Backyard Wedding Mt Washington KY
Backyard weddings were all the trend for 2020.
With space to dance the night away under the stars who wouldn’t enjoy spending their day with their loved ones… it truly worked out that way for Kayla and Nate.
Sentimental, and filled with emotion, creating these romantic wedding portraits are something I won’t soon forget.
What was the most anticipated part of your wedding day for you both?
Seeing each other! We chose not to do a first look, so the anticipation was building by the time we could see each other at the ceremony.
Did anything unexpected happen? What was the outcome?
Our original destination wedding plan was thrown away 7 weeks before the wedding… ha! But the outcome was perfect! We had family, friends, neighbors, (and our wonderful photographer) all help in various ways to make our wedding day amazing when we moved it to Kentucky.
The mother of the groom was hospitalized the week before the wedding and we were fearful she wouldn’t be able to attend, but thankfully she was able to make it. As for the day of the wedding, our flower girl screamed down the aisle and our family didn’t listen and stay where they were supposed to be for photos after the ceremony. But we both agree that if those was the most stressful things that happened on our wedding day, we did pretty well!!
Were you nervous? How did you squash those nerves?
Neither of us were very nervous. Nate said he never felt nervous. I felt slightly nervous right before I walked down the aisle, just because all eyes would be on me. But once the door opened and I saw Nate, the nerves went away and were replaced by pure joy.
What song did you walk down the aisle to?
Canon in D by The O’Neill Brothers
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
All of the new adventures together as husband and wife, we can’t wait to travel again. We’re so excited to spend some time building the foundation to our marriage and then will hopefully start a family together in a couple of years!
What was your wedding inspiration?
Originally it was beach vibes, that all changed when it was moved to the backyard. Then I would say it was a simple, yet rustic sort of inspiration.
What’s your wedding song and the significance?
Master Plan by Ron Pope. We both had liked the song and listened to it intermittently, but as the events of 2020 unfolded and everything changed with our wedding, the lyrics to the song become so fitting.
“I know that I love you and we’ll figure out the rest. Whatever else happens, at least we both know that” became so true to what we were experiencing.
What advice do you have for anyone getting married?
Focus on the fact that you are marrying your person! Changes/obstacles will happen and cause some stress, but at the end of the day you will be married and that’s what matters the most.
Also, as a couple identify the most important things about your wedding day and how you want them to go, then stick to them. Everyone has opinions about what you should/shouldn’t do, and while we welcomed advice from others, we were able to stand our ground about some things.
How did you feel at the end of the day?
Relieved that our wedding day finally happened and that it went so well! We also felt like the entire day flew by, despite all of our attempts to keep it a chill, not rushed day.
We were also really excited to be leaving for our honeymoon in St. Lucia!
Venue: Mom’s Backyard
Dress: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique, dress designer was Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Suit: Kenneth Cole
Florals: Mt. Washington Florist
Shoes: White by Vera Wang
Officiant: Rev. Don Stevens
Bridesmaid Attire: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique
Caterer: Mark’s Feed Store
Hair and Makeup: Hair by Christa McNeal and Makeup by Hannah Hardin
Hairpiece / Veil: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique (Erica Koesler- designer)