• Rachel Ballard

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson

Matt and Laura live in South Carolina but wanted to share their vows among Kentucky family and friends. Laura planned their day all the way from a different state and yet it all came together beautifully! Being a retired school principal, she planned ahead and stayed organized as she planned out their elegant vineyard wedding. I'm so thankful to be part of their day!

The Johnsons got married at the beautiful Chenault Vineyards located in Richmond Kentucky. If you've never been to this dreamy venue it's as if you're at a romantic countryside in California or Europe. The intimate ceremony took place at The Point overlooking rolling hills while the reception was inside the Paige Hill Reception Hall. Heavy rain came while the couple got ready but it stopped just in time for a gorgeous evening! Family and friends were the main priority: Laura's son walked her down the aisle, her sister officiated the ceremony, and the newlyweds thanked their attendees with a heartfelt speech during the reception. The inspiration for the couple's wedding planning was "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Matt says finding Laura is like finding a unicorn while Laura says he is her pot of gold. During the First Dance, the sun peeked out from a cloudy sky and literally lit up the golden hills as if the vineyard was glowing. Truly the "rainbow" after the storm! Enjoy some of my favorite images of their day!


Officiant: Debbie Engle

Cake: Batter and Buttercream

Dress: David's Bridal

Florals: Foley's Florist

Hair/Makeup: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Venue: Chenault Vineyard

Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse

DJ: Buckler's Entertainment

Videography: Steeped In Fary Tales

Photography: Rachel D. Ballard

Assistant Photographer: Robert Monraga