Alex and Kayla were married in the heart of downtown Louisville. Their families and friends gathered from across the country to be witnesses to their big day. Besides getting married, Alex and Kayla were most looking forward to having both of their families together and a big party with all their loved ones in one place.
The weather in Kentucky in January can be a bit unpredictable. Luckily we weren’t digging through the snow to get to the wedding on time. Most of the guests were staying with the couple at the Marriott a few blocks from the Muhammad Ali Center, where the wedding and reception took place.
The couple even set up a hospitality suite for people to gather while at the hotel. It was a simple and kind gesture that I found to be unique. It also complimented the laid back atmosphere that embodies Alex and Kayla’s personalities. They were so laid back that when Alex accidentally ran into Kayla at the elevator before the first look they came and sat together in the hospitality suite and enjoyed some drinks and snacks instead of freaking out and letting it ruin the day. Alex and Kayla love making each other laugh and this was just one of those unpredictable moments that they can remember together and be grateful that the other has a great sense of humor.
Some of Kayla’s other memorable token for the day are a pair of diamond earrings that belonged to her grandmother. The are fitted with earring jackets that Alex’s mom bough for her. There are also picture charms that hung from her bouquet that Kayla made herself with wood flowers.
The wedding was set indoors and during the winter because Alex and Kayla did not want to suffer through a HOT and MUGGY summer wedding. The mood for the day was very relaxed and cool and so was the weather. The reveal of the bride and groom was moved to the hotel lobby on account of the light drizzle of rain that occurred for most of the day. We then moved to the Muhammad Ali Center for some laughs and photos with their family and bridal party.
The real fun always begins as the guests start to arrive and the anticipation of the day starts to set in. The ceremony occurred as the sun was setting and was officiated by a personal friend of Alex’s. The party started afterward with a tour of the Ali Center exhibits, dinner, and dancing. It was a grand event and lots of fun.