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...