The Stevens | 5.16.15 | Rustic Barn Wedding in Bardstown

Celeste & Lucas - Bardstown, Ky

The Bluegrass Entertainment & Expo Complex

"Rain or shine the moment I see you at the end of the aisle will be the best and happiest moment of my life."

Rain was falling lightly as we arrived in Bardstown, Kentucky on May 16, 2015.

We arrived a little early to the General Nelson Inn, where we found Celeste and her twin sister, Chelsea, doing last minute make up touches. And just moments away from the inn was the groom-to-be, Lucas, who was busy getting ready with some of his best men.

The day that they had been anxiously awaiting was HERE! And do you want to know something extra sweet? On this very day 29 years ago...Lucas's parents were married. We knew from the start that this was going to be an incredibly special day.

We fell in love instantly with the sweet details that went into their rustic, chic wedding day.

From the old-fashioned candy bar, to the rustic florals (yes, I felt the urge to run off with all of the peonies), the pantone color the year (marsala) peeking its way into many of the details of the day, and did you happen to catch a glimpse of the bride's gorgeous wedding gown?

The beautiful ruched bodice gave way to a full ruffled skirt that had subtle ombre details of pale pink at the very tip. Yep. All the heart eyes over here!

The rain continued to lightly fall & Bob & Suzie Knoll began taking wonderful shots of the bridal party.

When rain is in the forecast, we tend to do a little happy dance!

We TRULY believe that rain only adds to a wedding day. We tell this to every couple (including Celeste and Lucas - who had amazing outlooks on the rain, might we add) and even encourage them to not look at the forecast. Because, just as Celeste & Lucas found, no matter if it's rainy or sunny, wet or dry, windy or even miserably hot...your wedding day will be a dream come true!

That we can promise!

We love how the rain was able to bring out the beautiful greens for Celeste & Lucas's outdoor ceremony. The field was a beautiful & vibrant and the rain let up just in time for their ceremony!

The sweet words spoken during C & L's ceremony were a perfect illustration of the love between Celeste & Lucas: genuine & true.

After the couple said their "I dos," guests began trickling, one by one, into the red barn for dinner, toasts, and yummy cake from The Sweet Shoppe!

The real party was in the barn across the way, where guests were invited to head over to once the cake was cut! The John Sutton Band was already there livening up the dance floor with their amazing musical talents. Everyone was having a blast on the dance floor celebrating such a sweet marriage...that includes grandpa!

Such a perfect day for an unbelievably deserving couple.

We could not be more thankful to play a small role in such a big day! We wish you only the VERY best, Celeste & Lucas!

Here's to a lifetime of adventures,

Allison & Tyler
Happy Camper Films

 

The Wedding Team:

Photography: Bob & Suzie Knoll - Bob & Suzie Knoll Photography
Cinematography: Allison & Tyler Blair - Happy Camper Films
Wedding Coordinator: Jeannie Smith - Ashby Wedding & Events
Venue: Bluegrass Entertainment Expo, Bardstown, Ky
Cake: The Sweet Shoppe
Catering: Food Obsessions
Band: John Sutton Band
Flowers: Flourish
Hair: Schon Salon
 

Posted on June 7, 2015 .