25 Jul

Birmingham Wedding at Canterbury United Methodist

Tim and Meghan were married this past Saturday at the lovely Canterbury United Methodist Church. Meghan is from the Birmingham area but moved to Colorado with a new job…and there she met Tim. What a well suited couple! We had a great time with them at the church when they had their first look in the garden (we fought off mosquitoes and won!).

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The ceremony was simply beautiful. Carol Riley of Lillie’s provided the wedding party’s flowers and decorated the church with a colorful combination of flowers including hydrangeas and calla lilies. The church is gorgeous, and the light streaming in the stained glass window around 6:00 makes quite a backdrop for the wedding couple. Anita Kanellis was a “knight in shining armor” for one of the groomsmen who cut his finger and got a little blood on his tuxedo shirt. What a great wedding planner! Anita had everyone on schedule and running smoothly all day.

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Kathy G’s Park Lane for the reception – from the church to the reception in “Caroline” from Coats Classic Cars – an elegant vehicle, perfect for this classic wedding. Music was provided by Drive Train out of Atlanta. They did a great job of keeping the guests dancing all night. Bill Wilson with SunDolphin Productions was the videographer–I’m eager to see some of his footage of Tim’s being picked up and carried around in a chair!

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Tim is a fourth generation rancher which explains the groom’s cake in the shape of a very large T-bone steak! To make it even better–the cake was red velvet! The bride and groom cut the cake with a steak knife! Very original! (And their brand is a heart so check out the photo for the brand in the cake.) The wedding cake was also quite beautiful with ribbons between the layers to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. (It was delicious, too, as Barb’s Cakes always are!)

Meghan had seen a photo of ours from a wedding last year and requested a similar image spelling love with sparklers. We were concerned we weren’t going to be able to do it because of the rain, but we caught a break and have this image to show for our efforts. Tim and Meghan had to hold that kiss for about 8 seconds, and they never complained! :)

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We wish them a lifetime of happy memories–they’ve already created quite a few!

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