09 Nov The Warsaw Wedding – Birmingham, AL
The Warsaw Wedding
Name | Sydney + Michael
Date | 05.24.2020
Ceremony Venue | St. Elias Maronite Church
Reception Venue | The Wynfrey Hotel
Event Design & Planning | Jackie Frontiero at Dana’s Floral Design
Floral | Dana’s Floral Design
Caterer | The Wynfrey Hotel
Wedding Cake | Barb’s Cakes
Hair & Makeup | Melissa Moore Bogardus
Groom & Groomsmen Attire |
Invitations & Stationary | Annabelles and Wiregrass Weddings
Music/Entertainment | DJ Mason Music
Linens | I Do Linens/BBJ Linens
Lighting | AG Lighting
Photography | Nick Frontiero Photography
Sydney and Michael were so fun to work with. This was the first Catholic wedding I’ve shot this year, but was not dull in the least. All of the bridesmaids were so full of life and free spirit. They had a lot of fun taking silly memorable pictures with Sydney and popping champagne in celebration getting ready. Sydney was very outgoing and overflowed with smiles and joy all day. Michael and Sydney truly balance each other in personality and spirit.
All of our detail shots and getting ready images of the ladies were taken at the The Wynfrey Hotel where they stayed the night before. I loved styling Sydney’s wedding gown in front of huge open windows. The natural light made for a gorgeous, soft halo around the dress. The blinds of the window made for a cool patterned background behind Sydney’s styled shoes. For the ring shots, I used my macro lens to get in real tight and really capture those sharp beautiful carats shining through the ring.
Everyone wore masks for extra precautions while getting ready, but that didn’t stop the love and joy that was so prevalent in the room. Sydney and Michael each wrote each other an enduring letter to read before the wedding. These letters always make for really strong emotional and sentimental memories and images.
We then moved to St. Elias Maronite Church for formal bridal portraits, bridal party portraits and groom/groomsmen portraits. Sydney’s bridal portraits inside of the church made for a really serious time of reflection. The dramatic lighting shining through the stained glass windows was almost as if the heavens were shining down themesleves.
Following the ceremony, we shot The Warsaw’s newly wed couple portraits in the courtyard outside at sunset. Sunset is the best time for pictures. They couldn’t stop smiling from ear to ear, head over heels in love. The reception was grand party and celebration featuring lavish floral designs and a 6 tiered cake to match.