Somehow Katie and Jeremy’s wedding day brings to mind a few lyrics of Barbara Streisand’s “don’t rain on my parade…”
Yet aside from all radars showing clear skies and smooth sailing, the weather on June 1st was quite opposite. And boy, when the rain started, it poured!!!
But with you by my side, I shall weather the storm!
Katie and Jeremy are the type of people that just roll with everything. Yes, they wanted the ceremony on the stunning Grand Lawn of the Grand Hotel, among oak trees dripping with moss, just as they dreamed of. Yes they wanted the reception outdoors at Julep Point, at sunset, overlooking the water. Mother Nature thought otherwise.
We quickly made other plans, set up some lighting in the Spa Building of the Grand Hotel and that’s where we had their First Look. Jeremy cried nonetheless. It was beautiful. They ARE beautiful. They are just beautiful together…
We got to make magic where we were, with what we had, on the spot, thinking on our feet. It worked!!!
Our years and years of training in lighting and composition and posing and working with couples came through. Nothing was missed because it was raining outside. We just regrouped and kept on going. They did and we did.
When we got a quick break in the rain, we snuck out and grabbed a few portraits by the famous Grand Marina. And when you’ll see the way Jeremy looks at Katie, you’ll understand why there’s always only one half that truly fits!
The advantage of an amazing team!
I keep saying this and if it wasn’t enough, I will say it a thousand times over: A wedding planner is CRUCIAL for your wedding day!!! As it was proven yet again by the amazing team from Jenna Laine Weddings. Because they absolutely ROCKED this day full of unpredictable, last minute changes!
Exquisite floral arrangements by Wildflowers Fairhope formed a wedding arch like no other, while Couture Cakes made sure the sweet part of the evening was extra delicious with a three tier buttercream cake!
The Grand Hotel team of wedding professionals catered the entire reception with an array of mouth watering gourmet creations.
Worth mentioning that Bay Kings Band was ON FIRE!!! Right after Katie and Jeremy opened the dance floor with a choreographed routine, they entertained the entire evening and let me just say there were moments aplenty for us photographers to capture!!!
Smooshed noses, stolen kisses and signature cocktails!
Yes, we snuck away for a few minutes towards the end of the evening to showcase the bride and groom’s signature drinks: a sweet, colorful Strawberry Mojito for Katie and a simple, manly John Daly cocktail for the golf loving Jeremy.
And there was definitely no escaping another kind of rain: the aromatic lavender flowers during THE MOST HILARIOUS couple sendoff, when Jeremy picked up Katie on his shoulder to everyone’s amusement and carried her to the Grand Hotel “Just Married” golf cart!!!
But hey… this is a sneak peek! If ya wanna see that, you’ll have to come back for the full post with the entire wedding, gush all over these beautiful people, leave some words of praise to our amazing team of vendors and don’t forget to share the love, give them a like and some encouragement on social media! They work hard and they so deserve it!!
ALL INCLUSIVE VENUE: The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa – Autograph Collection (IG: @grandhotelresort )
OFFICIANT: Anthony Spearance
VIDEO: Baron Necaise (IG: @coastal_captures )
Until then, here’s Katie and Jeremy fun wedding day! They totally didn’t let it rain on their parade ❤️
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