Andrea & Dustin: A Lovely Distillery Wedding


Sometimes you can look at a photo and feel the love that exists between the subjects. Take one look at this adorable wedding and there will be absolutely no doubt that high school sweethearts, Dustin and Andrea, are completely in love. Scroll down to read the bride's story and to see more photos (by Dei Gratia Photography) of this love-filled day! From the bride: Dustin and I met in high school, but our time as high school sweethearts was very short as I left for Hanover College after about seven months of dating. This started our seven years of long distance as Dustin soon began attending Centre College. We filled those years with Skype, phone calls, visits, and one amazing summer in Yellowstone National Park before getting engaged in 2012.

Our proposal was a complete surprise to me. I thought I was being a wonderful girlfriend by taking Dustin on the best birthday trip ever: zip-lining and camping in Red River Gorge. However, he had better plans. I woke up the morning of the proposal and was led to Sky Bridge at sunrise. Along the bridge, Dustin had set up candles inside mason jars and a picnic breakfast. As the sun rose, he got down on one knee and I said "yes"!

The vision for our wedding was created by our interests (books for me and bourbon for Dustin). We wanted to have a vintage inspired look with old books, mason jars (from the proposal), burlap, and lace. Buffalo Trace was the perfect setting for this rustic and vintage style.

Our favorite moment of our wedding had to be the first look. We were so thankful we chose to see each other before the ceremony so we could focus on each other and truly appreciate the magnitude of the day. We wrote personal vows and shared them with tears and smiles. It was such an intimate and emotional experience that I would never trade. The rest of the day was just so much fun; whether it was taking photos with our incredible photographer, or dancing with our family and closest friends, we felt completely surrounded by love and joy the entire day. 

Andrea & Dustin's Wedding Team - Photographer: Dei Gratia Photography • Planner: Alexis Jennings of Swan's Landing • Caterer: Swan's Landing • Chair Rentals: M&H Tent Rentals • Florist: Ralph Graham of Swan's Landing • Hair & Makeup: Afterglow Salon & Spa • Music: Market8Media • Venue: Buffalo Trace Distillery • Wedding Cake & Desserts: Twisted Sifter