Back in April, I had the privilege of photographing a beautiful downtown wedding in Birmingham. I had previously taken engagement photos for the same couple, and their love was so beautiful to see again. Just recently, I discovered that the bride submitted my photos to the wedding and lifestyle blog Spoken Bride! Another popular wedding blog, The White Wren, had featured this same couple’s engagement photos earlier in the year. Honestly, it kind of feels like this says more about the couple! I mean, look at them. They’re stinking gorgeous!
In all earnestness, it truly humbles me to see another blog feature my work. It was such a privilege to be a part of this wedding in Birmingham, and it makes me so happy to see that it touches others as much as it touched me.
Click here to see the blog post on Spoken Bride!
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St. Paul’s Cathedral
“The Cathedral of Saint Paul — informally known as Saint Paul’s Cathedral — is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Designed by Chicago architect Adolphus Druiding, the Victorian Gothic-style brick building was completed as a parish church in 1893.
St. Paul’s was originally a parish church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, later the Archdiocese of Mobile-Birmingham, with St. Paul’s becoming a Co-Cathedral. On December 9, 1969 the Holy See erected the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama from territory that previously was part of the Archdiocese, and designated St. Paul’s as the Cathedral Church of the new Diocese. Bishop Joseph Vath was the first Bishop and served until his death in 1987 (his grave is located in the Cathedral courtyard). He was succeeded by Bishop Raymond Boland (1988-1993), for whom there is a marker next to Bishop Vath’s grave. Bishop Boland was succeeded in 1994 by Bishop David Foley, our current Bishop Emeritus. The Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., was installed as the fourth (and current) Bishop of Birmingham on October 2, 2007.
The Bishop’s cathedra (or throne) is located in the sanctuary on the left side. It is surmounted by his coat of arms and only he may use this chair, which he does whenever presiding at a Cathedral liturgy.”