James & Cindy: an intimate country club ceremony

April 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


 

I have had the opportunity to know this bride, Cindy, for almost 10 years! I met her son and daughter in 10th grade and became fast friends with her eldest daughter, Amy. We spent many, MANY long hours staying up late, talking and watching movies in her home together. In some ways, I grew up in their home, and yes, I even met my husband at Cindy's house! So, when she offered me the job of photographing her small, intimate wedding, I was so honored. And of course I said YES!
 


First, this beautiful country club. Look at it! Decades of Birmingham history and elegance are wrapped up in these beautiful buildings. Cindy and James wanted this to be a very low-key, small, and intimate ceremony with only close family and friends.
 

 


I've gotta say, I am in love with this very vintage-feel navy dress Cindy picked:

Really, though, aren't they adorable? Cindy picked the elegant navy and pale-yellow theme and a group of about 25 guests were in attendance.

 
This sweet and simple ceremony took place in The Parlour in front of a beautiful fireplace. Then, guests simply walked over to the beautifully-arranged tables to eat an AMAZING dinner (and I know it was amazing because I got to eat it too--YUM!) of spinach salad, lobster bisque, steak and potatoes gratin, with the delicious cake from Dreamcakes for dessert!
 

 

Part-way through dinner, the bride's father spoke about his daughter and their life growing up. Here, a photo is passed around of young Cindy when they lived in Hawaii.
 


an adorable niece in attendance.
The thing about small and intimate ceremonies is that they're just so...right. A small event that is stress-free (and organized by the super professional BCC, too, of course) allows everyone to just relax and enjoy the day. This beautiful ceremony uniting Cindy and James was simply classic, beautiful, and a pleasure to be a part of!

Wedding colors: Navy and yellow
Wedding cake: Dreamcakes Bakery
Bride's dress: Nordstrom Rack
Venue: Birmingham Country Club


 


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