with this ring: adi + julian // huntsville state park wedding

I’ve been intending to get Adi and Julian’s Huntsville state park wedding up on my blog for quite some time. I just have such a soft spot for it. I believe it may have been the smallest wedding I’ve ever photographed (if I’m remembering correctly over the past *almost* ten years of shooting weddings). They gathered with 30 of their nearest and dearest and started their lives together as family and it was intimate and sweet and relaxed and I honestly have not been able to stop thinking about how special that day was since I photographed it.

Some favorite memories I have from their wedding:

  • how Adi and Julian’s dog totally photobombed a bridesmaid photo at the hotel (please watch for this, it’s hilarious)
  • Adi + Julian’s first look in the forest — so serene, so gorgeous, so effortless and quiet
  • Their smiles. Man, their smiles all day long were so, so genuine.
  • Right after their first married kiss at the ceremony their dog was determined to be the first to congratulate the newlyweds and (totally unprompted) ran up to join in on the kissing and it was so stinkin’ cute
  • At one point in the reception I looked around the room and realized Adi and Julian weren’t there. I looked out the window and just saw them sitting together outside, looking out at the lake. I still get all kinds of feely remembering that moment. I just love the freedom they had in their day to do something like that instead of it being GOGOGODINNERTOASTSGREETINGSDANCERECEPTIONOVERBYE. Guys, that’s my favorite kind of wedding day — when a bride and groom are so in the moment, so relaxed that they can go soak in a sunset by themselves with no worries that they’re going to miss anything or need to be anywhere. Favorite, favorite, favorite.

There are honestly too many favorite memories I have to recount them all and then even if I did we’d never make it to the photo portion of this post so I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story.

I cannot express how much I enjoy this wedding sign.

You guys, I love me some grandparents with wedding cake.

Y’all, this is every single guest at their wedding — and all in a single photo! I love it!

Adi and Julian, I will forever have a soft spot for your wedding day. Thank you so much for inviting me in to document it for y’all.

And on that note — future brides and grooms, hit me up with all the small, intimate state park weddings, please. I love em I love em I love em.

One Response to “with this ring: adi + julian // huntsville state park wedding”
  1. Julian Garcia says:

    Hey Jillian,

    Thank you so much for your comments and a trip down memory lane. Ellie is still stealing the show everyday. We’re forever grateful at how wonderfully you captured our moment. This blogpost was a beautiful reminder of our day.

    Thanks and wishing you the best,
    Julian, Adi, and Ellie

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