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James + Elizabeth’s Wedding and Valley Hill Country Club Reception! – Huntsville Wedding Photography

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Aug 13, 2015

Oh, where to begin with these two? From the first time we met them, we nicknamed James and Elizabeth our “royal couple”. It started as a comment about their romantically royal names: James and Elizabeth. We are still in love with all things British after our trip to England last fall: tea, fish and chips, castles…and, of course, the royalty. Since the first meeting, they’ve proven themselves to be worthy of the title. Beautiful, poised, kind and gracious, sweet and fun; the list of qualifications could go on.

We were so honored to spend the day at their sides, catching glimpses of moments that will become the beautiful memories of such a special part of their love story. This amazing day was truly one fit for our “royal couple”.

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We love this quote from Elizabeth’s mom Julie when she shared this sneak peek dress picture on her Facebook wall.

I’ve watched her walk down these stairs 100 times… Here hangs her future….”

It just melted me to a puddle when I read that. The brides are always the star of the show. When you look around, though, and discover the rest of the story that’s unfolding, there you see Mom. Behind the scenes, making sure the day goes exactly as planned. Watching with happy tears as one of the people dearest to her heart starts a new future with someone else, takes the first step toward a new beginning. She’s there every step of the way. From the very beginning, every moment there.

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These sweet bridesmaids gave Elizabeth a notebook filled with letters written from their hearts to her on her wedding day. What a treasure to cherish!

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No getting ready session would be complete without wedding dress cookies from Peggy Ann Bakery! They were absolutely adorable and so yummy!

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Dad’s face when he sees his little girl for the first time is always one of the most precious moments of the entire day. Bring on the tears!

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These two are adorable! We love these First Look expressions! :)

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We LOVE having another one of our J&A Brides in the bridal party!! Seeing these two friends together was so special, and we can’t wait for Madeleine’s wedding this winter!!

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This girl is gorgeous. Like a princess. :)

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A special photo session with Elizabeth’s Auburn Girls and their awesome group of ushers!

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Then comes that moment. The one right before you take the biggest and most important walk of your life. The moment where the doors open and you walk toward your future, eyes locked on him, and everything else fades away.

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After a most beautiful wedding ceremony, we all headed over to Valley Hill Country Club to take a few last pictures and get the reception started!

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Elizabeth’s Father/Daughter dance started out as sweet as any other. As I’m tearing up, as always, the music changes.

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And suddenly I find myself in the middle of whips and nae naes. It was hilarious and so perfect.

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Valley Hill Country Club put out a gorgeous display of tantalizing nibbles for the guests to enjoy. This food looked like pieces of artwork!

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And to finish it off was an ah-mazing cake by one of our favorites, Just Crumbs! This stuff was good.

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Metropolitan DJ lit up the dance floor with a perfectly custom logo!

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We took a few minutes for a special Auburn shout out! Auburn is a special part of their lives, and we loved seeing them surrounded by all these friends!

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To James and Elizabeth, thank you so much for being our “royal couple”. You deserve every bit of that title. You two are truly treasures and we’re so blessed to be a part of your wedding day and of your lives. We wish you guys so much beautiful happiness.

If you want to see their super sweet engagement session, check it out on the J&A Blog here!

*hugs*

Amber

The Fabulous Wedding Team!

Photography: Joel and Amber Wedding Photography :)

Hair Artist: Amber Gray with Gray Salon

Wedding Dress Cookies: Peggy Ann Bakery

Wedding Venue: Twickenham Church of Christ

Officiant: Lee Potts

Florist: In Bloom

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia

Dress Shop: The Something Blue Shoppe, Hartselle

Videographer: Rusty Cockrell

Reception Venue: Valley Hill Country Club

Catering: Valley Hill Country Club

Cake Artist: Just Crumbs

DJ: Phillip Rigsby

Reception Lighting: Metropolitan Disc Jockey

  1. Julie Potts says:

    These are just beautiful!!!! Can’t imagine anybody else capturing the big day! Thanks!!!

  2. Neli says:

    Joel & Amber, the pictures are gorgeous, as usual!! Love the quote from the bride’s mother! So sweet! :)

    • Joel and Amber says:

      Thank you, Neli! Yes! We love that quote, too! As soon as I posted the dress on the blog, I knew I needed those amazing words to go with it.

  3. Debbie Pace says:

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful “royal couple” Congratulations

  4. Nancy Malone says:

    Such beautiful amazing pictures to capture a beautiful couple on their special day!

  5. Kristen LeCroix says:

    Beautiful! Just beautiful!

  6. Jamie Beasley Cuellar says:

    Beautiful pictures, heartfelt words from the photographers, beautiful couple on an enchanting day!!! Best wishes and many blessings on your future James and Elizabeth!!!

  7. Kathy Piland says:

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  8. Elizabeth Daniel says:

    I am in love with all of this!! I have been crying reading all of the sweet comments and seeing the amazing pictures! Thank you so much for capturing these special moments from our day! We are so blessed to have yall in our lives!!

  9. Rhonda Daniel says:

    Great pictures of a wonderful day!

  10. Sandi Sellers says:

    Lovely pictures! Lovely couple!

  11. Larissa says:

    I love that you tell a story with your printed words as well as your photos. They are so precious together and beautifully in love.

  12. Kelvin Malone says:

    Hate that I missed the wedding due to surgery but the pics were absolutely amazing! You guys look incredible!!! :)

  13. Beverly Owens says:

    These are all such great beautiful pictures of my niece and nephew-in-law.. I love them all .

  14. Clyde Carlson says:

    Very nice presentation of a fantastic evening for Elizabeth and James. The Potts family has given a lot of inspiration to the rest of us with young daughters – not that I can touch Lee’s performance. Thanks for sharing the night again through this blog.

  15. Kristi Godd says:

    Absolutely beautiful bride and handsome groom! The pictures are amazing. Love all of them.

  16. Lee Potts says:

    These are awesome. Thanks Joel and Amber!

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