Bethany and Fred’s wedding at The Carrick House in Lexington, Kentucky was nothing short of amazing! There is so much I can tell you about their wedding, but I am going to start from the beginning!
When Bethany emailed me inquiring about her wedding, I was of course excited! After talking to Bethany on the phone and hearing about her wedding vision, I just knew our personalities were going to click! Their engagement session at Gratz Park and Keeneland was so fun and Bethany & Fred are pretty much models! We laughed the entire session! This made me even more excited for their wedding day. Not to mention, Bethany & Fred are both incredible and sweet people!
The vision Bethany and Fred have for their wedding is one of class and elegance. Imagine neutral florals with soft touches of pink and soft blue accents. It was simply stunning. I knew going into photographing this wedding that it was going to be beautiful, but when I arrived the day of the wedding, I was blown away with all of the details. I was so excited to have some extra florals for detail photos and the most beautiful Kentucky stamps for the invitation suite that were provided by Sunkissed Blooms. The reception area was decorated with floral centerpieces that lay on soft blue table cloths. Silver chiavari chairs awaited the guests to set in during the reception as they were served the most delicious meal by Lundy’s!
The Carrick House in Lexington, Kentucky is one of my favorite venues! It is a southern mansion that began being built in 1809. The front portion of the house remains authentic to its original build and the back portion of the home is modern and updated! Bridging the original southern mansion to the more modern section is a room that has white marble floors and walls, along with a ceiling that is made up of windows. On the back wall is a waterfall that gentle streams down the wall. The light in this section of the house is absolutely incredible! One reason I love this space so much is because even if it rains, you still have a nice space for gorgeous photos!
This is where the majority of the portraits were taken. We did the couple’s first look and portraits, along with most of the wedding party and family photos here! The Carrick House has beautiful grounds for outdoor photos & lucky for us, we had beautiful weather for their wedding! Everything was so green and the sun was shining!
Bethany and Fred has their wedding reception at The Carrick House in Lexington, Kentucky, while their ceremony took place at a beautiful church right down the road. In the Carrick House, the open space that bridged the old mansion to the new modern portion was where they had the cocktail hour. Their gorgeous wedding cake was centered in the middle of that room as well. In the main dining area, they had tables set up with white and pink florals by Sunkissed Blooms decorating the space. It was such a timeless and elegant design!
When Bethany and I first spoke, she told me that one of the most important aspects of their day was the band! They had been at a wedding where the band 12 South played and once they heard them play they knew they HAD to book them! Let me tell you, 12 South Band was SO good! They were one of the best bands I’ve had the honor of hearing! They had all of the guests up and dancing! The dance floor was packed with people busting their best moves, along with so many laughs and smiles! One of my favorite parts of the reception was the Ice-cream Truck they had from Sav’s Chill! I absolutely love ice-cream, so this was a great little treat and such a great way to tie in another local Lexington small-business! Take a look at their perfect wedding day below!
Photography: Kelli Lynn Photography
Reception Venue: The Carrick House
Florals: Sunkissed Blooms
Dress: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique
Cake: Tinker Cake Shop
Catering: Lundy’s Catering
HMUA: Shelbi Lawhorn
Ice-cream: Sav’s Chill
Film Scans: Photovison