After meeting at a party in college, Chloe and Shayne became inseparable. Fast forward a couple years, and they’re planning their garden wedding at Gratz Park in Lexington, Kentucky! We love the natural theme and continuation of lush florals throughout the wedding design — especially the bride’s gorgeous head pieces. Jackie Clarkson Photography captured lovely candid moments of the couple enjoying their big day!
Chloe and Shayne
Gratz Park, Lexington, Kentucky
I was inspired by the idea of a secret garden with lush greenery and big blooms under a canopy of trees. It rained all day, which gave us a beautiful and dramatic sky as a backdrop. My lace dress featured a leaf design and my flower crown let me carry the theme with me everywhere we went, even when we ended the night at our favorite dive bar downtown.
It had been raining all day and we kept going back and forth about moving the wedding inside. All of our guests were standing in the park under umbrellas trying to dry off the chairs. About fifteen minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to begin, my wedding planner asked me to call it, inside our outside? I looked out the window, and it was still raining. However, I am optimistic to a fault and I said with the most confident voice I could muster “Outside!” The ceremony began and the downpour turned to a drizzle and then stopped all at once. As I started my way down the aisle the sky parted and when I reached the altar and took Shayne‘s hand the sun came out. It was like magic.
The Couple Recommends:
Jackie Clarkson has been a friend of ours for years so it was only natural that we ask her to capture our wedding day and she did not disappoint. We were very fortunate to have someone that knows us and our relationship so well. She knew just how to catch us in our beautiful candid moments among the mess of goofy faces and posed smiles. She has such a beautiful vision.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jackie Clarkson Photography
Event Planning – Saraya Brewer
Ceremony Venue – Gratz Park, Lexington, KY
Reception Venue – The Carnegie Center
Floral Design – Best of Flowers
Catering – Bourbon N’ Toulouse
Cake – National Provisions
Officiant – Jessica Mohler
DJ – Jaime Lazich
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist – Sarah Gottlob
Hair Styling – Kelsey Benns