I love weddings that are different. Guests were  chauffeured from Lexington through the gorgeous Bourbon County country side (AND over a covered bridge!). Our bride and groom then greeted guests as they arrived at 6:30pm for a cocktail hour.  After a welcome from the Father of the Bride, they sat down to dinner with their guests.  Towards the end of dinner, the bride snuck out to change into her wedding dress as guests were seated for the 8:30pm ceremony.  As the sun set on the family farm, they were pronounced husband and wife, took family pictures, then were re-introduced into the barn for cake cutting and toasts, then danced the night away with their guests.  So many personal details lingered this night.  I am certain their guests will always remember it.  And best of all, the bride and groom did it their way. (Click Photo to Enlarge)

Welcome table with fans, guest book (bourbon barrel head) and itinerary welcomed guests.

Welcome table with fans for guests, a guest book (bourbon barrel head) to sign and itinerary welcomed guests.

welcome sign close up

The itinerary made sure everyone knew how the evening would flow…since it was a little different.

Notice lanterns, flowers and candles hanging in the trees.

Ceremony at sunset. The bride and groom planted a tree as part of their ceremony using soil from her family farm and his childhood home. (Notice the lanterns, flowers and candles hanging in the trees.)

Best signature drink I have had this year:  sweet tea, fresh lemon, fresh mint, and vodka! Everyone LOVED it.

Best signature drink I have had this year: sweet tea, fresh lemon, fresh mint, and vodka! Everyone LOVED it.

Everyone had their own mason jar (thanks to this green couple) to use for the night and take home as a favor.

Each guests had their own mason jar (thanks to this green couple) to use for the night and take home as a favor.

mason jar table

Beautiful (and in alpha order by first name of course)!

 

An antique hutch was used for gifts.

An antique hutch was used for gifts.

Each table scape was different with vessels hand selected by the bride.

Each table scape was different with vessels hand selected by the bride.

We used a variety of flowers.

We used a variety of flowers: Queen Anne’s Lace, Snapdragons, Freesia, Waxflower, Lisanthus, Limonium, Eucalyptus.

Vintage plates and silverware were at each placesetting.

Vintage plates and silverware wrapped in napkins were at each placesetting.

Seed packets were another favor from the couple.

Seed packets were another favor from the couple.

3 Bridesmaid Bouquets (in bottom), Bride's Bouquet (at the top).

3 Bridesmaid Bouquets (in bottom), Bride’s Bouquet (at the top) were some of our favorites we’ve made.