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Whitley + Darius

August 29, 2020

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

Flowers |Benjamin’s Flowers and Gifts in Frankfort, Kentucky

Engagement Ring | Kay’s Jewlery

Dress |Rebecca’s Bridal Boutique in Louisville, Kentucky

Bridesmaids Dresses| David’s Bridal

Grooms Attire | Geno’s Formal Affair in Lexington

Caterer |Type A Catering in Lexington, Kentucky

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 

 

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Lindsey + Brian Summer Wedding

July 30, 2020

Lindsey + Brian summer wedding

It was a super hot beautiful day in July, preparations were made for preventing covid and the guest list had to be cut due to govenor’s orders. Despite the list being shorter their day was so special and filled with joy. Everyone celebrated their love for one another and it truly was such a special day.

The day was perfect, Lindsey got ready with her gals and laughed all morning. She was so relaxed and you could tell she was just so happy to be marrying Brian.  They got married in the most beautiful little chapel hidden in Louisville, Ky, and the venue was just a few miles away in Simpsonville at a cute and whimsical barn. Their colors for their wedding was a mint & peach summer color, it all went beautifully together. All Guest had to

wear mask to enter the chapel, so after the ceremony all guest lined up and the Bride and Groom ran through the train of their family and friends. Their chapel ceremony and the walk through was so beautiful, and such a great way to say hello to guests. It was all so special. Only immediate family and bridal party attended the reception. They are hoping to have a bigger reception this Fall to celebrate with all the special people in their lives. All in all their day was so beautiful and their love for each other was shown throughout the day. It couldn’t have been any better.

Wedding Sources :

Ceremony |The Well’s Farm Lawenceburg, KY

Venue |The Well’s Farm Lawenceburg, KY

Wedding Coordinator |Connie Gott

Flowers |David, Kroger

Engagement Ring | Zales

Dress |Sweet Magnolia’s Somerset, KY

Bridesmaids Dresses| David’s Bridal

Grooms Attire | Men’s warehouse

Caterer |Hill of beans

Cake |Elly spencer

Hair |Greg wells

Entertainment |Broderick redden

Head Photographer | Tonya Lynn

Assistant Photographer | Becca Graham + Jordan Williams

Videographer | White owl weddings

Officiant |Mark sims

Film Lab | Photovisions 

 

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Maddy + Brad

October 30, 2019

Married October 19, 2019

There were so many highlights on Maddy and Brad’s day, it’s hard to think of just one that sums it all up. I think of a 1969 Camaro, puppy love, unexpected rain, and a cake made to look like, get this, a RZR dune buggy.

Let’s start at the beginning. Maddy had booked us way back in January and we did their engagement shoot this past summer. I already knew them as really nice, laid-back people who love to travel and love the outdoors (seriously: their dream date would be moose hunting in Alaska). Maddy is in human resources/logistics and Brad is a warehouse manager. They met on campus at the University of the Cumberlands and, three and a half years later, they were ready to tie the knot.

The ceremony was at a pretty church in Williamsburg. Brad didn’t want to see Maddy before the wedding, so, instead of a First Look, they each stood against one corner of a brick wall, held hands and gave each other gifts. Maddy gave Brad an engraved watch, and Brad gave Maddy a picture frame with a dog collar wrapped around it. The picture was of an adorable grey lab puppy, which he had bought for her as a surprise. So sweet! She immediately started crying (who wouldn’t?). They will pick up their new pup after they get home from their honeymoon.

Maddy, who is originally from Indiana, has two dads, and she did a First Look with both of them, which was emotional, especially for her stepdad. Then, her biological dad walked her down the aisle, and her stepdad officiated the wedding! So sweet.

After the I dos, Maddy and Brad sped off in a white 1969 Camaro — it had belonged to Brad’s late uncle and Brad and his dad have fixed it up — and headed to Brad’s family farm to take pictures. By then, rain was sprinkling a little bit, but we made do, and the wedding party was really good-natured about it. We ended up getting such good shots that really captured the atmosphere of the day.

The ceremony took place in The Corbin Center, which is a community center. Normally, the space isn’t too exciting, but they did such an amazing job decorating everything to really make the room special. They incorporated antiques everywhere (the cake was on an antique vanity) and they even had a separate section displaying the take-home gifts. The gifts were individually-wrapped dog biscuits “given” to guests by Maddy and Brad’s lab, Luke. I love that idea! My Lucy and Bokeh were sure happy with me when I got home. Ha!

The ceremony was a really big party. There was dancing, a great meal with pulled pork and mac and cheese, and, yep, a bit of bourbon. Ha! The groom’s cake was made to look like a RZR because one of their favorite things to do is go riding, especially on Black Mountain in Harlan. Their other fave thing is to travel and so off they went to Hawaii after their wedding. So jealous!

Wedding sources:

Ceremony | Shiner Church of Christ – Williamsburg, KY

Venue | The Corbin Center

Flowers | Family

Dress | Bride-Essence of Australia. House of White, Newburgh, IN

Caterer | Jon Evan Jacks

Cake | Rachel Kirby, London Ky. Grooms Cake- 27street sweets

Hair + Makeup | Tera Oller or Sarah Harbin. Makeup- Sarah Towe

Associate Photographers | Becca Graham

Music | Violinist- Brooke Way. DJ-Travis Sparkman

Invitation | Minuteman Press, London, Ky

Officiant | Jeremy Oller

Honeymoon | Oahu, Hawaii at Turtle Bay Beach Resort

Videographer | Young Videography

 

 

 

 

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Allison + Jared

October 24, 2019

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!

Wedding sources:

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

 

 

 

 

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Kendra + Ross, engagement session

September 3, 2019

Imagine a sunset out on the lake, with pinks and oranges splashed across the sky. Add a gorgeous rose-gold dress, a bottle of champagne, handfuls of confetti.  Ross and Kendra, one of the cutest couples I’ve met.

All of it makes for the most amazing engagement photoshoot.

I first met Kendra, who is from nearby Nancy, a few years ago when she was a lifeguard at a local pool. My son Finn was too little to go down the slide, but she made a sweet exception for him, and we’ve followed each other on Facebook ever since. When she asked me to do her engagement and wedding photos, I immediately said yes.

Ross and Kendra are just sweet, down-to-earth people with very successful careers in Pulaski County. They live on Lake Cumberland and, we quickly learned, are big animal lovers. The first time my assistant Becca and I went to their house, we were greeted by a bunch of chickens, roosters and even a goat. We also met their adorable golden retriever Remi, who they love completely and even has a role in their wedding.

The first time we tried to do the engagement shoot, a rainstorm came out of nowhere and we all hid in the cabin of their boat, which they named “The Lucky One.” When I asked about the meaning of the name, they told me that, since they’ve known each other, Kendra has told Ross that she’s the lucky one for finding him. In turn, Ross has insisted that he’s the lucky one for having found her. So, when it came to naming their boat, they knew exactly what it should be called.

I love that story.

Anyway, last Wednesday, the weather was perfect, and we got some incredible shots. Shooting at the lake is always fun, but it was extra special since Ross and Kendra’s wedding and reception will overlook Lake Cumberland too. I can’t wait for their special day, which is in less than two weeks now. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the shots of their special engagement shoot.

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Andrew + Terralynn

July 3, 2019

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

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Brad + Maddy

June 29, 2019

Brad + Maddy

We are so thrilled about these two getting married!

Brad and Maddy met at college in Williamsburg, KY. Not only are these two a beautiful couple but their connection is the sweetest! Brad took us to his family farm land, It was beyond gorgeous! We fought the rain and Brad showed us a little off roading, haha!

We are looking forward to their Fall October wedding, just around the corner!


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Megan + Ben

May 15, 2019

Megan & Ben’s love story starts at church, when they met through a mutual friend. Anyone who knows Megan knows about her love for all things Disney. When Ben decided to propose, he surprised Megan at her favorite place, Disney World, with the most magical ring! It truly was a fairytale come true!

During Megan & Ben’s engagement session we decided to do a little something different and go for a boat ride. As we had the kindest help getting the boat in the creek, Tonya was perfecting the floral arrangements when the boat moved from the dock and she started doing the splits! Luckily she didn’t end up swimming with the fish!  Now it was Ben & Megans turn to go for a boat ride. Once safely steady in the boat the adventure began. Ben & Megan went floating down the creek, while we played “Kiss the Girl.” Megan was  truly living her best Ariel dream! It was enchanting!!

We then ventured around the land of a family friend, and soaked up all the beauty of this farm. It was a photographers heaven! After learning about the history of the farm and capturing every angle, we headed downtown to a hidden gem, a PINK wall! We ended the night at sunset after such an exciting, magical evening. We continue to get to know Ben & Megan, we love them and can’t wait for their special day!

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Ben + Emily

February 3, 2019

Happy one week anniversary Ben & Emily! Their day was the most beautiful winter fairytale wedding. Everything was perfect! There was so much love throughout the day!  Ben and Emily did not want to see each other before the wedding which is always a challenge for winter weddings because it gets dark so early. We lucked out and the sun shined and we were able to capture some photos right after the ceremony!  Emily’s family were a big part of my husbands life (Jeremy) growing up from his home town, they were like his family. So with that being said it was such an honor when Emily called me and asked me to be there for her special day!  Emily was just a little girl at our wedding 16 years ago and it brought back so many memories. She has become such a wonderful young lady and we are so happy for her! We can’t wait to see where Her and Ben’s life lead to!

Venue – The Gatsby on Main, Shelbyville, KY

Cake – Lisa Atha

Wedding Coordinator – Casie Storey, Events by Southern Sparkle

Florist – Flowers by Sharon

Videographer – Tandem Productions

Invitations – Vistaprint

Entertainment – Charlie Starzman & Annie Devries

Dress – I do…A Bridal Boutique, Shelbyville, KY

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Mackenzie + Seth

October 17, 2018

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

Venue | The Springer House

Videographer | Brian Qualls, BK Qualls Creations

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