Rocky Oaks Lifestyle Session

Photography: du castel photography @ducastelphotography / Workshop Host: Donny Zavala @donnyzavalaphotography / Design: Joy Proctor Design @joyproctor / Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks @maliburockyoaks / Publication: Wedding Sparrow @weddingsparrow / Clothing: Xtabay Vintage @xtabay / Hat: Joy Proctor Design @joyproctor / Female model: Erin @ewinmawquez / Male model: Nicholas @nick_bracewell / Hair & Makeup: Nyrie Aitken @nyriebeauty / Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes @bellabelleshoes / Film lab: Photo Vision @photovisionprints / Film sponsor: Fuji Film @fujifilm_profilm / Sponsor: Mastin Labs @mastinlabs / Camera: #Rolleiflex


Malibu, California

Provence, France

Courtesy of @tamaragrunerworkshops Planning: @wepinprovence | Florals: @flower_by_celine | Outfit: @manongontero | Hair: @caneriagnes | Jewelry: @michaelaroemer | Makeup: @ylva.langenskiold | Venue: @domainedemanville | Model Agency: @enjoymodelsagency | Film Lab: @photovisionprints | Speaker: @hochzeitsguide

Ashley + Bryce

Ceremony: Immaculate Conception / Reception: New Orleans Country Club / Rehearsal: @brennansnola / Hotel: @theroosevelt_no / Dress: Custom by Perla Orihela / Planning: @luminousevents / Florals: @thibodeauxsfloralstudio / Hair: @hairbtbethnola / MU: @melissavaccaro / Film lab: @photovisionprints / Photography: du castel photography

Lyndsey + David

Nicole + Sam

Lindsey + Jonathan

Photography: du castel photography / Wedding Planner: Kalee Baker Events / Rehersal Dinner: Rucker Place / Wedding Ceremony: Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL / Wedding Reception: Swann Lake Stables / Bridal: Sareh Nouri at The White Room / Beauty: Studio Elle Salon / Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids / Cake: Pen and Pastry / Catering: D’Armond Catering / Florist: Pink Pear Florist / Groomsmen: Mens Warehouse / Linens: Decor to Adore / Band: Norris Dates & Power Surge / Stationery: Fine Paperwork / Videographer: Red Mountain Films / Accommodations: Ross Bridge Resort & Spa 

Lucy + Patrick

Photography: du castel photography / Wedding Ceremony: St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL / Wedding Reception: The Club / Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones with Kelly Faetanini accessories, from Carriage House Weddings / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Groom and Groomsmen: Mr. Burch Formalwear / Hair and Makeup: Ashley Vines / Caterer: The Club / Florist: Mary Noel Sellers / Invitations: Please Reply / Wedding Cake: Magic Muffins / Entertainment: 2nd Coming / Wedding Rings: Brombergs Jewelers (bride) and Steed's Jewelers (groom) / Transportation: Coats Classic Cars

Erin + Jake

Photography: du castel photography / Wedding Planner: Kalee Baker Events / Rehearsal Dinner: Vulcan Park and Museum / Ceremony Venue: Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL / Wedding Reception Venue: Iron City / Hair + Makeup: Morgan Ashley Salon / Bridal Gown: Ivory & White / Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids / Groom and Groomsmen: Jos A Bank / Cake: Pen and Pastry / Catering: Iron City / Flowers: C. Wayman Events / Linens: Decor to Adore / Lighting: AG Lighting / Band: Coop D’Belle / Photo Booth: David Bley / Rentals: PropHouse / Stationery: Marked / Videographer: Kinora Films

Heather + Jude

Photography: du castel photography / Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Chapel (of St Lawrence Catholic Church) in Fairhope, AL / Wedding Reception Venue : The Venue in Fairhope, AL / Flowers (bouquet, flower crown, bouts, decor): Jubilee Flowers / Crop top: Kelly Faetanini / Veil: Kleinfeld Bridal / Skirt: Catherine Deane, BHLDN / Earrings: Samantha Wills / Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo / Groom Suit: The Black Tux / Groom Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Bride’s ring: Anna Sheffield / Groom’s ring: Benchmark from Ware Jewelers / Invitations, Programs, Signage: One Suite Day / Band: Roman Street / Illustrations: Illustrative Moments / Cake: Jan Taylor Cakes of Fairhope, AL


Hello and welcome!  This blog has been a long time coming, but with my amazing wife's help, we hope to give you a glimpse into the behind the scenes magic that happens for a du castel couple.  

Your wedding day and the days to come - the building of your future and family together - will be your life's work and joy.  This day is so important to us, too!  I focus on providing a very natural experience, and producing photographs that you and those closest to you will treasure.  My wife Mary Margaret manages the social media - Blog, Instagram, and Facebook.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. 

Brad + MM