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Magan & Griffin // Winter Wonderland Garden Wedding


Jan 14, 2021

Winter Wedding at Huntsville Botanical Garden // Wedding Photographers in Huntsville, Alabama

Starting out our new year with a wedding always puts a smile on our faces. And what better way to launch our 2021 wedding season than with Magan and Griffin and their families and friends at a winter wonderland Huntsville Botanical Garden wedding!

And when I say winter, I mean it was coooooooold. You’d never know it by looking at these cute faces, though! Magan, Griffin, and their bridal party were troopers! The cold, clear January afternoon still brought a peaceful, serene, beautiful garden backdrop to so many wedding day memories. A sampling of Nothing But Noodles later, there was nothing but warm fuzzies and energetic dance moves!

Magan and Griffin bring the sunshine to a cold, wintery day. What an amazing duo these two are! Back at their downtown Huntsville engagement session early last year, I remember thinking about how their kindness and thoughtfulness radiates from the inside out. That inner beauty definitely shone through! Magan was a stunning bride!!

Some of My Favorite Wedding Details

The customized Mrs Box is definitely on my list! I love a Mrs Box when I’m styling details, and having one so beautifully customized for my bride is a treat.

Does the bridal party count as a detail? They were the best!! So funny, easy-going, and tons of fun! We enjoyed every single one of them so much. (Don’t miss the best man and maid of honor’s reception entrance later on in this blog post!)

I also really loved the mom-daughter moments, especially during the “dress on” part of the day. It’s really sweet seeing a mom and daughter share those really special moments with just the two of them. There is so much going on throughout the day that that quiet time together means so much.

On that especially cold January day with blustery wind, Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Conservatory was another one of my favorite things about this day. The gorgeous natural light from all the windows gave us a view of the garden backdrop with the wonderful advantage of a warm room. All of us girls were very thankful for a beautiful indoor place for natural light photos!

There was so much to love about this beautiful winter garden wedding, and we’re excited to share some of the fun memories with you.

Enjoy this sneak peek at Magan & Griffin’s Huntsville Botanical Garden Winer Wedding!

Magan & Griffin – What a privilege it is to know you and to capture this journey for you! From picturesque engagement walks down a romantic downtown alley to wintery wedding moments and all the emails in between, we’ve loved every minute. Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Blake!


A shout out to these amazing vendors!

Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden
Wedding Coordinator: Dearly Loved Weddings
Photography: Joel & Amber Photography
Videography: Awaken Films
Hair and Makeup Artist: The Transformation
Dress Boutique: Formally Yours
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Birdy Grey
Paper Suite: Salt + Paperie
Florals: Glenn’s of Huntsville
Officiant: Travis Collins, First Baptist Church Huntsville
Catering: Nothing But Noodles
Cake Artist: Batter Up Cakes
Reception DJ: Metropolitan DJ

Looking for more stunning Huntsville Botanical Garden wedding inspiration? You won’t want to miss Nina & Frank’s Persian-Italian Winter Garden Wedding!

  1. Magan Blake says:

    These are amazing!! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  2. Morgan says:

    Y’all did an incredible job!!

  3. Emily says:

    Ugh. THE MOST incredible and beautiful wedding!! Love you, Mr. & Mrs. Blake!!♥️♥️

  4. Anslie peters says:

    So beautiful!!! Great job Joel and amber!!! ♥️

  5. Amanda Jones says:

    They look amazing, so excited to see the rest!

  6. Kerra says:

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful! You guys are amazing and we all thank you greatly for capturing their special day.

  7. Griffin Blake says:

    Magan and I can’t thank you guys enough for such a special day. The pictures are truly incredible!

  8. Tracy Jones says:

    Very professional and very well organized! 5 star treatment.

  9. Jeannie Lawrence says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I so wish I had been able to attend the wedding. You will always hold a in my heart and I love you more than you know!

  10. Christian shirey says:

    This couple is the best!

  11. Rick Mosley says:


  12. Lewis Howard says:

    Very beautiful couple. Inside and out. So glad to know them.

  13. Paul Clay says:

    Congratulations! Super happy for you both!

  14. Lauren Blake says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!!

  15. Jacob says:

    Awesome time! So glad we could make it!

  16. Tami Huston says:

    Beautiful moments captured that they will never forget. Great job!

  17. Eric says:


  18. Amy Kennedy says:

    Beautiful photos that captured such a beautiful day! So glad I was there to celebrate with y’all! Magan and Griffin, I wish you a blessed marriage! Love you!

  19. Anna Kate Vickery says:

    Magan is one of the best friends I ever had! I’m so happy to see her find happiness. These beautiful photos captured her wedding just like I always imagined it would be! Congratulations to the most beautiful couple.

  20. Kristen Leverenz says:

    I have been so blessed to know and become friends with the sweet couple! I had the best time watching them get married and am so glad these photos are able to capture some of the precious moments!

  21. Carson Blake says:


  22. Holden Blake says:

    They look so good!!

  23. Kristin says:

    Joel and Amber’s calm, confident, flexible and reassuring approach to photography of a large wedding party, challenging lighting conditions, and freezing weather to capture such natural expressions, poses, and personal moments is truly a gift of artistry and skill.

  24. Wesley Blake says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  25. Michael Becher says:

    Really great pictures! Hard to pick a favorite!

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