Karen + Patrick’s Wedding | Dothan Wedding Photography

I cannot gush enough about Karen & Patrick’s ceremony/reception site, Maria’s Vineyard in Dothan, AL. Driving past it I wouldn’t have thought anything about it. When it was time to turn, my first thought was, “This is it?”, I had been warned. From the front it is in an area with residences and a lot of acres per home on a two lane road in Dothan. The only thing welcoming you is an empty, unused carriage out front. There is plenty of parking on the side. And the second I walked behind the location it was photography love at first site. My only wish was that it was spring. I can only imagine Maria’s Vineyard in the spring, the grape vines green & purple with its fruit, the green grass, and the lovely juniper trees (which were green). I cannot encourage this location enough if you are planning something in Dothan. The weather was definitely fireplace worthy with Maria’s Vineyard supplied. The location was very modern rustic/shabby chic which is very trendy right now in weddings. Just a ton of awesome nooks to take beautiful photos, but since Patrick & Karen did not see each other before the ceremony time was limited to take intimate, artistic photos of couple. So as much as I had 5 million locations picked out we could only use two before we were summoned back to the reception. I guess a girl will have to dream until the next time Maria’s Vineyard calls my name… Patrick and Karen, it was a very fun night filled with wonderful guests!

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Champagne waiting to be served

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Karen about to walk down the aisle with her father

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Beautiful ceremony

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The first time walking hand in hand as husband & wife

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It was COLD, but luckily my lovely assistant had a light colored jacket that looked pretty cute on Karen.

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Patrick’s look during the toasts was very sweet.

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