WOW Wedding: Summer & Cameron


Summer and Cameron met at their workplace, Central Bank. “We were both born and raised in Kentucky,” Summer explained. “We both have such a deep love for the state because it’s where our families are. Family is the most important aspect of both of our lives.”

Their wedding ceremony was held at Central Christian Church. They both wanted to keep the memories of loved ones close. Summer carried her great grandmother’s brooch on her bouquet. She had cufflinks custom made for her groom that had Cameron’s late uncle’s signature on them. To make the day even more special, Cameron’s cousins played the music for the ceremony.

For Summer and Cameron, the most memorable moment was seeing one another for the first time. “We opted not to do a ‘first look’ because we wanted that special moment to be as I was walking down the aisle with my father,” Summer said. “It was one we will never forget.”

The couple chose The Apiary for their reception, which they loved for its architectural interest and beauty. “The huge windows, the brick and stone, and the fireplaces that were roaring all night long! It felt cozy but elegant. We were told that The Apiary had the best food in Lexington, and creating a memorable experience not only for ourselves but also our family and friends was important to us,” Summer explained. Her advice for other brides-to-be? “Designate someone to make sure you eat!”

Guests were transported to the venue by Gold Shield vans, helping everyone stay dry in spite of the rain. As they entered the reception, they were greeted with a glass of prosecco and appetizers to enjoy while they waited for the wedding party to arrive.

The bride wanted the day to reflect a simple, elegant style that felt like a cozy winter night. Silver and blue details were interwoven throughout the décor to reflect the January wedding date. The warm glow of candles illuminated the beautiful floral centerpieces by Doug Smith Designs. Summer said, “He was able to take my simple vision and turn it to life!”

Summer remembers being surrounded by the people they loved most, dancing the night away. (They both love live music, so having a live band was important to them!) In retrospect, though, they wished their guest list had been even larger. She explained, “If we had it to do over, we would work on the budget to invite more friends – especially if we had known the pandemic was on the horizon and that we wouldn’t be seeing anyone for months!”

Still, Summer would echo the timeless advice of brides everywhere: “As easy as it is to say, it’s so true: don’t stress over the small things! Enjoy the process, enjoy the day. Looking back now that it has been a year, I can laugh at the small things that seemed so stressful at the time. We never thought our first year of marriage would be spent stuck at home during a pandemic!”

Photographer: Chris Cornwell Photography

Ceremony Venue: Central Christian Church

Reception Venue: The Apiary

Catering: The Apiary

Cake: Cakes by Bebe

Wedding Planner: Andrea Snow

Flowers: Doug Smith Designs

Rentals and/or Décor: Doug Smith Designs

Bridal Gown: Twirl

Reception Gown: BHLDN (by Anthropologie)

Bridal Party Attire: Adrianna Papell

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Geno’s

Hair: Brittany Montgomery

Makeup: Autumn Combs

Band: Utopia

Ceremony musicians: Laurel and Jimmy Graves

Transportation: Gold Shield