The Warsaw Wedding – Birmingham, AL

The Warsaw Wedding – Birmingham, AL

The Warsaw Wedding

Birmingham, Alabama


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

Rentals | 

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.