Marriott Griffin Gate Summer Wedding | Throwback Thursday

Who: Matthew & Jenelle

What: Preparations in the hotel; first look & portraits on the golf course; ceremony on the green and reception in a tent at Marriott Griffin Gate.

Where: Lexington, Ky

When: June 2018

Jenelle found me through Wedding Wire and because she is a busy field hockey coach at Centre college, we had a Skype conversation to talk about her wedding before she booked me. It wasn’t until I met the couple at their engagement session, that I really got a sense for how sweet and caring she is, and how great of a couple Jenelle and Matthew are together. I’ll share more of that story when I share their engagement session for another Thursday Throwback!

Matthew and Jenelle’s elegant and classic wedding was on a hot summer day at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Kentucky. Jenelle looked classically beautiful in her long fitted lace wedding dress that she found at Meant to Be Boutique in Lexington, Kentucky. Her bridesmaids wore long elegant pale pink dresses from Rebecca's Bridal Boutique and their bouquets were filled with greenery and white roses from Carol Lynn's Originals. Matthew and his guys looked classic but trendy in their blue suits accented with matching blue ties.

The couple had a first look on the bridge over the pond at Griffin Gate’s golf course, followed by portraits together and with their wedding party around the green. Matthew and Jenelle even had a friend bring their puppy for a couple special photos with him. They were then married outside on the green with an amazing clear blue sky as their beautiful backdrop. The reception followed inside a tented building. The tables were decorated with white linens, blue accents, gold candle holders and simple greenery for that classic elegant feel with gold geometric and glass displays to add a touch of modern design. They had an tasty wedding cake and fun flavored cupcakes from Elizabeth Lowry Cakes for their guests to enjoy after dinner.

The couple had a really fun reception, and Jenelle’s dad, a Duke basketball fan, gave Matthew, a UK fan, a Duke basketball shirt during his speech, which had everyone laughing. Matthew and Jenelle’s first dance was to More of You by Chris Stapleton and they danced and celebrated with family and friends with music provided by Soundwave Mobile Disc Jockey. The couple ended the night surrounded by their friends and family for a final song and a sparkler exit to send them off.

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


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