Coming from a former Bride who’s wedding was all sunshine and blue skies, I must admit, I super duper love rainy day weddings. They just seem so magical and romantic. Plus, they’re loaded with good luck or so the story goes. Now enter a vineyard wedding heavy on the color with blooms by Jaclyn Journey and images by Firm Anchor and tell me you don’t agree. Click here for more.
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From the Photographer… This couple is SUPER in love and have known each other since they were kids! He was a family member of one of her best friends. They would see one another once in a blue moon but nothing ever came of it until their sophomore year of college. Fate happened when he was to take an internship in her hometown of Louisville. Chelsea said this about it “he would also be living with my best friends family during this time. My heart dropped to my stomach. Still to this day I’m unsure why I had that initial reaction, but I guess it ended up being quite significant.” It wasn’t much later when they connected via social media and became friends once he got to Louisville. ” Really, from that day on, our three years of dating began. In those three years, we went through many life changes. We were long distance for a year while we were both at college he moved to Louisville, he bought a house, and many more. So now, three years later, WE ARE MARRIED!”
From the Bride… The biggest inspiration for this wedding was the season of Fall. I LOVE the fall! Bryan & I have had some significant and sweet memories in the fall, and I’ve been in love with this season since I can remember. The season inspired our dessert bar – to serve home made pies. They all came from women who all are significant in some way to Bryan and I – we felt like this was a sweet way to include so many more people in our big day.
I always envisioned myself having my wedding reception in a barn. I dreamt of a simple, rustic, open space strung with many lights. Smith-Berry Winery encompassed every thing I wanted. Our ceremony was originally to be outside, looking onto the winery. Plan B came into play as October 5th ended up being a day for record rainfall – 8 inches to be exact. The barn turned out beautifully!
We both love a good Southern meal. Chuck Smith, owner of Smith-Berry, whips up a feast almost every weekend of the summer. Their property hosts concerts, and he is very well known for his food. People are said to come from surrounding cities just to eat!
Jaclyn Journey, our florist & local wedding stylist, made it easy to trust her to put together something I would love; she did not disappoint! My flowers may have been my favorite detail of the entire day. I loved the simplicity, yet vibrant colors of my bridesmaid’s bouquets and the way they made the navy dresses pop.
Advice for brides planning now: No matter the weather or any hiccups, this will still be the BEST day – you’re getting MARRIED!!
Fav Memories: seeing him for the first time & dancing with my siblings at the reception (somehow only ¾ got the good dancer gene, me not included)!
Photography: Firm Anchor | Floral Design: Jaclyn Journey | Wedding Dress: Rebecca's Bridal Boutique | Invitations: Jen Lenhart | Ceremony Venue: Smith-Berry Winery | Reception Venue: Smith-Berry Winery | Hair: Hali B & Co | Table Numbers: Katie Jury