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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 3 1 Ages: Susan is 29 and Kevin is 31. Occupations: Susan is a dentist and Kevin is an orthopedic surgery resident. How they met: At the U of L hospital gym through a mutual friend. "e friend asked me if I wanted to come and watch the Kentucky game that night to unwind," Susan says. "I agreed, and the only seat open at Drake's was not next to our mutual friend but next to Kevin. We hit it off immediately, talked all night and didn't watch the game." Engagement story: "Kevin planned to propose on Oaks night and to celebrate before going to Derby — he bought box seats with my good friends, something we NEVER do. I was mad that we were even going to Derby because it was going to rain, so I made him spend all Oaks night with me searching for a raincoat instead of making our Seviche dinner reservation. On Derby morning he anxiously told me he had a gift for me and to close my eyes. When I opened my eyes he was down on his knees with a ring. It was so sweet, and we got to celebrate with our closest friends and had a great time at the track." Number of wedding guests: 110. Ceremony and reception: Noah's Event Venue. Wedding theme: Spring and succulents. "Succulents are my favorite flower and the only flower that Kevin and I can keep alive, so we knew we wanted to incorporate them somehow," Susan says. Entertainment: DJ Ryan Cox. Personal touches: "My mom and I made the acrylic 'welcome' and guest book signs," Susan says. "People were asking how much we spent on our 'custom signs.'" Popcorn bar as a late-night snack with flavors such as dill pickle, barbecue chicken, white chocolate and caramel. "It was amazing — we even took a couple boxes on our honeymoon," Susan says. First-dance song: "Let's Stay Together," Al Green. Favorite part of the day: "Standing at the altar with Kevin listening to the Rev. Diane Walker recapping our love story, and saying our vows. We both cried like babies — and I never cry." One disagreement: "Kevin didn't understand why I was being so aggressive about RSVPs. We argued when I forced him to bug people via phone calls/texts to determine final counts." Really glad they: "Spent a lot of time on the dance floor with all of our friends and family, had a day- of coordinator to take the stress off our families and had a first look so we didn't spend much time during the reception taking wedding party photographs." Wish they would have: Eaten more the day/night of. "I was starving afterward and didn't even have a slice of cake," Susan says. Advice: "Do NOT sweat the small stuff," Susan says. "I obsessed for weeks over the layout and design for the seating chart and programs — something that people look at for 30 seconds and never again. Also, save money when you can and don't cut costs where it counts. We splurged on the open bar and an amazing caterer because we wanted a party where people were well fed." SUSAN WOFFORD & KEVIN HIMSCHOOT Photographer: Sam Hunter and Susan Jordan, Love Hunters Flowers: Jamie Fairman, State & Arrow Invitations: Minted Coordinator: Caitlin Livingston Cake: Annie May's Sweet Café. "I have celiac disease and she makes amaz- ing cakes that everyone can enjoy," Susan says. "We incorporated all of my favorite cupcake flavors into the different layers of the cake." Rehearsal dinner: Mesh Accommodations: Chateau Bour- bon in Norton Commons. "I highly recommend renting the night be- fore/night of the wedding," Susan says. "e food is amazing and the house is gorgeous." Caterer: Jarfi's Rentals: Reliable Rentals (tablecloths) Rings: Jordan Clines Jewelers Attire: Couture Closet dress; navy slim-fit suit by Ryan Seacrest, Macy's; Kevin's shirt, Brooks Brothers Hair: Hair extensions: Tracey Ed- monds at Inspire Salon; day-of hair: Dakota Settle at Echo Salon Makeup: Dawn Phillips Morhet, Makeup by Dawn Videographer: Scott Film Company Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's, Zola, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn Honeymoon: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort Local Weddings / Wed on 3.23.18

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