Refined Kentucky Wedding

Lord knows I love a good Southern wedding and Cassie + Zach’s beautiful Kentucky wedding offers up a delicious dose of refined Southern charm. From Cassie’s Gatsby-inspired beaded dress and jade drop earrings {from her grandmother!} to the historic Hunt-Morgan House in downtown Lexington, I know you are going to love every last detail of this sweet fete! / Photos by Melanie Mauer.

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Says Cassie, “Zach & I met summer of 2009 but remained just acquaintances until December 2009 when I decided last minute to go to Nashville with a group of friends, not knowing who all was going. We had a blast that night in downtown Nashville and he ended up being my New Years kiss and we’ve basically been together ever since. 

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I carried a 5191 coin (tied around my bouquet) in memory of my grandfather & step-grandmother who were killed in the flight 5191 crash and wore my grandmother’s ring on my right hand.

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The jade earrings were my great grandmother’s (they were my “something borrowed,” unfortunately my mom wouldn’t let me keep them, no matter how hard I begged!)

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My best friend, Rishi, officiated the wedding, we had a small ceremony around 60 people and a huge reception with the jimmy church band.”

I most looked forward to…“Wearing my dress, being able to see everything that we’d planned come to life, and dancing the night away with our friends and family, and of course, marrying my best friend.” 

Credits: Wedding Venue: Hunt Morgan House, Lexington, Kentucky / Reception: Idle Hour Country Club /  Event Planner: Sarah Leer / Florist: Patrick Howard / Cake: Martine’s Pastries / Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Photographer: Melanie Mauer



  1. melanie mauer
    February 25, 2014 / 5:53 PM

    oh sarah, thank you so much for sharing this wedding with your readers! it was a dream day with an exceptional group of people!! xoxo, -melanie-

  2. February 25, 2014 / 6:01 PM

    Absolutely! Thank *you* for sharing your gorgeous work. It’s always such a pleasure to share your amazing photos. 🙂 xx Sarah

  3. February 26, 2014 / 12:08 PM

    such a gorgeous wedding day!