Katy and Jake married in an adorable chapel of Altadena Woods in Birmingham Alabama on a misty rainy day in September.  If there is one thing I want to say about a rainy wedding day it’s that there is nothing to be sad about because of weather concerns.  Rainy wedding days actually make for great pictures and there are moments that will be captured you would not have had if it had not rained.  Incredible moments captured by photography that can only happen on a rainy day!  So fear not sweet bride…. your day will be spectacular and gorgeous regardless of the weather!

Katy and her Bridesmaids along with her Mom dressed at the church in Altadena Woods on this splendid September morning, excited for the events about to happen…..  I always love to thank the outstanding teams that come together for each and every wedding I do, including this one for Katy and Jake.  Among these wonderful professionals is our photographer Stacy Richardson whose images you will enjoy below….  Thank you Stacy!

Gorgeous florals arrive for the girls and our bride in beautiful Fall colors of yellows, orange and other jewel tones specially designed by our floral designer Mandy Majerik of Hot House Design Studio..
On her way to see her groom for the first time!
A little rain brightens the flowers in the garden, don’t you think?  🙂
A stunning bridal bouquet of jewel tone florals for bride Katy…. created by Hot House Design Studio
A gorgeous line up of bridesmaids having some fun inside the church
Stunning color palate for Katy and Jake’s wedding including the girls wearing a jewel pink accented with long necklaces and these colorful bouquets
Our bride’s bouquet is wrapped in a personalized monogrammed handkerchief made especially for her
The entire bridal party looking sharp

       And it’s time for Dad to walk his daughter down the aisle….. one of my most favorite moments!

And they are now married!!  
Katy had a specific idea of decor and envisioned a very organic and colorful setting for her wedding reception.  Each centerpiece had a different ensemble of props including wood slices, mason jars and a splash of color
Other centerpieces included lanterns with candles and a feather or two incorporated into the colorful bouquet of florals
Hollowed out pieces of log poses as a vessel to hold more colorful displays with mercury glass candle holders
High top tables tied with our accent color of Tiel add another splash of color to the reception space
Gorgeous displays of fruits and cheeses on the buffet table for guests to enjoy by the fabulous Happy Catering Company in Birmingham Alabama
Yummy Bruchetta!
Wonderful dips and breads
Gorgeous spackled buttercream icing wedding cake displayed with organic elements and colorful florals by Diane Olexa’s Cakes
Thumb prints of their guests grows the family tree and makes up the guest book
Instead of a Groom’s cake, which is tradition in the South, the Groom choose his favorite homemade cookies to share with their guests
One of my favorite images of this cake display is looking through the front window of the venue – Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft
Time to start this party and introduce our bride and groom!!
A first dance for our bride and groom
The bridal party lines up on the dance floor and serves as a wonderful backdrop of family and friends as they watch the first dances
Of course, a dance with Daddy is always a precious moment to cherish
A dance for our host and hostess of the evening, parents of the bride Dr. and Mrs. Fisher!
With the fun party coming to a close, sparklers await the bride and groom and guests say farewell
Congratulations to Katy and Jake!!!!
Thank you so much to this fantastic team of wedding professionals who came together for a spectacular wedding for Katy and Jake.  Thank you Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft for a wonderful venue, Mandy Majerik and her fabulous crew at Hot House Design Studio, Andy Tolar with Design Productions LLC for gorgeous lighting design, J Whitt Productions for wonderful videography, Diane Olexa for and beautiful and yummy bride’s cake and of course Stacy Richardson of Stacy Richardson Photography for these absolutely gorgeous images!  Thank you Team!!!
Blessings to you!
Anita
anita@akbrides.com