Melissa Holley Photography | Jessica + John Allen's Barn at Pisgah Hill Wedding in Grady, AL

Jessica + John Allen's Barn at Pisgah Hill Wedding in Grady, AL

April 24, 2017

Jessica and John Allen’s Barn at Pisgah Hill Wedding

April 8, 2017


When Jessica contacted me about photographing her wedding in South Alabama I jumped at the chance.  Yes, I am based out of North Alabama but I love to travel for weddings.  Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Nevada (yes, I will photograph your Vegas wedding!), and pretty much anywhere you can imagine.  I am your girl!

Jessica’s wedding was exciting to me for many reasons.  She is a childhood friend of mine so to be invited to capture her day was so special.  The venue was new to me which is always exciting.  Finally, my Mom lives in South Alabama so I got to spend some time with her.  Perfect!

I arrived in Grady on Friday to attend the rehearsal.  This gave me a chance to get to know the wedding party before the big day and to preview the venue.  The Barn at Pisgah Hill did not disappoint!  So many opportunities for fantastic photos.  The rehearsal was followed by dinner at Cambrian Ridge.  Delicious!

When the wedding day arrived, I couldn’t believe how relaxed everybody was.  The couple chose not to have a first look before the ceremony, so the moment they saw each other during the wedding was extra sweet.  The outdoor ceremony was simple and beautiful.  After the ceremony, I finally had a chance to spend some time photographing Jessica and John Allen together.  As you can see in the photos below, they were absolutely glowing and so in love.

The reception was a blast and the guests danced the night away with Streetkar, the fantastic band.


Vendors who helped make the day wonderful:

Wedding and Reception Venue – The Barn at Pisgah Hill

Florist – LeRae Events

Caterer – Red’s Little School House

Cakes – McKinney Cakes

Make-up Artist – Cameron Bohannon

Wedding Director – Ashley Staggers

Band - Streetkar

Videographer – Canaan Barger