27 Jun Amanda + Derek | Birmingham, Alabama Wedding

I had an awesome time planning with Amanda and her mom, Jennifer, on this wedding. I didn’t get to meet Derek until rehearsal day, but you could tell, he loves his sweet Amanda. The bridesmaids were mostly college friends and their reunion was a joy to watch. They were all so happy to see each other… hug, hug, kiss, kiss… get the picture?

Wedding day could not have been more beautiful. Shortly before photos started, a passerby in the cutest white convertible VW bug drove by. They stopped and asked if we were getting ready for a wedding. When we told them yes, they asked if we’d like to have the bug for any photos. I’m mean, who just offers up their adorable car to strangers? Not only did we accept that offer, we jumped all over their next offer to have the couple leave the church in it too. Some people just ooze generosity!

After the ceremony, we headed on over to The Gaslight House where their friends and family partied the night away. Amanda and Derek are HUGE Auburn fans, in case you can’t tell from the photos below. A couple of my favorite things from this wedding… Amanda changed into a different “party” dress for the reception (it was actually the same dress the bridesmaids wore, but it was white) and the last dance of the evening where everyone was asked to clear the area behind the house and head out to the front to get ready for their departure so that Amanda and Derek could enjoy one final private dance together. I’d say Derek really enjoyed this one. Many thanks to Heather Mishea Photography for these outstanding images!

Special thanks to:
Ceremony: First Baptist Church of Alabaster
Reception: The Gaslight House
Florals: Ricky Whitley Bridal Events Florist
Catering: ChefBob.com
Music: Amerson Events
Cakes: Teresa’s Catering
Bridal Wear: The White Room
Formal Wear: Bella’s

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