February 13, 2024

The Culottas | St. Paul’s Cathedral & The Wine Loft

Love was in the air as family and friends gathered to celebrate the union of Ashley & Joseph on a cold and cloudy January afternoon. From heartfelt vows to joyous celebrations, their wedding day was a testament to the love and the beauty of two souls uniting as one. I knew it was going to be fun walking through the wedding process with Ashley because she knows exactly what she wants, and being able to make her dreams come to life was a dream for me!

I love it when my brides have unique ideas to make their wedding special to them. Ashley had the idea to create an entrance video for their introduction to their reception. When I tell you that it turned out great, it turned out so good. It is always the best feeling when a bride pitches their idea, and we are able to create something they will cherish forever! Head here to check out their reception video!

Ashley & Joseph’s closest family and friends spent the morning getting ready at The Grand Bohemian Hotel. After the hair and makeup were complete, the mimosas were gone, and the details had been photographed, we made our way to St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Ashley and Joseph said, “I Do.”

It was such a fun day celebrating these two and making our way around downtown Birmingham to capture beautiful bride & groom portraits. With specialty cocktails in hand, the girls danced and chatted while the boys hung outside at Joe’s custom cigar bar, then joined together at the end of the reception for one big dance party before we sent them off into forever!

This photo should be on the cover of a magazine, period.

This reaction is the reason why I love my job. I love seeing the faces of my couples when I show them some on-camera sneak peeks during their portrait time, and they have reactions like this!

Ashley & Joe, thank you for giving me the honor of capturing your wedding day. It was a thrill to get to know you both and walk through the wedding process with you. I can’t wait to watch the Lord bless your marriage and the life you are building together!

A huge thank you to the vendors that made this day possible!

Planning: Threefold Events, Jessica Presley

Makeup: Be-Loved Beauty

Florist: RD Designs

Venue: St. Paul’s Cathedral & The Wine Loft

Entertainment: Chris Sarris

Dress: Ivory and White