FINALLY, we can share this wedding! I feel like it has been such a long over due treat to be able to spread these gorgeous images everywhere.
We knew that this wedding would be one that we would never forget but we had no idea how amazing it truly would be. Hampton Cove Plantation is one of our favorite venues we have ever had the pleasure of working at not only is it beauty around every turn but the staff there is just impeccable in their service to brides and grooms.
We started the day with Katie’s beautiful details and her and her girls getting ready in the bridal suite. It was there we fell in love with Katie’s mom- she was beaming with pride and happy tears were flowing everywhere! Katie had some of the best bridesmaids we have ever worked with the maid of honor taking extra special care of Katie’s dress as we roamed from location to location. It was a sunny and “alabama warm” day and none of the girls in the bridal party or guys for that matter complained once. The entire bridal party was so helpful and worked with us to create some sweet bridal party moments. We just adore them!
Katie was a bit nervous but once her eyes met Brandon’s you could see all their nerves just melt away, a commonly sweet thing to happen when our couples bless us with a first look.
As you can see the venue had a swing that the talented Southern Elegance had decorated with some flowers and greenery, we are still swooning over it! The Venue Also provided a gorgeous field in front of some rolling hills for some STUNNING after ceremony couple photos.
I think my favorite photo from the entire wedding day (Although it is incredibly hard to choose) might be when Katie and her dad are coming down the aisle and she catches a glance with her mom. my heart just melted when I discovered this image (Good Job Michael Ray!!!)
At the Reception we discovered that Brandon’s sweet mama made Katie’s wedding cake! We were so impressed because it could easily rival some bakery’s around Birmingham, we also found out, Brandon’s Stepdad made all the signs that you see through out the day also rivaling anything you could buy on Etsy.
It was perfection! After the dances were done and the cake was cut the power had gone out! Hampton Cove Plantation Staff did not waste one moment before jumping into action! As the speeches were being moved outside miss Carla was grabbing the generator so the festivities could continue well into the night. Just one of the many reasons we love this venue and the people who work it!
Thankfully the power was back on and running just in time for the band JUICE to really show off their skills and wow us all with their music!
We feel like this one little bump at the reception is the first of many bumps that Katie and Brandon will face and will smoothly sail across as they did on this night. 🙂
We can’t wait to see these two standing together for the years to come and the many adventures they will face hand in hand.
Please enjoy just some of the photos that we love from this beautiful day!
Courtney + Michael xoxox
Ceremony Venue/ Hampton Cove Plantation
Hair and Makeup/ Mallia Azar & Leslie Ware
Invitations/ Salt + Paperie
Wedding Dress/Something Blue Shoppe
Bridal Shoes/ Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire/ Men’s Warehouse
Cake/ Lori Wright
Floral Design/ Rustic Elegance
Catering/ Rosie’s Mexican Cantina
Photographers/ Love Behind the Lens Photography