As I sit and reflect on some of my happiest moments, I can’t help but to think about when me and Alex tied the knot (funny story) at The Round Barn in Lexington, KY. It was a very cold December day, but sadly there was no snow.
Reflecting back on it, there is not a single thing in my control that I would have changed. I loved every moment. So much has probably changed in the nearly three years since we were hitched, but I had AMAZING vendors.
Venue: For the venue, I was dead set that I DID NOT want a barn. After looking at a few different vendor, however, I realized that The Round Barn off of Red Mile was actually the perfect place for us. At the time, you could have your ceremony on the second floor followed by the reception on the main floor.
Food: Since we were getting married at The Round Barn we had to use Bayou Bluegrass catering. Honestly, even if we didn’t have to we still probably would have because it was delicious.
Photographer/videographer: I was on the fence about whether I would get a video or just stick to images – and I’m SO GLAD that Kata did BOTH! At the time (circa 2019) her photography business was KM Creatives. Now, it’s Against the Grain! Kata was so attentive to details and incredibly organized! If you’re getting married in the central KY area, I also highly recommend my bestir – Alaka Lewis at For Keep Films- for your wedding video needs!
Dress – I am a Twirl Girl! I bought my Jason Alexander dress at a local boutique called Twirl. They had an amazing selection and were so kind as I tried on dresses. They helped me to visualize what the dress would look like and I’m so glad they did! I went with long sleeves and a detailed back. I borrowed the. Eli from my friend Marissa since she had a Cathedral length veil. I felt beautiful!
Flowers : My decorator (details to follow) provided all of the florals for the space aside from the bouquets, boutonnières, and cake flowers. I met Rachel from Rachel’s Rose Garden out of Wilmore, KY at one of the bridal shows and really loved her vibe. She even came to my house the morning of to make some last second alterations. I really just wanted simple red roses and greenery!
Cake : I wanted to do something different, other than the traditional cake of cupcakes. We went with Nothing Bundt Cakes and combined the two. We had a two-tiered Bundt cake that I think fed around 40, and then a few dozens of bundtinis, which are around the size of a cupcake. Me and Alex both chose a flavor – red velvet and vanilla – which tied in well with the overall theme! This was also a great way to stay in budget!
Decorator – When I tell you this was the best part of my wedding – I mean it. I used Rustic Elegance Designs – who is from my hometown and I actually attended high school with. When you walked through the doors it was as if you were walking into a Hallmark Christmas movie. She really listened to my vision and made it work. Her creativity and attention to detail made my wedding elevate into something truly beautiful. This was the best money spent by far and something I HIGHLY recommend.
DJ – I used another Harlan, KY local for my DJ! His name is Mark Lawson and he really knows how to get the party started and keep it going. One thing I remember about my wedding is staying on the dance floor the entire night. It was so much fun to just let loose after months of planning!
Overall, my wedding day was such a highlight of my life. Being surrounded by friends and family and celebrating my marriage was truly magical. I highly recommend a winter wedding – not only are they beautiful but also very budget friendly since it’s “off-season”!
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