Meet Dana & Chris who were married this summer. Last year I had the pleasure of photographing Dana's sister Sara's wedding, which made this wedding even more enjoyable because I was familiar with the whole family. Chris and Dana wed at the Church of Ascension. Photos began that day with the gentleman giving me all kinds of suggestions. They were a fun bunch that insisted that we do a jumping picture that turned out great. The ladies were all smiles and giggles. They were quick to strike a pose. Dana looked absolutely gorgeous in her wedding dress that she purchased from the wonderful ladies at the Couture Closet Bridal Boutique. After the ceremony, the bridal party hopped on a trolley to travel to the Louisville Marriott East. Photos began with each member of the bridal party dancing into the room. Teague Ridge with Ridgerock Entertainment cued the song "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon and the happy couple exploded into the room and the guests erupted in cheers. After an incredible plated dinner prepared by the catering staff at the Louisville Marriott East, Audrey Petty the events manager helped with the cake cutting ceremony that lead into wonderful speeches by the bride's sister and groom's brother. The highlight of the evening had to be a choreographed dance number performed by the whole bridal party that ended with Dana jumping into Chris's arms. It was a joyous celebration and I am so happy that I was able to capture yet another Horstman family wedding.
What a wonderful, whimsical Whitehall wedding. I meet Erin at a bridal show and I remember noticing how organized she was with her large binder stuffed full of wedding details, but I had no idea how creative or how much work she put into designing this wedding until the day arrived. Her theme was an Alice in Wonderland Wedding and there was not a better venue than Whitehall House and Gardens to set the stage.
Erin visited Tera and Lauren at the Couture Closet Bridal Boutique to find her perfect dress. She even added flair to all the bridal party shoes with broaches. Her father was also talented as well. He made this incredible garter from Erin's grandmother's veils and attached Alice in Wonderland charms.