I was thrilled to see Maggie and Mike’s wedding featured in Tops Weddings Magazine. As a Louisville and Lexington wedding photographer it’s exciting to make it into this Lexington wedding publication that features nuptials from across the region. It’s an honor anytime my work is published in a magazine, but this was over-the-top as the magazine chose to devote six pages of the issue to Maggie and Mike’s gorgeous celebration. I couldn’t be happier for them. Beyond offering wedding photography for Lexington Kentucky I get the distinct privilege of traveling to document couples exchanging their wedding vows across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. I absolutely loved Maggie and Mike’s wedding and it was certainly worth making the trek to the private property in the hills of Southern Indiana.
Everything about it was beautiful and there were unique details everywhere, like the bale of hay by the road leading to the farmhouse that had their initials on it. The setting was absolutely amazing. They exchanged their vows out on the family farm, with rolling green hills, horses, ponds, and lush dark green forest in the distance. Stringed instruments played music chosen by the couple, including some songs to nod at Maggie’s Irish heritage. The couple opted to have a unity tree, which they will plant at their new home. The aisles were sprinkled with flower petals. Simple glass vases filled with flowers provided the aisle décor. The reception was held in a tent on site, draped with fabric and illuminated with paper lanterns, candles and rustic string lights. A mixed array of glass vases bore a variety of flowers in pink, green, white and coral. Each table was marked with photos Maggie took on the farm. The charming celebration combined the rustic and comfortable setting of a farm out of the countryside with elegance and sophistication. The food was excellent and after dinner the party kicked into high gear as the talented live band from Nashville kept everyone dancing long into the night.
The details of the wedding were arranged to showcase the couple’s love of the country and their warm spirits. Rather than picking a simple color scheme, Maggie preferred a mix of corals, pinks, reds and greens in ombré, contrasted against burlap and hay for a rustic touch. The bridesmaids wore dresses in varying styles and shades of coral. They donned boots for photos before stepping into wedges for the ceremony. The groom, groomsmen and ushers wore grey suits with vests, which were swapped for suspenders at the reception. Maggie’s gown was a custom LuLaKate dress with a lace belt. She accessorized it with a gold antique bracelet that bore an “M” initial; it was an heirloom passed from Maggie’s great grandmother to her grandmother, Maggie’s namesake.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | David Blair BAND | Nashville’s Blue Tones STRINGS | The Highland Camber Players HAIR & MAKEUP | Samantha Bariet Harvey BRIDAL GOWN | LulaKate BRIDESMAID DRESSES | J.Crew GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | Jos. A. Bank CAKE | Elivin’s Pasteries & Catering, Corydon IN CATERING | Mastersons, Louisville KY