Kelly + Jeff - Lexington, Kentucky
The Lexington Country Club
"You are both special people & have hearts that love EVERYONE."
On the first beautiful day we had seen in weeks during a very rainy month of July...we had the opportunity to spend the day celebrating a couple who truly lets the light of Christ shine through them.
We're convinced that Kelly and Jeff are as sweet as they come. Truly. We feel so lucky to have had the chance to spend such a big day with them...but to also have had the opportunity to get to know them throughout their wedding planning & our Starbucks dates. We felt so honored that they chose Happy Camper Films to document their big day...and their excitement for us to film their big day & their trust in us to create for them the most perfect wedding video was just the cherry on top!
That July afternoon, we arrived at the Lexington Country Club, where we found Kelly & Jeff both eagerly getting ready among their bridesmaids & groomsmen.
Kelly was getting beautified by the talented Dana of Pink Lou Lou while her girls mingled around her giggling & having sweet conversations with the bride-to-be.
You could feel the excitement & anticipation in the air as everyone helped these two get ready for their first look with one another outside at the entrance to the country club.
Jeff stood outside the country club waiting for Kelly as she made her way down the sidewalk. When she reached Jeff, she sweetly tapped him on the shoulder
...and there it was.
The moment we anxiously anticipate during each wedding.
The teary-eyed groom. The smiley, giggly (super-adorably-dimpled) bride. The sweet embraces. The spinning and showing off of the dress. The checking out the tux.
These moments are irreplaceable. Special. Moments between just the bride and the groom that they get to treasure forever between just the two of them .
(...and thanks to sneaky photographers & videographers...they will have documentation of it to bring them back to those moments again & again!)
The next few hours were spent having a blast around the country club and golf course taking pictures with the ABSOLUTELY AMAZING husband and wife photography team, Mary & Gabe Lawson of Honey Heart Photography. We loved getting the opportunity to work with some of our favorite photographers two straight weeks in a row!
When ceremony time was quickly approaching, we headed down the road to Centenary United Methodist Church, where Kelly and Jeff would stand before their closest family and friends as they vowed to love one another through the good times and bad.
They promised their vows, they exchanged rings, they shared in communion, they had a little technical difficulty lighting their unity candle ;) - but they DID IT! They were finally HITCHED!
Friends and family were then invited back to the Lexington Country Club to spend the rest of the evening celebrating with an amazing meal prepared by the fabulous staff at the country club, devour some delicious wedding cake made the the extremely talented Linda Mashni, enjoy the beautiful floral arrangements & centerpieces created by the phenomenal Crist Creona Designs, enjoy some hand-crafted ice-cream from Crank & Boom served on the back patio, and party the night away with the super-talented Randy McLellan Band!
As you will soon see for yourself...everyone was having a blast! Young & old :)
We felt so honored to be part of such a special celebration of love & the work of Jesus in the lives of Kelly & Jeff.
A huge thank you going out to the amazing Ginny Adkins of Sharing Special Moments, LLC for being an amazing detail-oriented & up-lifting wedding coordinator to work alongside. She truly shares in the special moments with her couples & spends her time making sure that everyone is taken care of...including the vendors! We could not be more appreciative!
Kelly & Jeff, we wish you only the very best as you begin this new adventure! Thank you for choosing us to tell the story of your day...the story of you.
We pray this film will serve as a reminder to you for years to come that love is an adventure.
Allison + Tyler | Happy Camper Films
The Wedding Team:
Wedding Coordinator: Ginny Adkins with Sharing Special Moments LLC
Photographer: Mary & Gabe Lawson, Honey Heart Photography
Videographer: Allison & Tyler Blair, Happy Camper Films
Venue and Catering: Lexington Country Club
Church: Centenary United Methodist Church
Hair/Makeup: Dana Elliott Peddicord with PinkLouLou
Florist: Crist Creona with Crist Creona Designs
Cake: Linda Mashni
Band: Randy McLellan Band
Dress: Amy Kuschel from Carrie Karibo Bridal
Alterations: The Needle's Eye Alterations
Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate from Twirl Lexington
Paper Goods: Cardinal and Straw Fine Paper Goods
Ice Cream: Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream