Corey was visiting friends at Morehead State University when he met Olivia. They exchanged numbers that night, but didn’t talk again until five months later. They went back and forth for a while, but Corey’s persistence finally wore Olivia down after a year, and the two officially started dating.
Both born and raised in Kentucky, Olivia and Corey now live in Lexington; she is in law school at UK and he is training to become an airline pilot while serving as a Blackhawk pilot in the Kentucky Army National Guard.
As soon as Olivia saw the courtyard of Hotel Covington, she knew she had to have the ceremony there. The couple’s dog, Huey, served as the ring bearer. Two of Olivia’s friends from college sang one of Olivia and Corey’s favorite songs, “Best Part,” as she walked down the aisle.
While the ceremony was deeply moving–there was barely a dry eye in the house–a moment of unintended humor earned the groom the nickname Cody Booty. The officiant accidentally called the groom “Cody” and then during his vows, Corey meant to say “beauty” but slipped and said “booty!”
The reception was held at the Madison Event Center. Olivia elected not to have a wedding planner and the two of them were very busy in the months leading up to the wedding: Corey was in Arizona for training while she was in Washington, DC. She loved that her venue bundled in many of the details. For everything else, they leaned on their bridesmaids, groomsmen and families for support.
One of Olivia’s favorite details was the wooden arbor that her father, stepfather and grandfather put together. It stood over the head table and was draped with tulle to make it match the arbor that stood at the altar. Olivia was also blown away by the work her florist did, adding greenery and blooms throughout the décor.
Instead of a guestbook, guests signed little wooden hearts that they dropped into a glass frame. It will make a beautiful keepsake that the couple can hang in their home and reflect on their incredible wedding day.
The bride loved having her former cheerleading teammates at the wedding. Olivia changed into a fun reception dress and she and her college friends sang their fight song, performed a chant and even performed a stunt on the floor!
Nothing but romance with this ethereal and elegant garden wedding. Beautiful eucalyptus paired with soft blush and navy create the perfect summer affair.
When you want to have that "greenery garden" feel, but don't want to make your palette too saturated, eucalyptus is your best choice! This soft foliage adds the perfect airy shade of green to any summer palette.
CRISP WHITE DECOR
Planning a light and airy summer wedding? Try keeping your reception decor crisp and white and allow the florals to add pops of color. This will create an elegant atmosphere that your guests will love!
If the vision for your wedding is clean and simple, try incorporating mix- matched, textured bridesmaid dresses. This will help add a little glam and character to your palette! By staying in the pink and dusty rose family, you're sure to enhance the romance factor.
Classic summer wedding with crisp white and varying shades of blush and dusty rose. Paired with handsome royal blue and soft eucalyptus green
PHOTOS: Chapel Lane Photography
VIDEO: Joe Overholser
VENUE: Hotel Covington Madison Event Center
CATERING: Madison Event Center
SWEETS: Tres Belle Cakes
FLOWERS: Annabelle's Flower Shop
BRIDAL GOWN: Gretchen Reece Bridal Salon
BRIDAL PARTY: Heboes Simply Dresses Fashionnova
GROOM ATTIRE: Geno's Formal Affair
HAIR + MAKEUP: Ashleigh Janay Beauty MBKMakeup Artistry