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Makenna & Jacob | Wilmore, KY Wedding | Keith & Melissa Photography

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Makenna & Jacob's wedding in Wilmore, KY was such a fun day.  Jacob is Keith's cousin and Makenna is a good friend from church so it was really great to know almost everyone at the wedding!  Jacob was actually our ring bearer when we got married 17 years ago!  Makenna is a special young lady and we know that the two of them together will do great things!

The wedding took place in Estes Chapel at Asbury University.  The chapel is so charming and Asbury's campus is perfect for photos.  Makenna's modest wedding dress was incredibly beautiful as was the bridesmaids' dresses in shades of pink.  We loved the unique checked navy and white shirts that the groomsmen wore and Jacob's floral printed tie!  The ceremony was full of love and joy and featured live music, including Makenna's sister and brother-in-law, singing.  The reception at the Sherman-Thomas Student Center included a delicious meal of breakfast foods with a donut bar in place of wedding cake. It was a gorgeous summer day in Kentucky and we are so happy that we were able to be a part of it!

View Makenna & Jake's engagement session here:  http://www.kmrussellphotography.com/blog-1/2017/2/12/makenna-jacob-lexington-engagement-session-downtown-lexington-crank-boom-raven-run-nature-sanctuary

Venue:  Estes Chapel, Asbury Seminary

Dress:  Wedding Wonderland

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Makenna, you were such a beautiful bride!

Makenna, you were such a beautiful bride!

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He was so happy to see his bride!  There may have been tears...at least from her ;)

He was so happy to see his bride!  There may have been tears...at least from her ;)

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Makenna's grandfather lightened the mood :)

Makenna's grandfather lightened the mood :)

Lighting the unity candle

Lighting the unity candle

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Yes, he picked her up and ran down the aisle with her!

Yes, he picked her up and ran down the aisle with her!

Good looking group!

Good looking group!

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Little McKinley...such a precious little flower girl!

Little McKinley...such a precious little flower girl!

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We are now offering a FREE "selfie booth" for our new brides!

We are now offering a FREE "selfie booth" for our new brides!

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Grace & Wes | Lexington, KY Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

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Almost all weddings go beautifully but some of them are perfect.  Wes & Grace's wedding was one that went perfectly.  They are such a sweet couple that are obviously in love with each other, with Jesus, their families and...University of Kentucky athletics!  With Grace's father being Tony Neely, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations at UK, and Grace and Wes both loving UK sports, it was inevitable that elements of UK would be sprinkled throughout the day. You'll see a few of them as you browse the blog.  The wedding was held at Southside Church of Christ which just completed an impressive facility addition.  Grace and Wes did their first look and portraits at The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.  Following the ceremony, everyone headed to Asbury Theological Seminary's Sherman Thomas Student Center for the reception.  It was a day to remember for Grace and Wes and their families and we are so thankful to have been a part of it!

Wedding Venue:  Southside Church of Christ

First Look/Portraits:  The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Reception Venue:  Sherman Thomas Student Center, Asbury Theological Seminary

Reception Coordinator:  Susan Thimons, Asbury

Florist:  Beaumont Kroger, Elizabeth Farlin

Caterer:  Asbury

Cake:  Donut Days, Lexington, KY

Cake Topper:  Remnant Three Twenty, Etsy

DJ:  DJ WarrenPEACE

The Knot Wedding Website:  https://www.theknot.com/us/grace-neely-and-wes-johnson-jul-2017

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Grace and her bridesmaids were such a fun group!

Grace and her bridesmaids were such a fun group!

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Getting ready to see his bride!

Getting ready to see his bride!

Grace looking gorgeous for her groom!  They had their first look at the Arboretum.  So pretty!

Grace looking gorgeous for her groom!  They had their first look at the Arboretum.  So pretty!

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They are just the sweetest!

They are just the sweetest!

Elizabeth at the Beaumont Kroger did a gorgeous job on the bouquets!

Elizabeth at the Beaumont Kroger did a gorgeous job on the bouquets!

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Such a great bridal party and they did not complain about the heat! 

Such a great bridal party and they did not complain about the heat! 

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Loved working with Wes and his family!

Loved working with Wes and his family!

Grace with her parents, Terri and Tony Neely.  Wonderful people to work with!

Grace with her parents, Terri and Tony Neely.  Wonderful people to work with!

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Such a precious little girl! 

Such a precious little girl! 

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Absolutely love that they recreated this photo that Grace's parents did at their wedding!

Absolutely love that they recreated this photo that Grace's parents did at their wedding!

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DJ WarrenPEACE was amazing!

DJ WarrenPEACE was amazing!

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