Lindsay & Clinton's Shelbyville Wedding

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Lindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. Photography Get ready to shed some tears over this bride's touching story! The way that Lindsay talks about her high school sweetheart, Clinton, is the absolute sweetest & we're sure he feels the same way about his bride. This adorable couple faced trials & nine years of life before tying the knot in March & came out stronger because of it. Keep reading to hear more about how they met & to see photos from their lovely Long Ridge Farm wedding!

From the bride: Clinton & I met at my 18th birthday party during our senior year of high school. We had several mutual friends & I'm not sure how we hadn't met sooner. After three short months of dating, our relationship was tested in a major way. On March 18, 2007, Clinton was rushed into surgery due to a brain hemorrhage & begin fighting for his life. To this day it's been the toughest experience we've been through together. Going through that difficult time so early in our relationship showed us the level of commitment we had towards one another. We've known each other for nine years now & every day is better than the last. Clinton has a quirkiness about him that I love! He always manages to keep me grounded & reminds me that life is to be enjoyed. I can honestly say when I married Clinton on May 16 2015 that it was the best day of my life.

Lindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. PhotographyLindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. Photography

Our vision for our wedding was inspired by our personalities; rustic with an elegant flair. Clinton is into gardening & loved the idea of having our wedding on a farm. I wanted a venue with a romantic feel & though our color palette of coral, seafoam & gold fit perfectly with a barn wedding. We had visited around 6 venues before finding Long Ridge Farm. Driving up the gravel road, I knew it was going to take the cake. From the rolling bluegrass hills to the grayish tint of the barn, it was love at first sight.

Lindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. PhotographyLindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. Photography

We steered away from burlap, hay bales, & décor that tend to give barn weddings their casual feel. Instead, dressing the barn with mercury glass, lanterns & lots of flowers. We used market lighting in the barn because we love the warm feeling they give off. Hands down, my favorite element from our wedding was the ceremony arch, built by Greg Dye from Wildflowers. It was gorgeous & truly embraced the rustic elegance we were going for.

Lindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. PhotographyLindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. Photography

My favorite wedding day moment was during the ceremony before our exchanging of vows. Our officiant had us answer a series of questions & told us he would be sharing our answers during the ceremony. Questions like "What excites you most about marrying Clinton?" & "What's the one thing you want Clinton to know above all else?". We had no idea what the other had answered. After planning every last detail of our special day, it was so nice to be surprised with these touching answers.

Lindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. PhotographyLindsay & Clinton | Kentucky Bride magazine Real Kentucky Wedding blog feature | Photo by R.T. Photography

Lindsay & Clinton's Wedding Team - Photographer: R.T. Photography • Wedding Planner: Alexis Raley • Bridal Gown: Rebecca's Wedding Boutique • Cake & Desserts: The Sugar Woods • Caterer: Jarfi's • Florist: Wildflowers • Groom's Attire: The Belle & the Beau on Etsy • Hair: Tiffany Hampton Cecil • Invitations & Paper Products: Smitten on Paper, Goldenberry Paper • Location: Long Ridge Farm, Shelbyville • Makeup: Carrie Lentz from MAC • Music: DJ Jack Gill • Rentals: Millennium Events • Transportation: Vintage Car, Neil Young