According to their website, Bellingrath Gardens and Home was the creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath. The Gardens first opened to the public on April 7, 1932. Mr. Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile paper, announcing that anyone who would like to see the spring Gardens could do so free of charge. After an overwhelming response, the couple decided to keep the Gardens open year round, beginning in 1934. Today, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a unique icon for the Gulf Coast region, housing thousands of exquisite plants and flowers. The beauty of the Gardens has made it a perfect location to host community occasions such as weddings, birthdays and special events. There are many hands working together to keep the Bellingrath’s dream alive to create a place of beauty that enhances the community experience.
This image was taken in the Japanese Garden area. Joy and Hai wanted some portraits in their traditional Vietnamese wedding attire.