Auburn University Wedding – Lee & Nora

For a couple that met and fell in love at Auburn University, what could be more perfect than a wedding on Samford Hall? Lee and Nora, although living outside of Auburn, knew there was only one place for them to get married. Their wedding was held on a beautiful Saturday in April and was full of joy, fun, and lots of Auburn touches.samford hall wedding venue

Lisa Thorne of Thorne & Thistle extensively prepared for their ceremony location and designed their gorgeous wedding arch!groom getting readyLee and Nora got ready just steps away from their ceremony location in the beautiful Auburn University Hotel.bridal gown hanging in windowThe detail on Nora’s gown was so lovely!bridal detailsOf course, no Auburn bride could get married without her “something blue” shoes!bride getting ready auburn university hotelmom helping bride get readybride getting ready in view of samford hallI couldn’t get over the view Nora and her bridesmaids had of Samford Hall from their suite!bride finishing touchesNora had a lovely team of ladies helping her with her “finishing touches” before she went over to see her groom for the first time!bride walking to groom for first lookgroom's first look of brideIt was so sweet to see them together for the first time on their wedding day! Despite being at a busy location on campus, they had several moments of complete privacy to talk and spend time alone before the hustle and bustle began.bride and groom first lookbride and groom holding handsbride and groom samford hallsamford hall bride and groomgroom in front of samford hallgroom kissing bride on headbride samford hallbride and groom walking in front of samford hallgroom on wedding daygroom kissing bride on headThis was probably shortly after Lee told Nora it might be best to continue with photos and let the puppy keep walking by! Nora could hardly resist!
bride on wedding daybride and groom portraitauburn wedding bride and groomgroomsmen at samford hallbridal party in front of samford hallbridesmaids in front of samford hallLee and Nora’s close group of friends were with them every step of the day, having fun and lending a hand when needed!toomer's corner bride and groom weddingA special spot for Lee and Nora was Toomer’s Drugs, where they spent many a lunchtime eating together. Of course, we had to stop by Toomer’s Corner for a few photos!auburn university sign weddingdad walking daughter down aisle at weddingKaty Blackburn and her staff from Make It Perfect Events kept the day running smoothly and efficiently! Wedding coordinators allow the bride and her friends and family enjoy the day, while the coordinator takes care of the details. Katy did a great job, and it makes my job easier, too!
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The evening began with Lee & Nora’s first dance on the patio.cakeapotamus bride's cakeCakeapotamus created Nora’s beautiful (and delicious!) bride’s cake!
bride and groom cake cuttingbride and groom in garden at nightWe spent a few moments on the grounds of the museum as the sun was setting… what an amazing venue! jule collins smith museum weddingEmerald empire band atlanta reception bandThe Emerald Empire Band kept everyone dancing and having fun throughout the night!auburn shaker send offNothing would complete the night better than a good War Eagle send-off – complete with Auburn shakers!

Congratulations, Lee and Nora! Your wedding was a beautiful compilation and celebration of your love story. Thank you for asking me to be your photographer! I wish you the best as you begin life as Mr. and Mrs.

To learn more or to book your wedding, call 256.497.6578 or email

Vendors: Wedding Photography: Paula Davis Wedding Photography // Wedding Coordinator: Katy Blackburn of Make It Perfect Events // Wedding Venue: Samford Hall // Dressing Rooms: Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center // Bride’s Gown: Something Blue Shoppe // Hair and Makeup: Olivia Ficken // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Azazie // Guys’ Attire: Jos. A. Bank // Florist: Lisa Thorne of Thorne & Thistle // Reception Venue: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art // Catering: Ursula’s // Cake: Cakeapotamus // Reception Music: Emerald Empire Band