Marissa & Jared // Lilac and Dusty Rose October Wedding


Oct 18, 2018

Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation // Wedding Photographers Huntsville Alabama

The first time we met Marissa and Jared, I remember standing in the kitchen together while Joel was crafting our vanilla lattes. Marissa, Jared, and Joel are all engineers. It only took a few minutes to discover that Joel and Marissa had a lot of the same professors at UAH. It took us all down memory lane!

Genuine joy and laughter.

And what a joy it’s been since then! One of my favorite things about Marissa and Jared are how happy they are around each other. I noticed it first at our coffee date with them. They seem to bring out the sunshine in each other. At their engagement session, Marissa would just light up with giggles when they looked at each other. So we had them look at each other a lot, and their laughter-filled engagement pictures are some of my favorites!

Finally fall!

Marissa and Jared’s wedding day dawned into a gorgeous, sun-filled, cool October Saturday. After some unseasonably hot and humid fall weddings, we were thrilled that Marissa and Jared could have a fall-feeling wedding of their dreams.

The Dream Team

Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation was a perfect venue for enjoying that gorgeous fall weekend! Heather, Carla, and Greg always do a phenomenal job at taking care of everyone there. Bonus: that golf cart to take us everywhere we want to go!

Marissa’s gown from Madison Town and Country was stunning! I loooved shimmering bodice and lace shoulders. She looked like a dream, especially with the fabulous work of Becca and her team at Under the Veil! Marissa is as sweet as can be, and she couldn’t have made a more beautiful bride.

Then there were the bridesmaid dresses! The combination of soft lilac, dusty rose, and wisteria was absolute perfection. Add the pops of gorgeous florals by In Bloom, and we were swooning. These girls were beautiful and so much fun to spend the day with!

Marissa and Jared had a romantic ceremony under a floral arch at the edge of the lake officiated by Pastor Curt Lindsley. Then we headed off for a few sunset portraits while the guests went inside for a fantastic meal catered by Little Rosie’s! I’m still dreaming about their salsa and queso bar. So much yum.

The guests mingled the night away with Music by Mike jamming the music and a scrumptious strawberry/vanilla cake and cookie tower by Publix. What a sweet way to spend the evening! A sparkler send-off later, and this sweet couple was off to start their forever together!

Enjoy this sneak peek into Marissa & Jared’s wedding day!

Check out Jared’s heartbeat ring. So unique and totally awesome!!

Sweet first look with Marissa’s dad!

Marissa & Jared – thank you so much for letting us be part of your celebration! You are both such sweet souls, and we loved every minute we got to spend with you! Your wedding day was beautiful. It’s been a joy, and we can’t wait for the next time we get to give you both a big hug!<3



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A shout out to these amazing vendors!

Venue: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

Photographers: Joel & Amber Photography

Dress Boutique: Madison Town and Country Bridal

Hair and Makeup Artist: Under the Veil

Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Florals: In Bloom

Officiant: Curt Lindsley

Catering: Little Rosie’s Taqueria

Cake Artist and Cookies: Publix

DJ: Music by Mike

Rentals: Mullins Special Occasions

  1. Casey says:

    These are amazing! Absolutely gorgeous photos! We loved working with you guys!

  2. Emerald says:

    These so perfectly capture such an amazing day!! Beautiful. Thank y’all for being so awesome, you made the entire day run so smoothly!

  3. Kim Wermuth says:

    Absolutely beautiful wedding!

  4. Erica says:

    What a beautiful couple, inside and out, with a gorgeous wedding!!

  5. Cindy says:

    Pictures are incredible – hanks so much for sharing!!

  6. Janice says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  7. Shannon Morris Cummings says:

    Such beautiful pictures of what looks like a wonderful wedding!! Love all the colors and beautiful flowers!! Congrats Marissa and Jared!!

  8. Emily Mundt says:

    13 out of 10 would hire Joel and Amber to do my wedding pictures if I hadn’t already got married! They were great to work with and I could tell they truly cared about my sister and her new husband. Excellent photographers who capture the moment.

  9. Aimee Bramlett says:

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures for such a beautiful couple! Thank you Joel and Amber for capturing all the great moments! Such a blast to work with you guys!

  10. Ashley Avenatti says:

    Beautifully captured magical moments! Congratulations Mr. And Mrs. Nixon!

  11. Lynnene says:

    Beautiful pictures, Marissa and Jaron this made my heart smile. #October18GeorgousPictures

  12. Ann C says:

    Beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. Pictures are perfection. The Perfect Match!!!

  13. Megan Robinson says:

    These pictures turned out so stunning! Joel and Amber made the day run so smoothly and provided joy throughout the entire bridal party. Thank you for working with all of us and making the day so fun!

  14. Melanie says:

    Absolutely stunning photos. They captured the dreaminess of the moment – and Marissa and Jared are perfect!’!!! Just beautiful.

  15. Mitch Bramlett says:

    Such an epic wedding for an amazing couple. Joel and Amber are great and were so professional!

  16. Jacob Knight says:

    What an amazing wedding to be a part of. I love you both! Best wishes on your life together.

  17. Blake Hammock says:

    I <3 Jared

  18. Mary Ann Daniels says:

    What a beautiful day for a gorgeous couple – the pictures turned out amazing ! So happy to help them celebrate !

  19. Kristen Chapman says:

    These pictures are great! Congrats again, Marissa and Jared!

  20. Monique Ramirez says:

    Wow! These photos look so stunning!! Congratulations, Marissa and Jared!! Beautiful moments captured so well.

  21. Giselle says:

    The photos capture the essence of this gorgeous wedding – the setting, the fun everyone had, her giddy smile, and of course Marissa and Jared’s love. Just perfect!

  22. Teresa Campbell says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! Such a happy time and a beautiful couple! Congratulations Marrissa and Jared!

  23. Maliha Lubna says:

    Incredible photos that really captured a beautiful day for a beautiful couple! Congrats to Marissa and Jared!

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