when she mentioned wanting to have a hot air balloon for their engagement session, i’ll be honest…i might have done a herkie in my office (google it if you don’t know what that is…and then giggle when you imagine me doing it). i was in love with the concept and couldn’t wait to shoot with them against the landscape of such a massive and colorful “prop”. and while i was thrilled with the results of that session, i left that evening even more excited about the photographs that i knew would come out of their wedding day. you see, while the hot air balloon was great, rachel and david together are far more fun and amazing…they’re absolutely magnetic.


david looked perfectly dapper in his vest and handcrafted boutonniere, surrounded by his best friends…


but he was hard-pressed to outshine his gorgeous bride. seriously, i could have shot with this beauty and her fabulous sisters and bridesmaids all. day. long.


now i know you’ll be shocked to hear this from me, but rachel and david’s private first look together, while wonderful and beautiful, wasn’t my favorite part of the day. that came a few hours later when they stood before a throng of their family and friends and committed their lives to one another in covenant marriage.


yes, light-hearted laughter abounded…


but as their minister spoke to them from 2 corinthians 12 about gladly spending themselves for one another in their marriage, his words sank deep into fertile soil that was beautifully prepared for the charge.


and then…to celebrate!!


david and rachel, i pray that your wedding day was as much a blessing to you as it was to those who were able to surround you in love and support. much love and many, many years of precious marriage to you!!


with many thanks…
wedding planner: ann marie leveille of trés beau weddings and special events
ceremony and reception venue: alabama 4-H center
bride’s gown: carriage house
floral design: alison funk
catering: jim ‘n nick’s
dessert: steel city pops
photography: allison lewis photography (with trusty sidekick, anna wamsted)

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2 Responses to rachel and david {a birmingham, al wedding story}

  1. Nikki Wright says:

    This makes me even more excited for my 4H wedding in October!

  2. […] of the 4-H center. last year i was privileged to celebrate with two different couples – rachel and david in the summer and nikki and chase in the fall – as they joined their lives in marriage in […]

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