Travis and Ashley’s Louisville Wedding at the Henry Clay
Travis and Ashley’s Wedding at the Henry Clay was a momentous occasion and certainly made for some elegant Henry Clay Wedding Photography. The architecture of this old building has the class and sophistication that so many modern buildings neglect. It is a beautiful setting and I love creating wedding photos at the Henry Clay in downtown Louisville. After the hair and makeup were all finished up and Ashley slipped on her lovely dress she spent a few minutes with her parents and then went out to see her new husband to be. After their first look the whole bridal party jumped on a trolley and headed over to do some wedding pictures at St. James Court and then across the river with the Louisville skyline. After the bridal party portraits the trolley brought us all back to the Henry Clay for the ceremony. Before even the string quartet started their live music or anyone was seated the bride and groom with their parents and witnesses joined their rabbi in a private room for the signing of the Ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract. This beautiful contract is written in both Hebrew and English and is quite literally a piece of artwork meant to be displayed in the couple’s home for years to come.
The ceremony itself took place in the Beaux Arts room with the couple and Rabbi under the Chuppah, a Jewish marriage canopy symbolizing the new home that the couple will build together. The ceremony was beautiful and Travis was glad to do his part in the traditional breaking of the glass at the end of the ceremony. After their kiss as they walked down the aisle as guests shouted “Mazel tov!” Hebrew for “Congratulations”.
Their cocktail hour was a little room filled with orange accent lighting, lanterns and bourbon barrels. The reception itself was held in the grand ballroom. As the guests entered they saw lavish and amazing decor. The variety of square, circle and rectangular tables covered in fine linens, crystal, candles and massive flower centerpieces pushed this reception quite clearly over the top. After an excellent dinner served in multiple courses the live band took the stage to really get the dance party started. One of my favorite parts about Jewish weddings is the traditional dance during the reception known as the Hora. It is a type of circle dance interrupted by the raising of the the bride and groom up on chairs in the midst of the dance floor. It is always a lively time and fun to photograph. I love the images we got. Thank you again Travis and Ashley for asking me to come document the moments of your day! Mazel tov!
The vendors included The Silver Spoon Catering, In Bloom Again florist, Award winning wedding photographer David Blair, Creative Video Solutions, Burning Las Vegas Band, Merts Cakes, Trolley from Free Enterprise Transportation Systems, Highland Chamber Players and Morgan of Weekend Wedding Warriors.