Where do I start with Amy and Ken? Goodness, Amy and I met over zoom some months ago and after a brief chat I knew I wanted to work with her. I loved her vibe and I knew we would work great together. After the engagement session that was 100% confirmed and I couldn't wait for the wedding. You can see Amy and Ken's engagement session here.
A week or so before the wedding Whitney, Amy and Ken's wedding planner, sent over the most perfect timeline that I've ever seen. So, the actual wedding day went so smoothly. I knew exactly when and were I needed to be and it relieved so much of my normal wedding day stress. If you're planning a wedding, I highly recommend working with a planner. Christina Burton Events was great to work with.
I arrived at Hermitage Farm around 3:00pm and started working on the details. It's my favorite way to start the day. The house was amazing, I adore older homes... adore. All the unique character of the home combined with the beautiful art made for a stunning venue. An absolute dream.
Amy got ready upstairs, and Ken downstairs. It was a great set up for the whole bridal party to be separated but with plenty of great space to get ready in the same location. It's always so nice to have the whole group in one spot.
Amy had a great team supporting her on her big day, hair by Strands Salon and make up by Izzy Nolan. I hope Amy felt as amazing as she looked, she's a beautiful woman; but on her wedding day... she was glowing. Absolutely stunning.
The ceremony took place over the restaurant at the farm. The floor to ceiling windows made a beautiful backdrop, and after the ceremony the room was quickly transformed into the reception space while the guest enjoyed a cocktail hour in the greenhouse next door. Members of the Highland Chamber Players serenaded guest and played through the ceremony, it was beautiful.
During the cocktail hour Amy, Ken and I snuck back up to the house for some newlywed portraits. We kept the session to about 15 minutes to give Amy plenty of time to change into her reception dress and give them both a few minutes of downtime before the party.
One of the most unique things I've seen at a wedding was a Buglar from Churchill Downs, Phil Thomas, was there to announce the beginning of the reception. It was so cool! I loved it, such a fun way to transition into the next part of the celebration. Amy and Ken also had a live band, Wax Factory, which was really fun. They added a lot of energy to the room and kept everyone dancing for hours!
It was an absolute honor to capture Amy and Ken's wedding day. An absolute honor. I can't wait for them to get their wedding album and look back on September 4, 2021 as one of the happiest day of their lives. Congratulations Amy and Ken! Wishing you both all the happiness in the world.