Douglas Manor Wedding – Clint & Emily

All weddings are special, but they’re especially wonderful when you get to photograph your brother-in-law and future sister-in-law’s wedding! You may remember these two from when I photographed Clint’s Auburn University proposal and their engagement session last May. They chose Douglas Manor in Columbiana, outside Birmingham, for their wedding venue.bride getting hair done

Katina Carter and her assistant did a wonderful job of getting Emily and her ladies ready for the day!bridal gownEmily chose a beautiful dress that was perfect for the winter wedding invitation with ringsgroom's attire

Clint and Emily wanted to have a second photographer, and I’m so glad they did! Becca was able to capture extra moments like this that I wouldn’t have time for on my own.
vans wedding shoesI loved Emily’s choice of reception shoes, these mint Vans!wedding rings on bouquetClint and Emily’s wedding bands looked lovely on her bouquet by Kathy Thomas Designs. Emily had a specific vision in mind for her bouquet and Kathy was able to execute it!mother zipping up bride's dressbride getting ready with motherbridesmaids under stone archbride with bridesmaids

Emily’s four best friends were such a loving, helpful support team for her all day, and she had three adorable younger ladies to help, too!bride with flower girlbride in forestwinter bride

Although most of the leaves were off the trees, this secluded pathway behind the venue was a great setting for portraits!bride and groom floralsgroomsmen near stone arch

Clint and his groomsmen looked great in their suits from Men’s Wearhouse.groomsmen near treesgroombride walking down aisledouglas manor weddingdouglas manor wedding venuebride and groom during ceremony

Kathy’s florals formed a gorgeous arbor over Clint and Emily during the ceremony!bride putting on groom's ringbride and groom prayinghusband wife first kissbride and groom presentedbridal party winter wedding

After the ceremony, we took some time for family photos and bridal party photos, narrowly avoiding a spot of rain!teal and navy bridal partybride and groom pine treesbride and groom portraitbride and groom winter weddinggroom kissing bridebride and groom on wedding daygroom kissing bride on cheekwedding cakes by janWedding Cakes by Jan created these two lovely cakes! Clint is a huge Star Wars fan, so his cake was very especially fitting! The guys even went to see Rogue One the night before the wedding. bride and groom cake cutting

Douglas Manor’s wooden boards made a perfect backdrop for the bride’s cake cutting.bride and groom cake smash

There was even a bit of cake smashing! The reception was full of delicious food from Loretta Newman and her crew before guests waited outside for the bride and groom to make their grand exit!wedding send off kiss

Clint and Emily were showered with birdseed before heading off to their honeymoon, a cruise and a visit to Universal Studios! Congratulations!

Thank you, Clint and Emily, for asking me to photograph your wedding! I wish you the best as you begin your life together.

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

Vendors: Photography: Paula Davis Wedding Photography // Venue: Douglas Manor // Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Hair & Makeup: Katina Carter // Florist: Kathy Thomas Designs // Cakes: Wedding Cakes by Jan // Catering: Loretta Newman