Frazier History Museum Louisville KY
The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky has one of the best rooftop venues in town.
Offering views of downtown and the river, this epic location was perfect for Aloria and Jane’s big day.
We were thrilled to utilize the Door to Nowhere for their first look, then head to the waterfront for their gorgeous wedding portraits, and finish up with the bridal party in the garden of the Frazier.
I’m going to let this couple tell you about the day in their own words because the elegance of the day is best seen through their eyes.
What was the most anticipated part of your wedding day for you both?
I was most excited for the ceremony itself. I wrote the officiant’s speech and we each wrote our own vows. That was the part that was most personal and meaningful to me. – Jane
I was excited for the reception as I hand picked a lot of songs to be played and wanted to make sure everyone in attendance had a good time. – Aloria
Did anything unexpected happen? What was the outcome?
The most unexpected thing about our planning process was the pandemic. We went back and forth many times about whether or not to go through with it, who we would invite from our original guest list, if we were going to postpone. In the end, we reduced the guest list significantly and had the wedding we knew we deserved.
Were you nervous? How did you squash those nerves?
I was terrified! Laying out my emotions for our friends and family to see has to be one of the most nerve-wracking parts for me. As a queer person, I still had residual fear that someone wouldn’t accept our love and union as real – even despite all the support we received from our community in the months leading up to the big day. I hope that one day those fears become something of the past, but that’s not the reality we live in today. – Jane
I was very very nervous that with the pandemic our wedding would not happen. From very early on we made sure we had a back up plan to make sure no matter what at the end of the day we were married. – Aloria
What song did you walk down the aisle to?
It was an instrumental version of Jessie J’s Flashlight by Brooklyn Duo.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
I’m looking forward to calling her my wife and for being called her wife. Every time I think about it, I get a ridiculously giddy smile on my face and butterflies in my stomach. – Jane
i look forward to the rest of our lives. things may not always be easy but know that i get to go through the tough stuff with her is all that matters. – Aloria
What was your wedding inspiration?
Peter Pan and fairytales. We felt like we had found our fairytale ending and we both have different connections to fairies and woods so a whimsical woodland/fairytale theme was perfect.
What’s your wedding song and the significance?
We danced to a mash up of two Shania Twain’s songs You’re Still the One and From This Moment by Kelsey and Caleb. Those two songs together tell the story of our journey from meeting until getting married. It fit too perfectly not to pick.
What song did you dance to for your parent dances and why?
I danced to Here’s Hopin’ by Roy Rogers with my dad because he has the lyrics of the song in a frame with photos of me as a toddler in a cowboy hat. He told me that when he heard the song just after I was born, he cried because it’s about a child growing up and leaving home, but knowing they can return home if things get too bad. That’s the relationship I’ve had with my parents: they let me go off on my own and make my own mistakes, but if I need something they are always there to help me through. – Jane
I picked Ready, Set Don’t Go by Billy ray Cyrus, this song from the moment it was released perfectly fit my dad and I’s relationship. I am the youngest in my family and have always been very independent. my parents always knew i was to big from my little home town i think they also worried about there Queer child leaving home in todays worlds. – Aloria
What advice do you have for anyone getting married?
Talk to each other, being on the same page is vital to planning a wedding and beginning a marriage. BE HAPPY – if something isn’t making you happy, change it, talk about it, figure out what to do differently. There isn’t anything better than beginning your marriage as happy as you can possibly be. – Jane
Never give up, you are going to have your ups and downs you are going to fight and there will be times when you don’t like each other and that is okay. A relationship is not 50/50 it is 100/100 meaning you give it your all. Be respectful of your partners boundaries and let them develop their life, meaning allow them to have friends and be a fully functioning human without constantly being with them or texting them. The foundation of a Marriage is trust. – Aloria
How did you feel at the end of the day?
So tired but full of emotions. We were surrounded by people who love us individually and as a couple and that feeling is one I won’t forget. I hope everyone feels that full on their wedding day.
It was a day filled with emotion and love, friends and family.
From the craziness of the coronavirus pandemic to fighting for equality through the Black Lives Matter movement, Jane and Aloria never lost sight of what matters most; each other.
Because in the end, love always wins.
Venue: The Frazier History Museum
Photography: Green Apple Photography
Dress: Gretchen’s Bridal Salon
Rings: Ash & Croft
Florals: Sola Wood Blooms
Officiant: Jill Ridgell
Bridesmaid Attire: David’s Bridal & House of Wu
Caterer: Ladyfingers Catering
DJ: Partyzone Productions
Hairpiece / Veil: Gretchen’s Bridal Salon