Tag Archives: Downtown Lexington

Wedding: Family and Wedding Party

After our ceremony, we took photos with our amazing families…

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and our sweet, sweet friends…

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Thank you Sur La Lune Photography (pictured above <3) for capturing so many beautiful photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. xoxo

Wedding: Bride and Groom

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As I mentioned yesterday, Chet and I chose to see each other before our ceremony, so we were able to sneak away for a special photo-shoot before our guests arrived. Our photographer, Carrie, is an absolute genius when it comes to scouting locations for beautiful portraits. She found so many meaningful and fun places for us to play…and snapped so many great shots along the way! Hanging out with her, Ganer, and my husband-to-be in an antique store ended up being one of my favorite memories from the whole day!

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Meandering around Downtown Lexington on this little photo excursion was so romantic and intimate, and the perfect way to kick-off our wedding festivities together. If you’re planning a wedding (and planning to see each other before the aisle), I HIGHLY recommend building a little time into your day for some one-on-one time with your partner (+ photographer!!!).

Now, let’s go get hitched! xoxo

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(My dress is from ModCloth and my shoes are kelly + katie. Chet’s suit is Joseph Abboud. His boutonniere was created by Michler’s Florist and Greenhouse. The antique store pictured is Heritage Antiques and is located on N Broadway in Lexington, KY.)

(Photos by Sur la Lune Photography.)

Wedding: Arts Place

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Now I’d love to show you our wedding venue! It was important to me to have a personal connection to the space where we would wed. I totally believe this is possible without constricting your venue search to churches. (Church weddings are awesome, too! We just found that widening our scope allowed us to find a place that was right for us.) We were thrilled to find we could book Arts Place, a beautiful historic building in downtown Lexington. As I mentioned in this post, Arts Place was a very important part of my childhood. It felt right to return to for this special occasion.

We had the run of the building for the day, and, between the art-filled walls, sun-soaked lighting, and memories of my childhood around every corner, it was everything I had hoped for and more.

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We used the gallery to serve food and set up our ceremony and dining tables in the Performance Hall. Fun fact: Arts Place was a YMCA in the early 1900’s and the Performance Hall was the gym! That’s why there’s a track running along the top. It may sound strange, but the track was a huge selling point for me on this space. Those big windows letting in natural light? A bird’s eye view of everything below. Ummm, yes please!

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Don’t you love the blue paper hearts in the windows? Totally a happy coincidence!

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We also loved that our venue was in the heart of Downtown Lexington. We were just a few block’s walk from other cool historic buildings, the big blue building (<- Lexington landmark!), the Lexington Farmer’s Market, Gratz Park, our favorite downtown bars, and some groovy murals. Location, location, location!

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To top it off, Arts Place houses Lexington Ballet just a floor above the gallery and our ceremony space. So, we were able to use my old ballet studios (!) to get ready and have our first look. I’ll admit, I may have had more butterflies than I did before my first Nutcracker rehearsal. But having my mom twist my hair into a chignon in front of a mirror I first remember gazing into at five years old, well that was pretty spectacular and surreal.

Next, I’ll share about a few DIYs and decor details, I can’t wait! See you then.

(Photos by Sur la Lune Photography.)