Every so often, I have a wedding that truly reminds me of why I do what I do. The wedding of Megan Nettle and Cole Skinker was one of those weddings for me.
Everything about this wedding went beautifully. And aside from a few torrential downpours before the ceremony, and even during the ceremony, a better day to get married may not have been possible.
Having arrived the Beautiful Smith-Berry Winery inNew Castle Kentucky, I entered the beautiful little farmhouse where the Bride and her bridesmaids were preparing their hair and make-up, enjoying each others company over coffee and laughter. Something every bride should make sure to do. Once Megan's hair and make-up was complete, I stole her away for a few pre-wedding bridal shots, and then had her beautiful bridesmaids joins us.
The preparation continued as the brides maids dressed, and finally Megan put her fabulous wedding gown on. The wedding started a few minutes later than anticipated because of a sudden heavy downpour of rain. After it seemed it had cleared, the ceremony proceeded as planned. Until the sky's opened up again. The rain came down as the procession commenced, and right as the brides turn came to walk down that isle, the rain let up. She was beautiful!
The ceremony continued.
Until the sky's opened up again. In a moment of quick decision, we had the guests retreat to the barn, where the ceremony continued beautifully, despite the weathers apparent attempt to unsettle this crowd. But it couldn't be done! There was no stopping this wedding, and nothing was going to bring down these guests or this amazing couple. THIS WAS THEIR DAY. Nothing could bring down the spirits of these two, or their friends or loved ones.
And finally the rains subsided for good... just in time to capture these beautiful images of two true loves. Mr. and Mrs. Cole Skinker.
This bride and groom fell into pose after pose of pure perfection, as if it was rehearsed a thousand times, but really, this was clearly just meant to be.
There was no doubt that after everything was said and done, the bride and groom, the bridal party, and the friends and family that had gathered for this most monumental of occasions in the life of these lovers, was here to celebrate and have a great time.
And celebrate they did!
And finally after a wonderful wedding, an evening spent dining and dancing in a beautifully decorated barn in the beautiful countryside just outside of Louisville, this wedding was ready to come to a close.
And so in splendid fashion, these wonderful people said farewell to the bride and groom as the embarked for their stay at the Galt House in downtown Louisville before they would wake and jump aboard a plane off to honeymoon in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California
What a beautiful way to begin the next chapter in the lives of two people so obviously created for each other. My deepest congratulations to Megan and Cole. May your lives together continue to embody the attitude of perseverance, happiness, and love, so apparent in the way you have started it out.