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.

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

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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.

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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.

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yes, light-hearted laughter abounded…

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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.

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and then…to celebrate!!

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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!!

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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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