I was thrilled when my old friend, Jane Brock, contacted me this past November to tell me she was engaged. I have known Jane and her family since they helped start Urban Standard, a Birmingham staple for all who live in the city. Urban Standard’s menu was crafted around primarily Brock family recipes, and they can still be enjoyed today.
I’ve always appreciated the Brocks’ taste & style, and I knew that Jane’s wedding would display these sensibilities well. They designed the event themselves and brought florist Amy Merrick in to carry out their vision. Their direction to Amy was a wedding where “Ralph Lauren meets winter.” Amy’s florals were complemented well by plaid patterns throughout the club. Jane’s father made the cake stand, which had their initials and wedding date carved into the top.
And lest I forget about the couple, Jane & Ryan were a total blessing to document. They were so excited to be married and were so thrilled to be sharing their joy with a small group of those closest to them. We set up our Polaroid portrait studio which always adds some spice to a reception. Below are my favorite images from the wedding. Check out Amy Merrick’s post for her perspective on the event.
We love exploring various framing options, and the Matthews family gave us a great outlet with free reign on their living room mantle.
The main image they selected of their adorable daughters has always been a favorite of team ABP. We used two of their own family photographs in addition to Bryan’s shot of the girls, and we love the personality that shows through these images.
I scoured local antique dealers to find the right heights, textures and mix of styles to fit their traditionally eclectic home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome or more appreciative for the chance to do what we love.
What a joy it was to document Lauren & Adrian’s lively wedding celebration. Our team instantly fell in love with these two from the moment we met which hopefully translates through their imagery. Lauren got ready at her family’s beautiful Birmingham home while Adrian prepared at a friends home nearby. The ceremony was followed by an incredible reception, head lined by Party on the Moon and designed by the ladies of Mariée Ami.
I look forward to working with them many more times as their family grows. Stay tuned for their Super 8 and Honeymoon Homemade Films.