Summer is a beautiful time in Alabama, and it is a beautiful time to have a wedding in Alabama. I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding the day after the official start of summer when I headed up to Decatur, Alabama to document Camille and Drew’s big day. They said yes to DSmithImages Wedding Photography, Portraits, and Events, and I was happy to oblige. You might recall their lovely engagement session the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Camille and Drew’s wedding day took place at a couple of locations in Decatur, Alabama while also including a location in nearby Athens, Alabama. Camille and Drew’s ceremony was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where Camille’s family are members, but they decided to do their first look and wedding party photos at the nearby Delano Park Rose Garden.
Because it was Alabama in the summertime, the threat of afternoon showers and storms lingered about. A storm did come through the area, but, thankfully, it cleared up just in time for Camille and Drew’s first look. The after-effects of the storm made for just a beautiful setting in the lush and green gardens at Delano Park. When Camille and Drew finished their first look and wedding party photos, they headed back to the church for family photos and the actual ceremony. The ceremony was a lovely event witnessed by many family members and friends. Camille and Drew made sure their parents were part of the ceremony as all of their parents took place in the “giving away” portion of the ceremony along with the lighting of the unity candle.
Once the ceremony was concluded, everyone took a short drive north to Athens, Alabama to enjoy the reception at The Revival. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful variety of food on hand as there was BBQ to enjoy while also a made to order taco bar set up outside the venue. When everyone had their fill of the delicious food, they watched Camille and Drew cut their wedding cake and have their first dance together. Camille and her father then did a special dance medley that entertained everyone in attendance.
When it was time to say goodbye and goodnight, Camille and Drew exited through a grand sparkler display. Their friends and family wished them well as they exited the venue to begin their lives together as a married couple.
I’d like to send the warmest thanks to Camille and Drew for saying yes to DSmithImages Wedding Photography, Portraits, and Events. It was a pleasure to photograph their wedding, and I wish them all the best in their future together. I’d also like to take this time to thank their friends and family for their kindness and hospitality.
I do also want to take a moment to extend a word of thanks to all the vendors that helped make this such a great day for Camille and Drew:
Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church
First Look Venue: The Rose Garden at Delano Park
Catering: Taqueria El Palomino
Cake: Patrick Martin
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: JoS. A. Bank
Please take a moment to enjoy this sampling of photos from Camille and Drew’s wedding day in Decatur, Alabama. If you are a family member or friend of the bride and/or groom and would like to see the full gallery from this wedding, please contact me directly.
I’d also love to talk details if you are looking to select a wedding photographer for your big day. You can visit my wedding photography investment page or fill out the form below and say yes to DSmithImages!