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FAL-WIN 2016

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F a l l | W i n t e r B R I D E 3 3 Ages: She's 31; he's 27. Occupations: Both are physicians at U of L. How they met: In medical school at U of L. Engagement story: In Tulum, Mexico, at the Mayan ruins overlooking the ocean. "He proposed with a ruby and diamond ring, which his mother had made years ago in Iran before the Iranian revolution, when his parents left." Wedding guests: 150. Ceremony and reception: Historic Locust Grove. Entertainment: Highland Chamber Players, a string trio for the ceremony; and Music City Sound band based in Nashville for the reception. Personal touches: Signature cocktails (and the bride and groom's favorites) Woodford Reserve and water, and Kentucky Mule. "We also handpicked some of our favorite craft beers — New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA, Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Lagunitas IPA." Favors were personalized bourbon balls from Cellar Door Chocolates. First dance song: "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Favorite part of the day: "Aside from the ceremony itself, we absolutely loved the Persian food! Chef Anoosh Shariat, a longtime friend of the Ghazi family and a Louisville culinary legend, really outdid himself. Even the most and least adventurous eaters agreed it was the best wedding fare they'd ever eaten. The bufet included Shirazi salad, yogurt cucumber salad, salmon with caper beurre blanc sauce, safron chicken, Persian rice and grilled vegetables. Wedding planner: "My poor mother (Ruth Ohlendorf)! Because Cameron and I are both so busy, she had to do the majority of the wedding planning and deal with my being rather particular." Advice: "I would caution others with very busy schedules like ours to think twice before booking a venue where you really have to orchestrate every minute detail of your wedding (versus venues that provide furniture, have limited menu/bar/foral options, etc.)." Honeymoon: Bed and breakfast tour of the South through Chattanooga, Asheville, Savannah and Charleston. "The Hamilton- Turner Inn in Savannah was probably our favorite accommodation; breakfast was amazing. It was featured in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and is reportedly haunted." Photographer: Scotty Perry Photography. "He was amazing — did our engagement photos and also provided a fun photo booth for the reception." Decor: Mostly provided by Events LLC (decor, lights, linens, bar, tables, chairs). Table settings and glassware, dance foor from Ballou's. Tent from Rent A Tent. Flowers: David Williams of Magnolia's Floral Shop (of Events LLC) Stationery: Etsy Coordinator: Mother-daughter team Jeannie Smith and Ashley McDonald of Ashby Wedding and Event Planning Cakes: Mary Carmel Wetherby of The Sugarwoods made a three-tiered cake and two smaller cakes all decorated with laurel. Flavors included butter cake with raspberry flling, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and chocolate with chocolate ganache. Rehearsal dinner: Brasserie Provence Attire: Bride wore a lace, A-line gown by Watters from Rebecca's Wedding Boutique. Groom wore a black suit by Hugo Boss. Bridesmaids wore dresses from J. Crew's bridal collection in various shades of dusty pinks and purples. Groomsmen wore gray suits from Jos. A Bank. Hair and makeup: Hair by Cory Grant of Fusion Salon and Spa; makeup by Brooke Duvall. Registry: Macy's and Crate and Barrel

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