Matthew and Merritt were wed nearly one week ago before their family and close friends at the historic Emmet Logan House in Anchorage, Kentucky.
The wedding fit them so perfectly. Full of family and friends and a joyful ease of celebration, which is a nod to Matthew’s personality. Lots of pink and gold, with bold and bright, southern touches; all of Merritt’s likes on display. All of the children in their families were included, the younger girls even had a choreographed song made up about their ‘Mimi’.
Thankfully this isn’t my first (nor last!) experience with Merritt’s family. If there’s anything I have to say about the Swishers it’s that they love people well and everyone is family. The bonds amongst them were palpable in this day. It can certainly get a bit boisterous and wild at times, but they’re the most enjoyable folks to work with.
Ellie, Merritt’s cousin and maid of honor gifted a book full of hand-written letters from each of the Swisher women. We had a little first look for the young Swisher girls, which didn’t seem to curb the tears they shed during the ceremony. At two separate times, I took a peek at the bridal party during the ceremony and two of her junior bridesmaids were sobbing. So sweet. Merritt’s brother, Marky, was the best man to Matthew and had the most lovely thing to say about marrying his sister off to his best friend. So much joy and history amongst their people.
At a few points throughout the day, we were reminded that this southern wedding was over 7 years in the works. These two high-school sweethearts were a joy to celebrate with, despite the hot and steamy July temps.
Matthew and Merritt, hope ya’ll have had the best honeymoon and that I’ll get to be an honorary Swisher, if only by photographic abilities for many years to come. Will be such a joy to watch your family grow.
Coordinator: Winona Eargle
Photography: Lizzie Loo Photography
Rentals: Events, LLC
Videography: Daniel Bradshaw
Catering: Upper Crust
Ice Cream Cart: Comfy Cow
Trolley Service: Louisville Trolley Rentals