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Southern Weddings blog loved the flower girl's sash, embroidered with the bride and groom's first initials. Photos by Daniel Taylor Photography

 

Wow. This is a big day for Daniel Taylor Photography, having our first trend feature in one of the best wedding blogs in the country, Southern Weddings. Thank so much to Emily at SWMAG blog for sharing a beautiful idea in the Southern Spotting feature, the monogrammed flower girl’s sash from Paige and Brent’s Lake Martin, Children’s Harbor wedding, with M. Elizabeth Events.

Dying to see more? Check out our blog post from Paige and Brent’s stunning Lake Martin wedding at Children’s Harbor, which is brimming with fantastic Southern details you can use for your own wedding.

 

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Anniversary Photo Session in Mt Laurel, Ala.: Kinora Films

Paul and Courtney and two wonderful people who happen to be friends of ours. As owners of Kinora Films, their wedding filmmaking is some of the finest we’ve seen here at Daniel Taylor Photography. Seriously, you’ve got to check them out. I cry at people’s videos when I’ve never met the subjects. Paul and Courtney are that good. They also share some of their video talent at Church of the Highlands, which has some pretty terrific video production. We’re consistently inspired by their faith.

Fun fact about the session: Paul surprised everyone by cutting a mohawk for himself just hours before the photo session. Loved it!

Here are some highlights.

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Courtney and Paul hold hands during their anniversary photo session at Mt Laurel, Ala.. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

We were stoked to photograph these two lovebirds for an anniversary session.  They put the location in our hands, so we met them at in the town of Mt Laurel, which is incredibly picturesque. We had a ton of fun with these  to, who secretly (sometimes not so secretly) love to share their goofball sides. Thanks, guys for letting us capture that Bryant magic.

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Paul and Courtney in Mt Laurel. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

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Courtney and Paul get the fun on. Daniel Taylor Photography

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What a cute couple!

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A view through the Mamiya RZ, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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You know she loves you when she’s grooming you. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Paul, one of his signature hats, and Courtney at sunset in Mt Laurel. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A cute moment in sepia. Daniel Taylor Photography 

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Birmingham, AL, Wedding Photography at The Sonnet House

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Ethan and Lindsay embrace at the altar during their outdoor ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

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No wedding is complete without a champagne toast. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography at The Sonnet House.

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Orange flower petals lined the aisle for the outdoor ceremony at The Sonnet House in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

Lindsay and Ethan are married! Daniel Taylor Photography had the privilege of shooting another fantastic wedding at one of our favorite venues, the beautiful Sonnet House in Leeds, Ala. This fun-loving couple celebrated their love in a ceremony at the elegant wedding venue.

The bride’s sister, Jennifer, enlisted DTP for the couple’s nuptials, and explained the nature theme they had in mind. We knew we had to introduce them to the wonderful Mandy Majerik of HotHouse Design Studio, who could really make their signature colors of oranges and greens something memorable. Wasn’t Lindsay’s bouquet stunning?!

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The beautiful Sonnet House in Leeds, near Birmingham, Ala., was perfect for the couple’s ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Lindsay carried a vibrant orange and red bouquet for her Sonnet House wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography. Florals by HotHouse Design Studio.

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Lindsay and Ethan share a moment after the ceremony at their wedding at The Sonnet House in Leeds, Ala.. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Lindsay looked radiant on her wedding day at The Sonnet House. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

Guests couldn’t stop talking about the scrumptious cake by Dreamcakes in Homewood (that is when they weren’t gobbling it down!) and we loved the groom’s treat as an alternative to another cake. Ethan delighted guests with man-sized cookies, complete with shooters of milk. How fun! Chris Amerson of Amerson Events, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, kept the party going as the event’s DJ.

The entire family and bridal party were dedicated to spending a fun day filled with love and laughter. Even the adorable kids were included in the festivities, while still being allowed to be kids.

Thanks Lindsay and Ethan for letting us shoot your wedding!

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Lindsay’s bouquet was from HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Lindsay’s bridesmaids donned fresh, bright green dresses for the ceremony at The Sonnet House. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Ethan and his groomsmen posed for a playful shot. Their green ties matched the bridesmaids’ dresses. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Lindsay prepares to walk down the aisle with her father at The Sonnet House. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

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The couple shares a tender moment during their wedding at The Sonnet House. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Nature-themed flower arrangements decorated Lindsay and Ethan’s ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography at The Sonnet House in Birmingham, Ala.

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An extravagant display of food waited for the guests at the couple’s Sonnet House wedding reception. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Southern Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at Stone’s Throw in Mt Laurel, Ala.

Rob and Emily had a beautiful, intimate rustic-chic fall rehearsal dinner at the utterly charming Stone’s Throw Bar & Grill in Mt Laurel, Alabama.

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Emily and Rob share a laugh during their wedding rehearsal dinner at Stone’s Throw Bar and Grill in Mt Laurel, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A night view of Stone’s Throw Bar and Grill at Mt Laurel, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

 

Daniel Taylor Photography fell in love with groom-to-be Rob before we knew him. Rob is the executive chef at SpringHouse restaurant at Lake Martin. We eat a lot of very average event food, but were truly, totally and completely dazzled by the look and taste of his creations at a fabulous Southern chic rehearsal dinner last spring at the restaurant. It’s the only wedding event we’ve photographed where the family had insisted on a photo of the chef.

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Check out the autumn harvest vegetable accents on the front door wreaths. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Pumpkins carved with the bride and groom’s initials were a fun choice for table decor. Daniel Taylor Photography

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A chalkboard menu is a stylish addition to any wedding event. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

A few months later we got a call from a delightful bride-to-be named Emily, who was engaged to a chef at Lake Martin. Her wedding planner, Alene Gamel of I Do! I Do! had recommended us Thanks so much, Alene!

Emily must have thought I was crazy because I got so excited I could barely contain myself.  Yep, it was the same guy (who by the way competes on Chris Hastings’ team on an episode of Iron Chef Feb. 26)!

We met this adorable couple in person and quickly fell in love with Emily, too. We were immediately struck by their vision for their rehearsal dinner and wedding. They wanted something authentic, elegant and inviting, “like people were coming to our home,” Emily explained. Main Street Florist in Mt Laurel created the florals, which were the perfect touches to the affair. We appreciate Rob’s mother, Diane, for inviting us to capture it all!

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Stone’s Throw in Mt Laurel is a great choice for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Daniel Taylor Photography

This rehearsal dinner was like a feature straight out of Garden & Gun magazine. The cozy restaurant had an outdoor fire pit roaring. We loved the candlelight, the beautifully initialed pumpkins, the wildflowers in Mason jars, the bluegrass band, and the food. Oh the food. Can’t forget the mini pies, tons of them, each one more Southern than the next. A young niece and nephew played guitar and sang — wonderfully, by the way, and with confidence beyond their years. The love in that room was impossible to ignore.

We hope you enjoy highlights of this rehearsal dinner as much as we did. I wish you could have been there.

Stay tuned for Emily and Rob’s wedding, complete with a delicious, bacon-encrusted wedding cake that people were tripping over themselves to taste.

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The mixed floral arrangements in vintage bottles had vibrant pops of color. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The bluegrass band was a highlight of Rob and Emily’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

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The Stone’s Throw bar at Mt Laurel. Daniel Taylor Photography

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We loved the customized napkin rings for the rehearsal dinner. Daniel Taylor Photography

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White tablecloths were a crisp backdrop for the fall flower table designs. Daniel Taylor Photography

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There were plenty of emotion-packed moments at the rehearsal dinner. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Rob’s mother and grandmother. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

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Beef brisket from Stone’s Throw Bar and Grill. By Daniel Taylor Photography

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Mini pecan pies were one of several mouth-watering desserts at Stone’s Throw. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The mini pies were a hit at the Stone’s Throw rehearsal dinner at Mt Laurel. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

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Emily and Rob were all smiles during the rehearsal dinner. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Speeches and funny stories from family and friends made the rehearsal dinner even more personal. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Rob’s sisters at the rehearsal dinner. Daniel Taylor Photography

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How cool to have your niece and nephew sing you a song at your rehearsal dinner. Daniel Taylor Photography

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