ate grew up in Paducah and attended UK. Blake is a Louisville native who played football at Georgetown College. They each made Lexington their home and both worked in orthopedic medical sales. Yet it took them being in Las Vegas at the same time for them to finally meet! They ended up bumping into one another again the next week in Kentucky, and their romance truly sparked.
Because the couple loves Lexington so much, they chose to have their wedding at Fasig Tipton on a beautiful, crisp November day. The location allowed them to infuse their big day with Kentucky touches that helped them share their love of the Bluegrass with their guests.
Kate chose to mix and match the colors and styles of Amsale bridesmaid dresses and coordinated jewelry. She wore a family heirloom bracelet from the 1940s and a veil that was handmade by her mother. Her “something blue” was her gorgeous pair of Badgley Mischka pumps. Blake had monogrammed collar stays that read “11-9-2013” and “I am forever yours”. He loves unique shoelaces, so he wore pink shoelaces to match his tie.
Kate’s mother walked her down the aisle. One of Blake’s good friends officiated the nuptials; she worked with the couple to help them create a unique
wedding ceremony. In the walking ring, they constructed a romantic altar with hydrangea tiebacks and mercury glass accents with candles. Guests sat in the amphitheater-style seating during the ceremony.
The reception was also held at Fasig Tipton where the dining area and barn opened up for guests to enjoy. Reception tables bore three different styles of centerpieces, which included candelabras, mercury glass, candles and a pink floral touch. As a nod to their first meeting in Las Vegas. A candy table was set up with chocolate coins and playing cards, encouraging guests to use the couple’s designated Instagram hashtag when sharing photos.
Dinner included a shrimp and grits station, as well as a carving station. A mac-’n-cheese bar was set up for late night snacks. The beautiful buttercream cake was adorned with gorgeous lace piping and a pink icing flower.
The couple shared their first dance to an acoustic version of “Cinema”. From there, DJ Johnny Johnson kept guests on their feet! The couple provided silly accessories and glow sticks to keep the mood festive and fun. Following a dance-off, the party continued at Tin Roof.
Venue : Fasig Tipton | Photography: Scott Hayes | Catering: DaRae & Friends | Flowers: Stems | Bridal Gown: Mori-Lee, Bridal & Formal | Bridemaids: Amsale | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Cake: Tinkers | Wedding Planner: Ginny Adkins, Sharing Special Moments
Videography: Catherine Lacy | Hair & Makeup: Tricia Newsome | Entertainment: DJ Johnny Johnson