Rustic Kentucky Wedding at Yew Dell Gardens : Louisville Kentucky

My friend Natalie says I do weddings because I love love.  I do love love.  I get teary eyed at every wedding I do.  Watching two people look into each others' eyes and commit themselves to each other for the rest of their lives is an amazing thing.  I got exceptionally teary eyed at Erin & Kevin's rustic Kentucky wedding this past June. Between all the military uniforms, the perfect setting (Yew Dell Gardens is the most beautiful place!) and the fact that I didn't want my relationship with the bride to end, flowing tears were inevitable.   These two are obviously soul mates and it was an honor to be a part of their wedding.

Erin and Kevin are both in the Navy and met when they were stationed in Guam a couple years ago. Erin is from Kentucky and wanted to come home for a southern, true Kentucky wedding.  From our initial meeting, I knew working on this event was going to be amazing- a beautiful bride with great taste and a beautiful vision?  Perfection.

Erin wanted a wildflower wedding.  Wildflowers are a tough thing to get, since usually the wholesaler doesn't carry flowers off the side of the road.  I had to go pickin for these flowers, and in the end, I loved how it turned out.  We added a lot of personal details too- I made custom programs, painted mason jars, and barnwood signs (had to hunt for this wood!!) Between all the details, the pie table, the blue grass band, and the gorgeous setting, this wedding was precious and memorable.  Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Lind, for letting me be such a big part of your wedding- I loved every minute of it!!!

OH! PS!  I got to do this wedding with my very dear friend, photographer Whitney Neal!  And our Dixie Design Collective sister Natalie Officer also assisted! Dream team, if I do say so myself! If you have not yet heard about our new venture, the Dixie Design Collective, check out our website www.dixiedesigncollective.com!

Photos by the talented Whitney Neal of Whitney Neal Photography. To see more images, check out her blog post here.