Whitney & Jake

Whitney + Jake

The Olmstead / Louisville KY

They have differing opinions on who made the first move–Jake claims he “put the vibe out” after first meeting her, and Whitney’s Facebook friend request led to their first date at the Silver Dollar–but regardless, these two are so well matched it leaves you inspired about love.

There were so many beautiful sentimental touches throughout their wedding day that makes it stand out: Whitney wore her mother’s veil that was handmade by her grandmother, their invitations were incredible custom watercolor paintings by The Illustrated Life, they melded together both Jewish and Catholic traditions, and Jake surprised his mom by playing a song from a record his late grandmother had recorded.  It was beginning to end full of energy, sheer happiness and excitement, and of course love.

Whitney and Jake chose not to do a first look and instead saw each other for the first time when the church doors opened. It was an incredible moment with the sunlight beaming through the stained glass windows and organ filling the entire church. I know a lot of brides are on the fence about first looks, and my advice is always to focus on making your wedding day about what the two of you envision. I believe your team of vendors should honor your wishes and accommodate your vision!

The vendors (linked below) were absolutely INCREDIBLE and did just that. So I’m going to take a second to shamelessly brag on them: The blooms from Rose & Honey were so unique and vibrant they basically got their own photoshoot, and everyone was complimenting them all day long. The makeup and hair by the team at Blush & Honey was so flipping talented they produced exactly what a bride should strive for: completely flawless and incredible natural.  Lorrie from L&M Detailed events was always 3 steps ahead and worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the day to go smooth. John Stone was so awesome to work with and created a video that recapped the day perfectly! Huge shoutout to Kyra Rookard for lending her talents, you’ll find a lot of her captures here in this blog and I’m so thankful for her! The venue at The Olmstead was so accommodating and such an ornate and unique space. As you can tell, the band, Kudmani kept every guest on the dance floor the ENTRIE night. They made Whitney and Jake feel so special!! They also were super accommodating to myself and Kyra which is so considerate.

I’m so, so grateful for getting connected with this couple! They were so welcoming and FUN my cheeks hurt from laughing with them!!

Cheers to many years of bliss!!! To Whitney and Jake!!


Second Photographer:

Kyra Rookard 

Dress:

Ti Adora Bridal, purchased at Couture Closet

 

Tuxes:

Black Tux

Hair:

Blush & Honey – out of Nashville

Makeup:

Blush & Honey – out of Nashville

 

Ceremony Location:

St. Joseph Catholic Church

 

Videographer:

John Stone

 

Florist:

 

Coordinator:

 

Reception Location:

 

Bridesmaids gifts:

Pajamas and pearl necklaces

 

Transportation:

 

Entertainment:

 

Grooms Gifts:

My dad made each of the groomsmen a beer flight out of the staves of a bourbon barrel!

 


Where did you mostly look for your wedding inspiration?

Over half of our guests flew in from out of town (a lot of them coming to Kentucky for the first time ever) so we wanted to give them a taste of our city/state’s culture which is what we used to guide us when planning out how our big day would look and feel. Our meal was southern-inspired, our signature drinks were a Mint Julep and a Lily, and all of our guests received a bottle of bourbon, an Ale-8-One, a Please & Thank You Cookie, and some of my mom’s bourbon balls (yummmm)! Jake lived in New Orleans for four years so we also wanted to somehow tie that into our celebration so we had beignets for dessert instead of cake! (Can you tell we are foodies?) I actually got most of our décor inspiration from the stuff I decorate our home with. I LOVE vintage blue and white porcelain pottery pieces so we had our floral designers use those as the vases for our centerpieces. Peonies are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE flower so I knew I wanted to have those as well! Jake had also collected some ideas that he wanted to do from previous weddings he had been at, such as a candy bar, a photo booth, and a Time Capsule table where friends and family could write us letters to be opened on future anniversaries!

How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?

Family. Friends. Fun.

What was the best moment of your wedding day?

Whitney – The best moment for me, which was ironically the moment I was most nervous about, was walking down the aisle and finally getting to see and touch my groom! We didn’t do a first look (which I am so glad about) so walking down the aisle was so surreal. I remember staring at Jake’s face the entire trip down the aisle and thinking how I was so excited to finally see him! He looked so nervous at first and then the closer I got to him, the more comfortable he started to look. When we were finally together and holding hands, he told me that he had missed me all day. I will never forget that special moment and the feeling of unreal, pure joy.
Jake – My favorite memory, and the only one I have any clear recollection of in the whirlwind of the day, is Whitney’s smile. When the doors opened (and I was as cool as a cucumber), I will always remember how beautiful she looked and how I couldn’t believe she’d agreed to marry me. So much of the day happened so quickly but that single moment still remains frozen in my memory.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Why?

The ONLY thing we each have as a ‘con’ for the day is that it went by too quickly. In hindsight I think it would have totally been worth it to pay for our band and bar service for an extended period of time. But, then again, no amount of time would have seemed like enough because we were having such a blast. The day was just too fun and amazing to end!

 

If you could give advice to a bride planning her wedding, what would it be?

-My number one piece of advice would be to do what you and your fiancé want because it’s YOUR DAY! Jake is Jewish so we had some of his family traditions that we wanted to tie into our ceremony but didn’t know if it would work because we were getting married in a Catholic Church. But ya know what? We did them and I am so glad we did because these were some of the most memorable parts of our day. We stomped a glass and yelled “Mazel Tov” after we were announced as husband and wife, and we did the Horah at our reception and our priest loved it just as much as anyone else! Don’t be afraid to do what YOU WANT because it’s no one’s day but yours!
-Another piece of advice is to MOST DEFINITELY try to enjoy every single bit of planning and have fun with it! Try to savor every minute of the big day because it truly is the most magical, special day ever.
-If your budget allows, I would highly recommend getting a coordinator for day of. Lorrie (our coordinator from L&M Detailed Events) truly was a life saver with last minute organization and because we had her, I felt so relaxed on wedding day and felt like a guest at my own wedding which was amazing.
-Try to remember the way you feel throughout the day; I specifically remember standing on the altar and looking out at the congregation and thinking to myself, “I want to remember this forever.”
-Another piece of advice I would highly recommend is to try and think about sentimental details ahead of time. I spent at least 2-3 weeks before our wedding planning out what I wanted to say in letters to my groom and family for the day of and I am SO GLAD I did this because these letters are something my family cherishes and will have for the rest of their lives.
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Amanda & Ben: Speed Art Museum Wedding

Amanda + Ben

Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY


From the first look that happened in the living room of the home they had just moved in to, to riding around in a trolley with all their bridal party, to stopping at The Garage Bar where they first met, to having their ceremony and reception in the most spectacular art museum…this wedding was incredible for all the right reasons.

Amanda and Ben focused their day around having a great time with their closest friends and family, which is the exact formula for a wedding day to be wickedly fun! It had been raining Kentucky style (read: torrential downpour for dayssss) up until their wedding day. As soon as Amanda walked down the aisle, the rain stopped and a bright beam of sunshine filled the all glass atrium where they had their ceremony and in the words of the groom, it felt “that this was proof that everything was falling into place.”

The Speed Art Museum recently underwent a massive renovation and it is truly spectacular. The beauty about this stunning venue is not only does it house some of the most incredible works of art in the world, but as a wedding venue it hardly needs anything else added. The architecture is sleek, modern and so impressive.

 

Cheers, Mr & Mrs Willcut! I am deeply honored to have documented your wedding day!!


How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?
Best. Day. Ever.
What was the best moment of your wedding day?
Amanda – Our first look stands out to me. I had convinced myself I would not cry, but as soon as I saw him I couldn’t help myself.

Ben – When the sun came out right as the ceremony started (it was tereential downpour all weekend). Ben feels that this was proof that everything was falling into place.

Is there anything you would have done differently?
I would have practiced our first dance lol

If you could give advice to a bride planning her wedding, what would it be?
Relax. Everything will be perfect!

 

List of all the incredible vendors involved:

Dress:
Radiant Bride
Tuxes:
TheBlackTux
Hair and Makeup:
LeBliss Salon
Venue:
Speed Art Museum
Videographer:
Brian Manis
Florist:
Susan’s Florist
Coordinator:
Kayla Hinrichs
Reception Location:
Speed Art Museum
Transportation
Louisville Trolley
DJ:
Edward Purcell

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Ashley + Erik’s New Years Eve Brewery Wedding

Ashley + Erik | 12.31.17

(The most fun that happened on New Year’s Eve) 

Two Deep Brewing Co./Indianapolis, Indiana 

If I had to describe this wedding day, it would be: Happy Tears Mush Fest NYE Extravaganza in an Dope Brewery with a Dog. Oh did I mention that the bride changed out of her Hollywood glam inspired wedding gown to a full blown sequined romper for the reception? She said, and I quote: “So I can get low.” Love her already? Hard not to, right? (She’s also the voice behind the insanely addictive podcast: Crime Junkie. Go check it out immediately after you see this wedding day!)

This wedding broke so many of those traditional “rules” of how a wedding day should look like. This the huge secret to having an incredibly fun, stress free, “I want to live this day over and over again and wouldn’t change a thing” vibe. Couple of things that stood out to me are: They included their dog the ENTIRE wedding day. Most people are afraid to include their fur babies but I say don’t leave out the most important things in your life!  They held an incredibly intimate ceremony, followed by a farmhouse style dinner. Everyone was seated around long candle lit tables, passing around incredible wood fire pizza’s, salad and breadsticks (yo, TwoDEEP Brewing, your food and beer are ahhmmazzinggg). They opened the doors of the brewery afterwords so that a larger group of people could join in the fun for their reception. I loved how that solved the issue I hear a lot on feeding and accommodating hundreds of people! Lastly, the bride chose to do a first look with her Dad and brother, and saved seeing her husband for the first time for the aisle. I know ‘first looks’ are a popular option for weddings, but remember this is YOUR wedding, do it how you want, and everything else will accommodate!

Where did you mostly look for your wedding inspiration?
I love simplicity – I wanted to keep the natural brick look at the building but just accent with string lights!
How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?
Absolutely freaking perfect
What was the best moment of your wedding day?
I loved the ceremony. It was so intimate and even with the few people that were there I didn’t feel like there was anyone else in the room both Erik and I said it was like everyone else wasn’t there it was just him and I. It was absolutely perfect.
Is there anything you would have done differently? Why?
Not a thing! The one thing I’ve said over and over since that day is I wouldn’t have changed a single thing and I want to do that day over and over again
If you could give advice to a bride planning her wedding, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to play by your own rules. If you only want certain people at the ceremony just invite those people. And if you want to wear a romper so you can get low during the reception wear the romper! And if you want to bring your dog, bring your dog! It’s important!

Here’s all the Awesome vendors!!

Dress:
Bridal superstore
Tuxes:
Erik’s is Calvin clean from Macy’s but all other guys just wore whatever black suit they owned
Hair:
Morgan Harley
Makeup:
Tara Dise (she’s a goddess)
Ceremony Location:
Two deep Brewing co.
Florist:
Sara savu
Catering:
Two deep brewing co.
Dessert/Cake:
Jacks donuts
Reception Location:
Two deep brewing co
Entertainment:
Do rabbit – Keith cameron

 

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Andrew + Kieu Anh | Vietnam

Andrew + Kieu Anh

 Danang |Hoi An | Ho Chi Minh City | Halong Bay|Vietnam

I’ve tried to start the beginning to this blog at least 23 times. How do you do provide two weeks of new and incredible experiences justice? I can’t think of a poignant or worthy enough statement for that.

I traveled from a previous destination wedding in El Gouna, Egypt to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam(seriously I am not as cool or as interesting as that sentence sounded). This trip held extra significance for me because it was my baby brother and my future sister in law who I would be photographing.

There were so many incredible take a ways getting to experience the Vietnamese culture. One of the most impressive to me was the pride and artistry in their craftsmanship. From the smallest jobs to the biggest, they took pride in absolutely everything they did. This was evident to me the first time I saw Kieu Anh’s traditional wedding gown: it was customly measured, hand sown, beaded and embellished. My brothers traditional wedding attire included a hand painted dragon that extended from the bottom to the top (the glitter used in the outline of the dragon got everywhere and he looked extra sparkly haha).

Andrew and Kieu Anh squeezed two ceremonies (a traditional one and a western one) into one day, which you would think would have been stressful for anyone. They navigated it all with the utmost happiness and joy. The only thing that may have gotten everyone was the ridiculous heat and humidity; there are lots of photos of Andrew standing by a fan for a reason!

One of my favorite parts of their day was right before their western ceremony (which they ever so graciously let me enjoy as a guest for once!). They decided to have a quiet and private first look in the hotel room they both got ready in, before they entered a reception full of almost 400 people! It was so incredibly sweet and I love when couples make an effort to carve out time by themselves.

We decided to take portraits after the wedding during a more relaxed setting with a cruise in Halong Bay, Vietnam. The cruise ship only held around 20 people and slowly sailed through the bay without any distractions or even wifi. Being off the grid really elevated the epic scenery. During their portrait session they decided to privately recite their hand written vows to each other, this time without the distraction of nerves or hundreds of people listening. What unfolded should have been in a movie scene. It was incredibly quiet and peaceful being in such a remote area. The sun set perfectly behind them, and they were able to really take everything all in. I was honestly so happy to be documenting such a moment for them.

…It’s really difficult to put into words my experience. I’m hoping my photos can help in doing it justice!

To my brother, Andrew, and my new sister in law Kieu Anh: Thank you for letting me follow you along on this journey. I am so happy your hearts found each other. Wishing you many, MANY, MANY years of bliss guys!!! I love you!!!

How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?
Unique, meaningful and joyful
What was the best moment of your wedding day?
Andrew: Seeing her for the first time in her traditional dress right before heading downstairs. She was shy but she couldn’t hide her beauty from me!

Anh: when we secretly snuck away from everyone before the reception just to have a moment for ourselves. That brief moment helped me to take a deep breath and let it sink in how lucky I am to be his wife.
Is there anything you would have done differently? Why?
Andrew: Make a list of everything needed so that I wouldn’t have forgotten all of my stuff the day of the wedding.
If you could give advice to a bride planning her wedding, what would it be?
Get a wedding coordinator!

Part I:

Danang + Hoi An 

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Part II

Traditional Ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Ceremony at The Rex Hotel

 

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Part III:

After Wedding Session in Halong Bay

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Jennifer + Kevin | Cincinatti Engagement

Jennifer + Kevin

Engagement | Cincinnati, OH

We laughed first over a beer, chased down an ice cream truck then the sun, and ended up overlooking the city they fell in love ❤️

There love story is full of the welcomed unexpected, and they reflected on it with candor and genuine connection. I left their session feeling like I had just hung out with long lost friends. I don’t know how I keep meeting the most awesome people on the planet, but 2017 keep it coming 🤘🏻we laughed first over a beer, chased down an ice cream truck then the sun, and ended up overlooking the city they fell in love ❤️ I don’t know how I keep meeting the most awesome people on the planet, but 2017 keep it coming 🤘🏻

If you had to describe your relationship in one word, what would it be?
Partnership

What was the first thing you noticed about each other?:

She was kind, beautiful, and had a certain sophistication about her.

He was warm, engaging, funny and super cute. I was immediately drawn to his energy.

How would you describe your fiancé:

Jen is extremely thoughtful and selfless. She has the biggest heart and wears it on her sleeve. She is playful and fun loving, yet assertive and gets things done!

Kevin is my perfect fit and partner. He is supportive, patient, silly, kind and compassionate. He understands me better than sometimes I do! And still loves me unconditionally.

 

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Aayah + Amr | El Gouna Egypt

Aayah + Amr

5.6.17 |El Gouna, Egypt 

Selecting El Gouna, Egypt for their wedding was an easy decision: it was the city where their love story began. Their wedding celebration was a masterful reflection of them as a couple; their connection is deep and unwavering, and they love their friends and family with the same fierce intensity.

I knew that traveling to document their wedding would be an adventure, but what I wasn’t ready for was how much the experience would move me. From the moment I arrived in Egypt it was a sensory overload of majestic and ancient structures, awe inspiring views, and traditions that were so incredible I couldn’t help but cry (just check out the Zaffa below before you judge haha). I was treated to the most gracious hospitality from beginning to end, and in being welcomed like that I was able to photograph from a different and more personal perspective.

Putting together this story was so captivating I got lost in the experience all over again. It was also extremely difficult because really I wanted to post a gazillion photos but I have to play it cool.

Beginning to thank Aayah + Amr for the privilege of this experience, their friends and their families for welcoming me with such warmth—where do I even start?! I am inspired by how much love exists between all of you and grateful to have been a small part in this extraordinary celebration!

I hope you enjoy the photos below ❤
Dress by: Pallas Couture 
Tuxes: Tom Ford 
Hair: Ahmed Galal 
Makeup: Soha Khoury 
Ceremony Location: La Maison Bleue
Florist: R Squared/Raghda Elmaghrabi                                                                       Videographer: OJO Creative Studios/@ojostudios                                                               Wedding Planner: R Squared /Raghda Elmaghrabi@raghdaelmaghrabi@radwaelmaghrabi  Entertainment: Saxophonist: Argu, DJ: DJ Roro, Zaffa Band: Domyatyy Zaffa band, Belly Dancer: Maya Maghraby @mayamaghraby1

How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?
ethereal, romantic, decadent

What was the best moment of your wedding day?
Aayah: the entrance and zaffa! (the traditional egyptian entrance with drums and songs) It was amazing walking out to see all our family and friends waiting for me, with Amr right in the middle! My second favorite part was the sparklers and fireworks at cake-cutting. I had forgotten it was going to happen and it felt like such a surprise and was one of the most surreal moments for me.

Amr: My favorite part was Aayah. She looked perfect. It felt like the entire wedding was made to fit her, including myself!
Is there anything you would have done differently? Why?
I would have thanked my friends way more in advance for all the little tasks they had to do to make the day go smoothly. They saved the day!
If you could give advice to a bride planning her wedding, what would it be?
To savor every moment, even the “bad” ones. Dani gave me great advice when everything started falling way behind schedule, and I was just sitting in my dress waiting. She said, this is the only day you will get to wear this dress, enjoy it! It was such a great perspective and it immediately changed my mood!

Part 1: Catamaran

 

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Part II: Rehearsal Celebration

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Part III: The Wedding

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The Furnari Wedding

The Furnari Wedding

12-30-16 | Bardstown, KY

As individuals they are both incredibly warm, charismatic, and full of life. Combined as a couple, their qualities shine even brighter and everyone around them feels the love. Its no surprise that their wedding day was one huge, glamorous, amazing party.

A private first look on a dock, fur wraps, speeches that included a rap from her sisters and a standing ovation from his best friend, smiles, tears…It was a night that no one could ever forget.

My heart is so happy for these two, who make so many people fell so loved! Congratulations, Joe + Virginia! Cheers to years and years and years of bliss.

Where did you mostly look for your wedding inspiration?

Pinterest, Etsy, and interior design magazines – seriously, room color palettes are a great inspiration.

How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?
Romantic, Furry, and Bourbon

What was the best moment of your wedding day? 
VIRGINIA: The ceremony, specifically when we were exchanging our vows, was the most intense, meaningful moment of our wedding day for me. I remember hyper-focusing on Joe’s face and trying to memorize every little thing in that moment. I felt his hands shaking with excitement (or, more accurately, nervousness). I could smell that church-y incense that always sets a holy tone. I heard and tasted the words of my future. I saw Joe, my HUSBAND, for the first time. All these senses together created the most honest and surreal moment of my life.

JOE: The best moment of my wedding day was seeing my soon-to-be wife, Virginia, for the very first time. She was beaming and looked absolutely stunning (no shocker there). I was standing on the end of the dock, with the winter sun reflecting off the lake. I could hear her laughing as she got closer. She tapped me on the shoulder and as I turned around, her beauty took my breath away. I was speechless; it was that exact moment I already knew this was the best day of my life.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Why?
I wouldn’t change anything about the wedding day, really, but what I would do is get more sleep leading up to the big day. Looking back, I let the anxiety get the best of me the last few weeks and had such a hard time sleeping. I wish I relaxed more leading up to the wedding.

If you could give advice to a bride planning her wedding, what would it be?
Everyone says this, but don’t stress the small stuff. On the wedding day, we forgot to do so much. We were going to have a giant monogram displayed in the room, and we forgot it in my garage. We were going to place these cute little jingle bells at every place setting for people to cheer with, but we forgot those, too. We were going to cut the cake, but, you guessed it, we forgot (too busy dancing). But guess what? None of that mattered. At the end of the day, we were married and were with our favorite people. But hey, if anybody needs jingle bells, I have about 400.

Vendors:

Dress: Sarah Janks; Bolero: Hayley Paige
Tuxes: Ike Behar
Videographers: Hannah Johnson, assisted by Laura Clark                                                           Second Photographer: Kyra Rookard
Hair: Heather Yurko, Neatbeat
Makeup: Heather Yurko, Neatbeat
Ceremony Location: The Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral
Catering: Mastersons (Louisville, KY)
Bridesmaids gifts: Rose-gold jacket earrings, Burgundy furs, Rose-gold bejeweled belts
Transportation: The Tator Tot (hahaha, it’s the mini-bus from Bethlehem High School where my dad is principal)
Entertainment: The Downtown Band (Nashville, TN)
Grooms Gifts:
Leather wallets from our trip to Italy, Tissot watches, Fabric Lapel Pins for the ceremony

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