elizabeth gelineau



Mobile bay area wedding photographer

Maggie + Edward | Married


November 3, 2021

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A St. Paul’s Episcopal Wedding

Maggie and Edward are two of the kindest people you could ever meet. They are both so easy going that wedding day with them felt like we were floating through a gentle breeze! When I saw Maggie’s veil, I nearly gasped. It was so timeless and regal – the perfect choice for an evening wedding at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Edward proposed to Maggie on the porch of the little church at St. Paul’s. It’s the same place we met up for their engagement portraits a few months ago. I knew we would incorporate this spot into portraits on their wedding day and I loved that Maggie requested to use the spot for their First Look!

Edward waited patiently inside the little church as we fluffed Maggie’s dress and adjusted her veil. I always think those final minutes of waiting to see the bride must be the hardest for the groom on a wedding day! He knows she’s right there, but he can’t look until we’re all set to capture the moment!

Maggie and Edward’s First Look was one of the sweetest moments of the day. They were both so excited to see each other! I love wedding days that include a First Look because it gives us time to get portraits taken before the ceremony without feeling rushed. Since it’s the time of year where the sun starts to set earlier, a First Look ensures that couples having an evening ceremony can still have natural light portraits. I love how many portrait locations there are at St. Paul’s and since we had the most perfect lighting for photos, we were able to take advantage of many of the pretty spots!

An Ezell House Reception

After a beautiful ceremony, everyone headed to downtown Mobile for an evening of dinner and dancing at the Ezell House. The Excelsior Band greeted guests and led the bride and groom’s grand entrance to the reception. I can’t think of a better way to kick off a party than with the music of this band. It just immediately feels festive and gets everyone in the mood for dancing!

One of my favorite moments of the night was when Maggie’s dad joined The Tommy Morse Band on stage for a couple of songs. Maggie’s mom had let me know that this might happen prior to the wedding, and I was looking forward to this moment because I could tell it would be fun to photograph! Everyone cheered as the father of the bride took to the keyboard. It was a memorable moment for sure!

Maggie and Edward, thank you for allowing me and my team to be part of your special day! We hope you’ll treasure these memories for years to come!


Photography by Elizabeth Gelineau

Second Photographer | Regina Gomez-Guillen

Photographer’s Assistant | Lauren Hodges

Planning | Chic Weddings by Jacqueline

Ceremony | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Reception | Ezell House

Florist | Elizabeth’s Garden

Cake | Pollman’s

Catering | Clifton Morrissette

Hair Stylist | Tamara Keyes, Cara & Co.

Makeup Artist | Courtney Matthews

Ceremony Music | Peter Wood (trumpet), Enen Yu (violin), Peggy Lyden (florist)

Reception Music | The Tommy Morse Band

Reception Music | The Excelsior Band

Rental Company | Port City Rentals

Bride’s Gown | Ivory & White – Romona Keveza

Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids – Amsale

Groom + Groomsmen Attire | Randall’s

Calligrapher | Paula Kiszla

Invitations | Gwin’s

Transportation | Gulf Coast Tours

Ceremony Flowers | Pam Moore, Patti Parnell and St. Paul’s Flower Guild

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