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Christa & Stephen | Stanford, KY Wedding | Keith & Melissa Photography

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Weddings don't always have to take a year or more to plan...sometimes they can be planned in six weeks and be amazing!  Christa and Stephen are an adorable and sweet couple that managed to pull off a beautiful wedding in that amount of time.  It was an elegant and classy day that started out with preparations at the stunning Ashley Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster, KY.  It was the perfect setting for a beautiful bride to get ready and outdoors in the yard was where the bride and groom did their first look.  You'll see how cute that was! 

The ceremony and reception took place in the sanctuary of the New Hope Baptist Church in Stanford, KY.  We found out there that the bride and groom and their entire wedding party had homeschooled and attended the LIGHT homeschool co-op there at the church!  Since we homeschool our daughter, Olivia, that was pretty cool for us to discover!  Most of the wedding guests were also homeschool families and I have to say, they know how to party!  And without a drop of alcohol!  ;) 

Christa and Stephen, we had so much fun capturing your wedding day and are grateful that we had the opportunity to get to know you.  We hope you enjoy browsing your sneak peeks!

Prep Location:  The Ashley Inn

Cake:  Olivia J

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Such a beautiful place!

Such a beautiful place!

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The pinning of bouts is always a tedious job!

The pinning of bouts is always a tedious job!

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Christa's mom is the sweetest!

Christa's mom is the sweetest!

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Final check before the first look!

Final check before the first look!

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Loved how they had the Bible laying out for people to highlight their favorite scriptures!

Loved how they had the Bible laying out for people to highlight their favorite scriptures!

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She played with those petals for the longest time!

She played with those petals for the longest time!

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Jordan & Matthew | Shaker Village Engagement Session | Keith & Melissa Photography

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Shaker Village was a popular destination last week and for good reason...it's beautiful out there!  Autumn is an even more special time than normal with the bright, colorful trees lining the main street.  Jordan & Matt are such a cute couple and we loved shooting their engagement session!  They brought their super adorable pups which made it even better!  Congratulations to Jordan and Matt on their engagement!

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Stephanie & Josh | Autumn Shaker Village Engagement Session | Keith & Melissa Photography

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Shaker Village is always one of our favorite locations for engagement sessions.  There's just so much to love! In the fall it becomes even more beautiful than usual!  Stephanie & Josh picked the perfect time to shoot their engagement photos because there were so many trees ablaze with autumn color!  We absolutely loved that they included their sweet and spunky Golden Retriever pup, Frank.  And special thanks to Stephanie's sister for coming along to keep him under control and chasing after him and us! ha  We are so excited to shoot Stephanie & Josh's wedding next summer at the Apiary! 

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Isn't Frank handsome?!

Isn't Frank handsome?!

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Can't get enough of these fall colors! 

Can't get enough of these fall colors! 

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Stephanie, you are gorgeous!

Stephanie, you are gorgeous!

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We HAD to include some of these shots just for fun! 

We HAD to include some of these shots just for fun! 

"C'mon, Dad, throw it!"

"C'mon, Dad, throw it!"

He's like lightning!

He's like lightning!

Ashley & Michael | Northern Kentucky Wedding | Keith & Melissa Photography

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This past weekend we had two weddings to shoot!  One was on Saturday and it was the wedding of Ashley & Michael.  The weather was amazing and there were so many gorgeous elements of their day.  The colorful bouquets were some of my favorites against the bridesmaid's burgundy dresses.  The wedding party got ready at Riverside Inn B&B which was a beautiful old home.  The backyard has great views of the Ohio River and was the perfect location for their first look.  The group left in a limo and drove to the church in Burlington for the wedding ceremony and then back to Warsaw for the reception at Michael's family's farm.  The farm sits atop a long hill and the views of the river from there are fabulous!  You'll see...:) 

Ashley and Michael were wonderful to work with and we are so happy that we were able to spend the day capturing these special memories.  Even better is that we are shooting Michael's sister's (she's a bridesmaid in these photos!) wedding next year so we will get to see them again! 

Venues: Prep: Riverside Inn B & B - Warsaw, KY
Ceremony: Immaculate Heart of Mary
Reception: Private farm, Warsaw, KY
Florals: Ruthie Bessler
Catering: City Barbeque
Cake: Jamie Bonar
Invitations: Shutterfly
DJ: Greater Cincinnati's DJ on Demand, Tony Krebs
HMUA: elements Hair Studio, Molly Messer
Dress: Something New, Borrowed and Blue
Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.

Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast...this place was beautiful!  Highly recommend staying there!

Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast...this place was beautiful!  Highly recommend staying there!

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Sweet moment with mom

Sweet moment with mom

Getting ready to see her groom

Getting ready to see her groom

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I had to share Michael's brother's theatrical reception entrance!

I had to share Michael's brother's theatrical reception entrance!

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Loved those views of the Ohio River!

Loved those views of the Ohio River!

They created sofas out of hay bales!  How cute is that?!

They created sofas out of hay bales!  How cute is that?!

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Ashley & Michael made sure their wedding guests had tons of fun!

Ashley & Michael made sure their wedding guests had tons of fun!

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Who can resist a reception with a bonfire?

Who can resist a reception with a bonfire?