The historic Nunnlea House filled with flowers and candles created the perfect dreamy setting for the marriage of this Air Force groom and his romantic bride.
Alex and Kelly Vincent met while working for the federal government in the social security office in downtown Louisville. Alex is in the Air Force, so while Kentucky is their current place of residence, Alex and Kelly both call Kentucky home.
The couple married on November 11, 2017, which was also Veteran’s Day. The couple wanted a small, stress-free wedding, so when it came time to pick venues, the Nunnlea House was an obvious choice.
“Alex and I love old houses, plus it was a ‘no fuss’ venue,” Kelly said. “They let us do what we wanted and didn’t have a ton of rules.”
Kelly wanted to keep the decor for the ceremony and reception simple. With the help of Wildflowers Florist, the tone was set using flowers and candles. As Kelly explained with a laugh, some flowers may or may not have been plucked from outside the venue as hydrangeas are her favorite bloom.
While many brides (and grooms) have some pre-wedding jitters, Kelly will be the first to tell you that she was very nervous before walking down the aisle. She was so nervous in fact that she forget to carry her bouquet.
“I was a nervous wreck and totally forgot I was supposed to carry a bouquet until about three minutes into the ceremony,” she said. “After the ceremony, the photographer was able to get some pictures of the bouquet and it looked beautiful. I also had the bouquet dried, so I now have it forever. It ended up not being that big of a deal, but still, who forgets something like that?”
Since the Vincents married on Veteran’s Day, Alex wore his Air Force dress blues, a military uniform worn on formal occasions. The ceremony was officiated by one of Alex’s closest friends, which as the groom admits, it was nice to be greeted by a friendly face.
“He also gave us a copy of his ‘speech,’ which was so thoughtful. I’m glad we can keep it forever,” Alex said.
If the Vincents could share any advice with other couples planning a wedding, they recommend keeping the guest list small and the stress to a minimum.
“We had under 40 guests and it was perfect,” Alex said. “Plus it’s a lot less expensive that way.”
The Vincents agree that their favorite part of their wedding day was being surrounded by their closest friends and family.
“It was so nice to have everyone together all at once in the same room,” Alex said. “We will probably never get to experience that ever again.”
Looking back on their wedding day, Kelly has one other small piece of advice for future brides: when it comes to find a wedding dress, try to find one with a simple bustle.
“My dress when bustled was beautiful, but a lot of work,” she said. “It took my mother, Alex, at least five friends, two photographers and the owner of the catering company, but we still couldn’t figure it out. The DJ ended up going to his van to get safety pins, which is how we ended up bustling my wedding dress. So props to the DJ (Party Zone) for saving the day.”
Allen Adams Photography
Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue:
Catering & Cake: Hietzman
Flowers: Wild flowers
Bridal Gown: Lillian West, Couture Closet in La Grange
Hair and Makeup: Beauty Patrol
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