Megan & Jason - A Summer Wedding in Kentucky
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Megan probably never suspected she would meet her husband in Chicago, but that is exactly what happened. After months of dating and a proposal, Megan and Jason decided Lexington would be the perfect place to get married as Megan's parents now lived there.
The Belmont Stakes horse race was held on June 9th and was being simulcast at Keeneland. Seeing as the soon-to-be newlyweds were having their pre-wedding photos taken at Keeneland that day, they thought it would be good luck to place a bet on their wedding day, so that's what they did!
Megan's family friend, Eddie, also the owner of E & A Design in Dothan, Ala., designed all of the boutonnieres and bouquets and he decorated The Carrick House for the wedding. Eddie purchased the flowers in Lexington and assembled everything at Megan's parents' home.
Megan and Jason started Dishique, a company that specializes in customized dinnerware, in 2011. Each dessert plate at their reception was personalized by Dishique with their "S" monogram. This was the perfect way for them to incorporate their business, a large part of their life together, into their wedding day.
Instead of the traditional walk down the aisle, Jason and Megan walked into The Carrick House as vocalist, Callista Day, serenaded the crowd with an a cappella version of "Oh Happy Day." Post-ceremony, guests were invited to enjoy a cocktail hour, complete with hors d'oeuvres, such as Chicago-style mini hotdogs. No Tools Loaned, a Bluegrass band, entertained the guests as they awaited the arrival of the bride and groom.
In addition to their unique dessert dishes from Dishique, Megan and Jason surprised guests with other personal touches that included place cards with handwritten thank you notes and cookies shaped like their own silhouettes, in addition to traditional wedding cake. Also, they entertained their guests with a choreographed first dance. This wedding was definitely one to remember!
Megan & Jason's Wedding Team
Photographer: Lisa Collins Photography
Caterer: Lundy's Special Events
Dessert Plates: Dishique
Venue: The Carrick House
Pre-Wedding Photo Location: Keeneland
Wedding and Floral Design: E & A Design
Band: No Tools Loaned
Vocalist: Callista Day