Byron + Abby . DIY Southern Farm Wedding . Birmingham

30 May

Byron and Abby are thoughtful, genuine and fun. If our initial meeting was any indicator to how much we would enjoy these guys, then our time with them over good ol deep south bbq was dead on! Not only do we completely love Byron and Abby, after meeting and celebration at the Berry family farm, we love their family and friends too!!!! Being present to witness their wedding day was truly amazing, heartfelt, beautiful and yummy!

Set on the hillside of the Berry farm, overlooking distant mountain ranges and southern greenery, every detail.. and I mean every one, was meticulously thought about with love and meaning in mind. It is certain that Byron and Abby share a deep and real love with a passion for their lives to reflect grace and care for one another. They committing their lives to one another within the handcrafted walls of an outdoor chapel that Byron built himself for his sweet bride. Reclaimed windows and wooden walls hemmed in this couple as they shared their vows and embraced for the first time as husband and wife. Their mantra of redemption and lifelong love echoed throughout shared words and glances. The lovely outdoor reception was canopied by a giant old oak tree over a century old. Beautifully crafted decor, Handpicked wildflowers, heirloom memorabilia from another time were found on the tables and other various locations throughout the reception. It was so perfect my camera could hardly stop a snappin:) Each little item told another portion of their life stories past experiences, present joys and future hopes.

The perfectly set backyard reception filled with laughter and cherished moments as the delicious smells of brunch prepared by family floated throughout. What I wouldn’t give for another portion of those grits..mmm! After final hugs and goodbyes and the warm summer evening set in, the newlyweds whisked away in a super cool 60s era Chevy Impala…drool! Such a great exit!!! I think we may have even had a few lighting bugs threaten to illuminate their honeymoon path! Thank you Byron and Abby for inviting us to be a part of your celebrations and what a sweet reminder to how blessed we are in sharing this life’s joys with those around us. We wish you all the best and blessings as you pursue this life together!


Michelle + Steven

Photography: Michelle Marie Photography // Ceremony and Reception Location: Berry Farm // Outdoor Chapel: Groom – Byron Berry // Florals: Kelly Berry Parker & Townley Prince Chattman // Event Designer: Bride & Groom DIY // Event Coordinator: Bride, Groom, sisters-in-law and Mother of the Groom // Bride’s Dress: DavidsBridal // Brides Shoes: Ella Blue Suede Peeps // Jewelry: “something borrowed” From Bride’s Friend // Brides Hair Accessory: David’s Bridal // Bride’s Hair: Heather Consuegra // Brides Make-up: Bride // Bridesmaid Dresses: Each Chose Their Own // Groom and Groomsmen’s Suites: J Ferrar // Groom’s Shoes: Toms Cordones // Stationary: Yellow Chevron Brides Collection // Ceremony Officiant: John M. Hill // Ceremony Musician: Kevin & Jordyn Boyer // Wedding Cake & Desserts: Kelly Berry Parker – Groom’s Sister and SM Chattman – Groom’s Brother-in-law // Catering: Amy Berry Hakola – Groom’s sister // DJ/Band: Bride and Groom’s ipod mix // Transportation: Groom’s ’62 Chevy Impala (aka ‘Mavis’) // DIY resources: Pinterest and imagination


12 Responses to “Byron + Abby . DIY Southern Farm Wedding . Birmingham”

  1. Townley Chattman May 31, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    These pictures are awesome!

  2. Kelly May 31, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Awesome pics!!!

  3. Amy May 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    These pics are amazing! Especially the one of the plate of food!!

  4. Jess May 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    So amazing. Every shot reminded me of how sweet they look at each other, the beauty of the farm and that day. So glad the weather cooperated! 🙂

  5. Mandi June 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Beautiful pictures! And I love the wedding flowers and design! Great job to all of you!

  6. Abby Robertson Berry June 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Thank you so much for capturing our big day! You guys are not only amazing artists with a silly wicked eye, but also some of the coolest, most genuine & fun people we have ever met. We love that you SEE our vision and appreciate the pieces we stitched together to create a true reflection of who we are. It was a joy to have you there (and such good sports for the rehearsal – points for participation!) and an honor to have you do our photos. We (and Mavis!) have never looked so good! xoxo

    Thanks for all of the compliments on the wedding design. My husband is a very talented man and it was certainly a family affair!

    • MICHELLE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY September 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

      Thank you Abby, You guys were such a true pleasure to capture. We are so thankful to have been a part of your wedding day, to get to know you both and your families and now to have you as friends!

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