Ashley & Matt // St Mary and Ledges Fall Wedding


Nov 26, 2021

St Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church Wedding and The Ledges Reception // Wedding Photographers in Huntsville, Alabama

The fall season might be winding down, but Ashley and Matt’s late November wedding offered all the perfect late fall vibes! We found a spot of beautiful fall color right in front of the church and took advantage of the evergreen greenery at The Ledges of Huntsville. Beautiful emerald green dresses perfected the fall look, and we definitely didn’t have to worry about overheating. There are some incredible advantages to a late fall wedding! So beautiful!

We first met Matt at Molly & Alex’s Garden wedding where he played the role as brother of the bride. We fell in love with Molly and Matt’s family then, and we were thrilled when Ashley reached out as a newly engaged bride!! Ashley was at that wedding, of course, and I remembered the sweet, beautiful girl that joined in a few family pictures! She is a treasure. We’re thrilled she and Matt found each other, and equally as thrilled that we had the honor to capture their own wedding day!

Getting to know these two has been such a joy. Every minute of their downtown Huntsville engagement session had us smiling! We even got a chance to meet Gus along the way!

A Few of My Favorite Details

The tippy top of my favorite parts were the TWO other J&A Couples in the bridal party! What a treat to have both Molly & Alex and Haley & Matt in this bridal party! So. Much. Fun!! Group J&A picture below!!

The emerald green velvet bridesmaid dresses were gorgeous!! Every single one of the bridesmaids looked absolutely incredible in those dresses. It was bridesmaid dress perfection, especially for a late fall wedding. Ashley’s wedding shoes (both pairs!) were amazing. Those dark green velvet heels elegantly complemented her dress and felt so regal. Her comfy shoes (100% recommend having a pair to change to!) had matching green velvet laces. All around, Ashley hit the shoe goals.

If treats from one of our favorite local spots are part of the wedding experience, you know it’s hitting my list of favorite details! Bigfoot’s Little Donuts in place of the groom’s cake is a wonderful decision, every time. Josiah and I had just made a Bigfoot stop a few days ago as a special treat. They are just so scrumptious.

Ashley & Matt – Thank you so much for letting us be part of this amazing celebration! We enjoyed every minute! You two are so much fun and so genuine. We’re excited to see you take on the world as Mr and Mrs! So happy for you both!!


Looking for more amazing Huntsville wedding inspiration? Don’t miss Libby & Dutch’s Formal Garden Winter Wedding or Farrell & Brian’s Burgundy Fairytale Wedding at St Mary’s and Burritt on the Mountain!

A Shout Out To These Vendors!

Venue: The Ledges

Wedding Coordinator: Pure Design & Events

Photography: Joel & Amber Photography

Hair and Makeup Artist: The Transformation

Wedding Dress: Kathleen’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry

Paper Suite: Etsy

Florals: Mae Designs

Ceremony Venue: St Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church

Ceremony Musicians: Loralee Fontenont, Erin Ball, Jacob Frank

Officiant: Father Joseph Lubrano

Catering: The Ledges

Cake Artist: Batter Up Cake Bakery

Donuts: Bigfoot’s Little Donuts

Band: The Flashbacks

Favors: What’s Popp’N

Monogram and Uplighting: Metropolitan DJ

  1. Ashley Stephan says:

    All I can say is WOW! You guys really are the best. I have looked through the these photos more times than I can count; they take me right back to our wedding day. We could never thank you enough for capturing our day so perfectly. Thank you! ❤️

  2. Dave Stephan says:

    Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures! It was a great day!

  3. Cindy says:

    You captured the day perfectly! These are beautiful photos for Matt and Ashley to cherish forever!

  4. Suanne Hockman says:

    You two are an amazing couple with an amazing group of friends and family! These photos capture the day perfectly and with a beautiful sunset view as a bonus.

  5. Cathy Gamble says:

    What a beautiful keepsake of a precious day! The memories captured are timeless. Every aspect – from this beautiful, natural venue to the joy of the wedding party to the vows – are a delight to see! Congrats to the bride and groom!

  6. James G says:

    What a great wedding and amazing pictures!! Congrats to Ashley and Matt!

  7. Johnnie Ruddy says:

    Wedding was wonderful. Pictures are great. Thanks for the memories.

  8. John ruddy says:

    Great wedding . Everything was so organized. Great thanks.

    • Carol Schoenbaum says:

      I can’t imagine more gorgeous wedding photos! Ashley and Matt are so blessed to have their special day captured so beautifully!!

  9. Bryan Denton says:

    The photos turned out just as perfect as the day was!

  10. Christin Gentry says:

    What an incredible day and an incredible couple!! We love you guys!!

  11. John Reed says:

    Wonderful pictures and extravagant wedding!

  12. Breanna Ruhlman says:

    Beautiful pics from a beautiful day with my fav people! Loved standing beside you and celebrating you both!!

  13. Amy says:

    Beautiful pictures of a lovely wedding!

  14. Alex Ash says:

    These pictures look great!

  15. Laura Sandidge says:

    These photos are stunning! Such a beautiful wedding!

  16. Karen Ash says:

    These are absolutely beautiful!!!

  17. Karen Ash says:

    These are beautiful!!

  18. Rosie Stephan says:

    Perfect couple, perfect wedding – and Amber and Joel captured the entire wedding perfectly!!! Many thanks to all! Rosie Stephan

  19. Jan Lawley says:

    These are amazing!! Such a great night celebrating the new couple!!

  20. OMG!!!!! So beautiful!!! Simply amazing pictures. A beautiful couple and beautiful wedding!!

  21. Molly Ash says:

    These pictures are stunning! Loved celebrating this beautiful couple!

  22. Andrea Beilstein says:

    These pictures are a BEAUTIFUL representation of who Matt & Ashley are! They are amazing and so are the pictures! Love the sunset pics as well! Super wedding! Cheers to many years of health and happiness!

  23. Barbara Jennings says:


  24. Cupero’s says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing and beautiful, just like the bride and groom. Thank you for letting us share in your special day. We had the best time.

  25. Janet Robinson says:

    Awesome pictures. The wedding and reception were beautiful.

  26. Michael Stephan says:

    Congrats to Matt & Ashley!!! Amazing wedding. Great work by Joel and Amber! The photography was very well dome. Very impressive work!!!

  27. Ann Bignault says:

    A beautiful wedding perfectly captured in these photos! Absolutely beautiful!

  28. Jim Stephan says:

    Beautiful pictures of a wonderful couple .
    Great job in capturing the moment.

  29. Katie says:

    Such a great job capturing a beautiful day!!! Congrats to Matt & Ashley❤️

  30. Erica Zink says:

    These photos beautifully captured all the perfect details of the wedding wedding. Congratulations Ashley and Matt!

  31. Susan McCall says:

    Congrats to you both, Love Mike and Susie McCall

  32. Mike McCalk says:

    What a wonderful couple you make! A great start for your life together!

  33. Barry and Amanda Suciu says:

    Absolutely amazing pictures!’n

  34. Vicki Wampler says:

    Such a beautiful wedding for an amazing couple! Stunning pictures capturing their happiness and love. Such a fun night celebrating the happy couple!

  35. Dan Stephan says:

    Just amazing. The pictures on the golf course with the sun setting are incredible. Joel and Amber are very talented.

  36. Lauren Shumaker says:

    Such a stunning couple!

  37. Jess says:

    Absolutely GEORGOUS! You captured Matt & Ashely’s day beautifully!

  38. Jessica Roth says:

    Absolutely GEORGOUS! You captured Matt & Ashely’s day beautifully!

  39. Deb Hoefert says:

    These pictures made me relive the wedding! These photographers are two very very talented people that capture moments that other photographers don’t! Alabama is very fortunate to have this company in their midst! I was trying to pick one or two photos to call my favorite and I kept finding more and more and more favorites that I lost count ! They are a beautiful couple and they had a beautiful wedding weekend!

  40. Ara says:

    Beautiful couple, super fun wedding and amazing pictures! Job well done!

  41. Mary says:

    It was such a beautiful wedding. The pictures are amazing!

  42. Brian says:

    Great photos of a great couple!

  43. Greg says:

    Great job of catching it all for Matt and Ashley, they will definitely have great pics to look at for years to

  44. Angela Bennett Clare says:

    It’s always a pleasure seeing my former students begin their lives with someone. Matt was a wonderful student, and I wish him a lifetime of happiness with his beautiful bride. This wedding was full of gorgeous details. What a beautiful way to begin forever!!

  45. Haley says:

    These pictures perfectly captured what a beautiful day it was! So happy for these two!

  46. Michael Hockman says:

    We loved celebrating with this beautiful couple and their newly extended family. Joel and Amber did a fantastic job capturing every memory of this special day.

  47. Matt Headley says:

    Such an awesome day for this awesome couple! Wonderful pictures!

  48. James says:

    Awesome pictures! Had a great time at your wedding !! Congratulations!!

  49. Tim says:

    The wedding was beautiful and the photograph was awesome. Congratulations to the happy couple.

  50. Sammie says:

    Love Matt and Ashley! Loved their wedding! Love these pics!

  51. Helga Hockman says:

    Awesome wedding, beautiful people, fantastic photography.

  52. Cassandra Hamilton says:

    “Hello.” Congrats to the most beautiful, spunky bride in the world! And hubby too, but I love yew more though. HA! Let God be the guide always and forever more!

  53. Sondra Reed says:

    Wonderful photos!!! Wish y’all the best!

  54. Cassie Rodgers says:

    Congrats!!! Lovely wedding and bride and groom!

  55. Dudley Reed says:

    Perfect photos to capture such a wonderful day! Congratulations to you both!!!

  56. Cassies Mom says:

    Wow, such a beautiful wedding! Congrats!

  57. Matt Stephan says:

    Thank you Joel & Amber for capturing all these special moments in our lives! From my sister’s wedding last year, our engagement session, and then our unforgettable wedding day, we loved every second of the journey with you! These incredible photos let us relive that special day over and over. We are so grateful for not only these spectacular pictures but the guidance and friendship you provided along the way.

  58. Bryan denton says:

    Such a beautiful wedding had a wonderful time the couple looked so happy hope they have many years together. Love dad.

  59. Randy Brown says:

    My family was elated to be a part of your most special day. We don’t believe you could have found a better soul mate in your husband Matt and the photos captured those wonderful moments perfectly!

  60. Anna says:

    Beautiful!!!! Every single detail ❤️

  61. Mary and Prasad says:

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

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