Brittany & Chris: An Antique Kind of Love
At Kentucky Bride, we love weddings with a unique twist. So when we saw Brittany and Chris' wedding, full of antique items and vintage decor, we knew our readers would enjoy this ceremony. Keep reading to learn more about this couple's love story and vintage wedding at their Morningview, Ky., barn:
From the bride: Chris and I had known each other for some time, but had always been distant acquaintances. One night, years since we had talked to/seen each other, after a night out with a friend from work, I happened to stop at a local hang-out. It was empty but Chris and his friend were there having a drink. I decided to stay, and we talked more that night than we ever had. The next day I was a bit surprised when he called to ask me to dinner. Our first date was amazing; he was a gentleman and so genuinely nice. It was refreshing after a couple of years of not dating. He met my daughter after several dates, a huge step for me to involve someone in her life. I knew he was my forever, seeing how he was with her.
After four years we were engaged on the stage of the Ryman in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville has always been our favorite vacation spot and in the company of amazing friends, he proposed. I was completely surprised when he got down on one knee in the same spot where we had taken one of my favorite pictures of us a couple of years before.
The vision for our wedding was casual, outdoor with romantic antique elements. Our barn was the perfect spot where our guests could feel comfortable and we could transform the space into exactly what we wanted. It all started when my mom and I wandered into a shop in Newport that did auctions. Three chandeliers, two antique doors, seemingly endless estate sales, auctions and the occasional yard sale later, we had the pieces of our dream wedding. Everything was perfectly handmade, homemade, hand-crafted or antique, and all fell into place like it was fit to be together.
The favorite wedding day moment was a moment of stolen time we shared hiding out after our ceremony. It was just a couple of minutes but a chance for us to talk, share a giggle and a kiss without being in the spotlight. The remainder of the night continued to be surreal; the wish lanterns were seemingly from a fairy tale and were hands-down my daughter's favorite.The band, the same friends of ours that shared our engagement, kicked off the reception with all of the group favorites, and everyone was able to dance and enjoy late into the night.
It was our perfect beginning to forever!
Brittany & Chris' Wedding Team
Photographer: Carissa Edwards Videographer: Golden Hour Moving Pictures Hair: Patricia Lovelace, Salon Concepts in Buttermilk, Ky. Dress: European Bridal, Redding Rd. Location: Brittany & Chris' barn, Morningview, Ky.