I stared at the cursor on the blank page for a long time… It was a wonder how I could put into words what this fairytale wedding meant for me and my team. Because Peyton and Addison are just the kind of people that come into your life and make the biggest impact!!!
Chilly Rustic Glam October Wedding
From the carefully planned proposal, to an island engagement photo shoot, to the bridal session with Payton’s favorite doggie… during the span of a year, we all worked together to plan for amazing images of this beautiful couple in meaningful places. The Dauphin Island Beach and pier, their beautiful cottage home, the front porch of Peyton’s childhood home that carries such sentimental value to the whole family, a relative’s estate in West Mobile and last but not least… the beautiful Weeks Bay Plantation that was to be host to one of the biggest most fabulous weddings I have ever photographed…ever!!!
We started with a windy cloudy, rainy morning. The girl squad got to hang out and get all glam at an incredible house on the bay, the ACTUAL Weeks Bay… boats and piers and all the gorgeous views that came with it!
As with all instances of uncooperative weather, setup was still in full bloom at Weeks Bay: Willow Bridge was still hanging lighting and a gorgeous outdoor chandelier, Wildflowers dressed both tents in olive branches and bay leaves, SOHO was adorning tables in gold rimmed glassware, matte gold flatware and all the prettiest clear glass gold rimmed tableware, along with the personalized monogrammed napkins the couple had ordered for all three hundred guests. All the luxury feels upon entering that magical sailcloth tent!!!
The trolley from Old Shell Trolley Club took Peyton and the girls from the house to Weeks Bay Plantation. So in the feels of the moment and sweetest pleas from Peyton, we sprung into action and arranged an impromptu First Look with her and Dad right in the trolley (jumping over chairs to remove background items, thank you Ira, my trusted assistant!!).
Weeks Bay Plantation
This venue was… insane. Insanely gorgeous, that is!!! As fall arrives late in our warm South, the entire Plantation was still very much green and vibrant. Just wait till you see containers of orange mini peppers just scattered around the front yard!
Addison saw Peyton for the first time in the blueberry rows at Weeks Bay. Their First Look was one of the most powerful moments I have ever had witnesses.They prayed together for the start of their new life and cried together for all the happy times to follow. I was lost for words!
Then all clouds parted and we were gifted a clear sunny sky for the rest of the day. It was as if those prayers were all we needed…
The sweet October golden light poured over them as they met under the greenery arch. Surrounded by all friends and families, some close by, some from as far as Brazil, Peyton and Addison said “I Do” to begin the rest of their lives.
Biggest Thank You to Our Fabulous Team of Wedding Vendors!
The amount of planning, execution, personalization and attention to detail involved in this event are just stunning. Every single thing you could imagine was monogrammed, engraved or personalized: from gold foiled paper napkins, the tea and coffee bar with engraved copper mugs as favors and copper foiled coffee stirrers (seriously the most adorable tiny things I’ve ever seen!!!), monogrammed cloth napkins, gold brushed Waller crest cookies, personalized milk bottles for a milk and cookie bar, not to mention a stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeous letterpress wedding invitation suite that just took my breath away.
None of it would have been possible without a hugely talented and dedicated team of rockstar vendors:
- Photography – Andree Photography – yours truly 🙂
- Video – For Him Films
- Coordinator and Stationery – Jenna Laine Weddings
- Venue – Weeks Bay Plantation
- Rentals – SOHO Events & Rentals
- Lighting – Willow Bridge Lighting
- Floral Design – Wildflowers Fairhope
- Cakes – Couture Cakes of Daphne
- Sweets – EllenJay Stylish Events and Sweets
- Photo Booth – Memories in Motion Photo Bus
- Catering – Naman’s Catering
- Band – Sam Hill Bands – The Retreat
- Makeup – Makeup and Hair by Chaney
- Hair – Joni Thomas
- Bridal Gown – Legends by Romona Keveza
- Bridal Boutique – Something New Bridal Boutique
- Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaids Mobile, AL
- Ceremony Music – Enen Yu String Quartet
- Live Event Painting – Melissa Munger Art
- Gift Artwork – Jami Leigh Carter Art
- Transportation – Old Shell Trolley
- Honeymoon Travel – New Frontier Travel
In the end, this was one incredible night! The sparse rain, the crisp October chill that kept us on our toes, they all faded away because this was the true beginning of Peyton and Addison’s fairytale!