Shorter, AL Wedding – La Place – Christine & Kramer

Undaunted by the threat of hot August weather, Christine and Kramer gracefully took their August wedding date plans in stride. August in Alabama can be unpredictable, and rain and heat are common, but Christine and Kramer’s wedding date was molded around military plans, and they had a wonderful attitude! Thankfully we had no rain on their day and Christine’s historic family home looked ready for the day, itself!
la place shorter al weddingbride's dress hanging on parent's closet doorsThe home originally had no closets, but I loved this double door closet that had been added to her parents’ bedroom! Christine chose such a beautiful dress!bride putting on makeup near windowThanks to the home originally being built without modern AC, the large windows created amazing natural light for Christine putting on her invitation on wooden floorswedding rings in confetti

Christine and Kramer chose this amazing seed paper to use as the confetti that would be thrown during their wedding send-off. If all goes well, hopefully a small field of flowers will grow where they held their ceremony!wedding bouquet flowers by amanda

Flowers by Amanda created this lovely wildflower bouquet for Christine.groom getting ready outsidebride putting on dressbride with mom on wedding day

Christine’s lovely mother helped her get dressed before her bridesmaids stepped in to help with her shoes.bride putting on shoes with bridesmaidsbride first look with dad

We also took a moment for Christine’s dad to see his daughter in her wedding gown ready to go! It was such a sweet moment!bride walking through crepe myrtle trees to groom

Kramer waited for Christine in this shady spot near the crepe myrtles.
first look bride and groom

His reaction was so sweet! They both were so excited to see each other and they spent several minutes talking together about the day!groom with bridebride and groom in treesgroom kissing bride on cheekCT2A8889 copyChristine and Kramer were beaming all day! bride looking at bouquetgroom kissing brideflowers by amanda wedding bouquetJust look at that gorgeous bouquet!groom with boutonnierebride with bridesmaidsbridal party

Kramer and Christine chose a great group of friends to support them on their wedding day. groom with groomsmenbride walking down aisle

The sun was in the perfect spot as Christine’s father walked her down the aisle.bride and groom married under trees

They chose a beautiful spot between these two trees in the backyard to have their ceremony. bride and groom during ceremonybride and groom wedding kissbride and groom leaving weddingI love that they chose to have their guests throw the confetti as they left their ceremony! It was such a fun, beautiful moment for everyone. outdoor backyard reception

The reception was held in the side yard near the barn. Christine’s family put a lot of work into creating a beautiful reception space!alabama wedding barbequeAnother unique part of this wedding was the smell of barbeque being smoked all day! Christine’s family has two pitmasters and they worked hard smoking the ribs and butts for what would be a delicious reception dinner!auburn alabama wedding barbequeunique wedding centerpiece

Christine’s centerpieces featured old books (a personal favorite of mine!) and lovely teacups!wedding china

Guests enjoyed their food on these amazing china plates.cake delights wedding cake

Cake Designs created Christine’s beautiful cake and the grooms cake was an delicious family recipe (especially the sauce!)memories in motion photo busMemories in Motion provided fun at the reception with their vintage photo bus! It was such a hit! I highly recommend adding this unique photo booth to your wedding reception.bride and groom cake cutting

Christine & Kramer wrapped up the evening with a cake cutting and sweet toasts! They’ll be celebrating their honeymoon all next week!

Congratulations, Christine and Kramer, on your marriage! You had a beautiful wedding day and everything turned out perfectly. Thank you so much for asking me to be your photographer!

Vendors: Venue: Bride’s home // Photographer: Paula Davis Wedding Photography // Bride’s Hair: Lanaye Kohn // Florist: Flowers by Amanda // Catering: Family and Friends // Cake: Cake Designs // Photo Bus: Memories in Motion