What would you recommend to other couples planning a wedding?

My advice to other brides is to hire a wedding planner! I was in grad school full time and working during the planning period. I just didn’t have time to spend on the wedding process. My planner and her team guided us through the planning to achieve our dream day. She and her team made our day so much easier and enjoyable. It was nice to relax and know we had nothing to worry about.


Photographer: Love The Renauds
Ceremony Venue: Centenary United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Manchester Music Hall
Bridesmaid Dresses: Twirl Boutique
Suits: Geno’s Formal Affair
Wedding Planner: Shelly Fortune Event Design
Caterer: Selma’s Catering and Events
Cake: Classic Cakes by Linda
Band: The Band Encore of Lexington
Stationery: Simply Done Invites
Florals: Hide and Seek Design
Rentals: Bryant’s Rent All
Hair and Makeup: Something Blu
Transportation: Gold Shield Transportation
Hotel Room Block: Hilton Lexington Downtown
Groomsmen’s Gifts: Woodford Reserve
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Portofino
Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s
Rings: Rivard Fine Jewelry


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