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Pakistani Wedding Mehndi at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey in Birmingham

Without a doubt, Maryam and Farhan’s four-day Pakistai wedding was one of our favorites since starting Daniel Taylor Photography . We were welcomed so warmly by family and friends, and let me tell you, the food by Sabri Nihari of Chicago was simply incredible. It was a magical weekend.

Day 2 was the wedding mehndi party, at the always fantastic Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. Decor was by Fifth Season, in Atlanta’s Global Mall. Maryam’s lovely make-up was by Jackie Robinson and video by Gary Rush.

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Gorgeous pink, green and gold Pakistani wedding mehndi stage at the Wynfrey Hotel, by Daniel Taylor Photography. Decor by Fifth Season of Atlanta.

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We were drooling over these rich, festive, multi-colored chair covers for the wedding mehndi at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. Decor by Fifth Season of Atlanta. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Groom Farhan enters with his friends, and he’s carrying a professional weightlifting belt for fun. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Farhan’s friends dug up his junior high picture and teased him by making fans out of the photos. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Getting ready for the bride’s entrance for the Pakistani mehndi at the Wynfrey Hotel, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Bride-to-be Maryam wears traditional orange for her mehndi, and enters under a pink and gold canopy. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The bride makes her entrance for the Pakistani wedding mehndi. Photographed by Daniel Taylor Photography at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala.

 

 

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Bride-to-be Maryam is a little surprised by Farhan’s weight lighting belt at their wedding mehndi. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Family and friends posed for photos on the lovely pink, green and gold mehndi stage at the Wynfrey. Stage decor by Fifth Season of Atlanta. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Gorgeous yellow and red mehndi flowers. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The bride- and groom-to-be. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The couple with the bride’s family, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Maryam and Farhan share a laugh during the mehndi skits. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Loved ones put on comic skits portraying Farhan (left) and, yes, Maryam, right. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A celebratory dance for the bride- and groom-to-be. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A Pakistani wedding mehndi performance included a solo by Maryam’s father, who got his groove on for the performance. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Maryam’s parents got their boogie on at the mehndi. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A long night of celebrating left some of the young guests a little sleep. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

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New Orleans Wedding: Terrell House and NOLA City Park

We’ve had some super-cool weddings here lately at Daniel Taylor Photography. One of our faves was undoubtedly  John and Heather’s destination wedding in New Orleans, referred to us by the always awesome M. Elizabeth Events. Y’all know we love us some Meghan and Ellen! And this wedding is slated to be published on the awesome Glamour and Grace wedding blog a little later this month! So excited to share this! And yes, this is our biggest wedding post to date! UPDATE: Feb. 21, 2012, this Daniel Taylor Photography New Orleans wedding is featured on Glamour & Grace blog!

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A wedding kiss in New Orleans City Park, photographed by Daniel Taylor Photography

Family and friends convened from all over the country in a weekend just brimming with love and emotion. Heather and John couldn’t have been more gracious, with every their concern for making their guests comfortable and happy. We just loved their sign-in table with wedding photos from their families, John’s banana pudding groom’s dessert, the elegant white florals and the dreamy vintage getaway car. Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events worked with Heather and John for a great team of vendors for their wonderful I Dos. The venue was the lovely New Orleans City Park/Pavilion of Two Sisters, which also handled the yummy catering. We had so much fun photographing Heather and girls getting ready at the beautiful Terrell House in the Garden District, where this adorable couple also had their first look. Heather’s elegant lace wedding gown was Melissa Sweet from Priscilla of Boston and those little shoes were from Mr. Jimmy Choo. Well-known New Orleans floral designer Meade Wenzel, 504-289-9883, created the dreamy flowers, and New Orleans’ Nlegendary Haydel’s Bakery made the wonderful cake. And the limo was from A1 Worldwide Transportation.

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Jimmy Choo wedding shoes with a classic New Orleans wedding mask. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Heather’s Melissa Sweet wedding gown outside the Terrell House in the Garden District of New Orleans. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography. 

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A custom monogram stitched inside Heather’s lace wedding gown. Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Terrell House in the Garden District of New Orleans is a great venue for wedding events. Daniel Taylor Photography 

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Bride Heather’s sister helped the bride-to-be get ready at Terrell House in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography

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White and purple bridesmaids’ bouquet by Meade Wenzel.

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Heather’s romantic white wedding bouquet by Meade Wenzel, by Daniel Taylor Photography. 

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John and Heather’s first look on the porch of the Terrell House, in the New Orleans Garden District. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The pre-wedding first look at Terrell House in New Orleans, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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What’s a New Orleans wedding without a lace parasol? Daniel Taylor Photography. 

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Heather and John’s bridal party outside the Terrell House in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography. Isn’t the bordeaux color of the bridesmaids’ dresses pretty?

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A fashion-inspired bridal portrait at the Terrell House in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A stunning black-and-white bridal portrait at the Terrell House in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Heather and her totally cool bridesmaids at the Terrell House in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Dying over this Spanish moss in the oaks at City Park in New Orleans. Heather and John’s romantic destination wedding by Daniel Taylor Photography

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Dying over this Spanish moss in the oaks at City Park in New Orleans. Heather and John’s romantic destination wedding by Daniel Taylor Photography

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A wedding kiss under the oaks at City Park in New Orleans, a terrific place for a wedding. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A formal wedding portrait, complete with Spanish moss and oak trees, at City Park in New Orleans. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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A sweet moment between the bride and groom before the wedding at City Park in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography  

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A luscious white wedding cake with fresh white, pale pink and green flowers by Haydel’s Bakery in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography 

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A luscious white wedding cake with fresh white, pale pink and green flowers by Haydel’s Bakery in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The elegant wedding reception at Pavilion of Two Sisters at New Orleans City Park. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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City Park wedding reception in New Orleans, by Daniel Taylor Photography. Cake by Haydel’s Bakery. 

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Everyone loved John’s choice of banana pudding instead of a groom’s cake, at the wedding reception at City Park in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Timeless white, pale pink and green centerpieces for the wedding reception, by Daniel Taylor Photography. City Park, Pavilion of Two Sisters, New Orleans. 

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Timeless white, pale pink and green centerpieces for the wedding reception, by Daniel Taylor Photography. City Park, Pavilion of Two Sisters, New Orleans.

 

Pavilion of Two Sisters wedding reception at night

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Heather the bride, a few moments before walking down the aisle at City Park in New Orleans. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Heather and her father share an emotional moment seconds before walking down the aisle at New Orleans City Park. Wedding photography by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Beautiful white and green bridesmaids’ bouquets against bordeaux dresses. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Heather and John come back up the aisle after their garden wedding at New Orleans City Park. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The bride and groom after the ceremony, outside Pavilion of Two Sisters at New Orleans City Park. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A night-time kiss after the wedding at New Orleans City Park. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A quiet moment outside the wedding reception at New Orleans City Park. Daniel Taylor Photography 

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A masquerade wedding kiss at New Orleans City Park, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A view from outside the wedding reception at Pavilion of Two Sisters, New Orleans City Park. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The grand wedding departure from Pavilion of Two Sisters at New Orleans City Park. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The grand wedding departure from Pavilion of Two Sisters at New Orleans City Park. Daniel Taylor Photography 

We wishHeather and John a lifetime of happiness! And be sure to check out Heather and John’s destination engagement photo session, also in New Orleans, with their adorable dog Tugger. 

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Pakistani Wedding Mayun in Birmingham, AL: Maryam and Farhan

 

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Maryam’s elegant orange lengha for her wedding mayun (ubton) ceremony. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

We at Daniel Taylor Photography were so stoked to photograph a gorgeous, four-day Pakistani wedding last month.

Maryam’s parents couldn’t have been more excited about the wedding, and we had a blast working with them to coordinate complete wedding coverage. Maryam’s parents wanted to surprise her with a dance during the first night of the wedding events, the mayun (ubton) ceremony. That surprised smile on her face is when her parents, who rarely dance, burst into a full-tilt performance that delighted everyone in the room at Embassy Suites in Hoover. We enjoyed getting to know Gary Rush from Rush Videos, who handled the videography. Fifth Season event design in Atlanta created breath-taking decor throughout the weekend and DJ Jaz of Atlanta kept great music going for all the guests to enjoy.

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Intricate Pakistani wedding mehndi. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

 

Here are a few highlights from the first day of the wedding events, hosted by Maryam’s family. Isn’t she just lovely in her traditional orange dress? Orange is a popular color for the mehendi, which is when the women gather to sing and honor the bride and the upcoming wedding. Many families now combine the mehendi and include the men, too. It was truly an honor to share in the joy of the wonderful family and their loving friends.

A Pakistani bridal portrait, by Daniel Taylor Photography in Birmingham, Ala. 
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We love the fresh flowers and candles floating in water for the Pakistani wedding mayun (ubton) ceremony. By Daniel Taylor Photography in Birmingham, Ala. 

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A lovely tray for the mayun ceremony. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Maryam’s mother holds the microphone during the singing portion of the mayun (uptown) ceremony at Embassy Suites in Hoover. By Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A songbook for the Pakistani wedding mayun ceremony. By Daniel Taylor Photography 

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A few of the younger guests take their turns on the drum after the ladies are finished. Daniel Taylor Photography

tray for the mayun rituals. Daniel Taylor Photography
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Maryam poses for photo on the stage with close family and friends. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A favorite part of the mayun celebration was dancing by the adorable and talented little girls. By Daniel Taylor Photography 

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Maryam’s parents surprised her with a special dance the first night of the wedding events, at the mayun. Daniel Taylor Photography 

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Maryam, right, and her best friend, Farah, couldn’t stop giggling at Maryam’s parents during their dance. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

 

 

 

 

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Hindu Engagement at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham: Pinal & Keval

 

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A quiet moment on the belony of the Wynfrey’s Presidential Suite before Keval (left) and Pinal’s gorgeous Hindu engagement. By Daniel Taylor Photogrpahy

We get all excited here at Daniel Taylor Photography whenever we get a wedding referral from the Wynfrey Hotel (soon to be the Hyatt), especially when it’s for an Indian or Pakistani wedding event. Our good friend Heather Dill referred Pinal and Keval to us for their gorgeous Hindu engagement ceremony. We’ll just tell you, you won’t find a better venue in town for South Asian wedding events. It’s always a highlight whenever we visit and the brides, grooms and their families are always thrilled.

We first got the call from Sheetal, the sister of the groom, about Keval’s  engagement to the lovely Pinal. There was a great team of vendors, most of them from Atlanta, including planner Nalini Gandhi and incredible lighting and furniture from Indaglow Productions of Atlanta. We were so honored to be involved.

We wish the bride- and groom-to-be a lifetime of happiness!

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A quiet moment before the Hindu engagement festivities at the Wynfrey Hotel. By Daniel Taylor Photography,

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Keval looks for his initials in Pinal’s engagement henna mehendi. Photographed at the Wynfrey Hotel by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A close-up of the bride-to-be’s necklace, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Pinal’s engagement ring, beautiful on her engagement mehendhi, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The Wynfrey Hotel ballroom sign for the Hindu engagement. By Daniel Taylor Photography. 

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The gorgeous, color-drenched Wynfrey Hotel ballroom before Pinal and Keval’s Hindu engagement. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Gifts for the engagement party guests. By Daniel Taylor Photography

 

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The groom’s mother awaits the arrival of her son’s fiancee. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Pinal could barely contain her excitement during her Hindu engagement ceremony at the Wynfrey Hotel. By Daniel Taylor Photography 

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One of many engagement ceremony rituals, photographed at the Wynfrey Hotel by Daniel Taylor Photography

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The groom’s family was all smiles. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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Stunning Hindu engagement ceremony at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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Keval slips on the ring of his bride-to-be during their Indian engagement ceremony at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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Pinal slips the ring on her fiancé, by Daniel Taylor Photography

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The bride’s family shares a smile during the Hindu engagement ceremony. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Mini fruit parfaits were a hit with the guests. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Guests danced the night away after the Hindu engagement ceremony at the Wynfrey Hotel. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Traditional dancing after the Hindu engagement ceremony. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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The groom dips his fiancee. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The bride and groom on the shoulders of family and friends after their Hindu engagement. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Best Birmingham, Ala., Wedding Venues

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Wedding photography at Sonnet House by Daniel Taylor Photography in Birmingham, AL.

So you’re getting married in Birmingham! Best wishes and congratulations from Daniel Taylor Photography. Since we’re in the thick of engagement season, we thought we share some of our favorite wedding venues to you decide where to tie the knot. This is based on level of service for weddings, feedback from our brides and of course, how photogenic they are for those wedding photo memories you’ll be enjoying for decades to come.

Birmingham has a fantastic selection of wedding venues for all types of personalities, styles, and budgets. Choose a wedding venue that really fits your personal wedding style and you can save so much on decor, as well as in heartache. And your wedding photos are going to look fantastic in the decades to come, for you, your children and your grandchildren to enjoy.

Best outdoor/farm wedding venue: The Sonnet House in Leeds, Ala. With a beautiful home and plenty of green space, a rustic barn, an outdoor fireplace a chapel that can be used for rain back-up plans, The Sonnet House is a Birmingham favorite. Indoors, the colors and decor make for great photos at every turn. And outdoors, the textures and variety will make your wedding photos look a day-long photo expedition with none of the hassles.

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Lindsay's bridesmaids donned fresh, bright green dresses for the lighthearted ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A moonlit first wedding dance at The Sonnet House by Daniel Taylor Photography in Birmingham, AL.


See more of The Sonnet House from Anne-Michelle and James’s wedding and Lindsay and Ethan’s wedding ceremony.

 

Best Indoor/Warehouse wedding venue: B&A Warehouse in downtown Birmingham, Ala. Brick, rustic wood, history and a vintage feel as just a few of the qualities that make B&A Warehouse a favorite venue for Birmingham weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Across the street from downtown’s Railroad Park gives the versatility of outdoors, water and a city skyline, to boot.

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A stunning wedding rehearsal dinner at B&A Warehouse in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

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B&A Warehouse in downtown Birmingham, Ala. set up for a night reception. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The exterior of B&A Warehouse in downtown Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

See more of B&A Warehouse from Lindsay and Justin’s wedding reception. And check out Tori and Mitch’s wedding rehearsal dinner at B&A, too.

 

Best Venue for Indian/Pakistani Weddings: The Wynfrey at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala, soon to be the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. No one knows Desi weddings like the Wynfrey Hotel. Years of experience in Indian and Pakistani weddings, and a well-skilled staff create unforgettable multi-cultural wedding events. A multimillion-dollar renovation later in 2012 will only make a great place even better.

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The Wynfrey Hotel ballroom set up for an Indian wedding reception. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

An extravagant Indian wedding at The Wynfrey Hotel. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

An extravagant Indian wedding at The Wynfrey Hotel. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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B.M and S.A.'s held their gorgeous Hindu wedding at the Wynfrey Hotel, soon to be the Hyatt. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

See more of The Wynfrey Hotel from B.M. and S.A.’s gorgeous Hindu Indian wedding.

 

Best large luxury hotel: Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, Ala. Ross Bridge is synonymous with luxury in Birmingham. Spa and golf amenities are a much-appreciated treat for guests. Indoor ballroom and outdoor poolside wedding options with satisfy the most discriminating of brides.

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The lavish Ross Bridge ballroom is perfect for wedding receptions. By Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The water wheel at Ross Bridge is gorgeous for wedding photos. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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A wedding reception in the ballroom at Ross Bridge Resort, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

See more of the Ross Bridge Resort from Summer and Chris’ wedding.

 

Best boutique hotel: The Historic Tutwiler in downtown Birmingham, Ala. For an unparalleled feel of historic Birmingham and classic Southern elegance, look no further than the Tutwiler. Elegant, intimate and full of character, this hotel knows how to do weddings.

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Wedding photography at the Tutwiler Hotel in birmingham al by Daniel Taylor Photography

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The Historic Tutwiler Hotel in downtown Birmingham is filled with Southern elegance. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The Century Restaurant inside the Historic Tutwiler Hotel. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

See more of the Tutwiler Hotel from Abigail and Mark’s wedding.

 

Most versatile wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner venue: Park Lane in Mountain Brook, Ala. Looking for elegance in Birmingham’s most fashionable zip code? Park Lane, in Mountain Brook Village, features a versatile, elegant venue that can be transformed to reflect your wedding dreams,  with the catering cache of Kathy G & Co.

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Wedding reception photography at Park Lane in Mountain Brook, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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An elegant table set up at a Park Lane reception. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A sparkler departure from Shannon and Pip's Park Lane wedding reception. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

See more of Park Lane from Shannon and John’s reception and Samantha and Chris’s reception.

 

Private Club with the most wedding personality: The Club. C’mon, when the dance floor inspired the disco in Saturday Night Fever, the feel is straight-up Rat Pack and and the view is atop Red Mountain, you know it’s going to be a stylish Birmingham wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner. Nothing says retro chic quite like The Club.

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A wedding kiss under the neon The Club sign in Birmingham, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The View Restaurant at The Club in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The chic, retro interior at The Club in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

See more of The Club from Mary Katherine and Paul’s wedding reception.

 

Best Art Gallery for a Wedding: Matt Jones Gallery in the Lakeview District of Birmingham. For the modern, metropolitan bride, nothing makes statement quite like a cool downtown art gallery for a rehearsal, wedding or reception.

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Matt Jones Gallery wedding by Daniel Taylor Photography

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A limo waits outside the stylish Matt Jones Gallery in the Lakeview District of Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Matt Jones Gallery wedding by Daniel Taylor Photography

 

See more of the Matt Jones Gallery from Brandy and Scott’s reception.

 

Best modern wedding venue: Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square in Homewood, Ala. A city feel with all the amenities everyone loves about Homewood, Ala., mixed with great service make Rosewood Hall the perfect modern wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner choice. And right across the street is the oh-so-cool Aloft Hotel, perfect convenient and fun accommodations for the wedding party, the bride and groom, or wedding guests.

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Rosewood Hall wedding venue features Daniel Taylor Photography in its Perfect Wedding Guide magazine ad.


See more of Rosewood Hall in Homewood, Ala. from Jamie and Taylor’s reception.

 

Best intimate Southern wedding venue with a view: Rucker Place. A true taste of the South in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Rucker Place is a historic house with a gorgeous, secluded garden and porches galore. Tons of charm, along with great service, personalized catering and photo ops galore (day or night) make this a great choice for city brides wanting a Southern feel.

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Rucker Place's garden was our favorite spot for a romantic photo of the bride and groom after the wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Bride Mattie takes in the view from one of the Rucker Place porches. Wedding photography by Daniel Taylor in Birmingham, Ala.

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A wedding portrait in the Rucker Place garden before the wedding. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

See more of Rucker Place weddings with Mattie and George’s fall wedding and Victoria and Chris’ summer wedding.

 

Best value wedding venue: Rosewood in Pinson. If you want all-out Southern charm, a full slate of wedding services and a price that won’t break the bank, Rosewood in Pinson is the only choice in the Birmingham area. And oh, do we photographers love those chandeliers in the trees, folks!

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A couple stands under the glamorous tree chandeliers at the Rosewood in Pinson. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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That's a gorgeous vintage car form Coats Classic Cars in the Rosewood driveway. Daniel Taylor Photography


See more of the Rosewood in Pinson from Tori and Mitchell’s wedding.

 

Best nature-inspired nontraditional wedding venue: The Birmingham Zoo Lodge. This is one of Birmingham’s hidden wedding gems., located in a secluded wooded area next to the Birmingham Zoo. Don’t worry, you won’t hear, see or smell the critters. Instead, your guests will be transformed to whatever wedding world you create for them, punctuated by rustic, natural charm.

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Dori and Noel tie the knot in an outdoor ceremony at the Birmingham Zoo Lodge. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A bridal portrait by the outdoor stone fireplace at the Birmingham Zoo Lodge. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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An outdoor reception at the Birmingham Zoo Lodge. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

See more of the Birmingham Zoo Lodge from Dori and Noel’s wedding.

 

Best large church accepting non-members for weddings: Canterbury United Methodist in Mountain Brook, Ala. Beautiful, elegant and always prepared for weddings, Canterbury’s light, dreamy sanctuary with it’s signature doors with cross-shaped windows are an elegant, classic choice for a wedding.

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Shannon's dress hangs in the Canterbury United Methodist Church chapel doorway, Mountain Brook, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A view from the balcony at Canterbury United Methodist Church's sanctuary in Mountain Brook, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A photo through the cross-shaped window is a wedding photo favorite for Canterbury United Methodist Church brides. Photo By Daniel Taylor Photography

See more of the Canterbury United Methodist Church from Shannon and John’s wedding and Jamie and Taylor’s ceremony.

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