Mr. and Mrs. Jackson

 Nicholas and Kristen met in the hallway at their church, TCPC, where she also worked. He caught Kristen’s eye while volunteering for an event there because of how sacrificially he served others. They ended up on the same church volleyball team, and they really got to know each other and soon began dating. After he told her he loved her for the first time, Kristen knew that this was something she had never felt or experienced before and that she wanted the kind of love that was more than a feeling; she knew that she wanted to commit her whole life to him. She loves how Nicholas serves others, his love for the Lord, and his leadership in all areas of his life. Kristen also thinks it’s so sweet how when Nicholas gets to know someone, he doesn’t just remain on the surface; he really gets to know what they love, what makes them tick, and their passions. Kristen also loves how he really takes an interest in her and her heart. He is quick to repent, quick to forgive, incredibly patient, and he shows her love in the ways she needs. Most importantly, he points her to her first and true love, Jesus.     Nicholas and Kristen have all of the basic dreams that a couple might have- to own a home (which they have recently checked off their list- they purchased their first home and are renovating it together- so fun!), have a family, and travel and experience other cultures- just to name a few! They even have a fun bucket list for this year that includes attending concerts, taking a cooking class, and going camping! More importantly, they also really want to learn to love each other well and have a beautiful marriage. Their ultimate goal in life is to glorify God through their marriage by being faithful and loving spouses to one another.     Nicholas proposed to Kristen last July. He picked her up for a typical Saturday afternoon date, drove her out through country roads to a good friend's farm, and set up a picnic for the two of them in the middle of a field there! They sat, ate, laughed and enjoyed one another's company; with Kristen's favorite band (Johnnyswim) playing in the background. He turned the music up and asked Kristen to dance, something she absolutely loves to do! He dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him, to which she responded with tears streaming down her face, "YES!”     They loved so much about their wedding, but if they had to pick their favorite part, they’d have to say it was the people! It was incredibly special to have all the ones they love so dearly surround them on their big day. They also loved that they had a morning wedding, because of how unique and special it was. They chose not to do a first look, and seeing him for the first time walking down the aisle was one of the most intimate sweetest moments for Kristen. To those in the midst of this stage of life, Kristen says, “I would LOVE to share any of my thoughts and experiences with wedding planning, engagement, marriage, etc. with anybody! What a sweet time in your life. Stop stressing and enjoy it! Seriously, let me know if you want chat over coffee! :)” Scroll through these photos to see the true joy that spills over from the Jacksons!

Nicholas and Kristen met in the hallway at their church, TCPC, where she also worked. He caught Kristen’s eye while volunteering for an event there because of how sacrificially he served others. They ended up on the same church volleyball team, and they really got to know each other and soon began dating. After he told her he loved her for the first time, Kristen knew that this was something she had never felt or experienced before and that she wanted the kind of love that was more than a feeling; she knew that she wanted to commit her whole life to him. She loves how Nicholas serves others, his love for the Lord, and his leadership in all areas of his life. Kristen also thinks it’s so sweet how when Nicholas gets to know someone, he doesn’t just remain on the surface; he really gets to know what they love, what makes them tick, and their passions. Kristen also loves how he really takes an interest in her and her heart. He is quick to repent, quick to forgive, incredibly patient, and he shows her love in the ways she needs. Most importantly, he points her to her first and true love, Jesus.

 

Nicholas and Kristen have all of the basic dreams that a couple might have- to own a home (which they have recently checked off their list- they purchased their first home and are renovating it together- so fun!), have a family, and travel and experience other cultures- just to name a few! They even have a fun bucket list for this year that includes attending concerts, taking a cooking class, and going camping! More importantly, they also really want to learn to love each other well and have a beautiful marriage. Their ultimate goal in life is to glorify God through their marriage by being faithful and loving spouses to one another.

 

Nicholas proposed to Kristen last July. He picked her up for a typical Saturday afternoon date, drove her out through country roads to a good friend's farm, and set up a picnic for the two of them in the middle of a field there! They sat, ate, laughed and enjoyed one another's company; with Kristen's favorite band (Johnnyswim) playing in the background. He turned the music up and asked Kristen to dance, something she absolutely loves to do! He dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him, to which she responded with tears streaming down her face, "YES!”

 

They loved so much about their wedding, but if they had to pick their favorite part, they’d have to say it was the people! It was incredibly special to have all the ones they love so dearly surround them on their big day. They also loved that they had a morning wedding, because of how unique and special it was. They chose not to do a first look, and seeing him for the first time walking down the aisle was one of the most intimate sweetest moments for Kristen. To those in the midst of this stage of life, Kristen says, “I would LOVE to share any of my thoughts and experiences with wedding planning, engagement, marriage, etc. with anybody! What a sweet time in your life. Stop stressing and enjoy it! Seriously, let me know if you want chat over coffee! :)” Scroll through these photos to see the true joy that spills over from the Jacksons!

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Tates Creek Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: The Cowen Farm

Wedding Coordinator: Shayne Watts

Caterer: Susannah Henderson

Band: The Bobby Maynard Band

Cake: Hillary McEwen

Florist: Joanna Frauenhoffer

Hair and Makeup: Mary Rouse (@VeryMaryHair)

Dress: “Hayley Paige” dress from Meant to Be Boutique

Alterations: Covenant Threads

Bridesmaid Dresses: KF Bridal

Suits: Jos. A. Bank

Rings: Faithful Platform

Miscellaneous: Goff’s Tents and Rentals

Breanne Stansbury and Mitchell Nehez

 Breanna Stansbury and Mitchell Nehez, along with their sweet boy Tristan, are the sweetest little family! Mitchell proposed this past November is such a special way! He had their son walk out in a onesie that read, “Mommy, will you marry my Daddy?” Of course she said yes! She loves her unique ring, saying it’s “beautiful, perfect, and everything I could have imagined,” and it sure sparkles on her finger! They are getting married very soon on the 16th of this month in a rustic barn wedding. They are taking a honeymoon in Punta Cana and can’t wait! Nothing can hide the love these three share, and I am so honored to be able to capture their memories.     ~Tell us how you met and describe your first impression.  Mitchell: “It all started when I built up the courage to say hi to her at the beginning of English class, and we began a conversation from there. My first impression was that she was absolutely beautiful, a little shy at first, but a huge personality that everyone loved.”  Breanna: “My first impression was ‘OMG he is hot…’ and I was terrified to talk to him.”  ~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?  Mitchell: “My favorite thing about Brea is her absolute focus and determination. Whatever she sets as a goal, she’ll accomplish it.”  Breanna: “My favorite thing would have to be how much love he has for me and Tristan, as well as how much he does for us.”  ~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?  Mitchell & Breanna: “Dinner and a movie or Netflix (with no kids).”  ~How does your fiancé/fiancée make you smile/laugh?  Mitchell: “She makes me smile and laugh most when she is playing with Tristan. I love that.”  ~Fast-forward 5 years and daydream…what does life look like?  Mitchell: “Brea, Tristan, and I are all together playing board games in our living room. No cell phones, no schedules, just us enjoying each other.”  Breanna: “We have a home that we are building either at the beach or on some land, with at least one more baby.”  ~How did you know he/she was the one?  Mitchell: “After years together, when I had nothing but love to offer, she stuck with me. No one understands my story better than she does.”  Breanna: “I have always known since sophomore year of high school that I would marry him. I love him with all my heart and nothing could change that. He is so caring and would do anything for anyone. I think I honestly really knew deep down when our son was born; I had some complications and he never once said ‘no I can’t do that’ or ‘that’s gross.’ He just jumped right in and helped with what ever I needed or wanted.”

Breanna Stansbury and Mitchell Nehez, along with their sweet boy Tristan, are the sweetest little family! Mitchell proposed this past November is such a special way! He had their son walk out in a onesie that read, “Mommy, will you marry my Daddy?” Of course she said yes! She loves her unique ring, saying it’s “beautiful, perfect, and everything I could have imagined,” and it sure sparkles on her finger! They are getting married very soon on the 16th of this month in a rustic barn wedding. They are taking a honeymoon in Punta Cana and can’t wait! Nothing can hide the love these three share, and I am so honored to be able to capture their memories.

 

~Tell us how you met and describe your first impression.

Mitchell: “It all started when I built up the courage to say hi to her at the beginning of English class, and we began a conversation from there. My first impression was that she was absolutely beautiful, a little shy at first, but a huge personality that everyone loved.”

Breanna: “My first impression was ‘OMG he is hot…’ and I was terrified to talk to him.”

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?

Mitchell: “My favorite thing about Brea is her absolute focus and determination. Whatever she sets as a goal, she’ll accomplish it.”

Breanna: “My favorite thing would have to be how much love he has for me and Tristan, as well as how much he does for us.”

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

Mitchell & Breanna: “Dinner and a movie or Netflix (with no kids).”

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

Mitchell: “She makes me smile and laugh most when she is playing with Tristan. I love that.”

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

Mitchell: “Brea, Tristan, and I are all together playing board games in our living room. No cell phones, no schedules, just us enjoying each other.”

Breanna: “We have a home that we are building either at the beach or on some land, with at least one more baby.”

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

Mitchell: “After years together, when I had nothing but love to offer, she stuck with me. No one understands my story better than she does.”

Breanna: “I have always known since sophomore year of high school that I would marry him. I love him with all my heart and nothing could change that. He is so caring and would do anything for anyone. I think I honestly really knew deep down when our son was born; I had some complications and he never once said ‘no I can’t do that’ or ‘that’s gross.’ He just jumped right in and helped with what ever I needed or wanted.”

Mr. and Mrs. Davis

 Fields and Emily attended the same high school and grew up just a few miles apart, but they weren’t introduced until Fields’ younger sister Lucy suggested the idea. They had their first date at La Finca Mexican Restaurant and had Crisp’s Dairy Treat for dessert (an Ashland essential for summertime romance)… and they clicked instantly! He proposed to Emily on September 21, 2016, on their annual beach trip to his parents’ condo at Kure Beach. As they were taking some pictures on the deck before dinner, she turned around to see him on one knee – what a great surprise!  Emily loves that Fields is a very patient and kind-hearted person. He is very close with his family, which is something she values very much. She knew they were in love when they realized they had so much in common and texted and called each other constantly! They both had that gut feeling you just  get  when you are with the right person. Even after more than four years together, Emily still says, “he is the first person I want to tell everything to.”  Their favorite part of their wedding day was having all of their friends and family together under one roof. It warmed their hearts to receive all the well wishes and see people that they don’t often get to see. What a perfect way to start a marriage… surrounded by the people who love them! When envisioning their future together, one thing they both want to have is successful careers. They have both worked very hard to land their dream jobs, so they can’t wait to see where they will take them. And, when the time comes, they will also be very excited to start a family!  Emily wanted to share her advice for the Type A personality bride: “Get a coordinator, even if it is just for the day of the wedding. Fortunately, my package with the venue included a coordinator and that made the entire event flow seamlessly! Having a coordinator allowed me to enjoy the wedding rather than worry about the timeline, making sure everyone got food, etc., which I would have normally done being the detail-oriented person I am. Our coordinator went above and beyond the call of duty and made communication among vendors that day so smooth. It is money well spent if you are a particular bride!”

Fields and Emily attended the same high school and grew up just a few miles apart, but they weren’t introduced until Fields’ younger sister Lucy suggested the idea. They had their first date at La Finca Mexican Restaurant and had Crisp’s Dairy Treat for dessert (an Ashland essential for summertime romance)… and they clicked instantly! He proposed to Emily on September 21, 2016, on their annual beach trip to his parents’ condo at Kure Beach. As they were taking some pictures on the deck before dinner, she turned around to see him on one knee – what a great surprise!

Emily loves that Fields is a very patient and kind-hearted person. He is very close with his family, which is something she values very much. She knew they were in love when they realized they had so much in common and texted and called each other constantly! They both had that gut feeling you just get when you are with the right person. Even after more than four years together, Emily still says, “he is the first person I want to tell everything to.”

Their favorite part of their wedding day was having all of their friends and family together under one roof. It warmed their hearts to receive all the well wishes and see people that they don’t often get to see. What a perfect way to start a marriage… surrounded by the people who love them! When envisioning their future together, one thing they both want to have is successful careers. They have both worked very hard to land their dream jobs, so they can’t wait to see where they will take them. And, when the time comes, they will also be very excited to start a family!

Emily wanted to share her advice for the Type A personality bride: “Get a coordinator, even if it is just for the day of the wedding. Fortunately, my package with the venue included a coordinator and that made the entire event flow seamlessly! Having a coordinator allowed me to enjoy the wedding rather than worry about the timeline, making sure everyone got food, etc., which I would have normally done being the detail-oriented person I am. Our coordinator went above and beyond the call of duty and made communication among vendors that day so smooth. It is money well spent if you are a particular bride!”

Vendors:

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Bluegrass Pavilion at Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, KY

Venue Coordinator: Leigh Dalton with Griffin Gate Marriott

Ceremony Coordinator: Kristen Young

Caterer: Griffin Gate Marriott

Officiant: Marty Gute

Band/ DJ: Darren Zancan/DMZ Productions

Cake: Christa’s Cupcakes (Christa Tomlin)

Florist: Carol Lynn Events

Hair and Makeup: Kandace Caldwell-Eickbush from Vida Loca Salon

Dress: Blush by Hayley Page from Meant to Be Boutique

Suit: Ralph Lauren from Macy’s

Paper Products: Minted LLC

MacKenzie King and Bradley Dean

 Bradley proposed to Mackenzie on December 9th, 2017, by recreating one of their first and favorite dates in Berea. They went to Berea Coffee & Tea and Owsley Fork Lake on the first snow of the winter, and it was perfect to Mackenzie. Her gorgeous ring is an oval-cut diamond set in rose gold, with diamond studs on the band. They plan to get married on July 6th, 2018, at Grace Church in Danville, KY, with a sweet barn reception to follow. Bradley is on staff there with Campus Outreach, and they will be living there while doing ministry at Centre College! Mackenzie talks about how much love and support they’ve received, saying, “God has definitely shown His faithfulness in planning the wedding, and I love it. So many of our friends and family have come together to help us plan. I think it’s a beautiful foreshadowing of how they will walk through our life and marriage with us.” They are going to follow up the wedding by honeymooning on a Caribbean cruise!  Bradley and Mackenzie met in college through Campus Outreach. Their circles didn't really overlap too often, so Bradley had to be content with admiring her from afar. He remembers one of his first thoughts after meeting her being that she had one of the prettiest smiles he’d ever seen and that she was extremely bubbly. She brought light to any room she entered. Mackenzie loved how he never had to be the center of attention and how he really just loved and listened to other people. They were also both attracted to the way that Jesus’ love radiated from each other.  This precious couple just loves being with each other, even on the simplest and sweetest of dates like grabbing Starbucks or McDonalds, talking, laughing, or reading. It brings them joy just to get to do life together! Mackenzie loves how Bradley is so patient and funny; he genuinely loves people in the purest form of unconditional love, exactly where they are, and wants others to know Jesus. She also loves his sense of humor, compassion, and patience. Their goals in marriage are to go on weekly dates (before kids at least), take monthly trips to fun places, be known for their generosity and how they give to others, allow their children to grow up with parents who give them the Gospel everyday, and start ministries in the hospital where they live to comfort the lonely.   When they imagine what life will look like in five years, they have such sweet hopes and aspirations. Bradley says, “If you ask her when she wants kids right now, she will say, ‘5 years from now.’ It's not that I don't believe her... all I'm saying is that our first will probably be close to 2 years old at that point and it will be her idea to have it! Hopefully I'll still be working with college students, discipling and equipping them in their faith to make a difference in the world. Mackenzie will be the greatest occupational therapist this world's ever seen by then (she's close already). At that point, I see us looking back and realizing how little we actually knew about each other when we got married. I see us using our dinner table as a refuge for the lonely. I see us marking our bucket list off one by one. And most importantly, I see Jesus, 5 years from now, using our relationship with each other to bring us closer to Him.” How beautiful is that?! It is a joy to know these two and get to capture their milestones. Show them some love, friends!

Bradley proposed to Mackenzie on December 9th, 2017, by recreating one of their first and favorite dates in Berea. They went to Berea Coffee & Tea and Owsley Fork Lake on the first snow of the winter, and it was perfect to Mackenzie. Her gorgeous ring is an oval-cut diamond set in rose gold, with diamond studs on the band. They plan to get married on July 6th, 2018, at Grace Church in Danville, KY, with a sweet barn reception to follow. Bradley is on staff there with Campus Outreach, and they will be living there while doing ministry at Centre College! Mackenzie talks about how much love and support they’ve received, saying, “God has definitely shown His faithfulness in planning the wedding, and I love it. So many of our friends and family have come together to help us plan. I think it’s a beautiful foreshadowing of how they will walk through our life and marriage with us.” They are going to follow up the wedding by honeymooning on a Caribbean cruise!

Bradley and Mackenzie met in college through Campus Outreach. Their circles didn't really overlap too often, so Bradley had to be content with admiring her from afar. He remembers one of his first thoughts after meeting her being that she had one of the prettiest smiles he’d ever seen and that she was extremely bubbly. She brought light to any room she entered. Mackenzie loved how he never had to be the center of attention and how he really just loved and listened to other people. They were also both attracted to the way that Jesus’ love radiated from each other.

This precious couple just loves being with each other, even on the simplest and sweetest of dates like grabbing Starbucks or McDonalds, talking, laughing, or reading. It brings them joy just to get to do life together! Mackenzie loves how Bradley is so patient and funny; he genuinely loves people in the purest form of unconditional love, exactly where they are, and wants others to know Jesus. She also loves his sense of humor, compassion, and patience. Their goals in marriage are to go on weekly dates (before kids at least), take monthly trips to fun places, be known for their generosity and how they give to others, allow their children to grow up with parents who give them the Gospel everyday, and start ministries in the hospital where they live to comfort the lonely. 

When they imagine what life will look like in five years, they have such sweet hopes and aspirations. Bradley says, “If you ask her when she wants kids right now, she will say, ‘5 years from now.’ It's not that I don't believe her... all I'm saying is that our first will probably be close to 2 years old at that point and it will be her idea to have it! Hopefully I'll still be working with college students, discipling and equipping them in their faith to make a difference in the world. Mackenzie will be the greatest occupational therapist this world's ever seen by then (she's close already). At that point, I see us looking back and realizing how little we actually knew about each other when we got married. I see us using our dinner table as a refuge for the lonely. I see us marking our bucket list off one by one. And most importantly, I see Jesus, 5 years from now, using our relationship with each other to bring us closer to Him.” How beautiful is that?! It is a joy to know these two and get to capture their milestones. Show them some love, friends!

Happy 1st Birthday Anna

 Hi friends! This is my first personal blog post, but I am so excited to share this one with you all because it is all about my sweet girl and our family these past few weeks as we celebrated her first birthday! I have always heard people say that time goes by so quickly when you have children, and y'all, they are  not  lying. I don't know how this past year went by so fast, but here we are and I have a one-year-old! I'm a ball of mixed emotions just thinking about it. I miss my tiny baby girl, but I love watching Anna grow into the sweet, sassy, and funny little girl that she is.  I knew I wanted to do a blog post about Anna's party so that I could give credit to all the people who helped make it so special (because yes, I'm crazy, and I used a lot of my talented friends to help pull it off). The inspiration for the party came from Anna's birth date; she was born on Easter Sunday of last year, so I knew that I wanted to do something with bunnies. Bunnies have always been her theme, and we’ve called her our “Little Bunny Girl,” so that’s where I drew inspiration. Once I started looking online at bunny parties, I had a hard time figuring out which direction I wanted to go because there is A LOT of stuff out there and a lot of different decorations and bunnies! The first decorations that came together were the floral hoops (I saw them some somewhere online). I asked my friend from Covenant Threads to make them and I was blown away. Once I had the hoops, they acted as the centerpiece for everything else (the cake topper, the headbands, the flowers).  I’ll give you fair warning now… if you continue to scroll through this post, there are A LOT of pictures. The weeks leading up to it and the week of Anna's birthday, I took pictures of some of the decorations for the party and we had pictures taken of the party, a cake smash session, and one-year family photos. According to my Instagram poll, you all wanted to see "ALL THE THINGS"…so that’s what I’ll show you! I’ll also put a list at the end of the post of the people who made each item and the photographers who took pictures for us because these people are  so  talented. I hope you all enjoy looking at this sweet girl's 1st birthday celebrations as much as I enjoyed it all coming together and showering our Anna girl with lots of love!  *on a side note, please ignore how bad the lighting is in some of the party photos, it was a SUPER rainy gloomy day so the pretty natural light we usually get in our home was all gone so we were working with lots of over head lights.

Hi friends! This is my first personal blog post, but I am so excited to share this one with you all because it is all about my sweet girl and our family these past few weeks as we celebrated her first birthday! I have always heard people say that time goes by so quickly when you have children, and y'all, they are not lying. I don't know how this past year went by so fast, but here we are and I have a one-year-old! I'm a ball of mixed emotions just thinking about it. I miss my tiny baby girl, but I love watching Anna grow into the sweet, sassy, and funny little girl that she is.

I knew I wanted to do a blog post about Anna's party so that I could give credit to all the people who helped make it so special (because yes, I'm crazy, and I used a lot of my talented friends to help pull it off). The inspiration for the party came from Anna's birth date; she was born on Easter Sunday of last year, so I knew that I wanted to do something with bunnies. Bunnies have always been her theme, and we’ve called her our “Little Bunny Girl,” so that’s where I drew inspiration. Once I started looking online at bunny parties, I had a hard time figuring out which direction I wanted to go because there is A LOT of stuff out there and a lot of different decorations and bunnies! The first decorations that came together were the floral hoops (I saw them some somewhere online). I asked my friend from Covenant Threads to make them and I was blown away. Once I had the hoops, they acted as the centerpiece for everything else (the cake topper, the headbands, the flowers).

I’ll give you fair warning now… if you continue to scroll through this post, there are A LOT of pictures. The weeks leading up to it and the week of Anna's birthday, I took pictures of some of the decorations for the party and we had pictures taken of the party, a cake smash session, and one-year family photos. According to my Instagram poll, you all wanted to see "ALL THE THINGS"…so that’s what I’ll show you! I’ll also put a list at the end of the post of the people who made each item and the photographers who took pictures for us because these people are so talented. I hope you all enjoy looking at this sweet girl's 1st birthday celebrations as much as I enjoyed it all coming together and showering our Anna girl with lots of love!

*on a side note, please ignore how bad the lighting is in some of the party photos, it was a SUPER rainy gloomy day so the pretty natural light we usually get in our home was all gone so we were working with lots of over head lights.

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Birthday Vendors:

Birthday Party Pictures: Jessica Lynn Hatton (edited by me)

Cake Smash Pictures: Kelsey Malicote

Family Pictures: Meghan Beth Photography

Random pictures: Becky Willard Photography ;)

Headbands: Heartfelt by Jenn

Floral Hoops: Covenant Threads- Anna Hogan

Cake and Cupcakes: Elizabeth Lowry Cakes

Invitations, Paper Goods and Birthday Board: Lexington Lettering

Cookies: Maddies Cookie Co.

Florist: Carol Lynn Events

Lawn Sign: Lexington Letter Kreations

Cake Smash Tutu: Amanda Mills

#1 Bunny Onsie: Sew Cute by Christy

Bunny Bubbles: Etsy

Felt and Yarn Garland: Hobby Lobby

Random Decorations: TJ Maxx and Home Goods

Plates, Napkins and Forks: Party City

 

Mr. and Mrs. Longnaker

 Chase & Lauren were married on September 2nd, 2017, at the Corner House Bed & Breakfast in Rockport, IN. It was a gorgeous wedding filled with lots of love, joy, and personal touches from the sweet couple. The bride put so much time and effort into doing many of her own flower arrangements and decorations, and it turned out absolutely stunning, as you can see from the photos of their day!  Chase and Lauren met the summer after their freshman year of college when they attended Summer Project through Campus Outreach. She stood out to him from everyone else due to her love of fishing, and they reconnected 5 years later through social media. Lauren first noticed Chase’s love for the Lord, and it was his goofy and vivacious personality that drew her to him. Lauren especially loves Chase’s warm and caring spirit and how fantastic he is with kids. She says she is so thankful that God created someone with all of these characteristics specifically for her. As a couple, they hope and strive to build each other up and push each other toward the Gospel.  To ask Lauren to be his wife, Chase orchestrated a big proposal day involving both of their families camping and hanging out on her family farm. He made her a scrapbook and wrote her a poem, and at the end of the poem, it said that he had a very important question to ask… So he asked, and Lauren was completely surprised! After proposing, they celebrated with all their closest friends who were eagerly waiting for them.  In thinking back to their wedding day, Lauren loves how it was so uniquely   them  . They were able to honor their family members who were no longer living, to use the glasses with which her parents toasted at their wedding, to toast with the champagne from Chase’s parents’ wedding, and to have family members write letters to put into the unity box that they built. The entire day had so much meaning and purpose for them, especially in sharing it with those they love most. Lauren also got to surprise her mother by dancing with her to one of their favorite songs from childhood, “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog,” which she vividly remembers her mother always singing at the top of her lungs! Please scroll through these photos to witness the pure love and joy these two have for the Lord and for one another!     Love Always,  Becky

Chase & Lauren were married on September 2nd, 2017, at the Corner House Bed & Breakfast in Rockport, IN. It was a gorgeous wedding filled with lots of love, joy, and personal touches from the sweet couple. The bride put so much time and effort into doing many of her own flower arrangements and decorations, and it turned out absolutely stunning, as you can see from the photos of their day!

Chase and Lauren met the summer after their freshman year of college when they attended Summer Project through Campus Outreach. She stood out to him from everyone else due to her love of fishing, and they reconnected 5 years later through social media. Lauren first noticed Chase’s love for the Lord, and it was his goofy and vivacious personality that drew her to him. Lauren especially loves Chase’s warm and caring spirit and how fantastic he is with kids. She says she is so thankful that God created someone with all of these characteristics specifically for her. As a couple, they hope and strive to build each other up and push each other toward the Gospel.

To ask Lauren to be his wife, Chase orchestrated a big proposal day involving both of their families camping and hanging out on her family farm. He made her a scrapbook and wrote her a poem, and at the end of the poem, it said that he had a very important question to ask… So he asked, and Lauren was completely surprised! After proposing, they celebrated with all their closest friends who were eagerly waiting for them.

In thinking back to their wedding day, Lauren loves how it was so uniquely them. They were able to honor their family members who were no longer living, to use the glasses with which her parents toasted at their wedding, to toast with the champagne from Chase’s parents’ wedding, and to have family members write letters to put into the unity box that they built. The entire day had so much meaning and purpose for them, especially in sharing it with those they love most. Lauren also got to surprise her mother by dancing with her to one of their favorite songs from childhood, “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog,” which she vividly remembers her mother always singing at the top of her lungs! Please scroll through these photos to witness the pure love and joy these two have for the Lord and for one another!

 

Love Always,

Becky

Vendors

Wedding Planner/ Coordinator: - Tammy Flener

Caterer: Odelia’s

Officiate: Blake Buckman

Band/ DJ: Terry Tunks

Cake: The Family Bakery

Florist: Boutonnieres and bouquets made by the bride; the owner of the venue added other floral accents from her garden

Hair and Makeup: All About You Salon & Spa

Dress: Ella Park Bridal

Suit: Jos. A Banks

Paper Products: All handmade by the bride

Decorations: Terrariums, woodcuts, coasters, table numbers, etc. all handmade

Breanna Crawley and Andrew Campbell

 Andrew proposed to Breanna on December 3, 2017 while they were out to dinner at one of their favorite places. Even though she said no to dessert, the waitress still brought them a piece of cheesecake with the date written in chocolate, which made Breanna a little suspicious. She turned to see Andrew down on one knee, asking her to marry him! He chose a beautiful round cut ring in a pave setting, and it just sparkles in every picture. Dessert seems like a pretty great way to start out on the journey towards marriage, if you ask me! They are getting married in a rustic barn ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22nd of this year. I had a wonderful time capturing the sweetness these two share. Please show this beautiful couple some love!

Andrew proposed to Breanna on December 3, 2017 while they were out to dinner at one of their favorite places. Even though she said no to dessert, the waitress still brought them a piece of cheesecake with the date written in chocolate, which made Breanna a little suspicious. She turned to see Andrew down on one knee, asking her to marry him! He chose a beautiful round cut ring in a pave setting, and it just sparkles in every picture. Dessert seems like a pretty great way to start out on the journey towards marriage, if you ask me! They are getting married in a rustic barn ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22nd of this year. I had a wonderful time capturing the sweetness these two share. Please show this beautiful couple some love!

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?

Breanna: “I think that my favorite thing about Andrew is his servant’s heart. He will do anything for anybody without receiving anything in return, and he is such a hard worker. I also just love his personality. He has always been so respectful and chivalrous. He is an overall amazing man.”

Andrew: “It’s had for me to choose one favorite thing about Breanna. However, a few character traits really stick out, like her work ethic and kindheartedness. Her beauty and silliness are also among my favorite things about her.”

 

~What are some of your dreams and goals as a couple?

Breanna: “One of our dreams as a couple is to be able to travel as much as we can. We both love to travel and explore new places, so that is something that is really important to us. We also hope to be able to own our own home and have a few children in the future.”

Andrew: “Aside from the typical ‘start a family and live happily ever after dream,’ Breanna and I really want to travel the world.

 

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

Breanna: “Andrew makes me laugh all the time. He is so funny and is never afraid to be silly. I love that he is always willing to goof around with me.”

Andrew: “Breanna’s silly and goofy personality always makes me smile.”

 

~What is your favorite memory together?

Breanna: “I think my favorite memories are when we have been on a trip together experiencing something new. Whether it was hiking at Natural Bridge in Kentucky or going to Disney World, I love experiencing new things and places with him.”

Andrew: “One of my favorite memories with Breanna is when we went to Gatlinburg for a few days on vacation. We had a great time!”

Mr. and Mrs. Bolton

 This couple is near and dear to my heart because the groom's older sister was one of my college roommates. Jarron Bolton and Jessica Parker were married on July 29th, 2017, at Burdoc Farms in Crofton, KY, which is about 3 hours away from Lexington. This was the Willard family's first road trip with Anna and she did so great (you can even see a few pictures of her towards the end). Jarron is a big ole country boy with the biggest, sweetest heart, and I'm sure as you look through these pictures you will be able to tell. This whole day felt like I was just hanging out with my family, which made it even more special! I hope you enjoy this colorful and joyful wedding.

This couple is near and dear to my heart because the groom's older sister was one of my college roommates. Jarron Bolton and Jessica Parker were married on July 29th, 2017, at Burdoc Farms in Crofton, KY, which is about 3 hours away from Lexington. This was the Willard family's first road trip with Anna and she did so great (you can even see a few pictures of her towards the end). Jarron is a big ole country boy with the biggest, sweetest heart, and I'm sure as you look through these pictures you will be able to tell. This whole day felt like I was just hanging out with my family, which made it even more special! I hope you enjoy this colorful and joyful wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Cottrell

 Oh, this wedding… there are so many things that I will always remember about this day. Quinten and Kaelan were both in the bridal party of a wedding I shot in 2016, so it was extra sweet to be able to see them and all their friends again for their wedding day. Quinten and Kaelan have to be one of the happiest and most in-love couples I have ever had the joy of shooting, and I'm confident you will understand what I mean when you look through these pictures. Kaelan thought about so many details when planning this wedding, even the sweetest personal touches for her dad (she is definitely a daddy's girl). Their ceremony was one of the most emotional, sweetest, and beautiful ceremonies I have ever witnessed, and their reception was SO fun! Quinten and Kaelan, I love you both and am so thankful I had the opportunity to capture your love for each other and for Jesus. Also, a fun little surprise is that these two are expecting their first child, a sweet baby boy, later this year. I can’t wait to watch you all go through this next milestone in life with grace and joy and love!     Kaelan's favorite memory from the wedding day was the moment she first saw Quinten's face when she walked down the aisle. She said, "I can't even put into words all of what my heart was feeling right then. We've been through so much together that in that moment, it was just like something came over the both of us... like we made it. It was something from a storybook. Like a happy ending to one story or chapter, but the beginning of a story even more beautiful. I had always known that he was the one. But in that moment, I knew more than ever...." Don't worry- everyone was also crying, including me. It was the sweetest processional ever.     P.S. Look for the rainbow picture, I have a story to tell you all about it :)

Oh, this wedding… there are so many things that I will always remember about this day. Quinten and Kaelan were both in the bridal party of a wedding I shot in 2016, so it was extra sweet to be able to see them and all their friends again for their wedding day. Quinten and Kaelan have to be one of the happiest and most in-love couples I have ever had the joy of shooting, and I'm confident you will understand what I mean when you look through these pictures. Kaelan thought about so many details when planning this wedding, even the sweetest personal touches for her dad (she is definitely a daddy's girl). Their ceremony was one of the most emotional, sweetest, and beautiful ceremonies I have ever witnessed, and their reception was SO fun! Quinten and Kaelan, I love you both and am so thankful I had the opportunity to capture your love for each other and for Jesus. Also, a fun little surprise is that these two are expecting their first child, a sweet baby boy, later this year. I can’t wait to watch you all go through this next milestone in life with grace and joy and love!

 

Kaelan's favorite memory from the wedding day was the moment she first saw Quinten's face when she walked down the aisle. She said, "I can't even put into words all of what my heart was feeling right then. We've been through so much together that in that moment, it was just like something came over the both of us... like we made it. It was something from a storybook. Like a happy ending to one story or chapter, but the beginning of a story even more beautiful. I had always known that he was the one. But in that moment, I knew more than ever...." Don't worry- everyone was also crying, including me. It was the sweetest processional ever.

 

P.S. Look for the rainbow picture, I have a story to tell you all about it :)

Do you see the rainbow? This was such a unique and sweet moment. Quinten's father passed away a few years ago, so many people were missing him and thinking about him on the wedding day. When we took this picture, none of us even noticed the rainbow behind them. But when we saw it on the back of the camera and saw the rainbow, Quinten and Kaelan felt so much comfort and peace knowing that his father was with them on their big day after all.  Kaelan said, "It was just like George was looking down from heaven and gave his sign of approval. We knew he was there when the rain barely sprinkled over all of us during our ceremony, after when it poured, and the rainbow at the end…that was it. ❤ If all of that doesn't make you feel some kind of emotion, I don't know what will. Shew lol!" You can be sure tears were definitely in my eyes.

Vendors:

Dress: The White Dress of Lexington

Venue: Eden Springs Farmstead

Florist: The brides mom and aunt did the flowers

Hair and Make-Up: Tara Bowen

Bridesmaids hair: Hailey Broughton 

Food: Poochy's Catering

DJ: Kelvin Catlett 

Cake: Artsy Fartsy (Renea)

Shop Revelry for my bridesmaids dresses

Handcrafted beer and wine: Duane and Cheri Perry

 

 

Wendy Renfrow and John Lisby

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John proposed to Wendy on December 2nd, 2017. After they got back from a dinner date at her favorite restaurant, Wendy was excited to find that John had arranged for both sets of her grandparents and her family to be waiting at home for them. As she was putting up her leftovers, John called for Wendy from the sunroom. When she walked in, he gave her a sweet and thoughtful speech as her whole family was standing behind her. When he was done talking, John got down on one knee and proposed to her! The beautiful ring he chose for her is rose gold with a pear shaped diamond and diamonds down the sides. Wendy and John are getting married at Gallrein Farms on July 7th, 2018. Thank you, as always, for supporting Becky Willard Photography and supporting and loving on my clients! Keep scrolling for some sweet pictures of this couple snuggling and smiling during this beautiful woods session!

 

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

We love going to see a movie and eating candy while wrapped up in a blanket.

 

~What is your favorite memory together?

Wendy: When John and I first met. he invited me to go fishing with him. We had the best time just laughing and listening to music while fishing. I knew that day that he was something special. 

John: My favorite memory would have to be when we went to the pinnacles and hiked up a steep and treacherous hill, then up and down the side of the mountain. I was proud of her for not stopping and continuing to push on because it was definitely worth it. I carved our names into the rock at the top of the mountain for the next time we went up there, and surprisingly it was still there.

 

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

Wendy: My favorite personality trait is his honesty.

John: My favorite personality trait is how much she cares for others and the big heart she has for animals.

 

~What are some of your dreams and goals as a couple?

We would like to start trying for kids a couple of years into marriage. We want at least two kids, with a house on some farm land. We can’t wait to go on family vacations and raise our kids up in a Christian home.

 

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

We are going to St. Lucia and we are so excited!