Whitley + Darius’s Wedding day was such a beautiful and cooler August day. After many years of being together and pushing their wedding day back because of COVID this day was long awaited for.
This venue was such a stunning and unique place. It was so spacious and had the most distinctive style + design. The stone details were to die for! Their day was filled with laughter and sunshine. Their first look was filled with tears and smiles from ear to ear. We ventured down to the venues creek and took their bridal portraits. The prettiest little butterfly landed right on Darius’s finger and didn’t want to leave. It was such a sweet detail from the day. Their ceremony + toasts were filled with the sweetest words form their loved ones. They ended the perfect night dancing the night away celebrating Darius + Whitley’s lovely Wedding Day! We wish you all the best!
Tonya Lynn Studios Team
Wedding Sources :
Venue | Zorro Events
Engagement Ring | Kay’s Jewlery
Bridesmaids Dresses| David’s Bridal
Grooms Attire | Geno’s Formal Affair in Lexington
Cake |Poppy’s Bakery
Hair |Danielle Otte
Entertainment |DJ- Mark Greenwell
Head Photographer | Tonya Lynn
Assistant Photographer | Becca Graham + Jordan Williams
Videographer | Lexington Wedding Films
Officiant |Robert Baker
Film Lab | Photovisions
October 12th, 2019
Allison and Jared’s wedding was so emotional and sweet, I literally cried about five different times capturing their day. Part of it was because I’ve known Allison since she was young. She was a lifeguard at our subdivision pool, and her mom was a teacher to my kiddos at Science Hill. She’s sweet and quiet and really laid-back.
She and Jared met at Western Kentucky University, even though they both grew up in Somerset. They are both still students, with Jared working toward becoming an estimator and Allison planning on attending grad school to become a behavioral analyst for children on the autism spectrum.
Jared first asked Allison out on an ice cream date, which ended up lasting five hours. Wow! After that, they were joined at the hip and got engaged when Jared kneeled down by a waterfall at a botanical garden and proposed. So romantic! A year and a half later, here we were upstairs and in back rooms of Oak Hill Baptist Church taking pictures of everyone getting ready.
Jared didn’t want to see Allison before the wedding, but they were still together before the ceremony. They each stood with their backs against either side of a pillar and held hands and prayed together. Jared looked handsome in his tux and Allison’s dress was simple and perfect. Her flower crown was so gorgeous!
Allison did do First Looks with her dad, her bridesmaids and her grandparents. Talk about tears! Her dad was crying, calling her “my baby” while he hugged her, and Allison nearly bawled in her grandparents’ arms. So very sweet. Everyone just kept saying, “Happy thoughts, happy emotions,” after someone would tear up. Ha!
When it came time for the ceremony, Jared was the one who teared up when he saw Allison. They seem crazy about each other.
The reception took place in Russell Springs at The Barn at Goose Creek, which was lit up beautifully with golden lights. The evening was also really clear, so we got some great shots of just Allison and Jared together outside. There was dancing — Allison loves to dance, though it’s not really Jared’s thing — and the night ended with a send-off with sparklers.
I am so thankful I got to be part of this special day. Allison and Jared, I wish you so much happiness in the future!
Ceremony | Oak Hill Baptist Church
Venue | The Barn at Goosecreek – Russell Springs
Flowers | The Treasure Chest
Dress | Chantilly – Russell Springs
Caterer | The Barn at Gooseneck
Wedding Planner | Kimm Merrick
Cake |The Sweet Spot
Hair + Makeup | Brittan Buchanan +Larry Buchanan + Chesney Walker
Associate Photographers | Autumn Robinson
Music |Loonie Tunez
Groom attire | Michael Kors – Macy’s
Invitation | Withjoy.com
Officiant | Alan Fisher
Honeymoon | Cruise to Bahamas
Over Labor Day weekend, we got to shoot one of the most emotional weddings we’ve ever been to. From the ceremony to the toasts, I was trying not to tear up over all the sweetness that I saw.
I met Ben Purcell and Megan Massey last fall. I did a photoshoot with them one snowy day in the winter and then their full engagement shoot this past summer.
Ben and Megan are such a nice couple. They are both very involved in the youth programs at First Baptist Church here in Somerset — they actually met through church — and are very spiritual people. You could actually feel that through the entirety of their wedding, which made everything feel really special.
They were married at The Barn at Goose Creek in Russell Springs, which is a gorgeous venue with an upscale-country feel. Megan in particular loves Disney World (which is where she and Ben got engaged), and she incorporated little Disney touches into their day. They played songs from Disney, and they received a ceramic Mickey and Minnie bride and groom as a gift.
Ben loves golf, so the groom’s cake was themed after the sport, and the groomsmen wore golf socks, which was funny.
Actually, everyone in the wedding party was just really fun. You could tell they had good relationships — two of Megan’s bridesmaids were actually her sisters. Little Pike McClung was the ring bearer and, to keep him on track, one of the other boys kept feeding him Smarties, which was hilarious. He did great.
One of my favorite touches of their day was they served breakfast food for their dinner reception meal. I actually got to try chocolate gravy for the first time, which was really neat (and delicious).
Because of Hurricane Dorian, Megan had to rearrange their honeymoon cruise the day before the wedding — ugh, stressful! But she managed to rebook everything, and they are now in Jamaica. I hope they’re having a wonderful time. Thanks, Ben and Megan, for sharing your day with us. It’s one I won’t forget!
Andrew & Terralynn’s wedding is in November. We are so exited for this wedding as they are like family, They are from my husbands home town Eminence, KY.
We had a great evening with lots of laughs, chasing light & clear skies from the rain. I may or may not have fell down in a creek, geez! Thank goodness I had laid my camera down prior, Great memories for sure!
Seriously, how can this not be the sweetest engagement shoot since they have a new puppy, isn’t he the cutest? Gosh, I love dogs so much, he was such a good boy!
We ended the evening at Cave Hill Winery, they are always so gracious to photographers and we are so appreciative of that. If you have never seen their venue, you should check them out for sure!
Andrew and Terralynn are both in college and plan on going to graduate school, they have such a bright future ahead of them! Not only do they work hard but they do wedding videography on their spare time.
The Tonya Lynn Team are ready for the most important day of their future!
Photos by Tonya Lynn & Associate Autumn
Cheyenne and Gavin’s engagement shoot was perfect! When we met Cheyenne and Gavin we instantly knew we would be perfect to photograph them! Not only is Cheyenne stunningly gorgeous, but she has this southern charm about her and Gavin is such a handsome, kind, gentle fiance. When you put these two together there is a connection like no other. Their love shows in every touch and the way they stare into each others eyes!
We had such a great evening during their photo shoot and we can’t wait for their June wedding day, which can’t get here fast enough!
I know I have said this before but, every bride and groom that books Tonya Lynn Studios is not only our customer, but our friends! We look forward to capturing many memories with these two in the future!
Mackenzie + Seth’s dreamy wedding day!
My great photographer friend, Creative Images by Jennifer, referred me; Tonya Lynn Weddings to Mackenzie. I had not met Mackenzie until the day of the wedding, I fell in love with her and her family!
The venue was perfect! Jessica was wonderful to work with at The Springer House in Centerville, TN. This Venue was near and dear to Mackenzie’s heart as this land is her families 7 generation property and has stayed within the family. It meant so much to all!
Every moment of the day was breathtaking, every single detail had been thought out. I am so happy for Mackenzie and Seth and hope for a very long marriage of so much happiness. Thank you both for allowing Jeremy and myself to be a small part of your special day.
We adore you and we loved every minute of our day spent with you and your family.
XOXO, Tonya & Jeremy
Ben & Jordan!! It was so great getting to know these two. I realized quickly during the day how Ben and Jordan’s personalities compliment each other. He has a sense of humor that makes her smile. She brings calmness, sweetness & beauty to his life, It is obvious he is crazy about her. They are more then perfect for each other. Thank you both for allowing us to be a very small part of your special and forever day. We truly wish you all so much happiness!!