Why do I love these two? Because they love love loved their wedding, it’s obvious in every single pic by Nina & Wes Photography and throughout Bryan Starr Cinematography’s film. From the first look, when the Groom spontaneously twirled his beautiful Bride to this genuine JOY taking over as they walked down the aisle as newlyweds; these special images are what makes me smile all day long. Get in on all this goodness in our VAULT right this way!
From Nina & Wes Photography… Maddie and Austin got married at a beautiful park in Lexington, KY. There were so many unique and beautiful moments throughout their day. From the first look where Austin twirled his bride around in a moment of joy and fun… to Maddie’s first look with her father, where they both cried and embraced tightly… to the prayer before the ceremony where all of Maddie’s bridesmaids and family surrounded her… to the painting their friend created as the ceremony unfolded… and the music that guests were asked to join in during the ceremony… and every single look of joy throughout each moment of their wedding day was something beautiful to behold. The love Maddie and Austin have for one another is tangible and pure. We are so thankful we got to capture such an emotional and heartfelt day.
From the Bride… “I’ll never forget shortly after Austin and I decided to hold our ceremony outside at Waveland State Historic Site, we took a sunset stroll on the property—just dreaming together about our wedding day. About ten minutes into the walk,the grounds keeper approached us and asked if we were getting married here. His assumption of our romantic behavior was correct. Our conversation began so naturally as he humbly shared about the joys of marriage. The way he talked about his wife and his selfless, simple love for herafter 45 years brought euphoria to our souls. It was a moving moment, sharing a glimpse of our future together in an unanticipated exchange. He talked about how the grounds were a peaceful place—and they were indeed.
Austin and I reflected on that moment several times leading up to our wedding day. We couldn’t have been more satisfied sharing those special vows on Waveland’s overgrown, lush property. The woodland trails and rolling hills made our city-limits ceremony venue appear as the green, natural “heaven on earth” that we most wanted.
For us, it was all about sentiment. Many of our wedding decisions were made with sentimental attachments. From the reception venue to the tiniest details, the plans were made with more meaning than most of the guests would’ve ever known. But we liked it that way. We envisioned the experience for our friends and family by making every decision to create an atmosphere of love and joy. As people would be reunited with family and friends, we asked questions like how we could plan a seating chart or flow of events that would cause people to savor conversations, to laugh together, and enjoy celebrating the seasons of life. As everything culminated on August 14th, it was a true joy to look around and delight in all that it came to be. Unlike I’ve heard from so many other brides, Austin and I were able to enjoy our wedding day being fully present! It’s one of my favorite miracles about the day. Even if we had an unlimited budget to throw the most extravagant of celebrations, we couldn’t have imagined it any better. It was gloriously blessed and more than we could’ve dreamed. We are so thankful.“
Photography: Nina & Wes Photography | Floral Design: Hide and Seek Design | Wedding Dress: Coco Anais AN149 | Cake: Martine's Pastries | Ceremony Venue: Richard H. Lewis Lodge At Historic Cherokee State Park, Kenlake | Reception Venue: The Livery | Bride's Shoes: Charter Club | Rings: Sheila Bayes Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Karem Catering | Makeup: Simply Makeup and Hair | Hair: Hali B & Co | DJ: Bluegrass Beat | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Ceremony Music: Curt Vernon & Julie Futch | Artist (Painting): Ember Canada | Centerpieces + Decor: stems | Cinemetography: Bryan Starr Cinematography | Furniture Rentals: Goff Tents | Groom's Shoes: Bed Stu | Paper Goods: Melody Joy | Wedding Party Table: Louisville Farm Tables