Maye & Clark: Arden Photography

The Grand Bohemian is quickly becoming one of our favorite new spots to photograph.  This was definitely the case for Maye and Clark's glamorous wedding!  Beautiful white orchids and crystal chandeliers always seem to make the perfect combination.  Thanks to the lovely team at Mariee Ami, everything was simply picture perfect!  The wedding and the ceremony both took place at the Grand Bohemian, where close friends and family gathered to watch this sweet couple exchange vows.  Maye was such a stunning bride in a gorgeous lace dress.  There are so many amazing places at the hotel to photograph a gorgeous couple and I think we took advantage of nearly all of them!  Here are a few of our favorite moments of the day and congratulations to Clark and Maye!

Carrie & Brett: Arden Photography

My colors aren't pink and pink, they're blush and bashful!  That's probably one of my favorite lines from Steel Magnolias and this is probably one of my favorite weddings to date!  I love color, especial when that color is pink!  Carrie and Brett sprayed the city of Birmingham pink, pink and more pink for their amazing wedding!  The ceremony took place at St. Pauls and reception followed at The Club.  Thanks to the lovely ladies of Mariee Ami and a stylish mother of the bride, this wedding was one for the books!  Carrie looked absolutely beautiful in a lace and beaded Monique Lhuillier gown!  I had a preview of her dress during her bridal portraits and I didn't think she could look more beautiful.  I was wrong, she was simply stunning and even more beautiful than I could have imagined!  This wedding has been the talk of the town!  Over 600 guests were invited to be apart of Carrie and Brett's special day.  Here are a few of our favorite photos and thanks to this amazing couple for letting us share this time with them!



KaRita & Fred: Arden Photography

Everyone loves a surprise!  For the past few months I've been trying really hard to keep one of the best secrets ever. From the engagement shoot, to the invitation delivery- there were so many opportunities to actually spill the beans.  KaRita and Fred invited their closest friends and families to a huge a party to reveal a new business venture that the couple decided to start.  You can imagine the shock when their guests realized that these two would actually be renewing their vows!  No detail was spared in the production of this amazing party.   From the lighting to the florals, everything was picture perfect!  KaRita has one of the best bakeries around so she opted to bake every single desert herself, including her wedding cake!  We're always excited when we're apart of a project that is executed flawlessly.  Congratulations again to KaRita and Fred!  We can't wait to see what other surprises you have on the horizon!  

Vendor of the Week: Mariee Ami

Amazing vendors make amazing weddings!  I'm pretty sure most of you have seen the movie "The Wedding Planner".  It's based on a fictitious character who lives and breathes weddings!   It seems to be the real life autobiography of the ladies of Mariee Ami.  We were fortunate to have two back to back weddings with them and it's always a pleasure to be in  the presence of industry greatness.  Every little minor hiccup that seems to be a disaster in waiting is always demolished at the surface when these ladies are around.  Professional perfectionists is a nickname I've given these ladies over the years.  With every singly wedding, that phrase never seems to lose it's authenticity!  This is one of the many reasons this team is our vendor of the week.  So, cheers to an awesome start to this year's wedding season and it's always a pleasure to work with the dream team of Mariee Ami!

Lizzie & Rod's Rehearsal Dinner: Arden Photography

Two rehearsal dinners are better than one!  We started the night off at the Grand Bohemian for a cocktail party in honor of Lizzie and Rod's big day!  Champagne flowed, guests mingled, laughter filled the air and then we did it all again an hour later!  That's right, the party moved to Galley and Garden where basically the same things happened, but on a smaller scale.  It was such an awesome idea to have the celebration of the soon-to-be newlyweds at two different places.  It was an opportunity for Lizzie and Rod to show some of the amazing places that Birmingham has to offer.  This was such a fun night and I could not have asked for a better group of people to photograph!  Congratulations on your wedding Lizzie and Rod and we know your parties will be double the excitement from now on!  

Grand Bohemian: Arden Photography

To say that the entire community is excited about the opening of the Grand Bohemian would be an understatement.  We were absolutely thrilled to be apart of this amazing new project and it is such an awesome addition to the city!  Last night we had the opportunity to photograph one of the many events that the Grand Bohemian is hosting to celebrate their opening.  Christopher Confero, AG Lighting and Hothouse Designs transformed the already majestic ballroom into lush paradise of greens and golds.  Throughout the night, guest mingled, dined and were treated to a surprise performance by American Idol winner and Alabama native, Taylor Hicks.  Here are a few of our favorite photos and make sure a visit to the Grand Bohemian is somewhere in your near future!