Louisville Bride

SPR-SUM 2016

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S p r i n g | S u m m e r B R I D E 3 1 The Wedding of September 19, 2015 Ema Pasic & Elliott Reid Ages: She's 29; he's 31. Occupations: She's an MBA candidate at Dartmouth College; he's a sales manager for a technology startup in Boston. How they met: They both grew up in Louisville and knew each other in high school, but lost touch in college. They reconnected over Thanksgiving weekend fve years ago. Engagement: "Our frst date was at 21c, so we now celebrate every anniversary there," Ema says. "At our three-year anniversary, like years prior, we met for lunch on Thanksgiving Day. Everything was progressing as normal, but after lunch Elliot surprised me with a proposal in 21c's patio suite! It was so wonderful and romantic — it was absolutely perfect!" The wedding weekend: Guests went on a tour at Bulleit Bourbon and spent a day at Churchill Downs. Ceremony: "Short and oh-so-very sweet," Ema says. "We held it outside under the tree canopy in front of the Olmsted." The couple incorporated a reading of Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go. Guests: 230, representing 11 countries and 19 states. Reception: Ema's 10-year-old cousin performed Taylor Swift's "Shake It Of" on the piano at the start of the cocktail reception. Ema's Bosnian pop-star aunt performed three Bosnian pop songs. Sammy Kudmani took charge as the MC of the post-wedding festivities. DIY touches: Woodford Reserve bourbon balls for every guest. First dance: "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. What they're glad they did: "Worked with close friends. We knew most of our vendors through Louisville connections. Choosing the right people was key." Advice: The couple recommends using online address book Postable to gather mailing addresses, as well as spending time choosing good vendors and working closely with them on every detail, trusting your vendors and handing over control. Honeymoon: Thailand and Vietnam. Olmsted Elegant Vendors Photography: Kylene White, Kylene's Photography Venue: The Olmsted Invitations: Minted Flowers: Christy O'Connell, Pure Pollen Band: Kudmani Dress: BHLDN Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew Suit: Bonobos Makeup: Mariette, Chanel counter at Dillard's Hair: Jessica Cohen, Twisted Salon Cake: Emily Glass Caterer: Masterson's Chairs: Ballou's, Don Ryan Pianist: Professor Muhamed Skopljak Guitarist for ceremony: Josh Parker 21C Band: Me and the Boys Registry: Anthropologie and Traveler's Joy

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