Allison and Deven's Kentucky wedding included a lovely church ceremony followed by a reception at the historic Brown Hotel. Cory Lee Photography captured their day, along with bridal party portraits at The Big Four Bridge in Louisville!
A classic wedding in Louisville, KY
“The wedding ceremony was at St. John's Church of Christ in Louisville, KY. It was a giant cathedral-style church, which fit the long train and veil of the bride. The aisle of the church is 12 feet wide by 70 feet long. Our ceremony was filled with poems and prayers from loved ones and blessings from our pastor.
The reception was on the rooftop of The Brown Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Louisville. It's a classic elegant setting for what I wanted – clean and classic.
Our colors were navy, blush, steel blue and gold. The groomsmen wore navy suits with steel blue bow ties while the groom had a custom-made feather bow tie from Brackish Bow Ties and a steel blue vest. The bridesmaids wore different floor-length steel blue dresses while the Matron of Honor wore blush.
Our cake was 3-tiered and covered in flowers of our wedding colors, and the groomsmen cake was made of Ninja Turtles coming out of a sewer drain on top of a pizza.”
“The best part was our first look. We are both emotional souls who didn't want to cry infront on an audience. We saved that moment just for us and it was beautiful. Of course we captured the moment on camera!”
“I made a tea station for those who liked tea. I collected tea cups from various flea markets and from family to make a table for guests to enjoy.
We also did a non-traditional toast and go the day before for our wedding party and out-of-town guests. This lasted 3 hours and was at BirraCibo in Louisville, KY. I showed a video all about our traveling adventures.
I was given my great-great-grandmother's wedding ring. It was not a real diamond but held a lot of sentimental value.
For favors, we did mini bourbon bottles from KY (groom is from KY) and Charleston (bride from Charleston, SC) tea and made a poem on a coaster saying this ‘hottie totty' is on us.”