Katie and Rob wanted their wedding to reflect their personalities: easy-going and full of humor. Their vision for a comfortable, fun wedding helped steer so many of their decisions. In the end, they created a day that was as relaxing as it was romantic.
Katie studied abroad in Italy, where her love of wine was born. Having their wedding at a Kentucky winery helped their out of town guests get to know the couple, their home and the heart of horse country in one beautiful weekend.
One thing that helped the couple enjoy their big day was having their planner and friend, Kaitlin Glass, serve as the day-of coordinator. As Katie put it, “If something went wrong that weekend, we didn’t have a clue about it because she took on all of that stress for us!”
The couple shared a first look moment, which they highly recommend to other couples. “Doing the first look allowed us to have some time together before everything began, and it calmed a lot of our natural nerves,” Katie explained. “We were able to take pictures and just enjoy the last few moments we had together before getting married.” Since they had a little time between their first look, bridal party photos and the ceremony, the couple relaxed with their wedding party. The groomsmen started up a huge game of cards.
The ceremony was held outside, offering guests sweeping views of the countryside. Simple tied floral arrangements and scattered rose petals brought a kiss of pale pink to the aisle. The pastor kicked off the nuptials with a joke that the wedding was sponsored by Tinder – a nod to the fact that the couple met online. Guests were in stitches!
As a sentimental touch, the bride wore her late grandmother’s wedding band. “My grandmother, Adina, was larger than life,” Katie reflected. “My family felt her presence at the wedding, and we knew she was there in spirit.”
The reception was held inside the Cabernet Barn. Floral arrangements and photos of Katie and Rob were sprinkled throughout the space. Empty wine bottles covered in twinkle lights bore the table numbers. Slabs of wood added a rustic touch to each table. Each guest was given a monogrammed mason jar, which served as their drink glass at dinner.
The best man secretly asked the wedding band to have the couple on stage to do karaoke. They sang “Sweet Caroline” – a favorite of the bride’s Boston family. The band and guests joined in, creating a fun singalong moment.
After dancing and laughing beneath the barn’s romantic fairy lights, the wedding party hopped aboard a chartered limo bus. They headed to the Downtown Hilton, where many of their guests were staying and celebrating through the evening.
PHOTOGRAPHER Jessica Hatton
VENUE Talon Winery and Vineyard
CATERING City Barbeque
SWEETS Martine’s Pastries
FLOWERS Kaitlin Glass
PLANNER/DECOR Kaitlin Glass
BRIDAL GOWN Lace Bridal Couture
BRIDAL PARTY Azazie
BRIDAL HAIR/MAKEUP Becca Hooker
BRIDAL PARTY HAIR/MAKEUP Blush Salon, Sasha Whitt & Heather Raleigh
CEREMONY MUSIC Devin Hale