They invited me along - all the way to Athens, Alabama - WE HAD A BLAST. Enough said. Aubrey and Colin's love was absolutely adorable, infectious and so fun. They wrote their own vows - made me cry - and they partied under a lit tent to the smiles and stories their closest friends and families had to share. I started my day at the hotel with Aubrey's ladies - and they were hilarious. I even got my hair done during the wait! Haha. The girls were so witty - and reminded me of my own - it was so hard not to have fun.
The bride to be as she had her hair done...and redone. In the end it was stunning.
Aubrey's long-time best friend and matron of honor did all the hair.
Aubrey wore these stellar, red flats under her dress. I think this hit right on her involvement in theater.
The wedding had an intimate, country feel. The Hammonds chose to get married at Colin's parents' new home, under a huge tree. Ribbons were hung from the branches and the aisle lined in these adorable bow-adorned mason jars. Their families really pulled together a snazy setting.
Love Aubrey's expression.
My most favorite part was how much fun I had - you all know I love my job - but this really reinforced it! The girls all love to cut up and joke, the bride no exception. Here is Aubrey making fun of me stalking her with my camera.
Gorgeous eyes - it seemed like everyone had them.
Here are those more-than-amazing vows I mentioned. Writing your own vows isn't something I see a lot of - but it is so touching when I do. You could feel that Aubrey and Colin were super excited to start their lives together. You all win the SWEETEST VOWS EVER award!
I can taste fall here. Mmmm...cool crisp air, pumpkins and apple pie.
How cute are those!
I love the light that sunset provided for us - it was such a perfect night.
Although this image doesn't fit with the flow - I sooo love it. And no one would catch the garter - what's up with that?
Thanks so much for inviting me to be part of your day. I had the best time - and loved all of your friends and family. You are so blessed with such a welcoming and helpful crew! Your love for one another is so fun and sweet. It was showcased so well in your intimate, personal occasion. I can't wait to photograph your kiddos one day - and maybe a muddy dress. Haha. Hope it was worth the wait!