Bride Gillian had visions of an outdoor garden wedding straight out of a Summer romance novel and the Donnelly House in downtown Birmingham Alabama was the perfect location to make this bride’s dreams come true!  We had a fabulous team of wedding professionals create and capture the beautiful day including the absolutely wonderful Allison Lewis of Allison Lewis Photography who took all these gorgeous images!

                                          Beautiful wedding shoes draped with Southern Pearls

Sweet maid of honor helps Bride Gillian put her shoes on while her Mom is tickled watching in the background…..

An heirloom strand of pearls from Mom
Finally time for that first look!  A little nervous and emotions are high and exciting….
All of these gorgeous florals were created by Mandy Majerik of Hot House Design Studio
Adorned with her accessories, Bride Jillian takes a walk through her garden ceremony site
Precious flower girl holding bride Gillian’s bridal bouquet
Love when couples make their fur children part of their wedding day!  This is the cutest dog and she truly smiled all day long!
Having your “fur children”/pet puppy dogs as part of your wedding day is so personal and touching.  I know these loving dogs love to be included as well
Gorgeous pew markers of pink hydrangea kept nice and cool in individual tubes of water..
Another look at the breathtaking bridal bouquet from Mandy Majerik of Hot House Design Studio
Bridesmaids bouquets all lined up and ready for the ceremony to begin
A peek at the front of this fabulous venue, The Donnelly House, and as a surprise to the Groom from his bride, instead of a Groom’s cake we have Steel City Pops out of Birmingham Alabama!  Perfect for a hot August outdoor wedding day!
Our bride Gillian loves Strawberry lemonade so to offer more refreshing options for our wedding guests,  our caterer Kathy G & Company displays a beautiful line of Strawberry, Raspberry and Lemon Lime Lemonade
A simple and beautiful centerpiece on our guest seating tables of clear glass and pink hydrangea surrounded by votive candles
Pink and white rose petals complete the elegant look
Gorgeous and yummy wedding cake with pink flowers and green accents grace the entrance to the venue
Along with a unity candle display, the lit candles represent those loved ones who have passed with these glowing flames in place of their physical presence 
About to walk down the aisle, bride Gillian looks on as guests arrive to the ceremony site.  John Deaver of Main Street Productions films some footage of this precious moment while bride Gillian is completely unaware of his presence.. 
Bridesmaids pretty in pink with gorgeous pink and green bouquets are lined up for the processional
Our bride carried this small bouquet when she was a flower girl and is now handing it down to her flower girl on her wedding day…
Prayers and thoughts before walking down the aisle
One of my favorite images from this wedding;  Daddy holding his daughter’s hand during prayer – about to let her go  🙂

Mr. and Mrs. have their first dance together to music provided that night by Geoff Carlisle of Jamm Entertainment in Birmingham Alabama
A dance with daddy
A beautiful life ahead for Jillian and Christopher!!!
Thank you so much to this wonderful team of wedding professionals including The Donnelly House, Mandy Majerik of Hot House Design StudioKathy G & Company, Geoff Carlisle with Jamm EntertainmentMain Street ProductionsRare Transportation  and of course the fabulous Allison Lewis of Allison Lewis Photography for all of these gorgeous images!!
Blessings!
Anita Casano Kanellis
Wedding Planner