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Classic Southern Wedding at Southside Baptist Church & The Florentine | Emily & Buddy | Birmingham Alabama Wedding Videographer


Classic, soft, and utterly romantic. Emily & Buddy’s wedding at the grand and classically southern Southside Baptist Church was absolutely stunning, and their reception at the Historic Florentine Building downtown made for the best. night. ever. 

The two high school sweethearts may have had their first date at the Shrimp Boat in Panama City, but their wedding was no backyard shrimp boil. Each detail was planned and executed with absolute perfection–all the way from the invitation suite designed by Place by the Point and calligraphy by Gracefully Made Art and day-of coordination by Courtney with La Belle Vie Weddings. 

Emily & Buddy are not the type to brag on themselves, but it only takes a few seconds of  listening to their friends and family speak about them to know that they are two incredible people. They continued their relationship from high school to college in two different cities, Emily at Auburn getting her Masters in Accounting, and Buddy at Samford becoming a Doctor of Pharmacy.

Buddy proposed to Emily in the sweetest way, and as Emily tells it, the sneakiest! She told me, “I received an e-invitation for a friend’s engagement party at the Botanical Gardens. We showed up and were walking to find our friends and he dropped down on one knee. It turns out the engagement party was my own.” 🙂

From the sweeping cathedral veil Emily wore with her stunning Augusta Jones gown, to Buddy’s two tuxedos (because what gentleman doesn’t change into a white dinner jacket for an evening reception), this southern gal and her fella sure lived up to the old saying that true love only comes around once in a blue moon. Emily & Buddy lit up each room with their precious grins and big laughs.

Gorgeous attire and decor aside, I think that what stood out to me most about these two was that at THEIR wedding reception, they took time to ask ME if I had a good day. At their wedding. That’s just who they are. Two of the nicest people you will ever meet. And their wedding day. Was. Perfect.

**Cover photo by Photos by Heart**

Emily & Buddy,

It’s no secret I think the world of you two! Your heart for each other and everyone you meet is evident and such a blessing to us all! I hope that you always enjoy the little things in marriage, and when life gets tough, you pull out this wedding film to remember just how much you are loved..by each other and your family & friends! (And your videographer, is that weird??)

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Riles!!


Vendor Friends

VIDEOGRAPHY | Megan Pettus Videography

VIDEOGRAPHY- Second Shooter & Licensed Drone Pilot | Jonathan Sellers

ASSISTANT | Morgan Glaze

CEREMONY VENUE | Southside Baptist Church

RECEPTION VENUE | The Florentine

PHOTOGRAPHER | Photos by Heart

PLANNER | Courtney Bell – La Bell Vie Weddings

FLORIST | The Florentine

CAKE | Pastry Art

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS | Madaline Hulsey

BRIDAL GOWN | The Carriage House


BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS | Bella Bridesmaids

OFFICIANT | Tony Haefs

INVITATIONS |  Place on the Pointe (Albany, GA)

CALLIGRAPHY | Gracefully Made Art

TRANSPORTATION | Rare Transportation

SONG LICENSING | Soundstripe

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