A great accessory of a Southern bride–cowboy boots. Ashton on the bar at The Stables at Russell Crossroads at Lake Martin, ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Half of Daniel Taylor Photography hails from Birmingham, Alabama, or ‘Bama as we say down here. The other half is an adopted Southerner via Australia, and we couldn’t love it more. That being said, we work with lots of fabulous Southern clients! From elegant Spanish Moss in New Orleans and Mobile, to DIY details with fresh cotton and monograms, to cowboy boots galore, these modern-day Southern belles know how to put on a beautiful wedding that shows their roots with their own personal style.
We’ve had the privilege to photograph a number of gorgeous outdoor Southern weddings and engagement sessions. We love the rustic feel they have while still being elegant. Southern affairs also seem to let the couple’s personality shine through. It gives a true reflection of what they care about, where they came from, and shows their love is just as strong in a casual environment.
Take a look at some of our favorite outdoor Southern weddings:
Heather and John
New Orleans City Park’s gorgeous Spanish moss in the oak trees created a perfect setting for John and Heather’s wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
What’s more Southern than a lowcountry New Orleans wedding? Heather and John’s wedding came complete with a parasol for the bride and banana pudding served at the reception. See their Terrell House and NOLA City Park wedding and New Orleans engagement session.
What’s a New Orleans wedding without a lace parasol? Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
John chose Southern banana pudding in lieu of a groom’s cake. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Tori and Mitch
Tori and Mitch stand underneath Rosewood in Pinson’s gorgeous outdoor chandelier at their wedding.
Tori and Mitch had a quintessential Southern wedding at Rosewood in Pinson and a gorgeous rustic engagement session at Old Baker Farm. We love the cotton ring detail and the outdoor chandelier.
Tori’s sparkling engagement ring in fresh cotton at the couple’s engagement session at Old Baker Farm in Harpersville, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Anne-Michelle and James
A beautiful Southern mansion like The Sonnet House in Leeds, Ala., is a great choice for a spring wedding, complete with dogwoods. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
A wedding portrait on a white front porch? Yes, please. Photographed at Sonnet House by Daniel Taylor Photography in Birmingham, AL.
Anne-Michelle and James had a dreamy sunset wedding at The Sonnet House in Leeds, outside Birmingham, Ala. Dogwoods in bloom, pine trees and plenty of porches were just a few of the elements that made this wedding so special.
Mattie and George
Mattie and George stand under gorgeous tea lights at their Rucker Place wedding.
Mattie and George’s wedding at Rucker Place in Birmingham was bursting with Southern details. We loved the floating tea lights in the garden, and the pair even served fried green tomatoes to their guests. Doesn’t get much more Southern than that!
The wedding table centerpieces were pretty re-purposed tree trunks with vintage bottle vases filled with flowers. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
A Southern favorite: fried green tomatoes cooked in an iron skillet at Rucker Place, by Savoie Catering. By Daniel Taylor Photography.
Holly and Murray
Holly and Murray took their Point Clear, Ala. wedding at The Grand way down South to the beach. It was a perfect day for an outdoor ceremony and The Grand hotel has picturesque landscapes. The couple had a rustic Southern engagement session as well. We loved their matching cowboy boots!
The couple had their first look in The Grand’s gorgeous surroundings, complete with Southern Spanish moss. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Murray kisses his bride under the floral wedding arch at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Ala.. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Silhouetted against a gorgeous sunset, Holly and Murray reflect on their wedding day. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography, at The Grand in Point Clear, Ala.
Sweet tea is a must at any Southern wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Holly and Murray incorporated their charming, Southern cowboy boots into their engagement session. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Paige and Brent
The couple’s adorable flower girl was wearing a monogrammed sash. Doesn’t get more Southern than that!. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Paige and Brent held their outdoor wedding at the stunning Lake Martin. The day was filled with lots of pretty details. We especially loved the flower girl’s monogrammed sash and photo opportunities by the dock.
Paige and Brent stroll along the dock at their Lake Martin destination wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Groom Brent chose a classic Southern seer-sucker suit for his wedding to Paige at Children’s Harbor, Lake Martin, AL, by Daniel Taylor Photography.
The ring bearer also wore a seersucker suit for the wedding at Children’s Harbor, Lake Martin. And we were crushing on all the gorgeous stationary. By Daniel Taylor Photography in Birmingham, AL.
Alex and Ben
Every Southerner knows how beautiful hydrangeas are! Alex’s pretty bridal bouquet perched on a white picket fence at American Village, one of our new favorite wedding venues. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Alex and Ben’s American Village wedding was definitely sophisticated Southern. Alex toted hydrangeas down the aisle in her bouquet and the couple had nature-themed details throughout the affair.
The cocktail napkins featured a bird, going along with the nature wedding theme. Photographed at American Village by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Ryan and Ashton
Ryan serenades Ashton with his guitar on his front porch near Lake Martin during their engagement photo session. Check out the boots! Daniel Taylor Photography.
Ryan and Ashton had a fabulous Southern engagement session near Lake Martin complete with boots, trucks and guitars. We can’t wait for their wedding. We’re sure it will be filled with lots of Southern goodness!
Ashton and Ryan hang out in the bed of his truck at their Lake Martin engagement session, boots and guitar included. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Lindsey and Brandon
Is there anything more Southern than bride- and groom-to-be with a quilt and a dog in their engagement photos? We just loved Lindsey and Brandon’s session, including dog Stella. Photographed at Old Baker Farm by Daniel Taylor Photography.
Lindsey and Brandon chose Old Baker Farm for a truly Southern engagement photo session, complete with cotton and corn fields, dirt roads, a quilt, and their dog, Stella. Classic Southern chic!
The couple walked the dirt roads of Old Baker Farm during their Southern engagement photo session in Harpersville, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography
In sepia: Brandon sweeps Lindsey off her feet during their engagement photo session at Old Baker Farm. Daniel Taylor Photography