Meg + Harrison
Vulcan Park and Museum
January 9th, 2021
The 2021 wedding + elopement photography season for DSmithImages kicked off in earnest on January 9th. That’s when I headed up to the scenic Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham, Alabama for the wedding of Meg + Harrison.
You might remember Meg + Harisson from their lovely engagement session at The Town of Mt. Laurel. That was an incredibly fun experience and photoshoot during the late summer period of 2020!
Going back to their wedding day, the day actually started in the 5 Points South area of Birmingham, specifically the Homewood Suites by Hilton in that neighborhood. I met Meg and her bridesmaids there as they got ready for the rest of the wedding day.
When all the hair and makeup was completed, Meg headed up to Vulcan Park to get ready for her first look. Harrison soon arrived as well, and the couple saw each other in a place that had a special meaning.
Meg + Harrison got engaged in the same spot they did their first look at Vulcan Park. It was wonderful getting to photograph in a location that had such a great backstory for their relationship.
It didn’t even matter that the weather was, well, rather appropriate for January. The wind and cold temperatures did not diminish the spirit or mood of Meg + Harrison’s first look experience.
After the first look and other photos were completed, everyone headed back down Red Mountain and to St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church for the wedding ceremony. Meg attended the church in college, and it served as a beautiful location for the happy couple.
Once the wedding ceremony was completed, it was another quick trip back up to Vulcan for the reception. Meg, Harrison, their families, and their friends all celebrated well into the evening. Delicious food, such as chicken, shrimp, and pasta, was enjoyed along with a lively dance floor and friendly company throughout the night.
When it was time to say goodbye, Meg + Harrison exited Vulcan Park to a cavalcade of streamers colored to match the houses of Harry Potter. It was a great touch and a great exclamation point on the day.
I want to thank Meg + Harrison so much for having me out to photograph their wedding day. I want to wish them nothing but the best in their lives together. I’d also like to thank their families and friends for the warm hospitality shown to me throughout the day.
I’d also love to talk with anyone looking to book photography for their upcoming wedding or elopement celebration. Please visit my wedding photography pricing page to request a personalized quote.