Kate & Mark
Lexington, Kentucky
Bride’s Dress: “Terri” by Amsale
Amsale "Terri" Dress Lexington, KY Outdoor Wedding

Photography: Just West, Stephanie & Rico Russo 

Mark and I met through mutual friends shortly after I moved to New York. I’m a Kentucky basketball fan and we were watching March Madness games at a sports bar in the East Village. Mark hung around to watch the game go into double overtime and after Kentucky (luckily!) won, he asked for my phone number.

Amsale "Terri" Lexington, Kentucky Outdoor Wedding

Mark proposed on a cold Tuesday night in February in our apartment. We were leaving for a ski trip in Colorado the next day and he decided it was too risky to travel with the ring. Instead, he set up a spread with a bottle of wine we had been saving from a trip to Italy and lots of candles. When I walked in after work, he was waiting in our living room with the ring.

Amsale "Terri" Lexington, Kentucky Wedding, Updo with Pearl Clip

I almost cancelled the appointment I had at Wedding Atelier where I ultimately found my dress! It was the last of several appointments I’d been on to try on dresses and I was getting tired and frustrated by the process. I decided to keep the appointment, and am glad that I did! I had no idea that an Amsale trunk show was happening until I arrived. The “Terri” dress was on display in the waiting area and as I started talking to my consultant, I knew I wanted to try it on, so asked her to pull it for me. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was going to be the one - the details and uniqueness of the dress sold me!

Amsale "Terri" Tulle Ballgown Lexington, Kentucky Wedding

The wedding was in Lexington, KY, where I grew up. We got ready on my mom’s farm, were married in a church in downtown Lexington and then had our reception at the former courthouse, Limestone Hall.

Lexington, Kentucky Dining Room Pastoral Wallpaper

My favorite photos are those right after our first look when we’re standing under the trees at the farm. They bring back such good memories from our wedding day and how excited we were to see each other.

Amsale "Terri" Crystal Beaded Tulle Bodice

The whole day was such a whirlwind and so special. Having all of our family and friends from all aspects of our lives there to celebrate with us was so humbling - it was a truly amazing day!

Amsale "Terri" Lexington, Kentucky Outdoor Wedding


Bride’s Dress: “Terri” by Amsale

Purchased at: Wedding Atelier

Photography: Just West, Stephanie & Rico Russo

Coordination: White Cat Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Blush & Glow

Invitations and Signage: Haley Michelle Designs

Reception Venue: Limestone Hall

Videographer: Cardboard Films

Florist: White Cat Weddings

Band: Jimmy Church Band

Caterer: DaRae & Friends

Cake: Martine’s Pastries