Monday, July 9, 2012

iris & brad get hitched! {louisville wedding photographers}

Last weekend I traveled to Birmingham, AL to photograph a gorgeous wedding for two very special people.  Meet Brad and Iris...  
These two love birds share a very special story... one that Lance and I have been privileged to see from the very beginning.  During the summer of 2010 Brad and Lance traveled to Nicaragua for what was supposed to be just a week-long mission trip with an organization called Amigos for Christ... turns out there was a pretty girl named Iris that was on staff with Amigos for Christ.  It didn't take long... once Brad laid eyes on her, the rest was history.  I remember when Lance called me from Nicaragua that summer... "Well... Brad met a girl... and I think he really likes her."  Lance ended up flying back after the week was over... but Brad ended up staying almost 2 more weeks.  I think it might have had something to do with a girl named Iris;)

And now here we are... two years later... celebrating their beautiful wedding.  There were so many sweet moments during their big day... here are a few of my favorites...

Iris' dress was gorgeous... loved the buttons...

It was a tad warm the day of the wedding... 
don't let the phone fool you... it got up to 106...

 ...such a stunning bride...

 ...the finishing touches...

...the bride and her beautiful mother...

 ...the wedding shoes...

 ...the bride and groom had a few friends that weren't able to make the trip to the wedding... but nothing a little technology couldn't take care of...

 ...the ceremony was absolutely beautiful...

 ...sealed with a kiss...

...loved the stained glass windows in this church... so beautiful...

 ...this one is my personal favorite...

...best.bridal.party.ever... 

...the reception site was just as gorgeous as the church... 

...the bride and groom look pretty good too;)... 

...this cake was pretty AND tasty... trust me, I tried it myself... 

...these two love birds never left the dance floor...

...and neither did anyone else...

 ...a magical evening indeed...

...happily ever after...

8 comments:

Iris said...

Hi Julia!!! This is amazing!!! Brad and I just read through it together. The pictures look so great. Thank you so much! We love them!!!

Love,
Brad and Iris

Jaimie said...

This is simply lovely. Congratulations to Brad and Iris! May God bless you with many, many years together!

Salena said...

Beautiful! 10, 11, & 13 are my favorites!

mleslie43 said...

Gorgeous photos Julia! Very nice job and you can tell by your photos that it was such a fun wedding! Congrats to Brad and Iris!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

Beautiful pictures Julia!

shirley@yourwonderfulplanet.com said...

Iris, your dress is simply breathtaking! Best wishes to you and Brad!

Chrystina said...

The story made me tear up (because that's the kind of girl I am, and it's that time of the month) ... I loved it. The photos were gorgeous!! What an awesome thing to get to be a part of the story from the very beginning :)

Tracy Roberts @ long beach NY spas said...

The full attire of the bride and her bridesmaid, just looks awesome and also much beautifully designed, this really sounds to be an amazing beauty makeover.