The Proposal:
Russell proposed on Christmas Eve, surrounded by family. He gifted me with a star named after us and then went right into the proposal!

Choosing a venue:
We knew we wanted a large venue with lots of space and good food! We loved the tall ceilings at The Carrick House and Lundy’s food is delicious so it was the perfect venue for us!

Important elements:
The ceremony was the most important as our faith is core to who we are! It was also really important to us to be surrounded by family and we wanted our day to be a true celebration – A PARTY!

What advice would you give to other couples:
It is your day! Do not cater to others. Don’t stress about the small things!

The Details:
Engagement: 17 Months
Wedding Month: May
Starting Guest Count: 150
Ending Guest Count: 180
Starting Budget: $20,000
Ending Budget: $35,000
First Look: No
First Dance Song: “Best Part” – Daniel Caesar Ft H.E.R
Favorite part of wedding planning process: wedding dress shopping and engagement photos!
Honeymoon Destination: Holbox, Mexico

Vendor Spotlight:
Photography: Romero Photography & Films
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Carrick House
Dress: Bridal and Formal
Alterations: Daring Sew Shop
Groom’s Attire: Jameson Douglas Clothing
Wedding Resource Center: Simply Love Studio
Caterer: Lundy’s Special Events
Cake: Tinker’s Cake Shop
Cupcakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
DJ: Jordan Chance with Kentucky Pro DJ
Florals: Doug Smith Designs + Events 
Furniture Rental: Nadia’s Elegant Events
Hair: Mi Silla Salon
Makeup: Nancy Chavarria and Kelly Meccariello
Officiant: Raymond Quintana
Videography: Jose Morales Studios
Photo Booth: Kentucky Pro DJ
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Sedona Taphouse
Rings: Tracy Paige Jewelry
Lighting: Kentucky Pro DJ
Bride’s Getting Ready Location: Boutique House
Groom’s Getting Ready Location: Lexington Marriott City Center