Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kate & Chris - Birmingham, Alabama

Kate and Chris were married on May 1, 2010 at the home of the bride's family in Birmingham, Alabama.   This was the weekend that Nashville flooded but only 3 hours south, we somehow made it through the wedding without rain.  I'd say we really lucked out.

I've become buddies with Kate through Vanderbilt over the past few years and one thing I have learned about Kate is that she knows how to put on a good party!  I knew it was going to be a fun weekend when my 2nd photographer Chris Koutsis and I started our little road-trip 3 hours south and he let me know that he brought cigars!  With horses looking on, we took advantage of the country settings for the formal shots early in the day beneath the constant threat of rain.  There was a cocktail hour before the ceremony as the guests arrived and I was able to spend some time catching candids of everyone hugging and chatting.  The guests crowded around during the ceremony, not in neat rows of seats but rather in a crowd where many of the guests had their arms around each other as they looked on.  The dinner took place inside a barn that Kate's parents spent a lot of time clearing out for the occasion.  Once everyone had plenty of cake the guests made their way outside where they could lay on quilts while listening to the band "Act of Congress." They had a Nickel Creek sound that really struck me as being the perfect choice for the setting under the trees.

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1 comment:

SaraKate77 said...

and, Matt, you were the perfect complement to our FABULOUS day!! I can't imagine how the photos and the fun we had taking them could have been any better...lying down in horse pastures included!!!

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