On a day that had a forecast of rain, rain and more rain in the evening, this wedding turned out beautiful! Of course like any outdoor wedding should, we had a plan B in case the rain just didn’t hold out. The ceremony time was set for 6 pm at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama. The bride is getting ready in one of the garden auditorium rooms. As ceremony time is approaching, so it is rain on the doppler. Guests start to arrive and take their seats in the garden. It’s around 5:45 and places have been taken to start the ceremony. BOOM! Rain. And not just any rain, the biggest downpour of rain known to man. NOOOO! I thought as I had built up so much anticipation for this wedding being it is my first wedding at this venue and the garden is beautiful. Everyone is soaked, the decor is soaked, and the violinists have packed up. It rained for a good 30 minutes, but then the sun came out. Thank you Lord! We all came back out to play. Let the ceremony begin – a little late but that’s ok. I cannot wait for my next wedding booked at the Botanical Gardens for next September!
The reception was held at The Summit Club in downtown Birmingham. A wedding reception to overlook the entire city of Birmingham from the 31st floor? No better way to celebrate the day. Everyone danced the night away and even included a little “Sweet Home Alabama” in the mix.
I could not be happier to share these special memories with you all! And huge kudos to Rachael Grammer with Two Hearts Weddings and Events for planning such an amazing wedding and reception.
Also check out this sweet couples bridal story on The Pink Bride and hear what Berkley had to say about her big day!