Jun
18
Samantha + Austin: A Traditional DIY Summer Alabama Church Wedding By J.Woodbery Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: j.woodbery photographyVenue: First Baptist Church of PinsonFloral Designer: FiftyFlowers.comDress Designer: by J.CrewHair and Makeup Artist: Salon UGroom’s Attire: Saks Fifth AvenueBridesmaid Dresses: JenJen HouseCaterer: Ken’s Hickory Pit Barbecue

Samantha and Austin were married in a traditional church ceremony at First Baptist Church of Pinson followed by a reception inside the banquet hall. Fun fact: She is a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a frothy, full tulle skirt, accessorized with a braided updo and cameo necklace, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. Guests were greeted with programs that featured a timeline of the couple’s relationship. “December 21, 2012 to the ancient Mayan calendar may have been the end of the world, but it was actually the beginning of theirs . . . Austin got down on one knee to ask Samantha to marry him. In the same Marine Biology classroom where it all began.” Just as the ceremony began, “I turned the corner with my dad walking me down the aisle in the church I grew up in and finally saw Austin for the first time,” Samantha said. The processional was just as exciting as the recessional — filled with ribbon wands! The reception kicked off with signature drinks such as Coca-Cola and sparking pink lemonade, tables were decorated with family heirloom vases and vessels atop mirrors, and paper pinwheels hung from the ceiling. In addition to the three-tiered cake, a dessert display was overflowing with Italian cannolis, chocolate-covered strawberries, and pies. See the full board here.

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