Hilary and Stephen’s wedding was at the stunning Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall in Lexington, KY. Hilary looked beautiful in her wedding dress with a lace top. Her girls wore long purple mismatched dresses. Their bouquets were filled with white and purple flowers. Stephen and his guys looked dapper in their grey suits with purple accents. Their ceremony took place on the back lawn of Spindletop. Large circular pillars line the back porch making a stunning backdrop for their ceremony. For sunset, we went out with Hilary and Stephen to the long row of trees that lines the entrance to the property. It was the perfect way to celebrate their special day. Their reception followed in the ballroom. It was lit with large and beautiful chandeliers. The tables were dressed in white tablecloths and decorated with purple flowers and napkins. Hilary and Stephen danced the night away on the back porch surrounded by family and friends. We are so honored that Hilary and Stephen chose us to capture their special day. We have loved getting to know them this year and capturing this chapter in their love story.
Hilary graduated from Clemson and started grad school in the fall of 2012 at the University of Kentucky. At UK she joined a research lab and ran into Stephen in the hall. She thought that he was so cute and had to be smart since he worked in a research lab. Stephen started to find himself making excuses to leave his normal lunch group and join the cute grad student for lunch across the hall between experiments. They even took long romantic walks to dispose of hazardous waste together. Hilary was drawn to Stephen’s sense of humor and easy laugh, his interests and his ability to talk about all kinds of things and subjects. Stephen loved that they could be goofy with each other and talk about all sorts of ideas. During March Madness of 2013, their research department started a bracket pool. Stephen and Hilary had a bet that if Hilary won he would have to take her out to Grater’s Ice Cream. Stephen remembered their bet and took her out for ice cream. Stephen knew he wanted to make Hilary his forever. It just so happened that Stephen and Hilary were planning a hiking trip through southern Utah an northern Arizona for spring break. As they were nearing the end of their trip in Sedona, AZ they hiked to a place called Cathedral Rock. Stephen planned to propose at the top but didn’t feel that the moment was right with the crowded trail and an actual wedding going on at the time. So the next day they enjoyed a relaxing day looking at art shops and lunch downtown. That afternoon they drove some backroads and stopped at a beautiful isolated scenic overlook at sunset. Stephen knew that it was the perfect moment to ask Hilary to marry him and to be his adventure partner for the rest of their lives. Of course, she said yes! It is just so evident how perfect Stephen and Hilary are for each other. They are both so kind, sweet, and a joy to be around. We wish them many years of love, happiness, and adventure. Make sure to visit the bottom of the blog to see all the amazing vendors who helped make their day so special.
Venue, Catering, and Coordinating: The Club at UK Spindletop Hall
Florist: Doug Smith Designs and Events
Cake: Tinkers Cake Shop
DJ: A to Z Productions
Bride’s Dress: Chloe Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Evolution Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groomsmen Attire: Genos Formal Affair
Videographer: Brittany the Director
Wedding Photography by Kevin and Anna Photography
Don’t Miss Hilary and Stephen’s Fall Engagement Session at Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, Kentucky