Bruce & Karol | Kentucky Farm Wedding
There was plenty of Woodford present on this farm where the corn is grown for our Kentucky julep staple, but that wasn't the half of what warmed everyone's hearts. It was even quite a bit more than this stunning bride, who is more gorgeous inside, if you can believe that. Karol's infectious laugh as she walked towards a tearful Bruce left not too many dry eyes in the barn. You'll quickly see that there's a genuine, palpable joy and connection between Bruce and Karol that spills over on those around them. I have so enjoyed watching Bruce's reactions to Karol's affection and her sweet and encouraging spirit come alongside an honorable man. Their wedding day was just moment after moment that comes from two people loving one another and others, so well.
There was something, too, about being in a place where hard work has grown a family through farming. Something about being in a place that is used to produce so much for our world out of the work of men's hands. Magical, for me, when these places are turned into grounds for celebration that has an incomparable richness. It's no secret I have deep affections for a slower way of life, long-held tradition and a long list of heirlooms. Karol loves so many of the things that I love - baking, wheat fields, genuine friendship - that this wedding is just bubbling over beauty. These two families coming together at the Langley's farm, just around the corner from where I was raised, was a deep delight for me.
Thanks friends, for choosing me to tag along on this year of your adventure. I have so enjoyed wading in creeks with you, trying to put barn doors back up, convincing Bruce that weeds are beautiful flowers just waiting for my camera to arrive and being amongst those you love most. These images and the two other batches we made together are some of my most favorite in a long while and it has much more to do with who you are together, who you surround yourselves with and the way you make others feel. Hope we can keep sharing life's little finds with one another- from home decor to gardening and that one day we'll make cupcakes for eachother's littles. So glad for y'all!
Big thanks, too, to Whitney Woodall of
for helping my pregnant self around that day and making so many beautiful images in this mix. Thankful for your help!