Children’s Harbor Chapel Wedding, Lake Martin, AL – Heath & Emily

On a rainy Saturday in October, Heath and Emily said their vows in a small, intimate ceremony in the Children’s Chapel at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin in Alabama. Lake Martin was chosen as their venue, as it held special memories with her family from Emily’s childhood.

bride getting makeup on

Emily got ready beforehand in the Hank Williams Cabin next to the chapel. It had plenty of space and was very convenient! Christian Burchfield did an amazing job with her hair and makeup.

bridal gown hanging in a cabin
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bridal wedding accessories

Emily’s bridal details were so beautiful on the guest bed in the cabin.

bride getting her dress zipped
bride with her mom and sister

Emily’s sister was so excited to see her as a bride, and was happy to pose for photos, as well!

bride getting ready for wedding
bride putting on wedding belt
bride putting on garter

The heart tucked away in Emily’s dress was made from one of her late father’s ties. Emily’s wedding had so many subtle, beautiful tributes to him.

bridal veil
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lake martin children's harbor wedding chapel

Fortunately, the wedding was planned to be indoors, so we took advantage of the beautiful light inside the chapel to keep Heath and Emily out of the rain before the ceremony began.

bridal portrait near a window
bride in chapel balcony near a window
bridal wedding bouquet
first look bride and groom in church
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bride in wedding chapel
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bride and groom smiling close near window of chapel
bride and groom kissing behind veil near window of wedding chapel
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Emily’s uncle walked her down the aisle, and the small guest list made the ceremony perfectly intimate.

bride and groom during wedding at children's harbor chapel
children's harbor chapel wedding
bride and groom kissing after wedding in children's harbor
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bride and groom walking outside chapel in the rain

After the ceremony, the rain had fortunately let up some, so we were able to venture out with an umbrella!

bride and groom walking in the rain
bride and groom kissing near lake martin
groom kissing bride near lake martin
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bride and groom walking on pier near children's harbor
bride and groom walking on pier in the rain
bride and groom walking with umbrella at children's harbor

Thank you to Heath and Emily for braving the elements for some of my favorite wedding portraits I’ve captured! You are a beautiful couple and I wish you a lifetime of joy and love.

To learn more or to book your wedding photography, call 256.497.6578 or email me at I’d love to capture your special day!

Venue: Children’s Harbor // Photographer: Paula Davis Wedding Photography // Hair & Makeup: Christian Burchfield // Florist: Susie at Grace’s Flowers