Fall weddings inspire splashes of color: changing leaves, harvested crops, ripe pumpkins, red apples, and chrysanthemums bursting forth and holding their hues past the first frost. Those warm thoughts and colors play a key role in the celebration of this Alabama couple’s special day, as presented to us by Stephen DeVries. One of the first things you’ll no doubt notice is the closeness of family and friends to the couple; certainly, every bride is fussed over by her mother and her maids, but this bride seems to take special joy in the primping and the smiles all around. Delicate open-toed shoes and dangling pearls, a gracefully draping lacy gown with an accompanying gossamer Alençon lace-trimmed veil, say “traditional” and beautiful all the way.
And how about the groom, getting help from Dad with his own preparations? The men are handsome in deep charcoal-gray, even more so when posing with ladies in gowns of variegated blues — or next to the maids’ sweet wine color. Flowers are bursts of cream, orange, yellow, and red, from ceremony to wedding cake. When it’s time for fun, this couple knows how to lead the dancing, all the way through the first waltz to a conga line. And there’s plenty of sweet stuff for the guests, with both a bride’s cake and a chocolate groom’s cake (graced with an A, of course) to choose from. At last, it’s time to bid the newlyweds goodbye, through a shower of flower petals tossed in the air, a last bright burst of joy on a special day.