Bourbon Inspired Farm Wedding


We love how the bride and groom showcased their own personalities while staying true to their Kentucky theme. We also love a naked wedding cake and theirs was perfection. Take note of those bourbon bottle centerpieces!

From the bride: When the planning first began, I tried very hard to incorporate both mine and Derrick’s interests, because I wanted to show everyone it was OUR wedding, not MY wedding. Derrick is a lover of all things bourbon, as are his friends. We spent over ten months and collected nearly sixty bottles total to incorporate into our centerpieces. The only request we had when we collected the bottles was that they be Kentucky Bourbon. Once the bottles were collected we spent roughly twenty hours stripping the labels and glue from the bottles, it was certainly an experience that we won’t soon forget! My personality was incorporated into the centerpieces in the form of beautiful vintage books, the kind that you can only find in an antiques store or on the shelf at your favorite grandparents’ home. The result of combining the bottles with the books led to a timeless, elegant look that made me giddy with every glance.

Derrick and I knew we didn’t want a traditional unity ceremony; we wanted something that would not only be memorable for our guests, but something we could cherish in our home for years to come. We decided on a Love Letter Box. We both wrote letters to one another the night before our wedding. We placed them in a beautifully hand crafted box, along with a bottle of our favorite wine and vowed to only open it, should we believe our marriage is in trouble. If that were to happen, we would share the wine and take one another’s letter to the opposite end of the house. We would read the letter that was written the night before the wedding and reminisce on why we chose to wed in the first place. This box is proudly displayed in our living room as a constant reminder of our special day.

From the Photographer - Tabitha and Derrick’s Bowling Green wedding was an absolute dream and we had the best time with them & their wedding party! When we photographed their engagement session at WKU they spoke about their vision for their wedding day style. One of the most important parts they wanted to include were elements of their Kentucky home and we were really looking forward to seeing all of the pieces come together. We definitely weren’t disappointed! All of the details were a dream, the mix of the florals, books, & liquor bottles was the perfect combination for their wedding day style.

Photography: Ivory Door Studio | Event Planning: À La Occasions | Floral Design: Rebecca McArdle + Debbie Phipps | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Cake: Kathy Poston | Hair: Sun Suites Salon and Spa | Makeup: Katy Yokley | DJ: Power Blast Events | Venue: Historic Potter's Farm