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Special moments define your life and only come around every so often. It is these rare, yet spectacular, memories you hold most dear in your heart. As you plan your own wedding, be open to accepting all the joy and blessings that surround you. Let go of the things you can’t control and immerse yourself in that profound excitement you will feel the moment you say “I do.” It very well may be THE moment you cherish most in your life. As you flip through the pages in this fabulous magazine, look at all the love and joy in each photograph. So many vendors poured their heart and soul into helping these couples set the stage for their special moment. While you enjoy each amazing detail, share in their excitement and then start planning for yours. Happy Planning! Ellen Shaheen Fox ShaFox Weddings & Events Owner & Editor, Louisville Wedding
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Highlights Event Planner and Designer, Laurie Haag brought all the best historic, downtown New Albany vendors together for a collaborative styled shoot featuring real couple Josh and Hannah! Her vision was a soft, romantic and unique take on Southern Indiana’s autumnal feel. The base of dusty blues, teal and hints of blush and lavender against the beauty of a bricked courtyard with fountain created the perfect setting Vendors Design and Coordination: Laurie Haag of Laurie and Company Events // Venue: Brooklyn and the Butcher Restaurant Courtyard Patio // Bridal Gown: Laurel Wreath Bridal // Suit: Him Gentleman’s Boutique // Florals: Merci Bouquet // Jewelry: Koerber’s Fine Jewelry // Invitations: Lime and Lily Calligraphy // Cocktail Hour Music: Classical Choice Trio // Hair and Makeup: Taylor of Beauty by Brumett and Courtney Haag // Photography: Meagan Jordan Photography
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C F CYDNI & FRANCOIS
A beautiful, Kentuck y far m wedding and reception at Walnut Way
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Ceremony and Reception Walnut Way Farm Wedding Planner Rachel Vetter // Florist Joe Dever’s Design // Rentals Reliable Rentals, Fifty Chairs, and Pizzazzle // Catering Jarfi’s Catering // Photography and Videography Antonio Pantoja // Cocktail Hour Music Whiskey Bent Valley Boys // Ceremony Music Hog Operation // Reception Music Kurt Darien and Patrick Sieben Band // Photo Booth Dance Party Unlimited // Makeup Rick Bancroft // Hair Laura Conard // Transportation Xtreme // Dress Ti Adora
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Professional tips on planning a stress-free, enjoyable bridal gown shopping appointment You have that beautiful ring on your finger and now it’s time to shop for THE DRESS! But what should you expect? Will it be stressful? Will you know it’s the one? This is that moment in your life that you want everything to be perfect. And while we love a good episode of “Say Yes to The Dress” and scanning Pinterest until we drop, these resources can set a bride for disillusionment, frustration or even unreal expectations. Here are some of our tips for making your dress shopping experience fulfilling, memorable, and most importantly fun!
1. Selective Invite
Bring only those individuals who will support you, encourage you and give you that boost of confidence. This is different for every bride. Some brides come completely alone, others bring just their mom (or a mother figure), while some bring the whole, huge entourage. Your comfort, and how you wish your appointment day to go should be up to you though. You should be able to set a boundary on which people you would want to bring. If you have a mom that tends to be negative or a little critical and of course you want her with you, just determine that you won’t let her get you down. An excellent bridal consultant will be able to encourage you and support you and lovingly keep your mom (or sister or negative Nancy friend) in check!
2. Adults Only We get it. You want to include everyone. Maybe it’s your child, or your flower girl that’s only 3 or 4 years old. It could be your niece or nephew that your sister wants to bring. While there is no real taboo or policies on this at bridal boutiques, we find that the toddlers or young school-aged children get bored, tired and sometimes irritable. This can set you up for frustration, distraction, or nerves. But again the appointment is really all about you and your comfort. If you love kids and some whining or running around doesn’t faze you, then by all means bring the little sweeties!
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5. Keep Inspiration Pics to a Minimum
A Stylist may ask you if you have pictures. You may be dying to show her your Pinterest Wedding Board. This is a great resource for brides. We highly encourage you to really consider this a resource, inspiration, or a way of communication for you. Many times Pinterest is filled with photos that are very unrealistic. It might be a photo of a dress that you see that is not even available or photographed in a way that is very stylized or photo shopped. You would be surprised how many times we see brides that want all the pouf, glitz, glam and bling possible and then walk out ordering a very streamlined, modern dress with not one ounce of embellishment. And Vice Versa!
6. Plan Ahead
3. Dress for Success
Most high quality Boutiques will have Stylists or Consultants getting you in and out of dresses. While the super modest or body conscience bride might find this unnerving, we promise you will get comfortable with us! But if you typically love wearing any type of shape-wear garments, then go ahead and bring it with you. A nice strapless bra might have you feeling super confident until you are ready to shed the bra for seeing how that completely cutout back will look (Pro Tip: Seamstresses can sew in bra cups for those “no bra’ type designs). We suggest bringing along a nice pair of shoes in a heel height that you envision wearing on your wedding day. Towards the end of an appointment when you start narrowing it down to your few favorites, throwing on a heel can go a long way in helping you clarify how you feel in a dress! While we wouldn’t suggest having a full trial hair and makeup done prior to your appointment, we do say that a little attention to makeup and your hair being somewhat fixed also helps tremendously while seeing your self in Bridal Gowns.
4. Be Honest
Listen, we are here to serve you! An experienced bridal stylist wants the very best for you on your dress journey. Be honest if you have a body issue you are concerned with, like a scar, a medial device, or anything you want your stylist to be aware of prior to starting. We are here to help select the best styles. We will ask you to get outside your comfort zone if you are just a little worried about your flabby arms! You might be surprised with an uncovered arm style after all. This honesty also comes to your bridal style investment. We typically hate to use the term “Dress Budget” but money is money and we don’t want you spending more than you need to. We say a dress and the entire bridal look is an investment. Be honest about this with your stylist. She does really want to help you stay within this price point so you can invest your other money in fantastic flowers, yummy food and fun music to keep your celebration going.
You have probably heard that you need 9 months to a year for ordering you dress. However, we want to clarify this just a little bit for you! We really do love seeing brides shop for their dresses as soon as possible so that they have all the options and resources available to them and can check that huge part of the wedding planning off their list. But honestly you can special order a dress with just 4 months or so. You will always want factor in for 6-8 weeks on alterations, so that needs to be considered. Most Bridal Shops have a plethora of designers they have to offer. Each designer or manufacturer has different delivery timelines. Sometimes you can special order a gown and it’s ready to ship to your Boutique in one- two weeks. Some designers have limited availability and each gown is custom cut and will take 4- 6 months. And many Boutiques can offer wonderful gowns off the rack and you will be taking them home that day. This is especially great for brides that plan to get married fairly quickly.
7. A Realistic Schedule
Again we will highlight that the social media influencers, Pinterest and wedding reality television shows will make you feel as though you should leave no stone unturned or that shopping at five boutiques is part of ‘the experience’. But we will just tell you that dress shopping can be tiring. Sometimes it’s emotional. Sometimes it’s frustrating. No one wants to multiply that several times, especially in one day. Our recommendation is to make one appointment at a really quality boutique. If you really don’t connect to a dress and you really don’t find the one, then schedule an appointment at a different shop for a different day.
8. Stop Looking This might sound like a HUGE duhh. But really, do not for one-second rethink your decision. All bridal gowns are “Final Sale”. Once your gown is ordered, move on to other big and equally fun details of the wedding planning. Think about it like this; when your fiancé proposed and you said yes and were so happy, did you keep looking for a better fiancé? Nope! Or at least we hope not. Trust your gut. Trust that feeling of confidence you felt in your step on that day your chose your dress (we promise that sparkle and pep in your step tells us, the professionals, that it’s the one). Writer/Contributor, Laurie Haag owns Laurel Wreath Bridal in downtown New Albany, Indiana. Pictured at left bottom.
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D N DEDRA & NATHAN
An intimate, surprise wedding and contemporar y reception at T he Omni Hotel downtown
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CAROLINE & JON
A festive, Ne w Yearâ€™s Eve wedding featuring floral design by In Bloom Again
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Church St. Boniface Catholic Church // Reception The Olmsted // Reception Design Wayne Esterle and Brian Masterson (uncle of the bride) // Florist In Bloom Again // Lounge Decor Millennium Events // Band Atlanta Rhythm // Videography Bryan Starr Cinematography // Photography Lang Thomas Photography // Dress Modern Trousseau Louisville // Makeup Wedding Bluebird Ink Beautique, Louisa Kleinert // Hair Holly Cline for Stands Salon, and Salon Bocca // Cake Missy Vonderheide // Reception Artist Kathryn Grey
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SUGAR, SPICE & everything NICE Traditional palates still rein supreme on events, but for those flirting with something unique... then let’s spice it up! From Kombucha to Katsu, Erica Outlaw, Director at Crushed Ice Catering, is discussing trends that are currently turning heads and salivating palates in the food and beverage scene. Variety is the spice of life, which means a custom grazing station full of artisanal cheeses, crisps, crackers, charcuterie, and fruit are a must-have. Oysters aren’t just for months with the letter “r” anymore. Chill out on your special day with a raw bar that will be sure to impress - any month of the year. Take it a step further and make it interactive with accompaniments like lemon juice, horseradish, cocktail sauce, Tabasco & vinegar. Set your wedding on fire - literally. Second only to the nuptials, guests love a good show. Whether we’re torching, grilling, smoking - or even rotisserieing - it is sure to take the food experience to the next level. Step out of the box, the Spam box that is. Trendy, funky and downright weird food options are at the forefront of creating memorable events. Spam Katsu, anyone? Typically, your guest’s first interactions are at the bar. Don’t overlook the impact that the bar can make on your event. Guests want craftcocktails, a glass of wine at the proper temperature, a good pilsner glass with their beer, the list goes on and on. Consider your guests’ gut health - yes, you read that right. Fermentation is growing in popularity at record speed. Kombucha bars are popping up at an event near you. Instagrammable dishes that need no filter. Millennials seek out novel taste experiences that are, what we call “FOMO” inducing. That Spam Katsu definitely has a place in your IG story. Planning your menu is just one of the many aspects of executing a one-of-a-kind event. Remember to ask yourself - what is your vendor ultimately trying to accomplish? Is it just about providing the food, or is it having a partner that will truly manage the process of getting people fed - and offer some interesting ideas along the way.
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K D KEELY & DEREK
A joyful, outdoor wedding with lush florals designed by J. Elizabeth Design
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Florals J. Elizabeth Designs // Photographer Brandon Keith Photography // Ceremony & Reception Venue Highland Sod Farm // Bridal Gown Modern Trousseau Louisville // Bridesmaids’ Dresses David’s Bridal // Tuxedos Men’s Wearhouse // Coordinator Honey Lane Weddings // Caterer Heartland Sports Pub // Cake Martina’s cakes // Desserts Krispy Kreme doughnuts // DJ Masters of Music // Flower Wall J. Gardenia // Rentals M & H Tent Rentals // Hair & Makeup Planet Salon and Spa // Videographer Woodland & Ivory // Calligraphy Riley & Ko // Watercolour Paintings Moppy Palette
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K M KELLIE & MICHAEL
Lush florals set the tone for this lovely wedding designed by Merci Bouquet at Ice House
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Church St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church // Reception Ice House // Photographer Stacy Able Photography // Florist Merci Bouquet // Videographer Paper Crane Cinema Co. // DJ Music in Motion of Kentucky // Cake Sweets by Morgan // Dress Modern Trousseau // Makeup Lola B Beauty // Hair Paige Brigman // Bridesmaids’ Dresses Bella Bridesmaid
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TIPS AND OPTIONS FOR TABLE LAYOUTS
When organizing table assignments, use these helpful tips to determine the correct number of guests to place at each table and how to help them find their seat. This process might be a bit overwhelming, as it’s the last major checklist item before you tie the knot. When assigning tables for your guests, try to be accommodating by putting yourself in their seat. When they look right, left and across the table, can they have a conversation with those around them? Dinner service is usually a full hour, so guests prefer to sit with people whom they share a connection. After dinner, the plan is for them to be dancing and mingling with others.
RESERVED SEATING DID YOU KNOW 84% OF GUESTS PREFER TO HAVE AN ASSIGNED SEAT AT A RECEPTION? Here are reasons why: • Assigned seating reduces the guest’s anxiety of finding an available seat or table with guests they know and want to socialize • Locating your assigned table speeds up the process of guests entering the reception for dinner • Guests prefer to be directed at large events rather than fend for themselves. If the elegance of a served meal is your plan, please make sure to leave open seats for guests that arrive at the reception without a reply. The “surprise guest” scenario happens at every wedding. It’s the nature of the reply and human error. Being prepared with extra seating is the best plan to accommodate these guests. • Guest count up to 300, leave 2-4 open seats together • Guest count 300 to 500, leave 4-6 open seats together • Guest count over 500, leave 6-8 open seats together
If you choose opening seating at your reception, make sure to set two additional tables above your final guest count. These over-flow tables guarantee everyone will be able to find a seat and feel comfortable with their table guests. It may cost a little more for linens and centerpieces, but it avoids that awkward moment when someone just can’t find a seat. [ Planner Tip: Place a few ‘Reserved’ signs on tables for your wedding party and immediate family. You will want special tables reserved for these important guests. ]
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60” Round with charger
60” Round without charger
72” Round without charger
72” Round with charger
Most Louisville venues provide, 60” or 72” Round Tables and 6ft/8ft Banquet Tables. If a certain size is not available at your venue, you can rent a variety of table sizes and styles from local rental companies. The diagrams below will help you determine the best tables to accommodate your space and guests. 60” BANQUET ROUND: • Seats 7-10 people without a charger plate • Seats 7-8 people with a charger plate You cannot add more than 8 people to this table with a charger plate. The full setting, including flatware and glasses will not fit. [ Planner Tip: Try not to seat less than 7 guests at a table if possible ]
6ft Banquet without charger
72” BANQUET ROUND: • Seats 8-12 people without a charger plate • Seats 8-10 people with a charger plate You cannot add more than 10 people to this table with a charger plate. The full setting, including flatware and glasses will not fit. [ Planner Tip: Try not to seat less than 8 guests at a table if possible ] 6’ BANQUET TABLE: • Comfortably seats 6-8 people without a charger plate
8ft Banquet without charger
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8’ BANQUET TABLE: • Comfortably seats 8-10 people without a charger plate [ Planner Tip: Banquet tables are not ideal for charger plates because they simply do not leave enough room for table decor. See headtable ideas on the next page ]
CHARGER PLATES A charger plate is a large, decorative base plate that is not intended for food service, rather for aesthetics during a formal dining experience. In addition to adding elegance to the table design, it also catches food that falls off dinner plates as guests dine. Once the dinnerware and charger are removed, the linens on the table remain clean. Chargers range in size from 10”-13”, so extra room at each place setting must be made to accommodate the plate, glassware, flatware and table décor. Charger plates are not typically used during buffet service as guests assume they take those plates to the buffet. If your wedding reception includes having a Kings/Head Table, you could use chargers to add a décor element and instruct those select few guests at the table to keep their charger at the place setting.
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6ft Banquet Table Options
Special TABLES KINGS TABLE/HEAD TABLE
A décor feature for weddings is having one large “King’s table” as the head table to seat their entire wedding party. This large table becomes a creative way to add more dynamic décor to the reception.
Most banquet facilities supply 6ft or 8ft tables to combine into one large table. If using tables provided by the venue, take note that you will need to order enough linens to cover each table. Doubling up on the tables gives you more room for décor pieces. If you decide on using single tables, you will have very limited space to add additional décor elements including charger plates. Banquet tables are 30” wide. Charger plates placed double-sided on a single banquet table take up 26” leaving very little room for glassware, flatware and décor. If your design layout has guests sitting on one side only, then there is plenty of room for a charger and décor.
8ft Banquet Table Options
Louisville has numerous event rental companies that rent custom farm tables or square tables for use in your head table. Consider renting some of these to add a unique design element to your reception space.
There is no right or wrong answer according to wedding etiquette, but most couples prefer to sit with those in their wedding party, family or parents. It is not recommended to split up couples or guests of your wedding party. The diagrams show the maximum number of guests recommended for each table set-up. Add or remove tables/ chairs to suit your seating needs.
Couples can chose to sit alone together during dinner at what is called the sweetheart table. This option sometimes works well when you have struggles figuring out whom to sit with as to not to offend anyone. Sometimes, couples just want a chance to “be together,” if only for a moment, to share their excitement on the wedding day. Photo by Emily Lester
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A professionally curated wedding captured by Lauren Wallace at Pepin Mansion
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Highlights This beautifully styled wedding showcases the intimate, outdoor setting of The Pepin Mansion. Favorite Touches We absolutely love the hand calligraphy tapestry backdrop and the watercolor paintings featured on the invitation suite by Lime & Lily Calligraphy and Design. The Talented Team Lauren Wallace Photography, Styling by Stacy at The Pepin Mansion, Beauty by Rachel Edwards, Florals by Amy Jo Goforth at Merci Bouquet, Modeling by Shelby Williams and Lance Tharp, Dress by Laurel Wreath Bridal, Table and Chair Rentals by Southern Classic Rentals
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MELISSA & JORY
Downtown wedding showcasing the timeless beauty and ele gance of T he Brown Hotel
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Ceremony and Reception The Brown Hotel, Crystal Ballroom // Wedding Planner, Linens and Stationery Ellen Fox, ShaFox Wedding & Events // Photographer Kriech-Higdon Photography // Florist In Bloom Again // Videographer Brooke Colburn // Band A-Town, A-List // Cake Mert’s Cakes // Ceremony Musicians Commonwealth Musicians // DJ and Uplighting PartyZone Productions // Makeup Pamela Butler // Hair Hali B // Decor and Dance Floor Millennium Events
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EMILY & JAKE
A Thanksgiving celebration for this Louisville bride and Texas groom downtown at the historical Seelbach Hilton
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Reception The Seelbach Hilton // Church Holy Spirit Church // Wedding Planner Marcie Hancock, A Thorough Fare // Florist J. Elizabeth Designs // Stationery Julie Diamond Photographer Lang Thomas Photography Videographer Woodland & Ivory // Band Az Izz Cake Mertâ€™s Cakes // Rentals Fifty Chairs, Reliable Rentals, and In Bloom Again // Draping Pizzazzle // Beauty Laura Conard, Beauty by Bethany, and Rick Bancroft // Transportation R&R Limousine and Royal Transportation // Calligraphy Tracy Smith
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MARY-CHARLES & BRAD
A souther n, summer wedding in a botanical garden designed and planned by Marcie Hancock, ATF Weddings
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Wedding Planner Marcie Hancock, ATF Weddings // Photographer Tracy Burch // Ceremony and Reception Yew Dell Gardens // Florist J. Elizabeth Designs // Transportation R&R Limousine // Videographer Mike Lemons // Ceremony Music Luneita Cotton // Band The Company Band // Cake Louisvillicious // Rentals Rental Depot and Pizzazzle // Uplighting Jack Miller // Invitations Julie Diamond Calligraphy // Hair and Makeup Laura Conard and Michaela Reeves // Guest Hotel The Seelbach Hilton
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R A RACHEL & ASAAD
Muhammad Aliâ€™s son celebrates his marriage in this dynamic wedding planned by Ellen Fox, ShaFox Weddings & Events
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Wedding Planner, Linens and Stationery Ellen Fox, ShaFox Weddings & Events // Church St. Mary of the Knobs // Reception Omni Louisville, The Commonwealth Ballroom // Florist In Bloom Again // Photographer Emily Lester Photography Videographer Antonio Pantoja // Ceremony Musicians Commonwealth Musicians // Cake Missy Vonderheide Cocktail and Dinner Entertainment Daniel D Music // Draping and Decor Millennium Events // Mirror Photo Booth Jason Shields, Music in Motion // Transportation Xtreme and R&R // DJ and Uplighting PartyZone Productions
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K K KATHERINE & KAYWAN
A luxurious outdoor wedding and reception designed by Carol Grisanti Weddings at Whitehall House and Gardens
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Ceremony and Reception Whitehall House & Gardens // Wedding Planner Carol Grisanti Weddings // Florist Lavender Hill Florals // Photographer Lang Thomas Photography // Ceremony Music Highland Chamber Players // Reception Music The Company Band // Caterers Saffron and Bristol Catering // Cake Stir Crazy Cakes // DĂŠcor Pizzazzle Events // Tent Reliable Rentals Chairs & Furniture Fifty Chairs // Calligrapher Julie Diamond // Bartenders Naked by Sunday // Shuttles Sandollar Limo // Hair & Makeup Beauty Patrol
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L A LINDSEY & ANTHONY
A beautiful and spiritual celebration to ring in the Ne w Year at the sophisticated Pendennis Club
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Wedding Planner Ellen Fox, ShaFox Weddings & Events // Church St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church // Reception The Pendennis Club // DJ & Uplighting PartyZone Productions // Videographer Antonio Pantoja // Photographer Erin Trimble Photography // Florals In Bloom Again // Cake Mert’s Cakes // Reception Chair Rental Fifty Chairs // Transportation Xtreme // Beauty Carley Randall // Guest Hotel Seelbach Hilton
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A B ALLIE & BRET
A glitz and glam outdoor wedding designed by Marcie Hancock, ATF Weddings and Mike Shouse, Pizzazzle Events
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Ceremony and Reception Venue Greystone Estate // Wedding Planner Marcie Hancock, ATF Weddings // Draping, Lighting, Farm Tables Pizzazzle Events // Florist State & Arrow // Photographer Rachel McCall Photography // Music The Company Band // Caterer Mastersonâ€™s // Cake Stir Crazy Cakes // Bars Millenium Events // Tent Reliable Rentals // Uplighting Jack Miller // Chairs Fifty Chairs // Invitations Julie Diamond // Transportation R&R Limousine // Hair & Makeup Lauren Horne and Dawn Phillips // Mirror Seating Chart Tracy Smith // Videograher Jennifer Jo Costello
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A M ABBY & MATT
T his wedding combines romantic softness and urban sophistication by Marcie Hancock, ATF Weddings
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Ceremony and Reception Speed Art Museum // Wedding Planner Marcie Hancock, ATF Weddings // Florist In Bloom Again // Photographer Adam Brennan Photography // Cake Mertâ€™s Cakes // Caterer Wiltshire Pantry // Rentals Jack Miller and Fifty Chairs // Ceremony Music Quartet Louisville // Band The Company Band // Invitations Julie Harris Diamond // Hair & Makeup Laura Conard and Carrie Lentz // Photo Booth Mag Booth Transportation Miller Transportation and R&R Limousine
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MACKENZIE & CHRISTIAN
A private occasion hidden in the hills of Souther n Indiana featuring floral design by Merci Bouquet
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Church St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Albany, Indiana // Reception Venue Private Residence in Floyds Knobs, Indiana // Florals Merci Bouquet Caterer Stumler’s Catering // Cake Louisvillicious // Hair & Wedding Planner Tiffany Huffmon // Makeup Dawn Phillips // Videography Antonio Pantoja // Photography Jordan Pantoja // Music Sounds Unlimited Productions // Bartending Service Naked by Sunday // Ceremony Music Helen Bohannon // Trumpeter Tim Bohannon // Transportation Xtreme Transportation // Invitations Simply to Impress
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A LEGE NDARY WAY TO S A Y “ I D O ” TM
Make your day legendary at Louisville’s Only Waterfront Hotel . With views of the city and the Ohio River, The Galt House Hotel is ready to enchant you.
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K K KELSEY & KOBY
A fabulous, waterfront ceremony and dazzling reception overlooking the city at T he Galt House Hotel
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Ceremony The Belvedere at The Galt House Hotel // Reception 25th Floor of The Galt House Hotel // Wedding Planner Ellen Fox, ShaFox Weddings & Events // Photographer Melissa G Photography // Videographer Sublime Wedding Films // Dance Choreographer Shall We Dance Ballroom & Studio // Florist & Designer In Bloom Again // Dress Simply Elegant Bridal // Groomsmen Suits Him Gentleman’s Boutique // Bridesmaids’ Dresses Sher’s Bridal and Formal Wear // Ceremony Musicians Louisville Wedding Music // Reception Band Endless Summer Band // Cake Mert’s Cakes // Hair Cory Thomas Grant & Katie Burke // Beauty Makeup by Laurel
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The following information has been compiled directly from the County Clerk’s Office Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk’s office in each county and are currently $35.50 (check, cash or charge accepted). If you have any questions, please contact the county clerk's office in your area.
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The couple must appear together. The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the State of Kentucky.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Can I get a marriage license from one county of Kentucky and get married in another? Yes Do I need to bring my birth certificate? No, unless you are under 18
Do I need my Social Security card? No
Are there any restrictions or laws on who can legally marry us?
You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky without parental consent. Applicants 16 & 17 years old must have parental consent and the license issued in the county of residence of the under aged applicant. If both applicants are under age, the application needs to be made in the bride’s county of residence. No one under the age of 16 may be issued a license unless they are pregnant and have a District Court Judge issue a court order directing the Clerk to do so.
No waiting period or blood test is required prior to issuance of a marriage license. The couple must complete an application that includes: • Name and Address • Date of Birth and Age • Place of Birth (If in Kentucky list county, in another state list that state) • Father’s Name • Mother’s First and Maiden Name • Current Marital Status (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed) • Number of Previous Marriages of Bride & Groom • Occupations of Bride & Groom • Race of Bride & Groom • Whether Bride & Groom are related (First and second cousins are not permitted to marry in Kentucky) • Date of Marriage www.LouisvilleWedding.com
1. Marriages shall be solemnized only by clergy, justices and judges of the Court of Justice; retired justices and judges of the Court of Justice, except those removed for cause or convicted of a felony; county judge/executives; such justices of the peace and fiscal court commissioners as the Governor or the county judge/executive authorizes, and certain religious societies. 2. At least two persons, in addition to the parties and the person solemnizing the marriage, must be present. 3. There are no residency requirements or licensing requirements applicable to ministers or priests who wish to perform marriages in Kentucky. 4. A minister or priest, all justices and judges of the Court of Justice, justices of the peace and fiscal court commissioners may perform marriages anywhere in Kentucky. #LouisvilleWedding | 80
UPDATE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD The following information was gathered directly from the Social Security Administration Website. If you legally change your name because of marriage, you need to tell Social Security so that you can get a corrected card. If you are working, also tell your employer. If you do not tell us when your name changes, it may: • Prevent your wages from being posted correctly to your Social Security record, which may lower the amount of your future Social Security benefits. • Cause delays when you file your taxes. [ Important: We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies. We cannot accept a receipt showing you applied for the document. All documents must be current (not expired). We may use one document for two purposes. For example, we may use your U.S. passport as proof of both citizenship and identity. ]
What Original Documents Do I Need? Citizenship • If you have not already established your U.S. citizenship with us, we need to see proof of U.S. citizenship. We can accept only certain documents as proof of U.S. citizenship. These include a U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport. [ Important: This documentation is only required if you have not already established citizenship with us.] Name Change If you need to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us proof of your legal name change. Documents Social Security may accept to prove a legal name change include: • Marriage document (from County Clerks Office) • Court order approving the name change If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records or if you changed your name more than two years ago (four years ago if you are under 18 years of age), you must show us an identity document in your prior name (as shown in our records). We will accept an identity document in your old name that has expired. If you do not have an identity document in your prior name, we may accept an unexpired identity document in your new name, as long as we can properly establish your identity in our records. www.LouisvilleWedding.com
Photos by Jeff and Michele Photography Identity We can accept only certain documents as proof of identity. An acceptable document must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph. For example, as proof of identity Social Security must see your: • U.S. driver’s license; • State-issued non-driver identification card; or • U.S. passport. If you do not have one of these specific documents or you cannot get a replacement for one of them within 10 days, we will ask to see other documents. Any documents submitted, including the following, must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph: • Employee identification card; • School identification card; • Health insurance card (not a Medicare card); or • U.S. military identification card. [ Note: Your new card will have the same number as your previous card, but will show your new name. We will mail your card as soon as we have all of your information and have verified your documents. ] You should expect to receive your new card to arrive by mail within two weeks after filing. #LouisvilleWedding | 81
When you receive your license there is a perforated portion at the bottom, which is your temporary license as proof you are married. You will want to take that form with you on your honeymoon incase proof is needed that you are indeed married. This temporary document is not an approved/recognized legal form you can use to update your social security card.
Check in advance with your officiant, church, or wedding planner and find out if they mail the marriage license for you after the ceremony. If not, designate someone from your family to seal it, stamp it, and drop it in the mail with the envelope provided by the County Clerk’s office. It will require extra postage since it is an oversized envelope. They can also drop off the license to any county clerk’s office in the Commonwealth. Once the document has been received by the clerk’s office, you will receive your actual proof of marriage that day if you like. If someone in your family drops it off they can receive the certificate on your behalf. If the certificate is mailed, you should expect to receive the document by mail within 3 weeks. Photos by Jeff and Michele Photography
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