Our contributing writer today is Amos Gott, and we are thrilled to have him. For a full bio, please see the end of today’s post.
Fun, beautiful bride. Handsome, easy-going groom. Caring, creative parents. Gorgeous family home set in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the Bluegrass state. What more could a wedding planner and designer ask for?
(Wedding photography be Ann Wade Parrish Photography, except where noted.)
I LOVE to plan and design weddings. While I also enjoy the diversity of planning corporate, social and non-profit events, it’s the weddings that can often be the most fulfilling and fun. Now it might be that in my nearly twenty years of planning weddings I have never had a bridezilla for a client, but the reason I believe that I enjoy designing weddings most is because they are purely celebrations. It’s all about celebrating the union between two people who are making a commitment to one another and want to spend the occasion with their closest friends and family.
So what makes the perfect wedding? Everybody’s answer is different. But for me, it is conquering the challenge of creating an event that captures the couple. Their style, their look, their dreams… Finding unique elements to incorporate into an otherwise tradition-filled, emotionally-charged, physically exhausting weekend for my client, their family and their friends.
Caitlin and Joe came to me with simple requests, but big expectations. A color scheme of gray and yellow, great food (Caitlin’s father owns several restaurants), and a little “bling.” With my eye on trends, as well as on traditions, here are some highlights from their big day – from just a couple of weeks ago!
After leaving their car with the valet, guests entered the reception tents in the bride’s parents’ back yard.
The following three photos are credited to Focal Expressions.
Every wedding has what I call their “Royal Family Photos” of everyone lined up in an orderly fashion, posing for the camera.
Caitlin barely missed the crystal chandelier when she tossed her bouquet to an eager and awaiting crowd of single ladies (and yes, that was the song the band played).As the band’s time came to an end, the crowd of guests just didn’t want to leave! So the bride and groom enjoyed their guests for an additional hour before departing for the first night of the rest of their lives together.
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