November 21, 2020

Hanna + Jacob | A Beautiful Fall Wedding at Ironwood

Weddings Engagements

Hanna and Jacob had a perfect wedding at Ironwood.

It’s an amazing venue on its own, but when you add the sweet joy of love and laughter that a wedding brings, it makes you just want to sit under the stars and breathe it all in for hours.  The last leaves clung to the trees just long enough to scatter that golden light that we all love so much.

When I think of the Blairs, I will always smile.  They trusted me with locations, and we found some breathtaking spots.  I was beside myself with so many options and if you know me, I don’t control that very well.  What I can say is that Jacob and Hanna never stopped smiling, and they clearly have a true and deep love.  I was incredibly thankful that we were blessed with such a perfect day to celebrate their promise of forever.

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One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the flurry of activity, the occasional nervous laugh, and the mad dash to find some thing that has inevitably been forgotten.  If you are reading this and you are about to get married, my advice would be to make lists of what you need and allow tons of extra time.  And REMEMBER – your wedding will be perfect even if you forget three things and if you have to go running across the field to make up time.  I’m sure Jacob won’t mind me telling that he forgot his belt.  It was ok; it was figured out.  And have you ever seen a prettier couple???  It was PERFECT!!
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I loved the glitz in Hanna’s dress.  It sparkled and glittered just like her eyes.  Look closely at the fabric.  Absolutely stunning!!
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And LOOK at this gorgeous bouquet!!
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So many sweet touches and thoughtfully placed items made this wedding stunning and heartwarming all at the same time.
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So sorry, I couldn’t stop taking photos of this bouquet!! It was perfect.
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So can we just talk about a first look for a second?  I know it’s somewhat of a tradition that the groom see his bride for the first time coming down the aisle.  But NOTHING is more special than a private moment to just pause and take it all in, to see your bride or groom before what feels like 8,000 eyes are smiling at you.  Hanna and Jacob enjoyed their first look, and then we were able to capture tons and tons of images. Doing a first look allows for so much creativity and variations with wedding photos.  We took about 15 minutes and even grabbed some sunset shots after the wedding.  And because they did the first look, this bride and groom were fully present at their reception.  They laughed, ate, danced, and talked all night.
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Oh and Ironwood – what a perfect venue!  The rolling hills, black fences, and beautiful trees are the final touches to this lovely place.
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My heart catches when I look at the magic of these moments.  They’ve had their share of disappointment. This couple, like so many others, had to postpone their wedding celebration from last spring.  I know they were heart broken back in April, but their joy was even more real on this November day.   I can’t imagine how anything could have been prettier.
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I have to comment on this phenomenal wedding party, both the ladies and the guys.  They flew around making things happen and we infinitely thrilled for Hanna and Jacob.  Some of them were already part of their sweet family, and some were the family we choose.
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And then the sun dropped and the music began…
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Oh my heart.  This scene makes me think of the mountains.  And it’s right here in Bowling Green.
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And after sunset pics, the dancing began.
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Hanna and Jacob, I was incredibly blessed to photograph your wedding celebration.  I hope you have an amazing marriage and that your dreams come true.  You deserve nothing but happiness, and when something other than happiness inevitably rolls around, I hope that you will always remember how you felt on this day.  I hope your love continues to grow forever, and that even when you can’t imagine that you would love each other more, that you still do.

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And they danced and danced into the night.
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Hanna and Jacob were blessed with these amazing vendors:

Ceremony and Reception Venue  |  Ironwood, Bowling Green, KY

Dress Designer  |  Oleg Cassini –  David’s Bridal

Florals  |  Rosemarie Grice with Briar Rose Garden

Wedding Planner/Coordinator  |  Glenna Gardner

DJ/Entertainment  |  Ron Prieskorn

Videographer  |  Visual Concepts

Cake Artist  |  Cocomo Confections.

Catering  |  Derek Williams



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