A Classic Fairhope, Alabama Summer Wedding| June 23, 2018

A Classic Fairhope, Alabama Summer Wedding

Sam & Jeff | Fairhope, Alabama | 6.23.2018

I loved this classic Fairhope, Alabama summer wedding in Fairhope, Alabama. Summers in South Alabama are full of rain showers that blow through the area. They are very random and sporadic and you never know where they are going to hit but we were lucky on Jeff & Sam’s wedding day. We seriously couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day with beautiful golden light during bride and groom portraits.

The ceremony and reception both took place at the James P. Nix Center in Fairhope, Alabama. The venue offers a classic, traditional ballroom which was perfect for Sam and Jeff. They are such a classic couple and love tradition and opted for Jeff to wait and see Sam for the first time when she was walking down the aisle. Her engagement ring belonged to her grandmother. The something borrowed ring that she wore on her right hand was her grandmother’s as well that her sister also wore in her wedding.

Sam’s dress was full lace with simple pearl beading details and a train. She wore a pearl necklace and earrings to tie in with the beading on her dress. Her shoes were patent leather wedges by Jessica Simpson. Jeff and his groomsmen wore a classy gray suits.  The bridesmaids wore blue halter dresses with a thin sash that gathered at the waist.

Sam’s bouquet and Jeff’s boutonniere featured sunflowers and baby’s breath. The bridesmaids carried simple bouquet’s of baby’s breath and the groomsmen’s boutonnieres were simple baby’s breath as well. The simplicity of the decor and details complimented the already beautifully decorated venue.

The entire day was stunning…

From the time that I arrived to the end of the day, everything fell together perfectly. From the wedding party having fun getting ready to the beautiful ceremony. And Jeff was even able to sneak a surprise in at the exit for Sam. Scroll down through the images to see her reaction and to look at how proud he was to be able to pull it off.

The bride and groom and their party were stunning and the entire day went off with out a hitch thanks to their amazing wedding coordinator. Thank you Sam and Jeff for having me photograph your wedding day.

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Second Shooter: Tonie Goodie with Toni Goodie Photography

Wedding Planner: Lindsay Wenke

Venue: James P Nix Center

Hair: Monica Lores and Huntley Huckle

Make-up: Brittany Lowell and Abigail Anderson

Florist: Becky with Winn Dixie

Bride’s Cake: Andree’s

Groom’s Cake: Sally McPeak

Caterer: Julwin’s

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal

Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Flower Girl Dresses: Amazon

DJ: KC Karaoke and DJ Services

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I am Jessica Smith. I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Born and raised in Alabama, I have lived on the Gulf Coast for the most of my life. After adventures with my husband’s job in the Coast Guard, we decided it was time to follow our hearts and settle down back on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. Being from Fairhope, my southern heritage is apparent from the time you meet me. My southern “twang” and my love of Alabama football are the giveaways. I am a wife and a mother to three gorgeous sons. I also love to garden and promoting wellness in the world.  

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