Elizabeth & Christian // Petal Pink & Gold Roundhouse Wedding | Joel and Amber Photography

Elizabeth & Christian // Petal Pink & Gold Roundhouse Wedding


Apr 14, 2022

Spring Wedding at St John the Baptist Catholic Church and The Roundhouse // Wedding Photographers in Huntsville, Alabama

What a way to kick off spring wedding season!! Elizabeth and Christian are officially married, the pictures turned out amazing, and this whole day was so. much. fun! We started the day off getting everyone ready at a cute little downtown AirBnB, exchanged vows at St John Catholic Church, created sweet portraits in downtown Huntsville, and celebrated all of the above with an epic dance party at The Roundhouse.

Not only are Elizabeth and Christian absolute models in front of the camera, they’re also sincerely kind, generous, and thoughtful people. Their families both welcomed us so warmly and the bridal party kept us laughing. The details throughout the day were epic, but the people are what really made this day stand out!

Epic Wedding Details

But speaking of details, there were some great ones!! I loved the textured wall in the AirBnB that we used for some of the getting-ready portraits. And every time someone saw Elizabeth in her dress for the first time that morning, I think a jaw dropped! She was stunning! Her pearl necklace and bracelet were restrung from a necklace her dad had given her mom, and it was THE perfect touch.

Elizabeth shared first looks with her dad, brothers, stepdad, and her groom! A lot of super sweet moments early in the day!! I also especially loved their cake server. It has the engraved initials and wedding date of generations before – with theirs added! Amazing heirloom idea!!

We captured some sweet gardenesque moments at the AirBnB after Elizabeth and Christian’s first look, then had some time around the square for classic downtown Huntsville portraits. Then came the sunset glow – swoon! These two make it easy!

The dance floor was hopping!! I loved the energy of a packed dance floor! Another FAVORITE detail was the private last dance! What a precious moment and incredible way to slow down and be present with each other. You have a chance to let it all soak in before partying with all your favorite people. It was the perfect ending to an incredible, heartfelt wedding celebration for these two.

Enjoy a few peeks into Elizabeth & Christian’s St John Catholic Church Ceremony and The Roundhouse Reception!

Elizabeth & Christian – I can’t say enough about you two! What a joy you are. Thank you for sharing your sweet and kind hearts with us and for letting us capture these special moments for you. We wish you guys the very best!!


Looking for more wedding inspiration? Don’t miss Ashley & Matt’s wedding at St Mary of the Visitation and The Ledges!

Wedding Planning Checklist

A shout out to these amazing vendors!

Venue: The Roundhouse
Wedding Coordinator: Angela Hofford
Photography: Joel & Amber Photography
Videography: Colling Films
Bride’s Dress: Birch on Main
Hair and Makeup Artist: Amber Kennedy
Paper Suite: Ledgewood Fine Stationery
Calligraphy: Suzanne Cunningham
Florals: The Flower House
Ceremony Venue: St John the Baptist Catholic Church
Officiant: Deacon Greg Thompson
Catering: Bubba’s Silver Spoon

Cake Artist: Edgar’s Bakery
Groom’s Cookie Cake: Great American Cookies
DJ: Metropolitan DJ
Rentals: Shindigs & Such

  1. Elizabeth Lapham Hess says:

    You guys are amazing!!! I was smiling scrolling through every single one!!

  2. Christian Hess says:

    We could not have asked for a more perfect day. I can’t remember the last time I was so happy and full of Joy. We are so thankful that you captured every single moment of that day, Joel and Amber. We will be able to relive it whenever we want now!! You guys made the day so fun!

  3. Sarah Beaver says:

    Absolutely beautiful Christian and Liz!

  4. emily says:

    Beautiful pictures of the most beautiful wedding!! Sweetest couple ever, love you guys!

  5. Lexi Walstad says:

    These are absolutely beautiful!! Such a perfect day!!

  6. McKenna Ulmer says:

    Y’all captured such a fun day!!

  7. Shaun Hess says:

    Christian & Elizabeth! Congratulations…your wedding was loving and beautiful. Both side of the family were so good and fun and along with your wedding party, made the reception a blast! Go now and have a wonderful life full of love and happiness and make a lot of little Hesses. As Christian’s grandmother Hess always reminded her kids; “Remember, go to Mass, say your prayers, take your vitamins. be good to one another.”

  8. Erik Peterson says:

    Wow. What a wonderful memory that Sam and I will cherish the rest of our lives. We love you both so much and are so happy for the both of you!

  9. Fran Stevenson says:

    Tears of joy scrolling through these…Joel & Amber, thank you for capturing the day so perfectly!

  10. Samantha Plaut says:

    Beautiful photos! Wish we could relive this day and celebrate the Hesses all over again!!

  11. Ronnie and Sharon Stevenson says:

    Absolutely beautiful. A great way to start your life together, Mr and Mrs Hess. So glad we got to share this day and weekend with you and many friends and family.

  12. Kyle Werner says:

    Em and I were so happy to celebrate you two! We are so grateful for your love and friendship. Thanks for letting us be part of your big day!

  13. Ally Raymond says:

    What a couple. What a night. We love the Hesses!!!

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