Fairhope Wedding Photographer │ Anja & Spencer
There is nothing I love more than wedding days that are hosted at a loved one’s home! I have found that we are photographing more and more weddings like these and I LOVE it. The familiarity of “home”, a place you can come to again and again, tied into a forever memory with the union of your spouse makes reminiscing your wedding day THAT much more meaningful.
The details were perfect: from the cool October-like breeze in the month of May, the broad sunshine illuminating the rooms around us, to the family heirloom Panamanian earrings worn by Anja.
The couple had their ‘first look’ on the bluff in Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay – one of my favorite places to shoot. We finished up family formals and photographed the mingling of family and friends before the ceremony began.
A wonderful friend of both Spencer and Anja officiated a beautiful articulated ceremony! Afterwards, the couple and I were dropped off for portraits at a favorite oak tree of theirs on the water. The crashing of the beach waves, the sun dropping further in the sky, and the sound of the wind only magnified the gorgeousness of this couple. I’d die happy photographing there forever! Spending a few minutes together and really taking the time for portraits of just the two of you is SUCH an important part of the wedding day for us. Even just 10 minutes between the ceremony and reception can recharge you and create beautiful memories!
The reception was held at the beautiful home of Spencer’s grandmother in Lakewood, in the beautiful backyard garden, transformed into reception venue. After some heartfelt speeches and delicious food by the Wash House in Fairhope, the couple enjoyed the rest of their evening with the wonderful camaraderie of friends and family. And that chocolate groom’s cake… I cannot finish writing this without talking about that cake. OMG-licious!! I’ll be thinking of that rich dark chocolate goodness for a long time.
Congratulations, Spencer and Anja! May your marriage be as beautiful as your wedding day was!
Hair: Chandise Hampton, The March Hare Salon, Fairhope, AL
Cakes: Couture Cakes, Daphne, AL
Catering: The Wash House Restaurant, Fairhope, AL
DJ: Be Ok Sound
Flower: Flowers by James
Dress: Dreamers and Lovers, Torrance, California
Rentals: SOHO, Fairhope, AL