For eccentric couple, Haley and Drew, a wedding day meant more than just a ceremony and reception. They wanted to have a weekend experience for their guests, complete with a barbeque, museum tours, and the most breathtaking Gatsby-inspired wedding one can imagine. With a knack for DIY touches and a hearty love for the Beatles, Haley and Drew relied on their loved ones and a creative spirit to actualize the ambiance for their wedding and the final result was every bit as breathtaking, classic and modern, as they had hoped.
Having lived in Chicago for a few years, the couple wanted to bring the city back to their beloved Louisville, Kentucky. They found the Frazier History Museum online and knew instantly it was the perfect place to say “I do.” Guests stayed at the Seelbach Hotel, which is rich in bold colors, tapestries and lots of gold. Gatsby would adore it.
Haley’s bridal look fit every aspect of her wedding day. She wore gold statement jewelry, beautiful blue heels with stunning embellishments and an eye-catching lace gown. It featured a sweetheart neckline, a long train, a gorgeous highlight at the top and a dramatic keyhole back. She got ready with her dear friends and family and made her way downstairs to greet Drew for a first-look moment.
The perfectly planned first look had Drew waiting at the bottom of the grand staircase in the Seelbach. Incredibly dapper, Drew was dressed in a sharp black tuxedo with black bowtie. With his back turned, Haley made her way down the stairs. As he turned around, his face was priceless at the sight of his bride.
The photographer captured this, as well as a gorgeous group shot, before the ceremony.
The ceremony space was decorated with arrangements of purple flowers as guests were seated on both sides of the aisle. A cute ring bearer and darling flower girl preceded Haley down the aisle. With a slight breeze, Haley made her way to Drew on the rooftop location. In a loving ceremony with gray-suited groomsmen to the right and black-dressed bridesmaids on the left, Haley and Drew said “I do.” Every song in the ceremony had special meaning and each one was one of the Beatles’ classic hits.
After the ceremony, the couple paused for more photos, showing off the gorgeous flowers that were incorporated into the space. Haley’s bouquet was the most beautiful collection of purple buds: from purple roses to violets. And the regal hue color didn’t stop there, as the couple also incorporated it into the reception.
Upon entering the venue, one’s eyes feasted on the purple uplighting soaking the walls and ceiling. Large lanterns were hung from the ceiling and a long white table sat to the side, with round tables placed about the room for guests to find their seats.
The room was decorated with small arrangements of white flowers and large arrangements with tall branches, dangling crystal beading, and candle votives. Romantic candlelight was dripping everywhere.
The cake was charming and sophisticated. An all-white creation, it featured white rosettes on all three layers. It was simple, understated elegance at its very best.
The couple received toasts from friends and family and enjoyed dancing to all kinds of songs: from Motown, to disco, to pop. There was a little something for everyone at the reception, making it a fun-loving time for all.
Haley and Drew’s wedding experience was a mix of enduring beauty and refreshing fun. Borrowing from things they both share a love for, they were able to design a personalized day that was still as timeless as their love story. It’s just like the Beatles said “all you need is love.” Congratulations, Haley and Drew!
Photographer: Seriously Sabrina Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Frazier History Museum
Hotel: The Seelbach
Cake: Michelle Smith Hall Cakes
Shoes: Badgley Mischka Salsa in Purple
Bridesmaids Dresses: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique
Caterer: Masterson Catering
Florist: Towne & Country Florist
Musician/DJ: The Company Band
Officiant: Reverend David Lyle Stationary
Programs/Save the Date: Wedding Paper Diva
Videographer: Bobby Womble