Matthew and I married in the warmth of June, surrounded by our closest friends and family, our hearts full of joy, and the day was more than we could have ever dreamed of.
We wanted a simple day. A day full of intention. A day we could later remember each moment as it was.
We shared our personal vows early in the morning, privately, with a cup of coffee, in the park where we first met.
My mother, who has the greenest thumb, helped arrange my bouquet, ceremony florals, and Matthew's boutonnière. We sourced the blooms from Trader Joe's and Michler's Florist.
My longest and closest friend did my hair and minimal makeup for me.
Matthew's older sister officiated the ceremony in the historic Gratz Park.
My older brother played an acoustic version of D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin while my Father-in-Law walked me down the aisle.
Our wedding bands were handed down from my Gaga and Matthew's father. They just so happen to be matching styles.
Our dear friend, Cady, home baked our wedding cake. A beautiful summertime combination of pistachio, strawberry and swiss meringue.
Sidebar Grill (home of the best sweet potato wedges in the state of KY) hosted our wedding reception. An intimate space was a priority for us. We filled up on burgers, fried pickles, strawberry basil gazpacho and watermelon ranch water. Then we all danced the night away.
The following photographs were captured by both Matthew and I on 35mm film.