Jane Elizabeth & Taylor’s Mountain Brook Club Wedding, Birmingham AL

Jane Elizabeth and Taylor’s April wedding….it was stunning! Just wait to you see the reception floral design. It’s next level gorgeous! The couple even brought their lab “Honey” along for portraits after their First Look. My favorite image of the day? As you are scrolling, look for the black and white, wide reception room shot with JE and Taylor in a moment as if they were the only ones in the room. That image is what I look for at every reception. It encompasses the story of the entire day from planning and design by the talented Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events, to all the important people in your life celebrating with you, and most importantly your joy and emotion in the midst of the moment of it all coming together. It’s everything!

I loved spending the day with this Alabama girl, Arkansas Razorback and their sweet families! I say this every time, but y’all my brides are the sweetest! I feel truly blessed to be invited into your lives.

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham Photography

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham PhotographyHDP-NechtmanDouglas-406_-WEB.jpg

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham Photography

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham Photography

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Jane Elizabeth & Taylor's Cathedral Church of the Advent and Mountain Brook Club Wedding by Heather Durham PhotographyHDP-NechtmanDouglas-1290_-WEB.jpg

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Photographer: Heather Durham | Assistant Photographers: Emily Kicklighter & Rizza Phillips | Planner: M. Elizabeth Events| Floral Design: Mary Donald | Wedding Gown: Custom redesign of bride’s mother’s dress by Katherine Vier | Bride Shoes: Stuart Weitzman|Tuxes: Mr. Burch | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids |Wedding Invitations: The Scribbler| Bride Hair Stylist: Melissa Bogardus| Ceremony: Cathedral Church of the Advent | Reception Venue: Mountain Brook Club| Cake Artist: Magic Muffin| Lighting, Draping and Rigging: AG Lighting | Rentals: Prophouse Birmingham |Entertainment: Atlanta Groove Factory

 

 

Meet “Scout” [British Chocolate Lab]

I admit it. I was the meanie wife and mom who didn’t want to get a dog… Not when my hubby wanted one after we first got married and not when my kids begged for one over the last several years. Sadly, I was adamant about it and vocally so. I didn’t think we had the time to devote to one and I didn’t want it to chew my furniture, our house…and especially my shoes! Nor did I want the potty training and messes. But…after several experiences of seeing our 9 year old son with friends’ dogs and his tenderness with them, I started to have a change of heart about getting a dog. Although the rest of my family wanted a dog…our son really NEEDED a dog. And, since he is really into hunting now, we found ourselves having conversations about getting a lab of our own to love and to train for father-son duck, and other wing hunting, adventures.

Then, when we asked our kids what they wanted for Christmas this year, they said “We want a dog and we aren’t asking for anything else.” They didn’t want to hurt their odds by giving us any more hints. Too funny!

Yesterday, Brad and I found an adorable British Chocolate Lab puppy from Hickory Nut Kennels in Cullman, AL, and decided to bring home our surprise before Christmas. She is already 10 weeks old, and we didn’t want her to get any bigger before the kids got to meet her.

We are excited to welcome “Scout” into our family! My heart has melted into a puddle in the floor. I’m smitten! And, she doesn’t know it yet; but in a few months, she’s going to be my running buddy. I can’t wait!

Here’s a few shots I took when we brought her home to meet our kids…

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