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Aldridge Gardens is a lovely gem in Hoover, Alabama, and, as a result, it is a lovely place to hold a wedding. DSmithImages Wedding Photography, Portraits, and Events found that out on November 9th as I had the privilege of photographing the wedding of Alexandria and Greg. The happy young couple were married in a lovely outdoor ceremony surrounded by the abundance of fall colors present in the gardens. The fall setting was combined with a mix of elegance provided by Alexandria and Greg’s classic but currently stylish wedding attire.

Mother Nature, though, almost didn’t cooperate with us. It had been raining most of the day in Hoover, and we were all afraid the wedding was going to have to be conducted indoors. Even though Alexandria and Greg opted to do their first look inside, the weather did clear up enough to do several photographs in the gardens before the ceremony and, most importantly, conduct the actual wedding outdoors like originally planned. The gray sky that dad made for a perfect complement to the fall setting at Aldridge Gardens. We made special use of Aldridge Gardens’ gingko tree, which was bursting with beautiful colors of the season.

When it was time for the ceremony, Alexandria and Greg said their vows in the heart of the gardens. They included a special unity cross ceremony that was quite touching and quite appropriate for the day. After the vows were said, rings were exchanged, and the first kiss was shared, Alexandria and Greg walked down the aisle as a married couple. They then decided to do some more outdoor photographs to make as much use of the settings at Aldridge Gardens as possible.

Once we finished with the post-wedding photographs, it was time to celebrate the wedding of Alexandria and Greg at the reception! Kathy G provided the great reception meal while Pop Confections handled the lovely wedding cake. Because of the cool fall weather, Alexandria and Greg also set up a hot cider bar for their guests to enjoy while staying warm. After the dances and fellowship with their guests, Alexandria and Greg said goodbye to everyone during a lively sparkler lit exit. It was a great way to cap a lovely day.

I’d like to thank Alexandria and Greg for choosing DSmithImaes Wedding Photography, Portraits, and Events to provide the memories of their wedding celebration. I wish them nothing but the best in their future together. I’d also like to thank the staff at Aldridge Gardens for providing such a wonderful space and location for Alexandria and Greg’s wedding. It really is a beautiful spot to hold a wedding. A word of thanks also needs to be extended to the great team of vendors working on this wedding. Please take a moment to see what they can provide and offer.

Venue: Aldridge Gardens
Wedding Coordinator: Sarah White
Minister / Officiant: Another Happy Couple
Caterers: Kathy G
Bakery: Pop Confections
Make-Up: Brianna Grant
Hair Stylist: Joyce’s Formal Wear / Salon
Ceremony Musician: Jeremy McMillan
Reception Entertainment: Platinum Entertainment

If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your big day, I’d love to talk with you! Visit my wedding photography pricing section or fill out the form below to request more details. I look forward to hearing from you!

Please enjoy some of the great photos from Alexandria and Greg’s wedding at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama. If you are a family member or friend of the bride and/or groom and would like to see the full gallery of this wedding, please contact me directly.

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