Julie & Derek’s Surprise Wedding at a Friend’s Private Home in Mountain Brook, AL.

 

Julie and Derek disguised their wedding as an Engagement Party and surprised all of their family and guests when they revealed the real reason for the gathering at their friends’ home. And, we made our own sunshine for their portraits outside late into the evening. It was fun keeping their secret and capturing their nuptials. Such a sweet couple and I wish them the very best!

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Photographer: Heather Durham | Floral Design: Mary Cox Brown | Hair & Make Up: Stephanie Brooks + Angela King | Cake Artist: Olexa’s | Caterer: Shindigs

 

 

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Angel & Jared [Mountain Brook Private Estate Wedding & Ovenbird Reception]

Angel and I have known each other for years. She’s one of those people who you meet for the first time and she makes you feel like you’ve known each other forever. Her smile is infectious and her personality endearing. So, it’s no surprise that she and Jared ended up together. He’s one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet and he’s never met a stranger. They both love to travel and are so full of life.

Angel graciously gives me some credit for she and Jared meeting, and it’s fun to think that I had a small part in their sweet union. This lovely June wedding was held at their friends’ beautiful Mountain Brook estate. The intimate back yard ceremony was perfect and their nuptials were exchanged overlooking the city of Birmingham, with a view of Vulcan in the distance. The reception afterwards was at James Beard award winner, Chef Chris Hastings’ newest restaurant, Ovenbird. It was the first wedding reception held at Ovenbird and discerning guests were treated with delicious and beautifully presented bites.

Angel and Jared’s wedding was simply modern and absolutely stunning. You’ll see…

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Haley & Brent’s Private Estate Wedding at Windy Oaks Farm

Haley’s wedding at her family’s estate and farm in Altoona, Alabama was oh so southern. When my friend Julie of Invision Events showed me a photo of the wedding site months before the wedding, I immediately thought of Gone with the Wind. This was one of the most beautiful, picturesque and southern plantations I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting with my camera. And, we had perfect weather to celebrate Haley & Brent’s September nuptials.

Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, golden dreams were shinny days

Love bells was ringing
Our souls were singing
Do you remember, never a cloudy day

— Earth, Wind & Fire

Haley & Brent's Alabama Private Farm & Estate Wedding, Heather Durham Photography

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A few weeks before the wedding day, I had the opportunity to photograph Haley’s bridal. Here are a few of my favorites…

HDP-Allcorn-24HDP-Allcorn-38 HDP-Allcorn-16_WEBHDP-Allcorn-59 HDP-Allcorn-139Photographer: Heather Durham Photography | Assistant Photographer: Emily Kicklighter | Planner: Invision Events, Julie Bunkley | Wedding Gown: Eve of Milady from Bridals by Lori | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Tuxes: Mr. Burch | Invitation Suite: Fine Paperwork | Venue: Private Family Estate and Farm | Cake Artist: Olexa’s | MUAH: Kimberly Pierce | Band: Rexton Lee