Kaylyn and Ethan’s wedding day was filled with southern class and rustic charm. They opted for a barn ceremony followed by a reception in the house and on the back porch. It was a beautiful summer day with every event detail planned out just the way they wanted it.
Abby and Joe tied the knot at Warrenwood Manor in August of 2015. It was a classic event with a touch of rustic flair. They opted for an outdoor ceremony in front of the cottage. The aisle was lined with pink and ivory floral arrangements atop wooden stumps while the cottage was decked out with garland and two huge hydrangea arrangements. To top if off, they provided shade for their guests with canvas umbrellas. It was stunning! The reception took place in the house and on the back patio. Even after a little rain, it was a beautiful evening. Abby and Joe are the sweetest couple and we were so happy to be a party of their special day!
Sometimes I lose track of time reminiscing about all the beautiful weddings I’ve had the privilege to be a part of and the wonderful people I’ve met along the way. Running a wedding venue is hard work and when things get tough I motivate myself by reflecting on weddings like that of Julie and Austin. In the fall of 2015, Julie and Austin along with their family and friends held a refined event at Warrenwood Manor with a curated vintage feel. Every detail was perfect, from the handpicked farm fresh florals to the heirloom vases and china to the classic getaway car. The Love Wedding was a beautiful event, but it was the true love, kindness, and thoughtfulness shown by everyone involved that made it so memorable.
I usually have a lot to say about every Warrenwood wedding, but the wedding of Lisa & David left me speechless. So instead of babbling on about how sweet this couple is, how cute their love is, how classically beautiful their southern event was, how tasty their Kentucky proud menu was, how fun their guests where and how cute their dog is, I’ll let the bride and these beautiful photos speak for themselves.
“As an out-of-towner planning a destination wedding in the state I grew up in, I initially chose Warrenwood for the beauty of the location. The photos ended up looking like a magazine spread – overwhelmingly pretty. All of my east coast guests will forever remember KY as one of the most beautiful places they’ve been.”
Some people are determined to do life differently. Erica, my youngest sister, and her husband, Sam, are two such people. They are effortlessly original because that is just who they are. So, it was only fitting that they threw tradition to the wind for their summer wedding. With rustic, bohemian vibes their day was filled with personal touches and heartfelt moments.
Erica and Sam opted for a morning ceremony under a beautiful tree. Decorated with eucalyptus, garden roses and their unity tree, the same heirloom alter table Nick and I used for our wedding looked absolutely perfect. Their dog, Auggie, raced down the rose petal-lined aisle as the ring bearer and could be heard chomping on treats for the remainder of the ceremony. But no complaints because he was so good and so was the ceremony! I cried pretty much throughout the entire ceremony as Sam and Erica read their vows to one another and it really hit me that my baby sister was about to actually be married. Good grief, I’m tearing up as I write this just thinking about it! Let’s be honest, the crying didn’t stop at the ceremony.
The newlyweds were introduced for the first time and the brunch reception began. There was a huge donut selection from the local bakery, an omelette station, biscuit bar and parfait bar. They further personalized the reception with the cutest little kids’ tepee, pine tree favors, and yard games. But my favorite part of the whole reception was the first dance. There they were, dancing in front of the beautiful view of the farm as it started to rain. The moment was truly magical! I cried again, like real hard.
Erica and Sam know what they want out of life and are independent enough to follow their own path. Their wedding was only the beginning. The newlyweds have now embarked on a whole new project as they work to make their dreams of a tiny home a reality. To follow their story, head on over to their blog and follow them on Instagram @wanderingtiny.