Kentucky Southern Plantation Wedding
I grew up in the hills of Southern Indiana in a little town called Floyd Knobs, a town whose name everyone seems to think is funny except those of us from there. It was right on the border between Indiana and Kentucky, right where Southern charm meets the North. We all thought that everyone in the world, or at least the United States, got excited about the Kentucky Derby and the Oaks Day meant a day off from school.
This wedding at Richwood on the River brought out all of the feelings of Southern charm and style that I associate with Northern Kentucky. The grand plantation house is perched on a hill overlooking the Ohio River. The grand mansion has seen so much since it was built in 1803, but these days it plays host to fabulous weddings and serves as a bed and breakfast.
Kelson and Taylor were married at Richwood on the River in a beautiful summer day in the backyard of the mansion. Their florals and decorations were perfect. Everything about the day was beautiful and wonderful.
These two have the sweetest hearts. They met while working at a children’s home, and the way they look at each other, it’s so obvious how in love they are.
We were so honored to photography Kelson and Taylor’s beautiful wedding at Richwood on the River. It was such a perfect Souther Mansion overlooking the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. Standing in the front yard of the property watching the river roll by, it’s hard not to think about all this house must have seen in its two hundred and fifteen years, but on this day, it was all about Kelson and Taylor’s wedding. Here are a few sample pictures from their wedding day.
Like he usually does, Austin spent some time hanging out with Kelson and his guys while they got ready.
In addition to the main house, Richwood on the River has some super cute guest cottages.
Meanwhile, I hang with the girls while they get ready. The round window of the carriage house, where the girls were getting ready, was so neat and unique.
If you’ve been around here long, you know how much I love daddy/daughter first looks. They are always one of the sweetest moments of the day.
The bride and groom first look is a close second. I just love the magical moment when a groom sees his bride for the first time.
Those flowers! Wow! Merci Bouquet in New Albany really did a fantastic job!
I loved the mismatched antique plates for the table settings. So cute!
They drove away in Taylor’s Grandfather’s vintage Maserati.
The real moments on a wedding day are what it’s all about. I live this heartfelt moment between the bride and her dad.
…and the joy in their faces as Kelson dances with his mom.
Of course, no wedding is complete without llamas and Spiderman, right?
The night ended with the release of (biodegradable) Chinese lanterns. So fun!
Thank you to all of the vendors who made Kelson and Taylor’s wedding so wonderful!
Venue: Richwood on the River
Photography: Erika Brown Photography
Invitations: Helane Cooper, Louisville, Kentucky
Bridal Gown: Dante by Maggie Stereo Mikado
Bridal Shop: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique | Louisville, Kentucky
Bridal Shoes: D’Orsay | TOMS
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Men’s Attire: Moda
Hair Stylist: Zach Hardin
Makeup Artist: Jill | Salon Couture
Coordinator: Colleen Sutton
DJ: Spin Around Sound
Caterer: Kingsley Meats and Catering
Bakery: Sweets by Morgan
Florist: Mercie Bouquet
Transportation: 1991 Yellow Maserati Convertible
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