Engagement Session

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Win a chance to be photographed by me - Jesi Wilcox! Let’s pick a stunning backdrop and I’ll direct you into effortless moments that feel easy and true to you. We will have a good time and you will see how easy and comfortable being in front of the camera can be. Oh, and you will walk away with beautiful editorial and artistic images of the two of you! 

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Jesi Wilcox

Alabama Contemporary Art Center Wedding in Mobile

Modern elegance meets contemporary style in this Alabama Contemporary Art Center wedding with the ceremony at a church. See how tradition can be mixed with a modern touch through bespoke, editorial images.

Hayley + Christian

Photographer: Jesi Wilcox | Invitations: Paper Jubilee | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Birdy Grey | Groomsmens’ Attire: Jos. A Banks | Ceremony Venue: Spring Hill Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Alabama Contemporary Art Center | Transportation: Beach Bum Trolley | Rentals: Port City Rentals | Jeweler: Hill’s Jewelers | Makeup Artist: Chasen | Hair Artist: Tiffany Mietz | Officiant: Anna Fulmer | Florist: Rose Bud Flowers | Caterer: Naman’s | Cake: Flour Girls | DJ: DJ Lynch

Nestled in the heart of Mobile, Alabama, Hayley and Christian’s wedding was a celebration that seamlessly merged classic elegance with a modern twist. In the same way, their journey to this special day was a testament to their deep connection.

In the first place, thoughtful touches and a familial atmosphere filled the entire event. It was clear that their day was a culmination of love and support from every direction. Hayley, a recent Ph.D. program graduate, engaged with guests from various walks of her educational journey.

The couple’s two adored dogs, Smokey and Bandit, were an integral part of their love story. Unquestionably, the pair even found their place in the engagement photos as cherished “kiddos.” While not actually attending the wedding, the presence of their beloved dogs is seen in an unexpected and creative way.

Graced with personalized details, the day of their wedding truly captured their essence. Hayley’s gift of cufflinks engraved with images of their beloved dogs for Christian was both sweet and thoughtful. This gift exemplified the care they put into every aspect of their celebration. In light of Hayley’s residency in Mobile and Christian’s pursuits in veterinary medicine in Mississippi, they chose to celebrate their love. Their wedding marked a poignant moment for their closest loved ones to gather as they embarked on the next chapter.

Additionally, the meticulous work of vendors who brought their vision to life, elevated their wedding’s grace and charm. The invitations by Paper Jubilee set a tone of timeless simplicity. Of course the bridesmaids’ light green Birdy Grey dresses added a refreshing touch of color. Also, the gentlemen looked dapper in Jos. A Banks attire, setting the stage for the day’s classic elegance.

Hayley was a vision of modern elegance in her trumpet dress with a plunging neckline and lace accents, epitomizing the perfect blend of tradition and contemporary style. Hair artist Tiffany Mietz and makeup artist Chasen ensured Hayley’s radiance was captured flawlessly.

The ceremony took place at the Spring Hill Presbyterian Church. It was a white sanctuary that provided a backdrop of both traditional beauty and modern flair. An abundance of natural light poured in through its large windows. I used this as a canvas for the editorial portraits I’m known for. Additionally, this setting perfectly embodied the artistic and black-and-white photography style that I love to create.

Afterwards, guests enjoyed a joyful ride from the ceremony to the reception in the charming green trolley. The trolley, rented from Beach Bum Trolley, set the tone for the celebration ahead. In the long run, rentals from Port City Rentals, floral arrangements from Rose Bud Flowers, and artful jewelry from Hill’s Jewelers added touches of sophistication to the setting.

“The Smokey” and “The Bandit,” signature drinks honored their beloved dogs. The drink station was complete with a hand-painted sign featuring their adorable faces. Furthermore, the reception, held at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, was a modern masterpiece that perfectly complemented their vision. With its large windows framing the city skyline, elegant covered ceiling, and an inviting museum to explore, it was an ideal canvas for my editorial photography style. The location’s modernity harmoniously blended with their classic wedding elements. Naman’s catering, Flour Girls’ cake, and DJ Lynch’s musical talents enhanced the celebratory atmosphere. Anna fulmar officiated the heartfelt ceremony.

Hayley and Christian’s wedding was a testament to the beauty of merging classic and modern elements into a cohesive, enchanting celebration. Their day of love, laughter, and heartfelt moments stands as a reminder that love stories are as unique as the couples they celebrate.

– Jesi Wilcox

Let’s create an Alabama wedding that’s a celebration of your journey, combining tradition with a twist of your own style. Reach out today, and let’s embark on this exciting adventure together!

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