If you adore the feel of an “uptown” wedding, possibilities are this couple’s approach will be proper up your alley: a Birmingham wedding in which the couple promenades down a city street, has both ceremony and reception in a brick-lined loft, and approaches the special day with a sense of humor, in these images from Stephen DeVries. The bride’s ensconced in a hotel area for her makeup, hair, and dressing, but she’s taking it effortless no stress here except producing positive all those little buttons up the back of the gown are just-so. Her maids wear strapless blue — with footwear of every girl’s choosing, from green heels to silver sandals she poses, a vision in cascades of lace, with them in the sunshine of an October day.
The groom’s dapper as can be in a blue bow tie with his checkered shirt his males wear 4-in-hand ties of the same blue. We glimpse the groom peering over a span of wineglasses, and then his guys join him in an elegant library/wine cellar with polished wood counters and carved tables. The “reveal” is a moment of smiles in a space totally dressed for a celebration, and then, amid columns laced with light, the bride emerges with her father by means of a curtained door for her massive moment. Guests kind their wishes on an antique typewriter, then feast from a bride’s cake with a whimsical “couple” atop it, and a host of chocolate truffles. The satisfied couple cut a neat figure on the dance floor, and the guests join in…then shower them with confetti at evening’s end, as they smilingly begin their new life together.