Who: Michael & Tess
What: Preparations at the bride’s parents home, the groom at the couple’s home, first look & portraits at Keeneland, cocktail hour, ceremony and reception at a winery next to The Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Ky
Where: Versailles, Ky
When: June 2018
I met Michael and Tess through a referral from a wedding I was photographing the same year. I am always excited to have referrals come from past couples, and the bride who referred me, Jaclyn, has been a wonderful champion for me and all her vendors since day one. I knew from the moment I met Michael and Tess that they were a special and sweet couple. They are two peas in a pod and get along together so well.
Michael and Tess’s simple by elegant wedding was on a warm summer day at Castle Hill Winery in Versailles, Kentucky. Tess looked beautiful in her full ball gown style dress that she found at Twirl in Lexington, Kentucky. Her bridesmaids wore long floral and floaty dresses and their bouquets were filled with a variety of flowers from Carol Lynn's Originals. Michael and his guys looked classic and stylish in their blue suits accented with pink ties.
The couple had a first look at Keeneland, followed by special portraits with their two pups, wedding party and the bride’s brothers. They were then married outside overlooking Castle Hill Winery’s fields. Their reception followed on the patio beside the winery’s barn. The tables were decorated with white linens, pink accents and and a hodgepodge of vintage picture frames, milk bottles, vases and wild flowers for a vintage but elegant feel. They even had an amazing ice cream stand from Crank & Broom for their guests to enjoy after dinner.
The couple set up the reception so they could look out over the fields at The Kentucky Castle in the distance. Michael and Tess’s first dance was to Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran and they danced on a cloud courtesy of C.D. Productions Mobile DJ. Michael and Tess celebrated with family and friends, and ended the night with a beautiful sunset dance in a field.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:
Photographer: Bourbon & Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography
Venue: Castle Hill Winery
Florist: Carol Lynn Originals & Events
Stationary: Janaye Clifford
Dessert: Crank & Boom
Hair & Makeup: Evan Barnett
Bridal Dress and Bridesmaid Shop: Twirl
Men’s Attire: Men's Warehouse
Caterer: Minton's Catering