The Reichs | Citronelle Community Center Alabama Spring Wedding

Reich April Alabama Wedding Citronelle Community Center

Do you like to travel? I have a feeling that that was one of the questions these two asked each other on their first date. And when they both said, yes. Well that's when the real adventure began.

Nestled in quiet North Mobile County is the Citronelle Community Center which provided the gorgeous backdrop for Stephanie & Ryan's spring wedding day. The day began as most do, hair & makeup with the bride & her girls. But one of my favorite parts of the day was when Ryan saw his bride for the first time. *I had a sneak peak because of Stephanie's bridal portraits & I knew he'd be speechless when he laid eyes on her. The ceremony was short & sweet & their bridal party was so much fun. There was much joy & merriment throughout the evening as these two newlyweds were celebrated.

Congrats Stephanie & Ryan! I cannot wait to see what new places & adventures y'all embark on next as husband & wife!

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As a nod to their love of traveling, Stephanie hand-painted this globe to hold all of their postcards in. How adorable?!

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AHHH! My favorite. He couldn't take his eyes off of his bride!

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April Wedding Bridal Party Alabama Weddings Deborah Michelle Photography

Seriously - this bridal party was so much fun to work with!

April Bridal Party Mobile Alabama Wedding Deborah Michelle Photography

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Just Married April Wedding Citronelle Community Center
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Just Married Mobile Alabama April Wedding Deborah Michelle Photography

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Photographer: Deborah Michelle Photography

Second Photographer: Joanna Lee

Venue: Citronelle Community Center - Citronelle, Alabama

Bride's Dress: Bliss Bridal - Fairhope, Alabama

Bridesmaids Dresses - David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Randall's Tuxedos - Mobile, Alabama

Cake: Pollman's Bakery - Mobile, Alabama

Caterer: Bruce Holmes

DJ: Southern Aire DJ's

Rings: Blue Nile

Stephanie & Ryan | Engaged

Stephanie and Ryan Engaged Washingston Square Mobile Alabama

I love to travel. To see the world beyond my comfort zone here in South Alabama. In college I had the opportunity to backpack through Europe for class credit (yeah - how awesome is that?!) & last summer I cruised the ocean blue to photograph a one-of-a-kind wedding. There's just something about collecting stamps in that little passport that brings my heart to life. And I love when my couples have that same passion burning within them too.

Stephanie & Ryan are the definition of world travelers. These two have been to places like Italy, England,  & Scotland just to name a few. So it was only fitting that their proposal take place on one of their overseas adventures. In April, Ryan asked Stephanie to be his wife. She said YES! And now they are planning their very own wedding day for spring of 2018.

Stephanie and Ryan Engagement Session Washington Square Mobile Alabama

Ah! Ryan picked out the most perfect ring for his girl. Isn't it stunning?!

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I cannot wait to celebrate these two world travelers next spring! Congrats on your engagement!

The Mynards | 04.29.17

Chandler & Nathan Birmingham Alabama April Wedding

Clouds rolled in as the music began & everyone took their places on top of a bluff overlooking a part of Alabama I never knew existed. The moment Nathan's bride would make her journey down the aisle to become his wife. Big inhale, huge exhale as that moment covered in prayers is finally here.

One look at you; my whole life falls in line.
I prayed for you; before I called you mine.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
I can’t believe it’s true.

I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.

The way you love, it changes who I am.
I am undone and I thank God once again.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes. | I Get To Love You, Ruelle

*Hands down my favorite wedding song to date. But I'm getting ahead of myself, let's journey back to the beginning of the day & then we will get to more of the ceremony pictures! Ok fine, here's a sneak...

"I want my wedding day to be filled with laughter and love with all of our amazing family and friends. Low on stress and high on memories," remarked Mrs. Mynard a few months prior to her April wedding date.

And I can confirm that it was all of those things mentioned above.

Chandler spent the morning getting ready with her best girls by her side. Katie Hodges helped bring forth the girls' natural beauty (seriously she's the best, check her out). And Nathan calmed his nerves by playing ping-pong with his guys.

Chandler & Nathan Birmingham Alabama April Wedding

Chandler & Nathan's bridal party was so much fun as you can probably tell. They kept me laughing & were there to lend a hand if needed.

Y'all, their first look was breath-taking.

I believe in marriages that reflect the church. Love built upon the truth that Christ died for us, so that we may have ever lasting life. For better or for worse. In sickness & in health. A union of two selfish people, choosing to seek God first above themselves & one another.

Chandler & Nathan's ceremony was performed by one of his spiritual leaders. Surrounded by God's beauty, they stood hand in hand & exchanged their vows.

Chandler & Nathan Birmingham Alabama April Wedding

Ephesians Farm was the perfect venue from the large getting ready lofts to the stunning bluff to the intimate barn for a night full of dancing. It was just the right fit for Chandler & Nathan's wedding day.

Chandler & Nathan Birmingham Alabama April Wedding Ephesians Farm
Chandler & Nathan Birmingham Alabama April Wedding Ephesians Farm

All the wonderful vendors who made this an absolute dream for the bride & groom:

Hair & Makeup: Katie Hodges

Bride's Dress: Bella's Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Bella's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Band: Z and the Party Faktory

Coordinator, Caterer & Florist: Sherri Shaw, Ephesians Farm

*Ah! I've got one more surprise for ya. After their bridal party portraits & family formal time, we had a little break before the ceremony & I asked Chandler & Nathan if they'd be up for an adventure. Much to my surprise they agreed & ventured out on top of a rock in the middle of a creek bed for these awesome bride & groom portraits.