Mary Joyce asked me to shoot her wedding alongside her cousin Russell, a talented L.A. based wedding photographer who flew down south to capture her wedding day at Lake Martin’s Children’s Harbor. It’s always fun to collaborate with other photographers, especially ones from different areas of the country. We exchanged stories about how our shoots are similar and different from the west to the east coast. I know I’m a little bias, but I think Russell fell in love with all of our trees and open spaces here in the south, since he’s used to shooting in more urban settings. He exclaimed about how peaceful it was being in the country and I completely agree. Every single time I’m at the lake, all stress seams to just melt away.
Mary Joyce and Britt met when they were kids, so their wedding day was a beautiful celebration of their already time-tested love. Their color palette of coral and khaki was perfect for a June nuptials! I loved the bridesmaids one shoulder dresses, and the boys looked dapper in their polka dotted bow ties. Mary Joyce and Britt were blessed with sunshine, blue skies and fluffy clouds as they said their vows in the Children’s Harbor Chapel, then moved outside to have their first dance on the dock near the lighthouse. Later, family and guests were treated to lawn games of bocce ball, croquet, ladder golf, horseshoes and corn hole before the bride and groom’s sparkler departure by boat. Such a sweet couple and I enjoyed spending the day with them. Best wishes to these Auburn grads…
May you always walk in sunshine
Slumber warm when night winds blow
May you always live with laughter
For a smile becomes you so
May good fortune find your doorway
May the bluebird sing your song
May no trouble travel your way
May no worry stay too long
May your heartaches be forgotten
May no tears be spilled
May old acquaintance be remembered
And your cup of kindness filled
Read more: Eddy Arnold – May You Always Lyrics | MetroLyrics
(“May You Always” by The McGuire Sisters)
Bill and Greer’s wedding in Grayton Beach, Florida, is a love story of redemption and the promise of hopeful future for two families combining as one. God is so good, His ways are perfect and we can trust and rest in that completely…always. And, speaking of trusting, Bill and Greer planned their wedding in just a little over a month’s time with five kids to take care of in the meantime. Impressive is an understatement! I’ll let the images tell their rest of their wedding story. It was simply beautiful…
As I was editing , I found these images…a sweet surprise taken by Jana, my amazing second shooter. I love a group hug.
I was feeling the moment with sweet friends and loving the moss covered trees and perfect, glistening light!
Photography: Heather Durham | Floral Design: Donnie Sasser | Catering: Greer’s Catering | Cake: Olexa’s | Golf Cart Rentals: SoWal Beach Buggys |
Reception Venue: “Absolutely Grayton” home, 30A Escapes | Second Shooter: Jana Sobel, 205 Photography |
Gift to Groom: Faceless Angels Painting, Donnie Sasser, Two Blessings Boutique
It’s always excited to be published! Missy & Wes’s wedding has been published in the latest issues of Alabama Weddings and the Shelby County Reporter. Thank you Alisha Crossley Photography for asking me to shoot their beautiful wedding with you!