Two University of Louisville orthopedic surgery residents recently tied the knot before the bride moved away for a year for work. Lauren Fader and Shane Kibbe moved to Louisville at separate times for residency and fell in love with each other and the city. “It’s where we met and hope to build our future and family together,” Lauren says. 

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The couple got married on June 27 at a beautiful ceremony at the Peterson-Dumesnil House. They chose the venue for its natural beauty, character and greenery surrounding the house. “We wanted a place where we could have our ceremony and reception outside and a place that didn’t feel too formal or stuffy.” Lauren and Shane used natural colors with greenery leading up to the porch, and soft string lights and candles to set the romantic mood.

The couple spent the wedding day getting ready upstairs at the Peterson-Dumesnil house before the ceremony with their families. The bride’s sister, Erin, designed Lauren’s jewelry for the big day, including her engagement ring and wedding bands. “It was so special to be able to wear those beautiful pieces made by her,” Lauren says. 

During dinner, a thunderstorm blew through, and while it could be stressful, the thunder and lightning added a personal touch to the night, and it didn’t last long, according to Lauren.

The future for the couple will be spent living apart, as Lauren is moving to Virginia for a year for work, so they will surely reminisce about their wedding day spent together. “Having this celebration with our closest family and friends before having to move was so special,” she says. “We are so grateful to our guests who came, especially those coming from very far away. We will cherish this day forever.”



Photographer: Firm Anchor

Videographer: Happy Camper Films

Venue: Peterson-Dumesnil House

Catering: Clementine Catering

Cake: Adrienne & Co.

Wedding Planner: Shelly Fortune Events

Flowers: Rose and Honey Floral

Rentals and/or Décor: La Tavola, Bryant’s Rent-All

Bridal Gown: Couture Closet

Bridal Party Attire: Nasty Gal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Black Tux

Hair and Makeup: Shelby Lawhorn

Bride and bridal party jewelry: Erin Fader Jewelry Design

Posted on 2020-10-07 by Taylor Riley photos by Firm Anchor