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
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!
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
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
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
Kalli + Kevin
This past weekend we met Kalli & Kevin in Cincinnati, OH at their wedding venue. This location is truly a dream, I can’t wait for their special day!!
These two met while working at Disney World, Orlando. How cool is that? The cutest love story ever!!
Can you believe that it was 90% rain at this moment? I have to admit I was skeptical about driving three hours with such a bad forecast. We got to the location and the sun came out. It was a gorgeous evening, what a blessing.
We may or may not have gotten kicked out of a wedding reception, haha!! Lets not mention what my husband did for a ring shot!! We will keep that between us, right Kalli & Kevin? It really was a fun evening!!
Kalli & Kevin, It is such an honor to be able to photograph one of the most important days of your life!! We are very grateful for you all!! See you all in September!!
Remember all you brides, book your 2019 wedding by July 1, 2018 to secure 2018 pricing!!