Fairhope Wedding Photographer & Educator | Ellison Smith Creative- Formerly Goodie & Smith Weddings

Alabama Wedding at St.James and The Grand Hotel | Kaci & Michael

Congratulations to Kaci & Michael!  We celebrated with them in two of our most favorite venues: Jt. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope and The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. It was a dream wedding day. It was hard to nail down some of our favorite moments from their Fairhope wedding day, so we hope you love these pictures as much as we do!!

Grand Hotel Wedding Day

Kaci and Michael got ready at The Grand Hotel the morning of their wedding.  We all agree that it’s the PERFECT location for a wedding! They have the most amazing suites for bridal parties to get ready. Kaci got ready with her bridesmaids before a first look with Michael. We absolutely loved capturing the sweetest moments between Kaci and Michael during their first look. They exchanged gifts, walked the grounds, and it was absolutely gorgeous.

St. James Wedding Ceremony

After portraits around The Grand Hotel, the family and bridal party made their way to St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, AL. St. James sits at the top of a hill as you are coming into downtown Fairhope and it is one of the most beautiful churches in our area! Shortly after their loving ceremony, we headed back to the Grand to kickstart the celebration. Their reception was filled with delicious food, a great band, and incredibly fun dancing all night long!


Congratulations again, Kaci and Michael! We loved being a part of your joyous and beautiful wedding day. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!


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Ceremony Venue: St. James Episcopal

Reception Venue: The Grand Hotel

Professional Event Coordinator: Wed with Style

Videographer: Cinema Scrapbook 

Bride’s Dress Boutique: Bliss Bridal 

Bride’s Dress Designer: Lillian West

Jeweler: Bliss Bridal

Bridemaid’s Dresses: Bliss Bridal 

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Formals by Renee Lynn

Florist: Southern Veranda

Hair: Lindsey Walters– Marche Hair 

MU Artists: Kayla Glosson Beauty

Reception Entertainment: Tip Tops

Cake: Sugarhouse Fairhope

Invitation Suite: Soiree Signature

Rentals: Soho

Jeweler: Elizabeth Adams 

Caterer: Grand Hotel






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