Mr. and Mrs. Lisby

When I said I was finished blogging all of my 2018 weddings I wasn’t telling the full truth. I was holding this one for the 4th of July because this wedding took place during 4th of July weekend last year. Wendy and John got married on July 7, 2018 at Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville, Ky. This wedding was full of red, white and blue from the grooms socks, to the red bridesmaid dresses and navy groomsmen suits. The day ended with a beautiful sunset and pictures by the water. Wendy’s dad even brought down his 69 Camero Z28 to snap a few pictures with. Everything about this day was exactly the way Wendy and John wanted it and it was perfect. Happy 4th of July everyone, I hope you all enjoy this wedding :)

When I said I was finished blogging all of my 2018 weddings I wasn’t telling the full truth. I was holding this one for the 4th of July because this wedding took place during 4th of July weekend last year. Wendy and John got married on July 7, 2018 at Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville, Ky. This wedding was full of red, white and blue from the grooms socks, to the red bridesmaid dresses and navy groomsmen suits. The day ended with a beautiful sunset and pictures by the water. Wendy’s dad even brought down his 69 Camero Z28 to snap a few pictures with. Everything about this day was exactly the way Wendy and John wanted it and it was perfect. Happy 4th of July everyone, I hope you all enjoy this wedding :)

Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville, KY

Wedding Coordinator - Emily Chandler 

Photographer: Becky Willard Photography

DJ and Videographer- Ron Middleton (RG1 Productions) 

Hair dresser - Brooke Hammond & Krystal Mattingly 

Make-up - Dawn Phillips 

Wedding dress - I Do Bridal Boutique in Shelbyville KY

Caterer: Marks Feed Store

Decorations: Hobby Lobby and the Mother of the Bride- Amanda Renfrow

Jimmy Lacy and Sammy Jo Schaber

These two are two of the kindest people out there. My husband and I have known Jimmy for many years thru a college ministry (Campus Outreach) that we were all apart of in college and then eventually Austin and Jimmy were both on staff with for several years. We’ve gotten to know Sammy Jo more recently and we are so excited about these two becoming one. Also as a fun addition to their wedding, they asked our sweet Anna to be a flower girl. I am not sure she will actually walk down the isle or take any cute pictures, but it’s such an honor that they care about Anna enough to want her to be apart of their wedding, she loves them.

These two are two of the kindest people out there. My husband and I have known Jimmy for many years thru a college ministry (Campus Outreach) that we were all apart of in college and then eventually Austin and Jimmy were both on staff with for several years. We’ve gotten to know Sammy Jo more recently and we are so excited about these two becoming one. Also as a fun addition to their wedding, they asked our sweet Anna to be a flower girl. I am not sure she will actually walk down the isle or take any cute pictures, but it’s such an honor that they care about Anna enough to want her to be apart of their wedding, she loves them.

Mr. and Mrs. Morgan

This was my final wedding of 2018, which means I’m caught up on my 2018 weddings. Hallelujah!! JD and Emma Morgan got married 4 days shy of Christmas, and it was nothing short of magical. Emma started the day in matching flannels with her girl squad. They got ready at the reception venue, The Signature Club at Lansdowne, which provides a bridal suite for the couple and their wedding party.    The ceremony was held at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in their beautiful sanctuary. Wreaths were hanging down behind the alter and Emma's dress, from David's Bridal, glowed the whole way down the aisle. There was not a dry eye in the house (including me, I’ve never cried so much during a ceremony) as Emma walked herself down the aisle in memory of her father who passed.    After the ceremony, the bridal party took a limo from Gold Shield Limo and headed to the reception. All the fun was caught on video by Lindsey Ritchie and coordinated by Danielle Trenaman. Emma and JD ended the night dancing with all their friends for hours on hours! I'm so thankful I got to capture this emotional, loving, and fun wedding!

This was my final wedding of 2018, which means I’m caught up on my 2018 weddings. Hallelujah!! JD and Emma Morgan got married 4 days shy of Christmas, and it was nothing short of magical. Emma started the day in matching flannels with her girl squad. They got ready at the reception venue, The Signature Club at Lansdowne, which provides a bridal suite for the couple and their wedding party.

The ceremony was held at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in their beautiful sanctuary. Wreaths were hanging down behind the alter and Emma's dress, from David's Bridal, glowed the whole way down the aisle. There was not a dry eye in the house (including me, I’ve never cried so much during a ceremony) as Emma walked herself down the aisle in memory of her father who passed.

After the ceremony, the bridal party took a limo from Gold Shield Limo and headed to the reception. All the fun was caught on video by Lindsey Ritchie and coordinated by Danielle Trenaman. Emma and JD ended the night dancing with all their friends for hours on hours! I'm so thankful I got to capture this emotional, loving, and fun wedding!

Also in this last picture of me with this group of girls; they are all past Becky Willard Photography Brides. Gosh I am so thankful for these ladies and the many many other couples I have had the joy of capturing on camera.

Wedding Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Tates Creek Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: Signature Club of Lansdowne

Wedding Planner/ Coordinator: Day-of coordinator: Danielle Trenaman

Officiant: Will Witherington

Photographer: Becky Willard Photography

Videographer: Lindsey Ritchie

Rings: The Faithful Platorm

Band/ DJ: Will Graham

Cake: Donut Days Bakery

Florist: Kroger/my mom/Jessica Abney

Hair and Makeup: Sarah Sherrard, Jessica Abney

Transportation: Gold Shield Limo

Dress: David’s Bridal

Suit: Geno’s Formal Affair

Paper Products: Vistaprint (invitations) Marlee Hughes: ceremony program design

Roger Luther and Sarah Roney

Roger proposed on December 7, 2018. They had a date night in and made a nice dinner together at home. After dinner Roger had Sarah stand up in the kitchen and asked if she wanted to be his wife one day. Sarah replied with “Well are you going to ask me to be?!” He nervously took her to the living room and told her how much he loved her and asked again if she wanted to be his wife one day. Her response was the same as before. He then starts taking her up the stairs and she asked him “Why are you giving me a tour? I live here.” When they got to the bedroom he asked again “I love you so much. Do you want to be my wife one day?” Sarah’s response again was “Well are you going to ask me?” That’s when Roger dropped down to one knee, pulled out a ring and they both started crying. Roger said he got so nervous and didn’t know where to ask her! He already planned a proposal in Sarah’s hometown with her friends and family later in the month but the ring was burning a hole in his pocket. Sarah loved that it was just the two of them and they got to reflect on everything that they had already built together and spend time in the moment dreaming together of what is to come. They called and FaceTimed family and friends with their news and the next night they had a celebration in downtown Nashville with their closest friends. These two will be getting married at Buffalo Trace later this year in November. I can’t wait to spend the day with them, they are so fun and sweet.

Roger proposed on December 7, 2018. They had a date night in and made a nice dinner together at home. After dinner Roger had Sarah stand up in the kitchen and asked if she wanted to be his wife one day. Sarah replied with “Well are you going to ask me to be?!” He nervously took her to the living room and told her how much he loved her and asked again if she wanted to be his wife one day. Her response was the same as before. He then starts taking her up the stairs and she asked him “Why are you giving me a tour? I live here.” When they got to the bedroom he asked again “I love you so much. Do you want to be my wife one day?” Sarah’s response again was “Well are you going to ask me?” That’s when Roger dropped down to one knee, pulled out a ring and they both started crying. Roger said he got so nervous and didn’t know where to ask her! He already planned a proposal in Sarah’s hometown with her friends and family later in the month but the ring was burning a hole in his pocket. Sarah loved that it was just the two of them and they got to reflect on everything that they had already built together and spend time in the moment dreaming together of what is to come. They called and FaceTimed family and friends with their news and the next night they had a celebration in downtown Nashville with their closest friends. These two will be getting married at Buffalo Trace later this year in November. I can’t wait to spend the day with them, they are so fun and sweet.

Fun facts about the couple:

  • Sarah’s engagement ring is from the Vera Wang Love Heirloom Collection.  The center stone is an oval cut diamond wrapped in two oval-shaped diamond lined frames. The shank of the ring is lined with diamonds and milgrain to create an antique look. Inside the band, there are two princess cut blue sapphires that symbolize faithfulness and everlasting love. Sarah said she absolutely adores this ring, because it reminds her of her Grandmary who was so special to her.

  • What was your first impression of your fiancé?

    Roger: I couldn’t take my eyes off her.

    Sarah: I felt safe.

  • What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?

    Roger: Sarah is persistent and doesn’t give up.

    Sarah: Roger is trustworthy.

  • What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?

    -Something competitive like mini golf, go carts, games, or scavenger hunts.

  • What is your favorite memory together?

    -When we went for a hike with our dog Remi to Cummins State Falls. We had to problem solve together to get to the waterfall and once we were there had lunch and relaxed together.

  • How does your fiancé/fiancée make you smile/laugh?

    Roger: Sarah does impressions or talks in funny voices sometimes and it always makes me laugh.

    Sarah: Roger is like a bull in a china shop. He is a bigger guy and tries to be so gentle with everything but always ends up looking goofy.

  • Fast-forward 5 years and daydream…what does life look like?

    -We want to push each other to be the best version of ourselves. We hope to have more degrees, and more success in our occupations. We also want to take a trip to Germany where Roger was stationed in the military before we have children.

  • How did you know he/she was the one?

    Roger: I saw that she genuinely cared and wanted to push me to be a better man.

    Sarah: When I am with him I feel like I am home.

  • What is his/her best quality or personality trait?

    Roger: Sarah cares about others more than she cares about herself.

    Sarah: Roger puts our needs first. He sets goals and priorities and doesn’t let things get in the way of their success.

  • Do you plan to take a honeymoon? If so, where?

    -We plan to take what we are calling a “mini-moon” We don’t have a lot of time to take away to enjoy a longer vacation. We plan on staying at The Kentucky Castle and treating ourselves to fancy dinner reservations, and pampering.

Jared McClain and Catherine Luvisi

Jared and Catherine have a funny beginning to their story. Catherine stood Jared up the first time they were supposed to hang out & then they ran into each other the next day on accident. They’ve never been apart since. After their first date (or first one that she didn’t stand him up on) Catherine went home and her best friend asked her how it was and she told her she was going to marry him.   “I’m not sure what it was but there was something from the beginning that his presence put me at ease, and I felt so comfortable and at home with him to be completely who I am, and I just knew.” -Catherine  Jared proposed on December 2nd, 2018. It was the most beautiful day In December & they took Catherines dog Patrick on a walk at the Arboretum. Jared had Catherine sit on a bench & he read scripture to her about a husbands promise to his wife and then got down on one knee. Catherines ring is a simple thin gold band with one oval diamond right in the center, it’s from  The Faithful Platform . These two got married in March of 2019, so that wedding will be on the blog soon. I hope you all enjoy their sweet session.

Jared and Catherine have a funny beginning to their story. Catherine stood Jared up the first time they were supposed to hang out & then they ran into each other the next day on accident. They’ve never been apart since. After their first date (or first one that she didn’t stand him up on) Catherine went home and her best friend asked her how it was and she told her she was going to marry him.

“I’m not sure what it was but there was something from the beginning that his presence put me at ease, and I felt so comfortable and at home with him to be completely who I am, and I just knew.” -Catherine

Jared proposed on December 2nd, 2018. It was the most beautiful day In December & they took Catherines dog Patrick on a walk at the Arboretum. Jared had Catherine sit on a bench & he read scripture to her about a husbands promise to his wife and then got down on one knee. Catherines ring is a simple thin gold band with one oval diamond right in the center, it’s from The Faithful Platform. These two got married in March of 2019, so that wedding will be on the blog soon. I hope you all enjoy their sweet session.

Mr. and Mrs. Trenaman

Danielle and Hunter's winter wedding day was filled with their love for Christ and the spirit of Christmas. Danielle and her 14, yes 14, bridesmaids started the day at a huge, beautiful house in downtown Cincinnati. The amazing wood embellishments in the house popped in the background against the matching flannel bridesmaid pajamas. The groomsmen got ready at an AirBNB in Over the Rhine and it was equally as stunning.    The ceremony was held at Christ Church United which was decked out in Christmas decor and had a huge vaulted ceiling. Danielle and Hunter said, "I do" standing next to a huge christmas tree surrounded by a packed out sanctuary of people. The reception venue was so unique, The Mess Hall at Fort Thomas has been renovated to hold large weddings and facilitate the perfect wedding night.    The wedding details were captured by an amazing team. Hunter Rogers was the wedding coordinator and did such an amazing job, she inspired Danielle to pursue doing the same thing to help other brides! The video was captured by Morgan Price who always catches the sweetest, tear-jerking moments and I was lucky enough to take these wedding photos for Danielle and Hunter who are so near and dear to my heart!

Danielle and Hunter's winter wedding day was filled with their love for Christ and the spirit of Christmas. Danielle and her 14, yes 14, bridesmaids started the day at a huge, beautiful house in downtown Cincinnati. The amazing wood embellishments in the house popped in the background against the matching flannel bridesmaid pajamas. The groomsmen got ready at an AirBNB in Over the Rhine and it was equally as stunning.

The ceremony was held at Christ Church United which was decked out in Christmas decor and had a huge vaulted ceiling. Danielle and Hunter said, "I do" standing next to a huge christmas tree surrounded by a packed out sanctuary of people. The reception venue was so unique, The Mess Hall at Fort Thomas has been renovated to hold large weddings and facilitate the perfect wedding night.

The wedding details were captured by an amazing team. Hunter Rogers was the wedding coordinator and did such an amazing job, she inspired Danielle to pursue doing the same thing to help other brides! The video was captured by Morgan Price who always catches the sweetest, tear-jerking moments and I was lucky enough to take these wedding photos for Danielle and Hunter who are so near and dear to my heart!

Wedding Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Christ United Church in Fort Thomas, KY

Reception Venue: The Mess Hall in Fort Thomas, KY

Wedding Planner/ Coordinator: Hunter Rogers

Caterer: Barleycorns Catering

Officiant(s): Josh Crawford and Will Witherington

Photographer: Becky Willard Photography

Videographer: Morgan Price

Band/ DJ: Brandon Scott Perry

Ceremony singers/musicians: Tara Jo Crawford and Paul Adams

Cake: made by family friend

Rings: The Faithful Platform

Florist: Affordable Wedding Creations- Inga Michalek- Covington, KY

Hair and Makeup: Hair by Bridget Meyer at On the Bend Salon. Makeup by Shelby Lawson

Dress: Bridal and Formal

Suit: Macys

Paper Products: MinuteMan Press

Decorations: DIY

Invitation Calligraphy: LeAnn Raleigh  


Andrew Jansen and Blaire Barnhart

This snuggly winter engagement session took place in Midway, Kentucky. We hit all of Andrew and Blaire’s favorite places that have been very special to them during their dating and proposal. I don’t normally love winter engagement sessions because it’s so cold, but these two were SO fun (just look at all the giggles) and very sweet with each other, they made it worth every trip to the car to warm back up, haha. I hope you all enjoy these pictures and stay on the look out for their wedding that is happening later this summer.

This snuggly winter engagement session took place in Midway, Kentucky. We hit all of Andrew and Blaire’s favorite places that have been very special to them during their dating and proposal. I don’t normally love winter engagement sessions because it’s so cold, but these two were SO fun (just look at all the giggles) and very sweet with each other, they made it worth every trip to the car to warm back up, haha. I hope you all enjoy these pictures and stay on the look out for their wedding that is happening later this summer.