What I love most about Meghan and Allen’s wedding day was the chance to relive my own marriage blessing. In October 2009, a few months after my husband’s best friend, Matt, had fake married us and the State of California had legally married us, we had planned a blessing and party in Birmingham for our friends and family. The blessing took place in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the same place Meghan and Allen exchanged vows, and this was my first time photographing a wedding here. We were married in the little chapel that connects to the unbelievable sanctuary, and I still remember (in part due to the photos) walking down the wall of main sanctuary hand in hand with Garrett, following the priest to the chapel.
Meghan and Allen met in high school (the same high school my husband went to, actually, he and Meghan are the same year; we had actually run into each other while Meghan and Allen were eating with some friends of ours but didn’t connect it all until Meghan came into my office), and continued their love at Alabama (which seems right to me). Their wedding day was relaxed, as I’m sure their love feels after all these years. The weather was unseasonably warm for February (but Alabama hasn’t had normal weather all year) and the rain held off until we were finished with the photos which was perfect, it sounded beautiful beating down on the roof of the church.
The night continued at Matt Jones Gallery (which you’ll recognize from Katherine and Frank’s wedding and you long time followers from Meagan and David’s!), with flashing lights and a feel good band (including some Miley Cyrus for the young female vocalist on stage), and The Wobble (I need someone to teach me the wobble, by the way). I love receptions that make me sing along and dance and frown when the night is over. Congratulations to Meghan and Allen and thank you to everyone that had a part in their day.
Event planner and coordinator: Mariee Ami
Gown: Ivory & White
Catering: Iz Catering
Band: Lucky Town
Cake: Meghan’s Aunt (WHAT?!)
Flowers: Suzanne Graves
Hair and Makeup: Celine Russell
Car: Vintage Auto Car