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!
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!
The day that I met Emily, I knew I wanted to be her photographer! She had the sweetest personality and we immediately clicked. This was one of those weddings where we basically spent the day hanging out and taking a few photos here and there. I didn't meet Rustin until the rehearsal dinner but I knew who he was before I was introduced. He was exactly the way Emily described him, charming and handsome; the perfect combination. I thought to myself "Wow, does she even know how lucky she is" and "Does he even know how lucky he is"? The wedding day was a replica of these two personalities; two beautiful people, two amazing stories and too much love to ever imagine! The day was filled with tears of joy, laughter and pure excitement as these two became one. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have shared this day with Emily and Rustin! Congratulations to this sweet couple and I can't wait to see how your love story continues.
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!
Today we're looking back at one of our favorite weddings of the year! Sarah and Jeremy's Windwood wedding was simply amazing. The day was filled with shades of blush and soft pinks. Thanks to Cece Designs, plush florals and beautiful decor surrounded us the entire day! Through custom doors, the couple exchanged their vows in the presence of family and friends. After the ceremony, guests were treated to a night of dancing and celebrating under the stars. Sarah wowed everyone by changing into a complete different wedding dress for her exit! The team at M. Elizabeth events deserves a round of applause for planning this flawless day! We're so happy for Sarah and Jeremy and thank you for letting us be part of this day!
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!
I absolutely love this photo from Caroline and Bobby's Windwood wedding! It's so sweet and simply stunning. Sometimes, I'm fortunate to be a second shooter with Arden and these are the moments that honestly take my breath away. They're the photos that brides and grooms don't necessarily see take place, but they always seem to be the wow factors of the day. This is such an amazing photo for an amazing couple. The entire day was filled with moments like this. We were so excited to share this special time with you. Congratulations Caroline and Bobby!
Well if this isn't an entrance, I don't know what is! Most brides choose to walk the path from the barn to the ceremony site, but not Caroline! She wanted to arrive in style and that's exactly what she did by cruising with her dad in a vintage Camaro. All eyes were definitely on sweet, sweet Caroline when she stepped out of this hotrod and into everyone's hearts! The Camaro has been fully restored an although flawless, no one near as flawless as our bride. Congratulations to Caroline and Hayden! I'm free this weekend if the two of you would like to pick me up for a ride on the town! Make sure you let the top down!
On a gorgeous Summer's day, Erin and Zack exchanged "I do's" at Windwood Equestrian in Pelham, Alabama. This sweet couple had an exciting day to remember that mirrored their personalities. Their picture-perfect day was filled with fun props, colors, and a bridal party to match. Not to mention, Erin's stunning gown took everyone's breath away-not just Zack's! They danced the night away with food, friends, and family, and finished the night off with an Alabama themed groom's cake and shaker exit. Congratulations Erin and Zack! Thank you so much for sharing your day with us!
I can't believe Summer is officially over! We've had such an amazing Summer wedding season and we're ending it on the highest note possible with Lyndal & Daniel's all white affair! Birmingham Country Club provided the perfect backdrop for beautiful pre-ceremony photos and Lyndal opposed tradition by allowing her bridesmaids to wear flowing white dresses that resulted in some of the most breath-taken photos all Summer. Elegant florals by Leah Hazzard and the team at Mariee Ami, truly made this wedding an event to remember. After the ceremony at Church of the Highlands, guests were invited back to the Country Club for a wonderful night of dancing. Congratulations Lyndal & Daniel!
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!
I drive past Jemison Park everyday on my way to and from work. It's one of those places that you notice but you never really have time to stop and enjoy it. Sometimes, a nice stroll in the park is exactly what we need as a refresher for the week to come. It makes it even more enjoyable when you have the company of two amazing people. Sarah and Jeremy spent their afternoon with me among the rustling trees and flowing water of Jemison Park. It was a picture perfect day and I couldn't have asked for anyone better to spend it. Sarah and Jeremy will be married this July and we're so excited that we were chosen to share this special day with them. Congratulations Sarah and Jeremy! May your days ahead be as wonderful and spontaneous as a walk in the park on a Winter afternoon!
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!
There is a moment at every wedding when the bride and groom forget about everyone around them and the cameras pointed at them. This moment is full of love and excitement and as a wedding photographer it is the moment we live for. As we reach the end of 2013 and begin to say goodbye to such a wonderful year, Arden Photography would like to share some of these special moments from 2013 with you. We hope you enjoy and wish you a happy holiday!
Wedding day is always about the bride…and most grooms are A-Okay with that! They know the spotlight should be on their beautiful wife to be, so here is a shout out to a few of the wonderful grooms that Arden Photography has had the pleasure to work with this year!