What started off as a quick elopement quickly turned into a beautiful wedding tucked away in the woods near Cullman, Alabama.
With only immediate family and the brides best friend around to enjoy the weekend, it made everything perfectly intimate which is exactly what this couple wanted. When I got to the cabin where we were all staying, I felt a wave of relaxation come on strong. Then I immediately wanted s’mores. We ate the family style pasta fagioli and I took my gear out to sit by the lake and watch the sunset. I did not edit any of the colors, and it still looks fake to me.
When we got up there was breakfast waiting which is a welcome change to most mornings that I wake up to shoot weddings! I’m used to throwing everything into a blender before I walk out the door as my meal, which only tides me over for about an hour. I styled the bride’s hair while we had a view of the lake… if only every bridal hair session had that view!
All the little details came together so beautifully. Mason jars, baby’s breath, red roses and wildflowers lined the path. There was the perfect amount of shade and sun as Summer walked down to see Jordan for the first time. The vows were so personal and heartfelt. Summer leaned down to make vows to Jordan’s son- which had everyone gulping back a tear. You could feel the love as they did their unity sand ceremony, exchanged rings, and said “I do”. Then I clearly had a field day (pun intended) with their wedding portraits! Who could ask for a more fitting setting for this Alabama wedding then a field, a tractor, and an amazing vintage car to use as backdrops.
Then it was back to the lake house for food, cake, sunset and s’mores! I couldn’t pass up bringing Summer and Jordan out for a last set of portraits as the sunset.. then the “really really” last portrait under the stars. I am so glad I was able to capture this elopement. They have become a beautiful family of four, and I hope to capture more moments for them in the future!