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FAL-WIN 2018

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F a l l / W i n t e r B R I D E 2 0 1 8 1 9 Ages: Jessica is 26. Ethan is 37. Occupations: Jessica is a health program analyst at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness and Ethan is a pharmacist at Walgreens. How they met: "Our first date was filled with craft beer and pizza on Bardstown Road," Jessica says. Engagement story: "In the summer of 2016, to test our commitment, we decided to complete the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage trail across northern Spain. After our 30-day journey we spent the last few days of the trip resting on the beaches on the west coast of Galicia called 'Finisterre,' meaning 'ends of the Earth.' Ethan literally took me to the ends of the Earth to propose." Number of wedding guests: 190. Ceremony and reception: Speed Art Museum. Wedding theme: Modern classics. Entertainment: Highland Chamber Players String Quartet (ceremony) and Yancey Entertainment Services DJ, plus open galleries for guests to view. Personal touches: Personalized temporary tattoos and cold-brew coffee with beans from Day's Coffee. Handmade stained-glass table numbers. Groom's gold dinosaur cufflinks and gold T-Rex bride and groom at the cake table. Flower girl's floral hoop instead of traditional flowers and ring bearer's glass terrarium ring holder. "Along with writing our own vows, we asked our guests to participate in a stone-blessing ceremony. Stones were placed on each guest's seat and we asked them to hold the stone throughout the ceremony and confer blessings and energy, in remembrance of a tradition we learned in Spain. e stones were then placed in three vessels, which are displayed in our home as a symbol of the love and support we received on our wedding day." First-dance song: "Strangers in the Night," Frank Sinatra. e day in three words: "Elegant, personal, unforgettable." Favorite part of the day: Taking the elevator to the contemporary floor terrace right after the ceremony for a minute of alone time as Mr. and Mrs. Addressing everybody as a team and thanking them for being there at the reception. Really glad they: Jessica says, "Brought back-up shoes!" Wish they would have: "Worn a button-up before changing into my wedding gown. I had to literally cut my T-shirt off (after having hair and makeup done). I also wish we had a video of our vows." Advice: "If you have a lot of out-of-towners in your wedding party, try your best to keep them included throughout your engagement." JESSICA MILLER & ETHAN KLEIN Photographer: Sarah Katherine Davis Photography Flowers and decor: Boston's Floral Couture Stationery/invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations Day-of coordinator: Ashley French with Fairytale Occasions Caterer: Wiltshire Pantry/ Wiltshire at the Speed Cake: Italian cream by Adrienne and Co. Bakery in Jeffersonville Rehearsal dinner: Mary M. Miller riverboat Rentals: Uplighting from Doo-Wop Shop Jewelry: Merkley Kendrick Jewelers (bride) and Davis Jewelers (groom). "Something blue" pearl earrings from the Perlas del Mar de Cortez pearl farm in Mexico picked from the farm by mother of the groom Attire: Wedding gown from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York by designer Ashley & Justin; Antique single-tier cathedral veil; bridesmaids dresses, Sorella Vita high-neck sheath dress from Rebecca's Wedding Boutique; Calvin Klein slim- fit tuxes from Men's Wearhouse Hair: Brandi from Mane Beauty Parlour Makeup Artist: JoAnne Wolf Alterations and custom-made garter: Heather Green at Bombshell Boutique in Middletown Registry: West Elm, Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond After-party: 8UP and Meta Sunday brunch: North End Cafe on Frankfort Avenue Honeymoon: Weekend getaway in Savannah, Georgia Local Weddings / Wed on 10.21.17

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