Rustic Elegant Wedding at Swann Lake Stables, Birmingham, AL

The Wedding

There are some weddings that I will photograph where everything falls perfectly in place and the stars align. This was definitely the case for Maggie and Eric’s wedding at Swann Lake Stables in Birmingham, AL. I’m sure it partly to do with the awesome wedding coordinators from Mariee Ami , and all their friends and family who were hard at work the whole morning with decorating and setting up. Rain was in the forecast all week until the day before and the weather made their outdoor ceremony glow with golden light. My favorite wedding receptions are the ones where the dance floor is so packed you can barely move around! Everyone partied the whole night and I had a blast photographing this amazing day from beginning to end.

Their Story

As emergency medicine physicians, Maggie and Eric had worked together a few times at the same hospital, but they kept their relationship professional, despite their attraction for one another. They didn’t pursue romance until  coincidentally a friend tried to introduce them to each other – Eric gave Maggie a huge smile and big hug and exclaimed they had already met! He walked her home that night and they began dating soon after, enjoying many hikes, walks, and fishing trips ever since. He proposed to her amid a beautiful skyline of Birmingham and of course she said yes. 

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Wedding at Swann Lake Stables, Birmingham, AL, getting ready

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Wedding at Swann Lake Stables, Birmingham, AL

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Wedding at Swann Lake Stables, Birmingham, AL

Wedding at Swann Lake Stables, Birmingham, AL

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Wedding at Swann Lake Stables, Birmingham, AL, first look

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Wedding at Swann Lake Stables, Birmingham, AL

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Florist: Kay Cawthon

Caterer: Happy Catering

Dress: Essence of Australia Guipure

Cake: Magic Muffins

Wedding planner/coordinator : Marie Aimee

Band: Nu South Playaz