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Stephanie & Brian // Classic Riverside Wedding


May 30, 2019

Spring Riverside Event Venue Wedding // Wedding Photographers in Huntsville Alabama

Promises on the River Side

We’ve loved Stephanie and Brian (and Jodi & Allie) since Day 1, and watching them share such joy together was so special! They’re both kind, gentle, thoughtful people who can’t help but make people smile. It was clear that they are well loved by so many friends and family, and it didn’t take us long to see why!

They sealed their love with vows under a floral arch. Views of the river created a picturesque background, and classic pops of blue and white perfectly complemented the story of their wedding day.

My Favorite Detail

Stephanie and Brian’s wedding showcased stunning details at every turn, but my absolute favorite details were the rings Stephanie chose to wear on her wedding day.

When I asked Stephanie about things with special meaning, she shared, ” My engagement ring is my paternal grandmothers, and my wedding band is made from the diamonds from my mother and father’s wedding bands. I will also be wearing a sapphire ring from my maternal grandmother who recently passed away.”

I love, love these special rings.

The Dream Team

We had the joy of working with coordinator Susan Rutenberg again, who also happens to be Stephanie’s aunt! Wedding coordinators work super hard behind the scenes, and we have so much appreciation for them! So from us to you, Susan – thank you!

This was our first wedding at Riverside Event Venue, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We instantly fell in love with the bright and airy bridal suite. It was set up perfectly for beautiful images of the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready!

Stephanie looked simply gorgeous in her gown and veil from Something Blue. With hair and makeup from Neo Mode Salon, she was a vision walking down the aisle to the beautiful music of Blossomwood Strings. It was our first time working with Blossomwood Strings, and they sounded amazing!

And then there was the stunning floral displays and bouquets from the ever popular In Bloom. The collection of blue and white vases made a perfect and unique presentation for the table florals, especially when paired with tablecloths and linens provided by Mullins Special Occasions. You also won’t want to miss that ceremony arch!

After a ceremony performed by John Lemons – which was filled with super fun stories from the bride and groom’s relationship – Stephanie and Brian’s guests were treated to a delicious dinner catered by Bubba’s Silver Spoon Catering. Dancing to the Josh Allison Band and sampling cake designed by Debbie Hardaway made for an exceptional evening.

Enjoy a little peek into Stephanie & Brian’s wedding day!

Stephanie & Brian – thank you so much for giving us this sweet opportunity to capture these memories for you! It was beautiful to watch the love you have for each other shine through each part of the day. We can’t wait to see what amazing things the future holds for you in your marriage! Hugs to you both!



P.S. Want more classic southern wedding inspiration? We think you’ll love Kayla & Brandon’s Blush Pink and Green Burritt on the Mountain wedding day!

A shout out to Stephanie & Brian’s outstanding wedding day vendors!

Venue: Riverside Event Venue
Joel and Amber Photography
Coordinator: Susan Rutenberg
Hair and Makeup Artist:
Neo Mode Salon // Lauren Knox, Julia Colgrove, Malea McCain
Something Blue Bridal Shoppe
Groom’s Suit:
Jos A Bank
Paper Suite:
Something Blue Bridal Shoppe
In Bloom
Ceremony Musicans: Blossomwood Strings
John Lemons
Bubba’s Silver Spoon
Cake Artist: Debbie Hardaway
Josh Allison Band
Mullins Special Occasions

  1. Allie

    June 4th, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️ love these!!

  2. Bob Dees

    June 4th, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Great photos!

  3. Kaylyn

    June 4th, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Lovely and sweet, just like this bride & groom!

  4. Jodi Rutenberg

    June 4th, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Just beautiful!! So much love and happiness!

  5. Linda Spears

    June 4th, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Lovely couple!

  6. Beth Faulkner

    June 4th, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Great Photos! What a wonderful wedding!

  7. Lauren

    June 4th, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Love these photos!

  8. Amie Hope

    June 4th, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    An absolutely perfect, beautiful day, for a perfect, beautiful couple. Love to you both, forevermore. Love, Amie, Zella, and Boys

  9. Tia Ennis

    June 5th, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Absolutely love the artistic creation you have done here. The memories captured so beautifully.

  10. Mike

    June 5th, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    They did a great job of capturing this wonderful day!

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