This was a fun one!! Kristen and Joe picked a beautiful fall Thursday to celebrate their marriage at Huntsville Botanical Garden. After days of dreary rain, the sun broke through and shone brilliantly for our bride and groom. What a gift! The botanical garden always creates a gorgeous backdrop any time of year. Early October is full of natural charm!
We met up with Kristen and Joe early in the afternoon, just before their First Look. And oh, what a sweet moment that was! These two absolutely adore each other! I was seriously grinning from ear to ear as I snapped away to capture those expressions. After that, we headed out into the Garden for some formal portraits with both them and the bridal party.
Kristen and Joe chose a formal and classy black and white color scheme for their intimate wedding. It contrasted beautifully with the vibrant greens of the Garden! Their guests also wore black and white (on purpose!), and it was a really fun touch! The group photo looked so posh. Family pictures and a few romantic bride and groom portraits later, Kristen and Joe enjoyed the Garden’s beauty before heading off to their restaurant reception.
Since the pandemic happened, we’ve had the opportunity to photograph several of these small, intimate wedding ceremonies. I love them! There’s something to be said for the grand party, but family ceremonies have such a special vibe that you don’t get with a formal wedding day. Weddings aren’t a one-size-fits-all, for sure. I love seeing couples feel comfortable choosing the affair that’s exactly right for them! This wedding couldn’t have been any more perfect for these two.
Kristen and Joe are such an amazing couple! We enjoyed our time with them so much! You can tell how highly their friends and family think of them, and we can totally see why. They made our time together such a joy!
Kristen & Joe – what a sweet honor to be by your sides! Your celebration was a perfect mix of relaxed informality, thoughtful details, and some very joyful moments! It was truly special, and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to capture it. Wishing you guys the very best!
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