Virginia & Matthew’s Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art Wedding

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography

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Virginia and Matthew's Birmingham AL Wedding, Cathedral Church of the Advent and Birmingham Museum of Art by Heather Durham Photography=

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Melissa & Paulk’s Wedding Day on the Plains of Auburn

I met Melissa and Paulk for the first time over coffee at Octane in Birmingham and immediately liked them. I loved that they both came to meet with me so that Paulk could also be a part of the decision making, and they were so real, warm and kind. I was thrilled when Melissa called me a few days later to let me know that I would be the one to tell their wedding day story, which would take place at Auburn United Methodist Church and Moores Mill Club, with planning by Invision Events. But first, I would spend an afternoon together with them for their Engagement Session and then later, a Bridal Session with Melissa. Three opportunities to get to be with this sweet couple! What a privilege for me!

In addition to forming a friendship, I’d like to tell you another beautiful result of my getting to know Melissa. She is a nurse at Children’s of Alabama and is passionate about her job helping children. Just a few weeks ago, our dear family friends’ 6th grade daughter underwent open heart surgery. The night before her surgery, I texted Melissa to see if by some crazy chance she would be working the next morning. She immediately texted back that she was. God is faithful as always, and Melissa was there that morning, provided support to our friends and took great care of their sweet girl, even making sure she had some of her favorite treats. I love seeing the beautiful webs God weaves between people to carry out His purpose for His glory. I hope Melissa and I will always stay in touch. She’s a gem! Paulk knows it too!

Here’s some of my favorite images from there wedding day. Enjoy…

 

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Photography: Heather Durham | Planner: Invision Events | Floral Design: Stanley Sistrunk, The Flower Store | Wedding Gown: Kelly Faetanini from Carriage House Weddings | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Woo from BHLDN | Suits: Joseph A Bank | Band: Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces | Classic Car: Bride’s family private collection

Emily & Clayton’s Birmingham Wedding

Emily & Clayton’s was the first wedding I’ve photographed at Covenant Presbyterian Church, which is the church where I got married 18 years ago and where my kids attended preschool. It’s such a special place to our family and being there felt like coming home. From the lovely hand calligraphy on the invitations, to Emily’s gorgeous ring and the belted tulle layer of her dress…everything was simply gorgeous. After the ceremony I had the privilege of capturing this beautiful couple at Railroad Park with the city skyline rising behind them just before sunset, and ending the night at B&A Warehouse. There was an amazing team of vendors, including wedding gown by Olia Zavozina and Bridesmaids dresses by Monique Lhuillier from Carriage House Weddings, floral design by Lillie’s, and cakes by Edgar’s Bakery…just to name a few. Here are the images to tell the rest of their wedding day story.

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Photographer: Heather Durham Photography | Assistant Photographer: Jana Sobel | Wedding Gown: Olia Zavozina from Carriage House Weddings | Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier from Carriage House Weddings | Floral Design: Carol Harris of Lillie’s | Invitation Suite: Wedding Paper Divas | Venue & Caterer: B & A Warehouse MUA: Angela King | Hair Stylist: Lynzee Prater | Reception Band: The Undergrounders