Katie and Rob in front of their wedding fireworks at The Club. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography with M. Elizabeth Events.
Happy New Year!
Working in the wedding industry, Daniel Taylor Photography has gotten to meet and work with some extraordinary people. And we can’t stress enough how much we appreciate the wonderful work of wedding planners and all they do for our clients. If you’ve just gotten engaged, think seriously about putting one of these fabulous women on your wedding team. It will be a great way to start the new year!
Why do you need a wedding planner or coordinator? Without fail, all these planners can help you assemble a team of professional, reliable wedding pros to fit your personality, your creative style, and your budget. They will create a workable wedding-day schedule that creates time for your top priorities on the your wedding day. Planners can also take the stress out of the day for the bride and groom, creating an absolutely magical experience. S ome of these fabulous ladies can help pull together the details for beautiful photos if photography is one of your top priorities.
All this help lets you focus on the emotion for this once-in-a-lifetime events! Check out some of the best of our wedding planner friends’ work we had the joy of photographing from 2012, and some portraits we took of them, as well. We are honored that so many planners would choose our photographs for their web sites, Facebook and other professional uses!
And yep, you’ll notice our old logo that we used until the later part of 2012 when our terrific team member Rachel Bertone put together our new bubble design, which we’re still grinning about!
Alene Gamel of I Do, I Do planned Alex and Ben’s amazing American Village nuptials. She made the day run so smoothly for the couple and we are always blown away by her work! Elegance, organization, budget advice and logistics like nobody’s business make Alene’s bride’s some of the most relaxed in Birmingham. And if you want to talk experience, she’s one of just a handful of master bridal consultants in the world.
We were thrilled that wedding planner Alene Gamel of I Do, I Do entrusted her 2013 photos with a more casual feel to Daniel Taylor Photography.
We loved this bridal portrait of Alex in the American Village chapel round window. Loved it so much that we created a new Daniel Taylor Photography ad with it. Brides are this serene when they have a great planner, like Alene Gamel of I Do, I Do.
A loving moment between Alex and Ben before the wedding ceremony. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Alex and Ben’s nature-inspired wedding invitation. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Every Southerner knows how beautiful hydrangeas are! Alex’s pretty bridal bouquet perched on a white picket fence. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Liberty Hall was set up beautifully at one of our new favorite venues, American Village in Montevallo. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography. Planned by Alene Gamel of I Do, I Do.
Another nature detail at the reception was this pretty vintage birdcage. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
The couple make a grand exit from Liberty Hall at American Village under a shower of rose petals. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Ginny Au of Bits & Bobs Events helped Danielle and Stephen with their gorgeous Samford Reid Chapel wedding and reception at Veranda on Highland restaurant. She was amazing at styling the day and allowing the couple to incorporate some lovely personal details. She also helped them with their adorable book-themed engagement session, which was featured on the Love and Lavender blog. Ginny is the only planner we’ve worked with who is also an experienced stylist, which she says translates the couple’s most personal details into visual storytelling on their wedding day. We love how that looks in photos! She also created a beautiful styled photo shoot in whites and pale greens for an upcoming feature article.
Planner Ginny Au of Bits & Bobs floored us when she asked to use this portrait from an upcoming feature article by Daniel Taylor Photography for her web site and Facebook page.
Wedding invitation suite styled by Ginny Au of Bits & Bobs Events. Calligraphy by Holly Hollon Design and Calligraphy.
An elegant table setting styled by Ginny Au of Bits & Bobs. Florals by Rosegolden. Daniel Taylor Photography
Danielle was glowing on her big day with help from planner Ginny Au of Bits & Bobs Events. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Wedding planner and photo stylist Ginny Au translated Daniel and Stephen’s love of literature into a styled photo of their wedding rings, with vintage books.
Danielle’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous purple-gray dresses. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Wedding planner and photo stylist Ginny Au continued the book and literature wedding theme and surprised the couple with signature cocktails with Alice In Wonderland-inspired “Drink me” tags. Daniel Taylor Photography
The couple used favorite vintage books as part in their reception decor, planned by Ginny Au of Bits & Bobs Events. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
The happily married couple cut their wedding cake at Veranda on Highland. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
The happy couple exits their reception to cheers from family and friends, under a shower of satin ribbon shakers. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
We worked with our talented and dear friend Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events this year, and as always, were so impressed with her work. Meghan planned Holly and Murray’s amazing destination wedding in Point Clear, Ala., Katie and Rob’s fun soiree at United Highlands Methodist Church and The Club, and Meghan’s brother Alan’s wedding to his beautiful bride Allison at Samford’s Reid Chapel. Meghan’s New York corporate party-planning experience shows in every event, and Meghan is still legendary for her chandelier-laden tailgate parties at Ole Miss. If you want a gorgeous, detail-packed wedding that your guests won’t soon forget, from classic to over-the-top wedding styles, you’ll love Meghan Cease.
One of our favorite portraits of Meghan, taken by Daniel Taylor Photography for a feature in B-Metro magazine.
Murray sees his bride for the first time at their Point Clear, Ala. destination wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Gorgeous pink and white blooms from Jubilee Flowers. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Planner Meghan Cease helped Holly interpret you desire for romantic Southern elegance at her outdoor wedding at The Grand in Point Clear.
The couple dances to Black Jacket under sparkling twinkle lights at The Grand in Point Clear. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
The gorgeous couple watches the fireworks show from their wedding reception at The Club. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
The fireworks show was a romantic ending to the day for Katie and Rob at their wedding reception at The Club in Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
The flower girl and ring bearer at Samford University’s Reid Chapel. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography
The bride’s father gives her a kiss on the cheek when he gives her away. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Alan has a wedding surprise for his bride. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography
Wedding planner Anita Kanellis of AK Brides helped Lindey and Marcus with their beyond gorgeous wedding and reception at Ross Bridge Resort in Birmingham. It was such an amazing, romantic night, y’all! Anita is all about bringing a bride’s vision to life without taking over. And we’ll just tell you, Anita becomes like a favorite aunt in the course of wedding planning, guiding brides and their families through the wedding planning process as a trusted friend. We think Anita is a master of classic romance, tradition and elegance.
Wedding planner Anita Kanellis of AK Brides also enlisted Daniel Taylor Photography for her business photos.
A fairytale-inspired wedding portrait at Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, AL. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
A quiet wedding reception moment at their private dinner table at Ross Bridge Resort in Birmingham. The reception was planned by Anita Kanellis of AK Brides. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
A wedding kiss on the blue stairs at Ross Bridge Resort. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography
Neillie Butler of Mariee Ami planned Staci and Jay’s exciting wedding at Prince of Peace Catholic Church and reception at B&A Warehouse. She did such a wonderful job with the whole day and we look forward to working with her again in 2013! Neillie is known for her clean, classic style and impeccable taste.
Neillie Kirk Butler of Mariee Ami helps bride Staci get ready for her wedding at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography
Staci and Jay share a kiss in the gorgeous vintage getaway car. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Staci was glowing as her dad led her down the aisle at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
- The couple’s beautiful and delicious 5-tier wedding cake by Jan O’Donnell. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Staci and Jay share a moment during their first dance at their B&A Warehouse wedding reception. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Staci’s gorgeous dress had delicate buttons down the back. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
A wedding toast to the newlyweds at B&A Warehouse in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
A great candid photo of the happy couple at B&A Warehouse. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.