Rainy Day Wedding Bliss
Heather Carman & Steven Cape, Wed on July 14th 2012
As we were planning for an outdoor wedding, we were constantly watching the weather leading up to the big day. On Saturday, July 14th, the forecast threatened 50-60% chance of rain for the day of the Cape ceremony. While shooting the preparations of hair and makeup, rain came pouring down. We decided to capture a few bride and bridesmaid’s photos in Heather’s home in order to hopefully ward off the chance of a rainy photo shoot at The Barn at Cedar Grove, the planned location for the beautiful outdoor shoot and wedding! On our drive over to the barn, the rain stopped, the skies cleared to a deep dreamy blue, and not another drop fell. Although the ground was too wet for the ideal outdoor wedding or for a lot of our desired grassy shots, we were still able to be outside for some photos and enjoy the beautiful skies. Plus…it didn’t rain on Heather and Steven’s parade!
From the moment my brother, Jamin, and I stepped foot into the bustle of the bridesmaid’s quarters, we were welcomed with open arms. I felt like I was hanging out with a group of my own friends and having a ball doing what I love. Of course, it helped that Heather and one of her bridesmaids were two of my close high school friends. The day flew by and was so enjoyable. I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing bride and groom to photograph.
I had been fortunate to have earlier captured Heather and Steven’s engagement photos, so I felt like I already had a sense for their style and personalities. The wedding was absolutely gorgeous even though the event had to be moved inside the barn instead of the original outdoor wedding. Heather amazingly planned this wedding in a few short months with the input from the owners of The Barn at Cedar Grove (Amy Mitchum and Mary Burton) as well as friends and family. Flower arrangements were created by Ben Bland at the Twisted Stem, the meal was catered by Peggy Bland (both located in Campbellsville), and the cake was prepared by Barbara Overstreet in Columbia. The whole country barn wedding was beyond charming; from the hand-made wooden candle center pieces to the make-your-own s’more dessert no detail was overlooked.
If you have followed my blog, you may be familiar with my features called Top Ten: Local Allure, devoted to places holding some interest to me around the state of Kentucky. I have photographed several places around Liberty and Lexington; now I would like to add The Barn at Cedar Grove as one of my local allure. It is such a beautiful location and facility. During my two photo shoots there, capturing both engagement photos and now wedding photos for Heather and Steven, I have simply fallen in love with this quant little spot. You couldn’t ask for a more devoted owner, Amy Mitchum. She had a dream for a beautiful spot for couples to wed, and she made it happen. She has been an amazing host, making me feel right at home, and afterwards she is so amazing in spreading the word and promoting my photos and business.
I hope you enjoy a moment with the Cape’s!
The engagement photos I captured of the couple at the barn and other locations, displayed in on an old pane glass window.
Matron of Honor, Haven Broady, Heather Cape, and Maid of Honor, Rachel Carrier.
Steven, waiting to see his bride.
This kid was so adorable. He walked up to me and pointed to the sky saying, “Look! A dinosaur!” I kept responding, “Where? I don’t see anything.” It made for really cute photos but I think eventually he got frustrated so I looked, I didn’t see a dinosaur up in the tree.
I absolutely LOVED their cake topper…too cute.
*Special thanks to Jamin Cundiff for being an AWESOME photo assistant for this shoot! Couldn’t have done it without you bro!
Other Links to check out:
Carman & Cape Coming Together, The Engagement Photos!
Top Ten: Local Allure
The Barn at Cedar Grove Website
The Barn at Cedar Grove Facebook Page
The Barn at Cedar Grove Twitter