Kelsea and Christopher’s Champion Trace Wedding

Beautiful Bluegrass Wedding

From the Bride: When Chris and I got engaged we knew that we wanted the details of our day to reflect our personalities by incorporating all of the reasons we love our home state. While I had my heart set on a horse farm wedding, Chris’s ideal location was a golf course in the Lexington countryside. It took no longer than the drive through beautiful fence lined horse farms to realize that Champion Trace Golf Club was the perfect integration of our personalities into one.

For a mix of classic and whimsical, we selected a navy blue and burgundy wedding palette with subtle hints of gold to compliment the elegance of the limestone Clubhouse as well as highlight the natural beauty of the rolling bluegrass in autumn. This palette is accentuated in details such as wedding party attire, stationary, and floral arrangements. The menu at our reception transformed our wedding into a true southern backyard BBQ. Of course, no Kentucky wedding can be complete without Bourbon nearby. Our full Bourbon bar included local selections from Maker’s Mark and Buffalo Trace Distillery.

From being surrounded by horses all morning to being surrounded by family and friends all night, we could not have asked for a better day to celebrate our marriage. I was always told how stressful planning a wedding would be, but the staff at Champion Trace filled my experience with nothing but ease. We were so fortunate to have picked vendors that worked together flawlessly and truly created the happiest day of our lives.

Photography: Makenzie Lynn Photography | Location: Nicholasville | Venue and Caterer: Champion Trace Golf Club | Florals: E Stephen Hein Florist | Cake: Tinker's Cake Shop | Rentals: Bryant's Rent-All Music: SoundWave | Hair & Makeup: Indigo Salon & Wellness | Paper: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Attire: Emily Hart Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Credits: Rings - The Diamond Gallery, Bridesmaid’s Dresses - Azazie, Men’s Ties - The Tie Bar, Getting Ready - 21c Museum Hotel, Lexington, Officiant - Bro. K. Alan Miller

Katelyn Daugherty