October 2, 2015

Bridgestreet Wedding : Kia + Clarence

They met in college, but it wasn’t until they crossed paths at a mutual friend’s birthday party some ten years later, that Kia and Clarence really became friends…. A friendship that became the foundation for their love. After Clarence’s epic proposal and their super sweet engagement session, I knew their wedding would not disappoint.  They put thought into every detail, but never let their wedding overshadow the reason for the day. They simply felt blessed, knowing they were marrying their best friend and continue to be excited about learning and growing together in their relationship with God and each other. Kia, as beautiful as ever, wore a Enaura gown from the White Room and rocked her signature pixie cut. She and her bridesmaids (and adorable ham of a nephew) got ready for the day at the Westin in Birmingham’s entertainment district. Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0001Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0002Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0008Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0007Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0005Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0004Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0009Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0010Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0011Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0012Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0013Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0014Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0015Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0016Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0017Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0018Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0019Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0020Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0021Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0022Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0023Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0025Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0024Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0026Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0034Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0027Birmingham GroomsmenBridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0030Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0031Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0032Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0033Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0028Bridgestreet Gallery Wedding by Elle Danielle Photograph_0029The ceremony and reception took place at one of my favorite Birmingham venues, Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft, which was beautifully decorated by Christopher Lauren Events. Kia and Clarence’s favorite detail of the day was the hand lettered scroll that hung at the alter, displaying the words of 1 Corinthians 13.  It was the perfect backdrop for the two, as they poured out their hearts (and made their guests giggle a time or two) with their personally written vows.

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As seen in Black Bride Magazine.

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  1. Iris Mannings

    October 2nd, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  2. Amy Anaiz Genao

    October 2nd, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Lovely!!

  3. Candice C Wright

    October 2nd, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    OMG. This wedding is absolutely amazing! Very simple yet elegant. The Bride and the Groom were the stars of the show! I’m really impressed. Great Job Elle!

  4. Sara Cotten

    October 2nd, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    yes, yes, yes! to these deets! her dress is adorned yet classic, that pincurl in her ‘do makes me excited, and that backdrop .. yes, yes, yes!

  5. Tasha Prescott-Wilson

    October 2nd, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Absolutely stunning wedding! I love the classic pincurl in her hair! Details, yes! That scroll just gave me life. Beautifully done, Elle!

  6. Ellie Exquisite

    October 2nd, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    awwww my favorite couple that I’ve met on their honeymoon <3

  7. Abegail Domond

    October 2nd, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Stunning wedding! Love!!!!!!!!

  8. Abbey Domond Photography

    October 2nd, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Stunning wedding Elle!!!!

  9. Abegail Domond

    October 2nd, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Stunning wedding Elle!!!

  10. Ashley M Smith

    October 2nd, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Gorgeous!

  11. Anesha Collins

    October 2nd, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Beautiful

  12. Ginger DeWitt

    October 2nd, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous bride and her handsome groom!

  13. Kara Ward

    October 9th, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Love, love, love these shots! Not to mention the quiant intimacy of what thier ceremony seemed to be – absolutely beautiful!

  14. Lydia Thornton

    October 18th, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

  15. Claudia Lewis

    November 24th, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Beautiful work as always, Elle. It was a pleasure working with you and your wonderful team to capture Kia and Clarence’s beautiful day!

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