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I ventured back to the Bluegrass State for Kayla and Shane’s Louisville Kentucky Wedding this past May, and what a way to kick off the season! I was honored to have been asked to fly in and document their Memorial Day wedding, and even had the opportunity to say hello to some of our extended family.

Their wedding was held at the Mellwood Arts Center, and the venue was my kind of place! Contemporary art fused with renovated industrial buildings. LOVED IT almost as much as I love destination weddings!

The center was a wonderful setting for Kayla and Shane’s wedding, which was a fusion of Celtic and vintage elements.

So…let’s start with some detail images of said elements. ;)  Check out Kayla and Shane’s BEAUTIFUL hand fasting cord!

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As I mentioned earlier, we were able to visit with our extended family while we were there. This was possible because Shane happens to be one my husband’s thirty something cousins. No, really! He was a young teenager when I entered the Watt family, and now he’s MARRIED.

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Kayla wanted to incorporate vintage touches throughout her wedding, and their invitations encouraged guests to dress in 1940’s – 50’s inspired clothing. I was SO tempted to don a photojournalist fedora with a press pass jammed into the band!

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When I first arrived at the Mellwood Arts Center, I was worried that the lingering clouds would drop some rain on their outdoor ceremony. Luckily, that wasn’t the case, and Kayla and Shane’s ceremony went off without a hitch. Irish folk music ushered their guests to their seats, adding yet another Celtic element to their Wedding Day.

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Once we wrapped up the formal portraits and Kayla and Shane were introduced, they hit the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. ♥

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After greeting their guests, dancing a little, and grabbing a bite, we headed outside for a few intimate portraits. I can’t emphasize how much I enjoy this facet of wedding photography! It really makes for lovely portraits, and gives the bride and groom a few minutes to reflect on what just happened (!) and each other, alone.

I was jealous of Kayla’s birdcage veil fascinator the moment I laid eyes on it. So classy!

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Isn’t she stunning? :) Oh, and Kayla’s bouquet? She made it herself. Yep. AWESOME.

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Kayla and Shane’s grand exit consisted of lots of bubbles, and lots of family and friends! A perfect way to end their wedding day, and set off for their honeymoon in New Zealand!

Kayla and Shane, thank you SO MUCH for including me in your day! I wish you all the best!

And welcome to the family, Kayla!! ;)

– Sasha

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Venue: Mellwood Arts Center | Louisville, Kentucky

Officiant:  Gary Fields

First dance: Michael Bublé’s Everything

 

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This past March I packed up my gear and headed to my hometown of San Antonio, Texas to document the intimate wedding of Michelle and Shaun at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Michelle and I went to high school together, and when I received her call for wedding photography, I was absolutely thrilled! She was actually referred to me by two very dear high school friends whom I have also had the pleasure to photograph in the past. Referrals mean so, so much to me! Thank you!

Michelle did most of her planning from out of state, and I set out to make certain that wedding photography was going to be the least of her worries. They decided to keep everything as simple as possible, with the focus on what’s really important: the ceremony.

And everything came together beautifully!

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During our consultation over the phone, I had asked Michelle if she was interested in having a First Look before the ceremony, and shared a few examples with her. I am SO GLAD that she and Shaun liked the idea, and made room in their wedding day timeline for it! Leading up to it, Michelle admitted that she was feeling pretty nervous about the ceremony drawing near, and having that time with Shaun just before the ceremony helped calm her nerves. Her heart-filled thanks afterwards made me so incredibly happy. I absolutely LOVE first looks!

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After their very sweet First Look, we all headed inside to cool off and prepare for their ceremony!

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Michelle and Shaun, thank you so very much for asking me to document your long awaited big day! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!

– Sasha

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In honor of Memorial Day weekend, I thought it would only be fitting to share my favorite images from a military wedding that I was happy to document this past February. Christie and Andy were married aboard the historic Battleship Texas, which holds a very special place in this bride’s heart. Christie is passionate about this historical site and Texas History in general, which is something that we had in common (I am a HUGE genealogy and history geek). Her husband Andy is currently serving in the US Navy, so this really was the perfect setting for their small and intimate wedding!

Originally, the ceremony was to take place in the Dreadnought Room, but with the addition of a few more last minute guests, it was going to be an extremely tight fit in there! Luckily, this wasn’t a Texas summer wedding so the weather felt great for a ceremony out on the bow. There was a part of me that felt a little nervous skirting around the edges for different angles during the ceremony, but I’m happy to report that neither I nor my gear fell into the waters below. :)

One of Christie’s talented friends sang and played Christina Perri’s  “A Thousand Years” as Christie was escorted by her father to the bow of the ship. I always love to see a gifted friend share their talent for their friend’s wedding day, be it the gift of song, art, or poetry. It really was lovely!

Here are just a few of my favorites from Christie and Andy’s Battleship Texas Wedding!

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Christie and Andy, thank you so much for sharing your day with me and trusting me to document such an amazing day for you! Your family and friends were so welcoming, and clearly shared in your joy. Congratulations!

– Sasha

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