Taylor and Clay

Wednesday, January 23, 2013




















 







 












When this Army officer proposed, he did so just before his year-long deployment to Afghanistan–I suppose that's one way to avoid the stress of wedding planning! Lucky for Clay, his bride and his mother, an interior designer, along with Jessica Leisl of Essential Details had planned a gorgeous and intimate celebration in his absence.

Taylor and Clay tied the knot on Long Ridge Farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky, where the groom's mother designed and erected a barn during her son's deployment. Invitations from Flora and Fauna echoed the wedding's rustic-meets-elegant style, family heirloom silver filled with white hydrangeas, peonies and anemones mixed with mason jars and table numbers the bride embroidered.

Taylor wore a gown by Peter Langner for Kleinfeld New York paired with Kate Spade shoes; she chose a Thomas Knoell for Kleinfeld pearl necklace for the ceremony and a crystal bauble from J.Crew for the reception, while her bridesmaids wore gauzy J.Crew dresses. The white bouquets Taylor and her maids carried down the aisle matched the gorgeous arrangements Kati Esser of Blooms by Essential Details designed.

90 friends and family members, along with the farm's horses, cows, dogs and cats witnessed Taylor and Clay's wedding vows, then tucked into dual-plated salmon and filet with locally-grown vegetables and grits catered by Corbett’s. In traditional military fashion, the newlyweds cut into their three-tiered confection from Mert’s Cakes with a saber, and with the help of Randomonium, the celebration continued into the early hours of the morning!


And of course, without the talented Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios, we wouldn't have any of these gorgeous images to enjoy–thank you Josh, for sharing your beautiful photographs

21 comments:

  1. What an absolutely stunning veil! She looks amazing. And that building!! Just wow.

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  2. This is the ultimate rustic elegant wedding--the venue is so dreamy!

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  3. Oh my goodness. This is all so picturesque! I. love. that. barn. I've seen plenty of barn weddings - but gah! This one is really gorgeous.

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  4. I will never get tired of barn weddings - just beautiful!!

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  5. This is perfection. The back of her dress?!! I'm dying. Love the gray color scheme too.

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  6. Wow! That barn is incredible. Gorgeous....I think that is looks timeless. I love that it isn't all out rustic, but classic in a barn. Gah! xoxo

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  7. light canopy, vintage silver, and that veil...stunning! i love the shot of her in the simple white tee, so sweet.

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  8. that photo of the bustle is too perfect! must repin!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  9. Oh Lena, right up my alley. I actually gasped at that first shot. I love every last detail!

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  10. What a dream! I think this is my favorite of all the weddings you've posted.

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  11. Love the color scheme and the rustic feel of the venue! The bottom of that dress is just too stunning!!

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  12. Beautiful. That dress is just...wow.

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  13. what a beautiful story. and the decorations and scenery for the wedding is just breathtaking..thanks for sharing! xo

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  14. This wedding is absolutely beautiful. I love classic and elegant and they hit the nail on the head with this one! Wow! Love it!

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  15. Any wedding photographs that start with a barn are guaranteed to be lovely.

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  16. Wow, wow, wow... this wedding is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  17. love me a barn wedding. love the high ceilings in this one. gives a certain grandeur.

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  18. never seen a barn wedding i didnt love. and this proves no exception.

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