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Mary Beth + David // A Handmade Alabama Lake House Wedding

This wedding was featured in Birmingham Magazine.

Oh, Mary Beth and David…. Where do I begin with these two? I met Mary Beth way back when at a bridal show, and when she came to my office for an initial meeting bearing a gift of (turquoise!) eggs from her farm, I just knew it was meant to be. And then when I actually got to see the farm she lives on with David during their engagement session, I was even more smitten!

It makes sense that they chose to get married at the lake house of their friends and neighbors, the Yieldings, out in Sterrett, AL. Mary Beth and David have a deep love for horticulture and living off their land, so the fact that they incorporated flowers picked from their own garden the morning of the wedding, as well as ingredients for the wedding feast that came from their own land and other local farms, is just perfect. They actually met when Mary Beth, who wanted to learn more about the horticulture industry, interviewed for a job with David, who managed a local garden store. Pretty soon it was clear that it was much more than a job interview, and they haven’t been separated since.

I have to say that I’ve been loving these intimate and super personal weddings I’ve been shooting lately. Each one is so special in its own way, and this gorgeous lake side wedding was no different. It also makes me so happy when couples choose to honor and celebrate not only their love for each other, but also their love for their local culture. From the Good People beer served as guests arrived, to the custom Alabama Chanin piece that Mary Beth commissioned, to the hand-painted invitation suite, to the Jim ‘n Nicks barbecue (YUM)… it was definitely all an ode to an Alabama kind of love. Heck, they even chose to share their wedding day with the big Alabama-LSU game. ;) And in return, the always-unpredictable southern weather chose to smile upon them with sunshine and a balmy 70-degree forecast. PERFECTION.

Anyway, on to the photos!

Kelly came to second shoot this wedding with me, and I’m obsessed with the image she captured below. Notice that tiny little bee? Notice how above there’s a tiny little bee buzzing around the flowers on the invitation? Ah, serendipity. :)

I was also in love with MB’s bouquet. What a stunning selection of florals!

Could they be a more gorgeous couple? I mean, really.

Congratulations Mary Beth and David! Hope you’re looooving Hawaii right now! :)
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Ute - Oh Morgan, what else can I say? BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Whitney - These are beautiful! She reminds me a lot of Jody Foster!

unique weddings - I have no more words! Awesome!

Kirralee - Beautiful detail images!

Sarah - Good gracious, these are beautiful! I loved their engagement session and the wedding is even better. Morgan you are such an amazing photographer, I love your images. And as a fellow Kate Spade lover, your branding is pretty genius too :)

Kelly - I agree that she looks a bit like Jody Foster :) Love/d this wedding!

Amanda - Holy cow Morgan. This is awesome. One of my favorite things about the way you shoot are those tiny little details that so many overlook — the slide, the stove, the canoe… perfection! And btw, the pic of them dancing where you are focused on the couple to the left in the background? Those are our good friends Byron and Christie! What a fun surprise that was!

Lauren Winter - These are stunning, Morgan! You nailed this. Beautiful, beautiful couple and venue.

Published! | Birmingham Magazine January 2012 » Morgan Trinker Photography | Birmingham, AL - [...] it’s humanly possible to convey how over the moon I am to be sharing this with you today. Mary Beth and David’s handmade lakeside wedding from November is in a whopping 8-page spread (!!!) in this month’s issue of Birmingham [...]

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