Paige and Brent’s gorgeous destination wedding weekend at Lake Martin, Ala., kicked off with a wedding rehearsal dinner at the incredible SpringHouse Restaurant. Daniel Taylor Photography was thoroughly impressed. The restaurant’s chef, Rob McDaniel, actually competed on Iron Chef last month with his mentor, Chef Chris Hastings (of Hot and Hot Fish Club fame). We understand how they made it to the cable cooking show–the SpringHouse food is gorgeous and incredibly delicious, some of the best we’ve had. Daniel and I have eaten a lot of average wedding food, but the SpringHouse rehearsal cuisine was to die for.
People still ask us sometimes if people really bring in photographers for the rehearsal dinner. The answer is absolutely yes. We do them a lot. Some of the best photos come from them because the wedding rehearsal dinner doesn’t have the stress of the wedding day, the out-of-town guests have just arrived, and it’s like Christmas Eve, in a way. We love how many families are adding so much creativity to the rehearsal dinners and many around Birmingham are beautiful enough to go straight into a wedding magazine.
We can’t say enough how honored we were that the families of Paige and Brent welcomed us like family. We even had our own hand-lettered place cards for the sit-down dinner at SpringHouse!
FYI, the Springhouse restaurant property is also available for weddings. And since Paige and Brent’s wedding rehearsal, Rob and his fiancee, Emily, invited us to photograph their own wedding in November!
You can also see more photos of Paige and Brent’s outdoor Southern wedding at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, and their wedding reception at The Ridge Club.