Kirsten & Rashad
Elegant Downtown Louisville Wedding
This elegant wedding day may or may not have started at a go-kart racing track outside Louisville Kentucky. We met the groom, Rashad just before he donned on his racing helmet and he competed against groomsmen, friends and family. The crew there were super helpful with giving us access to places for cool shots. The winner was still unclear at the end of their race, but obviously the real winner was Rashad: he left the go-kart track and got ready to marry a drop dead gorgeous Kirsten.
We then made the trek into downtown Louisville to the Embassy Suites across from the Seelbach Hotel. In a beautifully lit suite, Kirsten got ready with her bridesmaids. The best part about watching the wedding party get ready, is that despite running late there was a room full of laughter. Despite a misplaced veil, there were butterflies and excitement for the first look: smiles and greetings followed by hugs filled the Embassy Suites Hotel Lobby. The wedding party nailed their portraits and we snuck a few of Kirsten & Rashad just in time to hide from their guests as they entered the ceremony space.
The ceremony was kept at a low light. The Embassy Suite's chandeliers (Kirsten's favorite element of the space) just barely illuminated the guests as they stood the entire ceremony for Kirsten & Rashad. Not a single soul wasn't captivated by their romantic ceremony and passionate first kiss (and second kiss!)
It didn't take any time at all for the guests to head up to the reception hall and begin the celebration with dancing and the most touching speeches. The bride and groom had invited such a loving and happy group together to celebrate their marriage and it was a hell of a party. Thank you so much, Kirsten & Rashad for having us.
Sidenote: I absolutely adore this top photo. It's the moment, in the middle of a kiss, when you stop to smile. All candid, not provoked or posed. All love. All Kirsten & Rashad.
Magnolia's - Florals
Luke Williams - Videographer
Embassy Suites - Venue
Sweet Surrender Cafe - Cake
Rebecca's Wedding Boutique - Bride & Bridesmaids Dresses