Since I’ve made a personal commitment to blog once a week (happy wedding Wednesday, y’all!), the time seems to be flying more than usual. Wednesday sneaks up on me every week and the weeks are turning into months. Slow down, time! That’s alright, because it just means I get to bring you more beauty on a regular basis. Today, I’m sharing Leah and Prime’s intimate wedding at The Nest in Avondale.
Around this time last year, Ann Marie from Tres Beau Weddings and Tiffany from Studio Flower (amongst some other fine vendor folks!) put together a styled shoot at The Nest. It’s a cozy little space in Avondale and that was my first time shooting there. Leah went to tour the venue, saw the images from our styled shoot, and hired all three of us! We were able to recreate some of the elements of our shoot for her day (like the greenery arbor on the wall) but gave everything a flare of it’s own to help bring Leah’s vision to life. Leah and Prime are one of those super fun couples that you can see yourself hanging out with on a regular basis. They live downtown and love the city life, appreciate good music (which is a big deal to me!), and share a bond together that after spending some time with them, I know will last beyond a lifetime. Call me cheesy, but these two were definitely meant for each other.
Let’s talk favorite details. You guys know I’m a sucker for pretty florals and feminine touches. Well, Leah had all of that and more. Studio Flower totally KILLED IT on these florals. That bouquet?! So gorgeous! Leah’s Rue de Seine gown from Village Bridal could not have been more perfect. That dress was basically made for her. I loved her bridal jewelry from Twigs and Honey as well. For the ceremony, Leah and Prime chose to have just their family and closest friends in attendance, which I love. It was such an intimate setting. More friends came later for a big party, with a cocktail hour at Saturn while the room was flipped. I love weddings that incorporate so many surroundings. Avondale has so much to offer and it was refreshing to see Leah embrace that. Also, these guys chose one of the coolest wedding day hashtags: #itsprimetimeforawedding ! So great.
My favorite moments, aside from a personal ceremony, include Leah and Prime’s first look. Prime was so enamored with his bride, and rightfully so! After seeing each other and us snapping the moments, they asked us to excuse ourselves so they could have some private time on their own. We didn’t get to witness this of course, but I think it’s SO important for my couples to have some time to themselves on the wedding day. After all, it is all about you guys. Our photos could wait. I know they loved that moment most of all. Also, for The Nest to be a smaller space, they sure did fill it up with a fun party at the reception! Nearly every guest was breaking it down on the dance floor, and there were even some dance offs. Leah and Prime did a wonderful job choosing just the right tunes to fit the vibe of their day.
See for yourselves! This one’s a stunner that you won’t want to miss.
Leah got ready at the Tutwiler before heading to Avondale.
Beautiful AND so happy!
Annnnd, cue the tissues. After the first look, we ventured to Avondale Park for romance and family photos!
I’m dead over that bouquet. I literally can’t stop staring at it.
These cutie siblings made the perfect flower girl and ring bearer. They are Leah and Prime’s niece and nephew.
Signature drink? Pineapple jalapeño margaritas, Leah’s favorite! Made by the fabulous Savoie Catering.
A quick thank you to my wonderful second shooter Bre at Say Bre Photography. Today’s her birthday, so she’s getting a shout out! Happy birthday, friend!
Leah and Prime, your wedding is one I will never forget! Thank you so much for having me as a part of it. Much love and many happy years to you guys!
Photography: j.woodbery photography | Planner: Tres Beau Weddings and Events | Venue: The Nest | Bridal gown: Rue de Seine | Gown shop: Village Bridal | Jewelry: Twigs and Honey | Hair and makeup: Laura Roberts | Florals: Studio Flower | Catering: Savoie Catering | Cake: Dreamcakes Bakery