Barrel House Wedding with Wish Upon a Wedding | Lexington, Ky

Who: Greg & Deborah

What: Preparations at The Barrel House; first look & portraits at the Grand Reserve Garden; cocktail hour, ceremony and reception at The Barrel House in Lexington, Ky

Where: Lexington, Kentucky

When: February 2019

Wish Upon a Wedding grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance. I ended up being the photographer for the Wish Upon a Wedding vow renewal for Greg and Deborah in Lexington through Maegan, owner of Tailored for You Events. Maegan had posted about the couple on a local Facebook group for Central Kentucky wedding vendors, and I jumped on the chance to donate my time and services to this great cause!

Greg and Deborah’s s elegant and classic Kentucky wedding was on a warm but windy day at The Barrel House in Lexington, Kentucky. Deborah looked beautiful in her full ball gown style dress that was donated by wedding dress designer Renee, from Renee’s Bridal. Her bouquet and beautiful centerpieces were filled with a variety of flowers from a local flower farm, Gray Arbor Farm. Greg looked classic and stylish in black suit accented with a pink tie, donated by Men’s Warehouse.

The couple had a first look in the garden across the street from The Barrel House, followed by their portraits in the same location. The ceremony was inside the venue, with a background of a fireplace and a beautiful wood wall. Their reception followed inside the Lexington event venue. The tables were decorated with gray linens, pink accents and beautifully decorated centerpiece of a bourbon barrel hoop on top of a barrel staves. The also had a beautiful cake donated by Batter & Buttercream for their guests to enjoy after dinner donated by Bluegrass catering.

A family friend surprised the couple by attending the wedding without them knowing she’d be able to make it, and even sang a special song for Deborah and her two daughters to dance to.

Even though the rain came late in the evening, the couple were able to dance the night away with family and friends because of their DJ, Decades of Music Mobile DJ. Greg and Deborah ended the night being surrounded by their guests as they danced to the wedding song from 25 years ago.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:


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Photographer: Bourbon & Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography

Venue: The Barrel House

Wedding Planner & Officiant: Tailored for You Events

Videographer: Britney the Director

Florist: Gray Arbor Farm

Stationary: 89 Design

Cake Baker: Batter & Buttercream

DJ: Decade of Music

Hair & Makeup: Indigo Salon & Wellness

Bridal Dress and Bridesmaid Shop: Renee’s Bridal

Men’s Attire: Men's Warehouse

Caterer: Bluegrass Catering