The Hinotes | 06.03.17

Shelby & Brandon June Wedding Alabama Gulf Coast

Do you remember those late night phone calls? The long distance drives to visit during your college years. The laughter shared during road trips to the beach. Each one of those moments brought you here. Today is the day you marry your best friend & will be able to call him your husband, finally. Today begins your day one. Your forever.

Shelby & Brandon are two of the sweetest people I have ever worked with. So gentle & sweet & true. You might even remember their beach engagement session from this spring - here it is for a refresher. So when June rolled around, I couldn't wait to photograph their wedding day. A chance for 100% rain & severe weather turned into a perfect overcast day with a little rain at the reception for good luck of course. Enjoy a few of my many favorites from their day one.

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St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish provided the perfect location for Shelby & Brandon to become one. The grand architecture of the windows & wooden arches mixed with a simple shade of white made my photographer heart come alive. Not to mention the palm trees aligning the sanctuary reminding guests that you are near the coast. 

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The celebration continued over at the Five Rivers Delta Hall in Spanish Fort, Alabama with cake a dancing - my favorite!

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Weddings take a team & here's who made the Hinote Wedding possible:

Bride's Dress: Timeless Bride

Ceremony: St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish - Foley, Alabama

Reception: Five Rivers Delta - Spanish Fort, Alabama

Florist: Rose Bud Flowers & Gifts

Cake: Couture Cakes

Caterer: Tyner's Catering

Photographer's Assistant: Joanna Lee

The Nelsons | November 12th, 2016

'You will forever be my always.'

Holly & Ray are two of the kindest, warmest souls that we've ever worked with. From the initial meeting over coffee to their Dauphin Island engagement adventure session to this special day, what a journey & honor it has been to capture their love story. 

The bride, Holly, & her entourage got ready at the Fort Conde Inn. Hair & makeup was provided by the lovely ladies at Salon Thirty-One

Ah! First looks with dads are so special & this one was no different. 

Excuse me while I wipe the tears from my eyes! I love first looks especially theirs. <3

Holly & Ray said their vows in the beautiful St. Catherine Siena Parish Catholic Church on Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL. 

The newlyweds danced the night away with their closest family & friends underneath the stars at the Mobile Botanical Gardens


Bride's Dress: Holly's Mother's dress; alterations, remodeling: The Timeless Bride

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal, Vera Wang

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Florist: Belle Bouquet Florist

Cake: Cakes by Judi

Catering: Tyner's Catering Inc 

Transportation: Old Shell Trolley Club

Second Photographer: Caleb Scot Photo

Venues: Fort Conde Inn, St. Catherine's & Mobile Botanical Gardens

Holly | Bridals

Bridal sessions - it's a love/hate relationship. They are normally taken a month out from the wedding date & are kept secret until then. And that's just not fair. Not one bit. 

Holly's session was breathtaking. We decided upon using their wedding venue, Mobile Botanical Gardens, as the backdrop & it was perfect. 

The Timeless Bride redesigned Holly's mother's dress from the eighties. Isn't that incredible?!

Congrats Mrs. Nelson! More from their wedding day coming soon!

Venue: Mobile Botanical Gardens | Hair & Makeup: Salon Thirty One | Dress: The Timeless Bride