Like so many couples today, Madison and Zach first “met” through a social media message. Zach took her on their first date to Grey Goose, and they hit it off. Zach’s family is from Frankfort while Madison is from Lawrenceburg, so they both love bourbon and exploring Kentucky’s beauty.
When it came to choosing a wedding venue, they wanted something that offered stunning views of the gorgeous scenery. Ashford Acres Inn offered a bed & breakfast with a beautiful white reception barn. It served as a perfect backdrop for their nuptials.
“Our favorite moment was finally getting to marry one another. With a stressful year, it was amazing to be able to marry the love of my life,” Madison reflects. “I love getting ready with all of my family and best friends, and really soaking in the day.”
The couple’s pup, Dakota, served as the flower girl. The couple stood in front of a wooden archway, decorated with pampas grass and florals to exchange their vows, letting their guests enjoy the beautiful November day.
For other couples about to get married, Madison suggests, “Invest in your vendors. My day went so smoothly because I had the best vendor team out there! I have no regrets with anything from my wedding day, just that I wish days lasted longer. It truly was the best day of my life.” She also adds, “Take your time! Enjoy being engaged: it all happens so fast!”
The reception brought out dark, emerald green tones and soft pinks in the decor. Gold and black accents added a classic twist to the bright, modern elements. A remembrance table dedicated to the couple’s heavenly family members and friends was a heartwarming touch.
“We love having all of our friends and family (mostly... thanks, COVID) in one space, and being able to celebrate and dance the night away,” Madison says. For the couple, the (bad) dancing was a favorite funny memory. “Our family and friends sure know how to get down!”
“If we could do anything differently, we would spend more time talking to our guests,” Madison explains. “It all happens so fast, I wish I could have spent a little longer seeing each and every one of our guests. Other than that, it was the most perfect day and I wish I could relive it over and over.”
Madison’s best advice for couples struggling with how to spend their wedding budgets? Two trade-offs she would have made: “Less money on decor and lots on flowers. A smaller cake, more money for alcohol and late-night snacks!”
Abigail E Photography and Morgan Taylors Photography (2nd Shooter)
Happy Camper Films
VENUE + CATERING
Ashford Acres Inn
Haley Michelle Designs
In Bloom Flower Farm
Bryant’s Rent All
Show Me Your Mumu
Generation Tux and ASOS
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