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Virginia & Jack // Classy Florence UMC and Turtle Point Wedding


Apr 15, 2021

Florence United Methodist Church Ceremony and Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club Reception // Wedding Photographers in Florence, Alabama

Virginia and Jack are married!! Classy, heartfelt, and joyful are some of the words that come to mind when I think back on those memories. Southern hospitality and elegance at its finest!

Whenever you have a wedding day where plenty of rain was in the forecast and God gifts you with beautiful sunshine, it makes for an extra special day! The wind was a little bit crazy, but the sunshine was a constant reminder of the “But it’s not raining!” gift we had! Virginia, Jack, and their bridal party handled the crazy winds with such grace and patience. When the momentary break in the wind came, they were ready to conquer their pose!

The wedding day was actually the first time we met Virginia and Jack in person, but oh! Did they win our hearts so quickly! These two shine so brightly with their warm hearts! Their families welcomed us with open arms from the first moment we walked in, and it wasn’t long before we felt like we’d been friends for years.

One of my favorite things about the entire day was watching Virginia and Jack’s faces as they looked at each other. They shared so much expression and genuine joy with each other. There were moments where I saw them get lost in their own little world, caught up in each others’ eyes, and it was one of the best things. That brings me so much joy!

Favorite Wedding Day Details

Doughnuts. You know we have a weakness for fun treats, and the doughnut table definitely fit the bill! Lola’s Florist also created a floral wreath for the chandelier above the cake table that looked amazing! The extra splash of florals on the ceiling really made an impact.

But even better than the doughnuts were all the first looks Virginia shared with some of the important people in her life! The reveals were a special part of the day to Virginia, and it was 100% worth the few minutes to make it happen! We started with the bridesmaids’ reveal, which was super cute. Virginia then shared a first look with her dad before seeing Jack for the first time. Ahh, such sweet first look memories! She then shared a reveal with her brother, which was also so special! Every one of them was just perfect.

There are a lot of great memories to share with you, so I’ll stop swooning and let you start peeking.

Here’s a glimpse into Virginia & Jack’s wedding day at Florence United Methodist Church and Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club!

Virginia & Jack – what an absolute honor it was to experience this day by your sides! You bring so much joy and sunshine to this world. We treasure our memories together! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to capture such a sweet and joyful day. We wish you guys the very best!


Looking for more wedding inspiration? Don’t miss Farrell & Brian’s Burgundy Fairytale Wedding at Burritt on the Mountain!

A shout out to these amazing vendors!

Ceremony Venue: Florence UMC
Wedding Planner: Chelsea Kennedy Events
Photography: Joel and Amber Photography
Videography: Long Grass Studios
Wedding Gown: Birch on Main
Hair and Makeup Artist: Lindsey Robinson
Florals: Lola’s Gifts and Flowers
Paper Suite: Printers and Stationers
Calligraphy: Meadows Made
Officiant: Pastor Joe Vandyke
Reception Venue: Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club
Reception Music: The Kirkman Combo
Catering: Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club
Cake Artist: Yummies Bakery
Trolley: Tuscumbia Depot and Roundhouse

  1. Virginia Riedel Hellmann says:

    Thank you capturing the big moments, but especially the small moments, of our wedding day! The smaller details are easily forgotten and I am so thankful to have those memories to keep forever!

  2. Whitney Mobley says:

    So beautifully captured!! It was a perfect day!

  3. Susan Riedel says:

    Joel and Amber,
    Thank you so much for capturing the joy of this special day!! You guys are the best!

  4. Julie Riedel says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos!

  5. Nancy Gardner says:

    We are thrilled to have shared this magical day with our beautiful granddaughter and Jack!! Thank you Joel and Amber for capturing these treasured moments!

  6. Annie Kennedy says:

    nothing short of perfect! Y’all did amazing at making gin and jacks wedding the best !!

  7. Elizabeth Clark says:

    Absolutely breathtaking photos and such a lovely evening! Best wishes to Virginia and Jack!

  8. Jenifer Holt says:

    The pictures capture the feelings we all shared of love, joy, and happiness. Best wishes to Virginia and Jack.

  9. Sophie McDaniel says:

    They will keep these photos forever!

  10. James says:

    The photos look awesome. We (especially William) had a blast celebrating y’all. Donuts were the perfect touch!

  11. Jodi McDaniel says:

    Beautiful memories from Jack and Virginia’s special day! Y’all captured them all! ❤️

  12. Mitzi Gattis says:

    Beautiful couple and wedding! Photos are GREAT! Best wishes

  13. Julie Flippo says:

    Beautiful photos capturing memories of two of my favorite people!

  14. Lori , says:

    What a perfect day!! And you guys captured each moment perfectly!! Best wishes to Virginia and Jack! We love you!!

  15. Ann Lilly McDaniel says:

    The most beautiful wedding and amazing pictures!!

  16. Trisha Munigety says:

    You and Jack are a beautiful couple! What a perfect wedding and the pictures are gorgeous! So happy for you both!

  17. Allison says:

    Such a fun day!!! Thank y’all for helping make it so perfect

  18. Nikki says:

    Everything looked great!!! Congrats on your happily every after!!! The photos were amazing!!

  19. Parrish Riedel says:

    Great pictures!

  20. Morgan Alexander says:

    Beautiful pictures! They captured the love of the day perfectly!

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