Allison & Michael: A Classic Louisville Wedding


AGtop Could this couple be any cuter? We are absolutely smitten with the bride's beautiful, oversized bouquet, the groom's dapper style & of course, the nods to The Great Gatsby found throughout the day. Oh, and if you're wondering about the cute little goat cake topper, the couple's last name is Goatley! Scroll down to read the bride's story of how her & her groom met along with the inspiration behind their big day décor.


From the bride: My husband & I met through friends of friends when I was still living in Cincinnati, OH. We dated long distance between there and Louisville for nearly 2.5 years until I accepted a promotion and moved. He likes to tell people that I pursued him, but really I just wanted to beat him at Words with Friends!


The vision for our wedding was coined by one of my bridesmaids, "Classic Whimsy" and it became a running joke as we proceeded in our plans. Once we found the Pendennis Club, I knew it would be the perfect venue for our 3 story reception! The building is beautiful on it's own, so it didn't need much decoration. We just incorporated our love of movies, gelato, all kinds of food, and music.


St. William Church was perfect for us because it allowed my husband & I to incorporate our own family traditions into a very intimate ceremony. We even brought one of my favorite priests all the way from Texas!

One of my favorite memories from our wedding was when my youngest niece (18 months old at the time) decided she should sit on the altar steps during the readings since she had a captive audience! It was too cute to make her move. 

AG10Allison & Michael | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding Blog Feature | Photos by Natalia Bishop PhotographyAG11Our wedding was really everything we could have hoped for & I think our photographer, Natalia Bishop, was able to capture that in her gorgeous photos! - Alli

Allison & Michael's Wedding Team - Photographer: Natalia Bishop Photography • Wedding Planner & Event Designer: Essential Details • Bridal Gown: European Bridal • Cake & Desserts: Gelato Gilberto & Peacock's Designs • Caterer: Pendennis Club • Ceremony Location: St. William Catholic Church • Florist: Kati Esser, Blooms by Essential Details • Hair: Jill Milby, Sola Salon Studios • Invitation & Paper Products: Jen Spaeth • Makeup: Airbrush for Brides • Reception Location: Pendennis Club • Rentals: Party Zone Productions • Transportation: Sandollar Limo • Videographer: Dane Sears, Quick Hill Films