Summer Izenstone Wedding Day | Valerie & Christopher

Hooray hooray for Valerie and Christopher!! They said their “I do’s” at Izenstone’s lovely venue, surounded by their closest friends and family. There were so many special touches to this Summer Izenstone Wedding Day, like Christopher wearing his grandfather’s cuff links and pocket watch. We love that this venue is an “all-in-one” deal; from the getting ready, to the ceremony, to the reception, we are able to get the most amazing photos by taking advantage of this unique and beautiful place!

Summer Izenstone Wedding Day

We LOVED being here for their big day! As the day began, Valerie got dressed with her girls while Christopher got ready with the guys. Valerie shared a first look with her dad and with Christopher, both times bringing on the tears. (If you are ever doubting whether or not to go with a first look, check out what we have to say about them! We LOVE first looks.)

Outdoor Portraits

Their early August wedding in Spanish Fort, AL was very HOT, but Val and Topher (as we affectionately call them) were champs when it came time for the outdoor portraits. We got to encorporate the bridge over the pond in their portaits, as well as the magnificent stairway and balcony inside the venue. There’s just a little something extra about the “top down” portrait of Valerie and Christopher dancing together under the balcony. You can clearly see the love they have for each other!

Izenstone Ceremony

As their ceremony began, they had the most PRECIOUS flower girl come down the aisle to prepare the way for the bride. And since most everybody appreciates a “short and sweet” ceremony, Valerie and Christopher said their “I do’s”, shared a first kiss, and triumphantly walked down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. Smith!

Izenstone Reception

The ceremony was followed by a fun reception with lots of dancing. The groom’s cake gave a nod to the couple’s shared love of fishing. As the night drew to a close, the new Mr. and Mrs. exited through a sparkler sendoff.

So happy for you both, Val and Topher!!


Photography: Goodie and Smith Weddings

Venue: Izenstone

Hair Artist: Beauty by Brez

Makeup Artist: Beauty by Brez

Florist: Southern Veranda

Baker: Publix

Caterer: Georgia Roussos Catering

DJ:KC Karaoke

Invitation Suite: VistaPrint

Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom’s and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Jewler: Kay

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