When Laura met her twin sister’s brother-in-law, she had no idea that there would be a love connection. After visiting New York to meet his family, she fell hard. They dated long distance before Kyle moved to Kentucky where they shared their first house together. They were gathered there with their closest family and friends when the couple’s boxer puppy came running up wearing a shirt that said, “Mommy, Daddy has something to ask you.” There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Laura had always wanted to get married outside with a rustic-style wedding that highlighted the best that the Bluegrass state has to offer. While searching for a venue, the Georgetown-raised bride decided to take a look at Evans Orchard. “When we saw how beautiful the vineyard and event barn was, we knew this was where we wanted to spend our special day together,” she remembered.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen were decked out in looks that reflected the day’s style. The groom and groomsmen wore navy suits with silk trim and camel colored shoes, along with crazy socks for a silly touch. The bridesmaids were wearing Donna Morgan and Jenny Yoo dresses in different shades of champagne and blush: each carried a small bouquet of white flowers.

Laura wore a whimsical Hayley Paige gown with a crown made of baby’s breath. Her pavé jewelry and shoes added a little sparkle to the romantic look. Her bouquet featured white blooms accented by greenery, wrapped with a piece of her mother’s veil and clipped with a small pin from her paternal grandmother.

A special moment that made their ceremony unique was a surprise parents’ kiss. After Laura and Kyle said their vows, the officiant turned to their families and said, “Before Kyle and Laura have their first kiss as husband and wife, they would like to have one last kiss with the people that gave them life: their parents.”

For the reception, guests sat at round tables, covered with champagne table cloths and sheer overlays that offered a touch of gold. Clear vases were filled with a mix of with white hydrangeas, roses, larkspur, lisianthus flowers, curly willows and greenery. The table numbers featured pictures of the bride and groom at different ages. They also had a remembrance table with mini Evans Orchard apple butters for guests to take home.

A storm rolled through, blowing over several vases and threatening to ruin the day. But not even tornado sirens could change how Laura remembers her wedding, from her brothers-in-law dancing to the YMCA to the sweet speeches that touched their hearts. “I honestly wouldn’t change a thing,” she said. “I’ve never seen a sky like that before and how perfect was it to appear on our special day surrounded by our loved ones!”