• Rachel Ballard

Mr. and Mrs. Jones

Devin and KJ had the most perfect Kentucky weather for their wedding day. In case you've never been to Kentucky, you really never know what kind of weather to expect. I've seen couples plan their wedding for May and the weather decide to be freezing cold while I've seen October brides plan a wedding for the crisp fall air, only to have lingering summer weather and hot temperatures. The week leading up to Devin and KJ's wedding had record high temps but on their big day, it was the perfect sunny day with a cool breeze.

Devin used Kentucky as her wedding inspiration. She is originally from California and wanted to give her out-of-state loved ones a taste of the Bluegrass State. They even had a surprise guest at the reception - the Kentucky Wildcat mascot! How cool?!?!

The bride and groom love spending time with their friends in the backyard with a fire and their favorite drinks. That's exactly how I'd describe the feel of their reception (minus the fire). Devin incorporated family into small details such as wearing her grandmother's earrings and using KJ parent's cake serving utensils for their cake cutting. They chose to host their wedding at the dreamy Hawk's Nest Wedding and Event Center with a gorgeous white barn surrounded by pastures of farmland. I hope you can feel the joy through some of my favorite photos of the day!


Venue: Hawks Nest Weddings & Events

Planner/Coordinator: Hawks Nest Weddings & Events

Catering: Selma's Catering

Cake: Happy as Lark Cakes

Bar: The Walking Cocktail

Rentals: Purdon's

Florist: STEMS

Bridal Gown: Twirl Lexington

Alterations: Darling Sew Shop

Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey

Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse

Rings: Genesis Diamonds

Photography: Rachel D. Photography

Assistant Photographer: Roberto Monraga

Videography: Tim Layten

Sound Equipment: Doo Wop Shop

DJ/Band: DJ Warren Peace

Hair: Hair by Maddie Woof

Makeup: Flawless Faces

Officiant: James Coons

Invitations: Truly Engaging

Transportation: Gold Shield

Rehearsal Dinner: Garretts Catering