Jenna and Nathan first met in their high school history class in Flemingsburg, where they grew up. Their first date happened in Maysville, so they wanted to reflect its importance on their special day. Jenna explained, “We made our choice of venue less about the buildings themselves, and more about downtown Maysville as a whole!”

This approach resulted in a wedding that was as much a celebration of their love as the city itself. From their name on the Russell Theatre marquee to details that perfectly complemented their venue’s romantic, historic style, everything about Jenna and Nathan’s day was a reflection of how special Maysville was to them.

The bride’s Stella York gown featured a full skirt of light, airy layers. The bridesmaids were bedecked in draped gowns in a soft, minty green. One of the bride’s most important pieces of advice? “Have fun with the process and don’t let anybody tell you that you can ever have too many bridesmaids!”

The ceremony was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Maysville. Nathan cried as he saw his bride walking down the aisle. All of the bridesmaids noticed this touching moment and started smiling and crying, too.

The couple especially loved their recessional. Greg Lee, lead singer of the Chuck Taylors and Nathan’s cousin, played “You Are the Best Thing” as they walked away from the altar. Jenna remembered, “His music struck the exact thrilled tone we felt in that moment!”

“If we had to do it over again, we definitely wouldn’t stress so much over the tiny details,” Jenna explained. “Before the wedding, we tried to plan everything out perfectly, but at the end of the day, you’ve just got to let go and realize that everything will work out in the end!”

The florals perfectly accentuated the natural beauty of both the ceremony space and the reception site. The bouquets featured blooms in white and cream with abundant greenery. For the reception, peach peonies were incorporated into the arrangements to bring a pretty, playful feeling.

In addition to their cake, the couple offered “Sweets & Treats”, including cupcakes and brownie bon-bons topped with fruit. The adorable arrangement let guests savor the sweet memory of this special day in Maysville.

The Vision:

Wedding Style: Whimsical fun details paired with light and airy summer tones created this perfectly playful July wedding. This bride really played off the small town feel. The beautiful venue space offered a lot of style on its own, even before the bride’s décor was added.

Must Haves: 

Crisp greens: For a breezy summer palette, lush and crisp green foliage is all you need to really bring it to life. Having greenery incorporated throughout the ceremony and reception space will continue that summer feel throughout the entire day.

Dessert table: Step outside of the traditional tiered cake and go for a fun dessert table with different options for your guests to indulge in. Things like cupcakes, pies and donuts are becoming the new trend in wedding desserts.

Pops of color: For a light and refreshing vibe, choose soft colors to play with in all the decorations and details. This bride chose mint green bridesmaid dresses and peach peonies that lent a lot of personality without overwhelming any of the other décor.

Color Palette:

Light and airy summer palette filled with mint green and splashes of soft orange and blush tones topped off with tones of crisp green and navy.

photos: Created With Grace Photography

videography:Woodland and Ivory

venue: First Presbyterian Church The Cox Building, Maysville, KY

food: D&D Catering

sweets: Kim Mineer

flowers: Sunkissed Blooms

rentals/decor: Grace Johnson

bridal gown: Twirl Boutique

bridal party: David’s Bridal

groom/groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse

hair + Makeup: Shelbi Lawhorn

stationery/signage: Haley Michelle Designs

accommodations: Forest Retreat Bed & Breakfast