By Cynthia Ellingson


Lindsey Lib was visiting her mother in Florida when she received an unexpected video message from her boyfriend, Josh. She listened in surprise as he listed all of the things he had fallen in love with in the year and three months they’d been dating. Then, he went on to say that he couldn’t imagine a day without her in his life and that he had a question for her… would she come down to the beach so that he could ask it?
Lindsey was absolutely stunned. With tears in her eyes, she walked down to the white sands of the beach, removed her shoes, and went to meet Josh. As the sun set over the water, they held each other and shared a kiss. Then, Josh got down on one knee and proposed. Lindsey was overjoyed and of course, she said yes.
The happy couple got married on February 25, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church in Louisville. There were nine bridesmaids, including cousins, sisters, sisters in law, and Lindsey’s best friend. There were ten groomsmen, including Josh’s friends and brothers. Lindsey’s wedding dress was the very first one she’d ever tried on—she’d found it the morning after the engagement, when she and her mother were just out looking at dresses for fun. For a sentimental touch, she wrapped a handkerchief from her great grandmother around her bouquet and carried a cameo from Josh’s side of the family.
Since both Josh and Lindsey grew up in Southern Indiana just across the bridge from Louisville, they both have strong ties to Kentucky. In fact, Lindsey’s uncle was the first Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve. With that in mind, they made sure to include the spirit of Kentucky in the details of their wedding reception. They held the reception at The Pointe in Louisville and, along with an industrial chic theme, included bourbon barrels and a Kentucky-inspired dinner menu with a focus on dishes like brisket and KY hot brown chicken.
Some of the fun highlights of the celebration included the DJ and photo booth for guests. Josh and Lindsey also loved the first look, as it was a sentimental moment shared between just the two of them. Of course, they also cherished the joy of celebrating with family and friends.
When asked what advice they would offer to other couples planning a wedding, Josh and Lindsey were quick to say, “Eat! Lindsey didn’t eat all day (from nerves) … and almost passed out at the church.”
Looking back, the couple also noted they had a lot going on while they were planning their wedding. They were building a house, Lindsey was in school for her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree, and they were also prepping to launch an ice cream shop that opened the weekend after they returned from their honeymoon. Still, with careful planning, everything came together. They planned a beautiful wedding and created memories certain to last them a lifetime.

Behind the Scenes:
photographer | Kelli Lynn Photography
videographer | Red Mark Pictures
wedding planner | Lindsey Libs
venue | The Pointe
catering & cake | The Catering Company
flowers | Alysia Wade
bridal gown designer | Alvina Valenta
bridal gown | Malindy Elene Boutique, Tampa FL
bridal party attire | David’s Bridal
groom & groomsmen attire | Men’s Wearhouse
dj | Triangle Talent