The Kentucky Castle | Kelsey & Ryan

February 18, 2020

The Kentucky Castle Versailles Kentucky

The Beginning

Kelsey and Ryan first met when they both worked at McDonald’s.  Becoming friends first, they were able to see exactly wha tthe other was like in a natural setting.  After a year, Ryan asked Kelsey out and their love took off.  Dating five years allowed them to move in together, adopt three pets from the Humane Society, and weather the ups and downs of life.  Five years after their first date, soaking wet from Niagara Falls, Ryan popped the question on the Maid of the Mist.

The Big Day

Kelsey immediately knew where she wanted to get married.  The Kentucky Castle was the ideal spot for romance and elegance.Her princess ballgown from Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique was accented with a shimmery blue belt that complimented the wedding colors.  Opting to create her bouquet herself, Kelsey ordered wooden flowers from Sola and, with the help of her bridesmaids, they assembled them together.

The morning of the wedding, Kelsey awoke in the Montgomery Inn Bed and Breakfast, a quaint Bed and Breakfast about a mile down the road from the Kentucky Castle.  The charm of this local treasure is not to be understated.  If you are ever in Versailles and in need of a cozy, comfortable room, check them out!  Jordan Dunn arrived for hair and Emily Weldon perfectly contoured each bridesmaids makeup.  The mood was light, happy, and festive.  The bridesmaids dressed at the B&B, preparing to transport Kelsey’s ballgown to the Castle.  Tinged with orange and baby blue, the bouquets of wooden flowers popped against the bridesmaids dresses.

When Kelsey arrived, her face was in awe of the setup.  The outdoor tent was decorated to allow the castle’s romance to speak for itself.  Twinkle lights formed the centerpieces of each table, accenting the stars yet to appear later in the evening. The grand ballroom held no decoration for the ceremony; its perfection needed no extras.

Wanting elegant wedding photography to compliment her theme, Kelsey chose photos and poses from Pinterest that she wanted to imitate during our bride and groom session.  Utilizing the ballrooms, staircases, and shimmering chandeliers, romance oozes from their photos.  The bridal party cheered as Ryan and Kelsey couldn’t stop kissing, celebrating their new marriage.  The evening sunset provided the perfect background to capture Instagram worthy snapshots.

Smiling throughout the evening, Kelsey and Ryan shared their first dance, complete with a final dip.  Kelsey’s father held her close, protecting his little girl but

DJ Mumbo played a mix of rap, country, and classic wedding tunes until the sun went down.  Stars appeared to send Ryan and Kelsey on their way.  They exited their fairytale day to a Rolls Royce getaway car that promptly whisked them off for their Caribbean honeymoon.

We couldn’t be more thrilled for this couple and wish them every happiness in the world!  Take a look at their elegant wedding photographs below and be sure to check out more of Ryan and Kelsey’s big day in the inaugural issue of Louisville Premier Weddings.


Venue: The Kentucky Castle
Getting Ready Venue:  The Montgomery Inn Bed and Breakfast
Dress: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique
Hair: Jordan Dunn
Make-up: Emily Weldon
DJ: Nick Dearner (DJ Mumbo)
Cake: Tinker’s Cake Shop (Cameron Tinker)
Flowers: Sola Wood Flowers