A brides wedding dress hangs in the window of the Kirk House and Gardens. In this image, I tried to capture the beauty of the old house by including the weathered door, leaded glass windows, and 1900’s stonework with the bride’s dress.
The historic home sits on four enchanting acres of gorgeous gardens. Built in 1914 by Donald Kirk, the building is known for its outstanding craftsman-style architectural features. The interior of the home is filled with numerous nooks and crannies
Of all the details encompassed in this venue, one of the most subtle is the period woodwork. It almost has a life of its own, as if it could tell stories if you listened long enough. The first floor is overflowing with character and charm. From the leaded glass windows to the antique fixtures throughout. And the upstairs library offers a private secluded space for brides to get ready for their celebrations.
The main attraction is the old live oak, which most couples choose to tie the knot under. From a photography perspective, the light is typically amazing under those old limbs, affording beautiful ceremony images. All the interior rooms offer wonderful natural light for stunning bridal portraits. It's really difficult to find a bad spot to make a picture on the property.
The exterior of the house is almost entirely covered in heavy ivy, which adds to the nineteenth-century charm. The patio easily converts into a dance floor perfect for all your wedding party songs. Off in the distance, under the soft garden lights, there’s more seating area for all your guests under the stars.
The view from the balcony overlooking the rustic elegance of a reception space. Warm and inviting, Kalioka Stables is perfect for brides who are looking for a country chic atmosphere for their celebration.
Situated just north of Mobile, Alabama in Eight Mile, the quiet countryside offers a peaceful and serene setting for your nuptials. Take a walk around the sprawling pond. Stop to pet the horses. Sneak away to the stables for a kiss. Share a quiet moment on the dock under the night sky. Or get a refill in the main barn. And grooms and groomsmen, don’t miss the Tack Room.
There are abundant textures throughout the property, making for outstanding backdrops for all your wedding photos. The space as a whole is super flexible with several spots to tie the knot. The relaxed environment always leads to a wonderful experience.