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7 Fun and Unique Reception Ideas | Lexington Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

7 Fun and Unique Reception Ideas | Lexington Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

Wedding receptions are always so much fun. It’s the part of the day when everyone can finally relax and the bride and groom can just enjoy each other and all of their friends and family. We’re going to give you some ideas for your reception that can make it a little more fun and a little more unique!

Fort Boonesborough Engagement Session in Richmond | Brittany & Kris | Keith & Melissa Photography

Fort Boonesborough Engagement Session in Richmond | Brittany & Kris | Keith & Melissa Photography

Shooting at new places is so much fun when you’re a photographer because we tend to go to the same locations over and over. This was our first time doing an engagement session at Fort Boonesborough in Richmond but hopefully not our last!

Kentucky Wedding Venue: Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farms

Kentucky Wedding Venue: Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farms

Kentucky has such a diverse collection of beautiful wedding venues and we were so happy to have the opportunity to check out the Historic Shelby Manor at Arcadia Farms in Stanford, KY, near Danville.  This charming historic venue is also a bed and breakfast and sits on a working farm. 

The Mane on Main | New Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Venue | Keith & Melissa Photography

The Mane on Main  |  New Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Venue  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

One of the newest local venues, The Mane on Main, is being called, "Lexington's Venue with a View".  This name could not be more accurate!  We went up to the location of this new event and wedding venue up on the 15th floor of the Chase Bank building on East Main Street.  What a magnificent view it was with snow falling outside of the huge windows!  We toured the 12,500 square-foot space that houses Dupree Catering, their exclusive caterer, and enjoyed talking with the coordinator, Heather.  The beautiful space can accommodate weddings and events for up to 500 people total.  The largest room can hold about 200 and would make a lovely ceremony site.  The smallest room holds up to 60 but would be perfect for a bridal suite.  The 360 degree view of the city from the big windows provides plenty of natural light and we hear that the view is even more breathtaking at night with the miles of lights in site.  We can't wait to shoot a wedding here!  Contact them today for a tour!  

Farm Engagement Session in Richmond | Abby & Jimmy | Keith & Melissa Photography

Farm Engagement Session in Richmond  |  Abby & Jimmy  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

Abby & Jimmy are a sweet, fun couple that are getting married this summer at Warrenwood Manor in Danville, KY.  We had a blast walking around a private farm in Richmond for their engagement photos.  We loved how they incorporated sentimental areas and backgrounds into their images so that the photos are not only beautiful, but have an even deeper meaning for them.  These photos represent their beginning, present and future.  

Kentucky Wedding Venue, Starlit Heights in Lancaster, KY

Kentucky Wedding Venue, Starlit Heights in Lancaster, KY

We had the pleasure of going out to Lancaster last week to visit a new Kentucky wedding venue, Starlit Heights.  The coordinator, Amber, was so kind to give us a tour of the location and let us know more about what they offer.  The venue has an open air pavilion that would be perfect for wedding receptions as well as other events.  The setting overlooks miles of gorgeous Kentucky farmland and a cute little pond is one of the focal points.  There are several options for your ceremony location and portrait possibilities are endless on the 9+ acres!  There are wooded areas that would be so pretty in photos!  We can definitely envision beautiful engagement photos being shot here!  One of the highlights is Burdette Knob, an amazing overlook that would be a super romantic place for a proposal or an elopement and Amber would be happy to help you set that up!  

Spindletop Engagement Session | Danielle & Sladyn | Keith & Melissa Photography

Spindletop Engagement Session  |  Danielle & Sladyn  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

Engagement sessions in the winter can be tricky but we were so fortunate to have a gorgeous venue to shoot Danielle & Sladyn's photos!  Danielle is one of the wedding coordinators at Spindletop and when she mentioned having them done there, we were all in!  Not only is Spindletop so pretty, but it was fun getting a little tour and learning a little history behind this Lexington landmark.  Danielle and Sladyn are a super adorable couple and so sweet!  She looked amazing in her striking red dress that just popped against the earthy winter tones outdoors as well as inside the historic venue.  Some of the photos were shot inside of the large library and others in the original owner's bedroom.  It's a really special place for engagement photos or a wedding so if you're searching for a wedding venue in Kentucky, make sure to check it out!

New Harrodsburg, KY Wedding Venue, The Barn at McCall Springs | Kentucky Wedding Photographers | Keith & Melissa Photography

New Harrodsburg, KY Wedding Venue, The Barn at McCall Springs  |  Kentucky Wedding Photographers  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

A few weeks ago when it had snowed about 4 inches here in the Lawrenceburg area, we got pretty tired of sitting at home and decided to take a drive.  There's a lot of pretty country around here and it's even more impressive blanketed in white snow.

Michele & Joe | Snowy Christmas Elopement at Maker's Mark | Keith & Melissa Photography

Michele & Joe  |  Snowy Christmas Elopement at Maker's Mark  |  Keith & Melissa Photography

Michele & Joe were surrounded by their parents and closest friends & family this past Saturday in Loretto, KY at the beautiful Maker's Mark Distillery when they said their vows.  It was a quiet, unassuming affair but it was exactly perfect for them.  Michele and Joe are a sweet, fun couple that love to laugh and enjoy life.