The most regal wedding you’ve seen this year comes by way of a farm in Kentucky. Eden and Greg are an elegant couple who envisioned a classic wedding with impeccable detailing. Expert photographer Susan Stripling loves a beautiful veil, and Eden’s wedding day fashion made for incredible portraits the couple will cherish forever.
Eden and Greg
Private Residence, Louisville, Kentucky
Our venue was my family horse farm in KY. We knew that the landscape alone was beautiful that we didn’t need to do much to add to the beauty. We wanted something that was classic and regal to stand the test of time. We choose gold, black, ivory, and butter colors to give it that classic but formal feel. The lighting was simple with lots of candles, large chandeliers, and simple uplighting so that it would glow a gold hue everywhere.
The wedding day fashion reflected our classic regal theme. All the girls could choose their own black evening gown so that it was perfect for each of their bodies. The guys each wore black tuxes with bow-ties. To give some edge, Greg wore a midnight blue tux so that he could stand apart and reflect his sense of style. For my wedding dress, I went with a large princess gown with a beautiful train and cathedral veil that cascaded past the end of my train. I grew up the baby girl/princess of my family so I knew I wanted a dress that was romantic, regal, and dramatic. The lace detail that Lazaro did on my dress gave the right touch of classic beauty that I wanted to achieve.
Greg: It was when I was walking down the aisle. We didn’t do first looks so when the doors opened and I started walking down the aisle to him, he said it was a moment that his heart stopped.
Eden: It was Greg saying his vows to me. We decided to write our own special vows and the words he spoke to me truly reaffirmed that I was marrying my best friend. The other special moment was my Father Daughter dance. I still do not know how I was able to convince my Dad to add on “Turn Down For What” at the end of our dance. We started with The Temptations “My Girl” then surprised everyone with a short hip hop dance. To hear the crowd scream during that moment and know that my Dad loved me enough to do it is something that will forever make me smile.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Susan Stripling
Event Planning – Arnie Levin
Ceremony Venue – St. John’s Church of Christ
Reception Venue – Fleur Di Lis Farm
Floral Design – In Bloom Again
Catering – Masterson’s Catering
DJ – Triangle Talent
Videography – Folklore Cinema
Invitations – Impressions
Wedding Dress – Macy’s Bridal Salon
Groom’s Apparel – The Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Formally Modern Tuxedo