Ashleigh + Stephen - Louisville, Kentucky
Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center
"1732. That is the number of days that I've been blessed to call you my girlfriend and fiancee. As grateful as I am to be able to call you that, I am so thrilled that that number is not 1733. Instead I get to say that it is day 1 of the rest of my life."
On June 13th, we had the pleasure of traveling to Louisville, Kentucky for a beautiful wedding in the bluegrass.
We met Ashleigh and Stephen almost a year out from their wedding and knew they were a perfect match for us within the first few minutes of talking with them!
Fun, sweet, easy-going, and down to earth - definitely our kind of people!
We loved getting to know the two of them over our Starbucks visits and even getting to see them out at bridal shows! The excitement was just off the charts when their big day finally arrived!
The Galt House was the perfect start to our day! This is where we found Ashleigh and her bridesmaids getting their hair and make up ready for the days events by the super talented ladies of Simply Makeup and Envy Me Salon.
It was so easy to feel (and see!!!) the love and excitement upon entering the bridal suite!
We arrived just in time to snag some creative detail shots of the Galt House, Ashleigh's lovely wedding gown from Couture Closet, and last minute hair and make up touches before Ashleigh was finally ready for her first look with Stephen by the Ohio River.
The riverfront was the sweetest setting for these two to see one another for the first time all fancied up! And Stephen's reaction to seeing Ashleigh? Priceless.
These are the precious moments that we live for!
We had a blast working alongside Derek Payne Photography during bridal party photos and then it was finally time to head to Mellwood Art Center to get Ashleigh and Stephen hitched!
We just have to brag on Alicia Sarantis of Weekend Wedding Warrior and Essential Details for all of the hard work they put into planning, coordinating, and decorating the wedding/venue! Both the tent and event room inside at Melwood looked ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL from top to bottom.
Ashleigh and Stephen's ceremony was very personal and heartfelt. A perfect representation of the love and friendship between Ashleigh and Stephen and their families. Plus-also, we can't get enough of Stephen's excitement in marrying the woman of his dreams.
Following their ceremony, guests were able to enjoy a quick cocktail hour as they found their seating assignments, snacked on popcorn from the popcorn bar, and enjoyed a few drinks!
Their reception, held inside of the Mellwood Art Center, was beautifully decorated and filled with awesome tunes provided by Kenny Sauter of Masters of Music, gorgeous centerpieces created by Essential Details, delicious food catered by Ladyfingers, and silly pictures taken at the Fun Time Photo Booth.
We felt so honored to be asked by these two amazing people to share in such a special day with them!
Ashleigh and Stephen, we wish you only the very best as you begin this new adventure together! Thank you for choosing us to tell the story of your wedding day...the story of you.
We pray this film serves as a reminder to you for years to come that love is an adventure.
Allison + Tyler | Happy Camper Films
The Wedding Team:
Wedding Coordinator: Alicia Sarantis, Weekend Wedding Warrior
Photographer: Derek Payne, Payne Photography Studio
Cinematographer: Allison & Tyler Blair, Happy Camper Films
DJ: Kenny Sauter, Masters of Music
Hair: Kaci Staples, Envy Me Salon
Make-up: Autumn Sharpe, Simply Makeup
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Mellwood Art Center
Cake: Special family friend
Photo-Booth: Fun Time Photo Booth
Flowers/Rentals/Decor: Allyson Nester, Essential Details
Rentals: Reliable Rentals
Bridal Prep Location: The Galt House
Bridal Gown: Couture Closet
Officiant: Edward Berry
Transportation: Dianne Renn, Miller, Trolley