ELIZABETH & JOSH | KENTUCKY WEDDING

November 4th, 2017 started out as a chilly, foggy morning only for the clouds to part and the sun to come out. Then the ladybugs arrived. Hundreds, if not thousands, possibly more. I've always heard it to be that ladybugs bring good luck. I do hope that is true for Elizabeth and Josh, for if that's the case they'll have enough luck to last to the end of time. 

I could relive this day a million times over. Every little detail had so much thought put behind it. The way the leaves seemed to hang on to the trees just for the wedding. The lone Mallard who floated the pond as if he was watching the day unfold. The giggles that filled the house as the girls and ladies got ready. Every person you encountered was bursting with excitement. All eyes on Elizabeth and Josh.

Stick around to the end, there's an extra sweet surprise. 

CEREMONY SITE
CEREMONY SITE
BRIDAL DETAILS, RINGS
BRIDAL DETAILS, RINGS
BRIDAL GOWN
BRIDAL GOWN AND SHOES
BRIDAL DETAILS, BOUQUET
BRIDAL MAKEUP
BRIDAL HAIR
BRIDE GETTING DRESSED
MOTHER HELPING BRIDE
BRIDE
BRIDESMAIDS
FLOWER GIRLS AND RING BEARER
BRIDE AND MOTHER OF BRIDE
BRIDE
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GROOM
GROOM
GROOMSMEN
CEREMONY SITE
CEREMONY SITE
DETAILS
DETAILS
RECEPTION DETAILS
RECEPTION DETAILS
RECEPTION DETAILS
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SEATING CHART
GUESTS ARRIVING
GIFT TABLE
BRIDE WAITING
GROOM WALKING TO CEREMONY
BROTHER ESCORTING BRIDE
BROTHER GIVING AWAY BRIDE
CEREMONY
CEREMONY
CEREMONY
EXCHANGING RINGS
FIRST KISS
FIRST KISS
FIRST KISS
CEREMONY
CEREMONY
CEREMONY
CEREMONY
CEREMONY
BRIDE AND GROOM
BRIDE AND GROOM
BRIDE AND GROOM
BRIDE AND GROOM
BRIDE AND GROOM
BRIDE AND GROOM
RECEPTION
RECEPTION
RECEPTION
RECEPTION
RECEPTION
CAKE
FIRST DANCE
FIRST DANCE
RECEPTION
RECEPTION
RECEPTION
SPARKLER EXIT
SPARKLER EXIT
SPARKLER EXIT

To top the day off, I got to work along side my sister as she would record the day. I've watched this video several times and still get cold chills each time. Brides and Future Brides, if you are considering on hiring a videographer be sure to check Caitlin Oakes out. 

What can I say? This was an absolutely amazing day. You could literally feel the love and excitement everyone felt for this amazing couple as they started this new chapter of their life! Elizabeth + Josh were such a joy to be around and I loved capturing all these sweet moments throughout their big day!

Wedding Dress - White Dresses | Decor - Lisa H. Miller | Wedding Cake - Publix | Groom's Cake - Copper Whisk  | Tent, Chairs, Tables - Tent Time | Coordinators - Stephanie Alvis and Jennifer Wilcutt | Makeup - Sara Jones and Clair Allen, Nashville TN | Hair - Ashlea Hunter, Nashville TN and Angela Drummond, Elkton KY | Videographer - Caitlin Oakes |                                 Photographer - Ashton Oakes

JONATHAN AND BREANNA | KENTUCKY WEDDING

I'm not sure that I can describe Jonathan and Breanna's wedding day, without crying all over again. If you follow me on Instagram, you've had a few peeks into their day and some mentions of how emotional this day was for me. Which came as a huge surprise to me, because Father Daughter dances are typically the only thing that gets me. But I just love this couple and their sweet family. Even my boys love Breanna and Susannah (Breanna's mother).

The day begin with lots of laughter, and the sweetest ladies surrounding the Bride. Every single one catering to Breanna in a different way. Bringing food, water, telling her the time, or just making jokes to lighten the mood. Breanna had approached me the week before the wedding asking to have a moment of prayer with Jonathan, since they were not planning to have a First Look they felt that this would make for a moment to connect before walking down the aisle. As you can imagine, all our eyes were misty listening to the two of them talk with each other during this part of the day. And then Jonathan prayed over their marriage, over the ceremony, over everyone who was a part of their day - and that's when I lost it. I've mentioned parts of this before but I have to recap their ceremony for you. This ceremony was one of the most moving ceremonies I have ever witnessed. As a whole, the entire wedding party and all the guests would sing one of Jonathan and Breanna's favorite hymns. Then instead of your traditional unity candle, they had a Unity Cross. The outer section of the cross represented the Groom, while the center represented the Bride and the three pegs holding the cross together would represent the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. To compete the ceremony the two would partake in communion together as Husband and Wife. Their reception was held at Oakwood Hall, a gorgeous barn venue in Russellville, KY. It provides a great atmosphere surrounded by farm land. We took advantage of the property by grabbing some photos of just the two of them and then snuck out of the reception during sunset. It was clear that this entire day was centered around Christ! I am so thankful that Jonathan and Breanna allowed me to witness such a beautiful day. Every little detail was absolutely touching and you could feel Christ's love through every moment! 

Hair: Hairitage Salon (Brooke Johnson, Nikisha Cole) | Makeup: Bri Johnson | Wedding Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Tuxedos: The Black Tux | Florist: Oak n' Ivy (Hayley Jayne) | Ceremony Venue: Southern Heights Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Oakwood Hall | Cake: It's a Southern Thing Catering (Susan Appling) | Catering: Sister to Sister Catering | Photographer: Ashton Oakes Photography