Vintage Louisville Wedding by Whitney Rae Photography + Jaclyn Thomas Design
November 23, 2011
DIY InspiredVintage

This vintage chic Louisville wedding is just what the doctor ordered this Thanksgiving Eve. It's sweet, it's simple, and it's full to the brim with adorable ideas that you can recreate for your own big day. Whitney Rae Photography captured all the details of the day, including the gorgeous florals in vintage bottles and mercury glass that were designed and created beautifully by Jaclyn Thomas Design. Click here for even more!





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From the Bride...Zach and I were high school sweethearts and on the day we wed, we had been together for over 6 years. As far as the wedding goes, I'm not even sure where to begin. I remember every thing, every detail as complete perfection. Almost the moment after Zach proposed I began my search for the perfect venue. I had a distinct vision in my head of "simplistic beauty". I wanted to be married outdoors, I knew that detail was for sure! After a lot of searching my mom found this lovely place located in Prospect (about 15 minutes outside of Louisville) called Gingerwoods. It was a newer, mostly unheard of venue located on a windy road lined with trees and fantastic views of grazing horses every direction you looked. It had been a church at one time, and when the church moved elsewhere, someone bought Gingerwoods and "re-touched" a few details, but they were still sure to leave loads loads of charm.

As that detail was crossed off the list it was time to think about decor. I was so afraid my simplistic touch and small budget may be mistaken for unfinished, and that is when I remembered a distant friend of mine had just started a small design company. I asked if she would be willing and she dove right in! Believe me when I tell you, she did everything! I call her my fairy god mother because she made my dream a reality. She did complete design of the reception flowers, our bouquets and boutonnieres, she even did the arch we were married under (which she surprised me with on the day of). We were inspired by table numbers that we had seen on SMP months before and even did a DIY project of our own to re-create!

After all of these details were put together, the day finally arrived. I had never seen the sky so blue or so crisp, it was a perfect day for our wedding! One of the most special things about that day was getting ready at the salon I work at, surrounded by all my co-workers that I know and love. They surprised me with mimosas and took such great care of me, being with them for that portion of the day was truly special. Once 6 o'clock arrived it was time to marry my best friend, we were surrounded by only our closest friends and family. After our ceremony, guests were escorted up to a tented deck for cocktail hour while Zach and I took pictures. Right before it was time to head into the reception, a video played of Zach and I through the years, after that was played, we were announced in. This by far, was the best moment of the night. People stood and clapped, some even with happy tears, and welcomed us in. We had never felt so much love in one room!

Wedding Photography: Whitney Rae Photography / Event Design, Planning + Floral Design: Jaclyn Thomas Design / Ceremony + Reception Location: Gingerwoods / Invitations: Hello!Lucky / Bride's Shoes: Ann Taylor / Wedding Dress: WTOO via Rebecca's Wedding Boutique / Hair: Christy Young, Hair by Bennie and Friends / Make-up: Jamie Todd, Hair by Bennie and Friends