Wedding Highlights: The Melloans

We're so thrilled to share this gorgeous cinematography with y'all! There's nothing like reliving a wedding day and Reel Special Productions knows exactly how to take you back. Enjoy this highlight reel and the bride's wedding story below.

From the bride: Having worked in the wedding industry for several years, I knew the vendors that I wanted to be a part of our special day. The first thing I did was contact them all to find a common date. I think having amazing vendors is one of the most important things when wedding planning. They all made things so easy and were helpful through the entire process. I knew that I could trust them with one of the most important days of my life.

The colors I chose were champagne and navy with soft hints of blush. I also wanted to incorporate lace and a little bit of bling. My dress was the perfect combination of both of these things. It was different than anything I had seen or imagined myself wearing but fit my wedding vision and I fell in love with it. From there, I chose navy bridesmaids dresses that coordinated with the style of my dress.

I knew I wanted my wedding bouquet to be all white. It had the perfect amount of roses, hydrangeas (one of my favorite flowers) and freesia. It was wrapped in lace from my mother's wedding dress and her pearls that she wore on her wedding day. All the bridesmaids’ bouquets and centerpieces included a bit of pink. For the centerpieces we used a mix of tall and short to bring some variety to the room. We also had lots of candles to add to the ambiance.

Our cake was tall and elegant but we had a little fun with it too. We have 2 dogs, Ladybug and Oliver that are a big part of our lives. They couldn't be a part of the wedding but we included them on the cake, peeking out the bottom layer in the back. We had a choice of 2 flavors for our guests - white chocolate raspberry and dark chocolate champagne with buttercream icing.
The groom’s cake was in the shape of a basketball with a referee shirt and whistle. This is one of Justin’s favorite hobbies!

For our meal, we had delicious station options for our guests. There was a shrimp, BBQ and grits station, all served in martini glasses. Guests could make their own mixing cheese, chives, bacon, and an assortment of other toppings for their grits. We also had lasagna cupcakes of 2 different flavors a chicken pesto and traditional lasagna. Along with that there was a salad and caprese skewers, one of my favorites! The last station was a huge cheese and fruit display on bourbon barrel table.

We also had a fun drink station with lemonade and tea. There were many different mixers such as peach, pomegranate, and mint.

Our favorite wedding moment was right after the ceremony. We had to walk around the church outside to get to the room in the back of the sanctuary. It was just starting to rain, so we had to run! When we got to the room, Justin took me in his arms and gave me a kiss. Our photographer was able to get a shot of this, our first picture as a married couple, in a Polaroid. All of our family came to give us hugs and of course all of our closest friends in the bridal party. It was a very special moment.

| VIDEOGRAPHER: Reel Special Productions | PHOTOGRAPHER: Malicote Photography | LOCATION: Frankfort and Lexington, KY | VENUE(S): Capital City Christian Church (ceremony) Manchester Music Hall (reception) | CREDITS: Buffalo Trace Distillery | FLORIST: Kim Ballard Ross Floral Designs | CATERER: Type A Catering - | CAKE/DESSERTS: Tinker's Cake Shop | RENTALS: Bryant's Rent-All | Purdon's Rental | Canvas Event Furniture | MUSIC: Soundwave Mobile Disc Jockey (Larry Lee) | TRANSPORTATION: Thoroughbred Limousine | PAPER PRODUCTS: Liz Layne Creative | HAIR + MAKEUP: Cha Cha's Salon | BRIDE + GROOM'S ATTIRE: Wedding Wonderland

Katelyn Daugherty