Cassie & Brian: Summer Farm Wedding

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Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio Cassie & Brian chose to incorporate so many unique & personal aspects into their wedding, including getting married at Brian's family farm! You can see all those details & read the bride's account of their big day below!

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From the bride: Our story starts in high school, where, ironically enough, Brian and I met in chemistry class. We never dated in high school and of course, have differing stories on how we became friends. Nearly 10 years later, we ran into each other at a local pub. We immediately clicked; it was like we hadn’t missed a beat despite not keeping in touch over those 10 years! Two and a half years later, Brian popped the question with the help of our dog, Hank! Brian helped Hank get fancy with a men’s neck tie and sent Hank running into the living room where I was watching TV in my oversized T shirt and high school gym shorts - clearly unsuspecting on that Wednesday night. I struggled to figure out what was going on - Why did Hank have a tie on and a sign fastened around his neck?! As I spun around to ask Brian what was going on, he was on bended knee! Being in a state of shock, I don’t remember much of what he said but of course I said yes!  We spent the rest of the night sipping champagne and celebrating with our immediate families and best friends! It was perfect.

Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo StudioCassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio

Our wedding, where to start?! My vision for our May wedding was to create an event that was unique and sophisticated with a soft romantic feel and subtle vintage detail. It was important to me that our wedding reflected who Brian and I are as a couple and I wanted it to be a wedding that our friends and family would remember. My favorite part of our wedding was simply seeing everything come together. It was incredible to see so many separate inspirations and visions come to life.

We chose to have our reception at Brian’s parent’s farm (Potato Hill Farm) in Augusta, Kentucky because it is not only beautiful but represents what is most important to us, family. Nearly every detail of our wedding had a deeper meaning behind it - from choosing Potato Hill Farm, to serving our favorite foods on mismatched vintage china, to the custom hand-crafted beers my brother brewed just for the occasion. In reflecting on our wedding, what was most meaningful to me was how so many people poured their time and energy into making my vision come true, especially my mom who worked tirelessly to help me get my ideas on paper and then brought them to life.

Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio

Choosing the best memory from the whole day is a tough to-do! Some of my top memories include the exquisite rehearsal dinner in the old stone wine cellar at Baker Bird Winery, excitedly spending the morning getting ready with the girls at the farm house, completing the Southern tradition of unburying a bourbon bottle and taking swigs with the bridal party, celebrating on the trolley immediately after the ceremony, feeding the donkeys carrots during cocktail hour and simply dancing the night away.

Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio

Now that the wedding has come and gone, many items from our wedding have been repurposed and serve as an unexpected and sentimental reminder of our wedding. My favorite centerpiece currently houses fresh cut flowers on our dining room table, we continue to serve dinner to those we love on that same mismatched vintage china, and have spirited competitions with our hand-crafted giant Jenga. It's true what they say, the day is over in a blink of an eye but through reusing wedding items in our home, memories from our wedding remain fresh and new memories are made. As we start the next chapter of our lives, I am incredibly thankful for the wedding we were blessed to have and the unyielding support from friends and family.  I look forward to our life adventure as husband and wife and feel eternally grateful for the divine intervention that reconnected Brian and I ten years after we first became friends. Cheers!

Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo Studio Cassie & Brian | Kentucky Bride Magazine "Real Kentucky Wedding" Blog Feature | Photo by Maxim Photo StudioCassie & Brian's Wedding Team - Photographer: Maxim Photo Studio • Coordinator: Sheila Tillman of Pretty Chic Events • Band: The Chuck Taylors • Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom • Cake and Cupcakes: Homegrown Cakes • Caterer and Bar: Melissa Manley of Maysville Country Club • Florals: Posy Floral Designs • Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank • Hair: Hair and Makeup Artistry by Amanda Smith • Makeup: Glossa Makeup • Rentals: Advantage Tent Rental • Wedding Dress : Wtoo • Venue: Potato Hill Farm

This wedding is a KBM Blog Feature & will not printed in Kentucky Bride magazine.