How did your dream wedding become a reality?

We were engaged for over five years and for numerous reasons, we kept putting off the wedding. Then, my father became ill and we decided that we needed to set the date. With all the setbacks over the years, and remodeling Karl’s childhood home where we would live, we just didn’t have the money for a lavish wedding. What we did know is that we wanted to work with Megan at Bourbon & Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography. When we met with her, we asked about recommendations for vendors that could fit our tight budget. We told her why we needed a quick date and that we were trying to figure out a way to pay for the wedding. Megan knew we were stressed about everything and that’s when she turned into a rockstar. She shared our story with local vendors and within 24 hours, many offered to provide complimentary services for our wedding day. I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I was crying so hard on the phone with Megan that I scared Karl.

Watch their dream wedding come to life!

An Amazing Wedding Story: Jessica and Karl from Thompson Audio Visions on YouTube.


Photographer: Bourbon & Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Moonlight Fields Wedding Farm
Wedding Dress: Wedding Wonderland
Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy’s
Suits: Geno’s Formal Affair
Wedding Planners: Heather Martin and Simply Love Studio
Caterers: DaRae & Friends Catering, Lexington Diner and Type A Catering
Cake: Martine’s Pastries
Dessert Truck: Spotz Gelato
DJ and Officiant: KY Sounds
Day of Stationery: Simply Done Invites
Invitations: Weddings by Michele
Florals: Blooms n Blossoms, Doug Smith Designs + Events, Fields in Bloom, and PaperHeartBlooms
Rentals: Goff Tents and Events
Hair: Self Expressions Salon
Makeup: Amanda Hall with Mary Kay
Videographer: Thompson Audio Visions and Unmanned Service
Jewelry: Southern Belle Glitz
Monograms: Twisted Papertini Designs
Custom Glassware: Southern Drawl Creations

To see more of Jessica and Carl’s wedding, pick up a copy of Volume 2!

We were so excited to feature this wedding for two reasons. It’s always amazing to hear a beautiful love story and we couldn’t help but get a little teary eyed while editing this wedding. We were also so impressed by how the vendors in central Kentucky stepped up to meet a need without hesitation! We are so proud to be a part of a community of vendors who are so selfless and inspiring. Kudos to all who helped make this day sparkle and shine.