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!
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.
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!
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.
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. ♥
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!
Isn’t she stunning? :) Oh, and Kayla’s bouquet? She made it herself. Yep. AWESOME.
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!! ;)
Venue: Mellwood Arts Center | Louisville, Kentucky
Officiant: Gary Fields
First dance: Michael Bublé’s Everything