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Birmingham Wedding at Dawson Memorial and the Botanical Gardens

 

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Erin and Christopher share an emotional moment before their ceremony at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

It’s always a pleasure when Daniel Taylor Photography gets to be a part of a beautiful, classic wedding. Erin and Christopher’s elegant, timeless style made for a gorgeous wedding at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, with photos that will be just as stunning in 30 years as they are today. Erin was so great to work with because of her genuine appreciation for great photography. We love it when clients appreciate the details as much as we do!

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Erin’s gorgeous wedding dress at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin’s incredible earrings were family heirlooms that dated back to before the Civil War. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

Erin made an absolutely radiant bride with help from hair and make-up guru Melissa Moore Bogardus of Joyce’s Formals Salon. The bride’s lovely bouquet and those striking red roses adorning the iron crosses on the church doors were created by our friend J. Ross of Norton’s. The couple held their reception at the church with a beyond delicious menu from Cafe Iz featuring several recreated Louisiana family recipes! Needless to say, the food didn’t last long. The couple’s elegant cakes, including the bride’s cake decorated with their monogram, was from Magnificent Cakes. At the end of the night, the always terrific Ron Marko of Vintage Auto helped Erin and Christopher escape in a rockin’ getaway car, and our friends at Main Street Productions captured the day’s memories in a heartfelt video.

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Christopher before the ceremony at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin chose a lovely peacock blue for her bridesmaid’s dresses. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The bride receives help from her maids before the ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Fabulous red roses from Norton’s decorated the iron crosses on the church’s doors. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple’s wedding rings dazzled outside of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin becomes emotional before holding hands with Christopher around the door before their wedding ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin and Christopher share an around-the-door moment while still choosing not to see each other before their ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Christopher gives Erin a pre-wedding kiss around the door at Dawson Baptist, without seeing her.. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Two adorable additions to Erin and Christohper’s ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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An emotion-filled sister-of-the-bride, Elizabeth, moments before the ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple’s cute flower girl and ring bearer make their entrance. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin and Christopher say their vows at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A classic black-and-white photograph of the happy couple. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple’s lovely cake adorned with fresh flowers was by Magnificent Cakes. Flowers by Norton’s. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin and Christopher’s cake by Magnificent Cakes was topped with gorgeous fresh flowers from Norton’s. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple’s reception was catered by Cafe Iz. They served classic Coca-Cola bottles. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Tasty Louisiana meat pies from an old family recipe, re-created by Cafe Iz, were a hit at the reception. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The happily married couple left their wedding reception under a sea of football shakers at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A classic getaway car from Vintage Auto whisked the couple away after their Dawson Memorial Baptist Church wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

One of our favorite parts of the day was shooting an intimate after-session at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with Erin and Christopher. The photos turned out absolutely gorgeous, if we do say so ourselves :). Erin was inspired by an after-session we did with Brian and Rachel, so we tailored a session to her style. You’d never know it from the photos, but it was pretty frigid weather that day! We were trying our best to wrap her up between shots, but Erin was a fabulous trooper. We honestly don’t think whining is part of her vocabulary. Congratulations to Erin and Christopher! We were so honored to be part of your big day.

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Erin and Christopher had a gorgeous wedding after-session at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Pink and purple rose bushes at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens made for a perfect spot at Erin and Christopher’s wedding after-session. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin and Christopher shared a sweet moment at their Birmingham Botanical Gardens after-session. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A candid moment of Erin and Christopher at their wedding after-session at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple admires Erin’s wedding ring at their Birmingham Botanical Gardens after-session. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Erin and Christopher share a sunset kiss at their wedding after-session at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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