Auburn AL Backyard Wedding – BJ & Kate

When Kate and I first spoke, I couldn’t have imagined the beautiful setting she and her parents would have planned for her wedding! Their home near Auburn was the perfect location for she and BJ to tie the knot in their October wedding ceremony. auburn al backyard weddingwedding gown hanging outside

Her dress was perfect for her! I love when brides find a dress that fits them *just right*! Out of all the wedding dresses in the world, this was the one for Kate!auburn al floristKate’s aunt Tamera with The Caines did a STUNNING job with the florals! There were beautiful arrangements everywhere you looked.auburn al wedding ringsbride wedding shoesstephanie wilson makeup artist auburn al

Stephanie Wilson-Treadwell did a GREAT job with Kate’s makeup.heather baker wedding hair auburn al

Heather Baker from Tiger Lily Salon in Auburn also did a wonderful job with Kate’s hair. Kate was so relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the day/afternoon getting ready. I love that her hair and makeup artists came on site – I think that helps the day go smoothly!bride's mother helping her get dressedbridesmaids helping bride get readyKate had a wonderful team of ladies to help her get ready for the big day! It was extra special, because she was able to get ready in her bedroom of her parents’ home.bride getting ready in her bedroomI loved this spot near the window for some beautiful light on this beautiful bride! groom getting ready auburn alBJ got ready nearby at Kate’s grandparents’ house. These cufflinks had special meaning to him, and I love the photos my assistant Jessica took!wedding cufflinksbride backyard weddingbride fall weddingFall was just starting to emerge in Auburn, but I thought Kate’s back yard had the perfect amount of fall touches for these photos! bride and bridesmaidsbridesmaids fall wedding

Kate and her ladies looked so lovely! The colors she chose complimented each other so well. groom fall weddingKate and BJ chose not to see each other before the ceremony, so we hid Kate away and took a few photos of the guys outside as well! BJ and his guys looked so sharp!groomsmen fall weddingkaty blackburn wedding plannerguestbook table weddingAfter photos were completed and guests began arriving, Jessica and I took that opportunity to get a few photos of the reception area. Katy Blackburn of Make it Perfect Wedding Event Planning did a great job coordinating the day and putting all the details together. As always, The Event Group provided great rentals as well!bride and groom first seeing each other at weddingFinally, it was time for the ceremony! Kate and BJ were finally able to see each other. Kate’s father did a wonderful job creating the ceremony location!auburn al backyard weddingbackyard wedding ceremonyfather lifting daughter's veilHow beautiful was the moment when Kate’s dad moved her veil back? So lovely! bride and groom during ceremonyexchanging wedding ringsbride and groom during ceremonyThe moment when BJ had a little bit of difficulty getting the ring on was humorous for all! Kate’s sweet dog was an angel during the ceremony. first kiss weddingI LOVED Kate and BJ’s wedding kiss! Such a happy moment!bride and groom leaving ceremonyIntroducing Mr. and Mrs. McWhorter! Congratulations! bride and groom photos after sunsetKate, BJ and their bridal party headed up to this perfect field near the entrance to the property. The sun was starting to go down on a overcast day, so we were able to get these beautifully lit photos! I love how they turned out.
bride and groom photos after sunsetbride and groom photosKate and BJ hadn’t seen each other all day, so they had plenty to chat about! bridal party photo in fieldbride and groom near fieldI bumped up the ISO and took a few naturally lit photos before we went back to the house so Kate and BJ could celebrate with their friends and family!wedding first dancefather daughter wedding danceKate had a special surprise for her dad for their first dance song. She remembered him telling her throughout her childhood that the Big Bad Wolf song was her parents’ song. It was a fun, sentimental song that provided lots of smiles and howls!mother son dance weddingBJ and his mother shared a very special dance before the guests went in to enjoy a delicious meal!
bride and groom cutting cake at weddingCakes by Tania did a great job making Kate and BJ’s wedding cake!

Thank you, Kate and BJ, for allowing me to capture your wedding day! It was such a happy, stress-free day. I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon in beautiful Georgia!

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Vendors: Photographer: Paula Davis Wedding Photography // Wedding Planner: Katy Blackburn of Make it Perfect Wedding Event Planning // Hairstylist: Heather Baker // Makeup: Stephanie Wilson-Treadwell of Tiger Lily Salon // Florist: The Caines // Catering: Above & Beyond // Cake: Cakes by Tania // Band: Wicked Dixie // Rentals: The Event Group