November 3rd, 2018 was an incredibly special day for me and DSmithImages Wedding Photography, Portraits, and Events as I got to photograph the wedding of two dear friends at a venue that is my second home, Saturn Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. I shoot concerts their all the time, but this was the first time I got to photograph a wedding at the venue along with the great staff that makes the venue operate and run so smoothly.
Meredith and Desi, who you might remember from their engagement session photos, were married in front of family and friends in a lovely ceremony filled with wonderful symbolism and love. It was such a beautiful celebration of two fantastic people.
The day started with Meredith, Desi, and their wedding party enjoying the amazing green room at Saturn, which usually houses national touring musical acts. The couple also decided to use the venue’s colorful balcony to do their first look photos and the photos with the wedding party. Blessed with abundant sunlight and a warm afternoon, it was a great setting to establish the mood and atmosphere for the rest of the day. I must also compliment Meredith and Desi on their stylish threads for their wedding both. Both looked fantastic in their wedding day attire.
When it came time for the ceremony, Meredith and Desi were married on the stage at Saturn in front of their gathered guests. Their wedding had a special part where the couple nailed shut a portion of a homemade desk a friend had built for them. Meredith and Desi put letters to their future selves inside the desk, and it will serve as a time capsule for them as their journey together continues over the years. It was the first time I had seen that done in a ceremony, and it was a really touching moment. Another great touch they added was to have EVERY guest sign a board affirming the wedding. This was taken from Meredith’s Quaker upbringing and really provided a wonderful sense of community to the celebration.
After the vows were said and Meredith and Desi were officially married, it was time to party. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Satellite portion of Saturn before re-entering the venue side to enjoy a wonderful meal catered by Tre Luna and a delicious cake from Dreamcakes. Meredith and Desi had their first dances on stage in front of their guests, and then everyone else joined them on stage for a massive dance party. It was a festive atmosphere throughout the night to celebrate Meredith and Desi’s marriage.
I want to wish Meredith and Desi absolutely nothing but the best. They are dear friends, and I’m so thankful they had me out to photograph their big day. I was so happy to be a part of their celebration in this way. I also want to thank the staff at Saturn for making sure Meredith and Desi’s wedding went off without a hitch!
Please enjoy some of the highlights and photos from Meredith and Desi’s wedding at Saturn Birmingham. Remember the venue is available to host weddings so keep that in mind if you’re looking for a hip and fun space for your celebration. I’d also love to talk with you about your wedding photography if you’re in the market for those services. You can check out my wedding photography pricing section to get all the information you need. Fill out the form below to directly request information, and I’ll be happy to send it your way!
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