Planning a DIY wedding? Jody and Travis’s recent wedding at The Oaks Plantation in Pike Road is an excellent example of what can be done to have a stylish and budget-friendly wedding!
Now, let me be honest, a DIY wedding takes a lot of planning, work, and creativity. Jody and Travis’s families worked hard to make sure every detail was perfection and her aunt worked tirelessly for many, many hours to prepare excellent food and decorations. I honestly could not believe that a seasoned event planner had not been involved. I loved Jody’s style and told her I could put everything she had there in my car and go home with it a happy camper! That lovely, fresh farmhouse look was in every little nook and cranny of The Oaks Plantation. With all the help from her family, Jody and Travis were able to relax and enjoy their day. They were also able to put a high priority on the budget items that were important to them.
Another thing I loved about this wedding was that Jody and Travis devoted the time needed for couple pictures. That’s hard to do when there isn’t a “first look,” but you can see from the samples below we captured some great images of them as a couple between the wedding and reception and the sunset cooperated beautifully!
I’m just so happy with what we were able to capture of their special day. The Oaks Plantation never disappoints!
Please enjoy a few of my favorite images from their day:
After viewing her images, Jody sent me this sweet text: “I love them all!! They are so beautiful!! Thank you again so much!! I couldn’t be happier.”
Many thanks to Jeri Hines for second shooting this wedding with me and to Kate who took over the day-of directing of the events. Kate worked very hard to keep us on schedule and to have everybody where they needed to be when they needed to be there. She was great to work with!
I still have dates available in 2018 and I’d love to hear your vision for your special day. Just fill out the contact form — remember to mention the date and venue in the comments — and I’ll email some general information on wedding photography.
DiAnna Paulk is an award-winning Certified Professional Photographer specializing in weddings and portraiture in Montgomery, Alabama and the River Region (Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, Millbrook).
I am currently between studios. While the plan was to move from the current location to the new one, the new location is not ready yet. So I will temporarily be without a physical studio location for a month or so. However, I will continue to accept on-location sessions. I am just moving -- not closing.
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