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Brock + Brittany Johnson // Metropolitan AME Zion Church // Birmingham, AL

When we think of Brock and Brittany’s wedding day the one word that comes to mind is “WOW”!
When we met for their engagement session at Railroad Park, we felt their love and connection to one another instantly.
We were happy to come along and shoot their rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding where we learned even more about their love and how long distance relationships make the heart grow fonder.

Brittany was the epitome of beauty as a bride when she dawned her gown at the Tutwiler Hotel in Downtown Birmingham. Her smile lit up the room and we knew why Brock loved her so just based on her smile alone. Even the drizzle of rain could not keep the smile off of Brittany’s face as they shared their intimate first look in the courtyard.

Brittany’s father and grandfather’s preformed the ceremony in the beautiful Metropolitan AME Zion Church. A surprise solo was sung by, none other than Birmingham’s velvet teddy bear,  Ruben Studdard. The couple then took communion, where Brittany’s father made a heartwarming prayer that had us in happy tears… he then made Brock sweat it out a little further before he gave him the okay to “kiss his bride”.

During the reception, we saw one of the most unique settings, where there were two separate areas to celebrate with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson; one room of the Botanical Gardens had a live jazz band for entertainment, while guests in the other room could enjoy the the 95.7 JAMZ D.J.  We loved the dynamic this gave Brock and Brittany’s wedding guests. One of our favorite moments was the father-daughter dance where Mr. Faush serenaded his daughter before they took the dance floor. Afterwards, Birmingham’s Mayor William Bell gave a toast and gave advice and well wishes to the happy couple.

The Johnson wedding had every element of traditional elegance and ended with a party that we are STILL talking about.

xoxo

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