WOW Wedding: Morgan and Ethan

Lauren Rogers


A forever love may feel like it takes an eternity to find but, in all actuality, it may have existed right before your eyes all along. This was the case for Morgan and Ethan Spurlin of Stanford Kentucky. Though they had known each other since childhood, a reunion after college set off the spark between them and it spontaneously started to glow. “Ethan and I are from the same hometown, but we did not reconnect until after college when we both moved back home.” On March 16th of 2018, the couple had their first date of which Morgan fondly remembers, “We knew that night that we had found our ‘person’! We got engaged in May 2019 and married that October. We knew we wanted to be married and didn’t see any reason to wait.” 

“We knew that night that we had found our ‘person’! We got engaged in May 2019 and married that October. We knew we wanted to be married and didn’t see any reason to wait.”

With that in mind, Morgan and Ethan began planning for their fall nuptials, eager to rejoice and celebrate the ultimate act of commitment and love that two people can exhibit. Drawn to the natural, simplistic Bluegrass beauty innate to the Waveland Historic Site, they selected it for both their ceremony and reception. “I definitely think it’s a hidden gem and an underrated option because they have so many incredible amenities to offer,” says Morgan. She continues, “Waveland itself is so stunning that we opted to focus on enhancing the natural beauty of the venue with florals created by my uncle, Mike Reed and my cousin, Radonna Bredar, instead of adding a lot of other décor to the space.” 

Before the ceremony, Morgan and Ethan enjoyed an intimate moment together that quickly became one of their favorites from their wedding. Morgan shares, “We didn’t see each other before the ceremony so getting to hold Ethan’s hand and pause and take it all in for a minute before it started was so special.” She continues, “It was amazing to see Ethan’s face for the first time as I walked down the aisle. Also, being surrounded by all of our family and friends in one place who were there to celebrate our love with us, including my sweet Nanny, was truly memorable.” Ethan echoes the sentiment saying, “I was blown away when Morgan walked down the aisle and we were holding each other, hand in hand. We were looking into each other’s eyes and at this moment, (and every moment after) I knew everything would be okay and I would be spending the rest of my life with my beautiful bride.”

Today, Morgan and Ethan are happily settled in Stanford where Morgan owns a clothing boutique, Morgan’s On Main. Ethan is a Funeral Director at Spurlin Funeral Home. They look back on their special day with no regrets saying, “To us, our wedding day was perfect.” They do, however, have wisdom for couples planning their own wedding and advise, “Take a minute and enjoy that phase, and that process, of your life. It’s such a sweet time and it goes by way too quickly. Savor it and don’t take a moment for granted.”


PHOTOGRAPHER Lyndsey Boyd Photography

VIDEOGRAPHER Lynn Productions

VENUE Waveland Historic Site

CATERING Bradford BBQ & Tracey Durham 

SWEETS Bluegrass & Buttercream

FLOWERS Rae’s Bouquets & Mike Reed

PLANNER Haley Michelle Designs

RENTALS/DECOR Goff Tents & Events, Bryant’s Rent All & Perryville Party Rentals

BRIDAL GOWN  Luxe Redux Bridal



MAKEUP  Lindsey Cocanougher 

HAIR  Hair by Maddie Woff

STATIONERY/SIGNAGE Haley Michelle Designs

ALTERATIONS  The Needle’s Eye