Four years ago, Brittany was in Las Vegas to celebrate her friend Cara Tabor’s birthday. Jax came up and asked Brittany for her number. They spent the next couple days together and knew right away that they had a strong connection. They traveled back and forth from Kentucky to Los Angeles until Brittany finally made the move to California.
Born and raised in Winchester, Kentucky has always been special to Brittany, who grew up helping her papaw raise tobacco. When she moved away, she missed the open space and starry skies. Since she was a little girl, she dreamed of getting married at The Kentucky Castle, even when it was closed and in disrepair. When Jax finally got the chance to tour the site, he was instantly hooked, too–so much so that he secretly told the people giving them the tour that he was going to propose and that they’d be getting married there!
Brittany knew she wanted the ceremony to be classic and beautiful. She achieved this with white flowers accented with blue. The bride’s garter was made from her mother’s wedding gown. Jax set up a seat for his late father with an urn, a photo of him and flowers to honor his memory on the important day.
The couple decided not to have a first look moment, saving that for the cer- emony. When she walked down the aisle, Brittany said she couldn’t stop smiling. Lance Bass officiated the wedding– Brittany said her inner middle schooler was freaking out that a member of *NSYNC was a part of her wedding day!
In contrast to the understated ceremony, the reception was bright and fun. Brittany said she wanted everyone to know it was time to party! Her vision was to have hanging wildflowers and her wedding planner went above and beyond to make it a reality. From white flower walls with mirrored stands bearing huge vases to candelabras filled with colorful flowers, everything was eye-catching and beautiful.
Sharing Kentucky with her guests was special to Brittany, and she said they were bowled over with the southern hospitality and natural beauty of the area.
Since Brittany and Jax both love Hooter’s, their latenight reception party featured Hooter’s Girls passing trays of wings and fried pickles. It was a fun touch that brought a ton of personality to the event. Guests danced the night away and helped celebrate this unique couple on their special day.
Childhood dreams meet elegant Southern charm in this fête fit for a princess.
You can easily incorporate flowers into just about every aspect of the décor. From the flower wall backdrop to the greenery dripping from the candelabras, everything feels fresh and vibrant.
Making your celebration special sometimes means listening to your inner child. If you've been dreaming of your wedding day all your life, don't question your clear vision. Instead, embrace your enthusiasm and marvel as your dreams come to life.
Having a muted color palette for the ceremony makes a bold reception really shine! Guests will be wowed by the transition. It's a clear indicator that the party has truly begun.
Soft, ethereal blue paired with white florals, transitioning to bold summer florals and abundant greenery set against stark white and cream.
PHOTOS: The Malicotes
VENUE: The Kentucky Castle
WEDDING PLANNER: Mitchell Christian at The Kentucky Castle
CATERING: The Kentucky Castle
FLORALS: Mitchell Christian
CAKE: Martine's Pastries
RENTALS: Bryant's Rent-All
LATE NIGHT SNACKS: Hooter's
GOWN: Netta BenShabu
LIVE BAND: Jordan English Band