Jeremy and Cassie met in 2009 through mutual friends. When they began dating, it was clearly the right match for them both. They connected over their love of music and shared dreams of the future.
Though Jeremy planned a romantic proposal in his head, he found that once he got the ring, he just couldn’t wait. So one Monday morning, as Cassie was getting ready for the day in the bathroom, he came in and got down on one knee–a big deal, considering that he was just recovered from a shattered kneecap!
Cassie was born and raised in Lexington, and considers herself a true Kentucky girl. Jeremy was born in Colorado and lived in Florida and North Carolina before settling in Nicholasville; he now considers Kentucky his forever home, as well.
For their wedding celebration, the couple envisioned a historic house in the country that their family could call home for the weekend and enjoy the festivities all in one spot. When they toured The Ashley Inn, they knew they’d found the perfect location for their wedding.
Jeremy and Cassie both had children from previous marriages. It was important for them to share the celebration with their children while instilling in them the meaning and significance of their commitment. The ceremony itself was held beneath a willow tree by a large pond. Surrounded by their immediate family, they exchanged their vows with one another and became a family.
Cassie carried a bouquet held together by a strip of fabric from one of Jeremy’s late father’s dress shirts, a touching remembrance. The bouquet also featured a memorial bracelet, made to remember her best friend’s late son. Jeremy gave her three wedding bands, one to represent each of the couple’s children.
The Maid of Honor was Jeremy’s daughter, Abby. She wore a long lace gown with a sash that Jeremy’s mother made, adorned with beautiful amber earrings that had belonged to Abby’s great-grandmother. Jeremy’s son and new step-son served as his best men; the boys wore mismatched J. Crew ties with untucked button-down shirts and chino shorts with matching Vans for a fun look.
The couple’s vision for the reception was nostalgia. They chose any piece that spoke to them to create an eclectic, meaningful décor. They incorporated heirloom linens, their own mismatched dishes and glassware that had belonged to the bride’s grandmother. Table centerpieces incorporated flowers in bright hues, including white dahlias (the bride’s favorite), daisies, freesia, larkspur and garden roses. Jeremy's daughter gifted the couple figurines, and also painted rocks with the couple’s wedding date and a sign that said “For Like Ever”.
Guests signed a guitar rather than a traditional guestbook. They mingled along the long reception area, which stretched to the site’s reflecting pond, where guests could enjoy a Kentucky bourbon bar, a local cigar roller and personalized corn hole. The couple enjoyed spending a relaxed, enjoyable evening with all their loved ones while celebrating the love of a lifetime together.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Conrhod Zonio
VENUE | The Ashley Inn
CATERING | DaRae & Friends Catering
FLORIST & PLANNER | Great Expectations
BRIDAL GOWN | The Couture Closet
GROOM'S ATTIRE | Stuart Mercer Gentleman's Shoppe
GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | J.Crew
ENGAGEMENT RINGS | St. John & Meyers
WEDDING BANDS | The Diamond Gallery
BRIDE'S JEWELRY | Two Chicks and Company
MAKEUP | Applied Cosmetic Services, Ana Crane
DJ | Kentucky Pro DJ
INVITATIONS | Benign Objects
CORNHOLE BOARDS | Style My Corntoss
LAT/LONG BRACELETS | Fosfor Store (ETSY)
TISSUE FLAGS | AyMujer (ETSY)