WOW Wedding: The Jacksons

Amanda Harper



On a random Wednesday night, Michelle and Greg were having dinner at Table 310 in Lexington. There was an instant spark and the conversation was easy. They ended up shutting the place down that night, and they knew something special was happening.

Greg was born and raised in Lexington. He moved away for undergrad, then returned to Lexington for law school. Michelle moved to Kentucky from Wisconsin to attend UK and to be closer to her horses, stabled in Versailles. She decided to move to Lexington after becoming enamored with the city when competing at the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show each year. After attending a friend’s wedding at The Apiary, the couple knew it was the perfect spot for their own wedding day.

Because they were getting married in 2020, they wanted a subtle roaring ‘20s theme. From the classic black and white attire to the lounge furniture at the reception, those nods gave the evening an air of elegance without being over-the-top. Their wedding planner helped weave those hints of art deco glamour throughout the venue. “Getting a wedding planner is worth every cent,” Michelle said. “It relieves so much stress and decision paralysis.”

While the bridal party was getting ready, Greg slipped a hand-written note to Michelle’s best friend to deliver to the bride. The two-page letter is something she will treasure forever. She slipped on a pair of shoes that were a gift from a mother-daughter trip to New York the December before the wedding, another sentimental detail that made the day special. When the father of the bride passed Michelle off to the groom, Chuck Krentz said to Greg, “Good luck!” It was a moment that had everyone in the venue laughing.

If Michelle and Greg had it all to do over, their one regret is very relatable: “We would have eaten more of the delicious food!” Michelle added, “It was so easy to get caught up talking to our guests, that we missed some of the food.”

In order to help set their wedding apart, they skipped the traditional cake cutting and opted instead to pop a bottle of bubbly together to start a champagne tower. This very Gatsby detail helped cement the evening as something uniquely theirs.

PHOTO Kelli Lynn Photography

VENUE The Apiary


CAKE Martine’s Pastries

PLANNER Shelly Fortune

FLOWERS Rose & Honey Floral

BRIDAL GOWN Relix Bridal


TUXES Jameson Douglass Clothing

HAIR + MAKEUP Blow Dry Bar

STATIONERY Haley Michelle Designs

FURNITURE Mayker Creative