy the photos!
It's always a pleasure to photograph a family that you've known for such a long time. Alexandra is the daughter of my friend Angie so you could imagine my delight when I was asked to be apart of such a special day! Alexandra and Jordan were married at one of our favorite places in Birmingham, Independent Presbyterian Church. The day started with a piano session and ended with a grand exit to a vintage car! With beautiful florals, classic bridesmaids dresses and a picturesque bride, this was such a timeless wedding! After a nightfall ceremony, guests gathered at The Club for the reception. Guests wined and dined and danced underneath a floral canopy. Arden Photography is so thankful for the opportunity to witness pure joy, happiness and the enthusiasm of being a newlywed couple. Congratulations Alexandra and Jordan! We wish you a lifetime of amazing days!
We had so much fun photographing Tricia's birthday party! Her husband surprised her with this French-inspired night in honor of her big day. Friends and family of the birthday girl helped her celebrate while enjoying music, dancing, and delicious food, of course! Kathy G and Company served a mouth-watering array of French cuisine while the Full Circle Venue was transformed into a scene straight from a glamorous Parisian nightclub. Thanks to Jackie Rowell and Hothouse Designs, the party was a total success! We hope Tricia had as much fun as we did on her special night.
The Birmingham Zoo held their annual Zoo Gala this past Friday night. The event was held in it's signature location, Trails of Africa. Thanks to The Major Event, everything was perfectly planned and beautiful! Andy Hopper of KG Designs was commissioned to provide the florals and decor. With colorful lanterns and cozy seating areas, Andy really outdid himself for this year's event. AG Lighting added a different touch for the Gala this year, a digital screen that was the focal point of the entire night. After the silent auction guests were entertained by live music and wonderful food provided by Kathy G and Company! Since it was the Birmingham Zoo's 60th anniversary, an amazing cake was provided by Barb's. The Zoo Gala has been the talk of the town this entire week and we're so excited that the event was once again a huge success! We can't wait to see all the surprises next year's event has in store!
The skies were certainly smiling on Katie and Chris's perfect day! The weather was picture perfect and so was our beautiful bride! Katie and Chris were married at Bluff Park United Methodist Church. Our family has known Katie for quite a while and it's always exciting when I have the opportunity to photograph a family event. After the ceremony, everyone gathered at Windwood Equestrian for the couple's reception. During the reception Katie and Chris delighted everyone when a Krispy Kreme donut display was revealed! After dancing, mingling and cutting the wedding cakes, a helicopter awaited the couple to send them off on their next destination. Congratulations to Katie and Chris, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Megan and Dan were married on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Sonnet House. Sunflowers and variations of yellow hues brightened the day even more. One thing was for certain; I'm pretty sure there was a shortage of musicians in the area because they all happened to be in the bridal party! The couple's dog, Peanut served as the ring bearer but had a small sense of stage fright when it came to walking down the aisle. After a beautiful ceremony under the oak tree, the couple showed off their skills with an amazing choreographed first dance. The guests were ultimately surprised to see that Dan had chosen a southern signature rack of ribs as his grooms cake! After the wedding traditions of cutting the cake and first dances, it was time to party and really celebrate this wonderful day! Congratulations Megan and Dan!
We always look forward to photographing one of the most spectacular events in the city, the Alabama Ballet Pointe Ball. Each year, we're treated to amazing food, great music and a signature performance from a few of the company members. The event was held at The Club, a venue that's provides the best backdrop for an entertaining and fun-filled night. After dinner, guests were treated to champagne and dessert while they awaited the best kept secret of the evening; one of the company member's started the after-party with a bang as he gave homage to the 70's with an awesome disco dance. We had such a great time at the Pointe Ball and this is truly and event that we look forward to photographing!