Tell Us Your Love Story!

Bobby and I met the summer before I started Classes at the University of Kentucky. We were both playing on the UK polo team and he used every cheesy pickup line in the book…it worked! Our first date was at a Mexican restaurant and the rest was history.

How did he propose?

We got engaged in February at my parent’s lake house. It was very special because they were in on the secret.

How long were you engaged?

We were engaged 16 months. It was such a blessing and fun time in our lives.

What elements were most important for your wedding day?

Celebrating with our families and making them feel at home was very important to us. I am originally a Georgia girl, but I have since been transformed into a Kentucky girl. I wanted my friends and family from Georgia to truly understand why I love Kentucky so much. The opportunity to include our dogs and horses in our ceremony was also very special to us.

What advice would you give other brides?

Don’t rush it, take a minute to enjoy the little things. From the engagement, to the parties, and finally the wedding, you’re only going to do this once. So do it right and enjoy every moment!

Tell us about your dress and décor:

I found my Stella York dress years ago and knew it was the one. I had alterations done to make it more personable. Blue ribbons were tied in the skirts that were from my mother’s wedding dress and lace from both my mom and mother-in-law’s dresses were added to my veil. I wore a bracelet from my mother’s side of the family, my wedding band was from a gift given to my mother-in-law when my husband was born, and a handkerchief from my father’s side of the family was wrapped in my bouquet. The champagne glasses that we used were the same ones my parents and grandparents used.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Melanie Mauer Photography
TUXEDOS: Geno’s Formal Affair
WEDDING PLANNER: Bit by Bit Events
CATERER: Dupree Catering + Events
WEDDING &GROOM’S CAKE: Martine’s Pastries
BAND: Michael Jons Band
CEREMONY MUSIC: Volare String Quartet
RENTALS: Bryant’s Rent-All and Purdon’s Rental & Sales
HAIR & MAKEUP: Shear Hotness, Makeup and Hair
TRANSPORTATION: Gold Shield Transportation
RESTROOMS: Blue Moon Restrooms