Lauren & Christian // Traditional Summer Garden Wedding | Joel and Amber Photography

Lauren & Christian // Traditional Summer Garden Wedding

Weddings

Aug 18, 2022

Huntsville First United Methodist Church Wedding Ceremony and Huntsville Botanical Garden Reception // Wedding Photographers in Huntsville, Alabama

A Huntsville Botanical Garden wedding where the bride and groom are radiating joy is something that can’t be beat. Lauren and Christian were married at a Huntsville First United Methodist Ceremony and Huntsville Botanical Garden reception this past weekend, and we can’t wait to show you how dreamy this entire wedding day was!

An August wedding is always a little extra special for us because we got married in August ourselves. We embrace the late summer vibes in all its glory! The summer is heavy, peering around the corner at cooler weather and bright colors on the horizon. I love it. Huntsville Botanical Garden is beautiful in every season, and we have so much fun taking bride and groom portraits there!

Lauren and Christian are two of the sweetest, most precious people! You can tell they sincerely love each other, their families and friends, and the Lord. Every single person we came into contact with during the wedding day was so kind and thoughtful – from the wedding party to the guests! What a joy this day was.

My Favorite Wedding Details

I love a meaningful heirloom piece, and the 3 grandparent wedding rings given a special place during this celebration was really sweet. There was a ring tied to Lauren’s grandma’s corsage (so thoughtful!) and two others tied to her bouquet. We’re not meant to walk this journey alone, and family is such a special legacy throughout the generations.

Did you know both Lauren and her dad Paul are amazing vocalists? They both spent some time on stage to treat their guests to a little concert with Juice backing them up! So fun!! I loved that.

Lauren’s veil deserves a shout-out! The soft design created such an ethereal look and was perfect for our veil tosses. Absolutely beautiful to match the stunning bride.

There was so much to love about this wedding and this couple!

Here’s a sneak peek into Lauren & Christian’s Huntsville First United Methodist Church and Huntsville Botanical Garden wedding!

Lauren & Christian – what a sweet memory this day will always be! Thank you for giving us the gift of capturing your wedding day for you! It’s been an absolute joy from start to finish, and we’re so excited for your future together. Hugs to you both!

*hugs*
Amber

Looking for more Huntsville Botanical Garden wedding inspiration?
Check out Abbie & Charlie’s Classy Summer Garden Wedding!

Wedding Planning Checklist

A shout out to these vendors!

Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden
Wedding Coordinator: Chelsea Kennedy Events
Photography: Joel & Amber Photography
Hair and Makeup Artist: The Transformation
Bride’s Dress: The Something Blue Shoppe
Florals: In Bloom
Ceremony Venue: Huntsville First United Methodist Church
Officiant: Pastor Bill Crosby
Catering: Bubba’s Silver Spoon
Cake Artist: Batter Up Cakes
Band: Juice
Rentals: Party Pros

  1. Carolyn Bakke says:

    Oh, Amber & Joel! I have no words! Love love love!

    • Christian North says:

      Joel and Amber… y’all couldn’t have captured the day any more perfect. Every single photo is absolutely stunning. Lauren and I loved being with y’all and day. Thank you so much!

  2. Lauren Bakke North says:

    Re-living the most perfect day all over again. We are going to treasure these photos for the rest of our lives. Thank you Joel and Amber

  3. Shannon Bomar says:

    Wow!! What a treasure Lauren & Christian have in these photos!! Absolutely Beautiful!

  4. Grayson North says:

    Wow amazing!

  5. Lindsey Meadows says:

    These are so beautiful! Such a lovely day celebrating Christian and Lauren!

  6. Caroline Stern says:

    These are stunning! What a perfect day!

  7. Emma Boyd says:

    Beautiful couple and stunning pictures!! Joel and Amber are so kind and their pictures speak for themselves. It helps that their “models” for this one are so fun!

  8. Emily Glass says:

    These are AMAZING!!! Such a beautiful day!

  9. Chuck North says:

    No words to describe!

  10. Michelle says:

    This is the most beautiful album. My favorite is him seeing her for first time and the veil one…absolutely stunning

  11. Kay says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Loved seeing all these pictures of a beautiful couple and loved your comments!

  12. Jenna Hodge says:

    Oh my goodness!!! You guys beautifully captured the day!

  13. Elizabeth Bowman says:

    Some of the most beautiful wedding photos I’ve ever seen. What a perfect day!

  14. Spenser Eagan says:

    Absolutely STUNNING photos! Such a special day to be a part of and these pictures capture it perfectly. Lauren and Christian, y’all are a beautiful couple!

  15. Beth Robertson says:

    Beautiful pictures

  16. Sheila says:

    Lovely pictures of a truly lovely wedding!

  17. Missy Samonte says:

    These pictures are AMAZING! You have certainly captured the feeling of this wonderful day. Everything was beautiful: the ceremony, the reception, the newlyweds, and the entire wedding party. Congratulations to Christian and Lauren!

  18. Christine North says:

    Beautiful Pictures of a Beautiful Day!!!!!

  19. Nancy says:

    Amber and Joel are gifted photographers, and the introductory words reveal how much of themselves they put into capturing each special moment.
    Looking at these pictures has me feeling the love and the fun of Lauren and Christian’s wedding night. They are beautiful!

  20. Lynne Wiggs says:

    Beautiful ♥️

  21. Aunt Alicia says:

    These photos are as perfect as Lauren and Christian are together! The beautifully written post took me right back to the wedding day then the photos brought smiles and happy tears. You did an amazing job capturing this very very special event.

  22. Celia says:

    Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful couple and venue!

  23. Kaitlyn Phillips says:

    My siblings! ❤️

  24. These photos are incredible! There were so many special moments on this wedding day, and you captured them all so well. Lauren and Christian are THE sweetest! I’m still loving all the pops of pink!

  25. Paul Bakke says:

    What an incredible day full of complete joy! Joel and Amber, your pleasant and calming personal touch, attention to detail, and amazing photos made it even more special. We will treasure these moments that you so beautifully captured forever! No Diggity

  26. Ashley says:

    Such a beautiful wedding and absolutely stunning photos!!

  27. Gretchen Hensor says:

    These pictures are just breathtaking. This beautiful couple will cherish these photos forever.

  28. Abby Hicks says:

    Wow!!! The colors and smiles are so incredibly bright and cheerful!! Brings back the joy of this day! Y’all are such a talented duo!

  29. Adam Hernandez O’Donohue says:

    Great wedding and awesome photos to capture the memories!

  30. Kelly Nash says:

    The most BEAUTIFUL day!!! You guys did such a great job at capturing the radiant bride Lauren is!!

  31. Carson Adams says:

    Awesome pictures that captured an amazing day! So happy for this great couple!

  32. Celest says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Congrats to Lauren and Christian !

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