We here at Kelli & Daniel Taylor Photography were thrilled after meeting dog-lovers Anwhitney & Buddy. We knew were the perfect match to photograph their wedding at Canterbury United Methodist Church and reception at Vestavia Country Club. And we could not wait for this one. Their fun-loving spirit was contagious and their love for each other was beautiful.
On the wedding day, Anwhitney and her bridesmaids started getting ready at her family’s home in Vestavia, which is where Anwhitney’s bridal session took place. Anwhitney’s custom Ann Barge wedding gown from The White Room in Mountain Brook was absolutely breathtaking. We love that she chose a meaningful location for her portraits that she can share with her children in the future.
The ladies spent the morning having brunch with a southern traditional charm cake for her bridesmaids. While the bridesmaids got ready, Anwhitney’s precious furry friend Sadie, joined them during every moment of the activities. She sat in everyone’s lap and even had her own homemade pumpkin bread made by one of Anwhitney’s family friends.
With Canterbury and VCC being two of our very favorite places to photograph, the creative opportunities were endless. While Anwhitney and Buddy’s intimate first look took place inside the chapel at Canterbury, their newlywed photos were taken at Vestavia Country Club on their spectacular golf course.
Anwhitney and Buddy’s day was flawless with the help of our amazing vendor team. Thank you, Anita Kanellis of AK Brides, for referring us to this amazing couple. We still don’t know how you can be in three places at once. You never cease amaze us.
Floral designer Carol Harris, of Lillie Jane’s, has been decorating the bride’s family home for the holidays since Anwhitney was a little girl. Carol did an amazing job at the beautiful floral decor in their home, Canterbury and the Country Club on their wedding day.
The couple’s Vestavia Country Club wedding favors included Krispy Kreme doughnuts, as well as custom-created dog treats from CahaBones. The pups on the custom tags by Sherri Arias are Anwhitney’s dogs, Sadie the blue tick beagle and Boston terrier W (named for George W. Bush).
Many thanks to the vendors who made their day perfect, including Mr. Burch Mountain Brook, David Bromberg for the incredible rings and diamond necklace, Main Street Productions, Dearly Beloved & Co., Sweet Magnolia, High Cotten, Design Productions, Rea Bakes, Rare Transportation and Funky Town Band from Memphis who kept the dance floor packed. And lastly, thank you to Mary Margaret Smith for assisting us on the wedding day as our additional shooter.