Family Home Backyard Wedding


Last summer I travelled out of Nashville to photograph this beautiful wedding in KY at the bride’s family home and farm. The day started out absolutely gorgeous, the perfect temperature, a historic farm house, beautiful gardens, and wait until you see the open air reception setup. The couple opted to have a pre ceremony cocktail hour as well as a post ceremony cocktail hour. They wanted everything to flow, be relaxed but very classy. Almost as soon as the first cocktail hour began, it began to downpour. There was a 0% chance of rain that day and it rained for a solid 45 minutes. Guests huddled on the porch, the planners rushed around grabbing napkins and menus trying to salvage them and we all waited for the rain to stop so that the ceremony could start. I tell every bride and groom on their wedding day that something not planned is going to happen. It’s inevitable, but it will always work out. Maybe not the way that you had planned, but it will work out and that is just what happened. The linen napkins were dried in the family’s dryer. The chairs at the ceremony were dried off, the bridal party line up on the porch, and as the bride walked down the aisle, we witnessed a gorgeous sunset. I really hope you enjoy this wedding. Sarah Willard of Music City Events and LMA Designs did a fantastic job with the decor. The bridesmaid’s dresses were so fun and colorful and were a gift from the bride to her bridesmaids. The fantastic vendors were- Music City EventsLMA DesignsMusic City Tents and EventsVisual ElementsSensational Sounds and Nashville Event Lighting.