Jessica + Alex { a Colorful Boho-Chic Soiree }

Let love bloom.

Just over 2 years ago, Alex took Jessica back to where it all began… in front of PJ’s Cosmetology school. Alex met Jessica for the first time during a ‘family and friends’ facial event. They both hit it off immediately and decided to have lunch together at the nearby Roosters restaurant. Fast forward to THIS day… a cold and snowy February 14th…. Jessica felt like staying home but Alex insisted in going out for a simple meal. They ended up at Roosters (all planned~ wink) and later, Alex suggested a walk up to the school for old-times-sake. They looked up at the school sign and out of the blue, Alex was on one knee… holding a beautiful solitaire diamond ring. With happy tears, she said YES.

Jessica chose rose gold as one of her metal accent colors. Her chic heels by Steve Madden definitely added a fun element to her accessories.

Having a GREAT hair day. Braids galore!

Flowers in their hair. The flower girls wore flowers and their braids in a low bun.

The bridal party don their half up boho braids… ready for an effortless night of partying and dancing.

What a simple veil can do. Heart flutters.

It completed Jessica’s ivory Ti Adora strapless, sweetheart neckline, trumpet style lace gown~ a carefree, vintage romance with a fresh, modern soul for today’s bohemian bride.

This must be the most colorful bouquet I’ve ever photographed! Bold, unexpected, wild, gorgeous, and chic ~ all came together in this beautiful hand-tied bouquet by Crystal Garland. I LOVE!

Bouquet: Fushcia peonies, yellow, orange and light peach garden roses, yellow ranunculus, a hint of pink astilbe, white lisianthus, moody, slate blue eryngium thistle blooms, silver dollar eucalyptus… to name a few.

Simplicity, elegant, soft and feminine. In other words…

SIMPLY G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!

A final look before seeing her groom..

Across town, Alex finished getting ready in an awesome spot hidden in the back of the Mellwood Art Center building. Natural light flooded the entire space so effortlessly.

That person

who enters your life out of nowhere,

and suddenly means

the world to you.

All navy and serious but their wu tang crazy socks completed the ensemble.

FIRST LOOK

Walking towards her love of her life and soul…

for the man she had prayed for.

All of me 

LOVES

all of you

With you, it’s different.

Jessica’s bridesmaids have eclectic, personal senses of style, so bridesmaid attire was a no-brainer. They each wore their own favorites in hues of plums/ purples and neutral shade heels and flats.

With my whole heart

for my whole life… they exchanged rings.

Jessica and Alex took a cue from their venue, The Mellwood Art Center as well as Jessica’s personal boho chic style when designing the elements of their wedding. The couple incorporated artsy vibes into their fun and unique guest favor coasters, DIY from craft beer six pack holders.

 

I love the variety of geometric terrariums filled with bright ranunculus and blue eryngium thistle blooms as centerpieces.

Crystal created these bold, punchy, colorful floral arrangements that mirrored Jessica’s bridal bouquet… adding more life to the reception. Hand written place cards by Beth (Groom’s mother) welcomed each and every guest from California, Indiana, Texas, Mississippi, and of course all over Kentucky!

Jessica and Alex’s welcome guest SIGNATURE drink, Blueberry Mint Gin and Tonic.

A classic gin and tonic with a refreshing twist of blueberry and mint.

SPECIAL CREDITS:

VENUE  |  Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, KY

CATERING  |  Wiltshire Pantry

RENTALS  |   Wiltshire Pantry

GUEST SEATING CHART BOARD  |  Beth Turton

PLACE CARDS  |  Beth Turton

CAKE  |  Sugar Mama, Maggie Jones

DJ  |  All Star Entertainment, Nick Curcio

BOUQUETS & FLORAL DESIGN  |  Crystal Garland

WEDDING GOWN  |  Couture Closet, Ti Adora by JLM Couture

VEIL  |  Afterglow Wedding Boutique

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS  |  Southern Bridal Styles

TUXEDOS  | JoS A Bank

ENGAGEMENT RING |  Genesis Diamonds

INVITATIONS & PAPER GOODS  |  Shutterfly & Paper Source

SOMETHING BORROWED  |  Earrings from Mother of Groom

PHOTOGRAPHER’s ASSISTANT  |  Cat Cornwell

Jessica & Alex: THANK YOU (and your families) so very much for giving us this opportunity to be a part of your joyous and amazing celebration! Luckily for us, documenting your day was easy…. every detail felt natural, relaxed yet so beautifully put together. Seeing your vision come together was truly magical. Here’s to blessings and lots of love for many years to come : )

{ xo }

Chris*

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La Petite Delicat { Grand Opening }

NEW LOCATION:

722 National Avenue, Lexington, KY

Enjoy macarons with freshly baked pastries and Nate’s special coffee.

Come early!

OPEN early at 7am.

Enjoy : )

{ xo }

Chrystal + Lee { Urban Engagement }

darling,

you are all

I ever wanted love

to be.

~E.S.

The first time I saw you,

my heart whispered,

that’s the one.

~ unknown

Chrystal’s face lit up when Lee smiled at her. Almost like the time, he walked in to her bridal store, looking for a tuxedo for an upcoming wedding. She took one look, and smiled. Her heart skipped a beat because it knew. He was/ is different. He looked at her… like a blind man seeing the sun for the first time. It was almost… magical.

Safety glasses needed indeed… this hot couple >>

Chrystal’s bling and a half. Blinding is an understatement!

Lee made sure it matched her heart completely.

Congratulations Chrystal and Lee! You make my heart smile : )

{ xo }

Special Feature: Amaranthus Paper & Flora

Paper flowers that last!

Crepe paper blooms for your pretty occasion : )

www.amaranthuspaperflora.com

Meredith & Cherie Eastern ( A mother daughter team)

{ xo }

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Victoria + Brice { Magical Romance Lake Wedding }

We live in a wonderful world

that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.

There is no end to the adventures we can have

if only we seek them with our eyes open.

~ Jawaharial Nehru

The day started bright and early at the cabin, lakeside at a warm 80 deg F. For days leading up to this day, we prayed for a clear, sunny day as rain poured and flooded many areas in eastern Kentucky and this very lake. Fortunately, the sun and skies greeted us kindly and we knew it was going to be a great day.

We know we love shoes. Lace, beading and sparkly stones adorned this ivory, Alisa wedge by Betsey Johnson… acquired to match her gorgeous Sasha gown. A bit a romance, a bit of glamour.

A gown made for Victoria. Its classic, fit to flare line and stunning allover encrusted bodice, screamed romance to the nines. In person, it is breathtaking!

Effortless beauty.

Victoria’s double halo oval engagement ring. Prettiest proposal you’ve ever seen?!

The final touch… fairy tale worthy cathedral length veil to compliment her divine Hayley Paige wedding gown.

Just across the street, Brice gets ready to marry the love of his life. Looking dapper in his dark grey suit and ivory/ pearl tie, he  is eager to see his bride for the first time.

At the right time, the best man delivers a beautiful binder of love letters Victoria has written days leading to the wedding day.

“The unknown is where we come alive. Set ablaze your own trail.”

~ Danielle Doby

Brice, ready as ever. He walks along the lake, away from crowds to meet his new bride.

Their heartfelt first look.

 I love you

because the entire universe

conspired to help me find you.

~  The Alchemist

Yes, he can’t stop looking at her.

The majestic Buckhorn Log Cathedral was completed in 1928, constructed of white oak from the surrounding mountains and recently underwent a major remodeling project. More on its history HERE.

The cathedral was described as somewhat medieval in appearance and Scandinavian in style.

The Hook and Hasting Organ, renovated in 1982, sits like a crowning jewel in this majestic building.

Married, at last!

Above: THE cake takes center stage. Buckhorn Lake reception room has never looked so gorgeous! Special THANKS to Susan Lockhart and her team for this glamorous, beyond beautiful space.

Below: LOVE this welcoming bar.

Beautiful, classic cake by Martine’s Pastries. They wow me every time.

Above: Their sweetheart table lined with all her favorite blooms- peanies, roses, and hydrangeas…. along with lovely white candles to set the mood. Victoria’s vision of pinks, golds and lots of sparkle comes to fruition perfectly.

My heart is,

and always will be,

yours.

~ Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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SPECIAL GRATITUDE:

VENUE  |  Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, David Wheeler

CEREMONY  |   Buckhorn Log Cathedral

WEDDING PLANNING & DESIGN  |  Above & Beyond, Just For You, Susan Lockhart, Pikeville, KY

RENTALS  & LINENS  |   Bryant’s & Purdon’s of Lexington, KY

BOUQUETS & FLORALS  |   Above & Beyond, Just For You, Susan Lockhart, Pikeville, KY

CAKES  |  Martine’s Pastries, Lexington, KY

CATERING  |   Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Tammy Trent

VIDEOGRAPHER  |   Hoopla Films, Josey Wenger, Hooplafilms.com

DJ & RECEPTION UPLIGHTING  |  Bravo Live DJ, Joshua Ruby, Bravolivedj.com

WEDDING GOWN  |  Hyde Park Bridal, Hayley Paige, Sasha gown

BRIDESMAIDs DRESSES  |  Dessy Collection Style 2969, Lux chiffon

BRIDE MAKEUP & HAIR  STYLIST  |  Wendy Hornsby, Salon 80, Wooton, KY

BRIDAL PARTY MAKEUP & HAIR  STYLISTS  |  Wendy Hornsby, Staci Melton

SUITS   |   Geno’s Formal Ware

RINGS  |  Kay Jewelers, Neil Lane.

SOMETHING OLD & BORROWED  |   Diamond bracelet (bride’s mother, Debbie L.)

Handkerchief (Bride’s grandmother, Ada L.)

PROGRAMS   |  Ad East, Hazard, KY

SECOND SHOOTER  |  Katie Kelley

PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTANT  |  Cat Cornwell

Victoria & Brice...while you honeymoon in Oahu, Hawaii I would like to take this opportunity to send you my WARMEST regards and heartfelt thanks to you both and your families for this honor and privilege to be a part of your joyous celebration and lives. I am incredibly blessed, to say the least and I can’t thank you enough. Blessings to you and yours, many days ahead.

: )

So very grateful,

Chris*

{ xo }

Savannah + Lily ( 7 Months )

We are all

different flowers

from the same garden.

Missing her bunny…

A doll baby.

When they heard of all this rain we’re going to get…

I think I’ll sit for a while…
Happy Weekend!

{ xo }

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