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Heron Point at the Wharf Beach Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHER: JESI WILCOX | CEREMONY VENUE: HERON POINTE | RECEPTION VENUE: HERON POINTE / HAIR STYLIST: SANDY BELLINGER | MAKEUP ARTIST: KAYLA GLOSSON | BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE:  BIRDY GREY | GROOMS ATTIRE: GENERATION TUX / RINGs: DIAMONDS DIRECT | INVITATIONS: BASIC INVITES | FLORIST: LISA MACGREGOR | CATERER: ALABAMA COASTAL CATERING  | CAKE ARTIST: COASTAL CAKE AND CONFECTIONS | DJ: PATRICK DANAHER | LIGHTING: N/A | RENTALS: PELICAN PETE PARTY RENTALS

I’m thrilled to share the story of a breathtaking destination beach wedding. I recently had the honor of capturing this wedding at the stunning Heron Point at the Wharf in Alabama. Lauren and JD’s love story unfolded against the backdrop of the Southern sun and the gentle lull of the waves.

Our 1st Meeting

From our initial conversations to their wedding day, Lauren and JD’s journey was one for the books. Lauren, in her own time, reappeared on my radar after a year of intermittent chats. I thought she might have ghosted me, but she returned with excitement, ready to book and dive into wedding planning. As a result, this time allowed them to open up. Then, we were able to build a rapport that made capturing their joyous moments so special.

Heron Point Wedding Day

The day finally arrived for Lauren and JD to exchange vows. In the embrace of nature, surrounded by the charm of Heron Point at the Wharf, their day began. The decision to have a small wedding highlighted the intimacy and warmth that Southern weddings are known for. As their wedding photographer, I had the pleasure of witnessing not just the union of two souls, but the celebration of family bonds and the resilient spirit of love.

The picturesque Heron Point at the Wharf provided the perfect canvas for capturing Lauren and JD’s love story. The outdoor ceremony took place next to the water, surrounded by boats and the natural beauty of the Southern landscape. One delightful detail that caught my eye was the adorable blue heart tucked under Lauren’s wedding dress and beneath JD’s tie. A subtle yet powerful symbol of their deep connection, it added a touch of whimsy to their elegant attire.

As a wedding photographer, I strive to capture not just moments but emotions, and Lauren and JD’s connection radiated through every frame. The outdoor setting lent itself to modern editorial photography, allowing me to play with natural light and showcase the love that enveloped this Southern beach wedding.

The day held a poignant undercurrent as the groom, JD, had recently lost his sister. Throughout the celebration, there were subtle yet heartfelt commemorations to honor her memory. It was evident that she would have been the life of the party, a sentiment I gathered from stories shared by the couple and their families. Despite the bittersweet moments, the day was a testament to the resilience of love and the power of coming together to celebrate life, even in the face of loss.

Following the reception, the celebration unfolded with a radiant sendoff. Lauren and JD bid adieu surrounded by the soft glow of sparklers. Imagine a boat gently gliding across the water, as the couple shared a heartfelt farewell with their guests. It was a spectacle of joy and the perfect conclusion to a day brimming with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.

Finally, for brides planning their own Southern beach wedding, take inspiration from this celebration that beautifully blended nature, family, and love. Until next time, happy planning, and may your wedding be as uniquely beautiful as Lauren and JD’s!

-Jesi Wilcox

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