Ashley & Jed - A Wedding at Transylvania University
Recognizing that Ashley and Jed shared boundless energy and optimism, a mutual friend introduced them two years ago. She knew, "they would either spontaneously combust or instantly connect." Thankfully, it was the latter. For their wedding, they wanted to create an event featuring the hospitality of Jed's native Texas and the Southern charm of Kentucky where they met and fell in love. Ashley and Jed exchanged vows in the quaint Old Morrison Chapel at Transylvania University, where the bride attended college. Wearing the same veil her mother wore on her wedding day to her father 43 years ago, earrings borrowed from her sister and carrying a cameo from her maternal grandmother along with a vintage handkerchief from her paternal grandmother, Ashley was surrounded by tokens from the strong women in her life. Her stunning shoes completed the wedding tradition by offering a peek of Tiffany blue. The handsome groom wore a pair of Texas Longhorn cufflinks to honor his late father.
The romantic reception was held under a canopy of lit trees, sparkling chandeliers and a harvest moon in the backyard of the home of family and friends. Favor boxes of Tiffany blue containing cookies from Ashley's favorite hometown bakery adorned the lace-topped tables beside arrangements of pink roses and ivory hydrangea. Each table was also decorated with pairs of antique keys tied to note cards requesting guests to give the happy new couple their idea of "The Keys" to a happy marriage.
Barbecue brisket flown in from Jed's native Texas was served along with pulled pork, Cornish game hen, incredible mashed potatoes and a crisp green salad. Guests chose between University of Kentucky and Texas Longhorn beverage holders to show their team spirit. A three-tiered cake of lemon, strawberry and vanilla displaying the couple's monogram and a chocolate groom's cake featuring the University of Texas Longhorn on the Texas flag were served for dessert.
Ashley & Jed's Wedding Team
Photographer: Mazy Hollow Photography
Wedding Planner: Erica Said of Bliss
Ceremony Location: Old Morrison Chapel at Transylvania University
Tent Rental: Goff Southeast Tents
Flowers: PG Howard Floral Designs
Catering: Apiary Catering