Kentucky Bride Magazine Feature | Kentucky Winter Wedding Inspiration | Keith & Melissa Photography

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We are so honored that Kentucky Bride Magazine chose to publish our Kentucky-inspired winter wedding inspiration shoot!  It has been a long wait for us and all of the amazing vendors that worked on this shoot with us as we shot it last November!  We're excited to FINALLY get to share it with you and hope that everyone enjoys browsing through some of the most beautiful wedding details ever!  This shoot incorporates gorgeous rich colors such as plum, navy, and marsala with splashes of citrus and gold accents.  We wanted there to be lots of Kentucky elements to inspire our beautiful local brides.  There are horses, vintage tobacco baskets, and KY bourbon!  What I love is that even if you aren't from KY, you can get inspired to incorporate your own local elements.  

When we approached Brittany at Warrenwood Manor with our idea to create this shoot, we only had a loose idea of what we wanted. Brittany took our ideas, made a plan and did a wonderful job styling everything!  She helped us contact the other vendors and really pulled it all together.  We did not know the other vendors well at the time but through the process, we gained some great friends and are so grateful for the incredible products and efforts they contributed.  This is a great example of what magic happens when you give your vendors free reign to exercise their creativity rather than hemming them in with specific examples created by someone else. 

I have witnessed first hand what it means to own and operate your own business, particularly in the wedding industry.  If you're not in the midst of it, it's hard to understand the level of intensity that goes into making that business successful.  It's not just about the money, it's about creating something that was born in your heart and putting yourself on the line emotionally.  It's about providing your clients with something that brings them joy and being validated that you are capable of making something beautiful.  Whether it's us reading the sweet reviews of our clients after receiving their photos or your florist seeing the excitement on your face when she walks in with the bouquet,  this wedding business goes way deeper than monetary gain.  I've seen this so many times in the last year and it makes me admire my fellow vendors in an even greater way.   They work hard and they're awesome at what they do.  I'm grateful to be a small part of it all. 

Thank you to all these fabulous vendors that created a shoot to be proud of.  Also, thank you to Jeff & Anna Duncan for graciously modeling for us, even in the cold.  :)

~Melissa

Photographers:  Keith & Melissa Photography

Venue:  Warrenwood Manor, Danville, KY

Florist:  Fields in Bloom

Bride's Attire:  Meant to Be Boutique

Bride's Jewelry:  Southern Belle Glitz

Hair & Makeup:  Emma Eliza

Groom's Attire:  Goff Club Collections

Groom's Socks:  Kentucky for Kentucky

Catering:  Type A Catering

Cake:  Tinker's Cake Shop

Mini Red Velvet Cakes:  Sweet Lilu's

Paper Products:  Simply Done Invites

Rentals:  Purdon's

Glassware:  Forever Lasered Memories

Bourbon:  Four Roses

Chocolates:  Rebecca Ruth

Models:  Jeff & Anna Duncan

 

 Becca at Simply Done Invites did a wonderful job putting the invitation suite together!

Becca at Simply Done Invites did a wonderful job putting the invitation suite together!

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 Meant to Be Boutique...check them out for your wedding dress!

Meant to Be Boutique...check them out for your wedding dress!

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 Type A Catering provided the most perfect appetizers!  Gorgeous and delicious!

Type A Catering provided the most perfect appetizers!  Gorgeous and delicious!

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 Anna, you are gorgeous!

Anna, you are gorgeous!

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 Loved Brittany's idea to include the horses on the sweetheart table!

Loved Brittany's idea to include the horses on the sweetheart table!

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 Warrenwood Manor is the perfect Southern wedding venue!

Warrenwood Manor is the perfect Southern wedding venue!

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 Brooke, your bouquet and arrangements were so luxurious!  You're amazing!

Brooke, your bouquet and arrangements were so luxurious!  You're amazing!

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